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Comment: Re:money? (Score 1) 189

by galabar (#49522731) Attached to: Maglev Train Exceeds 600km/h For World Record
You're kidding, right?

Today, Japan's nuclear energy infrastructure makes it eminently capable of constructing nuclear weapons at will. The de-militarization of Japan and the protection of the United States' nuclear umbrella have led to a strong policy of non-weaponization of nuclear technology, but in the face of nuclear weapons testing by North Korea, some politicians and former military officials in Japan are calling for a reversal of this policy.

Comment: The previous Slashdot story? (Score 3, Informative) 325

by galabar (#49487973) Attached to: LA Schools Seeking Refund Over Botched iPad Plan
Can we pull up the previous Slashdot story on this (when they were just starting)? While most folks agreeded that it would fail, it may be useful to recognize those folks that were vehement supporters for this and ridicule them mercilessly. Here's the original article: Looking through that link, I'm challenged to find even a single supporter.

Comment: Re:That's not how it works (Score 1) 379

Yes, I can't see any reason why the source of the evidence wouldn't be available.

Judge: Mr. Prosecutor, can you please tell me where you obtained this evidence?

Mr. Prosecutor: .... well ... uh ... no.

Judge: Mr. Prosecutor, you will be cooling your heels in a cell until you can provide me with that information.

Comment: Re:Over to you, SCOTUS (Score 1) 379

President Obama can veto this bill. It would then go back to Congress for a re-vote: With the issue now out in the open, it is less likely that congress would override the veto. So, the ball is most definitely in Barak Obama's court. It will become law (or not) based on his decision.

Comment: Re:The "old boys' club" (Score 1) 335

by galabar (#48011655) Attached to: State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives
The restriction of not allowing Tesla to enter Iowa and sell its product is the issue. Taking your reasoning to its logical conclusion, any product that entered Iowa wouldn't represent interstate commerce because it then needs to be sold in Iowa. So, the federal government says that I can drive my bananas over the border. However, when I get there, I can't sell them. That would defeat the purpose of the commerce clause.

Real Programmers don't write in FORTRAN. FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies. FORTRAN is for wimp engineers who wear white socks.