It's a minor piece of trivia that was certainly not worth posting on slashdot in lieu of another Raymond post, but it's something I would've enjoyed reading when going through his blog. Check it out, there's tons of interesting technical and historical information there.
MH17 got shot down by the Russians though?
If you RTFA, you'd see that they referenced ISIS PR videos, so it's not just "oh that looks like it might be training camp" but "these geo features from the videos correspond exactly to this thing here on the map" type of analysis.
Do you really believe the USA governments health agency carries an US citizen into the US if it was not perfectly safe? In what paranoia 1984 world do you live?
Is that the same USA governements health agency that deliberately withheld treatment and information about syphilis from infected patients to see what would happen, or a different one? That was a while ago so probably not. But perhaps it was the one that exposes its scientists to anthrax? Or avian influenza? Or leaves smallpox samples chill in a random warehouse?
It's perfectly safe guys, please move along!
Do you like movies about ponies?
Yeah. I don't really dislike superhero movies, but honestly the constant stream of super avenger-men movies made the whole thing kind of boring. It's like when all games were WW2 FPSes, except worse because Nazis are more interesting than comic book villains.
You're welcome! I actually came here expecting the most obvious joke to already be made, but nope. I guess if you really want something, you have to do it yourself
Send Bruce Willis.
He's already trained and isn't doing us any good here on earth anyway.
Why does everyone assume gull-wing doors are somehow particularly bad at this?
Here's a video of a guy opening one next to some truck or a wall. If it does require any more space than a regular door, it's not significantly so, but I doubt even that is the case. Remember that a door is maybe 10-15 cm thick, so that's the minimum you'll need to have for a single mm of clearance with a regular door, not to mention all the inches for your fat ass.
So what's your arbitrary criteria for actually being a programmer?
Ok, let me shut this shitshow of a discussion down:
It's now officially cool to endorse Hitler because you agree with his views on vegetarianism.
So they have 800,000 machines all running microscope software? And what's the excuse for still using Exchange 2003? They're using some special x-ray carrier pigeons?
What are you basing your judgment on? Please show your work.
It's not necessarily that it was unclear, it's just that it's a shitty deal - you put up your money in the hopes of possibly maybe seeing something for it, perhaps years later, but if the authors strike big based on the support provided by your money, you get shit.
Sadly I suspect that a sufficient proportion of Russians would eat it up, and what everyone else thinks doesn't matter because nobody's going to lift a finger over Crimea/Ukraine.