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Comment Re:To be banned in 2020 (Score 2) 743

^^^ THIS
^^^ THIS
^^^ THIS

If the damn bulb (and thus, the technology behind it) was so damn good, I'd buy it. Given the outrageous price, lack of dimming (entire house is Lutron equipped with Maestro and Grafik dimmers), and off-colors across manufacturers,etc., I'll gladly keep using my secret stash of 100w, 120w, BR30s and 40s. I'm good for at least 10 years.

Comment Re:False claim? (Score 2) 67

Massive oversimplification of the work done by Rejewski, Zygalski, and Rozycki as well as the reason the work was shifted to Bletchley. A little something called 'the invasion of Poland,' perhaps?

Also, the material provided by German Hans-Thilo Schmidt was critical to the initial break.

Comment Re:False claim? (Score 3, Informative) 67


See also:

"Battle of Wits (The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II)" by Stephen Budiansky 2000
"Seizing the Enigma (The Race to Break the German U-Boat Codes 1939-1943)" by David Kahn 1991
"Code Breakers (The Inside Story of Bletchley Park)" by F.H. Hinsley & Alan Stripp 1993
"Code Ciphers & Other Cryptic & Clandestine Communication" by Fred B. Wrixon 1998

You can help preserve Bletchley Park by visiting http://www.bletchleypark.org/ and donating your time/money.

Comment Re:For being the opposite of Bush (Score 2, Insightful) 1721

QUOTE: "This win was more a rebuke to the conservatives than anything else."

So, in other words, the premise of the '09 award is a sham? The committee has lowered itself to making trivial political statements?

Nevermind, they already trashed their credibility with Arafat and Gore. Give him an Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Grammy, or Razzi for all I care. Do it to spread your political view and you're an imbecile.

1000 pains = 1 Megahertz