Thursday, March 29, 2018

Romper Room activists

I think we should give all these students marching for gun control some of what they want, but not how they want it. The big push seems to be to raise the age to 21 to buy a gun. OK kiddies, here ya go. Lets raise the age of adulthood to 21. So for 18-20 year olds, no more guns. No more right to vote. You can't take out a loan without parental permission. Either no drivers license, or a restricted one, no driving past 8:00PM. No joining the armed forces. If you aren't responsible enough to own a gun you certainly aren't responsible enough to crew a tank or serve on a nuclear submarine. You are not allowed to live on your own without parental permission. Your parents can still set the rules, such as how late you can stay out at night.
Don't even bother trying to argue that 18 year olds are not mature enough to own guns, but are somehow mature enough to be adults in every other way. It doesn't hold water.
I doubt any of the people marching would support raising the age of adulthood to 21. It's easy to ask others to give something up, not so much when it is you who has to make the sacrifice.

Old school peace officers vs modern day Leo's

I was thinking about the old school cops. They weren't angels, and they certainly weren't shy about laying a nightstick across someones head. But one thing they would never do is shoot little kids with toy guns because they "feared for their lives". Kids used to be able to run around with metal cap guns that went "BANG" all day long without ever worrying about a cop murdering them.
Another thing the old school cops would never do is hide outside of a building while kids inside of it were being gunned down.
Why is this behavior considered acceptable by the current police force? Since when did cops start valuing their own lives above kids? Where is the shame?
Where is the public condemnation? All I see is people screaming for more gun control. How about demanding a return of "protect and serve", instead of "law enforcement officer"?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Liberals, STFU about the police

I'm not a big cop supporter. I think they get off way too much, and have far too much power. But I'm really sick of hearing liberals complain about them.
The police are the liberals best friend. Without them the society they want couldn't exist.
Who enforces motorcycle helmet laws?
The police.
Who enforces no smoking in bars regulations? 
The police?
Who enforces seatbelt laws?
The police.
Who enforces gun laws, and who would confiscate firearms if the liberal dream of a gun ban ever came to pass?
That's right, once again, the police.
Social programs cost money, which taxes pay for. If some scofflaw doesn't pay up, police show up to shake the money out of him.
Lets imagine if there were no cops. Are nannystater's going to walk up to a hells angel and tell him to put on a helmet? 
How many would walk in to a dive bar full of rowdies and tell the patrons to put out their cigarettes.
Any volunteers to walk up to gun owners saying "I hate the 2nd amendment, give me your guns"?

No, you don't really hate, or even dislike the police. You just dislike them when they interfere when you are doing things YOU like. 
Getting hassled for smoking a joint, it's "FUCK OFF PIGS"!!
Cops shutting down your demonstration, it's "OPRESSION, OPRESSION, stop violating my RIGHTS!!!" 
You have no problem with cops putting down the jackboot, as long as it's stepping on people who are doing things you don't like.
So next time a cop pulls a club out STFU, stop whining like a pussy, and take your beating like a man.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

You guys SUCK!

I don't hate UI designers. I loathe them.

Why do UI people think that the more clicks it takes to do the same tasks, the better!?
Take a look at the wonder that is windows 8. Before you booted in to the desktop and there was a start button that was a one click shortcut to all your programs. Not only did they get rid of the start button, they added a junky looking "metro" screen which is a shortcut to a bunch of dos like phone apps that don't even run in a window, so of course I never use any of them. So you click past that to get to a desktop with no start button. Oh wait, after much complaining they put that back. Well not really, because the new, useless start button just toggles between the metro and desktop, the asshole UI shitheads left out its most useful feature, the shortcuts! Well fuck you very much DOUCHBAGS!!

Then you have the wifi for retards interface, which gives you no details at all. Yeah, maybe I WOULD like to have more info than a signal strength bar.
Want to create a wifi hotspot on your win 8 computer? I really can't complain about the UI, because there isn't one. That's right, the shitheads removed the perfectly good one that came with win 7. It can still be done, but you have to use the command line. Why?

WTF is it with logins? Years ago when you went to a page requiring login there were username and password fields right there. Now you have to click a drop down first just to log in or log out.
Google is the crown king of suck UI. Every "improvement" they have made makes for a shittier user experience than the last. If you want to log in to gmail you enter your user name, then have to click a button to get to the password field? Of what FUCKING use is this? Having both fields there and just clicking a button once rather than twice made more sense, but then again if you are a UI asshole, you can never have enough mouse clicks for simple tasks.

