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by Axman
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms
Replies: 555
Views: 59757

Re: Firearms

I just want to tease one thread out of this gun snuggy right now, 'cause it's a holiday, but it got me thinking. The UK's registry is probably one of the reasons less than 1% of firearms used in crime have ever been licensed - it makes it impossible for white-market guns to go missing out the system...
by Axman
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 802073

Re: Today I Made:

Polenta rancheros. It's like huevos rancheros but with fried polenta instead of tortillas. Bonus if you make the polenta with minced green chile, roasted or canned. I don't know why, but as a side dish or under a main course, I don't really like polenta; the exception is if it's under meat that's su...
by Axman
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?
Replies: 77
Views: 29675

Re: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?

Ah, it never occurred to me that the two titles bore different meanings. Carry on.
by Axman
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?
Replies: 77
Views: 29675

Re: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?

Wait, OK, not British here, but I thought the Crown was the state's authority, that it was worn by the Sovereign, and exercised by the Ministry to whom it is commissioned, led by the Prime Minister. How is the Prime Minister not a head of state, if he or she is the leader of the exercised state's au...
by Axman
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms
Replies: 555
Views: 59757

Re: Firearms

I see why that would be an adequate and workable paper trail for individual investigations but be hopeless for compiling a comprehensive registry. And that's precisely the point. The FBI does the background checks, the ATF does the record checks, and the gun sellers keep the sales records, forever....
by Axman
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hardware RAID questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2778

Re: Hardware RAID questions

> Ok, so why did it change over to single drive mode after replugging my PATA drives? Because your drive controller probably doesn't support IDE/PATA drives natively. It has a handful of SATA controllers that are set up as IDE emulators. When you added new single disks, it switched out of RAID mode...
by Axman
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food help, please. :(
Replies: 11
Views: 4825

Re: Food help, please. :(

In the US the term entree refers to your main course. Horse doovers we call appetizers or starters, and for some reason I don't understand, we have the salad before the entree. The reason for this is that eating entrees as lunch meals became pretty common in the mid 20th, and the habit of serving en...
by Axman
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hardware RAID questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2778

Re: Hardware RAID questions

A lot of RAID controllers have a control panel similar to a BIOS. Others are configured within the BIOS. Your data is almost certainly fine, the issue at hand is probably one of two: 1. the controller is running in single-drive mode since installing the IDE drives. You need to re-configure the RAID ...
by Axman
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: More Mice Madness
Replies: 4
Views: 2096

Re: More Mice Madness

I've been Razer-exclusive for a bunch of years now, and I regret to say that the Deathadder is trash. It's not just that the buttons are extremely sensitive; that's a hallmark. It's that the side buttons are sensitive, and it's easy to click them while just moving the mouse. That essentially means y...
by Axman
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms
Replies: 555
Views: 59757

Re: Firearms

In for a penny... In many US States there is a problem with the checks simply amounting to background checks, and no one is keeping a list of who has what, which means it is relatively trivial for a front-man to go buy white-market guns and pass them into the black market. Not so much, actually. The...
by Axman
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 802073

Re: Today I Made:

Do any KFCs outside of the U.S. carry KFC hot sauce? It has the viscosity of Frank's, as well as a similar acidity, but is quite a bit hotter. A tiny bit sweet, no more than a Worcester sauce, though. It's good enough that I actually stock up and fill bottles with it. If they just sold it, I'd buy i...
by Axman
Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms
Replies: 555
Views: 59757

Re: Firearms

...It does raise a question if it is, as a personal choice, much safer to carry gun with blanks, or especially, rubber bullets. Utility of hollow point or offset centre of mass bullets seems especially dubious. I've been lurking this thread for a while, I told myself I'd read and enjoy, and not par...
by Axman
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada Withdraws from Kyoto Accord
Replies: 105
Views: 9972

