What Are mds and mdworker, and Why Are They Running on My Mac?

While checking out Activity Monitor, you noticed a couple of processes you don’t recognize: mds and mdworker. Neither have an icon, and they seem to be running constantly. Don’t worry, they’re harmless. Click Here to Continue Reading
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Warning: Do NOT Mix Dummy & Live Shotgun Rounds

While we hold firearms instructors to a higher standard, we often see that they too are people. As such, they are subject to the same potential negligent and accidental discharges as the rest of us – if not at a higher risk of it because of the round counts they put through weapons. Lord knows I […] Read More … The post Warning: Do NOT Mix Dummy & Live Shotgun Rounds appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Training, Instructors, Daily News, ND, Negligent Discharge, Training Accident

New Redding Reloading Dies for 6.5 Grendel

What we writers have seen as an extended trend towards the “new” 6.5 calibers has indeed been a long-time coming just based on the sheer logic of the near ideal mix of weight, velocity, ballistic coefficient, barrel longevity, etc. While every caliber has its place, the 6.5 diameter round has had immense potential as an all-around […] Read More … The post New Redding Reloading Dies for 6.5 Grendel appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Companies, Competition, Redding, Daily News, Ammunition, Reloading, Grendel, Long Range, 6.5, Hand Loading

How to Calibrate the Joy-Con Controllers On Your Nintendo Switch

For such a tiny package, the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers sure pack a lot of complex sensors and input mechanisms. There’s an accelorometer, gyroscope, infrared camera, 20+ buttons, and two control sticks, not to mention the touch screen on the Switch itself. Eventually, you might need to make sure all those inputs are working correctly. Here’s how to calibrate your control sticks, motion controls, and even test your buttons and touch screen. Click Here to Continue Reading
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10 Easy Pieces: The Best Under-Counter Refrigerator Drawers

The days of the space-hogging fridge may be numbered. Under-the-counter refrigerator drawers—almost all of which come with a choice of stainless steel or custom panel-ready fronts—are offering a discreet new way to keep things cool. The hitch: These designs currently come at a steep cost (that’s an understatement). Most often they’re used as fridge supplements that hold drinks and produce, and allow the main fridge to be a bit less monstrous. Above: Sub-Zero, the brand best known for refrigerat...
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MOJO Dances With Wolves – New Episode Airs Saturday

MOJO Dances With Wolves U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Terry Denmon travels north to hunt Wolves with Jim Mercer in Alberta, Canada. One thing Terry has always wanted to cross off the list is calling in a Wolf to shotgun range. With exploding Wolf populations in Alberta, it seems like the perfect location to make it happen. Also on the hunt is good friend Skip Knowles, editor of Predator Nation Magazine.New episodes premiere Saturday afternoons at 3:30/2:30c on The Sportsman Channel (DISH 395, DIREC...
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Bargain & Daily Book Deals 06/22/17

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get Diamond Rings Starting at $59.99, get 53% Off on Harman Kardon Esquire Mini Speaker, 40% Off on Premium Collagen Peptides and 40% Off on Dremel 3D Printer. Mills & Boon – 30% off using promo code DAYLIGHT – ends midnight tomorrow! Sounds True has a number of audiobook bestsellers for up to 50% off this month. If you don’t currently have an Audible subscription, you can purchase 12 credits for $99 (that’s $8.25 each!), which is a very good deal. Bargain Picks ...
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10¢ Video Daily Deal

Over at Vudu, today only, you can rent any of 30 movies for only 10 cents each (plus tax – it works out to $0.11 here). Once rented, the title will be available for up to 30 days and once you start playing, you will have 48 hours to watch the movie. This is a repeat of an offer from last week, but with an entirely different set of movies eligible this time around. If you have a subscription to NetFlix or Amazon Prime Videos, be sure to check with those, as well – last week I found one movie I wa...
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EForms For ATF Form 1 Applications – This Time Via Silencer Shop

The first anniversary of the enactment of ATF Rule 41F is only a few weeks away. Most of us will be remembering the run up to the July 13th deadline as an NFA buying panic of epic proportions. And all of us will remember the resulting slowdown that followed. However, a few faithful NFA makers will […] Read More … The post EForms For ATF Form 1 Applications – This Time Via Silencer Shop appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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DoubleStar Fang Blade Unveiled – Perfect for Every Day Carry

