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Tech Zone / Re: Bought a new Chromebox yesterday
« on: February 18, 2019, 08:32:57 PM »
I am liking that I bought a USB-c to HDMI converter dongle, and now I can use my TV as a second monitor on the Chromebox. Pretty cool :)

I actually picked up my Windows laptop today. Other than Turbotax (which I just did last week), I think I can do everything I need to on the Chromebox.

It did take a little while to get used to it and find solutions to ways to do things that one is familiar with on a Windows 10 PC. But, I found solutions to every issue once I looked.

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Handguns and Revolvers / Happy Anniversary
« on: February 17, 2019, 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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General Gun Discussion / Re: Would this scope be overkill
« on: February 16, 2019, 11:14:39 AM »
I would get an Aimpoint Micro. I have one on my PS90

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Defensive Tactics / Re: Bodycam footage of police shooting
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:14:48 PM »
I think I would have fired a couple of seconds sooner. He let that guy get very close

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Defensive Tactics / Re: Bodycam footage of police shooting
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:13:50 PM »
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was wondering, by the "sound" on the video, what the caliber of the Officer's pistol is - hmmmmm - just guessing that it is a 9mm, but let me go to the dB charts..... :icon_wink:

um, a 9mm has a dB rating of.....159.8 - .40 & .45 are about the same - maybe Ship can tell us   :th_thicon_lol:

 :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

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Tech Zone / Re: Bought a new Chromebox yesterday
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:01:21 AM »
I installed a cool chrome extension/program last night. Now, I can send text messages and receive notifications from my phone - on the Chromebox.

Much easier to type texts on a fullsize keyboard, if you are sitting at the computer anyway

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General Gun Discussion / Re: Home defense
« on: February 15, 2019, 10:44:17 AM »
Well, because I have heard some of these weapons fired indoors. I've also fired 9mm 2x indoors without hearing protection. I know what that sounds like.

Then, I have heard some of these other weapons fired at an indoor range WITH hearing protection, but you can still judge it against 9mm handguns fired right around the same time. I still say I'd rather have 9mm than the other weapons inside. Just my opinion from my experience and the effects of how the 9mm affected me afterwards. I don't need a chart for that

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Defensive Tactics / Re: Bodycam footage of police shooting
« on: February 15, 2019, 10:09:50 AM »
Interesting to see the video of the situation. He let that guy get awful close, but I realize he was trying to avoid it if he could.

Also interesting to see the effects of a gun immediately - in real life and not on a movie

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Defensive Tactics / Bodycam footage of police shooting
« on: February 15, 2019, 10:09:13 AM »
Bodycam footage shows alleged ISIS-tied Arizona man's confrontation with officer


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A man who pledged allegiance to the ISIS terror group was shot by an Arizona police officer in January after the terrorist-wannabe charged the cop with a knife, newly released bodycam footage shows.



https://www.foxnews.com/us/bodycam-footage-shows-alleged-isis-tied-arizona-mans-confrontation-with-officer

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General Gun Discussion / Re: Home defense
« on: February 15, 2019, 07:03:05 AM »


on another note.....how many of us are going to be shooting at an intruder within the confines of our home in our friggin' lifetime ? - I mean, come on, what are the friggin' odds that we'll ever have a need to do that ?  If anyone is so concerned that it's going to happen to them and further concerned about the loudness of rounds fired doin' a number on their ear drums, perhaps they should sleep each night wearing double hearing protection.....for me, I'll chance it

Honestly - if you go down that road - then why have the gun at all?

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General Gun Discussion / Re: Would this scope be overkill
« on: February 15, 2019, 07:01:54 AM »
Personally Id go with a red/green dot.
Lighter and faster target acquisition.

Sho nuff

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General Gun Discussion / Re: Home defense
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:22:56 AM »
Well, think what ya want.

On a shotgun, the type of round probably makes a difference too.

And, the sound pulse and frequency could have a huge difference on what sounds louder.

