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Comment Re: Those who something, something (Score 1) 580

I certainly have no problem with "othering" any group that wants to kill me. That includes neo-Nazis as much as radical Muslims. Not only do I not have a problem with "othering" those groups, neither does the US government, or the SPLC for that matter.

Except the "radical Muslims" the SPLC "others" are people like Ayaan Hirsi Ali (apostate, that is, a proclaimed "ex-Muslim") and Majid Nawaz ("liberal" Muslim reformer). Speaking out against conventional Islam makes you an enemy in the SPLCs eyes.

Comment Re:So many frequencies (Score 1) 147

Because its a lot easier to order a $200 drone on Amazon than it is to to build your own.

OK. Still

1) Buy drone, rig with explosives

2) Set "home" location to "target" (chances are someone on the Internet has figured out how to change the "home" location arbitrarily for some drone)

3) Put drone in air, turn off transmitter, drive away.

4) Jam all you want, Johnny Law!

Comment So many frequencies (Score 1) 147

Why wouldn't terrorists use 72Mhz radios you can get for free from people willing to give them away. Why waste expensive electronics on a drone that's just going to blow up anyway?

Assuming they don't go the high-tech autopilot route. If a drone can "return home", it can also "home in on target" with relatively minor software changes.

Comment Re:VAT? (Score 1) 81

The whole point of a VAT (charged at every part in the chain) as opposed to a sales tax (charged only to the final consumer) is that there's a limit to how much you can increase the sales tax rate without rampant fraud at that one single point of sale. Serves 'em right that the VAT opens up new avenues for fraud as well.

Comment Re:nerds not wanted (Score 1) 59

I think given the context it's fair to assume the "pointed-headed geek" commenter was a "pointy-headed geek". That is, it was a reference to the way Trump would presumably consider people like them.

Not a problem, however. When Trump asks about "Exascale", just tell him it means these things are going to be YUUUUGE, and he'll sign off.

Comment Re:He needs to be arrested and prosecuted (Score 1) 497

Sure, there are reasons to dislike him - but there's no point imagining nazis under every rock unless you want to give yourself an ulcer.

After "sexist", "racist", "fascist", and "misogynist" (not to mention Literally Hitler) failed to stop Trump, "anti-Semite" is one of the few they've got left. (too bad they blew "neo-Nazi" on Curtis Yarvin)

Comment Re:I've heard this meme going around...... (Score 3, Informative) 497

No. If Trump dies before the electoral college vote, it's up to the electoral college. If Trump dies after the electoral college vote, Vice-President Elect Pence becomes President-Elect Pence. In no case is Obama eligible for a third term; that's barred by the 22nd Amendment.

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