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by Highspeed
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: A lot of really sad stories recently here
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: A lot of really sad stories recently here

Been a hell of a year. Any plans for moving to this side of the pond soon, HS? Yeah, it's been different, I'll give it that :) Well, all plans are on hold right now. The situation with mom has to be resolved first. I guess I could maybe scrape up half a million US bucks from the sale of her estate,...
by Highspeed
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: A lot of really sad stories recently here
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: A lot of really sad stories recently here

Brilliant :D

The driver of the ( small ) truck actually reversed over me partially and when I remonstrated with him, gave me a ton of abuse and roared off.

I didn't sign for the injury, no :D :D :D
by Highspeed
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: A lot of really sad stories recently here
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

A lot of really sad stories recently here

Way too many sad stories recently here - I honestly don't have the words to comment on them. I do visit a lot but rarely log in unless I have something to say. I got run over today by a Fedex truck today - really ! - but I'm sharing this to give you all a laugh. I'm OK, low speed collision, didn't d...
by Highspeed
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Mums dying
Replies: 23
Views: 2556

Re: Mums dying

It must have taken everything you had to write that Precision. I am truly humbled....
by Highspeed
Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I need to vent
Replies: 23
Views: 2814

Re: I need to vent

Good luck Rod !
by Highspeed
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Mums dying
Replies: 23
Views: 2556

Re: Mums dying

Thanks Mike.... I don't know how welcome this thought is but here it is anyway. I obviously don't know how your Mom is, how much she may still be there in some way, but it can't hurt to be there, to talk to her, read to her, just hold her hand, whatever she might have enjoyed in the past. Maybe she'...
by Highspeed
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Mums dying
Replies: 23
Views: 2556

Re: Mums dying

She's hanging in there for now, but they moved her to a private room. There's only one reason they do that. I keep thinking I should go see her more often, but she doesn't have a clue I'm there. She used to have moments of being lucid when she was in the rehab place but they were few and far between...
by Highspeed
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Mums dying
Replies: 23
Views: 2556

Re: Mums dying

Thanks guys

rightisright wrote:Sorry to hear, HS. Make sure you are taking care of yourself.


I've got a good mate who is ex Finnish Special Forces. That's what he told me as well.
by Highspeed
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Mums dying
Replies: 23
Views: 2556

Mums dying

My mum had a fall a while back, made a real mess of herself. She got sent to a rehab unit eventually, but her condition worsened on Sunday night and she's in a real bad way, it's just a matter of time now. If you have ever seen anyone die, you'll know that " look " they get. She's got that...
by Highspeed
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Update(s) From Precision RE: Wife (NOT GOOD)
Replies: 77
Views: 5774

Re: Update(s) From Precision RE: Wife (NOT GOOD)

John, I'm deeply saddened to hear of her final passing. It sounds to me that she was a beacon of light through the darkness up to the very end, and even in death. If I can go with half as much poise and grace as she did, I will die a happy man. Words always seem to fail me at times like this, I don...
by Highspeed
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Update(s) From Precision RE: Wife (NOT GOOD)
Replies: 77
Views: 5774

Re: Update(s) From Precision RE: Wife (NOT GOOD)

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow, And soonest...
by Highspeed
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

Thanks ;) I just finally got a phone call from this alcohol treatment guy and they can see me in 5 days. He asked me about my drinking and I told him where it was at before and where it is now. He said he thought I'd done really well, but would I please drink some more for now, because I have detoxe...
by Highspeed
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

Well I got an update. I tried to book into an alcohol treatment program and while I got accepted the NHS are fucking useless. You have to fill a million forms in, most of which contain really stupid questions, and I am still waiting to get assigned what they call a " key worker " in my are...
by Highspeed
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Update(s) From Precision RE: Wife (NOT GOOD)
Replies: 77
Views: 5774

Re: Update(s) From Precision RE: Wife (NOT GOOD)

Weetabix wrote:She already has grace and courage. I pray that she has peace and as little pain as possible.



