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Steven Perez
I'm at Kolache Stop in San Antonio, TX
I'm at Kolache Stop in San Antonio, TX
I have got to find that place someday - Glen Campbell
Mmm, it's good. - Steven Perez
Andrew C (✔)
RT @johncleese: The DM reminds its readers yet again that I have been married a lot.I would like to remind them that during the 30s,the DM supported Hitler
DM = Daily Mail? - John (bird whisperer)
Yep. Well, or The Daily Mississippian. I'm guessing the first one. - Jennifer Dittrich
DM = Dungeon Master - Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
ACHIVEMENT UNLOCKED. Just had my first $25 bowl of macaroni and cheese.
Was it also filled with lobster? Or just that good of cheese? - Jennifer Dittrich
It was room service at the Millenium Hilton, across the street from the World Trade Center. No lobster, just mac and 5 cheeses. - Glen Campbell
Ah, room service - that makes total sense. The 'bring it to me while I sit in comfort' tax :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Room service, where it also costs $8 to get a 10 oz. glass of orange juice. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Andrew C (✔)
RT @david_j_roth: The NFL has had a bad couple weeks. I think this is because the NFL is itself kind of extremely bad.
RT @david_j_roth: The NFL has had a bad couple weeks. I think this is because the NFL is itself kind of extremely bad.
good article - Steve C Team Marina
But they're a non-profit organization! - Glen Campbell
Glen++ - Andrew C (✔)
"You guys are cattle, and we're the ranchers. And ranchers can always get more cattle." - Brent Schaus
What's your favorite calculator model used in school or thereafter?
Casio fx-7000g, still use it. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
HP-67 all the way, though I'll admit my HP-45 probably got me through my EE degree. - David Lounsbury
I never really learned to use calculators for advanced functions until last year. My HS calculator (which I still have and which still works on its ORIGINAL battery) is a TI-35 Plus. I really like the size of it. But it's a little sticky around the buttons so when I was in Chem 22 I bought a TI-36X. Its weight and size is nice but it has no log button. It turns out you do log by... more... - Spidra Webster
I don't remember what brand/model it was, but it was a printing calculator that I found in one of the abandoned offices at the airport, back when I worked there, that I swiped for use in my office (I didn't feel like bringing mine from home). I should have taken it with me when I left that job. The keys had such a good feel to them. - April Russo
I really loved my TI-85 when I was in school (and after, until I left it in a cart at Walmart accidentally, and lost it forever). Not sure I really remember any particular models of calculator I've used since; I mostly just use whatever's built into my computer or phone. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
When I was in school there weren't any. Good thing I was an English major. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
TI-84 Plus Silver Edition. <3 - Jenny H. from Android
HP-48 S, although I never used it to its full potential. - Brian Johns
Still have my HP-32S, vintage 1988 model, as my go-to calculator. I keep non-RPN calculators on hand for the other librarians. - Elizabeth Brown
I liked using my graphing calculator in high school and college. I forget if it was a TI-80 or TI-81. Probably the latter. - John (bird whisperer)
HP-48 S, never needed its full potential. - Angelo
I really liked the TI-68 I had in high-school, and hated the switch to the graphing calculators (I did a lot better with the math itself when forced to graph by hand.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I had and still have a casio fx-4500 - Amit Patel
TI-81. The only calculator I ever used in high school and college. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Hp 11c reverse polish. - Joe from iPod
HP-48GX. - Julian
In school? I had a really good K&E slide rule. Never did learn all of its functions, but got really good at mentally calculating magnitudes. - Walt Crawford
*wonders what a reverse Polish calculator is and if it's anything like reverse cowgirl* - Spidra Webster
I'm with the oldsters in this group. Personal calculators had just become available when I took statistics the summer after graduating college, but they were so very expensive then. A few people in the class had them, but I still used a slide rule. - Anne Bouey
