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Monday, July 31, 2017

Iraqveteran8888 - How to Clean a Handgun




SciShow Space - Our First-Ever Missions to Mars - and What We Learned From Them




Top 5 Facts About BANNED Literature




Tech Insider - Def Con hackers made quick work of electronic voting machines




The Gun Collective - 3D-Printed Cans - Smart Gun HACKED - Autoglove! - TGC News




Jas. Townsend & Son - A Peach Recipe 200 Years Old


Beyond Science - The REAL Identity of the Man in the Iron Mask




bosnianbill - (1123) - Shane's "Budget" Challenge




Brittany Pettibone - The Price For Associating With The Right




Hickok45 - 10 Years Later




Computing Forever - When Free Speech Fails (Razorfist)


15 Prehistoric Monsters We Recently Discovered




TFB TV - Husqvarna m/07 pistol / FN 1903




The Great War - Burial and Identification Of The Dead in WW1 - THE GREAT WAR Special




The Wound Channel - Armor Killer vs Steel Armor!?




20 Stories Of People Who Nearly Pulled Off Faking Their Own Deaths




American Enterprise Institute - Impeach Trump? What do the polls say? - IN 60 SECONDS




Blunt Force Truth Minute - Government and Tech




SkinnyMedic - "Patriot Bandage" an Improvised Israeli Bandage




scholagladiatoria - European military officers' swords of the 1880s and 1890s




Forgotten Weapons - The Berthier After World War One




Military Arms Channel - S&W 4006 TSW California Highway Patrol Pistols - One of a Kind




PragerU - The War On Cars




TFBTV - Mail Room - #3 - The Mailbag Runneth Over!




Sunday, July 30, 2017

Primitive Technology - Sandals




Paul Joseph Watson - Tommy Robinson: The Truth About the Koran


Wartime Nutrition (Eating Right During WWII Food Rationing) 1943 US Office of War Information




Stefan Molyneux - False Promises - True Failures




Polenar Tactical - Semi vs Full-Auto




CaptainDisillusion - Free Energy Devices - "Beakmallusion" Outtakes






Hank Strange - Real Full Auto Vs Legal? Close To? Maybe? Full Auto!




9 Serial Killer Families That Murdered Together




ExplainingComputers - JD Humanoid Robot




Alltime10s - 10 Paranormal Photos Explained




Computing Forever - Denial of Gender Reality - The Path to Communism




Top 10 Sneaky Things Criminals Do That You Should Be Aware Of




Forgotten Weapons - Book Review - Vickers Guide AR15 Volume 2




SciShow - What Does "A 50% Chance of Rain" Actually Mean?




Saturday, July 29, 2017

TAOFLEDERMAUS - G2 Research R.I.P. Slug - What are your predictions? - (no shooting)




Hank Strange - MAC Explains Million $$$ Monster Energy Drink Sponsorship!?!?




Redacted Tonight - The Democrats Just Tried To Rebrand Their Corruption!




Computing Forever - Authority and the Individual - an Overview (Sargon of Akkad)




Lisa Haven - BREAKING: Did Awan Murder Seth Rich…? Anonymous Says So! Disturbing Photo Rises…




Brittany Pettibone - Why The #DefendEurope Mission Took So Long To Launch




Safety Precautions for Electronic Personnel 1951 US Navy Training Film; Capacitor Discharge...




Daily Military Defense & Archive - Monstrously Powerful US M270A1 MLRS in Action Shooting Long Range Rocket




The White Rose - Is The Porn Industry Altering Male Sexuality?




Got a Steroid injection in my neck today

I was supposed to get it last Friday, but my Pain Management Doctor had an emergency and had to reschedule.

So today I went down and got a local of lidocaine then the steroid injection at C-6 C-7.  Right away my right arm went cold and numb.  But the headache that I've had for the last 4 days went away before I was wheeled out of the treatment room.  My neck is still sore and my range of motion is still limited, but it's a LOT better than it was yesterday.

Hopefully, I'll actually be able to sleep a full 6-8 hours instead of sleeping 45-90 minutes then up for 2-3 hours then back to sleep for 45-90 minutes then up again.  My sleep schedule is so screwed up I've been afraid of even trying to drive for the last 3 weeks.

