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United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea 567

Posted by samzenpus
from the nice-day-for-a-flight dept.
skade88 writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States has started flying B-2 stealth bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the U.S. Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The U.S. military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The U.S. also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting its allies in the region. The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' mainland."

Comment: Re:Church and Einstein (Score 1) 414

by jadrian (#41655877) Attached to: Einstein Letter Critical of Religion To Be Auctioned On EBay
According to wikipedia this is what Einstein said himself about that quote:

In a 1943 letter Einstein said he made a statement "which corresponds approximately" with Time article, but that it was made much earlier than 1940 "during the first years of the Nazi regime" and that his actual comments were "more moderate."[4] In a 1950 letter Einstein said that his quoted remarks from the Time article were "not my own", that they had been "elaborated and exaggerated nearly beyond recognition" and that he was "predominantly critical" of the clergy.[5] In a 1943 interview Einstein was extremely critical of the Catholic Church's behavior under the Nazis, and also singled out Pope Pius XII for criticism because of his Concordat with Hitler, saying "Since when can one make a pact with Christ and Satan at the same time?"

Comment: Re:This proposal was rejected. (Score 1) 353

by jadrian (#39671103) Attached to: Portugal Is Considering a "Terabyte Tax"
I also find it quite amusing that this was proposed by a supposedly (central) left wing party. I have no party affiliation, and been looking for alternatives. I found MLS (Movimento Liberal Social) rather interesting. If you look at their website, they covered this issue as well as ACTA on their front page. They also seem pretty big free software. And as a bonus are for a stronger separation of church and state. And they are not an extremist party in any sense. I'm surprised they don't get more publicity, at least amongst the younger generations.
Google

Bing Now Nearly As Good As Google — Says Microsoft 405

Posted by timothy
from the totally-objective dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Harry Shum, who oversees research and development for Microsoft's Bing search engine, believes his company has now matched Google's ability to build software platforms that can harness the power of tens of thousands of servers. — 'For many years, we've really tried to play the catch-up game,' Shum says. 'And now we feel that after a lot of effort, we understand search quality problems better than before, and that if you look at Google and Bing, the quality is beginning to be very comparable.' While his comments might be a little biased, many people do share the same opinion. How do you feel about Bing's search results compared to Google's? For example DuckDuckGo, the privacy oriented search engine, uses Bing's back-end and has gained a small following on Slashdot."
Wireless Networking

LightSquared CEO Resigns Amid Appearance of Bribery 211

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the punished-with-huge-severance-package dept.
New submitter msauve writes "LightSquared, the company who's request to use make use of spectrum in a way likely to interfere with GPS was recently denied, has suffered another setback. CEO Sanjiv Ahuja has now resigned, only a week after a report detailing political contributions and the personal financial interests of Obama and officials in his administration in SkyTerra, the precursor company to LightSquared. Ahuja's one and only contribution to the Democratic Party occurred on the same day he tried to arrange a meeting with Obama administration officials, apparently as part of LightSquared's desire to fast track FCC approval of a change beneficial to the company."

Comment: Re:No reason to use it? (Score 1) 310

by jadrian (#39197533) Attached to: Users Spend More Time On Myspace Than Google+

Manage List -> Choose update types. It is actually quite fine grained, you can disable all kinds of updates, or keep just some of them. You can also do it individually for each friend. In the individual settings you can also choose to get all updates, most, or none.

You can also use lists to control exactly who can chat with you. Can you do that with G+ circles? Are you sure? What about those who were in your chat before G+ existed? You have dynamic lists on FB with friends in your city, those from your work, from your University, etc. Any automatically generated circles in G+? You can use FB lists to invite people to events. Any integration of G+ circles with your calendar?

Comment: Re:LOL ... (Score 1) 310

by jadrian (#39195919) Attached to: Users Spend More Time On Myspace Than Google+

Because it's terribly implemented. Hell, lists on facebook now offer better functionality then google circles with things like smartlists. In facebook I use lists to control who I chat with, how about in G+? Yes I can select the circles who are allowed to talk to me, but what about those who I had before G+? They are in the same chat, so how do I manage them? Integration of Google calendar with G+? Oh G+ is not for that, it's not meant for you to actually manage your social life... well then I still need facebook don't I, and in that case why should I bother with both? And I could go on and on...

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