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Re: Grand jury set in Wal-Mart shooting Father sees surveillance video - Xenia Gazette - xeniagazette.com - http://xeniagazette.com/news...
"Hello! I'm the reporter who wrote this article and just wanted to point out that it does mention the surveillance cameras in this paragraph: "DeWine said 50 witnesses have been interviewed and estimated that between 25 and 30 more interviews will need to be conducted. He also said that 260,000 individual electronic files of footage from 203 Wal-Mart cameras are being reviewed."" - Nate Pilling
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Wondering if you could get out of the way if a stereo speaker fell from the ceiling at church. - http://stuffchristianslike.net/2010...
Gotta admit, I've thought about this too. - Nate Pilling
Eric Geller
Also, the infographic says that teenagers spend 31 hours online per week on average. I far surpass that average. Go me!
Good work! - Nate Pilling
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Re: How To: Use A Mail Client Besides GroupWise at Cedarville | Academia, Technology | The Internet Home of Alex Laird - http://www.alexlaird.net/blog...
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Kodak: Plugged In - We Had No Idea - http://pluggedin.kodak.com/post...
Fascinating look at the first digital camera. - Nate Pilling
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Life is Beautiful – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report - http://www.zeldman.com/2010...
Well said. - Nate Pilling
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Fake Yo-Yo Trickster Fools Every TV Station Everywhere - Yo-Yo - Deadspin - http://deadspin.com/5535220...
This is so awesome. Click through and watch all three videos. - Nate Pilling
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[@nedroid] I can’t be the only one who thought for a... - http://fuckyeahlost.com/post...
This is exactly what I thought was going to happen. - Nate Pilling
Kol Tregaskes
Name some funny pronunciations (well to you anyway) of words spoken by people from other parts of the World than yours (audio comparisons welcome :-)):
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For example, the funny way America says 'beta' compared to us Brits. It's beat-a not bay-ta, hehe. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Question inspired from this week's ffundercats (http://www.ffundercats.com/2009...) and the chat here: http://ff.im/5e2kH - Kol Tregaskes
A new one to me: "fillet" is pronounced 'fill-ay" in America, like 'ballet' but not like 'bullet'. - Kol Tregaskes
isn't fillet french? - directeur
It is? - Kol Tregaskes
Yes, Kol, it is. We're talking about fillet (as in meat) right? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - directeur
Yep. In the UK (and it appears in Australia if you listen to Johnny on ffundercats this week) we pronounce it 'fill-it'. - Kol Tregaskes
Lever, schedule, aluminum are my 3 favorite words to contrast British and American English - Josh Haley from iPhone
garage is also a good one - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Josh, now that's interesting! We had some OS professors (when I was a student) and some pronounce "scheduler" as "s'keduler" while some other pronounce it as "cheduler" - directeur
Colour? Cheque? - Tyson Key
Tyson, that's more down to spelling, they are pronounced the same I believe? - Kol Tregaskes
(Color and Check, if I remember correctly). I recall some people talking about phase and faze, but that was clarified, since they mean completely different things. - Tyson Key
Good point - Tyson Key
Primer: Most people here say "PRY-mer" whereas I was raised and most Europeans I know say "prim-ER" - Anika
Weird. I don't know any Europeans who pronounce that "prim-ER", including me. - Mark H
Hmm, as a Brit, I've always thought of a garage as a place to purchase fuel, a place to store cars and a place to service them, but I'm sure those on the other side of the pond have a different take. - Tyson Key
(Depending on context, of course) - Tyson Key
wait, a garage is where you put your car, isn't it? or sometimes where someone can repair it - directeur
Yeah, although I've heard people say "I'm off to the garage to get some petrol" more times than enough, too. - Tyson Key
Kind like pants? Pants in America appears to be trousers in the UK. And pants in the UK is underwear. - Kol Tregaskes
And 'gas' instead of 'petrol'. - Kol Tregaskes
Yah kol :) - directeur
Herb. For some reason Americans don't pronounce the 'h'. - Mark H
