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The Nice Guy At the World's Largest Weapons Expo

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the dasani-army-sneaks-up-with-6-pack-ring dept.

The Military 180

pigrabbitbear writes "It was the second day of the Special Operation Forces Exhibition in Amman, Jordan, and the temperature outside the convention center was around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with a typical chance of rain of zero. Drones of various sizes hovered in the hot blue desert sky. Inside, Ed Atchley had set up a booth for his company, Aspen Water Inc., right next to a 30mm chain gun designed to sink things like helicopters and Somali pirate ships. Atchley had traveled from his headquarters in Richardson, Texas, to the largest weapons trade show in the world, mainly because he makes 'the army's smallest, lightest, least expensive, high output, reverse osmosis water purifier,' he says, and people in the Middle East – including soldiers – get very thirsty."

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frist prost. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40204349)

Fr1st !!

70 litres of water vs 300 (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40204375)

Seemingly the Arabs must shower less than the Israelis.

Re:70 litres of water vs 300 (1, Troll)

balouderbaer (2563063) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204453)

Showering sure is easier if you don't have to ask the military for permission.

Re:70 litres of water vs 300 (2, Insightful)

Faggot McNigger (2653959) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204601)

Perhaps a correction to the headline is in order: The Nicest Guy At the World's Largest Weapons Expo If you want to publicise the work of some actual nice guys, what about those people who go into warzones simply to provide this kind of facility (some even do it for free, the gall of these people!) to those who are suffering because they happen to live in the middle of a war they want no part in?

Re:70 litres of water vs 300 (-1, Troll)

TinyLittleMend (2653839) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204683)

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You, who is a Gamemakerlessness!
You, who is trash!
You, who is a sandwich which has never known and will never know bread!

Return, return, return, return, return to Gamemakerdom!

faggot nigger dick in your mom's loose cunt (-1, Troll)

Faggot McNigger (2653959) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204541)

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Re:faggot nigger dick in your mom's loose cunt (-1, Troll)

Faggot McNigger (2653959) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204613)

nigger nigger nigger nigger nigger

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Re:faggot nigger dick in your mom's loose cunt (-1, Flamebait)

Faggot McNigger (2653959) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204637)

