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The Military

Submission + - US Navy Admiral Questions Expensive Stealth Platforms (

Trepidity writes: "United States Navy Admiral and Chief of Naval Operations Jonathan Greenert stirred a controversy by questioning much of the thinking underlying current U.S. defense technology. He argues that stealth technology is unlikely to retain its usefulness much into the future, and so focus should switch towards standoff weapons. In addition, he criticizes the focus on expensive all-in-one platforms such as the F-35 fighter, arguing for a payload-centric, flexible approach he compares to trucks rather than luxury cars."

Submission + - Explaining Quantum Computing (

quax writes: How do you explain Quantum Computing to the uninitiated? Many expert have tried, although one of the leading ones rather settled for explaining why there is no easy explanation. As Feynman said in so many words, nobody really understands quantum mechanics. How the heck can it then be properly used as a computational resource? This article rounds up some noteworthy explanation attempts.

Submission + - Facebook Abstainers could be labeled Suspicious 2

bs0d3 writes: According to this article printed in, not having a facebook account should be the first sign that you are a mass murderer. As examples they use Norwegian shooter Anders Breivik, who used myspace instead of facebook and the newer Aurora shooter who used adultfriendfinder instead of facebook. They already consider those with facebook accounts, who lack friends to be suspicious, but now they are suggesting that anyone who abstains from facebook altogether may be even more suspicious. While it is already established that sites like facebook and google+ are no good for political activists, abuse survivors, and people in the witness protection program; abuse survivors will have to take a back seat while more and more insane articles like this come out. This line of thinking could sure help facebook's stock value.

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