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  • WILD Private Drones!

    04/16/2014 8:58:45 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    DJI Phantom Vision Video drone presentation at Reaganite Republican...
  • Gun Gripes Episode 85: Final Farewell (Barry Elliot of Iraqveteran8888 has passed) (video only)

    04/15/2014 6:08:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies ^ | 4-14-2014 | Iraqveteran8888
    Earnest 'Barry' Elliot 3/11/1955 - 4/12/2014
  • ATF rules SB15 can legally be shouldered

    04/09/2014 6:48:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 4-4-2014 | MAC
    Video- Recently a Colorado police officer contacted the BATF to inquire about the legality of firing a pistol from the shoulder when equipped with a Sig SB15 brace. It doesn’t come as a surprise to me that the ATF said it’s perfectly legal to shoulder the “not-a-stock” device when attached to a pistol. I knew it was legal to shoulder the SB15 when it first hit the market as I had researched it years ago when AR15 pistols became popular and people were shouldered the stumpy extension tubes and firing them as if they were really short stocked rifles....
  • Shooting 800 Yards with Iron Sights, See Bullet Trail!

    04/08/2014 9:05:04 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 37 replies
    You tube ^ | Apl 8, 2014 | Grzzman
    Mosin Nagant 91/30 (We don't need any stinkin' smart guns!)
  • Why Can’t I Find .22 LR Ammunition?!?!?

    04/08/2014 7:05:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 91 replies ^ | 4/7/2014 | Matt Reams
    Even though Sierra BulletQuestionMarks does not make .22 LR ammo or projectiles, we are constantly asked “Why can’t I find any .22 LR ammo anywhere?” Even the conspiracy theorists are at a loss on this one as they can’t even blame it on the government. They toss around thoughts of warehouses full of .22 LR rotting away just to keep it out of their hands, but that does not seem very realistic – even to them. So what is going on here? Why is it that 1.5 years later, the shelves are still empty and bricks of .22 LR can...
  • Freedom in the Sawdust [AR-15 lower receiver made of wood]

    04/04/2014 6:47:53 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 5 replies
    Barking Moonbat Early Warning System ^ | 4/3/14 | Barking Moonbat Early Warning System
    What is this thing? It’s a homemade, custom sized, plywood lower receiver for an AR-15. No permits, no licenses, no serial numbers. No casting, no machining. Not even very much metal. Just precise measurements, very careful assembly, and lots of sanding. And some epoxy. Oh, and quality hardwood furniture grade plywood. And it’s going to work. As a pistol. Follow the progress over at Summer Patriot / Winter Soldier ... John Jay is also hard at work on another wildcat cartridge, this time a .375 shorty.
  • $15 RTL-SDR for Radio Monitoring on your PC

    04/03/2014 1:08:47 PM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 65 replies
    The Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 3 April 2014 | The Backwoods Engineer
    This post is of interest to ham radio operators, and also anyone who wishes to monitor NOAA weather radio, police, fire, EMS, aircraft, marine, and other radio traffic using a $15 receiver plugged into your laptop. The Chinese USB "dongles", originally intended to receive the Far East mobile television service, are being re-purposed as VHF/UHF receivers for many different modulation schemes and protocols.  The software to re-purpose them runs either on a PC (Win/Mac/Linux), or on a single-board computer like a Raspberry PI (Raspian Linux). At about US$15, Ol' Backwoods just had to have one. The RTL-SDR receives on...
  • HK 121 - General Purpose Machine Gun

    04/01/2014 12:06:23 PM PDT · by Carry_Okie · 60 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 2014 | NA
    HK121 Universal Machine Gun. Modular. Reliable. Superior.As the successor of the MG3, The HK121 opens a new era of universal belt fed 7.62 mm x 51 machine guns. Compared to others, the gas operated HK121 offers an intelligent and contemporary build standard, with numerous technical and ergonomic innovations. The mounting interface of the HK121 is compatible with MG3 mounts and tripods already in service. The universal HK121 can be used by dismounted infantry in the ground role, as well as for air defence or as a vehicle mounted/co axial machine gun. approx. 600/700/800 rounds/min Read more at
  • Reid to refund campaign $16K for 'holiday gifts' [liquidate g-daughter's business inventory]

