VICE news takes a look:

Since it appears to be all firing pin indent related, it seems like one of those things which criminals could easily circumvent, if they weren’t so stupid / lazy.  I wonder if there’s any sort of unique signature made by when the casing expands in the firing chamber which they also can (or do) catalog?  I’m glad to hear the system is working for law enforcement.  It’s too bad the system costs around $250k (4:28).  For a big city I’m sure that’s nothing, but for smaller police departments that’s likely an insane amount of money to spend… not to mention the training needed.  There needs to be some sort of centralized office which just deals with entering casings into NIBIN.  Getting the casing evidence to that office by some sort of a secure courier a couple times per month maybe?  I’m sure people smarter than me have thought about all these things.

2:41 – haha imagine if that car backfired.  Miss Vest would have filled her pants.

I wonder if a lawyer has ever argued that just because the shell casings that were linked to his client’s gun were found at the scene, it doesn’t mean he committed the shooting.  The old “my client goes to the range lots and doesn’t police his brass” defense.  “HIS RIVALS SPRINKLED HIS CASINGS on THEIR CRIME SCENE your honor.  My client didn’t do NOTHING”. Haha probably has happened.

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08-20-2017

Wired takes a look at Smart Gun hacking:

Plore is awesome.  You can watch his full DEFCON 25 talk on the topic here:

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Gat tip: Michael, Alex

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08-20-2017

Wirty Dhore in the cut, that’s a scary sight:

hahaha in this episode my dude is watching anime with the actual Dewalt tool and has a ND.  He does it again with an anime grip 1911 😂.  I love the care he took in setting up the scene.

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08-18-2017

I clicked around this guy’s channel for a bit to see if anything has changed:

His eponymous channel, Edwin Sarkissian now has a whopping 341,000 subscribers.  Incredible.  That video above, has 7.38M as in MILLION views.  I don’t know what happened to make that one so popular, because most others only have around 30k – 100k.  I see that in my first post on Edwin I while back, I called him “basically a less interesting Mattv2099 with an accent.”  LOL I say some wild stuff, it’s funny reading old posts.  My assessment still stands though.  Sadly Mattv2099 rarely makes videos now.  Isn’t there a saying that goes something like “We get the Mattv2099 we deserve”? *sigh* Shitposting or not, Edwin really does seem like a nice guy. I’m glad he’s seeing success from the work he puts in.

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08-18-2017

Funker Tactical marketing machine cooking up content again:

I can’t say I disagree.  That said, if spending your own money which you worked for on things for your gun which make you happy (either temporarily or long term) then I say go for it.  I used to buy a lot of stupid shit, now I get annoyed when I realize I own some things which I don’t like and/or don’t use anymore.

Oh Oh… FLEX ALERT 🚨 FLEX ALERT 🚨 3:00 – “I could have a $2500 optic almost overnighted to me by most companies”

Oh and just in case you thought their opinion didn’t matter… wait for it… wait for it…. at 4:27 & 4:31 THE JUSTIFICATION.  Jokes aside though these guys seem like badasses.

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08-17-2017

The TIKAD from Duke Robotics:

This always seems like a good idea to me.  Why send people where you can use robots instead? There’s definitely a lot of debate about using machines to kill humans (even if they are the enemy) being moral and ethical. I’ve always really seen things in black and white, so I don’t have a problem with it. If they are a threat then they are a threat. The grey area probably happens more when it’s set to an autonomous kill mode (if that ever will exist) rather than human controlled through the screen, and can’t potentially differentiate from surrenders, kids etc..  The weaponized drone with the M4 in this looks really janky, but I’m sure it works.  Initially I was wondering why they would just strap in something like that rather than a custom built solution.. but it’s actually kind of smart and saves a whole lot of money if it actually works.  Probably would want to get a large magazine though, as 30 rounds presumably without the ability for the drone to reload isn’t going to be that great.

Oh and ☑️ Dubstep music in at least part of the video.  haha

Duke Robotics has a lot more information on their website, including a place where you can invest in their company if you’re interested.  The speculations they are making about the drone market and defense spending looks promising.

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08-17-2017