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Comment: Re:Designed in US, Built in EU, Filled in Iraq (Score 3, Informative) 376

by mr_mischief (#48153605) Attached to: Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Honestly I think the edited summary flows better, but some of the information has been removed. The original is here, which you can also find by following the links through the user's username link and then clicking on "submissions" on the top left.

Comment: Re:The hushing wasn't very effective (Score 1) 376

by mr_mischief (#48153561) Attached to: Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

How many times did you hear about US troops being injured when handling them? Or about them being disposed of by being detonated remotely without warnings to nearby villages? Or about some of them being still there, in Daiesh/ISIL areas?

Is that all old news from during the war?

Comment: Re:What a load of nonsense (Score 4, Interesting) 376

by mr_mischief (#48153521) Attached to: Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

That's really just the beginning of the story. Why the cover-up of US troops being injured by them? Why weren't they disposed of according to international accords on chemical weapons? Are we sure they were all destroyed before ISIL started scrounging old bases and ammo dumps?

Here's the original submission. If you read the multiple articles linked from the original or edited summaries you'll see that just finding them was far from the end of the story.

+ - Chemical weapons found in Iraq were covered up by the US

Submitted by mr_mischief
mr_mischief (456295) writes "Multiple sources report that the US found remnants of WMD programs, namely chemical weapons, in Iraq after all. Many US soldiers were injured by them, in fact.

Why the cover-up, when so many people were making it a point to say there were no WMD? Was it to keep morale up? Was it out of embarrassment that many of these weapons were developed with Western help? Was it because these were older weapons not actively being produced? Maybe it's because the US troops did not follow international protocols to secure and properly dispose of the weapons.

Well, whatever the reason, it's a bad thing. If there are any of these caches under ISIL control it could be a very bad thing."

Comment: Re:critical point from the article (Score 1) 651

by mr_mischief (#48129871) Attached to: The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

Most of the hype and publicity over gun control is the mass events, which are rare.

Guns are designed to be weapons. Water heaters are not.

The 60 or so (not 30 -- that's just form the explosions) deaths per year from a benign appliance that's in every home and workplace show that anything can go wrong.

I assure you that once you buy a water heater there are a lot fewer legal controls over what you do with it than your firearm or your car. The manufacture of commercially built water heaters is highly regulated for safety, as it is with commercially built firearms. The plumbing industry is fairly well regulated, as is any role that requires carrying a firearm as part of the job description. Still, accidents happen in both areas.

Comment: Re:Free Wifi (Score 1) 428

by mr_mischief (#48113261) Attached to: BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

Crippling the connection or interfering with another customer's connection are probably both against your ToS. It's free Wifi. It's not really made to torrent over or to earn your whole damn living over. It's there so you can check email and surf a bit during the normal amount of time you'd be consuming the retail space's goods and services.

Comment: Re:Ruby? (Score 1) 546

by mr_mischief (#48106713) Attached to: Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

I haven't watched the presentation but I'd heard about some of this. I have a few questions to clear up.

Will the Java server handle all our Ruby custom facts?
Will it handle our ERB templates?
Will it actually be Java or like PuppetDB will it actually be Clojure?
Will it have Jetty in front of it like PuppetDB and take 30 seconds or more to restart and listen on a port vs. restarting Apache in 2 seconds with the puppetmaster Rack application behind it?

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