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Comment Re:Gee, (Score 1) 243

Bush's speech noted:
"We have difficult work to do in Iraq. We are bringing order to parts of that country that remain dangerous."[10]
"Our mission continues...The War on Terror continues, yet it is not endless. We do not know the day of final victory, but we have seen the turning of the tide."
The speech also said that:
"In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed."

From the cited article.

"Major Combat Operations" were over. The guerrilla insurgency was stronger than expected to be sure, but there's a big difference between that and the kind of heavy combat that the crew of that aircraft carrier were there to perform.

Comment Re:Why the online restriction? DUH! (Score 1) 569

Ridiculous. Pirates always find away around DRM. Always. It's naive to think otherwise. Creating a simple DRM system that ensures that 95% will buy the game and will not be impeding is fine. These 'always on' systems are seriously impeding, however, and I won't be purchasing games that use them.

Comment Re:Nice thing about red dwarf stars (Score 1) 132

Turns out there is an extra solar planet that is 'proven' to be tidally locked, but given that we can't confirm some bodies in our own solar system are tidally locked (moons of Jupiter and Saturn) I'm guessing that's based on the physics, since direct observation of extra-solar planets is pretty difficult.

Comment Re:Not sure about the thesis of the article, but.. (Score 1) 718

It's been done, it was called WWII.

And the deciding factor was who's carriers got caught with their pants down.

Referring more to this happening in the future, than in the past. The might of carriers in the past is well known, but if we're discussing whether or not they are a relic now then discussing in terms of their dominance around the time of their genesis is moot.

Comment Re:Not sure about the thesis of the article, but.. (Score 1) 718

And when a carrier sinks, it takes that full array of armed forces with it. It would be interesting to see how long they last in a war between evenly matched sides where the carriers are vulnerable to air/missile attack.

Evenly matched sides... that seems unlikely.

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