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(Slate)   Wonder how the Internet stayed up on 9/11? Thank this guy, whose algorithms made it much more efficient at massive data. Also, he single-handedly tried to stop the hijackers before Flight 11 hit the North Tower, thus became the very first 9/11 victim   (slate.com) divider line 21
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2013-09-11 09:20:31 PM
7 votes:
This is why scum like Manning, Assange, Snowden, and their supporters need to be ridiculed as much as possible. Imagine how many more 9/11s will happen if they got their way and we dismantled our defenses against terrorism?

fark privacy, fark the constitution, I would rather be alive as a slave than be dead and "free".
2013-09-11 09:24:14 PM
6 votes:

super_grass: This is why scum like Manning, Assange, Snowden, and their supporters need to be ridiculed as much as possible. Imagine how many more 9/11s will happen if they got their way and we dismantled our defenses against terrorism?

fark privacy, fark the constitution, I would rather be alive as a slave than be dead and "free".


Ok, where shall I pick you up?  Plenty of work around here you can do.  I promise to feed you and beat you rarely.
2013-09-11 10:37:57 PM
2 votes:

GungFu: ProfessorOhki: GungFu: TFA: "Based on dozens of interviews with those who spoke with two of the plane's flight attendants during the hijacking...

The flight attendants survived the crash?

Still confused.

There were people on the ground. Those people were in radio communication with two flight attendants during the hijacking. The attendants are dead. The people on the ground are not. The people who are not dead can be interviewed. At that point, they will talk about what they recall of their conversations with the people who are dead.

/Not sure if trolling or illiterate

Not thinking straight, most likely. It's 3.30am in the UK.

Anyway, I just can't get over the fact that people in the air spoke to people on the ground - and that two air attendants talked about a guy whom they know by name, telling people that he gets killed etc - all the while during a hijacking.

Not trolling, but that's some major bullshiat odour over that story.


Yes, well ...

Many of the passengers used their cell phones during the hijacking. This was in clear violation of FAA regulations! Then, those airplanes crashed. Now, I'm not saying that the cell phone interference caused the crashes, but there is a heck of a correlation here! I'm just asking questions!


/Probably should have created an alt for that. Oh well.
2013-09-11 10:10:38 PM
2 votes:

Lady Indica: Wow, never heard this story. Hope it also shuts up the 'why didn't more fight back' crowd.


That peaked with Virginia Tech, I think, where you had fairly big-name pundits floating the idea that the shooter was a deranged madman, but the REAL criminals were the pampered students who, when they heard gunfire, failed to spontaneously pour out in to the hallways, forming flying wedges and trying to crush the shooter under the weight of their dead bodies.

Compare that with Fort Hood, where most of the "fight back" crowd directed their anger at the seekrit commie mooslim president who was single-handedly responsible for the policy that meant every file clerk and swimming instructor on the base didn't have an M60 slung over their backs.

Or Aurora, where they blamed the theater's no-weapons policy, but mostly talked amongst themselves about the interesting tactical challenges of taking down an armored shooter using gas grenades in a noisy and crowded theater. (Consensus: they'd all still have put a bullet square between his eyes inside of three seconds.)

I kept waiting for the Breitbart.com article about how those little snots at Newtown should have grabbed that shooter's ankles, instead of hiding in closets like cowards, but it never came. Well, there were a few posts along the lines of "whoa, what's with all this fuss over the dead teacher who shielded her kids with her body? If she really loved them, she'd have been packing!" But that was about it.

I'm sorry to say the joy of Monday morning quarterbacking mass tragedies seems to have gone away for a lot of these guys. If you ask me, it was killing bin Laden that really spoiled it. Now how are they supposed to say what they'd have done to him if they ran into him in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot?
2013-09-11 10:02:41 PM
2 votes:

semiotix: this was not a particularly subtle troll


Seriously, WTF farkers are you all oxygen deprived or something?

SirEattonHogg: Wasn't the first victim this guy?


#1 the dude in the article was killed well before the plane hit
#2 the guy in the pic surfed down on an I-beam and only broke his collarbone
2013-09-11 09:40:35 PM
2 votes:
I don't get it. Do all the internet's backbone cables run up and down the towers?

If so, that makes UUnet look pretty darn stupid to make one big fail point for the whole internet.

Or is it that the two towers housed the old NSA listening post, and that's why all the world's internet traffic had to go through them?
2013-09-11 09:35:04 PM
2 votes:

Carn: I promise to feed you and beat you rarely.


Yeah, uhm, like, where would the parentheses be if that were a mathematical statement?
2013-09-12 09:43:10 AM
1 votes:
So lets get this straight a so-called counter-terrorism expert did not realize his plan was going to be hi-jacked until it was too late?  That's some fine expert counter-terrorism work there, Lou.
2013-09-12 01:24:19 AM
1 votes:

LavenderWolf: leadmetal:
Sorry, those in government lie. They lie on small things. They certainly lie on the big ones. There is nothing sacred about the events of 11-sep-2001 that would cause them to stop lying. In fact they have all the reason to lie more. To create stories and myths that help them and most of all cover their collective asses.

I hate it when people think like this.

"The government has lied, therefore governments can only lie!"

