No more lunches at Wingers

James and Kim just had lunch there this weekend. Barb and I go there fairly frequently but it’s going to be a while before we go back. I took these pictures this morning about 0800 at the University Mall in Moscow Idaho:

And before someone asks, I haven’t been within 30 miles of my chemistry set since Thursday evening.

Quote of the day–Terry

Liberals absolutely cannot deal with facts. Cannot weigh evidence. In a place far away geographically and in the past a liberal would not believe me, and stood up, and was cut in half by NVA machine gun fire. This poor fools last words prior to committing suicide was “…they won’t shoot at us if we wave to them.”

November 26, 2008
From a comment to Kevin’s Quote of The Day for November 26, 2008
[I could have pulled quotes from the comments for my collection for an hour and it was inspiration for a future post that I would spend several hours writing if I ever get around to it. There was some really good stuff in there.–Joe]

“Papers please” no longer needed

If you have a cell phone and it is turned on your cell phone company knows where it is within a few hundred yards. If the government wants this data from the provider it generally (emergency exemptions apparently exist) has to get a court order.

However, the FBI has the technology to trigger phones into giving up their serial numbers and their phone numbers. This does not require a court order! Currently they use a van to drive around town and try to find their target. But that doesn’t have to be the way they always do it. All they have to do is put this technology on major travel routes and in travel hubs and they can do a pretty good job of tracking a large proportion of the population. If they put up their own devices on most of cell towers around the country they can track every active cell phone in the country.

I write software for mobile phones for Microsoft and it is rare that a day goes by where we don’t talk about and implement privacy protections for the customer and now I find out the Federal Government is actively working to defeat us.

Bowling pin match results

I said I was going to a bowling pin match yesterday.

Only three people showed up in the cold and the rain. I was the only one who had ever actually shot at a bowling pin match before and that was probably 10 years ago. We didn’t exactly remember the rules and some of the things we did we knew were “not according to spec”. For example we always drew from a holster with a starting position of wrist above our shoulders.

Also, the plan was to have a little bit of money riding on the results. We didn’t do that.

After doing the five pins in any order pretty much as the game is usually played we messed around with other things.

The results were:

5 pin first stage
Joe 7.55 7.40 8.91 Total: 14.95
Mike 17.09 8.74 6.11 Total: 14.85
Roger(winner) 7.41 16.40 7.08 Total: 14.49

5 pin second stage
Joe 8.87 8.95 9.00 Total: 17.82
Mike(winner) 5.75 7.22 8.73 Total: 12.97
Roger 8.77 6.54 12.65 Total: 15.31

10 pin (arranged like in a bowling alley)
Joe(winner) 9.25 8.21 19.78 Total: 17.46
Mike 11.08 8.31 11.34 Total: 19.39
Roger 13.94 15.18 14.59 Total: 28.53

Inside Out 7 pin (7 pins in a line, but you had to shoot the standing pin in the middle then work your way out)
Joe 12.17 +1 = 13.17 (I got a 1 second penalty for shooting one pin out of order)
Mike(winner) 10.32
Roger 14.65

Inside Out 5 pin (5 pins in a line, but you had to shoot the standing pin in the middle then work your way out)
Joe 12.11
Mike(winner) 6.46
Roger 9.08

Outside In 7 pin (7 pins in a line, but you had to shoot the standing pins in the ends first then work your way in)
Joe 9.65
Mike(winner) 7.83
Roger 10.92

Shoot one, skip one 7 pin (7 pins in a line, but you had to shoot every other standing pin from one end first then reverse it, repeating until all the pins were down or off the table)
Joe 11.92
Mike(winner) 11.33
Roger 21.33

What media bias?

Alan Korwin confronts them asking if the bias hadn’t been there might have the presidental election gone the other way and they say:

Her answer: “No. Because the country was ready for change, you could just tell.” Her husband Carl Leubsdorf, Washington Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News, agreed.

What does she read to get a sense of what people are thinking?

Her answer: “Daily Kos and The Huffington Post.” She saw nothing unusual in this, adding, these are good places for finding story leads.

There is more. Take your blood pressure meds with you.

