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by Aegis
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: White is black? NAACP leader gets to choose what she is.
Replies: 37
Views: 3386

Re: White is black? NAACP leader gets to choose what she is

Steamforger wrote:
I identify as a fire engine.


Not an A-10?
by Aegis
Sat May 23, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1140
Views: 106383

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Just started Terry Pratchett's first Discworld book, The Color Of Magic. I thought I'd see what all the fuss is about. I bought the first three volumes, actually. Honestly, it's best to start with slightly later books, then go back to those. They really hit their stride around Pyramids or Guards Gu...
by Aegis
Fri May 15, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Age of Ultron
Replies: 13
Views: 1991

Re: Age of Ultron

Weetabix wrote:The surviving twin looks XManny, but interesting.


There's a reason for that.
by Aegis
Fri May 15, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: 308 ammo brands to try?
Replies: 10
Views: 1936

Re: 308 ammo brands to try?

Another for GMM, although Lapua makes some damn fine stuff too,though it is three times the cost of the Federal.
by Aegis
Fri May 15, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: DC to NYC Amtrak Derailment - 5 Dead So Far
Replies: 31
Views: 2465

Re: DC to NYC Amtrak Derailment - 5 Dead So Far

So. He passes out (or falls asleep) and slumps onto the stick or pedal or whatever? Therefore, unexplained acceleration, no radio call, no mechanical failures to explain? All locomotives have dead man switches. Have to be activated periodically to let the train know that someone's still in charge, ...
by Aegis
Fri May 08, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1140
Views: 106383

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

I'm kind of in a doldrums right now with regards to reading. Can someone suggest a good historical non-fiction book that will grab my attention like "Six Frigates" did? How historical? I'm a huge fan of James Hornfischer's WWII books, including Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Neptun...
by Aegis
Mon May 04, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Selling our house...
Replies: 34
Views: 2672

Re: Selling our house...

Flintlock Tom wrote:
308Mike wrote:So, you're no longer going to be LOCAL??? 8-) :cry:


12 hour drive?

Yeah, local.


Well, I mean, it's local to ME...
by Aegis
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Reloading Evangelism: new convert
Replies: 85
Views: 6119

Re: Reloading Evangelism: new convert

I suppose if it were easier to find good dark lagers where I am I might reconsider.... After all the first beer I ever actually enjoyed was a dunkel. Are the Session lagers from Full Sail available out there? They're surprisingly good for the price, and come in various styles, including Session Bla...
by Aegis
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Reloading Evangelism: new convert
Replies: 85
Views: 6119

Re: Reloading Evangelism: new convert

Amen to that. I've been using One Shot since I got back into reloading and it saves a ton of time vs the old way. Are there any particular tricks to using One Shot? I tried it a couple times years ago, and it kept getting cases stuck in the die. Switched to the Dillon lube and have had nothing but ...
by Aegis
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Webcomic List
Replies: 22
Views: 2539

Re: Webcomic List

Bug Martini

General goofiness and absurdity, five days a week. That, plus xkcd and The Whiteboard are my three everyday(ish) comics.
by Aegis
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: $40 Anderson lowers at AIM
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Re: $40 Anderson lowers at AIM

Durham68 wrote:At this price you should by a couple if only for trade fodder the next time everyone panics.


For whatever reason, Anderson lowers are everywhere these days for around the same price, so I've now got far more than I will ever need, for that exact purpose.
by Aegis
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: ATTN: HTRN
Replies: 14
Views: 1297

Re: ATTN: HTRN

Still waiting to hear back from Hurco. I will have to turn the boss loose on them I guess. Gotta be a company-wide fail on the part of customer service. My place of employment has two Hurcos, and has an absolute hell of a time getting any maintenance support. Typical wait times are at least a month...
by Aegis
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Lists of walk in book stores.
Replies: 11
Views: 1760

Re: Lists of walk in book stores.

