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(CNN)   Final report on Sandy Hook shooting issued. Unsurprisingly, the shooter was obsessed with mass shootings and video games; one video game in particular that he would spend 10 hours or more a day on. Guess which one   (cnn.com) divider line 317
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2013-11-25 11:39:42 PM
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2013-11-25 11:40:57 PM
While I don't understand how it could possibly lead to that, Minecraft is the only game of which I am aware, so that's my guess.
 
2013-11-25 11:42:19 PM
I was going to say either Super Mario Bros or Donkey Kong Country. But maybe those are a bit dated.

/carbon-dated
 
2013-11-25 11:43:28 PM

JesseL: Dingleberry Dickwad: gerbilpox: Dingleberry Dickwad: gerbilpox: Pumpernickel bread: Just noticed he used a .223 Bushmaster.  Same gun the D.C. snipers used.

Which, of course, they identified as an AR-15.

[i.imgur.com image 671x519]

I don't get it. I mean I get the joke of the picture where everything on the AR-15 is described in a hugely exaggerated manner, but identifying a .223 Bushmaster as an AR-15 variant is correct.

"Variant" being the key word They leave out.

OCD? No, why do you ask?

Even that doesn't really make much sense. Everything out there in the civilian world in regards to the AR-15 is a variant. You'd be extremely hard pressed to find an AR that's completely stock /baseline with the normal handgrips, carrying handle, sights and so forth these days. It's a lot simpler to just say AR-15.

AR-15 is a registered trademark of Colt. It's got nothing to do with a particular set of features and everything to do with the fact that all the rifles based on that design built by other companies aren't legally allowed to call them AR-15s. Of course dropped their use of the name in 1994 when they were specified by name under the assault weapons ban.


Huh, I actually didn't know that. Thanks for the info, I was under the impression that a straight AR was stock and that variants were just all the extra crap so many people throw on them.

Guess you do learn something new everyday.
 
2013-11-25 11:49:47 PM
It's obvious:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-25 11:52:20 PM

Godscrack: [imageshack.us image 612x765]

Also discovered as his laptop wallpaper.


Love his camel toe. Well, not like that.

Stop looking at me that way!
 
2013-11-25 11:53:56 PM
I remember seeing a documentary about him.

http://drafthousefilms.com/film/the-fp
 
2013-11-25 11:54:49 PM

Peki: freewill: Watubi: "The shooter was particular about the food that he ate and its arrangement on a plate in relation to other foods on the plate"

Oh crap, that sounds just like my 3 year old

Also, every adult with Asperger's ever.

So. . . it's not normal to make sure that the juice from the steak doesn't invade your mashed potatoes, or that you like the little plates with all the different divisions on them?

/"I'm a military man, I like a military meal"


Cool down, LL Cool J.

/"Toys" movie?
// Another cautionary tale of lousy estate planning
 
2013-11-25 11:56:45 PM
freewill:Asperger's stories

Yeesh. Not really me.
With the food thing: it's not about order or what kind of food. It has to do more with textures, tastes, and temperatures. For example, soggy bread on a sandwich? Forget it. Couldn't stomach it if I tried. Same with off temperature foods; if it's supposed to be that way, I need to know or I have issues. I grabbed cold corn once when I thought it was warm and spit all of it right back out; I'm sorry but temperature changes texture! Cold corn might as well be a pepper compared to warm corn. I also have some tastes that I'm supersensitive to, like bananas or fake grape flavor (grapes are okay, grape juice is teh debil). I've gotten better about the mixing thing though, but I tend to draw lines at thin liquids while thick sauces are awesome. I think it has more to do with my family history of synesthesia than autism, though I do have several behaviors that fit the bill.

I do like socializing with people on the spectrum though. They have an honesty about social interaction that I found easier to deal with for awhile that normal adults.

However, I'm not sure being on the spectrum was really Lanza's driving issue, and could possibly confuse people by associating the spectrum in such a negative way. I find it far more likely he spent years planning things out in response to a very severe bout of bullying, though the autism would most certainly have been a factor in causing Lanza to be an easy target.

