So Putin, who is responsible for arming these terrorists with missiles capable of bringing down airliners at cruising altitude has just killed 23 US citizens. Let's hope that US & EU sanctions get truly serious in response.
It's barely more an international effort than when the US launches a US built sat from the Cape on an Atlas V (using Russian RD180s): French Guyana is as much of France as Hawaii is of the US so both the sats & the launch location are French.
But this is a post from Timothy so we all know that accuracy and absence of bias in the extract are too much to expect...
In 3 months when absolutely nothing has been done to identify or punish the people responsable for this:
Look! NSA Spy on you! Snowden nice guy, spend time in Hong kong running from US Government. This, little problem, everyone forget soon!
Not long at all for lawmakers who had their previous law invalidated and worked in concert with members of the opposition to ensure that the proposed version is acceptable to a majority.
But of course Timothy WILL put the most muckraking spin on it he can...
Your blanket statement "The hard part is always inventing the building blocks" is clearly false as often the hardest part is in the choice & integration of the building blocks. The F35 is a shining example where just about every building block has been available for a decade (or even many multiples of same), yet it is the integration and fine tuning that are the hardest parts. Many, many other examples come to mind: Nuclear fusion power plants, carrier aviation, large federal IT projects, etc.
Sometimes & in some domains, inventing the building blocks is the hardest part.
Ah, and you just woke up to discover that the USG does not want anyone they think is a terrorist learn just what/how/when they came to this conclusion? Go back to sleep.
Just as you are just a few steps from committing mass murder...
On matters where national security & constitutionality collide, stays are systematically delivered by the appellate courts so again, until every higher court has exhausted appeals, the ruling changes nothing.
The judge's ruling will be challenged & until/unless it wins every appeal (all the way to the supreme court in all probability), the ruling changes nothing.
Sooo, until the ruling is definitively confirmed, nothing changes.
No, it would cost ULA money as their contract states that the launches will be performed on Atlas or Delta but Atlas (with the outsourced russian engines) costs less.
ULA could launch on Delta (reserving the launches that NEED to be on Atlas for that launcher) but ULA would have to eat the difference. Very unpalatable for ULA that...
So, without the numbers I gave you were able to tell that the asteroid was imaged at just over three times the distance the moon you look up to in the sky is? Well, no because you certainly didn't know that because the people who do don't use the distance they have traveled on earth as a reference.
Did the raw number give you enough information to know how far into the earth's gravity well it was? Or even whether it had entered it? Nope, you didn't know that either.
Oh, but 776 times 1000 times 63360 inches, oh THAT has meaning to you...
Giving the 776,000 miles number is of little value for most people. Comparing it to 1 Astronomical Unit (the average distance Earth-Sun = 92,955,807.3 miles) or the distance between the Earth & the moon (238,857 miles) makes it much more understandable.
Given that these infos are informative & not biased, I can see how Timothy didn't think to add them to the summary.
Again Timothy with the biased & false click-bait summary...
Courts do not issue impossible to obey orders. The NSA sifts through massive amounts of data & deletes almost all of it after a period of time. Forcing the NSA to no longer delete the data as the court initially ordered implies the immediate shutdown of the data collection program. While that may be the desired outcome of some here, it is NOT what the judge intended. He intended only to force the NSA to preserve what data it could. When the NSA explained that preserving the scope of data requested data without shutting down the data program or spending hundreds of millions to the judge he rescinded his original order.
Thus Timothy's "Our Systems Are Too Complex To Obey the Law" is false and misleading
Not in my experience. Recent graduates of Sandhurst & St Cyr tend to be young & fit & the ladies I have met would take issue with being called middle aged, let alone overweight or men. Oh, you're referring to the people in your entourage...
Yeah, serving & past armed forces officers are the exception to the military history == fascist mindset here. No argument on the merits of Lee/Sherman, but then my american civil war knowledge is too light to have a valid opinion. Thanks for responding.