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Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue

Cryacin Re:Don't point that thing at me! (143 comments)

Nothing like shooting yourself in the foot, and then doing it again in the other foot just for good measure.

Just as long as your foot is firmly planted on the right person's neck at the time.

about two weeks ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Cryacin Re:Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

Exactly, the pen is mightier than the sword! Will someone think of the children having to witness these horrors!

about a month ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

Cryacin Re:Might makes right ? (391 comments)

I think that depends strongly on the definition of ostrich!

about a month ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

Cryacin just make a Mario phone. (203 comments)

He's a plumber, of course it's going to be water proof!

about a month and a half ago
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Passport Database Outage Leaves Thousands Stranded

Cryacin Re:Change management fail (162 comments)

We are US Customs and TSA. We NEVER make mistakes!

about a month and a half ago
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US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

Cryacin Re:What about my rights? (172 comments)

No, it was the accurate spelling. He used to work for Wall Street.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

Cryacin Re: Master Strategy (149 comments)

Yes I am. The devil would have more style.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

Cryacin Re: Master Strategy (149 comments)

The "King"'s too busy fighting world poverty.

about 2 months ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Cryacin Re:Great... (582 comments)

So Europe, please show equivalent satellite images without scorch marks? Prima facie, there seems to be evidence here.

about 2 months ago
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Newly Discovered Virus Widespread in Human Gut

Cryacin Re:Cr(oss) Ass(embly) (100 comments)

Who would have thought that scientists would stoop to this CrAss attempt at humour.

about 2 months ago
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Day One With the Brand New Oculus Rift DK2: the Good, the Ugly and the Games

Cryacin Re:What about... (48 comments)

Yeah, "motion tracking" and "ducking and leaning forward" has a whole new meaning.

about 2 months ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

Cryacin Re:FUD filled.... (212 comments)

The Transformers... E-M-P'd they died.

about 2 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Cryacin Re:Customer service? (928 comments)

You must be American. It's a slightly different procedure there. Take the bag down, put yours up, and then wait for the plane to fill up. When that's happened, flag a stewardess down or wait until they tell you that the bag has to go up, and hand it on over. Unfortunately in the US, everyone's paranoid as hell.

about 2 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Cryacin Re:Customer service? (928 comments)

That's why when you talk to customer service, you record the conversation. For their safety, and yours.

about 2 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Cryacin Re:Customer service? (928 comments)

I have a great solution for this. Everytime I see this happening, I take the bag down and pop it on the floor on a vacant seat. Eventually the bag makes it into the overhead lockers... somewhere.

Enjoy your flight Mr. Type - A person, and then enjoy finding your damn bag because you left it out of your sight.

about 2 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Cryacin Re:What?!? (928 comments)

This is madness?!?

This... is... Southwest... Airlines...!!!! (Kicks guy off plane)

about 2 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Cryacin Re: name and location tweeted... (928 comments)

Awesome would have been if he went all dirty harry on "Kimberly".

"Go ahead, make my day..."

about 2 months ago

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Anti smoking ad links child sex to cigarettes

Cryacin Cryacin writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Cryacin (657549) writes "Will somebody think of the children!?

Deliberately shocking anti-smoking adverts that compare nicotine addiction to sexual abuse, and which the French government has vowed to ban, has sparked a lively debate.

The ads show a man pushing a kneeling child's face towards his crotch. Two feature boys and one a girl. The children look fearfully up at him, holding in their mouth a cigarette that appears to protrude from his fly.

Under the image runs the slogan: "Smoking makes you a slave to tobacco.""

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Unique ID number to track school kids in Australia

Cryacin Cryacin writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Cryacin (657549) writes "Proudly brought to you directly from 1984, it seems that the Australian government has found another way to attempt to get people used to being tagged.

Each school child in Australia will get an identity number via a program designed to track their progress throughout their school career, the federal government is expected to announce as early as today.

The "unique identity number" will be attached to the My School program, which publishes the performance of individual schools on the internet, Fairfax Media reports.

The number will allow parents and other concerned parties to access a database documenting a child's performance during the course of their school years, regardless of how many schools they attend and whether they move interstate. (Or change their name, address, phone number, hair colour or anything else to preserve anonymity).

The move is expected to cause controversy and raise privacy provisions, a "senior source" told The Sydney Morning Herald.

Protections would be built in to stop third parties being able to identify students. Hmmm... where have we heard this before?!? http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/minister-a--monkey-could-have-hacked--secret-transport-site-20100223-p085.html"

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