-  [WT]  [Home] [Manage]

Subject   (new thread)
File URL
Embed   Help
Password  (for post and file deletion)
  • Supported file types are: GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBM
  • Maximum file size allowed is 5120 KB.
  • Images greater than 300x300 pixels will be thumbnailed.
  • Currently 811 unique user posts.

  • Blotter updated: 2017-02-04 Show/Hide Show All

PBE Shield Stickers and Deagle Boltface Patches On Sale Now!

No. 109509 ID: a348f1 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  Shit you forgot about thread.
>> No. 109512 ID: 19518e
  Stumbled on this yesterday, it's been a while.
>> No. 109513 ID: 3b122f
i remember the old days when you could go on opchan without worrying about moderators stalking you like some faggot desperate for BWC
>> No. 109514 ID: 72cb51
  Star Wars: Troops [HQ] https://youtu.be/-EDiQXhYIKY
Troops is a mockumentary film by Kevin Rubio, which made its debut on the Internet in 1997. The film is a parody of COPS, set in the Star Wars universe. In the film, Imperial stormtroopers from the infamous Black Sheep Squadron patrolling the Dune Sea on the planet Tatooine run into some very familiar characters while being filmed for the hit Imperial TV show Troops.

The film jump-started the modern fan film movement, as it was one of the first short films to bring fan films into the digital age, taking advantage of internet distribution and affordable production and special effects equipment, as well as fans with movie-quality costumes. Rubio shot the film on location on the El Mirage Dry Lake.

Rubio finished the film while working at the Fox Kids Network, and was able to use well-known voice talent in his cast, including Jess Harnell, Cam Clarke, and announcer Bill Farmer.
>> No. 109516 ID: b70387
Pat Buchanan

‘The Ideas Made It, But I Didn’t’
Pat Buchanan won after all. But now he thinks it might be too late for the nation he was trying to save.

>A quarter-century before Trump descended into the atrium of his Manhattan skyscraper to launch his unlikely bid for the White House, Buchanan, until then a columnist, political operative and TV commentator, stepped onto a stage in Concord, New Hampshire, to declare his own candidacy 10 weeks ahead of the state’s presidential primary. Associating the “globalist” President George H. W. Bush with “bureaucrats in Brussels” pursuing a “European superstate” that trampled on national identity, Buchanan warned his rowdy audience, “We must not trade in our sovereignty for a cushioned seat at the head table of anybody’s new world order!” His radically different prescription, which would underpin three consecutive runs for the presidency: a “new nationalism” that would focus on “forgotten Americans” left behind by bad trade deals, open-border immigration policies and foreign adventurism. His voice booming, Buchanan demanded: “Should the United States be required to carry indefinitely the full burden of defending rich and prosperous allies who take America’s generosity for granted as they invade our markets?”


>By 1992, the evolution was complete—“I was a full-fledged economic nationalist,” Buchanan says—and his crusade against the embodiment of globalism, President George H. W. Bush, became a surprise 10-week proxy war for the future of the Republican Party. Buchanan’s allies held out hope he could pull a historic upset in New Hampshire that would throw the entire nominating process into turmoil. But they knew it was terribly unlikely, and were thrilled when Buchanan captured 37 percent of the vote, even though it was still a double-digit defeat. He wound up winning nearly 3 million votes nationwide against Bush, and though he carried no states, was invited to speak at the party convention. When he delivered his fire-breathing “culture war” speech, urging Republicans to “take back” the country from the alien forces of militant secularism and liberal multiculturalism, Democrats said it was proof of a GOP tacking hard and fast to the right. That was the whole idea: Buchanan, unlike Trump 25 years later, was a committed social conservative who saw crusades against gay rights and abortion as part of the campaign to restore his ideal America. But they also limited his appeal, and some in the party establishment hold a grudge to this day, convinced Buchanan scared of
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.

File 149264670445.jpg - (968.85KB , 1280x850 , 419bakeit.jpg )
109483 No. 109483 ID: 6ef9f1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Just made bread for the first time. I've been home fermenting for a while, and the similarities are interesting.

Food general?
1 post omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 109485 ID: bc5f52
Is there tiny tiny cotton to with them, or microscopic pyramids?
>> No. 109486 ID: c7c2c7
File 149267957761.gif - (269.78KB , 452x332 , iYOXpB3.gif )
Congrats on your raw toast.

