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Comment: Re:Legal, just morally dubious (Score 1) 312 312

But what they are doing is exaggerating, the cost of use of Trademarks and IP licenses, to those offshore entities that exist in low tax havens. So, they sell $1 billion worth of product, but claim that it cost them $900 million in costs, of which $100 million is physical goods and 800 million is licenses, trademarks and administrative overheads to the foreign entity. While legal, does that seem ethical?

Comment: Re:Read the Damn Articles (Score 1) 126 126

This isn't a force field it's a point defense system.

The system can sense when a shock wave generating explosion occurs near a target. An arc generator then determines the small area where protection is needed from the shock waves.It then springs into action by by emitting laser pulses that ionize the air, providing a laser-induced plasma field of protection from the shock waves.

So it won't work in space then. Not much of a force field.

Comment: Re:So DON'T GIVE CHASE (Score 4, Informative) 310 310

In Australia the doctrine is Police do not give chase, EVER! If the suspect's car starts speeding, they have strict protocols in place to back off, radio in the situation and follow from a safe distance

Studies have shown that chasing only escalates the danger to property and the public. So the correct response, is to radio in for support and do everything to protect life and property. They can't really outrun a radio.

There was a recent, going back a few years now, chase that took five days from when they first attempted to stop a car, to the actual capture. There were gaps, but police had photos, videos, registration plates and descriptions of the suspects. They knew it was only a matter of time before the suspects would be caught.

And guess what, not a single shot was fired

Comment: Re:Incoming international flights (Score 1) 702 702

So what happens when you do power up your laptop, for example. Do they then want you to login? I've I don't happen to have my Company PKI card on my body, but I'm carrying my company laptop, then good luck getting in. I know it's an unlikely scenario, but sometimes the brain cells aren't firing properly and you just dump shit into checked luggage, when you're rushing to catch the 6am International flight.

Comment: Re:The real plot problem (Score 1) 169 169

I agree. Plot isn't everything. EVE online, for example has absolutely no plot. There's some missions, which are very repetative, but then it's all about PvP in a massive sandbox. What this means is that the people are the plot. An unfortunate side-effect of that, is that most "people" are dicks, so there's a lot of ganking that goes on.

People who go to conferences are the ones who shouldn't.

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