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Comment: Re:One word against this idea: gloves ... in winte (Score 1) 750

by boaworm (#43787259) Attached to: House Bill Would Mandate Smart Gun Tech By U.S. Manufacturers

Cops in Minnesota in the dead of a winter snowstorm are just gonna LOVE this tech.

Yea.. i thought the same. Where I grew up, hunters use gloves when waiting for the game, it's simply too cold not to.

But maybe if you fill in a form of some sort, you can get an exemption from the requirement. That would solve the problem...

Comment: Re:A Better Idea (Score 1) 750

by boaworm (#43787213) Attached to: House Bill Would Mandate Smart Gun Tech By U.S. Manufacturers

How about we actually fucking teach kids about guns, how they work, and what they're used for? That would do a hell of a lot more to curtail gun-related deaths, and without the (un)intended side effect of rendering personal protection weapons useless by legislative fiat.

I hit my brother with a baseball bat when I was 10. I was fully aware how a baseball bat worked at the time. I was simply very angry.

Looking back, I'm very happy it was a baseball bat and not a handgun.

Comment: No tilt.. so lets move it over the ocean? (Score 4, Interesting) 152

by boaworm (#43787163) Attached to: Transporting a 15-Meter-Wide, 600-Ton Magnet Cross Country

>> The trip will be tense, because the ring’s massive electromagnet cannot tilt or twist more than a few degrees, or the wiring inside will be irreparably damaged. It will float from New York Harbor in June, down the East Coast, around Florida, up the Gulf Coast and up the Mississippi River by July.

That seems rather risky. Most ships would at one point or another tilt more than a few degrees to either side due to .. waves. No mention on if this is a gyro-stabilized barge perhaps...

Comment: Re:Redbull (Score 2) 271

by boaworm (#41651927) Attached to: Felix Baumgartner's Supersonic Skydive Attempt

the operator at the control center has a little bit of unfocused goofiness.

I don't give much for the "control center"... If you look at the youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrIxH6DToXQ) (7 hours 53 minutes long), at 4:52:12, they will state the following:

Altitude: 127861 ft/ 38972 meters
Temperature outside: 19.1F / -6.1C

Wtf?...

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+ - Of the 17 people line up to buy the first retail iPhone 5, 15 were marketers.-> 1

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ozmanjusri writes "Apple has said that the iPhone 5 had smashed records with more than 2 million people pre-ordered the smartphone in its first 24 hours.

In stark contrast to their announcement, most of the 17 people lined up outside Sydney’s Apple store were there to advertise their brands, with T-shirts, sandwich boards, logos and caps, rather than genuine Apple fans.

According to the Australian Financial Review, one publicist even declined an interview with journalists unless their business name was mentioned.

AFR also described the only two genuine Apple enthusiasts as "two women setting up at the end of line, Xia R Liu and Li Qing.
Signalling “five” with their hands to explain their purpose, they were intent on sleeping the night to buy the iPhone 5 “for my daughter”""

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