Two planes hit two skyscrapers in the most populated place in the United States. Both impacts were seen on video. There is no mystery as to how heavy damage and fire can bring down such a building. As for building 7, a burning skyscraper fell on it and gouged a 20 storey hole in the side - you know, the side that was so engulfed in smoke you could barely see it. There is nothing at all inconsistent with the official story, unless you're a complete buffoon with no reasoning skills. Seriously, I'm not even joking, go and study basic logic. It will change the way you see the world.

No, I'm not just being snarky. I think you would genuinely benefit from studying logic, argumentation, etc. just as much as I did.


www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
2013-09-11 11:35:26 PM
1 votes:
TFA: his father, Charles, had become an ardent Zionist and relocated his family to "make aliyah,"

cdn.cnwimg.com

I knew the Jews were behind her death.
2013-09-11 10:28:55 PM
1 votes:

Bacontastesgood: semiotix: this was not a particularly subtle troll

Seriously, WTF farkers are you all oxygen deprived or something?

SirEattonHogg: Wasn't the first victim this guy?

#1 the dude in the article was killed well before the plane hit
#2 the guy in the pic surfed down on an I-beam and only broke his collarbone


No kidding, I never knew that, that is so cool...Hey wait a second, how'd the photographer survive?
2013-09-11 10:18:13 PM
1 votes:

GungFu: TFA: "Based on dozens of interviews with those who spoke with two of the plane's flight attendants during the hijacking...

The flight attendants survived the crash?

Still confused.


There were people on the ground. Those people were in radio communication with two flight attendants during the hijacking. The attendants are dead. The people on the ground are not. The people who are not dead can be interviewed. At that point, they will talk about what they recall of their conversations with the people who are dead.

/Not sure if trolling or illiterate
2013-09-11 10:08:30 PM
1 votes:

Flint Ironstag: GungFu: Ok, I admit I've only read the first few paragraphs of the article....hoping to find out where they got the sources from about this guy on the plane.

Since it's a long read can someone just tell me how the fark is his story even known? Did the hijackers communicate with someone on the ground? Someone found a singed but otherwise readable minute by minute journal at Ground Zero? A spiritual medium? What?

Confused.

TFA: "Based on dozens of interviews with those who spoke with two of the plane's flight attendants during the hijacking...


The flight attendants survived the crash?

Still confused.
2013-09-11 09:50:08 PM
1 votes:
so America's super-CSI technicians are able to tell what actually happened to one specific person onboard one of the planes, yet to date, no one has been able to determine if it was a plane or a missile that hit the Pentagon.
2013-09-11 09:44:51 PM
1 votes:

super_grass: This is why scum like Manning, Assange, Snowden, and their supporters need to be ridiculed as much as possible. Imagine how many more 9/11s will happen if they got their way and we dismantled our defenses against terrorism?

fark privacy, fark the constitution, I would rather be alive as a slave than be dead and "free".


Well, you can die on your feet or on your knees. Since you've chosen the latter, while you're down there you can wash my floor.
2013-09-11 09:42:15 PM
1 votes:

Snapper Carr: super_grass: fark privacy, fark the constitution, I would rather be alive as a slave than be dead and "free".

I was going to say something pithy suggesting maybe you should move to a country that shares your values but then I remembered that over the last 12 years or so, most Americans have come around to your way of thinking.

/depressed now.
//I wonder how difficult it would be to emigrate to Holland.


Holland's full of jerks. I'd suggest Australia, nobody ever farks with them.

Or New Zealand, except it's full of hobbitses.
2013-09-11 09:41:32 PM
1 votes:
Wasn't the first victim this guy?

cdn3.sbnation.com
2013-09-11 09:37:09 PM
1 votes:
That was an interesting read. I'm glad I got to find out about this guy. Thanks for keeping FARK running that day, Sir. It was pretty much the only online news source that was working, even over on this side of the pond.

super_grass: This is why scum like Manning, Assange, Snowden, and their supporters need to be ridiculed as much as possible. Imagine how many more 9/11s will happen if they got their way and we dismantled our defenses against terrorism?

fark privacy, fark the constitution, I would rather be alive as a slave than be dead and "free".


...for someone with that opinion you have a hugely ironic username
2013-09-11 09:35:11 PM
1 votes:

super_grass: fark privacy, fark the constitution, I would rather be alive as a slave than be dead and "free".


8/10, but you failed to stick the landing
2013-09-11 09:33:24 PM
1 votes:

Whiskey Dickens: I'm pissed that a former IDF member didn't knock the requisite heads. Would have made for an inspiring story if he'd taken out at least one with his hands.
C'mon! Like, isn't that the average IDF guy's wet dream? On a plane full of terrorists and no holds barred?


Well, I could take the conspiracy theory derp up to 11 and say that the Israel Defense Force caused the plane to crash into the tower and this guy really wasn't killed until it hit the tower because he was part of the Israeli conspiracy to cause 9/11/
2013-09-11 09:27:17 PM
1 votes:

super_grass: This is why scum like Manning, Assange, Snowden, and their supporters need to be ridiculed as much as possible. Imagine how many more 9/11s will happen if they got their way and we dismantled our defenses against terrorism?

fark privacy, fark the constitution, I would rather be alive as a slave than be dead and "free".


That's some weapons grade derp right there.
 
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