Hobbies (General/Chat)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • World War II Bomber Drops Human Munitions Over Chicago

    03/28/2015 6:58:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The Flying Fortress was made famous in its role in the Daylight Strategic Bombing Campaign of WWII and the post-war movies, like Memphis Belle, that made it an icon. Now this B-17 is no longer avoiding anti-aircraft fire or enemy fighters but has exchanged its explosive warheads in order to drop people from the bomb bay. The four-engine taildragger was built in 1945, too late to see combat, and now flies as part the World War II aircraft collection with the Collings Foundation. This particular B-17 has served many roles over the years including Air and Sea Rescue, a water...
  • Check Out the Nikon P900’s Ridiculous 83x Zoom (impressive video demo)

    03/26/2015 7:20:22 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/26/15 | Michael Zhang
    Earlier this month, we shared a video showing the incredible reach of the Canon SX60, a superzoom compact camera with a 65x lens. If you thought that video was crazy, check out this one featuring the new Nikon P900, which packs an even longer 83x optical zoom lens — the equivalent of a 24-2000mm lens in 35mm terms.
  • Imperial Star Destroyer drone patrols the skies above France

    03/26/2015 8:29:05 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    CNET ^ | 3/25/15 | Anthony Domanico
    A French maker who creates incredible "Star Wars" drones is back with another. This time, he flies a modded Imperial Star Destroyer sure to strike fear into the heart of any Rebel in its path.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/25/2015 6:45:38 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 80 replies
    This week's thread is dessert - starting with: Carrot Cake! I first tasted Carrot Cake in the 1970's. I'm sure it was a standard recipe before then, but it seemed to gain a great popularity in the 'hip' 70's. This recipe, which comes from an old friend's mother ca. 1975, is still the very best I've ever eaten, and is very easy to make. Again: Grate The Carrots By Hand, on a box grater! Doing it in a food processor will probably release too much liquid, and the cake won't be the same. The only difficulty you may have is...
  • Can you read me? Boy Scouts send a message with a new merit badge.

    03/24/2015 3:42:16 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 23, 2015 | John Kelly
    Eventually, everything comes back. Young men are wearing beards again, just as they did in Victorian times. Vinyl albums — thought to have been killed by CDs and MP3s — are so trendy that record-pressing plants are working round-the-clock to satisfy hungry hipsters. Coffee used to be bad for you. Now it’s touted for its miracle properties. I wouldn’t be surprised if doctors start promoting cigarettes for “lung health.” John Kelly writes "John Kelly's Washington," a daily look at Washington's less-famous side. Born in Washington, John started at The Post in 1989 as deputy editor in the Weekend section. The...
  • Old Ammo, Collectable or Shootable?

    03/23/2015 12:40:15 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 32 replies
    Me | 23 March 2015 | Me
    I have aquired some old ammo. Is it collectable of should I shoot it? Remington 38 Special 200gr RNL USGI 38 Special M41 Ball, head stamp FC 58 Sears Ted Williams 30-30 170gr SP, head stamp Sears Western 22LR Lubaloy Coated
  • I Eat Garbage to Save Money and Help Reduce Food Waste

    03/23/2015 11:42:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 50 replies
    Time/xoJane ^ | 3/23/2015 | Emiliy A. Klein
    ...Although bread is one of the easiest, most reliable items for which to dumpster dive — it’s thrown away all the time, it’s dry, non-perishable, and relatively non-pathogenic — I also scavenge produce, chocolate, and flowers from the garbage. Sometimes it can be pretty icky; various slimes attend the decay of vegetables and fruit, and dumpsters are occasionally coated in unidentifiable goo.... Although I’m not by any means rich (after earning an expensive college degree, I am, like many of my generation, right back to where I started: in the service industry... But, you might protest, (as have many of...
  • Underwater Bowfishing: What Will They Think of Next? [VIDEO]

    03/23/2015 11:07:10 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    wideopenspaces.com ^ | 03/21/15 | Jake Hofer
    These folks take things to the next level with underwater bowfishing. After having little success above water, these three guys had an epiphany to get down in the water with the carp.
  • Female passenger on British Airways flight arrested after performing sex act on herself during trip

