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Latsabb

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An easy question.

10 April 2013 - 01:58 AM

I think that we have all seen the "What is 2 x 5 x 6 + 1 x 0" type questions, where it is proved that the bulk of the population has no idea what the order of operations are. (The answer is not 0, for any of those wondering, lol) However, I have been having more fun with this one:

You have two cars that are driving from a house to a town, and then back. (Both cars go to the same town, and back to the same house)

Car A is driving a constant 50 mph to the town, and back from the town, with no stops.

Car B drives at a constant 40 mph to the town, and then a constant 60 mph back, with no stops.

The town is 100 miles away, making the whole trip 200 miles. (100 there, and 100 back)

Which car makes it to the town and back first? And how long does it take each car to make the journey?

Edit: Note that this is NOT a trick question. I am not wording anything to be sneaky.

Trying to find a website...

02 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

This has been driving me insane for about an hour now, so I am hoping someone else has used the site before, and can give me the name/link. I am fairly sure the "game" starts with M, but not certain. Anyway, you have a square, and you click inside the square to set a ball in motion. When the ball impacts a wall, it makes a tone. You can put out multiple balls, and if they bounce into each other, they reflect backwards, which allows you to make interesting patterns of music. This isnt the ball thing where you draw your own walls, and balls drop. The game I am talking about they just go vertical or horizontal only. No diagonals (that I remember) or anything like that.

PLEASE someone know what the place is... Been trying everything I can think of on Google, and I am coming up empty handed...

"Open source" paintball marker?

02 March 2013 - 03:45 AM

I recently got a Raspberry Pi, and have been messing around with it, and reading about what other people have done with it. Being that you can, with electronics know-how, use it to control a myriad of things, as well as screens and just about any input device, I immediately thought about paintball applications. At only 35 dollars, the Raspberry Pi is very cheap, and it has hardware on it that paintball wouldnt even need, such as an HDMI port, USB ports, etc. Many people have hooked up cheap LCD screens to the Raspberry Pi with good results, and this made me think that the possibility of a cheap paintball board could be made with a similar platform. Strip off all the computer based accessories, and give it plugs for a noid, eyes, battery harness, etc, and it might actually be able to control a marker. After looking at the main components on the Raspberry Pi, and assuming the usage of a microSD card for memory, the board could be made fairly small, and possibly with a form factor that would fit a wide range of markers. With the microSD card as the memory and system, you could use the one board to control any type of marker, assuming that you had different software packages for each marker.

Anyway, that was the minor part. As I thought about that, I thought back on the old cockers that were just blocks, and that people used to custom mill their own. And that is when I really put two and two together with the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi, for those that dont know, is meant to be a stripped down, inexpensive Linux machine. It doesnt come with any cords, or memory, and anything like that, and you basically have to add the functionalities that you want on your own. They dont include much, as the point is to keep the thing super cheap. Now, what would be interesting is if a paintball company sold a DIY marker. To keep costs down, the body is not milled. Possibly not drilled on at all, and just an aluminum block. No barrel, no feedneck, no ASA, nothing. You get an electronics board, a block of aluminum, and a CD. The CD contains various CAD files that could be used by a CNC machine to mill the block of aluminum, as well as a developers kit for the board. You then program your own board, and either make your own CAD design (yes, double D redundant) or use one they provide, and you simply make your own marker. You could buy any frame you want for it, or as an extra, buy a "frame block" and CAD designs for various frames. Which trigger do you want to use? Mod the CAD design to fit whatever you want. Which noid? Pick anything, and mod the CAD design for it to fit. Which bolt system do you want? Mod the CAD design to whatever you like. Hell, make your own bolt.

Now, I am sure someone is thinking " good lord, who would go through all this trouble? And do you expect all these people to know how to use CAD?" And the answer is no. Although learning would be a good skill. It is open source. People that CAN design in CAD would make designs, and others could download them, and use them. Dont want to program your own board? That is fine, tons of other people already have programmed it for you. Dont like how complicated a board is to program, or think there are a lot of useless settings to go through? Remove them. Think that it needs more modes? Add them. Hate programming via the marker? Take out the SD card, put it in a computer, and change settings on your computer.

