Introducing DARPA

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Mon, 11/09/2009 - 23:53 | 125481 TheGoodDoctor
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Interesting. Hmmmmm. So, is this kind of like helping out the little guy?

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 00:08 | 125495 alien-IQ
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I've known about DARPA for many years now. There is one thing you can be absolutely 1000% certain of: Helping out the "little guy" NOT part of the program. But they have been quite effective is helping create the means with which to spy on and kill the little guy. At that they have been quite effective and successful.

Of course I must have this DARPA confused with this DARPA
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

We're not talking about the same place right? Are we? (please tell me I have them confused and the name is a coincidence)

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 00:32 | 125530 Anonymous
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you beat me to the punch...i was going to raise
a red flag with the acronym....

and yes the military kills the people it is supposed
to protect....

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 01:42 | 125583 Pedro
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You seem to be alive and well.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 16:40 | 126283 Anonymous
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i am but john kennedy, robert kennedy, malcolm x,
martin luther king jr, john lennon, plus 13
soliders at ft hood are not.....nor are the victims
of the world trade center or oklahoma's murrah

that's just for starters....

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 17:37 | 126369 Anonymous
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ps. in case the point was not clear i am implicating
the cia and their plutocrat masters in the deeds
to destroy.

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Tue, 11/10/2009 - 00:34 | 125531 Marla Singer
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We are taking back the acronym.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 01:19 | 125563 Anonymous
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Make an offer to sell your site.

Its obvious you cannot run it to its fullest potential.

Beautiful creation, Mr. Yang, however its time that its turned over to people who can handle the next level.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 01:42 | 125586 Marla Singer
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But what would we do in the afternoons then?

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 11:11 | 125757 Anonymous
Tue, 11/10/2009 - 11:34 | 125777 WaterWings
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"This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time."


This is freaking awesome! I joined yesterday and we're moving outta Lou's basement!

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 11:49 | 125803 rr_
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Is that a movie quote?

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 13:42 | 125981 WaterWings
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Fight Club

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 01:42 | 125584 Anonymous
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Hey, I worked for DARPA! Best bang for buck of any government spending program, bar none! Reputation tainted by Bush, Poindexter and Total Information Awareness program.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 12:31 | 125873 alien-IQ
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DARPA + best "bang" for the buck = the irony of the phrasing is just...gorgeous.

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 19:31 | 127717 ToNYC
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We love you, but indeed it was a crapronym. let's press on...

now arpanet was father to the internet, not so bad.

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 19:34 | 127718 ToNYC
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edit..fat finger

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 12:59 | 125922 KevinB
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Oh please. So much technology came out of DARPA, it's not funny. This internet thingy, for example. That item has literally changed the world. Tyler's proposal would have been impossible twenty years ago. VLSI technology, the computer mouse, AI software - all were created at DARPA, or by DARPA grants to outside firms. They probably waste a lot of money (what government agency doesn't?), and they have a long list of failures as well, but overall, they have created things that have benefited everyone's lives.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 19:42 | 126560 gmrpeabody
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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 20:43 | 127803 Anonymous
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Huh? Computer mouse was Xerox, AI software has been around much longer (LISA anyone?) and as for the internet thingy, well the TCP/IP protocols were started by founding from DARPA to a small group of Stanford graduates, but with the Unix operating system University research is what really drove and propelled the "internet thingy" - the first true TCP/IP network WAS NOT military owned.

And besides DARPA is now just ARPA, and if you really want to see what nice things these guys get up to try HAARP on for size.

On the financials side, I think this new DARPA could become big enough to take on GS - would love to see distributed analysis p0wning the big hegemons

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 13:21 | 125956 E Thomas St.
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You're pretending to be thick right?

It was chosen for hilarious name confusion purposes.

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 18:15 | 127614 Anonymous
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Black Thursday...

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 21:25 | 127852 albion402
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Sounds a lot like an automated valuation model for the mortgage brokers..... Just look at the results at Fannie Mae.... DARPA wants your input, so DARPA can suck all of the water out of the lake.

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 21:26 | 127853 albion402
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Sounds a lot like an automated valuation model for the mortgage brokers..... Just look at the results at Fannie Mae.... DARPA wants your input, so DARPA can suck all of the water out of the lake.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 00:00 | 125491 lsbumblebee
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Come on you lugs! No more DIAPERS. Get into your DARPA!

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 00:54 | 125546 lsbumblebee
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Wow. I've never been this close to Marla before. She smells good. I mean nice. Should  I say something? Maybe I could impress her with my knowledge of DARPA.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 01:14 | 125558 Marla Singer
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Excuse me, did you just SMELL my hair?

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 01:19 | 125565 lsbumblebee
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Uh sorry. I got a cold.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 00:00 | 125492 spekulatn
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Tue, 11/10/2009 - 06:10 | 125662 Fibozachi
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Much kudos to Zero Hedge, yet again, for undertaking this latest venture!  Truly a great day for McGraw-Hill and Morningstar.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 00:08 | 125502 RobotTrader
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I'll volunteer to be in charge of the annual DARPA swimsuit calendar.



Tue, 11/10/2009 - 00:15 | 125513 brandy night rocks
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Dang, Robo, I was hoping for a pic of Darpa Conger.


"Who Wants To Annul An Idiotic Marriage To A Millionaire?"

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 02:04 | 125597 Cheeky Bastard
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More. Meat.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 03:02 | 125623 MsCreant
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Is this a request for a curvier woman, or for more women. Your post is not clear to me.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 07:31 | 125680 Artful_Dodger
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Agreed...painfully thin.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 10:18 | 125720 FreddyInBangkok
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tragically thin

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 12:37 | 125883 Anonymous
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Thin? Not where I'm looking...

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 15:31 | 126159 Anonymous
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Is that a reference to the SyFy original movie Cyclops because damnit i hope it is

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 22:53 | 126732 milbank
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Fascinating. . .

A bikini with a gripper surface.

What will DARPA inspire next?

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 19:38 | 127728 ToNYC
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it's a grip her surface, but not so much meat on the bones

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 21:59 | 127883 milbank
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Oh I dunno. There appears to be enough cracks and crevices for me to hook my belaying device into. ;-)

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 19:40 | 127730 ToNYC
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edit..deadish "save" button

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 00:13 | 125512 Bolweevil
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don't f@#k with the music


Tue, 11/10/2009 - 00:25 | 125519 ShankyS
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Bringing about a better world on a timeline that leads to zero. Not sure why, but best to make it as comfortable ride to the end as possible.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 00:36 | 125536 Cursive
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Shanky, now that 1090 is history, where are you looking?

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 11:12 | 125759 ShankyS
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1121 my original upper target - minis have a gap from 1104 to 1109 that may need filling - watch the upper trendline on SPX RSI for possible reversal point - follow the daily indicators on your fav index, they are the only things that have not lied all the way up. The IH&S played out to the number (luckily). The dollar is key as well.

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 18:17 | 127620 Anonymous
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Shanghai peaked at 3478.01 on 8/4/9...

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 01:19 | 125562 TomJoad
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I was just going to say, this should be mildly entertaining, until the lights go out. All my thoughts seem derivative these days.

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 00:31 | 125528 SV
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Saw that earlier before your post - was wondering what it was...

Diggin it.

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