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  1. The first gen of 360 consoles were problematic, i was thinking of buying one but can anyone tell me what generation is for sale today?, is it 65nm or 45nm and is that cpu and gpu?, is it written on the packaging?.

    From what I understand, all of the old 90nm cpu consoles are gone at this point, and the current 65nm cpu consoles are definitely more reliable than the old ones. I think I saw on Bloomberg business news that MS's expenditures on returned consoles have gone down by leaps and bounds. The new consoles seem like they may be worth a shot.

  2. Thank you, everyone who has served their country. Today, let's all stop and take a moment to remember those who gave their all for our freedom. Mr. Ray Charles sang of our beautiful heroes once, and I hope that the song touches you as it does me.

    Ruin, Marcinko, HF, Saint, and our other members who are or have served, thank you, and God bless you.

    +1 :thumbsup:

    It sure is good to live in a free country.

  3. GR Gold Edition. I would keep it, but I no longer game on the PC. Sticking with the console now.


    The HP CD has both the Frostbite and Year of The Monkey mods on it.


    The discs do not have a single scratch on them. $15

    Tango Down pistol grip (brand new, unused) $25

    Stubby foldaway vertical grip. Some scuff marks on the bottom (visible in the photo), but the sides are 100% clean $35


    DPMS .308 mags, new, still in wrapper $35 each, buy all four for $130


  4. The main reason for introducing the 5.56x45mm was weight, and to a lesser extent recoil. The 5.56mm allows the weapon to be built lighter, and (in particular) allow more ammunition to be carried within the total weight limit.

    A G3 with 100 rounds weigh the same as an M16A2 with 200+ rounds or thereabout (and the caseless G11 would have weighed the same with 500 rounds, or so a promotional poster once proclaimed).


    krise madsen

    Give the man a prize. :thumbsup:

    The "conversion" formula that I was told was this, the standard ten magazines of 5.56mm (30rd mags)= seven mags of .308 (20rd mags).

  5. Thanks Ruin. I would trade for your Vette. ;)

    So far I have added the two accessories. The quadrail is a B&T, and the shotshell carrier with rail is a Mesa Tactical. I have looked into possibly modifying it, but honestly, I really cannot think of one part that it needs. This thing really does function flawlessly.

    I don't know when my Comp M4 will arrive (I have one, but it is mounted on another gun), but I will post a pic when I get it.

  6. I heard about this group. Pretty kick ass.

    Those pictures are despicable. I'm truly surprised, shocked and saddened that a country like the United Kingdom could treat its fallen warriors that way.

    What's just as strange to me is that you guys have those herses with almost all glass in the back, which looks really beautiful when the Union Jack is draped over the coffin. Ours are just long box cars with tinted windows.

    I have to agree, those herses are very sharp, too bad that they are not being displayed in a manner that would better show the value of what is inside.

    :thumbsup: to Canada.

    I am not making a blanket judgement on England here, just the specific topic on hand.

  7. I heard from an EB Games sales rep that it would have coop. People have said that it would return to its WW2 origins, but, that is speculative. I would welcome online and split screen coop, and I would like to see more evolved gameplay in SP.

    I agree. A friend of mine just bought a PS3, and I noticed that the AI team does not die. They take direct hits from grenades, soak up bullets like a sheet of Bounty on a water spill, and they keep going. It is a fun game, and it does even have some spectacular moments like the specter gunship mission, but I personally find myself passing over this title.

    Cod5 is to be developed by Treyarch, the developer of the spinoff console cod games that kindof sucked.

    6 will probably be the next Infinity Ward (cod1/2/4) game. 5 is hardly worth looking forward to.

    Good to know, I will have to keep an eye out for that one.

  8. There is a lot of talk that LWRC is a superior product to every other AR product out there, but I think I will wait before I jump on that bandwagon.
    I had an opportunity recently to mess with the M110, the new self loading sniper rifle for the US Army. Knight's Armament. They also make this very nice SR 15.


    I know someone that is a huge Knight fan, and they are very nice guns, but personally I would go with a POF, or Noveske before I would even consider a Knight. POF and Noveske simply produce the finest guns that I have seen, and they have that custom feel and rock solid tightness that other manufacturer simply cannot match. Les Baer and JP also make nice ARs, but they are more geared toward competition and not combat guns.

  9. Hmm, I know I already struck out in the "other thread", but maybe I can collect something from this one.

    Hey ZJJ, I have some nice beachfront property in Kansas to sell you. :shifty:

    Strike number 2. Now if it was in Arizona, I would consider it. :rocky:


    You're keeping count of the strikes? Hmmm, that means I have to make this last one count. I'll be lurking about. :shifty:

  10. I've fired a few AR's fitted with their piston kits. It's a good product. One of the blokes worked on the H&K 416. Imagine that! :rolleyes:


    Couldn't imagine that a someone would move from one gun manufacturer to another. You are right though, there is so much "bed hopping" in the gun industry it isn't even funny.

