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Comment: Re:Only one more step left... (Score 1) 151

by Wyatt Earp (#45272579) Attached to: Dell Is Now a Private Company Again

Except they were, they increased Apple's profitability, increased market share and brought in revenue that allowed Apple to develop iPod, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPhone, and iTunes Music Store.

Jobs didn't "shit can his own operating system", Jobs switched from the System 7-OS 8 operating system to Jobs own NeXTStep/Mach kernel approach

Comment: Re: Another day, another anti-Apple story (Score 5, Interesting) 326

by Wyatt Earp (#45270901) Attached to: Apple Blocks Lawrence Lessig's Comment On iOS 7 Wi-Fi Glitch

I manage 44 devices in building that use iOS7, this week I've had 108 wifi connection issues on those 44 devices and it's only Tuesday.

The 121 devices running Mac OS, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Linux that I manage have had 0 wifi connection issues.

Comment: Re:A drone is just a light aircraft with a camera (Score 3, Informative) 207

by Wyatt Earp (#44053377) Attached to: FBI Admits To Domestic Surveillance Drone Use

And you still can't mount a Griffin (AGM-176) on a light surveillance drone.

The vast majority of drones owned by the Feds, law enforcement and military are sub-20 pound things like what Seattle PD tried.

Seattle PD used 3.5-pound Draganflyer X6 six-rotor helicopters

The Military

United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea 567

Posted by samzenpus
from the nice-day-for-a-flight dept.
skade88 writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States has started flying B-2 stealth bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the U.S. Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The U.S. military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The U.S. also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting its allies in the region. The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' mainland."

4-Billion-Pixel Panorama View From Curiosity Rover 101

Posted by samzenpus
from the take-a-look dept.
SternisheFan points out that there is a great new panorama made from shots from the Curiosity Rover. "Sweep your gaze around Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover is currently exploring, with this 4-billion-pixel panorama stitched together from 295 images. ...The entire image stretches 90,000 by 45,000 pixels and uses pictures taken by the rover's two MastCams. The best way to enjoy it is to go into fullscreen mode and slowly soak up the scenery — from the distant high edges of the crater to the enormous and looming Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual destination."

Comment: Wrong (Score 1) 589

by Wyatt Earp (#42769877) Attached to: Missile Defense's Real Enemy: Math

First of all, the US has had missile defense via missiles since the 1960s with Nike-Zeus/Spartan and Sprint

"AEGIS" is the combat system, the US Navy's missile defense is - Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, a subset of Aegis and on some ships

Overwhelming the system with missiles isn't going to happen, the primary threat nation (the Russian Federation) has nuclear capable cruise missiles, ICBMs and SLBMs limited through treaties, when China has enough to be a threat there will be a treaty with them too.

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. -- Sagan