TI nspire CX CAS - Glen Campbell
Confession: I have a calculator collection. I own several dozen of'em. - Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
RT @aptly_engineerd: San Diego’s school district has acquired a 14-ton mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle:
RT @aptly_engineerd: San Diego’s school district has acquired a 14-ton mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle:
What the hell? - Katy S
I'm guessing that San Diego schools have lots of mines. - Glen Campbell
Our county got a big military surplus vehicle and they're making it into a bookmobile and computer lab - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Noisy clarinet blamed for neighbor's alleged threat - 7NEWS Denver -
Noisy clarinet blamed for neighbor's alleged threat - 7NEWS Denver
"A western Colorado woman is accused of pointing a rifle at several children in a neighboring back yard because she was upset that an 11-year-old boy was playing his clarinet outside. Mesa County sheriff's deputies believe 60-year-old Cheryl Ann Pifer of Clifton had been drinking before allegedly threatening the children Wednesday afternoon. The Daily Sentinel reports that the boy told Pifer that he was practicing the clarinet as part of his homework and couldn't go back inside his grandmother's house because a baby was sleeping. There were six other children in the back yard with him. Several of them reported that Pifer also pointed a gun at them and yelled "Fire in the hole!" as they ran away." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Clarinet? Seems reasonable. - Glen Campbell
I have trumpet player on one side, a drummer on another and a bassist behind me. Three years of practice and they still suck. I can understand, but wouldn't go that far. - Anika
I used to practice my piccolo outside, because it was just too much inside the house. No one ever, ever complained, except the dogs. - Kirsten
Glen Campbell
ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: today, for the first time, I had a videoconference with someone on a moving bus.
I don't understand the question. - Glen Campbell
Andrew C (✔)
The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious - The Atlantic -
The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious - The Atlantic
"For at least 70 years, the Red Delicious has dominated apple production in the United States. But since the turn of the 21st century, as the market has filled with competitors—the Gala, the Fuji, the Honeycrisp—its lead has been narrowing. Annual output has plunged. And even still, a gap is growing between supply and demand from American consumers. Earlier this month, Todd Fryhover, the president of the Washington Apple Commission—whose growers produce the majority of apples in the United States—recommended that this harvest, up to two-thirds of the state’s Red Delicious yield be exported." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
I'm not surprised - I only ever see them in the big supermarkets, and they're nowhere near as prevalent there as other varieties. - Jennifer Dittrich
I feel like I'm the only one who likes them for baking. Other reds seem to get too mushy or don't hold as much sweetness. - Anika
A number of years ago, I had the sweetest, most delicious apple I've ever had, and it was a Red Delicious. I've tried them time and again, and none of them reach that level of quality. - Glen Campbell
Glen, I've had a few like that, it just seems so hit or miss - where with some other varieties, like Pink Lady, I tend to have more consistent luck. - Jennifer Dittrich
I think I've only had one Red Delicious that I've liked. The rest have been bland or mealy. - John (bird whisperer)
I'm with Glen -- sometimes the very best apple available is red delicious, because when they're good, they're exceptionally good. Sadly, most of them are bland or mealy as John says. Lately I have been hooked on the mutsu variety one of the farmer market's vendors sells. - Stephen Mack
Red Delicious is mis-named - it's NOT delicious! Now Honeycrisp, THOSE are delicious! But crazy expensive too. - Ken Gidley
Victor Ganata
How Google came up with a mobile payment system first but people are only talking about it now that Apple has announced their own system is pretty much how privilege works, no?
