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  1. 3 points
    I will keep saying it, cryptocurrencies are very evil. I hope they go to $0, and ends the whole shady crypto trading system. Even though many hard working people would lose out, and scammers taking that money in, it's better now than later. They are not sustainable, no matter how you go about it, it's all a figment of our imagination with no real good backing.
  2. 3 points
    http://muchow.dk/ttrttc/?p=3411 Different operating systems. Different styles. But what if the quirks and styles of the different operating systems were applied to AIRLINES? What if airlines ran things the way operating systems do? This humorous analogy, applying operating system philosophies as if they were airlines, is a long-standing much-circulated amusing story, and we’d credit the author if we knew who wrote it! If Operating Systems Ran The Airlines… UNIX Airways Everyone brings one piece of the plane along when they come to the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the plane together piece by piece, arguing non-stop about what kind of plane they are supposed to be building. Air DOS Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again. Then they push again, jump on again, and so on… Mac Airlines All the stewards, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look and act exactly the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are gently but firmly told that you don’t need to know, don’t want to know, and everything will be done for you without your ever having to know, so just shut up. Windows Air The terminal is pretty and colourful, with friendly stewards, easy baggage check and boarding, and a smooth take-off. After about 10 minutes in the air, the plane explodes with no warning whatsoever. Windows NT Air Just like Windows Air, but costs more, uses much bigger planes, and takes out all the other aircraft within a 40-mile radius when it explodes. Windows XP Air You turn up at the airport,which is under contract to only allow XP Air planes. All the aircraft are identical, brightly coloured and three times as big as they need to be. The signs are huge and all point the same way. Whichever way you go, someone pops up dressed in a cloak and pointed hat insisting you follow him. Your luggage and clothes are taken off you and replaced with an XP Air suit and suitcase identical to everyone around you as this is included in the exorbitant ticket cost. The aircraft will not take off until you have signed a contract. The inflight entertainment promised turns out to be the same Mickey Mouse cartoon repeated over and over again. You have to phone your travel agent before you can have a meal or drink. You are searched regularly throughout the flight. If you go to the toilet twice or more you get charged for a new ticket. No matter what destination you booked you will always end up crash landing at Whistler in Canada. OSX Air: You enter a white terminal, and all you can see is a woman sitting in the corner behind a white desk, you walk up to get your ticket. She smiles and says “Welcome to OS X Air, please allow us to take your picture”, at which point a camera in the wall you didn’t notice before takes your picture. “Thank you, here is your ticket” You are handed a minimalistic ticket with your picture at the top, it already has all of your information. A door opens to your right and you walk through. You enter a wide open space with one seat in the middle, you sit, listen to music and watch movies until the end of the flight. You never see any of the other passengers. You land, get off, and you say to yourself “wow, that was really nice, but I feel like something was missing” Windows Vista Airlines: You enter a good looking terminal with the largest planes you have ever seen. Every 10 feet a security officer appears and asks you if you are “sure” you want to continue walking to your plane and if you would like to cancel. Not sure what cancel would do, you continue walking and ask the agent at the desk why the planes are so big. After the security officer making sure you want to ask the question and you want to hear the answer, the agent replies that they are bigger because it makes customers feel better, but the planes are designed to fly twice as slow. Adding the size helped achieve the slow fly goal. Once on the plane, every passenger has to be asked individually by the flight attendants if they are sure they want to take this flight. Then it is company policy that the captain asks the passengers collectively the same thing. After answering yes to so many questions, you are punched in the face by some stranger who when he asked “Are you sure you want me to punch you in the face? Cancel or Allow?” you instinctively say “Allow”. After takeoff, the pilots realize that the landing gear driver wasn’t updated to work with the new plane. Therefore it is always stuck in the down position. This forces the plane to fly even slower, but the pilots are used to it and continue to fly the planes, hoping that soon the landing gear manufacturer will give out a landing gear driver update. You arrive at your destination wishing you had used your reward miles with XP airlines rather than trying out this new carrier. A close friend, after hearing your story, mentions that Linux Air is a much better alternative and helps. Linux Air Disgruntled employees of all the other OS airlines decide to start their own airline. They build the planes, ticket counters, and pave the runways themselves. They charge a small fee to cover the cost of printing the ticket, but you can also download and print the ticket yourself. When you board the plane, you are given a seat, four bolts, a wrench and a copy of the seat-HOWTO.html. Once settled, the fully adjustable seat is very comfortable, the plane leaves and arrives on time without a single problem, the in-flight meal is wonderful. You try to tell customers of the other airlines about the great trip, but all they can say is, “You had to do what with the seat?”
