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Comment: Re:Send in the drones! (Score 5, Insightful) 825

by MightyMartian (#47777329) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Putin is pushing, because the West is pulling back. Some blame can be laid at Obama's feet, though I don't think anyone would want a President who went around making threats of open warfare. A lot of blame can be laid at the EU's feet, for inspiring the revolution, and then getting weak-kneed when the Russians became belligerent.

One thing is awfully clear. If you're an Eastern European nation with even a handful of ethnic Russians in your territory, you have a serious problem.

Comment: Re:Not sure about an older Doctor Who (Score 4, Funny) 186

by MightyMartian (#47737169) Attached to: BBC and FACT Shut Down Doctor Who Fansite

Not to mention the fantastic Dune/Star Trek crossover. The best scenes are where Nurse Chapel seduces Baron Harkonnen (and much hilarity ensues) and Paul Atreided and Captain Kirk compare whether the Weirding way or the monkey kick are more effective. Best catchphrase "dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a Bene Tleilax facedancer."

Comment: Re:Growing pains. (Score 2, Insightful) 233

A lot of people who complain about government are people who would like to terminate most, if not all, labor protections. They bury that desire in ideological ruminations, and have convinced vast legions of rubes that the only good government is a non existent government, and somehow the magic of market forces will protect workers.

Comment: Re:No difference (Score 0) 105

by MightyMartian (#47715819) Attached to: Do Readers Absorb Less On Kindles Than On Paper? Not Necessarily

I agree completely. When I first started using an dreaded (an old LG keyboard phone with a JavaME spun reader I had hacked on to it) I found reading a bit of a chore. It took me a few days to get really comfortable with the seemingly small and yet ultimately pricing differences. Now I regularly read books on my smartphone and tablet without a hitch, and have noticed no recall problems.

Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.