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Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-22-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By gungatim
I use a beer can stove that burns HEET (dry gas)....

I use a beer can stove that burns HEET (dry gas). super easy to make, cheap, easy to find/carry fuel, and boils water very quickly.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 01-16-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By gungatim
Wow the GAO? I don't remember, who is my...

Wow the GAO? I don't remember, who is my representative in that branch of the gov? are they running for re-election this year? are they going to prosecute the OMB?
Forum: The Tech Zone 12-19-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By gungatim
Thanks, didn't know that about Access. with...

Thanks, didn't know that about Access.

with Power BI you can run the desktop version without using the web based version if you build something local. publishing would go out to the web account...
Forum: The Tech Zone 12-19-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By gungatim
didn't think MS still offered/supported ACCESS,...

didn't think MS still offered/supported ACCESS, do they?

we shifted everything over to Power BI which is Microsoft's replacement I thought...I still have a few versions of MS Office at home, 95,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-17-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By gungatim
I've had 3 different ones, yes the battery packs...

I've had 3 different ones, yes the battery packs are junk, but they are the same setup lots of radios and cordless phones use so they can be replaced.

however I've found the cell phone battery...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-17-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By gungatim
flashlights don't need alkaline batteries. the...

flashlights don't need alkaline batteries. the old carbon zinc were called "flashlight" batteries for a reason.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 12-16-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By gungatim
it's the same principle that those little...

it's the same principle that those little Jonny-Warmers use. combustion without flame occurs when the catalyst (usually a PM-that silver thing on top) reacts with the fuel. initial flame used to get...
Forum: The Tech Zone 12-13-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By gungatim
there's a million ways to do it, but based on...

there's a million ways to do it, but based on what you've got so far, I would probably convert to a common format, most likely PDF. Anything you listed can be converted to PDF from Word, Excel,...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 12-13-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By gungatim
it's flu season....just sayin'. you can also...

it's flu season....just sayin'.

you can also hit your local county disease control website and see what is active and how many people are affected.

When I had a particularly rare and nasty...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 12-13-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,327
Posted By gungatim
What you miss entirely is the fact that the Dems...

What you miss entirely is the fact that the Dems did not win a majority. they don't have the executive branch, and only have half (barely) of the Legislative branch.

They have no mandate to do...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 12-13-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,717
Posted By gungatim
Thanks, learn sumthin' new! :thumb:

Thanks, learn sumthin' new! :thumb:
Forum: Communications 12-13-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By gungatim
OMAHA?!!!, LOL.... did you work in the...

OMAHA?!!!, LOL....

did you work in the business in the 70's? My dad was the regional rep for Cobra til he was killed in '77. we used to have a garage full of CB's, antenna's, and tons of...
Forum: Communications 12-11-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By gungatim
CB is still fairly popular, especially in rural...

CB is still fairly popular, especially in rural areas, I see antenna's on 4x4's and jeeps all the time. up until 2016 I kept a CB in my daily driver until I bought a new truck and put in a 2m Ham...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 12-11-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By gungatim
if the car stalls and restarts it likely has...

if the car stalls and restarts it likely has nothing to do with the electronic throttle. you need to check the codes and read the sensors. idle isn't set by the throttle pedal. is the CEL lit?
...
Forum: The Tech Zone 12-10-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By gungatim
absolutely, I leave it on 24/7 in the shop

absolutely, I leave it on 24/7 in the shop
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 12-09-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,717
Posted By gungatim
thought most RV fridges were absorption units....

thought most RV fridges were absorption units. either light the pilot or they run 12v heating element. at least every one I've owned/seen was like that.
Forum: The Tech Zone 12-09-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By gungatim
I have an 8 camera setup with 1tb hard drive....

