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(WTSP)   The girl who was going to go to jail for felony science after blowing up a soda bottle with household products on school grounds will now not go to jail, thanks to Farkers and the rest of the internets   (wtsp.com) divider line 145
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2013-05-15 06:17:14 PM
Good.
 
2013-05-15 06:23:41 PM

SilentStrider: Good.


That
 
2013-05-15 06:24:49 PM
FARKING AUTOPLAY VIDEO WITH NO MUTE OPTION DIE DIE DIE DIE
 
2013-05-15 06:25:24 PM
So we are sucking our own dicks over something we had no hand in like reddit?
 
2013-05-15 06:25:31 PM
Wasn't ever sure I believed her story, but frankly it was incredibly stupid to even think about arresting her. At most it should have been an in school punishment. Didn't even merit a suspension imo. It's a farking mixture of household chemicals and aluminum foil.
 
2013-05-15 06:25:48 PM

Infernalist: SilentStrider: Good.

That


These.
 
2013-05-15 06:26:54 PM
Are Americans typically so afraid of everything that a vinegar and baking soda volcano will make them wet their pants?
 
2013-05-15 06:27:12 PM
In an ideal world, she'd have spent a couple of afternoons helping the science teacher as a lesson to never do stuff like that unsupervised by her teachers.

Still, since this is Florida and she's black,  and she hasn't been arrested and charged with terrorism and conspiracy to commit murder, I have to call this a victory.
 
2013-05-15 06:28:09 PM
Yeah farkers, you totally had something to do with this.
 
2013-05-15 06:28:51 PM
Florida tag got blown tha fark up!
 
2013-05-15 06:29:00 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Are Americans typically so afraid of everything that a vinegar and baking soda volcano will make them wet their pants?


No, but lawyers are so present in America you have to crucify anyone who has any fun or you will become legally liable for millions of dollars in damages when buthurt fark-faces sue over non-issues. See: Any Lawsuit Since 1995.
 
2013-05-15 06:29:15 PM
Still will probably fark up her future.

There was a story here a little while ago about a woman who got her nursing degree but was refused a nursing license in Illinois because when she was 13 she got into an argument at school and the police were called and they arrested her. She was released to her parents and no charges were ever brought against her because she all she did was argue with a teacher, but that arrest prevented her from getting a nursing licensee.
 
2013-05-15 06:29:40 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Are Americans typically so afraid of everything that a vinegar and baking soda volcano will make them wet their pants?


Americans as a whole?   No.

Some dumbasses, which include most school administrators?  Yes.
 
2013-05-15 06:30:04 PM
api.ning.com

Grumpy cat smiles on the---oh wait, he's still frowning.
 
2013-05-15 06:30:48 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Are Americans typically so afraid of everything being sued into oblivion that a vinegar and baking soda volcano will make them wet their pants?


Yes.
 
2013-05-15 06:30:55 PM
They wonder why America lags behind the rest of the worlds in sciences and engineering, yet they don't want the kids to experiment on anything.

Of course the cost of education is another problem holding back potential science majors. Why spend 7~8 years in college for an engineering degree when you can make the same amount of money or more by getting a 4-year business administration or finance degree.
 
2013-05-15 06:32:38 PM
It's just sad that now kids can't be kids anymore.  I'm in my mid thirties, and would now end up in Guantanamo for some of the stupid crap I did.  Soda bottle bombs, egging cars, toilet papering houses, stealing signs.....

/nothing with permanent damage
//harmless clean fun and foolery
 
2013-05-15 06:34:13 PM
"She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?
 
2013-05-15 06:34:41 PM

redmid17: It's a farking mixture of household chemicals and aluminum foil.


Actually you can blow stuff up real good with some pretty mundane chemistry.

What this incident weighs on is (AFAIK) that she was using a small plastic bottle, which doesn't have the size or pressure tolerances of something malicious. It sounds like she made a bleach bomb, which builds up pressurized hydrogen gas. Using a stronger container would make this mundane reaction very destructive.
 
2013-05-15 06:35:30 PM
Teenager does something moderately dumb and illegal.  (At least as much as a bomb can be described as "moderate").

Gets diversion in lieu of jail.

If she doesn't screw up again, her life doesn't get screwed up for good.

This is fair.
 
2013-05-15 06:37:08 PM

Shadow Blasko: FARKING AUTOPLAY VIDEO WITH NO MUTE OPTION DIE DIE DIE DIE


In Chrome: Settings --->Advanced --->Content Settings --->Plugins --> Select 'Click to play'

/your welcome.
 
2013-05-15 06:37:25 PM

ongbok: Still will probably fark up her future.

There was a story here a little while ago about a woman who got her nursing degree but was refused a nursing license in Illinois because when she was 13 she got into an argument at school and the police were called and they arrested her. She was released to her parents and no charges were ever brought against her because she all she did was argue with a teacher, but that arrest prevented her from getting a nursing licensee.


It sounds like this girl has chops, she should just get a bio degree and work in research.  If you are good at that, nobody gives a shiat what you did in your past
 
2013-05-15 06:38:16 PM

YodaBlues: Shadow Blasko: FARKING AUTOPLAY VIDEO WITH NO MUTE OPTION DIE DIE DIE DIE

In Chrome: Settings --->Advanced --->Content Settings --->Plugins --> Select 'Click to play'

/your welcome.


Not using chrome, need FF due to work, you are useless to me.

/I'll still be nice, because thats what we do, but that doesn't help me at all.
 
2013-05-15 06:38:49 PM

degenerate-afro: They wonder why America lags behind the rest of the worlds in sciences and engineering, yet they don't want the kids to experiment on anything.

Of course the cost of education is another problem holding back potential science majors. Why spend 7~8 years in college for an engineering degree when you can make the same amount of money or more by getting a 4-year business administration or finance degree.


Yes, not wanting kids to mix known dangerous chemicals in chemistry class clearly shows how the USA doesn't want kids to become a scientist. Did you even think what you were typing as you typed?
 
2013-05-15 06:39:59 PM
I miss when my chem teacher took us out to the parking lot and fired off a real cannon.
 
2013-05-15 06:41:33 PM
Silly citizen, you were engaged in an activity not permitted by The Corporation. Now go back to the mall.
 
2013-05-15 06:42:26 PM

Coolfusis: Infernalist: SilentStrider: Good.

That

These.


Those.
 
2013-05-15 06:42:38 PM

doglover: I miss when my chem teacher took us out to the parking lot and fired off a real cannon.


How did you avoid becoming a mass murderer?
 
2013-05-15 06:43:41 PM

ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?


The Bill Gates kind?
 
2013-05-15 06:43:42 PM
Too bad she's still subject to the Zero Intelligence Tolerance Policy of the school.  She merely escaped criminal prosecution.
 
2013-05-15 06:44:11 PM
She should be left to rot in jail! It is a well established fact that curiosity disrupts the status quo. Bad for business, you know.
 
