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News (that doesn't deserve its own thread)

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Taure, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Perspicacity

    Perspicacity High Score: 3,994 Prestige DLP Supporter

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    The safety margins for these sorts of things tend to be absurdly high. They ensure that there's so much margin built in that the system can tolerate quite a lot of human error (which one can never fully eliminate) before there's any credible risk to safety.

    (Of course, since plutonium is the most dangerous substance in the history of ever, since a single atom can destroy a city block, the breathless news coverage is, of course, completely warranted.)
     
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  5. Troy

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    Apparently now up to 50 dead and 200 wounded, which I think makes it the worst mass shooting in American history. They identified the shooter as 64 year old Stephen Paddock, who was killed by police.
     
  6. SmileOfTheKill

    SmileOfTheKill Magical Amber

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    I kind of hate myself right now. I always thought, even at a young age, why these insane shooters and bombers don't target more densely packed areas like stadiums and concert halls.

    Now it happened and I hate everything about it. I really hope the death toll stays at 50 as that is bad enough. Hell one person dead is bad enough.

    People suck.
     
  7. Aekiel

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    Lone gunners usually pick their target based on places they don't like or areas heavily populated by people they don't like, rather than the most efficient spots for killing people. For a lot of them, it's not about the killing, it's about sending a message that will be heard across the nation.
     
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    It's going to be over 50. Probably by a lot.
     
  9. Zombie

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    This isn't about you. Show sympathy for the victims. You have a knack for saying things entirely the wrong way.
     
  10. SmileOfTheKill

    SmileOfTheKill Magical Amber

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    You are right. Not going to mess with anything on an edit and just leave it be.

    I was watching this live overnight. I'm just flashing back to some of the other horrible events we have seen of the late. Just wish things of this nature would stop.
     
  11. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    58 dead and over 500 wounded and transported to the hospital, as per police. More guns were found in suspect's hotel room, and the latest is that he offed himself before (as?) the police breached his hotel room.

    -edit- updated numbers.
     
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  12. Marsupial

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    Sort of pales in comparison to the Las Vegas massacre, but Tom Petty died today.

    Edit: CBS has shitty sources. Tom Petty might've died today, but nobody's really all that sure.

    Edit2: Now confirmed.
     
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  13. Zombie

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    RIP
     
  14. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    Rupert Murdoch is complaining about tech companies abusing their increasingly dominant position in the marketplace.

     
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    Oh my fucking god.
     
  16. Oment

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    I mean, it's classic projection.

    For a bit lighter news, we're apparently going to be invaded from outer space.

     
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  18. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    That nostalgia. I think I still have logs from my AIM days one of my HDDs.
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    Ralphie May, dead.
     
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    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

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    UK police forms a unit to fight online hate crime. It's cute how they think they can take on the Internet. £200k should buy a desk, a swivel chair with a wheel missing, a ceiling fan (slightly used) and 3 unpaid interns supervised by a guy in a building across town. And I wonder what the recruitment process is for the Hurt Feelings Unit.