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Boston 2: The Bombening

ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizardAnd that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
edited September 2007 in Social Entropy++
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/09/21/mit-student-arrested.html

Okay, so. There was an MIT student at Boston Logan International Airport wearing one of those new-fangled wearable tech jackets that kids are into these days. It had a computer circuit board with.. putty.. apparently. And of course you know Boston's track record with this kind of thing

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/31/boston.bombscare/index.html

So she was arrested under suspicion of having a bomb. Fun quote from authorities on the issue: "She's extremely lucky she followed the instructions or deadly force would have been used," Pare told The Associated Press. "And she's lucky to be in a cell as opposed to the morgue.""

So anyway. Boston is the best city ever, yeah? Discuss.

Also, they are starting to call it a bomb hoax..

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    MuttnikMuttnik Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    itt silly putty is actually c4

    discuss.

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    Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Arrested for a bomb scare? No, that's terrible and retarded.

    Arrested for wearing that in public? Yeah, that's much more reasonable.

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Having an RSS feed has basically made threads like this pointless.

    Am I actually better than the people that makes these or am I just jaded?

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    Omnicron9999Omnicron9999 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The news anchor who reported this story talked about her chest an uncomfortable number of times...

    And the anchor was a woman.




    Really though, way to lower the bar another notch Boston.

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Having an RSS feed has basically made threads like this pointless.

    Am I actually better than the people that makes these or am I just jaded?

    Probably a little of both. I just got it because slashdot is my homepage. I just figured wacky discussions could be had via this thread.
    Discussions and/or hi-jinks

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    man I'd never find out half this shit if not for these threads

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    Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    In all seriousness though this isn't entirely like the previous issue. It doesn't look particularly dangerous, but then most bombs don't have to. It seems like the woman handled herself well, but it also seems like the authorities were entirely too ready to gun her to nothing. Which, if that actually had been a bomb, would probably have been a bad idea.

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    As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    BOSTON IS HAMPERING OUR PROGRESS AS A CIVILIZATION!

    (this involves having clothes with wires hanging out)

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    Omnicron9999Omnicron9999 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    As7 wrote: »
    BOSTON IS HAMPERING OUR PROGRESS AS A CIVILIZATION!

    (this involves having clothes with wires hanging out)

    Don't include MIT with the rest of Boston, the very fact that she had such a stupid piece of shit on her shirt should place her into a class of her own.

    The fact that she had such a terrible piece of technology, when she is an electrical engineering/CS major, just shames humanity.


    (Boston is stupid though)

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    wait she wore that thing to an airport?

    is she 20 flavors of retarded?

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    MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    What?

    I thought that little gadget-thing was on the inside?

    If it was on the outside like it looks in that picture, really, what the hell did she think was going to happen?
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    Hurf Durf! Why the hell is the battery sticking out? That is some crappy aesthetics!
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    Couldn't she tuck that stuff in? MIT student or what?

    What is that shit?

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Apparently she was going to a job interview of some sort and wanted to stand out. Whoops.

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2007
    it looks like a goddamn circuit board

    'oh no

    a circuit board

    let's raid elementary school electronics class'

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    The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Boston fucking rocks. And fuck any bastard who says otherwise.

    But the police are fucking retarded as is city hall. And not like mob has a rat in the depahtment pahk your cah in yahd retarded, but full on wicked retarded. Fuck da police.

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    dont taze me bro!

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    IT WILL FLASH US LOOK AWAY

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    AHH!AHH! Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    fuck the five-o

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    The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Terrorists wouldn't attack Boston anyway. Hell, half the hijackers from 9/11 started off in Boston. Everything in the city is a front for some criminal organization. The Russian bookstore beneath my apartment is a front for the mob.

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    shes not that good looking anyways

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    STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    OMG ELEKTRONICS! WE MUST SHUT OFF ALL ELEKTRICITY IN THE WURLD!

    Seriously, another overreaction from Boston. Was she stupid for wearing that thing to an airport? yes. But to threaten to use deadly force on her? sigh.

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    gotta plug her in the head before the thing goes off and starts flashing mooninites at innocent americans

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    GravesGraves Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I am a bomb.

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2007
    Wren wrote: »
    gotta plug her in the head before the thing goes off and starts flashing mooninites at innocent americans

    the chief of police was talking to the news crew about how it was a good thing that she complied quietly, otherwise they would have used deadly force

    and he was smiling when he said it, but it was a feral smile, like a wolf's

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    They are all happy that they could've shot her

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    Wren wrote: »
    gotta plug her in the head before the thing goes off and starts flashing mooninites at innocent americans

    the chief of police was talking to the news crew about how it was a good thing that she complied quietly, otherwise they would have used deadly force

    and he was smiling when he said it, but it was a ferrell smile, like will's

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    man I bet the mayor is all like

    POLICE HOOOOOOOOOOUSE!

    everytime they fuck up like this

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    GravesGraves Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    bpnbbpmbbpbmbombbombbmbk

    Cyber terrorosm1

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    JonkeybzazJonkeybzaz __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    This coming after that UF dork got tazered is awesome...

    And by awesome I mean kind of sickening

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    JohnHamJohnHam Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I feel like there are suddenly a lot more PAers from Boston.

    I'm at school (UMass) but we should do a meet up thing, we can all wear circuit boards and head down to Logan, it'll be great.

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    JohnHam wrote: »
    I feel like there are suddenly a lot more PAers from Boston.

    I'm at school (UMass) but we should do a meet up thing, we can all wear circuit boards and head down to Logan, it'll be great.
    it'd be really awesome if you guys didn't comply in protest

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    coldbird.coldbird. Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    it's because she was black, wasn't it

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    JonkeybzazJonkeybzaz __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    Kadith wrote: »
    it'd be really awesome if you guys didn't comply in protest

    spaghetti on the walls

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    GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    So apparently Boston's reaction scale is Established Rules - DEADLY FORCE

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    The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Green wrote: »
    So apparently Boston's reaction scale is Established Rules - DEADLY FORCE

    What's that Bawb? People celebratin' Sox World Series in Kenmore? Sure, bring on da teahr gas. Teach them to enjoy shit. Killed ah girl? Awesome.

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Barcardi wrote: »
    dont taze me bro!

    okay this is appearantly some sort of new meme on ytmnd

    what the hell is the story behind it?

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    Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Barcardi wrote: »
    dont taze me bro!

    okay this is appearantly some sort of new meme on ytmnd

    what the hell is the story behind it?

    dude starts heckling john kerry at a lecture

    like, starting to ask a question but turning it in to an interminable diatribe haranguing him

    two security dudes grab him and try to drag him

    he starts screaming

    at the end, eight security dudes have him on the floor at the back of the auditorium

    he yells, "don't tase me, bro!"

    they taser him

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2007
    We should just kick Boston out of the union. Just tell em, "no really, you guys are total fuckups and you're on your own. maybe Quebec will leave Canada and the two of you can hookup or something, we don't really care."

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    PotUPotU __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    Can't be mad at Boston.

    Just can't.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    they've got more than a feeling about these things

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Boston's the city that shut down when those dudes put lite-brites around for the Aqua Teen movie, right?

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