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Comment: Re:Glad society is stable for that long (Score 1) 215

by Waffle Iron (#48172115) Attached to: Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

Second, people can read signs even after revolutions. If you put "severe radiation, stay out" on a concrete building, it'll be fine.

An additional advantage to those signs is that in a dystopian future, the terrorists are usually the good guys. The info will help direct those good guys to where they can find materials helpful in the fight against evil governments.

Comment: Re:No WMD's...Really? (Score 4, Insightful) 376

by demachina (#48153565) Attached to: Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Its no secret Iraq had chemical weapons. They used them liberally against Iranian human wave attacks during the Iran Iraq war.

The reason they were hushed up is because they were provided by western countries. You do know the U.S. and Europe backed Saddam in the Iran Iraq war and most probably encouraged the use of chemical weapons against Iranian teenagers right? Iran had a huge population advantage, Iraqi Shias weren't that keen on fighting Iranian Shia, so Iraq needed technology to level the field and the West helped with that edge.

The West was really happy about a lengthy, bloody stalemate in that war bleeding both countries white.

Comment: Re:Let's not forget... (Score 1) 10

by gmhowell (#48134899) Attached to: Saw this in the firehose

Don't be jealous, APK. I'm sure someday you'll find a woman willing to spend a few minutes with you. She may not technically be alive, or human, but she'll be all yours.

Didn't you read the bulletin? Little boys are always attacking the girls they secretly like. Obviously APK thinks it gives him an aura of boyish charm.

But not to worry - his personality is sufficient to turn off anything with a pulse.

That would certainly explain some of his fixations.

Comment: IronNet Cybersecurity is the ethics issue (Score 5, Informative) 59

Most of the ethics questions around Alexander involve his company IronNet Cybersecurity. He founded it when he retired. He's charging big banks $1,000,000 a month to protect them in cyberspace, and its not exactly clear what he has to offer to justify the price tag, other than classified insider knowledge of cyber threats from his NSA years, he probably shouldn't be selling to the highest bidder.

Comment: Re:Isn't "Cutting the Wind" cheating? (Score 2) 254

by Waffle Iron (#48119389) Attached to: What Will It Take To Run a 2-Hour Marathon?

It's not cheating if it's part of the strategy of the event. See also: NASCAR, speed skating, bicycle racing, etc. It just means that in addition to raw speed, the runner needs to effectively manage the interactions with other runners.

At any rate, this arbitrary milestone would have been achieved long ago if the wavelength of light emitted by exited caesium 133 atoms were only a tiny fraction of a percent longer.

Comment: Re:Let's not forget... (Score 1) 10

by gmhowell (#48116297) Attached to: Saw this in the firehose

I wasn't speaking to the specific case because of the guilty plea.

FWIW, I read somewhere (MRA site?) that woman-woman violence is particularly bad and particularly underreported.

And I don't know how to fix things either. You slap the hands of people making false claims, and legitimate victims clam up. You do nothing, and you encourage people like my ex wife.

When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.