Nope, I just clicked reply on the wrong post, sorry about that.
Yea because this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Athens_(1946) clearly never happened and didn't work according to your logic.
You have to understand terminal ballistics to understand why they changed from MP5s to rifles(M16/M4/whatever). The 9mm round actually has a higher chance of over-penetrating a target than a
.223 even though it has far less power. The .223 tends to fragment and tumble while the 9mm stays solid and passes through in roughly a straight line; possibly hitting someone behind them. This is research which has been done on statistics over the last 20 years from dozens of countries' police forces which is why you see the change moving away from sub-machineguns all over and not just in a single country.
Mr. President, we must not allow... a mutant soldier gap!
I've been playing KSP for a while too and it's a fantastic game. The reason you can't do Lagrange points is that it uses patched conics which does "spheres of influence" around planetary bodies and doesn't do gravity interpolation. That being said, the math was good enough to get us to the moon, so for a game as fun as KSP I'm not too upset.
In the book series The Night's Dawn Trilogy space combat was between manned ships which launched weapons drones. They were nothing more than a navigational computer strapped to an engine with lots of sub-munitions(nukes, kinetic projectiles, bomb pumped lasers, and ECM pods). They'd fly around with pretty realistic physics and launch swarms of the drones at each other, along the most probable paths the other ship would take, and then the drones would just fly in and shotgun all their munitions in the hopes of saturating the area enough so that one or two would hit even with the other ship firing countermeasures and maneuvering. It was pretty much all a game of probabilities.
When they banned large capacity toilets in 1992(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Policy_Act_of_1992), people were actually smuggling them into the US from Canada and Mexico because they worked better than the water efficient ones mandated by law.
Hunting with a rifle in most states here, regardless of if the rifle is bolt action, lever action, or semi-auto, is limited to 5 rounds.
First time accepted submitter InfernoApple writes "Seth Horvitz, a Northeast D.C. resident, thought he had ordered a new high-definition television a few days ago through Amazon.com from a third-party merchant. When the package arrived yesterday, however, Horvitz opened the oddly shaped box to find something completely different. Instead of the flat-panel TV he had bought to enjoy with his wife, who is pregnant, Horvitz opened the long packaging to discover a Sig Sauer SIG716, a high-caliber, semi-automatic assault rifle capable of mowing down, well, just about anything."
To see all the domain names Penn State is going to have to buy.
They won't have to buy a single one, they'll just have to report any pennstate* website to the FBI's child abuse division.
I had a nuclear engineer describe it to me this way. Nuclear power stations for the grid's base load, step it up a few extra levels and use the extra power to crack hydrogen. Use that hydrogen to run turbines for the grid's variable load and produce enough of an excess to be able to sell it to fuel cars. It will require a lot of nuclear reactors, but completely replaces our dependence on fuels which may run out at some point and if the ecomentalists ever get over their fear of nuclear power, will solve what they see as the poisoning of the atmosphere. Except for the fissionable materials, the entire process is renewable and leaves no pollution, and if those fastbreed(I think) reactors which can run on spent fuel rods work as designed, we wouldn't have much of a containment issue either.
There is a reason I got a CCW and carry in Atlanta.
The robot should have looked out the window and said "Hello World."
When clearly Doritos are the superior snack food.