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Comment: how is this actually a problem? (Score 1) 180 180

The solution to cells in prisons is simple, deploy cell jamming technology on guard towers. The solution to cells in deployed platoons is throw the soldier disobeying solider into a prison where they have jamming technology on guard towers.

Comment: Walt Dickme (Score 3, Insightful) 229 229

I feel conflicted...On one hand, Disney is yet again, being a shitty company and I feel bad that all these employees are being put through the wringer. On the other hand, if you are gullible enough to take a job at a company like Disney, you kind of deserve what you get.

I have a suspicion that a lot of Disney employees are like people that get jobs in the AAA game industry: They think that because they love the product that is produced, the job and working conditions will somehow be good.

Open message to anyone working for or thinking about it Disney: Research the companies history before you take a job These are shitty, shitty people that are in charge of making all these lovable characters.

Comment: Obligatory raidiating (Score 2) 419 419

well, you could ship the fuel up to a LEO separate from the reactor in a container designed to survive catastrophic lunch failure to reduce the risk of fallout. It wouldn't be hard to ship it into space safely, so I think that particular worry is more FUD than a real concern.

Comment: Obligatory radiating (Score 1) 419 419

This is true, but when Chernobyl happened, basically everyone was moved out of the contaminated zone, and it remains deserted today. While people were exposed to radioactive material, it was for a relatively short time. I see no permanent evacuation of the city occurring in Japan. Radiation is bad in large doses over a short period of time, but it is also dangerous if people are exposed to constant low levels (more than the background radiation level) over long periods of time.

Comment: *sigh* Idiots! The net is so damn full of em...... (Score 4, Insightful) 124 124

You analysis of the article seems flawed. They say pretty clearly that they don't reveal information that might hamper criminal investigations, and that they are talking to authorities in the appropriate jurisdictions.


Comment: China, the yellow scourge (Score 2, Interesting) 86 86

While there might be a problem with fraud in Uber use in China, is it any worse than in any other country? There is an implicit racism in all these stories that hit the media decrying 'Chinese Fraud and Duplicity'. I am sure there is plenty, as totalitarian governments have been shown to increase dishonesty in their populations, but is it really worse than any other developing country or country lacking a government?

Granted, the story will 'sell more papers' than a similar story about Uber being defrauded by teenage stoners from Kansas. China is a competing economic power with the US and EU, and as a result it seems to being demonized because Chinese people didn't have the common sense to be born with white skin. This constant barrage of stories about 'Chinese' dishonesty paints an image of them as being inscrutable and untrustworthy as a race.

Comment: EMP == Experience Music Project? (Score 1) 182 182

I agree with your assessment, someone needs to have a nuclear device that they can deliver into the upper atmosphere above US infrastructure and detonate it there. This isn't a typical air burst where you light it off at say 5000 feet to increase the damage to a city or army group. It is quite possible that there will be few if any actual casualties caused by the initial detonation, so the motivations of an actor using this mode of attack are going to be quite different than an actor that just wants to kill a lot of people.

Realistically, I would only expect China or Russia to employ this sort of tactic, since they are powerful enough to be able to resist a conventional retaliatory invasion by us conventional forces, but they still would have the nuclear capability to retaliate in a conventional fashion should the US decide to just start paving their major cities with MIRVing cruse missiles.

I think either someone has a leaked copy of a 'Plan A' warfare scenario from Russia or China that they cannot avow, or they are looking for more budget.

Comment: When in Rome, learn Roman (lol) (Score 1) 528 528

I hears something similar about the science community in the 1920s and 1930s. Germany had a lot of brilliant scientists at that time, and supposedly a lot of people in science were learning German, since it was the center of the community at the time.

People will stop learning English and start learning Chinese if they become the most powerful and influential country, its how things work. I'll bet that two thousand years ago everybody was learning Latin.

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