There are ton of cameras in china
if you jaywalk even on an empty street, system can automatically detect your face and impact your socual credit and put out a fine
thers such a thing as way to much controll
in b4 emotionally-charged "think of the children" arguments to sell 1984-style surveillance
@vlnc.co 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.
@Arhiwolf i thought you were trolling at first. unbelievable 🤦 https://www.cnet.com/news/uk-adults-could-buy-porn-passes-to-view-adult-content-online/
Yeh, Bearing did a great video on this...
thanks for the heads-up; i'll have to check it out. and wow knives too?
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.
Knives arent the problem, lack of law enforcement and accountability is the problem.
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. "
Meanwhile in Texas, you can open carry a katana.
Not that anyone sane would because katanas are shit
but glorious nippon steel
I generally keep a rather large survival knife on me.
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. 😛
Probably not a lot of mass Kanata-ings though
Most Texans aren't Bruce Lee, I imagine...
I actually do train with a bokken and a bo staff. 😛
^ ^ ^ kind of eccentric.
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
Nothing more dangerous about a knife than dullness.
Knife's liable to slip if you have to apply downward pressure
Most chefs hone their blades daily.
For a damn good reason, too.
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
I always have my Victorinox knife with me. It's the most useful thing I own.
it gets used on a daily basis.
^ so handy
nice heat treat on the victorinox blades. fine grain structure despite being stainless
damn. this has to be satire...?
So the police raided a Tradie then?
@vlnc.co UK police says it dosent have resources to fight crime but thank got they can go araund remove dangerous sticks
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?`
One of two outcomes with these things