TFB Review: Fourth Edition Vote 2020 Ruger 10/22 Collector’s Series Carbine

Ruger has just released their most patriotic rifle yet with its Fourth Edition Vote 2020 10/22 rifle. Ruger sent me a copy recently to get a closer look at and as with all the collectors series rifles, this one has some quality workmanship put into it as well as some neat additions to the package …

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Trump hails SpaceX’s 1st splashdown with NASA astronauts. Obama, too.

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama hailed SpaceX’s first splashdown of NASA astronauts on Sunday (Aug. 2), a landmark feat that capped the first orbital space mission from the U.S. in nearly a decade.  SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour successfully splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, returning …

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Uniting for better open-source security: The Open Source Security Foundation (ZDNet)

Steven Vaughn-Nichols writes at ZDNet: Eric S. Raymond, one of open-source’s founders, famously said, “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow,” which he called “Linus’s Law.” That’s true. It’s one of the reasons why open-source has become the way almost everyone develops software today. That said, it doesn’t go far enough. You need expert eyes …

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NASA hails success of SpaceX’s 1st astronaut mission: ‘This is just the beginning’

The success of SpaceX’s first-ever crewed mission has NASA very optimistic about the future of human spaceflight. A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico today (Aug. 2), wrapping up the company’s historic Demo-2 test flight to the International Space Station.  Demo-2’s May …

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POTD: U.S. Army’s New M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

The M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle was aquired to fill the capability gap between the standard issue rifle and a sniper rifle. In this Photo Of The Day, we’ll take another close look at it. Here we look at soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, taking aim at the Fort …

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SpaceX’s historic Demo-2 Crew Dragon astronaut test flight: Full coverage

[embedded content] Updated Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. EDT. The first SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft to carry astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on May 31 and will return to Earth on Aug. 1-2. See our full coverage of the historic mission below. Elon Musk’s space company launched its first crewed mission, a …

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POTD: Russians 10,000 Meters Above the Arctic

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we take a look at Russian Paratroopers landing in arctic conditions from high-altitude. Auto-translated from Russian: “10,000 meters above the Arctic: membrane suit L6 ” In this publication, we will talk about the outer membrane layer, which was worn on top of all layers during landing in the Arctic. At …

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Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s $6.6 billion local smartphone production program

South Korean giant Samsung, Apple’s contract manufacturing partners Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, and Indian smartphone vendors Micromax and Lava among others have applied for India’s $6.6 billion incentive program aimed at boosting the local smartphone manufacturing, New Delhi said on Saturday. The scheme, called Production-Linked Incentive Scheme, will offer a range of incentives to companies including a …

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Friday Night Lights: Steiner Optics DBAL-A3

Earlier I reviewed the DBAL-D2 and DBAL-A4. While the DBAL-D2 is a big bloated workhorse and the DBAL-A4 is Steiner’s flagship laser device, the DBAL-A3 is probably the most popular weapon laser out of their catalog. The DBAL-A3 comes in a variety of power options and finds its roots in an older model variant. Let’s …

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Rocket Lab will resume Electron launches in August after July 4 failure

Rocket Lab has identified the cause of its July 4 launch failure and been cleared by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to start flying again, company representatives announced today (July 31). The return-to-flight mission will lift off from the small-satellite launch company’s New Zealand launch site sometime next month, if all goes according to plan. …

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