/speculation of course, just talking from my experience
 
2013-11-25 11:56:49 PM
I had a feeling smitty was pulling my chain, but I was thinking Tetris or something.  DDR, wow.
 
2013-11-25 11:57:55 PM
076dd0a50e0c1255009e-bd4b8aabaca29897bc751dfaf75b290c.r40.cf1.rackcdn.com

"Whateva happened to crazy?"
 
2013-11-25 11:59:31 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: The crazy part is probably that he didn't play with a dance mat, he used a normal controller.


I LOL'd
 
2013-11-26 12:02:04 AM
So I was right, he was crazy.  I'm a genius.
 
2013-11-26 12:02:29 AM
Lee Carvallos Putting Challenge?

/ Power Drive!
 
2013-11-26 12:10:24 AM

theguyyousaw: JesusJuice: We Love Katamari?

How!?


Over my years on Fark (as well as various other forum-like places, but most prevalently on Fark), I've come to the conclusion that there are only about 20 'types' of people in the entire world, and they can be counted in any Fark thread that goes beyond 150, often simul-posting. It's like they've got a shared consciousness or something, I swear.

/I'm the one who bypasses all relevance in a thread to comment on something like simul-posting

//Naaaaa na na NA na na nananana nana naaaaa

///also was NOT expecting that game, though I wonder about the person who was...
 
2013-11-26 12:17:09 AM

Lord Howard Hurtz: /"Toys" movie?
// Another cautionary tale of lousy estate planning


I was wondering how obscure that would be on Fark. ;)
 
2013-11-26 12:19:27 AM

corq: For those who didn't read the PDF (CNN glossed over the games listing):

Numerous video games were located in the basement computer/gaming area. The list of video
games includes, but is not limited to:

...
-"Left for Dead"

...

This game does not even exist.
The game is "Left 4 Dead."
Is it too much to ask that someone actually checks this stuff out.
 
2013-11-26 12:19:34 AM

safeforwork: Over my years on Fark (as well as various other forum-like places, but most prevalently on Fark), I've come to the conclusion that there are only about 20 'types' of people in the entire world, and they can be counted in any Fark thread that goes beyond 150, often simul-posting. It's like they've got a shared consciousness or something, I swear.


You wouldn't be talking about something like this would you?

/I've been in chatrooms since the mid-90s. Those "types" have been around forever
 
Rat
2013-11-26 12:20:21 AM
i235.photobucket.com

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2013-11-26 12:20:24 AM

JesseL: Dingleberry Dickwad: gerbilpox: Dingleberry Dickwad: gerbilpox: Pumpernickel bread: Just noticed he used a .223 Bushmaster.  Same gun the D.C. snipers used.

Which, of course, they identified as an AR-15.

[i.imgur.com image 671x519]

I don't get it. I mean I get the joke of the picture where everything on the AR-15 is described in a hugely exaggerated manner, but identifying a .223 Bushmaster as an AR-15 variant is correct.

"Variant" being the key word They leave out.

OCD? No, why do you ask?

Even that doesn't really make much sense. Everything out there in the civilian world in regards to the AR-15 is a variant. You'd be extremely hard pressed to find an AR that's completely stock /baseline with the normal handgrips, carrying handle, sights and so forth these days. It's a lot simpler to just say AR-15.

AR-15 is a registered trademark of Colt. It's got nothing to do with a particular set of features and everything to do with the fact that all the rifles based on that design built by other companies aren't legally allowed to call them AR-15s. Of course dropped their use of the name in 1994 when they were specified by name under the assault weapons ban.


We don't call Benelli M4s Super 90s because M4 normally refers to a SBR version of the M16, however. It's an AR-15. If it has the inline recoil buffer, aluminum receiver, charging handle, etc. it's a damn AR-15. Trademark or no. Unless we're talking radical modifications like getting rid of the inline recoil buffer in favor of a spring system above the bolt carrier or something like that it's a damn AR-15.

I may be the one willing to whack people's peepees over ambiguity, but this is not one of those fights. Drop it.
 
