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Comment Re:This order is worthless without funding (Score 1) 201 201

yeah, so.
When has the neo-cons/tea* listened to any budget by Obama? Not a once.
They discard everything and simply run their own. Hell, they do not even listen to past GOPs BEGGING for the house/senate to raise taxes on fuel to bring our roads back to levels.
At this time, all they listen to, are the billionaires, along with Chinese gov.. Hell, this group has been working to kill America's new private space, by giving MORE MONEY to Putin.

Comment and how much will be done in India and China? (Score 1) 201 201

Seriously, building the computer is worthless, unless it comes 100% from America, or at least the west.
If the parts come from China, then it will make it trivial for China to simply build their own CPLA computer for weapons modeling.

Comment Re:Um... (Score 1) 246 246

We are primarily a government contractor, and our main contract had a Siebel-based client management system (only a government would have the combination of money and stupidity to invest in an ancient technology like that, but oh well), and up until late last year, we had to run IE in the lowest security mode and IE7 compatibility mode just to make the ActiveX components function. The new version is by and large HTML5 compatible, and though they recommend Firefox, we've had only a few bumps running Chrome. I doubt more than a handful of our staff even use IE now.

Submission + - Genetically modified rice makes more food, less greenhouse gas->

Applehu Akbar writes: A team of researchers at the Swedish University of AgriculturalSciences has engineered a barley gene into rice, producing a variety that yields 50% more grain while producing 90% less of the powerful greenhouse gas methane. The new rice pulls off this trick by putting more of its energy into top growth. In countries which depend on rice as a staple, this would add up to a really large amount of increased rice and foregone methane.
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Comment Re:No (Score 1) 302 302

Since we are discussing rules for the society where those links hold true, it hardly matters.

If/when society changes radically enough, we can revisit.

That will be quite a radical change though since as far back as written history goes, we find remarks about young adults being more rash and hot-headed than their elders and so in need of guidance.

1 + 1 = 3, for large values of 1.