+1
by Highspeed
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: The Thin Blue Line
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: The Thin Blue Line

Montrell Jackson seemed like a fine man, from what I have read. Sorry for your loss mate.
by Highspeed
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

Sorry, I don't have any time for the Christian religion any longer.
But don't think badly of me.
by Highspeed
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

I'm not a complete asshole Brad :D
by Highspeed
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

She's different alright. Full of surprises. She's a vegetarian and I was trying to gently explain how I used to hunt with rifles. She replies that before she went full veggie she decided to stop eating slaughterhouse meat and hunted herself with a .22 rimfire and .410 shotgun. That's probably not to...
by Highspeed
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

Yesterday would have been my 27th wedding anniversary, it wasn't a good day but it got a bit better later. I reached out to two friends, who were great. Broke down in front of them, let it all out. I have been talking to a girl I met on a biker dating site for maybe 6 weeks now. She's very polite, v...
by Highspeed
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

Thanks Toad and Mark. Another piece of bad news is that my ex girlfriend has been spotted in the area. She was\is a real piece of work, drop dead gorgeous, she could have been a catwalk model. She got into drugs, speed in particular ( I was into drugs too, but I just used them for recreation. Speed ...
by Highspeed
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

What I need right now is a woman to sleep with me. Not for sex, just to hug me and tell me it's all going to be OK. If I had that then I'd pick myself up off the floor, grit my teeth and take on the world again. But women can smell weakness like a shark scenting blood in the water, I've had a couple...
by Highspeed
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

Well for now I'm spending most of my time drunk. Maybe not drunk exactly, but the first thing I do in the morning is open a bottle of wine. I get myself to a level that dulls the pain and try to stay there. I buy food that I never eat, the weight has dropped off me and I was never a big guy before. ...
by Highspeed
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

Cash is one thing I won't need when mum is gone. Connections, yes. I need to move to a state that is quite warm and has low humidity, due to my injuries. The cold and damp here really messes me up. I tell you one thing - I'll be the best American I can be. I can't actually remember a time when I did...
by Highspeed
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

I just got back from the pub. Talked to the landladies daughter, she's 25. She's going out with a bloke twice her age who is a punk rocker. Why would you want to be a punk rocker at that age ? He looks fucking ridiculous. He's OK though, even though I spend a lot of my time persuading people not to ...
by Highspeed
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

Damn, Weetabix. Thank you for being a friend. I've got some really good friends, people I can trust, and apart from the way they look you'd welcome them to have tea with your grandma if you knew them like I do. I just don't like to be 'that guy' who is always asking for help. I used to be the strong...
by Highspeed
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

You know, it seems like my life has been a series of wrong decisions from beginning to end. I still love my ex wife, even though she treated me like a dog for years, and I hate her - does that make sense ? Every day is a struggle without her. I tried to OD on prescription painkillers about a month a...
by Highspeed
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

Be a good son. See your mum out. Then let us help you decide your next move. I'll be a good son, everything that happened before is just water under the bridge. I can't change it, so it's best forgotten. I've got a close buddy who is a former Marine. A cynical misanthrope just like me. He lives in ...
by Highspeed
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

This is how I feel. It's like you have a jar on the shelf and it contains your resilience and courage. I have been dipping into that jar for far too long now and it's empty. It can be filled back up by friends and the love of a good woman ( now there's a joke ), but I am just about done now. The jar...
by Highspeed
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

Re: It don't mean nothin' drive on

Thank you all. She's a tough old bird as we say here, but I think this time it's more than even she can overcome. I'm glad we put it all to rest before this happened. The night before the fall I kissed her and told her I loved her. She was a really lousy mother, but not everyone is cut out for raisi...
by Highspeed
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: It don't mean nothin' drive on
Replies: 68
Views: 4794

It don't mean nothin' drive on

Me and my mum have never been close. She's a snob and someone who has never approved of my lifestyle choices. And every time I saw her she'd remind me of that. Why did I choose to work with my hands ? why do I have all those awful tattoos ? why am I such a disgrace to the family ? why couldn't I hav...
by Highspeed
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: BREXIT combined thread
Replies: 72
Views: 3916

Re: BREXIT combined thread

My ass. I would humbly submit that US troops providing the heavy lifting for NATO for 45 years in staring down the USSR until they collapsed had just a teeney weeny bit to do with that. Not to mention US, British and French nukes. (last I heard the French hadn't gone as far down the EU rainbow path...
by Highspeed
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: BREXIT combined thread
Replies: 72
Views: 3916

Re: BREXIT combined thread

Denis wrote:
Cobar wrote:Regarding my previous question about why someone would want in the EU, I meant more what the average joe gets out of it....


