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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

nyet Re:Linux, a miracle (516 comments)

Because if you aren't incompetent, you won't get yelled at.

Unlike a corporate structure, where you don't get yelled if you play the game right.

If you are incompetent, please don't develop linux kernel code. Go work for a corporation.You'll find you're a better fit, and if you play your cards right, you won't get yelled at no matter how bad you are at your job.

yesterday
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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

nyet Re:So SSL is nothing more than an honor system? (107 comments)

It's a shame that browsers have such freakouts over self signed certs, because there is really little difference between them and officially signed certs

Exactly. Especially since you can get a "real" cert from one of many, many, free cert signing services. What is the point?

about two weeks ago
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How MIT and Caltech's Coding Breakthrough Could Accelerate Mobile Network Speeds

nyet Re:what the FEC... (129 comments)

FEC algorithms do not treat (an unknown number) of lost bits as a stream of 0 bits, since it can't know how many bits are lost.

about 2 months ago
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How MIT and Caltech's Coding Breakthrough Could Accelerate Mobile Network Speeds

nyet Re:what the FEC... (129 comments)

FEC generally does not seek to recover lost data, only the proper state of flipped bits.

about 2 months ago
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Gun Rights Groups Say They Don't Oppose Smart Guns, Just Mandates

nyet Re:They don't "oppose" the technology (584 comments)

Daniel Sterling received (and still receives) death threats. Does that mean he's right, and all of his critics are crazy?

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

nyet Re:The bigger picture (765 comments)

So clearly the whole ideal of "the general public shouldn't have guns, only cops" doesn't make sense either.

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

nyet Re:The bigger picture (765 comments)

Step 1) Have a constitutional convention to repeal the 2nd
Step 2) Let me keep my firearms for sporting purposes.
Step 3) ???
Step 4) PROFIT

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

nyet Re:Tech isn't there yet (765 comments)

I'm not Arker, and his analysis hides all kinds of issues, especially considering not every gun out there is a .22lr pistol.

Bottom line, Armatix doesn't want you carrying their firearms for self defense for a reason. Somehow I don't think cops would take kindly to you telling them they have to replace all of their carry weapons with .22lr

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

nyet Re:Tech isn't there yet (765 comments)

What about people killed with their own firearms, or stolen firearms? Sure there are a few hundred. Should their lives simply be disregarded?

Yes. If they are outliers, and the numbers of lives saved dwarfs the statistical relevance of your outliers.

"If we can save just one life" is not a good basis for sound public policy making when it disregards broader consequences.

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

nyet Re:heh (765 comments)

"Disabling shots" are not used intentionally, and for a reason. Stating that they are "used frequently" is an outright fabrication.

You watch too many movies and/or play too many video games.

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

nyet Re:And any idiot with a soldering iron can bypass (765 comments)

This is exactly the point. The things that drive violent crime are not caused by increased firearm ownership rates. To that extent, you an expect any efforts to reduce firearm ownership rates to have no effect on violent crime.

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

nyet Re:Valid technology for "non-critical" firearms (765 comments)

What are the odds that somebody is going to run up to you while you are target shooting or hunting, wrest your firearm from you, and shoot you with it?

Non-critical firearms are generally stored locked and unloaded when there is a concern that a child or unauthorized person might get a hold of it.

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

nyet Re: Flawed reasoning (765 comments)

I'm not sure I follow. I am saying I dislike all legislation that makes firearms less reliable, including mag disconnects and poorly designed drop safeties.

I don't think most LCIs (unless very poorly designed) affect reliability, aside from the fact that they add more (pointless, IMO) complexity to the slide.

In any case, the problem with roster legislation is that while their stated purpose is "safety", they are invariably expanded to include any tech that can be added, such that it is becomes harder and harder to import new models into the state. A perfect example is CA's roster laws: even firearms that are identical (except cosmetically) to rostered models have to be re-submitted for testing *and* are required to adhear to all new rostering requirements, even though other identical models (albiet older) are already on the roster.

At no point are any new features ever subject to any scrutiny with regards to safety.... for example, microstamping. Is a firearm that does not have microstamping less safe than one that does?

Now you could argue that to you, it doesn't matter. All you care about is that there are less firearms being sold in CA. That is fine. That is your opinion. But you cannot claim the roster is about the "safety" of individual firearms, only that it is having the desired effect of slowing importation of firearms into the state.

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

nyet Re:Camera gun (765 comments)

Cite, please? Any kind of evidence at all to back this up?

"[T]he adjective “well-regulated” implies nothing more than the imposition of proper discipline and training." - SCOTUS DC v Heller

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

nyet Re:In the real world... (765 comments)

Personally I think private citizens should be allowed to carry whatever the police forces are allowed to carry.

I agree with this sentiment 100%

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

nyet Re:MOD PARENT UP (765 comments)

Which country?

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

nyet Re:Knowledge != Support (765 comments)

Most are sold for hunting and/or self defense

Citation? This is not my experience. Most of the people I know that purchase firearms do so either because they are collecting (finding a new, interesting firearm for their collection), or for target shooting (plinking, clays, paper, etc). Certainly that is what 99.99999999999% of the rounds run through those firearms end up being used for.

Hunters in my area are rare (urban) and maybe one or two firearms out of their entire collection (often dozens) are for SD.

about 2 months ago

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