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Mattv2099 is a sucker for punishment:

Zip-22LR-Weapons-System-2Everything about that gun just makes me cringe.  I love how it’s considered “impressive” when it can make it through a magazine LOL.

That thing is obviously pointless for any sort of self defense.  Range use only just seems frustrating and dangerous.  Lose-Lose situation if I’ve ever seen one.

As soon as he started sticking his KA-BAR all over and inside it, I was just thinking “Please Matt… don’t hurt yourself.  Just do yourself and the world a favor and toss that thing in the garbage before you get hurt.”

Thoughts?  Would operate with?

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Check out how the Air Force fights fires more effectively:

Damn that’s really cool.  Powerful enough to penetrate concrete block walls and steel up to 1/2″ thick! 

Ban high pressure water!  Ban granite abrasive material! :P

PyrolancePyrolance has a website you can check out with tons more videos, pictures, and info.  If you ask me, that looks like a good system for every type of firefighter.  *roll up on burning house, jam pyrolance against outside wall.  Chill like a boss while you flood the house with water… hi-5 and go for beers*.  Yea yea I know, there could be people and pets inside the house which need to be rescued.  Firefighting is exhausting even talking about.  If it were all about pumping iron, eating meals together, and calendar shoots I think It would have been a career path I would have liked.

Pyrolance needs picatinny rails, and keymod…. not to mention a high quality optic for long range fire extinguishing.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Alan

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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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what would this make you?

From Gunbroker:
This is the Centerpiece of the Museum Collection we are liquidating! This beautiful bird started life as a U.S.A.F. B-38B practice nuclear weapon (the drop model, used for target practice, NOT the lightweight “loading practice” model), the twin of the live B-61, which is still in use, carried by B-1B’s, B-2’s, F-15’s, & the F-16. After MANY hours of professional restoration ( including a $3,000 aircraft paint job ), this 11 foot long, 900 pound thing of beauty cannot be told from the “real deal”, except by an expert! Includes new data plate, Original packed parachute (cost Uncle Sam $230,000!), bomb cart, 30″x60″ display card, describing the B-61, several D.O.E. tapes showing use, printed material, a simulated “physics package”,and an unfinished “arming box” and cable. This is the ONLY ONE of it’s kind outside of the U.S.A.F. Museum. Because of laws passed under the Clinton Administration, no others will EVER be available. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime chance, to own a One-Of-A-Kind item! Buyer must be U.S. Citizen. Must either pick-up in person, or pay for personal delivery. Will answer all questions.

$22,000 plus delivery charges.

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