2013-05-15 06:46:09 PM

degenerate-afro: They wonder why America lags behind the rest of the worlds in sciences and engineering, yet they don't want the kids to experiment on anything.

Of course the cost of education is another problem holding back potential science majors. Why spend 7~8 years in college for an engineering degree when you can make the same amount of money or more by getting a 4-year business administration or finance degree.


Jesus are they getting their masters and phd at the same time as their bachelors? Even the dimmest kids I knew who got engineering degrees (obviously relative) took 5.5 years at most to get that piece of paper. Most finished in 4.5-5.
 
2013-05-15 06:46:32 PM
I'm enjoying watching the internet flex its muscles. Fricking powerful things we are doing, based on nothing more than the threat of bad publicity.
 
2013-05-15 06:47:31 PM

Shadow Blasko: YodaBlues: Shadow Blasko: FARKING AUTOPLAY VIDEO WITH NO MUTE OPTION DIE DIE DIE DIE

In Chrome: Settings --->Advanced --->Content Settings --->Plugins --> Select 'Click to play'

/your welcome.

Not using chrome, need FF due to work, you are useless to me.

/I'll still be nice, because thats what we do, but that doesn't help me at all.


That's even easier, get FlashBlock.
 
2013-05-15 06:49:53 PM

Outrageous Muff: So we are sucking our own dicks over something we had no hand in like reddit?


Yeah. But to be fair we are so much more talented at it here on fark.
 
2013-05-15 06:51:10 PM
From other stories I read, she saw how to make this bomb (and it's called a bomb) on the internet, and decided to make and set it off before school, on school grounds.  She knew what she was doing, and had a pretty good idea of what would most likely happen when that went off.  Did she deserve to be arrested?  Fark no.  Some time in detention/suspension?  Yeah, most likely.  If a piece of shrapnel from that bottle had taken out one of her friend's eyes, or even one of hers, that school would have been sued into oblivion, probably by her parents for not supervising her well enough.

It's not worth farking her entire life over, but it deserved some sort of punishment.
 
2013-05-15 06:52:08 PM
So I read the original story. She was a minor but her name and Facebook picture was released by the media on the original story. I thought that was a no-no?
 
2013-05-15 06:53:46 PM

YodaBlues: Shadow Blasko: YodaBlues: Shadow Blasko: FARKING AUTOPLAY VIDEO WITH NO MUTE OPTION DIE DIE DIE DIE

In Chrome: Settings --->Advanced --->Content Settings --->Plugins --> Select 'Click to play'

/your welcome.

Not using chrome, need FF due to work, you are useless to me.

/I'll still be nice, because thats what we do, but that doesn't help me at all.

That's even easier, get FlashBlock.


I have noscript and flashblock, and both show to be enabled and functioning. Not sure how this one made it through.

/Maybe I clicked when I didn't think I did, but that would be pretty odd.
 
2013-05-15 06:54:26 PM
She's stupid and deserved suspension.  Not arrest, not expulsion.

Her "science project" was something she'd never done before and only saw on youtube and was performed near a bunch of even less informed people.  That alone makes it worth punishing.

BUT, it wasn't some benign reaction, one of the key ingredients was drain cleaner.  Anyone want to guess what would have happened if the reaction products had gotten on someone's skin or in their eyes.

One of the first things I learned to do when trying experiments like this was to be as far away from people as I could be AFTER at least doing basic research about the chemicals involved.  At a minimum, reading the label would have clued her into possible bad things that might happen.

Hey, I'm working with something that alone can cause blindness and serious chemical burns, I should be careful.  Since I'm using this product in  reaction, I should be double careful in case something even worse is possible.

What the hell kind of science student does shiat like this, in places like this?

I honestly understand your garage, backyard, secluded section of the park, the desert, the everglades, etc..  But I don't understand at school with people all around.
 
2013-05-15 06:54:26 PM
Now she needs to get unexpelled, and hopefully get accepted to university far, far away from the racist farkhole she had the misfortune to be born in.
 
2013-05-15 06:54:54 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Are Americans typically so afraid of everything that a vinegar and baking soda volcano will make them wet their pants?


No.  It's a side effect of the push for equality.  Because all people are created equally and judging people based on things like beliefs or attitudes or judging people with beliefs or attitudes is wrong, all crimes are equal in the perfectly equal justice system.

ergo: a bomb is a bomb is a bomb and ignorance/incompetence is not an excuse etc etc etc

so it's a stupid, perverted-altruism response, not a fear response

that being said, your ethnocentrism is forgiven.
 
2013-05-15 06:55:55 PM

ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?


The best kind.
 
2013-05-15 06:56:02 PM

UsikFark: redmid17: It's a farking mixture of household chemicals and aluminum foil.

Actually you can blow stuff up real good with some pretty mundane chemistry.

What this incident weighs on is (AFAIK) that she was using a small plastic bottle, which doesn't have the size or pressure tolerances of something malicious. It sounds like she made a bleach bomb, which builds up pressurized hydrogen gas. Using a stronger container would make this mundane reaction very destructive.


shiat, you don't even need to blow people up to kill them dead by mixing household chemicals.  You can make damn deadly gas by mixing bleach and ammonia.
 
2013-05-15 06:56:41 PM
School officials = Brain-impaired paranoid morons
State Attorney = Slimy politician trying to impress everyone how tough on crime he is.

Worthless wastes of good oxygen.
 
2013-05-15 06:56:52 PM
You know, I'm pretty sure this was an experiment we did in 6th grade (11-12 year olds), using tiny little bottles. There was a chemical, then a layer of something - I think it was cotton - that would slowly dissolve, then some aluminum foil. We observed the first couple go 'POP' then left the rest in the back of the classroom, and for the rest of the week we'd get tiny random explosions (we had different amounts of the cotton as well as aluminum). I don't remember all of the details, because explosions!!! But, yeah....

(this was also in Florida, btw)
 
2013-05-15 06:57:11 PM

"Kiera's not totally out of the woods, however, as she and one of her parents signed an agreement to successfully complete a Department of Juvenile Justice Diversion Program. Once she completes the program, she will be formally cleared of all charges."


Jeebus so they cannot just let this go but instead they offer her parents an agreement where the girl has to attend a program? I'm glad she will not be charged but the D.A. should just let the whole matter rest. And hopefully that agreement that was signed does clear her of any criminal record including the arrest. Hope the girl's lawyer was that good.

 
2013-05-15 06:57:56 PM

pedrop357: I honestly understand your garage, backyard, secluded section of the park, the desert, the everglades, etc.. But I don't understand at school with people all around.


Another rule of thumb might be:  Don't do science experiments anywhere you wouldn't rub one out, and don't do them around people who aren't expecting it and possibly ready for what might happen at the end.
 
2013-05-15 07:00:49 PM
If you're going to make Works Bombs, you do it at home in your yard or out in the middle of nowhere at night.  You don't do it right before school on school grounds.  Any honors student should be able to tell you that.
 
2013-05-15 07:01:29 PM

SN1987a goes boom: UsikFark: redmid17: It's a farking mixture of household chemicals and aluminum foil.