    03/26/2014 1:43:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    The Federal Election Committee (FEC) is asking Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to explain the listing of more than $16,000 in holiday gifts in a campaign filing, according to a report. Ralston Reports, run by Nevada journalist Jon Ralston, reported Tuesday that 2016 campaign money was used on presents for supporters. Ralston said he learned the gifts were actually purchased by Reid’s granddaughter, Ryan Elisabeth Reid, who sells jewelry in Berkeley, Calif. She bought the gifts — using the campaign’s money — for Reid’s donors and backers, the report says. The filing only identified her as Ryan Elisabeth, and Ralston said...
  • A Perfect Day: My America @ The Gun Range

    03/24/2014 9:37:22 AM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 19 replies
    The Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 21 Mar 2014 | The Backwoods Engineer
    We awaited zero  hour.  All was prepared; it was go time.  Furtively, we glanced at the clock. 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... GO! Two of my co-workers, T. and S., and I went to the outdoor shooting range today, taking off as close to the exact tick of the end of our shift as my WWV-synchronized watch could determine. Our three pickup trucks raced along the interstate, exited, then caravanned over a few miles of dirt roads to our local public outdoor range. The  spring weather in Alabama was shirtsleeve-warm with a stunningly beautiful sky as we pulled up to...
  • Shrunken Heads!

    03/17/2014 7:16:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    No, not 2x Obama voters   talkin bout the real deal here...   Even though numerous savage tribes in the southern hemisphere have engaged in 'head hunting' and cannibalism well into the 20th Century -as in the case of Michael Rockefeller, who got lost in the wrong neighborhood in 1961- only a handful of sub-tribes of the Shuar people (Amazon basin in Ecuador/Peru) are known to have actually shrunken human heads.   And they continued this gruesome ritual up until the 1950s, where they got cranked-up on psychedelic tea, marched into battle with other tribes, scored a kill, chopped their head off, then made a little ornament out of it. Leftists...
  • AZ:Strange Encounter with an Armed? Cyclist

    03/13/2014 1:07:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Pistol and holster rig Author was wearing.  Clothes were as described in story I was out running this morning with my usual rig when I am exercising: a Glock 17 in a Fobus paddle holster.  After experimenting with a number of combinations, this is the one I usually use.  In the last 15 years I have worn out two of the holsters and am working on the third. I was headed south on the right hand sidewalk alongside a moderately busy four lane boulevard.  I was wearing a mostly white t-shirt with a nondescript design on it, and light...
  • New to trap shooting, need scatter-gun advice

    03/12/2014 3:26:10 PM PDT · by RingerSIX · 60 replies
    Vanity | 03/12/2014 | RingerSIX
    New to trap shooting, need scatter-gun advice I have been shooting all my life, but have never owned a shotgun before. I've always used pistols and rifles, other than a few blasts from a friend's 12 gauge double barrel. Then last week another friend invited me to a day of trap shooting sponsored by his church. He loaned me his semi-automatic 12 gauge Winchester, which was a dream to shoot. I didn't realize what a difference it made to shoot an automatic vs a double-barrel. The auto-load spring action made it far more pleasurable for me to shoot than the...
  • BAD Day at the Gun Range

    03/11/2014 9:43:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    It happens...     More at Reaganite Republican...    
  • Connecticut, The Coming Storm, Part 2: Who Are The Police?

