Thursday, July 28, 2011

Geek Quote of the Day.

Heard on the IRC today:

Salamander: I looked behind me and saw only one set of footprints. Jesus looked at me and said "The sand people travel single file. To better hide their numbers."

You have to understand this came out during an argument over who was more disorganized, the Star Wars Rebel Alliance or the US's Founding Fathers......

The world ain't gonna geek itself.

What I'm listening to right now.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Interesting comment.

NOT!

I'm so glad I have comment moderation on now.  I got comment from some Maj-somedood Almadinnerjacket.  No, I'm not gonna put his real name up or link to his profile. 

Listen Maj-i-fucktard.  My blog isn't here for your money making scam.  It's here solely for my enjoyment.  I blog about what I want or need to and that's it.  It's not some fucking money making machine for me (like my 5 readers could generate more than .00001 cents per century) or for anyone else.

I don't give a fucking wisp of a hair of a rat's ass if you're having trouble making college tuition.  You can do what I did and fucking get your lazy ass off your flea infested couch you picked up on some corner and work your way through school. Oh, and put the bong down dude, you can't put epic dope fiend down on your resume and expect to get a job after school anywhere. Except maybe isolated parts of San Fransisco. 

And if you think that making up a name that sounds vaguely middle eastern or oriental is gonna guilt me into entering your little ponzi scheme, think again cheddah-head.  Our college system is so fucked you actually qualify for more free fucking financial aid that you never have to pay back then if you'd chosen the name Joseph Smith.  So, you know what you can do with your bleg for money for your fictitious college ed-a-ma-k-shun?  You can cram it up that waste of space ass of yours and have your roommates take hits off of it.

Oh, and if I ever see you try to put any comments up on my blog again, I'll hunt you down and beat you like a red headed step dog's unloved annoying cousin.

p.s. holy crap, when did I become my grandpa?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New EDC knife.

As some of you may or may not know.  I lost my favorite EDC pocket knife while trying to get back from deepest, darkest bad continent.  So, I had to replace it. 

What I had before was a Boker Subcom like in this link.  I loved that thing.  It may have been small, but it fit nicely in the hand, was flat enough that it's not uncomfortable to sit on for good periods of time, held an edge through daily use, had a thick enough blade that it wasn't going to easily break using it to pry or as a screw driver, and the blade was multifunction enough that I could use it to open envelopes or open... other things to the bone.  Had a nice little clip sturdy enough to hold it in the pocket or on the belt without popping off or slipping away.  In short it was the best knife I'd found for EDC in a long while.  The only issue I had with it was it was a liner lock, not a frame lock.  But that's a personal thing.  I feel that liner locks may collapse more easily than a frame lock.  Mind you, I have no experience or evidence to prove that.  The lock looked like it engaged well enough that I probably would never had had that issue.

So, having found something that worked well for me, I wasn't going to spend weeks and loads of money finding something new.  When I went to replace the Subcom, I found that they had a new Chad Los Banos Subcom Titan available.  Still had the good clip (now titanium), and 440C Stainless Steel blade.  But now, the frame is titanium.  All the features that I liked about my original Subom are still there, but just enough improvements to make it worth it to get this and not just replace my original Subcom F.

Below are some pics of mine.  The bottom pic has a quarter in it so you can get an idea of scale.  This may seem like it's too small to be an effective knife.  But honestly, it fits into the hand very nicely and once you have a grip on it, it's not gonna slip out of your hand easily.  And open, it's overall length is 4 1/2" with a nearly 2" blade length.  Plenty long enough unless you have hands like Matt G, or Gigantor the freakishly large being from Planet Bigtron 4.

While it may not be truly ambidextrous, the clip can be flipped from top to bottom and the thumb stud is on both sides of the blade.  But if you want to know all the specs, just follow the link to the Titan above.



Oh and for the record,  while this may have turned into a product review and praise piece.  I bought this knife with my own money and am not being compensated by Boker or their US subsidiary for this post. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Strictly for Educational Purposes....

I realize it's been a while since I blogged anything. So something educational. This is strictly for perspective only.
 
On the right is the 12.7x108mm cartridge used by the Soviet Union and Warsaw pact countries.  In the center is the .50BMG round or 12.7x99mm (NATO designation) round.  And on the left is a lope eared bunny with a switchblade.