big dick in a giant pussy fag

nigger nigger nigger nigger nigger

I scream, you scream, we all scream for loose, wet cunt!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for using my real name ... asswipe I really hope I find you on the road some asshole .. because he is Douchebag Cunt and run it before you. I do not care who you are, you do not have a piece of shit in the street! You are a loser fucking nigger, you have nothing and have no insurance? Oh, your mom must be proud of you. What needs to be a responsible adult. Well Dick, I'm not going to sit here and throw insults at you, as I still class much more than that. But let me tell you that you found on the road .. I have to take a mother fucker .. Should I run these streets and ass fucking be. Eat fat hairy cock! > 70661 27272 30881 93496 32208 42630 58248 37953 98837 16186 17254 14050 23663 68265 81342 95228 53571 78542 77070 08045 15118 20458 04436 52502 81747 67456 36885 02041 06573 46094 00973 09777 36480 29813 96700 22595 71470 71729 24067 40494 64656 18727 56516 16590 62925 97364 47162 97769 19390 07641 42889 10586 54380 22999 43698 55043 47566 69997 02705 31140 45835 48634 66793 12318 02300 58911 62520 25136 37289 74270 89887 69593 30476 21267 22336 19131 28744 99905 12982 26867 58652 10182 08709 39685 20199 25540 09518 57584 13386 72538 68524 33681 11654 51175 32612 14859 41562 61452 28340 27676 03109 03368 55707 72133 96296 50366 88155 48230 94564 29004 52243 29408 24472 12722 47971 42226 86019 54639 75338 86683 79206 01637 34344 36221 77474 80274 98432 43957 07382 63993 94160 56775 68929 05909 21527 01232 62116 52907 53975 50771 60384 31544 18063 31949 90292 41821 13791 44766 51839 57180 41158 89223 45026 04177 73606 65320 43294 82815 64252 46498 73201 93092 59979 59316 34749 08450 60788 03773 27935 55448 19795 53311 26204 34085 83883 61048 56111 44362 79610 73865 17659 59720 06977 18322 10845 33276 39426 67861 09114 11913 30072 49039 39021 95632 25799 61857 00568 37549 26608 06314 67197 84546 85615 82410 92023 63184 49703 63588 21931 46903 45430 76406 83478 88819 72797 20863 50107 35817 05245 70402 74933 14454 69333 78138 04841 24731 65061 90955 66388 40089 92428 35412 33017 87087 51434 84951 57843 65725 15522 66129 87751 76001 11250 05505 49298 91360 38617 23404 15927 38358 71065 99500 40753 16995 35153 80678 70661 27272 30881 93496 32208 42630 58248 37953 98837 16186 17254 14050 23663 68265 81342 95228 53571 78542 77070 08045 15118 20458 04436 52502 81747 67456 36885 02041 06573 46094 00973 09777 36480 29813 96700 22595 71470 71729 24067 40494 64656 18727 56516 16590 62925 97364 47162 97769 19390 07641 42889 10586 54380 22999 43698 55043 47566 69997 02705 31140 45835 48634 66793 12318 02300 58911 62520 25136 37289 74270 89887 69593 30476 21267 22336 19131 28744 99905 12982 26867 58652 10182 08709 39685 20199 25540 09518 57584 13386 72538 68524 33681 11654 51175 32612 14859 41562 61452 28340 27676 03109 03368 55707 72133 96296 50366 88155 48230 94564 29004 52243 29408 24472 12722 47971 42226 86019 54639 75338 86683 79206 01637 34344 36221 77474 80274 98432 43957 07382 63993 94160 56775 68929 05909 21527 01232 62116 52907 53975 50771 60384 31544 18063 31949 90292 41821 13791 44766 51839 57180 41158 89223 45026 04177 73606 65320 43294 82815 64252 46498 73201 93092 59979 59316 34749 08450 60788 03773 27935 55448 19795 53311 26204 34085 83883 61048 56111 44362 79610 73865 17659 59720 06977 18322 10845 33276 39426 67861 09114 11913 30072 49039 39021 95632 25799 61857 00568 37549 26608 06314 67197 84546 85615 82410 92023 63184 49703 63588 21931 46903 45430 76406 83478 88819 72797 20863 50107 35817 05245 70402 74933 14454 69333 78138 04841 24731 65061 90955 66388 40089 92428 35412 33017 87087 51434 84951 57843 65725 15522 66129 87751 76001 11250 05505 49298 91360 38617 23404 15927 38358 71065 99500 40753 16995 35153 80678 70661 27272 30881 93496 32208 42630 58248 64511 25395 42744 43812 40608 50221 94823 07900 21786 80129 05100 03627 34603 41676 47016 30994 79060 08304 94014 63443 28599 33131 72652 27531 36335 63038 56370 23258 49153 98028 98287 50625 67052 91214 45285 83074 43148 89483 23922 73720 24326 45948 34199 69447 37144 80938 49557 70256 81601 74124 96555 29263 57698 72392 75192 93351 38876 28858 85469 89078 51693 63847 00828 16445 96151 57034 47825 48894 45689 55302 26463 39539 53425 85210 36740 35267 66243 46757 52098 36076 84142

Re:faggot nigger dick in your mom's loose cunt (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40204719)

WHOA! Dude, that was more powerful than a cargo hold full of prime healthy negroes packed shoulder-to-shoulder!

I am in love with you and want to have teh gay sex with you. My butthole is puckering in anticipation!

-- Ethanol-fueled

Still a bad guy (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40204385)

No matter what you're there for, you are still there trying to aide people in the senseless murder of other people. Burn in hell, should there be one.

You tell 'em Hawkeye (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40204457)

Are you practicing medicine...or weapons repair.

Re:Still a bad guy (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40204459)

It's not senseless murder. There is a lot of money to be made. In fact, it is one of the few industries that are booming today. Done correctly, murder can be highly profitable for the murderer (displace an ethnic minority to take their land, kill people opposing your government, stealing riches, protect your religion for heretics/infidels, etc.).

What? Do you hate economic growth? The rich killing the poor is what had created most of the developed nations of the world.

