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  • Fab4 15 Apr 2013 21:20:09 6,077 posts
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    Certainly looks like a bomb, from the footage. Gas leak would have been worse.
  • superdelphinus 15 Apr 2013 21:20:11 8,070 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    @OptimusPube Were reports of a small homemade device which had ball bearings in
    reports from whom though? how the fuck would anyone know the nature of any device and where it was made less than an hour after the event?
  • superdelphinus 15 Apr 2013 21:22:13 8,070 posts
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    ...though ap reporting two more devices have been found
  • Deleted user 15 April 2013 21:23:00
    This is horrible. Im listening to the police scanners at the moment. It sounds like mayhem.

    Its worth keeping an eye on this Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/1cen3t/there_was_just_an_explosion_at_the_boston/
  • elstoof 15 Apr 2013 21:23:32 7,370 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    BBC are usually the slowest to report, just because they tend to stick to confirmed stories on the newswires or from their local reporters, whereas other stations will happily go with Twitter, etc.
    They'll happily print a tweet from Paula Radcliffe on the website though.
  • The-Bodybuilder 15 Apr 2013 21:24:32 14,204 posts
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    2 Police officers dead.
    The moment you kill an american police officer, you've done maximum damage. Expect things to escalate to a high degree now.
  • superdelphinus 15 Apr 2013 21:24:48 8,070 posts
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    I would do, or at least ask for some insurance
  • SuperCoolEskimo 15 Apr 2013 21:26:27 9,830 posts
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    That guy in the footage wearing blue in the road who starts taking out his camera and nonchalantly says 'Oh my gosh they're dead' without trying to help - what a dick.
  • OptimusPube 15 Apr 2013 21:26:49 3,031 posts
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    lukejones wrote:
    This is horrible. Im listening to the police scanners at the moment. It sounds like mayhem.

    Its worth keeping an eye on this Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/1cen3t/there_was_just_an_explosion_at_the_boston/
    Reddit's servers are under massive strain, it's understandable really.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
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  • Khanivor 15 Apr 2013 21:27:42 40,772 posts
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    Terrible level design, so 90s.
  • superdelphinus 15 Apr 2013 21:28:01 8,070 posts
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    signing out of it all now, feeling a bit of a disaster voyeur
  • Khanivor 15 Apr 2013 21:29:27 40,772 posts
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    So, apparently it's a holiday celebrating the start of the Revolutionary War in MA today...

    I'm predicting the NRA making hay out of this by the 11 o'clock news.
  • The12thMonkey 15 Apr 2013 21:29:54 267 posts
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    @superdelphinus Well, twitchy, then
  • OptimusPube 15 Apr 2013 21:30:14 3,031 posts
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    I can't get into Reddit at all, just keep getting the heavy load screen after many refreshes.

    You better watch out.
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  • MrDigital 15 Apr 2013 21:33:31 1,866 posts
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    @Goodfella

    Not sure about why, but as for how, surely it's incredibly easy to intercept police radios. In fact, I am sure you can even get apps to do it, and we in the UK could even listen to American cops in real time.

    I think...

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • Maturin 15 Apr 2013 21:36:11 3,004 posts
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    Reuters: Police have confirmed another explosion at JFK library in Boston in U.S.
  • Roddles 15 Apr 2013 21:38:02 1,898 posts
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    http://www.dotnews.com/2013/jfk-library-official-fire-not-related-marathon-attack

    "JFK Library official: Fire not related to marathon explosions"

    Edit: Or maybe not. No idea at this point.

    Edited by Roddles at 22:03:03 15-04-2013
  • ronuds 15 Apr 2013 21:44:01 21,788 posts
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    Some nasty stuff on that reddit feed. You're better off not seeing it!
  • OptimusPube 15 Apr 2013 21:44:51 3,031 posts
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    Yes you can with digital scanners but I'm guessing you'd need one of those massive aerials to reach that far from here. I've seen a couple around in back gardens where I live, they're massive like mobile phone masts. I'm sure you'd need a special permit for them.

    Similar to this.

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  • Shikasama 15 Apr 2013 21:46:07 6,837 posts
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    For fucks sake this thread is why I hate rolling news. No-one knows anything, spreading rumour, photos and videos, turning the whole thing into an entertainment product.
  • OptimusPube 15 Apr 2013 21:46:59 3,031 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    Some nasty stuff on that reddit feed. You're better off not seeing it!
    I've gotten in with patience, it's in read only mode at the moment which is a first for me, their servers must be melting, grizzly stuff indeed.

    You better watch out.
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  • Trowel 15 Apr 2013 21:49:04 17,766 posts
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    Goodfella wrote:
    The12thMonkey wrote:
    London Marathon next weekend. My sister's running in it. Connected or not, London's going to be on high alert, I guess...
    ...and so the media panic mongering will begin.
    Yes, based on absolutely nothing except explosions, multiple casualties and deaths at a smaller scale marathon weeks earlier...
  • ronuds 15 Apr 2013 21:49:50 21,788 posts
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    @OptimusPube - There were links with pics. I don't know why I clicked them.
  • OptimusPube 15 Apr 2013 21:51:25 3,031 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    @OptimusPube - There were links with pics. I don't know why I clicked them.
    Same here, I've been internetting for too long.

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  • FWB 15 Apr 2013 21:54:45 44,583 posts
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    Until you know who did this, it isn't completely insane to be extra cautious here. Tho I suspect the security forces already are. Alas the media circus is exactly what the perpetrators want.

    My money is on a native white guy.

    Edited by FWB at 21:56:05 15-04-2013
  • OptimusPube 15 Apr 2013 21:55:19 3,031 posts
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    So no reports of a bomb or bombs from the commissioner.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC

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