No. Competition to establish mindshare is not the equivalent of privilege. - Glen Campbell
First has never mattered. Fast follower is many ways the best strategy. It allows you to make something that works simply and securely. Android suffers from fragmentation. Equally important is Apple could build relationships with companies on the ground so it works where you want to use it. This notion that everyone who succeeds only does so out of privilege is pernicious. - Todd Hoff
Well, I think it's a little premature to say Apple has "succeeded" with mobile payments and that there are people who are saying that they already have also seems like a feature of privilege. - Victor Ganata
And neither am I saying that all privilege is unearned. - Victor Ganata
But mainly I'm making an analogy with a more generalized phenomena I see all the time: the ideas and the arguments of the unprivileged (or less privileged) often need the backing of the (more) privileged to see the light of day. - Victor Ganata
Casting Google as underprivileged in this regard would be the same as casting Apple as underprivileged in the PDA market because of what happened with the Newton, or Microsoft because of the Zune. Both were good devices that were aimed at the wrong audience at the wrong time, and both featured technologies that were suddenly revolutionary when they were implemented later on by different... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
They have succeeded at making something simple and secure. That never guarantees adoption. We'll have to see about that. And there are plenty of tech examples that succeed without privilege. But when you are talking about complex systems at every level that require buy in from powerful organizations, you need clout. And that's not even enough. A trust fund is privilege. Hundreds of... more... - Todd Hoff
I think if you were arguing that any of the gigantic tech companies have areas where the media give them leeway, I'd agree - because let's face it, nobody's tiny point of sale company is getting the press here, even though they're going to be the backbone of a lot of change. I just feel like they all have their branding mythologies, and they all leverage them more or less successfully depending on the product. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, I'm really more focused on the perception aspect: the effectiveness of PR, the way the press reacts, the leveraging of branding mythology. Past successes are no guarantee of future results, but that's hardly how it's being painted. - Victor Ganata
Meg VMeg
"Sorry, we don't have Coke, only RC Cola, is that okay?" "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS DEAR LORD YES"
Hah! That's totally me at one of our local diners. YES, PLEASE. - Jennifer Dittrich
I can't remember the last time I had an RC Cola. - Steele Lawman
*wants a Moon Pie* - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
^Southern Sacrament - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
This is where I should point out that my sister in law manages the Moon Pie General Store in Chattanooga - - ellbeecee
Oh! I had moon pies in Chattanooga last week! - Glen Campbell
I've never felt closer to you guys than at this very moment. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
I don't know what it says about where I live, but all the stores have RC here. Not many restaurants, though. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
the Moon Pie General Store?? Road Trip!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
also: ▶ RC Cola & a Moon Pie: NRBQ - YouTube - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
My family made fun of me on vacation last year when we were buying snacks for the week and I was excited to find moon pies. I grew up down the street from an RC bottling plant. - Alan
That must have been like living next to the pearly gates! - MoTO: Team Marina
If a place has RC Cola instead of Coke, I check the other options. - John (bird whisperer)
HERETIC! - MoTO: Team Marina
We get RC Cola quite a bit around here, but that's probably related to the fact that we have a major RC bottling plant right down the road. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Steven Perez
One day, I'm going to do a study that confirms the link between high pollen count and increased levels of stupidity in traffic.
That would imply that the lowest levels of stupidity in San Antonio are in the last half of November and, frankly, I just don't see it. - Glen Campbell
Unless you're trying to get out of town. - Steven Perez from Android
Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
"dropping a bit of paper into a box and it appearing on the other side of the world a few days later? That was true magic." @shelbelle94
from "The Moment of Everything" - Glen Campbell
holly #ravingfangirl
neat! got a hit in the unclaimed property database!
and this address the company had... i don't even know what they were thinking. - holly #ravingfangirl
Ooh! What do you have coming to you? - LB creeps me out. from Android
$$$$$ more than $100 is all I know right now. i'll take it! - holly #ravingfangirl
W00t! - LB creeps me out. from Android
$1900 !!!!!! - holly #ravingfangirl
Yowza! Extra ice cream sundae! - Marie
holy crap! - Meg VMeg
that's what i said! - holly #ravingfangirl
Wowza! I have $62 I still need to claim. - laura x from iPhone
Hmm, feel like I'm missing out on something. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
Nice! - LB creeps me out. from Android little brother has some $$ in IN, just sent him an email about this. Also my great-uncle and his wife apparently have a fair amount, but I don't think I have any way to reach them. - Hedgehog
What is this thing and how do I sign up? - lris
check your state's unclaimed property database. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
If you've ever lived or done business in other states, check theirs, too. I found one from when I lived in Michigan years ago. - bentley
oh yeah, that too! - holly #ravingfangirl
Andrew C (✔)
To avoid disappointment, never meet your heroes, or listen to them, or read about them, or perceive them in any way ever.