Re:Still a bad guy (2)

camperdave (969942) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205899)

Done correctly, murder can be highly profitable for the murderer (displace an ethnic minority to take their land, kill people opposing your government, stealing riches, protect your religion for heretics/infidels, etc.).

Stab a rich guy in the alley and take his wallet...

Re:Still a bad guy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40206165)

Re:Still a bad guy (0, Troll)

Nutria (679911) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204461)

Senseless? Few people kill just for the fuck of it.

Now, whether you agree with a US soldier's rationale for killing a 12yo boy or an Al-Qaeda follower planting an IED that kills whoever detonates it is a different story, but they all have a definite rationale.

Re:Still a bad guy (4, Informative)

Concerned Onlooker (473481) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204661)

Maybe he meant "senseless to a sensible person." Also, I think you meant rationalization, not rationale.

Re:Still a bad guy (0)

Nutria (679911) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204793)

Who is the sensible person? We Westerners really think that we are sensible, and that those Ay-rabs are bat shit crazy, but Mohamed Atta thought it was imminently sensible to fly a plane into the WTC, and there's nothing we can so or say that will convince millions of Muslims otherwise.

Re:Still a bad guy (0)

silas_moeckel (234313) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204887)

Since the core issue is one of faith you will still have people fighting over the radioactive glass if we were to remove the land in question. Thus there will never be an agreeable settlement on all sides since the faiths in question separated over there issues, most of the west does not even realize that Muslims are a splinter faith from Judaic traditions. These guys have built there temples over each other as a way of spitting on something to say it's yours.

Re:Still a bad guy (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205157)

Religion(any) is without doubt the most morally "Evil" concept on the planet. More damage has been done to other humans in the name of religion then any other factor.

Re:Still a bad guy (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205347)

More damage has been done to other humans in the name of religion then any other factor.

Nice trite accusation, but you should really study more history, because you are way off base here,

Re:Still a bad guy (4, Insightful)

foniksonik (573572) | more than 2 years ago | (#40206293)

Religion is the biggest excuse for killing not the biggest cause. The cause is always power. Power from owning land, resources, strategic positions or influence. The only other cause of killing is insanity, insanity as a result of disease, poverty, oppression, etc.

Power or insanity.

Religion brings them both together in one package, so its often cited as the cause.

Re:Still a western guy (2)

noshellswill (598066) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205483)

We can ruthlessly butcher the Muzzi-wog by the 10s-of-millions till they eat batshiit and live in caves with scorpions and iguanas. Kinda like 18-th Century invader-bashing "before the gates of Vienna" only we take-no-prisoners. He wins and writes history who piles the bodies highest!

Re:Still a bad guy (5, Informative)

zill (1690130) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204725)

Definition of SENSELESS [merriam-webster.com] :
b : foolish, stupid: it was some senseless practical joke — A. Conan Doyle
c : meaningless: a senseless murder

He probably meant it as "meaningless" I'm guessing. As in, it's meaningless to resort to violence when it only makes the problem worst.

Re:Still a bad guy (4, Interesting)

StevenMaurer (115071) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204967)

Now, whether you agree with a US soldier's rationale for killing a 12yo boy or an Al-Qaeda follower planting an IED that kills whoever detonates it is a different story, but they all have a definite rationale.

I think what drives more U.S. Soldiers to commit suicide than are actually killed in combat, is that it's often the case that the Al-Qaeda follower planting an IED is a 12 year old boy

Re:Still a bad guy (0)

Nutria (679911) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205053)

I had to be Fair And Balanced (no, I don't watch FNC) as a sop to left wing America-hating pansies who blindly deny that there are groups of people in the world more Eeeevil that the US Military.

Re:Still a bad guy (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205197)

The US military isn't evil it just follows the orders of the scumbag 1% who own the US government. The invasion of Iraq had only one driver to get Bush's croony oil folks rich'er. Everything else was a smoke screen for stupid people.

Re:Still a bad guy (3, Interesting)

ATMAvatar (648864) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205581)

When you see the US espouse itself as a pinnacle of freedom and justice occupy another country for 11 years, taking resources and torturing prisoners, it should be unsurprising that a lot of people cry foul. The US military is hardly the worst in the world, but it is the most visible, and it is hardly a bunch of white knights riding in on horses and serving up happiness, rainbows, and puppies.

