Archive for August, 2009

August 31, 2009

internet entertainment – and a bleg

My wife’s new laptop has an HDMI out. So, last night as an experiment, we watched a movie from Netflix streamed to our TeeVee. Quality was good and I was quite impressed. I’ve noticed that our Bluray player has an ethernet port on the back and I can hook it directly to Al Gore’s Internets and get Netflix directly, without having to hook the PC up to the TeeVee. Now, my internet modem and wifi gizmos are located elsewhere in the house. So, I’d like to figure out a way to hook the disc player (this Samsung) up to the internet. But my modem is on the other side of the house. Suggestions?

I guess I could move the modem to the TeeVee and get wireless for my desktop computer. But that would probably cause me networked printers to not work.

that won’t buff out

A video of a suppressor baffle strike:

Discussion and pics of the incident here.

Interesting pics

what feeding a family for a week is like in different countries, visualized.

Update: Link fixed.

That’ll teach ya

In London, the police are teaching people they should lock their doors by stealing from them. I guess the next step is to beat people up and take their money if they’re out too late in a bad part of town? You know, for their own good.

They should both check out free states

In a rather funny twist, one two-bit dictator wannabe doesn’t want another two-bit dictator wannabe pitching a tent in his state.

Unfortunate headline placement

Oops.

Tennessee’s Right To Arms

From Tennessee’s Constitution:

That the citizens of this state have a right to keep and to bear arms for their common defense; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime.

A look at Regulating the wearing of arms in Tennessee, part 1.

A long time in blogging years

Yesterday, this blog turned 7. On bloggiversaries past, I’d run numbers. So, here are some:

21,231 Posts
80,428 Comments
3,567,333 Visits
6,385,322 Page views

Pittsburgh and NRA

NRA is none too happy about the city enforcing an illegal gun ban and may pull the convention out of the city. The convention draws about 70K people and several million dollars.

Shrinking

A couple more mayors pull out of Bloomberg’s anti gun group.

Published

Joe has some pistol recoil photos that will be published in an Italian gun magazine. Cool.

Steel Challenge

At the Gun Blogger Rendezvous. You are going, right?

NFRTR Protection?

David Codrea: Why ATF folded in Friesen case

The government in your internet

In the event of cybersecurity emergency, they want to shut down. From Tam, who notes:

the oft-derided USA-PATRIOT Act is still with us. I guess they only hate it during election season.

If you’re a prince, isn’t ‘mayor’ kind of a demotion?

Prince Mongo, a mayoral candidate in Memphis, proposes giving citizens Uzis and machine guns to fight crime. Ok, then.

Moonshine

To be lawful in Tennessee.

A pair

The world’s largest revolver. It should hook up with the world’s largest rifle.

M1 Garand Disassembly

Disassembly and disassembling the bolt.

Throw the bums out

Seen at Phelps’:

If Americans could vote to keep or replace the entire Congress, 57% would throw out all the legislators and start over again. Just 25% would vote to keep the Congress.

And, yet, incumbents are still re-elected about 95% of the time. If you want to throw the bums out, you gotta start with your bum first.

Gun porn

Micro Tavor

India’s new Modern Submachine Carbine (MSMC) and 5.56×30mm Ammunition

AC556 Video

The rules

Gun safety and the DC police.

Seems giving away guns is a good marketing tool these days

Lots of car dealerships have done it lately. Now, get a haircut and you could win an AK.

August 29, 2009

Trouble for Cerberus?

Cerberus investors want out:

Investors in hedge funds run by Cerberus Capital Management LP, whose audacious multi-billion dollar bet on the U.S. auto industry went bust, are bolting for the door, clinching one of the highest-profile falls from grace of a superstar in the investment world.

Clients are withdrawing more than $5.5 billion, or nearly 71% of the hedge fund assets, in response to big investment losses and their own need for cash, according to people familiar with the matter.

“We have been surprised by this response,” Cerberus chief Stephen Feinberg and co-founder William Richter wrote in a letter delivered to clients late Thursday.

Cerberus owns many gun companies. And used to own Chrysler.

I’d have gone with just ‘ant Demi Moore’

Heh.

Signs

Insty has a photo of a sign outside the Bonefish Grill that says they don’t want law-abiding gun owners to spend money there. Someone should tell them their sign doesn’t appear to comply with Tennessee law regarding posting weapon prohibition.

NRA Museum

The WaPo: Ollie North Visits National Firearm’s Museum

August 28, 2009

A civil rights victory

Seen at Bob’s, with a different take (i.e., not happy):

The North Carolina Supreme Court says a 2004 law that bars convicted felons from having a gun, even within their own home or business, is unconstitutional.

Good. Civil rights should be restored once your debt to society is paid.

Kimchi

You love kimchi or hate it. There is no in between. I happen to love it. If you happen to hate, I won’t try to convince you otherwise.

That said, in The City (My The City) there is a market called, interestingly enough, The Market. Good meat selection, seafood, and locally grown veggies. I’m a fan.

Stopped in a bit back and they had kimchi. I struck up a conversation with the owner about it and how I make my own and how it’s a lot of work. He explained to me that one of his regular customers came in and said her husband, who had a terminal illness, served in Korea. And he said he wanted some good kimchi. The owner took it upon himself to track down some one local who could make it. And he did. He started selling it for her. I bought some that day in the event that it was good, so I could stop making my own. It was good. Delicious. I’d buy it all the time.

Today, I swing by to get some kimchi. And they don’t have any. I ask about it and the guy behind the counter (different guy) says that the FDA told them they couldn’t sell it anymore because the supplier was not a licensed manufacturer. Of course not. The supplier of good kimchi was a Korean lady.

Government: Keeping the world safe from good food.

Under color of law

For the G20 summit, Pittsburgh will revive it’s assault weapons ban. Sebastian says: The law was thrown out in court, and is therefore no law. If the City of Pittsburgh tries to enforce it, they are acting under color of law.

Depriving someone of their rights under color of law? That should be illegal.

Request for help

David has it:

Do you know of a reference to the Camp Perry matches where they have gunsmiths to handle malfunctions? Or any other such venue where they are used to shooters having guns that malfunction by firing a burst and then jamming? Time is of the essence on this.