"Indeed, on Slashdot it is traditional to make the same retarded jokes over and over again."
In Soviet Russia, the same joke over and over again makes you retarded!
"A 250 megaton warhead, will only destroy a modern office building at less than a kilometer."
Normally I don't do this, but you are full of crap. The largest nuclear weapon ever detonated, the "Tsar bomb", had a yield of about 50 megatons and a radius of total destruction of about 8 miles. Granted there might still be some of the foundation left with 250 megatons (not that anyone has such a weapon in their arsenal) at a half-mile but it will certainly be destroyed for all intents and purposes. A few thousand such weapons to destroy NYC? Utter bullshit, unless you mean to leave the whole area with a smooth finish.
Yes, Geraldo is also an idiot. What is your point?
"PVRs are given out FREE by all the cable providers."
Huh? Where? I have Time Warner and if I want a dvr it is $11/month, plus you need to have digital cable which is another $15/month.
Two possibilities come to mind. As the authors of the study suggested, hearing voices and having hallucinations may induce stress within the subjects and cause them to drink more coffee, cola, etc, effectively reversing cause and effect. Another possiblity is that there is a third factor. The subjects were college students. There may be a correlation between high caffeine use and insufficent sleep which could explain the visual and aural hallucinations.
How many times on here have we heard that correlation != causation?
While 99.5% may have registered a religious affiliation, I wonder how many had actually attended a worhsip service or given their religious affiliation any consideration since the last time their moms forced them to go? I suspect there is a high correlation between atheism and eduction/socioeconomic status that is more likely to explain their underrepresentation in prison, getting STDs, etc.
Actually if you read it all the way to the end:
However, "you knock one out, another one pops up the next day," Kohlmann said at the conference, so just taking down the sites is not an effective way to stop cyberterrorists and would-be accomplices from meeting via online forums.
He thinks the real way for law-enforcement officials to hamper cyberterrorists and would-be accomplices using these sites is to join them and cause confusion and mistrust among their ranks.
I think there's a world market for about five computers. -- attr. Thomas J. Watson (Chairman of the Board, IBM), 1943