* Posts by Ty Cobb

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Proposed California law demands anti-theft 'kill switch' in all smartphones

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Re: Why did they ever allow it to be used on aircraf

I'll tell you why it should be allowed. Flight 93.

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Obama administration defends mass call-data slurping

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Black Helicopters

I wonder

Most people blow a gasket when the the Nazi's are mentioned. I think a more recent reference would be appropriate - the Stasi.

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Game designer spills beans on chubby-fancying chap with his stolen Mac

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Devil

Re: Oh give it rest!

What do you have against Chubby Chasing? At least only moderately chubby...

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Galaxy Nexus cleared for sale by US court

Ty Cobb
Childcatcher

Re: Not being an American

I see it as a legal, you F'd it up - you fix it. They give the original court the chance to fix issues they have ruled on, rather than a review of the whole case. By and large, the upper courts only rule on narrow portions of a case.

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Google's disco-dancing uncle Schmidt trashes Apple's patent war

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Facepalm

@AC 13:27GMT Re: So...

Color me surprised that any forum topic here could turn into an attack against all Americans.

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Politico's locked room mystery Linux install crime solved

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Happy

Re: It's a kind of magic

I've seen other articles reporting the server was backed up the day prior and was restored using that backup

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Tibetan STATUE found by 1930s NAZI expedition is of ALIEN ORIGIN

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Pint

Re: Well I for one...

Finally, a Muppets reference....

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Apple demands a quickie, aims its torpedo at 8 Samsung mobes

Ty Cobb
Mushroom

@DX Re: "The jury reached its decision in just three days"

* Oh and by the way, none of the juror had an iPhone either: *

No, they had a foreman that got a patent for recording video from the Internet that may or not have been the shitty little application he wrote for iOS telling them 1) don't bother determining if the Apple patents are invalid and 2) I have patents, therefore we should spend less than 90 seconds on every item on the form and slap Samsung as hard as we can

Right, no one biased on the jury at all. Especially the one in charge of guiding the discussions.

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Chinese student's smut obsession lands 2,000 in JAIL

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Facepalm

Re: A 'different' wrong...

The problem wasn't really the p0rn or that it was taking up too much of his time. The problem was Junior was unable to do his homework because his hand cramped and wouldn't fit around a pen or pencil.

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Hitchhiker shot while researching 'Kindness of America'

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@Floence

Bombing, singular - Mr McVeigh used one vehicle on the building I helped remove bodies from (the Murrah building). Although he managed to cause substantial damage in the area, it was one bombing not multiple.

I think his point was that being a "Wacko" did not necessarily have to do with ones nationality (or for that matter religious or political bent).

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And the worst film NEVER made is...

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Re: Bah!

The movie sucked, horribly

But - the shark ate a plane! Unfortunately they did not capitilize on the campy aspect, and you saw the entire shark/plane meal in the trailer.

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Alert

And now something completely different

Worst Film Ever - check

Worst Film Never done - check

BEST Worst Film, Really Really Bad Film that was so bad it's hilarious, favorite bad film you have to watch when it's on TV, i.e, cult classic, etc. Why not do that list?

Entry number one - The Barbarians

Number two - Killer Clowns From Outerspace

And - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is the obvious one that comes to mind - let's pass on that one, be more original

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Pilots asking not to fly F-22 after oxygen problems

Ty Cobb
Black Helicopters

Re: Established processes?

Unfortunately, that would be a court martial for failure to obey a general order or regulation, article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Frequent USAF logic is the meatbag is the problem, not the equipment.

With regards to Hypoxia, aircrew in the US are required to be exposed to an Altitude Chamber and see the onset of symptoms they manifest. Rapid loss of pressure is an easy determination; colder interior, fogging , banging noises (such as when the overboard valve on the E3 I was on went fully open), losing peripheral vision, etc. The frequency of training was every 4 years when I retired. Slow leaks sneak up on you, and are more often fatal.

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'Apple will coast, and then decelerate' says Forrester CEO

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Joke

Re: I'll miss it

The real geeks here have Linux installed on a dead badger

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Tim Cook rejects Apple's old business model of suing everyone

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Facepalm

Although Ford actually did not invent tires, they set up a rubber tree plantation and factory to make tires for their cars

So - they actually made many components in their product, unlike a particular fruity vendor.

