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Comment: Savage 110? Ruger 700? Tikka T3? (Score 1) 333

by mr_mischief (#48186443) Attached to: No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

It's bolt action. It's fairly accurate. It's available in .308 Winchester which means it should fire 7.62 NATO fine. IT's also available in .338 Lapua if that's preferred. It's under $1600 at single unit prices. The .338 has a box magazine.

The Ruger 700 is under $900 in .308 and it can take a suppressor, muzzle brake, or flash hider on its threaded muzzle.

The Tikka T3 CTR cost about $1000. It has a glass fiber-reinforced copolymer stock, a 10-round box magazine, an integrated picatinny rail, and a threaded muzzle.

My choice would probably be the Tikka CTR which in volume pricing should be more than affordable.

Comment: Lots of places (Score 1) 115

by mr_mischief (#48185969) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

Some reasons for RPGs and MUDs being banned are that traditional MUDs are server systems rather than web apps, RPGs for the web tend to be heavy applications, they tend to be heavily trafficked, they tend to be poorly written and become security issues, the gamers tend to complain to the hosting company when things go wrong, they tend to get very spammy in their chat systems, and they tend to turn into command and control systems for malware if the people running them aren't careful and skilled. If you want to do something like an RPG, a dedicated server is really more appropriate than shared hosting.

As for parody, any decent US ISP understands the DMCA and copyright law. The DMCA forces them to forward the complaint and to take things down after a certain amount of time if there's no response. Parody protects you in the courts. The DMCA makes pre-court demands of the hosting provider. They can lose their immunity from copyright suits if they don't cooperate lawfully. Just be prepared to challenge takedown notices.

Other than a conforming DMCA takedown notice, any decent hosting provider shouldn't care as long as you're not a DDoS target and the content is lawful.

You seem to be more concerned about defamation than DMCA. HostGator for one won't do anything about defamation claims until there's a court order. They'll shut your account down if you are a frequently repeated DDoS target on a shared server, though. They'll do what the law says they have to do when the DMCA is involved, though.


FBI Warns Industry of Chinese Cyber Campaign 106

Posted by samzenpus
from the protect-ya-neck dept.
daten writes The FBI on Wednesday issued a private warning to industry that a group of highly skilled Chinese government hackers was in the midst of a long-running campaign to steal valuable data from U.S. companies and government agencies. "These state-sponsored hackers are exceedingly stealthy and agile by comparison with the People's Liberation Army Unit 61398 ... whose activity was publicly disclosed and attributed by security researchers in February 2013," said the FBI in its alert, which referred to a Chinese military hacker unit exposed in a widely publicized report by the security firm Mandiant.

Comment: Re:Designed in US, Built in EU, Filled in Iraq (Score 3, Informative) 376

by mr_mischief (#48153605) Attached to: Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Honestly I think the edited summary flows better, but some of the information has been removed. The original is here, which you can also find by following the links through the user's username link and then clicking on "submissions" on the top left.

Comment: Re:The hushing wasn't very effective (Score 1) 376

by mr_mischief (#48153561) Attached to: Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

How many times did you hear about US troops being injured when handling them? Or about them being disposed of by being detonated remotely without warnings to nearby villages? Or about some of them being still there, in Daiesh/ISIL areas?

Is that all old news from during the war?

Comment: Re:What a load of nonsense (Score 4, Interesting) 376

by mr_mischief (#48153521) Attached to: Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

That's really just the beginning of the story. Why the cover-up of US troops being injured by them? Why weren't they disposed of according to international accords on chemical weapons? Are we sure they were all destroyed before ISIL started scrounging old bases and ammo dumps?

Here's the original submission. If you read the multiple articles linked from the original or edited summaries you'll see that just finding them was far from the end of the story.

+ - Chemical weapons found in Iraq were covered up by the US

Submitted by mr_mischief
mr_mischief (456295) writes "Multiple sources report that the US found remnants of WMD programs, namely chemical weapons, in Iraq after all. Many US soldiers were injured by them, in fact.

Why the cover-up, when so many people were making it a point to say there were no WMD? Was it to keep morale up? Was it out of embarrassment that many of these weapons were developed with Western help? Was it because these were older weapons not actively being produced? Maybe it's because the US troops did not follow international protocols to secure and properly dispose of the weapons.

Well, whatever the reason, it's a bad thing. If there are any of these caches under ISIL control it could be a very bad thing."

Comment: Re:critical point from the article (Score 1) 651

by mr_mischief (#48129871) Attached to: The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

Most of the hype and publicity over gun control is the mass events, which are rare.

Guns are designed to be weapons. Water heaters are not.

The 60 or so (not 30 -- that's just form the explosions) deaths per year from a benign appliance that's in every home and workplace show that anything can go wrong.

I assure you that once you buy a water heater there are a lot fewer legal controls over what you do with it than your firearm or your car. The manufacture of commercially built water heaters is highly regulated for safety, as it is with commercially built firearms. The plumbing industry is fairly well regulated, as is any role that requires carrying a firearm as part of the job description. Still, accidents happen in both areas.

To thine own self be true. (If not that, at least make some money.)