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Comment Re:Free stuff (Score 1) 318

In fact, for a system you say that no one would buy, there seem to be an awful lot of countries lining up to pay for it...

And they are "paying for it" with grants from the U.S. government (i.e. the taxpayers).
And no, they can't buy anything they want with the money: the U.S. government specifies that
only certain arms (i.e. ones that make Raytheon rich) can be purchased with the money.

Comment Re:Bad assumption (Score 1) 297

Look at Yahoo. The first, and for some time the best internet search engine. Now dust.

Well, they just had 500,000,000 of their customer accounts hacked:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-16/here-s-how-russian-agents-hacked-500-million-yahoo-users

I had no idea that they ever had that many customers, let alone in 2017.

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