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The Weird Ways Games Use Calibers – Loadout – Loadout
Gaming

The Weird Ways Games Use Calibers – Loadout – Loadout

While Call of Duty 4’s iconic Barrett anti-materiel rifle and the loud, flashy Desert Eagle are both 50 caliber, when it comes to firing them in our games, they’re very different. With the help of Keeper of Firearms & Artillery, Jonathan Ferguson, we’ve come to the Royal Armouries museum in the UK to find out what caliber means, and what it tells us about the virtual firearms we’re carrying into multiplayer arenas.By Dave Jewitt , Adam Mason , and Chris Morris on February 5, 2023 at 7:00AM PST In this episode of Loadout, Dave Jewitt visits the Royal Armouries to talk to Keeper of Firearms & Artillery Jonathan Ferguson to chat about how games tackle the topic of calibers - the big, the ...
Politics

Suspected Chinese spy balloon moving over U.S.: What we know so far

Update: U.S. fighter jets shot down the balloon off the South Carolina coast Saturday afternoon. Read the latest here.China acknowledged Friday that a high-altitude balloon spotted this week over the U.S. does in fact belong to Beijing, but it referred to the airship as a civilian device "used for scientific research such as meteorology." A senior defense official told CBS News on Thursday that the Defense Department was "confident" that it was, in fact, a Chinese surveillance balloon. The payload of the balloon — that is, the part under the balloon conducting the surveillance — is the size of two to three school buses, and the balloon itself is much larger, according to a U.S. official. On Saturday morning, when President Biden was asked about t...
Is Energy the Biggest Business Expense?
Business

Is Energy the Biggest Business Expense?

In the UK, energy is one of the most expensive business expenses, and it is only getting more expensive. Businesses have to pay for their electricity, gas, and other forms of energy to keep their operations running. With rising energy costs and increasing demand for energy resources, businesses are feeling the pinch as they struggle to keep up. There is a way to find deals on energy that are more favourable to your business. Energy is one of the largest expenses for businesses, particularly those in manufacturing, transportation, and facility management. The cost of energy can have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line, and it is important for businesses to understand their energy usage and find ways to reduce it. What Do Businesses Consider to be the Largest Contributor to ...
Science

Meta to reinstate Trump on Facebook, Instagram

Former President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts will be reinstated "in the coming weeks," the social media platforms' parent company Meta said on Wednesday. Trump's accounts have been suspended since January 2021 when Meta initially banned the him indefinitely, after finding his posts on Jan. 6 amid the attack on the U.S. Capitol stoked violence and posed a risk to public safety. The announcement comes as Trump ramps up his third presidential campaign. But Meta said Trump will come back to the platform "with new guardrails in place to deter repeat offenses." "In light of his violations, he now also faces heightened penalties for repeat offenses," Nick Clegg, Meta's President of Global Affairs said in a blog post. "In the event tha...
Jaren Jackson Jr.’s well-earned NBA All-Star selection reminds us that defense deserves recognition too
Sports

Jaren Jackson Jr.’s well-earned NBA All-Star selection reminds us that defense deserves recognition too

The following is a defense of Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. being selected as a 2023 NBA All-Star. But really, it's a defense of defense.Discussion of the Western Conference "snubs" after All-Star reserves were revealed on Thursday largely surrounded De'Aaron Fox, Anthony Edwards and Anthony Davis, with many choosing Jackson as the undeserving selectee. And yes, strong cases can be made for all three stars, but keep in mind that the All-Star reserves are picked by NBA coaches, and there's a reason coaches love Jaren Jackson Jr.You guessed it. Defense."He's absolutely in that conversation for Defensive Player of the Year," Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins said of Jackson. "You know, the impact he makes...
Tom Brady and His Watch Go Out With a Bang
Fashion

Tom Brady and His Watch Go Out With a Bang

Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we'll track the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches spotted on celebrities.Forget the 31-14 drubbing Tom Brady and The Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs. Because, though that was the last game for Brady, who announced his retirement this week, it certainly doesn’t signify the end of his time in the spotlight. To wit, to the premiere of 80 for Brady—a movie about a group of older women fulfilling their dream of watching the quarterback play in person—the movie’s hero wore a watch harder to obtain than a Super Bowl ring: the IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Hand Wound Squelette.Jon Kopaloff/Getty ImagesFor a long time, the Squelette was something of a mystery. It never appeared in IWC’s catalog, nor was it...
Politics

Suspected Chinese spy balloon drifting over U.S. has surveillance part as big as multiple school buses

China acknowledged Friday that a high-altitude balloon spotted this week over Montana does in fact belong to Beijing, but it referred to the airship as a civilian device "used for scientific research such as meteorology." A senior defense official told CBS News on Thursday that the Defense Department was "confident" that it was, in fact, a Chinese surveillance balloon. The payload of the balloon, that is, the part under the balloon conducting the surveillance, is the size of two to three school buses, and the balloon itself is much larger, according to a U.S. official.According to a statement by the Chinese foreign ministry, the airship was "affected by the westerly wind" and its ability to control its direction "is limited." The statement also says that the balloon "seriously devi...
Michigan boy, 6, orders $1,000 in food from Grubhub on dad’s phone
Business

Michigan boy, 6, orders $1,000 in food from Grubhub on dad’s phone

6-year-old leaves $1,000 dent in dad's wallet ordering Grubhub in Macomb County 6-year-old leaves $1,000 dent in dad's wallet ordering Grubhub in Macomb County 02:57 A Michigan man says he was left with a $1,000 bill after his 6-year-old son ordered a virtual smorgasbord of food from several restaurants last weekend, leading to a string of unexpected deliveries — and maybe a starring role in an ad campaign. Keith Stonehouse said the food piled up quickly at his Detroit-area home Saturday ni...
Science

A first-generation iPhone is expected to go for $50,000 at auction

A first-generation iPhone is up for auction and is expected to sell for a whopping $50,000. The 2007 phone, which is still sealed in its box, is being sold on LCG Auctions.The owner of the phone, Karen Green, had it appraised on the talk show "The Doctor & The Diva" in 2019. Because it is an 8GB — not 4GB — and is still in its original packaging, the appraiser said it was worth $5,000. "In 2007, I got a new job and my friends bought me the latest, newest first-generation iPhone," Green said. "It had all these neat things on there to do a new job, like a calendar." She said she didn't open the box because she had just gotten a new phone. "I didn't want to get rid of my phone, and I figured, 'It's an iPhone, so it will never go out of date.'" L...