Archive for November 2011
A new tool for video rebasing is out; it does interpolation to smooth motion. Here’s an example video. Requires nVidia and linux, sadly; I have a mostly functional nVidia card, but I’ve switched to AMD and I’m not going back. In the vein of deshaker, it’s great to have such powerful tools available to plebeians for free.
I don’t remember the context, but Joe and I were discussing this and that and it came out that he was unfamiliar with (and obviously, had never shot) an American 180. Here’s a video of someone doing a 275 round mag dump, suppressed, through such a gun. I’m of the opinion that the American 180 is the finest subgun extant; the finicky magazines of old have been replaced with the higher-capacity, smooth-feeding magazines of new. Throw a can on it and you’re cooking with gas.
As a neophile, I will tend to shoot any gun at least once; this includes doing dumb things like renting them for exorbitant prices at gun ranges if it’s a gun I won’t get to shoot otherwise. Furthermore, Oregon meet and greets for The Board That Shall Not Be Named tend to bring out the title II toys, and a weekend in the Oregon hills is worth the drive, if only to see the millions of stars one cannot see when in Seattle.
More hikers and campers will have the runs now, thanks to DEA putting Polar Pure out of business. Glad nobody told the ATFE that iodine crystals can be used for other things, or he might have more agents climbing up his butt.
New DHS rules for selling ammonium nitrate. I was going to propose selling 50 pound sacks as a profit center, but this puts a damper on things.
The 5320.4 and 5320.1 (same page) say RIGHT IN BOX 1 who to make the check out to. Another shocker: they say RIGHT ON THE FORM what address to mail them to. This is easily one of the MFAQ around Title II ownership.
Caleb and Barron working on solar panel brackets:
I ended up buying a new set of tires, as the vehicle is a 4×4 and the current tires were nearly spent. I’ll upload some video in a couple hours that may give insight into the state of the tires.
I also got to spend a couple hours with my daughters, which was nice; the problem is every visit only reminds me of how much Idaho is home and Washington is where I live.
I usually mute videos like this – I want to see the driving, not listen to your choice of music. For this video the rule is suspended. As a bonus, every time they say “boom”, there’s a wreck; as the title of the song is “Boom”, well, there’s a lot of bent sheet metal. I love WRC.