My first experiment with RC aerial videography
A Predator drone it ain't.
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A Predator drone it ain't.
I just soldered together a wicked kluge from a pile of 0603 (1.6 mm Ã-- 0.8 mm) and SOT-23 (2.9 mm Ã-- 1.3) surface mount components.
I hope the damned thing works.
Video of myself and a couple other guys during an afternoon of shooting and blowing shit upâ:
Uh oh! Poopin'! Help! Help!
-Tristan, Age 2 years 4 months
The other night I was flipping through channels while my son (Tristan, 2 years old) was playing on the floor in the living room. I saw Blade Runner was on and paused for a moment. It was the scene where Deckard was about to give the replicant quiz to Rachael.
Tristan looked up, toddled over to the TV, pointed to Rachael and said "robot!".
I have no idea what to make of this.
Alternately titled: Stupid Explosives Tricks.
What do you do when you've spent to much time trying to repair a device and give up? Daniel Tanner has the answer.
Fast on the heels of last week's flu, another something wicked is making the rounds through my family. It looks like this one is a Mexican import.
My sister and her little one brought it up from Chandler, then my son got it (I've been squirted from both ends - shudder), my parents have been sick for two days with it, and my wife and I are just waiting to start feeling the first symptoms.
[Sleep deprivation + influenza + 102F fever + NyQuil] almost works better than embalming with Worchestershire sauce for turning a person into a zombie.
I can't remember the last time I felt so awful. I wonder if all my IQ points will come back when it's over (can't spare any).
Strange at it may seem to our over-civilized friends throughout the world, it still warms our heart to see pistols worn openly in the check lines of supermarkets in Prescott. Sad to say most of the exemplars may properly be characterized as geezers, but then Prescott has always qualified as a geezer town - that is one reason why we moved here.
-Lt.Col. Jeff Cooper
I've open carried around here since I was 21 and most people don't notice. Of the people who do notice most are supportive or at least indifferent. The police are never called, nobody ever shrieks, the most common comment is "nice pistol", and folks are as polite and friendly as ever.
I hear stories from a lot of other places around the country where the public isn't so tolerant. I'd hate to have it become like that around here and I think this is the best reason there is to continue open carrying. A right unexercised becomes a right denied, and that more than compensates for whatever I might give up in the "tactical advantage" or "element of surprise" that are so valued by people who insist that a defensive handgun should always be concealed.
My leather finally came in on Monday, 10 weeks after I placed the order. Boy was it worth the wait!
I'm not really a Western Wear kind of guy, but I just couldn't see carrying this gun in a tactical kydex rig or a cheap Uncle Mike's nylon pos.
I did a full on rivet build, rather than screws or U-drive screws, and finished it with Aluma-hyde II and did the furniture in green wood stain and polyurethane.
I just ordered a new gun. You can see it here.
I wanted something different for hiking, plinking, and possibly hunting; and I think this should do pretty well. Also, the
These are my EBRs. My favorite toys and my go to guns if ever necessary.
I'm learning something new every day.
Today I learned that what's worse than peeing your pants - having someone else pee your pants for you.
Well, we're home from the hospital. Everything is going pretty well. Melissa is recovering from her c-section. She still needs help getting in and out of bed, but she's in good spirits.
Tristan (aka. Mr. Squishy, the Angry Tomato) is doing an excellent job of making sure we don't get dangerously long sleep durations. He's got nursing pretty well figured out and enjoys it immensly.
In reply to rk, yes, he's our first, a much loved and appreciated testament to the fallability of birth control. We wouldn't trade him for anything.
Thanks for all the congratulations.
Just a quick post here.
Melissa had our son, Tristan Joseph Lambert, by emergency caeserian last night (exactly 3 weeks early) at 2147hrs. Baby and Mom are doing well. He's 7lb 4oz.
I'm so excited. He beautiful.
I'm running on caffeine, adrenaline, and 4 hours of sleep in a chair.
I saw the thing on the front page yesterday about the Dell Laptop battery recall. I checked out the Dell website and it turns out that my laptop was affected. I filled out their online form to get a replacement battery and they confirmed they would send me a new one within 20 days.
I just got it delivered to my desk! Less than 24 hours from me filling out the form. Impressive.
I know a lot of the people I've friended and some who have friended me enjoy firearms. So I wanted to ask, what have you all got? What are your favorites? What calibers? I know a lot of people don't like to dicuss it with strangers on the internet, so if that's you, no offense intended.
Here's my collection:
Ruger 10/22 carbine. Lotsa fun.
3 Remington model 37 target rifles. One is just a barreled action.
Winchester 52 barreled action
Winchester 67A bolt rifle
Ruger 22/45 semi-auto pistol
H&R 922 revolver
Thre more bolt rifles. Remington & Marlin. Can't remember the models.
The Centerfire Pistols/Revolvers:
AMT Backup 380. WORST. TRIGGER. EVER.
Smith & Wesson Military & Police 38 special
Arcus 94 9mm Browning Hi-Power Clone
Luger P08 9mm
Daewoo DH40. My everyday carry gun.
Colt M1911. Made in 1917, was great grandad's sidearm in the army air corps.
WUM-1 Romanian semi-auto AK-47 clone
M44 Mosin Nagant, soviet battle rifle
1896 Krag carbine
Mauser 98 in 30'06. Kinda express rifle styled.
Springfield M1903, sporterized.
Smith-Corona M1903A3, sporterized, chambered in 308 Norma Magnum.
Mauser 98, sporter in 22-250
Mauser 98, sporter in 6mm Remington
Carl Gustaff Mauser 96, sporter, 6.5x55 Swedish
Winchester Model 12s in 16 and 20 gauge
A.H. Fox 12 gauge side-by-side
Savage 220A 28 gauge
1862 Colt, in 38 rimfire. Looks just like this.
Uberti 1858 Remington reproduction. Blackpowder revolver.
And I want more! I need a couple lever actions, a modern 1911, and an AR.
Last night, Melissa (now six months pregnant) got hungry. She wanted a sandwich. She wanted a sandwich with American cheese, dill pickles, Harvest Cheddar(tm) Sun Chips(tm), and smelt roe(!). We didn't have any smelt roe but she thoroughly enjoyed the sandwich I made with the rest of her requested items.
Aside from the cottage cheese with grape jelly and black pepper she had a month ago, this is the first of her really weird cravings. I hope it doesn't get any weirder.