    03/23/2015 6:47:55 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 53 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 22, 2015 | Davis Harding
    A female air passenger was arrested after joining the mile-high club on her own. The 46-year-old was flying to London from Kingston, Jamaica when she stripped off and started performing a solo sex act, reports the Mirror. The woman was thought to be drunk and was arrested when the plane landed in the UK. In a statement, British Airways confirmed that police were called to meet the flight. It was the second bizarre incident involving British Airways in as many weeks. Earlier this month it was reported a Dubai-bound British Airways plane had to turn back to London because of...
  • What Happens If You Don't Change The Oil In Your Audi For 84,000 Miles

    03/22/2015 10:32:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 3/20 | Raphael Orlove
    What Happens If You Don't Change The Oil In Your Audi For 84,000 Miles 789 If you suddenly feel an urge to go change your car's oil right at this very moment, that's perfectly understandable.
  • Rare quadruplet calves born in DeKalb (TX)

    03/20/2015 5:11:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    KSLA News 12 ^ | 3-18-15 | Carolyn Roy
    DEKALB, TX (KSLA) - Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moo: A DeKalb, TX cow has managed the extremely rare feat of giving birth to 4 live calves. The black calves, 3 bulls and a heifer, were born to the cow owned by Dora Rumsey-Barling and her husband, Jimmy. The cow, described by Dora as "just a run of the mill red cow," had been bred to an Angus bull, so all 4 of the calves are black. “We didn't think she was due, even for one calf,” Dora says. Buzzards spotted circling over their 100-acre property in the Hubbard community south of...
  • Police, Doctors Warn Against New Synthetic Drug "Flakka"

    03/20/2015 1:23:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Law enforcement officials and medical personnel are warning people about the risks of a dangerous new synthetic drug that is growing in popularity in the streets of South Florida. Just last month, a man was caught on surveillance camera attempting to kick in the hurricane glass doors of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department headquarters. It was later determined that that man, 50-year-old James West, was high off of Flakka, a synthetic street drug mix with a base of bath salts that can result in paranoia, anxiety, psychosis and hallucinations. According to police, West was hallucinating and believed that 25 cars...
  • Fisherman Gets a Sneak Attack from Behind By Something You May Not Expect [VIDEO]

    03/20/2015 10:28:26 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    wideopenspaces.com ^ | 03/16/15 | Brad Smith
    Just image a nice relaxing day out on the pond catching bluegills for dinner, when all of a sudden a sneak attack from behind takes your fish.
  • Jeep Thread

    03/19/2015 6:01:22 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 213 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 19 March 15 | Jeep
    This is a Jeep thread, for all Jeep owners and Jeep lovers. Contribute as you wish or are driven. Long live Freedom. May God Bless You!
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/19/2015 5:48:34 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 85 replies
    This week, we have Savory, with Fruit! (Heads-up, pugmama!) I've never been a very fancy cook, though I do enjoy making food pretty and presentable and will go to some lengths for that. Otherwise, I'm into 'comfort' foods. But I greatly enjoy having something very different and unusual from time to time; and some of my favorites have been dishes that are savory, but include a sweet element, usually fruit. I once vacationed with friends who came from a restaurant background, and eating with them was always a great experience - always something unexpected and never before encountered. About 25...
  • Dremel 3D Printer - Get One?

    03/17/2015 11:56:10 AM PDT · by GRRRRR · 35 replies
    Dremel and Home Depot ^ | 03/17/15 | GRRRRR
    Is this 3D printer worth it? Seems like a good entry level, home hobbiest and tinkering tool. Anyone have one already and can you tell us about your learning curve? G
  • So I just bought a Mosin Nagant

    03/14/2015 6:27:53 PM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 82 replies
    14 Mar 2015 | Rides A Red Horse
    This morning I bought a surplus 1942 Mosin Nagant Russian made Sniper Rifle. The purchase included a double leather pouch with a weird device for oiling the rifle, a cloth ammo pouch that attaches to the butt stock (stashed in the double leather pouch), a bag of assorted metal pieces (I assume tools) and a bayonet. The seller had inspected the rifle and removed some of the cosmoline (there's still a LOT left) and made sure it was in good working order. I downloaded a manual and I'll break it down, clean it and oil it as soon as I...
  • Texas Lawmakers Make Musician Phil Collins An Honorary Texan (for donation of Alamo artifacts)

