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Postby VisibilityMissing » Sat Jul 03, 2004 4:06 pm

<a href='http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EYES_GOUGED?SITE=OHCPO&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT' target='_blank'>Man Judged Insane Is Called for Jury Duty</a> : Insanity is just no excuse from your civic duty.
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Postby Ozymandias » Sat Jul 03, 2004 4:49 pm

lol somethings gone wrong in the system there - for one, why is a guy whos insane and has gouged out his girlfriends eyes not in a mental asylum? I know it says hes better, but still...he might relapse
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Postby norsenerd » Sun Jul 04, 2004 2:14 am

OPMG Cows helped find a crook by standing around. That's the best thing ever.
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Postby Burning Sheep Productions » Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:31 pm

<a href='http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/stories/6.asp' target='_blank'>Computer abuse ... rage against the machine.</a>
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Postby VisibilityMissing » Sun Jul 04, 2004 5:10 pm

There was actually a story recently about a guy who took his computer out and shot it with a handgun . . . will have to dig a bit.
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Postby norsenerd » Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:02 pm

It's been almost 6 months since the last time I pnched my computer and about 4 months sicne the last time I've beaten the keyboard.
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Postby Ozymandias » Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:08 pm

Its my poor monitor and desk that get the wrong end of Windows here....
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Postby Zaaphod » Mon Jul 05, 2004 2:35 am

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Postby mrpwase » Mon Jul 05, 2004 12:00 pm

My computer gets beaten by other people - at a band practice one of my bandmates was trying to chat up one of my friends on MSN, so my other bandmate smashed the keyboard - some of the keys broke. o_0
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Postby VisibilityMissing » Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:01 pm

I believe the term is "percussive maintenance." See below
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Postby VisibilityMissing » Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:11 pm

Well, this one's not the one I was thinking of, and it's around 15 years ago<br><br><a href='http://www.ahajokes.com/true012.html' target='_blank'>Computer Shooting</a><br><br>Here's another, more recent and detailed one from <a href='http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/07/25/1059084199743.html?oneclick=true' target='_blank'>The Age</a>:<br><br><!--QuoteBegin--> <table border='0' align='center' width='95%' ><tr><td class='quotetop'><b>Quote:</b> </td></tr><tr><td class='quotebody'> Only two months later in the same US state - Colorado must have poor PC support - an office worker in Lafayette walked into a nearby bar (which he also owned) with his laptop, told the customers to cover their ears, and then shot his laptop four times. It was later hung on the bar wall like a hunting trophy. Unlike the other gun-toting rager, however, he was arrested.<!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table> <!--QuoteEEnd--><br><br>Some of you should be glad you don't live in places where handguns are legal . . .
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Postby Ozymandias » Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:02 pm

I was sure hollowpoint and Dum-dum were illegal because of the Geneva Convention so where he got them from I can't imagine. they shouldn't even be being manufactured<br><br>More on topic I had this video of this guy completely losing it with his PC in an office cubicle. Everyone stared. It was really very funny. But I can't find it now. I think it must've gone when I cleaned the HDD...
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Postby Softpaw » Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:13 pm

The Geneva convention applies to military only. Cops in the US make frequent use of the Ranger 9mm, formerly called the Black Talon. Not only is it hollowpoint, but it has blades and other nasty things in it, to make that 9mm bullet tear a hole in a person's torso the size of a close-range 12-gauge shotgun blast.

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Postby VisibilityMissing » Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:48 pm

<a href='http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GENGHIS_KHANS_KIN?SITE=OHCPO&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT' target='_blank'>DNA Test to Check for Genghis Khan Kin</a> : Ever wonder if you were related to someone famous?
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and there is no way it can be of any practical use whatsoever."
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Postby Ozymandias » Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:52 pm

ouch. Thats gonna be a hole more than 6 inches wide!! From .4 of an inch!<br><br>theres this bullet only used for large game (read: deer) here in the UK called the Talon (not 9mm). Its idea is to cause a large exit wound and also, if the deer doesnt die, it bleeds so u can track it easily.<br><br>
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