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(Gizmodo)   This insane image is not a 3D game or a movie, it's the first production model of America's newest stealth machine of destruction   (gizmodo.com) divider line 26
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2013-07-31 09:51:45 PM  
4 votes:
img24.imageshack.us

^ What subby's idea of "cool" may look like.
2013-07-31 11:28:16 PM  
3 votes:
Meh

img.ehowcdn.com
2013-07-31 09:28:14 PM  
3 votes:
Other than debt, we could solve all of our problems with less than a trillion dollars.  We could high speed rail the country, fix our bridges and have roads that recharge electric cars...Or we could have this fighter jet.
2013-07-31 08:19:56 PM  
3 votes:
thank god. we were starting to fall behind the rest of the globe on jet fighter technology.
2013-07-31 11:22:34 PM  
2 votes:

arentol: Why would anyone, for even a second, think that image was from a game or movie? There was absolutely nothing about it that made me think that. Not even a little. Are people these days really that stupid?


It's subconscious.

The picture is blurry, which implies 24/30 FPS which is what film/Xbox run at.

The engine is glowing orange, with a teal blue sky in the background.  That sort of color grading also indicates "big budget entertainment fest"

I guarantee that if it was in focus, no one would be saying "It looks like a videogame!"  Which is SAD and STUPID.

OMG VIDEOGAME:
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2013-07-31 10:23:59 PM  
2 votes:
I'm glad the USA is out of debt and able to put its money into RnD again. Also, it's good to know that they have a responsible, trustworthy government that wouldn't exhibit any signs of fascism. Otherwise this project might be cause for some concern.
2013-07-31 10:13:28 PM  
2 votes:

Makh: Other than debt, we could solve all of our problems with less than a trillion dollars.  We could high speed rail the country, fix our bridges and have roads that recharge electric cars...Or we could have this fighter jet.


Oddly, a couple years ago the Federal Government had a blank check for just a little under a trillion dollars.  I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the party in control at the time is the same one you vote for.  Even more oddly, they chose not to spend it on high speed rail, bridges, roads that recharge electric cars (which, frankly, is an incredibly stupid idea), combating global warming, building massive solar charging arrays, converting all of our coal power plants into more environmental friendly plants, building out a larger reaching fiber-optic Internet infrastructure, converting our ageing power grid to something more modern, or building massive water desalination plants.

Also, I'm pretty sure you have no idea how much it would cost to "high speed rail the country".
2013-07-31 09:59:56 PM  
2 votes:
Wow, that looks like a 1 trillion dollar boondoggle, seeing as how they had lowered the performance requirements so it could past the tests, I'm not very impressed.
2013-07-31 09:22:16 PM  
2 votes:

log_jammin: thank god. we were starting to fall behind the rest of the globe on jet fighter technology.


The F-35 is a giant step behind when you compare its capabilities to the capabilities of the aircraft it's supposed to be replacing.
2013-07-31 09:18:56 PM  
2 votes:
And it's how many billions of dollars over budget and how many years late?
2013-08-01 09:39:40 AM  
1 votes:
i30.tinypic.com

"i farking warned you, but nooooooooo! you wouldn't listen!"
2013-08-01 08:45:58 AM  
1 votes:
Yes citizens.
Your government will do this, but then when you break a leg or get sick, you're on your farking own.
2013-08-01 05:39:42 AM  
1 votes:

RassilonsExWife: Two things:
1) WTF is so impressive about a blurry snapshot of an airplane?
2) WTF is it lately with all the greenlighted headlines lately that just copy and paste the headline of the god damned article?


1) subby is easily impressed
2) subby has no imagination and fark is not what it once was. see featured partner.

