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Comment: Re:US wars with Congressional approval since 1945: (Score 2) 503

by halivar (#47484069) Attached to: Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

The implication of the statement: "US wars with Congressional approval since 1945: 0" is false by the common sense understanding of the word "war". That it is defensible only by a technical legal definition of "war" that does not, in fact, include real, actual wars means that such defenses are picking nits to win debate class, not proffering an actual point.

Comment: Re:US wars with Congressional approval since 1945: (Score 1) 503

by halivar (#47482939) Attached to: Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

If you want to talk about whether formal declarations of war should precede any military action, that's a different discussion. The GP intimated that all US military conflicts were done unilaterally by the executive, without consultation of the legislature, and that is demonstrably false.

Comment: Re:WTF (Score 2) 79

by halivar (#47456187) Attached to: Led By Nest, 'Thread' Might Be Most Promising IoT Initiative Yet

In laymen's terms, they've found a way to upding the samoflanges by a full quarter millithingy while preserving the quantum resonance of the flux capacitor. Theoretically this could mean you get an extra bar on your WLAN while sitting in the dining room. Could be the biggest thing since token rings.

Comment: Re:Anyone have Cliff Notes? (Score 1) 128

by halivar (#47449743) Attached to: With New Horizons Spacecraft a Year Away, What We Know About Pluto

You're not giving us enough credit. We pioneered the nuclear technology that enables these craft to run for decades, and we've been improving that tech ever since. For instance, New Horizons runs on a third of the plutonium of Cassini-Huygens. We got a jump-start in rocketry, yes. All great men stand on the shoulders of giants. Our advances in computing and nuclear power are themselves a giant the rest of the world's space programs may stand on.

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