Designed by Robert Cabrera, weapon designer and practitioner of the Filipino Martial Arts of Eskrima, Kali and Arnis, the DoubleStar Fang Blade is the perfect Every Day Carry (EDC) knife. DoubleStar Fang Blades DoubleStar Winchester, Ky. (Ammoland.com) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, is proud to announce the release of its new Fang Blade.Born with Every Day Carry (EDC) in mind, the Fang features a durable tanto point and chisel ...
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Bill Gates Recommends Five Books for Summer 2017

Summer just officially got underway. So that means it's time for Bill Gates, once again, to serve up a new Summer Reading List. This list will help you "think deeper about what it means to truly connect with other people and to have purpose in your life." Or "what it’s like to grow up outside the mainstream: as a child of mixed race in apartheid South Africa, as a young man trying to escape his impoverished life in rural Appalachia, or as the son of a peanut farmer in Plains, Georgia." S...
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Mystery and Crime Warden, Florence: Sea Mew Abbey. vi. 22bJun 2017

Florence Alice PRICE, Mrs JAMES(wrote as: Florence WARDEN): Born : 1857 May 16: Died : 1929 Mar 11 Excerpt About a quarter of a century ago, under a bright May morning sun, the English Channel Squadron steamed into the harbour of the French town of Harbourg, with flags half-mast high. The Captain of one of the vessels had lost his young wife that morning. Attached Images   Attached Files Sea Me...
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James Patterson Speaks out against "Word Bullying"

Bestselling author and storyteller James Patterson calls his new kids' book, Pottymouth and Stoopid, "the most important book I've ever done." Aimed at middle-grade readers—and especially boys—his tale of two kids who've been nicknamed Pottymouth and Stoopid will resonate with those who have felt the lash of word bullying. But Patterson and his cowriter Chris Grabenstein tackle the subject with humor, and the two boys have the last laugh as they discover something surprising. Watch our interview...
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NeoCon 2017: PipeLight by Barbican

Barbican doesn’t disappoint. The company’s large, architectural lighting fixtures take up space and do it in distinct style. PipeLight, which was awarded NeoCon Silver, exemplifies the company’s bold design sense. The PipeLight System includes straight, curved, corner, and column components measuring one to ten feet each. These units offer extreme flexibility, so spaces can create their own signature shapes or use PipeLight to highlight architectural details. Seamless construction, ultra-effic...
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Imaginarium Art Rodimus Prime Statue - Sneak Peek!

The Imaginarium Art Facebook Page has posted an image of their upcoming Rodimus Prime statue! The grayscale sneak-peek image looks quite nice, with a generous but not cluttering level of detail. That's hard to do! Keep reading to have a closer look at the statue.
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TBA Suppressors Sicario Ruger MKIV Integral

Even with the recent recall announcement regarding Ruger’s new MKIV rimfire pistol, I find myself still on the hunt for my first integrally suppressed rimfire pistol. Luckily, another manufacturer has come forward with a design that should be both ultra quiet and easy to clean. TBA Suppressors released the Sicario, a monocore design that includes […] Read More … The post TBA Suppressors Sicario Ruger MKIV Integral appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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How to Completely Block Distractions on macOS with Self Control

You settle in to do some work, but first, you check email for a second. Okay, now work. Wait: let’s check Facebook. Work now? In a bit: first Twitter, then back to email, then Facebook one more time in case anyone responded. Click Here to Continue Reading
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Atlanta Arms Offers 6.5 Creedmoor Match Ammunition

While originally known for their remanufactured ammunition (and one of only two remanufactured ammunition sources I trust including Freedom Munitions), Atlanta Arms has also been manufacturing well-respected factory match ammunition too. The Army Marksmanship Unit uses a significant quantity of Atlanta Arms ammunition. Expanding that line from common 5.56, 300 BLK, and .308 Winchester, Atlanta Arms […] Read More … The post Atlanta Arms Offers 6.5 Creedmoor Match Ammunition appeared first on The...
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What Is PlayStation Now, and Is It Worth It?

The nostalgia of playing old school PlayStation games is awesome for a lot of us, but without having every generation of console, it can be difficult to get in on some of the best titles of yesterday. PlayStation Now, Sony’s online game streaming service, is the solution to that quandary. But man, is it really worth coughing up an Andrew Jackson every month just to play classic titles? Click Here to Continue Reading
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An Italian-American’s Tips for Learning the Italian Language

A guest post by Anthony Fasano It wasn’t until my mid-30s that I really started thinking about where I came from. I don’t mean where I grew up; I mean where my family came from generations earlier. I talked to my grandparents, did a lot of research and finally connected online with relatives in southern Italy and Sicily. Once I decided to visit them,  I realized I had to learn Italian—before our plane took off in ten months. The process that I used to become conversational in Italian isn’t as s...
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Two Free Audiobooks from Sync

It’s time for this week’s free audiobooks from Sync. I’ve linked in the info from the ebook or audiobook version of each title (Amazon has the best reviews), followed by the link to get your copies free, with directions to ensure you get the complete download. You’ll need the Overdrive Console loaded (directions are on Sync’s website) and I suggest you use the desktop app to ensure you download a copy for backup purposes. Start off with The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories ($9.99 Kindle;...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Featured, Massachusetts, Fantasy, Neil Gaiman, Terry, Terry Pratchett, Overdrive, ODM, Pratchett, Stacy Schiff, Wild West, Amazon Best, NonFiction, Teen & Young Adult

Pint Size Heroes: Horror

Funko has announced a new series of Pint Size Heroes that will likely scare your pants off. The Pint Size Heroes: Horror lineup includes some of the most well-known horror characters. This series features Jason, Freddy, Beetlejuice, Chucky, Carrie, Krampus, Cthulhu, Pennywise, Michael Myers, Pinhead, Stripe, and Elvira. If you're interested in picking up some of these blind-box figures, you can already pre-order them over at Amazon.com.
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How to Back Up All Your Photos with Amazon’s Prime Photos

Millions of people are Amazon Prime subscribers, but many of them don’t realize that in addition to free shipping and Prime Instant Video, they also get unlimited photo storage for all their computers and mobile devices. Click Here to Continue Reading
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Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Summary: In this entrancing novel “that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all” (Kirkus Reviews), a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one i...
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The Revolutionary ShapeShift Modular Holster System is Now Available for Pre-Order

ShapeShift Modular Holster System Post Falls, ID –-(Ammoland.com)- The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is one holster that converts into 11 different holster types and intends to eliminate the need to purchase several, full-price holsters.Customers who pre-order will have first access to the ShapeShift Starter Kit, which includes all the parts necessary for an inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster, outside-the-waistband (OWB) paddle holster, appendix carry holster, belt slide holster and a free...
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I did not work on this yesterday. I sketched it long ago. On Paper. And then, while away, I sketched it on cloth. I worked on it, using a method I call, and have often mentioned, Skitch-Skatch, a close and personal technique of stitching and patching over a sketch. First conceived back here . In an attempt to create a OneNess to my creative approach. It is painstakingly slow. And often times frustrating. It is a design mending technique. That is, what is imagined slowly becomes what is pos...
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Screw Cancer!

Despite over 5,000 international studies expounding the health benefits of tea, there still appear to be some questions…….not sure how that can happen, but our FDA isn’t happy with natural products. No profits to be made there. Give them pharmaceuticals and they’re giddy. Plants, not so much. A long time tea health enthusiast and recent World Tea Expo award winner of the Best Health Advocate 2017 award, Maria Uspenski has generously made her Tea Wellness Lifestyle Guide available to the masses b...
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SEAL Team 6 Loves The MP7

Business Insider: Looking almost like an oversized pistol, the Heckler & Koch MP7 is a cross between a submachine gun and a carbine that serves around the world in the hands of law enforcement and special operations units. In the late 1980s, NATO developed requirements for a next-generation personal defense weapon that would be more effective against body armor than current pistol-caliber PDWs. While submachine guns based on the .45 ACP or 9mm deliver plenty of stopping power against unarmored t...
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The Blunt Truth

Art by A.F. Branco Shooter James Hodgkinson was fueled by the rhetoric and fake news coming from the liberal bias mainstream media. AmmoLand Gun News USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Blunt Truth.Shooter James Hodgkinson was fueled by the rhetoric and fake news coming from the liberal bias mainstream media.Did you enjoy this cartoon?Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining anyone or all of these fine civil rights o...
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British Architects Come Up with Sweet NYC Skyline Chess Set

Dagnabbit! Once again architects have something cool for which there is no industrial design analog, inspiring jealousy. London-based architects Ian Flood and Chris Prosser founded Skyline Chess, a company that produces chess sets where the pieces are iconic London buildings. Now they've just Kickstarted an NYC edition: As a native New Yorker, I have to say that Britons though they may be, Flood and Prosser have totally nailed which building should be which piece: The New York sets star...
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