Sorry. That is illegal. You cannot transfer a gun without a serial number.
I particularly love the "less guns == less gun crime" arguments. This is like saying that a lot of race cars are red, so let's ban red cars to make the streets safer. After a decade, the number of car deaths due to red cars is reduced to nearly zero, so you loudly trumped the fact that the streets are safe from red cars!
So reducing gun crime is an admirable goal is you would hate to have a loved one shot to death, but not bothered so much if they are bludgeoned or stabbed to death.
Point in case: I ran the numbers for Australia myself (even adjusted for population). Since the have almost banned all guns, gun deaths have gone WAY down. However, stabbings have gone up. The net effect is that overall violent crime is up by 40%, while murders went down a little. For every single person in Australia NOT killed, there were approximately 656 more people subject to assault or sexual assault. Yet people laud this country as being a great model for gun control. No thanks.
DETAILS: All crime numbers came from the Australian government, years 1995 and 2007 (last year I could find numbers for). Population numbers were approximate to 1,000 for 2007, approximate to 100,000 for 1995.
No, they're rated R. Now, if Fritz the Cat (the only feature length cartoon to ever get an X rating from the MPAA) were a Xmas movie...
It looked legit but was an obvious spoof.
You need more coffee. Monsanto is a chemical company, not an electronics company. Why would a chemical company spread printed circuit boards?
I'm surprised you never heard of polychlorinated biphenyls (which I probably misspelled), they were used as transformer oil for almost a hundred years (that's electrical transformers, PCBs were used as coolant). My dad was a lineman, he's now dying of cancer from PCBs. Purina killed his dad, Monsanto is kiling him. Yet dufuses at slashdot scream for less regulation. Meanwhile, now that we have the EPA you can drive past the plant in Sauget and the air no longer burns your lungs.
You've proven me wrong -- I used to think there were no stupid questions. This is not 1940s technology, dimwit! That's like if slashdot had an article about a self-driving corn harvester (they may actually have them, I don't know) and you say "What's this doing on slashdot? We've had tractors since 1920!"
Technology is technology, engineering is engineering, whether automotive or IT.
If you don't want to read the story then don't click the damned link, dumbass. Nobody held a gun to your head.
Indeed. Why am I discriminated against because I'm single? Why does a widow with a child pay more in taxes than a childless married couple with the same income? IMO, there should be no marriage deduction, and marital status should not come into play with any law.
Isn't that entire business model predicated on the idea of "trying" rather than "succeeding"? As soon as you succeed, you're basically out of a job, right?
Who cares if you're out of work if nobody's poor and you don't NEED to work?? The problem is you're thinking in terms of "business models" because when the only tool you know of is a hammer... capitalism and markets will be obsolete in a post-scarcity world.
Agreed -- it took me four years to write Nobots, because I had to work every day to pay the rent and eat. I may finish my newest, Mars, Ho! this year, along with getting The Paxil Diaries (which took longer to write than Nobots) in print, because I retire in February.
I've been a Star Trek fan since the first episode aired in 1966, but that particular attempt to explain why so many Star Trek aliens are so human-like was really, really lame. So, all the Federation planets were seeded by primitive parts of DNA and all managed to evolve creatures so similar, considering the difference between an octopus and a sparrow?
I parodied Star Trek and Star Wars (yes, I'm a SW fan too) here.
The presence of the moon could be fundamental to both the magnetic field and plate tectonics, due to the churning of the earth through tidal action. Also, ocean tides may have been a contributor to the creation of life, perhaps the concentration of soluble minerals in tidal pools were a factor. So, it could be that life will only evolve on a planet with a large moon.
That was a proposition in one of Asimov's last Foundation books (Foundation and Earth? I haven't read them in a while) and Asimov was a biochemist.
However, there is another way. An earth-sized satellite of a jovian moon would get stirred well enough. And then again, there may be life nothing like we know it. Or unlikely as it seems, we may be the only life in the universe. In Nobots, life is rare and found in few galaxies.
You kids are ignorant of history. The unions were more powerful then than ever. There were no non-union auto workers in 1964, and they were well paid, with good benefits and pensions (unlike today with your stupid anti-union sentiment). The decline didn't happen with unions, it happened when management decided to build cheap, shitty but expensive gas guzzlers in the 1970s when Japan was building well-built, quality, inexpensive transportation.
The unions didn't kill the industry, it was the other way around.
You win today's prize for the most ignorant comment posted at slashdot. Congrats!
There are a lot of open-source printers out there. Security mechanisms??? Look up "open source" and show me what security mechanisms can withstand that...
Also, what "security mechanisms" are built into printers? I remember that some yellow dots would be added as kind of a serial number to know which printer made the print a few years ago. Great for proving guilt after the fact, but useless for actually stopping anything.
Oh, and printer software is supposed to magically know that this hollow tube is actually a barrel and not a drinking straw?
Most of the editors were around before Dice. You need to give them a break -- these guys aren't English majors, they're technologists. Save your annoyance for typos and stupidities in a large newspaper, where they have editors with degrees in English and literature rather than engineering and programming and math.
Although it would be nice if Dice actually did hire two or three English majors to proofread what the editors and firehose have selected for display.