With apologies to Monty:

https://youtu.be/lFyywfHbj3M


And none of those things existed before the EUSSR ?
by Highspeed
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: BREXIT combined thread
Replies: 72
Views: 3916

Re: BREXIT combined thread

Wasn't it Tam who said "There's two types of countries in the world. Those who use the metric system, and those who've put a man on the moon." Well, I didn't want to bring this up :D but the Apollo Guidance Computer actually 'thought' in metric SI units. It displayed information to the as...
by Highspeed
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: BREXIT combined thread
Replies: 72
Views: 3916

Re: BREXIT combined thread

The latest news is that the Remain crowd ( who mostly consist of metropolitan liberals, SJW students and the bloody Scots who just want more socialism and free stuff they don't want to pay for ) demand ANOTHER referendum. I can't honestly see what they hope to gain from this. The next time it'll go ...
by Highspeed
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: BREXIT combined thread
Replies: 72
Views: 3916

Re: BREXIT

Already some discussion here I can merge if you want. I don't pretend to understand all of the ins and outs (and doubt those that say they do) and it's your country, but as a general principle I approve of giving the finger to self-appointed elites trying to establish a new in-bred aristocracy as a...
by Highspeed
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: BREXIT combined thread
Replies: 72
Views: 3916

BREXIT

If you hadn't noticed ( I know 99% of you Yankistanis couldn't point to Europe on a map ;) :D ) Great Britain has voted to leave the EUSSR.

Your thoughts gentlemen ? ( I think it's bloody marvellous and never believed it could happen in a million years )
by Highspeed
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I'm back, thanks to NPR
Replies: 38
Views: 5094

Re: I'm back, thanks to NPR

The dog has been green lit - it's just a matter of finding the right time ;) Been playing with a Aprilia Tuono V4 of late ... it's dangerous - crikey, that's a bit more horsepower than I'd like to be messing with.... ;) I think the fastest\most powerful bike I ever had was a 1990 750 Slingshot. Most...
by Highspeed
Sun May 29, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I'm back, thanks to NPR
Replies: 38
Views: 5094

Re: I'm back, thanks to NPR

The comments from the military guy were exactly what I needed. Gave me a bit of perspective. Life isn't all about me, people have it a lot worse than I do, etc etc. yes, sometimes we need a little perspective. Sometimes it takes a punch in the mouth to give us that perspective and a great friend wi...
by Highspeed
Sun May 29, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I'm back, thanks to NPR
Replies: 38
Views: 5094

Re: I'm back, thanks to NPR

First proper date with that girl was hilarious. Or rather, it wasn't, except on a " If you didn't laugh you'd have to cry " basis We spent a couple of hours in the pub, and we were getting on OK, except she's as thick as two short planks ( do you have that phrase in Yankistan ? it means so...
by Highspeed
Fri May 27, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I'm back, thanks to NPR
Replies: 38
Views: 5094

Re: I'm back, thanks to NPR

The comments from the military guy were exactly what I needed. Gave me a bit of perspective. Life isn't all about me, people have it a lot worse than I do, etc etc.
by Highspeed
Fri May 27, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I'm back, thanks to NPR
Replies: 38
Views: 5094

Re: I'm back, thanks to NPR

Yeah, everyone says it gets better. An ex US military Facebook friend of mine ( a Harley mechanic ) said something really flippant about me having no bike and no tools a few weeks ago ( I did actually get my tools back eventually ) and I fucking launched right into him, called him a motherfucker, he...
by Highspeed
Wed May 25, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I'm back, thanks to NPR
Replies: 38
Views: 5094

Re: I'm back, thanks to NPR

It's just the way the dice roll ;) But thanks
by Highspeed
Tue May 24, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I'm back, thanks to NPR
Replies: 38
Views: 5094

I'm back, thanks to NPR

Well, the bottom dropped out of my life 3 months ago. My wife got sick of my PTSD and chucked me out, the bitch. I'm currently living in the UK again. I lost my home, my animal family, everything I had ever worked for and ended up standing shivering in the rain at the airport with all I owned contai...
by Highspeed
Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: All Ok here
Replies: 30
Views: 2334

Re: All Ok here

Thanks for the info. She'll be travelling to London, Paris, and then Granada, Madrid and Barcelona. Since it's a high school-sponsored trip, it's definitely supposed to be more cultural than party...but I've been to high school. :? She'll be fine then, don't worry ;) To be honest I would be much mo...
by Highspeed
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: All Ok here
Replies: 30
Views: 2334

