what caliber is bigger 357mag. or 44mag.
Let’s see if we can puzzle that one out. American caliber designations are in fractions of an inch, so a .357 is 357/1000 of an inch in diameter. Which number is the higher fraction, 357/1000 or 44/100?
(Actually, the .44 Magnum is a case of marketing exaggeration. While the .357 has a true bullet diameter of .357”, the mighty .44 has a bullet diameter of .429”. The .38 Special is mislabeled as well—it shares the .357” bullet diameter of the .357 Magnum.)
do kittens kick
Kittens, like adult cats, occasionally employ the maneuver I call the Kitty Raptor, where they hold on to something with their front paws, bite it, and then kick at it with the back paws. When a kitten does it to your hand, it’s kind of adorable. When a fully grown adult cat does it, it’s not so adorable anymore, unless you find puncture wounds and bleeding gouges in your hand cute.
favourite eighties movies
All GenX kids have their favorite Eighties flick, and there’s a 75% chance it was directed by John Hughes. My favorite Eighties flick is Better Off Dead, which was directed by Savage Steve Holland. (You can tell a lot about a person by their choice of “best Eighties movie.”)
marko learns languages
What can I say…it’s a hobby of mine. My native language is German, and I’m reasonably fluent in English. I also speak some Dutch, and have a basic vocabulary of French and Italian—enough to order stuff, ask directions, and find my way to the potty. I’d like to become proficient in more languages, and I’m currently waffling between learning Spanish, Japanese, or Farsi.
netbook for writing novel
Pick one with a decent keyboard. The Asus Eee series is very common in the wild, but the keyboards on almost all the Eee models suck for long typing sessions…the keys are either way too small, arranged awkwardly (“bad Asus! No abbreviated right Shift key!”), or the keyboard is clattery and has too much flex in the middle. For decent netbook keyboards, check out the Samsung NC-10 and NC-20, the Toshiba NB-205 and –305, and (surprisingly) the new Dell IM-1012.
kel-tec .32, hidden in a wallet holster
A pocket holster is the ideal way to carry the little KelTec and Ruger .32s and .380s. It looks just like a wallet bulge in the back pocket, and it’s easy to access except when seated. Wallet holsters that let you fire the gun while in the holster are a big no-no according to the BATFEIEIO, but those aren’t readily available for the KelTec anyway.
homosexual moped riders
Thanks for providing the name of my next band, “Homosexual Moped Riders”. We’ll do Queen covers, or Country & Western…or maybe both.
pny unmatched ram macbook
You can use mismatched pairs in a MacBook, but it’ll hobble performance a bit. On Core 2 Duo systems, RAM likes to run in dual-channel mode, which requires two equally-sized RAM modules. In addition, the MacBook has integrated GeForce 9400M graphics, which perform much better when the RAM runs in dual-channel mode. My ION box has the same graphics chip, and I recently had to replace the dual-channel modules I was using, and use a single module instead. Despite the fact that the amount of RAM remained the same, graphics performance in games has dropped noticeably. In World of Warcraft, I get half the framerate I had before.
ruger lcp vs. "j-frame"
Understand that I’m a huge fan of the little J-frame, but after toting around an LCP for a few months, I think the little Ruger has it all over the J-frame as a deep-cover concealment and pocket pistol. It’s much flatter, lighter, and offers two more rounds of comparable power level (unless you’re talking .357 Magnum snubbies, which kill on one end and maim on the other.)
neil gaiman word processor
I don’t know what Neil Gaiman uses to type up his writings these days, but I know he writes his first drafts with a fountain pen.
ibm model m space saver
That’s the relatively uncommon Model M variant that’s missing the numeric keypad. They still go for outright indecent prices on eBay—whenever one surfaces there, they routinely fetch $100 or more.
spike strips for deer
Do you have a problem with deer dashing through your residential area at speeds exceeding the posted limits?
s&w model 10 tyler t grip
Smith & Wesson K-frames (of which your Model 10 is the classic example) require the Tyler T-grip size #3.
You know the kind. That’s the youthful martial arts enthusiast who recently scored a stainless steel “katana” from the late-night sales special on the Knife Network, and who now scours the Internet for primers on “how to conceal a sword”. This demographic is also prone to hopping on martial arts- or gun-related discussion venues, offering up opinions on why the sword is a better weapon than the gun, and sharing tall tales about his brother’s cousin’s friend, who has this katana made in Japan in 1200AD, with blade steel that’s been folded a hundred thousand times, and last week, he sparred against this dude armed with a claymore, and totally sliced that claymore in half on the first parry.
See what happens when you give me decent search terms to work with, Internets? Not a single one this week about hobos and their library habits. I’m proud of you—keep up the good work!