Quote of the day–Mahatma Gandhi

As I proceeded further and further with my inquiry into the atrocities that had been committed on the people, I came across tales of Government’s tyranny and the arbitrary despotism of it’s officers such as I was hardly prepared for, and they filled me with deep pain. What surprised me then, and what still continues to fill me with surprise, was the fact that a province that had furnished the largest number of soldiers to the British Government during the war, should have taken all these brutal excesses lying down.


Mathatma Gandhi
An autobiography. The story of my experiments with Truth. There are many versions but I have this one.
[H/T to Ry who has the background on another, more famous quote, from Gandhi. Gandhi is no stranger to my QOTD posts either:


I want these as mil-surplus

In a lot of ways it would take a lot of the fun out of long range shooting but I’d still buy a few rounds if I could get them “cheap”. I’m sure even as mil-surplus they would be expensive enough I wouldn’t be shooting a lot of these:

Darpa, the Defense Department’s far-out research arm, announced a pair of contracts yesterday, to start designing a super, .50-caliber sniper rifle that fires guided bullets. Lockheed Martin recieved $12.3 million for the “EXACTO” (EXtreme ACcuracy Tasked Ordnance) project, while Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC got another $9.5 million.

If the system works, it’ll “provide a dramatic new capability to the U.S. military,” Darpa says. “The use of an actively controlled bullet will make it possible to counter environmental effects such as crosswinds and air density, and prosecute both stationary and moving targets while enhancing shooter covertness. This capability would have the further benefit of providing increased accuracy and range while reducing training requirements.”

And from the same article:

The agency has earmarked $7.5 million for a laser-guided bullet program. Darpa gave Lockheed $2 million for advanced sniper scopes that could boost kill rates by tenfold, or more. If the system works out as planned, it would actually allow snipers to remain virtually invisible, lost in the “heat haze” in between them and their targets. Our own David Hamling called the project the “next war’s secret weapon.”

Quote of the day–Boyertown Berk Montgomery News

People get so caught up in their right to have a gun that they lose sight of what is important: Public safety.

I know there are some legitimate hunters who think they are allowed to have semi-automatic guns too. It is ridiculous to call yourself a sportsman if you need to use a semi-automatic gun. Each shot should be carefully calculated, not just haphazardly shot repeatedly in seconds in the approximate direction of an animal.

These guns, the ones that should never hit the streets, are getting into the hands of criminals and innocent people are dying. Why? Because guns get stolen.

In my opinion, there is no legitamate use for civilians to use a semi-automatic weapon.

Boyertown Berk Montgomery News
November 27, 2008
Gun restrictions are inevitable in today’s violent climate
[Reading the article I kept thinking, “This could have been written by a sixth grader.” I’m not surprised they didn’t put their name on it. It was pathetic in organization, illogical, and obviously had no basis in fact. I guess he or she is just another bigot proselyting.–Joe]

Bowling pin match tomorrow

I plan to attend a pistol match at the Lewiston Pistol Club outdoor range tomorrow (Friday). From organizer Mike Brown:

We’re going to have a “Black Friday” bowling pin shoot for those of you who would rather shoot than shop. $1 a table, fastest time in each run gets the pot.

Just pistol. 1100 start.

Everyone who can play safe is welcome.

Quote of the day–Timothy Lynch

A new generation of young people who have never heard of Ruby Ridge are now emerging from the public school system and are heading off to college and will thereafter begin their careers in business, education, journalism, government and other fields. This generation will find it hard to fathom that the federal government could have killed a boy and an unarmed woman and then tried to deceive everyone about what had actually occurred and, in some instances, rationalize what did occur. That is why it is important to remember Ruby Ridge. Someone needs to remind the young people (and everyone else) that it really did happen — and that it will happen again if the government is not kept on a short leash. No one will learn about the incident when they tour the FBI facility in Washington. It goes unmentioned for some reason.

