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Forum: Political News and Discussion 05-22-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,580
Posted By ghost792
The thing to watch is who is selected as Biden's...

The thing to watch is who is selected as Biden's running mate. The plan may be to have Biden resign soon after his election or just let his VP do all the heavy lifting in the administration.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-15-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,178
Posted By ghost792
If they make 80% receivers illegal, it won't be...

If they make 80% receivers illegal, it won't be long before someone starts selling 60% receivers. Short of making the possession of unmachined pieces of metal/plastic illegal, there will always be...
Forum: Food and water 05-07-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By ghost792
Summer sausage is inexpensive and still in good...

Summer sausage is inexpensive and still in good supply here. I've laid in about 10 pounds. I've also been buying the foil pouches of tuna.
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By ghost792
I got CBS All-Access through Amazon Prime for...

I got CBS All-Access through Amazon Prime for Blue Bloods and NCIS. Star Trek Picard wasn't too bad (different, though, being close to an "R" rating) and Star Trek Discovery (especially the second...
Forum: The Tech Zone 04-25-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By ghost792
I've got two machines running Linux Mint in daily...

I've got two machines running Linux Mint in daily use for about 6 months or so. Before that, they were each running Ubuntu. Mint has been a better experience, even though it's based on Ubuntu.

I...
Forum: Communications 04-25-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,190
Posted By ghost792
Several reasons, in no particular order. ...

Several reasons, in no particular order.

As was mentioned, improper use can lead to interference with military, commercial, or other legitimate radio usage. The effects could be anything from a...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 04-19-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,423
Posted By ghost792
Take a look at Reallybigmonkey1...

Take a look at Reallybigmonkey1 (https://www.youtube.com/user/Reallybigmonkey1) on YouTube (aka Fun in the Woods with Dave Pearson). He's a bushcrafter who has done quite a few creative shelter...
Forum: Communications 04-10-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By ghost792
SSB also lets you receive CW (Morse code).

SSB also lets you receive CW (Morse code).
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 04-09-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,844
Posted By ghost792
The full article does show several, but not all,...

The full article does show several, but not all, of the special operations rifles running BUIS. What's interesting to me is that there is at least one rifle that appears to only have a backup front...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 03-31-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Posted By ghost792
And if you can find one, get a "Liner, Aircrew,...

And if you can find one, get a "Liner, Aircrew, Cold Weather, Woodland Camouflage" liner for it. The aircrew liner is aramid so it's flame resistant and it's a LOT warmer than the standard M-65...
Forum: The Tech Zone 03-25-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By ghost792
The ultra small form factor computers like the...

The ultra small form factor computers like the Lenovo Tiny and the equivalent Dells and HPs mostly use laptop parts. Lenovo has some workstation class Tinys that may use desktop parts, but they also...
Forum: Communications 03-13-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By ghost792
I don't have an IC-7300, but most users rave...

I don't have an IC-7300, but most users rave about them. You can get a new one for about $900 and used for a few hundred less than that. The 7300 has actually driven down the prices of used ham...
Forum: The Tech Zone 02-23-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By ghost792
Be aware that the TOR project received a bunch of...

Be aware that the TOR project received a bunch of money from various US agencies and foreign governments. I don't think I'd trust it with anything too important.
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By ghost792
Turn...

Turn (https://allthingsliberty.com/2014/04/amc-turn-everything-historians-need-to-know/) is pretty good. There are a few minor problems, but otherwise solid, and likely as accurate as could be hoped...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,713
Posted By ghost792
The statement that was just released says he's in...

The statement that was just released says he's in serious condition but his injuries are not life threatening.

https://twitter.com/FOXSports/status/1229603075549286400?s=20
Forum: Political News and Discussion 02-17-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By ghost792
The flyby by Air Force One was nice, too. ...

The flyby by Air Force One was nice, too.

President Trump Air Force One Flyover Daytona 500 (Fox) - YouTube
Forum: The Tech Zone 02-15-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By ghost792
I suspect there is a mechanical problem with your...

I suspect there is a mechanical problem with your right mouse button (partially stuck or has something jammed in the switch. You can try blowing compressed air under the button to see if it clears...
Forum: The Tech Zone 02-15-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By ghost792
I don't recall, but it does have a function to do...

I don't recall, but it does have a function to do a scan and memorize the stations it finds. That goes reasonably fast.
Forum: The Tech Zone 02-15-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By ghost792
That's been our experience, too. We bought a...

That's been our experience, too. We bought a brand new ThinkPad for a customer with an 8th gen Core i3 and 8GB of memory and the performance was horrible. I think it had a HDD and not an SSD, which...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,348
Posted By ghost792
Spacemen would be my first choice, but DoD...

Spacemen would be my first choice, but DoD already excluded it for being gendered language.
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,348
Posted By ghost792
Since "spacemen" is not PC, just call them...

Since "spacemen" is not PC, just call them "spacers". It would even work well for the lower enlisted ranks: Spacer, Spacer First Class, Senior Spacer.
Forum: The Tech Zone 02-06-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By ghost792
PL-360 doesn't have SSB. The GP-5 is a PL-365,...

PL-360 doesn't have SSB. The GP-5 is a PL-365, which I'm not sure is otherwise available in the US.
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,403
Posted By ghost792
Last year, Illinois floated a couple of other...

Last year, Illinois floated a couple of other interesting gun control bills. One would have required all firearms be securely stored in approved safes, cabinets, etc. The other would have levied a...
Forum: The Tech Zone 02-04-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By ghost792
Seconding this. I have one and it's a great...

Seconding this. I have one and it's a great little receiver. One really nice feature is that you can power the radio through the USB charging jack (remove the batteries first if they aren't the...
Forum: The Tech Zone 02-02-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By ghost792
Samsung EVO. I've got a couple of them in some...

