Clearly while these troops probably were or are active Russian units, I expect they were either AWOL and/or certainly acting without orders.
So according to The Fine Article
Those who want to kiss the stone should basically go "Kiss Our Shiny Fossilized Asses"?
honestly, the biggest advantage Steam offers me are:
1) Making my library available on whatever computer I am using (provided the games support it), without me having to drag around an external drive of some sort.
2) Keeping my downloaded games up to date, and the saved games synchronized between computers.
Granted I'm probably an abnormal user in that I have a desktop at home and a laptop I use for travel/work, but it makes it easy to keep things in sync and start a game on one, then continue on the other, with very little effort on my part.
Didn't sign up to Steam for the longest time, but recently did to try a game a friend sent me. Its much less intrusive and user friendly than I had expected.
If you've gotten the games through the Humble Bundle, then you might be even more interested in Steam. All (most?) of the Humble Bundle games come with Steam keys so you can immediately add them to your Steam library. Makes it much easier to keep track of your library and manage downloads between computers
Considering the Princeton grad was working for the A&M grad, I'm not sure the contacts and networking were working out as he expected.
If this is a serious question, then the answer is pretty straight forward and already one we are working on.
The rise of the Carrier, wasn't so much about the Carrier per se, but about the ability for a Carrier+Planes to project firepower in ways Battleships couldn't (and couldn't protect against).
Carriers themselves though, exist only as bases for planes.
Planes are expensive, trained pilots are even more expensive. Pilots are also "fleshy meat bags" that limit performance on planes.
Flash forward to now. Drones are the wave of the future. Long range high-speed drones is the next step (or drones mid-flight refueling/rearming from a drone tanker if they haven't already).
All backed up by Mach 5 Cruise missiles that you can launch from your mainland and special forces you can use when you need a small specialized manned response, sounds like the future of war
The noise is now above the signal. We're screwed.
Wake me up, when September ends.
But be careful shifting things "out the door", especially if they are business critical.
We recently moved our offices and looked into replacing our aged PBX. One choice everyone mentioned was hosted VOIP PBX services.
Great if you have high-speed, reliable, internet, great if you don't mind paying again and again. For us, even though we have outsourced our Email, phone services are mission critical. If our internet connection goes down, no biggie, business goes on (albeit slightly inconvenienced), if our PHONES go down, it'll be hell and high-water combined and everything grinds to a stop.
Likewise, any business suite or accounting package better darn well be able to run in stand-a-lone mode and resync when the internet connection comes back, or it isn't coming into any mission critical situation if I have any say (which I do).
The alternative is backup redundant service, and the equipment to handle that, which, for a small office is overblown.