    03/10/2014 6:44:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies ^ | 3-8-2014 | Mike McDaniel
    Connecticut: The Coming Storm, posted on March 1, 2014 is officially the most-read article I’ve ever put before the public on this scruffy little blog. As one might imagine, it has provoked a great deal of controversy, here and everywhere it has been reblogged, and the number of blogs doing that seem to grow by the day, for which I am honored and grateful. For those of you visiting SMM for the first time, welcome, and I’m glad to have you. I hope my fevered scribblings are worth your time. The initial response has encouraged me to write this, the...
  • Mt. Gox Hackers Claim to Release Transaction Details, CEO’s Personal Data

    03/09/2014 5:38:53 PM PDT · by Errant · 13 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 9 March 2014 | Jon Southurst
    Hackers (or disgruntled insiders) claim to have released a 700+MB file of Mt. Gox operational information and transaction data, including one sheet claiming the exchange could still have a balance of over 951,116 BTC. One of the hackers managed to post the data on Gox CEO Mark Karpeles’ own blog, then announced the feat on Reddit. Karpeles’ site has since gone completely offline and Reddit moderators deleted the original post. At press time the mods were engaged in a cat and mouse game with other community members who re-posted the original quote and several links claiming to be mirrors of...
  • ‘Deal killer’: Here’s why Dana Loesch can’t support a Ben Carson campaign

    03/09/2014 4:29:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies ^ | 3-8-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    So what do u think. Would you like to see Dr Carson run for president? #RunBenRun— Kira Davis (@KiraAynDavis) March 08, 2014 The CPAC audience loved Dr. Ben Carson’s fired-up speech on Saturday. As always, Twitter buzz shifted to talk about 2016. “@KiraAynDavis: So what do u think. Would you like to see Dr Carson run for president? #RunBenRun”He can actually say things that need sayin— Clarisse Ediss (@ClarisseEdiss) March 08, 2014 Carson-Rubio 2016……that's a ticket I would love to see— Rj Diego (@RJ_Diego11) March 08, 2014 Ben Carson is an awesome advocate for conservatism. There doesn’t need to...
  • If Only Barry Was As Graceful and Adept

    If Only Barry Was As Graceful and Adept
  • NYPD: A Dangerous Philosophy [Mandatory 12-pound triggers]

    03/06/2014 4:14:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies ^ | 3-4-2014 | Mike McDaniel
    On February 27, 2014, Bearing Arms Editor Bob Owens wrote an article asking one of the more relevant questions extant: “Does the NYPD Have A Training Problem?” Bob’s article tells the story of two rookie NYPD officers who, pursuing a pair of fleeing criminals, fired a total of seven shots and entirely missed the criminal that had turned and fired at them. Unfortunately, the criminal’s marksmanship was far superior and he, firing three rounds, hit one of the officers with all three, once in each leg and once in the groin. The officer is recovering. The NYPD is not publicizing...
  • This is why Piers Morgan's firing from CNN ranges from cold indifference to full-blown elation

    02/27/2014 9:47:46 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-27-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I LOVE the first tweet, nothing shows ignorance and stupidity more clearly than that.This dude is so freakin' stupid when it comes to anything political the ladies of The View should offer him a seat on their show, he could potential lower the IQ of that group into negative territory (if it's not already there).
  • CTA: City Threatens Tactical Store with Jail Time for AR-15 Sign [video only]

    02/23/2014 4:14:42 PM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies ^ | 2-23-2014 | nutnfancy
    "Take down the sign or go to jail. We do not approve of guns...or you." This is the unmistakable messages sent by progressives when they take over a city and freedom pays the price. Ares Armor is a small tactical store operating one of their stores in National City, CA, a suburb of San Diego. Nevermind that CEO Dimitri and his staff at Ares Armor are in complete compliance with all laws and ordinances. That does not matter. That's because guns are at the heart of this debate. The City Council has taken offense to their presence there and is...
  • TacCon 3MR Trigger Review [video only]

    02/17/2014 12:29:09 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 2-16-2014 | Military Arms Channel
    The TacCon 3MR trigger is a drop in system that allows the user to fire their AR15 rifle more quickly that a standard trigger allows for. The TacCon 3MR requires no modification to your rifle and the result is a very streamline and integrated system. It's an alternative to the popular bumpfire stocks.
  • NSSF:Shot Show to Stay in Las Vegas Through 2018

