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An anonymous reader writes "Several seconds after lifting off on schedule at 6:22PM, and clearing its tower, the Cygnus Antares rocket slipped back, crashing into the launch facility and exploding. A large fireball consumed the vehicle and caused apparently significant damage to the facility."

Comment: Re:It makes you uneasy? (Score 3, Insightful) 1007

by Cabriel (#48244749) Attached to: Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

The acts of ISIS are not the acts of devout religious believers; they are the acts of fanatical religious extremists. While they are very devout believers in what they've been taught, their acts are not supported by the vast majority of those who share the same religion. Don't let a vocal minority colour your view of the entire group.

Comment: Re:Hardly Either Or (Score 1) 137

by Cabriel (#48242705) Attached to: Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter

2. Could you develop the same technology more cheaply, without building huge science experiments? No. Of course not. Who would spend their whole career perfecting some obscure device if there wasn't a chance of participating in a great discovery? Industry just can't generate that kind of motivation.

To agree with you, I would say we've seen the example of Industry's idea of advancement in the automobile industry: The major manufacturers kept making almost solely gasonline-only vehicles with only minor incremental advancements until they were required by legislation to make alternatives available to the public, and when they whined about how much it would cost, the (North American) governments gave them subsidies for these new lines of vehicles...

...That is, until an outsider decided to enter the market and shake things up with a huge divergence from the norm.

I don't think we can trust Industry to make the kinds of advancements we need to be able to continue the improvement of our understanding of Science at an acceptable rate. If we left it to Industry, we'd still be riding horses to get around.

Comment: Re:someohow I think (Score 1) 215

by Cabriel (#48242389) Attached to: "Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions

Not that most police forces use radar, anymore. They use laser-detectors that are pointed directly at the people being measured. That means you only detect the signal once you've been scanned, so your detector will tell you basically whether or not to expect a ticket in the mail, or whether or not you should expect to be pulled over in the next few seconds.

Comment: Re:Cart before the horse. (Score 4, Interesting) 265

by Cabriel (#48143235) Attached to: Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

Not so. When there are articles about governmental offices switching whole-hog to open source software, that shows immediately that there is an awareness among the general public. When there is an article about one minister claiming open source software isn't working for his office and another minister countering that claim saying no one in the office has had an issue, there's a strong suggestion that there is an awareness of open source software. When an open source OS is advertised as being superior to a closed source competitor, there's absolutely going to be an awareness of open source and free software (Android vs iOS).

While this may still be professional click-bait, I think calling it trolling is, itself, putting the cart before the horse.

Comment: Re:Anyone using Windows deserves it (Score 3, Interesting) 97

by Cabriel (#48141719) Attached to: Windows Flaw Allowed Hackers To Spy On NATO, Ukraine, Others

If one uses Windows he deserves what he gets!

Ok. I'll bite.

- Hours, days, weeks of waisted time in Installations configurations and updates.

My system installs configuration updates at night or in the background and only reboots when I'm not using it, so no wasted time.

- Bad style, and ugliness

Subjective. I quite like the style and presentation of Windows all the way through Windowss 8.1 although Metro apps are a slight nuisance, but I've never used any open source tool that has better style than its Windows-equivalent, including Apache/Libre/Open Office, The GIMP, Firefox, nor anything made by Google (and if you try to claim Google Docs is somehow better than MSOffice, I guess everyone will now how full of shit you are).

- Slowness and retarded technology

Well, slowness is measurable, but as with your first false claim, it doesn't impact me in meaningful ways. "retarded" technology, however, is subjective and also not something someone should try to hold against MS given how many terrible, terrible OS tools exist.

- Limited devices and architecture support

Really? Really? OK. I'm done here.

Comment: Re:funny that.... (Score 3, Insightful) 178

by Cabriel (#48092769) Attached to: Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices

Coincidence, maybe, but the fact that the vaccine was ready *almost as soon* as the first american was infected proves that the vaccine was in development for a *long time* before that happened.

What? Do people actually believe the TV shows they watch? Vaccines don't actually get developed over night.

Comment: Re:So, it has come to this. (Score -1, Flamebait) 742

by Darby (#48085949) Attached to: Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

The unions in the US have way too much power,

Wow, thanks for demonstrating that you don't know a fucking thing about the topic.

Unions in the US have been almost entirely exterminated.

This is quite possibly the stupidest comment I have ever seen.

You're a delusional fucking moron.

Comment: Re:please no (Score 1) 423

by Cabriel (#48074121) Attached to: Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming


Your weather forecasts are wrong every day?

Pretty often, yes. I mean, take a look at the weather report today for the predicted weather on Thursday. Screenshot it on your spiffy phone, and compare it to a screenshot three days from now. If you live on the coasts or the northern US or Canada, then three days is all it takes for the Meteorologist to be wrong--sometimes fewer.

Algol-60 surely must be regarded as the most important programming language yet developed. -- T. Cheatham