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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

Ralph Wiggam Re:Think of the children! (408 comments)

Sometimes I think they are just a bunch of publicity whores, but I haven't yet figured out what it is they get out of making announcments, doing it 1/4 assed, and quickily forgetting what they were doning and moving on to the next great headline grabber...

That's pretty much how teenagers operate in general.

2 days ago
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'Never Miss Another Delivery' - if You Have a TrackPIN (Video)

Ralph Wiggam Re:And let someone into my garage? (85 comments)

The point is that making an "airlock" big enough for a large package creates several major problems.

2 days ago
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'Never Miss Another Delivery' - if You Have a TrackPIN (Video)

Ralph Wiggam Re:And let someone into my garage? (85 comments)

Most Amazon boxes are much larger than a tray of milk bottles.

5 days ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Ralph Wiggam Re:What an idiot (180 comments)

Absolutely. My point is that all of Ulbricht's lawyer's claims and theories are completely destroyed by the evidence the FBI collected.

5 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

Ralph Wiggam Re:Good news (420 comments)

But then you have to just remember how awful JJ's Star Trek movies were.

Really? The first one was terrible because nothing can live up to the expectations of angry nerds.

Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As 'Fun, Watchable'

http://www.theonion.com/video/trekkies-bash-new-star-trek-film-as-fun-watchable,14333/

5 days ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Ralph Wiggam Re:What an idiot (180 comments)

Lay off the meth, homey.

5 days ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Ralph Wiggam Re:What an idiot (180 comments)

He admits to creating the site originally, but claims he sold it or gave it away before any drugs were sold. So he can't be *that* dumb.

about a week ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Ralph Wiggam Re:What an idiot (180 comments)

Prior to that, the FBI took control of a forum mod's account. They asked "dread" in chat to look into something on the site that required him to log in as an admin. When they grabbed his laptop, a window with him logged into the site admin account was open. That's pretty damning evidence even without the journal.

about a week ago
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Moot Retires From 4chan

Ralph Wiggam Re:Really? (183 comments)

I've been to 4chan zero times. But you have to recognize that the site has made a huge impact on internet culture.

about a week ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Ralph Wiggam Re:Didn't we have this discussion... (290 comments)

In fact, how you will ever suspect that they scanned you so you can try to show they did?

Because they knew something that couldn't have known otherwise.

about a week ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Ralph Wiggam Re:Didn't we have this discussion... (290 comments)

That was written by Antonin Scalia, who is usually a total douche, but occasionally gets things right.

about a week ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Ralph Wiggam Re:And let me guess... (290 comments)

Argument one will be that these devices are in no way in contradiction with the fourth amendment because nobody with RF-permiable walls can have a reasonable expectation of privacy

The Supreme Court already ruled that you DO have an expectation of privacy against wall-penetrating infra-red cameras. Prior to that, police helicopters would fly around looking for indoor pot growers.

about a week ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Ralph Wiggam Re:Didn't we have this discussion... (290 comments)

If you can show that the cops used one without a warrant, your case gets tossed.

about a week ago
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The Anthropocene Epoch Began With 1945 Atomic Bomb Test, Scientists Say

Ralph Wiggam Re:I don't think so. (154 comments)

The only other logical starting point for this era would be the beginning of the industrial revolution. But that happened slowly over several decades, so it's a lot more difficult.

about a week ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Ralph Wiggam Thanks...Justice Scalia (290 comments)

The cops need a warrant to use these things is because of an interesting Supreme Court decision from 2001.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyllo_v._United_States

The traditional "liberal" and "conservative" wings fell apart and Ginsburg joined Scalia in the majority. Scalia's decision specifically addressed future technologies like this. It's strange how he's really good on privacy issues and really bad on everything else.

about a week ago
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The Anthropocene Epoch Began With 1945 Atomic Bomb Test, Scientists Say

Ralph Wiggam Re:I don't think so. (154 comments)

They're not saying that nuclear power has the only impact. Just that since 1945, our overall environmental impact has increased dramatically- with China building 800 GW of coal plants being a perfect example. While our per capita impact in many ways has decreased, the huge increase in population has caused the aggregate impact to increase greatly.

Also, while Japan and France may be scaling back their nuclear power generation, the "anti-nuclear" Obama administration has given the final approval for 4 new reactors. They're the first new ones since the 70s.

about two weeks ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

Ralph Wiggam Re:Bitcoin (290 comments)

The price of silver fell 25% in the second half of last year. That's not a "collapse", but it's still pretty bad.

about two weeks ago
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Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

Ralph Wiggam Re:We deserve this guy (496 comments)

I used to feel that way. Then I packed up my shit and moved out of Indiana. Best decision I ever made.

about two weeks ago
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Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

Ralph Wiggam Re:We deserve this guy (496 comments)

The people who didn't vote are just as responsible as the people who voted for a Republican Senator.

If you think "they're all the same anyway", then fine. Just don't complain when Ted Cruz is a committee chair.

about two weeks ago

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