  3. 2 points
    Introducing the newest digital coin on the market! "Fluxoid" Backed by the cheese industry. Backed by Bill Gates (well Bill Gates' gimp) @ndboarder. Not backed by members @jmanz & @C Pav they are to cheap to invest. For every coin bought you have a chance to win a Toilet Bed™. @O-Tron tested and approved! Just listen to these testimonials! "Buy it caulk sucker"! ~ @Davidc "I have done the math, you will win big with this coin"! ~ @ryanator Act now before the prices skyrocket!
  4. 2 points
    Like the Dean Martin saying, "I drink Moderately and I have a case of it in the trunk if you need one."
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    So I just got back from firing this. Here are my thoughts. I brought it home and my Dad came over and we broke it apart and disassembled it. It's not as simple to breakdown as say an AR is. There is more to it. Since it is the first time some of the pins and clips were tough to get out. I am sure over time these will loosen up. Plus some just need a touch of oil. Overall once you break it down for the first time it comes apart pretty easy. Also don't fear taking the front sight off, it's engineered to slide right back in the same spot with the pick-nary rail and center itself, you can't mess it up. The barrel was pretty dirty inside as well. Make sure to give it a thorough cleaning before your first time shooting it. It also comes with a little tool that will do almost all the things you need to dismantle it. The metal it uses is funny, feel like cheap pot metal. Not high quality steel. But it works. Reminds me of something from the 50s or 60s era. I like the back butt stock, it has 3 springs in it for shock. Neat design. So after we got everything back together the sun was already setting and we ran to the store asap to grab more ammo. by the time we got out to shoot, the sun was almost down but we just wanted to get a feel for it. I'm not gonna lie I kept thinking about things like "did I just waste my money"? Plus me and my Dad were joking all the way out like will it even hit a target? So we get out there and it's getting dark, real dark real fast we just set up a target and didn't have time to sit and use a bag or anything. I just stood there and hoped for the best. We were about between 35-40 yards back btw. What happened next was amazing, we were blown away. I now know how everyone that has shot one has felt, they are dam fun. My Dad was blown away. We literally only had 5 minutes left of daylight and I could barely see though the ghost rings. But low and behold with no sights adjustments they were hitting the target, my Dad couldn't believe it. He tried shooting two shots (you can see his two holes on the target below) and they didn't hit the center mark but he said he couldn't even see the box. We were also all standing with wind and no light. We talked all the way back and laughed on how blown away we both were. It feels so good shooting it, makes a "thud" noise followed by a slight "ding" from the cartridge bouncing out. You can also really smell the powder (I like the smell), but dam it is accurate out of the box. Don't forget were shooting pistol ammo so I don't expect that great of accuracy or range. We only shoot 15 rounds and couldn't see anymore. We plan on going back out in the daylight to see what it is really capable of but we are impressed. My Dad wants one now. I don't care if it's not a big brand name it's awesome! Not bad for shooting in the dark and the first time out?
  6. 2 points
    I haven't posted this but let get out our tin foil hats for a few moments. So apparently this has just made light of day a week ago, but it was discovered awhile back with enough time for the CEO of Intel to dump his stock. Let's think a different way for a second, lets say this was no accident. I have talked about hardware back doors in all hardware before, not only created by other countries like China, but our own as well. China might hide back doors in some chips on their electronic hardware, while we supply all the CPUs, we hide our hardware backdoor on the CPUs themselves. Maybe this was an accident, maybe these were purposely put there and someone found out an blurted it out? Now they have to come clean, but maybe the holes was there on purpose the entire time. Think about it all chips from the past ten years, including MACs as well. It's not really crazy to think about it that way. It was always a backdoor out government wanted there, but someone not working for them found out and the gig was up.