Re: Canada Withdraws from Kyoto Accord

The story goes like this. We have a finite amount of money X to throw at a problem. If we wish to use that money to be saving people's lives, economic morality would dictate that the best option is the one that maximizes the number of lives saved per dollar... The returns in lives saved per dollar ...
by Axman
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada Withdraws from Kyoto Accord
Replies: 105
Views: 9972

Re: Canada Withdraws from Kyoto Accord

My point exactly: from pure economic morality, cancer research is, compared to many other alternatives, such as water treatment, an extremely expensive and inefficient way to save lives. It is, by and large, a first-world problem. You can't, in earnest, be comparing pasteurization to the cure to ca...
by Axman
Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: REAMDE Excerpts Available
Replies: 10
Views: 4582

Re: REAMDE Excerpts Available

I'm pretty sure there's some sort of exponential function, akin to Moore's law, which describes how each new Neal Stephenson tome is 50% longer and bigger and heavier and more effective as a makeshift bludgeoning weapon than the book that came before it. He explained this at the launch/reading I wa...
by Axman
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wireless router intermittent
Replies: 10
Views: 2949

Re: Wireless router intermittent

Is this a Windows laptop? If so, check the power management settings for the wireless card. Also, have you tried changing the router to another wireless channel?
by Axman
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 25333

Re: Explosion in Oslo

Don't Shoot the Bear Near the outskirts of Longyearbyen (population 2,000), the administrative center of Norway’s Svalbard archipelago and the world’s northernmost town, I noticed an attractive young woman pushing a pram. Nothing particularly unusual about that, except that the woman had a 30.06 ri...
by Axman
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 25333

Re: Explosion in Oslo

johnny_7713, I agree with you, the police did not have the equipment, means, or organization necessary to deal with an attack, but again, that's not an excuse, just the facts of their circumstance. There was at least one boat ferrying survivors off the island, he's credited with saving 30 people bef...
by Axman
Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 25333

Re: Explosion in Oslo

The Norwegian police keep their weapons at their station houses, which are equipped with pistols and sub-machine guns. They personally carry only pepper spray. The procedure calls/called (who knows what it is now) for the Home Guard to deal with assaults, but they were ordered to remain in Oslo. As ...
by Axman
Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 25333

Re: Explosion in Oslo

There's been too much focus on the "slow" reaction from the police regarding the shooting at Utøya. While everyone would of course like to have seen a quicker reaction, it really wasn't as bad as it seems... Given the fact that there had just been a bombing which seemed to be targeted at ...
by Axman
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 25333

Re: Explosion in Oslo

I'd assume that officers responding to a rampaging gunman would be carry some sort of weapon. They wouldn't even know if he was hiding as one of the kids. That's one element of the delayed response; only certain officers are armed, and those that were had been called to Oslo. Norway just doesn't/di...
by Axman
Fri May 13, 2011 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

What, like a Crusade? No, not quite like the Crusades, which were a series of Christian military campaigns to reclaim parts of the Byzantine Empire after being conquered by Muslims under the Rashidun caliphate, after attempts to enjoin the Muslim Conquest by popes like Sylvester II peacefully faile...
by Axman
Fri May 13, 2011 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

Here's an article about American schism fears . Things petered out for a while after the '80s but picked up steam when, for the 2004 elections, the pope asked Catholics not to vote for any politician that was pro-choice. While that's not an endorsement of any politician or political party, given the...
by Axman
Fri May 13, 2011 5:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

If there's a grassroots movement within the Catholic laity calling for reform, they certainly don't appear to be doing very much. Actually, there's a sizable apostolic movement on the scale of Martin Luther's reformation going on in the U.S. Lines have been drawn. Why do they need permission to do ...
by Axman
Fri May 13, 2011 3:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

"first thing you do is call the board and ask permission to call the police, and if they don't give it see what you can do to silence the accuser and reassign the accused". Show me this memo. Things public schools do not do: hide accusations of abuse. The U.S. Department of Education says...
by Axman
Fri May 13, 2011 3:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