Re:Still a bad guy (1, Troll)

Nutria (679911) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205829)

And the "home of the free" legalized slavery for 89 years and now wants to tell people how much Coke they can drink in one serving.

Re:Still a bad guy (5, Insightful)

Hentes (2461350) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204483)

This technology could have quite a few peaceful uses as well.

Re:Still a bad guy (4, Informative)

MagusSlurpy (592575) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204905)

Could, and does. FTFA:

Since those legal hurdles were resolved, Aspen Water has been growing, distributing fresh water systems to militaries around the world and in humanitarian crises.

Re:Still a bad guy (2)

Nidi62 (1525137) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204485)

You know those people you're talking about? The people trying to senselessly murder innocent people? Yeah, pretty much the only way to stop them is to kill them.

Re:Still a bad guy (2)

Kid Zero (4866) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204495)

I take it you're pro-death and torment from your request he "burn", right?

Re:Still a bad guy (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40204515)

Gee I'm thirsty, I think I'll pull out my AK shoot you and steal your water purifier.

Re:Still a bad guy (2)

ldobehardcore (1738858) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205183)

In most of the world it's more like:

Gee I'm thirsty. So are my wife, six children, handful of cows, and all the people I know in my village. I don't have any way to dig a well deep enough to give me sufficient water, much less my family and friends who are also thirsty.
But we do have a lot of guns and bullets.....

It's a very shitty situation, and I think your logic is inappropriately reductionist and simple minded.

Re:Still a bad guy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205563)

so why do you have 6 children if you can't even afford to feed yourself and your wife? this is that poor mentality I don't get.. "I'm poor so lets fuck a lot have pump out the kids". If the society was agrarian, I'd understand, but I'm talking about places that are desert.

Re:Still a bad guy (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205931)

this is that poor mentality I don't get.. "I'm poor so lets fuck a lot have pump out the kids".

What's not to get. It's like nine months after a significant power failure. What else are you going to do?

Re:Still a bad guy (2)

EvilHamster (2641089) | more than 2 years ago | (#40206111)

Actually, for most of these people, having a lot of children is the only for old age pension that they can ever have. They have 6+ children so that the odds of at least one of them reaching 20 years old is reasonable. Infant mortality rates in some parts of the word are greater than 20% and this is a big improvement over the last few decades. I am astounded you don't know that. Perhaps a little more empathy for these desperately poor people would help come up with better solutions. This is why education of women is the only cure for over population: it allows the women to make informed decisions about health and family planning. It also gives them a degree of independance making them not entirely dependant on their reletives.

Re:Still a bad guy (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40206159)

Gee I'm thirsty. So are my wife, six children, handful of cows, and all the people I know in my village. I don't have any way to dig a well deep enough to give me sufficient water, much less my family and friends who are also thirsty.
But we do have a lot of guns and bullets.....

My heart is so broken. I will feel really, really sorry for you when I pull the trigger.

Re:Still a bad guy (4, Insightful)

Arker (91948) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204527)

I have to disagree with you.

The senseless murder of people by other people has been going on for a long time and will unfortunately continue for at least the near future. But developing and producing better water purifiers does nothing to encourage it.

Re:Still a bad guy (0)

jklovanc (1603149) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205475)

It has one definite advantage; it allows forces that could not normally live off the land to occupy areas without good drinking water. Drinkable water facilitates the movement of troops. If troops can not go there they can not hold ground. I am not saying that military forces are a bad thing but that creating drinking water for military forces is very similar to the the creation of military rations; they both have military application.

Re:Still a bad guy (5, Insightful)

realityimpaired (1668397) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204643)

Potable water is the most critical resource on the planet. The wars of the future will not be fought over access to oil or nuclear fuel, they'll be fought over water shortages.

Anything that makes water easier to obtain will save lives in the long run, even if it's being used chiefly by the military today.

Re:Still a bad guy (-1)

ThePeices (635180) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204681)

The worldwide shortage of potable water is a dirty (socialist) lie.

The problem is not lack of potable water, its a lack of pots. Even the dirtiest unpalatable water can be potted. But how much water can you pot when you have run out of pots?

