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You're assuming the ATF would allow civilian purchase of a firearm with an electronic trigger. IIRC they do not.
This could be a fantastic boon to those with CNS diseases, and as for long range hunting, some of us are apparently not as good as you. maybe we should stop using optics and go back to filing at notch in the barrel for use as a sight while we're hating on tech.

Sounds good to me, people become too reliant upon technology to do their job/work for them, and when the technology stops functioning (for whatever reason) they're absolutely helpless. Doesn't mean we shouldn't use it to assist, but practicing without it will make you much more useful when that technology is no longer available.
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if an EMP takes out your firearm, you probably have more to worry about, like how to survive the next three days without succumbing to either instant vaporization or radiation sickness.

lolwut? It wouldn't take a very strong EMP to knock out the computer that's located in the firearm, don't see why you would need to worry about instant vaporization or radiation sickness.
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What were you doing pointing the rifle at another hunter in the first place? it doesn't pull the trigger at will, the operator does, the firearm simply chooses optimal timing to hit whatever you're aiming at.
"It" didn't kill anyone, you did (hypothetically). Sounds like 1st degree murder to me.

Agree 100% with this one, although I think it was somewhat light-hearted and making some code joke, and not a serious thought.
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fully automatic sniper rifle? what is this? In what video game is there a legit sniper rifle that's full auto? oh, wait. Borderlands 2. 'Cause that's realistic.

Now you need to get over yourself, this one is completely and obviously light-hearted and having some fun. No one ever claimed this is a legit sniper rifle that's fully auto. You're taking it way out of context and overreacting.
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And last of all, shame on all of you hating on an advancement in technology that makes us humans better at something we already do. Isn't that the whole point of all technology?

Some would argue this point, but I think the general consensus in this thread is that no one is "hating" the technology. We're having a bit of fun with "clippy" and windows always crashing (which is why it's linux based), and discussing how useful it would be in an actual hunting scenario. You missed the boat on pretty much every point except one
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to those who are against technology, you should not have a computer and play multiplayer games online, go out with your friends and get a life.
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You're assuming the ATF would allow civilian purchase of a firearm with an electronic trigger. IIRC they do not.

Actually electronic triggers are not banned or even regulated (or even a title II device).

Electronic triggers are nothing new either. Remington has had the Model 700 EtronX electronic trigger system since 2000.
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I can hear it now:

Deer: HACKER
Deer2: yup hes hackin
Deer Admin: Get out my woods stupid hacker before I report you to the game warden.

Yeaaaah im bored
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Cool but sad that people might buy this for their hunting sport. Not much fun / skill to it anymore then.

People should not be hunting at all. Full stop.
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People should not be hunting at all. Full stop.

Location: Sheffield (U.K.)

i full stopped there
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Location: Sheffield (U.K.)

i full stopped there

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The Hunting Rifle I use most is an 30-06 Remington 700 (LH) with a Leupold Vari XIII 3.5 x 12 x 40mm scope I hand load my own rounds, I have some custom work done on the ridle also it, but @ 300 yards I group within a .50 cent piece,

That is about 1/4 moa.
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Actually electronic triggers are not banned or even regulated (or even a title II device).

Electronic triggers are nothing new either. Remington has had the Model 700 EtronX electronic trigger system since 2000.
I stand (gladly) corrected.
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lolwut? It wouldn't take a very strong EMP to knock out the computer that's located in the firearm, don't see why you would need to worry about instant vaporization or radiation sickness.
The only "practical" ways I know of making an effective EMP are nukes, and military grade radar with 100% dwell and the power cranked way, way up (thousands of watts of output power). the former is obviously dangerous, and I wouldn't want my body anywhere near the angry side of that dish.
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Now you need to get over yourself, this one is completely and obviously light-hearted and having some fun. No one ever claimed this is a legit sniper rifle that's fully auto. You're taking it way out of context and overreacting.

lol of course i know clippy is a joke. c'mon, it's clippy. I take BL2's 77 bazilion guns very seriously.
 
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That's it. Linux can officially do everything.
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