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2013-01-10 10:30:32 AM
# sudo yum -y install 338_Lapua
 
2013-01-10 11:59:58 AM
I don't care what your view on gun control is...that is some amazingly awesome tech right there.
 
2013-01-10 12:21:59 PM
Good thing it isn't running Windows.  Could add all new meaning to the BSOD.
 
2013-01-10 12:25:47 PM
Hold still and tell me your pid!
 
2013-01-10 12:27:59 PM
The software been at version .5 for the last 8 years.
 
2013-01-10 12:27:59 PM
kill -9 just got a whole new meaning!
 
2013-01-10 12:29:42 PM
Just when you thought hunting could not get any more lazier.
 
2013-01-10 12:31:51 PM
I'm not exactly a gun nut, but do want.
 
2013-01-10 12:34:41 PM

Nogrhi: Good thing it isn't running Windows.  Could add all new meaning to the BSOD.


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2013-01-10 12:39:34 PM
The ATF shuts down civilian sales of this rifletechnology in 3, 2, 1...
 
2013-01-10 12:39:37 PM
So what happens when you send snipers to combat with these weapons, which since they are auto correcting, did not require much training on part of the sniper... and the scope or computer is somehow damaged? How will the untrained sniper compensate to be an asset?
 
2013-01-10 12:43:32 PM
Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.
 
2013-01-10 12:45:17 PM

my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.


I suspect that few hunters will be willing to spend $17,000 for a hunting tool.
 
2013-01-10 12:46:25 PM
Linux finally has its killer app

Outside the fanatics - no one cares what the OS is - just that the tool does what its suppose to do.
 
2013-01-10 12:49:49 PM
So after you designate the target, will it keep calculating the shot in real time if the target is moving?
 
2013-01-10 12:50:55 PM

xkillyourfacex: So what happens when you send snipers to combat with these weapons, which since they are auto correcting, did not require much training on part of the sniper... and the scope or computer is somehow damaged? How will the untrained sniper compensate to be an asset?


Well, you could also train your snipers. I mean, I know that's an inconceivable concept, like teaching someone to add before you give them a calculator, but it just may be possible. There even rumors that militaries that don't have this tech still manage to have snipers, though no one knows how or why.
 
2013-01-10 12:51:11 PM

Dimensio: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

I suspect that few hunters will be willing to spend $17,000 for a hunting tool.


True, plus if they keep making hunting easier and easier, it'll take all the sport out of it. I mean... it's like the next thing you know they'll just sell meat in a store and you wouldn't have to go into the woods at all!
 
2013-01-10 12:51:15 PM
Whaddaya mean "finally"? Emacs was ported right away.
 
2013-01-10 12:52:10 PM

my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.


It's a shame that Congress is talking about requiring all hunters to purchase this in the proposed gun control bill, then.
 
2013-01-10 12:54:38 PM
You'll shoot your Torvalds out kid.
 
2013-01-10 12:59:31 PM

Dimensio: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

I suspect that few hunters will be willing to spend $17,000 for a hunting tool.


you don't know many gun nuts do you?
 
2013-01-10 01:00:37 PM
If this headline had 'gun' in the title this would have at least 100 views by now.
 
2013-01-10 01:01:15 PM
Or like... posts, even.
 
2013-01-10 01:03:02 PM

my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.


That's what a former colleague says. He got bored hunting deer with a rifle, so bought a muzzle loader kit and built it. Within a season or two that was too easy, so he built a compound bow. Finally, he built a paleo bow from native wood, makes his own arrows, chips his own points, etc. NOW he says getting a deer is a proper challenge.
 
2013-01-10 01:04:39 PM

Stone Meadow: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

That's what a former colleague says. He got bored hunting deer with a rifle, so bought a muzzle loader kit and built it. Within a season or two that was too easy, so he built a compound bow. Finally, he built a paleo bow from native wood, makes his own arrows, chips his own points, etc. NOW he says getting a deer is a proper challenge.


Pfft, call me when he atlatls.
 
