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Comment: Meh. (Score 3, Insightful) 876

by Guppy06 (#48597951) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

It's not the World Trade Center, and it's not Bali. It's a single cafe and a maximum possible body count than your typical school shooting in the US (which can hardly hold the news media's attention for more than a week any more).

This news wouldn't have made it out of Australia (if even NSW) if it weren't for the Islamic bogeyman angle.

Comment: Re:So? (Score 1) 271

by Guppy06 (#48339383) Attached to: Dealer-Installed GPS Tracker Leads To Kidnapper's Arrest in Maryland

What does any of that have to do with the story here? The tracking device wasn't added by the police or even at the behest of the police, but by the buy-here-pay-here dealer, operating a business of the same respectability as payday lending and rent-to-own stores, who expect their customers to default. This wasn't done for cops but for repo men.

By all means complain about a violation of privacy, but it isn't by the state. Rather this is the result of a financial system that promotes, aggravates, and profits off of poverty.

Comment: Re:It's made of plated steel (Score 1) 54

by Guppy06 (#47790863) Attached to: Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit

known for its superb conductivity of heat

Exactly: pinpoint heat sources will see that energy rapidly disbursed throughout the entire suit rather than stay concentrated in a hot spot.

Water's heat conductivity, its ability to spread heat out into meaninglessness, is one of the reasons why it's effective at extinguishing fires.

Comment: Re:Given current tensions, ... (Score 1) 157

by Guppy06 (#47786115) Attached to: Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

I think they would be very happy if the rest of Europe were utilizing GLONASS, a system they can shut down or manipulate if they need to.

But they themselves can't get it to work, as was highlighted in the link I posted. So why would a Europe unable to deploy Galileo use GLONASS instead of GPS?

And it certainly isn't like Europe doesn't have its own space launch capabilities.

Russia has absolutely nothing to gain and much to lose by trying to fuck with this launch.

Comment: Slashver-ganda? (Score 2) 402

by Guppy06 (#47593833) Attached to: The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

Not even a week ago: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Hamas can't even power their social media campaign (i.e. their lifeblood) continuously, but we're supposed to believe they can coordinate rocket fire over the same internet while also deploying Aperture science into their tunnels?

And this from an unnamed IDF contractor talking to a media outlet that has quite literally called for the genocide of Palestinians?

Good job, guys.

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