Actually you can blow stuff up real good with some pretty mundane chemistry.

What this incident weighs on is (AFAIK) that she was using a small plastic bottle, which doesn't have the size or pressure tolerances of something malicious. It sounds like she made a bleach bomb, which builds up pressurized hydrogen gas. Using a stronger container would make this mundane reaction very destructive.

shiat, you don't even need to blow people up to kill them dead by mixing household chemicals.  You can make damn deadly gas by mixing bleach and ammonia.


I'm sure people would be completely defending her if she had inadvertently released chlorine gas in the hallways because she wanted to see what would happen.  Mixing drain cleaner and aluminum foil isn't much better.
 
2013-05-15 07:01:59 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Are Americans typically so afraid of everything that a vinegar and baking soda volcano will make them wet their pants?


Yes.

The Republican ladies where my wife works were talking about the need for strong anti pressure cooker legislation.  She told them she'd gone to a yard sale the other day, and saw a couple of old men buying two pressure cookers.  Their reaction "OMG.  What did they look like?"

She was tempted to go all Mooslim on their sorry asses, but... office politics.
 
2013-05-15 07:03:08 PM

HeartBurnKid: ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?

The best kind.


Not so much.  They do it if where other people aren't around and at less populated places.  Only careless morons do their little tests around unsuspecting people at populated places.
 
2013-05-15 07:03:15 PM

SilentStrider: Good.


Except that she still has to attend an idiotic course and her school is still in deliberation whether to let her come back.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that she won't have to suffer the absolute worst consequences, but there are still a couple dozen authorities here who need to be kept as far away from developing minds as we can, and our zero-tolerance system is still screwing kids over.
 
2013-05-15 07:05:40 PM

nipner: It's just sad that now kids can't be kids anymore.  I'm in my mid thirties, and would now end up in Guantanamo for some of the stupid crap I did.  Soda bottle bombs, egging cars, toilet papering houses, stealing signs.....

/nothing with permanent damage
//harmless clean fun and foolery


Quantum Apostrophe: Are Americans typically so afraid of everything that a vinegar and baking soda volcano will make them wet their pants?


I know we're on Fark, where we're not really interested in facts, just dogpiling on the latest Internet cause célèbre of the day, but let's be clear here.

This was not "harmless clean fun" with no permanent damage. It was most definitely not a vinegar and baking soda volcano.

This was drain cleaner and aluminum in a sealed container, something widely described on the YouTube videos she copied it from as a "bomb", and something which has the potential for causing a significant injury not just to herself, but to anybody else nearby.

A suspension was unquestionably called for. More wasn't, unless they have incontrovertible proof she actually intended harm to somebody.
 
2013-05-15 07:06:45 PM

ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?


The ones who may be a bit reckless but aren't afraid to experiment in order to learn. I'm almost 30 now and I get paid to do things just to see what happens. But with robots instead of chemicals.
 
2013-05-15 07:09:15 PM

YodaBlues: In Chrome: Settings --->Advanced --->Content Settings --->Plugins --> Select 'Click to play'


I can't thank you enough without abusing font size and color.
 
2013-05-15 07:09:24 PM

pedrop357: Don't do science experiments anywhere you wouldn't rub one out


She did it at school. Wait, did I say that out loud?
 
2013-05-15 07:09:45 PM
Juvenile diversion program, so in other words, it gets factored in to sentencing if she were to get caught at a college party drinking or something.  They'll find a way to keep her in the system, guaranteed.
 
2013-05-15 07:11:56 PM
You know why this is being handled with kid gloves? It's because the gal is black.  But having said that, ANY kid who brings "an experiment" like this to school grounds is just looking for trouble.  She clearly knew that some sort of exothermic reaction would be the likely outcome rather than, say, it resulting in a pretty rainbow of sweet tasting bubble froth.  Sheesh--gimme a break!  10-2-1 this gal has had problems in the past which her parents will never acknowledge being how she's a perfect angel. 20-2-1 she'll be popping out a little Sh'n'ai'ia in the next couple of years.
 
2013-05-15 07:14:42 PM

Kome: ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?

The ones who may be a bit reckless but aren't afraid to experiment in order to learn. I'm almost 30 now and I get paid to do things just to see what happens. But with robots instead of chemicals.


Come on, man!  Doing it in your own backyard or the local woods is one thing---but AT FARKIN' SCHOOL?!  No. She shouldn't get a pass.  I mean, she SHOULD be taught a real lesson here.  Sounds like her folks aren't instilling common sense into her, either.
 
2013-05-15 07:15:26 PM
According to the news report, Kiera has a twin sister, which is sort of cool for them both, as it makes Kiera the evil twin.

Good for her and her whole family.
 
2013-05-15 07:16:37 PM

ongbok: Still will probably fark up her future.

There was a story here a little while ago about a woman who got her nursing degree but was refused a nursing license in Illinois because when she was 13 she got into an argument at school and the police were called and they arrested her. She was released to her parents and no charges were ever brought against her because she all she did was argue with a teacher, but that arrest prevented her from getting a nursing licensee.


There was another story about a guy that throughout school didn't do so hot in some courses but excelled in others. He also disagreed with the way things were being taught and would often not show up for classes. This led to discord between himself and his teachers, so much so they would not provide letters of recommendation after he graduated as well as telling him he would never amount to anything.
Because of this he ended up working menial jobs here and there and finally settling on a civil service job. A far cry from what he studied for.
While there he discovered the Theory of Relativity and won the Nobel Prize for his paper on the Photoelectric Effect.

/just sayin'
 
2013-05-15 07:18:23 PM

pedrop357: BUT, it wasn't some benign reaction, one of the key ingredients was drain cleaner. Anyone want to guess what would have happened if the reaction products had gotten on someone's skin or in their eyes.


They'd end up with clean skin and eyes?
 
2013-05-15 07:21:20 PM

gweilo8888: nipner: It's just sad that now kids can't be kids anymore.  I'm in my mid thirties, and would now end up in Guantanamo for some of the stupid crap I did.  Soda bottle bombs, egging cars, toilet papering houses, stealing signs.....

/nothing with permanent damage
//harmless clean fun and foolery

Quantum Apostrophe: Are Americans typically so afraid of everything that a vinegar and baking soda volcano will make them wet their pants?

I know we're on Fark, where we're not really interested in facts, just dogpiling on the latest Internet cause célèbre of the day, but let's be clear here.

This was not "harmless clean fun" with no permanent damage. It was most definitely not a vinegar and baking soda volcano.

This was drain cleaner and aluminum in a sealed container, something widely described on the YouTube videos she copied it from as a "bomb", and something which has the potential for causing a significant injury not just to herself, but to anybody else nearby.

A suspension was unquestionably called for. More wasn't, unless they have incontrovertible proof she actually intended harm to somebody.