Re: All Ok here

Thanks for the update. Always good to hear from ya. Thanks for the info about Catalan. Glad you are doing well. Why do you have to be a homeowner to apply? They changed the rules just after we moved here. You need a provable ( tax paid ) income above a certain level or to buy a property before you ...
by Highspeed
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: All Ok here
Replies: 30
Views: 2334

Re: All Ok here

Hey, Highspeed, quick question. What's it like over there, in Spain? I've got a daughter who's wanting take a two-week trip over there next May. Advisable? Recommend against it? Take a chance, but take precautions? I'd like to hear it from someone on the ground, there. I don't really know what to s...
by Highspeed
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: All Ok here
Replies: 30
Views: 2334

Re: All Ok here

Btw, I will never forget the mental picture you painted of your wife on that motorbike, while wearing a bikini, roaring through that sleepy town square like a Valkyrie. :lol: Wait, whut? No picture? Would love to read the backstory on that one. Yeah, that was pretty funny. We had been at a pool par...
by Highspeed
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: All Ok here
Replies: 30
Views: 2334

Re: All Ok here

Hello everyone and thanks. I have heard about Catalan secession from a friend who lives there. It's almost at the opposite end of the country to me though. He thinks it won't happen because all the economic power of the region comes from people who don't want secession. The 'pro' guys are mostly lef...
by Highspeed
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: All Ok here
Replies: 30
Views: 2334

All Ok here

First Shirt asked me to check in from Spain, make sure I'm OK. Appreciate the thought.
by Highspeed
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Chris banned permanently.
Replies: 199
Views: 39588

Re: Chris banned permanently.

Anyway, that is my last word. CHiPs Mike ( :lol: ) will no doubt inform me if and when Aesop gets bored with this place and fucks off to somewhere else. If CC is ever in Europe then the invitation still stands ;) You ever get those dick pics I sent for mother's day? My mother already has " Pro...
by Highspeed
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Chris banned permanently.
Replies: 199
Views: 39588

Re: Chris banned permanently.

Anyway, that is my last word. CHiPs Mike ( :lol: ) will no doubt inform me if and when Aesop gets bored with this place and fucks off to somewhere else.

If CC is ever in Europe then the invitation still stands ;)
by Highspeed
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Chris banned permanently.
Replies: 199
Views: 39588

Re: Chris banned permanently.

And contact Highspeed. I have never had any dealings with Chris which went south, or any dealings at all. That is simply a statement of fact. I have my own opinion on the situation but I won't disclose it, because it won't help and it doesn't really matter anyway. The reason I have been avoiding th...
by Highspeed
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Stirring the Pot in Europe
Replies: 17
Views: 1270

Re: Stirring the Pot in Europe

CByrneIV wrote:The personal attack assholedom has been deleted.

Both of you are warned AGAIN.

Not the first time... hopefully the LAST TIME...



Fuck your forum then. You can all bollocks. I'm out of here, delete me.
by Highspeed
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: ECM arty shells ????
Replies: 35
Views: 2089

Re: ECM arty shells ????

McNamara was an idiot, but I think it only takes about a paragraph to explain why
by Highspeed
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Crazy Girl Eyes
Replies: 14
Views: 926

Re: Crazy Girl Eyes

I had one of those bitches for 7 years, incredibly beautiful but deranged - I still have a portrait of her tattooed on my back. It's fun for a while, but when they get into drugs ( which they inevitably do ) it's unsupportable. I can't remember all the times I had to drag her out of a conflict in so...
by Highspeed
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Old pilots and bold pilots.
Replies: 16
Views: 1256

Re: Old pilots and bold pilots.

I'm unconvinced by rotorcraft in general, that hasn't really helped. I think I'll find a cheaper way to kill myself :lol:
by Highspeed
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Stirring the Pot in Europe
Replies: 17
Views: 1270

Re: Stirring the Pot in Europe

The last thing on my mind is a European nation state going to war, that is never going to happen. It'll be a muslim insurgency combined with internal unrest which lights the fuse. As for Russia, I'm sure they probably have eyes on territory they want to annex, but no-one ( including me ) can pronoun...
by Highspeed
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: ECM arty shells ????
Replies: 35
Views: 2089

Re: ECM arty shells ????