Hmm, text isn't a great way to describe pronunciation, but "garidj" or "gahr-aaje"? - Tyson Key
Why is it 'gas' anyway. You don't put gas in your car do you? - Kol Tregaskes
I couldn't think of a better way to describe it, and I'm not that great with IPA. - Tyson Key
Now what is the BEST with aussies, is the way they use "but" and "though" sometimes. - directeur
@Kol - Fuel vapours, probably... - Tyson Key
My dad taught me how to fish though I forgot. It isn't hard to sing it but. - directeur
Interesting about "Primer". I've always put emphasis on the "PRY", and most other people I've heard also do so... - Tyson Key
Still, I manage to mangle "thoroughly" and "three", after many years, so that's best taken with a bucket of salt. - Tyson Key
while you're talking about herbs.. oregano.. Brits: Ore-GA-NO US: Or-EG-AN-o. Also, the Aluminium thing is a bit convoluted because Aluminium and Aluminum are two different alloys, in the sense of soda cans etc the Americans are correct in that Aluminum is used, not Aluminium. And here's another... anything that is to do with children in a medical term - Brits: Paed US: Ped (as in Paediatrician not Pediatrician) - alphaxion
Cache (the computing term) - "Cash"? or "Cah-shay"? I've always pronounced it the former way, but I've heard a small number of people use the latter on some occasions. - Tyson Key
Router in computing. A router the way the Americans pronounce it is a wood working instrument. Rout-er not R-out-er :) - alphaxion
'route' pronounced like 'boot' in the UK but in America it's pronounced like 'bout'. - Kol Tregaskes
Ah, alpha, just beat me. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
'Tis root-er. - Tyson Key
or route is pronounced "root" here in Arizona - comix aka martha
'route' is pronounced 'root' is most of the US. I've only heard a few people say, "rout". However, 'router" is said, "Rout-ER". - Anika
We eat our fish fillited, but some times we might have a nice beef fillit or a fillay even. Some like a French Fillee I prefer a Scotch Fillet, but. Though youse mob might not. We would serve that with basil, not baysil; and perhaps some ory gano - not oreg nio - is that how you pronounce it? Alum in ium is the way I pronounce alume in um - that's not just because our been comes in aluminium cans. We don't put a lot of gas in our cars unless it's LPG, but we do put our foot down on it a lot. - Chris Loft
Kol: it's gas because the product itself is gasoline so it's just a shortened version. Petrol is a shortened version of petroleum which isn't actually accurate (since you're not in fact putting petroleum in the car). As for route v route: it's pronounced both ways here. A router, however, is "r-OW-ter" - FFing Enigma
"Rout" just sounds strange to my ears - Tyson Key
Unless you're talking about tile grout, but that's something different - Tyson Key
The back of some cars, where you store things - "boot" or "trunk"? - Tyson Key
To clarify: In the UK - router (pronouned root-er) is the network device. When pronounced rout-er it's the tool used in carpentry. - Mark H
As a proud English Northern lass I pronounce garage "ga-ridge" - most southerners (and Canadian and Americans) pronounce it "ga-raaaaage" (I may be over-emphasising a little....) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
That's what I'm thinking of... Yes, I do call it a "ga-ridge". - Tyson Key
Thank you, Tina. Like I know anything about cars anyway. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
If it moves you from one place to another, who cares? I don't know a great deal about cars either. ;) - Tyson Key
Tyson, ditto. - Kol Tregaskes
Cilantro. I think in the UK they pronounce it "coriander". lol - Josh Haley
Bingo! - Tyson Key
Tyson: re: Cache - there is an epidemic in America of mispronouncing this word. See here: http://friendfeed.com/joshhal... - Josh Haley
Niche.. UK: neeesh US: nitch - alphaxion
Hmm, is that nitch or nick? - Tyson Key
rhymes with itch - alphaxion
Vaguely related: Sean Connery saying "sitting." - Nate Pilling from twhirl
I'm reminded of a debate on IRC ages ago about the pronunciation of "Mach" and "Bach", for what it's worth. (Was that some were pronouncing "Mach" like "match", and "Bach" like either "Back" or "Bar-kh", or something like that, but I don't remember the specifics). - Tyson Key
Or how to pronounce Moet. - Marlin Forbes
Mo-wet? Moh-way? Mow-it? Moh-ay? - Tyson Key
You put "gas" in your car because it's short for "gasoline." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I pronounce Moet as "moh-ay" and with a little french accent hiding in there. - alphaxion
