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Comment Re:Lost in Space? (Score 3, Interesting) 169

I was a little kid when I saw that show, and even then, it was obvious it was a piece of crap.

The bottom of the barrel, we scrape it here.

What next, "My Mother, the Car"?

A quote from director John Huston: "There is a willful lemming-like persistence in remaking past successes time after time. They can't make them as good as they are in our memories, but they go on doing them and each time it's a disaster. Why don't we remake some of our bad pictures - I'd love another shot at 'Roots of Heaven' - and make them good?"

I also remember seeing "Lost in Space" when I was a kid. Yes, it sucked badly, so if any show ever needed to be remade, (and fixed), that was it.

Comment Re:Argle Bargle Morble Whoosh? (Score 3, Interesting) 174

The board is really absurdly packed with political heavyweights though, to the point where it tips over from looking like "impressive board" to weird and kind of suspicious. I mean one of their directors is Henry Kissinger. Not just someone with the same name, either, the Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon's Secretary of State who is now 91 years old.

No kidding! When I was reading a recent article, Theranos sound almost too good to be true, but when I read who was on the board, warning bells went off. What the hell do a bunch of political and military people know about medicine???
Here is a link to the Board of Directors. Click on the name of each to get a page about their background:

Comment It is nothing but a stage prop in an interrogation (Score 5, Informative) 262

Penn & Teller "Bullshit!"

"60 Minutes"

I had a personal friend who has a PhD in Engineering who worked for an US govt agency with a 3-letter abbreviation. He got so fed up with the idiocy of periodically put put on a polygraph, that he quit. It seems every time it happened, they would come up with yet another bogus accusation, and try their damnedest to get a confession.

Comment Re:Strange comparison (Score 1) 502

Rather like apples and oysters, these two. Both do CAS but in very different ways. It seems like test parameters could easily be skewed to give one an advantage. Also, the A-10 has the home team advantage because of more mature tactics/doctrine. In any event, it seems silly to choose one over the other as they have such different roles.

Then again, the USAF is looking for any excuse to kill the A-10. Sadly, the A-10 is dying because it bridges the Air Force and Army and neither side wants to pay for it; each claims it belongs in the other's bailiwick. The Warthog is too good a plane to lose to infighting; they should just bring back the Army Air Corps and be done with it.

"On 4 November 1952, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between United States Air Force Secretary Thomas K. Finletter and United States Army Secretary Frank Pace that removed the weight restrictions on helicopters that the U.S. Army could use. It also widened the range of tasks the Army's helicopters could be used for. However, it also created an arbitrary 5,000 pounds weight restriction that limits the Army's ability to fly fixed-wing aircraft. As a result, the U.S. Army today is dependent upon the U.S. Air Force to purchase and man fixed-wing ground-attack aircraft to fulfill close air support missions."


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