What made you get into it?
>> No. 109488 ID: ce4f91
File 149271911335.jpg - (45.91KB , 510x472 , 5f54d4675d2143.jpg )
Just a few days ago I cleaned out my coffee percolator with some vinegar, and left some in, by God, and proceeded to fill it with water and make a caraffe of strong brew. The result?

I declare to all here: tasted like.. liquid toast with just a hint of the vinegaryness.

Liquid toast.

Ask me if it was awesome.
>> No. 109491 ID: aadd02
Was it awesome?
>> No. 109495 ID: 22c903
your woman is enslaving yeast.

File 149235342025.jpg - (156.64KB , 1600x1320 , easter_eggs_hitler_1945.jpg )
109456 No. 109456 ID: 13f512 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Happy Easter you godless heathens.
>> No. 109458 ID: 5a12de
File 149237662474.jpg - (109.01KB , 530x795 , t247214_American Morning.jpg )
>glorious day off
>not down with egg hunting
>proceed to sleep for about 20 hours
>wake up hungry af

Feels pretty good man. There's a Chinese buffet open on hilidays around here and I think I might just go and pig out in a bit.
>> No. 109459 ID: 72cb51
File 149237806985.jpg - (325.02KB , 1800x1215 , US B-52 maintenance 1972 Linebacker II Easter Offe.jpg )
Celebrate Jesus' resurrection from the dead with Easter offensives to introduce heathens, heretics and misbelievers to the afterlife.
- US B-52 maintenance during the 1972 Linebacker II Easter Offensive.
>> No. 109460 ID: 72cb51
File 149237809424.jpg - (312.48KB , 1800x1383 , US B-52 refuels 1972 Linebacker II Easter Offensiv.jpg )
>> No. 109462 ID: aadd02
File 14924085666.png - (1.32MB , 825x1300 , easter12.png )
Uneventful. Kinda bummed about it. I live for family.

File 148815954787.jpg - (161.21KB , 1794x1080 , 17036542_952573553501_402551693_o.jpg )
108861 No. 108861 ID: 632b3e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So I just finished my last class and now I'm free to concentrate on other things... like shooting, my instruction business, opchan, and.... fitness.

I have crafted this evening a bison, bacon, vermont cheddar burger, and opted for my bread in liquid form.

What are some other nutritious, delicious meals?
32 posts and 18 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 109327 ID: a921de
  9 Instant Ramen Hacks from Ivan Orkin https://youtu.be/6Bj5NJ5cJlc
Watch as ramen guru Ivan Orkin shows you 9 ways to spruce up ("Orkin-ize, if you will) your instant ramen.
A personal tip is to bulk up cans of cream of chicken soup by adding a package of cheap ramen noodles to it (boil them for 3 minutes first, do not add the flavor packet).
The Korean Fire Noodles taste better with a pat of butter and mac-and-cheese powder added to the bowl.
>> No. 109393 ID: aadd02
Buy blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Stick them in your freezer. Enjoy them as a delicious frozen treat.
>> No. 109409 ID: 51cf5b
File 149199718765.jpg - (514.45KB , 2000x1500 , blackberries in a bucket.jpg )
RaceMixer is right!
I picked wild blackberries and blueberries often in Washington State and keeping bags of them in the freezer is a treat.
Mixing them in yogurt is also good.
>> No. 109421 ID: 7718da
File 149203720733.jpg - (131.29KB , 600x900 , Lemon-Blueberry-Twinkie-Parfait.jpg )
One treat was to squish picked blueberries into Twinkies. But here, someone went further and made a Lemon Blueberry Twinkie Parfait
- 4 Twinkies (to make 4 servings, otherwise 1 Twinkie per serving)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- ½ cup lemon curd (you can make your own or buy it premade)
- Whipped cream for topping

Remove Twinkies from wrappers. Slice into 8 slices.
Place 3-4 Twinkie pieces in bottom of serving dish.
Drizzle small amount of lemon curd over Twinkie pieces.
Layer 6-8 blueberries on top of lemon curd.
Spoon in layer of whipped cream.
Beginning with Twinkies, repeat all layers, and top with final whipped cream layer.
Enjoy! http://thesimpleparent.com/lemon-blueberry-twinkie-parfait/
>> No. 109422 ID: 7718da
File 149203729046.jpg - (45.78KB , 680x434 , Lemon-Blueberry-Twinkie-Parfait-Recipe.jpg )
Um... again I am straying from the healthy part of this food thread, but par for the course, old bean.

