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(Abc.net.au)   Ronald Reagan only had the power of radio to announce "the bombing begins in five minutes." Today, the city of Yokohama has the power of Twitter to announce the same   (abc.net.au) divider line 33
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2013-04-10 10:46:08 AM
Ok, missile is coming out now.
 
2013-04-10 10:46:47 AM
Whoops.

Damnit, now I'm hungry for ramen.

If you're ever in Yokohama, visit the ramen museum.  It's awesome.
 
2013-04-10 10:48:11 AM
"We received a call from one of our followers who had noticed the mistake," a city official said.

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2013-04-10 10:48:17 AM
Bombs over Baghdad? Or bombs over Pyongyang? I guess it doesn't matter as long as you are part of the axis of evil.
 
2013-04-10 10:48:44 AM
How long do you think it'll be before that twitter feed is "borrowed" and is suddenly announcing a zombie invasion.
 
2013-04-10 10:50:15 AM
It's 140 characters, right (though, not sure about Japanese tweets, which combination of character sets they use, etc.).  But why have the tweet "ready and waiting?"  Why not simply have it in a word doc ready for cut and paste or, I dunno, just type it once it actually happens?
 
2013-04-10 10:52:10 AM
Crap I spilled my coffee on the key board. I'll just wipe it off.... oops
 
2013-04-10 10:52:29 AM

Bronzed War God: It's 140 characters, right (though, not sure about Japanese tweets, which combination of character sets they use, etc.).  But why have the tweet "ready and waiting?"  Why not simply have it in a word doc ready for cut and paste or, I dunno, just type it once it actually happens?


All about efficiency man. This is why China's Education system is better than ours!
 
2013-04-10 10:53:42 AM
KER-RIST! Can you imagine how flummoxed Reagan would have been trying to use a smart phone (assuming, of course, that he didn't drop it in the sh*tter)?
 
2013-04-10 10:55:50 AM

Bronzed War God: It's 140 characters, right (though, not sure about Japanese tweets, which combination of character sets they use, etc.).  But why have the tweet "ready and waiting?"  Why not simply have it in a word doc ready for cut and paste or, I dunno, just type it once it actually happens?


FTA: "Twitter is wildly popular in Japan, where the ideograph and pictograph-based language is well-suited to the 140 character limit, allowing much more information to be imparted than alphabetic languages like English. "
 
2013-04-10 10:56:27 AM
Reagan was joking and it was obvious he was joking if you ever saw the video of it.  These people were serious, subby.

No, this is more similar to a report in Israel during the Gulf War that an Iraqi missile containing nerve agent had hit Israel.  Turns out the report was bogus, but I recall at the time screaming at the TV at bit.  Not funny.
 
2013-04-10 10:56:47 AM

Bronzed War God: ...But why have the tweet "ready and waiting?"  Why not simply have it in a word doc ready for cut and paste or, I dunno, just type it once it actually happens?


Yeah, this.
 
2013-04-10 10:56:54 AM
So later today, whoever published the tweet will 'leave their shoes' on a train platform?

/On a more serious note, I'd also be pretty upset at myself for potentially causing mass panic
 
2013-04-10 10:58:31 AM

mama2tnt: Bronzed War God: ...But why have the tweet "ready and waiting?"  Why not simply have it in a word doc ready for cut and paste or, I dunno, just type it once it actually happens?

Yeah, this.


Because seconds matter when missiles coming out.
 
2013-04-10 11:11:57 AM

Cymbal: mama2tnt: Bronzed War God: ...But why have the tweet "ready and waiting?"  Why not simply have it in a word doc ready for cut and paste or, I dunno, just type it once it actually happens?

Yeah, this.

Because seconds matter when missiles coming out.


Because the missile defense system is tied to twitter?
 
2013-04-10 11:12:20 AM

mama2tnt: Bronzed War God: It's 140 characters, right (though, not sure about Japanese tweets, which combination of character sets they use, etc.).  But why have the tweet "ready and waiting?"  Why not simply have it in a word doc ready for cut and paste or, I dunno, just type it once it actually happens?

FTA: "Twitter is wildly popular in Japan, where the ideograph and pictograph-based language is well-suited to the 140 character limit, allowing much more information to be imparted than alphabetic languages like English. "


Yeah, but I didn't know WHICH character set they allowed for tweets, though it appears that it does use kanji, katakana and english characters... my point was still... if it is 140 characters, how hard is that.
 
2013-04-10 11:13:47 AM
Japan is on full alert ahead of an expected mid-range missile launch by North Korea, with Patriot missiles stationed in its capital to protect the 30 million people who live there.

We here in the US are such a spoiled farking group. We complain about a police state, but how about a full-on military state? When was the last time anyone in the US saw military equipment deployed in a major metropolitan area, or anywhere for that matter, in preparation for a possible impending attack?
 
2013-04-10 11:20:43 AM
Jesus, is NK, really going to be this stupid? They have the entire planet spooked, and nobody seems to be taking their side. Even Castro told 'em to STFU and chill. They launch anything, and the retaliation is going to equal every war ever held, but centered on their country. Hell, even if they only try the US, andy country their missile flies over will probably send 100 back to them.
 
2013-04-10 11:21:51 AM
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Yeah, that be premature!
 