I never said that she shouldn't have been suspended for a few days...  My point is that kids now are going to JAIL ferchristssake....  They are getting permanent arrest records now, for stuff that used to be handled by schools/parents.  It's ridiculous.  "Back in my day" the cops or other parents who caught us would call our parents and take us home, or schools would punish you with suspension/detention.  This girl does not need to be in alternative school and a scared-straight program for one farking mistake.

/hate that you make me sound old...
 
2013-05-15 07:29:28 PM
Ok, honors student but has to go through a diversion program?
Where she well undoubtedly associate with model citizens and learn acceptable social habits.
Or, pick up trash on the side of the road.
 
2013-05-15 07:29:29 PM

MelGoesOnTour: You know why this is being handled with kid gloves? It's because the gal is black.  But having said that, ANY kid who brings "an experiment" like this to school grounds is just looking for trouble.  She clearly knew that some sort of exothermic reaction would be the likely outcome rather than, say, it resulting in a pretty rainbow of sweet tasting bubble froth.  Sheesh--gimme a break!   10-2-1 this gal has had problems in the past which her parents will never acknowledge being how she's a perfect angel. 20-2-1 she'll be popping out a little Sh'n'ai'ia in the next couple of years.


And they say black people pull out the race card for no particular reason. Did you even read the farking article? She's a damn honor student who by all means is an exemplary student and role model according to the principal. But don't let that stop you from pegging all black people into the same ghetto hole.
 
2013-05-15 07:31:05 PM
Heck, I made explosives that today would have landed me in prison for quite a while. I never set them off around others or any buildings, but they were quite a bit worse than what this girl did.

UrukHaiGuyz: She should be left to rot in jail! It is a well established fact that curiosity disrupts the status quo. Bad for business, you know.


"Oh oh. Two independent thought alarms in one day. The students are overstimulated. Willie! Remove all the colored chalk from the classrooms!"

" I warned ya! Didn't I warn ya?! That colored chalk was forged by Lucifer himself!"
 
2013-05-15 07:33:26 PM

MelGoesOnTour: You know why this is being handled with kid gloves? It's because the gal is black.  But having said that, ANY kid who brings "an experiment" like this to school grounds is just looking for trouble.  She clearly knew that some sort of exothermic reaction would be the likely outcome rather than, say, it resulting in a pretty rainbow of sweet tasting bubble froth.  Sheesh--gimme a break!  10-2-1 this gal has had problems in the past which her parents will never acknowledge being how she's a perfect angel. 20-2-1 she'll be popping out a little Sh'n'ai'ia in the next couple of years.


No, she was arrested because she was black.  This is Florida, where the Civil Rights Movement was something that happened in other states.  Every report has called her an honour student, which means she has a real shot at avoiding the Sh'n'ai'ia fate.  At least, she did until she got arrested for something a white kid wouldn't have been, since Floridians seem incapable of treating black people like people.

/also, that's not how you express odds.
 
2013-05-15 07:33:31 PM

A. Snatchfold: MelGoesOnTour: You know why this is being handled with kid gloves? It's because the gal is black.  But having said that, ANY kid who brings "an experiment" like this to school grounds is just looking for trouble.  She clearly knew that some sort of exothermic reaction would be the likely outcome rather than, say, it resulting in a pretty rainbow of sweet tasting bubble froth.  Sheesh--gimme a break!   10-2-1 this gal has had problems in the past which her parents will never acknowledge being how she's a perfect angel. 20-2-1 she'll be popping out a little Sh'n'ai'ia in the next couple of years.

And they say black people pull out the race card for no particular reason. Did you even read the farking article? She's a damn honor student who by all means is an exemplary student and role model according to the principal. But don't let that stop you from pegging all black people into the same ghetto hole.


I'm not "pegging" people. But I'd be willing to bet that if the situation was turned around and it was, say, a white band-geek kid, the press would be all over it like "angry white boy on the rampage".
 
2013-05-15 07:35:10 PM
baking soda and foil will do the trick in a two litter bottle...90 seconds and boom...did it twenty years ago many times on the fifty yard line of the junior high i attended...not smart, but noone was ever hurt
 
2013-05-15 07:35:55 PM

Outrageous Muff: So we are sucking our own dicks over something we had no hand in like reddit?


like
 
2013-05-15 07:38:02 PM
The face she was charged with a felony is further proof America has jumped the shark.
 
2013-05-15 07:38:38 PM
face? fact.

/ goddamm gin
 
2013-05-15 07:41:07 PM

HeartBurnKid: ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?

The best kind.


Teenagers do stupid sh*t everyday.
 
2013-05-15 07:44:26 PM

cryinoutloud: [api.ning.com image 600x364]

Grumpy cat smiles on the---oh wait, he's still frowning.


Grumpy Cat is actually a she, not a he.
 
2013-05-15 07:44:48 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: YodaBlues: In Chrome: Settings --->Advanced --->Content Settings --->Plugins --> Select 'Click to play'

I can't thank you enough without abusing font size and color.


No problemo. You can whitelist domains too, so any sites where you know you're getting autoplay videos (Youtube, etc), just click the puzzle piece in the address bar and set it to always allow.
 
2013-05-15 07:45:46 PM
If she wasn't a minority, I guarantee the the internet (and Farkers) reaction would have been more along the lines of "stupid farking idiot knew what they were doing and deserve whatever they get". The people who claim that everybody else is racist are usually the most racist of them all.
 
2013-05-15 07:47:54 PM

MelGoesOnTour: A. Snatchfold: MelGoesOnTour: You know why this is being handled with kid gloves? It's because the gal is black.  But having said that, ANY kid who brings "an experiment" like this to school grounds is just looking for trouble.  She clearly knew that some sort of exothermic reaction would be the likely outcome rather than, say, it resulting in a pretty rainbow of sweet tasting bubble froth.  Sheesh--gimme a break!   10-2-1 this gal has had problems in the past which her parents will never acknowledge being how she's a perfect angel. 20-2-1 she'll be popping out a little Sh'n'ai'ia in the next couple of years.

And they say black people pull out the race card for no particular reason. Did you even read the farking article? She's a damn honor student who by all means is an exemplary student and role model according to the principal. But don't let that stop you from pegging all black people into the same ghetto hole.

I'm not "pegging" people. But I'd be willing to bet that if the situation was turned around and it was, say, a white band-geek kid, the press would be all over it like "angry white boy on the rampage".


20-2-1 she'll be popping out a little Sh'n'ai'ia in the next couple of years.

Sounds like pegging all black people into the same ghetto hole to me. And the difference here is the honor student factor, not race. If this were some loner black kid geek like Lee Malvo you'd bet this would be an entirely different story.
 
2013-05-15 07:48:57 PM

Popcorn Johnny: If she wasn't a minority, I guarantee the the internet (and Farkers) reaction would have been more along the lines of "stupid farking idiot knew what they were doing and deserve whatever they get". The people who claim that everybody else is racist are usually the most racist of them all.