File 14907431425.gif - (100.11KB , 500x500 , 1490110872206.gif )
109228 No. 109228 ID: 659e9d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I am thinking about joining the French Foreign Legion.I've read about most of it but i need some advice.
Any tips for psychical exercising or getting myself into a certain mindset?
29 posts and 11 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 109375 ID: aadd02
>> No. 109381 ID: 9dcda2
File 14918631822.png - (23.06KB , 800x600 , 135976426060.png )
Why is there a white character representing Sweden? That's not very progressive.
>> No. 109382 ID: 09c7e0
>opchan jumps on the /int/ bandwagon
looks like 2009 finally caught up to you guys.
what are y'all's poster names on /r/polandball?
>> No. 109391 ID: 9723b1
Are you twelve years old, we've had countryballs here since they started on der generals website.

You are twelve years old...
>> No. 109400 ID: f0fb5d
I have a work buddy who was pretty gung-ho about joining the FFL as a young man because he wanted combat. He's now a married, very happy, officer in the Army National Guard who takes every deployment he can because he loves that life. He's also glad he didn't join the FFL.

No. 109364 ID: 6b2b62 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  Make Something.
>> No. 109365 ID: cda646
Wow didn't know Masterlock was getting into the safe business.
>> No. 109399 ID: 044fd0
I was safecracking yesterday. Buddy of mine got his XD .45 stuck in a Sentrysafe, had to cut a hole in it to get at the solenoid to get it open. Fortunately that was quite easy since they are only like 18 gauge sheet metal.

File 148943714480.jpg - (135.16KB , 1280x720 , DCT_SPECIAL20_1280x720.jpg )
109033 No. 109033 ID: 9dcda2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
For the Mid-Atlantic and North East fags, who's ready for some stupidity?
4 posts and 2 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 109048 ID: 5abeee
File 148951439913.jpg - (170.22KB , 1171x728 , Hawaii winter snow storm 2016.jpg )
It has been a strangely warm and dry winter around Denver, Colorado. February and March being the historically snowiest months, but the only snow I can find is the dump of ice scrapings in front of a local ice rink. Temperatures above 70 degrees this week. Yesterday, I was driving around in my T-shirt with the car windows down. In the past few years, the southern states get more ice storms in the winter and the north-east coast gets heavier snow storms, but the weather in Colorado is getting sunnier with significantly less snow (apart from on the mountains, but that's where the snow should be). I also heard that Chicago has gotten hardly any snow this year. Since Dec. 18, Chicago O'Hare International Airport has measured a pathetic 0.6 inches of total snowfall through the end of February. The average Chicago snowfall for that period is 23.4 inches. Denver did a little bit better, racking up 7.9 inches of snow through March 2, 2017, but still failed to top Hawaii that got a blizzard that dumped 8 inches of snow on Hawaii's Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa peaks in a single sitting two weeks ago.

Hawaii Has Had More Snow Than Denver or Chicago So Far in 2017
Mar 7 2017 https://weather.com/news/weather/news/hawaii-more-snow-2017-than-chicago-denver
>> No. 109049 ID: 5abeee
File 148951479837.jpg - (775.17KB , 2000x1000 , Hawaii had more snow March 2017 than Denver or Chi.jpg )
>> No. 109050 ID: 9dcda2
File 148951818246.jpg - (44.80KB , 564x423 , c0265b6ddb57004e579a39e6c3f45455.jpg )
Yeah holy shit. Last few times I've driven back and forth from WV everyone loses their shit in the mountains. (All of two thousand two hundred feel elevation)

> driving to WV
> implication of snow
> everyone huddles into one lane and drives 20 mph
> a tiny bit of snow on the road
> be a rebel and use the other lane and drive 35 with a comfortable amount of traction

> night, driving back to MD
> snowed earlier that day, slight dusting of snow on road
> car in ditch
> car in ditch
> car in ditch
> car in ditch upside down
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
>> No. 109052 ID: 334c17
> car in ditch
> car in ditch
> car in ditch
Do people there even use anti-locking system or something like that?
>> No. 109053 ID: 9dcda2
I would say that most cars in the US have come standard with ABS for at least 10 years. Traction control was mandated just recently.

I did a defensive driving class (which was fun as fuck) and we did some stops with and without ABS. I had no problems with non-ABS, since you just modulate the brake pressure to prevent the tires from locking up. (But again, I have racing exp.)

File 148842970293.jpg - (95.73KB , 1000x1000 , diversey-raid-17-5-oz-aerosol-ant-and-roach-killer.jpg )
108923 No. 108923 ID: 6057a8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So I may be looking for another NAS box. Currently, I have an 8 bay Synology ds1815+. It's really good for performance, ease of use and features, but shit starts to really fall apart when failures show up.

