At the age of 88 Ria van Dijk still makes her pilgrimage to the Shooting Gallery. She has been going every year since she was 16 (except from 1939 – 1945) presumably because of WWII. The Camera is triggered by her hitting a target.

View more of the pictures – HERE

The book – HERE

Neat idea. It’s interesting to see how she aged, how the style of clothing changed, and how the photographs went from black and white to color.

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10-11-2010

Black Ops will deliver 3-D on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in addition to Windows PCs that use 3-D-capable video cards from Nvidia.

Full Story – HERE

Release Date: November 9th

Available for pre-order at Amazon ($59.99) – HERE

Maybe i’m getting old, but even playing Bond on the Wii (where the screen is always jerking around when you move your hand slightly) made me nauseous. I’ll probably puke for sure when playing something similar like this in 3D.

The video is done for 3D stereoscopic glasses (red blue). The final game will likely use the more expensive type of glasses that come with 3D TVs. Which reminds me, I haven’t had a pair of those red/blue glasses since I quit buying comic books and cereal.

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10-11-2010

The end of this years machine gun shoot at Knob Creek (October 10th, 2010):

EPIC!

From the description:

This event is the culmination of THE BEST GUN SHOW you could ever attend. You are viewing the first 6 1/2 minutes of the Knob Creek Machine Gun Night Shoot. Fully automatic weapons including the most modern M16 variations, AK47, .50 BMG, minigun, and classics from every major military conflict of the past century. Plus a few flares! Targets included propane tanks, automobiles, appliances, and large drums of fuel. This “outburst” ran for about 10 minutes, but the intensity had pretty much subsided at the 7 minute mark. Several shooters either did not reload, and/or they were no longer shooting tracers and incendiary ammo. The main range where the video was filmed is approximately 350-400 yards in length, and has a huge hill as a backstop. Due to the dry ground conditions and volume of smoke, you will notice the view becoming much more cloudy beginning around the 2:00 mark.

Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot Website – HERE

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10-11-2010

The parade is part of celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

More photos – HERE

What an incredible display of power and weaponry. Those guys look pretty organized and disciplined.  I wonder how they would be on the battlefield?  They should put all that to good use and go destroy the taliban.

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10-11-2010

Weapons control systems are designed to detect and deny entry to unauthorized people carrying weapons into secure areas.

From NovaComm, one of the leading manufactures of these systems:

The access control system consists of a bullet resistant aluminum frame enclosed by bullet resistant glass, and a bullet resistive ceiling. The frame is divided into two separate compartments: one for entry and one for exit. Passage through each compartment is controlled by a set of two intercommunicating doors. Entry doors and exit doors are totally separate systems. Control of the doors is achieved through the use of exit devices, magnetic locks, infrared sensors, and a metal detector.

NovaComm’s Access Control Vestibule can distinguish between magnetic, non-magnetic and mixed alloys weapons.

More info on their website – HERE

One of my blog followers, Israel, sent me the following pictures from his local bank (University Credit Union) in Miami, FL:

And a closeup of the sign:

Israel, who is a concealed weapons permit (CWP) holder is not impressed with this recent “upgrade”, and decided to write the bank president a letter (viewable here).

My guess is that systems like these are a fairly good deterrent to crime.  But at what cost?

The reality is that just because “metal” guns and weapons are not allowed in the bank, doesn’t mean there are not countless other ways for a criminal to wreak havoc inside of a bank. Composite knives, bats, knunchucks, chemical weapons, leather whips, a pool ball in a sock … the Glock 7 (I kid about that one)

I know the bank is considered private property, and we all have the choice whether or not we want to deal with places like this. The easiest thing to do I suppose is just switch banks if you don’t like their policies.  It’s too bad it has to come to that sometime in order to stay safe.

Thanks Israel!

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10-9-2010

Has a lot in common with Glock Kool-Aid.

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