Powell's Books in Portland; largest independent bookstore in the world (full city block, 3-4 stories.) Last I heard had two of the three surviving copies of the original Lewis and Clark journals, among other things . I have not been to Dallas, and am therefore somewhat less than useful in that respe...
by Aegis
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Gas Adjust Key on AR bolt?
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: Gas Adjust Key on AR bolt?

PawPaw wrote:Eventually, if it can turn loose, it does.


I've had my .460 X-frame start rattling itself apart on a couple occasions within a month of purchase, though thankfully locktite was able to take care of most of that.
by Aegis
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Thoughts on .44 Special
Replies: 15
Views: 1556

Re: Thoughts on .44 Special

I don't wish to sound like I disapprove of anyone buying a .44 special just because, I am curious to know why .45 Colt isn't often seen as an alternative, both by the manufacturers and the buyers. Heavier bullet, lower pressure, and not THAT much wider than .44. Would make a nifty little 5-shot K or...
by Aegis
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: 747-400 Lands @ Gatwick With Main Landing Gear Retracted
Replies: 18
Views: 1257

Re: 747-400 Lands @ Gatwick With Main Landing Gear Retracted

tcourtplayer wrote:The plane was fine though.


I guess when you design planes specifically to land using controlled crashes, the toughness factor goes up proportionally.
by Aegis
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: 747-400 Lands @ Gatwick With Main Landing Gear Retracted
Replies: 18
Views: 1257

Re: 747-400 Lands @ Gatwick With Main Landing Gear Retracted

Made some hard landings , but always had the gear down, hopefully no one was hurt. my IP was old school. He typically only said "I'll buy that" as comment to a landing. During one of my Touch and Go sessions, I had a pretty hard contact. I was turning onto downwind before the silence was ...
by Aegis
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday Frankingun (45), Aegis (29)
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Happy Birthday Frankingun (45), Aegis (29)

Well thank you, gentlefolk.
by Aegis
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: AR10 caliber options
Replies: 35
Views: 1620

Re: AR10 caliber options

Yogimus wrote:Holy shit that is a LOT of powder behind such a tiny neck.


Yeah. We've been fire-forming cases for it, and without the gas system adjusted perfectly, it tears the case apart quite handily.

Pretty much zero drop at 600 yards, though.
by Aegis
Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Marko Jumps The Shark On Immigration
Replies: 178
Views: 8972

Re: Marko Jumps The Shark On Immigration

As I recall, Tam's blocking comments has more to do with her not wanting to deal with one specific stalker, who even with moderated comments was still freaking her out (since she was the one who had to read all the comments to moderate them in the first place.)
by Aegis
Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Lightning & Corsair
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Lightning & Corsair

While it's not as sleek, I've always preferred the looks of the Hellcat to the Corsair (and really, to pretty much all the other WWII fighters). Not that I'd turn a Corsair down as a gift, mind you.
by Aegis
Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4328
Views: 287431

Re: Does not follow...

Philips has a new LED bulb. 60 W replacement. *sigh* I want a 100 W replacement. How come no LED bulbs come with enough lumens? I want 150 watt LED equivalent in Edison "Mogul" thread. I have vintage floor lamp that they'd be perfect for. No word on the 150s, but I actually just found som...
by Aegis
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I Wish I'd Took a Picture
Replies: 23
Views: 953

Re: I Wish I'd Took a Picture

HTRN wrote:You want weird? hang out in the East Village on the first warm Saturday of the year.


Ahem.
by Aegis
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: gas tank sealant question
Replies: 13
Views: 638

Re: gas tank sealant question

You might check with these guys. They tend to have a pretty wide selection of random old parts available, and will ship UPS if you're not in the area, which you're definitely not.
by Aegis
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Looking to buy a dedicated hunting rifle with a 4x scope
Replies: 85
Views: 2602

Re: Looking to buy a dedicated hunting rifle with a 4x scope

Ruger American, plus a Redfield scope. These days, they're exactly the older model Leupolds with slightly fewer customizable options and more spartan looks, made in Portland for shockingly good prices. I paid under $650 for an American 22-250, a Redfield 4-12x42, and a set of Leupold rings.
by Aegis
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: So who's still here?
Replies: 118
Views: 3338

Re: So who's still here?

