Archive for September 17th, 2011
In order to resolve a geek fight (not in my favor, I might add), I dug in and found out when and why di- and trigraphs were added to the C programming language. Without using a search engine, do you know when and why? Hint: the answer has nothing to do with keyboards.
Answer in a day or two, unless someone pipes up in the comments.
Just add $670. In addition, if they sold it as shown to a resident of Washington (WCA is in Issaquah), they would be breaking Washington state law (machine gun parts) as well.
The problem is the BATFE has changed what a legit demil is many times; what you’re seeing would have flown in the 60′s as a demil, but by current rule, it’s an untaxed machine gun.
If you watch any for sale board that has parts kits, you’ll see stuff like this all the time. Recently, there was an M16 with the front of the mag well cut off – we were pretty sure you could slap an upper on it, hold the mag in place with your hand, and have a machine gun with no work on your part.
Just noticed the PTFE tape I use for the silencer threads is MIL-SPEC. I’m halfway to operator now!
The barrel nut on a Buckmark is 7/32″. The nuts on the rail/sight are 3/16″ (6/32″). Please tell me there’s some reason you didn’t put slightly larger hex heads on the sight, or find a way to get by with a slightly smaller one on the barrel nut.
The Buckmark also has two different length screws holding the rail on. You can’t convince me the extra length on the rear screw gives you anything beyond an extra SKU.
I’ve always pushed Lyle to have not only a small parts count (which he drives for naturally), but a small tools count. I don’t know if any of my feedback was even incorporated WRT using the same screws, but I like to think it made a difference. I would argue for computers to have one size and type of screw, and he’d argue for no screws at all. The first time I racked a bunch of Dells without a screwdriver, I felt I was living in the future.