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Re: “A Civilian Pilot Test-Drives the F-35

Here we @#$% go with drones again! Lets see the F-35 has 8 million lines of code which took ten years to write. To write the code which will mimick a human pilot is what 500 million lines of code minimum. That being the case if we start now we will be seeing those magic drones about the same time the sun goes super nova!

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Posted by Kevin Kitura on 10/20/2016 at 7:53 PM

Re: “A Civilian Pilot Test-Drives the F-35

Did I say "@Bill... the Rand corp... "

Sorry, I meant @SchMan.

Having a Reply button would be nice :)

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Posted by SpudmanWP on 10/20/2016 at 3:56 PM

Re: “A Civilian Pilot Test-Drives the F-35

@Bill... the Rand corp are not the "experts". They are paper annalists.

The report was all based on "spreadsheet" numbers and not any kind of tactics or actual simulation.. They actually later apologized for the whole section, especially the Cant turn. Cant climb. Cant run. part since it was someone's opinion and not based on any facts.

@Brain... Do you ever get dizzy being up there on your high horse?

@Adam (Author)... Your budget numbers are WAY off. Theis less than $99 mil today. This is actually less than a Rafale which was $103mil in the recent India deal.

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Posted by SpudmanWP on 10/20/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “A Civilian Pilot Test-Drives the F-35

An attack on a nuclear plant would only be ordered in extraordinary circumstances, such as a North Korean attack on South Korea or the US, or the likelihood of use of nuclear weapons by North Korea. Such decisions would be made at the highest level of government. The author is certainly aware of the potential consequences of such an attack, but he is operating within the scope of the mission chosen for the simulation. Don't confuse an understanding of the task at hand with lack of a moral compass.

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Posted by Bill Poser on 10/19/2016 at 11:28 PM

Re: “A Civilian Pilot Test-Drives the F-35

Well, it makes a nice story, but here is what the real experts have to say about the F-35:…

I would hope that 7-Days would research the facts vs the fiction. Cream-puff articles fail to reach the typical standards we all expect from 7-Days.

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Posted by SchMan on 10/19/2016 at 7:36 PM

Re: “A Civilian Pilot Test-Drives the F-35

How can the author be so morally blind as to state that only four people would be at risk in this mission. He is talking about blowing up North Korea's largest nuclear plant next to a city of 4 million people. Later in the article he speculates that the risk could be removed entirely by using drones. He is writing about the thrill of warfare without considering the immense suffering and destruction involved. The closest the author comes to displaying a moral compass is when he mentions that some people say it might cost too much money.

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Posted by Brian Perkins on 10/19/2016 at 5:03 PM

Re: “A Civilian Pilot Test-Drives the F-35

Isn't Lt. Col. John Rahill the airman who last month crashed a civilian plane on Savage Island, then apparently broke the law by not reporting it, and caused a massive unnecessary and dangerous law enforcement response? Whatever happened to that story? Swept under the rug?…

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Posted by Carol Denison on 10/19/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “A Civilian Pilot Test-Drives the F-35

"the F-35 isn't perfect"??? When the first crash happens, we'll certainly see that firsthand.

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Posted by The Oracle on 10/19/2016 at 12:46 PM

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