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It has been at least 50 years since heat-seeking missiles were invented. They can hunt down a fighter with far more accuracy than a human pilot can...
If you don't know it is there you can't fire a missle at it.
Worst world changing announcement ever.
Agreed. This article is:
+1 Informative followed by the...
My apologies for trolling and/or flamebaiting.
In the town where I live they put in a red light camera on an intersection with the downslope of a hill stopping about 7-10 car lengths back with no pedestrian crossings. The speed limit in this area is 40 mph. I live in IA so for a good portion of winter the roads are icy due to the highs are in the 25-34 F range and with the lows being in the 10-20 range.
"Driving without due care and attention"
If you are driving at a safe speed on a nice sunny day, lets say 30-40 mph, you will NOT have enough time to stop without endangering all the cars behind you on the hill, who may or may not have ABS, as they move from compacted snow to patchy ice or solid ice on a downgrade. I say run the fucking light 1-3 seconds after it turned red so you don't cause a 7 car pile-up.
If the cops are taking these types of things into account then I'm fine with it. Otherwise it's total bullshit.
A childhood friend of mine lived at the end of a culdasac at the top of a hill with a manhole cover in the center. We must have been about 14 and had been lighting fireworks off for several years.
We just discovered how awesome "Artillery Shells" are when you light them off but don't put them in the tube. One of us decided that we had to know what they sounded like when they exploded while in the manhole. So we proceeded to throw about 6-10 of them down there and they did sound really cool.
My friends mom came home. Thank [deity of choice] that we ran out of artillery shells and had put the manhole cover back. We were just throwing bottle rockets and black cats down the little pry hole at this point. She exploded, no pun intended, on us and had a police officer come over and tell us: "If even the smallest spark got down there you would ignite the explosive sewer gas and blow the whole block up!" We tried not to laugh and rolled our eyes.
Kids do stupid stuff
It can't be summed up any better than that.
I can completely understand this. Its a brand association thing.
[not to troll] Personally I hate, and do not purchase products from, Apple("It just works" with all the hipsters being deutsch bags), Old Navy(Old lady and gay dudes frolicking around), as well as any other company whose ad campaigns I deam annoying enough not to purchase their products.
For some people the fact that the Xbox was the only choice for Halo might have done it.
Yep. That's one reason I didn't buy a 360.
One thing I've never understood is how a console having a certian game can play a part in making you not want to buy it.
If someone could explain why OP could could hate X360 for being the only console that has Halo while it also is the only console that has Ninga Gaiden II, Fable, and Mass Effect I will feel satisfied.
p.s. I do understand how a console not having a certian game can play a part in your decision but not the other way around