The craziest one was the "smell" sensors... what the hell were we thinking... No it wasn't, the craziest one was where some genius decided that it might be good if cats were sent out with handlers on patrols, with the theory that they would detect the VC using their super feline senses. T...
by Highspeed
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Old pilots and bold pilots.
Replies: 16
Views: 1256

Re: Old pilots and bold pilots.

I'd guess those blades aren't cheap to replace, is that right ?

What do you think of the safety of gyrocopters in general ?
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: ECM arty shells ????
Replies: 35
Views: 2089

Re: ECM arty shells ????

randy wrote:
Putting the "fox" next to the chain link backstop at home plate on a high school baseball field, which does interesting things to signal propagation.



I can imagine :lol:
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Making Appendix Carry Less Terrifying
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: Making Appendix Carry Less Terrifying

I'd be happy with a 30-45 degree deflection if I couldn't get a full stop. But come to think of it, would that just produce blunt trauma in the area instead of penetration? :cry: A full stop would spall the bullet material right back at your hand, I think you would drop the gun at very best. But al...
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Making Appendix Carry Less Terrifying
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: Making Appendix Carry Less Terrifying

I don't think it could be done with any degree of confidence, I had an interest in safely stopping projectiles which were fired ( by myself ) at close range when I was gunsmithing - for function checks. It's difficult to package anything capable of doing that into an item you could pick up with both...
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Hack, Slash, and Strike
Topic: Straight swords vs. curved swords
Replies: 65
Views: 7008

Re: Straight swords vs. curved swords

I tried fencing once ( just as an informal fun thing ) and I could not take to it at all. My hand\eye co-ordination simply wasn't good enough. The 15 year old kid who was trying to teach me back then is now a British Army intelligence officer ( or was the last I heard of him ) Any Jihadi who attempt...
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Cop'sEye" Has Arrived...
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: The "Cop'sEye" Has Arrived...

Drones beware the radio ham... Back when video downlinks were added to our beloved police helicopters a mate of mine who was a radio ham and incredibly talented with electronics ( not exactly unusual in that community :D ) identified the frequency they were using, how the data was encoded and modifi...
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Hack, Slash, and Strike
Topic: Straight swords vs. curved swords
Replies: 65
Views: 7008

Re: Straight swords vs. curved swords

Have any of you sparred with blunt steel medieval swords ?

I'm rather expecting the answer to be yes...just a hunch ;)
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: ECM arty shells ????
Replies: 35
Views: 2089

Re: ECM arty shells ????

I'm going to start a new thread later to speculate on the construction of nuclear artillery projectiles - lets see if we can't get the Guncounter on some secret NSA and GCHQ watch list :lol:

Edit :- Moved up the list probably :lol:
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: ECM arty shells ????
Replies: 35
Views: 2089

Re: ECM arty shells ????

It would be fairly trivial to build a jammer which interfered with NATO tactical comms while leaving WARPAC comms unaffected. The frequencies are very different. Having it survive a ride in a 152mm arty shell, well that's another thing entirely.... I have repaired and\or autopsied Soviet era militar...
by Highspeed
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: What year is it looking like?
Replies: 29
Views: 1114

Re: What year is it looking like?

Looks like we are counting down to Year Zero in Europe :lol:
by Highspeed
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: ECM arty shells ????
Replies: 35
Views: 2089

Re: ECM arty shells ????

I did wonder if you might have been aware of it Randy... I wonder if the electronics could have been hardened to survive an impact in enough cases to make it useful ? Or worked a bit like an illum round, ejecting an electronics package which descended on a parachute ? Another thing that puzzles me i...
by Highspeed
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: ECM arty shells ????
Replies: 35
Views: 2089

ECM arty shells ????

Still reading " A Military History Of The Cold War " and the author mentions that the Soviets possessed a 152mm artillery round which contained a communications jammer. He would be in a position to know, as a high ranking British Army officer during that time period. It sounds like a fasci...
by Highspeed
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Effin Cook (update 23 Dec 14)
Replies: 97
Views: 5376

Re: Effin Cook

HTRN wrote:
PawPaw wrote:Oh, and tattoos are for pussies.

