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Postby Vonz90 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:32 pm

http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/19/soc ... ment-find/

Yep, of course I broke away from social media like 8 years ago after a brief time on Facebook and have never used Twitter.

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Postby Weetabix » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:16 pm

Vonz90 wrote:http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/19/social-media-mistake-heres-experiment-find/

Yep, of course I broke away from social media like 8 years ago after a brief time on Facebook and have never used Twitter.

Hm. I was compelled to get a Facebook account so I could "like" my company's page.
I joined Twitter on a lark to support one guy, I forget who.
I ignore both of them.
What do I do besides check in here? Read books and
check out a roster of websites and blogs with good information and getting all of my news directly from those sources, not from people posting them to social media

I think his experiment is working for me. :D
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Postby Weetabix » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:18 pm

My wiggly, curious about everything 7 month old grandson took a nap on me yesterday when everyone else was gone. It was sweaty, slightly uncomfortable, and glorious. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

The only bad thing was that everyone else came back, he woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and... they took him away.

ETA: Forgot to add - I had all the lights off so his head on a swivel would settle down. They came in and didn't know where we were. We were in the library; they were in the dining room. So I slowly opened the door, and held him about 6' up with his head peeking around the door frame. It was a few seconds before one of them noticed and nearly had a heart attack. :lol:
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Postby Greg » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:34 pm

Weetabix wrote:My wiggly, curious about everything 7 month old grandson took a nap on me yesterday when everyone else was gone. It was sweaty, slightly uncomfortable, and glorious. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

The only bad thing was that everyone else came back, he woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and... they took him away.

ETA: Forgot to add - I had all the lights off so his head on a swivel would settle down. They came in and didn't know where we were. We were in the library; they were in the dining room. So I slowly opened the door, and held him about 6' up with his head peeking around the door frame. It was a few seconds before one of them noticed and nearly had a heart attack. :lol:


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Postby Netpackrat » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:08 pm

I think now I have seen it all:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -buckets-/

P.E. will get real interesting with about 30 kids all twirling slings in the air at the same time.
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Postby Weetabix » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:17 pm

Netpackrat wrote:I think now I have seen it all:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -buckets-/

P.E. will get real interesting with about 30 kids all twirling slings in the air at the same time.

I guess, given technology, they don't have books in the classroom any more.

And I can't see a bucket of rocks being an attractive nuisance in a school either.

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Postby Vonz90 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:50 pm

.... that weird feeling when you are looking at the product plan for your division and one of the major items is built around a random idea you had a while ago and have been working on in your spare time with more or less no funding or priority.

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Postby Netpackrat » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:06 pm

Image

Is this a daggerboard which I see before me? :lol:
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Postby Vonz90 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:57 am

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/ ... tchywidget

A bit to far on the tough guy crap, but a nice rebuttal none the less.

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Postby Weetabix » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:30 pm

I have a 98 Toyota 4Runner with a manual trans. 244k miles on it. First gear kept popping out. Called many trans shops: "We don't do imports." "We don't do manuals." "We can't get parts for that." Finally, I asked my regular mechanic. He said, "If it has gears, I can fix it." He builds race cars, so I thought, OK.

Took it in in early January. And he found out what problems others had with parts availability. He finally chased them down, and I got it back yesterday. Since it was waiting earlier, I had a timing belt, too. And he noticed the clutch plate was trashed and replaced it.

Man, it feels different! I killed it a time or two before I got used to the new clutch. But it surely does stay in first now. Shifts much better, too.

It will be interesting to see what the new clutch and timing belt do to the mileage, if anything.

It took a bit to remember where the controls were for the wipers. Different setup in the Suburban that I've been driving for 2-1/2 months. :D
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He has risen!

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Postby Captain Wheelgun » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:46 pm

Vonz90 wrote:He has risen!

