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Hockey Sticks Among Carry-On Items TSA Has Cleared For Planes

Ed_Pinkley Re:We got bigger problems (276 comments)

Don't forget, they also now reenforce / lock the cabin door. It helps that the hijackers can no longer control the plane.

www.schneier.com

about a year and a half ago
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Hockey Sticks Among Carry-On Items TSA Has Cleared For Planes

Ed_Pinkley Re:Let me get this straight (276 comments)

Hello. Fellow Spyderco carrier here. You mention the Honeybee and the sibling post before you mentions the ladybug. However, both of those are fixed or locking blades. Those are two things that are not allowed. Plus, the blade can't have a molded grip which removes most (all?) of the Spyderco catalog. *Then* the thing can only be 1 half inch wide. This is a stat I do not see on the Spyderco website but I bet that also removes most / all of their brand. *sigh*

I'm going to get some cheap knives and ship them to each hotel I fly to.

about a year and a half ago
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Hockey Sticks Among Carry-On Items TSA Has Cleared For Planes

Ed_Pinkley Re:about time (276 comments)

"She has her TSA agents stopping traffic on Interstate 40, in Tennessee, and shaking them down" I like what you are saying and I like your enthusiasm, but, citation, please?

about a year and a half ago
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Interviews: Ask James Randi About Investigating the Truth

Ed_Pinkley Confession (386 comments)

Mr. Randi,

Of the people you have debunked, how many of them admit to deception verses how many continue with the charade, either by moving the goalposts or somehow attacking the validity of the test?

about 2 years ago
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Grad Student Wins Alan Alda's Flame Challenge

Ed_Pinkley Re:1 of my favorite Antenna channels (161 comments)

500 specialized channels so anyone could find the kind of material they wanted to watch anytime.

Remindes me of Wierd Al's Cable TV

I got celebrity hockey
The Racketball Channel too

more than 2 years ago
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Gene Therapy Extends Mouse Lifespan

Ed_Pinkley Re:And why exactly.. (182 comments)

918 year old? So, thats a what G^34GILF? A GGILF to the 34th degree?

more than 2 years ago
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TSA's mm-Wave Body Scanner Breaks Diabetic Teen's $10K Insulin Pump

Ed_Pinkley Re:I would recommend not signing that (811 comments)

Thanks for the heads up. I signed it with a mailinator.com email. The other option would be to set a filter on your regular email.

more than 2 years ago
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Nearly 150 Companies Show Interest in the Tech Love Boat

Ed_Pinkley Re:I fail to see the point (332 comments)

firing injured people

"Did it anyway. Ramps are expensive."

more than 2 years ago
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Wind Turbine Extracts Water From Air

Ed_Pinkley Re:Windtrap (227 comments)

Obviously: F is Furlongs and lb is LibBraries of congress.

more than 2 years ago
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Damaged US Passport Chip Strands Travelers

Ed_Pinkley Re:Bad summary: the airline, not the government (624 comments)

I'm sure all the Ross Perot voters thought that in '92. If 85% of those people had voted Bush and 15% had voted Clinton, Bush would have won. (I know it is unlikely, please bear with me) Your vote will not put Obama in office or keep him out but the sum of all the people influenced by Ron Paul and his supporters? Who knows?
Feel fee to check my math. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/data.php?year=1992&datatype=national&def=1&f=0&off=0&elect=0/

more than 2 years ago
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'Alternative Medicine' Clinic Attempts To Silence Critics

Ed_Pinkley You know... (515 comments)

You know what they call alternative medicine that works?


Medicine.

I'm here all week. Tip your veal, etc.

more than 2 years ago
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Petition Calls For Making Net Access Inalienable Right

Ed_Pinkley Re:It already is... (427 comments)

A quote from Carlin. I tried to edit this down but all of it is good and each paragraph builds on the last. Skip to the bottom for TL:DR summary.

"Boy everyone in this country is running around yammering about their fucking rights. "I have a right, you have no right, we have a right."

Folks I hate to spoil your fun, but... there's no such thing as rights. They're imaginary. We made 'em up. Like the boogie man. Like Three Little Pigs, Pinocio, Mother Goose, shit like that. Rights are an idea. They're just imaginary. They're a cute idea. Cute. But that's all. Cute...and fictional. But if you think you do have rights, let me ask you this, "where do they come from?" People say, "They come from God. They're God given rights." Awww fuck, here we go again...here we go again.

The God excuse, the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument, "It came from God." Anything we can't describe must have come from God. Personally folks, I believe that if your rights came from God, he would've given you the right for some food every day, and he would've given you the right to a roof over your head. GOD would've been looking out for ya. You know that.

He wouldn't have been worried making sure you have a gun so you can get drunk on Sunday night and kill your girlfriend's parents.

