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25th Aug '16 8:15:19 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** Successful formats include {{UsefulNotes/CD}}-R, {{UsefulNotes/DVD}}-R, DVD+R (similar to DVD-R, but with additional features), and more recently, the BluRay BD-R. They aren't as fast in reads/writes as Hard Drives, or as swift and low-latency as solid-state-drives, but they are cheap with reasonable shelf-life for their cost if you pick a quality brand. They consist of a writable dye sandwiched between layers of plastic and have no moving parts by them-selves. As of 2016, the drives are highly prolific in desktop and laptop computer systems, and most models support both single-layer 4,482 Megabyte discs plus double-layer 8,145 Megabyte discs. They can also boot a computer system, and hold a generous-size operating system.\\

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** Successful formats include {{UsefulNotes/CD}}-R, {{UsefulNotes/DVD}}-R, DVD+R (similar to DVD-R, but with additional features), and more recently, the BluRay {{UsefulNotes/BluRay}} BD-R. They aren't as fast in reads/writes as Hard Drives, or as swift and low-latency as solid-state-drives, but they are cheap with reasonable shelf-life for their cost if you pick a quality brand. They consist of a writable dye sandwiched between layers of plastic and have no moving parts by them-selves. As of 2016, the drives are highly prolific in desktop and laptop computer systems, and most models support both single-layer 4,482 Megabyte discs plus double-layer 8,145 Megabyte discs. They can also boot a computer system, and hold a generous-size operating system.\\
25th Aug '16 8:14:20 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** Successful formats include {{CD}}-R, {{DVD}}-R, DVD+R (similar to DVD-R, but with additional features), and more recently, the BluRay BD-R. They aren't as fast in reads/writes as Hard Drives, or as swift and low-latency as solid-state-drives, but they are cheap with reasonable shelf-life for their cost if you pick a quality brand. They consist of a writable dye sandwiched between layers of plastic and have no moving parts by them-selves. As of 2016, the drives are highly prolific in desktop and laptop computer systems, and most models support both single-layer 4,482 Megabyte discs plus double-layer 8,145 Megabyte discs. They can also boot a computer system, and hold a generous-size operating system.\\

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** Successful formats include {{CD}}-R, {{DVD}}-R, {{UsefulNotes/CD}}-R, {{UsefulNotes/DVD}}-R, DVD+R (similar to DVD-R, but with additional features), and more recently, the BluRay BD-R. They aren't as fast in reads/writes as Hard Drives, or as swift and low-latency as solid-state-drives, but they are cheap with reasonable shelf-life for their cost if you pick a quality brand. They consist of a writable dye sandwiched between layers of plastic and have no moving parts by them-selves. As of 2016, the drives are highly prolific in desktop and laptop computer systems, and most models support both single-layer 4,482 Megabyte discs plus double-layer 8,145 Megabyte discs. They can also boot a computer system, and hold a generous-size operating system.\\
24th Aug '16 7:46:55 PM Shadeblade11
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** The common [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide-action_shotgun pump-action shotgun]]. Although weapons like the AK-47, Walther PPK and Smith & Wesson Model 10 are popular with many homeowners, the pump-action shotgun is one of the most-loved weapons for home defense. The operation's simple: fire the shotgun, pump the slide and reload. Rinse and repeat. Other factors include easy-to-get ammunition (while people may have difficulty finding assault rifle rounds, buckshot is incredibly plentiful.), the [[DramaticGunCock awesome cocking sound]] can put off burglars/murderers/stalkers/[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking salesmen]] almost instantly and thanks to the smoothbore design, loads of rounds can be fired without much problems, from [[JackOfAllStats buckshot/birdshot]] to [[FlechetteStorm flechettes]], [[KillItWithFire incendiary]] rounds, flares, solid slugs, tracers, rubber shot, [[StuffBlowingUp grenades]] and even ''table salt.'' And with reliable designs like the [[CoolGuns/{{Shotguns}} Ithaca 37, Remington 870 and Mossberg 500]], it's hard to find one that will let you down.

