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Gun Control is Doomed to Failure: The "Aluminum Can" AR-15 build.

Spotted on The Firearm Blog, a hobbyist machinist fabricated his own AR-15 lower receiver.  Big deal, some people will scoff, “80% lower builds are nothing new.” 94 more words

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'I thought that I may not be able to walk again'

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Plain in hospital after being dumped by a wave at Cottesloe. 1,002 more words

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Granny Got Guts

An elderly Texas woman spent an afternoon in jail after allegedly assaulting a TSA agent. Police say the unnamed woman got irate when the agent said a bottle of shampoo was… 68 more words

Airport Security

Verification in AUR Land Is Security Theater

Makepkg says to verify the key 449190F3235ABD3B. I decide today is the day I stop relying on –skippgpcheck. Wonderful.

From $HOME/.makepkg.conf, I set $GNUPGHOME to a freshly created gpg directory (as there are different kinds of “trust” in the world, and mixing personal keys with makepkg keys confuses two, separate kinds). 450 more words

Utility

Even more security theatre

I happened to visit a consulate to do some routine paperwork. Here’s the security process I encountered:

  1. Get identity checked from passport, details entered (laboriously) into online system.
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Airport (In)Security

I guess it says something about my level of either naivety or stupidity that I continue to be amazed by the farce that is propagated on the people of this nation called airport security. 587 more words

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