Petrol makes me think of petrolium which makes me think of Vaseline. - Josh Haley
DO NOT put petrolium jelly in your vehicle! - Josh Haley
Pinochet and Ricochet, anyone? - Tyson Key
However "Petrol is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture" and "Most current or former Commonwealth countries use the term "petrol", abbreviated from petroleum spirit." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - alphaxion
PEE-noh-shay RICK-oh-shay - Josh Haley
same as josh when it comes to those words - alphaxion
Come to think of it, "last.fm" makes me wonder - I pronounce it "Last Dot Eff Em", but I know some people drop the "Dot"... - Tyson Key
Some of the American/British pronunciation differences mentioned here are subject to regional (or even person-to-person) variation in the U.S., like "route." - John (bird whisperer)
same in the UK.. the different regional accents in the UK make it unpredictable for people of the same country, speaking the same language to understand each other ;) - alphaxion
+1 alphaxion. You'd never be able to tell where I came from from listening to me speak... - Tyson Key
Hmm, there's always "Linux" - that's as much of a divisor pronunciation-wise, as it is technological direction-wise. - Tyson Key
The Commonwealth pronunciation of "lieutenant" as "lefftenant" always makes me giggle. - John (bird whisperer)
Loo-tenant? - Tyson Key
I'm listening to Zee's accent on the CS Techcast podcast. : http://friendfeed.com/cstechc... - Josh Haley
I always seem to giggle when I hear the Brit way of pronounciating "glacier" as /GLAH/syur/ like Aubrey Manning does in Earth Story. (It's pronounciated /GLAY/shur/ in /KAN/uh/duh/) - Edward Zwart
Glay-see-ah? - Tyson Key
yeah, that's it - Edward Zwart
Well having lived all over the one that cracks me up the most is Wash. In mos to of the US it is pronounced just like it looks - but in some parts of the Midwest, Ohio, and Michigan it is pronounced Warsh. I'm not sure where that "r" comes from. - Bill Rawlinson
@bill Just wait till you hear the way Bath is pronounced across the UK ;) B-ath, Barth, Baf - alphaxion
hehe alpha :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Hmm, Nokia. Is that "Knock Ear"? "Noh-KIA"? "Know KIA"? "NOH-Kia"? Or something else? - Tyson Key
Anytime I open my mouth, you can be sure something will be mispronounced. - Steven Perez
"Pop" or "soda"? "Hoover" or "vacuum cleaner"? ;) - Tyson Key
Nuclear is even more fun to hear people mangle. It's not "Nucular", damn it! - Tyson Key
@jcunwired - That one was just for you! ;) - Tyson Key
Th- at the beginning of words is pronounced f- as soon as you fink you're a Londoner. - Mark H
Working in IT, my favorite is developer. US English duh-VEL-oh-per. The other pronunciation I often hear is de-VLOP-er. On the Moet & Chandon example, it is actually Mow-Eht. Rhymes with wet. While Chandon, like their most famous product, is French, the Moet is Dutch. - Sarah Brinkerhoff from iPhone
I'm always amused when I hear Scott say metadata (meetadata, with a short a in data). I say maytadayta. :) - Ordinarybug Heather
LOL @ "meetadata." - The First NoeLB
Mettah-dayta - Tyson Key
Hmm, GNU (the project) - "Jee Enn You"? "Noo"? Or "Guh-noo"? - Tyson Key
I've always pronounced that like the rubber derivative... - Tyson Key
paraffin/kerosene - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Just realized I say rout 66 and not route (root) 66 and it's herb not 'erb. I also prefer the English spelling of colour - Kim Landwehr from BuddyFeed
Hmm, don't some people pronounce "book" phonetically, instead of like "buck"? The Scottish come to mind for that... - Tyson Key
jaguar: jag-you-are vs. jag-war - Anne Bouey
Similar to jaguar: puma. Poo-ma, or pyoo-ma. I say the latter. - Mark H
regional speech patterns can be pretty interesting. In most of the us a toboggan is a wodden sled with a curved front, but in appalachia it is a knit cap (also known as a beanie). In some parts of the counrty a liquor store is known as a package store and in others its a red-dot. And finally, in some places a "poke" is a brown paper bag. - Bill Rawlinson
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
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Nate! Nate! Nate!, Thoughts on The Hurt Locker - http://natepilling.tumblr.com/post...
My thoughts on The Hurt Locker. - Nate Pilling
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LOST’s Michael Emerson in 1992 Prison Training Video Yeah, even... - http://fuckyeahlost.com/post...