Timothy Lynch
August 21, 2002
Remember Ruby Ridge
[Read the whole thing if you don’t understand why we are outraged.–Joe]

It’s Muzzleloader Season in Eastern Washington

I started buying guns during the Clinton years, simply because they were trying to ban them, but never thought much about hunting until my son was old enough to carry a youth-stocked shotgun in the field.  I took him through hunter safety and we’d gotten a few upland game birds together, but he was always interested in big game hunting.  Three years ago we bought him his own rifle, and the next day he’d gotten his first deer.  I’d gotten a deer tag here and there, and gone out a day or two some seasons, but it was never a big priority for me.  We went out with Joe once near his folks’ place, which was really nice, but only managed to see one deer in full sprint, which makes for a lousy (and dangerous) shot.  No dice.  I did what I could to help Son get his deer or two each year, and the vicarious satisfaction was enough, I guess.

Not this year.  When I took Son to get his ’08 deer tag, I decided to get one for myself– for late muzzleloader season, and I meant it this time.  Fewer hunters in the field and the cooler weather of the late season appealed to me.  We’d selected the perfect site for a tree stand, just a short walk from our house on a steep hill covered by thick brush where humans rarely tread, and where the deer trails all seem to converge.  This is a choke point in their travel around the city of Palouse, along the Palouse river.  Son got a deer there last year, and had seen several deer almost every time he’d been up there.  Last year I sat in that tree and watched a doe with two fawns, sitting, chewing the cud, the young ones chasing a covey of quail, and just generally hanging out, for about an hour.  My tag was for buck only at that time, so I just sat there watching them, not 15 yards from me.  It’s good to really blend into the environment now and then.  You see some amazing things.

This year I went out before dawn on the first day of the season, November 20th, with the caplock muzzleloader.  Some people use in-line muzzleloaders with substitute propellant pellets, modern sabots, shotgun primers, and scopes.  I don’t quite understand the benefit.  A sidelock with the right load, standard percussion caps, using black powder which ignites more easily, can perform just as well at reasonable distances, and it’s not as if these rifles are 300 yards hunting worthy.  I charged the rifle with powder and round ball with a lubricated patch before heading out of the house (a muzzleloader that is not primed is not considered “loaded”).  A few yards from the house and I was out of the city limits.  Time to cap the nipple.  If I see a deer after about 15 minutes I can legally fire.

Nothing.  No other hunters and no deer.  I crawl through the brush and up the steep slope to the tree.  Tough going.  I’m winded.  I have a tendency to be afraid of heights.  Huffing and puffing, I start up the tree.  Too shaky.  Not safe.  Back to the ground.  I have to think; my hands aren’t going to suddenly let go just because I’m a little winded.  Back up the tree (it’s a hairy climb) to sit on the small stand.  I experience just a bit of vertigo for a minute, and then everything’s fine.  The rifle was decapped and tied to some parachute cord at the ground, so I hoisted it up to the stand and capped it again.  I sat there for two hours as the sun came up and then, suddenly; nothing happened.  No prey was doing me the favor of walking in front of my extremely limited field of fire that day.  Tons of sign on the ground, but no luck.  Time to climb down and get ready for work.

Two days later, I went back up to the tree late in the day and sat there for an hour and a half.  Nothing.  Tons of fresh sign, but nothing.  I was thinking of climbing down and taking a hike along the river for about two miles.  Anywhere along that corridor there could be deer.  I wanted to act.  But no– if I’m moving, the deer are infinitely more likely to detect my presence and high-tail it before I can get a shot.  If you’re still, and your prey is moving, you have the advantage, especially if your prey is somewhat predictable.  These deer are predictable.  For sure, they’ll be moving at dusk, which is right now.  The only questing is where.  But I should act– he who hesitates is lost.  But haste makes waste.  But the early bird gets the worm.  Look before you leap.  There’s no time like the present, tomorrow’s another day, etc.. I was trying to think of more contradictory words of wisdom when I heard a rustling in the brush behind me.  Had to be a human or a large animal, no question.  A large doe appears from the brush, followed by more deer.  Who cares– this one looks really good.  The muzzleloader tag is for a deer with either a 3-point minimum rack or antlerless.  I’m shooting for the table, not for trophies.

