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by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

CorruptUser wrote:But at the same time, people could more easily prove that they were abused by the police.



Assuming that the cameras don't 'randomly' go blank of course.


I could be wrong, but I think dashboard cameras are mandatory for police cars. Doesn't appear to have changed much.
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

I'm not saying I support cameras everywhere, but doesn't the UK have CCTV cameras everywhere? Is it controversial over there or is it accepted security measures?
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50152849

Re: 1190: "Time"

Also, the castle was built by Cueball, and the dike (NOT dyke! Different thing entirely!) by Megan. Just sayin'. Yes, please. If you're trying to be funny, than fine. Crude humor, but fine. If you don't know how to spell dike, then this lesson might save you some embarrassment in some future time. ...
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

CorruptUser wrote:Speaking of mods, what's with the chartreuse mod name colors?


I don't know, but it chartreuse means "mod" what does [Oops, I meant red] mean?
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

CNN is now taking it back. It appears they have identified someone, but no arrest has been made. Dammit. I tuned to ESPN radio to get away from all this crap, and they broke in to THAT to say that a suspect was arrested. Fucking media. I think they said there will be an FBI press conference at 5, s...
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

In other news, 24-hour media is apparently ridiculously unreliable in cases like these. MSNBC never said they had a suspect in custody or one identified (and indeed, they were pretty adamant that nothing was confirmed despite what other news reports were saying), but unfortunately I was too excited...
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

RT @kathyreports Sources telling Team 5 Investigates NO arrest but person of interest has been identified in connection with bombings. #wcvb I'm wondering where "Lingzu Lu" came from. Police don't normally give out the names of suspects, even ones in custody, unless they're pretty sure th...
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

CNN is now taking it back. It appears they have identified someone, but no arrest has been made.
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50152849

Re: 1190: "Time"

If you had to pick just one timeframe to symbolise the whole of the One True Comic, witch would it be? I need just that for a outside-originated project, but can not decide witch to use... preferably one before NP 124, for the simplicity. Can you help? 25. The end of the beginning and the beginning...
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Very conflicting reports on whether a suspect has even been identified.
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Identification seems to be confirmed, reports of arrest are varied.
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50152849

Re: 1190: "Time"

Febrion wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
mscha wrote:The microtrebuchet, and the ground it was standing on, appear to be lost forever.

NOOOOOO

Unless, of course, some intrepid Temporal Knight will have already travelled back and pocketed said trebuchet before the accident. A noble quest indeed!


I'll do it, if I don't have to actually do anything.
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

BBC World is saying that there has been an arrest, and so do CNN and Yahoo News, but NBC says no arrest. AJE says arrest, too.
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

So NBC just interrupted MSNBC and said that the bag that was near the trashcan/mailbox is confirmed to be the origin of one of the blasts. Or rather, the blast came from that area. Might not be that specific bag, but it's looking like it.
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50152849

Re: 1190: "Time"

*kneels* Praises to you, your Holinessess, ye temporal shepherdess! *spittakesputtercoughWHAT?!* *eyes gaze around to include the others present* Well ... shepherdess (sp?) is already a disciple of the One True Comic. However, I will hear thee nonetheless. Oh okay. Finally caught up to the two-and-...
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

I have mixed feelings about all the ordinary people that helped. On the one hand, I really admire them for it and on the other hand, I want to call them idiots because my first instinct is that the chance of a secondary explosive meamt to hit first responders and good samaritans was non-trivial. I'...
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

I have mixed feelings about all the ordinary people that helped. On the one hand, I really admire them for it and on the other hand, I want to call them idiots because my first instinct is that the chance of a secondary explosive meamt to hit first responders and good samaritans was non-trivial. I'...
by Shepherdess
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

I have to say, given the response of the people of Boston and the general success of Boston medical staff in stabilizing their patients with the most gruesome injuries, I think I want to live in Boston when I get enough money to move.
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Plus bombs made of duck* tape have all that duck tape to put the people back together. The great duck giveth and taketh away. Sorry, just a bit of gallows humor. It helps me for things like this. It came out in 1943 for use on miltary vehicles. part if the requirements were that it was waterproof, ...
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Didn't these bombs produce shockwaves though?
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

It's a pot with a lid that locks, so... no? I'm confused. When they said the bombs were pressure cookers, I assumed that they were hot pressure cookers, and the heated air inside (which is dangerous enough) ignited whatever it was in it, triggering the explosions. Where the pressure cookers just ca...
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

I know very, very little about building bombs, so...my ignorant logic is that people use pressure cookers to seal cans and jars, I figured they could use one to seal the bomb together.