    02/03/2014 3:56:17 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Shot Show staying in Las Vegas through 2018 works well for me.  If anyone who has an interest in guns can wrangle a ticket to the show, I recommend that they do.   The show is for industry only, but vendors and retailers often need help setting up displays or canvassing the show.  It is simply too big for a person to cover with any amount of rigor in four days.  From an NSSF email: SHOT Show® to Stay at Sands Expo through 2018 LAS VEGAS -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) followed up its recently concluded, record-setting...
  • Sarah Palin: "It's almost IRON DOG time!"

    01/29/2014 10:11:18 PM PST · by onyx · 39 replies
    Sarah Palin's Face Book Page ^ | January 30, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    It's almost IRON DOG time! This is one of the busiest times of the year for us with lots of guys wrenching in the shop and training on the trails and frozen rivers. Todd and his partner are full speed ahead gearing up for the world’s longest and toughest snowmachine race traversing over 2,000 miles of frozen Alaska. This year we’re very excited that Todd’s SkiDoo team and three other teams riding SkiDoo are racing for a very worthy cause! They’re launching the “Bring Home the Pink” campaign to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer....
  • RIP John Dobson

    01/16/2014 10:00:10 AM PST · by DBrow · 14 replies
    Sky and Telescope ^ | 1/16/2014 | Kelley Beaty
    John Dobson, 1915–2014 The long-lived master of sidewalk astronomy died peacefully on January 15th. Emerging from obscurity in 1968, he introduced simple ideas that revolutionized how amateurs make and use large reflecting telescopes.
  • KelTec Engineer Says 3D printing used to Prototype .22 Magnum RMR30 Carbine

    01/15/2014 10:20:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Toby Obermeit shows the new RMR30 Carbine at the Shot Show in Las Vegas Kel-Tec extensively  used 3D printing to prototype the new RMR30 carbine, a .22 Magnum that uses the same magazines as the PMR-30 pistol.    The carbine has a retractable stock, a 16 inch barrel, and uses a straight blowback action, instead of the delayed blowback of the PMR-30 pistol.   The RMR30 required a redesign of almost the entire firearm, even though the magazines are interchangeable.   Here is a view of the RMR30 lower receiver alongside a PMR-30 pistol.  The changes were prototyped with 3D printing.  As...
  • The main reason your can't find any .22 ammo (Just my opinion)

    01/12/2014 9:39:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    vanity | 1-13-2014 | vanity
    Let me tell you why you can't find any .22 ammo. Yes, people are buying it and selling it online. Yes, people are hoarding it. But these alone are not enough to make the supply at gun stores as low as they've been. The manufacturers are cranking out .22 as fast they can. 24/7. Wide open. Some are still backlogged for over a year. Where is it going? Why isn't it reaching the smaller stores like it used to? Here's the secret: IT IS.You see, when your local gun dealer tells you he only got a few boxes of .22,...
  • A threat for the digital age – an avatar Osama Bin Laden...[title shortened]

    US intelligence officers feared that terrorists would create an online avatar of Osama Bin Laden to continue to preach the late Al Qaeda leader’s message for centuries. A study predicted that jihadists would use images and recordings of Bin Laden to put together new speeches and fatwas which would be broadcast online even after his death. Its theories also included terrorists infiltrating virtual reality worlds such as Second Life or online role-playing games such as World of Warcraft to recruit new members.
  • When Beliefs are Non-Falsifiable and Infallible

    01/09/2014 10:08:54 PM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | 1-5-2014 | Mike McDaniel
    credit: Dealing as I do in the fetid fever swamp of politics, I often confront ideologues, people who are absolutely convinced of the supremacy and rightness of their position, no matter what.  My favorite Bookworm recently wrote an informative article on this very subject, via the gun control debate.  If you’ve not read her work, it’s surely worth your time, particularly so because while she still lives in California–Marin particularly–she is a recovering Progressive (she’s recovering nicely, thank you).My former Confederate Yankee co-blogger, Bob Owens, incorporated this observation into the CY masthead: Because liberalism is a persistent vegetative state....
  • You can’t argue with an ideologue — the gun control edition

