Police seize useless tube from farm

Apparently the police seized a 66-millimetre "bazooka" on a farm in Queensland. My guess is that it is actually a spent M72¹ launcher, since real Bazookas don't come in 66 mm. Also the M72 was designed as a single use weapon so the spent launcher is pretty much just a useless tube, hence the title, and is about as dangerous as a spent bullet shell, ie not really at all. The police even said that it "is not operable". Also, it's nice too see that 12 years of our strict gun control laws still haven't got rid of the guns, since this guy had another 16 firearms and the police implied that at least some of them are functional, just lovely.

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Categories: Politics, Jurisprudence
Date: 2008-03-31 23:03:54, 9 years and 90 days ago

British Hero

Looks like bravery among the Brits is not yet extinct: Lance Corporal Matt Croucher "threw" himself over grenade to save comrades. While he didn't actually "throw" himself on the grenade, he did deliberately place himself between it and his troop, so good on him.

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Date: 2008-03-31 23:03:53, 9 years and 90 days ago

Grossly Inappropriate

"3 years jail for nursing home rapist". And really he probably won't even serve that, he was given a minimum of six months, so in all likelihood he'll be out significantly before the three years mark.

Categories: Jurisprudence
Date: 2008-03-28 23:03:56, 9 years and 93 days ago

Not Conservative

The Federal Opposition (The Coalition) is far from conservative. Case in point.

Categories: Politics, Environment
Date: 2008-03-28 23:03:54, 9 years and 93 days ago

Binge Drinking

On the train last night, I saw this in a newspaper: "Dangerous Booze Blamed for Binge Drinking Epidemic"¹. Nope, can't be the binge drinkers' fault, most be the drinkies.

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Date: 2008-03-28 23:03:53, 9 years and 93 days ago

Heh

This amuses me. Apparently the "Power companies say they need carbon trade compensation".

Date: 2008-03-25 23:03:54, 9 years and 96 days ago

One law for me...

...and another for you.

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Categories: Jurisprudence, Rants
Date: 2008-03-24 23:03:54, 9 years and 97 days ago

Privatise the Elephant

Well, this is interesting:

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Date: 2008-03-20 23:03:54, 9 years and 101 days ago

Browser Startup

I've noticed an annoying little problem with a couple of open source web browsers namely Seamonkey and Kazehakase. Both of them have the same problem when you run them the normal way, ie by entering they're name on the command line, they fail to do anything if you already have the program open nothing happens. I'd prefer if they instead opened a new window, so I've written scripts to "fix" this. Basically each of the scripts checks to see if the program is already open and if so simply open a new window, otherwise they start the program. Both scripts work slightly differently but accomplish nearly the same task (the Kazehakase one will not open a link in the new window).

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Categories: Howto, Computers, Scripting
Date: 2008-03-19 23:03:56, 9 years and 102 days ago

Iraq Opinion

Michael J. Totten's article on Iraqi Opinion Polls is well worth a read.

Date: 2008-03-19 23:03:57, 9 years and 102 days ago