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OK, Let's clarify some things.... Answered

  • 1) OK, I will clarify this after it confused me for so much time. For those of you who didn't know,

Eric and canida are married


I tell you this to help you avoid all the stuff I went through. I saw a lot of things that pointed towards this fact, but nothing actually confirmed it. I didn't have the courage to ask here, if I was wrong, the embarrassment would be too much.... So there.



  • What happened to Stasterisk?

Star Simpson is a girl that strapped a fake bomb to her and tried to go through an airport. It was a circuit board with play doh attached to it in certain spots. She is currently a student at MIT, which explains the website url. So if you want to get more of an idea of who this Star Simpson girl is.

Check out

Although, I think Gorillazmiko made that quite clear. Get over it.



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Plasmana

11 years ago

Holy crap!

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Lithium Rain

11 years ago

WHAT????? THEY'RE MARRIED? For real? o_0 I had wondered, but just assumed I was silly to think so... That would explain why Eric posted his and Christy's signature together...but why don't they have the same last name then? I doubt.

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Keith-KidLithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Christy wilhelm........Christy Canida.......Christy wilhelm......Christy Canida.... I guess only the staff can answer that question. Ask them!

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canidaKeith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

Eric actually changed his last name to Canida, but continues to use Eric Wilhelm for business purposes.

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xACIDITYxDerin

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks for the bump *rolls eyes*

You can read the topic without having to post a comment.

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Lithium RainxACIDITYx

Reply 10 years ago

I've said it 4000 times before, I'll say it again: There's nothing wrong with bumping.

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CameronSScanida

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks a lot...I started snickering and almost choked to death on my apple.

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bumpusCameronSS

Reply 11 years ago

I'm with GoodHart on this one

LOL

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zachninmebumpus

Reply 11 years ago

Boy, you live up to your name! But I seriously LOL'd at that too.

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canidaLithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Indeed. The frequency of name change with marriage decreases proportionally with level of education attained. Thus most of my married friends have different last names.

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Lithium Raincanida

Reply 11 years ago

I see.

Well, I guess it's a little late, but, um, congratulations! LOL :)

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Lithium Raincanida

Reply 11 years ago

Lol. When is your anniversary so I can send a card or something ?

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Goodhartcanida

Reply 11 years ago

Thankfully, statistics are only relatively true ;-)
To me, it would not have mattered "who" took whom's name, in my case, as long as one agreed to do so....it is convenient in one way, and inconvenient for the one changing. My wife, who has had college education *shrug* was dead set on taking my last name (and also hates the designation: Ms.), and I, with a HS diploma, but well read, did not object, but did not really care one way or the other.
I know, I know, there is always ONE of us freaks in the bunch to mess up the numbers LOL

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SunbanksLithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

I wondered that too! There were some things that made me think they were married but...

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canidaSunbanks

Reply 11 years ago

Well, there are some things that made me think so too. I understand your confusion.

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

My Vet doesn't use her Hubby's last name (since she was diploma'ed before she was married, it helps eliminate confusion.

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=SMART=

11 years ago

That actually cleared up a few things for me :P thanks Diddnt know about stasterisk either :(

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Rishnai

11 years ago

Last I checked, play-doh does not come any any color that could possibly resemble C4. I'm suprised that they let me fly with a slightly out-of-date cell phone that obviously has been duct taped back together, or a bottle opener from a befunct beer company on my keyring. Either of those could quite obviously be a nukular misslie, or cream of wheat, or something like that. Maybe a subspace transmitter used to call the Borg. Jeez.

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Keith-KidRishnai

Reply 11 years ago

Hahaha!!! They really let you fly with an old duct taped cellphone?

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RishnaiKeith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

Sure did. Never underestimate the power of a pressed shirt and a valid ID with nothing outstanding. I saw soccer moms getting thoroughly searched while traveling with their little kids and husbands, obviously going for some fun in the sun, but nobody even blinked at my dad and I flying (middle of the day or the redeye back home) with no baggage, on a cross-country flight. All they did was xray everything and have us walk through the metal detector, while almost everyone else got stopped, searched, wanded, searched again, and then finally allowed to rejoin their sunscreen. Go figure.

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guyfrom7up

11 years ago

never knew about the star thing and that is idiotic. I think all police officers at airports and stuff like that should have training to learn about electronics so that they can inspect before making a huge mess. For example: Any electrical n00b can determine wether somethings is a little led display, or whether something is a bomb. Reading furthur... Had play-do attached?!? I think that that probably isn't true, it's just a cover up to make it seem like they arrested her for reason. it's all a big conspircacy!

