You being punished doesn't help the people hurt you tosser.
I wonder if your other tagline is "it's the people who kill people, not guns".
You lost me at the Windows bit... And they expect performance out of it?
Don't think so. Oracle would have sold their Exadata solution and that's not Windows.
Looking at my a year old Oracle licencing costs, $43 million can get you approx 835.64 Oracle Enterprise licences, that's a total of 1671.3 Intel CPU cores with 0.5 factor. That's a measly 26.11 16 core -each - quad socket machines, hardly enough to cover a cluster of 4 for development, UAT testing, interface dev & tests, a pair of production clusters... And that's w/o counting any hardware, electricity and more advanced functionalities like RAC for Oracle.
This sounds like a bit of a toy project to me.
Torygraph, almost as bad as Daily Scary Mail.
Next headline: Snowden was a necrophiliac and wanted to dig up your grandma's grave!
The problem with the dousing rod bomb detectors were not because they were shite, they were accepted by the UK Gov as legitimate, making it a political problem as well as a technical & ethical problem. The bastard selling them was an ex-Met police officer, had connections and even though anyone with two brain cells and a technical background could clearly say they were fake, they managed to catch the bombs roughly 50% of the time. Of course, if you flip a coin you'll get it 50% of the time but for people who don't understand probability, this sounds like a very high catch rate. The alarming reports have been around for years and years but it took a BBC documentary for people to wake up and pay attention.
Any politician who had authorized the purchase of the fake systems were just too corrupt to accept they made a huge cockup. I wonder how much money was paid in bribes, worldwide.
In the modern world, (i.e., Europe) polygraphs are not considered reliable evidence, in some countries completely forbidden.
Mainly in the Americas it's much more trusted.
That must be partly to the fact that SR-71 did not fly over Russia (a big no-no) and Communist Russia did not sell S-300 to their remote satellites. After the collapse of the USSR, they started to sell cut-down versions to various countries but without the well-trained crews and well-tested operating procedures, it could be never successful. Any S-300 on non-Russian soils right now are there because of post-fall of Communism sales.
Even more, not a single S-300 was fired under combat, yet.
Reliable source you got there, chemtrailsplanet... Are you allowed to access the net w/o wearing your tinhat foil?
Why would you bother, a ICBM or even non-intercontinental versions are way faster compared to a hypersonic plane.
If you want stealth, USA used to have stealthy nuclear-capable cruise missiles, now phased out because they were unnecessary.
There should be a law stating if you get kicked out, then you can't join back in immediately. The presidents are locked out after two terms, cannot see why that cannot apply to the congresscritters.
Then you would see how quickly they would find a middle ground.
You did not get what Obama wanted (a proper, public health care system like NHS), you got what Republicans wanted, called it "Obamacare" and now Republicans don't even want that being passed.
Don't you Americans read news or watch newspapers? I am shocked with the level of misinformation when it comes to your own laws.
Why just add "Fuck cancer too"...?
You'd sing a different tune as soon as you got an illness.
I don't live in US but even I remember Republican scare stories about Obama taking away the Medicare and people rushing out and shouting "hands off medicare"...
So you're just blaming Obama for being black.
You and your countrymen voted for them. You get what you deserve.
You say redundancy, I say pork barrel economics.