He is risen indeed, Alleluia :D
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Postby Weetabix » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:45 pm

Cops treating arrestees as if the cops were airline attendants:
https://www.waynedupree.com/cop-treats- ... hilarious/
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Postby Netpackrat » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:09 am

I've got a Porter Cable 334 random orbital sander that I bought over 20 years ago, long before they got bought out and their name put on crap tools... It mostly sits in a tool cabinet for years at a time; every once in a while I get it out to use, then put it away for a few more years. Until fairly recently I still had some of the original discs I bought for it when it was new. The 5 hole stick on discs aren't terribly common any more and I have to order them, but they are still a lot cheaper than the hook and loop discs everybody is using these days. I bought it to build boats, and when I am using it for that purpose I go through a lot of discs, so that matters.

Finally building a boat again, so I stocked up on more discs, and spent some money getting a real dust collection hose to connect to my dust collector. What an amazing difference between that and the mini shop vac I used to hook it to. Very little dust gets into the air.

Anyway, was tooling along with the sander tonight, thinking how glad I was I bought so many more discs for it due to the rate I am going through them as I switched it off to change discs. Went to turn it back on, and nothing happened... Tried a different outlet, took the extension cord out of the equation, and still nothing. Shit. Not only was it getting too late to go buy another sander, anything I could find wouldn't work with the many boxes of discs I have. Shot some contact cleaner into it in the general vicinity of the switch, and lo and behold it works again. Hopefully that's all it needs.

Imagine my surprise when I got on the computer and learned the switch, belt, and some other parts for my long out of production sander are still available from Porter Cable. :D
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Postby Netpackrat » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:06 pm

I'm thinking they were expecting something different when they let this guy speak. :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkj7kO6kOS0
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Postby Netpackrat » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:21 am

Netpackrat wrote:
randy wrote:
Netpackrat wrote:..., but gonna wait until I can get a new one although I was otherwise ready to proceed. :roll:


At which point your old one will magically appear in a place you've looked multiple times.


It's okay, it was getting pretty old. I ended up buying the same thing I use at work... Once a year they do a fit check with it on me.... I might ask if they will do my personal one I just bought at the same time since I think it's about that time again.


This ended up being a really good idea. Turns out I had the straps a little too loose on the new mask, and there was some leakage. I wasn't able to detect any fumes as I have been working with epoxy in the garage, but the fit test machine told the truth. All is well now.
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Postby HTRN » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:16 am

Been thinking about building a "cheep" 1k light gun

$1100 for a stiller action.
$400 for a bix'n andy trigger
$575 for a shehane tracker stock
$400+ for a broughton barrel
$170 for a set of farrell rings
$430 for a 150moa cold shot adjustable base..
$1400 for a nightforce scope..

Thats closing in on five grand, just in parts, and that doesnt take into account all the miscellaneous billshit that needs to be bought, like action screws, finish for the stock, making an aluminum butt plate, buying a chamber reamer, etc.

Ive got to find a cheaper hobby. :(
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Postby Frankingun » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:00 pm

HTRN, it’s a lifestyle. Look at it this way, a gun will keep on giving year after year. There are socialites who will spend more than that on one outfit that will only be worn once. You will be doing the environment a favor by using it often.
Buy ammunition and magazines.

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Postby HTRN » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:11 am

Frankingun wrote:Look at it this way, a gun will keep on giving year after year.

The barrel will last mebbe 1200 rounds.

Frankingun wrote: There are socialites who will spend more than that on one outfit that will only be worn once.

The socialites make/have a lot more money than i do.

After playing with an online ballistics calculator, i dont think i need the adjustable base - a 230 grn Berger only drops something like 25 MOA at a 1000 yards, so a 20 moa base should be more than adequate.
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Postby Vonz90 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:38 pm

So I have been trying to get to the range for about the last 3 weeks and something (mostly weather, but also life) keeps popping up to prevent it.

Planned for Saturday - going to make this happen :!:

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HTRN, I would tell you that you are an evil fucker, but you probably get that a lot ~ Netpackrat

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Postby Netpackrat » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:15 am

Found my #$*^&#$*& old respirator tonight. Spent 45 minutes looking for a tool that I KNOW I have seen multiple times since moving, before improvising another way. I know right where the stupid thing would have been in the old shop; I'm sure it will show up some time when I don't need it.
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Postby randy » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:47 pm

Netpackrat wrote:Found my #$*^&#$*& old respirator tonight. Spent 45 minutes looking for a tool that I KNOW I have seen multiple times since moving, before improvising another way. I know right where the stupid thing would have been in the old shop; I'm sure it will show up some time when I don't need it.