It's as good as it sounds. - Nate Pilling
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The Most Officialest SkiFree Home Page - http://ski.ihoc.net/
Ahhh, a blast from the past to say the least. - Nate Pilling
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YouTube - Vampire Weekend - "Giving Up The Gun" (Official Music Video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
YouTube - Vampire Weekend - "Giving Up The Gun" (Official Music Video)
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Awesome. Their music videos are the best. - Nate Pilling
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My favorite This American Life episode. Excellent. - Nate Pilling
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Xtreme Ministries, An Evangelical Fight Club - http://laughingsquid.com/xtreme-...
An Evangelical Fight Club? - Nate Pilling
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Re: Life and Death (or Win One for the Reaper) - Sheet Music from the Lost Soundtrack - http://www.ridingtheclutch.com/2008...
"Thank you, this is perfect, exactly what I was looking for! Yes!" - Nate Pilling
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Re: Life and Death (or Win One for the Reaper) - Sheet Music from the Lost Soundtrack - http://ridingtheclutch.disqus.com/life_an...
"Thank you, this is perfect, exactly what I was looking for! Yes!" - Nate Pilling
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Re: Life and Death (or Win One for the Reaper) - Sheet Music from the Lost Soundtrack - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Thank you, this is perfect, exactly what I was looking for! Yes!" - Nate Pilling
Erhan Erdoğan
"Music discovery, social Q&A and sharing your plans - that's what these apps are all about. Read on, I'm pretty sure that at least one of these will get you jumping up and down, clapping your hands. It's stuff like this that makes me love the internet." - Erhan Erdoğan from Bookmarklet
I love TheSixtyOne there is a ton of awesome music on there. - Kenton
I visitied TheSixtyOne yesterday and I was awed, they have made it way cool with automatic controllable music always playing with the latest tracks and you can rate them also! - TrafficBug
Tried "TheSixtyOne", but no music is streamed. Probably an add-on in my firefox installation that is the trouble since it works with ie tabs. Or is it incompatible with firefox(unlikely)? - Magnus
I've loved thesixtyone ever since it launched and this just makes it that much more awesome-er for me. Love the design twist. - Nate Pilling
As more of a sidenote, this is a really fun way to mix together a new email message : http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin... . It is crazy funny! Every word, or even syllable that you write in takes a snippet (Sample) from a song and the whole message then become composed from a mix of different songs for every word! - Magnus
Wow you guys have t61 all wrong. Have you actually used the service before the redesign? theres been a mass exodus since the redesign. My entire group (400+), gone. Dont beleive the hype article. Marshall was forced to check himself in the comments. Take a look at t61's facebook wall for more. 99% of the comments were negative. - Carlos Ayala
Marshall: "Wow, there sure are a bunch of people upset about thesixtyone redesign. To be honest I'd never heard of the site before today when I saw that Ito had funded it. I hear you when you say there are usability issues, it's a little hard to understand - but I got the hang of it real quick, to be honest. I love the big photos. I checked out the previous version of the site and it was far from eye catching. I should spend some more time with it though, I suppose." - Carlos Ayala
Kevin Fox
#46: Superglue your fingers together - Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) - http://www.boingboing.net/2010...
#46: Superglue your fingers together - Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do)
"As your skin exudes moisture and oils and the outer cells naturally slough off, the glue will come unstuck. This may take anywhere from one to four hours." I did not know that! - Kevin Fox from Bookmarklet
I knew that, don't ask me how I knew ;-) - Jeff P. Henderson
I was always more of the 'use the exacto knife to unglue yourself' or, later, to always have a tube of superglue solvent ready whenever supergluing. - Kevin Fox
As a responsible father-to-be, I am now adding this book to my Amazon wishlist. - Tudor Bosman
I've melted (well, softened) glass in a hot fire (melting glass is one of the other 50 things, apparently). I burned my fingers pulling the deformed bottle out of the ashes the next day, because back then, I didn't know that hot, not-glowing glass looks just like cold glass. - Andrew C (✔)
That's awesome! Not sure I would ever do that to my child... - Nate Pilling
Ok, I need this book. I want to know what I already let the minions get away with. - Heather Solos
Let me know if you try the superglue. I couldn't find anyone else giving "wait a few hours" advice, just recommendations for acetone. - Seth
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Seth's Blog: What Matters Now: get the free ebook - http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_b...
