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Comment: Read Richard Rhodes (Score 2) 338

by Enry (#49331657) Attached to: Feds Attempt To Censor Parts of a New Book About the Hydrogen Bomb

I got two of his books ("The Making of the Atomic Bomb" and "Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb") and have read them both a few times. Lots of really good information in there, but both were written pre-9/11. He's written two books since which I literally ordered a few minutes ago while reading about this.

Comment: Not surprised (Score 1) 224

by Enry (#49326799) Attached to: $1B TSA Behavioral Screening Program Slammed As "Junk Science"

Just like all the other science that they explored. Remember the devices that emitted such harmful radiation that they were relegated to scanning at prisons?

Look, I'll give the TSA props for trying. But I draw the line when they go immediately from "hey, I got an idea" to "here's $1B to implement it before we know if it even works!"/

Comment: Tell us something new (Score 1) 82

by Enry (#49304623) Attached to: How 'The Cloud' Eats Away at Your Online Privacy (Video)

Been hearing this argument for years. It's still valid, but comes down to how much you care. I store my music with Amazon, but that's mostly because I want to have access to it everywhere. My CDs were ripped years ago and exist on my home server and Amazon and Google. I use Amazon and Google, but if something happens to either of those, I still have my originals. It's more likely that my home RAID array will eat itself before Amazon or Google get corrupted.

Comment: This is nothing new (Score 1) 415

by Enry (#49272497) Attached to: Politics Is Poisoning NASA's Ability To Do Science

Take a look at where NASA operates and why. Research divisions everywhere. Rocket design in Huntsville, launch from Florida, but mission control is in Houston. Why? Because politicians can get jobs and dollars in their districts. What Cruz is really saying is "spend more money in my state and not in anyone else's".

Comment: Duh? (Score 3, Interesting) 107

That was obvious the second Microsoft said they were porting it. They want to expand their base for their services. MSFT no longer has a desktop lockin that they used to years ago and so now they have to compete on quality on platforms they don't have control over. Remember when Apple ported iTunes to Windows? Or switched over to using USB rather than firewire? Those weren't to make Apple users feel any better about themselves - it was to target a group of people that didn't use their services.

Comment: Re:Clinton followed a Presidential trend... (Score 1) 609

by Enry (#49236495) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server

He resigned his office in disgrace and his name has been poison for 40 years. Any good things he did was overshadowed by Watergate and it's proving unlikely that history is going to be any kinder to him than has already been.

Presidents these days look to legacies to see that they're remembered well. Clinton is, Reagan is still a tossup (Republican slobbering is the only reason he's remembered well at all), there's an attempt to rehabilitate W's disastrous time which isn't really succeeding. Nixon's legacy is ruined.

Worse, turned the Republican party into a group of people that saw what happened, seethed with rage, and turned into a party that just wanted revenge in any way possible. Most of the poisonous things they've done since then (Clinton's impeachment, the "NO" response to Obama, etc.) have all been a direct result of that action. It didn't start with Nixon (see how JFK was treated during the 1960 election) but his legacy remains with us in all but a good way. Sad, really, for the party of Lincoln and Eisenhower to turn into the party of Tom Cotton.

But you're thinking I meant legal consequences. There's more than that to consider.

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