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Chinese and US military square off for cyber war games

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I think the gist of it is, they are. Just not full scale, yet.

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Ty Cobb
Happy

Re: WOPR

+1 internets for the War Games reference

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Republicans shoot down proposed ban on Facebook login boss-snoop

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Alert

Re: GOP Voters = Turkeys Voting for Xmas

Actually, I don't care if they put their Johnson into a willing adult. Just do the rest of the damn job, and don't waste your time on the NCAA brackets.

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OAP sues Apple for $1m after walking into store's glass door

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Coat

Re: Yebbut...

Capacitive obviously, otherwise it would have resisted the application of her face to it

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Senator demands Congressional vote on ACTA

Ty Cobb
Childcatcher

Re: Duration of copyright

As an aspiring author I am perfectly fine with the 14 & 28 year limit from first Publication, assigning rights to heirs for only the balance of the remaining period.

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

Ty Cobb
Childcatcher

Re: Zoolander

How could you not laugh when you heard this line:

There was a moment last night, when she was sandwiched between the two Finnish dwarves and the Maori tribesmen, where I thought, "Wow, I could really spend the rest of my life with this woman".

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Ty Cobb
Big Brother

Re: delete from program where title='Freddy Got Fingered';

Couldn't stand Freddy Got Fingered when I saw it. Ever since then the girlfriend's fixation on blowjobs is stuck in my head.

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Ty Cobb
Megaphone

Re: Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

The only redeeming scene in that pile of crap was where the Shark ate the jetliner - and you see that in a trailer so you don't have to see the damn thing

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Ty Cobb
WTF?

I thought Vanilla Sky and A Time to Kill were tied for worst until I saw

Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus starring, ugh, Debbie Gibson

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1350498/

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Microsoft 'yanked optical drive from Xbox 720'

Ty Cobb
Facepalm

Why would you want a Unity interface on a big screen?

Debian maybe instead?

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Suitably-endowed punters lured into bonking for Vaseline loving

Ty Cobb
Big Brother

Re: Skinner's pigeons

Would it be Brave New World? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World

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US shuts down Canadian gambling site with Verisign's help

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Re: "Patriot Act was one of the worst things to happen..."

Except that the phrase "one of the worst" allows for other bad things, perhaps even worse than the one stated

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White Spaces squeak though US Payroll Tax Bill

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Happy

Never heard "sharpening their lawyers" before - thanks for the chuckle and the new phrase.

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CRACK made by quakes FOUND ON MOON

Ty Cobb
Alien

Re: I blame CERN

Nope - Lunar Warming, caused by man made activity, like the NASA hardware emitting... CO2, yeah that's right CO2

Alien icon because that's us over there

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Netherlands plans to make 'copyrighted material easier to use'

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Unhappy

No- I sincerely encourage them to do so

As a citizen of that "particular country", I would like to see all countries adopt more liberal standard for Fair Use, and shortening of copyright periods.

Maybe someone on my side of the Pond in a position to make a difference might wake up and realize they are on the wrong side of the issue. At the moment the only ones that realize it are the ones with little to no power.

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IT guy answers daughter's Facebook rant by shooting her laptop

Ty Cobb
Childcatcher

The Scrub CD gave a level of satisfaction that resetting a password couldn't, and ulitmately the laptop could be put back into commission without additional expense (unlike the one in the video)

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Ty Cobb

Maybe you aren't familiar with the 1911A1 .45 magazine.

First - the standard magazine holds 7 rounds

Second - after market magazines with a shorter follower and different spring will allow 8 rounds, assuming one does not want to find a magazine that extends beyond the handle

Third - In the "Heat of the moment" he may have forgotten he had already chambered a round and topped off the magazine.

He might normally keep an 8 round magazine loaded with 7 rounds to reduce the wear on the springs. He intended to empty the .45 into his target - he did so until his slide locked back. The entire time his firearm was aimed in the direction of his intended action. Where is the problem with that?

The rest of your comments - I'd have to say you haven't a clue what you are speaking about with regards to gun safety, the man's temper, or the result of his punishment. A laptop is not a human. He knew that, you apparently don't

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Although the last time my 15 year old gave me grief about her laptop and refused to give up the password (it was Linux) I tossed a Scrub CD in the drive and booted up from it.