White people are so persecuted :(
 
2013-05-15 07:51:03 PM

Bondith: MelGoesOnTour: You know why this is being handled with kid gloves? It's because the gal is black.  But having said that, ANY kid who brings "an experiment" like this to school grounds is just looking for trouble.  She clearly knew that some sort of exothermic reaction would be the likely outcome rather than, say, it resulting in a pretty rainbow of sweet tasting bubble froth.  Sheesh--gimme a break!  10-2-1 this gal has had problems in the past which her parents will never acknowledge being how she's a perfect angel. 20-2-1 she'll be popping out a little Sh'n'ai'ia in the next couple of years.

No, she was arrested because she was black.  This is Florida, where the Civil Rights Movement was something that happened in other states.  Every report has called her an honour student, which means she has a real shot at avoiding the Sh'n'ai'ia fate.  At least, she did until she got arrested for something a white kid wouldn't have been, since Floridians seem incapable of treating black people like people.

/also, that's not how you express odds.


You know how I can tell you're not from around these parts?

But, whatever. As an aside, I've noticed a common theme being, in short, "if the kid is an honor student, they can do no wrong".  Really?!
 
2013-05-15 07:52:11 PM

A. Snatchfold: White people are so persecuted :(


Your problem is that you think race has something to do with this story. Guess what that makes you? A farking racist.
 
2013-05-15 07:54:02 PM
Felony science? Is that the charge Galileo would have faced in Florida?
i1243.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-15 07:55:51 PM
When I was in 8th grade, I got extra credit for nearly poisoning my entire science class with chlorine gas.

I wasn't trying to kill anyone.  I--and apparently, my teacher--just didn't think about the fact that separating a large amount of table salt into its components might be a bad idea.

Hell, I'm pretty sure that was how I passed.
 
2013-05-15 07:58:31 PM

parliboy: Teenager does something moderately dumb and illegal.  (At least as much as a bomb can be described as "moderate").

Gets diversion in lieu of jail.

If she doesn't screw up again, her life doesn't get screwed up for good.

This is fair.




Clever criminals concern me. Keep her in school.
 
2013-05-15 07:58:58 PM

Popcorn Johnny: A. Snatchfold: White people are so persecuted :(

Your problem is that you think race has something to do with this story. Guess what that makes you? A farking racist.


I'm sorry, I must be confused. I thought you were the first one to bring up race when you commented.

Popcorn Johnny: If she wasn't a minority, I guarantee the the internet (and Farkers) reaction would have been more along the lines of "stupid farking idiot knew what they were doing and deserve whatever they get". The people who claim that everybody else is racist are usually the most racist of them all.

Oh wait, I'm not confused at all. You're just being your usual willfully ignorant self. And lol at you for stamping out the "you're the real racist for pointing out racism" square on the bingo card.
 
2013-05-15 07:59:58 PM

A. Snatchfold: I'm sorry, I must be confused. I thought you were the first one to bring up race when you commented.


I don't think race had anything to do with this. Check the comments in here and see who brought up race first.
 
2013-05-15 08:05:45 PM

parliboy: Teenager does something moderately dumb and illegal.  (At least as much as a bomb can be described as "moderate").

Gets diversion in lieu of jail.

If she doesn't screw up again, her life doesn't get screwed up for good.

This is fair.


2/10

Thanks for playing.
 
2013-05-15 08:06:36 PM

A. Snatchfold: I'm sorry, I must be confused. I thought you were the first one to bring up race when you commented.


Popcorn Johnny: I don't think race had anything to do with this. Check the comments in here and see who brought up race first.


Guys, exchange email addresses and take this somewhere else, yeah?  Some kid blew something up like kids do.  Let the thread be about kids blowing shiat up.
 
2013-05-15 08:10:05 PM
What a waste of time...a lot of it.  geezus-h-curiced
 
2013-05-15 08:12:50 PM

ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?


Charles Goodyear?
 
2013-05-15 08:15:25 PM

nipner: I never said that she shouldn't have been suspended for a few days...  My point is that kids now are going to JAIL ferchristssake....  They are getting permanent arrest records now, for stuff that used to be handled by schools/parents.  It's ridiculous.  "Back in my day" the cops or other parents who caught us would call our parents and take us home, or schools would punish you with suspension/detention.  This girl does not need to be in alternative school and a scared-straight program for one farking mistake.

/hate that you make me sound old...


You equated the "harmless fun" of your youth with the dangerous shiat she pulled. Either you were intentionally trolling, you were way off base with your assessment of what she did, or your "harmless fun" wasn't actually harmless. Your pick.
 
2013-05-15 08:16:40 PM

ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?


Know how I can tell you were never an Honors/AP Science Student?
 
2013-05-15 08:22:18 PM

AbbeySomeone: HeartBurnKid: ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?

The best kind.

Teenagers do stupid sh*t everyday.


The reason why we as a species have amassed the scientific knowledge we have is because somewhere, sometime, some stupid arsehole decided to put stuff in bottles to see what they do.
 
2013-05-15 08:22:34 PM

Outrageous Muff: So we are sucking our own dicks over something we had no hand in like reddit?


Welcome to Fark?

/not included
 
2013-05-15 08:24:53 PM

Walter Paisley: Felony science? Is that the charge Galileo would have faced in Florida?
[i1243.photobucket.com image 533x340]


I don't know, but I sort of wish I could get a charge of felony science on my record.

ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?


The bored kind. I'd have thrown a gallon jug of Cesium into a lake just to see what happened if I could have.

(boom, that's what)
 
2013-05-15 08:26:30 PM

MetaCarpal: A. Snatchfold: I'm sorry, I must be confused. I thought you were the first one to bring up race when you commented.

Popcorn Johnny: I don't think race had anything to do with this. Check the comments in here and see who brought up race first.

Guys, exchange email addresses and take this somewhere else, yeah?   Some kid blew something up like kids do.  Let the thread be about kids blowing shiat up.


Look, that's my take, but others have to make it fit their agenda. But no worries, I'm done.
 
2013-05-15 08:30:47 PM

Spanky McStupid: Coolfusis: Infernalist: SilentStrider: Good.

That

These.

Those.


Plethora
 
2013-05-15 08:31:29 PM

gweilo8888: nipner: I never said that she shouldn't have been suspended for a few days...  My point is that kids now are going to JAIL ferchristssake....  They are getting permanent arrest records now, for stuff that used to be handled by schools/parents.  It's ridiculous.  "Back in my day" the cops or other parents who caught us would call our parents and take us home, or schools would punish you with suspension/detention.  This girl does not need to be in alternative school and a scared-straight program for one farking mistake.

/hate that you make me sound old...

You equated the "harmless fun" of your youth with the dangerous shiat she pulled. Either you were intentionally trolling, you were way off base with your assessment of what she did, or your "harmless fun" wasn't actually harmless. Your pick.


No, the difference is the permanent arrest record. We can go around and around all day about whether this girl's soda-bottle bomb was or was not any different from our homemade napalm; but what makes it very different today is that if/when we got in trouble 40 years ago, even if we got expelled or arrested, it did not ruin our entire lives. Assuming there was no malicious intent, we got to acknowledge our rank stupidity and carry on with our life.