    03/14/2015 8:45:12 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    AP via pollstar ^ | 07:01 AM Thursday 3/12/15 | no byline
    State lawmakers have named pop star Phil Collins an honorary Texan, saluting his donation of hundreds of Alamo artifacts back to the historic outpost – while offering numerous quips referencing his song lyrics. ...Last year, he gave 200-plus pieces of his collection to the Alamo. Collins grinned as many lawmakers took to the floor to joke about “feeling it in the air tonight,” ‘‘one more night” and Texas having a “groovy kind of love” for its newest honorary citizen.
  • Cambridge Consultants reveal world’s first all-digital radio transmitter

    03/13/2015 2:31:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.theengineer.co.uk ^ | 03-13-2015 | By Julia Pierce
    The world’s first fully digital radio transmitter has been developed by Cambridge Consultants, paving the way for 5G high-speed broadband for mobile devices. Unlike software-defined radio (SDR), the breakthrough – named Pizzicato – is not a mixture of analogue and digital components but is completely digital, which can enable new ways of using the radio spectrum intelligently. When transmitting data, only low frequency signals of 1GHz or lower propagate well over distance or through walls, so they are in great demand. Expanding to make use of frequencies of 10GHz and beyond will require techniques such as meshing and beamforming...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/12/2015 8:57:19 AM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 75 replies
    Gazpacho: Drink your Salad! This is one of my husband's favorites of the things that I make routinely. I first learned the recipe when one of my Virginia cousins served it as an appetizer at a Christmas party. I was surprised to learn that it is an old Virginia favorite, found in many old cookbooks and served at Williamsburg restaurants. I've never made it in the authentic Spanish fashion, with bread; but here's a link to a somewhat different recipe that does: http://www.history.org/almanack/life/food/fdgzpcho.cfm When I can't get good tomatoes for this, I use a can of tomatoes for the part...
  • Is the era of the Hot Rod dying? (vanity)

    03/11/2015 8:49:51 PM PDT · by super7man · 112 replies
    Vanity | 03/11/2015 | Super7man
    I just finished following the thread highlighting the Chevy small-block history. My wife and I recently went to the Good Guys show in Pleasanton CA. There were lots of BEAUTIFUL cars there. I think that every '69 Camero ever made was there. Every one more beautiful than the last. But, we noticed that everyone there was our age. Less than "older than dirt" but able to remember Vietnam. I wondered what will happen in the next 20 years when we are all gone. Will cars of the 50's, 60's, 70's be a thing of the past? (I stopped counting at...
  • The FBI and NSA Hate Apple’s Plan to Keep Your iPhone6 Data Secret (via encryption)(Sept. 2014)

    03/10/2015 3:43:38 PM PDT · by dennisw · 15 replies
    /time.com ^ | Sept. 27, 2014 | Sam_Frizell
    Apple released iPhone 6 with new, powerful encryption setting that should make it much harder for law enforcement and surveillance groups like the FBI and the NSA from accessing users’ emails, photos and contacts. After Edward Snowden revelations last year, privacy-minded users may be happy about the new feature, but law enforcement is decidedly not. At a news conference Thursday, FBI Director James Comey criticized Apple’s encryption, which scrambles information on the new iPhone 6 using a code that could take “more than five-and-a-half years to try all combinations of a six-character alphanumeric passcode with lowercase letters and numbers,” Comey...
  • Fast Gun Disarming

    03/10/2015 7:15:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/10/2015
    This is a compilation of fast gun disarm performed from multiple positions using multiple methods by Instructor Zero of Spartan 360 Tactical Defense. Go here to view the fast disarming compilation.
  • Woman Who Attacked Drone Photographer for Being a ‘Pervert’ May Have Charges Dropped VIDEOS

    03/09/2015 9:39:45 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/09/15 | Michael Zhang
    SOME PROFANITY The woman who was captured in a viral video last year attacking a drone photographer and calling him a “pervert” may have her charges dropped and record cleared.
  • LA to Pay $50K to Detained Photographers and Teach Deputies That Photography is Not a Crime

    03/07/2015 6:47:19 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/07/15 | Michael Zhang
    Los Angeles has agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement to three photographers after they were detained by LA County Sheriffs while taking pictures in public places. As part of the settlement, the city will also teach its sheriff deputies that photography is not a crime.
  • Do Bushmaster AR-15s/M4s accept polymer magazines?

