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Comment: Power (Score 3, Insightful) 167

by MrLint (#49510323) Attached to: ISS Could Be Fitted With Lasers To Shoot Down Space Junk

My understanding (as very limited as it is), is that you'd need to ablate enough material off the object to knock it out of orbit and to fall to earth.

However do you even need to hit it that hard? Can you just put enough laser energy on to it to perturb it out of orbit without ablating/vaporizing material? More massive objects would of course require more power applied.

Comment: Yeah Ok Carly (Score 1) 653

by MrLint (#49415287) Attached to: Carly Fiorina Calls Apple's Tim Cook a 'Hypocrite' On Gay Rights

1) you aren't camapgning against Tim Cook
2) Complaining about someone who complains about a place that is a against gay rights makes you sound like you are against day rights
3) Which countries did HP do business with when she was in charge that don't have a good record on women's rights?

Yeah none of those will come and bite you in the ass.

Comment: Re:OMG that slut totally insulted me! (Score 1) 79

by MrLint (#49291019) Attached to: Twitter Adds Tool To Report Tweets To the Police

Considering that in the instances of 'high profile' individuals, for whom their treats actually got police attention, and when then deemed 'non credible'; there is going to be a vanishingly small percentage of times in which any action is taken by law enforcement for which the reporter will be satisfied.

What is actually a problem condition is that there is a low SNR and something actually happens to someone, and then police hyper react.

We can only hope that well-trained (larger?) law enforcement agencies know how to sift thru all the chaff, but some small town PD? No way to know what you are going to get there.

Comment: Leaving something out (Score 1) 467

by MrLint (#48988455) Attached to: Twitter CEO: "We Suck" At Dealing With Trolls, Vows To Kick Them Out

Odd however for someone who "left twitter", Looks like Zelda came back

Also, what is considered a 'core user'? Is the point of using Zelda Williams as an example mean she was a core user?

I have seen commentary from 'advocates' for better block tools. It consisted of feeding a program in which you fed precreated blacklist you got from a 3rd party.

If you are going to choose to let others decide who you communicate with on social media, you need to re-evaluate why you are using social media.

Comment: Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 323

Lets ignore that, its a TOS violation, which is if you believe the TOS laywers a contract violation, and teh school would also be in violation of illegal computer system trespass. But ya know anything extra legal means to avoid having to make a legal justification.

Its like institutional internet vigilantism.