2013-04-10 11:24:04 AM

StrangeQ: Japan is on full alert ahead of an expected mid-range missile launch by North Korea, with Patriot missiles stationed in its capital to protect the 30 million people who live there.

We here in the US are such a spoiled farking group. We complain about a police state, but how about a full-on military state? When was the last time anyone in the US saw military equipment deployed in a major metropolitan area, or anywhere for that matter, in preparation for a possible impending attack?


As in full-on deploy? During the Civil Rights movement armed National Guard troops patrolled through the streets to prevent violence. We could also talk about the Vietnam protests where National guard troops regularly were on the scene during protests.
 
2013-04-10 11:24:45 AM

Stoker: Cymbal: mama2tnt: Bronzed War God: ...But why have the tweet "ready and waiting?"  Why not simply have it in a word doc ready for cut and paste or, I dunno, just type it once it actually happens?

Yeah, this.

Because seconds matter when missiles coming out.

Because the missile defense system is tied to twitter?


Of course not. But if the defense systems fail, you may need those extra few seconds to take cover under your desk.
 
2013-04-10 11:30:28 AM
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2013-04-10 11:36:31 AM

StrangeQ: Japan is on full alert ahead of an expected mid-range missile launch by North Korea, with Patriot missiles stationed in its capital to protect the 30 million people who live there.

We here in the US are such a spoiled farking group. We complain about a police state, but how about a full-on military state? When was the last time anyone in the US saw military equipment deployed in a major metropolitan area, or anywhere for that matter, in preparation for a possible impending attack?


this is true.   Military equipment is frequently deployed in United States population centers though.  We call them air shows, and they are fun!
 
2013-04-10 11:39:10 AM
Dan Patrick on the Dan Patrick Show to pro and college athletes - "TWITTER is a loaded gun. Don't be an idiot and shoot yourself in the career with it."
 
2013-04-10 11:42:46 AM

Maul555: StrangeQ: Japan is on full alert ahead of an expected mid-range missile launch by North Korea, with Patriot missiles stationed in its capital to protect the 30 million people who live there.

We here in the US are such a spoiled farking group. We complain about a police state, but how about a full-on military state? When was the last time anyone in the US saw military equipment deployed in a major metropolitan area, or anywhere for that matter, in preparation for a possible impending attack?

this is true.   Military equipment is frequently deployed in United States population centers though.  We call them air shows, and they are fun!


For reals...1962 I think.  Certainly in 1945.  Remember too that we had ABM batteries on the outskirts of major cities for many years.
 
2013-04-10 11:46:30 AM

Stoker: Cymbal: mama2tnt: Bronzed War God: ...But why have the tweet "ready and waiting?"  Why not simply have it in a word doc ready for cut and paste or, I dunno, just type it once it actually happens?

Yeah, this.

Because seconds matter when missiles coming out.

Because the missile defense system is tied to twitter?


The Nuclear Football is now controlled via the Presidential TweetDeck
 
2013-04-10 12:22:10 PM

Maul555: StrangeQ: Japan is on full alert ahead of an expected mid-range missile launch by North Korea, with Patriot missiles stationed in its capital to protect the 30 million people who live there.

We here in the US are such a spoiled farking group. We complain about a police state, but how about a full-on military state? When was the last time anyone in the US saw military equipment deployed in a major metropolitan area, or anywhere for that matter, in preparation for a possible impending attack?

this is true.   Military equipment is frequently deployed in United States population centers though.  We call them air shows, and they are fun!


Just stay away from the spectator stands.  Those things are like magnets for aircraft!
 
2013-04-10 01:01:35 PM
NOLA 2005
 
2013-04-10 01:25:06 PM
Orson Welles smiles, nods.
 
2013-04-10 03:57:22 PM

Yaxe: StrangeQ: Japan is on full alert ahead of an expected mid-range missile launch by North Korea, with Patriot missiles stationed in its capital to protect the 30 million people who live there.

We here in the US are such a spoiled farking group. We complain about a police state, but how about a full-on military state? When was the last time anyone in the US saw military equipment deployed in a major metropolitan area, or anywhere for that matter, in preparation for a possible impending attack?

As in full-on deploy? During the Civil Rights movement armed National Guard troops patrolled through the streets to prevent violence. We could also talk about the Vietnam protests where National guard troops regularly were on the scene during protests.


Not to be pedantic, and I could be wrong... but isn't the National Guard a function of the state?  (State meaning a real state, like Illinois, Louisana)?

And this is why the National Guard is deployed for things like dissasters.

I know the National Guard was here 24/7 after Katrina, and stayed for at least 2 years.
 
2013-04-10 04:11:13 PM
Only had radio? It was the '80s, not the '30s.
 
2013-04-10 04:11:30 PM

Mikey1969: Jesus, is NK, really going to be this stupid? They have the entire planet spooked, and nobody seems to be taking their side. Even Castro told 'em to STFU and chill. They launch anything, and the retaliation is going to equal every war ever held, but centered on their country. Hell, even if they only try the US, andy country their missile flies over will probably send 100 back to them.


Kind of like they are in a position where even if they are doing nothing and minding their own business all it make take is one person releasing a tweet AT THE CORRECT TIME.
 
2013-04-10 08:32:58 PM
Yo-o-o-o-o-okohama!
Where the wind comes whistling down the plain!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NncPVwlOOUk
 
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