A fascinating view into the US Air Force boneyards

A fascinating view into the US Air Force boneyards

You can zoom in this 48-megapixel image of the USAF boneyard in Tucson, Arizona—stitched from Bing Maps satellite images—and try to identify all those airplanes. Or you can watch this USAF documentary on how the US stockpiles thousands of planes in deserts around the country to keep the active fleet flying.*

Or you can do both.

* And in case the aliens invade us and we have to fight back.


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A fascinating view into the US Air Force boneyards

A fascinating view into the US Air Force boneyards

A fascinating view into the US Air Force boneyards

You can zoom in this 48-megapixel image of the USAF boneyard in Tucson, Arizona—stitched from Bing Maps satellite images—and try to identify all those airplanes. Or you can watch this USAF documentary on how the US stockpiles thousands of planes in deserts around the country to keep the active fleet flying.*

Or you can do both.

* And in case the aliens invade us and we have to fight back.


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A fascinating view into the US Air Force boneyards

Video: How To Build Your Own Knife Throwing Target

What kid who’s into knives hasn’t wanted to learn to throw them? I know I went through my share of throwing knives and throwing stars, before giving up and deciding that things will probably go better for me if the knife stays in my hand. But if you’re looking to keep the dream alive, you’ll[…..]
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Microsoft Now Lets You Download Windows 7 ISOs with a Valid License

Microsoft Now Lets You Download Windows 7 ISOs with a Valid License

If you don’t have your Windows 7 disc handy—but want to create a custom installation, run Windows from a USB drive, or just do a fresh install—you’ll need an ISO file of the disc. You used to be able to download them from Digital River’s servers, but those links no longer work. Now, Microsoft has a Software Recovery Center where you can download those ISOs for free.

This isn’t piracy, of course—you still need a valid Windows license to download the ISO and register Windows. If you purchased a retail version of Windows, enter the product key from the package. If you can’t find it, use a program like Magical Jelly Bean KeyFinder. Once Microsoft confirms your product key, you can download Windows and use the Windows 7 USB Download Tool to put it on a thumb drive.

If your computer came with Windows, however, it’s probably an OEM version, which will not work on Microsoft’s new site. Instead, if you want to reinstall Windows without the bloatware, you’ll probably need to borrow a disc from someone and use your product key when you resinstall.

Windows 8.1 users have always been able to download ISOs with Microsoft’s tool, which you can now get here.

Welcome to the Microsoft Software Recovery Center | Microsoft


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Photographs Of Superheros In Everyday Situations

If you are like me you know what superheroes are doing for the brief 120 minutes that they are on the silver screen, but surely they have a life after the movie, and they face the same situations as we all do, don’t they? Photographer Edy Hardjo decided to find out. In his photos our favorite […]

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M855/SS109 “Green Tip” Ammo Still In-Stock Online

Despite the fact that the BATFE has NOT banned M855, panic buyers have begun depleting the stock from many vendors. Arguably one of the most plentiful flavors of AR ammo (aside from Eastern Bloc imports), M855 is really not all that great performing of a round. Especially compared to a most of the others that[…..]
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M855/SS109 “Green Tip” Ammo Still In-Stock Online

Access the Secret Diagnostic Page Built Into Your Cable Modem

Access the Secret Diagnostic Page Built Into Your Cable Modem

When you’re trying to troubleshoot your cable modem, your cable company will probably blame your computer. Many modems have a built into diagnostic page that lets you view what’s wrong with it.

DSL Reports created a master list of these pages. Usually, the address is <span><a href="http://ift.tt/1LniK1d; data-attr="http://ift.tt/1LniK1d; data-uid="inset3408" data-processed="true" id="inset3408" data-provider="default" class="">http://ift.tt/19QkNzh></span>. On that page, most companies include:

  • Signal levels
  • Uptime — how long your connection has been up
  • Errors like DHCP fails or corrected/uncorrected blocks
  • Reboot the modem remotely.

If you can read the page to the cable company’s support, that gives them key information to help solve your problem. It’s handy if you have an intermittent connection problem.

Viewing the Modem’s Signal Levels, Firmware Version & Log Entries | DSL Reports


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