So you could make your own marker, use someone elses design, or just shoot it as a giant block. Make your own milling, set it up for ego bolts and Bob Long rams, with a UL frame, Clone feedneck, 4c eyes, and drilled for Shocker threads. This obviously wouldnt be for everyone, but I think that it would be an awesome idea. Assuming that the kit was cheap, I think many people would get into it. And we might actually see some original designs.

Regency Crome 2 - Polished Black

09 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

Marker: Regency Crome 2
Condition: 8/10 (The anno is in good shape, but there is a small amount of rust on some of the screws, and the ASA rail is scrapped up a bit.)
Color: Polished black
Upgrades: Dye NT ASA, Dye UL barrel, and Bob Long G6R grips.
Known problems: None
Price: 750 dollars shipped and pped.
Shipping options: Norwegian Post, unless you want to pay a ton in shipping.
Trades of interest: None. Cash only
Location of item: Bergen, Norway (<-- Norway is a country, for those unaware)
What is included: Crome 2 with Dye UL barrel. (unknown bore, as it is unmarked. I assume .689). I also have a defective board that will be sent with it. Maybe you can get it fixed.


I got out of paintball last year, and this Crome had a defective board it in. I got the board replaced with a brand new board last year, so everything is up and going with it. The only problem is that I dont have the time to play, and might not for quite some time. Everything is cleaned and lubed up, although after the trip from Europe to the US, it will likely need a new lube job on the bolt engine. The marker has always fired, but the defective board has a problem where you have to hold the power button to keep it on, and able to shoot. Either way, it works fine now. I would do a shooting video, but I dont have any paint or air. Yes, I know, typical excuse, but since I dont play anymore, and I dont have a paintball field near my house, I honestly dont have paint or air. I can assure you that it works, and I still have enough air to cycle the bolt for you if absolutely needed, but not enough to put a pod through it or anything.

Anyway, feel free to put in bids, but as mentioned above, no trades. If you have any questions about the marker, feel free to ask. Also, this goes without saying, but if you PM me before we have made a deal, you wont be getting a response, and I will report you. I dont like to lose a potential sale, but keep in mind that I used to be a mod here. Thank you.


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Regency Crome 2 - Polished Black

17 August 2012 - 02:57 AM

Marker: Regency Crome 2
Condition: 8/10 (The anno is in good shape, but there is a small amount of rust on some of the screws, and the ASA rail is scrapped up a bit.)
Color: Polished black
Upgrades: Dye NT ASA, Dye UL barrel, and Bob Long G6R grips.
Known problems: None
Price: 850 dollars shipped and pped.
Shipping options: Norwegian Post, unless you want to pay a ton in shipping.
Trades of interest: None. Cash only
Location of item: Bergen, Norway (<-- Norway is a country, for those unaware)
What is included: Crome 2 with Dye UL barrel. (unknown bore, as it is unmarked. I assume .689). I also have a defective board that will be sent with it. Maybe you can get it fixed.

I got out of paintball several months ago, and I have had this Crome 2 for a while, and it had a defective board in it. The replacement board came in, and now it is all up and going. The only problem is that I dont have the time to play, and might not for quite some time. So, out she goes. Everything is cleaned and lubed up, although after the trip from Europe to the US, it will likely need a new lube job on the bolt engine. The marker has always fired, but the defective board has a problem where you have to hold the power button to keep it on, and able to shoot. Either way, it works fine now. I would do a shooting video, but I dont have any paint or air. Yes, I know, typical excuse, but since I dont play anymore, and I dont have a paintball field near my house, I honestly dont have paint or air. I can assure you that it works, and I still have enough air to cycle the bolt for you if absolutely needed, but not enough to put a pod through it or anything.

Anyway, feel free to put in bids, but as mentioned above, no trades. If you have any questions about the marker, feel free to ask. Also, this goes without saying, but if you PM me before we have made a deal, you wont be getting a response, and I will report you. I dont like to lose a potential sale, but keep in mind that I used to be a mod here. Thank you.

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