A simple video from freddiew:

Yea, screw alarm clocks.   I was considering trying one of those clocks that wake you up with light, but then I realized they could be defeated by just looking the other way and decided I should just save my money.  I find mornings are 10x better now though since I stopped setting my alarm clock to a radio station, and instead use the buzzer.  The only problem with the buzzer is that it starts out slow, and gradually speeds up until its like 2 beeps per second at which point I almost lose my shit and want to smash it.

Anyone else have alarm clock problems?  Tried a light wake-up clock?  I wanna hear about it.

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02-24-2012

Remember this VICE Guide To Travel on the gun markets of Pakistan?

University of California San Diego student, and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate Christopher Head wants to build his own as a thesis project.

Cool idea and all, and I hate shitting on pro-gun efforts but I believe the project falls extremely short in the following areas:

This project seems more like a learning experience that he wants funded, rather than an actual useful thesis project.

Making everything including the bolt, barrel, springs, etc… (if that is in fact what he wants to do) is a lofty goal which I don’t think can be accomplished in a short amount of time, by someone without prior experience with this type of thing.

If he’s not planning on constructing absolutely everything from scratch, then the description on Kickstarter should be revised.  Assembling an AK from parts, even if he stamps or mills the reciever is nothing new.

Project costs include specialized tool purchases, tool rental, shop costs, supervision costs, gallery costs including printing, mounting, and pedestals, performance costs including range rental, ammunition, and equipment rentals. Art is expensive!

Not really sure how this qualifies as “art”.  Is anything art if you mount it in a fancy way?  I suppose so.

If you need a bunch of specialized tools, what good are the Do It Yourself instructions to anyone that doesn’t have thousands of dollars to invest in a build?  I was under the impression that Khyber Pass firearms were made mainly by hand using  basic tools.  Around the 5 minute mark in the video you can see files, hammers, hacksaws etc..

I think he would have more luck if he can revise the pledges to have a lower dollar value one that includes the instruction set.  I’d throw in a dollar or two to support the effort if I got the plans in the end.  Not a chance I’d pay $25 though, which is currently what the lowest pledge that includes an instruction set is.

Pledge #1 – $10 for 1 piece of spent brass from the test fire.  Damn I need to start calling myself an artist.

Maybe he will clear up some of the questions I have, and possibly take my suggestion of lowering the pledge value.  From a design point of view I’d love to see him succeed on this, if what he is trying to do is truly build 100% of the rifle from scratch.  As an art project, I still wish him luck because it definitely takes some balls to do such a project at a California University of all places.

Check out the project on Kickstarter – HERE

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Michael M

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02-23-2012

Very poorly done, I thought you guys would get a kick out of it:

Check out the full weapobet over at Behance.

Not only are the artistic representations of the guns terrible even from a vector graphic standpoint, but the artist (and I use that term loosely) flops back and forth between using manufacturer names and model names which is weak.

Also, wtf is a Cold Pyton?  I could go on about minor mistakes all day to do with grip angle and over all look, but another one I know you guys will point out is the M-16 is actually more like an M4… which I suppose still works for the letter M.

Thoughts?

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02-23-2012

Behold the Santa Cruz AK-47 Cruzer:

Custom made for pro skateboarder Jason Jessee who rides for Santa Cruz.

The dimensions are 7.62in x 32.8in.  The 7.62 can’t be a coincidence!  It’s too bad 39 inches would have made it way too long. :P  Maybe there will be a long board version in the future?

The full package with trucks and wheels available for $145, or the deck only available for $60.

I haven’t skateboarded in around 15 years, and I was never good… but this board looks like it would be incredibly hard to ride!

I know it’s an artistic representation, but that stubby little magazine kinda bugs.  Having a full size magazine would just clip the ground when you leaned into a turn though I imagine.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Aaron A.

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02-22-2012

Dad and Hanna try to one up each other:

But both end up losing miserably.

If you have been living under a rock and haven’t seen the original Facebook Parenting – Laptop Becomes A Casualty Of The 1911 make sure to check it out.

As far as impersonations go, that guy is really good.   He even looks like that actual Dad! A Gatling flamethrower though? *shrug* whatevs

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Ross

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02-22-2012

My post title is the exact title of the video.. you know you’re in for a wild ride:

This guy is either nuts, or a senior advanced troll.

2:17 – “My mindset is that one of us is going to die and I don’t care which one it is.”  Hmmm suicidal?  I’d prefer only the home invader died, but to each their own.

2:24 – Goes on to talk about how he would shoot police if they entered his home without even thinking twice.  Yea that might not hold up well for him in court…

4:00 – A lot of talk about how much noise a shotgun v.s. a handgun would make when you kill an invader.  I’m not sure why you’d care about noise when legitimately defending your life… I have a feeling I know where this is headed.

4:45 – Yep.. here is exactly where I thought it was headed –> “OK guy breaks in, you waste him.  Now here’s what I would do.  Pretend like nothing happened, go back to bed and wait an hour or two”  Seriously?  .. no really… seriously?  Oh but it gets better…

5:00 – “Now here the thing about wasting a home invader..” and goes on to talk about how to make it look like a letimate self defense shooting in court.  “If you don’t shoot the guy in the head before he falls you’re going to have to let him bleed out and that may take a while”

5:51 – “Wait for an hour and wait if the police show up.  If that time passes and no one shows up then what you do after that is dispose of the body.”     Uh huh…. rightt….. Alright Dexter i’m listening… bestow some wisdom upon me.

6:26 – Heavy duty garbage bags “Take two of these and put one half of the body in one of them, and put the other have of the body in another one”   Oh so now he’s condoning covering up a murder and sawing a body in half… yea this guy isn’t sketchy at all.

7:00 – LOL gardening gloves to not leave any fingerprints… this guy is a pro

7:30 – Directions on where to get rid of the body… yes he actually recommends where to dump one.

8:20 – Talks about not worrying about getting caught because real life isn’t like CSI.

Someone save this video quick.  I can’t see it being around for long.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Stuart B.

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02-21-2012