2013-01-10 01:06:11 PM

Stratohead: Dimensio: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

I suspect that few hunters will be willing to spend $17,000 for a hunting tool.

you don't know many gun nuts do you?


Most of the gun nuts I know wouldn't look twice at a bolt-action. Too busy playing AR-Barbie dressup.
 
2013-01-10 01:07:09 PM
Gotta buy bullets from the company = nope ... even if I had the money
 
2013-01-10 01:09:24 PM

lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

That's what a former colleague says. He got bored hunting deer with a rifle, so bought a muzzle loader kit and built it. Within a season or two that was too easy, so he built a compound bow. Finally, he built a paleo bow from native wood, makes his own arrows, chips his own points, etc. NOW he says getting a deer is a proper challenge.

Pfft, call me when he atlatls.


Actually, I mentioned that to him once. He said he would have been all over it except that atlatls are illegal.
 
2013-01-10 01:20:22 PM

Stone Meadow: lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

That's what a former colleague says. He got bored hunting deer with a rifle, so bought a muzzle loader kit and built it. Within a season or two that was too easy, so he built a compound bow. Finally, he built a paleo bow from native wood, makes his own arrows, chips his own points, etc. NOW he says getting a deer is a proper challenge.

Pfft, call me when he atlatls.

Actually, I mentioned that to him once. He said he would have been all over it except that atlatls are illegal.


So are ninja stars :(
 
2013-01-10 01:24:30 PM
Linux doesn't kill people, neckbeards with linux kill people.
 
2013-01-10 01:24:35 PM

Stone Meadow: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

That's what a former colleague says. He got bored hunting deer with a rifle, so bought a muzzle loader kit and built it. Within a season or two that was too easy, so he built a compound bow. Finally, he built a paleo bow from native wood, makes his own arrows, chips his own points, etc. NOW he says getting a deer is a proper challenge.


A true American hunter. Guns are for the pathetic.
 
2013-01-10 01:26:12 PM

Stone Meadow: lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

That's what a former colleague says. He got bored hunting deer with a rifle, so bought a muzzle loader kit and built it. Within a season or two that was too easy, so he built a compound bow. Finally, he built a paleo bow from native wood, makes his own arrows, chips his own points, etc. NOW he says getting a deer is a proper challenge.

Pfft, call me when he atlatls.

Actually, I mentioned that to him once. He said he would have been all over it except that atlatls are illegal.


that was my stance until i started hunting the blacktail in western washington.

/fecking grey ghosts of the forest, those... though that's got nothing to do with the rifle.
 
2013-01-10 01:26:46 PM

lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

That's what a former colleague says. He got bored hunting deer with a rifle, so bought a muzzle loader kit and built it. Within a season or two that was too easy, so he built a compound bow. Finally, he built a paleo bow from native wood, makes his own arrows, chips his own points, etc. NOW he says getting a deer is a proper challenge.

Pfft, call me when he atlatls.


Pfft, call me when he jumps on it and kills it with his bare hands.
 
2013-01-10 01:32:41 PM

whosits_112: Pfft, call me when he jumps on it and kills it with his bare hands.


I usually talk them into committing suicide.
 
2013-01-10 01:38:30 PM

treesloth: whosits_112: Pfft, call me when he jumps on it and kills it with his bare hands.

I usually talk them into committing suicide.


That's nothing...I talk their mother into killing them.
 
2013-01-10 01:43:00 PM

Stone Meadow: lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

That's what a former colleague says. He got bored hunting deer with a rifle, so bought a muzzle loader kit and built it. Within a season or two that was too easy, so he built a compound bow. Finally, he built a paleo bow from native wood, makes his own arrows, chips his own points, etc. NOW he says getting a deer is a proper challenge.

Pfft, call me when he atlatls.

Actually, I mentioned that to him once. He said he would have been all over it except that atlatls are illegal.


That makes no sense. An arrow can go just as awry as an atlatl dart.
 
2013-01-10 01:48:01 PM

Dimensio: I suspect that few hunters will be willing to spend $17,000 for a hunting tool.


Ha...hahah...hahahahahaha!

