The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. The university occupies 1,232 acres (499 ha) on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay with the central campus resting on 178 acres. Berkeley is among the most selective public universities in the United States. It offers approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. The 2012 Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked Berkeley 4th in the world and the United States and 2nd in California. A few current traditions include streaking during finals week in the Main Stacks, the Happy Happy Man, and Stoney Burke.
This video from the Glenn Research Center highlights in stunning, behind-the-scenes imagery the launches of three space shuttle missions: STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124. NASA engineers provide commentary as footage from the ground and from the orbiters themselves document in 400 frame-per-second detail the first phase of a mission. Of course that video is from times when everything went as planned on takeoff; when things didn't go as planned, this happened. Godspeed, Challenger. Go throttle up.
Lake Austin is a water reservoir on the Colorado River in Austin, Texas in the United States. The reservoir was formed in 1939 by the construction of Tom Miller Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority. Lake Austin is one of the seven Highland Lakes created by the Lower Colorado River Authority, and is used for flood control, electrical power generation, and recreation. Lake Austin is considered to have an excellent stock of large-mouth bass, however, the lake is considered best utilized for pleasure boating during the day. Some other things to do on Lake Austin include: any part of the lake is great for skiing or boarding if there isn't much boat traffic; you can raft up or swim in Bee Creek or Bull Creek cove; or boat over and have some good BBQ.
If'n yer paying attention and actually reading my posts, you'll recall that back on January 4th, Aaron solicitied my advice on an inexpensive handgun for him and his wifey. Taking into account his budget and this company's reputation for making reliable if ugly) firearms, my recommendation was for a Hi-Point pistol, and behold the holy fucking grail -- Hi-Point .40 for $169.99 -- sale of a lifetime. And during a time when most other places are sold the fuck out of evething semi-automatic? Jump now, amigo because here this Hi-Point pistol is on the list of common firearms Feinstein's gun ban would outlaw – is your listed? Don't get caught empty handed as Feinstein goes for broke with new gun-ban bill to disarm law abiding citizens. And remember, when I link these deals, I'm not just doing so for fun, I'm actually buying the shit, too.
Today I learned two things. First, the definition of the word salient and second, that our Congress has never heard of Powerpoint. But old school Cuban Missile Crisis style presentation or not, Senator Ted Cruz summed everything up nicely when he said, "...unfortunately in Washington, emotion often leads to bad policies." Oh, sorry, I learned three things today; the third being Wayne LaPierre should limit his answers to a simple 'yes or no' and otherwise shut the fuck up.
Hey how a bout a little geography help? I was able to see that Veggie Grill moved in sometime after this photo was taken, but hell if I can find this exact office location for Julian Spencer and Company. Weird.
Born in Odessa, Texas, Chris Kyle was the son of a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. His father bought him his first gun at 8 years old, a bolt-action .30-06 Springfield rifle, and later a shotgun, with which they hunted pheasant, quail, and deer. After school, Kyle became a professional bronco rodeo rider, but his profession ended abruptly when he severely injured his arm. After his arm healed, he went to a military recruiting office, interested in joining the United States Marine Corps. A U.S. Navy recruiter told him about the U.S. Navy SEALs. Kyle was interested and signed up, but was rejected because of the pins in his arm. A little while later, he received a call and he had the chance to go to BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL school), finally joining the United States Navy in 1999.
Three volcanoes in Russia's Kamchatka continue to send steam and ash into the air while lava flows down their slopes. Volcanic activity on the peninsula has dramatically intensified. Aviation authorities issued an orange security level in the area. The volcanoes Shiveluch, Kizimen and Plosky Talbachek are erupting in different parts of the peninsula simultaneously, causing dozens of local earthquakes, as the vibrations accompanying the eruptions of the giants continue to increase. Here are some photos and a video of the event, and this is a fucking incredible 360 degree video of the eruptions filmed from a helicopter.
The Asian black bear is a medium-sized species of bear, largely adapted for arboreal life, seen across much of the Himalayas and the northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent, Korea, northeastern China, the Russian far east and the Honsh? and Shikoku islands of Japan. It is classed by the IUCN as a vulnerable species, mostly due to deforestation and active hunting for its body parts. The species is morphologically very similar to some prehistoric bears, and is thought by some scientists to be the ancestor of other extant bear species. Asian black bears are similar in general appearance to brown bears, but are more lightly built and are more slender limbed. The skulls of Asian black bears are relatively small, but massive, particularly in the lower jaw. Adult males have skulls measuring 12–13 in long and 8–9 in wide, while females have skulls measuring 11.5–12.5 in long and 6.5–9 in wide.
Founded in 1989, with its core in board sports, Roxy is the fashion apparel brand launched by its brother brand Quiksilver. In 1993, the Roxy logo was born, a heart-shaped crest derived by mirroring the Quiksilver logo. Since its inception, Roxy has grown to be a large high-end apparel company for young women. In addition to apparel, the brand also provides accessories, home items, hard goods (snow and surf), wetsuits, footwear, eyewear, books, perfumes and several other product categories. Roxy also sponsors stops on the snowboard Ticket to Ride tour with the Roxy Chicken Jam and the Roxy Chicken Jam Europe.