-Everyone likes revenue, but it's a little jarring to see some of these partner links in the mix on Fark, a site with such a sharply defined sensibility. Fark's guidelines for submissions exhort users not once but twice to "Make the tagline funny" but the links to Buzzfeed's sponsored stories don't even attempt that.
2013-08-01 01:21:39 AM  
1 votes:
Why are we still preparing to fight the Soviet Union in a world war in Europe?
2013-08-01 12:43:35 AM  
1 votes:
It might as well be a movie or a game. By the time that thing ever enters active service *if it does* we'll have moved to a mostly drone fleet anyway.
2013-07-31 11:48:55 PM  
1 votes:
This came in waaaayyyyy under budget:

911research.wtc7.net

and was a whole lot more effective.

But don't let that ruin your views on 'Merica

Rock flag and Eagle!!!!

maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com
2013-07-31 10:50:48 PM  
1 votes:
And I thought that "The Pentagon Wars" was fictional.
2013-07-31 10:44:41 PM  
1 votes:
They should first worry about making sure the planes don't explode if hit by lightning
http://rt.com/usa/f35-lightning-design-flaw-360/

But then again, the Pentagon lowered a bunch of the performance benchmarks asked of the F-35 just so it could pass.
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/pentagon-downgrades-jet-spec s

And then you have the Pentagon clearly admit it sucks.
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-f-35-would-be-defeated-aerial-com ba t-2013-3


The F-35 is the ugly chick at the bar, when you're drunk and the bartender announces its last call before closing.
2013-07-31 10:23:31 PM  
1 votes:
 Disappointing performance, unsatisfactory radar cross section, and over budget. What's not to love??
2013-07-31 10:23:29 PM  
1 votes:

JonBuck: What would have been the comparative costs of designing three different specialized aircraft instead? I doubt they saved any money following this approach.


I've had to sit through DAU's damned classes on acquisition programs.  You underestimate the scale of the bureaucracy involved.
2013-07-31 10:22:27 PM  
1 votes:

JonBuck: So, this program cost a trillion dollars? What would have been the comparative costs of designing three different specialized aircraft instead? I doubt they saved any money following this approach.


Lifetime program cost.

And for anybody thinking not buying this thing would free up that money for other uses, keep in mind that we DO need some kind of new multirole fighter. Even if it isn't the F-35 (I think this has turned into quite the boondoggle, myself), it would need to be something else that would cost the majority of that money.
2013-07-31 10:21:23 PM  
1 votes:
Every decade has its over budget and delayed all-in-one plane that's decried as a boondoggle at the time...

www.vojsko.net
2013-07-31 10:20:18 PM  
1 votes:

Reverend J: Wow, that looks like a 1 trillion dollar boondoggle, seeing as how they had lowered the performance requirements so it could past the tests, I'm not very impressed.


Sad thing is, if it's electronic warfare systems go down, they're billion dollar sitting ducks to 30-40 year old technology.  The entire premise is that they can shoot down things from 20 miles away having never been detected.  But it's all based on super, complicated electronic and computer systems.

If war has taught us anything, it's that WSHTF complicated = useless and death.  This might be fine for blowing up those useless migs buried in the sand of some 3rd world nation, but it's not going to work well once Russia or China decides they can jam electronics just fine.
2013-07-31 10:17:38 PM  
1 votes:
Why would anyone, for even a second, think that image was from a game or movie? There was absolutely nothing about it that made me think that. Not even a little. Are people these days really that stupid?
2013-07-31 09:54:50 PM  
1 votes:

Makh: Other than debt, we could solve all of our problems with less than a trillion dollars.  We could high speed rail the country, fix our bridges and have roads that recharge electric cars...Or we could have this fighter jet.


Yeah, back in my Peace Corps days I calculated that the cost of building one nuclear-powered aircraft carrier -- forget manning, equipping and operating it -- would pay for Peace Corps' world-wide operations for 20 years.

So campaign for and vote for Hillary. She might actually make some of those smarter decisions.

/one can hope
2013-07-31 09:24:09 PM  
1 votes:
Interesting side note:  The full payload is 5 nuclear missiles stuffed with 10 trillion dollars each.
 
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