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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Jack Griffin Re:Not comparable (599 comments)

I agree, freedom from the fear of being shot at any given time. I think you've confused freedom with self-interest. It's ok it's a common mistake in the US, you throw that word around like some sort of immunity device to do whatever you feel like doing. Probably to do with your previous administration and the media brain-washing that is so prevalent in your country. AMERICA Fuck Yeah! Coming again to save the mother fucking day yeah!

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Jack Griffin Re:Great one more fail (599 comments)

Switzerland has lots of guns, but lots of gun controls and regulations too, along with complusory military training (real training, not that yee haa we're gonna kick your ass GI Joe shit they teach you in the US). They also have much better health and education standards.

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Jack Griffin Re:Great one more fail (599 comments)

Hardly what I'd call diligent :)

No, but I'm not defending those people either. See how that works?

about a week ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Jack Griffin Re:Bad for developing brains (182 comments)

That news story was by the leading CEO of 2D games. Now you know how the world works...

about a week ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Jack Griffin Re:An Unbiased Opinion, Eh? (182 comments)

Slashdot needs to close comments as soon as things like this are identified. No further comment needed.

about a week ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Jack Griffin Re:why? (182 comments)

It doesn't. This is why it's called marketing and not science.

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Jack Griffin Re:Not comparable (599 comments)

Automobiles are not a necessary part of life. Ask the Europeans that constantly tell us Americans we are too enslaved to the notion that we all need our own car.

Well being European I can answer that for you. The "notion" which so seem to have missed, is that Americans are too focused on the car, without looking at other transport alternatives. Not that there should be no cars.
Hell all the best cars in the world are European so it's something we clearly know more than you about. Even in the most hippie pinko socialist parts of Europe, automobiles make life easier for the greater community, I've never seen a case in a civilised country anywhere of a gun making life easier for the average person.

They are a convenience, bordering on a luxury.

Just like running water right?

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Jack Griffin Re:Great one more fail (599 comments)

Um, I hope you read past that paragraph. Please tell me you didn't just stop there?

Just for you:
"Lott claimed to have undertaken a national survey of 2,424 respondents in 1997, the results of which were the source for claims he had made beginning in 1997. However, in 2000 Lott was unable to produce the data, or any records showing that the survey had been undertaken."

Hardly what I'd call diligent.

"In 2001, Rutgers University sociology professor Ted Goertzel considered multiple regression to be not of much use in proving causal arguments in studies by Lott"

So pretty much useless...

"Lott created and used "Mary Rosh" as a sock puppet to defend his own works on Usenet and elsewhere. After investigative work by blogger Julian Sanchez, Lott admitted to use of the Mary Rosh persona.Sanchez also pointed out that Lott, posing as Rosh, not only praised his own academic writing, but also called himself "the best professor I ever had"."

And this is known as lying. Great hero you have for your cause...

about a week ago
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John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

Jack Griffin Re: Talk is cheap. (266 comments)

Same. But cap guns, water pistols, cowboys and Indians are all a little different for realistic graphic violence of today's video games. I have no problem once they're teenagers, but just like with sex, kids need to be allowed to be kids, at least until high school.

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

Jack Griffin Re:Not just Reno (444 comments)

Relatively speaking I meant. If I'm paying $1500/year for coal, but can get Solar for much less than that, then relatively speaking, solar power is free...

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

Jack Griffin Re:Not just Reno (444 comments)

If coal based grid power costs me $1500/year, and Solar cost me $3000 for approx 20 years use then it is effectively free (in a relative sense - as in it costs no more than what I'm already paying).

about a week ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Jack Griffin Re:A solution in search of a problem... (326 comments)

It is against the law pretty much everywhere. However that law is enforced pretty much nowhere. It is just simply too difficult to enforce it,

Actually it's trivial to catch a lot of people doing this, I ride a motorbike and zip through traffic everyday and get up and close to drivers as I pass them (all crawling along at 20km/h). A fair few of them are using their phones, so all it would take is a fleet of bike cops, preferably undercover, on smaller bikes like scooters for maximum maneuverability, with cameras on the bike and helmet for collecting evidence. All the cop has to do is zip through traffic, while another is parked up the road with a video feed and pull all the offenders over. Do this for a few weeks, rinse and repeat randomly ever couple of months and see how it changes mobile phone use. Most traffic issues are behaviour based which can be fixed by closer monitoring of driver behaviour. Unfortunately our police depts only seem interested in easy catches such as speeding and drink driving.

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Jack Griffin Re:Great one more fail (599 comments)

If gun ownership were more tightly controlled, the 60,000 to 2,500,000 annual incidents of firearms self-defense (yes, huge error bars) would be reduced -- more people would be murdered, raped, and robbed from. Lives would be lost. Just like in all those countries that do already have tighter controls you mean? Oh wait...

Yes, we have more violence than other wealthy nations. We also have more of a problem with an unaddressed legacy of slavery and segregation, ongoing racism, ongoing economic injustice, and lack of access to useful mental health care than those nations do. Those factors have far more to do with our violence problem than access to firearms does.

I agree with you here. The problem is not just lots of guns, but all those guns do contribute. Merely banning guns won't solve anything, but weapon control is part of the puzzle. I've never heard of a strong social community that also involved high weapon ownership. Something about owning a weapon for protection (as opposed to say hunting) naturally implies fear, which implies something in your society is broken. The countries I've lived in I've never had that feeling. But every one of those had strong universal health and education systems, so maybe American could start there.

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Jack Griffin Re:Not comparable (599 comments)

More people are killed by the freaking morons that drive cars every month than gun violence. yet I dont see any of these bleeding heart idiots clamoring for tougher drivers license restrictions.

Maybe you should get out more. There's been more laws devoted to control and regulation of the automotive industry than any other in human civilisation. In fact in most law enforcement departments, the branch dedicated is traffic control is the largest. So yeah, maybe it's just you....

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Jack Griffin Re:Not comparable (599 comments)

The difference of course is that construction and automobiles are a necessary part of life so accept the risks that come with their use. But because of those risks, we also happily accept controls and regulations to assist minimise the dangers. As with every other country in the world, weapons are dangerous and are therefore controlled and regulated to minimise the damage done. Why is this such a hard concept for Americans to understand?

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Jack Griffin Re:Great one more fail (599 comments)

in actually doing the due diligence of getting as much data as possible and explaining both his analytical methods and any potential weaknesses they might have.

Lies. Has has be proven to make up data and conceals data that doesn't fit his ideology. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J... Go back to Creationist land where your brand of "science" means something...

about a week ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

Jack Griffin Re:sport? (207 comments)

Presumably that's because stupid people are more willing than other market segments to pay to repair or replace broken items.

FTFY

about a week ago
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Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation

Jack Griffin Re:Past all the NATed machines. hmm (266 comments)

I can't see how this would be that hard, especially when you consider DOD projects are used to costing tens of billions and lasting for decades (Think JSF, Nuke sub etc) Compared to those budgets and time frames, a big data store of most of everything online would be relatively trivial. Google and Facebook are probably already doing something similar.

about a week ago
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Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation

Jack Griffin Re:So they'll suffer from TMI (266 comments)

Blank spots stay blank. Example - Android phones have had NFC since Gingerbread, so if two operatives want to exchange data (photos of a target, NSA documents, etc), they can do it in person just by using Android Beam or Bump-to-Exchange, without saying a word to each other, just standing in line to pay for a newspaper.

\ Or you can, you know, just swap a paper envelope full of printed documents. This solution to this problem has already be in use for centuries...

about a week ago

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