    01/09/2014 9:51:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 1-4-2014 | Bookworm
    Since the Sandy Hook shooting, I’ve written several posts about interactions with liberals who refused to believe the facts I cited them about guns.  (The facts I rely upon are here; a good example of a fight with liberals is here.)  Clearly, I am not persuasive.As I learned today, though, when you’re arguing with an ideologue, nothing is going to be persuasive.  Today was the day I opened my “real me” Facebook page and saw, much to my surprise, that one of my uber-liberal friends (someone with whom I was once very close, so I continue to “friend” on Facebook),...
  • Vanity: Any Reviews of Miracles and Massacres?

    01/08/2014 7:13:53 PM PST · by chargers fan · 5 replies
    9 Jan 14 | Selt
    As a student of history I was interested in the new Beck book Miracles and Massacres and was wondering if anyone had read it yet and if it was good history.
  • The Future of the Reno Air Races…

    01/03/2014 2:03:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | January 1, 2014 | Marilyn Dash
    *** Since this column was written, Mike Houghton, the President of RARA has been let go. The Board of Directors will be taking over the day to day operations. We plan to continue coverage of the Future of Air Racing. Keep the faith, fans.  Since the Galloping Ghost crash of 2011, the Air Races have been plagued with financial concerns and rumors about closing the doors. In the last few months, Mike Houghton, RARA President, has been talking about this year’s event being in jeopardy if $500,000 was not raised by December 15th. Just in the nick of time, we...
  • Remington Announces New R-51 Pistol

    01/03/2014 12:10:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | 1-1-2014 | Phil White
    During the first part of December a group of firearm writers, including myself, were invited by Remington to the 2014 New Defense/Tactical Products Seminar held at the Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona. To say I was excited to go would be an understatement!As it turns out I would have been even more excited if I had known what was in store for us. Each day we would meet in a classroom and discuss products before heading to the various ranges for a day of shooting. This particular morning a presentation was on the screen and there was a pistol IÂ’d...
  • Hagerty Driving Experience: Teaching young drivers three-pedal fun

    01/02/2014 9:54:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    Hagerty ^ | 2/2/14 | Kyle Smith
    For the newest generation of drivers, and even those with years of experience, the skill of driving a manual transmission is one that few possess. With less than 10 percent of new cars produced today being equipped with a manual transmission, there’s far less opportunity and need to learn how to operate a clutch and shift gears. The Hagerty Driving Experience Powered by Ford aims to help steer that outcome down a different road. Pairing a classroom session with closed-course driving lessons, the Hagerty Driving Experience provides a unique and exciting opportunity for young drivers to learn how to operate...
  • Sasha and Malia Get a Pass, But America Gets Punished with an Illegitimate Affirmative-Action Baby

    12/29/2013 11:31:00 AM PST · by IChing · 29 replies ^ | 12/29/13 | Donald Joy
    I’m not a very good Christian, but even a backslider such as yours truly can observe and comment on the sick sacrilege of having a president who professes to be a Christian (Jeremiah Wright has gone on record saying Bathhouse Barry never really converted), yet speaks and acts as if he’d have taken the Virgin Mary straight to Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s chop-shop upon learning of her “condition” related to her “reproductive rights.” Well, if it would’ve been fine and dandy, in the Democrat playbook, to have Jesus Christ Himself aborted, what would be the big deal about Barry Soetoro (or...
  • Man-speech

    12/28/2013 1:56:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    vanity | 12-28-2013 | Servo1969
    So, one of the Christmas presents I got for my wife is a wax warmer. My 6-year-old son was walking through the living room today as I was moving it and he asked, "Daddy, where did you get that for Mommy?" So I said, "What, this?" "Yes." "At the store." "Oh." He walked a little further and asked, "What store?" And I said, "A store that sells these." "Oh, okay!" and he walked off completely satisfied. My wife, who had been reading on the couch, began to laugh and said, "What kind of conversation was that?!" And I jokingly replied,...
  • Looking for Advice on the Phillipines

