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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

amiga3D Re:Shot in the back (202 comments)

Shotguns are great for close in work. They are also better for someone who's not all that much of a marksman. If you don't practice with a pistol a lot, and I mean a lot, then you'd be lucky to hit someone at 25 feet in a firefight. I saw a video of a gunfight in a pool hall with a bunch of gang members emptying semi-auto pistols at each other at close range. One guy got hit in the arm out of hundreds of rounds fired. Trigger control on a pistol is everything. If you jerk it you missed unless you stuck it in the guy's belly. The retired Mountie that put him down used a pistol but he was a very experienced pro. I didn't see how many times the shooter got plugged but I bet it wasn't that many times and security fired a lot of shots.

6 hours ago
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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

amiga3D Re:Ugh! (202 comments)

The fact is you can never make anything 100 percent safe. It's just not possible. Anyone willing to die can cause havoc because really the only thing stopping them is the fact they'll die in the process. You can pass law upon law upon law and it doesn't matter because if someone is willing to kill and be killed then obviously the law doesn't matter. Laws are most effective on the law abiding so they end up punishing those who aren't a threat anyway. If we were a truly evil society then a law that responded by killing all of the terrorist's family in response might make them hesitate or that might not even work. Regardless that's not going to happen so all I can see is take all reasonable precaution and hope you have someone like that Sergeant at Arms on duty.

6 hours ago
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Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

amiga3D Re:Skydiving lesson (154 comments)

Being a geek you used logic to try to understand the joke thus fucking it up.

12 hours ago
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PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With 'Port Reports'

amiga3D Re:What does Bennett Haselton have to say? (68 comments)

You fail to understand. None of that happens by choice. When you're raised in the ghetto, abandoned by your father and your mother is uneducated and often unemployed your odds of getting out of that vicious cycle are not good. Then actual racism which while not as prevalent as in the past but still exists kicks in and things become worse. I look at it and I have to admit I don't know what to do about it but I know what we've been doing isn't working. Instead of trying to fix the World's troubles we'd better do something about the racial divide here before it blows up on us and the US ends up as a war zone.

yesterday
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

amiga3D Re:Safety Net (279 comments)

Better yet. This country is rich and can easily afford to house and feed a significant portion of it's population. The problem is that we pay them to have children and thus that portion of society grows at a greater rate than the more productive members who have much less children. The solution is to pay people to be sterilized. That way those that don't want to work don't have to and they wont be passing on that culture to another generation.

yesterday
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

amiga3D Re:Really? (279 comments)

When there is no real free market then there is no choice. The current era of corporate collusion can hardly be called capitalism.

yesterday
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German Publishers Capitulate, Let Google Post News Snippets

amiga3D Re:German IP is very restrictive (95 comments)

PBS is great. I used to love watching "This old house" and "New Yankee workshop" and "Victory Garden" and a lot of cooking shows and some of the BBC stuff. I had rabbit ears on my TV set and picked up 5 channels which was 4 too many. Now I have DirectTV with hundreds of channels and all I watch is History and Discovery Channels and.......PBS.

yesterday
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German Publishers Capitulate, Let Google Post News Snippets

amiga3D Re:Free aggregation? A problem? (95 comments)

Google agreed to drop the articles. That's certainly fair. Somehow the newspapers didn't think so though. Why? Because they need Google more than Google needs them. Evidently they need that Google traffic so they must make money off it after all.

yesterday
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German Publishers Capitulate, Let Google Post News Snippets

amiga3D Re:And three weeks to think it over. (95 comments)

I don't know if I'd call bing competition. All the computers at work are stuck with IE as the web browser, no other option. Every one of those had bing as default. I can't find a single one that hasn't been switched to Google. I know one guy who couldn't figure out how to switch it so he had to suffer with bing for a week until he got someone to show him how to change it. bing doesn't suck, it swallows.

yesterday
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

amiga3D Re:Intertesting (80 comments)

The disconnect is called snobbery. My device is faster, better, smaller, quieter or what have you. So what? The Pi has the right mix of versatility, power and price to make it a success. If it doesn't fit their needs then they should feel free to shop elsewhere.

2 days ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

amiga3D Re:Intertesting (80 comments)

And you're no exception to that rule.

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

amiga3D Re:That's the way the gyoza goes (329 comments)

And a gun is only one type of weapon. A lot of worse weapons are childishly simple to make.

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

amiga3D Re:That's the way the gyoza goes (329 comments)

Let's see, what was he saying there.....

"Yep, you're right - It's really important for gun nuts to have the liberty to gun down children at school."

That's really not what anyone said either. If he can use the "straw man" argument then it's fair for me too.

Personal weaponry for self defense and other legal uses is the right of every American. Just because some idiots choose to abuse that right isn't cause to take that right away. Arguing that it'll save thousands of lives is impossible to prove. We never know for sure how many people choose not to kick down a door or drag a woman away from her car because they fear the possibility of armed response. One thing about guns, they are the great equalizer. They make a 5 foot tall 100 pound woman the equivalent of a 6 foot tall 200 pound man. Murder wont go away no matter what you do. It happened for thousands of years before the invention of firearms.

3 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

amiga3D Re:That's the way the gyoza goes (329 comments)

And the number of violent rapes, robberies and other violent crime would skyrocket. Also just because you pass a law to outlaw guns you wont be getting a huge number of them back. Besides the millions of libertarians who automatically would be criminalized there are the hard core criminals who laugh at laws anyway. Why would a sociopath give up his weapon? He acknowledges no law but primal ones anyway. The people who do give up their weapons will be the ones that don't commit crimes and are basically good people.

3 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

amiga3D Re:Why do you own a gun? (329 comments)

You are of course correct. You don't know how many police they'll use to overwhelm you but you can bet it'll be a whole bunch and generally there are at least a few in that bunch who are itching to kill someone. Best way to fight the Feds is to hire a lawyer. Litigate.

3 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

amiga3D Re:Why do you own a gun? (329 comments)

Police don't shoot people for property crimes. Well....not usually. They shoot people when they go to arrest them for property crimes and they use a weapon to resist. I don't want to kill anyone over property but you have to figure that if someone breaks into a home where people are present that he is prepared to harm those people or he'd never break in with someone home. Most thieves will avoid homeowners but the ones who don't are dangerous.

3 days ago

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