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US Army Wants Weapon To Destroy Drone Swarms

mr.mctibbs Re:Test them in Ukraine today... (207 comments)

Your anecdote really isn't an argument. 99% falling uselessly astray implies 1% that reach their intended targets. I'm glad you and your family were unharmed.

4 days ago

Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat

mr.mctibbs Re:i knew it was Bennett (156 comments)

You're avoiding the actual point: why are you the only one who posts long-form, and are you paid in any way to do so?

about two weeks ago

Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

mr.mctibbs Re:So they are doing what? (509 comments)

How are you marked insightful? This is UTTERLY FALSE. Advocating violence is absolutely protected speech in the USA.

AS IT SHOULD BE. Or do you think saying "Somebody should go kill those terrorist scum" ought to be illegal?

about two weeks ago

Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

mr.mctibbs Re:Dupe (840 comments)

Explain to me how the Christ you would "fix by repairing" a RAM chip.

about three weeks ago

Debunking a Viral Internet Post About Breastfeeding Racism

mr.mctibbs Bennett, buddy (350 comments)

We're happy to hear your stories. But, listen: maybe they should go on the fridge, instead of the front page of Slashdot.

Ok, bud?

about 2 months ago

Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

mr.mctibbs Re:PR hoax (430 comments)

So I read that article out of curiosity, and if it's representative of RT's reporting it makes American media look just, very sad by comparison.

about 3 months ago

US Post Office Increases Secret Tracking of Mail

mr.mctibbs Re:There's hope (112 comments)

That county is dead. The residence of the county are legally responsible for the debt.

Maricopa county has a population of 3.8 million. If a $1 million judgment can destroy their budget they have bigger things to worry about.

about 3 months ago

Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

mr.mctibbs Re:Sanity? (451 comments)

Can we get a +1 'mic drop' option?

about 3 months ago

Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

mr.mctibbs I'm not a doctor, but... (583 comments)

My real addiction is information.

It sounds more like you're addicted to the smell of your own bullshit.

about 3 months ago

US Army May Relax Physical Requirements To Recruit Cyber Warriors

mr.mctibbs Re:This. (308 comments)

Many of us who exercise regularly don't do it for the runner's high, but because it can be meditative. Speaking as somebody with ADD, having even a small portion of my brain dedicated exclusively to one task gives me a kind of clarity I haven't found anywhere else.

about 3 months ago

Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

mr.mctibbs Re:Closer to market (218 comments)


about 3 months ago

As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

mr.mctibbs In a nutshell (407 comments)

"There's a prisoner shortage"

Framing it this way is typical of a mindset that is depressingly endemic in our culture. We do not have a shortage of prisoners, we have an excess of prisons.

about 3 months ago

The Amoeba That Eats Human Intestines, Cell By Cell

mr.mctibbs Re:infects 50 million, eh? (71 comments)

I was trying to figure out what's wrong with you, but I'll just assume you're drunk.

about 9 months ago

How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?

mr.mctibbs Re:How many Earthworms? (392 comments)

This guy's got the right idea. IN ISOLATION, how much total biodiversity is required to sustain a stable ecosystem that can support humans and is resistant to systemic failure?

about 10 months ago

Survey Finds Nearly 50% In US Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

mr.mctibbs At least one of these is true (395 comments)

"37 percent of respondents who fully agreed that U.S. regulators are suppressing access to natural cures,"

Cannabis, anyone?

about 10 months ago

Slashdot beta sucks

mr.mctibbs Honestly? (9 comments)

I don't think it really needs any discussion. I visit Slashdot precisely because of its layout and discussion style. If they take that away, there's nothing keeping me here that I can't get at any one of the bazillion gawker sites.

Bottom line, really: if they change it, I have no reason to come back.

about a year ago

Syrian Gov't Agrees To Russian Chem-Weapon Turnover Plan

mr.mctibbs Wall Street (362 comments)

Are you wondering why on Earth Obama would think it's a good idea to bomb Syria, when Libya was such a disaster? I'll give you a hint: both countries are non-members of the WTO, with state-owned banking systems. So is Iran.


The people who financed Obama's elections -- and who are the only folks for whom he's been a good president -- are the ones who have the most to gain by regime change in Syria.

about a year ago

Israeli Army Retweeting 1967 War As It Happened

mr.mctibbs Re:Liberty (317 comments)

"They were not enemies but the US was not an Israeli client."


about a year and a half ago

Australia Makes Asian Language Learning a Priority

mr.mctibbs Re:English... (230 comments)

Or, you know, maybe because it's the language spoken by the other half of the western hemisphere? Just a thought.

about a year and a half ago

Explosions at the Boston Marathon

mr.mctibbs Citation Needed (1105 comments)

"Drones killing civilians is an accident; people thought there was a military target there. Sometimes mistakes happen, and innocent people die, but the intent is to target military forces and largely that is what happens."

According to whom, the government that won't officially acknowledge the program exists?

about 2 years ago


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