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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Oligonicella Re:More Pens, Less Swords (887 comments)

None of these are mutually exclusive. We should be doing all. Physical safety without physical defense is an oxymoron.

1 hour ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Oligonicella Re:Because only civilians are dangerous (887 comments)

Actually, I would have used the murder of that poor woman in DC by the police, et al. Over a hundred shots and she was unarmed and helpless in a car. Only one instance of police killing people for no reason and then hiding behind the badge of authority - and getting away with it.

2 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Oligonicella Re:ACLU (887 comments)

Mobs are raised by words. Mobs do not utilize the judicial system. Words can kill with some immediacy.

2 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Oligonicella Re:Militia, then vs now (887 comments)

The second amendment is not there to allow you to protect yourself from another person, it is there to allow you to protect yourself from that government with it's standing army and militarized police force.

"owning a gun is more of a threat to the gun owner and his family" - This is patently false.

2 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Oligonicella Re:Militia, then vs now (887 comments)

As someone who has spent a lot of time with swords, knives and staves, no. I would much rather have a pistol.

Harmless, round shaft? Not on an epee. It has a V cross-section and I can split your flesh with a fast dragging slash which will arrive a lot sooner than the sword will. As for your example of epee vs sword, there's a rather famous duel fought over that exact claim. The fencer slashed the hell out of the sabre bearer. It's the man, not the particular weapon.

There's no safe place to stab someone either.

As for range and projectile lethality, you are correct. The grenade however, has no place in this discussion. It's not defensive at all.

2 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Oligonicella Re:Militia, then vs now (887 comments)

Remember, Reno said she couldn't remember who made the claims. The person in charge of that horrid fiasco couldn't even recall who made the claims. Zero credibility.

2 hours ago
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

Oligonicella Re:space elevator failure (82 comments)

One ton of feathers, regardless if dropped one at a time, will smother and crush you. If it doesn't fall in a pile? Wonderful. Now you have forty-thousand square miles of fiber to clean up.

It is incumbent upon those who propose a technology to downplay the dangers. It is incumbent upon everyone else to point our their flawed logic.

5 hours ago
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Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes"

Oligonicella Not far enough. (117 comments)

What's needed is a technology to blur the camera's picture.

5 hours ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

Oligonicella Foolish (375 comments)

Anyone answering a question of this nature online is being foolish. AC, moniker or not.

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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Oligonicella Re:It's OK for Apple but not Microsoft? (552 comments)

IRS tax policy has nothing to do with computer usefulness. It's office equipment, not simply PCs.

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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

Oligonicella Re:This is what Republicans... (606 comments)

Do you have any teeth left at all after your knee impacted your chin?

2 days ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Oligonicella Re:It's not surprising (241 comments)

Moving along 4 dimensions with smooth analog controls is nicer than 2, and using something other than a mouse.

Might be true if that was how it worked. Even with keyboard control, you get three dimensional movement and a mouse gives analogue. What is this 4th dimension you can control, time? Not in a multi-player game unless you're talking about clipping, which isn't really control so much as an approved cheat on output timing.

I only use the keyboard for macro level actions like popping an inventory or map. Otherwise I use a customizable controller and customizable, multi-button mouse in tandem and I will guarantee that I can maneuver in 3D as well as you.

On the lighter side, auto-lock is for pussies.

3 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

Oligonicella Re:Peer Review (838 comments)

Academia is business as well, therefore....

3 days ago
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Crowd Wisdom Better At Predictions Than Top CIA Analysts

Oligonicella Re:Read the article. (136 comments)

There's a big damned difference between predicting that there might or will be a bombing and naming an individual culprit.

4 days ago
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Crowd Wisdom Better At Predictions Than Top CIA Analysts

Oligonicella Re:Seems fishy (136 comments)

Posting AC isn't *the* answer, only a part. Here on /. we frequently see ACs post with an appeal to authority, claiming national publication, having designed some new, cool and super-advanced kernel, etc. Those would need to be filtered out as well. I myself have referenced some personal project. Those too. Even the language used would have to be examined to remove certain subtext.

4 days ago
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Fruit Flies, Fighter Jets Use Similar Evasive Tactics When Attacked

Oligonicella Re:Don't reverse that (65 comments)

It was a joke, not a serious comment.

4 days ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

Oligonicella Re:Right! (577 comments)

Allow me to substitute some words. Having technical skills doesn't necessarily mean that someone is smart, especially when it comes naturally to them. Someone without natural technical skills and are able to apply their intellect to gain them are very intelligent, however. But a lot of technicians out there don't have to think about it much. - And yes, it's nice. In both venues.

5 days ago

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