But let's say it's true. Let's say that God gave us these rights. Why would he give us a certain number of rights?

The Bill of Rights of this country has 10 stipulations. OK...10 rights. And apparently God was doing sloppy work that week, because we've had to ammend the bill of rights an additional 17 times. So God forgot a couple of things, like...SLAVERY. Just fuckin' slipped his mind.

But let's say...let's say God gave us the original 10. He gave the british 13. The british Bill of Rights has 13 stipulations. The Germans have 29, the Belgians have 25, the Sweedish have only 6, and some people in the world have no rights at all. What kind of a fuckin' god damn god given deal is that!?...NO RIGHTS AT ALL!? Why would God give different people in different countries a different numbers of different rights? Boredom? Amusement? Bad arithmetic? Do we find out at long last after all this time that God is weak in math skills? Doesn't sound like divine planning to me. Sounds more like human planning . Sounds more like one group trying to control another group. In other words...business as usual in America.

Now, if you think you do have rights, I have one last assignment for ya. Next time you're at the computer get on the Internet, go to Wikipedia. When you get to Wikipedia, in the search field for Wikipedia, i want to type in, "Japanese-Americans 1942" and you'll find out all about your precious fucking rights. Alright. You know about it.

In 1942 there were 110,000 Japanese-American citizens, in good standing, law abiding people, who were thrown into internment camps simply because their parents were born in the wrong country. That's all they did wrong. They had no right to a lawyer, no right to a fair trial, no right to a jury of their peers, no right to due process of any kind. The only right they had was...right this way! Into the internment camps.

Just when these American citizens needed their rights the most...their government took them away. and rights aren't rights if someone can take em away. They're priveledges. That's all we've ever had in this country is a bill of TEMPORARY priviledges; and if you read the news, even badly, you know the list get's shorter, and shorter, and shorter.

You don't have rights, you have privilages and they can be taken away.

about 3 years ago
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What's Keeping You On Windows?

Ed_Pinkley Re:As a switcher and a switcher. (1880 comments)

there is no compelling reason to switch. Whatever platform you currently have and invested time in is probably good enough for you and switching isn't going to solve that many more problems.

This is the same reason I give as to why the US is not on metric. :)

about 3 years ago
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Researchers Debut Proxy-Less Anonymity Service

Ed_Pinkley Re:Um. excuse me? (116 comments)

A quick google reveals...
drug-dealers: http://www.tsa.gov/press/happenings/seattle_drug_bust.shtm/
money-launderers: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110605/22322814558/senator-schumer-says-bitcoin-is-money-laundering.shtml/
terrorists: http://blog.tsa.gov/2010/11/new-tsa-pat-down-procedures.html/
pedophiles: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20078653-281/police-internet-providers-must-keep-user-logs/

These are all from this decade. It may be an old meme but it is still relevant.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Jonathan Coulton About the Transformation From Code Monkey to Internet Star

Ed_Pinkley Writing Gap (122 comments)

From wikipedia:
Thing a Week One (2006)
Thing a Week Two (2006)
Thing a Week Three (2006)
Thing a Week Four (2006)
Artificial Heart (2011)

You went from writing a thing a week for 4 albums in a year to a 5 year break from new material. What happened?

more than 3 years ago
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EFF Advocates Leaving Wireless Routers Open

Ed_Pinkley Re:Same legal protections? (686 comments)

A lot of home invasions start with the attacker shouting POLICE! A criminal is not above impersonating an officer.

more than 2 years ago
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FBI Releases Document Confirming Roswell UFO

Ed_Pinkley Re:Last words... (481 comments)

"Space, the final frontier" puts it at 1964.

more than 3 years ago
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Sludge In Flask Gives Clues To Origin of Life

Ed_Pinkley Re:Who will all just plug their ears (361 comments)

Your argument against abiogenesis is the same one used for arguments against evolution. Here is the evolution rebuttal: Blind Watchmaker

It does not refute your argument specifically but one point is valid. Pieces of metal are not individual molecules. Molecules attract and repel each other in certain ways. They do it differently after you heat them. They do it differently in the presence of other chemicals (catalysts).br>
There are theories about how proteins could come to be withour DNA or RNA. Metabolism First

more than 3 years ago

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Global CIO: FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Scam Is DOA

Ed_Pinkley Ed_Pinkley writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Ed_Pinkley (881113) writes "

The FCC's brazen power grab aimed at jamming bureaucracy down businesses's throats will be stifled by the new pro-growth Congress.

I'd like two things from the Slashdot crowd. First, post a comment on this guy's page pointing out any flaws, bias or omissions he may have made. Second, what do you think? Did the mid-term election mess up our chance at net-neutrality?"
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