    12/27/2013 1:25:46 PM PST · by lafroste · 76 replies
    Life is strange. I want to finish my life elsewhere. I am seriously thinking of moving to the Philippines. I will go there in 18 months. I intend to sell my antiques, motorcycle, and everything else. Tell me where you would recommend I land. What are the costs?
  • Obama Administration to Ban Shooting on Public Lands

    12/23/2013 11:58:06 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 61 replies
    The U.S. News and World Report noted Monday that the Obama administration, perhaps frustrated at its inability to impose yet more restrictive gun regulation through the legislative process, is once again doing everything it can by executive diktat. This time, the infringement on that which shall not be infringed is to come via proposed new regulations barring hunters and target shooters from millions of acres of public land. Gun owners who have historically been able to use public lands for target practice would be barred from potentially millions of acres under new rules drafted by the Interior Department, the first...
  • NC: Cheap Gun Opportunity Charlotte Turn In (buy back) Today - noon 21 December

    12/20/2013 2:45:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Some handguns turned in for $100 at a Phoenix event in May.  Note the nice Ruger and Colt. Charlotte, North Carolina, will be having a gun turn in event on Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21 December,  2013.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.  The rewards are rather unusual at this event: $25 to $50 for handguns and $100 for shotguns and assault rifles.  They will not accept more than five guns per person, and you must leave as soon as you...
  • Laptop Bricked

    12/17/2013 6:12:57 PM PST · by GeronL · 92 replies
    2-17-2014 | geronl
    My nephew has a Toshiba Satellite A205 with Windows 7, 3GB RAM and 200GB harddrive. We were downloading "Marvel Heroes" and had gotten down to the last few packages when it went black. Nothing was working. The light indicated it was "on" but there was zero activity for a very long time. Rebooting.. nope it did not reboot. The "on" light turned on but there was no booting whatsoever. I had just cleaned the harddrive out of all malware days ago, it was purring like a kitten before this. Now it doesn't even attempt to boot. I need help resetting...
  • Dangerous Malfunction from Water Damaged Remington 700

    12/16/2013 8:20:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The clip at the rear of the trigger group shows rust from the water damage  I recently found that a Remington 700 rifle was water damaged in storage.  It was stored butt down, with a gun sock around the rifle.   The sock wicked water from near the floor up toward the action.  Outside, there was no indication that damage had been done, as the composite stock is impervious to water. The rifle has always had an excellent trigger, in the range of 1.5 to 2 lbs.   It was set up for target shooting, and did not appear to be...
  • Toshiba Satellite Windows 7 freezing

    12/13/2013 7:34:02 PM PST · by GeronL · 94 replies
    12-13-13 | geronl
    We have this Toshiba Satellite A205-55879 with dual-core processor and with 3gb RAM and Windows 7. The problem is that when I turn it on all kinds of programs start up and then the thing is basically frozen. I cannot figure out how to get rid of all these processes running in the background. Everything from Steam, Norton 360, 24X7 Help, PC Speed thingy I don't understand, Google Drive and some other stuff. Something like 80 processes are running in the background, the CPU is more than half used just sitting idle. Move the mouse and it pauses to think....
  • (LINUX CAUCUS) Mint KDE 16 PETRA released

    12/10/2013 7:24:58 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 123 replies
    Linux Mint Forums ^ | December 8th, 2013 | Clem
    Release a day, or so, ago..
  • Original song: HONEST REDNECK SWEAT

    12/06/2013 6:58:01 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 48 replies
    12/6/2013 | HTRN
    ==================== HONEST REDNECK SWEAT ==================== [Verse 1] It's been another hard workin' day With my neck burned from the sun Out in these fields of the north forty And I know I must work before having fun; I plowed, I planted, and I pulled weeds Looking to the harvest that will come, And now I'm home to my dear family And embrace my wife and daughter and son! [Chorus] Oh Lord, when it's time for my reward Look at this honest redneck sweat; I may not have been the world's big shot But I tried not to forget That my...
  • '57 Chevrolet + Harley-Davidson = ???

