74 posts • joined Friday 14th November 2008 19:46 GMT
Re: As a point of fact
I'm not too torn up about the gun control legislation failing. The last time we passed sweeping legislation in the emotional wake of a tragedy to 'make sure it never happens again' we ended up with the PATRIOT Act. Not to mention that none of the proposed measures would have prevented the Newtown shooting had they been in place beforehand, as the shooter's mother had a clean background and all of her firearms were purchased from licensed dealers long before the shooting and were all properly registered. Beyond that, the mass shootings that make the headlines are a drop in the bucket compared to the level of background gun violence occurring in our cities daily. The vast majority of crimes are committed with small handguns that are illegally purchased and possessed by desperately impoverished people.
Gun control is already in place. More robust universal background checks may or may not make some small difference, and better enforcement of existing laws would go a long way, but the real problems are social welfare issues, primarily extreme urban poverty and an abysmally poor mental health system.
Is America the model for the world? No. Our legislature is woefully inefficient and is populated almost entirely by sideshow clowns. That being said, focusing what little legislative attention and effectiveness we do have on scary black plastic assault weapons and scary fifty caliber sniper rifles is a waste of time and resources that could be better spent elsewhere.
As a point of fact
There are zero recorded incidents of a .50BMG rifle ever being used in the commission of a crime. They weigh north of 30 pounds and aren't particularly easy to tuck into your waistband and knock over a liquor store with after all.
The stuff is flying off the shelves because it is identical to Hornady's standard self-defense loadings but is selling for $5 less per box.
That picture on the taser shotgun page
Dope has his Redimag on the wrong side of the rifle. His spare magazine is blocking the ejection port.
You missed a few points,
but that is ok, comprehension can be challenging sometimes.
As mentioned in the previous articles, the drivers are weighed at each stage of the race and ballast is added to standardize the added weight to each vehicle, and this article took rolling friction into account.
Not in America they won't
as the courts here have decided and upheld that flashing one's lights in other drivers in a manner not meant to dazzle them is protected under the Freedom of Speech
Unfortunately the last foundries closed decades ago and most everyone who worked in them moved into other fields, like working at the local Mack truck manufacturing plant, driving said trucks, or construction contracting for the seemingly endless housing developments going up in the area. The people working for Amazon are probably younger types adverse to manual labor who signed on because it is an internet company.
Perhaps a recent change in careers?
Take the banks for a loop by ATM skimming for a few years and then start up a security firm against it once competition gets going. Continue taking money from the banks, but get benefits and overtime to go with it.
Hundreds of years in the future?
Not necessarily. That whole thing is left intentionally ambiguous, as the only indication is the voice at the beginning saying "you have been in isolation for 99999bzzzt days" which could just as easily be an error as it could be accurate.
Also it'd have to only be a handful of years at the most for the Half-Life tie ins to be meaningful.
Does amanfrommars1 work in the Pentagon now?
Look at the acronym density in those quotes from the proposal.
Having actually played Duke Nukem Forever at PAXEast,
I can confirm that it is in fact a real thing that exists, and the demo levels were polished and bug-free, so I'm willing to believe it will be on shelves this year. That said, the gameplay was somewhat mediocre, what little I experienced of the AI was distressingly basic (run at you in a straight line while shooting upon seeing you until one of you is dead), the controls were frustrating, and the graphics were passable at best. The humor and the all the expected bombastic qualities are there, but Game of the Year it isn't.
Presumably the condition of the devices on arrival was not specified.
It'll be somewhat difficult to reverse engineer the equipment after it's had a good once-over with a sledgehammer and a blowtorch.
The robo-geeks may be able to turn this around
I'd think getting the box into some manner of Faraday cage before opening it would prevent the activation of any remotely controlled devices, with the added bonus of unwittingly setting off the CS trap early. The robot folks may have thought of it, they made a shuriken railgun after all.
A person is not considered 'tried' until a jury presents a verdict. If a mistrial is declared of if consensus cannot be reached by the jury, there can be another trial. For one so proud of the Bill of Rights you seem to lack understanding of its interpretation and application.
Standard circa 1995 perhaps.
Even with integrated graphics just about any PC can do 1024*768 on low settings with new games. Where is the benefit of OnLive?
Why is this news?
Had she gone after him with a perfectly legal and normal handgun, this would not make the news. What is the infatuation with the Taser?
Re: Arresting the mother
In the US, the ESRB is not a government construct and does not have legal authority. Most retailers have a policy of not selling 'M' rated games to persons under the age of 17, but there are no national laws on the subject, and I know of no local statutes that make the purchase of such games an arrestable offense.
Also, Re: Pulling the plug: This would only enrage the 14 year old, and I doubt a physical confrontation between him and the single mother would end well for anyone.
Prevention is the right approach, and the mother should never have allowed the situation to go unchecked so long.
Good thing it has automatic controls for going up slopes
Because by the looks of it, the rider will too busy hanging on for dear life on anything steeper than 10 degrees.
Also, what if you intend to run into small children? Can you turn the avoidance system off?
RE: Goat Jam
I haven't bought a PC game at a retail store in over a year now. The ease and convenience of Steam and other online purchasing methods is far superior, so shelf space at a local store isn't really a great indicator any more.
@ Bracken Dawson
You are incorrect. Perhaps you missed the part where it ejected shell casings when fired, was referred to in the video as a "firearm," and decided to jump to ill-informed conclusions before even taking the time to look it up.
I would guess that their reasoning for using the suppressed pistol was so that they could still talk with eachother and hear the game sound without having to bother with hearing protection.
As an American gun owner
I've tried systems like this before, usually done indoors with a CO2 pistol, and while most work reasonably well, they are not worth the time and effort yet when compared to an IDPA or similar live-fire course with popup targets. This sort of thing would be just as fun with an airsoft or laser tag gun, which really makes it just a graphical upgrade on Duck Hunt.
All well and good until
the terrorists or the yoof get their hands on them. I prefer having them only be able to drive into the nice solid brick walls of the ground floor of my house, not crashing through my roof.
The biggest issue with BMI
Is that it completely ignores muscle mass. Any reasonably muscled athlete will rate as fatter than the standard lardgut.
you think they've come up with the perfect example of a nanny state policy, they make up a better one.
Does it have two graphics cards? Why not simply have one better one with a variable clockspeed? If they had to cut out the removable battery to save space, why would they then cram a bad graphics card and a slightly less bad graphics card in?
Also @ Dru
Your comparison fails to touch on things that actually matter, like CPU, GPU, HDD, and so on. Provide more detail please. You also appear to have stuffed up your currency, as £1949 is $2,680.46, and upgrading from Vista Home Premium to Ultimate does not cost $300. I'd say the Toshiba is a good deal for $600 less. Tool.
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