I have an 8 camera setup with 1tb hard drive. $169 off Epay...it can be configured for wifi if/when you get it, or just left to record in a loop or set to record motion only, or whatever.

these...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 962
Posted By gungatim
my in-laws have a u-cut tree farm, I used to get...

my in-laws have a u-cut tree farm, I used to get free trees every year.

despite that, I gave up on all the hassle 10 yrs. ago and bought a pre-lit artificial tree and never looked back...
Forum: Financial Forum 12-05-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,367
Posted By gungatim
I do rebates all the time. always get them,...

I do rebates all the time. always get them, sooner or later. done the Ammo ones a few times, no issues at all.

nearly all the rebates have a website you can go to and track them.

FWIW, rebates...
Forum: Financial Forum 12-05-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,367
Posted By gungatim
you must not be doing it right. did you...

you must not be doing it right.

did you check their website to make sure they received it? if so it shows when it was sent. if you didn't get it, you can re-file with them.

I've never missed a...
Forum: The Tech Zone 12-05-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By gungatim
here's the thing, if you get a roku, or...

here's the thing, if you get a roku, or firestick, or android box, or smart tv, and only get app's through their store, you may be correct.

but that's limiting yourself to maybe 10% of the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,590
Posted By gungatim
True, but you can show success, and indeed it is...

True, but you can show success, and indeed it is widely studied. Either children with learning disabilities or emotional impairment grow up to be healthy functioning adults, or they don't. "attitude"...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By gungatim
IMO, nope. We had one back in the early 80's at...

IMO, nope. We had one back in the early 80's at home. supposedly you could microwave a dinner and with the convection set at the same time it would brown and crisp. we didn't use the convection...
Forum: The Tech Zone 12-02-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By gungatim
you can and should turn off the tracking and...

you can and should turn off the tracking and reporting settings in the settings menu. disable the ads as well.

you can also use the hacked apps instead of from their app store which disables the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,590
Posted By gungatim
Not all Psychologists buy into the new DSM...

Not all Psychologists buy into the new DSM changes (not did they last time when gays were changed). like anything else, it's been co-opted by progressives. most practicing psychologists have no say...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-26-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,165
Posted By gungatim
Yes, exactly what I mean. everyone claims they...

Yes, exactly what I mean. everyone claims they vote for the best person based on qualifications, etc. but in the real world, people choose the party ticket quite often.

even with non-partisan...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-25-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,165
Posted By gungatim
Wrong. people vote for names they don't...

Wrong.

people vote for names they don't recognize all the time, and they win. One of the reasons we have a 2 party system.
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By gungatim
thanks, just spit coffee all over my desk!:thumb:

thanks, just spit coffee all over my desk!:thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,569
Posted By gungatim
they said on the news this AM he was 78, putting...

they said on the news this AM he was 78, putting him at 80 years old when taking office if he won.

he hasn't got a chance in he77, you think the millennial socialists would vote for this old rich...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-08-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,567
Posted By gungatim
fyi - if it hasn't been mentioned, Dollar Tree...

fyi - if it hasn't been mentioned, Dollar Tree sells incandescent bulbs. 3-way's or 2-packs 60w and 100w.

at the low price of $1! I get mine there though I have switched many to LED.

I get...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-06-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By gungatim
with an 80% you are paying for the luxury of not...

with an 80% you are paying for the luxury of not having to have it shipped to an FFL, not paying the FFL charges, not doing the background check, and not having it registered.

seriously, an 80%...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-06-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,717
Posted By gungatim
don't forget about the surge power it needs when...

don't forget about the surge power it needs when the compressor initially kicks on.

you'd be money ahead to just buy a 12v fridge or dual power (propane) one from an RV to begin with. $50 and done.
Forum: The Tech Zone 11-06-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By gungatim
only drawback is it is Celsius only, so you have...

only drawback is it is Celsius only, so you have to do the math when setting it initially...if you don't have a wallwart there are usually boxes of them at the goodwill or junkstores or in free boxes...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,218
Posted By gungatim
those server farms are creepy. I was in...

those server farms are creepy. I was in Washington on business, touring a plant near one of the big server farms. we stopped as close as we could get just for fun and took pictures. the pictures...
Forum: The Tech Zone 11-05-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By gungatim
no need for a Pi or smart stuff, these little...

no need for a Pi or smart stuff, these little things are <$5 ea in a 2 pk and can be set for any on/off temp. easy to use, pre-programmed, and super versatile. just add a 12v wall wart for power.
...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,218
Posted By gungatim
Hate to break it to you, but there are few to no...

