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Comment: Re:Other than the obligatory security theatre... (Score 3, Insightful) 109

by R3d M3rcury (#48896237) Attached to: Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

Depends on the situation.

F-16: "Flight 17, you are off course. Come to heading 271."
Jet: "Oops. Sorry. A little stressed up here."

On the other hand...

F-16: "Flight 17, you are off course. Come to heading 271."
Jet: "Kiss my ass, yankee imperialist swine! We're blowin' up Tallahassee!"

will probably get you shot down.

Comment: Re:Other than the obligatory security theatre... (Score 2) 109

by R3d M3rcury (#48895509) Attached to: Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

... just what would the fighter escort hope to accomplish?

About the only thing I can think of would be to escort the plane along it's new route.

I assume that the plane was rerouted on a pretty much direct route from where they were to Atlanta. They'd want to make sure that the airplane stayed over relatively unpopulated areas in the event of an explosion.

Comment: Re:Less creepiness (Score 1) 323

by R3d M3rcury (#48870709) Attached to: What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

A bar wouldn't survive very long if they made a habit of posting embarrassing moments from their surveillance tapes on the web.

You must not watch much YouTube. There are tons of "funny" surveillance camera video from different places. Hell, you can even make money selling them to TV shows.

Comment: Re:I do the opposite (Score 1) 110

by R3d M3rcury (#48836407) Attached to: To Avoid Detection, Terrorists Made Messages Seem Like Spam

Kh-11 SSL FBI cypherpunk Attorney General HAMASMOIS Roswell Power Syria Food Poisoning cryptanalysis North Korea Verisign halcon Nuclear facility

Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz, Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law, Rock and Roller Cola wars, I can't take it anymore.

Comment: Re:For the sake of discussion... (Score 1) 309

by R3d M3rcury (#48836325) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

Of course you're right--I started with the presumption of guilt.

About the only difference I would make is I would be fine with the government keeping the cash but paying it back if the person is found not guilty. So they don't have to return the original $20,000 but if found not guilty, I'd better be getting a check for $20,000 posthaste.

Comment: Re:Right Problem, Wrong "Solution" (Score 1) 479

by R3d M3rcury (#48836299) Attached to: Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

I'd fix that particular problem by very noisily firing anyone that I heard say that or act as if they felt that.

All that really does is move the particular problem underground. So the person wouldn't overtly say something like, "Women aren't good programmers--they don't have the brains for it." But they'd still think it. And they'd still go out of their way to not hire women for the position using other criteria: "I just think Dan is a better choice than Barbara--he seemed to communicate better than Barbara did."

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