Samsung EVO. I've got a couple of them in some Raspberry Pis and they have been great so far.
Forum: Coronavirus 02-02-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18,839
Views: 1,489,357
Posted By ghost792
Check your local paint stores, too. The local...

Check your local paint stores, too. The local Sherwin Williams had a pretty good supply and even had a 30% coupon.
Forum: The Tech Zone 02-02-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By ghost792
The tweaking.com tool is really nice. I've used...

The tweaking.com tool is really nice. I've used it at work (I'm an IT guy) to save some computers. Just be careful with it and only run the repairs you need because it can do some damage.
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By ghost792
Police have discovered at least two covert grow...

Police have discovered at least two covert grow sites here in abandoned buildings. One was in an old pub, but the other was in a large industrial building...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 01-29-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,603
Posted By ghost792
Lot of good movies here. There are a few more...

Lot of good movies here. There are a few more that I think are worthy of being on the list.

*The Dirty Dozen. Gritty movie with an all-star cast of imprisoned soldiers sent on a suicide mission...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 01-26-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,471
Posted By ghost792
Former CIA director John Brennan on MSNBC's...

Former CIA director John Brennan on MSNBC's Morning Joe about a year ago:
Innocent until alleged... - YouTube

He said, "People are innocent until alleged to be involved in some type of criminal...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,104
Posted By ghost792
Here's the insignia for the Army's Space Command,...

Here's the insignia for the Army's Space Command, dating back to the late 1980s.
https://i.ibb.co/825nmyX/Image-Handler.jpg (https://ibb.co/825nmyX)

The Institute of Heraldry's (IOH) site notes:...
Forum: The Tech Zone 01-06-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,076
Posted By ghost792
At those prices, I'd consider the printer to be...

At those prices, I'd consider the printer to be disposable after the starter ink cartridges ran out. But I still wouldn't sign up for a program that was going to charge me to print from my own...
Forum: The Tech Zone 01-05-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,076
Posted By ghost792
I'm an IT guy, so I've done 100s of printer...

I'm an IT guy, so I've done 100s of printer installations. Brother makes really nice laser printers. If you aren't going to use them much, they will last years and years. Their inkjets are okay,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,314
Posted By ghost792
It wasn't too surprising, given that Rogue One...

It wasn't too surprising, given that Rogue One was heavily based on The Dirty Dozen.
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,543
Posted By ghost792
The Great Courses series is really fantastic. ...

The Great Courses series is really fantastic. I've bought a few courses over the years. The only downside is the expense. They do have a policy of having a sale one each course throughout the year...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,230
Posted By ghost792
Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to all!
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,670
Posted By ghost792
We did something similar this year. Much less...

We did something similar this year. Much less stress for everyone involved.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-29-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,270
Posted By ghost792
There's a similar place called Extreme Sandbox. ...

There's a similar place called Extreme Sandbox. They have a really nice YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtremeSandbox)with lots of instructional videos showing how to operate things...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,930
Posted By ghost792
Bushmill's Black Bush is my whiskey of choice.

Bushmill's Black Bush is my whiskey of choice.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-19-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,189
Posted By ghost792
And watch Extreme Sandbox's YouTube channel...

And watch Extreme Sandbox's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCge3wm7sYHXKRRqRsLySzkw) to learn how to drive dozers and excavators.
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,927
Posted By ghost792
I learned to drive in one of the larger...

I learned to drive in one of the larger cemeteries in my home town. Lots of twisty roads and gentle hills, so it was a pretty good place for it.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-16-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,602
Posted By ghost792
Harley restarted production last month after...

Harley restarted production last month after determining only a single bike was effected. I'd still be wary of them until the model has been in use for a year or two.
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,859
Posted By ghost792
According to this map...

According to this map (https://brilliantmaps.com/2016-county-election-map/), Oklahoma was the only one in 2016.
Forum: The Tech Zone 11-04-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,277
Posted By ghost792
I used a Chromebook for about 2 years as a...

I used a Chromebook for about 2 years as a secondary computer to watch YouTube and browse forums while I was waiting for games to load or in between rounds. It worked pretty well for that, although...
Forum: The Tech Zone 11-03-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,002
Posted By ghost792
TP-Link...

TP-Link (https://www.kasasmart.com/us/products/smart-plugs) has smart plugs that will let you do that.
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,316
Posted By ghost792
Back in the 80s, my dad had one of the big...

Back in the 80s, my dad had one of the big teletype machines hooked up to a ham radio to do RTTY. It would print on continuous feed paper, like a dot-matrix printer, so you'd have this long printout...
Forum: The Tech Zone 10-16-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By ghost792
Different tiers of Office 365 give you different...

Different tiers of Office 365 give you different features. There are tiers that only have web versions of the Office programs and may (or may not) restrict you to only being able to save files...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 09-09-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 17,410
Posted By ghost792
Looks like 3, 14, 15, 16, and 52 from the Trump...

Looks like 3, 14, 15, 16, and 52 from the Trump Rotation (http://cosmicweenie.com/Trump_flaws.htm).
Forum: Political News and Discussion 09-09-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By ghost792
Last week's bulletin...

Last week's bulletin (https://www.isra.org/News/TabId/1068/ArtMID/4612/ArticleID/40922/ISRA-Thursday-Bulletin-September-5-2019.aspx) from the IL State Rifle Association included this line: "Although...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,675
Posted By ghost792
What rarely gets mentioned when universal...

What rarely gets mentioned when universal background checks come up is that they are a de facto ban on users of "legal" marijuana purchasing firearms. Marijuana use is still prohibited under federal...
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