Exactly, none.

Moral of the story? Make pots.

Re:Still a bad guy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205477)

Moral of the story? Make pots.

Well, the socialists want to legalize pot, but you neocons won't let them.

Re:Still a bad guy (1)

jklovanc (1603149) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205493)

Until rain becomes contaminated this is not going to be a world wide issue. There are a few places that are having issues with potable water such as the Nile and the Ganges but most of the world will not have that issue. With solar energy and contaminated water portable water is one step away.

Look in the mirror with the rest of us: (1)

Hartree (191324) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204675)

Rodney King asked: "Can't we all just get along?"

Several thousand years of human history demonstrate that the general answer is a resounding "No!".

Many of us can get along with at least some of the others out there some of the time, but thinking that we all have nothing but peace love and singing Kumbaya in our hearts is wishfull thinking.

Oh, we might become that way at some point in the future. But, I think it would take some massive genetic/social engineering or eugenic breeding.

And I'm not sure what you'd end up with would be what you really wanted, or could really be called human.

So, until you come up with the right kind of magic pixie dust that makes us all like the angelic ones in My Little Pony you'll just have to deal with an imperfect world.

Re:Look in the mirror with the rest of us: (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205075)

Actually Rodney King asked "bleuuu mamamamama fuuuuuu wadadwadadad"

He was high as a kite when he got his beat down. Hence why he got a beat down. Even with a half a dozen cops beating on him, he still kept trying to get back up.

Re:Look in the mirror with the rest of us: (1)

Ocker3 (1232550) | more than 2 years ago | (#40206145)

I think the problem is we don't identify people on the other side of the world, and/or of a different religion, skin colour, language, etc, as being like us enough to care about them as much as we perhaps could/should. It takes either a strong external force or an internal on to create such cohesion. So barring the Vulcans noticing us because we have Warp drive (an external force) or enough people getting full-motion video on the internet so we can actually see and make friends with people from all over the world, expanding our idea of who "we" are, yes, the answer will still be No.

Re:Still a bad guy (1)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204811)

He was trying to save people from the dehydration. Stop picking on the poor water distribution engineer.

Logistics (5, Insightful)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204387)

Actually, those booths should be sitting next to each other. All the high tech drones, big guns, fighters, bombers, and armor doesn't mean much if your soldiers starve or run out of water. Sun Tzu said as much -- it was pretty much chapter 1 of The Art of War. It may not be very sexy, but it's like saying the internet is important... and electricity isn't.

Napoleon said it better: (5, Insightful)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204699)

'An army marches on its stomach.'

'C'est la soupe qui fait le soldat.'

Nothing, absolutely nothing, matters more at winning wars than logistics. The lethal fighting force is but the edge of a vast engineering and distribution network. Or, if it is not the edge of such a network, it is soon a defeated lethal fighting force.

Re:Napoleon said it better: (5, Informative)

The Snowman (116231) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204875)

Nothing, absolutely nothing, matters more at winning wars than logistics. The lethal fighting force is but the edge of a vast engineering and distribution network. Or, if it is not the edge of such a network, it is soon a defeated lethal fighting force.

I spent six years in the U.S. Air Force flying a desk. To this day people are shocked that the only time I flew on a plane was a civilian airliner, and I never saw combat.

When I was in, the USAF was around 300,000 Airmen. Around 10% was aircrew, which includes: pilots, navigators, crew chiefs, AWACS computer guys, etc. It took the rest of the USAF to handle the rest: feed the troops, get them to where they need to go, ensure their computers were working correctly, tracking millions of bullets, bombs and missiles, tending to medical needs, paychecks, etc.

That's what they call "tail heavy" (2)

Quila (201335) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205629)

The lighter the tail, the better, but too light and the beast dies. It's hard to achieve a good balance, and unfortunately politics plays a role, with all the kingdom building and buying things that need too much maintenance.

Re:That's what they call "tail heavy" (1)

TheLink (130905) | more than 2 years ago | (#40206167)

Modern military is tail heavy and will stay that way till we go back to sticks and stones.

In the old days you had the spear-head, the shaft and the person holding it, and the person who made the spear (who could be the same person as the one holding the spear).

