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  1. ApplesauceBandit

    North Korea, you so crazy!

    Someone sent me it without context, so I'd have to do some digging to find the source.
  2. ApplesauceBandit

    North Korea, you so crazy!

    Posting without comment
  3. ApplesauceBandit

    United States Gun Control Megathread

    I'm going to assume they're flares for what seems to be an underbarrel flare gun.
  4. ApplesauceBandit

    WoT v WT effort-thread

    They must have updated its BR and I missed it, was 2.7 when I tried playing it.
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    WoT v WT effort-thread

    Why they decided the SAu-40 needs to be a higher BR than the StuG A despite being worse in every way, I'll never know. I guess it makes people want to drop money on skipping it though, so that's probably it. Give them money to skip the crappy low tier tanks so you can give them more money to make your high tier tanks playable without hours of soulless and painful grinding.
  6. ApplesauceBandit

    Your Gun Porn Thread

    Looking around more, that's a Moroccan proof mark that I was wondering about and now it's only left me confused. My pistol is the Type I version and everything points to this being late 1944 or early 1945 production (round safety lever, latch under slide, the S/N itself, S/N in a machined out trench). The serial numbers aren't documented the best, but 103000 is known to be May-June 1945 stuff. Of the 6 other Moroccan MABs I found online, all are postwar Type II pistols with S/N ranging from 106658-117400. I get that there's not really much of a collector's market for uniquely marked MAB model D pistols, but I still find it interesting nonetheless.
  7. ApplesauceBandit

    Your Gun Porn Thread

    It's raining baguettes! For the approximate price of a dollar bill hi point, I've gotten myself a second rather interesting French pistol. Judging by some of its features, like the uniquely shaped safety lever and its serial number, I'm suspecting that this was a pistol made after the liberation of France and for the French military, but prior to the end of the second world war. Perhaps someone here might know the answer, but I've not got an idea of what that marking on the trigger guard is though. Haven't bought any books on this gun.
  8. ApplesauceBandit

    WoT v WT effort-thread

    PSA in case any of you haven't noticed it yet, but you can use those points in their online store too. Like right now, instead of giving gaijin my actual money for more eagles or a B1 Ter, I can just use those points instead. It's 1:1 with USD, which is crazy since I was selling those plane crates for 0.7 Gaijin thingies right when the event had started (they're about half that now).
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    WoT v WT effort-thread

    We TF2 now https://warthunder.com/en/news/5426-event-hats-off-to-you-en
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    General news thread

    Russian mall catches fire, killing at least 64 And from the first two things google pulls up, you'd think Putin himself did it too probably!
  11. And that's the one thing stopping me from just stocking up right now, I've not got a place off the top of my head that I can think of to shoot it off, I know the range I go to doesn't like them
  12. Not sure where to put it or how long the sale will go on, but there are some really cheap 5.56 and 7.62 NATO orange and purple tip tracers for dirt cheap here. I don't follow prices of 7.62, but even for normal 5.56 stuff is really cheap. http://www.theamericanmarksman.com/556x45-Nato-Ammo_c_147.html
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    WoT v WT effort-thread

    I've been playing since before they added tanks, I still don't really have any progress into tier 5s, though that's probably got a lot to do with how I don't play high tiers because of the module grind and my lack of a premium account.
  14. ApplesauceBandit

    Your Gun Porn Thread

    I think I neglected to post pics of it, but I did end up getting that super vepr about a month ago, glad I did since it seems they've gone up almost $100 since. Spent yesterday evening inhaling plastic dust and figuring out how to get a saiga .223 mag to fit in my vepr. They only make 5rd and 10rd mags for the vepr and I wanted something with a little more dakka. Still need to take it to the range, but from the seven rounds of .223 I found laying around and cycled through the mag, seems to work great so far, no hiccups yet. Feels like it fits as firmly as the factory vepr mags do, the only issues with the saiga mags is they come too wide with too large of a mag catch, both things a dremel can solve. Unlike the factory mags, this 30rd saiga mag has last shot hold-open too. I've got a couple other saiga mags laying around to mod now. Additionally, I think I'm turning French. I don't recall if I've posted my MAS 36, but a quarter of the guns I own now are French. My latest addition is a cute little pistol that costs more to shoot than to buy. Impressed with how well it feels in my hands to the point that I'm now looking for a gun that's as close to it as possible, fires a common cartridge, and is <$1000. Seems the previous owner chose to remove the paint on it, but it's still got a nice parkerized finish underneath so it's not too bad. Grip on the opposite side has a small chip in it, but it's got a lanyard loop too. It is a fun gun to take apart though. Some guy on YouTube was complaining about the barrel and recoil spring assembly being annoying to take out, I suspect that the issue isn't with the gun there, took me just a couple seconds on my first try going in blind.
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    United States Gun Control Megathread