Keep in mind that my 8 drives are in RAID6, the following outlines my experience with Synology shenanigans.
1. When a drive dies, the box shuts down. There's no way to tell what drive has died, you have to unplug one drive at a time and hope the box boots. The box won't boot if it has a dead drive, so it's pretty much go through it one by one.
2. If you have 2 dead drives, this gets very tricky, not to mention dangerous, as more than 2 drives dying = yer fucked bud.
3. Once you've replaced the bad drives, a rebuild is 23 hours. I guess that's not bad for rebuilding a 16TB striped parity volume. Woohoo performance?
4. If the rebuild fails, your stuff may still be OK, but there's no way to access it. Maybe some ganoo lenux wizards could space magic in there, but from the Synology forums and from my experience, you HAVE to email Synology, and ONLY they are capable of remote-accessing the box to give you a chance to back-up your info.
5. Scrambling to find 11TB of spare HDD space to back up all the things isn't fun.
6. The feeling of being dependent on remote-access from a company to recover important files is not a good one.

At this point, I almost feel like buying a second ds1815+ so I can use it as a mirror. The odds of a simultaneous failure of two separate boxes or more than 4 drives at once is pretty damn low even for someone as unlucky as me... But I really don't feel like giving Synology another 1250 syrup dongs.

tl;dr are there other options for an 8ish bay NAS box that doesn't lock you out or shut itself down at the drop of a hat? What are my options for building a hardware RAID computer that could give me comparable performance to the Synology box? I've built quite a few computers, but I'm still pretty new to RAID stuff. If it's about the same deal as building a computer, just with a hip new flavor of motherboard or something, I'd be down to give it a shot.

picture somewhat unrelated
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
9 posts and 1 image omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 109035 ID: f11f4d
File 148945579916.gif - (4.27KB , 582x282 , type I II error.gif )
I use some QC5000-ITX/PH board for my NAS. Picked it up for about $60 a few years ago. It's passively cooled and last I checked it sat around 12-15watts on my kill-a-watt while idle. Only got a case and a tiny power supply. Already had spare ram.

I have OpenMediaVault loaded on an old obsolete 70gb msata drive, that formerly sat in my laptop. It's hooked up to a USB3 adapter and sits inside the case.
2x 8TB HGST Ultrastar He8's in RAID1. Acquired these drives several months ago, doubling my former capacity.
2x 4TB HGST Ultrastars. These old drives used to be my main RAID1 array and served me well for years. Eventually I needed some more room and these are now set in RAID0 and used to store extra parity information via OMV's Snapraid plugin. Essentially these now act like a weekly "backup"+extra error checking. These are typically powered down. There is no issue if either of these drives fail.
1x 8TB Seagate Archive HDD. This is a cheapo and slow as fuck shingled drive that is perfect for offsite (protected from fire/theft) backups. I don't add much to my data horde anymore, so I only retrieve it to do an actual backup every 2 months or so.

I'll will never ever bother with RAID5/6.

Also, here's a protip:
Shitty SATA cables can cause hard to identify issues with hard drives in raid. If you have a hard drive that works fine in an enclosure, but starts acting up when stuck in a raid array, try a _different brand_ of cable.

Open Media Vault is pretty baller, but the whole permissions thing can be a pain in the dick to figure out when setting up SMB shares and the like. If you are new to this and a big dummy like me, expect to have to start from scratch a few times before you finally learn from trial and error. People that actually understand linux (OMV is debian based) will probably have a much easier time.
Other than that, OMV is pretty straightforward with everything being based on plugins and the web interface. I've never had to use the command line or any of that bullshit, thank the devs.
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
>> No. 109038 ID: 19518e
File 148947301673.gif - (0.97MB , 290x231 , 133462710380.gif )
>mfw reading that

For some reason I never considered 8 to 10tb UHCP drives. I think I was stuck in the "they're so expensive" mentality without considering total cost of 8+ drive RAID build and dollar per GB. In addition, I would be using this kind of thing as a backup to the backup, so it would see less use, making drive replacement cost smaller relative to system use.

