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Comment Re:Pathetic (Score 1) 683

Ah, so from that it would follow that these 'masses' are basically ignorant mob, easy to set against an marginally relevant target. Is that the point you were trying to make?
And for these "lessons from French Revolution"... If they were taken seriously by "higher echelons", why would they not be taken seriously by "lower echelons", too?

Comment Re:Pathetic (Score 1) 683

> a lot of folks don't want to be constantly filmed by Google Glass wearers for privacy issues
Well, they are in some luck then. Because they just aren't. In fact, Google Glass is so rare that if someone wearing them gets a traffic ticket, it makes national news. Seems Google Glass wearers are like aliens. Nobody sees them, but they are surely among us. And the government is absolutely behind it all...

Comment Python (Score 1) 427

I tend to do this king of stuff (automated test harnesses) with Python (equipped with necessary platform-specific libraries). Naturally, this is Windows so COM and WMI are your friends. Note that IPython makes for an excellent shell for trying stuff out. I tend to go back and forth between Linux and Windows and Python definitely is a transferable skill.

Comment Re:Vocabulary alert (Score 1) 281

>> (I would happily pay a few bucks extra a month to get a pirate's licence, by the way)

Once you pay the licence fee, you are not a pirate anymore. You would be called a privateer, in the employ of Her Majesty. However, do remember to carry your letters of marque on you while outside our territorial waters.

Comment Re:I think... (Score 1) 113

No, it is not laughable. Unless, that is, your laughter trigger is so sensitive you burst out at the sight of a little girl dropping her ice cream cone...

Seriously, though. I made an experiment and switched to bing at one of my workstations. I found bing clearly inferior to current google, but only by that much. Its performance (and I mean relevance of results) is adequate. Not great, but adequate. It is clearly the number two, way above anything else but google.


Own Your Own Fighter Jet 222

gimmebeer writes "The Russian Sukhoi SU-27 has a top speed of Mach 1.8 (more than 1,300 mph) and has a thrust to weight ratio greater than 1 to 1. That means it can accelerate while climbing straight up. It was designed to fight against the best the US had to offer, and now it can be yours for the price of a mediocre used business jet."

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