“While your character may come under scrutiny during a trial the key element is this regardless of your level of saint or sinner-hood. If you are attacked you have the right to defend yourself by any means necessary to preserve your life.”
by Matthew




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gunblogging psa

In the past week, two major firearm-related weblogs, including Old NFO‘s, have been hacked and some/all of their data was temporarily/permanently deleted/lost.

Once is an accident, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action… and whether or not you believe in coincidence is up to you.

In general, you should be in the habit of changing/updating your passwords at least once a year, but if it has been around that long […]

you know you would too

If I had the time and money – not only to build the fans but also deal with the inevitable arrests, prosecutions, and lawsuits – I would totally do this.

Of course, I still boggle at the cold reality that there are people who genuinely believe that wind turbines will not affect climate or winds. I will not say that thermodynamics was a particularly easy course, but the basic principle of "you […]

been saying this for years

And this is pretty much the exact reason why I do my very best to not use Wikipedia as anything other than a starting point for real, actual research, if even that. Yes, crowd-sourcing can lead to individual articles that are arguably accurate, but “consensus” is not necessarily equivalent to “correct”, despite anthropogenic global warming cultists’ cries to the contrary.

quote of the future

In addition to being a damned good geeks’ comic strip, XKCD is pretty sneaky…  you have to hover your mouse over each of the strips to get the full story/impact, and, well, today‘s is pretty awesome: 

The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there’s no good reason to go into space–each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the […]