I was parting out a RAID6 build and saving up but now... Now I really don't think I'll have to bother. Just a cheap build and some UHCPs...
>> No. 109039 ID: 5cad20

>> No. 109040 ID: f11f4d
File 148947856795.png - (59.38KB , 994x526 , -g- gets into a school district's system 2.png )
Glad that was helpful. It was basically what I ran into when deciding how wanted to set things up years ago. Did I want lots of cheap moving parts, or do I want less moving parts for not all that much more cost-wise? After coming across a fuckton of "my RAID5/6 array is all fucked!" threads, the decision was easy. Either I care about complete redundancy, and use RAID1 or RAID10, if I actually wanted to save thousands of movies or something, or I don't and use RAID0/Linear.

I've basically just doubled my data storage a few times over the past decade and a half, starting with 2TB, moving to 4TB, and now finally 8TB. This has allowed me to easily re-purpose my previous old drives for extra redundancy.

Realistically, with a proper setup you can easily find 8TB drives that are cheaper than ultrastars. I personally like ultrastars because they've been the closest thing to a gold standard that is accessible to a consumer's wallet, and hey, I have a job and don't drink so that cost premium isn't an issue to me. But as long as you have redundancy and incremental backups (that can't get fucked by power surges, fire or theft), then you can easily get away with "perfectly fine" and even "adequate" when it comes to reliability. Another thing to factor in is the rate at which you acquire data. With my recent upgrade I should be set for another 4-5 years, at which point consumer-class phased holographic hypercube drives should allow me to double my storage again affordably.

The ultrastar HE8's were about $360 for an single drive.
Many same capacity RAID compatible drives should be around or under the $300 range. WD Reds were pretty solid last I checked.
Seagate's archive drive was about $220. Don't use this in a RAID array. They are meant for occasional use. Do incremental, compressed backups to these.

You can use a browser plugin called "camelcamelcamel" to see historic prices for an item on amazon. For hard drives, this tells you when to hold off buying. Stay away from oddly low prices and stick to the listings with hundreds of recent positive reviews.
>> No. 109047 ID: 19518e
Originally I went with smaller drives in RAID6 because I knew I was going to use it a lot every day, so drive failure was absolutely a matter of "when" and "how many". Replacing a $350+ HDD every couple of months versus a $150 drive and rebuilding didn't look too bad to me, even considering the slightly higher setup cost.

Plus I started out needing 10+TB of redundant storage when 6TB drives were a LOT more than what they are now, and 8+TB drives didn't even exist.

At this point, I'll keep using the Synology, I mean I've already purchased it. I have spare 3TB drives already, and it still makes sense from a daily use/upkeep cost perspective.

But for offsite backups, you're right on all accounts, and that's what I'll do. Time to do a bit of homework on drive prices and stay on the lookout for sales.


File 148861505914.jpg - (52.46KB , 640x742 , kzp5hoik.jpg )
108951 No. 108951 ID: 684d37 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Why is RT & Breitbart so much more accurate and honest than Fox these days? Fox used to be pretty good, did they get taken over by the liberal media conspiracy?
5 posts and 1 image omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 108998 ID: bd7eb8
File 148892796593.jpg - (3.95KB , 100x100 , gitmo_2.jpg )
FOX: at least 122 former Gitmo detainees have re-engaged in terrorism (real news)

Trump: 122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision! (fake news, 113 were released under the Bush administration, none of the cases in either administration were reviewed by political appointees, they done by the military legal system at gitmo)

Breitbart: Trump says 122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield.(real news)


Fox isn't less accurate, they're just covering the wrong topics
>> No. 109000 ID: ebb4ba
There has been a noticeable increase of clickbaity articles and amateurish writing on BBC in the past few months.
>> No. 109001 ID: 3a0e10
File 148895191679.jpg - (37.14KB , 550x550 , fauxnews.jpg )
Some better journalism is going on at Fox than other broadcast outlets. They aren't entirely running the anti-Trump hysteria tactical talking points. They don't accept and push a lot of the recent obvious gov't non denials denials at face value against Trump. There was some collusion @ Fox indicated in the Podesta emails that got about as little coverage as the others. Fox has fairly well toed the mainstream Republican establishment pro-immigration line and is still as bought and paid for as everyone else.
>> No. 109006 ID: cdc880
  wow such quality reporting, russia sure is the greatest, peace be upon the prophet.
>> No. 109029 ID: 9723b1
It predates that, MSM sucks because they don't talk to people. Fox, CNN, BBC... they all cut the feed the moment a guest says something that counters the narrative.

Over time this makes MSM think that the majority agrees with them, and SO MSM starts shilling for MSM beliefs, thinking that will get them bigger audiences.

Delete post []
Report post
[0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] Next