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Comment Re:Too late (Score 1) 64

Iracing+occuus+force feedback felt pretty darn real, since I've done trackdays on some of the same tracks that are present in i-racing (and I-racing laser scans the tracks they model so you feel all the same bumps).


You got the sense of speed that you don't get when viewing the track on the display which made it way easier to judge turn in/apex/exits.

Comment Re: Not ill timed... (Score 1) 633

Full auto is only really good at suppression, and mass fire. For the individual, a semi auto and accuracy is superior. IR and night vision scopes are legally purchasable by the public.


His 90 minute rampage killed 14 people and injured 32 more largely using a bolt action hunting rifle and shooting from long distances from the top of a clock tower.

Attacks like his are infrequent, but can cause far more panic over a wider area. For example, the DC area spent 3 weeks in a panic as the DC sniper killed 10 people.


Using a bolt action rifle rather than a semi-auto would have had the same effect.

Comment Re:Oh the Irony..... (Score 1) 735

No. It tells me that "some" people are ignorant and racists. I restrain to add stupid as I believe that they are willfully misguiding their intellects for selfish primitive instincts they choose not to to keep in check.

No, Trump is a master at persuasion. It is a language based technique to persuade other people. His ideas actually don't metter all that much. Read Scott Adam's blog for more details here: http://blog.dilbert.com/

It goes way back, search for trump and read the oldest. He describes Trump's technique in great details.

Comment Re:Corporate death penalty (Score 1) 130

The problem is not in the companies abusing the system, it's in the system for setting up such a business model. The more laws in place, the more fuckups like this one. The problem is that these companies are shielded by the law, so theu're hard do counter fight.

I'm not advocating a zero-laws system, but there are clearly too much things in place. We don't need more of it, we need less.

Comment Re:This is how it begins (Score 1) 248

Do you really think France, and especially the French, would accept a "state of emergency" lasting years?

No, they will make the measures permanent like every other country that has reduced civil liberties. When?

This isn't the first time France has declared state of emergency, an the previous times it was removed when it expired.

But feel free to enjoy your ideologicaly inspired cynicism.

The first thing they did after declaring the state of emergency was to amend it so it could last 9 times as long as it was originally allowed. But sure, they intend for it to be temporary. Apart from the fact that they are already talking about extending it again.

Comment Re:Simple (Score 1) 140

Barnes and Nobles buy 1 get 1 50% off on collectible classics (their fancy leatherbound editions of classic literature), in conjunction with 30% off one item isn't bad.

There are some decent firearms deals out there, but for electronics, other than some deals at costco, there's not much to be excited about.

Comment Re:WTF is with the US utility tie-in? (Score 1) 156

Check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

In all, 1,616 stores were damaged in looting and rioting. A total of 1,037 fires were responded to, including 14 multiple-alarm fires. In the largest mass arrest in city history, 3,776 people were arrested. Many had to be stuffed into overcrowded cells, precinct basements and other makeshift holding pens. A congressional study estimated that the cost of damages amounted to a little over $300 million.

The blackout ultimately shone a spotlight on some of the city’s long-overlooked shortcomings, from glaring flaws in the power network to the much deeper-rooted issues of racial inequality and the suffering of the “American underclass,” as TIME dubbed it. Some saw the worsening circumstances — and institutional neglect — of this group of people as the key to the differences between the two New York blackouts. The ’77 blackout presented a rare opportunity for the powerless minority to suddenly seize power, TIME concluded, quoting the head of the National Urban League as saying, “[The underclass] in a crisis feels no compulsion to abide by the rules of the game because they find that the normal rules do not apply to them.”

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