Hate to break it to you, but there are few to no air marshals. <1% chance of encountering one on any flight by domestic carriers...(unless you fly out of the middle East)

best estimates are that...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,770
Posted By gungatim
for once I agree with you. This morning it was...

for once I agree with you. This morning it was raining and cold, now it's sunny and warm....climate...it just keeps on a changin':thumb:
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 10-29-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,458
Posted By gungatim
usually the oil drain in the block is already...

usually the oil drain in the block is already pipe thread, just thread on a nipple and cap.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 10-28-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,458
Posted By gungatim
ethanol or no, the float can still develop a...

ethanol or no, the float can still develop a leak, deteriorate, the rubber tip of the needle can harden up if some fuel evaporates, etc....as I said, it's not at all uncommon. I've evens seen seafoam...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 10-28-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,458
Posted By gungatim
nothing to do with the fuel cap, the float in the...

nothing to do with the fuel cap, the float in the carb stuck open (needle not sealing) and/or fuel line disintegrated, etc.

yes, it's very common and happens to most stuff eventually.

always...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By gungatim
typical...give us money we can spend "while...

typical...give us money we can spend

"while waiting for the technologies in energy and transportation to mature and be fully available in the market."

always dreaming of non-existent...
Forum: Food and water 10-25-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,628
Posted By gungatim
The cheap grocery stores seem to have lots of...

The cheap grocery stores seem to have lots of them, multiple brands/sizes vs. regular grocery/box stores. try Sav-A-Lot if you have one local, or I bet Aldi's would as well.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-24-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,691
Posted By gungatim
interesting...I had my pics yanked within hrs....

interesting...I had my pics yanked within hrs. and got a nasty note saying they violated TOS. this was probably 3 yrs. ago. I don't bother posting anything on there anymore.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-23-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By gungatim
and if you remember, there were other options...

and if you remember, there were other options thrown around when Clinton was impeached, like censure...but most people are stupid, and when Maxine chants "impeach fowtee fivveee (an' bus' me a fowty...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-23-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,691
Posted By gungatim
you can't put a picture of a gun on FB, against...

you can't put a picture of a gun on FB, against the rules. I've had pics removed before because firearms were in them...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-22-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,669
Posted By gungatim
yes, Nuge. and sure, everybody says some...

yes, Nuge.

and sure, everybody says some stupid things, we are all human, nobody's perfect, and I don't agree 100% with ANYBODY on EVERYTHING, but that doesn't mean they don't have some good...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-22-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,669
Posted By gungatim
what do you think? he's not on as much as he...

what do you think? he's not on as much as he used to be, he is getting pretty old (but still touring) in something like his 70's.

I heard him on a web podcast being interviewed a few months ago,...
Forum: The Tech Zone 10-18-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,554
Posted By gungatim
fyi you can get a remote control ap for your...

fyi you can get a remote control ap for your phone for both Roku and firestick...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-18-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,945
Posted By gungatim
around here it's called a land contract. I have...

around here it's called a land contract. I have purchased land that way, and sold a rental house that way. basically the owner sells the property, the buyer pays you monthly payment + interest, which...
Forum: The Tech Zone 10-14-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,682
Posted By gungatim
I literally have a 2 ft. tall stack of floppy...

I literally have a 2 ft. tall stack of floppy drives...with adapters to make them work, along with DAT cartridges...when I scrap computers I keep stuff like that just in case. and yes, 3.11 on...
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