Print Story girl, you have no faith in medicine.
Health
By gzt (Mon May 11, 2009 at 02:36:32 PM EST) gzt, shape note, sacred harp, accounting, intelligence (all tags)
To comment on chuckles' story, "intelligence" is like "health", but both are quite different to "height", except by very loose analogy. Specifically: "height" is well-defined, it's scientific, it's measurable. It's a real parameter. "Health" and "intelligence" are not measurable in the same way: they're value-laden.

This is basic philosophy, folks. "Health" and "intelligence" are based on ideals of healthfulness and intelligence. Ideals are not science.


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Print Story SR-3/XOV Blackstar Shutdown
Technology
By wiredog (Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 03:43:01 AM EST) Intel, Deep Black, Intelligence, SpacePlane (all tags)
This is interesting. Back when my Dad worked for DMA (later NIMA, now NGA) he subscribed to Aviation Week. It was referred to by insiders (like Dad) as "Aviation Leak" because it tended to find out things that insiders (like Dad) would rather it didn't.

Things like the SR-3/XOV Blackstar, which replaced the SR-71.


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