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Oscar Wildcat - 2014-10-18 The Soviets were also really good at these "Five Year" plans. They worked about as well as you might expect.
urbanelf - 2014-10-18 Not really. The Soviets didn't have prices for capital or labor, and without those numbers planning was impossible.
Hooker - 2014-10-18 As long as you ignore the cruelty and human suffering, the five year plans brought Russia from feudal backwater to global superpower. Calling them failures is a bit much. They were wildly successful in their goals.
SolRo - 2014-10-18 everyone ignores the cruelty and human suffering.
unless it's our tunafish. that has to be cruelty free.
Herr Matthias - 2014-10-18 All the news reports I read on this kept mistaking "fission" for "fusion". That really doesn't bode well.
betamaxed - 2014-10-18 I have no reason to believe that a company that spent hundreds of billions of dollars building a plane that can't even fly has all of a sudden come up with anything that will make a true-to-life practical compact fusion reactor possible.
Kabbage - 2014-10-18 Yeah the F-22/35 project pretty much torpedoed any faith I had in Lockheed.
Lurchi - 2014-10-18 "We can design it" = "We haven't designed it yet"
SolRo - 2014-10-18 Except fusion isn't clean...it gives off a lot of radiation and makes components highly radioactive.