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  • SSTF@lemmy.worldtoProgrammer Humor@programming.devNo common rube
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    6 days ago

    Took my freshly re-cobbled together computer to local computer guy after an upgrade with hand-me-down parts. He asked what was wrong and I said there was an alarm for the CPU fan, and that I’d torn the case open and hooked a second fan into the CPU fan connection and it also didn’t work, and the I plugged the CPU fan into a different connection and got it working, so by elimination I was pretty sure the fans were good and the connection in the motherboard was bad.

    He seemed mildly amused/impressed by my spiel. I’m not really a computer person, but swapping out parts to narrow down the source of the problem seemed logically basic.

    I ended up chilling with him while he worked on things. He found WinZip on my desktop and let out a “whoa retro.” which hurt me deeply.



  • SSTF@lemmy.worldtoMicroblog Memes@lemmy.worldWait, not like that
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    Assault rifles are cool and all, but SMGs are just fun. The ugliest but most fun gun I’ve ever shot was a 9mm Colt SMG. A factory made kludge to fit 9mm into an AR-15 derivative. The weight and overall design being originally for 5.56mm in mind meant that full auto with 9mm had basically zero felt recoil.

    Most fun assault rifle was the Vz. 58. Less controllable than an any kind of full auto 5.56mm AR-15 derivative, but so fun I didn’t care. And it reloaded with clips.






  • It’s not ideal, but it’s not an impossible hinderance. The picture has a low power variable scope. At magnified levels, the front sight post becomes a thin shadow in the lower half. Noticeable but doesn’t impact much. At 1x magnification the front sight post does reach to where the reticle is, but the target area is still viewable.

    With an LPVO the front sight post isn’t usable since the 1x setting isn’t “true 1x” but has a tiny amount of distortion, however with a red dot, the front sight post is still crisp, which means that if the dot dies it is easy to look through the optic and use the front sight.

    When shooting with both eyes open for close range with an optic you get so much information from both eyes that the blockage by the post is essentially edited out by your brain.

    The standard service issue M16 and M4s have/had fixed front sight posts and have been issued with optics for decades.