I can verify that GIT is correct. I've done POS refreshes, Pharm terminal installs and general field tech work at Targets. Their helpdesk is Compucare and trouble tickets come through Telaid.
I would also imagine that, given the weather I see outside my window right now (snowing), they would be an utter disaster here. You try to stop and end up skidding into the intersection, whereupon you get ticketed. Now, of course, some people caught this way will have just been going too fast, but I think more would be caught by the yellow light that is fine for normal conditions being too short for slippery roads.
It is entirely possible that they did, indeed, halt a plot, just as they said they did. It is also possible they did not. It's very difficult to tell at this point, because the one thing of which I am sure of, and I speculate most Americans are as well, is that they lie and they do it without hesitation. My confidence in anything they say is near enough to zero that the difference can be written off as rounding error.
As a consequence, it really does not matter what they say.
US paper size, 8.5" x 11"
That's 215.9mm x 279.4mm for those of you living in the civilized world. Slightly wider and not quite as long as an A4, but generally comparable.
I will leave it as an excercise to the reader to work out who this was.
Quit the bullshit. This isn't school and you aren't our professor. It was Jill Stein of the Green party.
HERE is the link to the spreadsheet, complete with link to the source material.
Sorry. That is illegal. You cannot transfer a gun without a serial number.
I particularly love the "less guns == less gun crime" arguments. This is like saying that a lot of race cars are red, so let's ban red cars to make the streets safer. After a decade, the number of car deaths due to red cars is reduced to nearly zero, so you loudly trumped the fact that the streets are safe from red cars!
So reducing gun crime is an admirable goal is you would hate to have a loved one shot to death, but not bothered so much if they are bludgeoned or stabbed to death.
Point in case: I ran the numbers for Australia myself (even adjusted for population). Since the have almost banned all guns, gun deaths have gone WAY down. However, stabbings have gone up. The net effect is that overall violent crime is up by 40%, while murders went down a little. For every single person in Australia NOT killed, there were approximately 656 more people subject to assault or sexual assault. Yet people laud this country as being a great model for gun control. No thanks.
DETAILS: All crime numbers came from the Australian government, years 1995 and 2007 (last year I could find numbers for). Population numbers were approximate to 1,000 for 2007, approximate to 100,000 for 1995.
There are a lot of open-source printers out there. Security mechanisms??? Look up "open source" and show me what security mechanisms can withstand that...
Also, what "security mechanisms" are built into printers? I remember that some yellow dots would be added as kind of a serial number to know which printer made the print a few years ago. Great for proving guilt after the fact, but useless for actually stopping anything.
Oh, and printer software is supposed to magically know that this hollow tube is actually a barrel and not a drinking straw?
Ever heard of CSS? Breaking that was a new technology once. Copying a recipe is isn't new. Coming up with the recipe is.
Copying a recipe for a liberator pistol is not new either.
Please use logic. It has been proven to work.
Have you even heard of a "3D" printer? They will only get better and more affordable. It is already illegal to sell a gun that you made yourself unless you are a licensed manufacturer. So, there are only two types of people that can legally manufacture guns at all:
1) Real companies who file the paperwork and pay their taxes. And a "real" business would not dare sell an all-plastic gun because of liability issues (both "getting past a metal detector" suits as well as "this thing blew up in my face" suits).
2) It is perfectly legal to make a gun for your own use. However, you cannot legally sell or transfer the gun to another person. After you die, it must be destroyed.
If an enterprising criminal wants to make a bunch of 3D printed guns and sell them, he is ALREADY breaking the law, no matter if they have metal or not. Once again, honest people do not need this law, and criminals will not obey it.
Oh, wait. Is this the "magic" law that criminals will suddenly start obeying?