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Comment: Re:France (Score 1) 123 123

Speaking of stopping Morales's plane, that was actually Assange's doing. Largest "SWATting" prank in world history.

So Assange ordered the plane stopped?? Or did the US with a bunch of countries bending the knee?

Assange planted a rumour, but stoping the plane was not his doing in any way.

Comment: Re:Web support (Score 3, Informative) 79 79

no, it uses WebKit while Chromium uses Blink, a fork of WebKit.

No, the new web module for Qt called QtWebEngine is based on Chromium, and yes, it is pretty much running a Chromium webview inside your application. It is the cost of having to have a standard web engine that works on all platforms, after Apple became too difficult to work with after Google left.

Comment: Re:Drone It (Score 1) 813 813

But the pork all that pork, see it well be the one thing for everybody don't design/build 4 planes spend 10x on one.

If only it had been pork, at least it would be intentional and likely cheaper. This is more like bad project management with feature creep and design choices forced by (clueless) management/politicians.

Comment: Re:Not to say it's unnecessary (Score 1) 813 813

To add to that the F-16 was the 'boondongle' of its time. It was designed to be a dog fighter and was turned into everything else. At this point in its lifespan the kinks have been worked out. The f-35 in 30 years will be 'good' plane. But it will take 30 years of use to get there.

The f-35 program is performing perfectly. It is funneling tax dollars into corporations to make jobs. Even before they finished the prototype it was clear it is not a better plane than anything we have in inventory. I think at best it will replace the f15 role.

But F-!6 was built to be cheap, and was cheap and remains cheap. The F-35 was supposed to be the same, but will never be able to simply based on already spend R&D cost which raises the price to a magnitude greater than the price of the F-16. Since the R&D cost is already spread across the entire live-time producetion of the F-35 the price won't even go down over time.

Comment: Re: You think Greeks want MORE electronic money? (Score 1) 358 358

That's incorrect. Gold fluctuates pretty wildly with mass hysteria, compete with massive deflation and inflation. Much like bitcoin. Prior to the 20th century, when communication wasn't quite so instant and pervasive, gold did a pretty good job because it was rare for *everyone* to panic more or be more confident all at once.

Actually it was even more unstable in the 19th century. The myth about gold being solid is VERY mythical and only came about long after anyone remembers who it was like with a gold standard.

Comment: Re:This is an obvious stunt (Score 2) 36 36

Points in case:

- Obviously supercooled.
- We do not get to see how much it dips with passenger. Hence it very likely only carries its own weight, which may be almost nothing.

This thing is no hover-board, it just looks like one. Levitating superconductors are nothing new. The only thing cool or noteworthy is the clever misdirection by Lexus.

Even if can carry a person, I don't they would want to show the result. The thing has no resistence, I doubt anyone could stay upright on it, or even get both feet on it at the same time, and if they did, it would not look cool and elegant.

Comment: Re:*Please* don't use the old-style keyboard light (Score 1) 218 218

Neat idea. But please ditch the old keyboard light. It was cute back in the 90ies, but seriously not anymore.
Individually lighted, dimable keys please. If Apple can do it, so can you.

I prefer top lighting, but it doesn't really matter. It is a feature I use only a few times a year.

If the code and the comments disagree, then both are probably wrong. -- Norm Schryer