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Venezuela Bans the Commercial Sale of Firearms and Ammunition

alnjmshntr Re:Of course as a counter example (828 comments)

Canada has no where near the amount of handguns per capita that the US has, especially if you exclude hunting rifles which are never/rarely used in any criminal activity.

In terms of concealable weapons Canada has 10 times less per capita then the USA. Plus there is very little in terms of gun culture here, very few people want to own guns.

So your example or whatever point you are trying to make is meaningless.

more than 2 years ago

Chrome Browser Usage Artificially Boosted, Says Microsoft

alnjmshntr Re:Google has this habit (272 comments)

I use Bing, simply because I also use Gmail and I don't want Google to be able to build up a huge profile on my web activity.

Really Bing is not at all bad, though the one thing I miss is the Google calculator.

more than 2 years ago

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Successfully Reaches Orbit

alnjmshntr Re:USA rocks (282 comments)

The reason for conscription in those days was not so much to prop up the apartheid government as it was to fight a proxy war against the Soviets and Cubans.

more than 2 years ago

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Successfully Reaches Orbit

alnjmshntr Re:A Moment of Silence and Respect please... (282 comments)

Actually they mentioned in the press conference, his remains were actually in the second stage, not in the capsule.

more than 2 years ago

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Successfully Reaches Orbit

alnjmshntr Re:RSA rocks (282 comments)

God save the Queen. It makes me proud to be British!

more than 2 years ago

The Mathematics of Obesity

alnjmshntr Re:Exactly wrong (655 comments)

ACtually carbs fuel your brain not fat, so you probably should be ranking carbs a bit higher on the scale of what's important to me.

Fat is for survival, carbs are for activity. That's not to say that some humans can't burn fat for activity, some do very efficently, but it takes lots of training and is not the norm.

more than 2 years ago

Wikipedia Moves To Delete the Free Speech Flag

alnjmshntr Re:Why the surprise? (258 comments)

Where exactly can you find an objective collection of information? It doesn't exist.

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks Nominated For 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

alnjmshntr Re:Century (495 comments)

Nelson Mandela was also the head of a terrorist organisation, why don't you mention how giving him the Nobel prize has tarnished their credibility?

more than 3 years ago

Laser Incidents With Aircraft On the Rise

alnjmshntr Re:sad thing is ... (546 comments)

Using a .44 to defend yourself against a bear is about as stupid as you can get. Bear spray is far, far more effective especially in a close encounter which is the most dangerous situation when encountering bears. Even more effective is knowledge of how to avoid bears and what actions to take when you do encounter them.

And needing a gun for protection against wolves? Really? Does your cousin know anything about the wild?

A gun is useful for killing things for food. Other then that it is useless.

more than 3 years ago

Is Mark Zuckerberg the Next Steve Case?

alnjmshntr Re:Huh? (470 comments)

The only problem that I see in this whole theory is that there is no next best thing.

Twitter sure isn't it. And what will the next big thing be? Facebook had obvious improvements over MySpace, what new thing is going to have what obvious improvements over Facebook?

more than 3 years ago

Google Settles Buzz Privacy Suit

alnjmshntr Re:Alternate Headline (165 comments)

Let me put it this way. A businessman (Google) sells bicycles (You). The businessman builds a factory (Gmail) to make bicycles. The businessman sells bicycles to kids (advertisers).

The bicycle is just the product, it doesn't pay anything.

more than 3 years ago

Website Mass-Bans Users Who Mention AdBlock

alnjmshntr How does one pay the bills? (660 comments)

When you don't have ads? I guess Slashdot's slashvertisment is the best way, it's certainly the least unobtrusive way of advertising.

more than 4 years ago

iPad Review

alnjmshntr Re:Location without GPS (750 comments)

It's works many places. I just travelled to a bunch of countries in asia, australia and new zealand with an IPod touch and the maps app invariably gave me an exact location. In places like Singapore it was outstanding, it could give me precise location down to the street corner as I walked along.

more than 4 years ago

New Linux Kernel Flaw Allows Null Pointer Exploits

alnjmshntr Re:Double standards (391 comments)

Right... Because Microsoft are really losing sleep over the negative comments posted on slashdot, so they have assembled a crack team of slashdotters to game the moderation system in their favour.

You have to be kidding me.

more than 5 years ago

SpaceX Boosts Malaysian Satellite Into Orbit

alnjmshntr Re:Comparison to Space Shuttle invalid (71 comments)

Falcon 1 contains something of an abort mechanism. Half a second after launch a diagnostics check is done and if anything looks wrong the mission is aborted and the rocket remains on the ground. This protects the payload from being destroyed if the rocket does not fire exactly as expected.

more than 5 years ago

Users and Web Developers Vent Over IE7

alnjmshntr Re:Trash IE all you want but.. (528 comments)

And I would add: What the hell does Silverlight have to do with IE anyway? It sounds like the guy doesn't know what he is talking about. Silverlight runs in a browser called IE, erm yeah that's about it.

more than 6 years ago


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