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Comment Re:12 Month Isolation (Score 2) 81

I'm sure they had shore leaves, and had to be replenished with food, and that even when on patrol the boat surfaced occasionally for the crew to get some sun.

Still, US (not sure about British) ballistic missiles *do* go out for as much as 90 days at a time (without, as I understand it, shore leave), so your point is valid.

Comment Re:Make up your mind... (Score 0) 59

"Has started" means it just began


"almost available" means that it is almost done


for most things, such as developing (a buzz-word rich software product), those two are mutually exclusive.

Steaming crock of shit. (How much software have _you_ actually developed? Nothing that's non-trivial gets done that quick.)

Comment a realist would say Ashley Madison is just a thief (Score 1) 449

Likewise, Axe is a thief for selling boys on the idea that spraying themselves will make babes throw themselves at said stinky young men, and Pantene is a thief for selling women on the idea that using their brand of shampoo will make them supermodels.

Or... gurps_npc is a socialist idiot who doesn't know how humans are actually motivated.

Comment Re:No one should *ever* wonder why... (Score 2) 275

It's with the conservative authoritarians who want to expand the power of the police.

There are damned few in power -- no matter their stripe -- that want to reduce their power. It's just a matter of where they focus their expansion of power. (Liberals naturally say, "but we know best, and that's why government -- with us at the head -- *needs* to expand". Besides, how many Democrats voted against the PATRIOT Act or to defund the NSA?)