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Comment: Re:Remember when... (Score 5, Informative) 31

by pdscomp (#46123821) Attached to: GPM Satellite To Usher In a New Era of Weather Observation
In this case, NASA isn't 'out-sourcing' the GPM launch to Japan... GPM and its predecessor the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission–TRMM were both full collaborations between NASA and the Japanese Space Agency JAXA. In both cases, Goddard Space Flight Center (where I work) integrated the spacecraft and its payloads, with JAXA (formerly NASDA) providing payload(s) as well as launch services.

Comment: Re:I won't be back (Score 1) 156

The magic's gone since they started seriously dumbing down the game at the end of TBC.... Have only done a trial period or two since then, totally unimpressed. Final Fantasy XIV is it now, unless that goes in a direction that is clearly upsetting to me. I am pretty damn nostalgic for old WoW memories, though. You can never go back.

Comment: Re:Um... (Score 3, Informative) 212

by Brian Feldman (#42790715) Attached to: Why It's So Hard To Predict How Caffeine Will Affect Your Body

fat soluble chemicals never actually leave (like LSD), they just get stored away in the alrd region

This is wrong. Lysergic acid diethylamide is broken down by monoamineoxidase. This is just like the myth of LSD being stored in your spinal fluid and causing flashbacks or the one of THC being stored in your fat and getting you high when you exercise -- completely baseless.

Comment: Re:Provoking (Score 1) 1130

The cynic in me says, yes, of course these are official exercises. These are official exercises to see how quickly the public can react to martial law being enacted, not exercises to determine if people can perform helicopter dogfights well.

Helicopters are really air-to-ground attack platforms. Air-to-air-defense would be nominally supplied by fighter jets. The harsh reality of cognitive dissonance says most people will blindly believe whatever makes them feel the most secure.

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