I'm suddenly seeing lots of people I didn't even remember existed, which is odd because several of them are definitely not just lurkers. Maybe I should actually pay attention to the names of the posters when I read things here.
by Aegis
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: KdT And The 100 Round Rule
Replies: 34
Views: 1377

Re: KdT And The 100 Round Rule

Yeah, we've had similar threads before. If not on this forum, then on the previous. How many of us have bought and stored ammo for calibers we don't even own a firearm for yet? Answer: A lot of us, me included. Well yeah. I've gotta start stocking the .50 now, so I'll have enough for a good shootin...
by Aegis
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Shrinking Submarine Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 1298

Re: Shrinking Submarine Fleet

More and more I'm coming to the conclusion that the best way to safeguard the US (not only against the Islamofacists, but the PRC, Russia et. al) is to be the craziest SOB on the block that nobody wants to mess with because they can't be sure what our reaction will be. Nuke the Moon for World Peace
by Aegis
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Seriously, who approved that new Army commercial?
Replies: 19
Views: 1420

Re: Seriously, who approved that new Army commercial?

I still think one of the best commercials is the SEALs' Footprints. Understated yet pretty damn cool.
by Aegis
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Man Falls Into Wood Chipper— Headfirst
Replies: 23
Views: 914

Re: Man Falls Into Wood Chipper— Headfirst

Yogimus wrote:How does one fall into a woodchipper feet first?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSoMlpQ6yz8
by Aegis
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Stolen guns - Update: items found, prosecution pending
Replies: 47
Views: 3098

Re: Stolen guns - Update: items found, prosecution pending

Aesop wrote:
BTW, for all the weapons that were recovered, I'd go back to the OP above and remove the S/Ns.


Good call. Done.
by Aegis
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Stolen guns - Update: items found, prosecution pending
Replies: 47
Views: 3098

Re: Stolen guns - Update: items found, prosecution pending

I would love to know more about the safe. If a few 16 year olds can pry it open with what was found in a guy's house/basement, what kind was it? Stack-on? Was it bolted down, or heavy enough to not drop on its back? What did they pry it open with? It wasn't much of a safe. One of the cheap Sentry R...
by Aegis
Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Stolen guns - Update: items found, prosecution pending
Replies: 47
Views: 3098

Re: Stolen guns - Update: items found, prosecution pending

Why would your friends want a high powered lawyer? Isn't it the DA's or Federal prosecutor's job? As Mike mentioned, they're gearing up for civil charges even after the city of Seattle gives them a slap on the wrist, as apparently they are wont to do in such cases. Detective working the case says t...
by Aegis
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Stolen guns - Update: items found, prosecution pending
Replies: 47
Views: 3098

Re: Stolen guns in Seattle area

It appears most of them have been found, with prosecution soon to follow: Sorry for the delay. I didn't have much of an update until now. So last night the major crimes unit got on the case. They setup surveillance around the suspects and watched them last night. Now for the part that will piss Snew...
by Aegis
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Stolen guns - Update: items found, prosecution pending
Replies: 47
Views: 3098

Stolen guns - Update: items found, prosecution pending

Just in case the bastards try to leave town with the items, I'd please ask everyone to be on alert for a friend of mine: Stolen Guns Glock 19 – SN: SFE799 Colt 1911 – Tacsol Ruger 22/45 – S&W 22LR Model 633 – Colt Anaconda 44 Magnum – FN PBR .308 – Scope on FN PBR – Leupold Mark 4 LR/T Mossberg ...
by Aegis
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Tomcat RIO on what made the jet so good...
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: Tomcat RIO on what made the jet so good...

McDonnell was looking at selling the Navy an "F-15N Sea Eagle" version designed with folding wingtips and beefier landing gear. The Navy stuck with the Tomcat, though. Their loss. Dunno, though. At that point, it seems like the extra weight and/or complexity from the modifications would h...
by Aegis
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Tomcat RIO on what made the jet so good...
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: Tomcat RIO on what made the jet so good...

