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[#] Thu Jan 26 2023 09:42:27 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Now that's something. Actual chaos from actual chaotic people. The way the corporate-controlled "mostly peaceful" DomTerrs burn down Wendy's is so amateur.

Drones are here, and I don't think they can put that genie back into the bottle. They just keep getting better and cheaper, and soon the average wacko will be able to afford one with enough range and payload to carry out an assassination.
At that point, no one who is "important" will ever be able to go out in public again. That may be a good thing.

[#] Thu Jan 26 2023 10:31:53 EST from zelgomer

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2023-01-26 04:33 from ScottPilgrim <scottpilgrim@uncensored.citadel.org>

 
Sun Jan 22 2023 13:43:37 EST from ParanoidDelusions



The question is, why would the governments be so afraid of civilians
having the ability to have remote controlled cameras in the skies as
a simple hobby? 

The answer is pretty obvious. A collision with a small civilian
drone would be less threat to any sized airplane than a bird
strike. 

So... what are they ACTUALLY worried about? 

 





Correction: collision with an /unmodded/ drone would have less impact
than a bird collision. Imagine that drone is carrying a stick of TNT
or some home-made explosives (speaking of hobbyists). Imagine that
drone flying around an airport, shopping mall, or school. Or a busy
freeway.


Yeah but presumably using IEDs against commercial aircraft or schools is already illegal.

[#] Thu Jan 26 2023 15:14:48 EST from darknetuser

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Correction: collision with an unmodded drone would have less impact
than a bird collision. Imagine that drone is carrying a stick of TNT

or some home-made explosives (speaking of hobbyists). Imagine that
drone flying around an airport, shopping mall, or school. Or a busy
freeway.


This reminds me of a friend of mine who works in the airforce as an engineer. He built a fucking military rocket prototype in his garage with an empty payload.


A lot of the modern day security is based on the asumption that materials necessary to break havoc are hard to come across. This asumption is kind of wrong.

[#] Fri Jan 27 2023 20:51:26 EST from zelgomer

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I had a thought recently. Can somebody please explain to me how credit reporting doesn't violate antitrust law?

[#] Sat Jan 28 2023 05:03:56 EST from LadySerenaKitty

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Because there's three companies that do the credit score trackering thingy.  Antitrust law requires literally zero competition in the market.  That's how cable companies keep their unlawful regional monopolies - "there's competitor ad on TV in this area!"

 

Fri Jan 27 2023 20:51:26 EST from zelgomer
I had a thought recently. Can somebody please explain to me how credit reporting doesn't violate antitrust law?

 



[#] Sat Jan 28 2023 05:07:18 EST from LadySerenaKitty

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The only vapes that contribute to metal toxicity are the pieces of shit pushed by Big Tobacco, like "Jool".  Big Tobacco is also behind the lobbying efforts for all the anti-vaping laws and regulations over the last 6 years.

Now where did I put that nuclear warhead?

Tue Jan 24 2023 19:33:15 EST from IGnatius T Foobar
So... what are they ACTUALLY worried about? 

Vaping. They're worried that the drones might start vaping.

Vaping can deliver toxic metals like nickel and lead into your lungs.

That's METAL! In your LUNGS!

 



[#] Sat Jan 28 2023 05:12:02 EST from LadySerenaKitty

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Definitely a good thing.  If the "important" people are all politicians ... Actually makes the world moar dangerous for them, since then literally anybody can do an assassination and it may be days or MONTHS before anyone else notices their extended absence from work or politicianing or whatever politicians do.

 

Thu Jan 26 2023 09:42:27 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

At that point, no one who is "important" will ever be able to go out in public again. That may be a good thing.

 



[#] Sat Jan 28 2023 10:36:28 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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The only vapes that contribute to metal toxicity are the pieces of
shit pushed by Big Tobacco, like "Jool".  Big Tobacco is also behind
the lobbying efforts for all the anti-vaping laws and regulations
over the last 6 years.

Oh, I don't actually care about the scare tactics. I just like the way that guy in the PSA delivers those lines. In my house we say those lines all the time and no one here smokes or vapes.

It stands to reason that Big Tobacco is behind much of the anti-vape rhetoric.
I also assumed it was coming from the government, who wanted to establish that "vape = smoke" so they could tax it the same as tobacco.

[#] Sat Jan 28 2023 12:22:30 EST from LadySerenaKitty

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That false equivalence is also the result of Big Tobacco.  Before 2016, most people understood they are different.  In 2016, Big Tobacco got their way and labeled it as a form of cigarette.  Stupid people bought it up.

 

Sat Jan 28 2023 10:36:28 EST from IGnatius T Foobar
I also assumed it was coming from the government, who wanted to establish that "vape = smoke" so they could tax it the same as tobacco.

 



[#] Sat Jan 28 2023 18:39:12 EST from zelgomer

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2023-01-28 10:03 from LadySerenaKitty <ladyserenakitty@uncensored.citadel.org>

Because there's three companies that do the credit score trackering
thingy.  Antitrust law requires literally zero competition in the
market.  That's how cable companies keep their unlawful regional
monopolies - "there's competitor ad on TV in this area!"


I was thinking antitrust between the banks, not between the bureaus. The banks are effectively sharing data in collusion so that they can decide what products to offer and at what price. Maybe it's obscured by some indirections via third party credit agencies, but how is it any different from McDonald's and Burger King colluding to fix prices based on geography?

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