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Comment: WHere did all the money go? (Score 1) 287 287

We've wasted tons o' dollars on Solyndras, bailing out automakers, paying welfare to illegal immigrants, making the military safe for the few percent of the population that are not heteronormal. We've wated NASAs time on outreach to mohammadeans to make them feel like they've contributed much of anything over the last 800 years. So, if you wonder why our space program sucks--figure it out

Comment: Go find a postdoc position (Score 1) 479 479

That is if you want to get into academia, It's slave labor for a few more years, but it's better paid slave labor. PhD implies research skills. What companies are doing research in the area of your dissertation? You can't be limited by geography.

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

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) 286 286

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) 197 197

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) 270 270

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.

That does not compute.