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Comment: Re:outrageous (Score 1) 250

by AK Marc (#49802563) Attached to: Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison
I've supported fraudsters, getting enough information to protect myself from them. Someone offering to kill for you isn't right in the head. Pissing them off by rudely declining "fuck off" would probably not be a wise move. Failing to rebuff immediately someone who approached you is far from soliciting them, or transacting with them.

Comment: Re:This wasn't delayed by injustice (Score 1) 129

by Zero__Kelvin (#49802347) Attached to: A Ph.D Thesis Defense Delayed By Injustice 77 Years
I can only assume you are intentionally misdirecting the conversation. The U.S. has never declared war upon an entire nation or people, and then proceeded to target everyone including all civilians, women and children first if they can have it. Try not to be such an ass next time.

Comment: What the computer needs is ... (Score 1) 341

by CaptainDork (#49798881) Attached to: Crowdfunded, Solar-powered Spacecraft Goes Silent

... the ability (small code here) to power cycle and come backup in maintenance mode where it doesn't do anything on its own except receive diagnostic commands.

The computer also needs a sibling for fail-over.

There may be reasons those were left out that I would agree with.

I sure hope they can get this puppy lined out.

Comment: Re: Not pointless... (Score 1) 460

by Zero__Kelvin (#49797801) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

"It's not irrational to consider a pressure cooker and propane tank parked near the US Capitol to be sufficiently unusual as to merit further investigation"

"Bomb squads don't "investigate" items that might be bombs."

Hard to believe they came from the same poster in the same thread, isn't it? It warrants further investigation! ... and ... What are you and idiot, it warrants no investigation! I't is always hilarious to watch idiots contradict themselves. Thanks for the entertainment!

Comment: Re:I hate fear mongering... (Score 1) 222

by AK Marc (#49795487) Attached to: Why Detecting Drones Is a Tough Gig
I don't think that would work. After 9/11, the coverage showed unbroken windows removed from the rubble at the pentagon. The windows were designed to withstand a hit from any man-portable weapon system. This included the most powerful sniper weapons, as well as RPGs. I'm assuming the White House is no worse than the pentagon, but I didn't build either.

Comment: Re:I hate fear mongering... (Score 1) 222

by AK Marc (#49795027) Attached to: Why Detecting Drones Is a Tough Gig
So we shouldn't place control on non-LOS 50+ lb drones because there exist 2 lb LOS-only drones? I can put enough C4 on a 2 lb drone to cause problems. The glass on the White House is designed to stop a .50 cal armor piercing sniper bullet. If you wanted to shoot the president, you'd be better off shooting through the wall. But a pound or two of C4 on a small drone, landing at the base of the wall may damage it enough for a clear shot, or dislodge one of the supremely heavy windows. Though I suspect that wouldn't work, for other reasons.

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