Federal safety regulations for pool drains are part of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool Safety Act, enacted in late 2007, the law requires that most drain systems at public and community pools be in compliance with new anti-entrapment safety standards in time for this summer's swimming season. Depending on the sophistication of the drain system that's in place, steps that may be necessary to meet the new drain safety standards include: installation of a vaccuum release system that shuts down pumps or reverses flow circulation when a drain blockage is detected, use of new tamper-resitant raised drain covers with very fine grating designed to limit suction, and installation of automatic pump shut-offs and drain disablement devices.
On 3 October 2009, Taliban fighters launched a coordinated attack on Combat Outpost Keating from three sides at about 06:00, capturing its ammunition depot. Some 300 fighters participated in the attack armed with a recoilless rifle, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, machine guns, and small arms, badly outnumbering the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) presence of about 85 U.S. Army, Afghan National Army and Latvian Army soldiers, and the 35 Afghan soldiers abandoned their positions. It would later be known as the Battle of Kamdesh.
The University of Colorado Boulder is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado, United States. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system and was founded five months before Colorado was admitted to the union in 1876. According to The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities, it is considered one of the thirty "Public Ivy League" schools. The University of Colorado Boulder ranks fourth among U.S. universities in number of astronauts produced, not including military academies. In addition, The University of Colorado Boulder has graduated two associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States and two Heads of State.
The original Atari, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It was a pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers. The company's products, such as Pong and the Atari 2600, helped define the computer entertainment industry from the 1970s to the mid-1980s. But Atari couldn't match its rivals in the long run, and neither could the company's 16-bit handheld gaming console the Lynx, which was released in 1989. Echoing the brand's previously revolutionary ways, the Atari Lynx was the first handheld console with a color LCD display, and it also boasted ambidextrous playability -- KLAX fucking ROCKED! Nevertheless, Nintendo's monochromatic Game Boy was launched that same year and was more affordable. Atari's sales suffered, and game developers simply weren't interested in investing in the system. Here's a look at the 15 biggest gaming console failures ever, featuring an all-star lineup – from previous console champs SEGA, to Apple and the now bankrupt Atari company.
I know, I know. Valentine's Day is a pain in the ass. But just so there's no misunderstanding, this is the day where you had better have a little something extra special up your sleeve otherwise you're fucked -- in a complete fail kind of way -- for the next 364 days of the year. So not to sound like an asshole or anything but if you haven't already done so, this is about your last chance to go out there and get a little something special for that special someone; here are two gift guides, one NSFW and one SFW. Or of course, there's always a pair of socks if you're operating on a Valentine's Day budget.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Russia. Meteor. Meh. Whatever. Unless you know, Neil DeGrasse Tyson has something to say about it. Then you better perk the fuck up.
Myopia, commonly known as being nearsighted, is a condition of the eye where the light that comes in does not directly focus on the retina but in front of it. This causes the image that one sees when looking at a distant object to be out of focus, but in focus when looking at a close object. Eye care professionals most commonly correct myopia through the use of corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. The corrective lenses have a negative optical power which compensates for the excessive positive diopters of the myopic eye.
Back before the Sandy Hook shooting, you used to be able to pick up a cheapie aliminum 30 round AR magazine for eh, $14 or so if you looked hard enough. The more common price was around $15-$16, which is what I shelled out for some the first week of December. And then, Sandy Hook. In a stunning battle of capitalism vs price gouging, magazine prices went through the fucking roof as the supply dwindled to almost nothing. Riding the cusp of that capitalism/gouging wave was online retailer Cheaper Than Dirt whose cheapie alumnim mag prices first shot up to $99 on January 2nd and then $129 three weeks later. Needless to say, this caused many in the gun community to boycott CTD for what many saw as blatant price gouging. Recently, there have been signs that the boycott has been working since CTD seems to be trying to buy them way back into the gun community's good graces. First they made a $100k donation to the Second Amendment Foundation, and then followed that up by offering to sponsor the Miculek family of shooters. If the name Miculek doesn't ring a bell, Jerry Miculek is the guy who fired a world record 12 shots from a revolver in under 3 seconds, averaging 0.249 seconds per shot. This is even faster than Max Michel's 18 shots from a semiautomatic in under 5 seconds (average 0.266 per shot) although he admittedly performed for two reloads, versus Miculek one. Oh and by the way, those $15 mags? Yeah, Cheaper Than Dirt is still selling them for $79. And the 30 round PMAGs that I linked 10-for-$100 back in late November? CTD is selling for... So yeah, price gougey.
Looking back at the 2008 elections, I think everyone was pretty clear on just how fucking dumb Sarah Palin was because every time she opened her piehole, she gave a us a nice demonstration. But Joe Biden? He followed Mark Twain's advice and snuck under the radar. Biden is stealth-stupid. Because if you follow the Vice President's advice, I PROMISE YOU that you will go to fucking jail. No passing Go, no collecting $200. Just directly to muthafuckin jail. That fucking guy is about as useless as coffee table books that didn't sell.
It's late february. You know what that means. It's almost Spring of 2013 so lots of birds migrating back and forth so take notice, bitches. because if I see you hit a Bald Eagle, I'm aiming Beg Red right at you. Tune in tomorrow to see if Uncle Sam makes it.