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** The common [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide-action_shotgun org/wiki/Pump_action pump-action shotgun]]. Although weapons like the AK-47, Walther PPK and Smith & Wesson Model 10 are popular with many homeowners, the pump-action shotgun is one of the most-loved weapons for home defense. The operation's simple: fire the shotgun, pump the slide and reload. Rinse and repeat. Other factors include easy-to-get ammunition (while people may have difficulty finding assault rifle rounds, buckshot is incredibly plentiful.), the [[DramaticGunCock awesome cocking sound]] can put off burglars/murderers/stalkers/[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking salesmen]] almost instantly and thanks to the smoothbore design, loads of rounds can be fired without much problems, from [[JackOfAllStats buckshot/birdshot]] to [[FlechetteStorm flechettes]], [[KillItWithFire incendiary]] rounds, flares, solid slugs, tracers, rubber shot, [[StuffBlowingUp grenades]] and even ''table salt.'' And with reliable designs like the [[CoolGuns/{{Shotguns}} Ithaca 37, Remington 870 and Mossberg 500]], it's hard to find one that will let you down.
23rd Aug '16 4:00:49 PM InfectedBlood
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* In ''Webcomic/TheGreenEyedSniper'', Sekhmet's weapon of choice is a rather powerful and effective shotgun. Given the chance, she likes to aim at her opponent's legs and finish them with a shot to the head.
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19th Aug '16 7:02:25 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** [[http://www.caranddriver.com/columns/the-pushrod-engine-finally-gets-its-due Push-rod (cam-in-block) Engines, themselves can be an example of this trope]], with General Motors achieving good results with the design. While power-per-liter (Specific Output) is often spoken of as a reason for dual-overhead-cams, the push-rod engine is very space efficient, housing the camshaft in the core of the engine, and making up for fewer valves with higher displacement. This makes a push-rod engine a likely candidate for engine swaps, and their tendency for mass production from General Motors makes them very cost-effective. The push-rod engine did have a negative image due their symbol of the slow innovation in the US automotive industry, but their simple design helped Chrysler, Ford and General Motors keep engine costs from being too hard to swallow.

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** [[http://www.caranddriver.com/columns/the-pushrod-engine-finally-gets-its-due Push-rod (cam-in-block) Engines, themselves can be an example of this trope]], with General Motors achieving good results with the design. While power-per-liter (Specific Output) is often spoken of as a reason for dual-overhead-cams, the push-rod engine is very space efficient, housing the camshaft in the core of the engine, and making up for fewer valves with higher displacement. This makes a push-rod engine a likely candidate for engine swaps, and their tendency for mass production from General Motors makes them very cost-effective. The push-rod engine did have a negative image due their symbol of the slow innovation in the US automotive industry, but their simple design helped Chrysler, Ford and General Motors keep engine costs from being too hard to swallow.



** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AK-47 AK-47]] is, essentially, as simple and rough-hewn as a fully automatic rifle can actually be. That makes it virtually indestructible (they can notoriously be dunked in mud and fired without cleaning) and has allowed people to acquire one who could otherwise hardly afford a good club.
*** It's also worth noting that the design of the AK-47 has since been utilized in many weapons used to this very day. Most Eastern European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian armies use assault rifles, marksman's rifles, squad automatic weapons and sub-machine guns using the same designs Mikhail Kalashnikov made close to seventy years ago. Russia's current service rifle, the [[http://401ak47.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/AK-74-Carbine-assault-rifle.jpg AK-74M]], is really just an AK-47 with a different caliber, a multifunction recoil compensator and new synthetic furniture.

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** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AK-47 AK-47]] is, essentially, as simple and rough-hewn as a fully automatic rifle can actually be. That makes it virtually indestructible (they can notoriously be dunked in mud and fired without cleaning) and has allowed people to acquire one who could otherwise hardly afford a good club.
club. Its predecessor, the SKS, also has a reputation for simplicity and reliability.
*** It's also worth noting that the design of the AK-47 has since been utilized in many weapons used to this very day. Most Eastern European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian armies use assault rifles, marksman's rifles, squad automatic weapons and sub-machine guns using the same designs Mikhail Kalashnikov made close to seventy years ago. Russia's current service rifle, the [[http://401ak47.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/AK-74-Carbine-assault-rifle.jpg AK-74M]], is really just an AK-47 with a different caliber, a multifunction recoil compensator and new synthetic furniture.
19th Aug '16 6:36:45 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** [[http://www.caranddriver.com/columns/the-pushrod-engine-finally-gets-its-due Push-rod (cam-in-block) Engines, themselves can be an example of this trope]], with General Motors achieving good results with the design. While power-per-liter is often spoken of as a reason for dual-overhead-cams, the push-rod engine is very space efficient, housing the camshaft in the core of the engine, and making up for fewer valves with higher displacement. This makes a push-rod engine a likely candidate for engine swaps, and their tendency for mass production from General Motors makes them very cost-effective. The push-rod engine did have a negative image due their symbol of the slow innovation in the US automotive industry, but their simple design helped Chrysler, Ford and General Motors keep engine costs from being too hard to swallow.