  7. 2 points
    Is this why @Davidcwas so healthy back in the college days?
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    Here's my completed shorty AK with legal rear arm brace.
  11. 2 points
    In theory, seems like it would work, I mean what is physical paper money anyways, just printed stuff on cheap material? And that isn't backed as strong anymore like it used to be with gold. But digital money is not physical and that becomes more of a problem. Sure, most online transactions are digital like debit or credit cards or even wire transfers. My bank account is just a number, with much of it funded by direct deposit from my work. So cryptocurrencies are not that new of an idea except they are pure digital, but with the real issue of having no security against fraud. Once someone steals it, it's gone, no one can get it for you. But then again, maybe in the future, they will have better more secure cryptos and will be insured just like the FDIC or how credit card companies are good about refunding fraudulent charges. The end result I see is the more we go with things digital, the worse off we are with no control or protection. I won't be able to hold physical money anymore, what if in an emergency you needed to pay for something and the crypto exchange goes down or your paying device? We all know how "stable" computer electronics are? At least paper money, you can physically hold it or have some stashed away.
  12. 2 points
    That's exactly right. They can power their cars with all the shitting in the streets. Manure powered. The Algerians mistake the curb stop for a toilet.
  13. 1 point
    Yep, there is the list and number 1 is the Saint's Row in question: http://twinfinite.net/2017/05/most-expensive-collectors-editions-of-all-time/ THis is the retail price of them so not really what is the most valuable now as there are some that ere cheaper initially but due to being more rare they are worth more. I think the original Dead Space collectors edition wasn't too expensive but only 1000 made so it's worth quite a bit.
  14. 1 point
    So this got me thinking this morning. So the creation of a Bitcoin uses the power of your GPU if I am not mistaken, maybe CPU? The more powerful the GPU or CPU the more numbers it can crunch (which I am still confused on what the calculations are being used for). So why not a phone app that can run in the background using your GPU, or CPU and slowly create one? I guess one reason would be battery life, It would really suck it down. But still I am not surprised someone has not either hidden it in an app, or made one for Bitcoin mining. I bet if you created an app right now and made sold it for $.99 you would make a killing right now.
  15. 1 point
    Man she is still diving today.
  16. 1 point
    Thanks sir! She has a 45 auto Springfield so, she wants something where she doesn't have to carry different ammo for a carbine.
  17. 1 point
    I came home at lunch time to find my Dad had bought me a gun vise at home for cleaning like his. Pretty sweet.
  18. 1 point
    I find the internet more intrusive in the last two years in general. A Lot more garbage news and advertisements.
  19. 1 point
    Ordered a new range bag. Also apparently my Dad ordered a brick of .45 ammo and I get half. He was just like "you owe me for half a brick".
  20. 1 point
    Say hello to my little friend... Also has a 13 round clip as well X-tension clip. Source I couldn't pass it up for the price, saw it right before Christmas. Picked up some target ammo as well. Can't wait to go try it out.
  21. 1 point
    I read that they can, but why? Like I read on some other forums, it's just wear and tear on your gun. They say every once and awhile is ok but don't make a steady habit of it. I can see for a bullet that you are going to carry to actually have to use, but for target practice it doesn't makes sense to me unless you want to feel how they will handle.
  22. 1 point
    Windows 10 and printers is a 2 way street. For fairly simple and new printers they are pretty much plug in and they auto install and work. BUT here at work our large Xerox Workcentre 570 is a freaking pain when I have to reinstall it. Windows 7 was pretty simple. 10 not so much. I dread the next time I will have to do it as last time I fought with it so much. WHat happenes every so often, since it's a 2 way communication device, is every so often it loses connectivity to everyone in the office. I know when I get bombarded with users not being able to print. The device looks fine except you can't print to it. I then go to the user account and password spot in the printer properties and it's empty and right then I know it happened. Basically it's setup with different department codes so they know how to separate billing usage per department. Windows 7 was a simple uninstall then reinstall whcih took a minute. 10 I fight with it where I can't just easily add it. I remove it then see the port is still there. Try and delete the port and says can't since in use or some other garbage. Eventually get it removed and try adding the device again. Looks installed correctly but then I go input the above mentioned info and then apply. I go back in and the settings don't take (Same reason why I have to reinstall the device new every time, the settings don't stick as communication is hosed for some reason.) so I have to first add the device some way windows 10 likes it then I add it correctly my usual method. What a pain. Basically it's not only an issue with windows 10 but also our device and the age of it.
