Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:48 am

The Truth Behind Opportunity's Last Message and It's Final Days On Mars

"My Batteries are low, and it's getting dark" - those words struck a chord with people around the world, but of course the truth is the actual last transmissions from Opportunity and how it ended its mission on Mars are less poetic, but worthy of discussion. So let's discuss the technology behind the rover, the workarounds and hacks that kept it running and the actions of the team in charge of the mission.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS7S8T8vExM
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:02 pm

Boberg XR9S & XR45S: The Bullpup Pistols

Rock Island is selling these two Boberg pistols as part of a Lot 1089 in their upcoming Regional auction on February 14th, 2019.

Arne Boberg founded Boberg Arms in 2009 and released his first pistol in 2011, the XR9-S. This was followed by the longer XR9-L, and then the XR-45S in 2014. The conceit of the Boberg pistol is basically that of the Bullpup rifle: maximizing barrel length while minimizing overall length. To this end, Boberg used an unconventional system of pulling cartridges out the back of the magazine rather than pushing them forward, allowing about an inch of extra barrel in a given pistol. The resulting feed system is a bit complex and very cool, and reminiscent of the old British Mars pistols. It is not without its faults, though, and the lowest priced Boberg pistols were over $1000 retail, which significantly limited their sales in a concealed carry market awash with good options at half the price. In 2016 Boberg sold the gun to the Bond Arms company, which markets is today as the Bond Bullpup. Original Boberg production guns have, thus, become collectible items for those interested in unusual handguns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YtFhLMJNzg


Sounds snubby.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:27 pm

<ouch>
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:10 pm

I would assume the increased length of the barrel imparts greater range and accuracy, while still being able to be up close and personal.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:46 pm

What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench? (Science not Fantasy)

Did you ever wonder what happened if you detonated a nuclear bomb in the Marianas Trench? No? We neither! Let us find out together!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tbxDgcv74c
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:13 pm

Very Unique Knife...Yeah That's A Knife !!! (Atroposknife "Fortel")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3amfJsZ4Nwo


I guess I'll have to provide the commentary.

Knife and fork; but that knife grows like Pinocchio's nose. Kinda reminds me of a sticksword, well, stickknife.

The prongs? Add a battery for a more shocking application.

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