This will likely be evidence enough to countermand deeply convicted religious objectors to evolution.
Hardly. God just created a suitable skin color for these sinner sea animals before he killed them all in the great flood.
The fact that the military didn't even know about this snap-decision
The decision might seem sudden but Brasil have already chose Gripen in several occasions during the last 10 years. Those decisions have been interrupted by sudden economic downturn, and corruption, political instability and other stuff. Gripen seems to have been favored by the Brasilian military and Industry all these years though, and since all competitors are eliminated du to various reasons (technical, political, corruption, cost), there was no reason not to take the decision now.
I was having pretty much the same thought myself.
Why would you want a 64-bit processor on a phone?
The answer right now is: A processor with the ARMv8 ISA will be more powerful per clock and draw less power per clock and use less transistors per area than the previous ARMv7 would allow. It'll be a cheaper, faster and less power consuming than its predecessors. THAT'S the reason. Let's do it. Oh, it'll be 64-bit with no drawbacks too since we already have all the software tools and knowhow to make the leap, so let's do that too.
Install Linux. Cost $0 + admins' time -- almost certainly less than trying to remove and clean infected systems.
+ cost of education of the IT staff
+ cost of education of the users
+ cost of reduced productivity for the users and the IT staff until their competence rises to the before level.
Since they already had licenses for Windows, it'll cost nothing but time to re-install Windows. In that scenario, education of the users is zero, and there will be hardly no production loss for the users. There should be some money left to educate the IT staff to handle mitigate the virus threat on their chosen platform.
[Bah-rah fir debt commer yog yirah mitt ahl-rah bess-tah aht yenneh-rawl-ee-seh-rah sheet-en ew-r yeert lillaw varoo-myrrh-kay, dean yeah-vell.]
with a very large amount of salt. There are several sounds, especially vowels, that just doesn't exist in English.