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Rishnaiguyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

As for the description abilities of an electrical n00b, I'm not so sure. Remember the "it blinks.. it must be a bomb!" Boston bomb scare? Not only did a terrorist create dozens of bombs, but before he blew up the city,he just wanted to rub it in their faces by making them blink and flip people the bird. That's one fancy bomb, people...

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duck-lemonguyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

yeah but on the plane she could pretend it was a bomb to all passengers who may all be electrical noobs and could hold them up so it doesn't matter if it is real or not.

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NachoMahmaguyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

. And how do you propose to pay for all this electronics training? We're not talking a four hour class for 12 ppl; it's months of class for thousands of ppl. And then we have to train them in Chemistry, Physics, pyrotechnics, &c, &c, ad nauseum. . Much more practical to ban "non-conventional" items. . . Put yourself in the place of the security agent. You are working in a (very) high-security area. Most of your training has been aimed at detecting things that are out of the ordinary. You are also trained to assume the worst when you spot something OOTO. A stranger walks up with blinking lights and a circuit board on their chest. This is probably the first person you have seen in this area with blinky lights on their chest - something OOTO. This person also has a quantity of of an unknown substance that, under these OOTO circumstances, could very well be explosives. This stranger _claims_ it's PlayDoh, but you have no way to test it. You would be derelict in your duties if you did NOT go to "DEFCON 2" status.

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PatrikNachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

Smells like PlayDoh, tastes like PlayDoh... :-D

As for the circuit board - even a completely uneducated person could figure out it's harmless after a couple minutes of examination - it only had a couple of components, after all.

Sounds more like "guilty even after proven innocent" to me...

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NachoMahmaPatrik

Reply 11 years ago

> tastes like PlayDoh
. Are you volunteering to taste all suspicious substances at the airport? heehee
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> even a completely uneducated person could figure out it's harmless after a couple minutes of examination
. I disagree. Even if so, why should they have to spend the time making that determination? Any reasonably intelligent person (I'll assume Star is smarter than a RIP - you don't get to be a sophomore at MIT by being average) KNOWS you don't take that kind of stuff into an airport nowadays.
. And you don't use your friend John's nickname when you holler "Hi" to him across the terminal. ;)

> it only had a couple of components, after all
. And what could have been packed into the breadboard? Or hidden in her clothes? Yes, you or I could make that decision in about three seconds, but most security personnel (like most of the rest of the population) have zero knowledge of electronics beyond turning on the TV or clicking a mouse.
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. Did the authorities over-react? Not IMNSHO. This happened in an international airport, not the local DIY convention (this is the crux - if this had happened during, say, a traffic stop, it would be different). Could they have handled it better? Sure, but I have a hard time feeling sorry for someone who knowingly put them in that position to start with. I'm not saying that she is a bad person (from what I read, she's a very nice person), but it was very foolish to carry such a contraption into an airport.
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. From what I've been able to figure out, she was trying to get some publicity for her project. I'd have to say she succeeded swimmingly.

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skunkbaitNachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

I've been in the security industry for years, long enough to see the changes since 911. Years ago (Pre-911) I walked into an airport with some ammunition in my jacket (leftover from hunting) and the gaurd just said "throw it in the trash can. These days if you break wind in the airport your likely to be under suspicion! She should have known better, and the gaurds should get better training. But as most law inforcement officers know, it's the unseen bomb/gun/knife that you must be afraid of. I didn't see her shirt contraption, but if there was anything left to the imagination, I'm sure the guards were just following their training and instincts.

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NachoMahmaskunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

> I didn't see her shirt contraption, but if there was anything left to the imagination, ...
. If you're curious, Google Star Simpson. There are several pics online.
. While just about anyone with a little electronics background could have easily determined it was innocuous (if they were brave enough to get that close), it did look an awful lot like a movie-style bomb detonator.

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GoodhartNachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

In any case, it is a sign of our times when we hire the uneducated to look for things they need to be educated to look for, pay "officials" mega bucks for telling the workers to do their job correctly when many a worker (who is payed less) is more informed than the official (read: top manager), we do what is convenient not necessarily what is correct. I just think it is a sad situation all around.

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Patrikguyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

As far as I know, she did not have any playdoh attached to the circuit - she just had some playdoh on her (along with some other emblems of geekdom, no doubt...)

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Keith-Kid

11 years ago

You hurt my feelings.....