A pretty interesting free ebook. Give it a read, definitely worth your while. - Nate Pilling
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Assuming that all airborne terrorist attacks of the last 20 years have been perpetrated by Muslims, do you think that it would be warranted for the TSA/airlines to profile in part based on whether someone is Muslim?
Warranted? No, said the black guy who lives as best he can with the LAPD, but they will. - Derrick
Or do you think that there are other ways to determine a high risk flyer? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
And do you think it's OK, Itachi? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
A person's religious affiliation or ideology isn't necessarily known to the TSA or airlines. - John (bird whisperer)
Great question. It's a tough balance between a tough watch list or following a suspected terrorist that could lead to other terrorists. Hmmmmm. Gotta think on this one. - Nate Pilling
Do you mean Muslim as indicated on some sort of nationally issued Religion Registration Card... or simply that somebody "looks Muslim [sic]"? - Ken Sheppardson
Good points, John and Ken...Yep, the only way to really profile someone as Muslim is to look at names and physical appearance and as you both noted, such attempts will be inaccurate and result in plenty of false positives and false negatives. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Like I bet that most TSA agents would mistakenly recognize a Sikh as a Muslim. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I suggest they just as well target radicalized, evil people who pretend to be Muslims, since that's the folks doing the terrorism. - iTad
Apparently El Al has a way of telling because they haven't had a successful attack against them since 1968. - Scoble, Alex Scoble from IM
Qantas hasn't had a problem since 1919, have they? Maybe we should do what they do. - Ken Sheppardson
No because it would be a vicious circle. Treating a person as second class due to religious affiliation would likely lead to more terrorism. - Rob H.
Awesome article, Itachi. And thanks for that info, Rene. It would be very interesting to get info on exactly what security measures El Al takes to protect their planes. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Profiling doesn't necessarily mean you treat them as a second class citizen...the problem is one of scale...you want to search and prevent only the bad guys of doing bad things while letting "innocents" board a plane with a minimum of hassle. To do otherwise, to treat everyone as a threat is a huge waste of resources, which is where we are at right now. So the question is, what is the best way to screen passengers? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
As far as you guys know. I'm muslim because of my name. Do I feel like being harassed at the airport? Absolutely not. Profiling doesn't work, which is obvious since harassing black people hasn't really changed anything except to give them an extreme distrust of law enforcement. - Rahsheen
"Profiling doesn't necessarily mean you treat them as a second class citizen." Tell that to the innocent person being profiled. - Rob H.
As mentioned upthread, you also want to prevent people from turning into 'bad guys' in the first place. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
OK, first off security services profile people every day so you have to stop thinking of profiling in the purely negative sense. Profiling does NOT automatically mean you look at someone and judge based on the color of their skin. Good and proper profiling (which El Al does) looks at a person's behaviors, and a bunch of other criteria to determine risk. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Yep, Itachi, another good point. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Skinheads are notorious for being anti-gay racists and have committed a lot of acts of violence against gays and people of color. To cut down on the number of hate crimes, should we treat all bald people as if they were potentially violent anti-gay racists? - April Russo
Profiling is a valid science. I saw it on Criminal Minds, but some random TSA agent just doesn't have the skills to profile someone on site and on-the-fly, unless we're talking about that cute chick from Lie To Me...she got skills. - Rahsheen
I'm fine with behavioral profiling; I'm referring to your initial question which is not the same type of profiling. - Rob H.
ROFL, Rah. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I'm only 10% joking, though. Profiling needs to happen before a person hits the airport because, once inside, I doubt there is any individual there with the education and observation skills to spot problems. - Rahsheen
Alex, try to understand it this way: assume that no matter what the specifics of your profiling proposal are, that *you personally* will be a candidate for enhanced scrutiny and hassle. Thank you for your sacrifice in time and dignity on behalf of the rest of us! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
And in the case of LA police, profiling black people is not correct since a high amount of crime is perpetrated in that area by other races. One could argue that in this case, profiling of Muslims is proper because they are the only group of people that have attempted airborne terrorism in a long time. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Andrew brings up a valid point. Are you willing to make the sacrifice and suffer time and dignity for your countries safety? Maybe just because your name is Scoble? - Rahsheen
I'm not a terrorist, so security that hassles me is a waste of time. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I think that's the key, Alex: If we only screened the terrorists, think how detailed the screening could be. - Ken Sheppardson
Let's pretend that people with your name tend to be terrorists. - Rahsheen
Thanks, Clarke...and they might have...And Joe, the Unibomber did not attempt airborne terrorism. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The answer to your Muslim profiling question is the same as my skinhead question. - April Russo
Of course we should fight the last war. Also, Ken++. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I'm not arguing one way or another here...I'm actually trying to figure out a good rebuttal to the question I posed. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
White male Christians are more likely to blow up buildings and engage in school and abortion clinic shootings and bombings. - Rob H.
