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Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

the_fat_kid it's just a speculum (162 comments)

And this is some how a good thing?

I'm sure that some law will prohibit forcing people to have their recent diet tested to be a passenger...

No "law" is going to prevent the TSA from deploying this against everyone who flies
or takes a train
or a bus
or drives
or uses public buildings
or looks suspicious
you know, Terrorists

about two weeks ago
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Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

the_fat_kid Re:"Don't Worry, it's only 400k volts" (162 comments)

Your magic door way to the employment office (with death ray?) will also be good for keeping out anyone with any cash or Tylenol. Are you really prepared to bet you job that you haven't touched either? I'm not suggesting that you use drugs but your money does. American money is so soaked with cocaine you can almost chew it like coca leaves. If the trucking industry is so filled with Drug Addicts maybe the problem is deeper than "scaring away applicants"
Now, if we can come up with a skin test for prostitute killing psyco I think we might have some thing.

about three weeks ago
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Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops To Deceive Judges About Surveillance Tech

the_fat_kid Re:And? (251 comments)

I think that they may find that Judges do not care for being "mislead"
this would also be a fine time for them to dust off their judicial contempt sticks.

about a month ago
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New Evidence For Oceans of Water Deep In the Earth

the_fat_kid Re:Old bible scolars (190 comments)

I can't tell if you're joking, or insane and trying to fit world events into religious delusions.

either way I would like to subscribe to your newsletter

about a month and a half ago
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Scammers Lower Comcast Bills, Get Jail Time

the_fat_kid Re:Irrelevant??? (103 comments)

I'll bite.
let's call it $10.000.00.00
Hungry? eat the rich.
if money = speech then theft = poetry

about 3 months ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

the_fat_kid Re:Better use (914 comments)

Is it too early to make nominations for the Nobel prize?

about 4 months ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

the_fat_kid Daria? (914 comments)

This is like the season premier for Sick Sad World

about 4 months ago
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Google To Replace GTK+ With Its Own Aura In Chrome

the_fat_kid Re:Do Canonical? (240 comments)

no, no one has ever had anything to say about emacs vs. vim.

I am all for exploring solutions and like the linux community as a whole but let us not pretend that flame wars in FSF lands haven't started over less.

about 5 months ago
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Cops Say NDA Kept Them from Notifying Courts About Cell Phone Tracking Gadget

the_fat_kid Re:Incredible Bullshit (235 comments)

no, Breach the contract and DARE the manufacturer to sue you for damages.

about 5 months ago
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Cops Say NDA Kept Them from Notifying Courts About Cell Phone Tracking Gadget

the_fat_kid Re:Giving credit where credit is due... (235 comments)

Ignorance might be the excuse they try but just signing the NDA is conspiracy.
and the last time I checked ignorance of the law is still not a valid excuse.
it sounds like racketeering on the part of the manufacturer.
and it SHOULD result in the release of what sounds like a sexual predator.
And isn't tricking every cell phone in range a DMCA violation?

about 5 months ago
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Vodafone Foundation Launches Cell Site In a Backpack

the_fat_kid Re:"Carried as luggage..." (37 comments)

that was my first question. Is the Operator supposed to wear this while it works?
Or does one put it in the attic of the house next door and just leave it on?

about 5 months ago
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Canadian Health Scientists Resort To Sneaker Net After Funding Slashed

the_fat_kid Re:To the dump!? (168 comments)

that sounds like a step down the slope of Communism.
The kind of people who throw away whole libraries wouldn't dream of letting people have the books for free.
They aren't trying to privatize the library, they are trying to bury it.
It's about making information that you don't want go away.

about 6 months ago
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Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

the_fat_kid Re:If that wasn't crueal and unreasonable... (1038 comments)

"At some point someone has to clean up the most violent murderers of society
Why? When? Who?
Society has been rolling along quite nicely with the "Most Violent Murderers" and the biggest thieves and the worst liars all intact.
Cleaning them up is a nice phrase, but what you mean is kill them.
I'd not like to take part in any killing, even if it makes you more comfortable.

about 6 months ago
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Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

the_fat_kid Re:If that wasn't crueal and unreasonable... (1038 comments)

I think the saying goes:
"and nothing of value was lost."
You want law and order? Try harder.
Killing of innocents is NEVER a good thing.

about 6 months ago
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OS X 10.9 Mavericks Review

the_fat_kid mine does too (222 comments)

and one of those updates offered to me is 10.9

don't mind the ass-hat trolls

about 9 months ago
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Somebody Stole 7 Milliseconds From the Federal Reserve

the_fat_kid Re:But.... (740 comments)

wait, a Beowulf cluster of Natalie Portman?

Brilliant!

about 10 months ago
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Somebody Stole 7 Milliseconds From the Federal Reserve

the_fat_kid Re:But.... (740 comments)

if only they had remembered the hot grits...

about 10 months ago
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40-Million-Year-Old 'Walking Whale' Fossil Found In Peru

the_fat_kid Re:That's Archaeocetes! (102 comments)

You conjugated wrong.

oh, if I only had a nickel for every time I was told that...

about 10 months ago
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GTA V Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours

the_fat_kid Re:Sure (396 comments)

Just to quote wikipedia:

In e-mail and newsgroup usage, another type of signature exists which is independent of one's language. Users can set one or more lines of custom text known as a signature block to be automatically appended to their messages. This text usually includes a name, contact information, and sometimes quotations and ASCII art. A shortened form of a signature block, only including one's name, often with some distinguishing prefix, can be used to simply indicate the end of a post or response. Some web sites also allow graphics to be used. Note, however, that this type of signature is not related to electronic signatures or digital signatures, which are more technical in nature and not directly understandable by humans

about 10 months ago
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Facebook Deletes Social Fixer Community Page Without Explanation

the_fat_kid Re:troll talk from the_fat_kid (192 comments)

I did not "insist on a privacy invading Log-in"
I just think that it's kind of fucked up to post a slur on the entire slashdot user base as an anonymous coward.
But you, I give you credit for at least not being anonymous.
I have no love for Facebook. I have no dog in this fight.
And I can't help but notice that you have given up your privacy, number 574257.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/03/19

about a year ago

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