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by Grendel
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Remember...this guy?
Replies: 21
Views: 386

Re: Remember...this guy?

Every american who thinks of the 2nd always concentrates on the 'shall not be infringed' part and acts like the first part doesn't even exist. The SCOTUS does, good enough for me. people bend on doing it don't give a shit about laws and will get guns, explosives or any other implement they can use ...
by Grendel
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 271
Views: 174727

Re: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP

It does matter using the -9 hex file -- the -10 is the wrong one, it's for a different board. The only potential problem I can see is the SH pin of the Winford connector. Assuming you clipped the pin (you should), it may rest on the wire that's coming from D1 and short it out -- that would create tr...
by Grendel
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Remember...this guy?
Replies: 21
Views: 386

Re: Remember...this guy?

Time to face it: America needs gun control. "but second amendment!" I hear. Yeah no, that's been abused every time a shooting has happened. Check the writing; says 'well regulated militia'. Your founding fathers were wanting gun control. That's what well regulated means. Nope. "well regulated" mean...
by Grendel
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: 84-11
Replies: 23
Views: 350

Re: 84-11

I would suggest to close it. Civility was never part of this thread.
by Grendel
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: About DNC
Replies: 29
Views: 451

About DNC

Lots of interesting nuggets here:

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... 016-215774

Pick one for discussion.
by Grendel
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.
Replies: 278
Views: 7854

Re: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.

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by Grendel
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Bump Stocks
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Bump Stocks

by Grendel
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Teaching your kids...
Replies: 20
Views: 347

Re: Teaching your kids...

by Grendel
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The stupid that just makes you stop in your tracks.
Replies: 87
Views: 2496

Re: The stupid that just makes you stop in your tracks.

callmeslick wrote:I don't buy the simulaton idea at all, but just wondered what the reference to proteins folding was about. The process might seem marvelous, but to a biochemist almost pre-ordained chemically, in situ. What was the issue with the folks trying to simulate the process.
Click.
by Grendel
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: "You never let a serious crisis go to waste"
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: "You never let a serious crisis go to waste"

That's the feds for you. Making the records electronically available would be a de-facto registration which the feds are not allowed to have. States are free to implement them if they so wish (and get it past their people, eg. CA, NY etc.) In OR the background check has to go through the state poli...
by Grendel
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The stupid that just makes you stop in your tracks.
Replies: 87
Views: 2496

Re: The stupid that just makes you stop in your tracks.

Also, unsurprisingly given the source, that link woefully undersells the original journal article. Look at you, finding the stupidity. For me the idea that our observable sphere is a simulation is pretty absurd -- just take a look at what it takes Folding@Home to simulate single proteins to fold, a...
by Grendel
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: "You never let a serious crisis go to waste"
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: "You never let a serious crisis go to waste"

Another fun sign of how ★■◆● we are: the federal database of firearm transactions is located in West Virginia and consists of Lord knows how many boxes of PAPER FILES. The facility has a few storage containers rented because they can't fit all of them in the building proper. Oh, and these are just ...
by Grendel
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: is it time now?
Replies: 44
Views: 740

Re: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.

★■◆● off with that garbage especially if you lack the balls to even link to anything. Feeling rabid today ? As for the "goofy" jump making it political, look at what you posted. I didn't link to that shit because it's rumors . Point is watch what you claim before all the facts are in. Oh, and your ...
by Grendel
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: is it time now?
Replies: 44
Views: 740

Re: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.

Pathetic. Last time I checked killing people is illegal. #2 -- machine guns are "totally" legal almost everywhere in the US (certain states have laws prohibiting them like CA, NY, etc) They are federally regulated via the NFA of 1934 : "All NFA items must be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, To...
by Grendel
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dropped connection requires reboot
Replies: 22
Views: 722

Re: Dropped connection requires reboot

I swore I will never ever give Comcast a cent so when Centurylink went down the drain I looked for an alternative. Alyrica is local, Philomath to be exact (service calls actually work :) ) and yes, it's a wireless system. Works well tho, they connect to the Portland backbone via fiber. Got the gamer...
by Grendel
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dropped connection requires reboot
Replies: 22
Views: 722

Re: Dropped connection requires reboot

Oh no, did you talk to Alyrica 1st ? (alyrica.net) I'm quite happy w/ them... After this happens, try opening an elevated command shell (Right click Command Prompt, "Run as admin") and run ipconfig /release followed by ipconfig /renew If that doesn't work try ipconfig /release6 and /renew6 . Alterna...
by Grendel
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I'm easily entertained...
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: I'm easily entertained...

Speaking of entertainment and gameplay:



That is actually a real pistol :mrgreen:

by Grendel
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I'm easily entertained...
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: I'm easily entertained...

Suppressors started as a civilian thing in the early 1900s w/ the baffle design -- very robust but somewhat bulky and not "assassin" quiet. When the military got interested in them for spec ops, they looked into ways to quiet them down further and came up w/ the wet and wiped designs that fit that r...
by Grendel
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I'm easily entertained...
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: I'm easily entertained...

Modern designs should last quite a while if maintained (ie. cleaned once in a while...) and not misused (putting a .22LR can on a .223...) There are (mostly old) designs that will wear out faster, eg. if they are packed w/ steel/copper wool (burns up), use rubber wipes (good for only 10 shots or so)...
by Grendel
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I'm easily entertained...
Replies: 7
Views: 458

I'm easily entertained...

I mentioned MHI over here the other day, causing me to check up on Larry C. His latest post is comedy gold :mrgreen:

"An Opinion on Suppressors and the Hearing Protection Act"

Too long to quote, read at your own risk :P
by Grendel
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.
Replies: 278
Views: 7854

Re: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.

Tunnelcat wrote:This one actually showed up this way on my caller ID yesterday. These slimeballs usually show as "UNKNOWN CALLER". Wonder of wonders, it must be an actual upfront scammer! :lol:
Wow, a phone ! Haven't seen one of those in years ! ;)
by Grendel
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Starfish Facehugger
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Starfish Facehugger

Balance it with some "Monster Hunters International" ! :mrgreen:
by Grendel
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: "Mainstream" left turning against Antifa
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: "Mainstream" left turning against Antifa

Anyhow, most REPUTABLE sources have pretty much started to see the so-called Antifa(and some have even been interviewed) as garden variety anarchists, riding an issue. They aren't really 'leftist', in the sense they wish no order of any sort. More recently, the antifa groups, which some describe as...
by Grendel
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The stupid that just makes you stop in your tracks.
Replies: 87
Views: 2496

Re: The stupid that just makes you stop in your tracks.

Ferno wrote:SJW's don't exist?

Welcome to 2017, where feminism paranoia is running rampant and every guy is looked upon as a potential rapist. Thanks.
You have a "Ministry of the Status of Women" ? WTH do they do ?

Does Canada have a "Ministry of Information Retrieval" by chance ? :twisted2: