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    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2013
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    Surprised this one hasn't come up here yet...

    3D printed gun (apart from firing pin) demonstrated as a working thing.

    Developer says 'there are countries where you can't own a handgun legally, that's no longer the case'.

    Cheers for that. Just cause your country is cool with it doesn't give you the right to enforce it in places where we've been quite fucking happy with our no firearms policy for decades.
    • CommentAuthorsilvercat
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2013
     (11025.182)
    I wish I could say that guy's attitude surprises me. What an ass.
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    In Australia, as in every other state that restricts firearm ownership, his gun is still just a lump of plastic. You can't print ammunition or buy it without a license. His whole thesis is bunk, and he's a stinky dribble-whiskered flap turkey. He can hold my codpiece.*

    *I'm experimenting with free-form obscenity right now. Nothing to see here. Move along.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2013
     (11025.184)
    Plus, you know, it's not like he invented homemade guns. Zip guns have been around for decades.

    And if you want to go hardcore DIY you can make your own flintlock, your own black powder and your own bullets, all from basic elements than can be purchased without a permit.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2013
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    @DocOcassi
    Thanks for sharing that. Very interesting.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2013
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2013 edited
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    I don't even.

    'Do Me A Solid,' Diplomat Rodman Says To North Korea's Kim

    No words. My words have failed me.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2013
     (11025.188)
    :V wat
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    No solids in the downstairs lavatory.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2013
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    Yeah, that definitely fits the term "Newstrange," I should think.

    What a weird world.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2013
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    Australia's capital city, Canberra, is 100 years old this week. How better to celebrate than launch a gigantic, flying tit-whale?

    All Hail the Tit-Whale!

    Needless to say, people are already foaming at the mouth about such a "waste of tax-payer's money", but c'mon, TIT-WHALE!
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2013
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    Is that the creature from watchmen?
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2013
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    I've read that whole ABC article and it's funny how every person interviewed, carefully avoids to mention or explain the ENORMOUS TITS.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2013 edited
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    A bank heist in the internet age

    Really interesting one this, and probably the tipping point for other countries to follow the UK down the mandatory 'chip and PIN' route on bank cards. Just in time for that tech to become too simple to break.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2013
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    To follow France down the mandatory chip and PIN, thank you very much. We've had this since the 1980's, maybe because the "smart chip" is a French invention ?

    I'm always surprised when I travel abroad and I'm able to buy things without my PIN code.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2013 edited
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    Nigeria 'baby factory' raided

    Seventeen pregnant teenage girls and 11 babies have been rescued from a house in Nigeria's south-eastern Imo state, police have said.

    They say they are looking for a woman suspected of planning to sell the babies.

    The babies can be sold for illegal adoption, used for child labour or prostitution or sometimes killed with their body parts used for ritual purposes.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2013
     (11025.199)
    Carbon Dioxide Level Passes Long-Feared Milestone
    The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported on Friday, reaching a concentration not seen on the earth for millions of years.

    The best available evidence suggests the amount of the gas in the air has not been this high for at least three million years, before humans evolved, and scientists believe the rise portends large changes in the climate and the level of the sea.

    “It symbolizes that so far we have failed miserably in tackling this problem,” said Pieter P. Tans, who runs the monitoring program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that reported the new reading.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2013
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