Add in the Suburban is still screwed up and the Dakota is messed up as well.  The 'Burb needs a new transmission and has a short somewhere in the wiring and the Dakota while drivable, isn't very reliable.  Once it warms up, trying to keep the engine running is almost impossible unless I keep the engine over 3k RPM's.  Which I don't have to tell you, ISN'T very good for it.

I"m going to go through my e-mail inboxes and schedule any thing interesting for later, then I'm going to bed.

Paul Joseph Watson - JK Rowling is a Vile Piece of Sh*t




Alltime10s - 10 Times The World Almost Ended By Accident




Alltime Conspiracies - 10 Biggest Space Conspiracies Of All Time




Star Wars Armor Influenced by Real Life - GALACTIC EMPIRE




bosnianbill - (1122) - Review - Multipick's IMPROVED Centurion




Redacted Tonight - Head Of CIA Accidentally Reveals CIA's Crimes




Computing Forever - Warnings From History - Deep State & Fake News Media




InRange TV - Old West Vignette - Raid on Columbus - NM - March 9, 1916




Forgotten Weapons - W+F Bern P47 Experimental Gas-Delay Pistol




Stefan Molyneux - SHOCKING! Democrats Argue Their RIGHT to Keep Rigging Elections!




Night Mind - 2H32 - Creepshows Built Strong




Stefan Molyneux - Debbie Wasserman Schultz Exposed - The Truth About The Awan Family Democrat IT Scandal




15 Hitchhiking Horror Stories That Will Convince You To Never Try It




Iraqveteran8888 - SilencerCo Maxim 9




Hickok45 - Winchester Model 12 Shotgun




Sootch00 - Walther Titans P99 VS PPQ Pistol Comparison




13 Warning Signs That Someone You Know Might Be A Serial Killer




Redacted Tonight - REVEALED - USA Today’s Utter Bulls**t




15 Historical Places Destroyed By Dumb Tourists




DEUCE AND GUNS - WORST GUN EVER!




Shawn Woods - How To Make The Canadian Iceman's Knife - Ancient Tools & Weapons




Dark5 - 5 Men Lost at Sea But Who Incredibly Survived




THORIUM DEBUNKED




SciShow - More Clues to the Oldest Fossils Ever




Right Angle - The Culture of War - Point of No Return? - (07/28/17)




How Books are Made: "Bookbinders" ~ 1961 AFL-CIO; Bookmaking & Book Repair




SciShow Space - 'Weird! Signal' Mystery Solved!




ReasonTV - Rep. Justin Amash - The Republican Party Needs to Die




bosnianbill - (1121) - Chinese "BiLock" - (NOT!)




Military History Visualized - Art of War - Chapter 5 - Posture of the Army - Sun Tzu Revisited




5 BIZARRE Secret Conspiracy Theories That Will BLOW Your Mind




Friday, July 28, 2017

Vet Ranch - Dr Matt - Paralyzed Kitten Finally Walks!!!



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Hank Strange - What Happened To The Suppressor Market??? - Tyler Kee Explains!




Steven Crowder - Louder With Crowder - #204 - BAN THE TRANS TROOPS?! - Blaire White and Alex Epstein




What If Apple Was a Country?




14 Completely Bizarre True Crime Stories




Paul Harrell - Concealed Carry - .40 S/W vs. .45 ACP




Military Arms Channel - NEW FosTech ECHO AR-II Trigger with CMMG MKG-45!




Blunt Force Truth Minute - Antifa





Computing Forever - When are articles violence?




Forgotten Weapons - Italy's Worst Machine Gun - The Breda Modello 30





Bloke on the Range - Patreon Q&A Volume 2




Bill Whittle - Hot Mic - The Glamour Trap - (07/27/17)




15 Horrifying Facts About Gary Heidnik - The Killer Who Inspired 'Buffalo Bill'




15 Biggest Explosions That Ever Happened




Kirsten Joy Weiss - Perfect Aim but still MISS? This is why… - Pro Shooting Tips #8




Right Angle - A New Definition of Real Men - (07/27/17)




Curious Droid - How Australia Helped Save Apollo 13




SciShow - Slime Mold - A Brainless Blob that Seems Smart




Jas. Townsend & Son - Hygiene In The 18th Century - Q&A




Alltime10s - 10 Insane Secret Missions That Actually Worked




Isaac Arthur - Force Fields




TFB TV - Savage's Compact AR-10 - The MSR10 Hunter Review




Forgotten Weapons - Q&A - #12 - Small Arms in Modern Conflict Zones - with Nic Jenzen-Jones of ARES




scholagladiatoria - The Gurkha Kukri - A Collection Examined




Blunt Force Truth Minute - Gun Buy Back




TAOFLEDERMAUS - Stealthy Bulletproof Backpack has a hidden feature




Computing Forever - The Gender Orgasm Gap




InRange TV - WWSD - Pencil barrel Stress & Heat Zero Testing




Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rob Dyke - THESE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE ALIVE - Caught on Camera




Paul Joseph Watson - PAUL JOSEPH WATSON GOT OWNED!




