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Comment: Re:Yay! (Score 1) 845 845

by Spazzz (#34955546) Attached to: The Case of Apple's Mystery Screw

I am pretty sure that you can patent tamper-proof devices such as these screws and the corresponding tools, and I seem to recall a case where the patent holders militantly enforced their patent by having the tools removed from ebay. Unfortunately I can't recall the details beyond that.

In fact, I am pretty certain that in this case, the tools were actually manufactured legitimately but were only supposed to be available to authorized personnel through authorized channels.

Comment: Re:Ban guns (Score 1) 2166 2166

by Spazzz (#34817976) Attached to: Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down

Between 36% and 93%, eh? That's a pretty uhh... wide metric, which makes me question the reliability of it.

I seem to recall reading that most M16s confiscated in Mexico came from the factory as full auto M16s, and most likely made their way onto the black market in Vietnam.

You can keep right on blaming the US for things, though, and I will keep right on laughing in your face.

Comment: Re:Ban guns (Score 1) 2166 2166

by Spazzz (#34815344) Attached to: Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down

Nope. YOU can shut the fuck up.

I guess you're in favor of a whole slew of kneejerk legislation and regulations because of A SINGLE ISOLATED INCIDENT.

Go. Fuck. Yourself.

This country is jacked up enough as it is with all of the knee-jerk regulations that do nothing to solve any real problems. Look at all of the post 9/11 shit. Look at all of the moral panic laws that were passed in the 1800s and early 1900s that seem pretty fucking ridiculous today, but still exist.

Thanks, but no thanks.

Comment: Re:Ban guns (Score 1) 2166 2166

by Spazzz (#34811572) Attached to: Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down


Did I ever say that my gun was going to keep me 100% safe? I don't think that I did, because I know that it doesn't. However, it is available to help me when the police are not.

Like I said before, if you think the police are always going to be there to help you, you're dead, dead wrong. This is doubly or even triply so in a rural environment. I live in a suburb of a large city, and I bet you that it would still take the police at least 10 minutes to get here if I were to call 911 right now. A lot can happen in 10 minutes. My parents live in a very rural area and on a good day it's going to take the police at least 30 minutes to get to their house in the event of an emergency.

There's thousands of documented cases where lawfully armed citizens have defended themselves (and others) against unlawfully armed criminals and lunatics. Books have been written about them. I suggest reading a few of them.

Like I tell everybody: If you don't want to own a gun. That's fine. Nobody is twisting your arm and telling you that you need to do so. However, let those who exercise the PERSONAL CHOICE to own and legally use their guns continue to do so.

Now do you get it? I doubt it, because you're too fucking dense.

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination -- but the combination is locked up in the safe. -- Peter DeVries