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May 21 2013

Boom Headshot! Every Time.

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When you hear a new product is out that includes, “a computer running the open-source Linux operating system, a laser rangefinder, a camera and a high-resolution colour display” does that turn you on? Yeah baby, yeah! Well you’re sick, and you’re okay with people who spell color wrong.  Your opinion is bad and you should feel bad.

In this case it’s a self aiming rife. I like rifles, I like Linux, and rangefinders, and high-res displays, but when you put them all together bad things are bound to happen. The next thing you know robots are going to be carrying self aiming guns. Robots that build themselves.

The PGF lets the user choose a target in the rifle’s sights while the weapon decides when it is the best time to shoot – compensating for factors like wind speed, arm shake, recoil, air temperature, humidity and the bullet’s drop due to gravity, all of which can affect accuracy.

To do this, the PGF’s tracking system includes a computer running the open-source Linux operating system, a laser rangefinder, a camera and a high-resolution colour display in an integrated sighting scope mounted on top of the weapon. The user simply takes aim and presses a button near the trigger when a dot from the laser illuminates the target.

The moment the shooter becomes a user I get worried. User’s are idiots. Have you ever tried to use something that is built specifically to be “user friendly” it’s awful. It’s like telling your friends you have a drinking fountain in your house when you really have a bidet.

Wanna see a video?

You can watch a video about this bad idea here. Or you can hang out here and let me talk at ya for a second. Story about “Boom Headshot,” in distance running sports when you pass another runner it’s called a kill. My brother tells a story from his Cross country career of a time he was running and another runner passed in and shouted “kill.” It’s not nice to make another runner’s slowness so apparent, you’re supposed to be encouraging each other to just not die. So about a mile later my brother passed him again and called out, “Boom Headshot.” I’ve never been so proud.

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