    Unfortunately, Before they became "Land Warrior" the guns had some issues with reliability. They have worked out the bugs since then, but the product is still a long way off before it will be combat proven. There is a lot of talk that LWRC is a superior product to every other AR product out there, but I think I will wait before I jump on that bandwagon.

  11. Hmm, I know I already struck out in the "other thread", but maybe I can collect something from this one.

    Hey ZJJ, I have some nice beachfront property in Kansas to sell you. :shifty:

  12. Made a very cool connection through the ARNG today that I'm really hoping pans out. But I'll probably keep this a secret. It could be very costly, but if I can get it done, it would make my Vette one of the most bad-ass ones in the state. :devil: I'm pretty psyched.

    Nice, I will keep an eye out on this thread. Let us all know how things work out. :thumbsup:

  13. Oh, so you mean young and stupid? :hehe: I figure I'll get my kicks in while I can. I can only feel invincible for so long... right? :) I love it, and love learning stuff along the way. I'm really excited to do an engine rebuild towards the end of the year, but I've got a lot of reading to do first.

    Just don't go overboard with the stupid. :lol:

    An engine rebuild? Take a lesson in preventive measures. I knew a guy that had a 68' convertible. He blew his motor and cracked his block. Killed the value of his car. Buy a nice block and do a build on another motor. When the build is done, swap engines, put the original engine in storage (in an oiled bag of course), and enjoy the high power build without any worries. You just never know, freaky things can happen. The engine rebuild was done by a very reputable shop, but it turned out that the aftermarket crank from the factory was weak. Even the best manufacturers occassionaly turns out a lemon, so I would save the original motor and do the build on a block from a place like Summit Racing or whatever other source you would prefer. In my time, I have met too many classic car owners that forgot that one principle of never using the original block. Those serial numbers are worth their weight in gold.

    Gave her a good bucket wash yesterday. Took my time (about 4 hours) and cleaned, polished, waxed and polished the chrome on her. Still some Chrome work left to do today (example pic), but I'm very pleased. I might do the Jeep like this also. Hmmn... Anyway, took over 20 pics, here are some - pics taken around 4pm and 7:30pm.


    :thumbsup: What more is there to really say? Vettes have always been my absolute favorite. Even though I never owned a classic (I always preferred the modern suspensions, brakes, etc... of the latest generation Vettes) I have a great love for them.

  14. It's the joys of being young, single, and childless...

    Well, not really the issues for me. I am just not willing to risk losing everything I have in my life for the sake of speed. I have already gone 165 on a bike, 140+ in a car, and at this time, I'm not willing to take that risk anymore. I have had my 435hp 12.1 sec 1/4 mile Vette, and a 165hp 9.8 1/4 mile bike. I figure that I have had my fun, and now it is your turn. :)

  15. by David Crane

    defrev at gmail dot com

    April 8, 2008

    Updated on 4/10/08.

    DefenseReview readers may remember an article we published on September 16, 2007 about our aircraft carriers being vulnerable to attack by our enemies and/or potential enemies employing/deploying the latest supersonic cruise missile and supercavitating torpedo technologies being developed by the Russians and shared with countries like China, India, and Iran. Even before that, in November 2006, we'd published an initial article on the threat posed to the U.S. Navy by the latest Russian and Chinese anti-ship weapons. Well, on March 19 (2007), WorldTribune.com published an article on China's purchase of Klub-S 3M-54E / SS-N-27B Sizzler subsonic/supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs) from Russia. Then, on March 23, Bloomberg published their own piece on China's Sizzler missile purchase and the U.S. Navy's lack of a solid plan to defend against it, more specifically to defend our aircraft carriers against it.

    The Russian-made 3M-54E/SS-N-27B Sizzler subsonic/supersonic anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) currently being employed and deployed by China, and, it seems, Iran, can...

    be launched from both submarines and surface ships (and possibly aircraft).

    Orville Hanson, a 38-year U.S. Naval weapons systems evaluator calls Sizzler a "carrier-destroying weapon." "Take out the carriers'' and China ``can walk into Taiwan," he says. No kidding.

    While we like to consider ourselves optimists here at DefRev, we predict that China will get Taiwan back within ten (10) years, and quite possibly in as little as five (5) years. We hope we're wrong, but it's most likely really up to China, and how determined they are to take back the island. If they really want--and it seems that they do--they'll probably get it, since they (and the Russians, for that matter) can most likely sink our aircraft carriers at will.

