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Comment: Re:Thanks NSA and others (Score 1) 126

Then again if the companies adapt to the situation and just accept open-source code was it really bad? =P

Give them the code under GPL.

Yes, because China has such a WONDERFUL legacy of recognizing and abiding by International intellectual property rights treaties - the GPL will show them!

Comment: Re:Painted target (Score 1) 126

"The Microsofts, Apples & Oracles - they could remain profitable in the rest of the world, and just not report the sort of growth daytraders want."

And risk lawsuits, shareholders jumping ship, etc.

Probably not. Google doesn't play with the Chinese Government - and it's one of the reasons it's such a pain to use any of their properties/sites in China. No shareholder revolt over that. It's not the corporate system that is inherently evil - it is the people at the top that tend to put their own personal gain over that of the corporation who are evil.

Comment: Re:Shows the immaturity of the political system (Score 1) 174

You sir, are an idiot. The Aleutian Islands encompass some of the most productive fisheries in the world. You want you King Crab to glow in the dark?

It would make them a lot easier to handle on deck of the ship, what with the dark and harsh lights and all...

Comment: Re:track record (Score 1) 291

by LynnwoodRooster (#48935045) Attached to: US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One
Perhaps the fact that you can find parts, service technicians, and landing strips to accommodate 747s nearly everywhere has something to do with it. The A380 is still very new (in aircraft terms), does not have complete airstrip coverage like the 747 - and a lot less hours on the airframe and parts. Reliability does count in this case - and 25 years counts for quite a bit.

Comment: Re:Hey NASA... (Score 1) 360

by LynnwoodRooster (#48835981) Attached to: NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

instead of making questionable measurements of the planet, why don't you figure out how to build a decent space vehicle? Which is your raison d'etre.

One of them. NASA was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958. In the list of what NASA was established to do, the first item is: (1) The expansion of human knowledge of phenomena in the atmosphere and space;

(building space vehicles was number 3 on the list)

Then why are they trumpeting the results of land-based measurements and ignoring the space-based measurements that measure the atmosphere, and show no warming?

Comment: Bad science, at least the claim... (Score 3, Interesting) 360

by LynnwoodRooster (#48835959) Attached to: NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record
The year was the warmest on record by 0.01 deg C. Yet the error bars are 5 times that amount for this year (and 20 times that amount just 30 years ago). Statistically - it's among the warmest dozen or so, but you can't claim beyond that because of the measurement error.

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