"Load more" is another UI suckfest. Instead of just having page numbers at the bottom of the screen, the UI assholes replaced that with a "load more" button. Now in the case of youtube, you have to click that multiple times on a page with a lot of videos. Then if you click on a video, go to it, then go back, you wind up at the start page and have to re-click the shitty load more button however many times you did before to get to where you were.

Web design, the incredible disappearing font. So, you used internet explorer to design your web site, and tested it at one resolution! Great job Tardly! Your shit page doesn't look right on other browsers or resolutions, but hey, you got it done on time and on budget! Good dog.

EVERYTHING is about look, NOTHING about functionality, that's the UI shithead credo.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Modern feminism, women's rights?

I've been thinking about modern feminism, and I don't like it. I don't like it because its viewpoint is myopic, opinions all have to pass left wing, politically correct talking points muster.
Modern feminists will complain about men at the workplace who stare too long at women's breasts, but say absolutely NOTHING about the misogynistic and hate filled practices of Islam. You will NEVER hear them point out that in a sharia law court, a woman's testimony is considered to be less than a mans. They are silent about genital mutilation preformed on women in some Islamic countries. Honor killings of women? Not a peep said!

Modern feminism puts political correctness above the lives and welfare of millions of women world wide.
Lets take another issue, gun control. Again, this is a left wing agenda which does NOT benefit women in the LEAST, in fact it is harmful to them.
Men are generally stronger than women, and can bull them down one on one. It has been shown time and time again, men do not need a gun to bring grievous harm to women. India has strict gun laws, yet rape is rampant there. What gun control does do is protect male abusers. A abuser can be shot down by a determined woman, his strength counts for little after he gets riddled with bullets. Yet modern feminists want to deny women the best tool for self defense available to them.

There is nothing wrong with equal pay for equal work, the right to an abortion without being mobbed by religious assholes, and to expect a civil work environment.
But it's not enough. I wish more women would take a hard look at modern feminism and say, "yes, I agree with the rights they are pushing for, but I WANT MORE!" I would really like to see woman push for ALL their rights, not just the rights the democrat party finds acceptable, and when it comes to Islam, stand up and smell the abuse.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Cameras - DSLRs vs Mirrorless

Are DSLRs going the way of the film camera? After reading this article, not yet.

Pro photographers are not going to put up with the smaller sensor a lot of the mirrorless cameras have. Some of the mirrorless cameras now have full size sensors so that issue has been addressed.

The lens mounts are different, and being a new product, the lens selection is way less than for DSLR's. I think a manufacturer who put out a camera that mounted Canon or Nikon standard lenses with a full size sensor would sell a lot of units.
From wikipedia.
"For manufacturers, this strategy eliminates price competition for their new lenses from second-hand legacy lenses."
Yeah DICKHEADS, it also causes a LOT of people NOT to buy one who would have because they don't like the limited lens selection and don't want to re-buy lenses they already have. Typical corporate greedhead mentality.

A number of mirrorless cameras have no viewfinder. I would NEVER pay $$$$ for a camera with no view finder as those work better in low light AND sometimes are better for framing shots. I don't always want to take pictures with the camera held away from me.
Some of the mirrorless cameras have an evf (electronic viewfinder). Those are OK, WAY better than no viewfinder, but having used both I would actually rather have the offset optical viewfinder that some point and shoots and non slr film cameras had. Not quite as accurate, but better than low light. That's what my canon point and shoot has and I've never had any issues with it. If I need more accuracy for close ups, I can use the lcd screen on it's back. Best of both worlds IMHO. Most of the pro's would probably rather have the evf though, as it shows exactly what the lens is seeing.

I think the biggest issue is the lens incompatibility with same make DSLR's, combined with limited lens choice. That, and there is 0 cost savings, they are as much or more as DSLRs.
Sony lost a sale, because if they took standard Sony dslr lenses, I would have considered buying one as an upgrade to my camera body. If I have to buy all new lenses, then I might as well get a canon DSLR instead. Or not, and just get a better Sony DSLR body.
Looking at the negatives, it's probably going to be a while before DSLRs fade away.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Nobody wants to take your guns

Not mine, but an excellent post on what gun grabbers really want. NEVER "come to the table" with these snakes.

