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Comment: Re:I think its pretty clear who the winner is. (Score 1) 101

Sorry, 9/11 has nothing to do with this.. as much as the "watershed moment of our generation" should be blamed for.. treating a potential explosive device like this is SOP for every bomb squad.. ever... This one didn't look exactly like the other one, it had 2 pipes strapped to it with wires sticking out of it.

but hey, let's stick to the fear answer. it's working great so far.

Comment: well... (Score 4, Insightful) 101

my first thought was, after they knew about the first one.. having a second cause problems is a bit stupid.. then of course they leave out that this second student strapped two metal pipes to the side with wires sticking out of em "for stability".. and I realize just how stupid people really can be..

yeah I made this art project that looks exactly like a uhaul truck and "parked" it in front of a federal building in oklahoma.. seriously, why'd you arrest me?!

Comment: Re:Terrorists Everywhere! (Score 2) 208

by chronoglass (#48974493) Attached to: Art Project Causes Atlanta Police To Close Highway and Call Bomb Squad

im gonna have to say, that school... isn't really a learning institution so much as a christian day care.

from your linked article:
“He loves that book. They were studying the solar system and he took it to school. He thought his teacher would be impressed,” the boy's father said. He went on to explain that, after the teacher discovered that the children’s encyclopedia contained a section on pregnancy, including an illustration of a pregnant woman, bringing it in was deemed a suspension-worthy offence.

and thay can't seem to speel too wail for a news sight. Slashdot editors moonlighting?

Comment: Re:Hate to be the guy who called this in. (Score 1) 208

by chronoglass (#48974353) Attached to: Art Project Causes Atlanta Police To Close Highway and Call Bomb Squad

Sorry, this isn't a 9/11 reaction. this is the reaction to a potential explosive device.
If you can be killed by being within 100 feet of something, and you're only say 20% sure of what it is, do you say.. eff it, prolly some science project or something? no, you remove it. how do you remove a potential life threatening thing? do you jiggle it around and see if it goes boom? or just make sure it goes boom in an expected way with people and property out of the way?

http://news.google.com/newspap...
and that's just the FIRST news paper article that comes up when you google bomb squad
but hey.. 9/11

Comment: Re: Not a laywer. (Score 1) 224

I have no idea why this is superior to sending a web link, but this is what they do.

because then people expect their bank originated e-mails to have nice "click here" links in them so they can easily just click and enter their username and password at the handy site that.. wait, why did i have to login twice?

Comment: Re:The real crime here (Score 1) 465

by chronoglass (#47730849) Attached to: 33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

but think of the cane lobby!

canes will be prescribed for everything from headaches to depression
cross walk signals will be extended by 15 maybe even 45 seconds!
motor vehicles will require cane holder compliance by 2020 resulting in a huge bill to tax payers
then come the robots.. soon if you can walk without a cane you will be given the cane until that situation resolves it's self.. then you will be required to use TWO canes!

the resulting MLC victory of the elders over the lawn-yellers will be unrelated

Comment: Short sighted (Score 1) 387

really wish M$ hadn't let the users mess things up from the beginning.
how hard could it REALLY be to emulate "windows" for non metro apps.. instead they let neckbeards drag them back into the "i'm used to doing it this way!!!111!! vwaaaahhh!" type of development and design.

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