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Comment Re:M-16? (Score 2) 449

It's exactly a paperweight until the remaining 20% is milled. There isn't a place for the trigger, hammer, or safety - it's solid metal in that area.

I'm guessing that "east" is supposed to be "easy" and that's accurate. It is legal to sell, but there are hoops to jump through. From what I understand, it's difficult to find an FFL willing to deal with that kind of transfer (of a non-serialized gun). Once you've serialized it and it goes through an FFL transfer, it isn't so secret anymore and the papertrail begins.

Comment Re:M-16? (Score 3, Insightful) 449

No, and his machine doesn't even make a complete lower receiver - it can only finish the remaining 20% of an 80% (complete) lower receiver.

The difference between a full-auto receiver and a semi-auto AR-15 receiver is 1 hole. The rest of the full-auto portion of the fire control group is several internal components that his machine has nothing to do with.

I built my 2 AR-15 rifles, this stuff isn't rocket science - but it's probably a little to advanced for any liberal journalist.

Comment Re:Once more (Score 1) 100

I can't completely disagree with that, but there will always be someone to maintain the equipment at regular intervals. They're not unmanned 24/7, someone is there occasionally to maintain and service the equipment. These sites would definitely need fuel level monitoring automation. I was thinking more of gas stations and truck stops where the high volume of fuel sold would require constant monitoring of the fuel levels, a mundane task better left to automation.

Comment Re:Once more (Score 2) 100

I don't think it's to get rid of people, but taking away a responsibility from unreliable people. There will always be need for someone on site, but can they be trusted to catch a problem (like a low fuel tank) and notify the right people in time to actually do something about it?

The station can't sell gas they don't have, so it's in their best interest to never run out. By connecting them to the internet, an automated system can be used to monitor level and usage to make predictions about when the tank will need to be refilled. A properly configured system would place an order for more fuel with enough lead time that when the fuel truck arrives the station has both not run out, and is in need of refill.

People are unreliable, especially when it comes to repetitive and mundane processes. Machines don't care how often they have to perform an action, neither do they get bored doing them.

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