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Comment Re:Let us keep our thoughts with our Kremlin frien (Score 1) 667

I am from the Netherlands, where most of the casualties are from: can we PLEASE stop our uninformed finger pointing until at least some evidence turns up?

None of us know what happened.

Russia or the separatists in Eastern Ukraine might have done this -- although no-one is sure what they would stand to gain from it. Ukraine's own military might have done it (they've done it before and denied it vehemently until it was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt).

When did they do this before? If they had, we would have definitely heard about it because YOUR dictator Putin would never shut up about it if it did. Fuck off, Russian troll!

Comment Re:No winners economically (Score 5, Informative) 268

As a CSU alum, I wouldn't put much faith in anything coming out of there. Most of the admins have Ernie Guevara posters in their offices and a lot of the "research" coming out of there is just laughable. I mean that literally, I have had some good laughs from what passes as research there. When I did my work there I had to pay for it out of my own pocket since I'm not the right race and my work had nothing to do with "social justice". It's been taken over by Mexican nationalists and turned into a 3rd world school.

Comment Re:Out of his discipline (Score 5, Interesting) 323

The whole "glass dome over a crater" thing is as much sci-fi as warp drive at this point. The material technology just doesn't exist and might not for a long time. It might be more appropriate for "Habitat 3.0", but it will require an established industrial infrastructure. The most likely scenario for "Habitat 1.0" is a smaller concrete dome. Look up "magnesium oxychloride cement". It can be made from magnesium chloride and water, and it will cure in the Martian atmosphere. Yes, I have tried it in a vacuum chamber and it can work.

Comment It's an election year gimmick (Score 2, Insightful) 145

I don't know about the other services, but the Army has been using FOSS for years, especially Linux. They already have UAVs running embedded Linux, and they have worked for years, successfully, I might add, to make their web sites compatible with different platforms. I have been using Linux as my primary OS since 2000 and never had any problem using an Army site. This is just so some Congress Critters can court the geek vote by claiming to push FOSS in an environment where it is already widely used. There was never any obstacle to FOSS in the DOD and they have adopted it very enthusiastically without any "authorization" from Congress.

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours. -- Milton Berle