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Comment Re:Smart guns... (Score 1) 814

Not neccesarily true, my gun safe is in my closet, about 3 feet from my bed. Also, my safe is biometric and I can have it open and firearm out in 3 seconds. Plenty of time as my bedroom is on the 2nd floor and I can be armed before an intruder could make their way to my room.

Comment Already been done... (Score 1) 156

You might want to check this out at the patent office first, there was a device I remember from the late 70's, early 80's very similar to the "Clapper" called "The Whistle Switch" that did exactly the same thing.

You plugged it in the outlet then plugged whatever appliance (typically a lamp) you wanted to turn on or off. It came with a little whistle that had a squeeze bulb on it that you would produce a high pitched whistle and toggle the device on and off.

You could also reproduce tone whistling with your mouth. Here is a vintage site that has one.

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GregC63 writes: A monster 20 ton meteor explodes over Chelyabinsk, a city in Russia just east of the Ural mountains, and about 1500 kilometers east of Moscow. The shock wave blew out windows in many buildings and there are reports of 500 being injured.

Comment Re:Mommy... (Score 1) 1435

I wonder if any of the guard's they hired are on the list they published.

If they wanted to practice what they preach, why not get only government guards, i.e. law enforcement to protect them?

Whats a matter, doesn't law enforcement protect you at all times?

No, law enforcement is not there to protect you, they are there to clean up the mess and write up the reports.
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