    Now, while some of the more patriotic among you might argue that the above is horsepucky, and our carriers are safe, a recent WorldTibune.com piece contains a couple of quotes from Admiral Tim Keating, the U.S. Pacific Command leader, that are not exactly confidence inspiring. The article quotes Keating as saying "It is of concern to us in the Pacific Command, principally because of People's Liberation Army [PLA], navy and air force developments," and that the Sizzler missile is "a very sophisticated piece of hardware and we are currently not as capable of defending against that missile as I would like." Wonderful (sarcasm). In other words, we most likely can't defend our carriers against it at the moment. That's just great (sarcasm).

    By the way, the Chinese military developments Keating references apparently include additional area denial weapons and anti-access weapons, not just SS-N-27 Sizzler missile.

    And, Keating's not alone in his concern. Admiral Michael Mullen (Mike Mullen), Chief of U.S. Naval Operations, said the following during a Bloomberg News interview in reference to the Sizzler ASCM that you might find interesting and simultaneously quite alarming:

    "I'm concerned about China developing a military capability that we don't understand, and their intent for using it is not clear."

    I want you to think about that, for a second. He didn't just say that China and other countries are developing military capabilities that are challenging, although he did say that (Actually, I think he said "very challenging", but I'd have to listen to the playback, again.). Oh, no. He said a military capability that, and I quote, "we don't understand." DON'T UNDERSTAND.

    Don't understand? Wow. Not good. Really not good.

    The following excerpt is from Bloomberg:

    "This is a very low-flying, fast missile,'' said retired Rear Admiral Eric McVadon, a former U.S. naval attache in Beijing. ``It won't be visible until it's quite close. By the time you detect it to the time it hits you is very short. You'd want to know your capabilities to handle this sort of missile.''

    The Navy's ship-borne Aegis system [a.k.a. Aegis Combat System a.k.a. Aegis Weapon System], deployed on cruisers and destroyers starting in the early 1980s, is designed to protect aircraft-carrier battle groups from missile attacks. But current and former officials say the Navy has no assurance Aegis, built by Lockheed Martin Corp., is capable of detecting, tracking and intercepting the Sizzler.

    "This was an issue when I walked in the door in 2001,'' Thomas Christie, the Defense Department's top weapons-testing official from mid-2001 to early 2005, said in an interview.

    'A Major Issue'

    "The Navy recognized this was a major issue, and over the years, I had continued promises they were going to fully fund development and production'' of missiles that could replicate the Sizzler to help develop a defense against it, Christie said. "They haven't.''

    The effect is that in a conflict, the U.S. "would send a billion-dollar platform loaded with equipment and crew into harm's way without some sort of confidence that we could defeat what is apparently a threat very near on the horizon,'' Christie said.

    The Navy considered developing a program to test against the Sizzler "but has no plans in the immediate future to initiate such a developmental effort,'' Naval Air Systems Command spokesman Rob Koon said in an e-mail.

    End excerpt.

    So, our naval leaders have had approximately 6 years or more to solve the Russian supersonic anti-ship cruise missile threat problem, and, so far, they haven't done it. Let's just hope it doesn't take them another six years to figure it out, or Taiwan may just belong to China, and the the Middle East may just end up "up for grabs".

    By the way, Admiral Mullen also discussed China's "lack of transparency" (during his interview) with regard to their (China's) military intentions, meaning we're not quite sure what they are. Well, I just told you what they are: taking back Taiwan and (most likely) exerting more influence over the Middle East region.

    Let me tell ya', we'd better figure it out (a viable solution/counter, that is), and right quick, because not only are the Chinese going to try to take back Taiwan in short order, but they're also most likely going to join Iran in actively challenging our dominance in the Middle East. After all, the way they probably look at it is why should we (the United States), exert more influence in that region than they do. I mean, we can, of course, argue 'till w'ere blue in the face that we should exercise more influence because we're a more benevolent and magnanimous country than they are, and that we're a Capitalist country with a rebublican form of government as opposed to a Communist country with a totalitarian form of government (them), but how well is that argument really going to go over with the Chinese? Probably not very well.

    Speaking of Iran, with Sizzler-equipped Kilo-class subs, the Iranians might just have a shot at successfully challenging us all by themselves, and they can really challenge us if they team up with China. Imagine a Chinese-Iranian alliance for a second--with the latest and greatest Russian weapons in their respective land and naval arsenals. Not a pretty picture.

    The kicker is that some of China's Sizzler missiles are reported to be nuclear-tipped. Yeah, the story just keeps getting better, doesn't it?

    What if Iran successfully develops nuclear weapons technology, and can tip their Sizzlers with nuclear warheads?

    Finally, let's not forget the birthplace of these weapons technologies, Russia. The Russians can also challenge our interests in the Middle East and around the world, if they choose. According to some, there's a new Cold War brewing with Russia, thanks to Mr. Putin and other elements inside Russia.