This is why you should only admire dead people. - Victor Ganata
Even then, they're gonna surprise you when their diaries emerge, or whatever else. - Andrew C (✔)
More specifically, dead people who have been dead for a long time, so that their more fervent fans have already destroyed all the incriminating evidence. :) - Victor Ganata
Shakespeare is ok, but JRR Tolkien is too soon. - Glen Campbell
Stephen Mack
POLL: Do you have paper maps in your car?
(Image credit: Vintage 1968 Texaco Paper Road Map of Oregon, on sale for $3 on Etsy: - Stephen Mack
My answer: Nope. Not for at least five years now. - Stephen Mack
Yes - one of WA, one of the US and Canada. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Yes, many from all over the place. - Todd Hoff
I still use paper maps. - John (bird whisperer)
yes. I keep one of Michigan roads just in case. I haven't needed it often. But the few times I have, it's been invaluable. - MoTO: Team Marina
Of course. I didn't get a smart phone till a year ago and I much prefer a paper map. - bentley
Nope - Glen Campbell
Nope. They're under my bed. - Anika
yes. - Lnorigb
Nope. - Louis Gray
Yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
For the record my car also has a tape deck. - Steve C Team Marina
probably ones I printed out from Google and neglected to throw away. - Steele Lawman
yes, I keep an atlas of the US in there - ellbeecee
Yes, several. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Not anymore. I do have an atlas at home for getting a general sense of places I might want to visit. - Amit Patel
I should add, part of the reason I have a couple of paper maps are the couple of times I've been stuck somewhere needing directions when either my phone has died, or there's no service. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yes, mostly for CA, but I have east coast ones at home in the file cabinet. I think there are a few AAA guidebooks in the car, too, come to think of it. - Corinne L
Yes, absolutely, city maps where we drive frequently. CSAA even mails maps (since the nearby office closed). - Walt Crawford
I still have some Hagstrom county books from the 90's, but no car. :P - April Russo
I don't think so. It's entirely possible there are still one or two atlases in the ex-wife's car, though (which used to be mine). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I didn't realize it but yes, we do. Joy actually pulled one out of the glove box the other day and began using it! - Jim: with more caffeine!
I have a small Yellow Pages which has a local street directory, and I think we have a Gold Coast map in there somewhere. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Yes. - joey
Yes I do. - Stefano.
Nope. Last time was in 2010. - Kevin Johnson from Android
yes - Tamara J. B.
I did when I had a car. I never used them, but I liked them being there. Before GPS went crazy, I used maps religiously. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Nope. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Yes (only for Rome. but wasn't opened in ages) - Xabaras (G.O.)
At home. GPS in car. - Janet from FFHound!
I've never owned a car. - Eivind
Yes paper maps still rock but then so does Onstar - WarLord
Glen Campbell
So my friend's novel is officially out today, and you all should read it. She's right up there with Steven King (I mean, literally, since her name is Shelly King, she's just to the left of him). It's called "The Moment of Everything" and it's about a high-tech worker, a used bookstore, and a cat, I think.
Only read it if you like books. And love. Or cats. - Glen Campbell
I like two of the three. - MoTO: Team Marina
What if I like reading between the lines? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Glen Campbell
Man, I am so tired of Google Chrome. Why does it open links in a new window (instead of a tab)? Why does it beachball on Google Hangouts?