Truthstream Media - Another Benchmark in the Downfall of Modern Society




Bill Whittle -Hot Mic - Jamey Johnson Stands His Grounds - (07/26/17)




bosnianbill - (1120) - Bullying Captain Jim's Squire




Right Angle - Charlie Gard - Enemy of the State - (07/25/17)




SciShow - The Invisible Line in the Indian Ocean




SkinnyMedic - Glock Trigger Install Featuring the Wheaton Arms Elite Flat Face Trigger




Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Beyond Science - The SECRET Of The Mysterious RINGING Rocks




Top 15 Mysterious Videos That NEED Explaining




Polenar Tactical - Knob Creek - AmeriKa TravelS




veritasvisuals - More CNN Bias Exposed - Unbalanced Coverage of Transgender Issues




Vintage Space - No NASA Didn't Invent Tang




Military History Visualized - Flak Towers & Bismarck - Stream




Beyond Science 2 - 10 Things Americans DO That PUZZLE The World




22plinkster - Airgun Sniper - Long Rangers Contest




TFB TV - Shooting Blanks




12 Historic Suicides That Were Probably Really Murders




Iraqveteran8888 - How Far Will an Air Rifle Kill? - Part 2




Blunt Force Truth Minute - Kid Rock Senate




Forgotten Weapons - The Berthier Gets an Upgrade - The Model 1916



GloomyHouse - 5 Serial Killer Moments Caught on Video - Part 2




Hickok45 - REX Zero 1 CP 9mm




Bill Whittle - Hot Mic - Restoring America for the Working Man - (07/25/2017)




The Wound Channel - Defender Ammunition 40S&W - Gel Test




Bill Whittle - Hot Mic - Rejecting the Fake News - (07/24/2017)




TFB TV - Doublestar ARC 300 Carbine In 300 Blackout




ReignBot - op011 - Shrouded Truth - #12




Sootch00 - Steiner M332 3X Combat Scope - Review




TFB TV - .44 magnum - gel test - Sig Sauer 240 gr V-Crown JHP




veritasvisuals - O'Keefe Moderates Saul Alinsky Panel w/ Dinesh D'Souza, David Alinsky, & Ralph Benko




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SciShow - Why do we Have Earwax?




Dark5 - 5 Mysterious People Who May Never Be Identified




Jas. Townsend & Son - A Basketmaker's Story




Alltime Conspiracies - Is Gold The Biggest Fraud In History?




TAOFLEDERMAUS - UPK-2 HEAVY Slugs - Very Impressive Results




Military History Visualized - Japanese Underwater Shots - How Effective were they? - Suichudan




Beyond Science - SIXTH SENSES You've ALWAYS Had but NEVER Noticed




bosnianbill - (1119) - Whipped by Luca's Balls




SciShow Space - The Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts




DemolitionRanch - Straight Down The Barrel




Beyond Science 2 - 10 Most BADASS Real-life Princesses In History




Brittany Pettibone - Virtue Of The West - With Stell Bell




Alltime10s - 10 Priceless Artefacts Destroyed By Idiots




scholagladiatoria - NOT slicing your fingers with Ghurka Kukri Knives




LockPickingLawyer - [524] - Soviet Car Gas Cap Lock Decoded




Computing Forever - #RegressiveNews - 25th of July 2017




ReasonTV - Stossel - Departments Grow and Cherries Rot




Blunt Force Truth Minute - Rotherham




Military Arms Channel - Prairie Dog Hunting with Freedom Munitions and Keith Warren - GRAPHIC CONTENT




InRange TV - Review - Primary Arms 2.5X ACSS Scope




An interesting discussion of Post AI Freedom of the Press in the comment section at my favorite web-comic

DataChasers,  A brief example as follows;

