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Comment Re:Developers will not come (Score 1) 118 118

Ehh, I don't know about that. I think in terms of the interface, performance, and stability Windows Phone is the best smartphone OS around. I couldn't stick with it because of the lack of apps.

Similarly, Linux was never successful on the desktop for precisely the same reason; not enough commercial software, particularly games.

Comment Re:$805M budget (Score 1) 231 231

Because the military budget is particularly notorious for hugely expensive, discrete items, based purely on porkbarrel projects and pseudo-macho posturing by Congressmembers even when the military leadership tells them the spending is unnecessary.

"Where would you like to cut the US military budget? Maybe cut their medical care? That's a popular one."

Popular? Among who? Who exactly has argued that military medical care should be cut?

"Or maybe you'd like them to not have the latest high tech stuff so when we go to war more of our people die"

Maybe we stop letting chicken hawk congressmen decide what's necessary, and let the career military leaders do that?

Comment Re:I think maybe the opposite (Score 1) 165 165

" If this was true then that would mean that two people who independently interpreted the law would come to the same conclusion."

No, that's why I said "it's hard to make that way."

Also, criminal law is overwhelmingly written in a manner where most educated people can understand it. If you don't believe, check out your state's criminal statutes.

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Nero Wolfe