For the first, I think if you have Google Toolbox installed, you should have the ability to change that setting. Why it isn't there in the default installation, I have no idea. - Jennifer Dittrich
I think it's a bug. It actually opens links within the browser correctly; it's when you have a link from an external program (for example, email), it opens the link in a new window, then opens the default browser window on top of it, hiding the page you just opened. - Glen Campbell
Finished with Redwall, by Brian Jacques
Finished with Redwall, by Brian Jacques
My son loved this book. I need to read it. - Glen Campbell
I enjoyed it, Glen. Took me longer than I expected to really latch onto it, but I finished the last 120 pages in one day. - Jandy
Victor Ganata
Richard Dawkins: It would be ‘immoral’ not to abort a fetus with Down syndrome - Raw Story
“I think the lesson of this episode is obvious,” he said. “We need to do much more rigorous prenatal screening for ignorant assholes.” - Glen Campbell
For him it may be immoral, but not for others. - Joe
They've added 'atheist' to the start of the title now. To emphasize the evil :) - Eivind
I wonder what it is that makes him want to say these kinds of things in such a repugnant way. - Victor Ganata
He seems to have a knack for it. I can't remember the last time I saw a non-Twitter related news item about him. - Eivind
Victor- it's a certain kind of Englishness. A self-confidence particularly brittle, married to a lack of filters. <airplane lady> or maybe he's just an asshole. - Pete : Team Marina
I mean, it's true that the one of the major reasons why we do prenatal screening is to look for Down syndrome and to allow women a chance to terminate pregnancy before viability, and I guess it's *technically* not eugenics since the risk of giving birth to a child with Down syndrome is more dependent on maternal age than heredity, but "immoral" to go to term with a child with Down syndrome? Hmm…. - Victor Ganata
I'd be hard-pressed to call it immoral to not abort a DS fetus, but I agree with everything else he has to say on the matter. - Hookuh Tinypants
The fact that he always falls back on "be rational not emotional" reminds me that just because he's a biologist, there are obviously parts of biology he doesn't know dick about. - Victor Ganata
Anyone who thinks other people should make rational decisions is a) a douche and b) unaware of their own irrationality and c) really, really wrong. - Deborah Fitchett
Don't get all rational now, Hookuh :) (I agree with you.) - Eivind
Just saying, guys like Dawkins who fly off the handle and get all defensive at the slightest hint of feeling attacked (justifiable or not) probably shouldn't try to bludgeon people with the "be rational not emotional" schtick. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Glen Campbell
TIL "Machete Kills" is a spin-off of "Spy Kids"
Spy kids? I thought it was spun out of the joke trailer in Grindhouse. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Not necessarily a spin-off, but definitely inter-connected in some ways (assuming the information in this wiki is accurate): - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Machete was a character in Spy Kids many years before Grindhouse and Machete - same actor, same name. :P - - Glen Campbell
Mona Nomura
It really bothers me when iPhone or iPad are spelled with a capital i. So much so, I refuse to even type it.
