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by White Haven
2018-12-21 11:48am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Army called in to tackle rogue drones amid travel chaos at Gatwick Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 3244

Re: Army called in to tackle rogue drones amid travel chaos at Gatwick Airport

I've seen an alternative system based around drone interceptors proposed - basically just a fast drone designed to crash into and/or grab a drone that isn't where it's supposed to be, then deploy a parachute or something to try and preserve data for investigation. Presumably something like that, wi...
by White Haven
2018-12-21 12:01am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Army called in to tackle rogue drones amid travel chaos at Gatwick Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 3244

Re: Army called in to tackle rogue drones amid travel chaos at Gatwick Airport

Which is great after the drone has been stopped . It does precisely fuck all to stop the drone in the first place, which is the point I was making in to begin with. Making droning an airport more illegal doesn't stop drones flying over airports, it just lets you fuck people harder after they do it. ...
by White Haven
2018-12-20 09:42pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Army called in to tackle rogue drones amid travel chaos at Gatwick Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 3244

Re: Army called in to tackle rogue drones amid travel chaos at Gatwick Airport

One problem that emerges in this situation is that some of the most effective means for countering drones (in particular GPS jamming fucks with a lot of them, badly) isn't really something you can get away with at, say, an airport. That said, I'm disappointed that this particular outbreak has reveal...
by White Haven
2018-11-25 11:22am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: American missionary tries preaching to natives and killed
Replies: 42
Views: 5794

Re: American missionary tries preaching to natives and killed

To play Devil's Advocate here for a moment, if the occupants of my apartment complex were to loudly proclaim my intent to exterminate any and all people that I perceive existing outside the complex and then carry that out, we would not be quarantined and left alone, we would be thoroughly fucked. We...
by White Haven
2018-11-03 12:05am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Robert Mueller asks FBI to investigate allegations that women were offered money to accuse him of sexual assault.
Replies: 17
Views: 2639

Re: Robert Mueller asks FBI to investigate allegations that women were offered money to accuse him of sexual assault.

I fucking called it. Who could have possibly forseen that coming down on alleged abusers pre-trial like a rain of anvils would produce an environment wherein that tendency is used as an attack vector? I'll grant that I didn't expect something this high-profile and ambitious, but...seriously who didn...
by White Haven
2018-07-27 02:26am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Nigel Farage says Jews are as big a threat as Russian interference.
Replies: 14
Views: 2096

Re: Nigel Farage says Jews are as big a threat as Russian interference.

Moving on from the question of what to call Farage, we also arrive at a somewhat troublesome contradiction. It's very hard to occupy the 'fuck's sake, I wish the US would stop covering for all the shit Israel gets up to' position while at the same time condemning the 'the Jewish lobby holds way too ...
by White Haven
2018-06-28 11:14am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Thread.
Replies: 218
Views: 28535

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Thread.

Ah, the Eric Cantor approach. That's a...brave plan in 2018.
by White Haven
2018-06-27 02:29am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: "Child Migrant camps Not Nazi-style"
Replies: 17
Views: 3214

Re: "Child Migrant camps Not Nazi-style"

Serious question for you, what sorts of 'actions' that aren't normally allowable does that statement of yours greenlight? It starts off massively broad (any action) and then narrows down to what reads to me as near-nonexistent (except anything including particularly harsh language). I guess I'm not ...
by White Haven
2018-06-15 09:58pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: OIG report on Comey
Replies: 16
Views: 3482

Re: OIG report on Comey

Naah, I'm just painfully aware that you're an enormous twat, and I'm occasionally unwilling to avoid highlighting that. Let's be absolutely clear, here. The job of a candidate is to get people to vote for them, both their own party and whatever they can pick up elsewhere. If a candidate is so unappe...
by White Haven
2018-06-15 09:43pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: OIG report on Comey
Replies: 16
Views: 3482

Re: OIG report on Comey

I like how one of your points is 'if Hilary Clinton were someone entirely different' right before complaining about Sanders supporters. Classy.
by White Haven
2018-05-01 08:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Finland's UBI experiment
Replies: 25
Views: 5485

Re: Finland's UBI experiment

I'm...trying to parse that sentence, Ray, and failing. ...What?
by White Haven
2018-03-09 09:53am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 1015
Views: 160612

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

[quote=" CNN "A western North Carolina police officer who resigned after a body camera video shows him hitting and using a Taser on a man suspected of jaywalking will face preliminary charges of assault, the Buncombe County District Attorney's Office said Thursday. Senior Police Officer Christopher ...
by White Haven
2018-03-09 09:53am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 1015
Views: 160612

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

A western North Carolina police officer who resigned after a body camera video shows him hitting and using a Taser on a man suspected of jaywalking will face preliminary charges of assault, the Buncombe County District Attorney's Office said Thursday. Senior Police Officer Christopher Hickman, 31, ...
by White Haven
2018-03-07 04:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Former Russian spy in 'critical condition' after being exposed to unknown substance
Replies: 102
Views: 19952

Re: Former Russian spy in 'critical condition' after being exposed to unknown substance

A nerve agent was used to try to murder a former Russian spy and his daughter, police have said. Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found unconscious in Salisbury on Sunday afternoon and remain critically ill. A police officer who was the first to attend the scene is now in a serious condition in hospit...
by White Haven
2017-12-20 11:07am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Another Major Leak - No Security At All
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Another Major Leak - No Security At All

Massive leak exposes data on 123 million US households An unsecured database contained a wide range of personal details about virtually every American household, researchers say. BY STEVEN MUSIL DECEMBER 19, 2017 4:40 PM PST The door to your personal data got left wide open once again. Researchers ...
by White Haven
2017-12-18 09:38am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Some city ordnance in philly
Replies: 19
Views: 1745

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

If by 'somewhat' you mean 'not at all,' then...
by White Haven
2017-12-10 06:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 1015
Views: 160612

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

Okay, usually? Usually I'm pretty down on the sort of Flagg/Laan rhetoric. But that piece of shit is a murdering scumbag, and deserves summary execution on the spot, no questions asked. Now, there are legal problems involved (hence deserves, not should have received, as that wouldn't be anywhere clo...
by White Haven
2017-11-21 07:33pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The continuing devaluation of education in the US
Replies: 78
Views: 7586

Re: The continuing devaluation of education in the US

And I'm saying that bringing up that number will unintentionally tilt the discussion because it's not just unuseful but actually counterproductive when discussing this topic. And who the fuck are you anyway, his cheerleader?
by White Haven
2017-11-21 07:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The continuing devaluation of education in the US
Replies: 78
Views: 7586

Re: The continuing devaluation of education in the US

And the bloody point I'm making, that seems to have flown over your cowl, is that breaking it down per-subject misses the point entirely.
by White Haven
2017-11-21 06:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The continuing devaluation of education in the US
Replies: 78
Views: 7586

Re: The continuing devaluation of education in the US

Let's not say 'in maths,' shan't we? If we're discussing (among other things) testing fatigue and load on students, breaking a single subject's testing out for discussion somewhat misses the point. If you've ever had a school teacher say something along the lines of 'I only assign an hour of homewor...
by White Haven
2017-11-08 12:46pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: 2017 US Off-Year Elections
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: 2017 US Off-Year Elections

'When asked about Bob Marshall, Danica Roem said “I don’t attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.”'

Classiest way I've ever seen used to take someone down at the ankles.
by White Haven
2017-11-08 12:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: It's Okay to be White
Replies: 70
Views: 5731

Re: It's Okay to be White

Tying into the racism side of the same issue, it would have been very easy for me to become a racist bastard growing up, despite not being raised that way, if I'd been exposed to the same kind of blanket condemnation Simon's talking about here. I grew up in overwhelmingly majority-black schools from...
by White Haven
2017-10-15 01:48am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Russian Hackers now using pokemon Go to hack US elections
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

Re: Russian Hackers now using pokemon Go to hack US elections

'Hackers?' This is bog-standard social engineering, not a compromised system anywhere in sight.
by White Haven
2017-10-02 11:11am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known
Replies: 145
Views: 12097

Re: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known

Agreed. While a government has the right and duty to suppress a revolt and uphold the law, diplomacy should be the first resort to prevent things from escalating to violence, and excessive force, particularly against civilians, is never acceptable. WHAT REVOLT? I'm sorry, what? Are we condemning pe...
by White Haven
2017-10-02 09:52am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known
Replies: 145
Views: 12097

Re: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known

I've also seen reports refer to "clashes", which I took to mean that their was fighting back and forth between secessionists and police, though I'll concede that that may not be accurate. Like I said, I'm not defending the heavy-handed police response. It clearly made things worse. But this is, to ...