    And that's precisely the issue from my experience. They're either against guns on an emotional level (they're scary!) or they've not bothered to really educate themself on the matter, both of which could fall under the "not really making sense" part. Other agendas is what you'd expect here, some people just don't like people owning guns for political reasons or whatever. Granted these mass shootings are no bueno, but from the debates I've found myself in, people calling for gun control seem to be hyperfocused on those instead of where the vast majority of gun violence comes from. They do a good job of sidestepping that fact even when I try to bring up that point. You can't just use gun violence numbers against me in a debate and then ignore the cases actually causing those numbers!
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    United States Gun Control Megathread

    Something that's always fascinated me is how so many people treat gun violence like it's a completely separate thing from violent crimes. Lowering gun crime is great and all, but doesn't mean jack diddly squat if the overall violent crime rate stays the same or increases. I'm not sure that it'll matter much at the end of the day whether someone died by getting shot 10 times in the chest or by getting their skull caved in with a hammer. Instead of focusing on violent crime that's committed with one of the many possible weapons out there, I feel as though it's be more productive to tackle violent crime as a whole. Of course the issue is as stated earlier that it's not about making people safer, it's about making themselves feel safer (or just getting rid of guns).
  17. ApplesauceBandit

    WoT v WT effort-thread

    Dunno, I'd guess Thursday
  18. ApplesauceBandit

    WoT v WT effort-thread

    Patch notes for 1.77 High tier vehicles being added, a lot of vehicle stats tweaks, and some new visual stuff
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    United States Gun Control Megathread

    This right here to me translates to "You have freedom of speech until you start talking about a subject we don't want to talk about". I find laws on holocaust denial stupid. Why make it illegal for someone to make a fool of themselves saying something stupid? I would imagine that the social backlash a person would face would be a more proper punishment. Banning people from talking about topics also only will serve to encourage people to talk about it, just maybe not in the public sphere. Religious hate seems very overreaching as well. I think we can all agree that certain parts of some religions are fully worthy of our hatred, yet where is the line drawn there? I don't like the idea of needing to worry about whether or not some religion or its practice is deemed bad enough that it is now OK to hate. It's not illegal over there to hate violent jihadists sects of Islam like ISIS, is it? Hate speech laws to me just feel ripe for abuse.
  20. ApplesauceBandit

    America's view on Monarchies.

    I'm no expert here, but what T___A said is more or less the answer I'd give. I'd add that it also seems like it's generally considered archaic and usually tyrannical to varying degrees. Probably is that when people here think of monarchy, they think of how it was during the American Revolution more than how it generally is now in Europe. However, the monarchy in the UK as it is today is seen favorably and is considered more of a cultural thing by most Americans from what I can tell.
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    WoT v WT effort-thread

    only 90s kids will remember when WT was supposed to stick to WW2 a lot more than WoT https://warthunder.com/en/news/5355/current/
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    United States Gun Control Megathread

    It's not just the news either, I think everyone is going psycho
  23. ApplesauceBandit

    United States Gun Control Megathread

    Does this belong in the gun control thread or the humor thread?
  24. ApplesauceBandit

    United States Gun Control Megathread

    I've not read the article and I've seen a lot of sources reporting it, but that's not the message I got by reading their source
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    WoT v WT effort-thread

    I'm pretty sad that I'm not getting my computer back together until the middle of next week, not sure I'll get the chance to unlock that decal.
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