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Bob O`Bob

Bob O`Bob 

"Outside the box" is the new box

Occupation: ☑ I work in designs, algorithms, and sometimes code too. Frequently, I think up stuff that other people build successful businesses upon. Sadly (for me) they usually do so independently, because it& (Other Peoples' Code)

Location: San Jose, CA

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Most comments: 14

2015-10-26 18:34:54 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

NO, +Ingress  absolutely not.

You DO NOT get to demand new permissions while saying only "Bug fixes" in the "what's new" section for the update.

Maybe it's time we parted ways.

Most reshares: 14

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2016-02-15 17:09:39 (2 comments; 14 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

I just might start watching SNL again

Most plusones: 16

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2015-10-30 20:05:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-30 07:33:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-29 23:50:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-29 01:05:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-21 21:07:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

In which I travel around to nearly a dozen thrift stores, buying a few fun things relevant to my nerf hobby, and photographing even more.

In which I travel around to nearly a dozen thrift stores, buying a few fun things relevant to my nerf hobby, and photographing even more.___

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2016-04-20 21:42:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Sorry -- No nerfy content in this clip.

Sorry -- No nerfy content in this clip.___

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2016-04-19 03:40:20 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-13 17:49:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-13 08:34:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-13 08:21:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-13 06:52:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

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2016-02-17 22:36:18 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Apple could do something more. And then satisfy these demands. Without such a dramatic compromise to user security. But it could require dramatically more of Apple's resources to do so, and I feel they should be entitled to bill the FBI.

They could design the requested backdoor exploit patch software, while in parallel designing an actual update for all iOS devices which fully and permanently defeats that backdoor. And hopefully most other exploits like it. This is analogous to ordinary penetration testing, just at a somewhat higher level than is typically done.  In a sense, the FBI has identified a potential threat, and Apple has not said that it's impossible, or even impossible in practical terms.

I feel like Apple is already on that hook, and already needs to design that next level of defense to prevent, going forward, such an exploit from being successful no matter... more »

Apple could do something more. And then satisfy these demands. Without such a dramatic compromise to user security. But it could require dramatically more of Apple's resources to do so, and I feel they should be entitled to bill the FBI.

They could design the requested backdoor exploit patch software, while in parallel designing an actual update for all iOS devices which fully and permanently defeats that backdoor. And hopefully most other exploits like it. This is analogous to ordinary penetration testing, just at a somewhat higher level than is typically done.  In a sense, the FBI has identified a potential threat, and Apple has not said that it's impossible, or even impossible in practical terms.

I feel like Apple is already on that hook, and already needs to design that next level of defense to prevent, going forward, such an exploit from being successful no matter who creates it.  Because now that the potential method is exposed, there are others who can.

Before even letting the backdoor patch out of the most secure hands Apple has, they could notify the FBI to isolate all the hardware in question from all public networks (probably long since done, anyway), and then Apple would release the FIX to the problem they are about to create. Once the updated iOS is distributed to the public to a reasonable extent, then and only then should they allow the FBI access to the exploit patch. The exploit patch which then will work only on devices already isolated from the full public update.___

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2016-02-15 17:09:39 (2 comments; 14 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

I just might start watching SNL again

I just might start watching SNL again___

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2016-02-09 19:47:28 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

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2016-02-07 18:17:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Doing my part to amplify the signal

Okay, WTF good is it to have 8.7k followers if I can't unearth a *single* follower in Jacksonville, FL, or somebody who's willing to boost the signal for a freaking humanitarian reason.

I've got a friend who has had recent health issues, who is out on the streets with no place to stay. He needs a place to couch surf for a few days so we can get him off the fucking street.

Can *anybody* help with this??

If you can, please PM me and I will put you directly in touch with him. If not, can you *please* boost the signal??

Thank you!___Doing my part to amplify the signal

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2016-01-27 20:21:51 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

via +God Emperor Lionel Lauer 

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2016-01-25 20:58:52 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

❝ I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference; and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.

I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish; where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source; where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials; and where religious liberty is soi... more »

❝ I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference; and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.

I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish; where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source; where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials; and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all. ❞ — John F. Kennedy

❝ I'm first a Christian, then an American, then a conservative, then a Republican. ❞ — Ted Cruz

h/t Judith Merriam


http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16920600___

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2016-01-07 21:19:06 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Voluntary banner ads.

