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R.U. A Cyberpunk?

Saturday, August 31st, 2013



Hat Tip: io9

The Governator Is Wearing Kryptek

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

The Governator in Kryptek

Arnold Schwarzenegger posted this image on his Instagram feed on the set of ‘The Expendables 3’. Arnold’s wearing a jacket in Kryptek Typhon, with Harrison Ford in a flight suit, and director Patrick Hughes in the middle.


OLIVERS Athletic Shorts

Friday, August 30th, 2013


Marketed as ‘The Last Pair of Athletic Shorts You’ll Ever Need’, OLIVERS are designed as high-performance near-universal athletic shorts. The base fabric is a 87% nylon/13% spandex blend, water repellent with a four-way stretch. Ballistic mesh pocketing is a 66% nylon/34% spandex blend and will resist against punctures from keys and other sharp objects. The drawstring is made of mil-spec paracord with custom rubber endcaps for ease of tightening the waistband. Because the initial stretch goal was reached, the OLIVERS will be available with both an 8″ and 11″ inseam, the latter being the “tall guy pattern”.


Weapons Of Black Powder Red Earth

Friday, August 30th, 2013


If you’re looking for some good-ole’-fashioned gun (and gear) pr0n, then check out the Weapons of Black Powder Red Earth. Pictured here is the Cold Harbor (a PMC in the BPRE universe) DMR, built on the Springfield Armory M1A with a Vltor M1S Socom Modstock and CASV-14 rail. The DMR is also fitted with the Nightforce 3.5X15-50 NXS scope, Laser Devices Inc. DBAL A2, Aimpoint T1 on a LaRue Tactical Offset Mount, Blue Force Gear SOC-C sling, and a B5 Systems SOPMOD stock. An Arc’teryx Khard 40 and Cold Harbor DMRCR is placed on both sides of the DMR; the Cold Harbor DMRCR chest rig is built by Extreme Gear Labs Fan Club. Also pictured are Oakley Radar glasses and Outdoor Research Tactical-HSP Ghost Ring gloves.

Facebook – Weapons of Black Powder Red Earth

Suunto – Product Recall For High Pressure Rubber Hoses

Friday, August 30th, 2013


A limited batch of the high pressure rubber hoses used with Suunto air integrated dive computers, dive computer combos and analog combos has unfortunately been identified to have defective hose material which may impact the durability of the hose. This defect may cause the high pressure rubber hose to leak or rupture leading to loss of breathing gas at higher than anticipated rate which may result in severe injury or death.

Identification of the affected high pressure rubber hoses:

-Black rubber outer covering on hose
-Marked with text 5000 PSIG PRESSURE TESTED – MADE IN USA
-Hose diameter approx 12,5 mm (1/2 inch) and length approx 84 cm (33 inch)
-Manufacturing batch code 1812 printed

This recall applies only to the specific 1812 batch of the high pressure rubber hoses.
Other high pressure rubber hoses are not impacted and need not to be replaced.

The following products may be affected:

Cobra, Cobra 3, SM-36 pressure gauge and gauge combos, as well as Vyper and Zoop when purchased as combo products. More information and a complete list of product codes can be found at www.suunto.com/recall.

To date, there have been no known injuries related to this issue. It is, however, mandatory that all affected products are returned for a hose change.


1. Investigate your product immediately.
2. If the hose of your product has the above mentioned code 1812 in it, use of the product is prohibited until the hose has been replaced.
3. Return the product to your nearest Suunto Dive Authorized Dealer or Suunto Authorized Service Center for a hose change at no cost. In US and EU countries you can also use Suunto Online Service Request (www.suunto.com/servicerequest) to get your product picked up for the hose change.

Suunto apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks you for your co-operation.

Gabriel Dishaw – Star Wars Recycled Material Scupltures

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Clone Fembot -1

This is the Clone Fembot, one of Gabriel Dishaw’s sculptures made from the parts discarded electronics and machines. Although he doesn’t deal exclusively in Star Wars themed art, he has an entire page alone dedicated to busts of C-3PO and Vader made from upscaled materials. My personal favorite, the Tank Vader, is up for grabs for those who are interested.


Grand Theft Auto V: The Official Trailer

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V drops September 17th.

Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter Power Edition

Thursday, August 29th, 2013


The Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter power edition has dual HD batteries that allow a flight time of up to 36 minutes without a charge. An on-board front-facing camera is capable of capturing 720p HD video and stills. It’s designed to work with all AR.Drone 2.0 apps for iOS and Android devices; it’s Wi-Fi capable out to 165 feet from the device. It can be customized with Black, Red, Blue and Orange propellers.


McNett – Hunting With Heroes

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

McNett HwH

McNett is holding a fundraiser on Indiegogo for the 2013 Hunting with Heroes event. They’re looking for 10 Veterans in Skagit or Whatcom Counties in Washington to send on an all-inclusive weekend of outdoor activities including pheasant hunting and fishing. McNett is providing transportation, gear, food and lodging for the entire Hunting with Heroes 3-day weekend, October 11th-13th. The funding is being run through American Legion Post 0007 Albert J Hamilton Post, and 100% of the contributions go towards the cause. If you know a Veteran in the aforementioned counties that might be interested, nominate or send them to bellinghamlegion.com/HWH.html or contact Mac McMaster at 360-734-3110.


How To Be An Operator

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013


Wednesday, August 28th, 2013


The SnapSafe is an all steel, key locked, heavy-duty overlap constructed pry resistant box with a 1/2″ memory-fitting foam liner. The dimensions of the SnapSafe are 9.” x 6.5″ x 1.75″, making it great for a pistol and/or other valuables. It’s constructed of 18-gauge steel and has a black powder coated finish. The locking mechanism is robust and uses matched numbered keys for additional security. The SnapSafe comes with a 40″ long 1500 lbs. test rubber coated steel cable for temporary attachment to a sturdier object, such as a car seat frame. The back of the safe also has holes for permanent attachment to a flat surface.


Just Delete Me

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013


Just Delete Me is a directory of urls that enables one to delete their account from various web serivces. They have a ratings system which, on a scale from easy to impossible, rates how difficult it is to remove an account from a service. In addition, they even have a Chrome extension available which interacts with the webpages of services on the list and will take the user to the account deletion page by clicking on the dot.


Emperor Palpatine Voiced By Mark Hamill’s Joker

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in his confrontation with Emperor Palpatine from Return of the Jedi, except the Emperor has been dubbed over with sound clips from The Joker (also Mark Hamill). Also, Darth Vader is now Bane from The Dark Knight Rises.

Roll Hard Comic Preview Special Deal

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013


DPx Gear is having a special deal. Purchase either a HEFT 4 Assault or HEST II Assault knife and add an author-signed preview copy of ‘Roll Hard’ to the order, and get both for just $99. That’s a potential savings of over 50% for the knife alone, plus a signed copy of a kick-ass graphic novel to boot.


Russian Military Choir Sings Skyfall Theme

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Title is self-explanatory.

STRIKELOADER – Paintball Backpack Loader

Monday, August 26th, 2013

The STRIKELOADER is a battery operated backpack feed system designed for paintball markers currently up for funding on RocketHub. It completely replaces the hopper with a hose that feeds paintballs at a rate of 42bps (balls/sec). It has a total capacity of 1200 paintballs and a rechargable battery that last for over 10,000 paintballs. The STRIKELOADER is shatter-proof, waterproof, and can be customized with add-on camouflage neoprene covers for the pack and hose to let the user adapt the camo pattern of their choice. The bottom of the unit can be configured so the hose exit is to either the left or right. It uses a belt system standard as a carry option, although a MOLLE/PALS adapter will be made available for attachment to a tactical vest. Additional accessories will include: gas bottle holder to clip onto the side of the loader, car battery charger, spare hose, spare hose bag, adapters for magazine-fed markers, and an LCD adapter that displays information including remaining amount of paintballs, current charge, and other information.


NERF Z-Strike Line – Sledgefire/Machete/Z-Bombs

Monday, August 26th, 2013


We recently purchased the first in the line of NERF Z-Strike zombie-themed blasters and toys. This is the Sledgefire. It’s a break-action blaster that fires three zombie strike darts at a time, loaded via a shell. The stock can hold up to three of these shells, a nine dart capacity, in addition to a shell in the chamber; the Sledgefire comes with three shells standard. It’s a bit bright and colorful for a “zombie” themed blaster, although it does have the obligatory ‘taped-up grip’ so often featured in post-apocalyptic scenarios and has branding reminding you it is in fact a Z-Strike blaster. It also features the NERF rail system standard with the N-Strike line for the attachment of additional accessories. The way it loads reminds me of the Storm PSR from Black Ops II.


