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Comment Re:duh (Score 1) 182

For the English language, Helvetica seems to be a good choice. If, on the off chance, you're interested - there's actually a movie by that name. It's a documentary (of course, that's all I watch) and surprisingly interesting and informative.

Just when I was thinking Highway Gothic would be a good movie name. Probably a horror story, with hitchhikers.

Comment Re:Easy Fix (Score 1) 353

> Aha. That's going to go over really well after both Google and Apple have already long purchased some prime Manhattan real estate

If that is there price then that is their price. If they can't walk away from that investment, then they are owned by that investment. What is better for the long term good? Caving? Or publically walking away and telling Manhatten to suck an egg, they are not more important than liberty?

Its their investment to do what they want with, but its better to own your investment than let it own you.

Tech companies actually own real estate? I thought at most they had a holding company that did, and then leased it to the tech subsidiary.

Comment Re:memory loss defence? (Score 1) 602

I was in that kind of position where I got retrenched (80/90s), and the company asked me to do some contracting after. At the time I wasn't all that happy with them, so I squared my usual hourly rate and added a zero on the end. They paid. I was the *only* one that knew that design and could finish it. :)

Comment Re:Smokeless powder (Score 1) 276

The important thing about the railgun, though, is that it's a big conductive chunk of dumb metal. It's a direct-fire or ballistic weapon, not a guided one. We already have supersonic missiles. Missiles and rockets cost a lot of money to build and then are destroyed, but are often launched from relatively inexpensive platforms. Railguns put the expense in the maintainable, reusable launcher and use cheap ammunition that causes plenty of damage from kinetic impact.

The manufacturers will hate that. They'd rather be supplying a lot of expensive ammo.

Comment Re:Well, that's embarrassing (Score 1) 622

Ah well... Let's hope these people doing this work are not subjected to too many death threats or terrorist attacks because of their findings. Some folks work really hard to keep other people in line and some folks are willing to die for their religious beliefs. Hopefully that does not happen here.

You know they will. This will be considered blasphemy in the highest degree, even by the non-fundamentalists. They're marked men.

And in the future, we'll study the markings using carbon dating.

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