This practice needs to be encouraged. This game is Neko Atsume (subtitled "kitty collector"). What you see here is the normal game menu block, but the cat sitting on top of it (this one's name is Spud) is a relatively unusual occurrence. Spud "has brought you a brochure" the way real cats bring home trophies as gifts for their family. This game's developers occasionally make these polite requests that the player view an ad. This subtle presentation is even similar to an existing game feature. I like this so much, that I now watch for them to give extra views. If you don't tap away from the menu, you can view multiple "brochures" one after another. So far, most ads have been for other games, and there haven't been any ads which appeal to me personally -- but views are part of how the developer gets paid.

Voluntary banner ads.

This practice needs to be encouraged. This game is Neko Atsume (subtitled "kitty collector"). What you see here is the normal game menu block, but the cat sitting on top of it (this one's name is Spud) is a relatively unusual occurrence. Spud "has brought you a brochure" the way real cats bring home trophies as gifts for their family. This game's developers occasionally make these polite requests that the player view an ad. This subtle presentation is even similar to an existing game feature. I like this so much, that I now watch for them to give extra views. If you don't tap away from the menu, you can view multiple "brochures" one after another. So far, most ads have been for other games, and there haven't been any ads which appeal to me personally -- but views are part of how the developer gets paid.___

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2015-11-17 21:10:21 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Giving swimming lessons to Woody's pet fleas.

They appear to need more practice. so I closed the jar to give them some privacy.

Giving swimming lessons to Woody's pet fleas.

They appear to need more practice. so I closed the jar to give them some privacy.___

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2015-11-13 18:21:43 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

It's cramped under here, my front-facing camera is "potato" quality, and I look ridiculous. But if the internet teaches us anything, it's that there are ways to monetize looking ridiculous. And this one's for a good cause.
*It's #InternationalTakeAPictureUnderYourDeskDay for #ChildrenInNeed *

References:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JoLane/posts/Jd7G8M8LK2o
via: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KylaMyers/posts/XiY9W3KGAuM

It's cramped under here, my front-facing camera is "potato" quality, and I look ridiculous. But if the internet teaches us anything, it's that there are ways to monetize looking ridiculous. And this one's for a good cause.
*It's #InternationalTakeAPictureUnderYourDeskDay for #ChildrenInNeed *

References:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JoLane/posts/Jd7G8M8LK2o
via: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KylaMyers/posts/XiY9W3KGAuM___

2015-11-09 17:08:44 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Based on nearly thirty seconds of rumbling thunder, I think the rain which was predicted for Sunday is about to arrive.

Plus, a repeat performance, while I was typing this, which I actually measured lasting 21 seconds (at least).

Based on nearly thirty seconds of rumbling thunder, I think the rain which was predicted for Sunday is about to arrive.

Plus, a repeat performance, while I was typing this, which I actually measured lasting 21 seconds (at least).___

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2015-11-08 22:52:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Web comment systems next?

Web comment systems next?___

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2015-11-08 22:01:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-11-08 21:58:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-11-06 01:19:09 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

#nutscaping
it's a thing.
this isn't it.

This is the Planters NutMobile in Cambrian Park, California, a few minutes ago.

#nutscaping
it's a thing.
this isn't it.

This is the Planters NutMobile in Cambrian Park, California, a few minutes ago.___

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2015-11-05 23:27:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-11-05 20:50:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Hello discerning nerf fans!

Hello discerning nerf fans!___

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2015-10-30 20:05:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

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2015-10-30 18:15:21 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Must say this is important to me personally too. I've been the oldest or second-oldest at about a dozen startups over the past 20 years.  Recruiters caution me against even mentioning my >35 years as a developer.  For a short while, I dyed my beard various colors -- I actually liked the look, but my skin started reacting, so that's out.

I "messed with" founding my own startups, and failed three times, so maybe I'm not CxO material.  I like engineering.

Must say this is important to me personally too. I've been the oldest or second-oldest at about a dozen startups over the past 20 years.  Recruiters caution me against even mentioning my >35 years as a developer.  For a short while, I dyed my beard various colors -- I actually liked the look, but my skin started reacting, so that's out.

I "messed with" founding my own startups, and failed three times, so maybe I'm not CxO material.  I like engineering.___

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2015-10-30 01:46:36 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Technology, and especially smartphones, is ruining society, making us disconnected from others, interacting with our devices instead of with each other.

Except, fuck that.

Technology, and especially smartphones, is ruining society, making us disconnected from others, interacting with our devices instead of with each other.

Except, fuck that.___

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2015-10-29 18:10:54 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Facebook insists I am Nobody, so that's my costume. Most people have no clue how Terrifying this should be.

