WASHINGTON — There are no estimates yet for what it will cost to stand up a Space Force as a separate military service. The Pentagon will request funds in next year's budget to get the process started but Congress will want to know the full costs. Some proponents of the Space Force have argued that if portions of the Air Force or the intelligence community are carved out to form a new service that there should be no significant added costs. But that would be a fantasy, said Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Somehow there is a misconception out there that "this is going to be absolutely resource neutral," he said on Friday at a Mitchell Institute event on Capitol Hill. [The Most Dangerous Space Weapons Ever] "I think we have to be wide-eyed about the kind of resources" that would be needed to support a sixth branch of the military. "Standing up an organization is generally not resource neutral," he said. Anyone who makes … [Read more...] about As The Pentagon Moves to Stand Up a Space Force, Budget Fight Looms
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The current plan is to take clips from exiting specials and air them on the station, much like how Sirus XM's other comedy channels operate. Except, of course, rather than pulling from artist-produced comedy albums, you'll hear bits and pieces of Netflix specials.The difference between Sirius XM's other comedy offerings and this one is, well, this is more or less a 24/7 commercial for Netflix. And with the streaming service's kitchen sink approach to specials lately, it's not like you're going to be hearing classic clips from Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Lily Tomlin or Mitch Hedberg alongside excerpts of Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Iliza Shlesinger and Bill Burr (above). Instead, expect up-and-comers with various degrees of talent filling in the gaps.Netflix has been expanding into non-streaming territories for a bit. The company has made big plays in the comic book realm recently, paying top dollar for properties from Deadpool creator Rob Liefield in addition to Mark Millar's comic … [Read more...] about Netflix is bringing its stand-up comedy to SiriusXM radio
By Beth Spotswood Published 11:13 am PDT, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Photo: Beth Spotswood Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Brooke Heinichen (from left), Shelbi Evans and Nicole Calasich co-produce and perform in “The Resistance is Fertile.” Brooke Heinichen (from left), Shelbi Evans and Nicole Calasich co-produce and perform in “The Resistance is Fertile.” Photo: Beth Spotswood Women, token man in stand-up comedy ‘The Resistance Is Fertile’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery By the time Monday night’s comedy show had begun, a crowd had formed just inside the front door of the Rite Spot, a Folsom Street bar and restaurant with a really good vertical neon light illuminating the sidewalk in front. All of the seats at the bar and the restaurant were pretty much taken, and comedy … [Read more...] about Women, token man in stand-up comedy ‘The Resistance Is Fertile’
Yesterday, we showed you a couple of frontal shots of what was alleged to be the Meizu MX5. Today, a whole different phone shows up claiming to be Meizu's next flagship model. The model that appears before you today dovetails perfectly with images of the device that leaked last month, as both feature what appears to be a fingerprint scanner where a home button might normally appear.The MX5 that leaked today appears to have a screen in the neighborhood of 5.5-inches with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The edge-to-edge screen that was part of yesterday's renders is gone. The back of the phone features a dual LED flash and we can see a 3.5mm earphone jack, speaker grill, microphone and the power button. The back cover appears to be of the removable variety, which means we should expect a removable battery to power the device.If you have ever watched the old game show "To Tell the Truth," you'll be familiar with this line. Will the real Meizu MX5 please stand up? Is this the Meizu MX5? source: … [Read more...] about Will the real Meizu MX5 please stand up?
The Microsoft Band has come along at a perfect time for Microsoft. With the holiday shopping season about to kick off a week from Friday, the software giant has the Microsoft Band to push at its online and physical Microsoft Stores. In fact, there has been so much demand for the wearable, that lines have been forming inside brick and mortar Microsoft Stores.According to some published reports, the Microsoft Band has an IP 54 certification. That means that it is protected from dust and splashing water. A Microsoft Band water test has been posted on YouTube to check whether the device does protect against splashing water, or if it does perform better (or worse). The first test was to see whether the wearable stands up to sweat or rain. To duplicate those conditions, the device was put under a faucet of running water. Running perfectly after getting dried off, the Microsoft Band met the first test with a thumbs up. Next up was the submersion test. The Band was submerged in water for 10 … [Read more...] about Can the Microsoft Band stand up to more than mere splashes of water?