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I wish 65 billion could of been spent on Americas internet infrastructure rather then flexing its e-peen as usual.

Man, you can say that again... biggrin.gif

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Yay! lets blow the junk out of the rest of the world..... <----sarcasim

I wonder who has the most money invested in the companies that make these toys? rolleyes.gif


I better stop talking NDAA was passed, wouldn't want to disappear forever would I?

Aren't drones a fraction of the price?

NDAA?
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Perhaps in cost efficiency but the F22 Raptor is undoubtedly the most advanced and amazing machine ever created by human beings. That's hardly a fail under any definition. thumb.gif

Apparently you don't live anywhere near USMC Miramar in San Diego.

I'll tell you who fails... I do!
I fail to sleep rolleyes.gif

And I have no proof that its them, but my Wifi cuts out all the time biggrin.gif
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Man, you can say that again... biggrin.gif
NDAA?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Authorization_Act_for_Fiscal_Year_2012

End Derailment here as this conversation will get political.
Edited by cayennemist - 3/27/12 at 7:23pm
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Perhaps in cost efficiency but the F22 Raptor is undoubtedly the most advanced and amazing machine ever created by human beings. That's hardly a fail under any definition. thumb.gif

Most advanced perhaps (for about a second until a new telescope, or new satellite, or new particle collider is built) but the most amazing? I dunno. I think I'd give that award to MRI's, or a basic x-ray machine. You know... machines that have impacted and improved the lives of uncountable numbers people and not a generic airplane that's a little bit better at fighting wars then the previous airplane it replaced. Those are amazing machines to me. Not something like this.
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Most advanced perhaps (for about a second until a new telescope, or new satellite, or new particle collider is built) but the most amazing? I dunno. I think I'd give that award to MRI's, or a basic x-ray machine. You know... machines that have impacted and improved the lives of uncountable numbers people and not a generic airplane that's a little bit better at fighting wars then the previous airplane it replaced. Those are amazing machines to me. Not something like this.

or the lunar lander? or even the Wright bros. airplane
   
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Why?
That's how life works. That's how every venture works. That's how businesses work too. Why would Intel kill their R&D teams to release a chip that's 10 times faster than the previous generation when the customers will be ecstatic with a chip that's 2x faster? It makes poor business sense to doom yourself to poor long-term development when you out-did yourself (and everyone else for that matter) with a single revision.
When you're in first place, you only have to be better than the rest. Any extra harder you work just makes it that much ore difficult for you to make improvements on your own work.

No. The government is not a business. They are not trying to profit from this. They are not trying to give their competition time to catch up. They are trying to save(and take) lives, among other things. They should be pushing for every ounce of an advantage over their enemy. Not saying "Meh, good enough" when American lives depend on them. Seriously, think next time...
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No. The government is not a business. They are not trying to profit from this. They are not trying to give their competition time to catch up. They are trying to save(and take) lives, among other things. They should be pushing for every ounce of an advantage over their enemy. Not saying "Meh, good enough" when American lives depend on them. Seriously, think next time...

yeah and apple is cool thumb.gif
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No. The government is not a business.

Did you know that you pay interest on government student loans? Please, go home.
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Most advanced perhaps (for about a second until a new telescope, or new satellite, or new particle collider is built) but the most amazing? I dunno. I think I'd give that award to MRI's, or a basic x-ray machine. You know... machines that have impacted and improved the lives of uncountable numbers people and not a generic airplane that's a little bit better at fighting wars then the previous airplane it replaced. Those are amazing machines to me. Not something like this.

This. Exactly this.
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Fail fighter... current fighters don't need to be stealthy to fire missiles at current enemies.

Maybe if china attacked the world it would be useful...
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