    Bottom line, we'd better get our act together, pronto.

  16. The following is a Land Warfare Resources Corporation Press Release:

    CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND – April 21, 2008 - LWRC International, LLC of Cambridge, Maryland announces the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Land Warfare Resources Corporation of Springfield, Virginia, effective April 18, 2008.

    LWRC International will be conducting business out of its new facility in Cambridge, Maryland. Richard Bernstein, formerly CEO of L-3 BAI Aerosystems, Inc. in Easton, Maryland, has been named as the new CEO of LWRC International. Mr. Bernstein brings over 40 years of experience in the design, development, and manufacturing of high-tech products for the defense industry. Darren Mellors and Jesse Gomez, formerly of Land Warfare Resources Corporation and Grenadier Precision Ltd. Co., will...

    lead the product development and domestic marketing efforts, and Pat Bryan, former CEO, will be responsible for international marketing efforts.

    The Cambridge facility includes complete engineering and production machining as well as its own injection molding capability to more effectively serve the market for its product line. The new facility provides the needed capacity for the company’s expansion.

    Since 1999 Land Warfare Resources Corporation designed and manufactured what it considered to be the finest evolution of the M4/M16 system of rifles and carbines. Prior to 2006, most of its efforts were focused on research and development. It engineered a short stroke gas piston operating system to replace the direct gas impingement system of the M4/M16 family of weapons in use by the U.S. Military. This allows the weapon to operate cleaner, cooler and makes the rifles more reliable. LWRC International will implement the latest in manufacturing and materials technology, surface conversions and plating technologies to make the weapons perform better, last longer, require less user maintenance and provide the best value to the user, utilizing the proprietary technology acquired from Land Warfare Resources Corporation.

    For additional information, please contact Darren Mellors at LWRC.

    Company Contact Info:

    Darren Mellors

    LWRC International, LLC

    815 Chesapeake Drive

    Cambridge, Maryland 21613

    410-901-1348 Office

    Darren@lwrifles.com Email

    http://www.lwrifles.com Website

    Note: The original press release title is LWRC INTERNATIONAL, LLC Announces Acquisition of Assets of Land Warfare Resources Corporation.

  17. Unfortunately I don't have a choice. I have to move, and my apartment just doesn't allow for much vehicle storage. As it is, I'm parking my Jeep across the street because I only have two parking spots (one for me and my roommate). I'll get a fitted cover for it when I move, but I'm going to have to make do for a few years. These past few days is the first time she's been in the water also.

    Well, I guess you can't have it all, on top of all the nice toys.

    For an RDIAS? I think you'd need to give me a M240B, M249, M2, MK19, M60, and a couple FA M4s for me to even start to consider a trade. :) This girl is priceless in my book.

    I hear you. In all seriousness though, I have left the fast cars/bikes in my past, but still don't mind looking at them.

  18. Sear,

    Thanks for the compliments. :)

    They are well deserved. :thumbsup:

    Got the Vette, got a handful of guns (buying at least one more this summer - S&W M&P 9mm compact, yumm), got a bad ass PC, and a sweet camera. I'm pretty happy. Work hard to play hard though. I've also been very fortunate to find many of my toys at great prices or even for free (like the Vette was).

    I just bought a RDIAS at half the market price, but I think I would rather have taken your Vette for free. Want to trade?

    It's late, and I'm off to a party... tomorrow in the sunlight I'll go take some much better pics. Hoping to also clean up my interior and get it looking better too.

    More pics of that car will always be welcome in my book. :thumbsup:

    I'll look at Fast Shine. Part of my plans tomorrow (or soon) is to find the right stuff to keep her clean. Especially now that I'm moving and will no longer have a garage.

    Ouch, I would hate to leave a car like that exposed to the elements. My Vette rarely ever saw water (except for the occassional wash) as I mostly cleaned it with the fastshine.

  19. Well done Ruin, well done. :thumbsup:

    Looking at this post almost sent me out to buy another Vette (or a bike).

    A Vette owner, AND a gun owner at such a young age? Keep your head on straight young man, and you could live quite a nice life.

    Again, the Vette looks great, VERY nice. :thumbsup:

    Oh, BTW, I used Griot's Garage fastshine to keep the pollen off. Once you have wax on the car, all you have to do is spray a little fastshine on the car and use a nice soft cotton cloth to wipe it down (make sure the cloth does not have nylon threads). The fastshine does not take the wax off, and you can use it fairly often.

    Now once you drive the car in rain, then it will need a full wash, but for dust and pollen, the fastshine is the way to go. Also, make sure that you work small sections, as the fastshine should not be allowed to sit on the car, and work with it in the shade like you would wax.

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