    12/03/2013 5:47:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Chevy-Davidson...? Check out the details, like hood ornament worked into the front fender, exhaust routed out '57 Chevy rear bumper outlet, chrome bullet in front of engine, headlight bezel '57...
  • MS Windows Local Privilege Escalation Zero-Day in The Wild

    11/30/2013 10:10:25 AM PST · by Utilizer · 35 replies
    fireeye ^ | November 27, 2013 | Xiaobo Chen and Dan Caselden
    FireEye Labs has identified a new Windows local privilege escalation vulnerability in the wild. The vulnerability cannot be used for remote code execution but could allow a standard user account to execute code in the kernel. Currently, the exploit appears to only work in Windows XP. This local privilege escalation vulnerability is used in-the-wild in conjunction with an Adobe Reader exploit that appears to target a patched vulnerability. The exploit targets Adobe Reader 9.5.4, 10.1.6, 11.0.02 and prior on Windows XP SP3. Those running the latest versions of Adobe Reader should not be affected by this exploit. Post exploitation, the...

    11/28/2013 10:32:57 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 14 replies ^ | 1944/2013 | Lt. Colonel Albert B. Seitz [American Office of Strategic Services OSS]
    General Mihailovich Lt. Colonel Albert B. Seitz [American Office of Strategic Services OSS] ''As we proceeded out over the Adriatic my mind flashed back to one incident which will always have great meaning for me. Before I was leaving my tour of Serbia, the Minister [General Mihailovich] had expressed a desire to do something to honor America saying 'Here we have Slava, the day of our patron saint. What is America’s slava?' "I thought for a moment and said, 'We have four great days: Christmas, New Years, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving. Christmas we love because it is the day...
  • ANTI-HUNTERS GO NUTS: Hysteria Ensues as Huntress Posts Pic of Her Lion Hunt

    11/24/2013 4:15:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    cashdaily ^ | November 24, 2013 | Doug Giles
    “If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.” - Aristotle Last week the animal right activists went into full doofus mode when the happy huntress, Melissa Bachman, posted pics on Facebook and Twitter of a lion she shot on her recent safari to South Africa. Being the most unhinged bipeds sucking air right now on God’s green earth, the anti-hunting lunatics, in a full-on hissy fit, demanded that Bachman be banned from South Africa for legally hunting a lion and stimulating their needy economy. In addition, they...
  • One small Lurch for Obama, Giant Leaps for Iran

    11/24/2013 9:57:11 AM PST · by DanMiller · 19 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 24, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Lurch, a.k.a. Hanoi Kerry, demonstrated his historic ability to negotiate a clever deal with "our" "moderate" Iranian "friends." One of Iran's principal demands was that her "right to enrichment" be recognized. Only minor constraints have been imposed. Here is a relevant portion of the English language text of the "deal. The balance of the text is also available at the link. I would be quite interested in a well nuanced translation of the text in other languages, but haven't found one. There are sometimes substantive differences among different translations. PreambleThe goal for these negotiations is to reach a mutually-agreed long-term...
  • Review: Ozark Trail 500 lumen flashlight, model 20047

    11/09/2013 3:57:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Ozark Trail is a lower end brand marketed at Walmart.  Just because something is inexpensive does not mean that it cannot work well.   Value for the time spent is an important consideration.  Flashlight technology has advanced so rapidly with light emitting diodes (led) that inexpensive lights of today can easily outperform expensive lights of a few years ago. I have been looking for a light that is very bright, so it could temporarily blind an assailant at  night, yet be tough enough to use as a makeshift  blunt instrument if necessary. My brother recommended this light to me, as...