To be fair, Dimebag was an amazing guitarist, but I seriously doubt that he had the influence on music that or pop culture that Prince had. Prince, like Elvis or Sinatra or any of the other great artists of their time, will be remembered fondly for many, many years by many millions of people. Pantera… well… probably not so much…
 April 21, 2016 at 2:43pm
I guess it’s true that “only the good die young”… :(
 April 21, 2016 at 2:41pm
Thanks for sharing that. Prince totally stole that performance. Considering the other musical giants he was sharing the stage with, that’s no small feat.
 April 21, 2016 at 2:36pm
 April 20, 2016 at 2:25pm
I posted this above, but Yellen would be a better fit on the $1,000,000,000,000 bill. In regard to Ms. Tubman on the $20; I say good. Way better than that racist POS democrat, Andrew Jackson…
When I first heard of the change that was my thought as well, Tubman, good choice. Never did like Jackson much.
 April 20, 2016 at 2:23pm
… or Benanke and/or Yellen on the $1,000,000,000,000 dollar bill…
[-1] April 20, 2016 at 10:34am
I agree wholeheartedly. The Blaze is becoming as bad as MSNBC in regard to bias. Hey Blaze staff; What happened to “Proudly holding our principles above our politics”? It’s in your About on this site: http://www.theblaze.com/about/
 April 12, 2016 at 6:47pm
The speed would not kill you. Acceleration to that speed in too short of time may kill you, but definitely not the speed. If one were to accelerate to .2c over the course of a week or so, it should be manageable for the human body. Regarding time dilation, it doesn’t really become an issue until .7 or .8c. At .2c it would be barley perceptible (as in those on the space ship may experience 363 days while we on Earth, experience 365… Regarding the time dilation… I didn’t do any calculations… Just some guessing.)
Umm… It’s their money. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to play Star Wars. Also… idiots!?! Really??? Hawking, is one of the leading minds of our time. Zuckerberg, while no Hawking, is a pretty sharp guy too. Milner is an extremely successful businessman/entrepreneur and also a physicist. Definitely not idiots.
Furthermore, it’s a really cool idea. We may actually see images of truly distant and alien worlds in our lifetimes.
 April 8, 2016 at 7:47pm
Space X is very much a private company, but you are correct about some of the funding; Musk has taken roughly $5B in government handouts (this dollar amount is not just to Space X, but all his business ventures combined). Also $5B, as far as I know, is the total dollar amount.
Now consider that (prior to its retirement) each shuttle launch costed $450M or more. Consider that the total cost of the shuttle program (throughout it’s 30 years) was nearly $200B.
Seems to me that the U.S. taxpayer is getting a pretty good deal for $5B, considering what technologies Musk is pioneering. I’m all for small and accountable government, but some public funding into various sciences (like space exploration) is beneficial to everyone.
April 4, 2016 at 11:23am
Not that the persons listed in the Panama papers aren’t crooks, but why nobody from the U.S? Hmm… Oh I guess the Open Society Foundation is one of the funders… Makes sense.
Recent ICIJ funders include: Adessium Foundation, Open Society Foundations…
Open Society is listed at the bottom of the occrp.com site.
This is a deliberate leak. Watch the other hand.
 April 3, 2016 at 7:00pm
My daughter and I went to see BvS on opening weekend. Good movie. Not great; It was fun seeing Supes and Bats beat the snot out of each other. Hoping that a Justice League movie is made.
 March 25, 2016 at 5:53pm
@Federalist… You’re probably right. Then again, it depends on the public outcry as well as media coverage. The negative PR may push Nabors to put this to bed as soon as possible.
[-1] March 24, 2016 at 10:25am
[Aide] Oh, oh, I hate you I hate you I hate you leave me alone! Yet, I find you strangely attractive.
[Governor] Of course you do. Druish princesses are often attracted to money, and power, and I have BOTH, and YOU KNOW IT!
March 20, 2016 at 1:51am
Bums… the GOP superdelegates must vote for the candidate their state voted for. I believe they’re released from that (as are all delegates) in the second (or third???) round in the convention, but at least in the primaries and c0ck Us-es, the superdelegates vote as the state does.
 February 20, 2016 at 11:16am
One other item I wanted to address… Apple has NOT unlocked 70 other phones for the government…
They're not asking them to "unlock" this phone.....just defeat the function that deletes all data on the phone if the wrong password is used too many times.
It's an idiotic argument. There wasn't even a feature like this until recently. So we didn't need it until this year, but now it would be the end of society if there was a way to turn it off when the police have a legal warrant?
 February 20, 2016 at 11:02am
I side with Apple on this. Farook deliberately destroyed his two personal phones; Chances are nothing is on this device. This particular phone, an iPhone 5C, was a work phone belonging to the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.
The clincher is that the feds may have been able to recover the devices data from iCloud had they not #$@#%^ up and reset the iCloud password:
One other item I wanted to address... Apple has NOT unlocked 70 other phones for the government...
The iPhone in question is owned by his employer who failed to activate software installed on their iPhone which would allow them to unlock the phone for the FBI.
February 15, 2016 at 10:13am
McConnell is a spineless weasel as are most of the Republican senators, but this is something they will hold the line on. The reason you may ask? It’s election year. There’s 34 seats up for grabs in the Senate this year (24 of them held by Republicans). If the GOP loses just 5 seats, they lose majority. Believe me, they’re not going to rock the boat, especially with Trump schlonging Bush and all the other establishment candidates. The GOP knows that the electorate is pissed and they’re not just going to roll over on this. I’m certain that the Senate won’t confirm anyone until 2017.
 February 13, 2016 at 12:22pm
iOS is based on OS X, which itself is a BSD varient, hence the UNIX epoch of 1/1/1970. I’m honestly surprised that this was never caught. If Apple is going to allow a user to manually set the date/time, the you just put some sanity checks in your code like: