Lothmar – yes, that is the piezoelectric effect they are referring to… it is how many pressure switches and small speakers, etc. work today.
By applying pressure (and in this case, a lot of instant shock pressure) to a crystal substance, usually quarts in the consumer industry, an electromagnetic emission is created. Usually this is converted to electrical or RF. In this case with the high energy input from the explosion of ammunition, they are in some fashion using that effect to redirect it forward into an EMP.
Nicely done. Glad to see it get to the troops!
 April 24, 2015 at 11:52pm
I have a complete set of ‘Popular Mechanics – Do It Yourself Encyclopedia’ – 1968. Given to me by my Father.
It is like going through page after page of just how different society is.
Every volume simply assumes the average person has a workshop or garage filled with tools. Has a basic understanding of math, measures, and how to use a slide rule, etc. Even has more than one layout and design for the perfect workshop.
We’re not just talking cabinets and tables here either, we’re talking about rebuilding your car, repairing your car, house, boat. BUILDING a boat from the ground up. If you can imagine it from 1968 and back, then they probably have a DIY in one of the volumes.
It is amazing to me how incredibly ‘hands-off’ we are as a society compared to just a short time ago. I think that lends itself in a huge way to so many people being ignorant or willfully naive.
April 24, 2015 at 11:40pm
I’m sure not the best advice, but it always works for me, is that once every year or two, our A/C drain will get clogged… I just blow into the end of it for a count of 3 and release. Sometimes takes 2 or three times, and it all comes rushing out.
Just some info that works for me. One of those Dad-handed down tricks. Vacuum sounds safer. :)
 April 24, 2015 at 12:43pm
I want to know the police officer that makes $85k per year, much less retires with it. Anywhere. Because I will force my little brother to go there!
Every officer I have ever met – State, County, City – makes slightly more than the friggin’ swing shift manager at McDonald’s. If that for the rookies!
I’m sorry, but in my opinion any job that requires a gun and putting yourself in harms way as a primary aspect, should be considered ‘hazardous’ in pay standards. I think that $85k a year should be much closer to the wage officers should make.
It should at least be double what they make in my state (Missouri) that would still only be around $50 – $65k in most cases. How sick is that?
April 24, 2015 at 11:00am
Wait a sec… on top of that…
“…To engage in the practice of negotiating with terrorist groups to try to secure the release of innocent Americans would only put at risk more innocent Americans.”
Uh.. what about the millions of dollars and terrorist leaders we blindly handed over in exchange for a traitor? No negotiating my arse.
 April 24, 2015 at 10:52am
aint- that is the biggest pile of garbage I have ever heard…. the average conversation between a white and black man will at some point consist of the white man reminding the black man that he is black?! Where is that nonsense statistic from?
The lead developer at the new contract I’m working on is a fellow American. He’s black but who cares? He and I have meetings every day and have become good friends that shoot the breeze for lengthy stretches after hours. I don’t recall either of us reminding each other what color we are. LOL what?
This whole race thing is nothing but a leftover construct that people like you need to propagate for some reason.
Although I think I will remind him later today just so he knows… and link him back to this post. To be sure to remember that he is black. So he can remind me that I am white. Then we can grab more coffee and go back to grinding away on the new project.
Because of this post – I am betting this will become the new office joke for some time…
‘Hey uh… you still black today right?’
‘Yea man… uh you still white?’
‘Oh yeah man – just making sure you remember and all’
‘Yeah can’t be too careful man. Wouldn’t want to wake up white or something…’
Hahaha too nuts. Auto-accusation without limitation! Should be some proclamation somewhere :)
 April 24, 2015 at 8:36am
Oh man the trailer was fantastic! I am so taking my nephew to see this – it looks great :D
There is zero need to be associated with anyone – did you even listen to some of the answers and comments this woman has given? Nothing to do with Obama, everything to do with the PERSON. Just because Obama picked her I don’t care. Does she sound like a good candidate? Great let’s do it! No? Then let’s not. Simple as that. In this case she sounds and acts like she is reading the communist manifesto during breakfast every morning!
 April 23, 2015 at 6:31pm
We use Roku + PlayOn software.
PlayOn has built in plugins for about every channel you can imagine like ABC, FOX, etc. for your series you like… and tons of other cable channels as well. Any of them that post their series to the web (most do these days and keep about 4 at a time up there) – we just schedule PlayOn to record them as they come in.
Roku, aside from having the gazillion channels to choose from, also has a PlayOn channel – so we can stream all of our TV and movies we’ve recorded straight to the TV :)
Total cost -> $140
Roku = $89 (I think $99 now), PlayOn = $49 (one time purchase. they have cheaper sub options.)
Setup is pretty darn easy and we have never looked back. Absolutely love it.
It is all legit licensed stuff too so no crap-ware. Puts a few second splashscreen at the front of all your recorded videos ‘recorded by firstname.lastname@example.org on month.day.year via playon license blah blah’
Lots of other bennies I could go into about the setup – but definitely a great option for online use.
Of major note: We only have 1.5MB/s internet out here in the boonies and our setup even works with that so… hard to beat.
 April 23, 2015 at 8:48am
It really does suck what these poor guys went through coming home. I certainly was oblivious to it beyond the anecdotal mention of it in a textbook or something until my Uncle just broke down and laid it all out on the table one day.
Can you imagine? Giving over your life, losing body parts, losing your mind and soul over the death and gore, etc. – to finally come home and be… spat upon, yelled at, called names (omg, horrific names). I don’t know how there weren’t more deaths from rage-violence against the buttheads from men and women on the verge of snapping anyway!
Grf. It is nice to hear stories like this for certain. May there be many more to come.
 April 22, 2015 at 9:06am
There is no need to flame you. Just slowly re-read your own post.
 April 22, 2015 at 8:49am
“To further foster that relationship and help find a solution, Johnson announced that the DHS was opening a satellite office in the Silicon Valley to “serve as another point of contact with our friends here.”
Translation: We’re sick of this private sector crap, so we’re opening up an office in the middle of your R&D center and we will pay any desperate employee beyond their wildest dreams whenever they ‘share’ the latest technology so we can keep ahead of you bas*ards trying to thwart our absolute control of the system.
 April 21, 2015 at 12:24pm
Mohammed – you came forward, seem sincere, and didn’t stay silent or mince words about your feelings on the matter. I doubt you have much to worry about regarding your other children’s ability to be employed or your own safety.
He's probably more concerned about threats from Islamic extremists since he is taking a stand against them.
 April 21, 2015 at 12:14pm
Snow – you can’t see past your own politics? This wasn’t supposed to be about the current state of affairs or if he is right or wrong about them. This was about the fact that he did make an error in how he presented himself on a certain key topic, it hurt someone that complained and he sent an apology that was less than sincere.
That’s it. No politics involved beyond what you are assigning it. It isn’t about being the ‘malcontents of our nation’ this is about a specific incident where someone f’ed up and is being reluctant to bear the full burden of saying I’m sorry.
No matter who it is or who’s side you’re on… being sincere does not include bestowing how correct you were aside from the apology.
It is the same as me saying
‘Your dog was just a dumb animal that ran out in the road and got smashed by a car. Good riddance. Should have kept him in the house.’
And during my apology saying
‘I’m sorry for saying what I said. It was insensitive and I know you are grieving for your beloved pet. You must understand that I love animals too and wish that you would have kept your dog safe by keeping it in the house or tethered rather than letting it be smashed. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you get a new pet soon.’
Does it make more sense to you now? It is the premise of the issue. The ‘political correctness’ even, but not the *politics* of anyone involved. You are projecting that into the conversation.
 April 21, 2015 at 12:01pm
… “is testing two body cameras on its deputies” …
… “One of them has already proved” …
The headline doesn’t say the officer wearing a body camera took the footage. He was just one of the two officers wearing a body camera they are testing out. Obviously it was the partner’s angle in the video.
April 20, 2015 at 11:05pm
ionesco – props for… what? Cooking the books to create a negligible increase even after cooking them so much?
Even those of you that love this guy so much… you can’t take a serious look at the jobs numbers in the nation, absorb the fact that they’ve changed which report they use for data tracking #1, dropped an entire bracket of people (those who have left the workforce) #2, and skew along the lines of creation vs. deletion #3 (we created 10,000 jobs this month! Actually, there were 8,000 full time jobs lost and 10,000 part time jobs created. Not a net gain.)
