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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

murdocj Re:airports are reduced rights zones after 9/11 (885 comments)

Good lord. You don't think that an airport has a right to make sure you aren't going to hijack a plane and fly it into a building? Really?

Your right to swing your arms ends when you connect with my nose.

3 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

murdocj Re: name and location tweeted... (885 comments)

And if it wasn't for the current "security paranoia", periodically the guy next to you would be traveling terrorist class with Kalashnikov and grenades in his carry-on. Deal with it.

3 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

murdocj Re:Customer service? (885 comments)

I'm not disagreeing that having the families with small children board first makes sense, but what I see nowadays is that it seems like half the plane is either in business class or a member of the "gold star club". By the time all of them board, the lounge is half empty.

about a week ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

murdocj Re:Customer service? (885 comments)

Yes. Not to mention the guy with his daughter who had THREE oversized bags that he stuffed into the overhead, almost completely filling an entire section.

about a week ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

murdocj Re:Customer service? (885 comments)

It's also a common practice in the USA. Every time I fly before the "general boarding" starts, there is an announcement that "families with small children or anyone who needs extra time to board is free to board now".

about a week ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

murdocj Re:Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

didn't take look for Windows hate to hijack this thread.

about two weeks ago
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Amazon Isn't Killing Writing, the Market Is

murdocj Re:The end of reading as culturally relevant... (192 comments)

The tactile experience of actually holding a book in your hand, being able to flip the pages, is far better than anything offered by current electronic devices. Sure, the various e-readers are convenient, but convenience isn't everything. Book printing and book reading aren't disappearing anytime soon. In fact, I'm seeing more small bookstores pop up as people realize the limitations of the online experience and go back to browsing.

about two weeks ago
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Amazon Isn't Killing Writing, the Market Is

murdocj Re:The end of reading as culturally relevant... (192 comments)

I don't see anything in the rest of your post that supports the idea that the reading is about to become a lost art practiced by only a few.

about two weeks ago
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Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

murdocj Re:Faith in God (299 comments)

Your comment reminds me of the saying "God heals, and the doctor sends the bill".

Yes, modern medicine is great, but after a while you realize that doctors are shooting in the dark half the time.

about a month ago
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FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact

murdocj Re:Cue primitivism, moral panic over noise, nostal (128 comments)

I don't have a smart phone, and I don't give a shit whether you have one or not. At some point I'll probably get one, but I don't need one right now. So why should I shell out extra bucks for one? I might as well take a couple of 20s out of my wallet each month and set them on fire.

about a month ago
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Update Your Shelf: BitLit Offers Access To Ebook Versions of Books You Own

murdocj Re:Book Resale value (82 comments)

This is the dictionary definition of looking a gift horse in the mouth. Someone offers you another copy of your book for free, and your are pissed off. If it's really that onerous and awful, here's a thought: don't take that free thing you are being given.

See, that was easy.

about a month ago
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Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors

murdocj Re:This just in. (281 comments)

What did he steal? It's not a currency, the whole point of bitcoin is that it doesn't have any of the usual financial protections. Now people find out that there's a downside.

about a month and a half ago
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Why China Is Worried About Japan's Plutonium Stocks

murdocj Re:If I had a dollar... (398 comments)

If your country was a one party state that got nervous any time someone mentioned current events, then you might be worried too.

about a month and a half ago
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Why China Is Worried About Japan's Plutonium Stocks

murdocj Re:Hmm... (398 comments)

Nope, Iraq invaded a neighboring country. You must be confused with Russia grabbing Crimea.

about a month and a half ago
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Civilians Try to Lure an Abandoned NASA Spacecraft Back to Earth

murdocj as long as... (53 comments)

... it didn't meet and fuse with an alien probe of immense power designed to bring back sterilized soil samples, we're ok.

about a month and a half ago
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Alienware Swaps SteamOS For Windows

murdocj Re:Describe PUSSYING OUT (173 comments)

Well, the alternative is to either sell a real product, OR sell nothing while waiting for Valve vaporware. Guess what really companies that really have to stay in business do.

about a month and a half ago
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Behind the Great Firewall: What It's Really Like To Log On From China

murdocj Re:You Can Help (90 comments)

You don't get it, do you. If you were in China, this discussion wouldn't be happening, and simply for posting here you could be in jail.

about a month and a half ago
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NRC Human Spaceflight Report Says NASA Strategy Can't Get Humans To Mars

murdocj Re:Sorry... (206 comments)

Yeah, we weren't landing SUV sized rovers on Mars 40 years ago.

about 2 months ago
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NRC Human Spaceflight Report Says NASA Strategy Can't Get Humans To Mars

murdocj Re:Sorry... (206 comments)

Ah yes. The old "central planning" argument. Just like the former Soviet Union. Remember how Khrushchev told us that the USSR would wave as they passed the capitalist USA? How'd that turn out?

about 2 months ago

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Recount proves no fraud in NH Primary

murdocj murdocj writes  |  more than 6 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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