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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

Keyboard Rage Re:The point? (449 comments)

I bet the remaining 95% chemical, biological, and possibly nuclear warhead missiles will be more than enough to lay Israel to waste. You see, with that kind of weapon, only a 100% effective (which isn't possible) defense system will prevent damage. So it's a waste of money anyway.

3 days ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

Keyboard Rage Re:Doubtful (449 comments)

Or perhaps your parents are deluded by Israeli propaganda designed to make Iron Dome seem effective. Skewing the numbers is, unfortunately, common courtesy when evaluating missile defense systems. Perhaps the military are not including those missiles that landed but hit nothing but the ground in the counts.

When the conflict just started there were some numbers released that Iron Dome had shot down 80% of Palestinian rockets. A day later they released the number of rockets fired and those destroyed at that time: 160 fired, 2 destroyed. That's no 80% of the rockets, instead it amounts to 1.25%...so someone screwed with the numbers there, and I bet it's Israel.

3 days ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

Keyboard Rage Re:Here we go... (449 comments)

You could swap "Israel" and "Hamas" in your list, and have the exact same list of arguments.

Meanwhile, Israel is isolating itself internationally, committing war crimes right and left, and showing to Muslims worldwide that they are assholes. I'm not denying that Hamas are assholes too, but seeing Israel's excessive use of force (and mass-punishment) Israel will be the loser of this conflict (just like last time...).

Personally, I believe Hamas or any other terrorist organisation will not destroy Israel. Israel will destroy itself instead.

3 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Keyboard Rage Current death toll... (752 comments)

154 Dutch nationals, 27 Australians, 23 Malaysians, 11 Indonesians, six Britons, four Germans, four Belgians, three from the Philippines and one Canadian. All 15 of the crew were Malaysian. Remaining ones yet unknown.

My country will have a day of mourning tomorrow. Personally I am wishing for the fast removal of Putin from the Kremlin, perhaps using a air-ground missile fired from a Boeing 777, for irony.

about a week ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Keyboard Rage Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

Damn Rednecks, never doin' the right thing. I tell ya, why aren't they firing BUK missiles at their shooting ranges?

about a week ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Keyboard Rage Re:Wow. Terrble Turn. (752 comments)

As has been confirmed by Vladimir Putin himself, who has rightfully blamed the Ukrainian government for this tragedy. If those bastards had not attacked the freedom fighters earlier this week, this tragedy could have been avoided!

The black boxes are already in transit to Russia, awaiting their truthful transcription which will show that the Ukranian government scrambled the pilot's transmissions right at the crucial moment, find pictorial evidence showing the Ukranian missile a second before impact, and reveal other incriminating delights!

In other news, the most likely hiding place for that battery of BUK missiles is Vladimir's eminent and firm behind.

about a week ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

Keyboard Rage Re:I don't get it (362 comments)

Hint: If their primary occupation involves giving living humans concrete foundations (as opposed to statues), they may actually be part of the mafia. Bonus points if they have hobbies such as "listening to the collected symphonies of AK-47" they carry around in a violin case. The AK-47 is not a type of violin, it is a machine gun (which in turn is not construction equipment).

about a week ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

Keyboard Rage Re:Such harassment (362 comments)

I once had a cowworker (the additional "w" is in there for a reason...) who managed to align her eyes with her cleavage by leaning over for no obvious reason whatsoever while we were talking (she was sitting with me standing opposite to her). I have never felt so uneasy and had to take a step back to be able to look at her face (obviously) without opening myself up to accusations of sexual harassment.

Of course, considering the person in question showed about 90% of the symptoms of a serious personality disorder (borderline, I am told...), it was probably done on purpose and she was just being her manipulative self.

about a week ago
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Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

Keyboard Rage Re:Judged by your car... (131 comments)

(now, imagine what happened to the car)

Nothing, because after the 404 the Google Car complied to the mandatory "Arrest Vehicular Criminals Upon Apprehension By Automated Rovers" law and wrapped you up in the seat as a nice present for the cop around the corner. As long as it isn't the same cop who tried using another Google Car to pursue a criminal...

about three weeks ago
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Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

Keyboard Rage Re:WTF over?! (131 comments)

Eat a bag of dicks Ford.

Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car?

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Could Be Classified As a 'Cybersecurity Threat' Under New CISPA Rules

Keyboard Rage Re: Throttling = "less available"? (125 comments)

Please stop promoting anti-ISP terrorism.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

Keyboard Rage Re:This news piece has been greatly exagerated (219 comments)

Quick! Someone call the cops to investigate PolygamousRanchKid's ranch! There might be corpses hiding in the walls!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

Keyboard Rage Re:Old hardware... (176 comments)

If you buy an old box and plan to upgrade the RAM, it might be worthwhile to update the BIOS to the latest version to get more memory options. I had a vintage PC that would work with double-sided SDRAM modules but not with single-sided ones, until I upgraded the BIOS. After that the machine went from 64Mb to 320 Mb RAM quite easily, using one double-sided 64 Mb 100 MHz module and two single-sided 128 Mb 133 MHz modules.

Another source for compatible hardware (harddisks, memory, and DVD-players) are Macs up to about 2005. The 'specialised' Apple hardware used in these are just rebranded off-the-shelf components that will work fine in a Pentium II/III PC.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

Keyboard Rage Re:I recommend (176 comments)

15 year old hardware is approx. 1999. In 1999 most hardware was starting to become plug-and-play, working well in general. 1999 is also a period that you can generally still find manuals and drivers online for. It's not 1995, when playing with jumpers using shitty manuals and solving IRQ conflicts was a major part of hardware installation that could be a total pain in the arse.

Pick up an old Pentium 2 or Pentium 3 box from a reputable manufacturer, maybe update to the latest BIOS, install a good OS, and off you go. Besides, some people like tinkering with hardware...

about a month ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

Keyboard Rage Re:Driverless cars prevent more deaths and cheaper (501 comments)

Sooooo...how will your driverless car install its snow tires? Forced human labor? Or will it just refuse to drive away if it snows and it lacks snow tires? In that case, what will happen if people sleep in their car and a blizzard starts overnight? The car refuses to start and they freeze to death instead?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

Keyboard Rage The ability to... (427 comments)

...zap any NSA agent, or people of similar ilk, by mere voice command.

Unfortunately, given the amount of morons who want to know all about you, I might get vocal problems quite quickly...

about a month ago
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Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond

Keyboard Rage Re:Clarke says... (112 comments)

I for one welcome our new Monolithic Overlords.

about a month ago
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Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors

Keyboard Rage Re:Really? (281 comments)

Is this "half a brain" shared by all individuals that lost their BitCoins in the Mt Gox fiasco? Could explain something...

about a month ago

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