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Comment: Re:Drone It (Score 1) 743 743

During the Vietnam War strategists declared that dogfighting is dead, and the F-4 was originally not equipped with a gun at all. Many of them were shot down.

Though we have gone 30 years of wars and conflicts without Americans in a real dogfight, so perhaps it is. But the lessons of Vietnam means that all American fighters will have guns for the foreseeable future.

Comment: Re:SECRET??? (Score 1) 203 203

I have no idea why anyone visits Yelp. It is well known they are a scam, holding hostage companies that refuse to pay to remove bad reviews, and refusing to remove fake good reviews of companies that do pay.

Actually I kind of hope the lawsuit turns up that Yelp itself created the bad reviews.

Comment: Re:Next Ask Toolbar (Score 1) 328 328

Jeez. I actually do Java every day as my job, but I have only been installing it on Linux for the past number of years, so I did not realize this was the case.

But I said nearly 5 years ago, that Oracle will do it's best to ruin Java. It seems to be relegated to server-side only more and more. (this is the only place we use it as well) The only thing propping up Java is the fact that people do not trust Microsoft, otherwise C# would have taken over the business world by now.

Comment: Games who's key point is not playing a game. (Score 1) 81 81

These are never good. In fact I think they can really not be called "games" as that sort of implies something someone does for entertainment.

More like "interactive social experiments". These are never fun, or entertaining, and rarely useful. I include all of the "games" where the goal is to make the player feel or think something.

Real computer scientists don't program in assembler. They don't write in anything less portable than a number two pencil.