This Is Why The Nazis Lost WWII Post date September 7, 2005 By zamoose They wasted their R&D time on diversions like exploding chocolate bars and lame propaganda like “Take French laxative: it will keep you on the run.” Heh. Via Dave Barry. In Humor, Military, Observations Good News From Iraq Ooooh, High Tech Homebrew Weaponry! 3 Comments It is interesting to note, that 90% of projects researched by DARPA (defense advanced research projects agency) fail to materialize. Don’t be ragging on DARPA (an organization with whom I’m quite familiar, thankyouverymuch). I mean, if it weren’t for them, who would be building super-strong exoskeletons for our next generation of soldiers or funding self-driving autonomous deathbots or developing killer nanomachines capable of wiping out entire cities? Besides, the progression went: DARPAnet->ARPAnet->Internet, so thank your lucky stars that DARPA funds all sorts of “crazy” projects like the “Internet[s]”. Whoa now. I’m not criticizing. I’m just pointing out that to make serious technological military advances you have to pursue a lot of eventual dead ends.