along the shoulder of a US highway as it passes through the former economic dynamo of the town, there poddled an electric scooter, facing against the traffic, with a guy sitting on it, using one leg to try to push it along.
So let me get this straight. A person who depends on an electric scooter to get around, riding a scooter with maybe not enough power left in the battery, or a motor nearly worn out, using one leg to boost it.
If he's strong enough to boost his own electric scooter, maybe he does not need an electric scooter.
At his rate, I've been home half an hour since driving past him. I could probably find him and capture some video.
The prospect of forming a cavity in a boattail and filling it with barium nitrate, magnesium, and other pyrophoric unobtainium compounds doesn't thrill me either.
Applique tracer devices stuck to otherwise non-tracer bullets intrigue me. Glowammo seems to have disappeared, and may never have been introduced in rifle calibers anyway. And there may be a reason they were not introduced. Velocities too high for human eyes to track the glow or for the device to hang on to the tail, chamber pressures too high for the applique to withstand?
So I wonder if a phosphor compound could be mixed with ground glass filler and an epoxy, and dabbed on the tail of a bullet? Would the intense heat and light of the burning propellant cause the phosphor to light up, but not burn up?
but I'll spend out the ass to hack together battery packs from 18650 cells and trays. Four trays fit, each with four cells in series, 3.7Vdc each.
the hard part is getting the connectors that mate to the radio. I might just bind all four trays in parallel and wire them out through the charging access and over to the external DC molex. I have those parts already.
There were also a few sets that didn't get marked with anything when I got them, because I didn't realize how quickly the camo pattern faded. Sainted Wife got into the act, when I noticed one set with a red square Sharpied on the labels because she couldn't find any month and year.
So the next uniforms I received, 3 sets of ripstops, arrived just as a muharib shot up a nightclub in Orlando. Three sets at once, that needed to stay together as sets.
I labeled one set "Orlando." Then another set "Garland" and the third "Ft Hood."
With our new normal of Islamic atrocities on US soil, I will be renaming the other uniforms.
Update: today a uniform has been marked OHIO STATE.