I will absolutely give the man props if they are due. I don’t care how much I dislike the man/woman/whoever I’m discussing… I won’t argue against a real accomplishment if it is based on truth.
 April 20, 2015 at 2:56pm
Absolutely amazing how the statistics are irrefutable time and time again, yet ‘liberals’ still keep chanting the mantra that guns are the problem somehow.
***26*** percent drop in crime rate since conceal carry has been allowed. Yet another story among dozens so far of the prevention of innocent deaths.
How insanely obvious does it have to get before the argument is utterly trumped enough for the public at large? I would say never with the incredible amount of data we have.
And the cool part is that the CC shooter didn't even kill the perp. Its only cool that no one was shot by the CC except the perp. Problem is is that the libs will let him off scott free with only a slap on the wrist.
As I agree with your general premise and know what you are saying - six rounds is not exactly scott free, but very inadequate.
Logic, wisdom or what is right or wrong is not the issue. Control is the goal. Politicians & tyrants love unarmed peasants
 April 20, 2015 at 2:38pm
-ABP – AdBlock Plus. Free. Available for about any browser I think. Zero issues of any kind. I can still read and post to comments (obviously) etc.
-Follow the money and you’ll find Glenn… absolutely! This website is uber-funded by ads galore because there is no subscription fee. Not even a buck.
-Glenn doesn’t run just a news website or just a TV and radio ‘channel’. The man is funding – Television, Radio, Documentaries, Movies, this site, other sites, Dreamlab projects, All kinds of crap that he is using the money for good purpose.
-Whether you think it is for good purpose or not is your own opinion.. if not then it is really simple – don’t contribute and quit reading this website. Therefore you will also quit your bit**ing which will be a real welcome contribution.
 April 20, 2015 at 2:28pm
So… after Walker is elected and is in office for 3 years, does a lot of dirty work and starts to get things cleaned up a bit… job creation starts to rise. What is your point? Somehow it would be better if it had just stayed dead last like before he came into office?
Job creation plateaus and drops a bit before already showing signs of going back up again? Other states are finally getting the message and starting to strike out on their own… slowly catching up as well. Good on Mr. Walker for making some positive change.
At least on the rough road to it, he has kept the people of the state in mind along the way.
You won't give Obama the same props for his jobs performance.
They never mention all the jobs that Doyle chased out of Wisconsin. Takes a lot of trust building to attract companies after the anti-business policies of Doyle. Of course we could have brought back mining in Wisconsin, but guess what brain dead party blocked that. That would have a lot of good paying jobs right there.
ionesco - props for... what? Cooking the books to create a negligible increase even after cooking them so much?
Even those of you that love this guy so much... you can't take a serious look at the jobs numbers in the nation, absorb the fact that they've changed which report they use for data tracking #1, dropped an entire bracket of people (those who have left the workforce) #2, and skew along the lines of creation vs. deletion #3 (we created 10,000 jobs this month! Actually, there were 8,000 full time jobs lost and 10,000 part time jobs created. Not a net gain.)
I will absolutely give the man props if they are due. I don't care how much I dislike the man/woman/whoever I'm discussing... I won't argue against a real accomplishment if it is based on truth.
April 19, 2015 at 10:57pm
Uh no – it’s not that simple at all. If I just stop purchasing my epilepsy medication… my life stops. Literally I can no longer hold a job, drive a car, support my family, keep a coherent thought for longer than a day or two… and there are several other disorders that mine pales in comparison to that require maintenance drugs to control because there is no way to ‘cure’ a chemical imbalance in many cases.
Yeah I know – there are plenty of areas that I am sure big pharma could be curing rather than limping along people… but there are plenty of instances where that is just not the case and the reality is, the captive audience must have the product.
It is definitely a price gouging racket. However I think that the biggest problem is in the big retailers and pushers:
CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart (average between the three): $840 / month currently
Local Family Pharmacy (checked several – averages): $38 / month currently
Just a couple of years ago the numbers were stupid high before generics came out.
We’re talking nearly $2000 with big retailers, yet still about $86 with local pharmacies.
That is CASH. No insurance people.
It is currently cheaper for me to pay cash for my two prescriptions then my co-pays!