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Comment Re:A conspiracy... (Score 4, Insightful) 470

"the undercover investigator brought Crawford X-ray tubes to examine for possible use in the weapon, followed by their technical specifications a month later. ... Investigators gave Feight $1,000 to build the control device and showed the men pictures of industrial X-ray machines they said they could obtain."

Hmm.. wonder whose idea this whole plot was. We've only heard one side so far.

Comment Re:because desktop linux is a toy and novelty (Score 2) 1215

For actual work and play I use windows. Everything works best on it.

Every now and then I boot into the latest linux distro currently in favor and give it a spin. And I've always ended up disappointed.

How do you do something as basic as copy a file securely to another computer? I use scp on Linux.

Comment Commission members (Score 1) 443

Here's a list of the commission members. Perhaps a note should be added to their Wikipedia pages.

  • Admiral Dennis C. Blair, former U.S. Director of National Intelligence
  • Jon M. Huntsman, former Governor of Utah
  • Craig R. Barrett, former CEO Intel
  • Slade Gorton, former US Senator for Washington
  • William J. Lynn III, CEO DRS Technologies
  • Deborah Wince-Smith, President and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness
  • Michael K. Young, President of the University of Washington

Comment Re:it's at a dead end (Score 1) 314

Gloat? The hardware engineers would have to battle with the influx of software engineers battling for their jobs. Pay goes down due to supply and everyone loses.

Once the software engineers are in, there will be so many bugs that the robots won't have an advantage any more, so it will be back to status quo.

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