On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 01:56:24 +0000, Doug Winterburn wrote:
Sheesh, that's increase in speed.
BTW, I have found references to a ROI for the Apollo program of 7 to 1 and
9 to 1 for the shuttle program. These are dollars generated in the
economy as a result of tax dollars spent.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I've read that frequently
the computers used in space vehicles are many
generations behind the current consumer products.
Same with air traffic control.
These products (including the software that is used to
develop the software that runs on them and that
software itself) need to be tested and certified fifty
ways from Sunday and once completed, they are
used for many years. If this is true, the space program
isn't really driving the development of new computers.
I'd say the kids playing Call to Duty and the other
computer games are driving technology to advance
faster that just about anything.
: This was on the front page of my newspaper today as a "introduction"
: to the Bush state of the nation speech. From an American point of view
: how does it read? Is it a true representation of the Bush
: administration and the US economy?
It's a better representation that the typical US media, which are skewed
heavily toward conservatism, and the consequent uncritical coverage of
the Bush administration. (Thos of you who believe in the myth of the
american liberal media, jump in here now).
-- Andy Barss
With you Andy, it wouldn't do any good. When the media starts writing
stories about Enron that include the words, "whose actions were
implemented during the Clinton administration" you will have a point.
However, the media continues, in every instance, whenever Haliburton is
mentioned in a news story, "the company was formerly headed by Vice
President Cheney despite the fact that Cheney gave up all ownership of
Haliburton when he started running for VP.
Did they not say "formerly"??? Do you really think that he has no
connection with this company anymore??? When Fox news channel has to tell
me that they have "fair and balanced" reporting, it is obvious that those
days are long gone. Just look at the ownership of so many of these stations
and it is obvious that they have become quite conservative in nature. BTW,
how many news stories appeared about Clinton and Whitewater and the Monica
affair compared to Bush and the BS intelligence reports that sent us to war
or even the Presidents shady military career.
If at first you don't succeed, you're not cut out for skydiving
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