What would navalizing an F-15 do to it's capabilities?
by Aegis
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: Hack, Slash, and Strike
Topic: Straight swords vs. curved swords
Replies: 65
Views: 6810

Re: Straight swords vs. curved swords

For those in the know: Are the Cold Steel swords, spears and axes good, or are they mostly for dealing with zombie pigs and car hoods? :P Not knowledgeable enough about "good" sword craft to make a general statement, but mine stands up well enough to hacking at old railroad ties and the l...
by Aegis
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Good Choice For CCW Ammo?
Replies: 20
Views: 1833

Re: Good Choice For CCW Ammo?

Another option: Gold Dot 38spl

I've had good dealings with Streicher's before, as well. Far better than I've had with CTD.
by Aegis
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Another Liberal gets mugged by his own party, bails out
Replies: 29
Views: 1752

Re: Another Liberal gets mugged by his own party, bails out

Ask for a birth certificate before you go blaming "Californians" for the shenanigans of transplants from Blue State havens in 47 other states who become allergic to snow before plopping here long enough to befoul the place. (Oregon, call your home office.) There's a reason we used to have...
by Aegis
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: (Gun) Magazine racks?
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: (Gun) Magazine racks?

The "looks smart" part is the kicker. I use an old file cabinet, because bachelor life has its perks.
by Aegis
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: DC Police Chief: Rank, you're doing it wrong.
Replies: 23
Views: 1124

Re: DC Police Chief: Rank, you're doing it wrong.

Looks to me as if the "military style" stars are correct, as they appeared to be embroidered on the epaulets. The pins on the jacket she may have put on herself, but I doubt she did the embroidery on her own.
by Aegis
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: New addition
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: New addition

You can find the furniture at Sarco . Hardware can be found at Numrich . Did you call Sarco? Their website is notoriously inaccurate. Thanks for the ideas, both of you. I bought a Winchester 1917 a few months back, and I've been having a hell of a time finding a stock for it. Are P14 and M1917 stoc...
by Aegis
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Ruger American Rimfires
Replies: 17
Views: 1181

Re: Ruger American Rimfires

I personally prefer the Candyman route of going into pawn shops and buying up the old Sears or Montgomery Ward-branded .22 rifles for less than 150 bucks.
by Aegis
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Voting with dollars and feet
Replies: 27
Views: 1721

Re: Voting with dollars and feet

Oregon is kind of odd, too. Isn't it full of raging socialists? WA has no income tax but Oregon has no sales tax, or once did not, but an income tax and substantial property taxes? Portland/Multnomah County and Eugene are, but the vast majority of the rest of the state is bright red. Still no sales...
by Aegis
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: S&W M&P 15-22, any experience / opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: S&W M&P 15-22, any experience / opinions?

Yeah, I'm liking mine quite a bit. Plinker Tactical makes aftermarket mags that are kind of a pain to load, but run perfectly well.
by Aegis
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Time-Jump Vacations: Where and When?
Replies: 46
Views: 1175

Re: Time-Jump Vacations: Where and When?

Aesop wrote:Unless one is prepared to do a grand slam and save Ferdinand, while offing Lenin, Haig, Foch, and Wilson.


I could think of worse ways to spend my time-travel experience.
by Aegis
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: 7mm-08 load data
Replies: 10
Views: 2317

Re: 7mm-08 load data

All I've got that can help is the Hornady Manual; they recommend, for a 24" barrel, 36.7gr of RL-15 for 2500 fps (min: 35.0, max of 41.9); and 41.3gr of IMR4350 (min 39.5, max 46.5). Speer manual only lists 145gr bullets, and I've never touched a 7mm-08 in my life, so take it for what it's worth.
by Aegis
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Free at last
Replies: 22
Views: 1350

Re: Free at last

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by Aegis
Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cars with smooth rides for big guys.
Replies: 31
Views: 1103

Re: Cars with smooth rides for big guys.