You go girl - Glen Campbell
Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it' - Telegraph -
Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it' - Telegraph
"Wikimedia, the organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer’s repeated requests to remove one of his images which is used online without his permission, claiming that because a monkey pressed the shutter button it owns the copyright." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
You found pictures of me! - imabonehead
" Mr Slater now faces an estimated £10,000 legal bill to take the matter to court. “If the monkey took it, it owns copyright, not me, that’s their basic argument. What they don’t realise is that it needs a court to decide that,” he said. The image has been removed in the past when he complained, but different editors regularly upload it once again. “Some of their editors think it should... more... - Jessie
So the camera should own the copyright? - Todd Hoff
If you're willing to rule that monkeys are no more sentient than cameras (or perhaps to rule that non-humans are not allowed to own copyright.) - Victor Ganata
Surely there must be a case where there's a copyright dispute between a toddler and an adult in similar circumstances, though. That would be an obvious precedent. - Victor Ganata
If Wikipedia's argument were allowed to stand, it could open up other questions about motion-sensitive or infrared-sensitive cameras. Could owners of those cameras see their copyrights disappear because they didn't physically trigger the shutter? - John (bird whisperer)
Maybe, but I don't think that's the dispute. I actually think the dispute is whether or not sentients (who are not necessarily sapients) can own copyright. Like, it's obvious that if I set a timer to take a picture, that I still own copyright, but if a toddler presses a button on a camera, who owns the copyright now? - Victor Ganata
In any case, Wikipedia's argument is still problematic because regardless of who owns the copyright, it's not in public domain, and there's no way they can ask a monkey for a license. - Victor Ganata
=))))))))))))))))) - جواد
I bet the monkey would grant them a license for a few bananas. Seems like a pretty silly thing to go all ape over - All You Can Arcade from Android
I mean, sure, I could think of a lot better ways to spend £10,000 (and whatever taxpayer money) but since the courts are considering it…. - Victor Ganata
If the photographer did give the monkey some food, it might have even been work for hire! - Christina Pikas
Did the monkey sign a release? - Todd Hoff
The bigger issue is whether monkeys have legal rights to ownership. I'm pretty sure they don't. - Glen Campbell
As a duly court-appointed expert monkey-whisperer, I am counsel for the referenced simian, who hereby wishes to express his heartfelt desire to retain all rights and privileges associated with the photographic image under discussion. Kindly remit payment at once to my monkey client, care of me. - Stephen Mack
Lengthy court case *SPOILER*: STATUE OF LIBERTY. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
You just *know* the barristers/solicitors are going to milk this thing for all its worth and then some :D - Victor Ganata
AJ Batac
Isn't it true?
Wait, God has an app? - Todd Hoff
Is he on twitter too i really don't have time for a full sermon. - Steve C Team Marina
Apparently God has a lot more credibility than Ricky Gervais. - Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
AAARGH my wife has been looking for a teaching job for 5 years now. Had a great interview on Tuesday, and got an email this evening saying that they're trying to call her references (which basically means they want her for the position) but none of them are answering.
Hard to keep in touch with people years after you worked for them, and none of the local school district people will be in their offices until August 1st. - Glen Campbell
Oh no! I hope she can get the job on the strength of her experience and interview. - Jenny H. from Android
Two MORE good interviews; still no response from ANY of her references. Sigh. - Glen Campbell
:( i hope they come through for her! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Eek fingers crossed. I hope they can wait until the first. - joey
Glen Campbell
I wonder if there are any good places to eat in San Francisco
Super Duper, Colibri, South Beach Cafe, City Chopsticks - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
The BBQ is probably better in TX, though. Although SF does have some LA- and TX-descended BBQ joints. - Spidra Webster
I went to Henry's Hunan for lunch - one of my all-time favorites - Glen Campbell
That sounds good. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Just realized that the b/w I keep seeing people use doesn't mean black and white, it means between. Um. What's wrong with btw?
I think of "btw" as "by the way." I would be confused by that... - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
No, it means "black and white." They're doing it wrong. - Glen Campbell
I used to abbreviate it as b/w. But that could be interpreted as black & white too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I've only seen "b/w" used with 78 rpm and 45 rpm singles. I always assumed that meant "backed with". - Spidra Webster
I've seen "b/w" mainly as "black and white" and "btw" as "by the way." If I were abbreviating "between" I might use "btwn" to make it clear. - John (bird whisperer)
^^this. I've abbreviated between as btwn since I was in college. - Corinne L
Embarrassingly, it's a typo in a tweet where I was complaining about writing :-\ I meant btwn. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
In this kind of situation I would send in the ADCOMSUBORDCOMPHIBSPAC to sort it out. - Micah
Micah - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
E VER Y THING had an API these days.
