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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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STEM Women on G+180,273Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  @103389452828130864950 on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Yonatan is the Chief Architect of Google+ and also has a PhD in Physics with a strong engineering background. He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM. This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229   and Dr @110756968351492254645  , and you can tune in on Sunday March 2nd at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel(http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event. Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help with Dr Yonatan Zunger2014-03-02 21:30:0099  

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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: 6

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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.

Most plusones: 16

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

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2016-02-09 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 

___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; 0 reshares; 1 +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 (0 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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2015-09-01 17:17:48 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

So, I wake up this morning, and ...

Well, you see, last night my roommate and I went to Costco, and we bought sandwiches there for dinner too. That led to forgetting there was more stuff in her car which should have been brought into the house.  She leaves on her commute before I even wake up, and so had to just put everything where she could, as fast as she could.

Which means I'm going to spend the rest of may day (maybe longer) thinking about my favorite movie (ever!) and laughing.

So, I wake up this morning, and ...

Well, you see, last night my roommate and I went to Costco, and we bought sandwiches there for dinner too. That led to forgetting there was more stuff in her car which should have been brought into the house.  She leaves on her commute before I even wake up, and so had to just put everything where she could, as fast as she could.

Which means I'm going to spend the rest of may day (maybe longer) thinking about my favorite movie (ever!) and laughing.___

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2015-09-01 06:06:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Snapfire 8

Fun blaster. Probably discontinued. But also it's an implosion looking for an excuse. The pile of metal and a few plastic bits is all that I'm keeping. I used to have two, then I found a third at a thrift store, but when I got it home it was torn up inside. Tonight one of my first two did the exact same thing. Before I do anything else with the remaining one, I'll open it up to see if these areas of the inside shell can be reinforced. There's no point once it's shattered into tiny bits.

Snapfire 8

Fun blaster. Probably discontinued. But also it's an implosion looking for an excuse. The pile of metal and a few plastic bits is all that I'm keeping. I used to have two, then I found a third at a thrift store, but when I got it home it was torn up inside. Tonight one of my first two did the exact same thing. Before I do anything else with the remaining one, I'll open it up to see if these areas of the inside shell can be reinforced. There's no point once it's shattered into tiny bits.___

2015-08-29 06:45:41 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Google simply cannot be trusted with photos that you might ever actually want to delete.

Google simply cannot be trusted with photos that you might ever actually want to delete.___

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2015-08-26 17:07:23 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Some kind of weird audio compression effect.  Almost painful to my ears.

Some kind of weird audio compression effect.  Almost painful to my ears.___

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2015-08-26 07:21:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

I know you as a nerfer, but don't have a clue what you do for a living.  I'm curious, and probably never would have asked without this open invitation.

I know you as a nerfer, but don't have a clue what you do for a living.  I'm curious, and probably never would have asked without this open invitation.___

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2015-08-26 07:02:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

(In my opinion) blood spatter should always be applied with grips carefully masked ... in the shape of hands holding them.  Otherwise you're forensically excluding your blaster from having done the deed.

(In my opinion) blood spatter should always be applied with grips carefully masked ... in the shape of hands holding them.  Otherwise you're forensically excluding your blaster from having done the deed.___

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2015-08-23 08:28:24 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Looks like the pistol has a typical pullback loop, which is shrouded by the upper part of the blaster.  So you'd have to prime it with a finger through the loop, instead of any of the other options open pullback pistols have.  I know with my War Messenger the spring is just too much for a fingertip, and I typically grab the whole thing in my fist.  So the shrouded pullback may look nice, but it seems a little limiting.

Looks like the pistol has a typical pullback loop, which is shrouded by the upper part of the blaster.  So you'd have to prime it with a finger through the loop, instead of any of the other options open pullback pistols have.  I know with my War Messenger the spring is just too much for a fingertip, and I typically grab the whole thing in my fist.  So the shrouded pullback may look nice, but it seems a little limiting.___

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2015-08-22 23:11:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Buzz Bee Air Warriors Ultra-Tek Snipe

Cool new clip-fed, spring-powered, bolt-action blaster, with features reminiscent of quite a few past Buzz Bee blasters, and in particular of the Air Warriors Extreme Range Master.

The Range Master's air pump power could probably be retro-fitted into this shell, but whether that would improve performance enough to justify the effort is a question which bears testing.  So I'll be keeping this one spring powered at least for now.

Places to watch for solvent cement while opening the shell: 
1. the orange muzzle ring is the most obvious and the most troublesome.  I recommend going directly to sawing, do not pass prying do not collect two hundred little dings, dents, and strain marks from hammering.
2. the orange cap on the back of the "receiver" is also obvious, and mine was liberally cemented, but gaveway... more »

Buzz Bee Air Warriors Ultra-Tek Snipe

Cool new clip-fed, spring-powered, bolt-action blaster, with features reminiscent of quite a few past Buzz Bee blasters, and in particular of the Air Warriors Extreme Range Master.

