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by scrovak
Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 19 year old suspect shot by SFPD
Replies: 35
Views: 3997

Re: 19 year old suspect shot by SFPD

I have a feeling that we should try to mimic certain European countries a bit more here, police simply do not carry guns save for emergencies. Utterly ludicrous. You do realize that if someone wants a gun, they'll get it. Gun laws are for law abiding citizens. Restricting or blocking them from use ...
by scrovak
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why are US crime rates dropping? Theories
Replies: 40
Views: 6003

Re: Why are US crime rates dropping? Theories

How about the increase in second ammendment rights for citizens?
by scrovak
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's illegal to.... dance? In the U.S.?
Replies: 68
Views: 7737

Re: It's illegal to.... dance? In the U.S.?

Shit, Thoreau would be rolling over in his grave. Yes, I agree, Thoreau would be rolling over in his grave if he saw your argument contradicting Civil Disobedience . Since when did Thoreau say anything about it being ok to break laws and resist appropriate punishment? If I recall correctly, he insi...
by scrovak
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's illegal to.... dance? In the U.S.?
Replies: 68
Views: 7737

Re: It's illegal to.... dance? In the U.S.?

Let me sum this up quick: YES, it is illegal to knowingly violate a law. That's kind of what illegal means, against the law. Instead of campaigning to changed that law, they decided to break the law. That's a chance you take. They got arrested, they have to deal with it. And I'll bet you not a singl...
by scrovak
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mad Max: It Begins
Replies: 55
Views: 11963

Re: Mad Max: It Begins

Or in the case of image 4, install speed bumps.

I recall reading somewhere that image one is made from a Ford Super Duty, likely stolen state-side, is capable of speeds up to 63mph, and has multiple gun ports.
by scrovak
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MSNBC Claims Palin Is In Violation Of Federal Law
Replies: 25
Views: 3224

MSNBC Claims Palin Is In Violation Of Federal Law

Source MARTIN BASHIR: "It's time now to Clear the Air and to ask a question: what is the purpose behind Sarah Palin's current bus tour? It's difficult to ask that question directly because Sarah Palin specializes in checkbook journalism. That is, she only gives interviews to a network that pay...
by scrovak
Tue May 24, 2011 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret Service interrogates 13 year old
Replies: 71
Views: 6088

Re: Secret Service interrogates 13 year old

I don't think they had to do much to "corrupt" the Koran. The book as-is is very black-and-white about the fact that we are infidels and they should kill us. I take it you don't know what you're talking about? "Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorous...
by scrovak
Mon May 23, 2011 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret Service interrogates 13 year old
Replies: 71
Views: 6088

Re: Secret Service interrogates 13 year old

The problem with Muslim Terrorists is that they think that the US / Western World destabilized their countries. Actually, from what I understand from a few very religious people (of varying belief systems and religions), it's because many Imams teach that the original Allah (yes, original, before t...
by scrovak
Sat May 21, 2011 12:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA frisking babies?
Replies: 258
Views: 17972

Re: TSA frisking babies?

You say that like it's not obvious how hard you're trying to be "facetious" and "sarcastic". All the while missing most points entirely and generally making an ass of yourself. QFT Scrovak, you're still an idiot for not getting what Sourmilk meant. There's no idiocy in the state...
by scrovak
Fri May 20, 2011 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA frisking babies?
Replies: 258
Views: 17972

Re: TSA frisking babies?

How can you actually say it fails as a security agency? Are you aware of the literally hundreds of metric tons of weaponry that has been seized? Remember, 9/11 was done with simple box cutters. How many box cutters, scissors, guns, swords, etc have been effectively removed? How many of them could ha...
by scrovak
Fri May 20, 2011 5:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA frisking babies?
Replies: 258
Views: 17972

Re: TSA frisking babies?

Like.... Like a bomb detector? Magnificent idea. And when the detector goes off? Hence "some other detector" If a person (regardless of age) sets off a bomb detector, what other sort of detector will confirm or deny the presence of explosives? Exactly. It's supposed to be just for show. h...
by scrovak
Fri May 20, 2011 4:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA frisking babies?
Replies: 258
Views: 17972

Re: TSA frisking babies?

sourmìlk wrote:
scrovak wrote:Like.... Like a bomb detector? Magnificent idea. And when the detector goes off?


Hence "some other detector"


If a person (regardless of age) sets off a bomb detector, what other sort of detector will confirm or deny the presence of explosives?
by scrovak
Fri May 20, 2011 4:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA frisking babies?
Replies: 258
Views: 17972

Re: TSA frisking babies?

Also, sig'd

Angua wrote:coordinated baby attacks
by scrovak
Fri May 20, 2011 4:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA frisking babies?
Replies: 258
Views: 17972

Re: TSA frisking babies?

