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Comment Humpty Dumpty (Score 1) 554

"I don't know what you mean by 'glory,' " Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. "Of course you don't - till I tell you. I meant 'there's a nice knock-down argument for you!' " "But 'glory' doesn't mean 'a nice knock-down argument'," Alice objected. "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master - that's all."

Comment Re:Not sure I understand this. (Score 1) 435

Perhaps it has something to do with the EULA, since software producers on ocasion claim that they own the software, and they don's sell it, but rather license it to use. Now, terms of the license probably do not cover "terrorist actions". So, if government has strong case (and several dead makes it rather compelling) they it may simply politely ask producer and the owner of the software to cooperate. Contrary to that software owner/producer may me seen as a collaborator. Of course, all that if owner can break in but refuses to do so. If it can't the story is much different.

Comment Re:20 years passed (Score 1, Funny) 422

Thank you for your observations. Apparently we live in two different worlds. In my world there are (still) sirens and warning signs that are used in case of an emergency. In fact those sirens are turned on for testing purposes on every first saturday in month at noon. Also, I counted eleven (11) instances of a "F" word in your (anonymous) writing. I suggest that you practice that activity more. Live long and prosper.

Comment Re:20 years passed (Score 2, Insightful) 422

First, my deepest condolences to all families and friends of dead and injured in this explosion. Apparently, some facts need further clarification. April 19th is a critical date in US history, since, whereas siege at Waco, TX ended on that date probably by coincidence (ATF went in on that particular day after 50 days of siege, negotiating and waiting), it was Tim McVeigh who "comemoraded" that day (and the deadly siege) two years later by bombing federal building in Oklahoma City. To do that he used masive amounts of fertilizer as an explosive. Fertilizer itself is inert, but under certain conditions it may explode. In any case after that bombing sale of fertilizer is severly restricded and I suppose non-farmers are not even capable of obtaining big amount of it. So, if somone wants to make a huge explosion by fertilizer the only other option (apart from stealing it) is to set it on fire wherever it may be. Either some stock on some farm, or directly in some fertilizer factory. I surely hope that this explosion is caused by an accident. However it's up to authorities to determine how did this happend, and possibly why the affected area had not been evacuated after initial fire broke out.

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