the unassailble fact that humanity is in everlasting war
war is not an ongoing process
war is what happens when two bad leaders can't get past their differences and reach a compromise
they drag their populations into their petty personal spat
As the USA has been at war for 222 years out of the 239 years since 1776, for the USA war is business as usual (or just business) - http://www.washingtonsblog.com...
Best practice for PHP: don't use PHP.
I've got mod points, but I won't use them in this thread. I didn't know whether to mod your post funny, insightful, or informative...
At no point was Fuchs an American citizen. As he was, at the time, perhaps the leading theoretician on plutonium implosion; it seems more logical to argue that without Fuchs it would have taken the Americans much longer, particularly as all the devices, other than Little Boy (a dead end, but relatively reliable and simple) used plutonium implosion.
It is now generally agreed that the American's curtailing of newer information to the British (from July 1942 through 1943) probably delayed the Los Alamos project by about a year, as it was still heavily reliant on Tube Alloy theory and research. The British work was heavily constrained by a lack of resources caused by waging war against Germany from 1939. Obviously the wealth, engineering expertise, and organizational ability of the U.S. were the main reason for the success of the Manhattan Project, but it would not have existed without the fundamental Tube Alloy work. Fuchs and other Soviet agents were at least partially responsible for the reduction of trust of the British by the U.S. after the war. Although U.S. nuclear test data was generally shared, relatively little cooperation occurred on fusion weapons.
You do know that the British worked on the Manhattan project and were working on an atomic bomb before the Americans?
See Frisch–Peierls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...–Peierls_memorandum
The early work by the British and Canadians was one reason why the Manhattan project was successful in a relatively short timescale.
Much of the material that Fuchs passed on to the Soviets came from Tube Alloys: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
The point being that Apple didn't adopt Objective-C just to be weird. Next used Objective-C to build NextStep and there's certain things in Objective-C that made NextStep moderately cool.
Objective-C was used in the late 1980s to early 1990s to quickly create relatively secure GUI environments on NeXT equipment (where cost was not a serious issue) for military/spook type applications.
This was at the time that programs written for the MS environment still were based on MS-DOS or Windows 2 or 3.0. The tools available were not generally considered suitable for the speedy development of secure systems...
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