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Comment: This was not an ICBM (Score 1) 609

by fjo3 (#27471357) Attached to: North Korea Missile Launch Fails

They launched an ICBM

According to Wikipedia: "An intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, is a long-range (greater than 5,500 km or 3,500 miles) ballistic missile" They cleared Japan, but that is what, less than 1,000 miles from NK? It takes a lot more than that to hit Australia, Africa, or the Americas. Don't add to the hysteria by calling this an ICBM.

Comment: We should be glad... (Score 5, Insightful) 515

by fjo3 (#27458153) Attached to: Phoenix Police Seize PCs of a Blogger Critical of the Department
...that law enforcement agencies are still foolish enough to harass people in such a public and blatant way. Over time they will gain more technical expertise and find other, more difficult to detect, methods of harassing citizens who dare to criticize them. I fear the day when the police get a little bit smarter about disguising their abuses of power. Until then it will continue to be relatively easy to bring the enforcers of law to justice.

Comment: Re:Tried the demo, felt like I had a frontal lobot (Score 1) 177

by fjo3 (#27143051) Attached to: Review: <em>Halo Wars</em>

why do we have things like weird huge joysticks for mech games (360), Rockband kits, the Wii-Fit board, or the Duck Hunt stype zapper for the Wii??? These aren't your standard controllers

Even as a Wii fanboy I must admit that the "zapper" and other gun devices for the Wii are not controllers except by a dishonest stretch of the imagination. These plastic pieces of junk hold the controllers in uncomfortable positions and do nothing else.

Even bytes get lonely for a little bit.