I wouldn't say "the assumption is infeasible" makes it invalid, merely impractical. But I agree with everything else.
oh, it would work. It may not be feasible, but it would work.
true, but it still has weight, and if Ford/GM lose, they can afford to appeal it all the way to the SC.
Linus's law works perfectly well; it simply has an implicit assumption that most people don't realize: a bug is known to exist. It was never about bugs leaping out of the woodwork at passersby, it was about bugs being unable to elude a sufficiently large number of searchers.
true, but given an infinite improbability drive, one in a trillion chances will pop up nine times out of ten
Hmmm. Maybe. What does that zed stand for?
Because "be able to attack others" always winds up being a higher priority than "keep others from attacking us" in a dual-mission agency. It goes along with "the best defense is a good offense" and such mindsets, and it sounds cooler when you're selling your budget to the oversight committee.
I hope you have good teeth, because if you have to get a root canal without painkillers you are not going to be a happy person.
I sure hope so
yep. Though I could wish for it to be bigger. And maybe thorium reactor based. And while I'm at it, I'd like a pony
I know, right? I wish someone with money and land rights would set up a nice solar or nuclear desalination plant. Of course, getting through the environmental review would probably take the rest of this decade.
they may not be truly black, in that electromagnetic radiation can actually escape from the surface, but that radiation can still be redshifted heavily and have insufficient energy to be detectable by us.
I'm not. It's way to cut a cost to cope with the increase of another expense (protection payments) without raising the customer's price. Perfectly normal reaction to increased extortion.
or if not smite then enlighten... it's on TPB, refusing to license it for streaming will not change that, or even slow it down.
worse than Blockbuster had it, for that matter. Blockbuster had more room to keep the old stuff around and sometimes knew their customers well enough to cater to their tastes for the obscure.