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Comment: Re:Can we stop pretending this isn't low level war (Score 3) 81

It is simply stunningly illogical for China to behave this way against such petty targets. It makes absolutely NO sense for them to flaunt their ability and willingness to do so...

Did you miss the part where China builds artificial islands wayyyy past the 200-mile line to do an end run around it?

Comment: Re:Author Doesn't Understand mining (Score 2) 215

by Zontar The Mindless (#49399717) Attached to: The Dystopian Lake Filled By the World's Tech Sludge

There's no point making a phone that can be repaired and maintaned for twenty years when next year's model will have twice the memory and three times the processing power, and a radio that moves bits twice as fast too.

We could have said the same about desktop PCs back in the day, but we didn't.

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