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Comment: Re:FFS just keep the Warthog (Score 1) 235

by 91degrees (#48681323) Attached to: Newest Stealth Fighter's Ground Attack Sensors 10 Years Behind Older Jets

I don't think the great-grandparent grasps the degree of specialization the various sub-components of and individuals in the services have.

It's more that I don't see how the Army can have the level of generalisation enough to have an air corps, and an engineering corps, but somehow running their own A-10 division is suddenly out of scope. The division seems arbitrary.

Comment: Re:More Anti-Republican Prior Art (Score 0, Troll) 180

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48680573) Attached to: N. Korea Blames US For Internet Outage, Compares Obama to "a Monkey"

Those aren't racist though. All white people are not sometimes described with the same descriptor.

The bush pictures are firmly and clearly comparing his intelligence and facial features. Sure maybe making fun of the way people look is something one can't do anything about, so it should be viewed the same, but its not. One could argue intelligence is somewhat inherited as well, so where do you draw the line? Should we not call out morons in power?

I'm no obama fan and i certainly think bush is a war criminal, however it is a mere coincidence that monkey in one context means one thing and monkey in another means a complete other, and both are being used to describe presidents at a time.

There are far worse insults to throw at obama that aren't racist. Like how he uses robots to murder people because its more humane. Or how he is just the same in power as anyone else and he is really a hopeless president.

Comment: Re:FFS just keep the Warthog (Score 5, Insightful) 235

by 91degrees (#48679777) Attached to: Newest Stealth Fighter's Ground Attack Sensors 10 Years Behind Older Jets
Given the variety of types of equipment and roles needed by the modern armed forces, I wonder if it makes sense to have different services rather than a combined armed forces. When a plausible mission is a sea launched ground attack with tactical air support I have to wonder why we're trying to get three services, each with historical antagonism towards the other, to work together rather than simply have a force with ships, planes and armoured cars.

Comment: Was not horrible, was amusing (Score 1) 145

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48678227) Attached to: Crowds (and Pirates) Flock To 'The Interview'

If you have ever seen a seth rogen film, and they are pretty much all the same, this one was kind true to that.

A simple comedy. I though james franco was pretty funny, again, not because the movie was intelligent, but because he had delivered his lines well. There were a few funny jokes, made much better by the delivery. The actors at least thought they were being funny.

Its the kind of film you want to have a few drinks and a joint before you watch it though. Some nudity, but not much, the oblig anal rape scene, lots of sex jokes and seth rogenesque buddy buddy dialog... Its similar to national lampoon or austin powers or something like that. Not that seth rogen is near as funny as mike myers, i dont mean to say that.

Point is, it was worth the download to me. And I do not support america (although against NK, well lesser of two evils right.)

I should like to point out that the movie was filmed in BC canada and stars a canadian. So its hardly the most patriotic movie for americans in the first place. So in short, i disagree with the previous comments I have seen posted today.

Comment: Re:Prohibitions do not work! (Score 1) 290

by 91degrees (#48674401) Attached to: BT, Sky, and Virgin Enforce UK Porn Blocks By Hijacking Browsers

No, they are not. Every ISP is required to offer this service

There's no law requiring them to. Only the largest ISPs offer this. The smaller ones don't. And if you don't want filtering then you can choose "No thanks", therefore the customer is not forced into doing anything except clicking "No thanks".

if one of the major ISPs tried that Cameron would be closing that loophole pretty quickly.

How? There's no law! Currently an ISP can just say "no" and if pressured tell people they can use a different ISP. It's unlikely that the government could even get this law through. The ISPs would actually be obliged to fight it and since the Lib-Dems mostly oppose laws to force this, it wouldn't become law unless Labour felt particularly puritanical.

Comment: Re:Allow me to point out... (Score 1) 347

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#48672595) Attached to: Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

Bizarre argumentation. One hardly knows where to begin with your assumptions and red-herring analogies.

To address your first point - with it's ill-considered implications of parity between democracy, capitalism and actual worth or value: Commercial success at this scale simply indicate how thoroughly that vulgarity and thoughtlessness have been cultivated and encouraged by this media-driven culture over the past 90-100 years or so.

When people make "free choices" in such a society, they do so in appalling ignorance, with a maximum of empty stimulation. This is the post-Edward Bernays world.

Sigmund Freud is alleged to have said that in the last analysis the entire field of psychology may reduce to biological electrochemistry.