She’s directly below me now, oblivious to my presence, walking fast.  I could have shot downward, through the spine and anchored her right there, but I’d rehearsed this in my mind many times and the picture was always of a side-on shot.  No matter, she’s moving quickly, leading more deer up the hill to feed on the farmers’ wheat.  It’s a herd.  She’s still oblivious.  Have to hurry.  I pull the trigger, thumb the hammer all the way back, release the trigger, and ease the hammer forward into full cock.  Silent cock– rehearsed this hundreds of times.  It wouldn’t have mattered because the deer were trundling through the brush making plenty of noise, but it’s the way this was rehearsed.  Keep the trigger finger straight along the stock.  Can’t touch this trigger.  Its pull is as light as some set triggers– a pound or less.  I’d spent hours on it, messed it up, replaced the tumbler and sear, and started over.  Now the trigger pull is as light as you’d ever dare, even slightly dangerous, but this isn’t a social rifle.  The charge has been in the barrel for over 48 hours, it came in from the cold last time and into the warm house where it could have pulled in some condensation, but it should be fine.  I’ve tested this and there should be plenty of headroom in that regard.  I’d been using CCI caps, but it was a little frustrating that once in a while I’d get a misfire.  The caps fit too tight on this nipple, and some of the hammer’s energy had to be spent seating the cap.  The same thing can happen with metallic cartridges if the caps aren’t properly seated, or if headspace is too great.  I’d read that Remington caps tend to fit looser, so this time I had a Remington cap on there, as I’d tried them and couldn’t get a failure.  No worries about a misfire.

The doe turned her side to me in the perfect spot, not 20 yards from my tree, with perfect backstop.  Front sight behind the shoulder, rear sight, finger on trigger, Bam!  On later reflection, I recall having sensed no recoil and he noise, without hearing protection, was not uncomfortable.  You do this at the gun range and it hurts.  Here it’s not even noticed.  It’s a strange thing.

The doe bounded away from the cloud of smoke, up the slope, and into the field like a perfectly healthy deer, several others behind her.  No time to reload– that’s not an option.  I could not possibly have missed.  I know.  I was there.  I saw the whole thing.  But off she ran.  Crap…no, wait, she’s slowing down.  At the top of the hill out in the wheat field, she stumbled and went down.  OK.  I have to remember to breathe at this point.  Sometimes that’s important.  I tied the rifle to the cord, lowered it to the ground, called Son on the radio & told him to bring the pickup, and then started climbing down.  He called back about something or other.  Crap.  I felt I had to answer right then, holding onto one of the “steps” (angled metal screws we put in the tree for hand-holds) with one hand while operating the radio with the other.  Probably not a good idea.

The 50 caliber ball (mass; ~180 grains) pushed by 110 grains of Goex FF black powder (this is the charcoal, sulfur and KNO3 mixture of yore) had traveled squarely through the rib cage and out the other side, behind the shoulders and in front of the diaphragm.  That’s the “boiler room”–the heart/lung cavity.  I’d been told this wouldn’t happen– that the round ball would stop just short of full penetration, but maybe those hunters use a lighter powder charge.  Still, more velocity should mean more deformation of the soft lead ball…  Impact velocity was about 1850 fps, and the exit hole was about the same size as the entry.  That’s a “one-shot stop” but, both lungs partially liquefied, this doe ran up a steep slope, bounding over bushes as pretty as you please, and into a field before going down.  That was about 75 yards total, with some rough going.  Something to keep in mind.  If you want to “anchor” the animal, it has to be a critical skeletal shot, like right through two shoulders (they can run pretty well on three legs) or a central nervous system (CNS) shot.  Little else will stop an animal (two legged or four legged) in its tracks, Hollywood notwithstanding (see update below).  I tried to avoid the shoulders because there’s some good meat there.  One of Son’s deer had had a scapula shattered, and that was a mess.  No thankee.

The whole sequence, from first hearing noise in the bushes to the deer falling, lasted around 15 seconds.

What, I can’t go on and on about it?  I’m 50 years old, this was my first deer, and now we have a lot more good meat for the freezer.  Yahoo!  For those who fear “gamy” venison; maybe we’ve just been lucky, but we’ve not noticed a trace of this phenomenon with the animals we’ve harvested so far.  We’ve gotten does because they’re vastly more common.  People who tell me they hate venison because its gamy all seem to have eaten bucks.  I really don’t know what makes for sweet meat verses gamy.  More research is obviously needed.  No doubt a federal grant is in order.

