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Comment: Re:Tell me again (Score 3, Informative) 918

by gti_guy (#44686473) Attached to: US Forces Ready To Strike Syria If Ordered

Because we joined the UN as a permanent member of the security council. It's our job to protect the rights of foreign people from human rights violations.

I mean I suppose we could resign from our position, supposing you like the idea of China and Russia being in charge the security council.

Then it would be up to UN Forces, *not* US Forces to enforce any UN actions.

Comment: Swap out the tee shirts for golf shirts (Score 1) 432

by gti_guy (#40844537) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is There a Professional Geek Dress Code?
When I made the move from worker bee to director all I did was ditch the tee shirts for (mostly vendor-supplied or company) golf shirts and made sure to have a denim overshirt or corduroy sportcoat handy for improtu meetings w/ CxO-level mtgs. Levis 501s and sneakers were still mandatory for geek cred.

+ - Dutch company aims to put four people on Mars by 2023 - permanently->

Submitted by Simon321
Simon321 (1933722) writes "An independent space launch company aims to put four people on Mars by April 2023 — and the team will not be coming back.
Mars One claims that a new crew of four will join every two years as the explorers build their settlement, and that by 2033 there will be 20 people living on Mars.
The company has been in talks with independent space suppliers such as Space X, which recently launched the first privately owned rocket to the Space Station."

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Comment: Homeland Security! (Score 5, Interesting) 376

by gti_guy (#40197055) Attached to: Whose Cameras Are Watching New York Roads?
Homeland Security agressively patrols that area since it borders Canada and has a international crossing at Cornwall. I've been stopped at road blocks hosted jointly by NYS Police & Homeland Security. The State Police stayed in the background while my car was singled out by Homeland Security for a walk-around sniff by their dog and an uncomfortable amount of questioning. I'm an old Unix admin who does not resemble a terrorist in the slightest. Also worth noting that that St. Regis Native American Reservation sits on both sides of the border there. Perhaps someone is trying to keep tabs on them??

"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354