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Comment: Re:could use a turret (Score 1) 90

The article's about a half-scale prototype. The real deal is supposed to be lightly armored and have a few self-defense machine guns. The real deal will also be too big to be an actual tactical vehicle, comparable in size a current LCAC.

That said, there were interesting experiments in putting self-contained 30mm antitank gun pods onto the cargo deck of LCACs, making them into ghetto gunships, and I bet that would work here too. Something to make beach defenders keep their heads down long enough for the landing craft to land and disembark.

Comment: Re:Hmm... perhaps a more passive review? (Score 1) 423

by idontgno (#47466975) Attached to: French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

That might be a little too subtle. You might have to do the Internet equivalent of grimacing and gesturing in the direction of what you mean.

"Je ne suis pas autorisé à se plaindre du service, ni la nourriture."

(This was a French review of a French restaurant, so it made sense to bust out the Google Translate.)

Comment: Re:I wanted to write about this place (Score 1) 423

by idontgno (#47466751) Attached to: French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

Well, sometimes the anticipation heightens the pleasure when, finally, at long, long LOONG, last, you're served. The fact that the bar staff waits until physiological dehydration sets in to bring you your drink makes the pleasure more than emotional, but a deep body-felt satisfaction.

Comment: Re:I'm sure both of the affected are rather flatte (Score 2) 205

Good point. I suppose in Pennsylvania this could be perceived as a problem, but in New York or Illinois draft eligiblity would just be the dead's civic duty, right alongside voting and jury participation.

Don't disenfranchise our patriotic dead!

Comment: Re:Bring in the drones (Score 1) 364

by idontgno (#47420391) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

Most drones, like most tactical manned aircraft, don't have intercontinental range. Any kind of overseas presence has to include ground basing.

Even aircraft with intercontinental range have trouble with responsiveness (kind of hard to react immediately to a strike call when it'll take you 20 hours to get to the operation area).

Sorry, nice idea, but as long as America takes an interest in the rest of the world, we'll have to take posession of small parts of it to enforce our interests. Kthxbuhbye.

Comment: Re:World's largest mall: Occupying 8 million sq ft (Score 2) 265

by idontgno (#47420339) Attached to: Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

What if looking at more clothes and stuff is interesting?

Your complaint boils down to "What's wrong with these people? They're completely unlike ME!"

Yeah, I'm not nuts about rampant consumerism, and shopping is not entertainment to me, but I acknowledge that I'm not typical.

"I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest." -- Alexandre Dumas (fils)