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107903 No. 107903 ID: cdc490 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
What'd you get people for Christmas?

My brother got a long stemmed ash wood pipe and some loose leaf Dominican tobacco to go with it.
The baby got some new clothes.
One sister-in-law is getting a tattoo I'm paying for.
The other one is getting a shopping trip at the Korean market. She loves that shit.
Wife said "Don't get me anything." I sense this is a trap.
I'm working on a special gift for a beloved coworker. She's an older woman, a rancher's daughter from Montana, a cancer survivor, and a penny pincher that would never get herself anything nice of her own free will. Later next week, I'm taking her to a western wear store and getting her a genuine felt Stetson hat.
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>> No. 108014 ID: c5dfe3
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>> No. 108015 ID: bd9939
I got my mom an amazon gift card, my dad a pair of winter boots he desperately needs and waifu a used sweater she specifically wanted off of ebay. Since she got the thing she asked for, I decided to get her set up with some stuff that she wouldn't "want", but would come to like having. I ended up getting her a good 4 piece lightweight "travel" fishing rod and reel, and then a medium light action rod and reel as well. She's come to really like fishing, and my setups are admittedly kind of jank. Hers are much nicer.

I also just ordered her the X-men apocalypse movie we haven't seen yet (and I'm sure probably sucks) and Avatar: The Last Airbender series off of ebay for "on the way" stocking stuffers. I wanted to get Star Wars 7 and Deadpool at first, but decided to get shit only she was actually that interested in.

I also wiggled into a super deal on a badass flare gun that I was originally going to go scare the shit out of some deer with, but decided to give to her for her car instead.
>> No. 108016 ID: cdc490
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Merry Christmas, everyone.
>> No. 108017 ID: 181cef
Merry Christmas y'all. I hope you and yours have a fucking awesome Holiday season!
>> No. 108020 ID: cdc490
I got a really shitty MP3 player and a cassette connector to play it in my aging car. Wife's grandmother gave me a bottle of cheap champagne. This unironically beat my expectations, because of course my toddler was the main focus today. She made out like a bandit.

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107629 No. 107629 ID: 0876ee hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
This is the minimum amount of code necessary to invoke a fully featured folder picker dialog in c#. To those who work in that area, or like me, enjoy torturing themselves for fun and profit, you're welcome.

using System;
using System.Runtime.CompilerServices;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

[ComImport, Guid("42f85136-db7e-439c-85f1-e4075d135fc8"), InterfaceType(ComInterfaceType.InterfaceIsIUnknown)]
interface IFileDialog
[MethodImpl(MethodImplOptions.InternalCall, MethodCodeType = MethodCodeType.Runtime), PreserveSig]
int Show([In] IntPtr parent);

[MethodImpl(MethodImplOptions.InternalCall, MethodCodeType = MethodCodeType.Runtime)]
void SetFileTypes([In] uint cFileTypes, [In, MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPArray)] Object[] rgFilterSpec);

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Doesn't really work, but it might make you feel slightly better:

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if {$ballmer=true}(
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107217 No. 107217 ID: fea52d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
What are the real chances of an escalation to nuclear exchange between the US and Russia?

Political and Military analysis isn't my strong suit, but from what's visible in the declining markets and the desperate need washington has to unseat Iran coupled with Russia's SAMs moved into the theater, it looks like a distinct possibility that there might be the grounds for a nuclear exchange.

Would the powers that be really let things spiral out of control like that? Wouldn't endless proxy wars be more profitable?

What do you think?
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>> No. 107953 ID: c5dfe3
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Plenty of simple cookies and doughnuts that are rolled in cinnamon and sugar.
An even simpler one is to toast some bread, butter it and then sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on it.
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Another cinnamon and sugar treat is to heat up a flour tortilla, rub a little butter over it, sprinkle it with sugar and cinnamon, roll it up, and eat. Here are some spooky bat-shaped cinnamon sugar tortilla crisps.
>> No. 107956 ID: c5dfe3
  Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Crisps https://youtu.be/EZWafx3Pbhg
>> No. 107958 ID: c5dfe3
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Oh, and nuclear war between the superpowers is probably not going to happen, except maybe by accident.

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107707 No. 107707 ID: a5507d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>driving to town to buy ground pork and liquor
>see that the gate closing off a service road on my property is open
>think to myself that that's pretty weird since I doubt the electric company would bother
>decide to check it out
>pull in an find a pick up truck sitting there with two jackasses unloading gun cases
>ask them what the fuck they're doing
>"This is public land, the state owns it"
>remind both of them that I had the gate, the road, and every 50 feet around my property posted with high florescent signs
>one of them then asks permission if they can hunt
>tell them that I will call the cops and report them for felony trespassing
>get called a fucking asshole while they drive away
>mfw I notice they have Syracuse plates
Every year, every hunting season I have to deal with assholes from the city looking to shit up my property.
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>> No. 107845 ID: f11f4d
Anyone with a sticker on their vehicle is going to be more of an asshole.

There have been studies on the correlation between stickers and other shit on a car and aggressive driving and road rage. The idea is that it's something like marking their territory and also a sign of having shit taste/judgement.
>> No. 107855 ID: a569d7
Really? I've honestly never noticed that with political or hippie stickers, but shit like brand logos (or pissing Calvins) seems to mean "will cut you off and/or tailgate."