    03/07/2015 6:44:30 PM PST · by eater-of-toast · 23 replies
    As a .308 guy, and an M-1A and FAL owner, I've never purchased an AR-15 or semiauto M4, but think I'm about to give in. One feature I want is the ability to use polymer magazines, eg the Israeli orlite 30-rounders. I remember it used to be the case that Bushmasters would only feed the first round from a polymer magazines properly. Has Bushmaster rectified this, or no? I want an AR-15 or M4 that'll feed consistently from any aftermarket magazine. I don't wish to be restricted to the gunmaker's propriety magazines, or to aluminum magazines only (which, unless I'm...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issue) Thread

    03/07/2015 1:52:01 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 75 replies
    Black Eye Peas - and Cilantro! When I was growing up, we always had black-eye peas on New Year's Day, a tradition from my Southern Granny. But we had them throughout the year as well, and I grew to like them very much. I found this Sara Moulton recipe for Black-Eye Pea Cakes with Salsa Mayonnaise many years ago, and it's become a favorite. I think it was my first introduction to cilantro; they say one either loves or hates cilantro, and I'm one of the lovers. Sometimes, if I don't want the mess of frying, I make these a...
  • Don't Forget to Set Your Glocks Forward

    03/07/2015 11:49:29 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 19 replies
  • Suppressed vs Unsuppressed

    03/06/2015 6:04:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Who's had a chance to shoot their pistol with a silencer? Those that own a silencer know it's pretty cool to shoot with one. For those that don't have the privilege of shooting one, here's a quick demo of it and you can see and hear the differences of suppressed and unsuppressed. Have a look.
  • New Ford GT to carry $400k-price tag

    03/05/2015 5:24:07 PM PST · by nascarnation · 62 replies
    Autoblob ^ | 3/5/2015 | Noah Joseph
    The last time Ford made a GT, it built more than 4,000 of them and sold each one for around $150,000. Judging by the premiums at which they later traded, they were evidently worth a lot more than that. But this time, the new Ford GT will be far more expensive and far more scarce. Official performance, production and pricing figures have yet to be released, but upon the new American supercar's European debut in Geneva, Ford performance chief Dave Pericak indicated it would be priced competitively with the Lamborghini Aventador – which carries a base sticker price approaching $400,000,...
  • Determining recipes for some of the world's oldest preserved beers

    03/04/2015 10:20:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 03-04-2015 | Provided by American Chemical Society
    Some breweries have taken to resurrecting the flavors of ages past. Adventurous beer makers are extrapolating recipes from clues that archeologists have uncovered from old and even ancient brews found at historical sites. Now scientists have analyzed some of the oldest preserved beer samples from an 1840s' shipwreck to try to provide insight into how they were made. They report their findings in ACS' Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry. Brian Gibson and colleagues explain that in 2010, divers discovered an old schooner at the bottom of the Baltic Sea near Finland. Archeological evidence suggested the ship went down about...
  • I have no idea what you are talking about so here's a video of a Capybara riding in a shopping cart.

