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Comment Re:Take pictures, press charges. (Score 2) 921

Wearing a balaclava brings up another problem.. California Penal Code 185 (Misdemeanor)

[185.] Section One Hundred and Eighty-five. It shall be unlawful for any person to wear any mask, false whiskers, or any personal disguise (whether complete or partial) for the purpose of: One--Evading or escaping discovery, recognition, or identification in the commission of any public offense. Two--Concealment, flight, or escape, when charged with, arrested for, or convicted of, any public offense. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

Comment WarObama 40K (Score 4, Funny) 72

Secret Service Agent 1 - President Obama will be walking down Ave B surrounded by six agents in standard formation.
Secret Service Agent trainee - Rolls six-sided die. My Terminators will teleport on top of your Suburban and my Imperial Guard will move south on Ave A.
Secret Service Agent 2 - That's impossible.. stick to the rules.
Secret Service Agent 1 - Exactly, we're dealing with reality here. Everyone knows Terminators can't teleport on top of vehicles and your Imperial Guard won't have line of sight to the President.
Secret Service Agent trainee - Takes out a yard stick, lines it up with the President and his figures... I do have line of sight, cry more noob.

Comment Errr Barstow had a molten salt plant in the 90s (Score 4, Informative) 316

The article is incorrect... Barstow had a molten salt plant in 1995 I believe. Excerpt from the Wiki - "1995 Solar One was converted into Solar Two, by adding a second ring of 108 larger 95 m (1,000 ft) heliostats around the existing Solar One, totaling 1926 heliostats with a total area of 82,750 m (891,000 ft). This gave Solar Two the ability to produce 10 megawatts. Solar Two used molten salt, a combination of 60% sodium nitrate and 40% potassium nitrate," -
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Submission + - Geeks give the ultimate digital care package (

not5150 writes: "Geeks are helping overseas troops by sending the ultimate digital care package. Dubbed 'The Traveling Terabyte', the package is basically a bunch of drives in a USB enclosure, all packed inside of a Pelican case. Containing music, movies and even educational material the Traveling Terabyte gives soldiers and Marines a digital slice of home."

Submission + - Electric motorcyle inventor crashes at Wired Conf. (

not5150 writes: "The inventor of the electric 'KillaCycle" motorcycle was almost killed himself after demonstrating the vehicle to reporters. Bill Dube, a government scientist during the day and bike builder at night, attempted a burnout in front of the Los Angeles Convention Center during the Wired NextFest fair. Fueled by the "most powerful" lithium-ion batteries in the world, the bike accelerated uncontrollably into another car. There's a video interview (thankfully before the crash) and footage of Dube crashing."

Submission + - Point and click Gmail hacking at Black Hat (

not5150 writes: "Using Gmail or most other webmail programs over an unsecured access points just got a bit more dangerous. At Black Hat, Robert Graham, CEO of errata security, showed how to capture and clone session cookies. He even hijacked a shocked attendee's Gmail account in the middle of his Black Hat speech."

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