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Comment: Re:One of the biggest problems is configurability (Score 1) 120

by nidarus (#32463580) Attached to: 'Month of PHP Security' Finds 60 Bugs

Very easy to get from nothing to a fully-functional site. Take a static HTML file, add a couple of tags, move this file into your web root directory, and you're done.

That, and great PHP projects like Drupal (although I don't know if your average Drupal project qualifies as a "web application").


Woman Tells State Judiciary Committee, "DoD Implanted A Microchip Inside Me" 222

Posted by samzenpus
from the out-of-the-woodwork dept.
The Georgia House Judiciary Committee took up a bill that would "prohibit requiring a person to be implanted with a microchip," and would make violating the ban a misdemeanor. Things started to get weird at the hearing when a woman who described herself as a resident of DeKalb County told the committee, "I'm also one of the people in Georgia who has a microchip." Not sure of what she was trying to say, she was allowed to continue and added, "Microchips are like little beepers. Just imagine, if you will, having a beeper in your rectum or genital area, the most sensitive area of your body. And your beeper numbers displayed on billboards throughout the city. All done without your permission." Further prodding revealed that the woman's co-workers would torture her by activating the chips with their cell phones and that the chips were implanted by "researchers with the federal government." The committee thanked the woman for her input, and later approved the bill.

Comment: Re:Why would they want a sinner's organs anyway? (Score 3, Informative) 582

by nidarus (#31481672) Attached to: In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

Jews consider that murder. As long as the heart is beating the person is alive.

Some Orthodox Rabbis consider that murder. And there's been some progress in that area as well. It's not a resolved issue, by any measure.

Aside from that - mod parent up. 90% of the comments here are based on BS.

Role Playing (Games)

Fallout: New Vegas Coming This Fall, Trailer Released 100

Posted by Soulskill
from the out-is-still-falling dept.
Bethesda announced today that Fallout: New Vegas is scheduled for release sometime this fall, and they released a trailer as well. Details are scant yet on the official site, but they had this to say: "Experience all the sights and sounds of fabulous New Vegas, brought to you by Vault-Tec, America's First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation. Explore the treacherous wastes of the Great Southwest from the safety and comfort of your very own vault: Meet new people, confront terrifying creatures, and arm yourself with the latest high-tech weaponry as you make a name for yourself on a thrilling new journey across the Mojave wasteland. A word of warning, however — while Vault-Tec engineers have prepared for every contingency,* in Vegas, fortunes can change in an instant. Enjoy your stay. (* Should not be construed as a legally-binding claim.)"

Comment: Re:Conveniently forgetting the details (Score 1) 929

by nidarus (#30497844) Attached to: Israeli Border Police Shoot US Student's Laptop

Modern stuff? These are homemade bombs, crafted by a couple of guys in a basement.

Anyway, I'm not going to argue with you about the technicalities of bomb disposal, because I'm not an expert on this, and neither are you. I'll just tell you that in my experience as an Israeli, it's the standard procedure. Even if it doesn't make sense, it still has nothing to do with that particular girl.

I don't have a lot to say about your theory of events either. It's just a made-up story, based on nothing more than your ignorance (for example, you seem to think that carrying anti-Israeli stickers and Arabic texts into Israel is in any way noteworthy) and prejudices.

Comment: Re:Conveniently forgetting the details (Score 1) 929

by nidarus (#30490758) Attached to: Israeli Border Police Shoot US Student's Laptop

If he was a dickhead, then so was the whole Israeli police, for over 20 years.

I guess it's possible, but it has nothing to do with that particular girl, or whatever you imagine happened between her and the police officers.

Most of the time, they don't know who the owner is (in fact, that's usually the reason), and still shoot the fuck out of any suspicious objects.

Comment: Re:Assholes or morons (Score 1) 929

by nidarus (#30480074) Attached to: Israeli Border Police Shoot US Student's Laptop

In my personal experience, making a bomb disposal robot shoot suspicious objects is common practice in Israel. 90% of the time, those are innocent bags, left unattended by mistake.

I'm not going to guess why or how it's supposed to work, because unlike you, I don't pretend to know anything about bomb disposal. But I do know that it happens quite often.

Comment: Re:You don't know anything about this (Score 1) 929

by nidarus (#30470882) Attached to: Israeli Border Police Shoot US Student's Laptop

My opinion, "I don't know", is more worthwhile than most, because it's based on facts, rather than clueless assumptions.

People are reading her blog entry, and jumping to all kinds of conclusions that have nothing to do with what is said there.

What does it have to do with me being there or my ability to travel back in time? Do you think your limited information gives you the right to make stuff up?

And please, do monitor my posts - maybe at some point, you'll understand what I was trying to say.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990