    03/03/2015 9:12:48 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 3/3/15 | Unknown
    Capybara Rides in the Shopping Cart at the Pet Store JoeJoe the Capybara is a savvy social media user, keeping followers up to date on Twitter, Tumblr and elsewhere. In this footage, JoeJoe visits the local pet store, but doesn’t lower himself to walking about like any old pet! Instead, JoeJoe enjoys the luxury of being carted around the place by his owners as they pick up his food and other groceries. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=63d_1425441045#zDjt8P12Yid392hf.99
  • 12 Yr Old Hits Target at 1,000 Yards

    03/03/2015 11:27:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Tracking Point is getting popular among long range shooters including this 12 year old girl. Yes, I know it's almost like cheating and using technology to help you hit your target. But, fact is she hit it at 1000 yard. You can see it here.
  • Ghia Gilda Streamline X Coupé: Coolest Chrysler Ever Made

    03/03/2015 10:19:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    jalopnik.com ^ | 5/01/09 3:00pm | Peter Orosz
    As the first day with Chrysler in bankruptcy dawns, let’s look at a mad car from an era when the automaker was set to conquer the very skies: the jet-powered Gilda coupé. There is something definitely wrong with the heat exchangers of Italian air conditioners. Granted, they have fans in them and machines with fans will never be silent but cooling a small building by Lake Como should not require a jet engine. There, I said it—and as if on cue, this orange-silver concoction from half a century ago rounds a bend and motorvates leisurely down a service road. The...
  • Millennium Falcon drone is the coolest hunk of junk in our galaxy

    03/02/2015 1:27:51 PM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    CNET ^ | 2/4/15 | Anthony Domanico
    Pretty much everyone who has ever seen "Star Wars" would love to be able to fly the Millennium Falcon around the galaxies. One crafty individual going by the social-media moniker Olivier C is living that dream, and released a YouTube video of himself piloting a custom Millennium Falcon radio-controlled quadcopter drone he built himself.
  • TIE Interceptor drone is the meanest starfighter in the galaxy

    03/02/2015 1:00:16 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | 3/2/15 | Anthony Domanico
    If you build custom chassis to make drones look like "Star Wars" starships, it's going to be hard to top the Millennium Falcon drone. A crafty guy who goes by the social-media moniker Olivier C is out with his latest "Star Wars" drone, and it's based on the TIE/IN Interceptor. It's arguably not as cool as his Falcon build, but it could still strike fear into the hearts of the Rebel Alliance.
  • How Photoshop’s Sharpening Tools Work and How to Best Use Them (tutorial video)

    03/01/2015 7:16:28 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/01/15 | Michael Zhang
    Want a better understanding of how Photoshop’s sharpening filters work and how to best use them? Here’s a tutorial in which Photoshop expert Deke McClelland discusses using Photoshop’s features to bring out clearer details in your digital photographs. McClelland discusses all the sharpening filters found in the Sharpen menu in Photoshop (e.g. the one-click sharpening filters, Unsharp Mask, and Smart Sharpen), as well as the Sharpening panel found in Adobe Camera Raw.
  • The Coolest AR-15 Cleaning Tools

    03/01/2015 7:53:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    wsj ^ | 3/1/2015 | D Breteau
    I’ve seen many articles on AR’s, but few on cleaning. Over the last few years, there have been numerous tools introduced to facilitate easier cleaning of the bolts and carrier groups and I wanted to compare them side by side to see if they worked and if they worked, how well? I called Brownells (who else) and promptly received a package which included: Cat M-4 Cleaning ToolThe Otis B.O.N.E. (Bolt Operational Necessary Equipment)CRT-15 Carbon Removal Tool for AR-15Brownells AR-15 Bolt Radius ScraperMark Brown Custom AR-15 Bolt Carrier Carbon Scraper View the rest of coolest AR-15 cleaning tools and its application...
  • A typical Auto Paint Job in California = $1250. OR MORE! EPA Busybodies to Blame?

    03/01/2015 1:23:41 AM PST · by lee martell · 39 replies
    March 1, 2015 | Lee Martell
    Let me be the first to say, I know very little about cars, their construction, their design and their maintenance. I'm also unfamiliar with typical costs of paint jobs. My former car, an old model Honda Civic, 4door had deteriorated. I knew it was time to get another car when a repairman told me "The trouble is that the Head Gasket is cracked', so that's why you hear the bubbling noise when you shut the engine off". "Oh!" says I. So I call Salvation Army to donate the car, get it out of my parking space and out of my...
  • Close Quarters Shooting

