Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Mar 2013 15:42 UTC
Games "For nearly thirty years we've been having this discussion, asking the question: do violent movies, music or video games make people violent? Well according to Brad Bushman and Craig Anderson of Iowa State University, yes. Based on the results of their research they concluded in 2001 that video games and violent media can make people aggressive and violent. Based upon their data and their conclusions, however, it's safe to say that photos of snakes, crispy bacon, or a particularly rigorous game of chess can also make people aggressive and violent." And politicians?
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You have not seen guns outside of Call of Duty or Counter-Strike, have you?

Having been conscripted and having had a visit to US with my friends that are posted as part of NATO operations in US - I know the difference between the firepower of civilian weaponry(in US) and military(M16 and AK47). I've also been goat hunting on a T92 tank.

I haven't had the benefit of opening up the civilian weaponry, so I can't say what physical differences are there. But the bang is significantly different.

Funny how, when we talk about "military grade" computing, for example, we do not make that kind of flat-out distinction but discuss the actual differences between mil/civ versions of gadgets.

That is BS. Anyone that knows the catalogs of electronics components suppliers, knows that there is a commercial, industrial and military versions of almost every component. There is a significant difference between the durability of the expensive military and commercial grade electronics.

PS: Computers also don't shoot bullets and military grade computers are often called - supercomputers.

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