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Comment Re:Obviously (Score 2) 68 68

Yes, there were no troops left in Texas, California, Panama, Philipines, Japan, China, Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Japan (again) Guam, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan.......Unless of course the people there really really begged for those troops to stay.

It's all point of view. There's plenty of Russians that think that annexing the Crimea was a just and caring move to guarantee the longer term safety of the people. Peace on Earth and goodwill to all Russian speaking minorities that love freedom etc..

Everybody means well in these things...don't they?

Comment Re:A stalker with billiard skills (Score 1) 244 244

That's from "Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting" not "Benny and the Jets"

She's got electric boots and mohair suits, you know I read it in a magazine, ohh B B B Bennie and the Jets.

Get about as oiled as a diesel train, Gonna set this dance alight, 'Cause Saturday night's the night I like

Comment Re:Confused Reporter (Score 1) 150 150

It's probably accurate reporting but not really using the right metric to explain it clearly.

If you think in terms of dynamic pressure on the craft in rising ballistic flight it makes more sense. The lower mach number occurs where the atmosphere is thicker and therefore dynamic pressure is greater. Atmospheric drag slows it. As the craft rises higher (assuming thrust remains constant) dynamic pressure eases in the thinner atmosphere and the mach number increases. The craft accelerates as drag decreases.

If the pilot was monitoring mach number as an analog for dynamic pressure then it makes sense.

Comment Re:What Is Your Relationship with Microsoft & (Score 2, Interesting) 187 187

"You were a valuable unbiased source of information on software patent"

No he wasn't. Not then and not now. He has always been a paid shill representing himself as an expert, independent and reliable. He has never been any of those. He is the Internet meme for dishonest paid shills.

To Florian: How does scum like yourself look in the mirror and not vomit?

Comment Vive Vacation Vic! (Score 1, Troll) 93 93

G+ seemed a good idea at the very start. It seemed that you could fine-control the what, when, who and how of your information and I had no problems with Google pawing around in it for targetting ads.

It is now the most evil shit that you face daily. My daughter has removed every hidden tick from every hidden box she can find on G+, but every personal photo she takes on her Nexus 5 ends up straight away "shared". She has now stopped taking photos with it completely. Won't buy another. Iphone people don't complain about the same problem and Apple isn't exactly the Good Witch of the East.

If this guy was in charge of that shit then his bosses should also be flung through a window because they have deeply darkened Google's reputation. When it comes down to it Google has ridden high, hard and long on their "good" name. It's not Microsoft, Oracle and Apple that have tarnished Google, it's internal and maybe it already costs them billions. If not, it will.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990

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