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Comment The tip of the iceberg (Score 1) 1862

The genie is long and truly out of the bottle. When someone realizes the implication of oval boring, we'll even have printable guns that leave no scoring on the bullet to identify the weapon it was fired from.

As desirable as it might be to better control who has access to guns, outlawing them will only benefit the global market in illegal weapons. Witness the success of the "War On Drugs", initiated by the Nixon administration and the greatest single factor in the ascent of Mexican drug cartels.

Apple

Submission + - iPhone 5 Demand Withering? (reuters.com)

Rambo Tribble writes: Reuters has posted an article discussing a Nikkei report citing revelations by iPhone 5 parts suppliers that orders for the phone's components are being cut. It appears demand for the new model is languishing.

With Windows 8 disappointing and now the iPhone 5 apparently doing so, also, are we seeing the limitations of closed ecosystems finally reflected in their popularity?

The Military

Submission + - U.S. Nuke Lab Kicks Chinese Tech (reuters.com)

Rambo Tribble writes: Reuters reports that Los Almos National Laboratory has removed switches produced by Chinese firm H3C, which once had ties to Huawei. This appears to be a step taken to placate a nervous Congress, rather in response to any detected security issues.
The Military

Submission + - Bletchley Park Codebreaker Honored (bbc.co.uk)

Rambo Tribble writes: England has awarded Raymond Roberts, one of the nine cryptanalysts responsible for breaking the Nazi Tunny code machine, (also known by the German designation Lorenz cipher machine) the MBE. Roberts is the last surviving member of the team which cracked the German army's cipher machine functionality, much like others at Bletchley broke the better-known Enigma machine.
The Military

Submission + - X-47B Stealth Drone: A Cylon is Born? (bbc.com)

Rambo Tribble writes: The BBC reports on a U.S. Navy program to develop an autonomous reconnaissance/strike drone. Designed to take off and land on an aircraft carrier, the drone is intended to operate with little human intervention. Special bonus: it even looks like a Cylon.

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