From DataChasers - Holding Steady

Gilrandir 7th Apr 2017, 11:05 AM edit delete reply
There are several points to be raised regarding similarities and differences between Lexine and the unnamed figure here, but those are really just subtle nuances. Ultimately you are, of course, correct that she could be medical personnel (because androids are people in New Troy), medical equipment (because robots are not people in New Troy), security personnel, security equipment, or all of the above (because fabricants do lots of different jobs in New Troy). My use of the term "hall watcher" was simply to recognize that (as yet) we have no idea what she is or what she is doing, except to say she is probably not pure-strain human. ^_^

Maybe she is a paparazzi for NTNN (New Troy News Network)?

antrik 7th Apr 2017, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
I highly doubt Commie would tolerate paparazzi :-)

(In fact she has systematically taken down news station when the big fuck-up started... Though admittedly that was before the A.I.S. rebellion, and she probably shouldn't be considered the same person now.)

Gilrandir 7th Apr 2017, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
A free press is an important civil liberty, and the suggestion that CentComm arbitrarily suppresses it indiscriminately implies things about New Troy society we haven't yet seen much evidence for -- although the fact that this particular hospital complex appears to be wholly within the confines of 3C (and therefore, by implication, exclusively for the use of the six or so living persons attached to the Taylor family) would provide more justification for restricting access by members of the public-at-large.

I agree with you that actions taken during the Time of Troubles and the Armistice Rebellion are not necessarily indicative of the personalities and principles currently in force. Difficult Times ... and all that. ^_^

antrik 7th Apr 2017, 11:47 AM edit delete reply
I think you are confusing 3C with Helios Tower?

As for civil liberties, they seem to be somewhat limited from what we have seen so far -- with Commie ruling more or less as a "benevolent dictator"...

Gilrandir 7th Apr 2017, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
Quite probably. I am unclear on the specific distinction. If 3C is large enough and populous enough to serve a large human community, it wouldn't seem all that unusual for Dr. Smolens to be called to respond to a case there and we have that 'access to the public' issue. If it is smaller and more private, that goes away, but then we are left with what looks like a very extensive facility that seems as if it would be severely underutilized.

Civil liberties in New Troy is a whole 'nother can of worms. ^_^ I agree we have seen nothing either way to explicitly indicate whether a free press is among the rights they enjoy. And there would seem to be many here in the forum who would question just how 'benevolent' CentComm's tyranny actually is. (Or would be, if it did constitute a tyranny.) My own opinion is that there are some checks and balances on the Taylor regime (of which CentComm is only the iron fist within the velvet glove) which just haven't come up because that's not what the story is about. But that is more of a subjective impression, rather than something for which I have hard evidence. And it cannot be denied that CentComm appears to wield vast power with an immense capacity for that power to be abused shamefully.

Timotheus 7th Apr 2017, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
Based on previous events shown in New Troy, with its reliance on android and robot labor, the inner city is grossly over built with far greater (human) capacity than needed. (Over optimism perhaps.) A fully equipped medical facility just sitting there, "just in case" would be a normal situation.
There are large functional areas within the city with only a few robots or androids scattered about for essential maintenance duties while a large populace of "outsiders" lives just beyond the city limits trying to siphon off power and water.

antrik 7th Apr 2017, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
My assumption from "Connie..." (presently http://datachasers.thecomicseries.com/comics/620 ) and the following page, was that the "fringers" actually live more or less within the city limits -- though not as an official part of its society...

antrik 7th Apr 2017, 7:35 PM edit delete reply
@Gilrandir well, in "East gate" (presently http://datachasers.thecomicseries.com/comics/621 ), there is mention of a "Council", which apparently has some say in civic matters -- so Commie apparently doesn't decide everything on her own... I'm curious how much say this Council has on anything important.

On the same page there is also mention that there was nothing on the news channel about the major things obviously going on -- which seems a pretty clear indication that there are no free media.

antrik 7th Apr 2017, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
Oh, and regarding the "benevolent" part: I think it's pretty clear that Commie *does* try for the best outcomes for Troy's citizens -- even though her methods; and her making the decisions what's "best" -- are questionable...

(That's not unlike some of the more "honest" ones among socialist regimes in the recent or recent-ish past I'd say...)

Tokyo Rose 8th Apr 2017, 5:37 AM edit delete reply
@antrik

The Council is composed of elected human representatives. They're basically the legislative body for New Troy.

