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Comment Re:GNU Project (Score 1) 276 276

I am a Buddhist. That sort of fits actually. I am an atheist as well. I like to point out, I am not a Buddhist, not a fucking monk. So, yes... I am suffering for a higher purpose (not a higher power). I want my atoms to be scattered to the stars and to be happy while they do it, damn it.

Comment Re:Or... just hear me out here... (Score 1) 1097 1097

You're like the fifth person to state this. Who the hell are you hunting with? I would be unhappy on General Principle (and his army of ants) and not hunt with them again. No! Even if "safe" you do not fire over my fucking head. (It is pretty safe though. I am still not okay with it.)

Comment Re:"...the same as trespassing." (Score 1) 1097 1097

I do not have rock salt loads. If I shoot someone my goal is not to hurt them. No, that is not my goal at all. I would much rather not shoot anyone, however. Having been shot at and returned fire in an active combat zone was not something I enjoyed. I would take no pleasure in taking someone's life but, if I am shooting at someone my goal is certainly not to cause them pain.

My primary defensive weapon is just a Mark II in .22lr because I am more than comfortable firing more than once and will be willing to load an additional magazine if required. I really do not want to scare my neighbor's wife - she cleans my house. I also do not anticipate missing, life is not like movies where you dodge bullets. I am a fine shot because I practice regularly and maintain my skills.

Really though, it is like throwing rocks at an intruder. We have done so since age immemorial. Today we just throw rocks a little faster and a little more accurately.

Comment Re:"...the same as trespassing." (Score 1) 1097 1097

In many rural areas they have an exception for a gun firing shot. They are much slower and heavier rounds or much smaller rounds and do not travel as far as those fired from a rifle. Handguns, also slower and sometimes heavier, are also prohibited but that is for a different reason I suspect.

Many areas no longer have this exemption but a number still do. As a bit of a hobbyist I have looked into the laws in a variety of places where I have spent time. They do not usually advertise this exemption any more but the exemption is *maybe* still on the books.

Comment Re:One-Way Upgrade??? (Score 1) 306 306

My understanding is that you will be able to go back forever. You should be able to do it automatically. You may have to call for activation - such has always been the case since the start of activation. The one month is for an automated removal of 10 when following the upgrade path. Source: Current MVP still in the program.

1 + 1 = 3, for large values of 1.

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