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You don't build them to use them, you build them so you don't have to use them. You also force anyone who thinks they need to counter them to spend resources on developing and deploying the countermeasures.
I don't know, 8 years ago a bunch of guys in a couple of airliners seemed to work out well....and hell, they didn't even have to build the plane themselves!
Really, how much more useful is a F-22 when compared to a UAV with cruise missile support from a ship off shore?
They would need a really big hill.
Plus, I don't know anyone who owns a cube laptop.
Maybe a G3.....
The internet is probably the last place you'd want to use to teach someone the importance of good writing. The amount of people who think it's cool to type in text speak, deliberately spell certain words incorrectly and various forms of leet speak mean that kids will think that a good writing style doesn't matter.
Like "hey, the only active ingredient in a drug should not be cocaine."
Well duh, meth has a perfectly good reason to be in there as well. Geez, what are they teaching kids these days?
Actually, if you are a modern civil engineer, you could probably get by just fine using nothing but Newtonian mechanics.
And just a note for all of the non-civil engineers out there; knowing "nothing but" Newtonian mechanics doesn't mean simple, back of the hand calculations. A (good) civil engineer needs to know the math that applies to many different subfields. For example, take the Zipingpu Dam, just knowing how to build that dam doesn't mean anything if you're building it over a weak spot on the earth's crust.
Similarly, just building a skyscraper doesn't mean just knowing how high you can build it before it falls down. It also means knowing how to model the effects of air flow around the building, the effects on/by the type of material used, etc. Anyone remember Gertie?
For more, feel free to see Wikipedia's article on civil engineering.
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