Nowadays the "spear head" could be a bomb, behind this "spear head" could be a bunch of FA/18s (and their pilots), an aircraft carrier, with supporting ships, planes, helis (and maybe even a submarine). And it sure takes a lot of people, factories, mines, farms to build, maintain and supply all that.

A significant part of a country's resources and output is behind the actual "spear head" which is then "thrust" into the enemy. However light you try to make the tail, it's still going to be heavy.

Without the aircraft carrier your options for attacking others[1] become more restricted.

[1] I think US euphemism for that is "projecting force".

Re:Napoleon said it better: (1)

sco08y (615665) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205913)

Nothing, absolutely nothing, matters more at winning wars than logistics. The lethal fighting force is but the edge of a vast engineering and distribution network. Or, if it is not the edge of such a network, it is soon a defeated lethal fighting force.

I spent six years in the U.S. Air Force flying a desk. To this day people are shocked that the only time I flew on a plane was a civilian airliner, and I never saw combat.

When I was in, the USAF was around 300,000 Airmen. Around 10% was aircrew, which includes: pilots, navigators, crew chiefs, AWACS computer guys, etc. It took the rest of the USAF to handle the rest: feed the troops, get them to where they need to go, ensure their computers were working correctly, tracking millions of bullets, bombs and missiles, tending to medical needs, paychecks, etc.

Hey now, don't forget the hordes of masseuses, pedicurists, HVAC and cable TV technicians.

Re:Napoleon said it better: (0)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205129)

French soldiers use their stomachs to march? That explains their military history...

Re:Napoleon said it better: (4, Insightful)

budgenator (254554) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205273)

And that logistics has to work under chaotic conditions, which is why the military is so good at humanitarian disaster relief.

Re:Napoleon said it better: (2)

camperdave (969942) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205959)

'An army marches on its stomach.'

Ah, so a soldier is just a large gastropod [wikipedia.org] ?

Re:Napoleon said it better: (1)

subreality (157447) | more than 2 years ago | (#40206153)

Nothing, absolutely nothing, matters more at winning wars than logistics

Says who? Morale is #1, even in conventional war, but even more so in the unconventional combat that's been popular lately.

Re:Logistics (1)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205513)

All the high tech drones ... doesn't mean much if your soldiers starve or run out of water.

No, I'm pretty sure the drones still mean something, especially if you can launch them from a ship offshore and pilot them from an Air Force base in Colorado.

Judo (3, Insightful)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204413)

Unfortunately, at the weapons show, more of the attendees were probably interested in ways to keep this product out of the hands of "certain people" than buying it for themselves.

Re:Judo (4, Insightful)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204733)

Unfortunately, at the weapons show, more of the attendees were probably interested in ways to keep this product out of the hands of "certain people" than buying it for themselves.

There's no reason for that. We've offered to assist in the setup nuclear power plants to North Korea in exchange for discontinuing their weapons development program. If we're willing to do that, a few water purifiers is hardly anything to worry about. Besides, I think fresh water is a better diplomat than a Predator drone.

Re:Judo (4, Interesting)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205345)

We've offered to assist in the setup nuclear power plants to North Korea in exchange for discontinuing their weapons development program.

and

Besides, I think fresh water is a better diplomat than a Predator drone.

Of course it is, but the people at that weapons show are in the war business. They're not looking for "diplomacy" or "development" or "peace".

Their business is killing, and as the famous Stoic philosopher Lt. Aldo "The Apache" Raine said, "brother, business is a-boomin'."

Re:Judo (2)

SydShamino (547793) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205865)

Every soldier who dies of thirst is one less solder who can die from the latest missile technology.

I'd think arms dealers would be highly supportive of water purifiers.

Re:Judo (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205941)

You recognize that you just quoted a Quentin Tarantino character to support your stereotype of defense sector workers?

The political leanings of those who are employed in 1/5 of the United States economy may be more diverse than "You owe me Nazi Scalps!"

Wait a second... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40204417)

"designed to sink things like helicopters and Somali pirate ships."

I'd like to know how you sink a helicopter.

Re:Wait a second... (3, Funny)

balouderbaer (2563063) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204463)

After you hit a helicopter it probably loses height even quicker than a ship.