Maybe we could just pay more attention to people who pay cash for one way tickets and don't check baggage. - Ken Sheppardson
How many Muslim friends do you have, Alex? - April Russo
Asking me how many Muslim friends I have isn't going to help the discussion. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The answer is "No" because there is no truly good way to figure out who is actually Muslim. What will happen is that a bunch of minority groups will get harassed based on "un-american" names, skin color, and clothes. Even muslim people think I'm muslim and that's with a completely shaved face, so I'll be screwed if I try to fly anywhere. - Rahsheen
Well if you have any, how many of them are terrorists? And how many of them do you think should be treated as if they were potential terrorists, just so you can have a false sense of greater safety? - April Russo
Alex, didn't your brother Robert marry a Muslim woman? She could be a terrorist, and because Robert married her, he could be one too. And since you are related to Robert, you should be subjected to a rectal exam by a TSA agent before every flight...just in case. I am sure you won't mind. It's all to keep this country safe from terrorists, right? - April Russo
Thanks, Joe for that info. And April, I think you have the wrong idea on why I started this thread, heh. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
No. - Steven Perez
Actually, me and my fiance saw a couple of Jewish guys...at least...I think they were Jewish. They had long beards and those brimless caps. Although, they could have actually been muslim, I mean..who knows these days...they were kinda tan...I wonder what they were up to in that store. Maybe those Walmart uniforms were a front...What were we talking about again? - Rahsheen
Here's another example of a non-muslim hostage taking event on an airplane http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Thanks all for the discussion. If anyone has any other good examples of non-muslim airborne terrorism in the last 10 years, please let me know. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Sorry for eating dinner midthread. @clarke, my crack earlier about "the last war" was a reference to Maginot Line types of thinking. That is, "if a certain tactic beat us last time, we'll defend against it perfectly this time", failing to recognize that an enemy could switch tactics. - Andrew C (✔)
In terms of security, I think comprehensive screening is best, followed by randomized screenings, followed by profiled screenings, because the latter is inherently defeated by bad guys consciously trying to avoid fitting the profile. In terms of hassle - and even counting successful terrorism as a hassle - I think randomized screening is less overall hassle than comprehensive. - Andrew C (✔)
Given that TSA so far has been reactive that is "after" an attack they screen for it, the likelihood that current screening will catch next attack is nil. I'm guessing next generation of attackers are euro islamists angered by US drone strikes so no profile also given ASTAN drug money contacts the next attack could be a merc for profit deal by a euro drug cartel that might mean Russian... more... - WarLord
I have been affected by terrorism. Correction: I have been affected by the response to terrorism. Thanks to that response, I can not sufficiently prove who I am. I do not own enough "points of ID" to obtain a state issued drivers license or non-drivers ID. Without this ID, I can not obtain employment in a regular job in my state. NJ was the first state to get tough with requiring... more... - April Russo
(Sorry just seen April's comment on the thread) Really unfortunate April, there should be ways in changing one of the bills' owner I suppose and you get the last of those points? Does that negates something else your husband has? Maybe you can do so temporarily or that's another game into approvals? - Zu from AOD
++ April, for all of your comments on this thread. We have truly lost the "war" on terror when our over-reactions only encourage more fear and take away fundamental liberties. After the rules permit flying only naked and anesthetized and air travel is declared "safe", the targets will simply shift. Robbers don't rob houses with alarms, they move down the street to the one without an... more... - Tinfoil 2.0
Assuming that all serial killers of the last 20 years had three names, do you think that it would be warranted for the FBI to pre-emptively arrest everyone with three names? So what if there are many more people with three names that are at zero risk for serial killing... we just want to be sure. - Tinfoil 2.0
