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Huh. It appears I asked this same question four years ago. I really need to lift my content game.
Whatever happened to bb? And Saydrah?
Edit: So I got the first username wrong. The perils of memory.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Age: Probably older than lil. We arrived here at hubski around the same time
Current Preoccupation: Speechwriter, policy wonk, amateur space enthusiast
Previous Preoccupations: Perennial student, analytic philosopher, frustrated writer, frequently broke.
Thank you for the recommendation! I wasn't aware of deep dish pizza being a Chicago thing, so we'll certainly keep an eye out for it. We're both kind of off meat, so I expect we'll skip the beef.
Are you from the Chicago area? Any galleries or museums or other sites you particularly recommend?
> Who'd choose to bankroll a defunct startup that's been on the receiving end of criticism over the scientific and financial viability of its colony is anyone's guess.
There's a handful of billionaire space enthusiasts who immediately come to mind.
I signed up for Mars One when it was first announced. I knew the proposal was very, very unlikely (really: I'm not a fool), but I thought that even with a 0.1% chance of success, the potential payoff was worth it.
Then I received an email from Mars One advising me that an ~$80 registration fee was required in order for me to proceed to "the next round". I lost interest then.
Fun read. Reminded me of the old Jack Chick tracts.