These guys wrote some ai / machine leaning type gun detection software:

Cool… however it’s kind of at the stage where it’s already too late if a gun is out in an active shooter type situation.  I suppose depending on the exact scenario it could provide some much needed warning to save lives.

The decision to not detect guns underneath clothing was a respectable one for numerous reasons, including not playing into the much perpetuated myth that everyone who isn’t law enforcement that carries a gun needs to be accounted for.

5:07 – Interesting how they trained it by pulling frames out of movies and other videos with guns being held in them.  Pretty standard as far as this type of thing goes, but it’s interesting to see it used in the realm of firearms.

8:00 – They get into the fact that the quality of the camera and the speed of the processor are Achilles heels of the system.

Thoughts?  You completely ok with indoor and outdoor cameras, and other systems analyzing everything about you when you’re out in public?  I’m not, and it’s not because I don’t like safety, it’s because mass surveillance is nosy and intrusive.

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10-7-2019

WaT?

It’s not April 1st… this video was posted on September 30th.  Beer coolers?  Like… I guess that’s cool?  When I asked for innovation in the gun industry, I wasn’t expecting former industry LeAdErS to pivot to beer coolers.

I never really understood the whole LUXURY COOLER movement.  I guess like anything it was driven mainly by marketing.  As usual I didn’t buy into it, and got a Ozark Trail soft cooler from Walmart a few years ago when I needed a new one.  Shocker of the century, but it’s still functioning perfectly fine doing the hard work of keeping the road LaCroix and SpinDrifts cold.

The 6 pack Knights Armament cooler is $50 and the 12 pack one is $110 over on their website.  I actually thought they would fleece the tactibois for like triple that… the current price is very reasonable.

Thoughts?

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10-7-2019

See you in a bit, I’m headed to AutoZone!” exclaimed Jared to his fiance Karen. “Didn’t you already get the Punisher decals and that huge chrome Calvin urinating on the Toyota symbol last week?” she replied. “Hell yeah I did, I gotta upgrade to the racing brake pads though… for safety” he barely managed to say without a smirk. “Alright.. well just don’t go overboard.” Karen felt she had to add, as Jared already had one foot out the door.

In the driveway Jared’s newest beast was waiting; A 2020 F-350 XL SUPER DUTY with the V8 Powerstroke. He hopped in and hit the push button start… Nothing happened. He hit it again and heard a click. Not in the least bit phased or frustrated he pushed the button a third time and the truck spurted then gurgled to life. “Must be the new anti-theft system they told me about at the dealers, sweet!” impressed, he said to himself. Jared put the truck into reverse, backing out of the driveway and almost hitting his fiance’s Nissan Leaf. The drive to the AutoZone was uneventful, except for two police cars speeding past him in the opposite direction on the highway. Jared touched his hand to the base of the grip on his IWB Glock 21, knowing that someday… somewhere when the boys in blue ever needed backup he would gladly oblige. He didn’t shoot much, but he watched enough YouTube videos to know he was a deadly asset.

The AutoZone parking lot was surprisingly empty for a Sunday afternoon; a blessing in disguise considering Jared couldn’t park the truck properly to save his life. Backing into a large spot (to make a quick exit if need be), he still managed to hop the curb and press the rear bumper against an already struggling sapling on the outskirts of a flower bed. Oblivious to all of this, Jared put 5.11 A.T.A.C.’s to asphalt and briskly walked towards the entrance. “It ain’t me… it ain’t me… I ain’t no senator’s son…” CCR played quietly over the outdoor intercom speakers as Jared grabbed the door handle “I AIN’T NO FORTUNATE ONEEEEEEE NAHHHHHW. Hey Fellas!” Jared sung out as a portly looking worker covered in motor oil who was messily eating a gas station style hoagie, briefly diverted his eyes upwards from the classified section of the newspaper. “I’m looking for new brake pads for my 2020 F-350 XL SUPER DUTY… what you got?” Jared inquired. The man never looked up again, but a teen girl emerged from the back and asked him to repeat his question. “Oh yea the 3F 50.. Riiiiight I’ve heard those things are rough on brakes” the girl said. “Oh, no it’s brand new I just wanted something steeped in performance. What are my options?” asked Jared. Thinking back to her training last week, of always maximizing the sale and profiling the customer with dead giveaways and playing off those to sell the high margin products, the girl paused… “You look like you work out… I mean like, you look strong. You a cop?” Despite the fact that Jared was not Law Enforcement this absolutely made his entire day. “People ask me that a lot” (Note: no one ever has… not even once) “I’m a sheepdog if you know what that is… basically the same thing.” continued Jared. “I knew it!” the girl said, half flirting with him at this point. “Do you know Stop Tech? We just got these new brake pads in that are absolutely made for protectors like yourself. I’ll go grab them from the back, don’t go anywhere k?” Jared definitely wasn’t going anywhere. The girl emerged holding a box; while walking towards him she read “Engineered for extreme conditions….” Jared cut her off “Wait.. does that say tactical? Are they thin and blue?” The girl knew this sale was in the bag; “You bet! You even kind of look like the guy on the box ha ha” she replied. “Haha I kinda do. I’ll take them.” replied Jared. “Quick response for first responders…” he read out loud off the box while she scanned the barcode. “It is a good idea to splurge on these little things that help me protect better.” he said, which at this point fell on uninterested ears. 📷 @the__nicholas__christian

Hope you guys enjoyed that, thanks for reading… hopefully you got a laugh or two.  The fellas on Instagram absolutely lose their mind over these, so I’m going to try to do them more often.

Thoughts?

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10-3-2019

Brandon, on something very relevant to my interests:

I don’t have a 3D printer yet, but will probably get one someday.  Right now I just can’t see myself having the time between ENDO and some other projects I’m working on… I hate buying stuff that will just sit on a shelf for a long time, and then when I go to use it I’d probably realize that there are units out that are 10x better.  That said, I didn’t realize they were only a couple hundred dollars now.

I’m looking forward to future vids from Brandon on the topic.  I realize there are dozens of YouTubers that have awesome 3d printing videos, but I like the gun angle that Brandon will bring.

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10-3-2019

The gun store girl said it best – “you should have one, because you can have one”

3:15 – WTF… so this lady is apparently cool with guns, but buys into the whole the AR-15 serves no purpose other than killing people thing.. yea because banning the AR-15 would totally mean a nutcase just wouldn’t use a mini-14 or whatever else instead…. riiiiiiight.

Well, this little segment served its purpose… to make the AR seem scary but not compare it to the hundreds of other guns with a different name that shoot .223/5.56 or something more powerful.

Thoughts?

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09-21-2019

Toot toot Monicas.  WELCOME TO THE GRIP ZONE:

You know I love a good manufacturing / facility vid.

1:32 – By far the best scene… this guy is wearing a Simpsons shirt… he’s at SPRINGFIELD Armory.

1:41 – This scene is highkey scary.  That slowmo walk and 1000yd stare.

Thoughts?

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09-21-2019