Nobody wants to take your guns - by Coldservings
Whenever I, or others, object to "registration" or bans on transfers, or other forms of "gun control" and firearms restrictions as steps toward an eventual complete prohibition and the confiscation that such would necessarily entail, we get told we're paranoid and "nobody wants to take your guns."

Well, perhaps we should consider these "nobodies":

"A gun-control movement worthy of the name would insist that President Clinton move beyond his proposals for controls ... and immediately call on Congress to pass far-reaching industry regulation like the Firearms Safety and Consumer Protection Act ... [which] would give the Treasury Department health and safety authority over the gun industry, and any rational regulator with that authority would ban handguns."
Josh Sugarmann (executive director of the Violence Policy Center)

"My view of guns is simple. I hate guns and I cannot imagine why anyone would want to own one. If I had my way, guns for sport would be registered, and all other guns would be banned."
Deborah Prothrow-Stith (Dean of Harvard School of Public Health)

"I don't care if you want to hunt, I don't care if you think it's your right. I say 'Sorry.' it's 1999. We have had enough as a nation. You are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison."
Rosie O'Donnell (At about the time she said this, Rosie engaged the services of a bodyguard who applied for a gun permit.)

"Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option -- keep your gun but permit it."
Andrew Cuomo

"I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by [the] police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state."
Michael Dukakis

"If someone is so fearful that they are going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, it makes me very nervous that these people have weapons at all."
U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman

"In fact, the assault weapons ban will have no significant effect either on the crime rate or on personal security. Nonetheless, it is a good idea ... Passing a law like the assault weapons ban is a symbolic - purely symbolic - move in that direction. Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation."
Charles Krauthammer, columnist, 4/5/96 Washington Post

"Ban the damn things. Ban them all. You want protection? Get a dog."
Molly Ivins, columnist, 7/19/94

"[To get a] permit to own a firearm, that person should undergo an exhaustive criminal background check. In addition, an applicant should give up his right to privacy and submit his medical records for review to see if the person has ever had a problem with alcohol, drugs or mental illness . . . The Constitution doesn't count!"
John Silber, former chancellor of Boston University and candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. Speech before the Quequechan Club of Fall River, MA. August 16, 1990

"I think you have to do it a step at a time and I think that is what the NRA is most concerned about. Is that it will happen one very small step at a time so that by the time, um, people have woken up, quote, to what's happened, it's gone farther than what they feel the consensus of American citizens would be. But it does have to go one step at a time and the banning of semiassault military weapons that are military weapons, not household weapons, is the first step."
Mayor Barbara Fass, Stockton, CA

"Handguns should be outlawed. Our organization will probably take this stand in time but we are not anxious to rouse the opposition before we get the other legislation passed."
Elliot Corbett, Secretary, National Council For A Responsible Firearms Policy (interview appeared in the Washington Evening Star on September 19, 1969)

"Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe."
Senator Diane Feinstein, 1993

"If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them... 'Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in, I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren't here."
U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) CBS-TV's "60 Minutes," 2/5/95

"Banning guns is an idea whose time has come."
U.S. Senator Joseph Biden, 11/18/93, Associated Press interview

"Yes, I'm for an outright ban (on handguns)."
Pete Shields, Chairman emeritus, Handgun Control, Inc., during a 60 Minutes

"We must be able to arrest people before they commit crimes. By registering guns and knowing who has them we can do that. If they have guns they are pretty likely to commit a crime."
Vermont State Senator Mary Ann Carlson

"I am one who believes that as a first step, the United States should move expeditiously to disarm the civilian population, other than police and security officers, of all handguns, pistols, and revolvers... No one should have the right to anonymous ownership or use of a gun."
Professor Dean Morris, Director of Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, stated to the U.S. Congress

"I feel very strongly about it [the Brady Bill]. I think - I also associate myself with the other remarks of the Attorney General. I think it's the beginning. It's not the end of the process by any means."
William J. Clinton, 8/11/93

"The Brady Bill is the minimum step Congress should take...we need much stricter gun control, and eventually should bar the ownership of handguns, except in a few cases."
U.S. Representative William Clay, quoted in the St. Louis Post Dispatch on May 6,

"I don't believe gun owners have rights."
Sarah Brady, Hearst Newspapers Special Report "Handguns in America", October

"We must get rid of all the guns."
Sarah Brady, speaking on behalf of HCI with Sheriff Jay Printz & others on "The Phil
Donahue Show" September 1994

"The House passage of our bill is a victory for this country! Common sense wins out. I'm just so thrilled and excited. The sale of guns must stop. Halfway measures are not enough."
Sarah Brady 7/1/88

