2-25: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for February: Armed Citizen, Standing Guard, and The President's Column. Each of these features are valuable, information packed columns that you will find extremely helpful and interesting even if you are not a firearms owner yourself. For one, it keeps you apprised of the relative honesty and the intentions of the politicos you vote for. For another, it shows you the value of owning your own firearm for protection, recreation, hobby, business, and because for now anyway... you can. The Archives are available any day of the month from the NRA page in the Extra department, look for the link down at the bottom of the table of contents.
2-23: Team Crunchinator is checking in today with the latest update on their progress with the massive distributed computing project called Folding@home. Folding@home identifies problems with protein folding and in so doing helps to find a cure for diseases that have been plaguing mankind. Check out our progress in the Hobbies department.
2-18: "Every law-abiding American gun owner must be ready. We must be ready, willing and able to defend our rights at every turn and at every level, with all of our might, all of our hearts and all of our souls. Now is the time to act." Find out what you can do on the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department.
2-16: The Folding@home server stats have finally been updated with two weeks of results. You can view Team Crunchinators progress in the Hobbies department.
2-11: "Spontaneous combustion. It's a grassroots phenomenon that has occurred at other times of crisis in the modern history of NRA, when gun owners by the millions have simply had enough and, acting on their own instincts, have expressed their will as one mighty voice. Political spontaneous combustion involves massive numbers of individual Americans who might not normally be considered a part of the organized gun rights movement, but who are driven to take action." Read more from Wayne LaPierre on the Standing Guard page in the NRA section of the Extra department.
2-9: The Folding@home servers have been updated but only to February 3rd so calculating a weekly progress report is impossible this week too. Hopefully they will get their act together and we can resume our weekly updates. You can still view our stats on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.
2-6: "Armed Citizen" is an article in the "American Rifleman" very similar to one of my favorite feature articles in "Guns & Ammo" called "Armed Response". These articles consist of short accounts describing the use of firearms by private citizens to protect lives and property. These are the stories that the mainstream media ignore because they are not so much interested in presenting the truth as much as they are interested in furthering their anti-gun agendas. Some very interesting reading here. It's going on in the NRA section of the Extra department.
2-4: There is nothing to report for Team Crunchinator in the Hobbies department. It turns out that Folding@home is upgrading their servers that provide reports on team stats and I haven't gotten a report back from them since last week. We are continuing to crunch though, so stay tuned.
2-2: As we knock the foul stench of January off our sandals and stride confidently into February, we bid the stale idiocy of last month a long overdue farewell and good riddance. Now we can all look forward to fresh idiocy in the month of February who's expiration date is still a full month away. If you insist on living in the past you can visit January 2009 in the News Archives.