Re:Wait a second... (1)

Cute Fuzzy Bunny (2234232) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204839)

Oh come on. First you make sure the helicopter is over water, shoot with the chain gun, crash, then sinkage.

I couldnt help myself (1)

netdigger (847764) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204441)

"Is it hot in Chad?"

no be have to fully punch chad out for it to count (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204511)

no be have to fully punch chad out for it to count

Advertising strategy (1)

balouderbaer (2563063) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204443)

The article is an obvious piece of PR disguised as informative journalism. I guess getting your sales pitch on slashdot is easier than renting billboards. Would not read again.

Re:Advertising strategy (2)

Jeremi (14640) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204993)

Yes, I'm sure Slashdot's readership is a highly sought-after market for $70,000 water purifiers.

Re:Advertising strategy (4, Insightful)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205195)

Well, if you believe a significant number of Slashdot posters they are so dangerous to the established world order that they need to triply encrypt their data, send it via a darknetted Tor system and only read it under an infrared light after scanning the room for stray electromagnetic emissions. These highly sought after individuals might well need water purification systems for their discretely located subterranean lair.

Re:Advertising strategy (4, Interesting)

SethJohnson (112166) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205363)

Yes, I'm sure Slashdot's readership is a highly sought-after market for $70,000 water purifiers.

This is an ugly example of Slashdot's owners whoring the site for SEO purposes. It ain't about trying to sell water purifiers to anonymous cowards. It's about boosting this company in Google rankings when buyers are searching for water purification systems.

Seth

What we need... (3, Funny)

TorrentFox (1046862) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204451)

Is a droid that understands the binary language of moisture vaporators!

Re:What we need... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205103)

DAMMIT! I'm only fluent in Bocce.

Which was more important... (4, Interesting)

matunos (1587263) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204481)

...the stillsuit or the lasgun?

Re:Which was more important... (3, Interesting)

optimism (2183618) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204529)

Neither. The spice (aka oil aka energy).

Re:Which was more important... (1)

silvershadow (101700) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204931)

Neither. The spice (aka oil aka energy).

Only if you're not in the desert.

Uh, the spice wasnt an energy commodity... (1)

CaptnCrud (938493) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205509)

It was an addictive drug with mind and body enhancing traits. Just saying. : )

Re:Uh, the spice wasnt an energy commodity... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205535)

It wasn't an energy commodity, but without it there wouldn't be any interstellar travel (and therefore no empire).

IX... (1)

CaptnCrud (938493) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205555)

Would have broken the rules of the jihad if it came to empire collapse. Since I have no one else to geek talk some dune with : P

Or rather would have paid them to do so. (1)

CaptnCrud (938493) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205595)

The capability was even their when norma cenva created the fist fold ships from a knowledge standpoint, the rules of the jihad where the only thing keeping computational devieces from controlling fold ships. Although it was said they had way more of an accident margin compard to navigators due to the strangeness of the holztman equations.

Re:IX... (1)

SvnLyrBrto (62138) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205911)

Wait, If Ix could have built fold-ships that didn't need spice and navigators, how did Leto manage to take over the whole damn galaxy then? If it were possible, *I* would certainly think it preferable to tell Leto to take his spice and stick it in his ear and use computers for navigation than deal with 3000 years of half-man half-worm god-emperor.

Disclaimer: I was told by someone whose opinion I trust that the various prequels and sequels written by Herbert's offspring and hangers-on were utterly terrible and never got around to reading them. Hell, by God Emperor, even the genuine article was really starting to drag.

Re:IX... (1)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 2 years ago | (#40206275)

he used politics and enforcing an artificial monopoly that was wasteful for his own political purposes. not sure if herbert was using it as an analogue to something..

Re:Uh, the spice wasnt an energy commodity... (1)

shvytejimas (1083291) | more than 2 years ago | (#40206189)

Undoing accidental moderation

Correction (4, Insightful)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204519)

Perhaps a correction to the headline is in order:

The Nicest Guy At the World's Largest Weapons Expo

If you want to publicise the work of some actual nice guys, what about those people who go into warzones simply to provide this kind of facility (some even do it for free, the gall of these people!) to those who are suffering because they happen to live in the middle of a war they want no part in?

not 80 degrees Fahrenheit! (4, Funny)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 2 years ago | (#40204705)

fuck it tapped 100 a few times here in the states last week, besides why is this guy nice? Cause he wants to sell technology to any army that pays him enough, well just call him Jesus fucking Saint Humanity!

