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Comment Re:This is why ISIS wins (Score 3, Informative) 460

By the way, Russia has a long history of violating the airspace of other nations. I'm surprised there hasn't been such an incident earlier.

This is ironic considering Turkey lost an F-4 to Syrian air defence a couple of years ago after the Turkish aircraft violated Syrian airspace...

Comment Re:This is why ISIS wins (Score 5, Insightful) 460

The situation between Turkey and ISIS is actually a lot more murky than you would think - Turkey has actually actively collaborated with ISIS on occasion when it comes to fighting the Kurds (which Turkey has a long standing conflict with). Turkey has also actively protested Russian targets within Syria as they are pro-Turkey factions of ISIS.

Turkey will play the anti-ISIS game only as long as they have to in order to keep up international appearances - behind the scenes, the game is played completely differently.

Comment Re:How is it a problem? (Score 3, Interesting) 143

I may be mis-remembering, but it seems like a summer or 2 ago, there was a day with 2 leap seconds in it.

Not possible. The leap second committee folks have a mandate never to let the difference between the UTC and UT1 (mean solar time) readings exceed 0.9 seconds. They usually decide to apply a leap second whenever the difference between UTC and UT1 approaches 0.6 seconds. Furthermore, they can add a leap second at the end of any month, although there is a preference for June and December and a second preference for March and September. For there to be two leap seconds in a day, something catastrophic would have had to have happened, like California sliding into the ocean, the Yosemite supervolcano blowing, or the Maple Leafs winning the Stanley Cup.

Comment Re:Except they used regular SMS (Score 4, Informative) 291

Yes they did - but the message the Paris investigators found which led them to perform the raid on Wednesday was recovered from an unencrypted phone and not from traffic capture.

Don't get me wrong, I support zero knowledge encryption where possible, but having access to the phone contents reportedly did allow investigators to make headway in France.

Comment Re:The movie's not out yet and I'm already tired (Score 3, Interesting) 126

Interesting concept of "deep sixing" you have there, if you consider that his first Star Trek film was the first ST film to win an Academy Award, as well as winning numerous other awards, was financially successful and received very positive reviews. His second Star Trek film was even more financially successful than his first, received very favourable reviews and has been the spring board for the first Star Trek TV series in over a decade.

I only hope the new Star Wars films fail as badly!

Comment Re:TFS is oversensational? Say it ain't so! (Score 2) 131

Considering pretty much all other news sites are covering the story from the aspect that providing an Android compatibility layer has more legal issues than not (considering the unsure outcome of the Oracle vs Google API case - if MS went ahead with a compat layer and Oracle won then both Oracle and Google could take issue with it) and that providing a compatibility layer cheapens the Universal Windows Platform MS has been touting for WP10, Im not entirely sure where the angle taken in TFS has come from - seems its more sensational anti-MS stuff than anything else really...

Comment Re:Tim Cook doesn't know why anyone would buy a PC (Score 1) 337

No, I don't "conveniently ignore" that at all, that is entirely the very basis for my point - we are trying to push out coding into a more general population at all ages, and yet here we have Tim Cook saying most people only need a device on which you cannot code. Those two things do not gel.

In practice, failures in system development, like unemployment in Russia, happens a lot despite official propaganda to the contrary. -- Paul Licker