Why stop at babies? Why wait for a baby bomb? Why wait for an anus bomb? Why wait for a surgically-inserted-into-the-chest bomb? Why wait for a pregnant-woman-who-actually-had-surgery-to-insert-a-small-nuclear-bomb-into-her-uterus bomb? Why aren't we being more proactive? Why doesn't everyone get o...
by scrovak
Wed May 18, 2011 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA frisking babies?
Replies: 258
Views: 17972

Re: TSA frisking babies?

Seriously? I already talked about that: threats from the 70s aren't particularly relevant today, by looking at past behaviour, I'm generally talking about the past decade-ish. Clearly we shouldn't care much about terrorist attacks during the sepoy rebellion or something. You are aware that 9/11 wil...
by scrovak
Wed May 18, 2011 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Marine serves two tours in Iraq, killed by SWAT.
Replies: 101
Views: 9548

Re: Marine serves two tours in Iraq, killed by SWAT.

I didn't see where they specified the warrant type. It could very well have been a no-knock warrant. If that was the case, then after being rudely awakened after 15 minutes of sleep following 12 hours in a mine by unknown, heavily armed subjects kicking in my door, several of them would have been di...
by scrovak
Tue May 17, 2011 6:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sea level rising 0.9-1.6m by 2100, faster than IPCC estimate
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

Re: Sea level rising 0.9-1.6m by 2100, faster than IPCC esti

IIRC, antartica doesn't have much land beneath it, instead it's just about 7 miles worth of ice...
by scrovak
Tue May 17, 2011 6:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA frisking babies?
Replies: 258
Views: 17972

Re: TSA frisking babies?

So it's not the Western way of life the terrorists hate - it's air planes. Got it. You're missing my point: this is a discussion about the TSA, which handles aerial terrorist threats. Whether or not terrorists can recruit terrorists to attack abortion clinics doesn't matter to this discussion. I th...
by scrovak
Tue May 17, 2011 5:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA frisking babies?
Replies: 258
Views: 17972

Re: TSA frisking babies?

So it's not the Western way of life the terrorists hate - it's air planes. Got it. You're missing my point: this is a discussion about the TSA, which handles aerial terrorist threats. Whether or not terrorists can recruit terrorists to attack abortion clinics doesn't matter to this discussion. I th...
by scrovak
Tue May 17, 2011 5:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA frisking babies?
Replies: 258
Views: 17972

Re: TSA frisking babies?

Yes, clearly the demographic of mothers with 8-month-olds traveling from missouri is one we need to be worrying about. Just throwing this out there: This mentality is exactly the reason such precautions need to be taken. What better way to deliver a threat than in a manner which, when suggested, ca...
by scrovak
Tue May 17, 2011 4:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA frisking babies?
Replies: 258
Views: 17972

Re: TSA frisking babies?

Maybe she's not a terrorist, but can you confidently say there is nothing a terrorist could do to influence a woman to do something like that? Or what about a home grown extremist? Or a woman of impaired mental faculties taken advantage of by a hostile?
by scrovak
Tue May 17, 2011 1:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sea level rising 0.9-1.6m by 2100, faster than IPCC estimate
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

Re: Sea level rising 0.9-1.6m by 2100, faster than IPCC esti

The Jetsons never had to worry about flooding. Let's all build houses on stilts.
by scrovak
Tue May 17, 2011 12:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA frisking babies?
Replies: 258
Views: 17972

Re: TSA frisking babies?

Yes, clearly the demographic of mothers with 8-month-olds traveling from missouri is one we need to be worrying about. Just throwing this out there: This mentality is exactly the reason such precautions need to be taken. What better way to deliver a threat than in a manner which, when suggested, ca...
by scrovak
Fri May 06, 2011 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Password Protect Chrome Navigation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Password Protect Chrome Navigation?

Unfortunately Chrome does not have any means of password protecting the entire browser (that I know of). You may be better off simply having your OS password lock your computer when the screen saver is on or something similar. Did you actually remove IE or did you just hide it somewhere? Removing I...
by scrovak
Thu May 05, 2011 11:46 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Password Protect Chrome Navigation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Password Protect Chrome Navigation?

Of course anybody on the computer could just open up Internet Explorer (or Safari on a Mac) or Firefox to bypass whatever restrictions you have set. That's ok with me, I don't have IE anymore, just Firefox and Chrome. But Chrome is my primary browser, so it's got me auto-logged into Facebook, Twitt...
by scrovak
Thu May 05, 2011 2:40 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Password Protect Chrome Navigation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Password Protect Chrome Navigation?

