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Comment: He told them he was a soldier... (Score 5, Informative) 251 251

They actually discussed this on NPR earlier. When applying to enter the country, he told them about his military history and asked if it would be ok. Telling Iran that you were formerly in the US army is not the kind of thing you would do if you were an actual spy.

Not to say entering Iran and telling them you used to be in the military is a good idea.

Comment: The proof is in the possibility (Score 4, Insightful) 186 186

"Google denies that its employees deleted documents or that it instructed them to work from home in order to impede the investigation."

Only evil corporations have their employees work from home...

And everyone knows the damning evidence wasn't there because they deleted it.

If there were real consequences this might matter

Comment: What Twitter trending means (Score 1) 294 294

I think it's worth mentioning that on twitter "trending" isn't just a measure of numbers. It's also a large part a measure of proportional increase. This means it's easier to get a trending topic on something that hasn't been talked about much before with a wierd hashtag.

This is a blog discussing how a tag for a gaming tournament became a trending topic.
http://latenightmarketing.com/gsl-trending-twitter-stats/

Comment: Clarification (Score 4, Informative) 68 68

I think summary need to be clarified.

The FCC is beginning a test Monday that will give public access to a database to be used to identify frequency bands available. This database will be used to determine what frequencies are available when the 'white spaces' go public.

Comment: Victim herself shows it's psychological (Score 1) 627 627

It was most obvious at the end of the BBC article when she mentions how she could cause/cease the pain by turning the TV on and off....

It doesn't take a genius to realize the TV doesn't *broadcast* EM waves...except for light. And if you're allergic to light...you have bigger things to worry about than cell phones.

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