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Comment: Re:Weak (Score 1) 237

by Oligonicella (#46778989) Attached to: Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk
'Weak' is your argument. Humans can perform acrobatics that any animal on earth would envy. They can balance with the best of them. They have learned to ride the thermals as well as a vulture. They have learned to think far beyond anything the animal kingdom can muster. Too bad you haven't picked up on any of those traits.

Comment: Re:most lego's are a rip off (Score 4, Informative) 347

by Oligonicella (#46774065) Attached to: Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs
Yep. I really pissed off my relatives years ago when my daughter and I went to Christmas at their house. I brought every kid two things, a flashlight for reading in bed and a box of clay. The kids and I sat around for hours playing with the clay while the sparkly toys just sat there.

Comment: Re:Because only civilians are dangerous (Score 1) 1413

by Oligonicella (#46770415) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
Actually, I would have used the murder of that poor woman in DC by the police, et al. Over a hundred shots and she was unarmed and helpless in a car. Only one instance of police killing people for no reason and then hiding behind the badge of authority - and getting away with it.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1413

by Oligonicella (#46770311) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
The second amendment is not there to allow you to protect yourself from another person, it is there to allow you to protect yourself from that government with it's standing army and militarized police force.

"owning a gun is more of a threat to the gun owner and his family" - This is patently false.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1413

by Oligonicella (#46770237) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
As someone who has spent a lot of time with swords, knives and staves, no. I would much rather have a pistol.

Harmless, round shaft? Not on an epee. It has a V cross-section and I can split your flesh with a fast dragging slash which will arrive a lot sooner than the sword will. As for your example of epee vs sword, there's a rather famous duel fought over that exact claim. The fencer slashed the hell out of the sabre bearer. It's the man, not the particular weapon.

There's no safe place to stab someone either.

As for range and projectile lethality, you are correct. The grenade however, has no place in this discussion. It's not defensive at all.

Comment: Re:space elevator failure (Score 1) 98

by Oligonicella (#46767321) Attached to: Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation
One ton of feathers, regardless if dropped one at a time, will smother and crush you. If it doesn't fall in a pile? Wonderful. Now you have forty-thousand square miles of fiber to clean up.

It is incumbent upon those who propose a technology to downplay the dangers. It is incumbent upon everyone else to point our their flawed logic.

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