This brings up one of the biggest complaints I hear from critics of modern navies.

"Ships aren't survivable anymore. They don't build them like they used to."

Well here you are folks. A "old school" ship designed and built to "take a hit and keep on fighting". This ship would be OUT of the fight after a hit like this.… » 11/24/14 1:54pm Monday 1:54pm

That is incorrect. They have no insider information on the business decisions of a company, and therefore are not required to be on those lists. If you started to go down this path, then no congressman would be able to invest in ANY industry because their votes impact virtually all areas of business. Senator Crooked… » 11/24/14 1:31pm Monday 1:31pm

I think it's similar to reading a non-fiction tragedy, and then recommending that book to someone. You're recommending that book for its ability to cause an empathetic reaction. The only thing that's changed here is the medium. Social media has provided easier access to this feeling for many.

I just finished reading… » 11/21/14 4:33pm 11/21/14 4:33pm

Capitalism folks. If DARPA puts out money for a new robot initiative; you can guarantee there'll be solicitors. Boston Dynamics is one of many companies. It's not like Google is buying Lockheed, or GD, or Northrop, etc. All those companies can meet Darpa's national defense needs. In fact, up until last 2-3 decades… » 11/19/14 5:47pm 11/19/14 5:47pm