The fictional future is always so much cooler than the real future.
The real danger is watching Star Wars with these in the room. *R2 sad whistle*
You're kidding, right? Please tell me you are kidding.
They said the same shit about rock and roll. And it was bullshit then and it's bullshit now.
And there IS rap that has a positive message. What's the "listen to rap" equivalent of "read a fucking book"?
A former agent for the counter-terrorism branch of our largest federal law enforcement agency talking about the technology used in counter-terrorism is about as credible as it gets, dude. LOL all you want, but your own cred is the only thing the rest of us are laughing at: You're an internet pundit.
I was lolling at your idea that he is going to start his consultancy by throwing his resume around without doing marketing of any other kind.
If Stephen Hawking proclaimed tomorrow that it wasn't turtles, but it was in fact unicorns all the way down, by your logic, we would have to believe him without a shred of evidence and despite how extraordinary such a model would be, because Stephen Hawking "is as credible as it gets, dude."
You're an internet pundit.
You are somewhat intelligent, but you pick pointless fights even when you're wrong and never, ever consider counterarguments.
I don't particularly care about cred, but consider what name calling does for yours.
Why would the FBI give two shits about a geek news site? And why would they need to convince you, me, or anyone else, there wasn't a "vast conspiracy"? You're making a straw man here. A big one.
That's one conclusion. Another is that he was mocking conspiracy theorists.
"Conspiracy theories by a former official in a credible position to know these things." FTFY.
By this logic we should also believe Bob Lazar about alien technologies. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and the word of one insider means squat.
They have guns. Lots of guns. Feeling lucky, punk?
So your argument is that they will cooperate or be shot? This isn't even a sane way for a conspiracy to operate.
And as we know, government officials never break the law. Glad we cleared that one up.
Speaking of strawmen... The point is that the scale of the conspiracy necessary to pull this off is vast enough to make this extremely unlikely.
He worked in the FBI's counter-terrorism division. I don't think he needs to "make a name" for himself. His resume already says enough.
And the very *idea* of your typical driver taking 18 seconds to hit 60 mph, or accelerating at such a rate, is hilarious. Near as I can tell, any typical mom-n-pop vehicle, the pedal goes to the floor until the desired speed is hit.
That is totally not my experience. I cannot tell you how many times I've been following someone onto a 65+ mph freeway and even with a V6 in their car and a quarter mile or longer acceleration ramp, they merge onto the freeway doing 20-30 mph.
Silly goose. Everyone knows rock spiders are from Mars.
This speech is why DS9 is the greatest Trek.
"So... I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover up the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But most damning of all... I think I can live with it... And if I had to do it all over again... I would."
You certainly speak for me on this issue.
I find it comforting.
*rocks back and forth*
The key component of hipsterism is pretense. Just because people enjoy something "retro" doesn't mean they are hipsters.
Star Wars happened "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away
...from the person telling the story.
"Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view."
Your name (or anything under 30 characters) will be written, in DNA, into the glowing plant genome!!
Just imagine if it was your name that caused the plant to produce an airborne toxin that caused the end of the world. (I'd blame my parents.)
1a. Use it as an excuse to increase ballistic missile defense without provoking China.
My brain usually turns off after "You wouldn't pay..." My response is, "You're right."