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The new Omicron strain of COVID-19 could be really bad, and we may not know how bad for weeks

Should we be concerned about the new Covid variant

A new COVID-19 variant has been identified with some very concerning features. Dubbed Omicron, it’s rapidly spreading in the southern region of Africa and an increasing number of countries around the world, and the news has rocked government policy and financial markets over the last two days. Despite the drama, however, we don’t yet know

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News roundup for Fri, Nov 26, 2021

Is travel from Africa restricted

There’s a new concerning COVID variant out there, also coming out of South Africa. This one, first dubbed Nu (now Omicron per the WHO) has over 30 mutations to its spike protein. These mutations could lead to immune evasion, meaning neither vaccines nor previous infection would be very protective. There are only about 1,200 cases

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Review: Steambow Stinger 2 “AR-6” repeating mini crossbow

Steambow Stinger II crossbow review

Austrian company Steambow recently released the Stinger 2 AR-6 pistol crossbow and sent me a review sample. The basics: $330 street price 2.6 lbs 22-25 inches long (25 with stock extended), 17 inches wide at limbs 6 bolt magazine capacity Picatinny mounting rails and AR-15 stocks/furniture 55 pound limbs (the arms that bend when cocked)

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News roundup for Tue, Nov 23, 2021

Has a man intentionally ploughed through a holiday parade in Wisconsin

Justin Trudeau has sent the military into British Columbia to help flood recovery efforts. Residents are being limited to the purchase of 30 liters or less of gas per gas station visit, and travel along washed out routes is restricted. 14,000 residents are still displaced. Russia and China are performing joint military air exercises and

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Rabbit starvation: Why you can die even with a stomach full of lean meat

Two brown rabbits

“You’ll starve to death if you only eat rabbit meat” is one of those common refrains you learn when getting into survival. It’s a fun fact you might share over a beer or to show off how woodsy you are to your LARPer friends. And while it’s actually true and worth understanding why, it doesn’t

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