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121  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 09, 2013, 03:52:30 PM
122  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 08, 2013, 06:44:30 PM


That is great.
123  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: May 08, 2013, 06:24:11 PM
It's not so much that I shrug it off as inconsequential as that I take no pity on politicians who go out of their way to try to rob people of their civil rights and then raise hell when they get an (in this case, particularly effective) 'fuck you' in response to their trouble.  I feel particularly strongly about this given that the politicians raising hell are the same ones that were perfectly fine with the ATF/DoJ forcing gun shops to sell to known buyers for Mexican drug cartels and also helped see to it that no one but the whistle-blowers got punished for the deaths that resulted from that atrocity.

Now with that said, time will tell if it will be used in a successful assassination attempt, but I do have some doubts about that.  Keep in mind that even given the assumption of it remaining undetectable (i.e. no advances in technology improving to detect, say, a nail required to fire it) and cheap and easy access to a 3-D printer and any colors you please (you can print it out cheaply at a library, but the shape is so notorious that the idea of no one noticing and raising any alarms seems unlikely and with the kinds of funds required to buy one of the damn things a would-be assassin also has the money to set up a less risky operation than that, say, hiring a sniper), this is not a weapon which will be useful for shots requiring any level of marksmanship (i.e. anything beyond a few feet) and it takes some really damn poor security to let someone get that close to a president with a piss-poor imitation of a security camera and no press credentials to give evidence of their identity and purpose for being there.  They don't just let any random person walk straight up to politicians with a video camera or large bag in hand.  It is possible in theory, but I don't think it's particularly likely.
124  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: May 08, 2013, 09:34:37 AM
My understanding is that it has about three or four shots before the barrel breaks.  In theory that would make it a good 'Saturday Night Special' gun if it wasn't so large and obvious ("OH SHIT, HE'S BRINGING A HUGE BOTTLE OF WINDEX INTO THE BAR, RUN!").  That said, one could just print out several and switch between them for a mass shooting, but that's not the issue that concerns them.  The issue is that it's a weapon that's impossible to ban with any real effectiveness if a gun ban does occur, which is a terrifying prospect for any government on that particular power trip.  What are they going to do, send police to kick down the door of every person suspected of using a torrent site the file is on?  Ban libraries from carrying 3D printers?

125  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: May 07, 2013, 09:59:26 AM
It's real simple, this guy wants to tell the government to fuck off by giving idiots abroad a way to create a death-dealing device that can go anywhere. Even better is anyone actually giving this guy some form of press coverage to further spread his idea and concept.

Congrats man, you've got the new terrorist weapon of choice, AND it's eco-friendly.

What I find most amusing about this whole situation is the 'OMG WE MUST BAN THE 3D PRINTED GUN' freak out going on in Washington.  Yes, because you're going to have great luck banning something that can be uploaded to any torrent site in the world.
126  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 05, 2013, 09:05:51 AM
You know, the one crouching with a bass does have a distinct resemblance to Rob Trujillo, maybe that's where the inspiration came from.


EDIT:  Why the fuck is that Satanic Sacrifice Ritual Area filled with Stars of David?  Goddamn anti-semites.

Yeah, seriously, these are hilarious.  I love the ninja and ninja turtles ones; awesome teachers are awesome.
127  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 04, 2013, 09:28:54 PM
Had to make a tough call on whether this belonged here or under today's news:

The image is huge so I'm just going to link to it.
128  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 03, 2013, 09:12:20 PM
129  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Game Dev Tycoon gives pirates a taste of their own medicine. on: April 30, 2013, 02:44:44 AM
That is genius.
130  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: April 29, 2013, 01:59:27 PM
So, there was a news report on just now claiming that several states--Texas, Massachusetts and Virginia among them--are considering assessing hybrid car owners a yearly fee for use of a hybrid car to make up for the lost gas tax money caused by the lower gas usage of hybrids.

I could post a long, eloquent argument on why this is wrong but I'll just keep it short instead:  Fucking those fucking greedy fuckers.
131  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: April 27, 2013, 01:01:14 PM
Oh man imagine being a middle easterner about to open an IDK Lebanese restaurant or something right now, and you have a real need for a shitload of pressure cookers.

Awwwkwaaaaaard.

Williams & Sonoma have announced that they're going to pull pressure cookers from their shelves for a couple of weeks in Massachusetts in respect for those who were injured by the bombing; personally I think that's extremely silly, I can't imagine anyone being offended and/or traumatized by seeing a pressure cooker on the shelf.  I wonder if they hope hardware stores in Massachusetts are going to pull all the nails from their shelves for a couple of weeks in a similar gesture of respect.

For goodness sakes I hope that's not true.  When did/do people get so easily scared?

It is true, I verified the original story going around on Facebook with a Google search and several news sites popped up with the info.  Truthfully, I think it's silly precisely because no one is likely to get offended or traumatized by seeing a pressure cooker in one of their stores.
132  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: April 25, 2013, 09:33:23 AM
Oh man imagine being a middle easterner about to open an IDK Lebanese restaurant or something right now, and you have a real need for a shitload of pressure cookers.

Awwwkwaaaaaard.

Williams & Sonoma have announced that they're going to pull pressure cookers from their shelves for a couple of weeks in Massachusetts in respect for those who were injured by the bombing; personally I think that's extremely silly, I can't imagine anyone being offended and/or traumatized by seeing a pressure cooker on the shelf.  I wonder if they hope hardware stores in Massachusetts are going to pull all the nails from their shelves for a couple of weeks in a similar gesture of respect.
133  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: April 24, 2013, 06:41:32 PM
how the hell are none of these women on the pilland who is this romeo who "won their hearts"???

jesus h...

My father worked in law enforcement for a while and spoke to me about one particular meeting with a jailer; the guy estimated that about half of the female guards on staff were having affairs with prisoners.  Easy pickings and all.  But yeah, it's odd that those women didn't have the sense to be on contraception.
134  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 21, 2013, 12:40:01 AM
135  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: April 20, 2013, 01:19:58 PM
Probably one of five moments in history (between now and the end of time) where people actually cheered cops in the streets.

That'll change by next week by the first ticket someone gets.

Lol.

Well, let's just hope that it's only a ticket that results in the change in attitude rather than anything more serious.
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