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TSA Terminates Its Contract With Maker of Full-Body Scanner

IceNinjaNine Re:alpha test? (268 comments)

No, that's because I'm lazy and get tired of looking up the names of those organizations. Johns Hopkins APL and US Army Health Command are two. (Public Health Command? Something like that.) There's... two other organizations? Something like that.

I just fell out of my chair laughing. So in other words, you don't really know, do you? Just admit it.

about a year and a half ago
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TSA Terminates Its Contract With Maker of Full-Body Scanner

IceNinjaNine Re:alpha test? (268 comments)

Fuck your mother, and citations please. I'm looking at your follow-up posts, dickhead, and you've got nothing. What, are you under NDA, little gurl?

about a year and a half ago
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TSA Terminates Its Contract With Maker of Full-Body Scanner

IceNinjaNine Re:alpha test? (268 comments)

The health effects were well-studied long before they even tried to sell them to the government.

Maybe.. maybe not.. Shades of the taser...

about a year and a half ago
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New York Passes Landmark Gun Law

IceNinjaNine Re:Seems perfectly reasonable (1591 comments)

We have failed at our responsibility to safely possess firearms. We do not deserve them now.

Sorry son, you first.

Can you please tell me how much you will suffer?

Ohh, I don't know.. maybe because in New York I couldn't have my Springfield XDM? Looks like even though she tagged this guy with five rounds of .38 out of a revolver that she'd have been toast had there been accomplices. You might bleat 'anecdote', I will say 'do your own research; home invasions are getting nastier and are a trend'.

The protection of yourself and your family is your responsibility. Nobody else's.

The cops are not your friend. They are not there to protect you; they are there to clean up the mess. And yes, I'll use the cliche: the police are there in minutes when seconds count. In addition, I don't understand law enforcement needs full-auto variants of the AR-15 since many cops can't shoot worth a shit anyway, let alone handle full auto (which is largely used for suppressive fire in war). We used to out-shoot them all the time when I was in the military, and I laugh at them now at our local range. A couple of departments mandate a couple of hundred rounds a practice per year; the average in my crew is about 1000-2000 a month, minimum (some of these guys who have money are running through 6k a month).. of 'real' calibers (not counting .22 LR) and we're 'casual' handgunners.

As for shotguns (because you just know somebody's going to go there..).. let me see you clear corners with a shotgun like I can my semi-auto pistol. Just let me see a shotgun muzzle coming around a corner.. and if you do the 'come around then bring it up' trick you're already in my tritium 3-dot sights. Mozambique Drill in effect.

Bottom line is: whatever the average flatfoot has access to as a duty weapon, I should have access to. The criminals have access to EVERYTHING. My weapons are secure, but if you manage to break into my house while I'm not there and use a plasma cutter to open my gun safe, then the problem is you, not me.

Please note: I'm all for background checks, closing the gunshow loophole, and deveoping a mechanism that keeps the crazies away from firepower, as well as enchancing penalties for people who do not keep their weapons secured.

I don't know where you live in Texas, but wherever it is (unless it's Austin) just stay in the closet about your views on weaponry. It will save you serious emotional distress. I've lived in Texas and Arizona, and we'd have openly mocked you. Maybe even made fun of you. ;)

about a year and a half ago
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New York Passes Landmark Gun Law

IceNinjaNine Re:What about the existing guns? (1591 comments)

Indeed! The two shops I frequent are just about completely out. The smaller shop I hang out at mainly for their pistol range has seven used handguns and a couple of new overpriced 1911 Kimbers, whereas they normally have seventy or so weapons in the case and as many handguns in back. Their rifle inventory is down from 60 to 5, and those are used junk. They're backlogged on mainstream AR-15s for 16 months.

The larger shop is nationally known, and they normally have at least 200 pistols and 200 rifles on the showroom at any given time (don't know how many are warehoused, but they do have a warehouse), and they're down to about 1/3 of that. Most of what's left are some of the more esoteric revolvers (single action cowboy guns, weapons in odd calibers, etc) and some hunting shotguns.

about a year and a half ago
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Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

IceNinjaNine Re:Two questions (1388 comments)

Agreed!

about a year and a half ago
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Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

IceNinjaNine Re:Smart people know how to safely handle/store gu (1388 comments)

That home invasion type scenario is so remote in probability it is not worth worrying about.

It depends where you live. When I lived in a nasty neighborhood in a certain midwestern city it wasn't uncommon. That being said you can keep a fully loaded revolver in a LOCKED table top gun safe on the nightstand with reasonably quick access. Especially if you've got a model with the finger tip controls and the combo locked into muscle memory.
I'm a fan of the pump gun though..

about a year and a half ago
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Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

IceNinjaNine Re:Nothing related to guns can be considered "smar (1388 comments)

Plenty of smart people own guns, unless you are defining smart people as people who agree with you.

