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Comment: Re: Lifestyle (Score 1) 332

by weilawei (#49461113) Attached to: California Looks To the Sea For a Drink of Water

How big is a 55 gallon drum? About the size of a bathtub? Asked Google, and it told me:

Many drums have a common nominal volume of 208 litres (55 US gal; 46 imp gal) and nominally measure just under 880 millimetres (35 in) tall with a diameter just under 610 millimetres (24 in) and differ by holding about thirteen gallons more than a barrel of crude oil.

178 gallons / 55 gallons/drum ~= 3.24 drums

How big is a bathtub?

The capacity of an average, US, standard run-of-the-mill built in bathtub filled up to the very bottom of the overflow, which is as full as you can get it is approx. 42 gallons

Let me clarify. All the standard size American Standard tubs are 42 gallons. I also went to the Kohler site and they are the same.

178 gallons / 42 gallons/bathtub ~= 4.24 bathtubs

Comment: Re:I missed something there (Score 1) 297

Indeed, you missed the first two paragraphs of the FA.

TOPEKA, Kan. — A 20-year-old man was arrested Friday while trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb near a Kansas military base as part of a plot to support the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors said.

John T. Booker Jr. is accused of planning a suicide attack at Fort Riley, about 70 miles west of Topeka. Prosecutors allege he told an FBI informant he wanted to kill Americans and engage in violent jihad on behalf of the terrorist group, and said he believed such an attack was justified because the Quran "says to kill your enemies wherever they are," according to a criminal complaint.

/yes, I know, nobody reads TFA

Comment: Re:Terrorism brought to you by the FBI (Score 1) 297

*intent*, clearly formed and sustained, is all that is needed,

Actually, you need means, motive, and opportunity. There must be a guilty act, and the responsible party must show ability to commit the crime (not demonstrated, since the FBI did everything for him), the motive to commit the crime (clearly demonstrated), and opportunity to commit the crime (it is not clear he would have had opportunity without the FBI giving it to him).

Comment: Re:masdf (Score 0) 297

but don't expect me to fucking notice or even care about who i am responding to.

I don't expect anything from you, except for you to keep tugging that line. You're so worked up, and in so many places all over this thread, you can't even make reasonable arguments anymore without swearing up a storm or calling people stupid.

Seems like this is going pretty smoothly.

Comment: Re:masdf (Score 1) 297

if i sell you a gun, am i responsible for what you do with the gun?

If I tell you what to do with said gun first, then yes, I would also be liable. If you tell me you plan to use a gun to commit a crime, I would also be liable if I then sold you a gun. This logic has been applied to all sorts of criminal activity (for example, building secret compartments into cars).

/welp, I've run out of anonymous posts for the day. Good thing the karma burner is fully fueled.

Comment: Re:masdf (Score 0) 297

i'm not your friend.

I sure as hell hope you're not.

For the record, Slashdot is a discussion forum for entertainment, and people discuss all sorts of things, including the topic at hand, the state of their life, the state of other peoples' lives, the state of other posters' lives, advertisements for GNAA, etc..

I can't help it if you don't know which other posts are mine--and it's not my problem to make you aware of that. Try asking Timothy.

You take this shit way too seriously buddy. Have a chill pill.

Comment: Re: Pot vs. Kettle (Score 2) 99

by weilawei (#49451149) Attached to: Microsoft: Feds Are 'Rewriting' the Law To Obtain Emails Overseas

I stopped keeping a large digital music collection when I upgraded iTunes and it decided to nuke my entire library on installing the newest version. 80 GB of music, all perfectly tagged, all gone. That was back around 2007, whichever version that was.

Needless to say, I was furious. I also no longer use iTunes.

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