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Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1583

by KeensMustard (#46783141) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

What your attacker uses isn't up to you. What you use is.

Fraid not. If it's convention for people to carry a gun for defence, they will also be used offensively. If you have a gun, I'll assume you'll use it offensively as well. If you're prepared to kill someone rather than look for ways to de-escalate an argument, even at some personal risk, then I would assume you are not right in the head, and inclined to be unpredictable.

Your method disarms, and renders helpless, anyone how has no experience at personal violence.

And you method favours those who would kill rather than suffer a punch. Psychopaths, in other words.

Comment: Re:Are you still partying like its 1999, or what? (Score 1) 291

by clickclickdrone (#46780783) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board
It was a very old and very complex system that was midway through having its replacement built. The system was not something you could easily add resource too. Yes, it was a disaster waiting to happen (although it had DR) but as is often the case, trying to persuade the suits that they needed to spend millions on a system so that they'd get a new one that did the same thing, isn't very easy.

Comment: Re:Helping the poor (Score 2) 320

How does the second part of that sentence not make you reconsider your assertion in the first?

I think you are right that might possibly be a very small fraction who actually do prefer the "vagabond" lifestyle, despite the obvious and many hardships. But to make a blanket statement that *all* homeless are in that situation as a matter of choice seems wildly inaccurate to me.

When I was young before the welfare state was dismantled and anyone in need had to be homed by law I remember seeing a couple of homeless. They lived outside in makeshift tents in the woods on the edge of town. I remember they seemed happy. Now I see hundreds of homeless people, mainly in cities and looking unhappy. I would guess based on this that maybe 1% choose to live homeless, and much fewer than this do in cities

Comment: Re:Are you still partying like its 1999, or what? (Score 1) 291

by clickclickdrone (#46777675) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board
Heck, we have a CR process for anything that touches a live server. I even had to go through the process to get details of a file as it would have resulted in an unexpected file write. By way of background, the server used to fill up during the day's processing and empty out overnight. It got very tight sometimes and when someone made a copy of a file without checking the size, it filled the filesystem and the server fell over. That particular outage cost several million given what the server did.

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