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Rrhain
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Message 676 of 806 (800927)
03-02-2017 6:15 AM


Speaking of Sweden

Rrhain

Thank you for your submission to Science. Your paper was reviewed by a jury of seventh graders so that they could look for balance and to allow them to make up their own minds. We are sorry to say that they found your paper "bogus," specifically describing the section on the laboratory work "boring." We regret that we will be unable to publish your work at this time.

Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can use mine.

    
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Message 677 of 806 (801206)
03-04-2017 6:06 AM


Shmacts of truth ...

Shmacts of truth ...


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Message 678 of 806 (801357)
03-05-2017 1:57 PM


Obama's Master Plan

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy


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Message 679 of 806 (801363)
03-05-2017 2:57 PM
Reply to: Message 678 by Tanypteryx
03-05-2017 1:57 PM


Re: Obama's Master Plan
The damnedest thing is it actually worked!


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Message 680 of 806 (801366)
03-05-2017 3:27 PM
Reply to: Message 679 by AZPaul3
03-05-2017 2:57 PM


Re: Obama's Master Plan
The damnedest thing is it actually worked!

Yep. We live in comedian's dream world. No one could have predicted this.

Reality trumps parody.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy


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Message 681 of 806 (801455)
03-06-2017 11:33 AM
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03-05-2017 3:27 PM


Re: Obama's Master Plan
Tanypteryx writes:

We live in comedian's dream world.


I bet Jay Leno and David Letterman are kicking themselves for retiring.
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Message 682 of 806 (801471)
03-06-2017 2:02 PM
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03-06-2017 11:33 AM


Re: Obama's Master Plan
I bet Jay Leno and David Letterman are kicking themselves for retiring.

And Jon Stewart

And George Carlin is rolling

Enjoy


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Message 683 of 806 (801473)
03-06-2017 2:16 PM
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03-06-2017 2:02 PM


Re: Obama's Master Plan
RAZD writes:

And George Carlin is rolling

I can just see Carlin work with this quote: "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldnt lose voters."

He'd get to use all of the heavy seven.

"Those are the heavy seven. Those are the ones that'll infect your soul, curve your spine, and keep the country from winning the war."

Edited by jar, : fix quote box


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Message 684 of 806 (801553)
03-07-2017 2:24 PM



  
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Message 685 of 806 (801600)
03-08-2017 10:27 AM


Identifying Radical Islam

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Message 686 of 806 (801644)
03-08-2017 2:39 PM
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03-08-2017 10:27 AM


Re: Identifying Radical Islam
Did you hear about the socialist book-crossing group? They're trying to leave their Marx in society.
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RAZD
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Message 687 of 806 (802271)
03-14-2017 10:41 AM


KelLynConjob does it again
Twitter Hilariously Burns Kellyanne Conway For Microwave Comment

quote:

Twitter is boiling over with hilarity after Kellyanne Conway made a comment about microwaves that turn into cameras.

What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other now, unfortunately. There was an article this week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones, through their certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways, and microwaves that turn into cameras, etc., so we know that that is just a fact of modern life.


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Message 688 of 806 (802403)
03-16-2017 8:38 AM



  
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Message 689 of 806 (802435)
03-16-2017 12:13 PM
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03-14-2017 10:41 AM


Re: KelLynConjob does it again
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"There was an article this week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones, through their certainly through their television sets...."

I don't care if my TV watches me but I wish it would quit telling me to buy stuff.
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RAZD
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Message 690 of 806 (802438)
03-16-2017 12:45 PM
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03-16-2017 12:13 PM


Re: KelLynConjob does it again
I don't care if my TV watches me but I wish it would quit telling me to buy stuff.

The "surveillance" of people by their phones and tv's is to follow their consumption patterns so that they can target ads at you. Facebook does it too. I spent a couple of weeks last year posting humorous definitions of words, and the sidebar went insane trying to keep up. I consider it my civic duty to post whacky stuff now.

But then there is that new doll that can use wireless app to "converse" more intelligently with your child -- and it can be hacked and used to

quote:
New Wi-Fi Barbie doll can be hacked so strangers can listen in to your kids

A new Barbie which is set to pop up in many stockings this Christmas could put your child at risk of being monitored BY HACKERS.

Hello Barbie is the Mattel company's new , much-vaunted smartdoll, boasting internet connection which allows it to listened and talk back to kids.

But it's been revealed that certain issues with the doll's mobile app and cloud storage mean that hackers may be able to eavesdrop.

The news comes from a report by Bluebox Security and independent security researcher Andrew Hay, according to the Washington Post .

The issues were reportedly raised with ToyTalk - the company behind Hello Barbie's vocal skills - in November and they have been working to solve them.


Of more concern for the average person is

quote:
Police admit they are hacking people's phones

People now have to worry about being hacked by criminals and by the police.

After days of questioning, the Tacoma Police Department admitted that the force is using a cell site simulator, also known as a "Stingray," to combat crime.

This Stingray is a piece of hardware made by the Harris Corporation. It tricks phones into connecting to it, like a cell phone tower, but then tracks all of the calls, text messages and data use of cell phones in a half-mile radius. And the public wouldn't know if their phones were one of the devices hacked in such a way.

... They also said they get a warrant from a judge each time the Stingray is used. But the Superior Court presiding judge said that the applications for such warrants never indicated a Stingray was being used to get data rather than the usual request to cellphone providers for the data. ...


But none of this turns microwave ovens into cameras, nor is this wire-tapping by Obama, that's the whacky loony part, but because Trumpf uses an unsecured phone he is open for the stingray hack by anyone, but if it were Obama or an intelligence agency or a law enforcement agency they would have needed a warrant.


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