  23. 1 point
    People still use printers? @C Pav is your man.
  24. 1 point
    Seemed like Y2K waited until this year to happen.
  25. 1 point
    Fair point. As we know, the President is no fan of Amazon.
  26. 1 point
    Get some derivatives tied to it and do paper dumps like they do to other commodity markets. Say goodbye to price discovery. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-07/buckle-nyse-files-leveraged-inverse-bitcoin-etfs
  27. 1 point
    Very good point, though I would think Big Oil would have hatched up a scheme like this more than anything. With the increasing need for power, and alternative energy trying to gain a bigger market share, having to generate large amounts of bitcoin so fast would require more than they could catch up to, so in comes Big Oil to save the day. This also brings up another point on the manipulation possibilities with cryptocurrencies.
  28. 1 point
    Snake Eyes, one of the 16 original G.I. Joe action figures, was designed to save Hasbro money. As a ninja, the character was completely molded from black plastic, even given a mask to prevent detailing a face. The figure wasn't even painted, but became one of the most popular G.I. Joe figures.
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    We may have to pack up the truck and move to the hills.
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    Ooof, the Prez just laid the law down on Bannon with some rather pointed comments lol.
  33. 1 point
    Ya I would consider this clown racism. Clowns were everywhere growing up. Carnivals, Circus, etc. There were even more companies that used them as Mascots as well. No one is sending in the clowns anymore. Clown lives matter!
  34. 1 point
    There is science behind it as well.
  35. 1 point
    Correct. Easy route is just go with the tailhook on bottom. The second picture, no that's considered a stock because of the recoil/butt pad. The braces have a open end where your arm can go through.
  36. 1 point
    Look for pistol braces. The brace is NFA approved and now they lightened up the rule about shouldering it, you now can. If a "real" stock is added to a pistol (gun with barrel under 16 inches), then it's considered a short barrel rifle, which is an NFA restricted item. It's $200, 9-12 month wait, and you have restrictions to not cross state borders with it in a sbr configuration, and so on.
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    How many of you were like me, a pair of boots or shoes start to look worn out, or the leather gets dark from the rain or snow so you just go and buy a new pair. But you can really bring a pair of shoes or boots back to life with some leather conditioner. My Dad has always done his boots for as long as I can remember. We were at the store yesterday and I picked up some: You basically want your shoes or boots somewhat warm. Then get an old toothbrush and rub it in. I even did my shoes when I got done. You can really bring life into your shoes just by doing this every so often.
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    It should buff right out. I bet this video would go great with the Dukes of Hazzard intro song.
  41. 1 point
    Facial recognition is fine and dandy, but removing finger print sensor entirely was a dumb move. I've used both technologies plenty on phone and PC as well. It's far more convenient in most cases to reach for or use the fingerprint sensor than to have to get my face in front of a camera. On the PC I have to move to be in front of the camera. On a phone I can be unlocking via finger print before it has left my pocket, or while it lays on a desk/table in front of me and not have to move myself or the phone to perform the unlock.
  42. 1 point
    Saving for "research" later...
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    We could have used Anthrax in the Vietnam War and ended it in a month. Hanoi may not have been liveable for centuries but, you do what you have to.
  45. 1 point
    Well once your'e married, 5 cents is 5 cents...
  46. 1 point
    They have the best website though. Want to know why Newegg made it though the tech website shutdown era? Because it was a clean layout with great pictures. Walmart and Best Buys website is garbage. They could be more competitive if they would both re-do them.
  47. 1 point
    Can't go wrong with Gigabyte boards @Davidc. Never had a problem with one. It's what I am running on as we speak.
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    I am kinda liking this gel pad better...
  50. 1 point
    See, I have a problem where about 50% of the time I'll be feeling fine and get something from McDonalds and instantly feel terrible... But Monopoly is fun.
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