This is Slashdot. Of course (s)he is.

"The purpose of gun control is to guarantee the right of 110-pound women to fistfight with 210-pound rapists." - the net

about a year and a half ago
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Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

IceNinjaNine Re:Government Must Fear Pissing Off Its Citizens (1388 comments)

You think anyone in our government fears a mob with guns? Recall, this is the government that has a fleet of robots that roam the skies looking for people to bomb without ever risking a life.

*snicker* I've got some friends in units such as the 82nd Airborne that fear insurgents living in mud huts with shitty stamped AK-47s and improvised explosives.

about a year and a half ago
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Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

IceNinjaNine Re:Two questions (1388 comments)

Perhaps it depends who you are trying to stop. If you are trying to stop drug lords and mass terrorists who have many people in their organization who can easily disable the technology, then you're right, it probably won't stop them.

Kids root their own cell phones and circumvent DRM. Why would you think that it would take a major effort to disable this stuff? Not trying to be an asshole about it, just saying there will be a FAQ on the topic in about 12 milliseconds after that model of weapon is released.

about a year and a half ago
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Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

IceNinjaNine Re:Please... (1388 comments)

Multiple assailants, failure to stop, ammunition malfunction, etc.

Have you ever fired a handgun?

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice For Getting Tech Career Back On Track

IceNinjaNine Re:Start your own business (232 comments)

Yeah, I'm going to have to agree with this. The stinging irony is that your PhD is going to scare folks off despite that it demonstrates that you've got quite the noggin on your shoulders. Unless you're willing to omit it from your resume (which some MAY consider lying by omission) along with some creative verbage about what you were doing during that time, doing your own thing as the parent suggests may be the path of least resistance.

A friend of mine has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Computer Science. He always takes the risk and omits the PhD as he was getting no love from employers otherwise.

about a year and a half ago
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Newspaper That Published Gun-Owners List Hires Armed Guards

IceNinjaNine Re:Good Guys With Guns? (1435 comments)

Assuming that your statistics are true, all that means is that CCW licenses are currently strictly limited. Once we make them more common and widespread, you'll see the rate of violent crime go up.

Strictly limited? As in a background check to ensure that yu're not a felon and that you take 12 hours worth of coursework? And suicide.. is it really any of your business if the person is of sound mind? And please, don't tell me you're spamming your blog in here with weakass reasoning like the unfounded assertion above.

about a year and a half ago
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Newspaper That Published Gun-Owners List Hires Armed Guards

IceNinjaNine Re:Good Guys With Guns? (1435 comments)

You have absolutely no idea how my leftie coworkers talk about the conservatives in the office.. and we're (the conservatives) centrist Democrats. I find that many of the science and engineering types tend to be well reasoned and objective, while many of our liberal arts types tend to be much more emotive and subjective. That's why I asked for the stats in the first place. I'm just getting tired of getting an unsolicited earful since they know a couple of us are into sport shooting and also have concealed carry permits.

about a year and a half ago
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Newspaper That Published Gun-Owners List Hires Armed Guards

IceNinjaNine Re:Good Guys With Guns? (1435 comments)

No flamage intended, do you have a cite for that? There are some libruhl assholes that need clobbering with this in my workplace.

about a year and a half ago
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Newspaper That Published Gun-Owners List Hires Armed Guards

IceNinjaNine Re:you must be a mind reader (1435 comments)

Get a nice 16 gauge pump shotgun. Just aim in the general direction and you are gonna hit something with one shot.

Yeah, maybe your kid if you're that inept to believe what you just wrote.

I couldn't let this one fly just in case somebody reads this and takes it seriously. The shotgun does not throw a basketball-sized ball of death down the fucking hallway. At 3-4 meters it's more than likely going to be the size of a tennis ball depending on the ammunition used, as well as the choke and other aspects of the weapon in question.

And if you don't think that double-aught buckshot can't burn through an interior wall and whack little Timmy, I've got a bridge to sell you.

In addition, the whole First Amendment issue: I've got friends of mine in the NRA and other firearms organizations who are receiving death threats from left-wing morons. Thoughts on inciting violence? Hmmm??? Was the purpose of the article to inform or inflame? You mentioned that many interpretations are valid. I think the article was written for sensationalism and page hits.

about a year and a half ago
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Researcher Warns That Military Must Prepare For "Mutant" Future

IceNinjaNine Re:started in the 1960s (179 comments)

Wally-word. I like that! :) I was at Fort Dix, otherwise known as Fort Disneyland.

about a year and a half ago
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Researcher Warns That Military Must Prepare For "Mutant" Future

IceNinjaNine Re:started in the 1960s (179 comments)

Oh, we were fed the same line when I was in the US Army. Snopes says 'no', and to be honest I think any suppression was due to exhaustion from four hours of sleep and twenty hour training days.

about a year and a half ago

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