A great game, even if they were confused about what year the battle of Midway happened in (and also what planes could operate off of carriers...)
There may be some levels of clearance which require citizenship, but they certainly don't *all* require it.
Yes, they do. From the State Department's official FAQ on security clearances: "As outlined in Executive Order 12968, Access to Classified Information, eligibility for access to classified information may only be granted to employees who are United States citizens. "
I've known people with Secret who had only just gotten their Green Card and were years from when they would be eligible for citizenship.
No, you haven't. No non-citizen has a Secret clearance. However, it is possible for a non-citizen to get access to Secret materials. Again, from the State Dept. FAQ: "However, an exception is allowed in specific situations wherein there are compelling reasons for limited access to be granted to an immigrant alien or foreign national employee who possess a special expertise that is needed for specific programs, projects, contracts, licenses, certificates, or grants." Thie access is granted not with a clearance but with a Limited Access
Authorization (LAA). These are not a clearance and are rare. They wouldn't be handing them out to interns.
They don't. There hasn't been a Zero attack since 1945. That's how effective the NSA's program has been!
Assuming they have to be US citizens seems unwise.
On the contrary. If you had bothered to follow the links, you would have learned that US citizenship is indeed required to apply for these internships. Nor is this surprising, as US citizenship is required for a security clearance.
Same in the US. However, getting the security clearance transferred is *much* easier than getting one from scratch (which, as someone else noted, can take months). It's especially easier if the clearance is currently active. So it's worthwhile to get one with whomever will get you one and then move to where you really want to be; having a currently active clearance will be a big leg up.
If we mine a shitload of material out of the moon, won't that affect it's gravitational effect on the planet?
I'll keep this simple.
No. Not even close. If we shipped ten times more material than we have mined out of the earth in all of history, it would still be a negligible amount of the Moon's total mass.
Why are there humans in space to be kept alive?
Why are there humans on earth to be kept alive?
To sum up: If the moon has hit points, we can kill it and take its stuff!
Yep. No better way to ensure that people will want to get there firstest with the mostest.
I've heard of those mechanical one-armed bandits!
US only contributes 22%. Europe pays more.
"Europe" pays nothing. EU dues to the UN are precisely zero--the EU doesn't even have a seat in the General Assembly! Talking about how much "Europe" pays makes as much much sense as adding together China, Korea, India and Japan and talking about how much "Asia" pays.
Don't laugh. If the sleeping giant we call the UN General Assembly were to awaken and get angry,
Absolutely nothing would happen. Because the General Assembly doesn't have the power to vote on anything stronger than making an unhappy face. It takes the Security Council to do anything real.
(Burn, baby, burn) Software inferno!
(Burn, baby, burn) Burn that mother down!
A tape library certainly contains a robot.
Well, *almost* certainly. I used to be a tape operator, doing the grunt work in a tape library with no robots. While such things are now almost as rare as punchcard machines (which I also used to operate), I figure there's probably still a few out there.
Because *everybody* should pay the Apple tax! It's only right!