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Everything posted by Kamikaze_Badger

  1. You just described 90% of Americans. Every single one of them thinks they're in the 10%.
  2. http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/baseballbats.asp I'm very much against gun control and very much for the right for responsible citizens to own firearms. I'm also for making informed arguments though.
  3. http://imgur.com/a/x77kL It's an image gallery, so I won't put them all in. I work in my school's microbiology lab, this one got a good laugh out of me. I hope you guys enjoy it all as well.
  4. I used to live in a very small town. After getting in a fight with my brother and being charged with domestic abuse for it, all my firearms in my home were to be seized. The following conversation ensued between me and the officer: "Well sir, this is the only one in my name." "What about the other three there?" "They're my step-dads." "I'm supposed to take them, but whatever. Just make sure they get out of sight, ok?" So yeah, I agree there.
  5. [media] Damn speed bumps!
  6. http://www.electronicrev.com/2013/01/fbi-crime-reports-more-people-killed.html#txWKueCa6ObI3AVM.16 I'm just gonna leave that here. Click cancel on the prompt window.
  7. As long as they play with a semi-auto.
  8. From what I've read online, it sounds like you've got a decent chance of being screwed over. Apparently they have a reputation for upselling people on the same TV and selling used TVs as new. If it were a minor purchase of around $30-40, I'd say go for it. But if you're buying a TV, play it safe and pay the extra to buy from a place you can trust.
  9. Thanks. I'm the master of overreacting to things. That fixed it.
  10. I live in a house with two other college students. We have cable internet running on a Linksys WRT54G. One of my roommates set up the wifi with an easily guessed/socially engineered password. A month ago he mentioned that someone had disabled the security on the wifi, and asked if I knew anything about it. I hadn't done anything, he told me that he set the wireless network to Hidden. The name of the network? The password that was easily breeched. All of a sudden, the network is no longer hidden and the name has changed to Network 5. Furthermore, my speed has dropped from 25 Mbps to 0.5 Mbps randomly during the day. What's really got me concerned is the fact that I can't access like I used to. Firefox gives me a "connection was reset" error page, and IE gives me a generic "Page can not be displayed." This is the IP I used before to check in on the router (oh yeah, he never changed the admin password). Does anyone have any idea what's going on?
  11. I was hoping for a lightly stained oak, but that'll do.
  12. I learned a lot from this video, I must say. Edit: Media tags broken apparently?
  13. Salmonella has an extremely low infectious dose angel, and just a little can do a lot given how virulent it is. It's actually not surprising that they'd get that severe of a case of gastroenteritis from the meat. A little bit of salmonella or another enteric bug could easily have grown if it was displayed thawed like most meats are. You may have think you had them cooked thoroughly, but unless you stuck a thermometer in and checked the core temperature of each sausage, there's a good chance you didn't. It's easy to overestimate that. Then again, we can't be sure it's salmonella without culturing it from a stool sample. Onion, get to it .
  14. Salmonella genus bacteria have an extremely low infectious dose, so it's easy to undercook poultry products. When dealing with them, be sure to threaten legal action. Your family obviously isn't hurting for money and you can afford to hire a lawyer to write a letter. EDIT: There's a strong chance that cross contamination occurred that introduced the bacteria to other food and such too.
  15. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN6f-HbXp94[/media] It gets REALLY good around halfway through. This guy has golden pipes. He also does reddit comments. Prime example: https://soundcloud.com/readsyourcomments/whiteeternalknights-comment
  16. My GF also got Skyrim for Xmas too with a new 360... OH SHIT!
  17. My step-dad's an electrician, I'll ask him. Are you saying it only has a plugin for a 120v outlet? Or are you talking about just the one wire going to the heating element? Update: You should have three wires, generally a black, white, and bare ground wire. Does the wire there strip out into three? You need to have two hots and a ground going into the element he said, I think on either side. That's about all he can do without being there in person .
  18. Six pack of Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA. It's got some flavor and some bite!
  19. It's kind of like obesity in healthcare. You can treat the high blood pressure and high cholesterol with medications, or you can try getting the patient to change their lifestyle. Treating the cause is more effective than treating the effects. EDIT: I'll leave the question of HOW to address those issues to sociologists and criminologists.
  20. Maybe targeting the factors that encourage and facilitate crime in the first place would be more effective than specifically focusing on guns?
  21. As someone who worked with the mentally retarded for several years, I fully agree. As someone who lives with mental illness, I'll say it depends on the person and situation.
  22. These are so few and far between that I don't think that have any significance. When it happens more often than other tragedies, it'll become a trend in my opinion. We've had various spikes over the course of years already, that's all I think this is.
  23. I was, I just don't think it's applicable to this situation because it was one individual acting on his own. He took care of himself in the process and there's no following. It's next to impossible to determine who's going to do it next no matter how much it sucks. There's no identifiable enemy, and I don't mean that in the sense that they're not wearing uniforms. I mean that in the sense that there's no REALISTIC way to identify the people who'll do this kind of thing. There's no "growing" trend. Yes this article is prior to Newtown, but the chart shows a pretty clear point: Yes it's tragic that children died. Yes it's tragic that it happened in a school. Look at the numbers though. It's not on a rise, we're not at a higher threat for them. If anything the media is what's causing the problems by bringing all sorts of attention to these. I'm willing to bet that if these events weren't so inflated by the media, we wouldn't think it was a growing trend. Now I'm going to play Satan's Advocate here and focus on the positives of this situation: It sounds like people are finally starting to give a damn about mental health. Maybe the benefit of all these will be the millions of lives improved by better funding for mental health services. Then again, people are going to want a target to attack, so maybe the mentally ill will have to deal with even more discrimination. Hm. Maybe it's the meds I'm on, maybe I'm just that fucked up in the head and I'm a cold heartless bastard. This isn't as big of a deal as the media is making it out to be, nor is it as big of a deal as Americans want to try to make it out to be. Excuse me now while I climb into my asbestos suit.
  24. Right now you can't purchase a gun if you have a history of certain mental illnesses or a criminal record.Guess what? It works. Guess where people with mental illnesses or criminal records get their guns? Illegal sales. So how will stronger checks benefit us? You go ahead and try that, let me know it turns out. The firearm is sent to an FFL in your state to complete the transaction and paperwork. I have a friend who bought a pistol from a Cabellas in Wisconsin (I live right along the west shore of the Mississippi). He was still subject to all the laws of Iowa and such.
  25. I got a $25 gift card from McDonalds for working on Christmas. Sadly this doubles what I made tonight, lol.
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