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Comment: Worse than ever (Score 1) 244

by BCW2 (#48969107) Attached to: Over the past 10 years, my TV-watching has..
In the U.S.A. they have gone from somewhat decently written and acted shows to so called "reality" shows, think Jerry Springer without the script. If the networks won't put any effort into production, why should I put any effort into watching? There are a few good shows but at least half are now done by cable channels. Other than sports and some news it is a wasteland.

Comment: Re:Why not as civilians? (Score 1) 223

by droptone (#48739717) Attached to: US Army Could Waive Combat Training For Hackers

If the enemy has breached the defenses of, say, Fort Gordon, GA where you are employed as a hacker/contractor, then the massive damage has already happened and the M16 (which wasn't assigned to the hacker anyway) isn't going to change the result.

By that logic, the marginal extra gun in Fallujah shouldn't have stopped the Coalition forces. I get why you're saying that, but the military simply shouldn't operate that way. If their goal is the security of a country, then every soldier should be at least able to shoot a gun. We're not talking about requiring their PT scores to be insane, or their grooming to be on point. But shooting a gun? Really? That's a trivial requirement.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo. - Andy Finkel, computer guy