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Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: what's the latest..
« Last post by Tango on Today at 07:21:05 AM »
I love it   :th_thicon_idea: 

news reports that Police have said that the nigerian brothers told 'em they were hired by this scumbag sissy boy to perp the ruse

and yep, the dimwitocrates are now distancing themselves from trying to "blame" our POTUS (which the naacp made an "official" statement that Prez Trump was to blame - ba$tards !)
Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: what's the latest..
« Last post by Shield45 on Today at 06:22:12 AM »
Said it when I firat saw the news story

What gets me is the fact he will get a free pass on it. Quietly it will fad away.

Liberals know no limits to their idiocity.   

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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Happy Anniversary
« Last post by Geoman on Yesterday at 08:55:07 PM »
Congrats.  I really like my P2000SK.  I shoot it better than all my other pistols, thus it's my daily carry.
Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Happy Anniversary
« Last post by Alte Schule on Yesterday at 06:11:02 PM »
No ring yet?
Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: what's the latest..
« Last post by Alte Schule on Yesterday at 06:01:03 PM »
Apparently he got wind of his TV character being written out of the show. Hired two people that were somewhat affiliated or worked on the television set to stage (say paid) the MAGA BS assault. When police questioned the two, both here on work visas, they gave up sissy boy.Or so it appears. Cops say he is no longer consider him a victim of a crime. His lawyer still says the MAGA assault is all true. Best part is watching the dem prez candidates hedging their bets after all the sh** starts imploding.
Tech Zone / Re: a question about "chromebook" laptops........
« Last post by Gilgondorin on Yesterday at 03:33:41 PM »
trying to keep the budget under $200 and want at least a 15" screen and want a laptop style.......

I would recommend sticking with 2nd-hand specials as much as you can. They're just so much more versatile and a better value for the money than a SpywareBook.

If this current laptop of yours has soured you off of buying from pawn shops, I recommend you trawl Craigslist, or browse android apps like OfferUp and LetGo, which are basically re-imagined versions of Craigslist designed and updated to appeal to millennials.

I once landed a used HP EliteBook 745 G3 with Win10 Pro, that was still under factory warranty for 11 months, when I bought it -- it featured a SIM card port so you could use it on the go with 4G LTE data without needing to be tethered to a WiFi signal, which can be difficult to find when you're on the move like I frequently was at the time. It also had a finger print scanner, a backlit and spill-resistant keyboard, a 120 GB SSD, a quad-core AMD processor, 8 GB of RAM, an RFID card port intended for secure sign-ins, and a host of other useful features packed into the same sized/weighted package as a SnoopBook with battery life that was at least serviceable at 6 hours, compared to the NSAbook's sometimes double-digit advertised battery life claims. It may not be as fast to boot, or as quick to shut down, but those things don't bother me given the trade-offs.

The previous owner misplaced the power cable and the battery had died, so they couldn't actually prove that the laptop worked. They also lacked the technical inclination to know where to buy a new cable -- however, I have a habit of keeping universal laptop chargers with the interchangeable heads around for this reason. Thus, I was able to score it for $60 and had it factory restored to new again within 30 minutes of getting home.

If you know where and how to shop, you can pick up legit license keys for Office products for next to nothing as well, without needing to run into their stupid "Whoops! This screen's too big, guess you have to give us lots of money!! C'mere and bend over, or click the 'X' button to close the program!" pop-ups constantly.

I personally refuse to use anything I can't also install Linux on as I could with the EliteBook, which allows even giving Microsoft's data harvesting methods the finger except for when you absolutely need to do something on Windows -- but then again, I take a different approach than most folks do to meet their IT needs, and thus I have different computing requirements and methods.

anyone running Chromebook or the Chrome OS system and give me any ideas as far as photo and video management and browsing?

In regards to storage, do you intend to compute on the go frequently? If you do, then I'd recommend buying a large capacity high performance SD card and using it with your computer, keeping in mind the fact that if you don't encrypt the data, someone's going to have access to it if your device gets lost or stolen. The price for a new 256 GB model is down to like $80, which is peanuts given the fact that they costed three times that much when they first came out a year or three ago. More importantly, you won't risk damaging or breaking the USB port connector off your laptop's motherboard if you hit your computer against an inserted USB drive while moving from place to place as I've done in the past.

If you aren't mobile, and you only stick around at home, then I would invest in a NAS device -- they'll easily cost more than the laptop you're planning to buy (unless again, you shop smart) but they're much less of a headache and less likely to jack up your USB ports than having a USB drive or an external/portable HDD taking up one of your precious few available I/O ports.

I didn't get a chance to post the link here before the sale ended (work was kicking our asses yesterday), but Western Digital was selling 10TB NAS devices for like $130, down from $260. NAS devices plug into your wireless router, typically set up in like 2 minutes, and everyone in your house can read/write and copy/cut/paste to that drive, instead of just one person. This means any device including desktop/laptop computers, Android/Apple tablets and phones, probably some new-fangled smart TV's and I think even game consoles can stream a video file you saved to it like if you had your own Netflix service inside the house; I'd be willing to bet a SurveillanceBook would work with it by default too. More importantly, if you have files you want to keep to yourself for whatever reason -- say if you have roommates you don't want browsing your recently scanned copies of the W-2's you were sent by your boss -- NAS devices typically come with really easy calibration software that lets you set up accounts with passwords on them that lock folders you want to restrict access to.

There's pros (your data is in your possession and not constantly being scanned by Google for study) and cons to a NAS device (if a thief steals it, the drive fails, the data is corrupted, or if your house burns down, the data is gone permanently and can't ever be accessed again from any other computer in the world like you would with Google Drive, and it may take some learning/experimentation on how to get some devices to "see" the drive to access a file), but it's one of the easier and less techy ways of dealing with huge amounts of personal data:
Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Happy Anniversary
« Last post by 308nato on Yesterday at 02:58:00 PM »
Glad to hear that one worked out for you. :th_thicon_idea:
General Gun Discussion / Re: You know your ammo sux when....
« Last post by DCD327 on Yesterday at 02:46:16 PM »
My CZ's have run anything and everything Ive ever tried right through.

 Ive certainly had some ammo that was ftf, & squibing so bad I burnt it up in  a revolver just to get rid of it. I think it may have been stored improperly and got wet before I bought it.
Generally, Ive found alot of the cheaper or generic ammo had major accuracy issues due to uneven powder loads, excessive dirt/residue,  and just plain poor QC. Reliability was very poor. So I just dont buy it anymore..
I shoot almost exclusively CCI Blazer brass now. In my area, its always available and priced right by the case.
Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Happy Anniversary
« Last post by TXAZ on Yesterday at 11:26:14 AM »
Congrats Ship!
Handguns and Revolvers / Happy Anniversary
« Last post by Shipwreck on Yesterday at 11:01:06 AM »
4 years ago this month, I bought the same carry gun I am using today. An Hk P2000 9mm DA/SA handgun.

Everyone knows that I go through guns like water. For me to carry the same gun for 4 years is a small miracle.

I did carry a fullsize 92FS for 3 years daily, several years ago. It was so cool to be carrying a fullsize gun concealed. But with hip and lower back issues, I cannot carry that much weight.

I have had my permit for 23 yeard now, so I have gone through tons of carry guns...

Anyway, I love this gun...
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