Message from in Subverse #newsroom

2018-07-03 08:54:39 UTC  

There are ton of cameras in china

2018-07-03 08:55:25 UTC  

if you jaywalk even on an empty street, system can automatically detect your face and impact your socual credit and put out a fine

2018-07-03 08:55:51 UTC  

thers such a thing as way to much controll

2018-07-03 09:00:24 UTC  

in b4 emotionally-charged "think of the children" arguments to sell 1984-style surveillance

2018-07-03 09:04:07 UTC think of the children thats why in UK u will now have to buy wanking pass from the goverment if u want to accses porn.

2018-07-03 09:08:14 UTC  
2018-07-03 09:08:40 UTC  

Yeh, Bearing did a great video on this...

2018-07-03 09:10:47 UTC  

thanks for the heads-up; i'll have to check it out. and wow knives too?

2018-07-03 09:11:47 UTC  

Yeh the knives thing.. That's just crazy.. I saw a video the other day of the Mayor of London defending it as the problem that needed to be solved to stop gang crime.. The audience wasn't having a bar of it.

2018-07-03 09:12:20 UTC  

Knives arent the problem, lack of law enforcement and accountability is the problem.

2018-07-03 09:16:29 UTC  

Quote from the Mayor of London on this topic: "No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law. "

2018-07-03 09:20:16 UTC  

Meanwhile in Texas, you can open carry a katana.

2018-07-03 09:20:41 UTC  

Not that anyone sane would because katanas are shit

2018-07-03 09:20:52 UTC  

but glorious nippon steel

2018-07-03 09:21:18 UTC  

I generally keep a rather large survival knife on me.

2018-07-03 09:21:37 UTC  

The looks I get when someone asks if I've got a lighter, and I open the pommel of the knife and pull out a match. 😛

2018-07-03 09:21:52 UTC  

Probably not a lot of mass Kanata-ings though

2018-07-03 09:22:07 UTC  

Most Texans aren't Bruce Lee, I imagine...

2018-07-03 09:23:34 UTC  

I actually do train with a bokken and a bo staff. 😛

2018-07-03 09:24:21 UTC  

^ ^ ^ kind of eccentric.

2018-07-03 09:25:36 UTC  

survival/utility knives are handy tools for sure. i bring a freshly sharpened 250mm chef knife over to my buddys house to meal prep every other week. between this and the uk judge who wanted to make everyone file their knife points down, i think people are going to hurt themselves trying to cut stuff with objects that are not designed to be used as knives

2018-07-03 09:27:00 UTC  

Oh absolutely.

2018-07-03 09:27:15 UTC  

Nothing more dangerous about a knife than dullness.

2018-07-03 09:27:32 UTC  

Knife's liable to slip if you have to apply downward pressure

2018-07-03 09:27:55 UTC  

Most chefs hone their blades daily.

2018-07-03 09:28:02 UTC  

For a damn good reason, too.

2018-07-03 09:31:16 UTC  

ive started to do daily honing at home too. leather strop + green compound; keeps the knives sharp enough to never slip on papery onion skins. added benefit of keeping them away from the stones for longer

2018-07-03 09:33:51 UTC  

I always have my Victorinox knife with me. It's the most useful thing I own.

2018-07-03 09:34:15 UTC  

it gets used on a daily basis.

2018-07-03 09:34:27 UTC  

^ so handy

2018-07-03 09:34:57 UTC  

nice heat treat on the victorinox blades. fine grain structure despite being stainless

2018-07-03 09:35:36 UTC  

damn. this has to be satire...?

2018-07-03 09:35:50 UTC  

So the police raided a Tradie then?

2018-07-03 09:36:03 UTC  


2018-07-03 09:36:16 UTC UK police says it dosent have resources to fight crime but thank got they can go araund remove dangerous sticks

2018-07-03 09:36:31 UTC  

I feel sorry for the constabulary though, they must look at these policies coming down from on high and must think `Are you being serious, mate?`

2018-07-03 09:36:37 UTC  


2018-07-03 09:36:51 UTC  

I mean...

2018-07-03 09:37:02 UTC  

One of two outcomes with these things