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Comment Re:It was a test indoors, so what? (Score 1) 129

Leaking the test results is also what 'marketing to investors' looks like. "Hey, Vulture Capitalists Inc., we've got a shiny laser powered spy drone for you to invest in, and we have proof of some ongoing tests ... the military is interested ... you'll get rich ... give us $20 million ... please?"

$20M is not much money at all. Instead, most likely, this data was published (I really really doubt it was "leaked" in any way, shape, or form) in preparation for a contract proposal worth hundreds of millions, if not over a billion, dollars.

Comment Need a niche (Score 2) 91

I'm not sure it's all so doom and gloom like TFA suggests. Telefonica needs a niche, or a gimmick, and this might be the right choice. At the very least, it might be enough to make a respectable ROI before the curtain closes. And, yes, it's fledgling, and being the first on the bandwagon would work out really well if the bandwagon (metaphorically) becomes a limousine.

Comment Re:Govt. By The People, FOR The People .... (Score 1) 322

So thanks again, wikileaks -- because a govt. keeping secrets isn't a very accountable one.

The problem I have is that the GOVT should still be able to keep secrets from OTHER governments. Let's assume that what you want is for the U.S. GOVT to not keep any secrets from you, theoretically a valid U.S. citizen. But, I argue that we still want to keep those secrets from other governments, including our possible and potential allies. WikiLeaks unfortunately makes no such distinctions. So, explain to me why you think that a particular sovereignty should not keep any information from other nations, whether they're friendly or not.

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