2013-11-26 12:21:10 AM
Is it just me or does this kid really just freak me out? maybe he just really mad even fat hookers wouldn't fark him, or maybe he really did go blind jerking off to porn - his eyes are just creepy.
media.salon.com
 
2013-11-26 12:27:41 AM

Fissile:
Yup.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2513067/Sandy-Hook-prosecutor s -report-released-today-details.html
Check out the picture of his bedroom
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x418]


Just look at that TV. No wonder he snapped.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-11-26 12:29:56 AM
Galaga?
 
2013-11-26 12:35:25 AM

HighlanderRPI: Pictures from the Lanza Collection

[www.trbimg.com image 500x332]

[www.trbimg.com image 500x332]

N64 & Dreamcast - clearly there were signs


And what's actually in one of the consoles? Paper Mario.
 
2013-11-26 12:36:20 AM
Barbie's Riding Adventure?
 
2013-11-26 12:40:51 AM

Peki: safeforwork: Over my years on Fark (as well as various other forum-like places, but most prevalently on Fark), I've come to the conclusion that there are only about 20 'types' of people in the entire world, and they can be counted in any Fark thread that goes beyond 150, often simul-posting. It's like they've got a shared consciousness or something, I swear.

You wouldn't be talking about something like this would you?

/I've been in chatrooms since the mid-90s. Those "types" have been around forever


Oh, no. I mean, yes - some of those types abound... but I don't just mean trolls, antagonists, etc. I mean like, sudden simulposts of positive things, negative things, some random picture that has really *nothing* to do with the subject except in some obscure way 10 people somehow thought of at *exactly* the same moment, etc. Memes, in a way... but different? (I MAY actually just be talking about memes here. Like Fark is just a particularly good micro ecosystem for how memes form)
 
2013-11-26 12:41:28 AM

tetsoushima: I live one town over from Newtown and I've "danced" on the DDR machine at the movie theater Adam Lanza used to frequent.  There are other things that we had in common just by nature of living in such close proximity, but that is by far the weirdest.


So you plan to commit an act of mass violence?!

/joking
//obviously?
 
2013-11-26 12:41:47 AM

shortymac: Another one for the old: "mental illness causes violent behavior. Not video games".

I wonder if his mom was going to commit him...


It's not that easy to commit someone these days. They can hold someone for 72 hours if they think they are a danger, but someone with a mental disorder is more likely to end up in prison than in a mental institution. Many facilities were closed down back in the 80's and the people in them turned out into the streets to get along the best they could.
 
2013-11-26 12:42:04 AM
Okay, these investigators seem to be dumbasses.

A batshiat dude goes on a shooting spree and the investigators inventory the exact video games, pictures, newspaper clippings and birthday cards in the house, but not the weapons or how the weapons were being secured in the home?

Was there a gun safe? Were weapons scattered around willy nilly? If there was a safe, was it found open or closed? If opened, was it opened normally or cracked into?  These seem like more important questions to answer rather than what video games the dude played. It would be like finding out what sort of fuel receipts were in a car involved in hit and run accident.
 
2013-11-26 12:45:29 AM
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2013-11-26 12:54:39 AM

Revmachine21: Okay, these investigators seem to be dumbasses.

A batshiat dude goes on a shooting spree and the investigators inventory the exact video games, pictures, newspaper clippings and birthday cards in the house, but not the weapons or how the weapons were being secured in the home?

Was there a gun safe? Were weapons scattered around willy nilly? If there was a safe, was it found open or closed? If opened, was it opened normally or cracked into?  These seem like more important questions to answer rather than what video games the dude played. It would be like finding out what sort of fuel receipts were in a car involved in hit and run accident.


Haven't you learned that here in America during these difficult incidents we have to be mindful of the guns' feelings?
 
Rat
2013-11-26 01:04:06 AM

Darth Macho: Revmachine21: Okay, these investigators seem to be dumbasses.

A batshiat dude goes on a shooting spree and the investigators inventory the exact video games, pictures, newspaper clippings and birthday cards in the house, but not the weapons or how the weapons were being secured in the home?

Was there a gun safe? Were weapons scattered around willy nilly? If there was a safe, was it found open or closed? If opened, was it opened normally or cracked into?  These seem like more important questions to answer rather than what video games the dude played. It would be like finding out what sort of fuel receipts were in a car involved in hit and run accident.

