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I'm a full-time software developer, working from home for a company in Atlanta, GA. I from Wichita, KS but have been living in Guadalajara, Mexico for the last year, and will stay here until sometime early 2012.


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revised Did the Germans have a team equivalent to the one from Bletchey Park in the UK during WWII?
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revised What role did the space race play in reducing the nuclear threat during the 1960s?
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comment What role did the space race play in reducing the nuclear threat during the 1960s?
If moon landing was relevant to ICBM technology, then the Russians wouldn't have abandoned their moon landing effort once the U.S. accomplished it, but would have re-doubled their efforts to prove catch up on the military front.
May
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comment What role did the space race play in reducing the nuclear threat during the 1960s?
That argument makes sense for space craft that orbit Earth, but beyond that, the things necessary for a moon landing (dockable spacecraft, space walks, life support systems, and all that is necessary to land and take off from the moon) have nothing to do with ICBMs. I think the point the museum was making was that JFK was trying to push these other goals, that have no (direct) military application.
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comment What role did the space race play in reducing the nuclear threat during the 1960s?
@jfrankcarr: Ah, thanks.
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asked What role did the space race play in reducing the nuclear threat during the 1960s?
Feb
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comment Has there ever been a serious effort to reform the US Electoral College system?
@KeithThompson: I suppose in a technical sense, it provides a boolean answer, along with a lot of personal opinion. But that boolean answer isn't very useful, IMO. Although considering the other up-votes, there are obviously those who disagree with me.
Feb
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comment Has there ever been a serious effort to reform the US Electoral College system?
This doesn't even attempt to answer the question from what I can see (although I must admit, I didn't read every word), and sound like an editorial, with a few (irrelevant to the actual question) historical facts interspersed.
Feb
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comment Has there ever been a serious effort to reform the US Electoral College system?
This doesn't really answer the question, and sounds mostly like an op-ed.
Feb
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revised Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
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comment Which came first: polytheism or monotheism?
Thank you for the thorough and respectful answer.
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revised What did the Romans do for Judea?
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revised In Battle of Zama, how did Hannibal's use of war elephants lead to a Roman Victory?
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