This is the Machete [Machete Machete*] and the Z-Strike Z-Bombs. Fitting in a bit better with the “zombie” theme, the Machete [Machete Machete] has a duller color pallet, with a ‘taped-up’ grip and Z-Strike branding; I don’t think I need to mention it’s made of foam, but I will anyway. The Z-bombs are the most interesting part of the line, so far. They’re foam throwing projectiles, but some of them are pretty wild. From left to right: a half-football stuffed with three sticks of dynamite, some kind of explosive shell/grenade, a good-ole’-fashioned taped-up brickbat, and a sawblade.

The Slegeshot is a Target stores exclusive. I’m pretty sure you can find the Machete [Machete Machete] and the Z-bombs in other shops, although the line isn’t featured on the official NERF page yet.


*The packaging the Machete, and the rest of the line, comes in is tri-lingual: English, French, and Spanish. Since machete is spelled the same in all three languages, the name repeats itself three times.

Gerber Gear Round Up – Bear Grylls Survival Belt

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Gerber gear offers a selection of knives, flashlights, belts, and other survival tools for the outdoorsman. We purchased a small variety of Gerber survival tools, and put them to the test with our own weekend warriors, our three Boy Scouts. The rules were simple. They could select any of the products that wanted but had to write about their impressions.

Each week, we’ll feature a new Gerber product review written by one of the Scouts.


The Bear Grylls Survival Belt has a secret compartment on the belt buckle that you twist counter-clockwise revealing the following tools:

-Snare Wire
-Fishing Line
-Fishing Hook
-Snap Swivels
-Signaling Mirror

The back of the belt buckle reveals a mini screwdriver with flathead and Philips tips. Also on the interior of the belt is a zippered compartment.

I like almost everything about this belt. I love the fishing line, fishing hook, snare wire, snap swivels, weights, and how the signaling mirror is located on the back of the cap. Also, it’s easy to tighten and loosen. What I dislike about it is the mini screwdriver is really hard to get out and the zipper pocket being on the inside instead of the outside. Overall, the belt is worth having in survival scenarios.


An Awesome Movie Fight Scene

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

I wanted to put up the greatest fight scene in cinematic history, Roddy Piper and Keith David’s drawn-out brawl in ‘They Live’, but copyright claims prevented that. Instead, this is a scene from ‘The Raid: Redemption’, an awesome Indonesian action film.

“Combat Pasta” – Weaponizing Spaghetti

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

I’m going to be completely up front on this one: it’s mostly ‘what already sharp object can we combine with uncooked/cooked pasta to make an effective projectile and/or melee weapon’.

Infidel Caps Merit Badges

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Due to the popularity of the Asshole Merit Badge, Infidel Caps has expanded their line of merit badges. The Asshole Merit Badge is now available in SWAT, with a MultiCam variant to be released September 6th. New badges in stock include the Green Weenie for Marines, the Master-Baiter, and the Shit Creek Survivor. Joining the release of the MultiCam Asshole Merit Badge, the Little Cheese Merit Badge will also be available on September 6th.


Titanfall: Official Gamescom Gameplay Demo

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

This is the first game from Respawn Entertainment, the studio made up of former Infinity Ward employees.

Spira Duck Dynasty Camouflage Shoe

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


Spira and Duck Dynasty have partnered up to create officially licensed Duck Dynasty camouflage shoes. The shoes are based on Spira’s Stinger XLT performance shoe which features WaveSpring technology. They’re currently up for croudfunding on RocketHub, where they’ve already exceed their initial $100,000 goal. It’s also implied that only through RocketHub that the featured versions of these shoes can be obtained; they’re billed as limited edition. What’s really cool about the funding, however is that by exceeding the funding goal, A&E is donating $20,000 to America’s VetDogs, an organization that provides service dogs for disabled veterans and active duty personnel.


Point Blank Project

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Point Blank

The Point Blank Project is a ongoing photography series by Peter Andrew, Simon Duffy, and Derek Blais. The series shows photos of handguns from around the world in an extreme detail, portrait style.


Hat Tip: Feature Shoot

Russian Navy Hovercraft Lands On Busy Beach

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Title says it all. For those who are curious, it’s a Zubr-class craft.