Nowadays, your arrest record is not only permanent, it can destroy your life EVEN IF there is no malice, and even if nobody was hurt, and even if everyone involved agrees they initially overreacted. A felony arrest can prevent you from getting financial aid for college, or even being accepted into college; it can prevent you from being hired for many types of jobs, especially if it involves money or security; it can permanently impact your credit rating and make it difficult to rent a house, buy a car, qualify for a bank loan, etc. That is pretty heavy baggage for an honors student who did something silly because she was a kid and didn't realize what would happen.

Now, there are people who will say "Well, she should have thought about that before she mixed aluminum perchlorate and gasoline," but most people don't think about things when they are 16, and the ones who say they did are lying. And the adults who pretend they stop to carefully weigh each and every decision before they do something often don't realize the impact a simple arrest could have on their future--so why would a kid? So the idiot adults at this girl's school who had her arrested for her science experiment probably didn't realize what they were doing with their zero tolerance policies; but their (and your) brainless rationalizations of "But someone COULD HAVE been hurt" merely show that they didn't realize the potential ramifications.

There's a time and place for "could have been" in assessing penalties--but "attempt" crimes require an element of malice. Punishing a kid criminally for what would otherwise be negligence is, well, a crime.
 
2013-05-15 08:37:21 PM
GOOD! It shouldn't have been an issue to begin with.
 
2013-05-15 08:39:51 PM
Is anyone outraged that she shouldn't be doing this because this it's a boy thing to mess around with exploding experiments and girls are supposed just to be interested in science that involves medicine and plants?
 
2013-05-15 08:40:36 PM

WTFDYW: GOOD! It shouldn't have been an issue to begin with.


No issue at all? Intentionally mixing two things know to cause a violent reaction on school grounds shouldn't bring any actions? How about if she had done it in a classroom instead of outside? How about at the mall or in a McDonald's bathroom?
 
2013-05-15 08:46:35 PM
Next up: giving kids detention for accidentally leaving a round in their locked vehicles after hunting instead of treating them like would-be school shooters.
 
2013-05-15 08:48:21 PM

TheGogmagog: Spanky McStupid: Coolfusis: Infernalist: SilentStrider: Good.

That

These.

Those.

Plethora


Myriad
 
2013-05-15 08:49:49 PM

Pangit: So I read the original story. She was a minor but her name and Facebook picture was released by the media on the original story. I thought that was a no-no?


Not if her parents say, "Please, give our just cause free publicity."
 
2013-05-15 08:50:00 PM

super_grass: Next up: giving kids detention for accidentally leaving a round magazine of clips in their locked vehicles after hunting instead of treating them like would-be school shooters.


FTFY
 
2013-05-15 08:53:21 PM
My son went through juvenile diversion.  It involved picking up trash from the local park for a few hours.
 
2013-05-15 08:56:03 PM

Bondith: MelGoesOnTour: 10-2-1 this gal has had problems in the past which her parents will never acknowledge being how she's a perfect angel. 20-2-1 she'll be popping out a little Sh'n'ai'ia in the next couple of years.

/also, that's not how you express odds.


Yeah, you're right about that, I guess.  But what can I say other than I hope I got my point across, one way or another.

/trust me that despite how you interpreted what I said, it's NOT the case that I'm being racist.
//I'm a half-breed myself.  You have no idea.  So go on being perfect and all.
 
2013-05-15 09:07:46 PM
By the way, she wasn't going to jail for anything. The police arrested her on a charge based on her actions, which is what they do. Once the evidence was reviewed, the prosecutor declined in pressing charges. Stop acting like the internet saved her from prison.
 
2013-05-15 09:10:28 PM

Pangit: So I read the original story. She was a minor but her name and Facebook picture was released by the media on the original story. I thought that was a no-no?


Yup and her name and picture was included in this article and others. I hope this doesn't affect her abilty to get into college and get a job after she gets googled.
 
2013-05-15 09:11:49 PM

Gyrfalcon: gweilo8888: nipner: I never said that she shouldn't have been suspended for a few days...  My point is that kids now are going to JAIL ferchristssake....  They are getting permanent arrest records now, for stuff that used to be handled by schools/parents.  It's ridiculous.  "Back in my day" the cops or other parents who caught us would call our parents and take us home, or schools would punish you with suspension/detention.  This girl does not need to be in alternative school and a scared-straight program for one farking mistake.

/hate that you make me sound old...

You equated the "harmless fun" of your youth with the dangerous shiat she pulled. Either you were intentionally trolling, you were way off base with your assessment of what she did, or your "harmless fun" wasn't actually harmless. Your pick.

No, the difference is the permanent arrest record. We can go around and around all day about whether this girl's soda-bottle bomb was or was not any different from our homemade napalm; but what makes it very different today is that if/when we got in trouble 40 years ago, even if we got expelled or arrested, it did not ruin our entire lives. Assuming there was no malicious intent, we got to acknowledge our rank stupidity and carry on with our life.

Nowadays, your arrest record is not only permanent, it can destroy your life EVEN IF there is no malice, and even if nobody was hurt, and even if everyone involved agrees they initially overreacted. A felony arrest can prevent you from getting financial aid for college, or even being accepted into college; it can prevent you from being hired for many types of jobs, especially if it involves money or security; it can permanently impact your credit rating and make it difficult to rent a house, buy a car, qualify for a bank loan, etc. That is pretty heavy baggage for an honors student who did something silly because she was a kid and didn't realize what would happen.

Now, there are people who will say "Well, she should hav ...


You, sir, just posted the most stupid "explaining it all away" piece of shiat I've ever heard.

I expect you to do well in the political field one of these days.
 
2013-05-15 09:14:40 PM
Anyone notice the mugshot roundup next to the article?  Full of hotties.
  www.wtsp.com
Bathe her and bring her to my chambers

/keep the warpaint
//hot
///Likes the raised eyebrow
 
2013-05-15 09:20:26 PM

Popcorn Johnny: By the way, she wasn't going to jail for anything. The police arrested her on a charge based on her actions, which is what they do. Once the evidence was reviewed, the prosecutor declined in pressing charges. Stop acting like the internet saved her from prison.


THIS.

Thank you.
 
2013-05-15 09:23:54 PM

doglover: I miss when my chem teacher took us out to the parking lot and fired off a real cannon.


A chunk of sodium in a beaker of water.
 
2013-05-15 09:24:39 PM
Funny a friend of mine got booted out of Bartow high for having a disassembled paintball marker in the trunk of his car. He was returning it to the store, however drug sniffing dogs went off and picked his car when it was his neighbors, he still got expelled.
/he never had less then an A+ and never missed a day in school - it ruined his changes of a decent college and commited suicide
//she blew up shiat on campus man, they clearly didnt want bad publicity for how shiatty of a school district they really are
 
2013-05-15 09:32:44 PM

doglover: I miss when my chem teacher took us out to the parking lot and fired off a real cannon.