You don't know very many hunters, do you? The majority are all about flash and expense. Trail cams, scents, clothing, knives, ATVs, Trucks, etc....

If you can convince them that it will up their chances of getting that "big buck" by 0.1%, then they will buy it. The dumb ones at least.

/I respect hunting, but man have I come across some dumb hunters.
 
2013-01-10 01:51:39 PM

buttery_shame_cave: Stone Meadow: lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: Actually, I mentioned that to him once. He said he would have been all over it except that atlatls are illegal.

that was my stance until i started hunting the blacktail in western washington.

/fecking grey ghosts of the forest, those... though that's got nothing to do with the rifle.


My step-bro in Western Washington says the same thing. Must still be lots of hunting pressure on them.

lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: Actually, I mentioned that to him once. He said he would have been all over it except that atlatls are illegal.

That makes no sense. An arrow can go just as awry as an atlatl dart.


Since when did hunting laws (or any others for that matter) have to make sense? ;^)
 
2013-01-10 01:55:49 PM
That technology could easily be adapted to let people shoot stuff from home, over the internet. Way less challenge than a FPS, but at least you get to kill a deer or something.
 
2013-01-10 01:59:40 PM

Dimensio: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

I suspect that few hunters will be willing to spend $17,000 for a hunting tool.


I suspect there are some who will, I suspect the rich "Canned hunt" crowd will be all over this.   The kind that will drop $10,000 to be driven to a pre-baited deer stand to shoot a tame deer, and then let "guides' Manuel and Ramon do the messy work of skinning and gutting it before the camp chef serves it up in a port-wine and lingonberry reduction sauce with wild chanterelles and then goes to bed in a luxury tent  congratulating themselves on what a rugged outdoorsman they really are.

/call me old-fashioned but I think anything above running the deer down until its heart bursts from exhuastion is using a technological "cheat"
 
2013-01-10 02:03:18 PM
Also, as to not have be disappoint:
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2013-01-10 02:04:15 PM

lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

That's what a former colleague says. He got bored hunting deer with a rifle, so bought a muzzle loader kit and built it. Within a season or two that was too easy, so he built a compound bow. Finally, he built a paleo bow from native wood, makes his own arrows, chips his own points, etc. NOW he says getting a deer is a proper challenge.

Pfft, call me when he atlatls.

Actually, I mentioned that to him once. He said he would have been all over it except that atlatls are illegal.

That makes no sense. An arrow can go just as awry as an atlatl dart.


 Atlatals are a poorly understood, primative-looking weapon,  so many state DNR type are not real eager to let it be used, out of concern for both other hunters and wildlife.   Most places that restrict spear-hunting of one form or another do so because of concerns about the ability of the average user to make a clean kill with the weapon.   Apparently there are a lot of people who want to hunt wild boar with a spear for instance, but the practice is heavily restrited over concerns that a wounded, but still living, wild boar is an extreme hazard that they'd prefer not to take the chance of creating.
 
2013-01-10 02:05:41 PM

the801: That technology could easily be adapted to let people shoot stuff from home, over the internet. Way less challenge than a FPS, but at least you get to kill a deer or something.


Already been done: Link.

Magorn: call me old-fashioned but I think anything above running the deer down until its heart bursts from exhuastion is using a technological "cheat"


In which case humanshominids have been cheating for something like 2 million years.
 
2013-01-10 02:14:09 PM

Magorn: lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

That's what a former colleague says. He got bored hunting deer with a rifle, so bought a muzzle loader kit and built it. Within a season or two that was too easy, so he built a compound bow. Finally, he built a paleo bow from native wood, makes his own arrows, chips his own points, etc. NOW he says getting a deer is a proper challenge.

Pfft, call me when he atlatls.

Actually, I mentioned that to him once. He said he would have been all over it except that atlatls are illegal.

That makes no sense. An arrow can go just as awry as an atlatl dart.

