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Home on the range :-)
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that pistol must be fun, and i love metal tagets, for the "ting" sound when they get hit
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ENTER TO WIN: Your chance to star in a travel show and tour Switzerland!
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My 1720T! TKO muffler makes it really quiet. It's tuned to shoot 8.4 gr at 700 fps for 45 shots. Great little gun and really accurate with the Lothar Walther barrel. 
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+libracory I bought an spl meter and it is kind of difficult to get meaningful results from it. 
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"  While the Falcon 9 rocket’s second stage injects the Dragon spacecraft into orbit, a subset of the first stage’s nine Merlin 1D engines will reignite to guide the 14-story rocket back to the ground from more than 50 miles in altitude. The rocket will deploy grid fins for aerodynamic stability and then extend four landing legs just before touchdown on the landing ship, which is named the Marmac 300 but has been christened the “Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship” by SpaceX.  "
An ocean-going cargo barge modified to serve as a landing pad for SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster is set to depart the Port of Jacksonville for a journey into the Atlantic Ocean ahead of Friday's launch of a space station cargo mission from Cape Canaveral. The barge will be stationed about 200 miles ...
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Upgraded the swashplate and rotor head of my V911 helicopter with cnc aluminum parts.  Smoother and more stable after upgrade.  Had to debur some parts a bit and drill out and shim sides of flybar.  Fun little project!
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or maybe better steel screws... i twisted the heads off a couple
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"  Also, whenever the subject of subsidies for green technologies comes up, I always like to remind how whatever figure you can come up with, it will always be dwarfed by the fossil fuel subsidies. Here is the recent report on Global Energy Subsidies from the IMF.  " 

Which links to a pdf  https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2015/wp15105.pdf
From the conclusions;
"  ...The estimate for 2011—at $4.2 trillion (5.8 percent of global GDP)—is more than double the amount reported by Clements and others (2013). The estimate grows to $4.9 trillion (6.5 percent of global GDP) in 2013 and is projected to remain high at $5.3 trillion (6.5 percent of global GDP) in 2015 despite the large drop in international energy prices.  ..."
Also ;
http://cleantechnica.com/2015/05/30/reflections-fossil-subsidy-iceberg/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 "  “This very important analysis shatters the myth that fossil fuels are cheap by showing just how huge their real costs are. There is no justification for these enormous subsidies for fossil fuels, which distort markets and damage economies, particularly in poorer countries…. A more complete estimate of the costs due to climate change would show the implicit subsidies for fossil fuels are much bigger even than this report suggests .”  - Nick Stern, climate economist at the London School of Economics

h/t +Manuel Lupotto 
The Times published an article over the weekend titled "Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by government subsidies". The article is well-researched and mostly accurate, but it conveys a clear dis...
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Mountain Accord, or Mountain Discord?
Over the last year I've been very involved with the Mountain Accord process as part of my role as the "Assistant to the Vice President" of the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance. I haven't written about it much here because....well, because it seems like I have s...
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Pics of Alfa Proj regulator overhaul. The sliver of o ring in the first pic was causing a leak.
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Some closups of a dragon fly shot with Olympus XZ-2, Raynox DCR-150 and Oly MAL-11 dual LED macro light.  Nice eyes! #macro   #insects  
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Porcupine still in winter attire and moose on the way up big mtn.
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Took a photosphere with my stock rooted S3 i747 running the 4.2 camera from this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1964726.
View from Gooseberry mesa at sunset looking towards Zion NP.  The flattened panorama is pretty cool at that... super wide angle.  While taking the photoshere the exposure of the individual photos changed such that there were noticeable differences in shade between frames but the software did a pretty good job of blending.  Is that purple patch below the sun lens flare?  I've noticed it in some other pics i've taken w/ my S3.  While photosphere is nice the 4.2 camera is lacking other features compared to the stock TW camera.
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That's really awesome 
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