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Comment: Re:The Romans found out about lead (Score 2, Informative) 780

by midnitewolf (#44489665) Attached to: NRA Launches Pro-Lead Website

Ok, deer are normally killed with a *bullet* - not shot. A single projectile passing into the vitals. At least half the time the bullet passes through the other side. When it doesn't the bullet is either lodged under the skin or is in the chest cavity. The meat in the general area is often discarded anyways due to ballistic shock (ie, it turns to a bloody mush).

Bottom line, contact between the deer and the bullet is brief (often fractions of a second) and localized.

My understanding is that your point underscores the exact reason that some organizations are pushing to eliminate hunting with lead.. namely, animal meat with lead in it is discarded, scavenged upon, and winds up poisoning wildlife. Its particularly troubling when its a species that's already endangered, like condors:

http://www.ventanaws.org/species_condors_lead/

Software

How Do You Deal With Pirated Programs At Work? 958

Posted by Soulskill
from the make-them-walk-the-plank dept.
LoneAdminOK writes "I started working for a small company in the middle of January as their IT Manager. I am the first actual 'IT Guy' that they have had; before me it was someone that performed another job within the company and just handled the IT on the side. The problem that I am running into is that most of the software I am finding on the network and on people's computers isn't owned by the company. The person before me would just get it from 'somewhere' and install it on the computers as needed. This is putting me in a bad position when I have to reinstall the program or find it to install on someone else's computer. Often, I am telling people that we don't have it or we have to buy another license, and they get mad at me because the other guy said that we had it. I can't even tell where the versions of Windows Server that they are running came from. The only one I know is legit is the one that is installed on an HP server with the OEM sticker on it. How have any of you handled a situation like this? I don't install 'borrowed programs' in a production environment because I know that if the BSA got wind of this, it would all fall on me when they stormed in."
Privacy

Mississippi Passes Law To Ban Traffic Light Cameras 629

Posted by Soulskill
from the guess-i-know-where-i'll-go-to-run-red-lights dept.
DaGoatSpanka writes with news that Mississippi Governer Haley Barbour signed a bill into law on Friday which instituted a ban on automated cameras that would snap pictures of motorists when they ran red lights. "The new law says the two cities that already have the cameras, Jackson and Columbus, must take them down by Oct. 1. Other cities and counties are banned from starting to use them." We've discussed situations in the past where cities looked at such cameras as "profit centers," and even tampered with their traffic light timing to catch more motorists. Now, in Mississippi, the contractors who installed the cameras are unhappy, since they received a cut of the ticket revenue generated by the cameras. However, lawmakers overwhelming voted to get rid of them (117-3 in the House, 42-9 in the Senate), because "the cameras were an invasion of privacy and their constituents thought they had been unfairly ticketed."

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