I also once had a comped 45ACP 1911 that was always the loudest gun on the range. Much louder than the other guns being shot. So, it can also depend on the gun.

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General Gun Discussion / Re: Home defense
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:37:33 PM »
I have shot a 9mm without hearing protection inside once. It really was not that bad.

I have also heard a shotgun being fired at an indoor range before - WITH hearing protection on. It IS louder than a 9mm handgun.

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Tech Zone / Re: a question about "chromebook" laptops........
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:36:02 PM »
Mine is an extra PC, to take the load off my older Windows 10 PC. It does that amazingly well.

I can see that 1 day, I may not have a WIndows PC.

I love that I needn't run ANY antivirus software on a Chromebox/book. THAT is why I got it.

Granted, I still have to pay an annual membership fee on the antivirus and Malwarebytes anti-malware for my Windows PC anyway. But, I have like 6 total programs on my Win PC to catch rootkits, malware, adware and viruses. The main antivirus and malware program run all the time, and the other 4 are manually run by me about 1x a week. I am super careful, and I still catch things with these other programs sometimes. They often come in thru malicious ads on legitimate websites sometimes.

Well, I am tired of having to worry about all that. No worried on the Chromebook. Very secure.
I listen to a tech show on the radio weekly, and I have been listening about the Chrome OS for a while. It was the lack of needing an antivirus that pushed me into trying it.

You need MUCH less robust hardware stats on the Chrome OS too - compared to a Windows PC.

I have like 4GB of memory on this thing, and a celeron processor. And, it's gotta be 3-4x faster than my Windows PC, if not more. It starts up in 5 seconds. Shuts down in less than 2 seconds. Everything pretty much starts instantly. It's great. And this is from a Windows guy for over 2 decades.

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Tech Zone / Re: a question about "chromebook" laptops........
« on: February 13, 2019, 07:24:30 PM »
Oh, Chrome does allow Flash, just like on a PC.

And, Chrome will open PDFs on its own. You do not need Adobe Reader

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CHL - Concealed Handgun License / Re: RENEW!
« on: February 13, 2019, 04:38:28 PM »
I think you can start 6 months before expiration

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Tech Zone / Re: a question about "chromebook" laptops........
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:49:42 PM »
I moved this thread to the Tech Zone.

But, I recently started a thread on this very issue. You must have missed it. Read  it here: http://www.texasgunforum.com/index.php?topic=18571.0

I have a Chromebox (like a Chrome desktop). It runs the Chrome browser - so, anything a Chrome browser will do on a Windows PC, it will do on a Chromebox. The browser is identical in that respect.

You can use free Google docs. But, newer Chromebooks/boxe3s can run Android apps. Not all can, so research the model. If you get one that can, you can get the Android version of Word. It works the same. Be aware that you must pay the Microsoft monthly/annual subscription to use it (now called Office 365), however.

You CAN install Firefox on it - it will just have to be the android version, however (like if it was on a phone).

You can browse the net, email, do word processing, etc. I switched from Quicken to an android checkbooking app on my Chromebox, but it works the same. So, I keep track of my checkbook.

The only headache is getting it to print. I just bought a new HP laser printer this past weekend. My Samsung printer would print from the Chromebox, but ONLY when my WIndows PC was on. The Win PC 10 acted like a gateway to the printer, despite having cloud print and wifi on the printer. This new HP printer FINALLY prints from the Chromebox without requiring my WIndows laptop to be on. But, in order to make it work, I had to activate the features FROM the HP software installed on the Windows PC. THEN, I was able to print from the Chromebox. And, I only know how to make this work from a newer model HP printer. Never could get it to work on my previous laser printer (unless the Windows PC was on).

It literally does everything my Win 10 computer does now - for what I want it to do. I even installed a Chrome extension for a program that works just like Photoshop. So, I can edit pics too.

The only thing I now need my Windows 10 laptop for is to do Turbotax. And, I am sure there is an android version of that too, but I like the Windows version better

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