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Comment Re:The King of sequels (Score 1) 283

Alien was innovative. Aliens is a generic action movie with "marines" who act like wimps and a child, in a desperate attempt to move the viewers. Terminator 2 is essentially a remake of the previous movie with an annoying kid and cringe-worthy dialogues. The dark elements of the first one disappeared. It only succeeded because of the visual effects and some big action set pieces.

Comment Re:They're asking the wrong question (Score 1) 585

Since the FBI has a warrant, I think it is well within its right to contract any company to create this tool, but that they can't force Apple to accept this contract just because they originally built the phone. The question is whether Apple can be compelled to provide source code or other expertise to help whoever has agreed to do it.

Comment Re:isnt ice less dense? (Score 4, Insightful) 232

Not exactly and no. When mass is redistributed (due to ice melting, plate tectonics, mantle convection, etc...) the shape of the geoid changes. However the total mass of the Earth is conserved. So if you are far enough away from the Earth to make it indistinguishable from a point mass, Earth's gravity remains constant.

Comment Re:Reprehensible (Score 1) 490

It depends on how you measure success. If you look at things like prison population, life expectancy, homicide rate, treatment of minorities, poverty, access to higher education, access to healthcare, work conditions, protection of civil liberties, freedom of the press, etc..., the U.S. is a shithole I wouldn't want to live in.

The Military

United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea 567

skade88 writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States has started flying B-2 stealth bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the U.S. Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The U.S. military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The U.S. also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting its allies in the region. The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' mainland."

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