The Range Master's air pump power could probably be retro-fitted into this shell, but whether that would improve performance enough to justify the effort is a question which bears testing.  So I'll be keeping this one spring powered at least for now.

Places to watch for solvent cement while opening the shell: 
1. the orange muzzle ring is the most obvious and the most troublesome.  I recommend going directly to sawing, do not pass prying do not collect two hundred little dings, dents, and strain marks from hammering.
2. the orange cap on the back of the "receiver" is also obvious, and mine was liberally cemented, but gave way reasonably easily to prying after I smacked it around a little using a wooden block* and a light hammer.
3. the blue inset panel on the shell side with the screws.  It conceals two screws, and was held on in mine with not just the four snap-tabs but also a dab of cement along the upper forward edge.

Once I paid those areas appropriate attention, opening the shell was pretty easy, like any jack-in-the-box.  Once I gathered back the fly-out parts and examined the mechanisms, I formed a theory, tested, and concluded it was right: this blaster gives slightly less fly-out trouble if you prime it before you "butterfly" the shell halves.  That's quite unusual, but as you'll see in the pictures, the plunger rod guide, catch, and trigger, are all well mounted to the (left) side.  Yes, left - after removing the screws from that left side, you want to turn this blaster over before opening the shell.  Again, to reduce the number of fly-out parts.  One of those which flew out on me is a device which appears to help make the barrel aim more consistent, and it has two projections on it which might belong up or down.  I don't know which way they were from the factory, but it looks to me like it may not matter.

The clip release should be easily modified to a lever design (probably including some shell modification), and the black box where most of the "safety" features are collected could probably be disabled.  The bolt handle already could be fixed into a sliding, but non-rotating position, without affecting blaster function, though it might be harder to store the blaster with that sticking out all the time.

Before even opening it up, I had already cut away a few portions of unnecessary shell around the clip well, so that all three sizes of Nerf-brand drum clips will fit my blaster. For a nicer finish, one might as well cut both sides, all the way up to the internal rib, then the cuts can be sanded smooth.  The "dart tooth" design for ensuring that darts get pushed into the barrel far enough to activate the restrictor ... well it's not hurting anything, in my opinion.


(*) oh, the thrift store Jenga sets I sacrifice for nerf! ... actually, if you want beautifully finished blocks of hardwood, all very precisely the same size, you can't go wrong buying up older Jenga sets.  Just make sure they're really the wooden ones.___

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2015-08-22 17:35:18 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

The propellant in your "plastic safe" lubricant is NOT plastic safe.  All sprays are bad.  But you can use the contents just fine by spraying into something like an emptied model paint jar and waiting a few minutes for the dissolved propellant to disperse.

This mod is almost exactly like the captive barrels a few of us did to make the old Buzz Bee Double Shot shell-less. I should see if I can dig mine out for photos.

The propellant in your "plastic safe" lubricant is NOT plastic safe.  All sprays are bad.  But you can use the contents just fine by spraying into something like an emptied model paint jar and waiting a few minutes for the dissolved propellant to disperse.

This mod is almost exactly like the captive barrels a few of us did to make the old Buzz Bee Double Shot shell-less. I should see if I can dig mine out for photos.___

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2015-08-22 17:11:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

I put a picture comment on your YT "home" comment stream.  I know you might not get notifications of that.  One of the Rebelle charms resembles your logo.

I put a picture comment on your YT "home" comment stream.  I know you might not get notifications of that.  One of the Rebelle charms resembles your logo.___

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2015-08-22 16:08:55 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

I like having shell screws in place.  I'd rather drill a hole in the slide.  But in actual play, I simply don't use Retaliators. Ever.

I like having shell screws in place.  I'd rather drill a hole in the slide.  But in actual play, I simply don't use Retaliators. Ever.___

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2015-08-21 18:10:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

We don't know that it's a Rampage re-shell.  Hasbro has certainly raised such hopes many times and yet dashed them to the ground when reality reaches store shelves.

But yeah, I'd be all over that if it was even 90% as good of a shooter.  It really does look like the stock has a compatible attachment point.  And the faux barrel looks shorter.

Plus, if I can get one early enough, I might be able to get half my money back selling another dumb "sight" on eBay.

We don't know that it's a Rampage re-shell.  Hasbro has certainly raised such hopes many times and yet dashed them to the ground when reality reaches store shelves.

But yeah, I'd be all over that if it was even 90% as good of a shooter.  It really does look like the stock has a compatible attachment point.  And the faux barrel looks shorter.

Plus, if I can get one early enough, I might be able to get half my money back selling another dumb "sight" on eBay.___

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