#nymwars
#mynameis
#yourpapersplease

Facebook insists I am Nobody, so that's my costume. Most people have no clue how Terrifying this should be.

#nymwars
#mynameis
#yourpapersplease___

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2015-10-29 16:36:34 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

I should print this on a T-shirt and be officially "Nobody" for Halloween.

Terrify all my #nymwars‬   #mynameis   #yourpapersplease   friends and contacts

I should print this on a T-shirt and be officially "Nobody" for Halloween.

Terrify all my #nymwars‬   #mynameis   #yourpapersplease   friends and contacts___

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2015-10-29 15:08:39 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

This is unethical software development. This update demands new permission, yet reports no reason.

This is unethical software development. This update demands new permission, yet reports no reason.___

2015-10-26 18:34:54 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

NO, +Ingress  absolutely not.

You DO NOT get to demand new permissions while saying only "Bug fixes" in the "what's new" section for the update.

Maybe it's time we parted ways.

NO, +Ingress  absolutely not.

You DO NOT get to demand new permissions while saying only "Bug fixes" in the "what's new" section for the update.

Maybe it's time we parted ways.___

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2015-10-22 19:29:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-10-22 19:19:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-10-22 18:26:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

I unboxed the boxes. Then my battery cut off. I'll be BACK!

I unboxed the boxes. Then my battery cut off. I'll be BACK!___

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2015-10-21 00:19:27 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

My friends made their local newspaper with our shared hobby.

I feel a tiny bit left out, since San Jose is a little bit farther from Napa than Sunnyvale.  Mostly I'm happy that good descriptions of the fun of nerfing are getting airtime.

My friends made their local newspaper with our shared hobby.

I feel a tiny bit left out, since San Jose is a little bit farther from Napa than Sunnyvale.  Mostly I'm happy that good descriptions of the fun of nerfing are getting airtime.___

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2015-10-17 03:03:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

My friend Rob Lehr says: "The Clutters are the best animal owners that I know. They recently adopted a stray kitten that had ringworm and now it has spread to their other animals. Vet bills are racking up and it's a very stressful situation for everyone involved. Please consider donating a few dollars to show your support for a family that has done so much for a small army of dogs and cats that crossed their path and needed a home."

He is also matching donations, as much as he can.

My household has been through a ringworm quarantine situation (years ago, when I was a neighbor rather than a roommate) and it can be done successfully, but there's just a terrible amount of extra work, such as extra loads of laundry nearly every single day.

Kitty Daphne probably never understood what all that fuss was about, but she's now the alpha kitty around here, with... more »

My friend Rob Lehr says: "The Clutters are the best animal owners that I know. They recently adopted a stray kitten that had ringworm and now it has spread to their other animals. Vet bills are racking up and it's a very stressful situation for everyone involved. Please consider donating a few dollars to show your support for a family that has done so much for a small army of dogs and cats that crossed their path and needed a home."

He is also matching donations, as much as he can.

My household has been through a ringworm quarantine situation (years ago, when I was a neighbor rather than a roommate) and it can be done successfully, but there's just a terrible amount of extra work, such as extra loads of laundry nearly every single day.

Kitty Daphne probably never understood what all that fuss was about, but she's now the alpha kitty around here, with tons of purrsonality and tortietude.___

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2015-10-17 01:54:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-09-16 23:59:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Good to see another nerfer with earned gray hair!

Good to see another nerfer with earned gray hair!___

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2015-09-16 15:17:00 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

If a white child, named Jim (or Bob, but especially Jim-Bob) had built an alarm clock which looked like this and brought it to that school, those same faux-educators would have laughed and reported nothing.

#IStandWithAhmed

If a white child, named Jim (or Bob, but especially Jim-Bob) had built an alarm clock which looked like this and brought it to that school, those same faux-educators would have laughed and reported nothing.

#IStandWithAhmed___

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2015-09-14 15:50:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-09-12 03:18:09 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

This came back into my notifications today thanks to a new +1, and it's just as hilarious as ever.  So, how does one go about capturing a frame from a Youtube video?

#RaceAgainstTheMachine  .___This came back into my notifications today thanks to a new +1, and it's just as hilarious as ever.  So, how does one go about capturing a frame from a Youtube video?

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2015-09-10 05:33:01 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Until a couple of hours ago, I did not know these existed.
Probably going to eat the whole thing in one sitting, too.

Until a couple of hours ago, I did not know these existed.
Probably going to eat the whole thing in one sitting, too.___

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2015-09-07 17:09:07 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Love it!