    02/28/2015 5:03:52 PM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/28/2015 | wsj staff
    There is a close quarter shooting technique that is taught with a pistol among Law Enforcement and popular Gun/Tactics school nationwide. In this article a couple of different experts demonstrates their method conveying the difference in training on the range versus training with a live person that reacts in a lively manner. In other words, someone that resists when you're trying to go for your pistol. The main objective is to draw your pistol, but in real life at that close range you have to deal with the aggressor thats bent on hurting you. Here are a couple of views...
  • Free Copy of the $60 Perfect Effects 9 by onOne Software

    02/27/2015 7:59:00 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/27/15 | Michael Zhang
    Heads up: you can currently download a free copy of onOne Software’s Perfect Effects 9. It’s a $60 program that can be used as a Photoshop or Lightroom plugin or as a standalone tool. Inside are customizable filters and hundreds of presets that allow you to quickly apply custom looks to your photos.
  • Dude, where's my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

    02/27/2015 3:37:48 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY
    "They said there was trouble with the car," Kvapil said. "I thought we could figure it out when we got in the garage area. They're like, 'No, the car is gone.'"
  • Super Fast Pistol Shooting

    02/27/2015 1:52:57 PM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/27/2015 | wsj
    Watch this guy from Spartan 360 Tactical Defense go through a series of fast shooting with the pistol doing the Mozambique and One on One drills. Super fast pistol shooting here.
  • These Are the Darkroom Techniques Photoshop’s Tools Are Based On

    02/26/2015 7:23:30 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/26/15 | Michael Zhang
    As a tribute to Photoshop for its recent 25th birthday, Lynda created this “before there was Photoshop” video that shows the darkroom tools and techniques that were used by film photographers before Photoshop and digital photography arrived on the scene. Photographer Konrad Eek works on a print by dodging, burning, adding gradients, using masks, feathering, and more. If you’ve never made a print in a darkroom before, this video could be quite illuminating.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    02/26/2015 2:58:16 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 80 replies
    This week's thread is about Cooking With Kids. When I was in elementary school in the early 1960s, every year the school would hold a book fair; students could look at new books and pick some out to buy. One year I bought 'Betty Crocker's Cookbook for Boys and Girls', originally published in the late 1950s. I loved looking at this book, and learned a lot using the recipes. For a children's book, it's a surprisingly comprehensive guide to basic cooking, with a lot of interesting presentation ideas, and even some decorative crafts. AND it includes campfire cooking! I wanted...
  • Argentina unveils new bank note which has a picture of the Falklands on one side [truncated]

    02/25/2015 6:39:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2015 | Gerard Couzens
    A new Argentine banknote featuring a map of the Falklands is to enter circulation next month. The disputed archipelago will appear on the face side of the blue 50 peso note - worth £3.70. The reverse side will carry the image of an Argentine folk hero who led a bloody 19th century uprising against the British in the Falklands. Antonio Rivero will be pictured riding across the islands on horseback with an Argentine flag hoisted above his head.
  • Extreme Long Range Pellet Rifle

    02/24/2015 8:32:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 108 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 2/24/2015 | Eric Nestor
    For many of us, our first experiences with shooting included BB guns and pellet guns. These air pellet rifles are like nothing we’ve used before! Check out the video on this pellet rifle hitting its target from 90 plus yards. Spoiler if you're a "Birdman" fan you may not like this. :)
  • Leonard Nimoy Rushed To Hospital After Severe Chest Pains!

    02/23/2015 2:29:16 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 106 replies
    Epic Times ^ | 02.23.15 | Epic times
    Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy has been rushed to the hospital after experiencing severe chest pains. After a 911 call, the legendary star was transported to UCLA Medical Center last week. No word yet on his current condition…
  • .338 Lapua Ringing the Bell from a Mile Out

    02/23/2015 10:14:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/23/2015
    This is for all you long range shooter, plinker or hunter. Take a look at this shot from 2,707 yards out, which takes 4 seconds to reach the target. You can view the long shot video here.
  • Emoticon Masks

    02/20/2015 10:57:23 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
    Thegrommet.com ^ | 1-20-15 | me
    Emojis have become a cultural phenomenon, and now you can bring the fun to a face near you.