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Ty Cobb
Mushroom

Nah

Personally I would have used the rest of my saboted slugs left over from deer gun season on it.

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American search team fails to find women's G-spot

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Trollface

Generally you'll find the clitoris under the hood - or do you call it the clitoral bonnet on your side of the pond?

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Phobos-Grunt 'crippled by US aurora station', 'is a bio-weapon'

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Happy

Before that it was Space Ghost

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Bloke claims ex swiped his sperm to make twins

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Devil

I believe him

Why you ask? Why do IVF if you just managed the Natural Fertilization method?

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Afghan elders refuse to be labelled pimps by number 39

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Mushroom

Yup - one of the stupidest superstitions in my country. Nation started by 13 colonies, check. 13 stripes on flag representing said colonies, check. 13 arrows in eagles claw on coins, seals, etc representing said colonies, check. 13th floor? OMFG! The end is nigh!

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US doctors demand right to advise on gun ownership

Ty Cobb
Mushroom

I'll talk to them about firearms in the home, if they are willing to have a serious discussion about Medical Misadventures.

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Boffins give chatty robots a creepy human face

Ty Cobb
Terminator

I thought the whole point of making them look more human was to enhance the experience when they make with the head, ALA Jay and Silent Bob.

Where's the opening?

The robot icon? Dur.

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Catholic Bishops: 'Would you mind not bringing guns to church?'

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Mushroom

I have it on good authority he prefers calibers more like .50BMG or .338 Lapua.

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Ty Cobb
Pint

It is a tax stamp for a Class III firearm, not a license. Still difficult to get, but not impossible.

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Ty Cobb
Big Brother

Sorry - but the Wisconsin Concealed Carry law covers firearms on your person, the Open Carry aspect requires that the firearm be visible if not on you but still within the passenger compartment. So... in the glove box would be a no-no.

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BOFH: No, the Fabinocci sequence

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Boffin

Halon 1211 is corrosive when exposed to water, you know, like what is swimming around your eyeballs. Have always wondered if other varieties of Halon are the same.

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Ohio man cuffed for shagging inflatable pool raft

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Unhappy

My guess is he is an Aspie - Asperger's Syndrome

My guess is he is an Aspie - Asperger's Syndrome; essentially a high functioning Autistic

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Ridley Scott confirmed for Blade Runner pre/sequel

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Happy

D@mn Skippy

I had to wait for the DVD set with 5 or 7 versions, so I could get the right movie. Fords voice set the mood, best way to see that movie was to know what was in his head.....

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US Air Force in a seriously stealthless state

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Megaphone

Limited Thinking

Moscow/Bejing won't necessarily be the only theaters we will be operating in at the same time; see OIF, OEF and Libya. There is also the question of operational aircraft.

Stealth is another way to extend the life of the aircraft and pink object inside. I still contend it is better to have a pair of Mark 1s on hand to decide when to launch missiles or bullets.

Dogfights continued in Nam. Yeah, we are unlikely to have them with most kills being BVR, but it is possible to be too close to use the missile, or your rails could be empty.

Might as well argue the Golden BB as well. Anything can be hit with a kinetic energy weapon or missile. We were all a little surprised when an RPG took out a Helo in Somalia - probably the first recorded kill against an attack chopper. (Yes, I know the Blackhawk is not the same as a Cobra, Apache, etc.)

Cruise missiles aren't cheap but yeah, since they seem to be the weapon of choice we should stock up on them. Not convinced the drones are wholly up to the job although they are doing admirably, and it is best to have alternatives.

I'm with you on upgrading the Wax, as the 707 assembly line shut down long ago and they are all long in the tooth. 6700 hours on the 707s, and yeah, I understand something about the airframe and equipment issues. You won't save the money you are thinking - when I retired, the estimated cost per on the existing US inventory was in the Neighborhood of $350K for block 20/25. The DC-10 turned out to be a poor choice due to power, but the 737 would probably be fine, but not as cheap as you think, if the tech is brought more up to date.

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It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers

Ty Cobb
Mushroom

Crud

Now I have to switch from Firefox to Opera so I can feel better about myself

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