My chem/physics teacher was my favorite teacher in high school. He used to do fun experiments using chemical reactions. He also actually taught rather than just giving handouts like some of my teachers did. When we graduated we bought him a zippo with his initials engraved on it and a couple of packs of swisher sweets as a gift. Swishers were his brand.

/csb
 
2013-05-15 09:37:16 PM

MelGoesOnTour: Kome: ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?

The ones who may be a bit reckless but aren't afraid to experiment in order to learn. I'm almost 30 now and I get paid to do things just to see what happens. But with robots instead of chemicals.

Come on, man!  Doing it in your own backyard or the local woods is one thing---but AT FARKIN' SCHOOL?!  No. She shouldn't get a pass.  I mean, she SHOULD be taught a real lesson here.  Sounds like her folks aren't instilling common sense into her, either.


Uhm, why not AT FARKING SCHOOL?    We used to do experiments much more interesting than this on the sprawling school grounds where I went to highschool.  Middle of football field first thing in the morning is a great place to conduct little experiments whose outcome is uncertain.
 
2013-05-15 09:43:42 PM

patchvonbraun: MelGoesOnTour: Kome: ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?

The ones who may be a bit reckless but aren't afraid to experiment in order to learn. I'm almost 30 now and I get paid to do things just to see what happens. But with robots instead of chemicals.

Come on, man!  Doing it in your own backyard or the local woods is one thing---but AT FARKIN' SCHOOL?!  No. She shouldn't get a pass.  I mean, she SHOULD be taught a real lesson here.  Sounds like her folks aren't instilling common sense into her, either.

Uhm, why not AT FARKING SCHOOL?    We used to do experiments much more interesting than this on the sprawling school grounds where I went to highschool.  Middle of football field first thing in the morning is a great place to conduct little experiments whose outcome is uncertain.


I'll give you 1+ for trolling.
 
2013-05-15 09:59:00 PM
She was going to jail for screwing up a chemistry lab?

weknowmemes.com
 
2013-05-15 09:59:02 PM

MelGoesOnTour: patchvonbraun: MelGoesOnTour: Kome: ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?

The ones who may be a bit reckless but aren't afraid to experiment in order to learn. I'm almost 30 now and I get paid to do things just to see what happens. But with robots instead of chemicals.

Come on, man!  Doing it in your own backyard or the local woods is one thing---but AT FARKIN' SCHOOL?!  No. She shouldn't get a pass.  I mean, she SHOULD be taught a real lesson here.  Sounds like her folks aren't instilling common sense into her, either.

Uhm, why not AT FARKING SCHOOL?    We used to do experiments much more interesting than this on the sprawling school grounds where I went to highschool.  Middle of football field first thing in the morning is a great place to conduct little experiments whose outcome is uncertain.

I'll give you 1+ for trolling.


"There are reports of unscheduled, out-of-curriculum learning in sector 17.  We're sending in a suppression squad".
 
2013-05-15 10:09:37 PM

patchvonbraun: Uhm, why not AT FARKING SCHOOL? We used to do experiments much more interesting than this on the sprawling school grounds where I went to highschool. Middle of football field first thing in the morning is a great place to conduct little experiments whose outcome is uncertain


MelGoesOnTour: I'll give you 1+ for trolling.


I don't think patchvonbraun was trolling. I mean, I understand the obvious answer, which is "you shouldn't build bombs at school", but I think his question is deeper than that: Questions of "causing fear and panic" aside, where might be a safer place for the kid to conduct this experiment?

From the sound of it, she did this experiment in a parking lot, away from other students and property, in such a way that no one was ever in danger. She followed the same safety precautions any adult would have followed. She in no way intended to place anyone in danger, and in fact, she made sure that others would not be in danger. This might also be why she chose to do this at school, rather than at her home - suppose she lived in an apartment complex, or in a neighborhood with lots of cars and people around.

Now, you can't just say, "it's okay to set off bombs made from household chemicals at school", but you can't punish her the same way you would a couple of dumbasses that decided to perform this same experiment in the bathroom between classes or the girls' locker room right after gym.
 
2013-05-15 10:30:46 PM

YodaBlues: Shadow Blasko: FARKING AUTOPLAY VIDEO WITH NO MUTE OPTION DIE DIE DIE DIE

In Chrome: Settings --->Advanced --->Content Settings --->Plugins --> Select 'Click to play'

/your welcome.


Thank you!

I just bought a Chromebook. I don"t have a lot of experience with Chrome and haven't had a chance to look into stupid auto play settings.
 
2013-05-15 10:34:48 PM
People who think mixing chemicals unsupervised on school grounds with others present is just kids being kids must be the luckiest people ever to have avoided the pants on head stupid Darwin contests of their own youth.

This is most certainly at the very least expulsion worthy, and this girl is the dumbest "honor student' I've ever heard of.
 
2013-05-15 10:36:51 PM

FunkOut: Is anyone outraged that she shouldn't be doing this because this it's a boy thing to mess around with exploding experiments and girls are supposed just to be interested in science that involves medicine pie and plants sandwich engineering?


FTFY. But seriously science geek girls were always the best.
 
2013-05-15 10:39:13 PM

ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?


yourtubes
 
2013-05-15 10:57:43 PM

MelGoesOnTour: Kome: ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?

The ones who may be a bit reckless but aren't afraid to experiment in order to learn. I'm almost 30 now and I get paid to do things just to see what happens. But with robots instead of chemicals.

Come on, man!  Doing it in your own backyard or the local woods is one thing---but AT FARKIN' SCHOOL?!  No. She shouldn't get a pass.  I mean, she SHOULD be taught a real lesson here.  Sounds like her folks aren't instilling common sense into her, either.


I knew a kid who did that inchemistry class, injured another student, melted my windbreaker, and got suspended.

He's a lawyer now.
 
2013-05-15 11:06:30 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Are Americans typically so afraid of everything that a vinegar and baking soda volcano will make them wet their pants?


Oh, it's not just an American thing my friend. Go on-line and order some powdered aluminium or some potassium permanganate and see how far the RCMP crawls up your ass.
 
2013-05-15 11:07:55 PM

Jocundry: YodaBlues: Shadow Blasko: FARKING AUTOPLAY VIDEO WITH NO MUTE OPTION DIE DIE DIE DIE

In Chrome: Settings --->Advanced --->Content Settings --->Plugins --> Select 'Click to play'

/your welcome.

Thank you!

I just bought a Chromebook. I don"t have a lot of experience with Chrome and haven't had a chance to look into stupid auto play settings.


How is that Chromebook. I have thought about buying my stepmother one, her computer is almost 10 years old and is on its last leg. She is 78 and has been using XP for the last 13 years. Would I be better off just buying her a new computer and just loading XP on it?
 
2013-05-15 11:08:05 PM

Gyrfalcon: No, the difference is the permanent arrest record. We can go around and around all day about whether this girl's soda-bottle bomb was or was not any different from our homemade napalm; but what makes it very different today is that if/when we got in trouble 40 years ago, even if we got expelled or arrested, it did not ruin our entire lives. Assuming there was no malicious intent, we got to acknowledge our rank stupidity and carry on with our life.


