Proposed WA State Gun Ban

Democrats in Washington State have introduced SB 5737, which seeks to severely restrict ownership of military pattern rifles and more. It also seeks to destroy or permanently disable every so-called “assault weapon” by forcing them to be rendered inoperable upon inheritance. ARTICLE at Examiner.

The bill, S.B. 5737, proposes “banning the sale of assault weapons.” According to the legislation, an “assault weapon” is any semiautomatic pistol, pump-action rifle or shotgun that can accept a detachable magazine, with the capacity to

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The Real Direction of Drones Overhead

Higher and higher, smarter and smarter and with better eyes than any eagle could ever evolve. I’ve been talking about drones for private use for a while now. Well, here is some information about government drones and your privacy. Keep in mind while looking at this information, that the technology discussed is already in use, with the distinct possibility of having already been replaced with superior equipment. The advancement of technology knows no end point.

Here are some links I

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Miniature Drone /UAV Sniffs Wi-fi and Cell Conversations

Image from Wired.com

You may now add to the list of technology that can and will spy on your wireless internet connections, home networks and cell phone conversations. The WASP, or Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform, can do all this, and keep on doing it for quite some time – orbiting overhead silently.

14 pounds and 6 feet long, the retired military drone was converted for this new task by researchers Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins. Its purpose is to

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Home Invasion - Some Thoughts

Someone looking to invade an occupied home is not likely to spend a lot of time breaking in. They will kick in a door or use a breaching tool of some sort, or crash a window or sliding glass door. But in the reports I’ve read about break-ins in my surrounding areas, most of these things are done via the front door.

I was thinking about the heavy security “screen doors”. They will slow down some, but with the right

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Private Drone Shot Down

An octo-copter is like many other privately built personal-use R/C aircraft. As the name implies, it is a copter flown with 9 motors. We have posted articles here on tri-copters and quad-copters. The more rotors you have, the greater life you have. Depending on configuration, the greater number of rotors means greater survivability if one or more fail or are disabled.

Here is a story about an octo in Berks County, PA, that was partially disabled by gun shot. It

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Silencing a Cheap Noisey Generator

Pulled from a post on a forum, and cleaned up for usage here.

Your generator can give away your state of preparedness to lots of people at just the wrong time. When they want power, and you announce that you have it, there can be conflict. To keep it and your other supplies from being “borrowed”, you need to keep it quiet enough so that only the closest people can hear it. If you can do better than that, great!

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Facebook Profiles and Security

Made a new friend on FB in the last few days, who has expressed to me issues regarding privacy and security.

My dear wife is an “expert” on FB security. She does the research and tunes her accounts well. I follow suit, mostly, and have things fairly well locked-down for my private page, but wide open for the public page.

What I will suggest for people with privacy concerns are these: Either learn to lock it down to your satisfaction,

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Automated UAV - discovered post from 2009

I was looking for some UAV material when I came across a post from 2009. It talks briefly about a home-built UAV setup with a 100KM range. Yes, you read that right – 100 kilometers. It operates on HAM band, thus the power and range capabilities. It is also guided by GPS for unattended flight mode. While the post is on “Hack a Day”, the real information is at the other end of the links provided. Certainly makes for some

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Combat After the SHTF

A Marine posted a video on his YouTube channel, and I had opportunity to watch it today. I don’t spend much time with videos by people with a know-it-all message because, after all, I’m the true know-it-all, right? I have a web site that says so, so it must be true. Hehe, NOT.

I watched the video because some people I know also watched it, and gave it good reviews. So, a Marine wants to share a few things, say

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Home and Retreat Video Security

Video Security

Part of establishing security for your home or retreat is the creation of a system of early warning. Early warning systems may include any method of raising an alarm when predefined boundaries have been reached by those looking to gain access to restricted areas. The early warning system is part of a larger security methodology. From a hidden or blended location, to a measured response, your methods must be part of an integrated whole.

Basic security setups might

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