For the Rafale, a plane that has both a navalized and land-based versions from the start, the navy version is reinforced and that leads to more weight (about 1 tonne, IIRC). This for a somewhat small fighter jet. Imagine for a bigger, commercial airplane. And, the heavier the plane, the bigger is the proportion of it's weight has to be reinforcement. I bet companies would stick to a higher payload instead of a reinforced, more fuel demanding airplane.
Nevertheless, amazing achievement for the Navy. Maybe it has some hobbyists/scientific uses for civilians, but I believe that's it.
It always amazed me that (most) religions are fast to discard the former if the couple are from the same gender, but absolutely have no problem whatsoever with the latter if it's between a man and a woman, even when it's obvious there's no love. You know, that "God's gift".
I get that most people don't realize that it doesn't end the way it seems it ends (the kicker: the long and somewhat strange talk with the prision officer of how it's to be in suspended animation). But if you pay attention I'll realize maybe one the finest Spielberg moments of all time. Even the exceptional lame way his wife discovers what happened starts to make perfect sense when you consider that conversation in the beginning.
Anyway you can use the open-source Free Pascal or other proprietary solutions for Pascal. With both Delphi and Free-Pascal current multiplatform capabilities, I bet many companies that unsuccessfully tried to migrate Delphi internal apps to Java, C# or other offerings are having a second thought about it.
No, it's not. Actually, no matter how much the media repeat warnings about these issues, PEOPLE (a part of them) is oblivious to these public health issues. I dare you to watch CNN or read MSN, HuffPo or any news aggregator a day without something being said about at least one of these issues, mostly (in US) obesity. We even had a mayor on NYC that went into a series of highly controversial steps to prevent obesity (limiting size of sodas, really? Coach potatoes would buy 2 of them). it's just that some people doesn't pay attention because they don't want to change their lifestyle.
Ebola is something "new", so gets more flash from news outlets since people will cringe for, well, news. It's the way people work, unfortunately. In a BTVS season, the much bigger issues above would be the Big Bad. Ebola is just the monster of the week. Granted, it gets full attention now, but once current crisis is gone, I doubt you'll hear about it until another outbreak.
Well, except for the part that Ed Harris was actually John Glenn, and Armstrong, for not being in the Mercury program, wasn't even in the movie (he started at Gemini), yeah, I agree with you.