but as long as they are portable does it really make sense to chase after every last millimetre ?
There's a huge difference between "portable" and "I can comfortably hold this with one hand for an extended period of time".
The use case for a laptop as opposed to a tablet can be quite different.
At which point you have to consider the value of the missile vs. the value of the material...
The problem, he said, wasn't effectiveness... the issue is economics.
Let's posit that the "ally" doesn't care how much the missile cost to make because they didn't pay for it. Its cost at that point is very low (it still has to be manned and maintained). From the allies' perspective then, they are comparing that low cost (and maybe opportunity cost) to the value of taking out the drone.
Sometimes things get much simpler if you just don't give a shit.
Oh you're one of those weird offence monsters...
reading comprehension fail.
Done talking to you.
No, you post is just bland stupidity.
At least I made an argument. Your. You're welcome.
It's not enough to invoke hugely strong emotions.
I'm not trying to start shit, just express my opinion.
The best you'll get is a very mildly despairing (sic) sigh...
Stricken to the quick, I am! That was sarcasm, I'm not really upset. Also, it appears I offended you enough you made a response telling me how inoffensive my post was. You just couldn't resist, could you? In a very small way, I'm going to call that a win.
We need to close the death gap by killing more women.
I think that's the wrong way to go about it. We need to teach more men not to die.
Feels good eh? Being all right and righteous?
Well, you tell us. I think there's a legitimate point there. OTOH, your victimhood makes me cringe. People not knowing your job title = discrimination? Get over yourself, you may not be as special as you think you are.
Because I have a friend who runs a crane with a construction crew.
So your friend has a job where she doesn't fit in and she has a hard time. These things happen. Maybe she could find another company or different line of work? I'd also like to point out your anecdote does not constitute data.
I will now wait for you to strike down upon me with great vengeance and furious anger, the type usually triggered when a man in our society dares speak to a woman with a high opinion of herself. Knock yourself out, my karma can take it!
Isn't that an example of security measures working as expected?
Security measures working properly is only good in the proper context.
Car analogy: Your alarm goes off and locks both your steering and brakes. This is good for anti-theft. This is bad if it happens as you're cruising down the freeway.
For example, law enforcement could host properly signed DRM-protected files on sites pretending to host child pornography.
Apparently it's no longer even worth noting that representatives of the US government will run a child porn site offering downloads!
Yes, "pretending". So a honeypot without honey. That'll get real far now won't it?
In a healthy democracy there shouldn't be such a thing as "secret rules".
This. A thousand times this. If the voters don't know what's going on how are we supposed to make reasonable and informed decisions? A vote from an uninformed electorate is like participating in a kayak race without a kayak. You're just pretending to go through the motions.
"The number of Unix installations has grown to 10, with more expected." -- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June, 1972