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Although there has long been a connection between math and physics, as people dig further into the math they are finding some unexpected things, and ways to better understand, simplify, or extend the equations.
There are a number of seemingly promising developments out there that are sharpening the investigative tools as well as providing interesting new lines of investigation, as well as new data to chew on.
Spooky Connection: Wormholes and the Quantum World
Physicists Create Quantum Link Between Photons That Don't Exist at the Same Time
Schrodinger’s ‘Kitten’? Large-Scale Quantum Entanglement Achieved By Two Physics Labs
Now we are developing a growing understanding of the interplay between biology and physics.
Who knows where things may lead next? Of course people should be careful in performing experiments.
Then I suspect the people in the companies you work with aren't particularly observant or thoughtful.
Does Canada do signals intelligence and internet spying? Yes. In fact there was a scandalous revelation a few weeks ago about Canadian spying on Brazil. Does Britain do signals intelligence and internet spying? Yes. Does Australia do signals intelligence and internet spying? Yes. New Zealand? Yes. France? Yes. Sweden? Yes. Germany? Yes. Italy? Yes. Norway? Yes. Netherlands? Yes. Spain? Yes. Russia? Yes. China? Yes.
You are also incorrect when you refer to "unchecked spying without oversight," that certainly isn't true.
The simple fact is in the competitive business world, people will milk this for all that it is worth. They will do so both to persuade clients, and explain failure of sales. Most of the time it is likely there will be little truth to it.
Grippen won because it was inexpensive to buy and operate, a great, highly capable aircraft, and the business terms were friendly. It is as simple as that.
Thank goodness there is no country named Kajil buying planes.
Vindication tastes like ashes in your mouth...
"Was that worth 4 billion dollars?" the source asked.
It's not vindication but rationalization. It is easier to blame the NSA than explain why your more expensive airplane lost out to investors. The Grippen is both less expensive to buy and operate, and very capable. It has been winning contracts for years both in Europe and around the world. A number of other countries are currently considering it as well.
Lets review the subject. (How quickly you forget.)
Then next time try to compete on the grounds of merit
If you bothered to read my link, you would see that like Boeing, Dassault Aviation competed on the merits, and lost. Saab competed on the merits and won. Not that tough. I'm certain someone of your intelligence could have arrived at that if you would have tried.
What the fuck
Between your ears.
It's about time something like that happened. Now if only all European countries showed the same level of responsibility, maybe the USA would learn to treat their "friends" better.
Would that mean that European countries would stop spying on the US? Will they start living up to their agreed upon NATO treaty spending requirements for their own defense? I assume the answer to both is no.
There is a Grippen variant designed for carrier use. Oddly enough it is called "Sea Grippen."
At a Tuesday closed-door meeting with tech leaders, one unnamed participant suggested to Obama that Snowden be pardoned; Obama said he couldn't do that. During a 60 Minutes report on the leaks that aired Sunday, though, even an NSA official suggested it might be worth discussing amnesty—if and only if he returns the leaked documents securely, almost surely an impossibility at this point. (CBS news has been busy defending itself against accusations that Sunday's show was a "puff piece.")
Even that tiny, tentative olive branch seems to have crossed a line for security hawks. NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander dismissed the idea, comparing Snowden to "a hostage taker taking 50 people hostage, shooting 10, and then say[ing], 'You give me full amnesty and I'll let the other 40 go.'"
Former CIA director James Woolsey responded to the suggestion of amnesty even more strongly, saying in a Fox News interview that Snowden should be hanged.
"I think giving him amnesty is idiotic,” said Woolsey, who ran the CIA from 1993 to 1995. “He should be prosecuted for treason. If convicted by a jury of his peers, he should be hanged by his neck until he is dead.""
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I'm always fascinated when literally true factual statements* are marked as "trolls."
On Slashdot we are always told how much everyone values science, data, and evidence, and it appears to be true
I wonder how things turn out in the long run when you knowingly and willingly apply bad data, or incorrect theories, to govern decision making? Can it be good?
*Yes, he still has to be convicted, technically, but he has admitted to his actions.
It isn't a strawman, but a new argument.
The window for Snowden to perform his theft was closing. The site he worked was coming up for its install of updated security software that would have shut him down, at least according to the papers.
The NSAs actions were not so much inept as trusting of people that had been, or should have been, carefully screened and loyal. It turns out that both the contractor Snowden and the company contracted to do Snowden's background investigation were not completely trustworthy. The company is now being sued by the Federal government, and Snowden is facing charges after his theft and betrayal.
Just as bad is the fact that other system administrators reportedly noticed that Snowden was up to something unusual. Apparently it wasn't reported or really investigated. Snowden abused the trust of many people, and how he is in Russia.
The NSA has reportedly already changed their procedures, in addition to the security software they had already been implementing, to make this sort of thing much less likely.
Summing up your post regarding Snowden, it seems to reduce his theft of classified data to: "Nothing to see here, just move along."
Are you advocating that Snowden do something to violate the law?
He has already broken the law, many times. What he is offering to do with Brazil would just add to the list.
At least it will have Europe to break the fall.
Brazil is a sovereign country and they can cooperate with whoever the fuck they want. Wake up and smell the coffee. South America is no longer the United States' backyard.
You're right, Brazil is a grown up sovereign country. That means its military and government can be spied on by Russia, China, Western Europe, Canada, and the US, just like any other major country. Welcome to the big leagues, and don't whine to be treated just like everybody else.