The Charger/300 is a comfy ride for me, but I tend to have less sensitivity to such things than other people seem to It's the visibility from the damn things... it's horrible. Great motors and handling, horrible visibility. I actually haven't had much of a problem with most of the visibility. I wil...
by Aegis
Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Check Two off the Wish List
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Check Two off the Wish List

Oh, that place used to be Big Sky surplus. They showed up in Portland once a couple years ago. Wish they'd come back; last time they were here I got a demilled Navy 5-inch shell. Hell of a paperweight.
by Aegis
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cars with smooth rides for big guys.
Replies: 31
Views: 1103

Re: Cars with smooth rides for big guys.

The Charger/300 is a comfy ride for me, but I tend to have less sensitivity to such things than other people seem to
by Aegis
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Want to learn about trap and skeet shotguns.
Replies: 24
Views: 1620

Re: Want to learn about trap and skeet shotguns.

TheIrishman wrote:
If you can't afford a "status" shotgun, look for a classic.


Agreed. Old Browning Auto-5s or Remington Model 11s always get people interested.
by Aegis
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: California's in for a bad summer
Replies: 3
Views: 488

California's in for a bad summer

A acquaintance of mine works at the coal-fired power plant in Boardman, Oregon. About a week ago, there was a fairly impressive industrial accident which ended up with the plant completely out of action for the next few months. No one was hurt, miraculously, but best estimates are it will take three...
by Aegis
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Nawlins...Then and Now
Replies: 35
Views: 1379

Re: Nawlins...Then and Now

skb12172 wrote:What's a shiner, other than a black eye, of course...


Beer. Texas thing.
by Aegis
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Barbecue Gun & a question for the 1911 gurus
Replies: 30
Views: 1449

Re: Barbecue Gun & a question for the 1911 gurus

If you want the look of ivory, but don't want the cost and fragility that goes with it, see if you can find someone to make a set of grips from stabilized holly. It looks a lot like ivory, but after being stabilized, it can be machined like mild steel. The SIL uses it for spacers on knife handles s...
by Aegis
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Wing Walker, Pilot Killed in Dayton Air Show Plane Crash
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Wing Walker, Pilot Killed in Dayton Air Show Plane Crash

Greg wrote:sigh

Can I watch a happy video now? Tired of watching people die.


http://www.wimp.com/otterwalrus/
by Aegis
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Heads up Jersey/Staten Island Peeps
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Heads up Jersey/Staten Island Peeps

Nasty weather is always worth a warning and a preparedness check. It's not quite as bad in central Illinois, but tornados like to sneak up on us here. We just had minor tornadoes touch down outside Hillsboro, McMinnville, and Corvallis, OR a week or so ago. We're only accustomed to minor flooding a...
by Aegis
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Barbecue Gun & a question for the 1911 gurus
Replies: 30
Views: 1449

Re: Barbecue Gun & a question for the 1911 gurus

Is he still operational? I'd love to get some buffalo horn grips from him, but read some bad reviews - heck, I'd even carry, real, pearl grips. He does eventually get you the parts you order, it just takes him a while and his system for keeping you updated seems to be his daughter, who is somewhat ...
by Aegis
Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Next trip planning
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Next trip planning

Oregon's lovely that time of year...
by Aegis
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Firearms Safety Talk - ideas?
Replies: 41
Views: 1299

Re: Firearms Safety Talk - ideas?

Anybody else have any others he could use? Loading an M1, the top round didn't want to strip out of the clip when fully seated. Smacked the charging handle forward with my firing hand (so no finger on trigger,) and when the bolt closed fully, the round fired. Not sure if there was debris in the fir...
by Aegis
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Rereading Books?
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Rereading Books?

Lots of things, but especially the Discworld series and anything by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn, Elantris, Warbreaker, Way of Kings, etc.)
by Aegis
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lost My Mind! Somebody Stop Me! (Update, Range Report)
Replies: 27
Views: 1723

Re: Lost My Mind! Somebody Stop Me!

Erik wrote:Just got word that 9mm is available in the country again, a few weeks back there weren't any to be found anywhere.


