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Comment: Too Easy (Score 3, Interesting) 166

by some old guy (#48195779) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

I hate the DEA and the rest of the TLA's as much as the next guy, but unfortunately the intertwining of defense and law enforcement via "narco-terrorism" pretty much leaves Facebook and every other social network shit out of luck.

One little NSL to Facebook to the effect of "We're doing a terrorism investigation, we need fake/impersonated accounts, and you will stfu about it" and it's game over.

Comment: The Battle Rifle (Score 1) 290

by some old guy (#48185119) Attached to: No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

I own a .303 No.1 Mk.III Enfield. Fabulous weapon. I collect and shoot classic infantry rifles, incl. '06 Springfield, G98 Mauser, Mosin-Nagant, etc.

I agree with a comment regarding WW1-era weapons: The Germans brought a target rifle (the G98), the Americans brought a sporting rifle (the '06 Springfield) but the British brought a battle rifle (the .303 Enfield). In the hands of a skilled shooter, the fastest-action bolt gun. Ever.

And no, your crappy little plastic .22 AR is not a battle rifle. Unreliable, under-powered lead hoses. They suck. The Marines say they suck. The 11 Bravos say they suck. The SEALs say they suck. No amount of wishful thinking can change the physics of a glorified .22 versus a 7.62, 7.92, .30-06, or .303 round. AR's just suck. They were foisted on us by a rigged Army ordnance competition, and the rest is sad AR-15/M-16 history. They had to pry the M-14 away from the Marines.

Don't sweat it -- it's only ones and zeros. -- P. Skelly