Next I’d like to try a flintlock.  Why?  Just ’cause.  For one thing, a modern rifle is for long shots, and the hunting we do near the house is limited to no more than about 70 yards (so far we’ve killed no deer beyond about 40 yards).  For another; I just want to.  I’d’ve used a muzzleloading pistol if the WA game department allowed it.  I won’t go on about how using a primitive gun is some sort of superior life choice or anything.  It isn’t.  I admit it’s a distraction.  The people who used them back in the day were in fact using state-of-the-art technology.  We should learn the state-of-the-art for our own time, and endeavor to advance it.  If they’d wanted to be old-fashioned in the 18th or early 19th century, they’d have used matchlocks or bows and arrows.

Here’s the obligatory, grizzly post kill photo along with the rifle;

Yes, some people find liver to be disgusting.  I like it.  I’d show you a big juicy steak, but for best flavor and tenderness, the muscle meat has to age for several days before cutting and cooking.  The liver is great if eaten right away.  These deer liver steaks were fried in olive oil with shallots, just a pinch of crushed of rosemary, and salt & pepper, served with a nice baked potato and a glass of red Zinfandel.  Simply lovely.

Update Dec. 1 / 08

Butchering the deer this weekend, we found the heart had been grazed by the ball, opening a hole in one chamber (yeah, we leave the heart in while it hangs.  Call us weird).  The ball entered straight through one rib and out through another, severing both.  The doe had run about 75 yards with two blown lungs, a blown heart and two severed ribs.  I also found an almost pristine 17 caliber air rifle pellet lodged against the pelvis.  It would have had to travel through the hide, through a layer of fat, through 2.5 inches of meat and stop at the bone.  I doubt this could have happened to the adult doe. 17 cal air rifles don’t typically have near enough penetration, plus there was no apparent wound channel, so I’m thinking someone shot a fawn in the butt.  Some people’s kids.

Quote of the day–Tonya Payne

Who really cares about it being unconstitutional? This is what’s right to do, and if this means that we have to go out and have a court battle, then that’s fine … We have plenty of dead bodies coming up in our streets every single day, and that is unacceptable.

Tonya Payne
Pittsburgh City Councilwoman
November 24, 2008
Litigation likely on weapons measure City wants missing guns reported to police in 24 hours
[H/T to Sebastian.

Forget about her crap for brains for thinking the proposed law would reduce crime in any way, this statement should be sufficient grounds for the Feds to immediately arrest her along with her co-conspirators and to get a conviction for an 18 USC 242 violation.–Joe]

McMillan makes good stocks

I won’t be buying HS Precision any time soon. I have a HS Precision stock on my Spud Gun and really like it. But not if they are going to be associating with people like Horiuchi. Horiuchi was a sniper and had kills at Ruby Ridge and (allegedly) Waco.

I would like to suggest McMillan stocks as a great alternative.

Update: See also what Tamara, Say Uncle, Caleb, and David Codrea have to say about it.

People are checking it out and remembering:

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Update2: See also my Idaho neighbor Laurel’s post.

Quote of the day–Bruce Schneier

Ephemeral conversation is dying.

Cardinal Richelieu famously said, “If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged.” When all our ephemeral conversations can be saved for later examination, different rules have to apply. Conversation is not the same thing as correspondence. Words uttered in haste over morning coffee, whether spoken in a coffee shop or thumbed on a Blackberry, are not official pronouncements. Discussions in a meeting, whether held in a boardroom or a chat room, are not the same as answers at a press conference. And privacy isn’t just about having something to hide; it has enormous value to democracy, liberty, and our basic humanity.

We can’t turn back technology; electronic communications are here to stay and even our voice conversations are threatened. But as technology makes our conversations less ephemeral, we need laws to step in and safeguard ephemeral conversation. We need a comprehensive data privacy law, protecting our data and communications regardless of where it is stored or how it is processed. We need laws forcing companies to keep it private and delete it as soon as it is no longer needed. Laws requiring ISPs to store e-mails and other personal communications are exactly what we don’t need.