Tats are bought, scars are earned. :ugeek:


I wouldn't mind un-earning a few of mine...
by Highspeed
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Effin Cook (update 23 Dec 14)
Replies: 97
Views: 5376

Re: Effin Cook

I think he's got a body double for the videos, probably Slim Shady :lol:
by Highspeed
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Effin Cook (update 23 Dec 14)
Replies: 97
Views: 5376

Re: Effin Cook

You have hands and forearms like a girl Yogi. And I don't mean just any girl, like a really girly girl.

Can I suggest you doing some fucking exercise and getting a few tattoos ? :lol:
by Highspeed
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1144
Views: 111890

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Gary Gygax would have fitted in well here - libertarian\conservative politics and a gun collector. I never knew that before. He was a personal friend of mine for many years... and several other peoples here (including Combat Controller). We were active participants and eventually managed his mailin...
by Highspeed
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1144
Views: 111890

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Just finished " The Perfect Machine " about the building of the 200 inch Hale telescope at Palomar. What an amazing story. A really good book. Now reading " Playing at the World " which is nominally about the Dungeons and Dragons phenomenon but to put it in context covers just ab...
by Highspeed
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Range Report: CZ527M (7.62x39)
Replies: 77
Views: 10712

Re: Range Report: CZ527M (7.62x39)

Nice stock you have there, CZ make pretty good guns but their stocks often seem to be made from recycled packing crates ( exaggeration for purposes of humour ;) )
by Highspeed
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Picasso lit up a giant centipede
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Picasso lit up a giant centipede

If dissolving them is too cruel for you It isn't. If it wasn't so impractical and time consuming I would torture the little bastards to death individually. We had a pool at the other house and that's great here if you want to attract about 10,000 wasps. Must look into capturing those bastard centip...
by Highspeed
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: The Vegas Game
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: The Vegas Game

Can I take them along as well ?
by Highspeed
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Picasso lit up a giant centipede
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Picasso lit up a giant centipede

I would shoot them outdoors but they are very well camouflaged for the terrain and move like lightning. Mainly nocturnal as well. A 9mm or .410 shot pistol would be good. A precision 1000 yard rifle would be better because that's about as close as I want to get to them :D Edit :- The insects here ar...
by Highspeed
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: The Vegas Game
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: The Vegas Game

The guy who plays 'Happy' in Sons Of Anarchy
Danny Trejo
R Lee Ermey
Ice-T
by Highspeed
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Picasso lit up a giant centipede
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Picasso lit up a giant centipede

That's not a surrealist statement :lol: Our newest rescue cat ( Picasso, Picasshole, Bincat ) got in a fight with a giant venomous centipede last night. If you are interested it's a Megarian Banded Centipede. Just look it up on the internet. Horrible fucking things, I've got some history with those ...
by Highspeed
Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Yamaha Serow 225 dual sport
Replies: 13
Views: 930

Re: Yamaha Serow 225 dual sport

Sigh. XT-225 petrol tap commenced to leaking again. I'm going to need a rebuild kit, the O-ring I used was intended for use in a garden hose fitting so I wasn't too surprised. Got a temporary fix done, but it doesn't allow me to turn the fuel off. Good news is that the adjustments to the suspension ...
by Highspeed
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Had a battery go splodey in a flashlight
Replies: 13
Views: 2166

Re: Had a battery go slodey in a flashlight

There should be a little clearance between the end of the battery and the case, provided by the contact it rests on. Make a tool to hook it out.

A length of wire coathanger bent at 90 degrees, with the hooked part slimmed down with a file should get you good to go.
by Highspeed
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: 1945 Turk K.Kale Short Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: 1945 Turk K.Kale Short Rifle

skb12172 wrote:Like the Island of Misfit Toys? :lol:


That's where I was born :lol:

I always pounce on Candyman's postings when I see them but rarely comment. I love what he does with those beat up milsurps. Sympathetic restoration at it's best.
by Highspeed
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: 1945 Turk K.Kale Short Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: 1945 Turk K.Kale Short Rifle

I have this vision of milsurp rifles sitting in a rack at a gun store, neglected, abused, bubba-ized and generally feeling miserable when one of them says to the others " Hey, cheer up guys, one day the Candyman will come for you "
by Highspeed
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: What If Department...
Replies: 33
Views: 1786

Re: What If Department...

