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Comment: Re:Return, Reload, Repeat as necessary. (Score 1) 763 763

Presumably when you are very far away and invisible to the enemy, you fly back to where ever you came from, reload, and repeat until the enemy has no planes left. I think this is generally the idea behind the whole F-35 concept.

Yeah, but once radar tech catches up you lose that tactic.

Comment: Re:Switzerland (Score 2) 266 266

I have a lot of friends throughout Europe and another thing is that generally to be rich in Europe is to be looked down upon quite harshly in a general sense. Way more so than in the US.

Yes, the reason we don't have a lot of successful entrepreneurs is because of the social stigma of being rich. Why doesn't anybody step up for this repressed minority !

Comment: Re:Yay for Belgium (Score 1) 72 72

I agree, BUT "the law in individual [EU member] countries" is the European Union's law!

So any company can search for the EU member with the weakest national laws to get a foothold into Europe ?
Doesn't this mean that if any country legalizes pot or prostitution it's legal everywhere in the EU ?

Comment: Re:Old news (Score 2) 53 53

IAAAP (I am an accelerator physicist), and this is pretty old news. The US muon collider program is actually on its way out. Last year's Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) advised the DOE to defund the muon collider project, redirecting funds toward the International Linear Collider (ILC)-- a 250GeV e+/e- precision Higgs factory-- and other projects:

According to this article it's easier to put energy in particles with substantial mass. They don't seem to leak as much.
So how are they gonna accomplish these 2-3 x higher energies in the ILC over the LEP ? More massive electric fields ?

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