Slowly entering the present day ... 
2008.12.01 08:59 - Guns, M1 Garand, Zombie Preparedness
PDB points out a product that will be of interest to Garand devotees interested in keeping up with the tactical crowd.

Over at Tam's, a commenter suggests a period-correct substitute. Can't get 'em in your choice of black, khaki, or ARPAT, though.
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Just in case an RGSBer is having this problem, too 
2008.11.24 00:42 - Entertainment, Microcode
When Steam complains about the servers being too busy to activate, download or install a game, the solution is to delete clientregistry.blob.

Yay Valve.
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When Last We Left Our Hero 
2008.11.20 09:05 - Guns, Magpul Masada/Bushmaster ACR, Internet Stupidity
I have been mildly agitated for at least a month and a half now, because soon I would be buying a fancy plastic spacegunMagpul Masadaevil black rifleBushmaster ACR.

Or not, actually. I think I'll just leave my money where it is for the moment, but it looks like three-quarters of next year's gun budget is free for spending on something else. I'm sure I'll figure something out. M1 Carbines are pretty neat, for instance.
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Polydork? 
2008.11.17 03:22 - Miscellanea
If a polyglot is one who speaks many languages fluently, and a polymath is one who has mastered multiple areas of study, is a polydork a person whose dorkiness crosses multiple subjects?

Herb, for instance.

(FWIW: I don't seem to have originated this term, but I have no idea if my usage is consistent with whatever else Google will turn up.)
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Whoops! 
2008.11.12 17:32 - Guns, M1 Garand, Miscellanea, Site/Meta, Zombie Preparedness
This is not correct, as checking the the CMP's eligibility requirements quickly reveals. Although it is no longer necessary to be a competitive shooter, it is still necessary to have some documentation indicating that you know your way around a gun.

Dang. Well, half-way there. Just have to see whether a C&R or CCW license is a better choice, I guess.
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