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Happy birthday to MrsBlue, as my better half was born on this date a couple of years ago. Let me correct that, she's probably my better three-quarters (you didn't think I was going to correct the "couple of years ago" part, did you?). We'll probably do something wild and crazy like going out to dinner to celebrate.

Celebratory Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Tower of Doom.
Link: 5 Ridiculous Gun Myths Everyone Believes (Thanks to Movies).
Stories: Neil Gaiman fights Todd McFarlane over Spawn characters. Thanks nin.
DUI Checkpoint nabs 3 drunk drivers and a goat. Thanks Digg.
Science: Scientists say planes can cause rain, snow.
White rice linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Scientists Study Ozzy Osbourne To Understand Why He's Still Alive.
Media: Hayabusa Reentry Video.
The Funnies: xkcd- Dependencies.
Follow-up: RICO suit: BP manipulated Bush team.
Kung Fu Bear 'genuine'.

14. Re: 5 ridiculous myths Jun 16, 2010, 18:40 MeanJim
Bet wrote on Jun 16, 2010, 15:37:
Aw, here I was hating on all those top 5/10/20 lists. Then a dude references the Blood God in a way I really wasn't expecting. Finally, one that doesn't leave me feeling dirty for wasting time looking at them.

Other than the title (not everyone believes that crap, anyone who owns/shoots guns should know that is BS), it's an OK list. Although the silencer one isn't quite correct. It's true that a silencer doesn't make the gun completely silent, and it doesn't make that "phewt" sound. With a silencer and proper ammo, all you will hear is the action of the gun, basically a loud click sound. In the video he linked, the gun is still firing a supersonic round, which is that crack you hear. There's a better video I found through the related video list comparing the same gun with and without a silencer.

I do find that crap annoying in movies, and even more annoying in video games. IMO the only games that have gotten the gun feel, sound, action, loading and reloading right has been Rainbow Six. For example, if you have a 30 round magazine, and you only fire 20 rounds and reload, you now have 31 rounds in the gun (30 in mag. + 1 in chamber). Every game out there ignores that one extra round if you reload before emptying the gun. I know it's a minor thing, but it just bugs me.
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