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Comment: Re:Actually makes good sense (Score 1) 702

by Isaac-1 (#47398947) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

This just provides a false sense of security, think how easy it would be to gut a big 17 or 19 inch notebook, install the motherboard from an ultra thin model with a micro SSD flash drive and a small wafer battery from a tablet that will boot up and provide 5 - 10+ minutes of run time and still leave room for a few pounds of other "contraband" stuff in the case.

Comment: Re:But people forget what MENSA concluded (Score 1) 561

by Isaac-1 (#47326329) Attached to:, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

I am much the same way, although never joined Mena, had the IQ scores, never saw a reason to join, could always find smart people to talk to on my own. I also really don't think Mensa is as elite as they pretend to be, as all you have to do is score in the top couple of percent of the population on any one a number of IQ tests. Which I suspect drops the entrance requirement down by a few percent however you cut it.

Comment: Re:Irrelevant for the common man (Score 4, Informative) 411

by Isaac-1 (#47064339) Attached to: US Officials Cut Estimate of Recoverable Monterey Shale Oil By 96%

Where does this myth of slave labor pay in the oil industry come from? I live on the gulf coast in the middle of the U.S. petrochem region and the recent resurgence of U.S. oil exploration has lead to insane levels of job growth and prime pay for those lucky enough to work in the major petrochem plants. I was recently shocked by the reality of this at an extended family event at Easter, where I saw one of my wife's cousins, he is 23 years old, married with 2 young kids, and has a 2 year degree from local trade school and he makes over $100,000 per year doing shift work as an operator at one of the plants.

Comment: Re:Gun nuts (Score 1) 1374

by Isaac-1 (#46893965) Attached to: "Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

The real problem though with this bracelet tech is that it requires some sort of signal be sent to the gun, and the gun defaults to do not fire. The next step will be proximity no fire transmitters in "gun free" zones, police cars / officers, etc. These transmitters WILL be stolen by people with violent crimal intent. Imagine how safe this would make robbing a liquor store, just go in wearing your personal jammer

Comment: Re:Gun nuts (Score 1) 1374

by Isaac-1 (#46893911) Attached to: "Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

Buying handguns across state lines is already illegal, even in the more free states. Removing the more restrictive gun control states from the statement, it is already a federal crime (I think gun control act of 1968) to purchase handguns across state lines. If you do so you MUST buy from a licensed dealer who will SHIP it to a licencsed dealer in your state who will do the background check and approval paperwork, etc.

Comment: Re:Gun nuts (Score 1) 1374

by Isaac-1 (#46893601) Attached to: "Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

I too am supporter of the 2nd amendment, but have concerns about the private resale market, and wish someone would offer a sensible option for the private seller to do background checks. Note I said OPTION, not MANDATE, as it is there is no way that a private seller can do a background check without going through a federally licensed gun dealer and paying fees, I would prefer it was done in an anonymous check system. Perhaps something where the potential buyer could fill out an eligebility form online which generates a security key good for something like 14 or 30 days, potential sellers could enter this number on a web site or send a text message with it, and get an authorized buyers name as a reply. The checking does not provide feedback that a sale occured, just that someone checked to see if the buyer was eligible to make a purchase, and the person doing they checking does not have to enter any personal information.

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