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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

Ralph Wiggam Re:The terrorist won. (210 comments)

Obama is in charge of the Australian government?

yesterday
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Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center

Ralph Wiggam Re:what a difference a day makes (221 comments)

I'm am the Director of Security Operations at a major US airport. They do.

2 days ago
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Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center

Ralph Wiggam Re:what a difference a day makes (221 comments)

The people you're talking about go through a ton of screening before being allowed onto an aircraft. They couldn't just bring a bomb in from their car.

4 days ago
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Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center

Ralph Wiggam Re: Taxing the Congested Skies (221 comments)

You do realize that 50 to 60 percent of an airline ticket are taxes and airport fees?

Yeah....that's not true.

4 days ago
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IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

Ralph Wiggam Re:OK (268 comments)

.22? Can you not afford a real gun?

about a week ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

Ralph Wiggam Re:Awful awful timing of launch (189 comments)

One of the complaints against Apple is that they're using cheap, soft aluminum, not the tempered kind that you're talking about.

about a week ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

Ralph Wiggam Re: to be fair. (56 comments)

According to Slashdot, any laws I don't like are unconstitutional on the grounds that I say so.

about a week ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

Ralph Wiggam Re:to be fair. (56 comments)

Because you didn't really think that they were freezing your account for a 'good' reason other than to line their own pockets right?

Also Federal money laundering laws.

about a week ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

Ralph Wiggam Re:Meanwhile (275 comments)

White people do nothing except help spread the disease by sending in soldiers and doctors to get sick then sending them to other places to infect people

Citation?

about a week ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

Ralph Wiggam Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (460 comments)

What really gets me is how slashdot eats up shit like this, and only when it comes to feminism.

When I was here 10+ years ago, the community was what you would expect from a populated that trended heavily young, male, and nerdy.

But when I came back recently, the first thing I noticed was that the community is awful. Apparently everyone with 2 ounces of social skills left a while ago. The people left seem to be mostly basement dwelling neckbeards who have ridiculous issues with women.

about two weeks ago
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Once Vehicles Are Connected To the Internet of Things, Who Guards Your Privacy?

Ralph Wiggam Re:Just wait 'til the Insurance Companies get it! (130 comments)

Imagine getting caught up in a construction or accident re-direct, and their being a batch of auto-tickets issued for using the wrong lane(s) or traveling on a closed section of road!

That happened in LA this week. Thousands of people were diverted onto the 110's Express lanes because of a gun battle, causing many of them to get automated tickets. But the tickets were quickly canceled and any money already paid is being refunded.

As much as we hear about technology run amok and mindless government bureaucrats, there are still plenty of sensible human being in the world and in most cases they can overrule any stupid things the machines do.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-metro-toll-fine-mistake-20140917-story.html

about two weeks ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:3000 carriers (221 comments)

CDC and WHO have never shown a hint of being concerned when diseases break out in Africa.

You mean besides sending doctors and scientists to help?

about two weeks ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:What good is aid going to do (221 comments)

We're addressing the specific nutjobbery at hand. Nobody is endorsing a political party.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

Ralph Wiggam Re:Maybe 40k (393 comments)

That's why the factory (which will be owned more by Panasonic than Tesla) plans on selling batteries to every industry that uses them, not just electric cars.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:Worse than it seems. (221 comments)

Fair enough. Obama made that claim, with a citation, in his speech.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:What good is aid going to do (221 comments)

Wow. I forgot how far this site has fallen in the last few years. This is full on Breitbart.com level of nutjobbery.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:What good is aid going to do (221 comments)

No. You don't give a fuck about anyone else and you project that onto everyone else to make yourself feel ok about it.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:3000 carriers (221 comments)

Wow. This is the dumbest comment in a thread full of dumb comments. Congrats.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:Worse than it seems. (221 comments)

That's the World Health Organization's current estimate of fatalities if more containment is not done immediately.

They're not exactly "armchair".

about two weeks ago

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