Re:not 80 degrees Fahrenheit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205091)

Well said! Where do you think they get all that nice de-salinated water from to do all those water-boardings? That's right kiddo's that guy!

Re:not 80 degrees Fahrenheit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205227)

well just call him Jesus fucking Saint Humanity!

That actually has a nice ring to it... Mind if I name my next child that? I mean if you were planning on using it for yours I won't because it would just be weird having two Jesus Fucking Saint Humanities..

Re:not 80 degrees Fahrenheit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205781)

You think Jordan is hotter than the Arizona desert? Or are you comparing to Alaska? What does the weather in the US have to do with anything?

Think outside of your little box. Google "Amman Weather". At the time of posting high today is about 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and a high of 80 tomorrow.

Do us all a favor and Google it in winter, you may find *gasp* freezing temperatures and snow!

Re:not 80 degrees Fahrenheit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40206193)

Sincerely, I don't give a damn what are you thinking. The first thing that came to my mind, is that there's a lot of great uses for the device (such as saving lives), but the guy decided to make it so the army can pay a lot for it.

So when the GP says it hit 100 last week or another day, I think, where the f*** was that guy providing people their life saving liquid?

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Re:stone crusher (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205607)

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Parent not as blatently sold-out as the article! (1)

DamnStupidElf (649844) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205767)

I mean seriously; armies need to make roads with gravel too. Just like they need a specific manufacturer's water purifier, which is worthy of slashdot's attention.

Is all military bad? (2)

jklovanc (1603149) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205525)

It is funny how people think that all military forces are bad. While it would be nice if there was absolutely no military forces in the world but that will never happen. It is human nature to want something someone else has and to want to protect what one has (which can soon morph into we have these forces and they have what we want). In every conflict there is at least one aggressor and at least one defender. In general I side with the defenders; taking land by force is wrong. In my mind the defending force are the good guys. They too need armaments and ammunition which is why I see not issues with military expos.

Whether or not a military force is a good or bad this is a moot point. It is how the people, through their elected officials, use their military forces on other countries that matters. As examples: North Korea, pretty bad; Canada damn good.

most people dont have elected leaders (1)

decora (1710862) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205821)

and most military expos are not about selling protection to democracies.

selling land mines has no legitimate military purpose. we still do it.

selling weapons to dictators has no legitimate diplomatic purpose, other than enabling one to kill a bunch of people from another. in the cold war, you could argue that was meaningful. the cold war is over. what is the argument now?

Re:most people dont have elected leaders (2)

Hartree (191324) | more than 2 years ago | (#40205909)

"selling land mines has no legitimate military purpose."

Nonsense. If I'm defending a fixed position, I want a line of mines in front of me. Why? So it's harder for any attackers to overrun us, and kill not only us but whoever/whatever we're trying to protect. Mines are very effective for that.

They have absolutely legitimate military use. The problem is when they're left behind and kill civilians. Or worse, when a regime plants them throughout farm fields so they can't be worked as a way to cause starvation.

Just because you can be a bastard with them doesn't mean there aren't situations where they are needed.

If you want to put in time links so they deactivate in case they are missed when picking them up, great. I agree with that. You want to restrict who they are sold to and have monitoring of use? Ok.

But, if I were the Libyan rebels facing Qadafi's forces in tanks coming to take back my town, I would have wanted antitiank mines so that they could be stopped before they killed everyone.

Now, if you take the position that all soldiers, rebels or fighters should be dead, that's a whole other story. (Or if you think that defending a city or a refuge camp or other civilian installation is of no positive value) . That I can't argue with as it's a matter of faith.

It is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40205803)

30 mm, not 30mm.

I wonder if he'd consider a side deal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40206161)

Seeing US troops in the middle eased greased up to the eyeballs on LSD would be worth the cost.

Perhaps we could crowd source funding?

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