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Comment: Re:Never forget where you came from (Score 1) 390

by ThEATrE (#46801847) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

Now, 10 years later, although I'm making well over $150k/year, I keep my expenses very low like I'm still a grad student, and I always have at least 6 months' expenses in short-term accounts.

With that kind of salary proper frugality, by now you should have accumulated enough money to never have to work again.

Comment: Re:Happy President (Score 2) 569

You're not thinking about this correctly. Gore, Bush, Obama, McCain - all these guys are part of a pro-corporate cabal. Only Nader and some others aren't - making him and others like him fundamentally different. But you can't admit that, hawguy, because you don't want to admit mistakes you have made in the past (not just with voting) and are so entrenched in the system.
The Military

Spain's New S-80 Class Submarines Sink, But Won't Float 326

Posted by Soulskill
from the would-you-classify-that-as-a-launch-problem-or-a-design-problem dept.
New submitter writes "In the era of total CAD and CAM, is it even possible to come up with a fundamentally flawed design ? Turns out, yes. This a fascinating engineering SNAFU. Spain's newly built submarine is 100 tons too heavy, which means it is unable to float. 'Unfortunately for the Spainards, Quartz reports that they have already sunk the equivalent of $680 million into the Isaac Peral, and a total of $3 billion into the entire quartet of S-80 class submarines. If Spain hopes to salvage its submarines, it must either find some weight that can be trimmed from the current design or lengthen the ship to accommodate the excess weight, The Local notes. Though the latter option is more feasible, it is expected to cost Spain an extra $9.7 million per meter.'"

An adequate bootstrap is a contradiction in terms.