The Obama Effect

Rock River Armory is running a 4 to 6 month backlog on orders despite an inflation in price of the basic Tactical A4 carbine of about 30%. The run on ammunition in the last few months has been nothing short of incredible. My guess would be that the Dems will not try and resurrect the AWB until after the mid-term elections as that makes the most political sense. Seems to me getting on the list for 300 bones deposit is a pretty decent options play. Worst case I end up with an AR-15. By the way unlike Governor Ed "I don't have a clue" Rendell I really don't care weather I am shot by a semi-automatic rifle that's black or has a wood grain on the barrel shroud; either way it sucks.
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Mickey D's Madness

I've had this same complaint with McDonald's for a long time although shooting up the place is a little over the top... It must be the NY in me with all of those delis and diners that don't give a damn what the time is and get you what you want as long as they are open. I don't know how many times I've been at the airport waiting on line while the breakfast to lunch switch occurs whilst craving a Egg McMuffin.

The last thing anyone needs when they come home from work...

Listening on BPF/fxp0/00:a0:c9:39:94:48
Sending on BPF/fxp0/00:a0:c9:39:94:48
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on fxp0 to port 67 interval 4
DHCPDISCOVER on fxp0 to port 67 interval 5
DHCPDISCOVER on fxp0 to port 67 interval 14
DHCPDISCOVER on fxp0 to port 67 interval 11
DHCPDISCOVER on fxp0 to port 67 interval 18
DHCPDISCOVER on fxp0 to port 67 interval 9
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.

Change We Can Believe In

Rockin like 1999

Ok it isn't much but this little project really threw me back to the good old days. I decided to whip up a little proof of concept Perl CGI to control my Marantz SR7002 receiver via the RS-232 interface in the back. As a result I think I might be the first person to mute the SR7002 from an iPhone. Maybe one of these days I will get around to buying that Mac Book and writing a real iPhone app that acts as a remote for this thing.

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Example of our media failing us badly.

CNN can't read

So mattw and I took a few minutes today to actually read through most of the 400 page report since things were slow here in office. It is a very informative and easy read. Of course CNN throws a very misleading headline and tag line on the article about it. The report certainly did not imply the deaths of the astronauts were from faulty seat or helmet equipment. They were already dead or unconscious and almost dead at that point in the timeline. The primary cause of death was from rapid and unexpected depressurization of the crew compartment probably from the pressure vessel being compromised by the forward fuselage crashing into it while breaking up. The report goes on to say that if they were alive and conscious they probably would not experience the lethal level injuries from the helmet and lack of restraints as they would have braced themselves and resisted the moderate ~3G forces during loss of control. Either way it is academic since last time I checked flying through the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds sans spacecraft is pretty lethal.
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