Rules pertaining to government need to be different, because of the power differential. Subjecting the president’s communications to eventual public review increases liberty because it reduces the government’s power with respect to the people. Subjecting our communications to government review decreases liberty because it reduces our power with respect to the government. The president, as well as other members of government, need some ability to converse ephemerally — just as they’re allowed to have unrecorded meetings and phone calls — but more of their actions need to be subject to public scrutiny. But laws can only go so far. Law or no law, when something is made public it’s too late. And many of us like having complete records of all our e-mail at our fingertips; it’s like our offline brains.

In the end, this is cultural.

The Internet is the greatest generation gap since rock and roll. We’re now witnessing one aspect of that generation gap: the younger generation chats digitally, and the older generation treats those chats as written correspondence. Until our CEOs blog, our Congressmen Twitter, and our world leaders send each other LOLcats – until we have a Presidential election where both candidates have a complete history on social networking sites from before they were teenagers– we aren’t fully an information age society.

When everyone leaves a public digital trail of their personal thoughts since birth, no one will think twice about it being there. Obama might be on the younger side of the generation gap, but the rules he’s operating under were written by the older side. It will take another generation before society’s tolerance for digital ephemera changes.

Bruce Schneier
November 24, 2008
The Future of Ephemeral Conversation
[What I fear will happen is that people, and politicians in particular, will fail to realize is that the society needs to compensate for the power differential and open up government while securing the individual and private organizations. They will think government “needs” to be private and that in order for the government to “protect” us they need to monitor our every word and move.

You can see this mindset in that so many people fear “large corporations” more than governments. They want the government to protect them from the corporations. They want more power for the government so it can further regulate businesses and individuals. They apparently are totally oblivious to the fact that an abusive corporation can be taken down in a few months by a massive boycott. Corporations don’t have the means to force you to buy their goods. On the other hand a government uses guns to take your money, your property, your freedom, and/or your life. Giving governments a monopoly on force and privacy is extremely poor social hygiene.–Joe]

More on wearable sniper detectors

Saturday I mentioned some sniper detection devices designed by the Brits. It turns out the U.S. Army ordered $10 million dollars worth of them:

QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group, a global developer of innovative technology solutions for national defense, today announced a $9.95 million order from the U. S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) for SWATS(R) Soldier-Wearable Acoustic Targeting Systems. Part of the Ears(R) Gunshot Localization System product family, SWATS(R) soldier-worn units will be deployed to U.S. Army troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan this year. The deployment is expected to be completed by early next year.

A brochure and other info are here.

I wonder if it would crash if it were placed down range at Boomershoot when the opening horn was sounded.

Quote of the day–William Clayton

The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they’re going to be when you kill them.

William Clayton
[There are more than one William Clayton I found on the net and none are particularly good candidates for this quote. But he is the only one I found this quote attributed to.–Joe]

Software alpha release

I have my software project ready for an alpha release (feature complete, but there are known bugs which must be fixed before release).

This was designed for cell phones not a desktop. It will work on desktop and laptop computers but whenever a user interface design was a trade-off between a desktop user and a mobile user the mobile user was given the advantage.

The software is a web based exterior ballistics calculator and can be found here: is much different that Modern Ballistics but uses the same algorithms and concepts. This web based version is for use in the field. Example, while at Boomershoot you can input the exact ranges and inclination to a set of targets combined with the weather conditions to get the scope setting needed for one shot, one “kill” hits on the boomers. I plan to have it running on a local server at Boomershoot 2009 so cell phones (and laptops) with WiFi support can get really fast results even with a heavy load of users.

I’m also thinking that maybe for Boomershoot 2010 I will have a weather station on site that will update the conditions for a special version of the software in real time.

Known bugs:

  • The help page is for the desktop version not the web based version.
  • If the bullet velocity at the target is less than 1400 fps all parameters such as elevation angle, windage, time to target, etc. are in error.
  • Some optimization for response time and load handling should still be done.

All data is stored in cookies on your device. This means the website does not need to save the data on the site in order to save your data. The downside is that all your input from the desktop does not show up on your cell phone or if you get a new cell phone the data will have to be reentered.

At this point I’m mostly looking for user interface and device compatibility issues. Does it appear to work on your Blackberry? Does it work on your iPhone? Is the user interface easy enough to understand and use? If you have problems with your cell phone try using it on a desktop computer to make sure you are using the software right before assuming the cell phone is having problems with the website.

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