Could Dick Cheney's Heart Be Hacked?

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  1. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Weird...
     
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    Such childish insults...
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    Who gives a **** about Cheney? My father has one of these :eek:
     
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    i have one of those.

    and i thought adroit's quip was he opposite of childish - it was lucid, inspired, and irreverent.

    not that the two are related...
     
  6. it5five macrumors 65816

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    ...or a joke.

    Are you serious? You need to get a sense of humor. Even Cheney himself jokes about the whole Darth Vader thing.
     
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    Liberals simply joke, while if it had been said by a Conservative about a lefty, it would be considered hate speech. How convenient.
     
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    Third item in my sig.
     
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    And fourth.
     
  10. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Ah, wrong once again. Also, completely misrepresenting what I had posted. Classic stevegmu.

    I am/was a huge Kucinich supporter, and guess what? I still laughed at all of the elf jokes made, all of the jokes made about his not having a chance at all, all of the jokes about him and his wife.

    And once again, I think you "conveniently" only read what you wanted. Cheney jokes about it himself. I know this may be difficult for you to understand, but I'll try. We know Cheney has a heart. Cheney knows he isn't Darth Vader. They are called jokes. Jokes are supposed to make people laugh. In fact, these types of jokes amuse even the person they are being made about.
     
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    The poster in question has said President Bush is 1000 times worse than S, Hussein. Somehow, I doubt he was joking.
    I didn't realize this thread was in the humor section.
     
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    I'm sorry, but what does this thread have to do at all with Bush or Saddam Hussein?

    I was under the impression it was about Cheney's pacemaker being susceptible to hacking. The poster in question made a joke directly related to the original topic. I don't think he seriously believes that Cheney has no heart. That would be medically impossible.
     
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    What, this isn't a bash D. Cheney thread?
     
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    I'll have to remember this post the next time you post a crude joke in a thread...
     
  15. Queso macrumors G4

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    I took it to be a thread about how heart pacemakers could potentially be hacked. A very worrying prospect.
     
  16. it5five macrumors 65816

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    No, it would appear that it is a thread about pacemakers, including the one Cheney has, being hackable. I thought that, too, was obvious. Especially since an article about it was posted in the very first post in this thread.
     
  17. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It wasn't started with that intent, no. This is a thread about a potential security problem with a certain type of pacemaker/defibrillator that our current vice president happens to have.

    I'd appreciate it if you would stick to the topic. If you want to start a "bash D. Cheney thread", be my guest.
     
  18. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    The article doesn't even mention D. Cheney. Wonder why the poster chose the title for the thread, instead of just something like- Researchers find potential vulnerabilities in defibrillator-pacemakers.
     
  19. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    No! Did you read the article?

    Bash him for having a pacemaker, of all things?

    Well it does, but leaving that aside...

    Seriously, you need to get rid of that persecution complex.
     
  20. Queso macrumors G4

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    On the contrary, the UPI article linked to by the OP most definitely does mention the VPOTUS.
     
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    eh:confused:

    And in answer the original question it is quite scary that they can be manipulated, good job it is practicably improbable at this moment in time.
     
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    Uh, you'd better look again. Fourth paragraph of the quote in the OP.
     
  23. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    LMFAO! I see pulling things out of your ass to bash liberals with is a recurring theme with you.

    Anyone else want to start a shovel fund for our friend here to help him dig out of the hole he consistently finds himself in?
     
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    Don't know how I missed that. Must have been distracted by the broken link.
    Proceed with the D. Cheney bashing.
     
  25. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'd rather we switched the topic to pacemakers. I take it that any initial exploit would be targeted at a specific person, like for example a political figure in high office, but would there be a possibility of such an exploit escaping into the wild via the 2.4GHz spectrum or similar?
     

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