Is it mostly European-made ammunition available over there, or do you have to rely on American ammunition supplies and availability as much as we do?
by Aegis
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Anyone have an M&P 15-22 magazine for sale?
Replies: 14
Views: 1809

Re: Anyone have an M&P 15-22 magazine for sale?

Also, Plinker Tactical has the 35 round versions available. I've got about a half dozen, and though they're more of a pain in the ass to load, they work well enough.
by Aegis
Sun May 26, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: 911 Dispatcher Tells Woman About to be Raped No Cops To Help
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: 911 Dispatcher Tells Woman About to be Raped No Cops To

The greater question is why anyone so far from civilization doesn't already possess a firearm, a shovel, and a bag of quicklime, in the first place. Oregon. Duh. Weren't you reading? Bad things don't happen in liberal states. Doesn't count as the Oregon you know and love from Portlandia and the Ore...
by Aegis
Sat May 25, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Which forum members have you met in meat space?
Replies: 38
Views: 960

Re: Which forum members have you met in meat space?

Somehow I've only met people who no longer post with any regularity, or at all. KBarrett, DwightG, DKDay (I think that was his username; it's been a while,) and Phil. Plus Jrucker2004, who I'm not counting because he's been here maybe 10 times and they were all because I know him from college and po...
by Aegis
Sat May 18, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Quick Poll for two potentials.
Replies: 36
Views: 1065

Re: Quick Poll for two potentials.

Gas mileage looks to be a bit lower than I was expecting according to the info center, but I have yet to actually fill back up and do some math. Apparently changing the fuel filter is a quick fix with noticeable gains in fuel efficiency, according to quite a few Cherokee-specific forum threads I've...
by Aegis
Sun May 12, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Hard Magic movie
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Hard Magic movie

staylor wrote:Black Jack Pershing: Robert Duvall
John Moses Browning: Gene Hackman


I would reverse these two. Hackman isn't as slender as Duvall, and from the pictures I've seen of JMB, he seems like something of a beanpole.
by Aegis
Mon May 06, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Banning 80% build parties?
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Banning 80% build parties?

blackeagle603 wrote:I've got a 20 year old wheelbarrow that's on it's last leg that has AK receiver written all over it.


Wheelbarrows are more than big enough to scale up. .50BMG AK?
by Aegis
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ceramic vs semi-metallic brake pads
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Ceramic vs semi-metallic brake pads

Yes, they are a little more money than aftermarket, but they tend to last longer and you have no worries about their performance . A set of Hawk HPS pads cost around 85 bucks for a 06' Charger, and will blow the OEMs away. Interesting; any idea how long they'll last? Turns out the pads just needed ...
by Aegis
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ceramic vs semi-metallic brake pads
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Ceramic vs semi-metallic brake pads

Is it just a daily driver? Were the factory brakes suitable for your needs? If you've answered yes to both, just pick up OEM parts from the dealer. Yes, they are a little more money than aftermarket, but they tend to last longer and you have no worries about their performance. It is, yes, but it wa...
by Aegis
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ceramic vs semi-metallic brake pads
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Ceramic vs semi-metallic brake pads

It's about time to do the brakes on my 2006 Charger, and in my research I've heard opposing views on ceramic pads. Some say they cause the rotors to wear faster, some say there's no appreciable difference in rotor wear; some say that they need to warm up before getting full effectiveness, some say t...
by Aegis
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Car suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 655

Re: Car suggestions

In Ye Olde Days, they would have Jeep Cherokees in stock. At one time I lusted after a Cherokee with the old straight 6 in it. Those are getting scarce now. I still plan on getting one sooner or later; perhaps after NEXT tax season... Craigslist always has a ton of straight-6 versions for under 3-4K.
by Aegis
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Return Of The Saturn V's F-1 Engine?
Replies: 20
Views: 957

Re: Return Of The Saturn V's F-1 Engine?

Dinochrome wrote:And the Saturn V had five of them.......

(I know this picture shows a Saturn 1-C, but still,....BIG!


