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Anonymous's Latest Target: Boston Children's Hospital

Cobalt Jacket Re:Perhaps you should consider (329 comments)

I'm not a Boston Children's constituent. But perhaps you should consider that in a given metro area, there is usually only one choice for top-tier pediatric care. Who says the parents in this case are right, and why are people blindly trusting them? Just like with Sarah Murnaghan -- Anonymous got involved there too, and didn't fully comprehend the issues at stake here. Many parents in the transplant community fell on both sides of that issue, but Anonymous bought the media story, lock, stock, and barrel and began threatening medical organizations with little comprehension of the issues.

about 6 months ago
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Anonymous's Latest Target: Boston Children's Hospital

Cobalt Jacket Re:Already affecting patients (329 comments)

That's nice. I don't think any of us know the full side of the story. That part doesn't matter. Anonymous is now potentially interfering with the health of other children. This is not a bank. Also, as I have already mentioned, my child is a frequent flier at a children's hospital, so let me say, fuck you very much.

about 6 months ago
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Anonymous's Latest Target: Boston Children's Hospital

Cobalt Jacket Already affecting patients (329 comments)

My son is a child with fragile health, and we associate with many other, similar families as a support mechanism. While I am not in the Boston area, we do know families that are there, and who frequent Boston Children's. One of them that we associate with let everyone in one of these support groups know that the patient scheduling system had been affected by the Anonymous operation, and so she was unable to schedule her son's surgery. Boston Children's needs to keep their clinical systems more protected, but the bottom line is that Anonymous is filled with grade-A assholes.

about 6 months ago
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Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours

Cobalt Jacket Re:Warning Shot (148 comments)

Obviously not, but from the 1930-to-1955 period had between eighty and 100 million dead. Relatively speaking, things are safer.

about 7 months ago
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Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours

Cobalt Jacket Re:Warning Shot (148 comments)

If you're suggesting that a single assassination was the reason for starting it, you may wish to go read some more about it. The major players had been itching for a fight for decades. It was essentially an attempt to resolve differences left from the Prussian wars of the 1860s-1870s, which set the stage for 120 years of a crapsack continent.

about 7 months ago
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Cringely's Lost Jobs Interview: Coming To a Theater Near You

Cobalt Jacket Re:Boring. (206 comments)

Why not? Lasseter (who DID the technical work) credited him with making Pixar what it was. Without Jobs, they'd still be doing contract work and/or shorts. In fact, Jobs was the one who said it was OK to produce shorts. More than likely, they would have been out of business.

more than 2 years ago
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NASA Charters Flights Aboard Virgin's SpaceShipTwo

Cobalt Jacket Re:When they Ask, Where were you. (76 comments)

Boeing is now the owner of North American. Lockheed and Martin Marietta merged to form Lockheed Martin. Morton Thiokol is now part of Alliant Techsystems (ATK.) The players are the same, but the head offices and business cards are different.

about 3 years ago
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Ex-Board Member Says HP Is Committing 'Corporate Suicide'

Cobalt Jacket The Mulally analogy is broken (394 comments)

1. Mulally is a competent CEO. The jury is still out on Apotheker. 2. Mulally actually knows how to design and build planes. He led the project to build the Boeing 777, which is a high-margin product that kept cash coming in during Boeing's last decade, which has been rough for other reasons.

more than 3 years ago
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Ex-Board Member Says HP Is Committing 'Corporate Suicide'

Cobalt Jacket Re:Ford Trimotor (394 comments)

To be sure, both examples you cited have long-since jettisoned their automotive divisions. "Rolls-Royce" is really BMW (Rolls-Royce wound up with BMW's aircraft engine division) and Volvo is in the hands of Geely, one of the ruthless photocopying Chinese firms.

more than 3 years ago
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Ex-Board Member Says HP Is Committing 'Corporate Suicide'

Cobalt Jacket Re:IBM did the same (394 comments)

I guess those Jeopardy-playing robots don't count as research? That's just an example, but you know and I know that IBM has a strong research arm (including important basic research) that HP lacks. Indeed, IBM's research arm is world-class.

more than 3 years ago
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Crashed Helicopter Sparks Concern Over Stealth Secrets

Cobalt Jacket Re:What exactly is the concern? (484 comments)

Well, there are other projects that were "canceled" and then resurrected as black projects. The Dark Star UAV is one example. Canceled about a decade ago and it has reportedly been seen in combat since then.

more than 3 years ago
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Construction On Spaceship Factory Set To Begin In the Mojave

Cobalt Jacket Northrop (147 comments)

It should be noted that Scaled Composites has been a unit of Northrop Grumman for a couple of years now. With Burt Rutan retiring, it will become more under NGC control. However, NGC does not have a regular rocket launch unit as Boeing and Lockheed does, so there's no reason that NGC will not continue allowing Scaled Composites to prosper.

more than 3 years ago
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Robotic Audi To Brave Pikes Peak Without a Driver

Cobalt Jacket Re:Explanation (197 comments)

Yes, a Corvette would be hard-pressed to do anything worthwhile once it leaves the pavement. Or were you trying to be insulting?

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Announces New MacBook, Pro, Air

Cobalt Jacket Re:Glossy only? (774 comments)

OLED will be the solution to this problem.

about 6 years ago

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GPS III to No Longer Have Selective Availability

Cobalt Jacket Cobalt Jacket writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Cobalt Jacket (611660) writes "The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that Selective Availability (SA) would "no longer be present in the next generation of GPS satellites." (referring to GPS III) Existing satellites have had the feature disabled by President Clinton since 2000, but SA can be activated at any time. SA was one of the principle stated reasons for the European Union and European Space Agency's backing of the Galileo program. This will not affect the GPS IIF spacecraft which will be launched over the next few years, though it is unlikely that SA will ever be utilized on those satellites."
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