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Comment Insufficient cushioning (Score 1) 130

Given that the article does not say tidal forces CAUSE quakes, this cushioning is completely unnecessary.

Given that the title under which the article was posted to /. is "The moon's gravitational pull can trigger major earthquakes, says study", the cushioning was not only necessary but inadequate.

Comment Re:So this is Russia answer to the ,, (Score 1) 256

Either it deploys from orbit, in which case the missile has to survive reentry, while not a huge problem there is a problem that it'll be effectively blind while doing so. making it a really easy target for interception.

So? ICBMs also have to go through reentry. And the B stands for ballistic: they're not intended to do complicated dodging. Is there any reason why MIRVs wouldn't be as successful an anti-interception strategy for orbitally launched missiles as for submarine-launched ones?

Comment Re:Yet another example of EU overreach (Score 1) 89

I guess you don't know that in the British parliament members from different parties are elected, and then those people select the prime minister?

Nonsense. In the British parliament members from different parties are elected, and then the monarch invites someone who she thinks can command the support of a majority of them to be PM.

Comment Wrong question, different reason (Score 1) 1144

That's not the only reason. When the NRA is such a powerful lobby that it managed to get Congress to pass legislation forbidding the use of computers for background checks, there are obviously political barriers to the use of technical solutions which need to be removed before it's even worth asking what technical solutions might exist.

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