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Comment: Re:I like... (Score 4, Insightful) 614

by Nidi62 (#47767483) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Think about it: Where is the money going to come for all these cameras?

Federal/state/local governments aren't exactly flush with cash right now so either taxes will need to be increased to purchase said cameras or something will have to be cut (and that opens up a whole other can of worms.)

Or the departments could just take the funding they put aside for a couple surplus MRAPs and buy these cameras instead. These cameras have the added effect of actually improving officer/civilian safety (less chance of violence on both sides if they know a camera is recording) with the only downside being the cops don't have bad-ass trucks they can ride around in while pretending they're Marines riding through downtown Fallujah.

Comment: Re:You have to understand (Score 1) 359

by Nidi62 (#47697977) Attached to: Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

Doesn't quite fit, does it? In that show/comic, only southerners survive.

Actually, no. In Season 2 Rick, Herschel, and Glenn run into a group of guys from Philly at the bar near Herschels farm. And the past season and upcoming season involve getting a scientist to DC on government orders. So it's been proven that at least up until that point there are survivors from outside the South.

Having not read the comics I can only comment on the show

Comment: I don't see it (Score 3, Insightful) 74

So...because Rockwell and Bazille's paintings both have windows, people, a chair, and a stove they are influenced by each other? All of these are common things that you would expect in any building in the late 1800s and mid-50s (note the age of the building implies it is not new construction at that time and would definitely still rely on a stove for heating). I guess they are trying to argue that the placement of the items is the connection? Barbershops always have their chairs on one side near the wall, and people tend to put chairs near walls and objects as well, not in the middle of the floor. The right angle formed by the wall and floor and then the pane in the window seems a bit of a stretch, since wouldn't any painting of a man-made structure include right angles at some point?

I guess I just don't "get it"

Comment: Zorg? (Score 4, Funny) 219

by Nidi62 (#47644881) Attached to: Point-and-Shoot: TrackingPoint's New Linux-Controlled AR-15s

With this in mind, the AR PGFs have a new "free fire mode," in which you can tag a target once and then shoot at it as many times as you want by pulling the trigger directly, with all the shots using the ballistic data from the first shot’s tag.

With the replay button, another Zorg invention, it's even easier. One shot...and replay sends every following shot to the same location.

Although I guess in this case you actually want to push the little red button.

Comment: Pacific theater (Score 2) 246

by Nidi62 (#47643007) Attached to: I'd most like to (personally) explore:
I would love to go visit islands like Guadalcanal, Pelileu, Iwo Jima, Betio, etc. Walking along the beaches or under the jungle canopies knowing what people went through on those spots 70 years ago and not knowing what you might find in some long-forgotten cave or jungle clearing would have to be an incredibly haunting and moving experience.

Comment: Re:Mice don't get 'Alzheimer's disease'... (Score 1) 105

" An animal with dementia cannot even fend for itself in the wild"

Citation needed. I've seen plenty of animals with Rabies and other essential forms of dementia survive for quite a while, long enough to have been a potential vector to several thousand people.

My last dog lived to be 16 years old, which is pretty old for a medium-sized dog. We ended up putting her down because, one night something happened and she just would not stop barking. She didn't eat, didn't sleep, didn't move, just laid there constantly yelping (and not out of pain either) for three days. When we took her into the vet to put her down, even the vets could tell she wasn't herself (she would get grouchy and mean around other people-even had a bite warning sticker on her vet folder). If that's not evidence that an animal with dementia/cognitive impairment wouldn't live long in the wild I don't know what is.

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