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Old 04-11-2011, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Very interesting...reach for the stars Caliornia! Well in the case, reach for the moon!

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The private company is building its hardware alongside scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center northwest of San Jose. It was co-founded by Naveen Jain, who made a fortune off his previous start-up InfoSpace Inc.; Barney Pell, the head architect behind Microsoft Corp.'s Bing Internet search engine; and Robert Richards, a commercial space entrepreneur.
From my article in Friday’s Times:
MoonEx's machines are designed to look for materials that are scarce on Earth but found in everything from a Toyota Prius car battery to guidance systems on cruise missiles.

While there's no guarantee the moon is flush with these materials, MoonEx officials think it may be a "gold mine" of so-called rare earth elements.

"From an entrepreneur's perspective, the moon has never truly been explored," said Naveen Jain, chairman and company co-founder. "We think it could hold resources that benefit Earth and all humanity."
Aside from its founders' personal wealth and other outside investments, MoonEx has received a NASA contract that could be worth up to $10 million.

Silicon Valley start-up looking to mine the moon | Technology | Los Angeles Times
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Where do you find this worthless information ???
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Where do you find this worthless information ???
Well, this article came from the Los Angeles Times, the premier newspaper of the West Coast.

If its worthless to you, why even respond? I don't get these kind of trollish posts. Just like TV, dont like it, dont watch it. How hard is that?
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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I only glanced at this but it sounds like a great way to mine gold from investors.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Well, this article came from the Los Angeles Times, the premier newspaper of the West Coast.
No wonder newspapers are going out of business if this is the most newsworthy item they can come up with.

"Circulation at the Los Angeles Times fell 14.7% to 616,606 for weekdays and 7.6% to 941,914 on Sundays" - LA Times, April 27, 2010. At one time, it was 1.1 million daily and 1.4 million for Sunday. You can't blame this all on the internet. The quality of the product has gone downhill. Not so "premier" anymore!

And the SF Chronicle lost 23% of subscribers between 2009 and 2010. Imagine losing a quarter of your suscribers in just one year .
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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No wonder newspapers are going out of business if this is the most newsworthy item they can come up with.

"Circulation at the Los Angeles Times fell 14.7% to 616,606 for weekdays and 7.6% to 941,914 on Sundays" - LA Times, April 27, 2010. At one time, it was 1.1 million daily and 1.4 million for Sunday. You can't blame this all on the internet. The quality of the product has gone downhill. Not so "premier" anymore!

And the SF Chronicle lost 23% of subscribers between 2009 and 2010. Imagine losing a quarter of your suscribers in just one year .
There's this thing called the internet. Your on it right now.

And guess what? Newspapers have also gone online!!!!

sfgate.com which is the SF Chronicle is one of the most widely read.

sfgate.com Views per Month
2006 76,000,000
2007 83,000,000
2008 95,000,000
2009 108,000,000
2010 128,000,000

Top 10 Newspaper Sites, 2010
1 nytimes.com
2 usatoday.com
3 washingtonpost.com
4 latimes.com
5 wsj.com(Wall Street Journal)
6 nydailynews.com
7 sfgate.com(Chronicle)
8 boston.com(Globe)
9 chicagotribune.com
10 nypost.com

San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com Advertiser Services: SFGate Stats - Hearst Media Services (http://www.sfgate.com/chronicle/adsite/online_sfgate_audience.html - broken link)

Anything else I can do to usher you into the 21st century????
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Keep posting stuff like this, 18M.

And just because these weird stories show up in formal newspapers doesn't mean they're being treated as front-page news, so relax.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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This one's pretty far out there.


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There! I am capable of clean jokes.
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Keep posting stuff like this, 18M.

And just because these weird stories show up in formal newspapers doesn't mean they're being treated as front-page news, so relax.
LOL.

Just sayin'...its as easy as flipping the channel away from a show u dont want to watch.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Will Governor Moonbeam use his death rays to prep constuction sites?
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