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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

murdocj Re:Other than the obligatory security theatre... (98 comments)

Yes, because we all know that all security precautions are always done 100% correctly, so they are infallible. And of course it's impossible that the pilot or copilot is actually the hijacker.

yesterday
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US Army Wants Weapon To Destroy Drone Swarms

murdocj Re: hey, no fairsies! (207 comments)

Ah yes, the old "the USA is responsible for despots everywhere" argument. I'm curious... please cite the country that has this spotless record on human rights, and has altruistically advanced such rights everywhere, regardless of their own interest? Obviously any country in Europe, Russia, China, Japan, etc are out. So I'm waiting with bated breath for this shining example to the world.

In fact, please cite ANY country throughout history that has had the kind of international power the USA has had and has been as civil and restrained as the USA has been. You're going to struggle with that one.

4 days ago
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Iran Forced To Cancel Its Space Program

murdocj Re:Too bad! (141 comments)

Look at North Korea. They've proven that the main value of having a nuclear weapon isn't launching an actual attack. It's having the card to get admitted to the big boys club. Iran wants the same thing. With the added advantage that Iran's threat is more realistic, given the sabre rattling towards Israel. After all, destroying Israel would probably only take 3 or 4 nuclear bombs, so it's a much more realistic scenario.

5 days ago
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Iran Forced To Cancel Its Space Program

murdocj Re:Too bad! (141 comments)

Hmm... you mean enriching uranium far beyond the needs of producing power? That "overblown propaganda"?

Let's enter reality here. If all Iran wanted was nuclear power, the deal would take about an hour to conclude. Limited enrichment and international inspection... sanctions lifted as they demonstrate they are willing to follow thru. Huge benefit to the Iranian people. Pretty hard not to notice that they at least want to have the option to produce a bomb, even if they aren't going there straightaway.

5 days ago
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NSA Prepares For Future Techno-Battles By Plotting Network Takedowns

murdocj Re:Leak-value is worthless (81 comments)

I wish I had points to mod you up. Sadly the herd mentality of "USA evil, everyone else good" is too strong here.

about a week ago
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Using Facebook Data, Algorithm Predicts Personality Better Than Friends

murdocj Re:2015: Still using Facebook (80 comments)

Well, maybe because I have pictures from a trip that I want my friends (real friends) to see, and the easiest way is to post them on Facebook? It's like Willy Sutton's answer when they asked him why he robbed banks: "that's where the money is".

about two weeks ago
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EFF Takes On Online Harassment

murdocj Re:The main problem (189 comments)

I was with you till Jar Jar

about two weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

murdocj Re: Dupe (840 comments)

Of all the things I might consider when buying a car, the ease of replacing the headlight is pretty far down the list. Once every 5 years I'm going to have to pay my garage $20 to replace the light. I'm sorry, I'm just not going to worry about it.

about three weeks ago
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Fraud, Not Hackers, Took Most of Mt. Gox's Missing Bitcoins

murdocj Re:Bitcoin != Coins (108 comments)

Yeah, yeah, we're all bitter about not getting in on the ground floor too. Let it go.

The most common comment on stock trading forums discussing speculative stocks. And bitcoin has so far behaved very similar to speculative and gamed stock trading.

Wish I could mod the parent up. Exactly right.

about three weeks ago
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Cuba Says the Internet Now a Priority

murdocj Re:Internet Censorship Paradise? (115 comments)

Try going to one of those countries that censor the Internet and making an unfavorable comment about the government and you might find a few other differences.

about a month ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

murdocj Re:Herp a derp fast computers DEEERRRPPP (197 comments)

I built a wire-wrapped computer around an 1802. 2k of memory. Lots of fun. One advantage was that there was a chip that mapped the available memory to a video signal so it was very easy to get a TV display going. And it didn't require any particular clock frequency so you could actually single-step it very easily. I don't recall much about the instruction set, but I don't think it was particularly awful.

about a month and a half ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

murdocj Re:Snowden revenge? (130 comments)

Right. Let's compare running for president against Mr. Putin vs running against Obama. One of those cases makes you a politician. The other puts you in jail till you decide to give up.

about 2 months ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

murdocj Re:Snowden revenge? (130 comments)

I wondered how long it would take someone to hijack this thread into "USA evil". Congratulations.

about 2 months ago
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Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

murdocj Re:Justice is served! (117 comments)

When you look up "entitlement" there's a picture Kim Dotcom.

about 2 months ago
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Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

murdocj Re:says Kim (117 comments)

Lying is also a time honored practice by (former) Internet CEOs. I wouldn't call Kim Dotcom "joe average".

about 2 months ago
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Regin Malware In EU Attack Linked To US and British Intelligence Agencies

murdocj Re:How surprising (131 comments)

Right... there's no difference between Russia, where running against Putin gets you a lifetime jail sentence, and the USA, where running could actually get you elected.

Are you all in 8th grade?

about 2 months ago
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Tracking a Bitcoin Thief, Part II: Illustrating the Issue of Trust In Altcoins

murdocj Re:LOL (46 comments)

yep

about 2 months ago
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How 4H Is Helping Big Ag Take Over Africa

murdocj Re: SO (377 comments)

Actually, just beware people

about 2 months ago

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Recount proves no fraud in NH Primary

murdocj murdocj writes  |  about 7 years ago

murdocj (543661) writes "You can take off those tin foil hats, because the recount results of the NH Primary are in, and the hand count matches the machine count. Everyone can now move on the conspiracy around the Texas flying saucer.

In fact, only 40% of the vote was recounted (that's all the Dennis Kucinich was willing to pay for), but that 40% shows that the machine and hand counts match up nicely. As was pointed out when this "story" broke, areas that have machine counting tend to have different demographics than hand-counted areas, and thus a difference in voting patterns."

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