Actually, the Saturn 1-C was the first stage of the Saturn V. So you were right in the first place, and yes, FUCKING HUGE.
by Aegis
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: How long dang nabbit.
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: How long dang nabbit.

Aglifter wrote:The problem is, if the new shooters cannot find a place to shoot, or something to shoot, we will lose them to other hobbies.


I've always had good luck with public lands (with the caveat that you have to find a good spot first, which may take some time)
by Aegis
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Remington Pre-Model 11
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Remington Pre-Model 11

Netpackrat wrote:I suspect that wood is not original to the gun.


That certainly makes me feel better about taking out and blasting away; I'd hate to be the first one to badly damage it in 104 years.
by Aegis
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Remington Pre-Model 11
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Remington Pre-Model 11

Update:

Remington says it was built in 1909
by Aegis
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Remington Pre-Model 11
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Remington Pre-Model 11

Hit the Springfield Cabela's about a week ago while I was helping my girlfriend move up to Portland. Was expecting the same overpriced nonsense, but I figured it was my gun nut duty to make a pilgrimage anyway. As it turns out, they have a surprisingly reasonable price range on the used guns. Found ...
by Aegis
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: And in Oregon
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: And in Oregon

Meaning no disrespect to our many coastal members, but I find more and more my formulation "the average IQ of a population is inversely proportional to population density and proximity to sea water" stay relevant. No, it's more like being within 20 miles of I-5, I-95, or the Chicago Loop....
by Aegis
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: And in Oregon
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: And in Oregon

The principle sponsor of the bill is Mitch Greenlick (who in the past has tried to outlaw possession of cigarettes, among other things.) Most important secondary sponsor is Ginny Burdick, well known for her many, many attempts at banning guns in the state. Think of her as the Carolyn McCarthy of Ore...
by Aegis
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Oregon, Texas warn WH against enforcing new gun laws.
Replies: 38
Views: 1046

Re: Oregon, Texas warn WH against enforcing new gun laws.

Oregon! Hippy-Dippy OREGON? Land of clothing optional hotsprings and fairs? Home of assisted suicide? IIRC voting for medical marijuana before California THAT OREGON? This next mid-term election should get interesting, but I'll feel better when California gets more purple. Surprisingly libertarian ...
by Aegis
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Learned something new.
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Learned something new.

I found a couple boxes of Federal small-primer at Wal-Mart a few months back; didn't discover it until I got back from the range and tried to reload them. Dunno if it's all new Federal that does it, or just the red box from Wal-Mart. Haven't bought any new 45 in many moons aside from those two boxes...
by Aegis
Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha watching?
Replies: 32
Views: 1494

Re: Whatcha watching?

Been going through Community, Castle, Big Bang Theory, Burn Notice, Doctor Who, Warehouse 13, and White Collar; and my girlfriend and I have been going back and rewatching Arrested Development, Chuck, and whatever episodes of Star Trek seem fitting for the day.
by Aegis
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday Frankingun (43), Aegis (27)
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Happy Birthday Frankingun (43), Aegis (27)

Thanks gents!
by Aegis
Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Alone for Christmas
Replies: 33
Views: 1507

Re: Alone for Christmas

Yogimus wrote:You might be by yourself, but you are not alone.


Hiding nearby with binoculars, eh?
by Aegis
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Why we like breasts.
Replies: 19
Views: 1447

Re: Why we like breasts.

Best of both worlds? (mildly NSFW)
by Aegis
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Heavy 45-70 ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Re: Heavy 45-70 ammo

The standard 300 gr factory SP/HPs from the various manufactors all run about 1800fps. I have yet to have one stay in a deer. I can see that... I probably won't be taking it deer hunting, if I ever get around to doing that; it's more a fun gun. http://www.realguns.com/archives/117.htm ... We loaded...
by Aegis
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I'm Going To Be In The Movie Version Of "Killing Lincoln"
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: I'm Going To Be In The Movie Version Of "Killing Lincoln

Nifty!

