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If you make weapons which assure the destruction of the other party, you may be preventing a war from being started.
Mutually Assured Destruction is exactly how we almost destroyed the world.
Your weapons may be used offensively, but the intent is to protect (if you're an American) 300 million US citizens from attack by outside agents.
really? you dont think the US can protect itself from any country? if you honestly believe that then you are delusional. our army dwarfs all other armies.
In fact, it could be argued that if you DON'T do your job and produce weapons, you make your country (any country) a sitting duck for a takeover by an "evil" country who does produce weapons.
That mentality is exactly what fueled the Cold War. Peace through superior firepower. What do you think the United Nations is for?!
THAT'S SOCIALISM!... oh wait.
yelling? me? no way, slashdot filter!
And what does Japan have in excess?
oww, i know this one! rice balls!
if you are working on a government contract for the DoD then you should realize that everything you do is furthering war. if you are working on something that seems like it's not an offensive weapon but help prevent soldiers from dying, just consider that it will be used to reduce risk which will enable higher risk activities in war. if you are a manager, you are working to coordinate the efforts to make this stuff. oh and we sell are war tech to other governments and gives them to rebels to fight a proxy war, so do realize it's not just wars that the US wages.
if you work for the DoD or defence contractor, you are working to further global warfare. if you think anything else, you are just in denial.
it still sucks and it's going to take forever to clean up.
He linked the demise of XP to China’s efforts to stem software piracy by making pirated software seem a better option. “These practices affect the smooth operations of genuine software in China,” Yan Xiaohong is quoted as saying.
Windows XP is easy to pirate but Win 7/8 is a total pain in the ass and updates thwart previously working cracks. Wouldn't this mean that moving to Win 7/8 would be more likely to prevent piracy? Then again, they could just help ReactOS, they sure as hell have reverse engineered Windows enough to make a proper implementation.
there wasn't a car analogy for healthcare.gov security. i'm guessing someone made a car analogy about his car.
I don't see that as any different than someone not properly maintaining their manual car. I know lots of people that have been in accidents because of bad breaks or bawled tires.
people shouldn't be taking a break while driving much less bad ones! how can they even stand with crying tires? dude, you know some messed up people.
While Fuller admits this may seem extreme, he also believes that such an approach would “send much clearer signals to society about the status of the ‘mentally ill’, a category whose current vagueness will otherwise continue to contaminate public life and interpersonal relations.”
wow... sounds like this guy wants to start internment camps. scary stuff.
The [dividing] line between us and those other nations is surely being narrowed. After the Chinese shot down a satellite in 2007, I knew it was just a matter of time.
a) who cares?
b) we already cooperate with those we used to call enemies (like russia) and we made an international space station.
c) considering the average quality of life in china, i think we are several decades ahead.
d) china steals all their technology, we invent it.
Instead of spending tax dollars on hiring people and companies to do the same
there is (currently) no reason to go back to the moon. besides, rovers can do a better job of science experiments and are waaaay cheaper to send. we may use it as an outpost for deep space stuff when we get to that point but it's a waste of money right now.
the space race was really about making ICBMs. sputnik intentionally looks like the nose cone of a missile.
why do you think the whole thing was supported by the DoD?