Bingo. It is just plain stupid if you play by those rules, as "terrorists" are way brighter than that to discern those changes, especially if they got internet access so they would obviously switch for Christian patsies/allies. And then total meltdown when something occurs, and Timothy McVeigh, was security way higher in government buildings in general, was requirements for those jobs... more... - Zu from AOD
+27 points to J. Abdul-Qahhar. - Jason Toney
all kind of profiling must be done in personal level, not a general categorization. Behavioral profiling is based on your own actions but the problem is the lack of data. And for some muslim countries, names and family names are so confusing and full with duplicates. For your question: the basic answer is no, but it doesn't hurt to pay more attention to that spesific person if he fits... more... - denizoktar
Forged documents always draw suspicion? This must be why underage drinking is completely impossible. - Andrew C (✔)
Agree with Rahsheen on being profiled by the cute girl from Lie To Me. Disagree with April on the rectal exam. - Mark Davidson from BuddyFeed
Whats kinda funny when I crossed the border from Canada into Minnesota usually a wave on by but I was stopped and car was torn apart - only after did a friend in the umm"biz" told me that profiling had forced drug smugglers to hire retired folks in mini vans to carry the dope across so now they had "new profile" old obviously vacationing white guy ... but of course that was not doing so... more... - WarLord
That's why a bad guy would tell them they were smuggling cell phones or something. - Andrew C (✔)
BTW, speaking of awesome security, my horrible United adventure included _my checked luggage taking off without me_. - Andrew C (✔)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Tonight's super-anal entertainment: Finally getting my graphic tools in order.
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Presenting a *portion* of the aforementioned crap-ton of pens and pencils. Third pic shows a box filled with even more! And that's not all, folks! - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
this is like porn for me. it really is - Cee Bee
LOL I was *just* wondering earlier today where you'd gone, Cee Bee. Maybe I just was logged on at the wrong times. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
LOL. Me too, Cee Bee. I'm really embracing and enjoying getting back to my more artistic endeavors. GO Kamilah!!!! - Derrick
i was busy cataloguing my #2 pencil collection - Cee Bee
Thanks for the encouragement, Derrick :) I was splodging around with some oil paints earlier, just to be painting. That's the one thing I'm a little short on, supports for painting. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Yes, and I appreciated your comment on my post from this morning re: the role of art in our lives. I too went to art school and there's something about learning how to unlearn so that you can just create. Get on it, K...you'll be fine. :) - Derrick
Do you sort them all in chromatic scale- or some other order? I'd sort mine by length and/or type, since I can detect correct colors at runtime, so to speak (and if I can not, I shouldn't be needing to sort any color crayons in the first place). - ianf ⌘
I'm sorry, but this is a little scary. - Brent - Yes I am
Sorry it's scary to you, Brent. This is what happens after you go do art as a kid and as a teenager, go to art school for 6 years, then buy a few *more* things, and keep tossing them in a closet and forgetting what you already have. I was sorting them by brand, sort of, with some help from the Dick Blick website. Now stuff's all rubber-banded together, the Prismacolors are all in the bottom of my ArtBin, etc. Told you guys this was #reallyanal. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
I swear I sighed audibly with contentment. It's neat and beautiful. I've no idea how I missed this before. - Kisha from iPod
Ahhh I know the feeling. :D - Nate Pilling
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Yes... and you should take me - Johnny
No, me! Me! Take me! - Akiva
HEY... You got Gnomedex, Akiva... I want CESex... oh, wait - Johnny
Nah, stay home and leave it to the pros! ;-) - Robert Scoble
You're right, Robert, Leo is going... We're good - Johnny
YES! - Nate Pilling
Anyone who has an extra admission badge, Let me know. - Mike Shulman
Sure, you can steal the towels from the hotel. Everyone needs towels. - Andrew Leyden
"Pros" who get to fight for attention? Yeah, sign me up. :P - Ⓒⓗⓡⓘⓢ Ⓟⓘⓡⓘⓛⓛⓞ
"Pros" who fight for attention...? Aren't you first in line? #jussayin :) - Mona Nomura
But who has the best fishnet stockings? - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny, get smart and have TWiT and Chris start a bidding war over who is sending you to CES. - Spidra Webster
I'll start the bidding at a wagon and two shovels... - Johnny from iPhone
Can I get the extra leg on Lay-Away? - Johnny from iPhone
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