Mexicans are people, Aesop. They aren't exactly looking to sign up w the cartels - especially given how many if them have been kidnapped/tortured/killed etc by them. The evidence of the entire failed state of Mexico argues against that proposition. I'm starting to wonder about your sanity now. I ha...
by Highspeed
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: thermonuclear Baby Ruth
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: thermonuclear Baby Ruth

As a kid I always thought it was a shame they only used such an impressive plane for taking pictures. Guess what, that is EXACTLY what I thought as well :D It had a pretty impressive avionics fit, cutting edge really, and there were a lot of good things about the airframe design. It's not the only ...
by Highspeed
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: thermonuclear Baby Ruth
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: thermonuclear Baby Ruth

I think it's one of the best looking aircraft ever built. The weird method of bomb release made a certain amount of sense as there was no need to hang stores and tanks off the wings and the fuselage could be a lot lighter without conventional bomb bay doors. But as well as the aerodynamic issues the...
by Highspeed
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: What If Department...
Replies: 33
Views: 1786

Re: What If Department...

I'm still unconvinced, but you are making a good case none the less.
by Highspeed
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: "Uh... dude... look at your tire"
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: "Uh... dude... look at your tire"

Is your new career creating unlikely failure modes ?

I've never seen anything like that before now...
by Highspeed
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: What If Department...
Replies: 33
Views: 1786

Re: What If Department...

When they asked John D. Rockefeller, world's first billionaire, how much money was enough, his reply was "Just a little bit more." Where's the money ? You are a cartel boss, you already have more cash than you could ever spend. You have the gold plated AK's, the diamond rings, the Ferrari...
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Opportunity Knocking
Replies: 49
Views: 2234

Re: Opportunity Knocking

CByrneIV wrote:... AAAND the other piece I've been waiting for just fell into place...



Shit, I'll have to write a new verse now :lol:
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: WWII Japanese Internment Camps
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: WWII Japanese Internment Camps

I'll have to think about that one... It wasn't a unique event though - the US government treatment of Japanese American citizens. The UK interned a lot of Jewish and anti-Nazi refugees from Germany - they were often sent to camps in Canada. Some of them were Soviet spies of course, but a vanishingly...
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Opportunity Knocking
Replies: 49
Views: 2234

Re: Opportunity Knocking

Ahhh, Highspeed - I can hear Lightnin' Hopkins singing that in my head. It kind of reminds me Mr. Charlie . It's worth the wait through the preamble. Preamble is great, when Mr Hopkins is talking then I am listening... Priceless. 100% pure uncut pharmaceutical grade Delta blues. I don't know why I ...
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Opportunity Knocking
Replies: 49
Views: 2234

Re: Opportunity Knocking

All good blues songs have a ... ... line about a dawg. Don't forget that! That pesky Ridgeback will be singing the blues if he doesn't stop stealing clothes from the washing line and chewing them. He got my favourite tiger stripe combats recently the little bastard. It'll go something like :- "...
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Opportunity Knocking
Replies: 49
Views: 2234

Re: Opportunity Knocking

I would like to see the door gunner song, and maybe send it to a friend of mine who was a Blackhawk crew chief. The other thing about writing a blues song about Chris, is it would probably be too depressing. And I think you wake up from a coma, not in one. Just glad he did. :D All good blues songs ...
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: What If Department...
Replies: 33
Views: 1786

Re: What If Department...

You've got to ask yourself what's in it for the cartels ?
They are no doubt making good money with things just the way they are, so why upset the applecart ?
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Hack, Slash, and Strike
Topic: Opinel Knives
Replies: 18
Views: 1566

Re: Opinel Knives

They have always impressed me with their edge holding to price ratio, but as noted they are only for very light duty use.
by Highspeed
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Motorcycle ( almost ) perfection
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Motorcycle ( almost ) perfection

I'm not a huge fan of Jap bikes in general, but those Bandits are pretty good value and a nice handling machine. First Shirt :- bike cops in the UK used to ride Commando's and retained them long after they were obsolete - there was one in our area who was notorious for pulling alongside unsuspecting...
by Highspeed
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Motorcycle ( almost ) perfection
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Motorcycle ( almost ) perfection

The Commando is a lousy design that somehow manages to be better than the sum of it's parts. Think of it like this - you are Mr Norton in the late 60's and have the best handling chassis in the world and an engine which started life as a 500 and when stretched out to a 750 shakes like a pneumatic ro...

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