That doesn't look very web scale. - Mark Trapp
Is it thread-safe? - Glen Campbell
Is that where the images have been going? - Joe
Doesn't look very restful - Pete : Team Marina
GIGO - Kevin Johnson from Android
Plot twist: *only* supports DELETE. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
BINary coded - Ivan Crema
it's a LIFO API...last in, first out... - imabonehead
This is the idiomatic Node way to create packages. *ducks* - Mark Trapp
Ahem, you missed an opportunity to consolidate two words down to: Nodematic. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"node".concat(function (e) { return function () { return 'm'.concat(function () { return 'atic'; })}}); - Mark Trapp
Victor Ganata
If MH17 *wasn't* hit by a missile, would we ever find out?
So far, I don't think that anyone has any evidence it was a missile, other than people stating it was. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Maybe it's just the streams I'm following in the social-media-verse, but the missile strike theory seems to be the most dominant narrative, and popular narratives have a way of trumping evidence or the lack thereof. - Victor Ganata
Even PRI and BBC World Report seem to be pushing this narrative. - Victor Ganata
Pretty sure they know it's a missile. Some inside sources (w/in US Intelligence) have even identified the type of missile. - Glen Campbell
Joe Biden said the plane had "been shot down, not an accident. Blown out of the sky." based off US intelligence. I doubt we will see definitive evidence so close to the incident. - Johnny
The FAA also warned U.S. airlines about flying over Ukraine in April "Due to the potential for conflicting Air Traffic Control (ATC) instructions from Ukrainian and Russian authorities and for the related potential misidentification of civil aircraft, United States (U.S.) flight operations are prohibited until further notice in the airspace over Crimea, the Black Sea, and the Sea of Azov,". - Johnny
"Missile strike" is definitely the prevailing narrative and there seem to be good reasons supporting that as the cause, but, still, I can't help but remember the Maine, is all. - Victor Ganata
That FAA warning mentions nothing about the possibility of being shot out of the air, though. I suppose one could infer that possibility from "potential misidentification of civil aircraft" but I'm not sure this is evidence that the FAA foresaw this type of incident. - Victor Ganata
You gotta admit, Colin Powell and Edward Snowden are like a one-two punch against the credibility of U.S. intelligence. - Victor Ganata
"for the related potential misidentification of civil aircraft" is a way of someone saying fighter jets and missiles may make mistakes without saying it directly. Pretty standard fair when describing flight paths through conflict areas. Plus a military cargo plane and a military fighter jet was downed earlier this week. - Johnny
Not to mention reports of rebels parading their cache of anti-aircraft missiles through towns in the area. - Johnny
Still, that warning was in April. I'm not sure it was widespread knowledge that Russian sympathists in the Ukraine were sufficiently armed to be able to take down planes flying at high altitude. Getting accidentally taken down by Ukrainian or Russian armed forces is a slightly different hazard. - Victor Ganata
If the Iraq War taught me anything, it's to beware of U.S. intelligence bearing casūs belli. - Victor Ganata
The S-200 rocket that brought down Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 in 2001 was fired from Crimea. It's not that much of a stretch to be cautious given the separatists stormed the army bases early on and may have gained access to such weapons. The FAA was correct in issuing the warning then. I appreciate what you're saying re intelligence but this one isn't some Dick Cheney fiction. - Johnny
Even if it was a missile, there are still at least a couple of possibilities, though, like Ukrainian loyalists trying to make the separatists look bad or the Russian military actually f-ing up and blaming it on the separatists to stave off economic blowback and/or all-out war. Not that I know what the ramifications of any of this would actually be. But just because Dick Cheney isn't... more... - Victor Ganata
That's a different discussion. Who isn't what. I'm not chasing you down that rabbit hole. - Johnny
I dunno, I'm thinking that the discussion of "what" inevitably leads to "who", especially when it's a human directed cause like a missile. - Victor Ganata
Who is a wide open field. What is quickly becoming narrower. What might lead to who did it but I have no info on that so I can't speak to it. - Johnny
Well, I know it's not just me. "It is unclear whether the missile was fired from inside Ukrainian or Russian territory and who fired it, the official added." (from April's post ) - Victor Ganata
I have to admit, U.S. intelligence admitting they don't know the details does make their analysis seem more credible. - Victor Ganata
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