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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

Molochi Re: Blind cars (242 comments)

Just in time for fusion powerplants.

13 hours ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Molochi Re: a quick search (318 comments)

And Civil tactics is about firing once and killing your target rather than reenacting a Peckinpah film.

yesterday
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Molochi Re: a quick search (318 comments)

I wouldn't even put 308Win in the same class as 30-06. It certainly wouldn't be my default choice to equip someone else to take down a grizzly or a moose. 30-06 or 762Russian loads support heavier bullets, I'd sign off on that.

I think there's a reason that the Canadian Rangers don't bitch about 303. If there's a rogue grizzly to take down they probably already own something more mass appropriate. The Enfield is a nice scout rifle to take down rabid critters up to mansized and 308Win fits very well as something that is better at doing just that.

yesterday
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Molochi Re:Enfield .303? Wow!! I know these rifles. (318 comments)

1930 was just a date thrown out for a lot of medium pressure (ie transitional cordite, not black powder) loads that persisted through and beyond WWI. Nobody AFAIK was still using low pressure black powder as their preferred load in their military even in WWI.

2 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Molochi Re:May I suggest (318 comments)

Hmmm, plastic bullpup stock on a mini-14? Yeah, that would be a fashion accessory on a pickup in texas.

3 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Molochi Don't be ridiculous (318 comments)

Well the real issue would be how powerful a handgun would be if it had scaled from about the turn of the 20th century. The c96 Mauser fired a 86grain bullet at +1400FPS. If that had scaled like silicon, we'd have bullet powered interplanetary travel. As for current significance, that 118 year old c96 handgun still does it's job. 100 years from now it would still be just as effective. Just keep it oiled.

3 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Molochi Enfield .303? Wow!! I know these rifles. (318 comments)

They are not replicating rounds like 303 in a new weapon because they are "medium" pressure longarms circa 1930. Modern metalurgy allows for a lot more power in the same package. 308Win (7.62NATO) is cheaper and better. I would imagine that all of the MMGs and sniper rifles that India has pointed at Pakistan are 7.62 NATO or something China has produced with similar balastics and energy.

3 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Molochi Re: a quick search (318 comments)

That's possibly a good point. Though I've never had a modern firearm fail due to anything other than a bad primer. Cycle the action. bang.

3 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Molochi Re: a quick search (318 comments)

308/762nato can be downloaded to 303 parameters. Heavier bullet and slower velocity. It's not a big deal, you can buy them in the store or if you're fanatical about it you could handload it to match your prefered balistic arc, but with a slightly heavier bullet for a little more life expectancy.

3 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Molochi Re: a quick search (318 comments)

I'd rather be using something like a 300 win mag (or more) if I was a ranger putting down a grizzly. That said 7.62NATO / 308Win can provide a similar mass bullet with similar balistics if that's what they want. It doesn't take 458 win mag if you can put a bullet through a rogue bear's eye socket.

3 days ago
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Cybercriminals Ramp Up Activity Ahead of 2014 World Cup

Molochi Re:How to protect yourself EASILY vs. this? (90 comments)

I thought APK got called back to the mothership years ago. Awesome to see he's still spreading the good word.

about 4 months ago
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Elevated Radiation Claimed At Tokyo 2020 Olympic Venues

Molochi Re:New proposal. (164 comments)

Yeah as BPY or as a relative value to exposure in Denver per Year.

1 year,9 days
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Valve Shows How Steam Controller Works In Real Life

Molochi Re:Movement precsion VS Look precision (139 comments)

Ten years ago and further back I used to play most PC games with a KB, Mouse, plus Joystick setup. That was for UT99, QuakeIII, Tibes2, and Mechwarrior2 and 3. also Sturmovik

In particular the joystick, having a twist grip, allowed (in MW3) relative movement mapping while allowing the mouse pointer to be free to point at things anywhere on the screen. So say in in a mech I could be moving "forward", rotate my torso 70-80degrees right, use the hat to shift my field of view 90degrees further to the right of my torso facing, and use the mouse to target things behind me with right arm weapons or anything that could lockon. My favorite setup of any game for controls.

Sadly much this functionality and immersivness was removed from MW4 because it was designed for the Xbox controller and thus had no provision for targeting things with a free mouse cursor.

1 year,10 days
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Facebook Delivers Viewer Engagement Reports To TV Networks

Molochi Re:There is a problem with "viewership" (45 comments)

I would hope DVRs count for something for a basic cable tv show, They are paying for cable vs free broadcast. I missed the Sunday show at Brewvies in SLC and watched on Xfinity.comcast.net in the morning before work.

1 year,22 days
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Facebook Delivers Viewer Engagement Reports To TV Networks

Molochi Better spoiler (45 comments)

Hank builds a robot. It terminates his enemies.

1 year,22 days
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Facebook Delivers Viewer Engagement Reports To TV Networks

Molochi Re:Breaking Bad (45 comments)

TLDR, way better than Darth f'n Vader in Star Wars.

It's more of a cautionary tale. The main character is freed from a measure of fear of consequences by certain death and uses his chemist knowledge to make a quick buck to pay the bills. But it turns out, being really smart makes him quite good at being a badguy. Being masterful at something is seductive and he slides into the evil while justifying his actions, always viewing himself as the hero. But in the end he realizes the truth.
 

1 year,22 days
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Producing Gasoline With Metabolically-Engineered Microorganisms

Molochi Re:Hmmm... (233 comments)

I think of the ancient greek concept of nature as the progenitor to rational thought in the west. Rebellion against Taoist dogma in the east.

Yet we still have people that don't want to take any more responsibility for their actions than a beaver building a dam.

1 year,22 days
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Delta Replacing Flight Manuals with Surface Tablets

Molochi Re:"personal use" on flight-critical device (244 comments)

SOP is you train for your first plane as an "engineer" and if you're good you choose between first officer and then captaining the plane or upgrading with more training on a different plane. Though the constant divestiture of senior talent on corporate airlines I sometime feel like the baggage handler got promoted to captain.

1 year,22 days

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Bitcasa offers Infinite Local Storage is open for business.

Molochi Molochi writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Molochi writes "Tony Gauda, talks about his patented unlimited cloud storage service. Looks like a patent based on BS and not artificialy limiting storage to me but whatever...

SFW Warning: Techcrunch's video autostarts."

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