* Posts by Austin Denyer

15 posts • joined 26 Dec 2007

Apple can't dump Samsung, it needs those iPad displays – report

Austin Denyer
Coat

Re: new format

That's what _she_ said...

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South Korea: We're 'concerned' that Obama saved Apple from ban

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Facepalm

Re: Typical American behaviour

Unfortunately Canada would only take Obama if we took Beiber.

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James Bond inspires US bill to require smart guns for all

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Re: Need more reasons to carry?

In Kentucky the law is subtly different between protecting yourself and protecting another.

Protecting yourself, the standard is "the situation as it appeared to be".

Protecting another, the standard is "the situation as it actually was".

If a joker points a gun at me, says "I'm gonna shoot you" and I shoot him first, and it turns out his gun was empty, I'm in the clear. If under the same circumstances he pointed it at my wife and I shot him I'd go to jail.

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Austin Denyer

Re: @Stuart Elliott (was: Want to "save the chilllllldddddrrren"?)

"I'm still not sure about the right to carry an unconcealed side arm without any permit at all."

The "Bad Guys" tend not to open-carry. They don't like to draw attention to themselves.

Personally I am not a fan of open-carry* (though I respect the right of others to do so if they wish) - it scares the sheeple and in the event of an attack the person open-carrying will be the first one shot. I like to keep the Bad Guys guessing. The fact that I'm covertly armed also protects those who aren't, as the Bad Guy has no way of knowing who is and who is not.

In Vermont people can carry concealed firearms without a license at 16. They have the 2nd lowest gun crime in the country...

* Full disclosure: I teach concealed carry classes.

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Austin Denyer

Re: So many ignorant people

Hardly any criminals purchase their guns at gun shows. The FBI did a study on this a few years ago. The vast majority either get them from friends or family, or they steal them.

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Austin Denyer
Black Helicopters

Re: gets my goat

"A well-educated electorate being necessary to the preservation of a free society, the right of the people to read and compose books shall not be infringed."

Obviously this does not mean that only well-educated voters have the right to read or write books. Nor does it mean that the right to read books of one's choosing can be restricted to only those subjects which lead to a well-educated electorate.

The purpose of this provision is: although not everyone may end up being well-educated, enough people will become well-educated to preserve a free society.

Nor can it be construed to deny one's pre-existing right to read books if there are not enough well-educated people to be found. The right to read books of one's choosing is not granted by the above statement. The rationale given is only one reason for not abridging that right, there are others as well.

Similarly the Second Amendment states, the people from whom a necessary and well-regulated militia will be composed, shall not have their right to keep and bear arms infringed.

It was the Founders' desire "that every man be armed" such that from the "whole body of the people" (militia) a sufficient number would serve in the well-regulated militia.

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Austin Denyer
Mushroom

Need more reasons to carry?

How did this happen in a country that bans guns and sharp pointy things? This is one of the reasons I carry...

http://www.libertynews.com/2013/05/breaking-terrorists-scream-allahu-akbar-as-they-cut-a-british-soldiers-head-off-in-broad-daylight/

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Austin Denyer
FAIL

Re: gets my goat

And look where your Magna Carta and Bill of Rights has got you. You can't even carry sharp pointy things. All the while the criminals strip people in the streets (during the Occupy BS) and home invasions are on the rise.

I have experienced both systems. I was born and raised in the U.K. and lived there for 30 years before moving to the U.S.A. When the bad guy breaks into your house and grabs your daughter, you reach for your phone and call a cop. I'll reach for my gun...

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Austin Denyer
FAIL

Re: gets my goat

Look up what the founding fathers said about what constitutes "the militia". It is The People.

Plus, the militia part only states one reason for needing the right to bear arms, not the only reason.

As I said elsewhere, try rephrasing it like this:

"A well-educated electorate being necessary to the preservation of a free society, the right of the people to read and compose books shall not be infringed."

Obviously this does not mean that only well-educated voters have the right to read or write books. Nor does it mean that the right to read books of one's choosing can be restricted to only those subjects which lead to a well-educated electorate.The purpose of this provision is: although not everyone may end up being well-educated, enough people will become well-educated to preserve a free society.

Nor can it be construed to deny one's pre-existing right to read books if there are not enough well-educated people to be found. The right to read books of one's choosing is not granted by the above statement. The rationale given is only one reason for not abridging that right, there are others as well.

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Austin Denyer
FAIL

Re: Trigger Locks?

"In Canada, handguns need to be stored unloaded AND with a trigger lock AND in a locked cabinet (by law)."

And in Canada, the armed burglars wait patiently for you to go to your cabinet, unlock it, retrieve your gun, unlock the trigger, load the gun...

Fail.

I carry a firearm at all times (where legal) except when in bed, where it is within arm's reach. Anything else is locked in a safe.

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Austin Denyer
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Re: @Stuart Elliott (was: Want to "save the chilllllldddddrrren"?)

"Somewhere, there is an adult who is guilty of allowing a 6 year-old to access a firearm and kill a 4 year-old. The adult should be on trial for manslaughter, IMO"

In the state where I live (Kentucky) they could be facing felony charges for it.

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Austin Denyer
FAIL

So many ignorant people

It would appear that a great many people here have no idea about U.S. firearms laws, background checks, etc. The only way you can buy a gun at a gun show without a full NICS background check is if you buy from a private individual rather than a licensed dealer. That is no different to buying privately regardless of whether the transaction took place at a gun show or not.

(Full disclosure: I am a state-certified firearms instructor)

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BOFH: The Mandelboat virus

Austin Denyer
Linux

Pure Poetry

Title says it all.

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Dell's laptop customisation options not very customisable

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Flame

@ Andrew Smith

I disagree about Dell Business Support. I had a drive fail in a PowerEdge 2950 and it took a week of fannying around with Dell Business Support, firmware upgrades, etc. before they would finally agree the drive was borked and sent out a replacement. Had a similar incident a few months later with another 2950.

To cap it all, don't trust them when they say the PERC5 firmware upgrade can be performed on a running system. I made the mistake of trusting them (I have their statement that such an upgrade on a running machine was safe _in writing_!) and crashed a server with seven running virtual boxen...

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