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Comment: My fellow Americans (Score 5, Funny) 182

by GeekWithAKnife (#47936847) Attached to: Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

I write to you today to appeal to your sense of reason.

Our country is under attack from all fronts. Russia wants to disrupt our authority, fanatical terror groups want to blow up our buildings, atheists want to corrupt our souls.

Make no mistake, we are at war. Having no other alternative to protect our great nation we have taken to attacking the enemy in preventative measures. We have struck at their core; their finances and funding, their territories, their freedoms, their countries, their friends, their families and their family's families.

You may look at Edward Snowden and consider him to be a harmless; sexually confused transgendered computer professional. This of course would be what Snowden would like you to see.
In truth he is a vicious, calculating pathological liar that will stop at nothing to destroy America (USA) as we know it.

Not only did he endanger good men in the field he endangered law-abiding US citizens everywhere.

To say that Edward Snowden does not have Weapons of Mass Destruction is to entertain a cataclysm that may indeed claim your lives and your children's chastity.

Now, let's forget about this person and his fake and silly documents. We want to get back into the real business at hand, protecting the United States of America, land of the free, home of the brave (although we have the braves on reservation now).

Thank you and god bless.

Comment: Re:So close on the alliteration (Score 2) 61

by GeekWithAKnife (#47934875) Attached to: Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

Tell Me Twice
Why This Tinker Tinba Taylor Trojan Spy
Targets Top Tender Traders
With Little Digital Mice
These E-bandit Raiders Splice
Working In The Dark Of Night
Trying To Get Financial Height
Instead Of Getting A Job And Doing It Right

It was a stream of consciousness sorta thing. *shrugs*

Comment: Lots of ice! (Score 0) 630

by GeekWithAKnife (#47909567) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

One cannot help the motivation behind posting this.

Is the Earth melting? is this "killer ice"? or "massive ice sheets"?

File under "climate change" - lots of ice, run for the...err...I mean paddle for land!

I thought slashdot was new for nerds, stuff that mattered? please kindly shed some light on the relevance?

Comment: Re:It'd be nice... (Score 5, Insightful) 248


Dear sir,

You are quite wrong. There is a mountain of evidence that so called "no-fly" lists have prevent unspeakable acts of terrorism and violence.

It is however important to note that to divulge the details of said evidence will expose state secret and thus constitute a threat to national security.

To explain; in order to protect you, the national citizen we have to keep this secret from you as telling you how we do things can put you at risk. Given that you can now clearly see how you yourself put your own well-being at risk your personal freedoms should in fact be revoked for your protection.

A secret court that we cannot tell you about already ruled in our favor. All your rights are belong to us.

Sincerely,

Your democratically elected and chosen government.

Comment: Re:There is no way this could work for me when I p (Score 1) 120

by GeekWithAKnife (#47754717) Attached to: Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

Assuming you can do just about anything in a game, yeah nobody can predict that.

On the other hand, in a game, with an "open world" design that actually has a corridor structure, yes they can predict a lot of movement, choices etc.

The system may backfire if you intentionally do things unrelated to game advancement but that's a different story.

Comment: Re:Truly sad (Score 1) 359

by GeekWithAKnife (#47693851) Attached to: Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

I am not arguing for intelligent design or alternate realities or my take on them. Ebola turning into a deadly mass plague is a real possibility,

I understand there are few people you care about and it seems that unless this disease is likely to kill you then you're likely to ignore it killing some people "over there".

Base on the above I would like to thank you for your application to the Darwin awards.

While the chances are rather low; I wanted to inform you, as you are evidently a betting man, that the dice are rolling to determine if you're a winner, good luck.

Comment: Re:Truly sad (Score 1) 359

by GeekWithAKnife (#47693757) Attached to: Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted


Honestly, just substitute "bus" for any other mode of transportation. Go out on a limb and consider the greater possibilities.

There will always be something/someone that this will not affect, great. Maybe you living in a nuclear bunker with a sophisticated air and water filtration system, good for you.

What about the people at risk?

Comment: Re:Truly sad (Score 3, Insightful) 359

by GeekWithAKnife (#47693659) Attached to: Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

People cough, they sneeze, they perspire and touch things. If they carry a deadly virus then this is a deadly problem.

Did you ever use the toilet at work? - ever had issues of a bad stomach doing the rounds? any idea how many people don't wash their hands after taking a piss? -people you shook hands with. I'd not bet my life on this scenario being impossible.

The fact that this is LESS likely to happen in a "1st world country" does not help right now. I'm not trying to terrify you into wearing a face mask; I am telling you this can get out of hand if we do not do more to help get this under control.
Look at the hate some morons choose to spew at this very moment, racists, bigots and foolhardy posts. These so called "1st world" people might just ignore what they stupidly think is an African problem.

While it's a shame that many people simply do not care about the suffering of others; if you ignore this it may just end up killing people you do care about. Does that sink in or are they not the people you typically see when you go to work?

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else. -- R. Buckminster Fuller

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