Who’s that lady?

Because everytime Windows 10 updates it resets Internet Explorer’s home page to MSN, I found out that people (gossip columnists) are freaking out about Renee Zellweger because her face is completely different. Could it be botox? Eye lifts?

Renee Zellweger

But I’m fairly certain that’s Kristen Wiig playing a joke on them with one of her impersonations.

Kristen Wiig

 

Brass vs. Steel Cased Ammo – An Epic Torture Test

Here’s something I just stumbled upon: Brass vs. Steel Cased Ammo – An Epic Torture Test.

 Here’s what we did:

  • We acquired four identical Bushmaster AR-15 rifles.  We chose the Bushmaster MOE Series AR-15 because it’s a widely available, affordable, and mass-market.  We didn’t want something too cheap and of lower quality or something too expensive and of high quality since our goal is to help the most number of people.
  • We acquired 10,000 rounds each of the following ammunition (new production):Federal 55gr – Brass-Cased – Copper Jacket
  • Wolf 55gr FMJ – Steel-Cased with Polymer Coating – Bi-Metal Jacket (steel and copper)
  • Tula 55gr FMJ – Steel-Cased with Polymer Coating – Bi-Metal Jacket (steel and copper)
  • Brown Bear 55gr FMJ – Steel-Cased with Lacquer Coating – Bi-Metal Jacket(steel and copper)
  • We paired each ammunition type with a specific Bushmaster AR-15 and then fired all 10,000 rounds of it through that particular carbine (except for Tula)

Basically, the copper-jacketed Federal was much kinder to the bore and action, but the steel-jacketed Wolf, Tula, and Brown Bear are so much cheaper that you can afford to replace your barrel and other parts every 5,000 rounds as they wear out.

Oh, and Tula wouldn’t cycle the Bushmaster but worked fine in a Spike’s carbine.

 

iOS 8 review

Andrew Cunningham at Ars Technica reviews iOS 8.

iOS 8 is why I switched from a Galaxy SIII to an iPhone 5.  I like the size of the 5 but want a third-party keyboard.

Sadly, it’s only after go-live that we discover the iPhone keyboard always defaults back to the system keyboard, and I must re-switch to the other keyboard each time I want to use it.  Android lets you change the default keyboard, but iOS apparently does not.