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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 02/03/2007 :  15:56:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
O, save us from such an example of coordination in managing to swiftly shut down much of the city for an obviously false "crisis." A circle-jerk of mutual masturbatory back-patting by city officials isn't going to make them look any less stupid.

How is a "coordinated response" more important than knowing the difference between a real crisis and something in their heads, requiring no such response? They are congratulating themselves for how quickly and thoroughly they screwed up Boston by their stupidity. First the Big Dig, now the Big Fig(ment)?

Sigh. I hope political cartoonists are having a field day in Boston.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 02/03/2007 15:58:38
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JohnOAS
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Australia
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Posted - 02/03/2007 :  17:09:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit JohnOAS's Homepage Send JohnOAS a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dude

The people of Boston are obviously not safe, because the people in charge there are retards.

Quite possibly true. Their reaction, however, is generally inspired by the paranoia of the people they work (at least theoretically) for. No one in this climate wants to be the guy who gave the "real" terrorist event too little attention. Far too much CYA going in.

quote:
Originally posted by Dude

Seriously, what kind of terrorist would make a bomb, then put a sign with 50 LEDs on top of it? If the intent is to blow shit up and kill a few people, your plan depends on the device not being noticed.

Perhaps a smart one, all things considered. Most bombs don't really look like bombs, at least as commonly portrayed. There's almost never an exposed red and green wire, and just cutting one will almost certainly not be a good idea in any case.




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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2007 :  01:59:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message
quote:
Perhaps a smart one, all things considered. Most bombs don't really look like bombs, at least as commonly portrayed. There's almost never an exposed red and green wire, and just cutting one will almost certainly not be a good idea in any case.



You can make a bomb look like anything you want it to look like, if you have the materials and skill.

The obvious point though is that if you are making a bomb (or perhaps a dozen) and want to set them off and kill/terrorize people, you make them non-obvious.

You put them in places that people will not discover them until they detonate.

If you were going to dress up a bomb with LEDs in the shape of a cartoon character, you'd certainly spend the effort to make the sign look professional, paint on a cartoon network logo to make it look like a legit advertisement, eliminate the duct tape and obvious wiring, etc.

The entire response by Boston officials was overblown and ridiculous.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

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The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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Neurosis
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USA
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  16:59:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Neurosis an AOL message Send Neurosis a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by JohnOAS

quote:
Originally posted by Dude

The people of Boston are obviously not safe, because the people in charge there are retards.

Quite possibly true. Their reaction, however, is generally inspired by the paranoia of the people they work (at least theoretically) for. No one in this climate wants to be the guy who gave the "real" terrorist event too little attention. Far too much CYA going in.

quote:
Originally posted by Dude

Seriously, what kind of terrorist would make a bomb, then put a sign with 50 LEDs on top of it? If the intent is to blow shit up and kill a few people, your plan depends on the device not being noticed.

Perhaps a smart one, all things considered. Most bombs don't really look like bombs, at least as commonly portrayed. There's almost never an exposed red and green wire, and just cutting one will almost certainly not be a good idea in any case.







If I were a Boston terrorist, I would be taking notes.

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- Prof. Frink

Lisa: Yes, but wouldn't you rather know the truth than to delude yourself for happiness?
Marge: Well... um.... [goes outside to jump on tampoline with Homer.]
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