"Says something I disagree with"
"puts fingers in ears and shouts I've never seen anything like that, whatever that is, I didn't read the article!"
"Says something I disagree with"
Assuming posting this on Slashdot was an attempt to prove verify the author's thesis. Bravo. The comment thread proves the veracity of everything he says.
Well. You can go ahead and just read this comment thread for a start. All the people and reactions he mentions are in this comment thread in spades.
Yeah I was trolling you. I know there's no such thing as a reasonable pro gun advocate.
I was making fun of the original poster who seemed to think that anyone with a soldering iron became a threat. You're disassembling the wrong statement.
"The answer to this is firearms safety education." - awesome. Most pro-gun types are vociferously against this sort of regulation. This is really what most gun-safety advocates are looking for. Requiring guns to be in safes or locked cases. Requiring training for everyone in a home with guns. Common sense stuff. Ramifications for accidents that occur due to negligence. I agree, that if we had laws with real teeth we wouldn't need things like electronic trigger locks.
Most gun lock advocates suggest using it to prevent a gun from being used by a child picking up a gun left around the house, a burglar taking it from your bedside table, or a mugger disarming you. The sarcasm was directed at the notion that somehow the ability to remove a gun lock with a soldering iron would change the dynamic in any of these situations.
The moderators understand sarcasm.
Yeah, but we're talking about gun ownership so this is all about fantasy. You might as well have the cool sort of fantasy where the bad guy takes your gun with trigger lock, can't fire it, then you kick the crap out of him with your awesome martial arts skills.
Yeah, it's my understanding that the majority of disarmings happen at the funerals of the gun owner who committed suicide.
[bad guy disarms person with smart gun] "Wait, hang on"... [he pulls out soldering iron]... "I'm gonna shoot you".... [soldering].... "hey where are you going?"
If you're any good at computer science I'd assume you could get a job right now. Clearly you're making a decision to improve your skills and deeply learn about computer science. Do that. Enjoy college. You have the rest of your life to work.
Me. Work and home. Ubuntu Gnome Trusty Tahr - I don't dual-boot. My wife runs Windows 8.1 and I have an OSX machine for development. I don't get why anyone runs Windows. I sort of get OSX, but I prefer Gnome.
It tells me the time with traffic to places I go most frequently. I find it very useful that Google knows my location, it's trivial to turn off, and is off by default.
I started in tech support. Created a QA department and eventually moved into development. Create a github repo. Build things to help make your job easier where you work now. Stress your customer service skills in interviews (programmers are frequently known for not having them). Look as startups as they're frequently looking for people who can wear multiple hats. Maybe you can do tech support and programming for one.
It fails because it's not Quicken. My wife is unwilling to learn a new program, hence I'm trapped with Windows.