Let's not pretend that the purpose of guns is not for killing. They are a tool and that is their purpose. You can kill a person or an animal to stop an action but that is the purpose of the person, not the tool. If you fire a gun at a person your expectation is that you will kill. There is an intentionality to firearms. Firearms are a weapon and the purpose of a weapon is to kill.
I aim my gun at a piece of paper with a circle and some lines drawn on it. What is the intention of my gun?
In the papers context, anyone authorized (police, KGB, GRU, etc.) could stop citizens at any time and ask for their papers
What do you mean, could?
I've been to Russia many times and many times I've seen police demand ID from random people on the street. These people weren't doing anything suspicious either, just walking around. I was asked, in Russian at first, to show my passport while I was simply browsing in a gift shop.
The T and W-series ThinkPads have socketed CPUs.
And the displays can be upgraded.
And the drive is removable, so you can add Blu-Ray or whatever you'd like.
And Lenovo publishes complete manuals with step-by-step instructions detailing how to disassemble everything and how to replace pretty much any part (along with a list of the FRU numbers for said parts.)
And they let you order individual parts (or you can just get them from any number of third party suppliers.)
And replacing CRUs doesn't void the warranty.
The WiFi card in one of my Lenovo laptops was defective, so I ordered a replacement mini-PCI Express card off of Amazon. Card shows up, I pop it in, and BAM, BIOS reports error 1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the miniPCI network card.
Apparently (only some?) Lenovo laptops have a whitelist of approved devices stored somewhere in the BIOS. To get around this, I had to weed out a number of dead links (thanks a lot, Rapidshare) and find a modified BOIS update that removes the whitelist. Without the whitelist, everything works perfectly.
Obvious omission: sexbot
My God! He never took middle school hygiene. He never saw the propaganda film.
Leela: Actually, it did. But thank God nuclear winter canceled it out.
Want to sound like a fourth grader shilling their science project? Use exclamation marks in your summary.
I'm not sure if the summary has been changed since you posted, but here is what I currently see:
A team from UCLA has developed a new transparent solar cell that has the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside. In short, they've created a solar power-generating window! Described as 'a new kind of polymer solar cell (PSC)' that produces energy by absorbing mainly infrared light instead of traditional visible light, the photoactive plastic cell is nearly 70% transparent to the human eye â" so you can look through it like a traditional window.
I count a single exclamation mark in the summary. I also only a see a grand total of one exclamation in any of the linked articles (this paragraph is copied verbatim in the summary). Assuming the summary hasn't changed, I have no idea why you were modded +5 Insightful (at the time of this post) for a trivial, and overall worthless complaint that really adds nothing of value to the discussion.
However, if the summary has been edited, then I apologize for my rudeness.
Too many people online think that "anonymous" = "license to be a complete fuckwad".