Poll at Slashdot: cheapest way to mars

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  1. Paul_Sjordal

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    Taken from SlashDot.org
    http://slashdot.org/pollBooth.pl?qid=1047&aid=-1
    • Fake it back on Earth 14747 / 24%
    • No return journey 9418 / 15%
    • Slingshot + hold breath 3562 / 6%
    • Wait for development of teleportation 1802 / 3%
    • Outsource it to India 18816 / 31%
    • Big tax cuts for Martian businesses 4369 / 7%
    • Wait for Big Crunch, step over 3072 / 5%
    • Send the B ark 3306 / 5%
     
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    I don't know what's worse: the overall silliness of the poll, or that I understood just about every reference including the B Ark! [​IMG]
     
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    Too bad Jackie Gleason is dead, he could get Alice to the moon for free.
     
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    "including the B Ark!"

    OK, I relent what is that?
     
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    Those people who bought land on Mars are feeling pretty smug right about now: "Hey! Spirit! You're trespassing!"


    The B Ark? It's a reference to THGTTG. [​IMG]
     
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    This suggestion in today's NY Times, to send them to Mars without returning them, isn't a new idea as shown by the poll above.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/opinion/01krauss.html?ref=opinion

     
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