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Brad Fitzpatrick

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Again, good for homeland security! [May. 18th, 2005|09:25 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Remember my last post, making fun of homeland security mentions? How about this one....
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Remote haptic interaction could allow people who are allergic to dogs and cats to caress their pets remotely. Used in zoos, it may allow visitors to pat a lion or scratch a bear. A security officer could remotely and silently signal a dog wearing a haptic suit, giving the animal instructions by simply touching it, which could be useful in rescue work or homeland security applications.
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Ahh yeah. Remotely petting chickens and fighting the terrorists. All things connected.
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[User Picture]From: lithiana
2005-05-19 04:48 am (UTC)
could allow people who are allergic to dogs and cats to caress their pets remotely

okay, maybe this is normal and i just missed it or something, but... if you were allergic to an animal, why would you keep one as a pet?
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[User Picture]From: janinedog
2005-05-19 04:55 am (UTC)
Well, if you really love a certain type of animal but are allergic, you would probably do whatever is needed to have one with minimal suffering. That said, I don't see how this thing would help, because you can be allergic to an animal and not touch it. If they're implying that you keep the dog out in the garage and never actually interact with it face-to-face, well...that's just cruel. :P
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[User Picture]From: original_copy
2005-05-19 05:02 am (UTC)
So Livejournal decided to restrict free users from changing from style to style? This is crap, I originally had a paid account and made a few styles. I was told that we were able to change styles under free accounts but we couldn't go back and edit styles. That was fine with me, as long as I could change styles, I was happy. At the near end of my paid account I made like three styles so that I was able to use them under a free account. This is the only reason why I paid for a paid account. I like having different layouts.

Is this a temporary thing, or is this permanent? I'm hoping this is a temporary thing while you guys update the current public styles that you're supposedly working on. If not temporarily, then is there any way I can get some credit? I mean, I was told that I could use my styles permanently, I just couldn't edit them...and now I can't even use the styles I've created.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-05-19 05:16 am (UTC)
My userinfo bio asks to not bug me about things I don't know about. That's what's support is for. To direct things to the right person. I'm not the right person.

But back on topic, do you like to remotely pet chickens?
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[User Picture]From: caladri
2005-05-19 06:44 am (UTC)
Your smack-laying-down fu is weak.
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[User Picture]From: brusse
2005-05-19 09:55 am (UTC)

But how are they going to prevent terrorists from remotely petting chickens as well???
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[User Picture]From: anildash
2005-05-19 07:05 am (UTC)
i can't wait until tags, so i can just browse your homelandsecurity entries
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-05-19 07:25 am (UTC)
And my "canblowme" posts about dumb companies.
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[User Picture]From: feren
2005-05-19 03:08 pm (UTC)
[Used in zoos, it may allow visitors to pat a lion or scratch a bear.]

I only endorse this technology in zoos if there's some sort of reciprocity where the animals are given technology to remotely maul individuals in the crowd.
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[User Picture]From: robflynn
2005-05-19 03:19 pm (UTC)
Brilliant. I always knew that my girlfriend's leopard gecko was up to no good!
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[User Picture]From: robflynn
2005-05-19 03:23 pm (UTC)
Driving a ferrari would make me happy and it's good for homeland security. Yeah, Uncle Sam, you heard right!! Where's my new set'o'wheels?
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[User Picture]From: avatraxiom
2005-05-20 03:13 am (UTC)
Yeah! We can fight terrorism with OpenID! Once all those terrorists (since, you know, we're surrounded by them, all the time, everywhere... all over the place, really... always have been... for hundreds of years...) realize they can comment on anybody's blog easily and quickly using their own ID, they'll just start leaving comments everywhere until they get caught!

-Max
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