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Comment: Re:Huh (Score 2) 260

Why aren't weapon systems modular allowing for easy upgrade? No money in that?

They are modular, and explicitly intended for upgrades. Easy? That depends upon your definition of 'easy' - if you don't mind spending money, it's easy.

And why use human pilots for combat craft, a drone could accelerate and turn under massive G forces and still function where a human would black out.

Response time, situational awareness, the difficulty is maintaining a connection during electronic warfare, et cetera, ad nauseum. I think that there are quite a few mission profiles that would suite remote operation, but air superiority isn't one of them (not yet.)

1st: make a fast, sturdy air frame with a reliable engine, 2nd make all electronics and weapons modular easy to replace and upgrade, 3rd get rid of the human.

Like the WOPR? ;)

Comment: Re:freedom 2 b a moron (Score 1) 1051

by Assmasher (#48584845) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

Why would there be little reason to think that? Aside from all the expenses of homeschooling itself (books, materials, etc - both for parents and students), there's also the loss of income from at least one parent (when there even are two) not working. That can easily be half the household income gone, plus the expenses, and they still have to pay the taxes. And in a single parent household, what's the option? Live 100% on public assistance all the time?

You appear to be confusing "not be able" with "would not be a hardship."

That right there is the problem. If they had a choice, this would all be moot. Dumbasses who refuse to vaccinate their kids couple simply send them elsewhere with little or no cost. As it stands, if you're stupid enough to honestly believe vaccines will damage your child, your options come down to bending to the will of the state that you inject poison into your child or lose half/all of your household income and try to educate them yourself.

Again, you are advocating that it should be a reasonable option for parents to be unreasonable.

Comment: Re:freedom 2 b a moron (Score 1) 1051

by Assmasher (#48583063) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

Was that what you said when you found that smoking was banned in elementary schools?

Doing something that you believe to be right that puts other human beings in serious risk is a burden that YOU must bear.

Do you think driving a school bus full of children while drunk is a freedom you need?

Comment: Re:Flip Argument (Score 1) 1128

by Assmasher (#48473411) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Which has what to do with what?

The crazy ways people try to dispute or prove things with huge numbers of assumptions... lol.

Presuming you're trying to argue that you can tell from a chest wound(s), that Brown had his hands up makes the ridiculous assumption that when he was shot in the chest his hands were up instead of at some other time in the process.

Imagine the following scenario - for which there is no proof and yet it is as valid as any other - Brown starts running away, shots are fired and he turns around with his hands up - as he is turning around with his hands up, he is shot in the side. This makes Brown lower his arms and grab his side. He is now facing the officer and a round now enters his chest. Brown doubles over in pain towards the officer. The officer now puts one in the back/top of Brown's skull (because he's bent over enough for this to happen), Brown raises his head and catches the next one in the forehead.

Totally plausible - but more importantly - we have no f***ing idea if this actually happened or not.

If you have a procedure with 10 parameters, you probably missed some.