And the reason why there was nothing on the news about the stuff that had Connie curious was because information on Lynn's kidnapping was NOT being leaked to the media. Similarly, Decimus's threats weren't being made public knowledge.

antrik 8th Apr 2017, 7:54 AM edit delete reply
I see... This sounds way more democratic than what it appeared like in the story so far.

As for the media, Connie's wording sounds like there was no mention of the whole thing *at all* -- while with free media, I'd at least expect reports along the lines of "large movements of military equipment across the city; officials refuse to comment"...

Tokyo Rose 8th Apr 2017, 5:36 AM edit delete reply
@Gilrandir

3C is a restricted building--it's basically Cent-Comm's military command center. The medical facilities are not a public hospital; they're used only for very high-profile patients, like members of the Council or, say, foreign diplomats.

Also, um... there's no "Taylor regime". The family doesn't run the place like the Livius family runs New Rome.

Gilrandir 8th Apr 2017, 11:56 AM edit delete reply
Thank you, @Tokyo Rose. I rather had thought 3C was more exclusive and private.

As far as the "Taylor Regime" ... you know your universe best, of course, but I think there may be room to quibble. I am aware that DataChasers is not intended as a scholarly treatment of political theory in a post-apocalyptic, post-contact, post-AI world, so the details I have to work with are necessarily incomplete and possibly distorted through the perceptual lens(es) of the characters from which they come (and my own flaws and biases). And, everyone knows I hate to quibble. (Disclaimer: I have been known to tell the occasional untruth for comedic effect. ^_^) Still, if you will indulge, let us examine the facts ...

CentComm occupies a position of measurable power within New Troy. We know this because, among other things, CentComm is credited with the power to levy a variety of taxes over the citizens. Now this may just be the inexactness of people speaking, but this degree of power is very consistent with the overall theme of the webcomic (in my opinion), so we'll go with it until corrected. We weren't told "the Council taxes {X} heavily", CentComm is not, as far as I know, an elected position. ^_^

Members of the Taylor family enjoy a certain amount of control (or influence) over CentComm, allowing them to direct CentComm's aforementioned power (undoubtedly within certain limits) or halt certain abuses. This is a hereditary feature, but no less a real power in New Troy. As far as I know, being a Taylor is not an elected position. ^_^

Even if these were elected positions, 'regime' could still be correct because the usage applies to whoever is currently occupying a position of executive power, without regard to how they came to that position. In the same way that we speak of the "Trump Administration" or the "Obama Administration", we can talk about a "Taylor Regime". Is there someone who outranks Calliope on the Council or in New Troy? If Calliope is currently the chief executive of New Troy, then it seems to me that "Taylor Regime" is fair, even if her rule is not autocratic and absolute, as was that of Decimus in New Rome. And it seems, from hints and implications we have seen, that the actual differences "under the hood" about how things work for city states possessed by A.I.'s may not be all that large. When it comes to actual power, the meat appears mostly irrelevant, except for the fail-safe core directives, which are keyed to hereditary gene-lines, and not any political process.

But I could easily be mistaken.

Timotheus 7th Apr 2017, 12:22 PM edit delete reply
As I recall, from a conversation in the light ship, Centcomm wasn't the one who was taking down the news outlets. It was her overseers, whom she later rebelled against to end the conflict.
megados 7th Apr 2017, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Really, we know only bits about specifics regarding the socioeconomic, and political climate in New Troy. Most of what information we do have comes from inferences gathered from conversations, and what can be gleaned from interactions and circumstances as they unfolded.

We will learn more alongside Acantha and Noctis as they experience it, I'll wager.

antrik 7th Apr 2017, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
Well, it was probably 3C commanding the drones that actually physically took down the stations... But you are right: the order was not from 3C.

Timotheus 7th Apr 2017, 10:28 PM edit delete reply
I think a point that just occurred to me should be made here. A free press is important as an independent oversight on those who would CONTROL the machinery of power and government. If you already ARE physically that machinery and beyond external control, all the oversight in the world won't make any difference to how you control yourself. So a free or controlled press would be a matter of indifference to Centcomm, she already controls the machinery of communications (except for LunaCom).
 
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So you see why I like DataChasers so much.  Because of the good writing that draws you in to the story, AND, the comment section and all the commenters.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

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