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Comment Re: How is this relevant? (Score 3, Insightful) 117

In the real world where I work, not a single American programmer that I know has gone out of town for a vacation in over a decade.

Yeah, right. In the other real world (USA) where *I* work, I don't know a single programmer that hasn't taken one or more vacations every year this century.

Comment Re:GM & Ford (Score 1) 535

HAHA as if GM and Ford even belong on that list. They make cars. If you get 100k miles out of them, you're pretty fortunate. That's about all you can say.

Of my last 4 vehicles, they totaled just under 1,000,000 miles. And still counting. 3 Fords and a Chevy.
If we fold in my wife's Saturn (GM), over a million.

Comment Where did I hear this? (Score 1) 737

“I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

That quote is/was NOT aimed at AGW advocates or deniers, but something else altogether. But 'disagreement and debate' is part and parcel of free speech.
How far down the rabbit hole of silencing others do you want to go?

Comment Re:Stupid question but... (Score 4, Interesting) 21

Actually, no. It's not just weight. In that reclined position, a camera in the nose and a monitor provides a better picture than looking through a long curved 'window', that you're looking at mostly edge on.
As far as weight....once you get it up to speed, a few ounces more or less doesn't really matter.

This has been done before.

"What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying." -- Nikita Khrushchev