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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.

There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. -- Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923