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12 hours ago, Guard Dog said:

Plus we know how to make bombs

Must be that Bomb Making 101 class you all take.

"It has just been discovered that research causes cancer in rats."

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1 hour ago, rjshae said:

Must be that Bomb Making 101 class you all take.

😂 there is a great line in the book “the Martian “that didn’t make it into the movie. Well they asked the German chemist to build a bomb to blow the nose valve the ship he said he spent most of his career and chemistry trying to avoid making bombs!

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"What can't be changed must be endured"

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On 5/17/2021 at 6:38 AM, Gorth said:

Probably one of those young men who is sort of part mad, part genius[...]

More like a lifelong mental health sufferer. 
Some of his posts about attempting time-travel and allowing 'wemen to have multiple organisms' can still be found online.
 

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Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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“If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.” 

-Ulysses S. Grant

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17 hours ago, Malcador said:

 

 

Maybe I'm missing something here but why would a real Soviet lighter have English safety instructions on the inside case? *checks comments*

Yep, fake lighter, but still, nice job. :)

No mind to think. No will to break. No voice to cry suffering.

 

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1 hour ago, majestic said:

Maybe I'm missing something here but why would a real Soviet lighter have English safety instructions on the inside case? *checks comments*

Yep, fake lighter, but still, nice job. :)

Probably some souvenir scam, taking a cheap western lighter and glue/solder two fake plaques on it and voila, genuine made in the CCCP! (at least according to some thrifty entrepreneur somewhere)

Edit: Regardless of who made it, the guy restoring it did a good job of it

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I would like to wish a very happy birthday to my childhood friend Pac-Man. He’s 41 years old today.

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10 hours ago, majestic said:

Maybe I'm missing something here but why would a real Soviet lighter have English safety instructions on the inside case? *checks comments*

Yep, fake lighter, but still, nice job. :)

Yeah, didn't get that when I was watching but was mostly interested in how the guy was doing the clean up.

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Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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“If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.” 

-Ulysses S. Grant

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12 hours ago, ComradeYellow said:

This article is so stupid, it *has* to have originated from a Murdoch Media source somewhere. The Eastern European governments of today are ranging from centrist over right to alt-right. Perfectly happy to acknowledge they are authoritarian (and for many of them, in a very bad way). The wrong premise just means the conclusion is the exact opposite of what they were hoping to reach.

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11 hours ago, Gfted1 said:

Subscription Law Enforcement Is Upon Us.

Necessity is the mother of invention. :lol: 

"Do private security guards have the skills to handle highly volatile situations that police officers have been expertly trained to tackle? "...

Seriously? It's not like police officers have a good track record of handling anything that doesn't require brute force to solve 🤔

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4 hours ago, Gorth said:

Seriously? It's not like police officers have a good track record of handling anything that doesn't require brute force to solve

I know you realize that there are literally thousands of police interactions per day that do not result in brute force, but I understand your point. Imo, police are more "jack of all trades, master of none" so you will invariably run into situations that they are not the best options for handling.

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1 hour ago, Gfted1 said:

I know you realize that there are literally thousands of police interactions per day that do not result in brute force, but I understand your point. Imo, police are more "jack of all trades, master of none" so you will invariably run into situations that they are not the best options for handling.

Just a hunch (because I don't live there after all, so just based on observations from afar), that police are often called for just about everything that someone requires assistance with. They seem to regularly get confronted with situations that shouldn't have been a police matter in the first place. Sometimes lack of mental health care, lack of jobs for young people, lack of parental care (which seems to be hereditary in disadvantaged families) etc. I.e. a society that sic police on its "losers", neglecting the preventive part. But that is just my impression from watching news the last 30 years. All second and third hand knowledge. People who actually live there and know the system inside out could probably enlighten me on whether it's wrong assumptions or not.

(A convoluted way of saying the police is not always the right tool for the job with their current skill set and it shows)

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7 minutes ago, Gorth said:

Just a hunch (because I don't live there after all, so just based on observations from afar), that police are often called for just about everything that someone requires assistance with. They seem to regularly get confronted with situations that shouldn't have been a police matter in the first place. Sometimes lack of mental health care, lack of jobs for young people, lack of parental care (which seems to be hereditary in disadvantaged families) etc. I.e. a society that sic police on its "losers", neglecting the preventive part. But that is just my impression from watching news the last 30 years. All second and third hand knowledge. People who actually live there and know the system inside out could probably enlighten me on whether it's wrong assumptions or not.

(A convoluted way of saying the police is not always the right tool for the job with their current skill set and it shows)

Youre 100% correct. Our emergency call number (911) literally goes to the closest police station to your current location (but this is frequently obfuscated by cellular phones). So 100% of the time, the first responders will be the police / fire rescue. Now if theres time permitting they will try to call in the specialists, like if someone is sitting on a bridge threatening to jump or a hostage situation etc., but otherwise I think a lot of things happen in a bangbang fashion and theyre forced to deal with it.

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Just to throw it in for the discussion it might cause.. ;)

 

"Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum."

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in remembrance of all those men and women who have fallen in defense o' their nation and o' the Constitution.

also, am henceforth official disliking the french 3% less.

"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."Justice Louis Brandeis, Concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

"Im indifferent to almost any murder as long as it doesn't affect me or mine."--Gfted1 (September 30, 2019)

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