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The Science of Hugo Chavez's Long Term Embalming

Yeff Re:Call me skeptical (215 comments)

> They are asking Russians to do it, so Chaves will be ok :) He's dead, Jim.

about 2 years ago

Sunstone Unearthed From Sixteenth Century Shipwreck

Yeff Is it just me... (114 comments)

...Or is anybody else feeling all "questy"?

about 2 years ago

Intel Core I7 For Laptops — First Benchmarks

Yeff I think... (196 comments)

...I just had an orgasm. I don't even own the chip yet so I guess that was a bit premature... (yeah, I went there.)

more than 5 years ago

Something May Have Just Hit Jupiter

Yeff Me. I hit Jupiter... (299 comments)

And I was clearly provoked.

more than 4 years ago

The Unmanned Air Force

Yeff Re:UAV's vs. Manned Fighters (352 comments)

Considering the advance of lightweight materials, CPU's, and software, it's only a matter of time before we can build an unmanned fighter that, like the fictitious Peacemaker, can fly rings around F-22's. With the pk (probability-of-kill) of modern air-to-air missiles being so high, if you've merged into a "knife fight in a phone booth" scenario then you've most likely screwed up. Air combat today is basically sniper-v-sniper with the advantage going to the pilot who sees his enemy's aircraft first. "First look, first kill," is the term of the art.

more than 5 years ago

USAF Seeks Air Force One Replacement

Yeff Re:Air Force One replacement (640 comments)

"I'm sure it receives a lot of special modifications." One of those modifications is the ability for air-to-air refueling, a not insignificant mod.

more than 5 years ago

Has HavenCo's Data Haven Shut Down?

Yeff Iraq and Sovereignty (287 comments)

Iraq lost its sovereignty back in 1991 with the establishment of the northern no-fly zone (Operation Provide Comfort). The United States returned Iraq's sovereignty back in 2004. If Iraq claims soveriegnty (it does) and the US recognizes it and is willing to help Iraq enforce it (it does and is) then Iraq IS sovereign. Unless some power manages to invade Iraq while preventing the US from acting in its defense, Iraq is a sovereign nation.

about 6 years ago

Phoenix Mars Lander Declared Dead

Yeff Re:It's not dead... (154 comments)

...it's just sleeping. Or pining for the fjords, I can never keep those two straight.

more than 6 years ago

Is Windows 7 Faster Or Just Smarter?

Yeff Soo... (619 comments)

Software that is still pre-Beta is getting compared to software that is already at sp1. That's a *really* fair test.

more than 6 years ago

McCain Answers Science Policy Questionnaire

Yeff Re:Innovation (829 comments)

" What would have made a difference would have been pressure on the issue prior to the bill's signing, but Clinton was too busy defending his sex life from charges that ultimately didn't stick." Clinton was impeached, disbarred for five years in Arkansas, and disbarred from practicing in front of the US Supreme Court. Though he wasn't removed from office the charges did stick.

more than 6 years ago


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