"I don't care about crime, I just want to get the guns."
Senator Howard Metzenbaum, 1994

"We're here to tell the NRA their nightmare is true..."
U.S. Representative Charles Schumer, quoted on NBC, 11/30/93

"My bill ... establishes a 6-month grace period for the turning in of all handguns."
U.S. Representative Major Owens, Congressional Record, 11/10/93

"We're going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily, given political realities, going to be very modest. Our ultimate goal, total control of handguns in the United States, is going to take time. The first problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered, and the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns, and all handgun ammunition illegal."
Nelson T. Shields of Hangun Control, Inc. as quoted in `New Yorker' magazine July 26, 1976. Page 53f

"Our goal is to not allow anybody to buy a handgun. In the meantime, we think there ought to be strict licensing and regulation. Ultimately, that may mean it would require court approval to buy a handgun."
President of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Michael K. Beard, Washington Times
12/6/93 p.A1

"Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal."
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, December 1993

"The sale, manufacture, and possession of handguns ought to be banned...We do not believe the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual the right to keep them."
The Washington Post - "Legal Guns Kill Too" - November 5, 1999

"There is no reason for anyone in the country, for anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use, a handgun. The only way to control handgun use in this country is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to Change the Constitution."
USA Today - Michael Gartner - Former president of NBC News - "Glut of Guns: What Can We Do About Them?" - January 16, 1992

"I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns," Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, 2012

4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution:
  1. Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri;
  2. Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or
  3. Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations."
Legislation introduced in Missouri. 2013 And you can repeat the exact same thing for Minnesota

"Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence. If coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions then it could be effective." NIJ Memo on a new "Assault Weapon" Ban. 2013

"The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection" (Warrantless searches by law enforcement?) Washington State Senate Bill 5737 (2013)

"the state of Iowa should take semi-automatic weapons away from Iowans who have legally purchased them prior to any ban that is enacted if they don't give their weapons up in a buy-back program. Even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them," Iowa state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer (D-Manilla) 2013

California Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg 2013) would expand the definition of "Assault Weapons" to include ALL semi-auto rifles (including rimfire calibers) that accept a detachable magazine. SB374 would ban on the sale and possession of ALL Semi-Auto rifles and require registration to retain legal possession in the future.

California Senate Bill 47 (Yee 2013) would expand the definition of "Assault Weapons" to include rifles that have been designed/sold and or equipped to use the "bullet button" or similar device. SB47 would ban on the sale and possession of ALL those Semi-Auto rifles and require registration to retain legal possession in the future.

California Assembly Bill 174 (Bonta 2013) would ban the possession of any firearms that were "grandfathered " for possession if registered in previous "Assault Weapons" gun control schemes. Californians that trusted the State of California and registered their firearms will be required to surrender the firearms to the Government or face arrest. Passage of AB174 would make SB374/SB47 (above) into confiscation mandates.

California Senate Bill 396 (Hancock 2013) would ban the possession of any magazine with a capacity to accept more than 10 cartridges. ALL currently grandfathered "high-cap" magazines would become ILLEGAL to possess and the owners subject to arrest and the magazines confiscated. ("High-cap" means a capacity that has been standard, that the firearms were designed for, since the 40's--AK pattern rifles--or 60's--AR pattern rifles.)

"We want everything on the table. This is a moment of opportunity. There's no question about it...We're on a roll now, and I think we've got to take the-you know, we're gonna push as hard as we can and as far as we can." Illinois Rep Jan Schakowsky says assault rifle ban just the beginning, 'moment of opportunity' and seeks to ban handguns (2013).

"People who own guns are essentially a sickness in our souls who must be cleansed." Colorado Senator (Majority Leader) John Morse. 2013 (Cleansed? "Final Solution" anyone?) (Emphasis added in the above).

"We needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate." Discussion among Senator Loretta Weinberg (D37), Senator Sandra Cunningham (D31), Senator Linda Greenstein (D14) of New Jersey's State Legislature, May 9, 2013

"No one in this country should have guns." Superior Court Judge, Robert C. Brunetti, Bristol, CT. September, 2013

Proposed Missouri Bill to ban "assault weapons": 4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution: (1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri; (2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or (3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations.

New York sends out Confiscation letters. "It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons. I mean that is just so crystal clear, there is no debate, no discussion," Leland Yee, California State Senator.

But nobody wants to take our guns?

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