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Comment Re:That won't last long... (Score 0) 750

The whole thing was INTENDED to be discriminatory. I can just imagine the father saying "This ought to panic them because you are Muslim."

The reason that I say this? Sorry, but the kid did NOT make a clock. Not even close. He took a commercial clock, removed it from it's case, and put it in a briefcase. Period. I am not sure that the kid learned anything scientific except maybe pain associated with not touching the primary inputs on a 120V transformer.

Here is a link where some engineer was able to identify the MODEL of the clock that was taken apart.

Comment Re:Doublethink (Score 1) 190

...which is that some people in the U.S. legitimately believe that the 2nd Amendment is archaic and needs to be restricted a bit more... ...and I respect people who think we should make some changes...

The same polls also show that the majority of the US is willing to be under surveillance for a promise of fighting terrorist, pedophiles, etc...

What I do NOT respect are people who think we should just "reinterpret" the plain text to mean something new and different from the original

You mean like the 2nd amendment? You do realize, that the founding fathers would have thought that the "liberal" interpretation of the 2nd amendment to restrict INDIVIDUAL rights, was the definition of the government overstepping its bounds and exactly what they were TRYING to prevent.

If you're willing to lose one right for the promise of safety, you should be willing (and you will) lose them all.

Comment Doublethink (Score 5, Insightful) 190

And why is it that you yourself, while acting as if you care about constitutional rights, disparage those who support the right to be armed? I don't want a random person deciding which of my rights I should or shouldn't have based on their individual biases. I want them all.

Those who support infringing your right to privacy while supporting the 2nd amendment are making a terrible mistake. But by directing your anger towards them and supporting infringing on the right they hold dear, you are not only making the same mistake, but you are also playing into the hands of those who are perfectly happy taking our rights away a little bit at a time.

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that your ACLU card can't live next to an NRA one, or that the EFF membership depends on you having a specific political allowance as opposed to being committed to preserving as many rights as we can.

It's good to have different opinions and a debate... But once you say that you're okay sacrificing one right for the false hope of security, just because you don't care to exercise it, you don't get to argue for preservation of others against a similar promise of safety.

Comment Re:I look forward to the ISIS publication.... (Score 1) 546

So are you saying that the KKK does not use violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims?

No, not as far as I know. Well, not lately.

I find the notion of the KKK abhorrent, an I despise anybody that would join such an organization. However, if they have not broken a law, there is honestly not much that you can or should do to these people, from a legal perspective. Feel free to shun them, and call them names. But having an ideology (no matter how stupid it is) and joining a group is not, by itself illegal.

I have not heard of any KKK violence in quite a while (things were different 40 years ago). If any members did commit any violence or break any laws, then throw them in prison.

If this list is true, I would hope that any elected official on the list would immediately resign. Otherwise, recall efforts should be launched.

Comment Re:AWESOME! (Score 3, Insightful) 145

You realise that you're talking about Israel, an actual nuclear-weapon-equipped power, right? This is part of why the region is as it is.

I can't believe that I am replying to an anonymous coward, but you could not be more wrong.

Israel has had nukes for DECADES. How many times have they used one? (hint: the number is an integer between -0.5 and +0.5)

If Iran or Syria had a nuke, how long would they wait to use it? Weeks? Hours?

When has Israel ever used force? Only when provoked.

At least Israel HAS an interest in technology that does not go "boom." If you will recall, the Intel Core Architecture was invented in Israel (derived from Pentium M). Israel is actually a hotbed of technology and science. See here.

Comment Two KVM switches. (Score 1) 128

It sounds to me like you need TWO kvm switches.

One with a keyboard and mouse attached to it, and one monitor. The other would be just video -- or you could even use a cheap HDMI switch for this one.

This would allow you to have the keyboard and mouse tethered to one monitor, while the other monitor was independent.

For extra-fancy operation, you could even use an HDMI splitter to have the same video input going to both switches, if you needed to.

The only down side is two separate boxes to control, but you could probably rig up an Arduino or something to keep them flying in formation.

"There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them" - Heisenberg