My high school prank was very similar to hers.  When discovered prematurely, it resulted in a *major* police presence, almost certainly worse than what happened at Wilmot's school. They figured out it was me very quickly. I spoke to the cops for an hour and that was that. Never heard about it again.

I truly cannot figure out what has happened to this country.

ObDon'tWantToLiveOnThisPlanet
 
2013-05-15 11:14:31 PM

Shadow Blasko: FARKING AUTOPLAY VIDEO WITH NO MUTE OPTION DIE DIE DIE DIE


Flashblock?
 
2013-05-15 11:15:32 PM
Nephew went to same same school. One of the top high schools in the country. But it's florida so yeah shiat gets wierd.
 
2013-05-15 11:25:16 PM

Dimensio: doglover: I miss when my chem teacher took us out to the parking lot and fired off a real cannon.

How did you avoid becoming a mass murderer?


You're making a pretty big assumption there, Dimensio.
 
2013-05-15 11:30:21 PM

MelGoesOnTour: You, sir, just posted the most stupid "explaining it all away" piece of shiat I've ever heard.

I expect you to do well in the political field one of these days.


Interesting, considering I explained nothing.

Also, I'm a ma'am, and you've allegedly been here long enough to know that.
 
2013-05-15 11:37:24 PM
I'd still prefer law of criminal intent over law of internet popularity contest.  But I suspect that a politicized law enforcement of Get Those Arrest and Incarceration Numbers Up has done away with the intent to actually protect people by enforcing reasonable laws.
 
2013-05-15 11:38:16 PM
Late to the party on this one but the words household chemicals is a little concerning to anyone that knows much of anything about household chemicals. Was it bleach and ammonia? Was it meant to hurt or kill other students? Or are we talking baking soda and vinegar? There's just too broad a range with the term household chemicals.
 
2013-05-15 11:59:32 PM

doglover: I miss when my chem teacher took us out to the parking lot and fired off a real cannon.


When I was a kid, a local fire chief would come to the elementary school once a year to talk about fire and safety hazards. To keep it interesting, he would demonstrate how various household items would catch fire and/or explode under certain conditions. There were always one or two really great explosions involved, and as a kid these things really got your attention.
 
2013-05-16 01:18:10 AM

MelGoesOnTour: You know how I can tell you're not from around these parts?


All the words are spelled correctly?  (I keed, I keed)

MelGoesOnTour: /trust me that despite how you interpreted what I said, it's NOT the case that I'm being racist.


I wasn't trying to imply that you personally were racist, just everyone else in Florida, and clearly I fouled that up thoroughly.

//I'm a half-breed myself. You have no idea. So go on being perfect and all.

I think I'll just stop trying to lecture you on how people of colour are treated in the state where you live.
 
Xai
2013-05-16 02:53:37 AM
Science is severely frowned upon, in the USA.

Having your factory explode, having no insurance and killing 15 people is completely fine.
 
2013-05-16 03:34:19 AM

HeartBurnKid: ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?

The best kind.


Double times this.
 
2013-05-16 04:36:17 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: HeartBurnKid: ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?

The best kind.

Double times this.


QFT.  I went to Caltech, and a sizeable minority of the US students were basically miscreants and oddballs who'd had difficulty fitting into the public school system.
 
2013-05-16 06:23:47 AM
Science + Internets + race card = FARK LULZ
 
2013-05-16 06:25:33 AM

YodaBlues: Shadow Blasko: FARKING AUTOPLAY VIDEO WITH NO MUTE OPTION DIE DIE DIE DIE

In Chrome: Settings --->Advanced --->Content Settings --->Plugins --> Select 'Click to play'

/your welcome.


Thanks, you are a god among men!

/Really need to look at all the settings
 
2013-05-16 07:40:20 AM

Shadow Blasko: Maybe I clicked when I didn't think I did, but that would be pretty odd


more odd than insulting someone who was trying to help you ?
 
2013-05-16 09:58:50 AM

MelGoesOnTour: Bondith: MelGoesOnTour: 10-2-1 this gal has had problems in the past which her parents will never acknowledge being how she's a perfect angel. 20-2-1 she'll be popping out a little Sh'n'ai'ia in the next couple of years.

/also, that's not how you express odds.

Yeah, you're right about that, I guess.  But what can I say other than I hope I got my point across, one way or another.

/trust me that despite how you interpreted what I said, it's NOT the case that I'm being racist.
//I'm a half-breed myself.  You have no idea.  So go on being perfect and all.


Its usually the racists that spend all day arguing with the internet that they aren't racists. Racist.
 
2013-05-16 01:37:22 PM

MelGoesOnTour: Bondith: MelGoesOnTour: 10-2-1 this gal has had problems in the past which her parents will never acknowledge being how she's a perfect angel. 20-2-1 she'll be popping out a little Sh'n'ai'ia in the next couple of years.

/also, that's not how you express odds.

Yeah, you're right about that, I guess.  But what can I say other than I hope I got my point across, one way or another.

/trust me that despite how you interpreted what I said, it's NOT the case that I'm being racist.
//I'm a half-breed myself.  You have no idea.  So go on being perfect and all.


PROTIP: "I'm not racist but..." is a sure sign that you're racist.

/and yeah, what you said was incredibly racist
//whether you're a "half-breed" or not
 
2013-05-16 08:14:59 PM

Xai: Science is severely frowned upon, in the USA.

Having your factory explode, having no insurance and killing 15 people is completely fine.


Science is not frowned upon.  Having your factor explode is frowned upon.  Having the bare minimum insurance coverage is also frowned upon.

Acting as though this was some innocent little science project and everyone criticizing/punishing her is just anti-science is idiotic.
She basically brought chemicals from home to mix at school near other people based entirely on youtube videos.  She apparently didn't bother to even find out what might happen if the reaction got into someone's eyes (SEVERE eye injury, possible blindness), their skin (burns), or their throat/lungs (coughing, bleeding if a lot of gas is inhaled).

I loved mixing stuff up and seeing what it would do.  I never considered doing it in or near common areas at my school (or anywhere else where people would be around).  I never mixed things up based on nothing more than a newsgroup or prodigy/compuserve post.  At the barest of minimums, I assumed that the worst chemical in the bunch was the baseline for bad things that might happen.

If she had decided to bring a bottle of ammonia and another of bleach and mix them because she saw it on youtube, would we still be acting like the administrators were completely wrong?  I mean, what's the harm in deploying a cloud of chlorine gas around a bunch of people?
 
2013-05-16 08:16:36 PM

Coming on a Bicycle: HeartBurnKid: ArcadianRefugee: "She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," one teen said.

What kind of honor student is so daft as to mix chemicals together "just to see what happens"?

The best kind.

Double times this.


I love it when "honor students" mix chemicals together based on nothing more than youtube videos.  Doubly so when they do it in public or occupied places.

It super rad.
 
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