Gee. almost like somebody called that :)
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Postby Netpackrat » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:37 pm

randy wrote:
Netpackrat wrote:Found my #$*^&#$*& old respirator tonight. Spent 45 minutes looking for a tool that I KNOW I have seen multiple times since moving, before improvising another way. I know right where the stupid thing would have been in the old shop; I'm sure it will show up some time when I don't need it.


Gee. almost like somebody called that :)


Stevie Wonder could have seen that coming.
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Postby Greg » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:55 am

So we acquired a cat today. We've wanted one for a while, and finally found a round tuit.

He's remarkable, and I say that on day 1. He's friendly, affectionate, asks nicely when he wants something, listens when you tell him not to do something... Cat people will understand, he is remarkably careful with his, I must say, fairly impressive claws. He's like a small, good tempered non yippy dog.

Shelter cat. All they knew about him is, he's a neutered male, they think about 2 years old, and very affectionate. For whatever reason, nobody knows, he was dropped off at the shelter in March. Someone adopted him in early April and returned him after a week, because their other cat could not abide him.

Name of Shadow. He might keep it, it seems to suit him. I'm very pleased, it's been almost 30 years since I've had a cat. He's napping next to me as I type this.
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Postby MarkD » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:09 pm

Sounds like a cat who adopted me some years back. If you talked to him he'd meow back,.loved everyone. A little dopey sometimes but tons of fun to have around.

My experience is that male cats are friendlier than female but generally not as bright. For instance I had a female who figured out that the red dot came from the thing in my hand and jumped up on me to get it from there.

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Postby Vonz90 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:54 pm

As both a cat and dog person, I kind of miss having a cat as we have had dogs for the last ten years or so.

I do not miss having their fur all over the place.

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Postby Steamforger » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:27 pm

Who the f^%$ is Trans States Airlines???

I get sent to Champaign for a training class. The best itinerary I can get without having to drive to Seattle is 3 flights. Spokane to Minneapolis to Chicago to Champaign. It sucked, but i didn't have to drive over any passes and cut about 1.5 hours off my drive time each way.

We got out of class unusually early on Friday. My flight was for 5:15. What else is there to do? I go check in at 10:00. I tried for the earlier flight, but they said it was full (I doubt this). TSA and U of I police run me out of the terminal around noon because it closes when there are no boarding or unboarding ops happening.

They roll my plane up to the gate and its the scketchiest, most ghetto looking RJ you've ever seen. I'm immediately questioning the maintenance history of this plane and wondering who is Trans States Airlines?

We board and take off and its clear nearly immediately that something is wrong. Lots of shuddering and unusual noises. Note to self: Never fly on Friday 13 again. Capt. comes on and says the nose gear won't retract. We do a low pass by the tower so they can verify the wheel is down. Fire trucks are scrambling to the runway. We land in one piece and they let us off the plane. The maintenance guy has already left for the day so they call him back. Long portion of the story short, some A&Ps from Chicago have to get parts down to Champaign in a van and they're expecting it to be fixed in 5 hours. United FINALLY cancels the flight and gets us a cab to Chicago. I go to get my checked bag and find out a new employee put it on the 10:30 flight. My bag will get to Spokane long before I do. We take a 3 hour cab ride during which the cabbie tells me United is having constant problems like this and has an agreement with him to shuttle people to Ohare just for stuff like this. Ok. Lesson learned.

We get to Chicago around 11:30pm. No one is at the customer service desk, so we gang up on the baggage service folks (who were really nice and helpful). No one from Champaign called Chicago to tell them we were on the way. They don't know anything about us, but do know our flight was cancelled for maintenance problems. They get us set up with new flights in the morning. I had upgraded to First for my Chicago to Spokane leg and ended up with First from Chicago to Denver to Spokane. I suspect my upgrade caused me to have to go to Denver, but no biggie. They put us up at The Renaissance Ohare (Very nice!) and I get about a hot shower, 3.5 hours of sleep and am back at it at 0400. All other flights (United 737s) are smooth. I get to Spokane and drive the 3 hours home. All told, about 32 hours to get home.