I didn't dress anything up I was being pendantic for clarity

Yeah. So what? It's exactly the same with public school policy. Teacher suspects child abuse. Teacher goes to the principal. Principal calls the police, the superintendent, the board of directors... the superintendent calls the lawyers and they all go in there to make sure it gets taken care of righ...
by Axman
Fri May 13, 2011 2:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

And yes; that is exactly the Vatican making it a policy...to cover up child abuse - and threatening retribution against those who resist to boot. No, it's just saying follow all the Catholic rules, too, one of which is that you have to follow all local laws; if they're unjust you're supposed to cha...
by Axman
Fri May 13, 2011 12:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

Very good Belial, your hatespeech recognition skills are improving very quickly. First of all, he makes the sweeping assumption that Catholics don't "to actually care about this issue...and aren't demanding reform." LaserGuy then goes on to take this statement ( here is the actual letter )...
by Axman
Thu May 12, 2011 3:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

You've got it a bit wrong. Your doctors and counselors are not required to report past crimes to authorities, in fact, they're forbidden to do so unless you're presenting a danger to yourself or others, and merely being a repeat offender does not constitute an imminent threat. You have to say someth...
by Axman
Wed May 11, 2011 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

Why is exactly is it up to the church to tell the authorities about their priests being accused of being child molesters? It's the law. There are laws in ALL 50 states that require anyone who works with children to report the suspicion of child abuse with authorities. This is not true, as there exi...
by Axman
Mon May 09, 2011 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362826

Re: Team Fortress 2

BurningLed wrote:Sig'd.

Awesome.
by Axman
Sat May 07, 2011 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

Hey, can we at least keep this Catholic-bashing thread civil? [One] thing we do care about: Whether clergy child rapists ever face some hint of human justice... That's not their job, that's our job . That's the difference between a belief system and a justice system. The Church does everything they ...
by Axman
Fri May 06, 2011 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

I'm not apologizing for anything; the Church's no-exceptions rule on forgiving anyone of anything is a good thing . The minute they start judging people they've taken a flying leap backwards through time. They've only now started to become alright with the idea of talking about birth control, quietl...
by Axman
Fri May 06, 2011 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

Then they shouldn't pretend to be moral authorities! Cocking things up doesn't make them less authoritative; everyone can know right and do wrong, that's the very center of our belief in law and justice. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest moral authorities of the modern era but Letter f...
by Axman
Fri May 06, 2011 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

When all your morals are derived from, or iterations of, "love everything in existence" it does make finding fault in them difficult. Infallibility refers to God and the lineage of the Church to Jesus, not the state of man. Everyone knows people make mistakes and men of the cloth are no ex...
by Axman
Fri May 06, 2011 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

I know of no other organization which makes the same habit - as a matter of policy - of hiding accusations from police unless they decide it's credible I know the medium is dying, but Shirley you've read a newspaper. Or done business with a corporation. Or spoke to a lawyer or gone to a doctor, or ...
by Axman
Fri May 06, 2011 7:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

Well, yes, that's because that is the case, provided the confessant is penitent and accepts J.C. as Lord and savior. Specifically that you must receive the Holy Spirit and seek absolution. After that, it's between you and God. It's not up to the Church to seal your fate, it's up to you*, nobody has ...
by Axman
Fri May 06, 2011 6:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

Rendering unto Caesar aside, that's not necessarily the position of the confessor.
by Axman
Fri May 06, 2011 6:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Saint
Replies: 162
Views: 13092

Re: Obama one step closer to making Pope John Paul II a Sain

People know the Church can't defrock anyone for something they did in the past, right? What with forgiveness being what it is as a core belief? They have to be convicted of a crime, which the Church can't divulge knowledge of if confessed, and must forgive. Rock, meet fucking hard place. Almost wrot...
by Axman
Fri May 06, 2011 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GPU Synechdoche
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: GPU Synechdoche

Because when you're writing about computer hardware, there's only so many times you can stand seeing the words "video card" in the same fucking paragraph. And it's not like GPUs ever come without an entire video card anyway. You don't get one without the other. Also, "video card"...

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