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  1. Donationmwmiller
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    26 Oct '21 15:22
    I don't know what they use for movie stunt firearms, and this information may have nothing to do with what happened in this situation.

    The old authentic western-style single action revolvers had the firing pin actually constructed as part of the hammer, so it was capable of firing off a round by accident by being bumped, dropped or struck while it was resting on the cartridge primer.

    Normal operation requires two steps to fire a round, first cocking the hammer back, and then pulling the trigger.

    It was common practice to leave one chamber empty and have the hammer rest on that empty chamber because of that reason. At some point the design was improved and that made it safe to carry live rounds in all chambers.
  2. Donationmwmiller
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    25 Oct '21 16:25
    @moonbus
    Bring up a topic that you want to talk about.
  3. Donationmwmiller
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    24 Oct '21 21:37
    The Associated Press online news site has published this:

    "SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show."

    My only question is: " Why would an actor cock and point a handgun at a cinematographer and pull the trigger?" I am assuming that shooting a cinematrographer would not be part of a scene in the movie being made. Am I wrong?

    The handgun that was shown in a photo is a western-style single-action revolver, and the hammer must be cocked first, and then the trigger must be pulled in order to fire a single round. This whole process must be repeated for each round that is fired.

    Two people were shot, so either the gun was fired twice, or a single round managed to hit both people.

    I'm puzzled. Maybe the whole story will some day be published.
  4. Donationmwmiller
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    21 Oct '21 14:20
    Humans have been killing each other since they were invented.
    I have seen no evidence that it will be changing any time soon.
  5. Donationmwmiller
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    20 Oct '21 15:151 edit
    @feildag
    Click on your icon at the top right corner of the screen.
    Look at your profile. It states that you are accepting all challenges.
    If that's not the case, you need to click 'My Settings' and customize your account to match your preferences.
    If you do make changes to your settings, make sure you go to the bottom of the page and click the 'update' button, or nothing will be changed.

    Take some time to look at all of the setting options. You may find other things that you wish to change.

    EDIT: <You could also just go to the bottom of the page and click "Site Map". There are many links on that page that should help you.>
  6. Donationmwmiller
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    10 Oct '21 14:18
    @Redstar
    The main point is that move 22. g5 is not checkmate.
  7. Donationmwmiller
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    10 Oct '21 13:44
    @redstar said
    @Tommovich

    Maybe you are looking at a different snapshot. The position you should see is -
    Black Queen in h6
    White pawn in g5 and h4
    White Knight f4
    Black pawns in f7, g7,h7

    Please confirm if this is the case or not?
    Looking at the game link provided in your original post, there is no checkmate shown and the game is not over.

    What is being called a black queen is a black king.
    Only some of the remaining pieces were listed. All of them are part of the team.

    Hopefully I have not made any inappropriate comments as the game is still in progress.
  8. Donationmwmiller
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    02 Oct '21 15:07
    @great-big-stees said
    Oh you’re paying for it. It’s just “hidden” in the cost you’re paying for your other food/drinks.🤔😲😁
    Yes, that is understood. The point is that it is not itemized on the bill. It's just an extra condiment.
  9. Donationmwmiller
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    01 Oct '21 18:48
    Mexican food restaurants in my part of the US normally automatically serve a basket of tortilla chips and salsa at the table when you first arrive, and there is no charge for that. This is usually brought to the table when they bring the menus. (However, I have seen some that will charge if you want a refill of the chips or more salsa, but not always...) But that first serving is not billed. It's just complimentary.
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