Billy Hellums

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Why Cooking the Perfect Steak Starts With Frozen Beef, According to Science

Don't thaw that raw!<p>At the end of a long, hard day, few things satisfy meat eaters more than a juicy, tender cut of steak — as long as they don’t …

Modern wars are won by grinding, not by genius

War is the most complex, physically and morally demanding enterprise we undertake. No great art or music, no cathedral or temple or mosque, no intercontinental transport net or particle collider or space program, no research for a cure for a mass-killing disease receives a fraction of the resources …

Reason Prevails: ATF Reverses Stance on SB Tactical Braces

A mere 72 hours before SHOT Show 2015, the BATFE released an open letter determining that shouldering and firing a pistol with brace constituted a …

Self Defense

You’re Not Supposed to Be Happy All the Time

One of the more annoying quirks of human psychology has a name: hedonic adaptation. It’s a term psychologists use to describe the way you get used to …

Happiness

Cocks Not Glocks: Texas students carry dildos on campus to protest gun law

It was a typical scene at the start of the new school year – student groups setting out tables and trying to sign up recruits for sororities, clubs and religious organisations. Until the end of the row, that is, where hundreds of people had gathered to pick up free dildos.<p>Wednesday’s Cocks Not …

Guns

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea -- The CIA Mission to Raise a Soviet Sub

In March 1968, a K-129 Soviet nuclear submarine cruising in the Pacific Ocean mysteriously disappeared from Russian radar. Following an unsuccessful search by the USSR, the United States, using sonic triangulation, secretly located the sunken submarine 1500 miles northwest of Hawaii. An operation …

U.S. Dept. of State

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A man famous in China for his superhuman memory beat an AI in a facial recognition contest

At a competition in China to see who is better at recognizing faces, man or machine, Wang Yuheng, representing the humans, emerged victorious.<p>Wang is famous in China for his photographic memory. He successfully identified a specific glass of water out of 520 seemingly identical ones in a Chinese …

Artificial Intelligence