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Comment: Re:Government fails again (Score 1) 267

by musterion (#47179217) Attached to: Why NASA's Budget "Victory" Is Anything But

oh yeah add Solyndra to that, and all of the other fail alt energy companies. Did you know that the great "public works" projects of the 30s were built by private companies? Did you know that the Great Northern Railway was privately built with no government aid? Private Companies are bad, Bad, BAD, right?

Comment: Hardware Firewall (Score 3, Interesting) 286

by musterion (#45462989) Attached to: User Alleges LG TVs Phone Home With Your Viewing Habits

So, does his TV connect to the internet via a cable modem? Perhaps it's time for someone to market a hardware firewall that you can place between your cable modem and your router to monitor and filter all of your inbound and outbound traffic. I suppose that some routers let you do this. I have an Airport Extreme and it does not give you access to any logs (suggestions as hoe to do this would be welcome).

Comment: Re:Scientists == Always Right (Score 2) 197

by musterion (#45257841) Attached to: How To Better Verify Scientific Research

In addition to questioning "Climate Change", one could also look at the "Science" of may other fields as suggested. Especially crucial for examination are the many psychological and sociological studes that are used to "guide" public policy. I venture that many are complete loads of crap designed specifically to influence public policy.

Comment: Air Force Tradition (Score 2) 270

by musterion (#44354697) Attached to: US Air Force Reporting Pilot Shortage

Part of the problem stem from the first commandant/general of the Air Force who required all of the pilots to be college graduates. This is dumb. Israel does not require this, and I bet their pilots can whip our butts. Additionally, why do piolots have to be officers? From what I read most pilots want to fly; they don't want to lead. If they must be officers of some kind, make them warrant officers.

Comment: Ridley Scott is very dependent on his writers (Score 1) 326

by musterion (#43895697) Attached to: <em>Green Lantern</em> Writer To Pen Blade Runner Sequel

And Prometheus shows this. Another question though what is the point of the sequel (and I don't me monesy)? What are they going to examine? Bladerunner examined on of Dick's major question: What does it mean to be human? Are they going after this again? Just what is the question. Yeah, maybe they should use Harrison Ford and Sean Young together again, why not show the effects of aging.

Comment: Re:Looking for cliques in all of the places. (Score 1) 131

by musterion (#43378211) Attached to: The ATF Wants To Know Who Your Friends Are

Glenn Reynolds (http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/) has a great article concerning due process (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2203713):

Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime

  Abstract:
Though extensive due process protections apply to the investigation of crimes, and to criminal trials, perhaps the most important part of the criminal process -- the decision whether to charge a defendant, and with what -- is almost entirely discretionary. Given the plethora of criminal laws and regulations in today's society, this due process gap allows prosecutors to charge almost anyone they take a deep interest in. This Essay discusses the problem in the context of recent prosecutorial controversies involving the cases of Aaron Swartz and David Gregory, and offers some suggested remedies, along with a call for further discussion.

The Military

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: TIme for computer registration (Score 4, Funny) 108

by musterion (#43060761) Attached to: Nearly Every NYC Crime Involves Computers, Says Manhattan DA

Obviously, computers facilitate crime, so we must register them and their users. Think of the income from this that cities like Detriot desperatly need. And while we are at it, no person under 18 should be allowed to have a cellphone wiht a camera. These facilitate "sexting".

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