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Comment solution (Score 0) 1695

Am I the only one who can't help but think that maybe we can use this nut to solve another issue? The minister won't burn the Koran if the ground zero mosque is moved. No one ends up being happy but this is what is known in my neck of the woods as compromise.

And just to make myself clear, I disagree with the mosque so close to ground zero and the burning of the Koran but I'll defend both of their rights to carry out their actions.

Comment Re:good (Score 1) 248

I was about to say "don't forget office sex with your pantsuited, bespectacled busty redhead secretary", but you already used your three wishes. :(

Not to worry, with the solar-powered Corvette he should be able to find an acceptable substitute.

Well said. Plus I've already dated a redhead. The scars are healing nicely.

Comment Re:Not so small ... (Score 1) 118

I did a simulation on that a few years back. Just subtract about 4 meters due to ablation, that's what you'll have left if it hits.

I find it hard to believe that a flat number such as that you gave is accurate for all possible strikes. Is 4 meters the maximum ablation amount? The minimum amount? Or is it the average amount for a spherical asteroid with a diameter of 20 meters?

And no I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm just honestly curious about the details.

Comment Re:I give up. (Score 5, Funny) 212

If this keeps going I'll end up firmly believing that educating the population is the solution to all of humanity matters.

Not quite. There is always the nuclear option- you know just nuke the planet until cockroaches are the highest form of life. Then it because the cockroaches' problems on what to do with the RIAA.

Comment Re:Call me a extremist if you want (Score 4, Interesting) 706

Honestly tossing a rock through a neighbors window is barely a crime especially when the child ends up having to pay to replace the window. How in the world did you go from that to burning down an orphanage?

Ok, do me a favor and get off your fucking high horse. I have a criminal record and I spent time in jail because of it (among other consequences). There are very few crimes that should follow someone around for their whole life - sexual offenses and first degree murder spring to mind - others are usually just people doing stupid shit without thinking at the time. Should I really be turned down for a job because I got into a fight 10 years ago in college but have kept my nose clean since then? That is kind of like dooming someone to a career of wishing windows for writing down a wrong answer on an exam in 5th grade. Actions should have consequence but they should fit the crime.

The only people who never did stupid shit are those who have never done anything. Those of us with criminal records were just stupid enough to get caught and charged for doing it.

Comment Re:Sigh again (Score 1) 711

I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that ADHD didn't exist only that it is severely over diagnosed. Growing up I had to deal with many people that were diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. Most of them didn't require medication only a lot more physical activity and discipline then they had. Children are naturally active creatures and very few of them have the same attention span of adults which makes me believe that if they out grow it then they probably never needed to be medicated. From personal experience, my brother and I both had trouble in school because we were both bored out of our minds. My brother acted out physically and got diagnosed with ADD. I did my own thing without disrupting the class and wasn't diagnosed.

Your son is probably one of the few children that may actually have ADHD but I don't know for sure because I've never interacted with him. Just because your son was properly diagnosed doesn't mean that all the other children are.


New Firefox iFrame Bug Bypasses URL Protections 118

Trailrunner7 writes "There is a newly discovered vulnerability in Mozilla's flagship Firefox browser that could enable an attacker to trick a user into providing his login credentials for a given site by using an obfuscated URL. In most cases, Firefox will display an alert when a URL has been obfuscated, but by using an iFrame, an attacker can evade this layer of protection, possibly leading to a compromise of the user's sensitive information."

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