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Comment: Re:Iron Sky (Score 2) 114

by Dishwasha (#47484653) Attached to: Preparing For Satellite Defense

It's much easier to deploy countermeasures from a large body of land than a relatively small satellite in orbit. It takes much longer for a missile to get there so there's a longer opportunity to respond. Different international regulations on bombing the moon. Redundancy for emergency failure. We can continue to target our nukes at them while the closer satellites are taken out. I could keep going on but either you'll understand or fail to see the motivations. "Better" is probably not the precise word to use here.

Comment: I disagree (Score 2, Interesting) 390

by Dishwasha (#47482093) Attached to: Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

We all know most top tier network providers are running over multiple bands of fiber just sitting there idle. What Verizon is saying is Level 3 has not worked out an agreement with Verizon to upgrade capacity. The physical part is the easy part; it's just about upgrading port usage. Now, if Level3 is paying for X bandwidth and they're not getting X bandwidth because Verizon hasn't upgraded their equipment, I'm sure Level3's lawyers would be all over that.

Comment: A lot of ground to cover (Score 1) 50

by Dishwasha (#47477393) Attached to: ExoLance: Shooting Darts At Mars To Find Life

It would be nice to see in the article where the enthusiasts intend on dropping their probes. With Mars's landmass being equivalent to the Earth's, that's a lot of ground to cover. It's my understanding that the poles are more likely to harbor life from trapped H2O and CO2 and by their location should receive less solar radiation.

Comment: Re:Seems like old times (Score 1) 751

by Dishwasha (#47476997) Attached to: Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Thank you so much for pointing out relevant history. I think the key distinction here will be whether or not the ultimately responsible party will end up paying reparations to the country and family members like the US did (and yes I saw the part about the US not publicly acknowledging actual responsibility).

Comment: I applaud this action (Score 1) 130

How easily people forget and get in to a comfort zone. When Microsoft first announced switching to a patch Tuesday email, everybody on /. criticized them for waiting up to a week to announce 0-day vulnerabilities and patch information.

A once a week email is close to worthless. It's better to leave vulnerability notification to people who are serious about it and stop wasting Internet bandwidth, cycles. and storage.

For God's sake, stop researching for a while and begin to think!