Haven't you learned that here in America during these difficult incidents we have to be mindful of the guns' feelings?


I dunno Macho man, in the article linked earlier http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2513067/Sandy-Hook-prosecutor s -report-released- today-details.html  its pretty clear that there were two separate gun cabinets.  Not safes.  They didn't appear jimmied, probably opened with mommy's key.  Not the best storage choice, as it turns out.

©
 
Rat
2013-11-26 01:06:32 AM
Or maybe just one safe with bad lighting.  And really tacky furniture.

©
 
2013-11-26 01:07:39 AM

TommyDeuce: QIx?

Joust?

Tempest?


Rygar?
 
2013-11-26 01:17:34 AM
The "video" of my day was TV and President Johnson telling us it was OK to burn women and kids houses and villages. The "game" was an Erector set helicopter and little green "army men".
To date I ain't killed nobody.
 
2013-11-26 01:20:27 AM

safeforwork: Peki: safeforwork: Over my years on Fark (as well as various other forum-like places, but most prevalently on Fark), I've come to the conclusion that there are only about 20 'types' of people in the entire world, and they can be counted in any Fark thread that goes beyond 150, often simul-posting. It's like they've got a shared consciousness or something, I swear.

You wouldn't be talking about something like this would you?

/I've been in chatrooms since the mid-90s. Those "types" have been around forever

Oh, no. I mean, yes - some of those types abound... but I don't just mean trolls, antagonists, etc. I mean like, sudden simulposts of positive things, negative things, some random picture that has really *nothing* to do with the subject except in some obscure way 10 people somehow thought of at *exactly* the same moment, etc. Memes, in a way... but different? (I MAY actually just be talking about memes here. Like Fark is just a particularly good micro ecosystem for how memes form)


Ah, okay. No, what you're talking about is a little like collective consciousness, but it has to do more with social/cultural conditioning. For example, if everyone on Fark has seen the show Firefly, and someone on the Geek tab posts some article about the insect fireflies, you think Mal Reynolds wouldn't be somewhere in the first five posts? It doesn't necessarily mean anything that if I say cat everyone in the room pictures a housecat, or that I can reasonably predict a Mal appearance in an insect thread. More interesting are the people who think of lions or dogs or  Cats the musical.

Even better is if the same people always hooked up. For instance, it means nothing if you and I do a simulpost on THIS thread, if it's not repeated. Have us do it several times over the course of several threads and days/weeks? Now you've got a basis for a stronger hypothesis about types and thought processing among groups. For now you're just looking at association among people with similar interests. Not surprising we come out with the same crap sometimes.
 
2013-11-26 01:22:11 AM

CoysOdie: The "video" of my day was TV and President Johnson telling us it was OK to burn women and kids houses and villages. The "game" was an Erector set helicopter and little green "army men".
To date I ain't killed nobody.


Nancy Lanza had your same childhood.
 
2013-11-26 01:22:45 AM
img.fark.net
It was obviously the vain attempts to stop ceiling cat from watching him masturbate that drove him over the edge.
 
2013-11-26 01:26:54 AM

cptjeff: It's pretty much impossible to involuntarily commit somebody these days.


Mental hospitals are SOCIALIST.  Start down that slippery slope and the next thing you know you're standing in line for toilet paper and boiling shoe leather.
 
2013-11-26 01:36:11 AM
Well, at least we have a satisfactory answer to 'how could this happen' now: A somewhat crazy prepper and gun-nut mom used the shooting range to bond with her sociopathic and otherwise lunatic offspring, thus combining his total lack of emotion and empathy and his fascination with spree killers with a solid background in firearm training. It's kind of like the perfect storm of irresponsibility and psychosis.

Now, a quick public service announcement for idiots:
If you know someone (perhaps your child) who lacks empathy and is otherwise unhinged, do not:
A. Give them access to your firearms.
B. Train them in advanced shooting techniques.
C. Spend your whole life telling them that the world's going to end.
 
