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Comment Roombas with a lawn mower blade (Score 1) 75

There are people who seriously can't see the Bad Idea Fairy sitting on that thing from a long ways away?

The only reason I "trust" a Roomba is because it's relatively incapable of causing damage or injury. Putting a big, sharp spinning blade on it and essentially creating a BattleBots competitor with no cage is the point at which I start shooting at the goddamn thing.

Comment There's a lot of fantasy in that last line... (Score 4, Interesting) 104

"Fed asks us for our records, we say we don't have any, fed goes away"

Normally the response is "Fed finds some way to screw with you until you cry uncle, end up in Club Fed, or both".

Federal prosecutors don't enjoy a conviction rate higher than the Spanish Inquisition because they're reasonable.

Comment Then I start becoming suspcious it was shot down (Score 2) 528

200 feet up is a LONG way for most bird loads in a shotgun, even straight up with no extra slant distance. I can't think of any goose loads that would carry enough energy to drop a metal and plastic drone at that distance. They struggle to take down a soft-skinned animal at 150 feet.

Submission + - The Lone Gunmen are not dead->

He Who Has No Name writes: It may have been one of Slashdot's most memorable front-page gaffes, but apparently there's no harm and no foul — because the Lone Gunmen are set to ride again in the X-Files return. Comicbook.com reports, "The Lone Gunmen, the X-Files' trio of conspiracy theorists, are set to appear in Fox’s six-episode event. The three characters were played by Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood. Haglund, who played the gunman “Ringo,” confirmed his and his compatriots’ return on Twitter today." We'll see how see how series creator Chris Carter handles their apparently greatly-exaggerated demise, and whether the explanation used in the print comics comes into play.
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Comment Well, what do you know. (Score 1) 224

Threaten people with total legal impunity and they tend to not want to get eaten alive.

Next you'll tell me that making it a condition of employment that workers live in a company dormitory, buy food from the company store with company scrip, and sign hideous non-compete contracts, all reduces cost for corporations.

Comment Re:They wore him down. (Score 1) 246

I have heard more than one defense attorney who has gone up against federal prosecutions admit they recommended suicide to their clients as a preferable alternative to the nightmare of being hounded, persecuted, slowly destroyed, and turned into a pariah by the federal monster.

I'm not even slightly joking.

Comment That's a rather loaded question at the end... (Score 3, Insightful) 1097

"is there an end in sight to the madness associated with the representation of this religious figure?"


But you won't like the answer and it's not politically correct. Ergo, our current political establishment refuses to even admit its existence.

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. -- Christopher Lascl