Love it!___

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2015-09-07 17:06:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Just plain, simple, everyday wrong. “Sorry I told you Denise’s party was on Saturday — it is actually on Friday” levels of wrong. Human wrong. In possession of bad or incomplete information. Forming inaccurate judgments, and re-forming them in response to new circumstances and events. That kind of wrong, the kind everyone is, many times.

I can see additional, perhaps wider, applications of these principles.  It's generally okay to screw up if (but only if) you learn and change.

To say "but <vile thing> was only a joke!" is an explanation.  It's not a justification to keep saying or doing <vile thing>.  It's a reason to take an opportunity to grow.

Another great piece by Sady Doyle, who is, in general, pretty great, but who unaccountably gets a lot of shit for being too empathetic to people she disagrees with. 

(Pulled out of an else-network share by +Melynda Huskey.)___Just plain, simple, everyday wrong. “Sorry I told you Denise’s party was on Saturday — it is actually on Friday” levels of wrong. Human wrong. In possession of bad or incomplete information. Forming inaccurate judgments, and re-forming them in response to new circumstances and events. That kind of wrong, the kind everyone is, many times.

I can see additional, perhaps wider, applications of these principles.  It's generally okay to screw up if (but only if) you learn and change.

To say "but <vile thing> was only a joke!" is an explanation.  It's not a justification to keep saying or doing <vile thing>.  It's a reason to take an opportunity to grow.

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2015-09-06 00:52:03 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

War Report
CONFIRMED:
Star Wars Stormtrooper Deluxe is a minimized Jampage.

Yeah, that's not a typo. Bringing it and a stock Rampage to a small war today reminded just about everybody how awful that was in stock form. This isn't better in that regard. Yet I STILL LIKE IT.

I brought my SWSD to a small war today, where a lot of new blasters were tested (new Boomco stuff -- some thumbs up, several thumbs down, but that's all I will say). I also brought a stock Rampage for comparison, but couldn't convince anyone to take it on the field. It seems we all suddenly remember how much they jam up when stock. The SWSD did the same. It performed exactly like I would expect a stock Rampage to perform, but at least it felt a lot better in my hands while doing so. I stuck through several rounds using it anyway. Really nice to have a "testing"... more »

War Report
CONFIRMED:
Star Wars Stormtrooper Deluxe is a minimized Jampage.

Yeah, that's not a typo. Bringing it and a stock Rampage to a small war today reminded just about everybody how awful that was in stock form. This isn't better in that regard. Yet I STILL LIKE IT.

I brought my SWSD to a small war today, where a lot of new blasters were tested (new Boomco stuff -- some thumbs up, several thumbs down, but that's all I will say). I also brought a stock Rampage for comparison, but couldn't convince anyone to take it on the field. It seems we all suddenly remember how much they jam up when stock. The SWSD did the same. It performed exactly like I would expect a stock Rampage to perform, but at least it felt a lot better in my hands while doing so. I stuck through several rounds using it anyway. Really nice to have a "testing" war once in a while, where learning about the new toys was an additional shared goal.

Having examined it thoroughly, I'm convinced that almost all of the Rampage mods will translate over, but probably each one will need a little tuning for these modified internals.

And for once, I have to agree that a metal part - the catch - would probably be a good idea. If there's not enough shell space to add gussets to the long "L" shape at the bottom of this catch, then it's going to bend under a simple spring replacement. One of the other participants said exactly that happened to his last night when he installed a replacement spring sized for the Rampage, and with it his SWSD just would not fire.

In my opinion, most of the mis-feeds and jamming had to do with the A/R spring pushing the darts into the "dart tooth" and either jamming there, or popping out too far to fire. Therefore typical Rampage mods should just eliminate many of those causes. It also might be wise to shim the dart tooth mechanism to open sooner in the cycle (which I think was a common timing mod for both Alpha Troopers). Or, go sealed breech and eliminate that too.

All in all, I still really like the SWSD blaster, especially when compared to a stock Rampage. Next, I plan to mod it, then compare to a war worthy Rampage. To see if it can become a War Worthy Star Wars Stormtrooper Deluxe.___

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2015-09-04 19:28:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

A few still photos of the new Stormtrooper Deluxe

A few still photos of the new Stormtrooper Deluxe___

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2015-09-04 19:26:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Bought the new Star Wars minimized Rampage today ... 

Yes, it really is.  

Bought the new Star Wars minimized Rampage today ... 

Yes, it really is.  ___

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