Fun Facts

Frickin Laser Beams

Looks like we’re going to finally get some Star Wars style weapons after all.

CW lasers may be effective enough for now, but fall short of science fiction. They just aren’t capable of firing at that speed. While they can melt their targets, burn them or mess with optical sensors by zapping them with high-intensity light, they are nowhere near vaporizing the outer layer of a drone like the USPL can. The UPSL improves on CWs massively. This thing is rugged enough to withstand being beat up, but can aim with precision and do irreversible damage. It can turn pieces of a target to vapor, screw with sensors enough to make them useless, and also overpower the innards of the electronics from the Dark Side.


5k Apple Walk Challenge

For the record, I am serious considering doing the 5k Apple walk/run/wheelchair challenge today.

I’ll update this post if I actually do it.

Fun Facts – Landslide Elections

This is a post for fun reasons. I always remember the 1984 landslide of the Ronald Reagan era but I recently discovered that wasn’t the biggest landslide election in history.

The biggest occurred in the election of 1936 involving FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt). Additionally, FDR was so popular that he is the reason they created a presidential term limit.

This is Reagan in 1984.

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This is Roosevelt in 1936,

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Alf Landon won 2 states but the electoral votes added up to less than what Walter Mondale got in 1984.

Details are over at