Most likely color coded for a specific system (fuel, cooling, hydraulics, etc.). In the US Navy pink is JP5 fuel, yellow is diesel fuel, green is potable water, red is fire suppression. Just a guess here, but it looks like it may be hydraulics, since it reaches back to the engine (where its pump most likely is). » 12/18/14 10:47am Thursday 10:47am

The Iver Huifeldt class is NOT a good alternative. It's more expensive, far slower, and directionless from a mission standpoint. Even the Danes themselves admitted that they want to switch from Stanflex to whatever the US Navy settles on for the future. » 12/18/14 9:22am Thursday 9:22am

There's absolutely nothing wrong with form letters. I fill them out all the time for the right cause. There's no reason the net-neutrality supporters couldn't implement an equally effective system. In fact, it would probably reach a wider audience. That is afterall the whole point of these forms. They're designed to… » 12/17/14 12:21pm Wednesday 12:21pm

What a great option for grade schools. The price point is perfect and the students don't need an at home internet connection to do their school work. I hope Microsoft starts testing these out in a few school districts on their own dime to validate it. » 12/10/14 11:56am 12/10/14 11:56am

And therein lies the problem with this type of reporting. There's a huge difference between dumping grey water and black water over board. 50 gallons a week of grey water isn't really all that bad (sink water, dishwater, bathtub water, etc.) and doesn't need much treatment. Black water (your piss, shit, machine… » 12/09/14 1:22pm 12/09/14 1:22pm

I always thought that an independent crowd funded project evaluator/appraiser would be fantastic. I mean it would be nice if kickstarter themselves did it, but that would hurt their business model. Ideally this independent party would not only rate the project (timeline, technical feasibility, budget, etc.), but also… » 12/09/14 1:01pm 12/09/14 1:01pm

Can we talk about this for a minute?

"Sammis and Jimmy Evans, who was also on duty with him July 22, 2007, were found not liable in Farrow's family's $250 million civil suit"

$250 million!!! Not saying it's easy to put a cost on a life, but this seems to be a bit greedy on behalf of the family. Most of the civil suits…
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