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Paratroopers drop from U.S. Air Force C-119 transport planes during an operation over an undisclosed location in Korea, in October 1950.

Full photo set – HERE

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Two 9 millimeters, plus loads of bullets — 300 of them — and holsters to go with them, somehow got on board an Egypt Air flight out of JFK on Tuesday night. No one knew anything about the guns Mohammed Ibrahim stashed in his checked luggage until they were discovered in Cairo.

Full Story – HERE

Ooops.. someone at the TSA is going to get in trouble for that one. Interesting how a University professor would try and pull a stunt like that… you’d think he would be smarter.  Plus if he’s traveling to another country I believe he would have to get a temporary import permit from that country, and an authorization to export from the U.S. …. maybe he had all those, but figured his work was done and didn’t bother to take the last required security steps at the airport?

Hat Tip: Bryce

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The Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York picked up 336 PS3 systems in 2009 and built itself a 53 teraFLOP processing cluster. Once completed as a proof of concept, Air Force researchers then scaled up by a factor of six and went in search of 2,200 more consoles(later scaled back to 1,700). The $663,000 contract was awarded on January 6, 2010, to a small company called Fixstars that could provide 1,700 160GB PS3 systems to the government.

When Sony issued a recent PlayStation 3 updater emoving the device’s ability to install alternate operating systems like Linux, it did so to protect copyrighted content—but several research projects such as this one suffered collateral damage.

Full Story – HERE

From my limited experience with the PS3, I believe you have the option to deny the “upgrades”. Why the air force would bother installing the upgrades on a perfectly functional cluster is beyond my comprehension.  You’d think the press that Sony gets from major projects such as this, they would at least tip the USAF off and tell them to avoid upgrading because of the ill effects it would bring to their cluster.

1700 PS3 systems is a lot!  I wonder if the USAF will be auctioning those off now for cheap?  :P

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By gluing on magnum rifle primers!

Pretty awesome upgrade for the low price of primers, if all you have for a gun is an air rifle.

I wonder if you need to shoot at a hard surface to set it off, or if small varmints would cause the primer to ignite as well? :grin:  I know some primers are pretty sensitive.

I wish I would have known about this upgrade as a kid back in my daisy air rifle days.
 

A YouTube demonstration:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_46IC_1sEE[/youtube]

The pellet used in the video is a .22 pellet, with the open end of the primer facing forward.

I don’t know if “regular” .177 caliber pellets would work as well. The small rifle magnum primers may be too big. I don’t reload, but I’m sure smaller primers are available if needed.

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I guess in Pakistan no one cares where the bullet actually ends up.

 

People walking everywhere. people shooting in every direction, guns being passed around freely, kids everywhere… I wonder how many people get injured per year from celebrations such as this?

When I saw the guy at 3:25 with the umbrella I was expecting some sort of batman’s penguin style gun… but sadly my hopes turned to disappointment when I realized it simply started to rain.

These guys hold their guns weird.  Looks like most of them shoot with a half assed limp wristed grip.  Also, most of them couldn’t maintain a safe muzzle direction to save their life.

Is there a 5 round magazine limit in Pakistan? It seems like that is all each of them is shooting in a row.

I wonder if their is a Pakistan equivalent to the Brady center? :P

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Barrels of fun!  <— awesome catch phrase

Killer looking optics too don’t you think?  Definitely Nightforce or U.S. Optics, and the mount must be Larue :lol:

Hat Tip: Today’s Inspiration

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