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Cheap parachutes, anyone?

If not, don't go for cheap armed guards to protect ships against piracy; they too can be very risky

LAST week, I shot several pirates with an M4 carbine. Oh alright, no I didn't. What I actually did was fire a dummy weapon at a screen but it felt surprisingly realistic. I was not, of course, on the deck of a merchant ship in the Indian Ocean. I was in the basement of an office somewhere in...

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