What were your songs in Gettysburg (being the only one of those first three that I've seen?)
by Aegis
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Puns
Replies: 73
Views: 4505

Re: Puns

Everyone always asks me where the name Oregon comes from. Some think it's an old Indian word; others believe it's a bastardization of a French word caused by someone reading a map wrong. The truth is really far simpler than that. You see, Lewis and Clark merely lost a canoe paddle on their trip down...
by Aegis
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Heavy 45-70 ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Heavy 45-70 ammo

Does anyone have any experience with Grizzly Ammunition? I'd like to get some hot loads to try out in a Marlin 1895, and the Grizzly is about 10-20 bucks less than roughly equivalent Buffalo Bore. If it won't blow up my gun because of bad quality control, I'll probably end up getting this , if you w...
by Aegis
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: "Disaster" survival kit on a budget
Replies: 66
Views: 5503

Re: "Disaster" survival kit on a budget

Yogimus wrote:my gear:

$50 - Case of MRE


Where are you finding $50 cases of MREs? Everything I've seen has them at 60 at the absolute minimum, and usually closer to 80.
by Aegis
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Wimpy propane grill
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: Wimpy propane grill

McClarkus wrote:I decided I should probably not operate the grill when extremely drunk if I want to keep my eyebrows.


Eyebrows are overrated. They'll grow back sooner or later, and you can always use one more story to tell your grandkids.
by Aegis
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Delayed Primers, does it happen?
Replies: 16
Views: 1963

Re: Delayed Primers, does it happen?

I've had it happen to me twice. Well, technically, it was my rifle and ammunition being fired by someone else both times. Same rifle (Mosin M44) same ammo (mid-70s lot of Russian x54R) same shooter (Paul, who should never shoot a Mosin, because he's had two hangfires and one split forehead because o...
by Aegis
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1140
Views: 106383

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

evan price wrote:Finished the first two Harry Harrison "Stars & Stripes" books


I barely made it through the first one; the second one I gave up about 20 pages in because the dialogue was so stilted and ridiculous.
by Aegis
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Looks like Sandy is going to be a Bitch
Replies: 88
Views: 2973

Re: Looks like Sandy is going to be a Bitch

CByrneIV wrote:...Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City, Secaucus, or Hackensack...


And they say we have strange geographical names out here on the West coast.
by Aegis
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: CHAMP: EW missile
Replies: 23
Views: 1385

Re: CHAMP: EW missile

CByrneIV wrote:If I'm right, it's a 2,000lb class weapon, in the 14-16 foot length range. If so, it is most likely only carryable as a centerline or inboard external hardpoint by nextgen platforms.


Too bad we don't have any Tomcats laying around in operating condition anymore...
by Aegis
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Kommander Tries The AR Thing...Again...
Replies: 30
Views: 1856

Re: Kommander Tries The AR Thing...Again...

Check on any local forums you may have to see if someone will let you come use one of theirs for 5 minutes? That's what I've done in the past, but if you don't have any locals that know you already that of course may be problematic.
by Aegis
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: New US Navy Cowboy-Style Hard Hats???
Replies: 25
Views: 1463

Re: New US Navy Cowboy-Style Hard Hats???

Greg wrote:
Aglifter wrote:What do these do, that a boomer, converted to launch missiles and drones couldn't do?


Large submarines and shallow water don't mix.


Plus it's a lot harder to do VBSS from a submarine.
by Aegis
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: A ballad of affinity...
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: A ballad of affinity...

Aglifter wrote:I've heard more passion about the attachment of molecular components...


My old biochem professor has gained campus-wide fame through his (surprisingly catchy) Metabolic Melodies.

Additionally, is that a starter pistol on the table, about 25 seconds into that video?
by Aegis
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Someone needs to make this happen!
Replies: 45
Views: 2110

Re: Someone needs to make this happen!

Strange women Watery tarts lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government! FIFY. Thanks. Now go back to lurking! No no. You were right the first time. It's strange women lying in ponds; the watery tarts throw swords. Moistened bints, on the other hand, lob scimitars.

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