So they deposited pressure cookers at the site, and then those exploded? Don't they have to be plugged in?
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

New AP release: "Person briefed on probe: Boston explosives made of pressure cookers with metal, ball bearings." What was last week's whatif? I think I'm going to be sick. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/person-briefed-on-probe-boston-explosives-made-of-pressure-cookers-with-metal-...
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Azrael wrote:
In other news, US Representatives -- regardless of sitting on the House Homeland Security Committee -- are not reliable sources.


Were they ever?

Where were the bombs placed? Not location, exactly, but what were they hidden in? I heard someone mention a trashcan?
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

According to NPR, most of the information about extra bombs and suspects in custody is false. Get ready for more rumormongering by the major media outlets who are trying to fill 24 hours of programming with 30 seconds worth of information. :? Yeah most news outlets seem to be echoing the fact that ...
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

The fact that no one has taken credit makes me think it's a "lone wolf" or whatever they called it. A group can take credit for something because you can't really arrest a group name, but a single person can hardly say "I did it!" and not expect to be arrested.
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1717352

Re: Today I Learned

We used to have a stove-top kettle, complete with fancy bird thingy that goes in the spout that whistled when the water was boiling. But it disappeared years ago and we just microwave a mug for three minutes to make our tea. Which, in my case isn't really tea tea, it's herbal tea. (America)
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Lucrece wrote:Incredible how not only did they put a bomb in -- they put shrapnel in it.


Not uncommon, is it?
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

I just read that the bomb was detonated at 4hrs 9m, a fairly average time. Whether or not that was intentional, I feel my previous insistence that runners weren't targeted may have been to optimistic. Scary day indeed. The bombs went off when a good chunk of the runners were crossing the finish lin...
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

In terms of the actual type of bomb, I don't know how similar ball-bearing bombs are to nail-bombs, but the event this most reminds me of is the 1999 London bombings, by David Copeland (which were the work of a single individual and targetted migrant/non-white and gay communities). Ninja'd 3 times ...
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

MSNBC just said "Officials say they do not have a suspect, but they are talking to a Saudi man in the hospital..." Ugh. I could understand earlier information being erratic, but seriously.
by Shepherdess
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:3 dead.


Someone die in the hospital or did they find someone who was dead?
by Shepherdess
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=NBCSN&tw_i=323902959257808896&tw_p=tweetembed Reports of Marathon Runners that crossed finish line and continued to run to Mass General Hospital to give blood to victims #PrayforBoston Some marathon runners went to the hospital as they finished to...
by Shepherdess
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

I didn't say it was, I just think it would make sense. Could be an Islamist. Could be a right-wing extremist. Could be a left-wing extremist. Could just be a sociopath. In the absence of anything official, we try to make sense of it by tossing theories about and discussing them and then perhaps dism...
by Shepherdess
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.



Shit. After all the families that were harassed and threatened after Sandy Hook, it just might be.
by Shepherdess
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Wednesday wrote:Belial and I are fine, I am seriously shaken. I worked across the street from the second bomb that went off. A friend of mine is missing, and all cell service in Boston has been shut down, I assume because of police suspicions of triggering devices.


I hope your friend is safe.
by Shepherdess
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Fantastic Idea wrote:I'm pretty sure most if not all Cambervillains are accounted for.
Randy does, I belive, live in the area again. I have never known him to run a marathon.


Not run, but he could have been a spectator.
by Shepherdess
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

They just said the fire at the JFK Library was connected. They said it wasn't earlier, but now they say it is.
by Shepherdess
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

The Boston Marathon has runners from all over the world [edit: I said country earlier, I meant world], don't they? Flags of different countries littered the road for a bit. As a symbolic target, it has some attributes.

I want my president. I voted for him, I should hear him speak.
by Shepherdess
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107575

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Looks like two more bombs were found and are being dismantled. Dismantled? Controlled detonation, I heard. Doesn't Randall live in Massachusetts? Patriot's day, tax day, and the city of Boston, all highly symbolic. If it is terrorism it's probably domestic terrorism. That's quite a leap of logic. I...

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