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Comment: Re:Now no right to to condem the Soviets (Score 1) 67

by Trax3001BBS (#49819963) Attached to: Live Anthrax Shipped Accidentally To S Korea and US Labs

Read the article, it seems a filler as it comes to no conclusion. I copied pertinent info to me, with some notes but nothing extreme.

Out of context quotes from the article:

"Newsweek International - this threw me but it's Newsweek, International news a reputable mag.

"As far as anybody knows, no such theft ever occurred at the institute..."

"But keeping close track of pathogen cultures is next to impossible, even for the most tightly run lab."

"the Big Fear-the one driving President George W. Bush's most important decisions and dire pronouncements-is that a terrorist group like Al Qaeda will eventually get its hands on weapons of mass destruction." (was he ever right?)

"Documents recovered from Qaeda safe houses and camps in Afghanistan "show that bin Laden was pursuing a sophisticated biological weapons research program,"
-Apparently they can't even grow castor beans.

"According to U.S. intelligence reports, some Russian experts traveled to Kandahar for job interviews with unidentified Qaeda leaders. Intelligence officials believe the Russians turned down the chance to work for bin Laden, however, and by all accounts Al Qaeda's efforts to make or acquire bioweapons have gone nowhere."

"So how worried should we be? At their peak, the Soviets probably employed upwards of 60, 000 people on bioweapons projects, which produced a greater volume and variety of deadly agents than any other country. When Ken Alibek, a senior Soviet bioweapons official, defected in 1992, he described a staggering offensive bioweapons production"

"Not everyone agrees. It would be irresponsible for an expert like Smithson not to be concerned, but many respected specialists believe the numbers of unemployed bioweapons scientists are exaggerated. Alibek, the Soviet defector, has said that there are perhaps 100 former Soviet scientists capable of building a soup-to-nuts bioweapons factory. Western bioweapons experts put that figure higher-"the low hundreds,"

"Two years ago the DOD began helping former Soviet bioweapons labs to beef up security. The institute in Alma-Ata, which houses cultures of nonweaponized, but still dangerous, germs, now boasts a 2.5-meter concrete wall topped with barbed wire. Two guards armed with stun guns and tear gas patrol the front and rear entrances."

"U.S. officials have long worried about lax security at former Soviet bioweapons facilities. These concerns were heightened after the September 11 attacks. Select from the cities below to find out where bio-weapons agents are located in Russia:

Kirov - Plague, Anthrax

Koltsovo - Smallpox, Hemorrhagic fevers (including Ebola, Marburg, Lassa Viruses and others)

Minsk - Anthrax, Tularemia, Plague

Obninsk - Hemorrhagic fevers (including Ebola, Marburg, Lassa Viruses and others)

Omutninsk - Plague, Tularemia

Penza - Anthrax

Rostov - Anthrax, Tularemia, Plague

Samara - Anthrax, Tularemia, Plague

Saratov - Anthrax, Tularemia, Plague

Sergiyev Posad - Tularemia

Stavropol - Anthrax, Tularemia, Plague

St. Petersberg - Anthrax, Tularemia, Plague

Tbilisi - Hemorrhagic fevers (including Ebola, Marburg, Lassa Viruses and others)

Volgograd - Anthrax, Tularemia, Plague

Yekaterinburg - Tularemia, Botulism""

Replace "biological weapons" with "Nuclear weapons" and the articles on that subject read the same.

I guess the bottom line is if it's so freaking easy to acquire how come it hasn't been used yet?

Comment: Re:The last question (Score 1) 204

IIRC, The Last Question ended with Universal AC saying "Let there be light", and not mentioning God. The "Now there is" was from a Frederic Brown story of about the same age.

I was sure of the same thing but posted what I found (I mean who would change a copyrighted story on the Internet), I think "let there be light" was a much better ending.

Did the Frederic Brown story end "there is now" (a god) ? if so I've read it as well.

Comment: Re:The last question (Score 4, Informative) 204

I prefer the last answer

"He threw the switch connecting all the galaxies computing power, and asked the question: " Is there a god""
From the speaker he heard the reply "Now there is"

The Last Question by Isaac Asimov © 1956

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Trax3001BBS writes: It's HOST related, and you many have info I need (and not even aware of it (- If Winodws) — Or I have another addendum to your post.

Thank you. Trax3001BSS

Only Way I could make sure it was you.

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Comment: Re:Now no right to to condem the Soviets (Score 1) 67

by Trax3001BBS (#49801799) Attached to: Live Anthrax Shipped Accidentally To S Korea and US Labs

Have you seen the Soviet's bio-weopons program? Its a bunch of old refridgerators filled with tupperware of plague, tuleremia, anthrax, etc. Its not locked or guarded or anything. I think we can safely continue to condemn the Soviets.

No, can't say I have, yet certainly expected a level of expertise behind them

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Journal: CWX directory, what it did, u got hosed

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The refusal I've encountered of even considering such a thing caught me off guard,
My first post got me banned from sevenforum three days after I registered for posting crap -claim- I think it was really when someone posted their services I mentioned what AVG has done is a crime - it's like 10 services now, I hit on a sponsor. It's been so long since I've used any av program but 8-10 services are too much for a program

Comment: Re:I'm sorry this wasn't meant to show up here (Score 1) 2

oh well since it is, Why would you wish to view my scan? Delete everything but .com and .net strings you can view 24 hours of my Internet use. - then put yourself in my place, how would you feel if the sites you visit in a day were found in a file? Me? I'm so dull there's no nothing of interest.

and it remains unedited.

Comment: Re:I'm not allowed to play with you. (Score 1) 63

by Trax3001BBS (#49704067) Attached to: (Hack) and Slash: Doing the LORD's Work

Sometimes an anti-piracy scheme comes into play that the only reply can be "well done".
This links to /.

I had to use tinyurl without preview to get it to fit, have to sell it first - if your going to take the time to share a great read.

How many NASA managers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? "That's a known problem... don't worry about it."