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Comment Re:OMG, thats what they did! (Score 1) 445

Partially right. Except warthogs are fairly intelligent, go like shit off a stick and I for one wouldn't dream of taking one on with a slingshot - or indeed anything less than a Lee Enfield with a WWI bayonet (none of those puffy little things that you can barely open a can with).

And even then I'd be shitting myself. Lions think twice before fucking about with an adult one.

Earth

3 Category 4 Hurricanes Develop In the Pacific At Once For the First Time 261

Kristine Lofgren writes: For the first time in recorded history, three Category 4 hurricanes were seen in the Pacific Ocean at the same time. Climatologists have been warning that climate change may produce more extreme weather situations, and this may be a peek at the future to come. Eric Blake, a specialist with the National Hurricane Center summed it up with a tweet: "Historic central/eastern Pacific outbreak- 3 major hurricanes at once for the first time on record!"

Comment Re:pros and cons (Score 3, Interesting) 445

WW2 went on for 6 years, and you got roughly two generations of planes. I suspect a modern war against a proper opponent might not go on long enough to actually produce new models - you'll fight with what you've got at the start.

P.S. I'm not talking about the scenario where it's over in a few hours.

Comment Re:He has a track record of such things (Score 1) 737

You can't really separate the two. If the two things dbIII (701233) mentioned go tits up it's an inconvenience; you use ifconfig and the like, you do without sound until you reboot.

However if something as major as your init system breaks you could well end up with an unbootable system. Having someone who's known to be a bit of a cowboy fiddling with that doesn't sound prudent to me.

The Military

F-35 To Face Off Against A-10 In CAS Test 445

An anonymous reader writes: Lara Seligman from Defense News reports that the capabilities of the Joint Strike Fighter are to be evaluated for close-air support (CAS) missions. She writes, "To gauge the joint strike fighter's ability to perform in a close-air support role, the Pentagon's top weapons tester has declared the sleek new fighter jet must face off against the lumbering A-10. The Pentagon's Office of Operational Test and Evaluation plans to pit the full-up F-35 against the legacy A-10 Warthog and potentially other fighter jets to evaluate the next-generation aircraft's ability to protect soldiers on the ground."

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