I was just curious, is there a way to password protect certain sites in Chrome? Similar to parental controls blocking a site, but so when I navigate to said site, I cannot access or interact with it without inputting a password?
by scrovak
Wed May 04, 2011 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Delmarva?
Replies: 2
Views: 2392

Re: Delmarva?

joshz wrote:I'd possibly be up for it, depending on details.
by scrovak
Wed May 04, 2011 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Public Perception Changes Based on Wardrobe Changes
Replies: 35
Views: 4136

Re: Public Perception Changes Based on Wardrobe Changes

Ahh gotcha. SIlly, tired me, I could have sworn I read the word 'age' in there somewhere. My apologies for my accidental asshattery
by scrovak
Wed May 04, 2011 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Public Perception Changes Based on Wardrobe Changes
Replies: 35
Views: 4136

Re: Public Perception Changes Based on Wardrobe Changes

I'll also hold the door if anyone is within appropriate range. O.o I didn't realize there was a range of appropriateness for door holding? I've always been of the 'If I'm at the door and you're close, I'll help out.' mindset. Or I'll jump ahead of someone to hold the door if they're carrying someth...
by scrovak
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: I've got a question for yall:
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

I've got a question for yall:

I'm doing research for an article, and have a list, but I'm trying to see if I missed any: What is the most over the top, drawn out death scene you've seen in a movie?
by scrovak
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What's this 'government shutdown' I keep reading about?
Replies: 132
Views: 11667

Re: What's this 'government shutdown' I keep reading about?

Doesn't anyone else think that's a bit much? How many of those are military personnel? US Army: 549,015 Active personnel, 563,688 Reserve and National Guard personnel US Navy: 430,400 personnel US Marines: 202,779 active, 40,000 reserve US Air Force: 329,638 active personnel, 68,872 reserve personn...
by scrovak
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What's this 'government shutdown' I keep reading about?
Replies: 132
Views: 11667

Re: What's this 'government shutdown' I keep reading about?

The GOP put men over women, rich over poor, ideology over pragmatism. I'm not going to get into the other two at the moment, but I'll tackle the rich vs. poor portion. The Republicans put an emphasis on businesses and wealthy individuals who own, operate, and control them, and try to take care of t...
by scrovak
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What's this 'government shutdown' I keep reading about?
Replies: 132
Views: 11667

Re: What's this 'government shutdown' I keep reading about

My dad is one of those government contractors. He's got three weeks of paid vacation (which is already "In the bank" as far as the funds of the company he works for) but any more than that... It's going to be tense for a while. I have 10 hours of vacation. I'm going to be up shit creek. G...
by scrovak
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Justice Dept. to Congress: Don’t Saddle 4th Amendment on Us
Replies: 62
Views: 6948

Re: Justice Dept. to Congress: Don’t Saddle 4th Amendment on

Sigh..... I bet some of you will STILL vote for him a second time. Do we really have a better option? the Ronpaul. The HAIR. Back on topic, is there a way to set up Gmail to automatically download all emals that are 180 days old to your computer, have them compressed and zipped, then emailed back t...
by scrovak
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What's this 'government shutdown' I keep reading about?
Replies: 132
Views: 11667

Re: What's this 'government shutdown' I keep reading about?

and the "compromise" goals they set keep getting pushed farther away, because somebody's religion doesn't like abortion Minor quibble: no matter what republicans say, no part of this is about abortion, because the hyde amendment already prohibits federal funds for abortion. The funds that...
by scrovak
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What's this 'government shutdown' I keep reading about?
Replies: 132
Views: 11667

Re: What's this 'government shutdown' I keep reading about?

This is happening right now because the Repubs won't vote to pass the budget bill until the Dems make exactly all the cuts they want in all the exact places they want - and the "compromise" goals they set keep getting pushed farther away, because somebody's religion doesn't like abortion ...
by scrovak
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What's this 'government shutdown' I keep reading about?
Replies: 132
Views: 11667

Re: What's this 'government shutdown' I keep reading about

Ok, here it goes. The U.S. FIscal year ends in September. Our government is currently operating on emergency funds and extensions because we still have not worked out a spending plan for FY11. That's right, we are 6 months into the fiscal year without a budget for it. The shut down is essentially a ...
by scrovak
Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Justice Dept. to Congress: Don’t Saddle 4th Amendment on Us
Replies: 62
Views: 6948

Re: Justice Dept. to Congress: Don’t Saddle 4th Amendment on

Except that McCain wasn't nearly so clear on the issue when he was a presidential candidate. Logically speaking, if a man was so tortured that he was permanently, physically deformed from it, should he have to actually spell out 'By the way folks, I don't support torture'? I figure it would be a gi...
by scrovak
Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart Camera tracking
Replies: 14
Views: 1597

Re: Smart Camera tracking

Here's another possible use: London's CCTV system. Identifies you by your drivers license photograph and tracks as many targets at once as possible, so at any point in time, the gov't can know where any particular person is in their city, in real time.
by scrovak
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Baby carrots are the new junk food
Replies: 51
Views: 6264

Re: Baby carrots are the new junk food

Baby carrots make my mouth itch, but regular carrots don't.

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