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  1. It was due late Spring 2021, then late...

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    It was due late Spring 2021, then late Spring arrive and now it's due mid Fall 2021. :rolleyes:

    I get that there are all sorts of delays and such associated with Covid, but for a...
  2. Thread: Axe throwing

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    I haven't tried it, but I've noticed it becoming...

    I haven't tried it, but I've noticed it becoming a thing with dedicated venues opening up (a range in SW VA has an axe throwing side biz).

    A friend of mine has gotten into knife throwing, which is...
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    Just another data point in the reliability of...

    Just another data point in the reliability of snowflake Toyotas...

    Recently I drove my "soon-to-be-25-years-old" 4Runner, that I purchased 19 years ago, nearly 3 hours to a mountain top near...
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    Went camping up on Skyline Drive for the amateur...

    Went camping up on Skyline Drive for the amateur radio VHF contest and to knock out a few Summits On The Air (SOTA) activations.

    We backpacked up the AT to the first summit and camped just off the...
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    We just bought new kitchen appliances and all...

    We just bought new kitchen appliances and all three are "smart". We didn't want smart appliances, but to get the functional features we wanted, the "smart" features come along for the ride. We...
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    Normally I wouldn't care about bird feeders, but...

    Normally I wouldn't care about bird feeders, but the guy diagonally behind me (I live in a high density townhome community) retired at the beginning of Covid and turned to feeding birds and squirrels...
  7. This is what drove home the individual vs trust...

    This is what drove home the individual vs trust decision for me. I wasn't concerned about moving overseas, but what could happen if I was incapacitated or dead. Having a trust and putting my wife...
  8. Thread: 4Runner

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    Dayum. I guess this means SWMBO and I won't be...

    Dayum.

    I guess this means SWMBO and I won't be buying a 4Runner this year (we're considering replacing our 14yo Honda Minivan and we have had great service out of our 1997 4Runner).

    I should...
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    Just a little rimfire fun at the IWLA on...

    Just a little rimfire fun at the IWLA on Saturday.

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    I also shot my purple pirate pistol with some powder blue powder coated lead balls. Yes, I had blue balls at the range. :D
    No pics of...
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    I hadn't even considered this from a PCI...

    I hadn't even considered this from a PCI perspective. If that's what's going on, I can't say I'm really sympathetic. The standard is well defined, established, and there to protect both parties...
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    A guy I knew via another forum had similar issues...

    A guy I knew via another forum had similar issues with his credit card processor. I don't think he ever found a solution before he passed away.

    Chris
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    Found this little feller while on a post-workout...

    Found this little feller while on a post-workout walk in the woods. I annoyed him sufficiently to get a good pose. He twitched his tail in the grass like a rattlesnake, to which I replied "aww, how...
  13. Thread: Amateur Radio

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    What's your call sign? I do a lot of sota/pota...

    What's your call sign? I do a lot of sota/pota activations in that region, you may have worked me. I also hunt up in Linden and across the mountain from you in Vance's Cove.

    My buddy and I will...
  14. Thread: Amateur Radio

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    Besides what 2xAGM114 mentioned, I also intend...

    Besides what 2xAGM114 mentioned, I also intend to use it for sending/receiving text messages between my wife's phone and my radio when I'm out of cell coverage and to submit SOTA spots when I'm...
  15. Thread: Amateur Radio

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    NP, it was lost in the noise. I am getting...

    NP, it was lost in the noise.

    I am getting sorted out on the new radio. I finally figured out APRS and GPS and even got a weather alert via APRS 5 minutes before a microcell blew through the area...
  16. Thread: Amateur Radio

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    Yup. Been a long time user of Chirp. I was...

    Yup. Been a long time user of Chirp. I was responding to Clusterfrack's desire to have a radio that didn't require Chirp.

    That said, while I'm very comfortable programming my other two HTs via...
  17. Thread: Amateur Radio

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    Bumping this because I just got a new HT, the...

    Bumping this because I just got a new HT, the Kenwood TH-D74a.

    One of the less talked about features is that it contains an internal list of global repeaters. It's missing some notable ones in my...
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    Things seem to be improving around here. I'm...

    Things seem to be improving around here. I'm seeing fewer lines and fewer blocked off pumps.

    My concern, however, is that if this doesn't sort itself out in a week or so, my family won't be...
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    Most of my experience has been with the Ruger...

    Most of my experience has been with the Ruger MKIII series pistols (standard and 22/45). I've found them to be very reliable with virtually any ammo. My personal 22/45 very seldom bobbles and when...
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    Maybe, but we're not talking about hoarding gas...

    Maybe, but we're not talking about hoarding gas in 5gal jerry cans (saw this firsthand), buckets (have seen this previously), or trash bags (posted to this very thread). We're topping off vehicles...
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    tempted. :D Chris

    tempted. :D

    Chris
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    I filled up everything on Monday. There was no...

    I filled up everything on Monday. There was no panic, though one station had run out of gas.

    We had to go to Fairfax yesterday, so I took note of the situation at gas stations as we drove. ...
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    Another point, related to the one previously made...

    Another point, related to the one previously made about Y2K...

    If you do everything correct and the environment is never compromised, never suffers and outage, and always just "works", guess what?...
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    My company puts all employees through regular...

    My company puts all employees through regular training to detect these sorts of attacks. They're generally quite easy to spot. But, a perfectly written piece of software can be vulnerable to poor...
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    Ultimately the user is the last line of defense. ...

    Ultimately the user is the last line of defense. Don't click strange links or open documents/files you aren't expecting.


    That's not possible with anything created by man. Additionally,...
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