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DHS Will Now Vet UK Air Passengers To Mexico, Canada, Cuba

MadTwit Re:Flying over US airspace. (417 comments)

He may have a point. All that effort into making airplanes reliable and not prone to droping out of the sky as heavy metal objects are wont to do, does seem to have worked.

more than 2 years ago

Why Doesn't 'Google Kids' Exist?

MadTwit Re:Supervise your own kid (561 comments)

Perhaps the world should just stop reproducing

YES Count the number of people on this planet. The world has somewhere in the region of 6.75 to 6.92 billion people. That's to many.

more than 3 years ago

Robo-Gunsight System Makes Sniper's Life Easier

MadTwit Correction (265 comments)

Makes their job easier.

more than 3 years ago

Bizarre Porn Raid Underscores Wi-Fi Privacy Risks

MadTwit What really gets me (964 comments)

Experts say wireless routers come with encryption software, but setting it up means a trip to the manual.

Wow stated as some strange piece of hidden knowledge which only 'Experts' know about.

more than 3 years ago

Man Open Sources His Genetic Data

MadTwit A fun game (198 comments)

Spot the patented genes!

more than 3 years ago

Man Arrested For Exploiting Error In Slot Machines

MadTwit Re:double standard (611 comments)

Where did he steal anything, all he did was to play a game with much improved odds of him winning. The casinos made these machines freely available to be used and what he did was adopt a scheme of play which rewards him for his investment of hundreds to thousands of dollars, with even more money. If someone offers to play a broken game where you are guaranteed by playing in such a way, to make a profit, is playing in such a way stealing from the person runing the game? No.

more than 3 years ago

Pentagon Papers Ellsberg Supports Wikileaks

MadTwit Re:Ummm, because it is different information? (464 comments)

Here's a great example of just how amazing Americans are! Watch 6:16 onwards.

This is horrifying. That a child has been brought up and taught that the conversion rate for American lives too an entire country is; a few Americans at risk, (after first attempt fails) KILL THEM ALL, because yeah who cares?

Yes he's only a child and may not have a better understanding of the sanctity of human life, but someone taught him this!

more than 3 years ago

Kentucky Announces Creationism Theme Park

MadTwit Re:will it be built... (648 comments)

*Seventh day: Prophets installed

more than 3 years ago

How To Deflect an Asteroid With Today's Technology

MadTwit Re:The Earth would be fine (264 comments)

Your post sneakily mocks the global warming crowd. This makes your post better.

By global warming crowd do you mean the people who belive that enough scientific evidence can warrent a response to stop the events which would most likely happen without change?

more than 3 years ago

How To Deflect an Asteroid With Today's Technology

MadTwit Re:The Earth would be fine (264 comments)

By threat to Earth I meant an event which would cause the Earth to lose its identity as a planet. One way woud be falling into a gas giant, sun, black hole or another astronomical object large enough that the Earth would become part of the object. Or a collision which splits the planet near in half, where neither of the resulting objects could be labled the Earth while still being planet sized.

The phrase "threat to the Earth", when used by a human, means "theat to the Earth's suitablity as our home".

I agree that the term threat to the Earth is typicaly used in relation to us. This is why I said it was pedantic to interpret it the way I did, though maybe picky would have been a better term to describe how I chose to read the article.

more than 3 years ago

How To Deflect an Asteroid With Today's Technology

MadTwit The Earth would be fine (264 comments)

...we wouldn't.There is no possible threat to the Earth which humans could ever make even the smallest abount of diffence about. Instead there is a threat to civilisation. Pedantic, I know but the only threat to the earth is crashing into a star or another planet. Humanity compared is much more fragile, threatened by a mere mile wide rock or similar.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook introduces one-time passwords

MadTwit Watch the burglary rates soar (4 comments)

Now if anyone steals your phone and keys they could be able to log onto your facebook acount (depending on whether the phone is locked or not) and find out where you live. An example how good online security requires good real life security. There may be methods to help prevent this but none that I could find.

more than 3 years ago

Trojan Forces Firefox to Secretly Store Passwords

MadTwit Questions (1 comments)

Does the master password on firefox stop them from finding currently stored passwords? Also what use is forcing the browzer to store passwords, maybe logging onto malicious sites? Thanks

more than 3 years ago


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