 Atlatals are a poorly understood, primative-looking weapon,  so many state DNR type are not real eager to let it be used, out of concern for both other hunters and wildlife.   Most places that restrict spear-hunting of one form or another do so because of concerns about the ability of the average user to make a clean kill with the weapon.   Apparently there are a lot of people who want to hunt wild boar with a spear for instance, but the practice is heavily restrited over concerns that a wounded, but still living, wild boar is an extreme hazard that they'd prefer not to take the chance of creating.


Those are mighty fine excuses aren't they? Not like you can't shoot an animal in the wrong place or with an improper load. But if you're gonna spear hunt some wild boar, make sure you get a nice cross guard on it. Them boars have a habit of running all the way through the spear and slicing up your nuts. Just ask old Robby Baratheon.
 
2013-01-10 02:17:53 PM

China White Tea: Stratohead: Dimensio: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

I suspect that few hunters will be willing to spend $17,000 for a hunting tool.

you don't know many gun nuts do you?

Most of the gun nuts I know wouldn't look twice at a bolt-action. Too busy playing AR-Barbie dressup.


Different flavors of gun-nut.  Much like you can call both the kids who starts strapping "Type-R" stuff onto a Honda Civic, and the collector of antique Rolls-Royces "Car enthusiasts",  there are many subtle variantions of the "gun-nut" community:  The one who buy platic crap to make thier mini-14 look more "badass" are light years away from the ones who will drop the price of decent sportscar on a hand-made piece of European Shooting-iron with exotic wood stocks and a barrel machined to inhuman tolerances and perfectly adjusted sights
 
2013-01-10 02:24:16 PM

xkillyourfacex: So what happens when you send snipers to combat with these weapons, which since they are auto correcting, did not require much training on part of the sniper... and the scope or computer is somehow damaged? How will the untrained sniper compensate to be an asset?


From what I have read about the company they do not want this technology being used by the miltary and they designed it specifically for hunting purposes. They will not be working with the military to militarize this. The military probably doesn't want it anyway for exactly the reason you described. The military prefers known reliable techniques over new fancy pants equipment.
 
2013-01-10 02:26:05 PM

lewismarktwo: Magorn: lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.

That's what a former colleague says. He got bored hunting deer with a rifle, so bought a muzzle loader kit and built it. Within a season or two that was too easy, so he built a compound bow. Finally, he built a paleo bow from native wood, makes his own arrows, chips his own points, etc. NOW he says getting a deer is a proper challenge.

Pfft, call me when he atlatls.

Actually, I mentioned that to him once. He said he would have been all over it except that atlatls are illegal.

That makes no sense. An arrow can go just as awry as an atlatl dart.

 Atlatals are a poorly understood, primative-looking weapon,  so many state DNR type are not real eager to let it be used, out of concern for both other hunters and wildlife.   Most places that restrict spear-hunting of one form or another do so because of concerns about the ability of the average user to make a clean kill with the weapon.   Apparently there are a lot of people who want to hunt wild boar with a spear for instance, but the practice is heavily restrited over concerns that a wounded, but still living, wild boar is an extreme hazard that they'd prefer not to take the chance of creating.

Those are mighty fine excuses aren't they? Not like you can't shoot an animal in the wrong place or with an improper load. But if you're gonna spear hunt some wild boar, make sure you get a nice cross guard on it. Them boars have a habit of running all the way through the spear and slicing up your nuts. Just ask old Robby Baratheon.


There is a reason that the hunting the boar, not the bear or even the lion, was considered the true test of manhood in medieval times.   A Blacksmith and boar hunter of my accquaintence allows  that this boar spear is probably adequate in most cases:
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But he'd personally never  use one without cross-pieces about twice this long, and FORGED  of a single piece with  the spear-tip, not merely welded to it.  Boars are the badasses of the tasty-to-eat section of the animal kingdom
 
2013-01-10 02:28:34 PM
There's no killer app that I haven't run.
 
2013-01-10 02:31:27 PM

my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.



In TFA it actually is quite explicit that this is being developed for the private sector, not the military. The military procurement process was too daunting for them, so they're designing it for civvies. I have no problem with this.
 
2013-01-10 02:39:23 PM
I must have one of these.
 
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