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Now I feel old. I was 4 years old when it came out.

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I was between 10th and 11th grade that summer...

General Survival Discussion / Re: purifying your drinking water
« on: Yesterday at 01:31:43 PM »

Just remember to put them in 1 liter of water, not your mouth. :)

Damn, you spoiled all my fun  :th_thicon_lol:

General Survival Discussion / Re: purifying your drinking water
« on: Yesterday at 01:16:32 PM »
National Boy Scouts did a detailed analysis of water purification for their High adventure camps  ~10 years ago.
The Aqua tabs won hands down. These are the fizzie tabs that purify 1 liter of water in about 5 minutes.

Yummy yummy  :thumbsup1:

Apparently, today is the 30th Anniversary of the release of Diehard (1)

Yippee kai yay!!!

4 Yrs. USAF 29 Yrs. municipal Police Dept.

Thanks for your service. I updated your status

Introduce Yourself / Re: New Guy Here
« on: July 13, 2018, 04:31:02 PM »
Welcome aboard!

Woman accidentally stole car, kept it for two weeks

This is the wrong way to get an upgrade.

An elderly Canadian woman inadvertently stole a car and kept it for two weeks in late June after mistaking it for the one she had just rented.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: The OFFICIAL CZ Thread!
« on: July 08, 2018, 07:41:52 PM »

WHY the heck does this forum have to be such a PITA to load pics?

It is no different than any other forum that does not host photos on its own server. It works like most of the other gun forums. Sorry to hear you are having issues. I am on a cell phone right now, so I cannot type out a ton of instructions at the moment.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: The OFFICIAL HK Thread!
« on: July 08, 2018, 05:24:40 PM »
Awesome collection!

I read that earlier today. Crazy....

Tech Zone / Re: computer - windows 10..
« on: July 07, 2018, 07:08:44 AM »
I hate Windows 10. It's evil, and a privacy invader.

Every optional "feature" they have is just a back-end for different ways they can snoop on your data and log your information. If you'll note, they even directly tell you in the settings that while you can request not to be hit with ads targeted specifically at you based on all the information they've collected on you, you can't actually opt out of advertisements or some forms of data collection. Cortana is also a huge security flaw, and equally threatening to privacy.

I used to like Windows 7, until the patches and updates to 7 they enacted after 10 had been out for a while made 7 basically do most of the same things 10 does now because so many people were trying to buck the data collection/monitoring trend by just refusing to upgrade to 10.

I am on Linux at this very moment, and it's what I've preferred to use over 7 for years now. It's as fast in most cases as Windows 10, only without the ridiculous privacy invasion. There are now long-term support distro's that last 4-6 years for people who prefer stability and usability rather than the sometimes difficult and cutting edge poweruser development that Linux's old reputation was known for, and they are free.

Unless you plan to use her often, I'd recommend telling Cortana to stuff it when she asks you for permission to snoop on you during your computer's first-time setup script. Additionally, go to the settings and deny permission to as many requests for privacy invasion as you can get away with. And, follow these how-to directions:

How to stop Windows 10 from using your bandwidth to update strangers' systems:

The fact that such a feature was slid in on the hope that most users would never know it was there really frickin' bothers me. There's dishonest corporate practices, and then there's real friggin' downright dirty corporate practices.

I looked at your link, and my settings. Windows has changed since that story. My settings menu does not match the options in that story. I found something close to that setting, but it was asking if "I" wanted to be able to download from other systems, not if I wanted to allow other systems to be able to download from me. So, microsoft must have made some changes with updates

I just got a Stoeger Cougar 8045.
Yep, I took it to the range before I could brag on it.

It's one of the softest shooting .45's that I've ever fired and scary accurate too.

Yes, I had one before. Softest shooting 45ACP I have ever shot. Less recoil than a 5" steel 1911, and it is an aluminum frame

I used to like taking car trips when I was younger. Unfortunately, I cannot do it anymore, unfortunately.

Tech Zone / Re: computer - windows 10..
« on: July 06, 2018, 11:14:45 AM »
I liked WIn 7, personally. Win 10 is not that bad. I hated Win 8.

I have heard that WIn 10 is the last version of WIndows that Microsoft will make. So, what's next, I wonder.....

Tech Zone / Re: computer - windows 10..
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:37:23 AM »
Its not that bad. Still better than WIndows 8 :)

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello everyone
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:36:58 AM »
Not sure if it interests you but the Border Patrol age limit is 40. Their web site says exceptions are made for individuals with a military background and those with past federal law enforcement experience.
Good Luck

I thought the max age for any federal job was 35 (unless it is a political job). I had tried to become a federal probation officer years ago, and the cut off age for most federal govt jobs is 35. Or, at least it previously was....

I just got delivered 2, still-in-the-package, brandy new magazines for my Beretta 92, M, Inox, Custom Carry II, single-stack 8

Now I just need to find the gun to go with it.   :thumbsup1:

You da man!

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello everyone
« on: July 06, 2018, 07:18:48 AM »
Welcome aboard.

As for the police thing, I don't know. I guess ask around at various departments when you get here. Smaller departments may be willing to take someone older.

I like trips, but have back problems. For a driving trip, the 3 hour drive to Dallas or San Antonio is all I can do in 1 day. No longer...

I do not like flying, but I will do it. But, I hate hotel beds. I have to bring my own pillow for my neck, and memory foam for my lower back. So, 1/2 my suitcase is taken up with that....

Galco Matrix M7X holster for my HK P2000...

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