2013-11-26 01:51:55 AM
Dance Dance Revolution, huh?  This was going to be my guess...
img.fark.net
 
2013-11-26 02:20:41 AM

HighlanderRPI: Pictures from the Lanza Collection

[www.trbimg.com image 500x332]

[www.trbimg.com image 500x332]

N64 & Dreamcast - clearly there were signs


th08.deviantart.net th05.deviantart.net

Pft... Amateur...
 
2013-11-26 02:34:01 AM
img.fark.net
Approves of this list!
 
2013-11-26 02:45:30 AM

Jesus Farking Christ: Jesus, DDR?  I figured WoW or GTA, but DDR?

That guy must have been batshiat bag of cats crazy.  The kind of crazy where you wear the skins of dead children as a fashion statement.


(Which is so 2003, by the way)
 
2013-11-26 03:10:20 AM

Rat: Darth Macho: Revmachine21: Okay, these investigators seem to be dumbasses.

A batshiat dude goes on a shooting spree and the investigators inventory the exact video games, pictures, newspaper clippings and birthday cards in the house, but not the weapons or how the weapons were being secured in the home?

Was there a gun safe? Were weapons scattered around willy nilly? If there was a safe, was it found open or closed? If opened, was it opened normally or cracked into?  These seem like more important questions to answer rather than what video games the dude played. It would be like finding out what sort of fuel receipts were in a car involved in hit and run accident.

Haven't you learned that here in America during these difficult incidents we have to be mindful of the guns' feelings?

I dunno Macho man, in the article linked earlier http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2513067/Sandy-Hook-prosecutor s -report-released- today-details.html  its pretty clear that there were two separate gun cabinets.  Not safes.  They didn't appear jimmied, probably opened with mommy's key.  Not the best storage choice, as it turns out.

©


I saw the daily mail article but as far as I could find in the official PDF from the prosecutor, zero mention of the phrase "gun safe" or the word "safe" in the context of a locked cabinet.

It's such a huge oversight in an official report about a tragedy, I wonder what the fark they were smoking during the investigation and writing of the report.
 
2013-11-26 03:14:09 AM
The correct answer is Fallout 3 obv
 
2013-11-26 03:26:18 AM

People_are_Idiots: HighlanderRPI: Pictures from the Lanza Collection

[www.trbimg.com image 500x332]

[www.trbimg.com image 500x332]

N64 & Dreamcast - clearly there were signs

[th08.deviantart.net image 850x567] [th05.deviantart.net image 731x1094]

Pft... Amateur...


You go through a lot of lotion and tissues, don't you? Hell with all of that lotion you have to buy you can't afford a gun.
 
2013-11-26 03:28:54 AM
Footnote: I told my mom tonight about the DDR link.

Her response: "BWAHAHAHAHAHA....I'm sorry, I shouldn't laugh."
 
2013-11-26 04:07:05 AM

wingnutx: gerbilpox: Pumpernickel bread: Just noticed he used a .223 Bushmaster.  Same gun the D.C. snipers used.

Which, of course, they identified as an AR-15.

It is an AR-15.

Bushmaster's model number is XM-15, but every AR manufacturer has their own numbers.


AR-15 is a registered trademark of Colt, which it got when it bought the design from ArmaLite. There is no other "AR-15". Think of it like Coke. Pepsi and other types of cola could be called "variants," but if they called themselves Coke they would be sued.

"AR" is not even a gun type. (Some people think it stands for "automatic rifle," but it does not.) It's a brand designation used by Armalite, which includes the AR-24 handgun and the .50-cal AR50A1.

Granted, some people incorrectly use "AR-15" as a generic term, but some of the media have gone farther by calling any long gun that. For example, CNN reported that the Navy Yard shooter used an "AR-15 shotgun."

I should have posted the "Journalist's Guide to Firearms" below, just replacing "AK-47" with "AR-15," but I decided to go for something different for variety's sake. It was a poor choice, since exaggerating about AR-15 parts is not the same as confusing brands names. Mea culpa.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-26 04:49:35 AM
My bf's response to this article: Well, maybe he got mad that the movie theater took the DDR machine away.
/facepalm
 
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