Tag Archive: Progress.


How 3-D Printed Guns Evolved Into Serious Weapons In Just One Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A burgeoning subculture of 3-D printed gun enthusiasts dreams of the day when a lethal firearm can be downloaded or copied by anyone, anywhere, as easily as a pirated episode of Game of Thrones. But the 27-year-old Japanese man arrested last week for allegedly owning illegal 3-D printed firearms did more than simply download and print other enthusiasts’ designs. He appears to have created some of his own.

  Among the half-dozen plastic guns seized from Yoshitomo Imura’s home in Kawasaki was a revolver designed to fire six .38-caliber bullets–five more than the Liberator printed pistol that inspired Imura’s experiments. He called it the ZigZag, after its ratcheted barrel modeled on the German Mauser Zig-Zag. In a video he posted online six months ago, Imura assembles the handgun from plastic 3-D printed pieces, a few metal pins, screws and rubber bands, then test fires it with blanks.

“ Freedom of armaments to all people!!” he writes in the video’s description. “A gun makes power equal!!”

  It’s been a full year since I watched the radical libertarian group Defense Distributed test fire the Liberator, the first fully printable gun, for the first time. Imura is one of a growing number of digital gunsmiths who saw the potential of that controversial breakthrough and have strived to improve upon the Liberator’s clunky, single-shot design. Motivated by a mix of libertarianism, gun rights advocacy and open-source experimentation, their innovations include rifles, derringers, multi-round handguns and the components needed to assemble semi-automatic weapons. Dozens of other designs are waiting to be tested.

  The result of all this tinkering may be the first advancements that significantly move 3-D printed firearms from the realm of science fiction to practical weapons.”

 

    Wired has a history of the past year’s 3D firearms development that is sure to get the State’s panties in a wad . As we’ve said before , The genie never returns to the bottle .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti Immigration Party Winning Elections In Norway?

 

 

 

Published on Sep 9, 2013

” Exit polls in Norway’s general election suggest the centre-right opposition is on course to win.

Erna Solberg, who heads the Conservative Party, is expected to replace Labour leader Jens Stoltenberg, who has been prime minister since 2005.

Ms Solberg may depend on the support of the anti-immigration Progress Party to form a government.

It was Norway’s first general election since attacks by a far-right extremist killed 77 people in 2011.

Official projections published by Norway’s statistical office after polls closed on Monday evening suggested the centre-right alliance won a majority of the seats in parliament.

As well as the Progress Party, Ms Solberg’s Conservatives are allied with two other, centrist parties.

It is not yet clear whether Ms Solberg will seek to form a majority coalition with the centrist allies, or lead a minority government of the Conservatives and Progress.

Dozens of Labour Party youth activists who survived Anders Behring Breivik’s shooting spree on the island of Utoeya in 2011 were candidates, but the wave of sympathy for the party in the wake of the attacks seems to have evaporated.

“The country is doing well, but that’s thanks to the oil, not to the leaders,” one 29-year-old Progress Party voter told AFP after casting his ballot at Oslo’s City Hall.

“It’s time we changed the government,” he added.

The Progress Party has tried to shake off its association with Breivik, who was once a member but left several years before planning and carrying out his attacks.

The party, led by Siv Jensen, was running third in opinion polls prior to the vote.

But the Conservatives’ Ms Solberg wants to continue Norway’s existing immigration policies and, if they are to form a coalition government, will have to negotiate with Ms Jensen for her to abandon several manifesto promises, says the BBC’s Lars Bevanger in Oslo.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have at least 1 and yours is bigger!!

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Hint: picture was taken in 1956… Answer below… It’s a hard disk drive back in 1956… with 5 MB of storage! In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first ‘SUPER’ computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored a ‘whopping’ 5 MB of data. Do you appreciate your 8 GB memory stick now, or a 3GS iPhone with 32 GB of memory?!