Monthly Archives: May 2017

Mattress Girl gets struck again

It turns out that Mattress Girl and I have one thing in common, we both think that Jackson Pollock is over rated as an artist. It would probably pain her to hear that, just as watching this video on classical … Continue reading

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Recommended Tech Project: Raspberry Pi VPN

If you are someone who uses “Free WiFi” at any point without using a VPN you are taking some unnecessary risks with your online security. Especially if you actually log onto anything, as “Free WiFi” can be a serious “man … Continue reading

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USMC Request for Information on new Infantry Rifle, Suppressor, Optics; Army leadership looking for a heavier 7.62 option

In reverse order of the title, first up is the oncoming buzz about the Army looking to go back to a 7.62×51 solution to arm the Infantry: https://kitup.military.com/2017/05/modern-enemy-body-armor.html?comp=7000029711048&rank=0 With that in mind…The USMC has been pretty coy with the M27, and … Continue reading

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The Dakota Access Pipeline, protesters and counter insurgency techniques

For the last year or so the Dakota Access Pipeline was a huge presence on my social media feed. The Intercept just did an article about the contracted security operations for Energy Transfer Partners. You can read the whole thing … Continue reading

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A deeper look at the SII NH35A watch movement

There are a lot of brands out there that use Seiko’s unbranded SII NH35A movement in “dive watches” that don’t say “Diver’s XXXm” on the dial face. So I looked up the magnetic resistance rating of the Seiko (SII) NH35A movement … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend

This year I had the experience of my Grandfather passing away. He served in the US Navy in the Korean War era. Grandpa was laid to rest in a national cemetery a few rows down from a friend of mine … Continue reading

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Situations can happen fast

Recently I experienced my very first case of German road rage. My wife was driving, and we approached a rather typical intersection leading into a typical German town. The left lane was “straight or left turn” and the right lane … Continue reading

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