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Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 5, Insightful) 290

by wickedsteve (#49359697) Attached to: Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad Thinks He Doesn't Use E-mail
George Carlin had some insight: "Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky. They don't pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It's what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out."

Comment: The Lost Fleet and B5 (Score 2) 470

by wickedsteve (#48015183) Attached to: The Physics of Space Battles
I recommend The Lost Fleet book series by Jack Campbell to anyone interested in realistic space battles, that take into account relativistic aspects and the speed of light. Also the 90's TV show Babylon 5 nailed newtonian physics, but the ships engaged in close battle for the sake of visual entertainment. You can see Starfuries and White Stars strafing like the Asteroids video game.

Comment: My 2 (Score 1) 382

by wickedsteve (#47778015) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?
After Burner II (1987 Arcade) Call of Duty (2003 PC-Mac) Descent (1995 PC-Mac) Discs of Tron (1983 Arcade) Gears of War (2006 XBox 360) Heavy Barrel (1987 Arcade) Mass Effect (2007 XBox 360) Metal Gear Solid (1998 PS1) Myst (1993 PC-Mac) Omega Race (1982 Arcade) Phoenix (1980 Arcade) R-Type (1987 Arcade) Section Z (1985 Arcade) Sinistar (1982 Arcade) Space Harrier (1985 Arcade) Spy Hunter (1983 Arcade) Steel Talons (1991 Arcade) Time Pilot (1983 Arcade) Uncharted (2007 PS3) Unreal Tournament (1999 PC-Mac) Zanac (1987 NES)

Comment: Its a little late for fear mongering right? (Score 1) 514

The fucking CIWS has been in operation since 1980. It picks it's targets/threats. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalanx_CIWS#CIWS_contact_target_identification I'm not scarred. We won't be just randomly letting loose killbots in the streets to clean them up. And it's not like they won have any safeties, kill switches, dead man switches, human oversight or manual overrides.

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