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Comment Easy Way to Kill Robophobia (Score 2) 101 101

When the sergeant tells the grunts that SOMETHING is going to have the carry the thousands of pounds of stuff (food, water, ammo, batteries, etc.) that the platoon requires - it can either be them or the the robots - I think that the grunts are going to get over whatever dislike of the robots they may have had.

Comment Ranger in Top Gun??? (Score 1) 118 118

What parts of "Top Gun" did RANGER appear in? Any shots that could be identified were of ENTERPRISE, with her distinctive cubic superstructure. See this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Did they shot some interior footage on RANGER, or is this just wrong?

Amazingly, one of the pilots in the F-14 footage is still on active duty, nearly 30 years later. ADM James Winnefeld, now the Vice Chair of the JCS, was one of the instructors at Top Gun when the movie was shot and flew some of the dogfights.

Comment Re:What's the difference... (Score 1) 284 284

I think that drapes are a better analogy. Banks, safes and safety deposit boxes protect things that might be stolen, while drapes prevents people from seeing what you are doing in a place where you have an expectation of privacy.

Being on the internet without encryption is like being in your house without drapes.

Comment Drapes (Score 1) 354 354

Similarly, the FBI has indicated its displeasure with the manufacturers of another new product intended to thwart law enforcement officials from keeping all Americans, but especially the children, safe.

"This new product will make our job much more difficult. Honest people, true Americans, with nothing to hide, should have no need for such a product."

Despite such warnings, the sales of drapes and Venetian blinds have been brisk.

Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lampposts -- for support rather than illumination.