I'm amending my travel profile with SATO on Monday.
1. No more window or middle seats.
2. No more crop duster, never heard of them before, "airlines".
3. "If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going".
4. If it has "Express" in the name, I ain't going.
5. 737-800 or better. Otherwise, I ain't going.
6. If these conditions can't be met, then I ain't going.

ETA- And I got the crud too. Dammit.

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Steamforger wrote:I'm amending my travel profile with SATO on Monday.
1. No more window or middle seats.
2. No more crop duster, never heard of them before, "airlines".
3. "If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going".
4. If it has "Express" in the name, I ain't going.
5. 737-800 or better. Otherwise, I ain't going.
6. If these conditions can't be met, then I ain't going.


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Postby Jered » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:09 pm

Steamforger wrote:I get sent to Champaign for a training class. The best itinerary I can get without having to drive to Seattle is 3 flights. Spokane to Minneapolis to Chicago to Champaign. It sucked, but i didn't have to drive over any passes and cut about 1.5 hours off my drive time each way.


I got rid of my government travel card. Now, I don't have to worry about going anywhere.

:lol:
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Steamforger wrote:We board and take off and its clear nearly immediately that something is wrong. Lots of shuddering and unusual noises. Note to self: Never fly on Friday 13 again. Capt. comes on and says the nose gear won't retract. We do a low pass by the tower so they can verify the wheel is down. Fire trucks are scrambling to the runway. We land in one piece and they let us off the plane.


I live about four and a half miles south of that airport.

I'm glad you didn't crash into my house. :twisted:

I know a pilot who had a similar experience at that airport (bumped from two flights and a uber ride to Chicago to catch a flight back to his base so he could make it to work the next day).

He made it through, glad you did, too.

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Postby HTRN » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:35 am

Greg wrote:So we acquired a cat today.

I think you're confused on who acquired who. ;) :mrgreen:
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Postby Greg » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:47 am

HTRN wrote:
Greg wrote:So we acquired a cat today.

I think you're confused on who acquired who. ;) :mrgreen:

That may be. He's a smart little devil.

He likes me, but he follows my wife around like a puppy. Almost like he knows where the food comes from.
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Postby Vonz90 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:46 pm

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-gov ... 15539.html

So the CA (and NY, NJ, etc.) millionaires will owe more taxes. Boo hoo! Maybe if they start supporting state GOP candidates they can fix that.

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Postby Weetabix » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:41 pm

I'm really tired of out-of-office government types sniping the hell out of in-office government types.

1. When did this start? I have an impression there used to be dignity and professional courtesy.

2. Did the Republicans do it under Obama, and I just didn't notice or it didn't annoy me because I agreed with them?

3. Did the Republicans do it under Obama, and the MSM just didn't cover it?

4. Did the R's just not do it under Obama?
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Postby Langenator » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:11 pm

If Rs did it under Obama, it was "elder statesmen" like Kissinger - long out of office, and probably on a book tour. Or on Fox News.

W stayed on his ranch and painted.

Heck, even Bill Clinton pretty much STHU after he left office, aside from occasional appearances with Bush Sr, and he had a semi-legit reason to stick around, given that the Harpy was a Senator, the candidate, then SecState, then candidate again.
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Postby MarkD » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:17 pm

I had an idea for a play-on-words Halloween costume today. Wearing sunglasses (indoors and/or at night), a Vape in one hand and a bottle of Jaigermeister in the other, and a t-shirt with the Summers Eve logo.

I'm a douche.

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Re: Does not follow...

Postby Steamforger » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:59 am

Christ on a bike, I don't think this crud is going to take me. I've used an entire roll of john wayne today because my sinuses are kicking out quarts. My teeth feel like they're going to pop. I'm constantly in that "just about to sneeze, but doesn't quite yet" state. My eyes are on fire, and the glands in my neck feel like they're about to be outside my neck.

The good news is I'm not experiencing any body aches, chills/sweats, or shivers. Flu doesn't seem like a good candidate. I suspect my germ discipline fell short at the United baggage services counter in Ohare.

I'm trying like all hell to save the Afrin for just at night and sleeping. The stuff works wonders, but good lord, talk about dependency.

I think I'm taking tomorrow off too.


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