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Comment Re:As someone who has PTSD (Score 1) 54

Agreed. I knew a guy in my brigade who deployed in 2004 (about the time that shit was bad in Iraq). He can watch those movies and play video games, but he spent his entire enlistment bonus on meth. What I'm worried about is the habit that trolls have for say, exposing vets to pictures of gore or dead soldiers (Though I've never been on Second Life so I don't know how that works).

Comment Other countries are taking this a bit seriously. (Score 1) 150

The United States is just trying to keep up. Whether or not it's hysteria, we have had various attacks on critical components of our infrastructure, notably the power grid, from Russian and Chinese hackers. Iran also has an entire division devoted to cyber-warfare. I read in Soldiers magazine (I was at MEPS waiting to swear in) and saw an ad for a new unit of the Army, the Army Network Warfare Battalion, and they're looking for soldiers from the intelligence (35) and signal (25) fields, as well as those with CS and programming experience.

Vicariously Tour the National Ignition Facility 97

Dave Bullock writes "The National Ignition Facility (NIF) has been discussed several times over the years on Slashdot and just recently fired all of its 192 lasers. LLNL scientists predict NIF will attain ignition (controlled nuclear explosion) in 2010. For now, take a look at the photos I shot of NIF for when I toured it earlier this year."

Comment I just love how this sounds. (Score 1) 305

"The measure would raise $2.4 million a year for Caldwell's department, according to a financial analysis." I am also a Louisiana native, and a lot of us know that if Louisiana politicians are pushing for something, then it means that they'll benefit from it in some way. One guy even proposed a tax incentive for people who have children in private schools because he felt that private schooling was a tad too expensive for him. And about the time that Governor Jindal was elected, they were trying to give themselves another raise. I honestly thought that Jindal would be a bitch to the politicians, and he seemed like it at first, but he came around. I don't agree with him on social issues, but I am glad that he opposes this. I'm willing to bet that at least some of that $2.4M will not go towards the department.

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