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** [[http://www.caranddriver.com/columns/the-pushrod-engine-finally-gets-its-due Push-rod (cam-in-block) Engines, themselves can be an example of this trope]], with General Motors achieving good results with the design. While power-per-liter (Specific Output) is often spoken of as a reason for dual-overhead-cams, the push-rod engine is very space efficient, housing the camshaft in the core of the engine, and making up for fewer valves with higher displacement. This makes a push-rod engine a likely candidate for engine swaps, and their tendency for mass production from General Motors makes them very cost-effective. The push-rod engine did have a negative image due their symbol of the slow innovation in the US automotive industry, but their simple design helped Chrysler, Ford and General Motors keep engine costs from being too hard to swallow.
19th Aug '16 6:26:57 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Part of why [[BaconAddiction bacon is quite popular]] is that it's so damn simple to prepare. Just dump some strips onto a pan; since bacon is inherently full of grease it'll cook in its own juices. If you're afraid of handling stoves, you can microwave them as well.

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* Part of why [[BaconAddiction bacon is quite popular]] is that it's so damn simple to prepare. Just dump some strips onto a pan; since bacon is inherently full of grease it'll cook in its own juices. If you're you don't have access to a stove or are afraid of handling stoves, the vicious "spitting" that frying bacon produces, you can microwave them it as well.
6th Aug '16 9:16:39 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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* Economy cars such as the Honda Civic, may fall into BoringButPractical in base form, but the car is available with many options to appeal to numerous price points, from the basic model, up to the Type-R package. As the model has been updated, Honda has enhanced the styling as well as the performance, in a effort to ditch the boring-ness of the past.

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* Economy cars such as can verge into this trope thanks to the availability of "hot hatchback" and "sleeper" models. These can have higher performance than expected, yet still have a frugal inline-4 engine, so that fuel economy isn't sacrificed horribly. The engine options may allow for a V6 which can pack a thrilling punch.
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Honda Civic, may fall into BoringButPractical in base form, but the car is available with many options to appeal to numerous price points, from the basic model, up to the Type-R package. As the model has been updated, Honda has enhanced the styling as well as the performance, in a effort to ditch the boring-ness of the past.
3rd Aug '16 6:12:41 PM xenol
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* How {{UsefulNotes/UNIX}} does security. UNIX was built on the idea that everything about a computer can be thought of as a file. For example, if you wanted to print something, you'd write to the "printer file." UNIX was also designed with multiple users, both local and networked, in mind. So access to these files is controlled via nine bits, in three groups of three. The groups of three represent the owner of the file, a group of users, and everyone else. Within that are flags for being able to read, write to, or execute the file. Folders are a little different, but otherwise have the same attributes. This simple representation has given UNIX and its derivatives rock solid security to this day. Microsoft's Windows file permissions work similarly, but is more verbose, with each group having up to eight or so types of permission.
30th Jul '16 4:37:10 PM DVB
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** Minato Namikaze's whole fighting style is based on this. Other ninja of his caliber have great and flashy techniques and fantastic weapons. He? TeleportSpam and cutting his enemies' throats with a kunai. Even his original jutsu is like this: no summoning, no creation of something immense, no use of elements, just a small ball of swirling chakra to shove in the enemy's gut or face, caving the target body part in and then sending the victim flying and rotating.

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** Minato Namikaze's whole fighting style is based on this. Other ninja of his caliber have great and flashy techniques and fantastic weapons. He? TeleportSpam and cutting his enemies' throats with a kunai. Even his original jutsu is like this: no summoning, no creation of something immense, no use of elements, elements (though he ''did'' plan to add his element to it), just a small ball of swirling chakra to shove in the enemy's gut or face, caving the target body part in and then sending the victim flying and rotating.
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