Like if you have Opinions about car or hunting brands, you're an asshole. Actual beliefs with some ideology behind them less so.
>> No. 107856 ID: a569d7
(the exception being the Crazy Jesus Stickers All Over cars)
>> No. 107857 ID: 1d4593
damn them bundys are breeding like rabbits or some shit.
>> No. 107886 ID: 90a126
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As someone who is like half mormon, I can truthfully say Bundy is pretty par for the course for some mormons, some. Some mormons are ridiculously nice people who would give you the shirt off their back, others are crazy ass hateful fucks not too far removed from shitbag survivalists (that is not me saying all survivalists are shitbags, just the shitbag parts, you know the crazy fucks stockpiling .22 ammo and military surplus because of the race war/civil war part 2, the ones who give any normal prepper or survivalist a bad name).

They kinda have a major thing about protecting their land even when its not actually their land, just land they claimed. They want to stay extremely isolated, only really interacting with other members of the church if even that.

Now to be fair the reason some mormons have a distrust of outsiders and the gubmint is they were fucked by the government in the past, driven off their land and persecuted. Of course sometimes they invited conflict, some of the actions of Brigham Young didn't exactly make the government want to trust that polygamist shitstain. Mormons today that tend to greatly dislike outside interference might do so because they are doing illegal shit, certainly there is some problem is the mormon community with illegal polygamists with child brides and iron grips over communities.

The fact is alot of Mormons are very Bundy-ish. Assholes who act like white niggers, tons of baby mamas (don't think Bundy shares this trait even if he does have a ton of kids), think they are obligated to free shit for past persecutions, very territorial, liable to try some shit with the cops because they are morons, and just are shitstains.

Though to be fair, there are assholes of any group and any religion. While Negro Cliven and all the kiddy diddlers are Mormons I know for certain there are violent territorial idiots and kiddy diddlers part of the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish religions. Probably are atheists the same way.

Which goes to show that the only religion worth a damn is Jedi. Ain't heard of no Jedi shooting people for being on their land or diddling kids.

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107820 No. 107820 ID: 65fc43 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
So I haven't even been out for a year and I'm already sick of the VA as far as health care goes. I now am the proud owner of a horror story (ok I'm exaggerating but it is a fairly ridiculous story).

Looking at an HSA plan. Can anyone here school me on them?
>> No. 107826 ID: c5dfe3
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I picked an insurance (Kaiser Permanente) that has facilities close to my home and that has worked out well when I broke my legs.
>> No. 107827 ID: c5dfe3
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Head and shoulders portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II wearing the parade uniform of an Garde Heim officer in the Prussian Kurassier (Heavy Cavalry) Regiment No 1, Imperial German Army in Berlin c 1905.
>> No. 107828 ID: c5dfe3
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Emperor Wilhelm II in the uniform of the Garde du Corps.
Photo pasted on cardboard, with a watercolor edited and vignetted bust portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II, slightly turned to the right, the head frontally. The Emperor wears the uniform of the Garde du Corps, with braid and epaulets on the shoulders. He wears the chain and the Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern and the Johanniter cross.
Date: 1898

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107671 No. 107671 ID: 632b3e hide watch quickreply [Reply]

tl;dr universal background checks hamper suicide prevention efforts.

GG liberals.
>> No. 107698 ID: 454a4b
As if gun owners are worth saving in their eyes.
>> No. 107808 ID: 7a114c
So the state confiscates them, and never returns them like it does now

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107613 No. 107613 ID: 7c120b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Jews are now allowed to build settlement on other people's privately owned land, so long as those people aren't jews.
This alone is going to be enough to justify the next couple decades of arab terrorism and then next 20 trillion dollars of American wars in the mideast for the benefit of israeli jews.
Trump spent the whole campaign criticizing muslims and praising jews and israel, I don't think that attitude is really in America's best interest, do you?

The Israeli government has set itself on a collision course with international opinion – and its own legal system – after a ministerial committee voted unilaterally in favour of a bill to “legalise” outposts Israel previously regarded as illegal.

Critics say that if the proposed bill passes into law it will allow the “theft” of any Palestinian-owned land, while others, including those on the right, say it endangers Israel’s international standing.

The vote by the ministerial committee for legislation on Sunday evening came despite the bill being opposed by the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, who described it as indefensible.

While all Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem are regarded as illegal by most of the international community, outposts built by hardline settlers without Israeli government approval have also been treated as illegal by Israel.

The opposition leader, Isaac Herzog, said the proposed legislation was a “serious stain on Israel law books, because it authorises theft and robbery. There is no precedent, nothing like it, in which the Israeli government authorised a law that allows taking land from private people.”

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If I was a mohammed I would be in your house, pretending to be 13 years old while fucking your daughter.

Or fucking your wife while you masturbate in the corner.

>> No. 107806 ID: 791f24
XKCD was never good
"hahaha i learned about that in college" or "hahaha i also saw that on the internet" is not a joke
/r9k/ was shit from the start
randall munroe is a murderer
>> No. 107807 ID: 6057a8
The only thing I like about XKCD is the charts.

The radiation chart is neat as hell, to be specific.

The "mole of moles" article made me laugh to tears too
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>The outer surface of the planet radiates heat into space and freezes. Because the moles form a literal fur coat, when frozen it insulates the interior of the planet and slows the loss of heat to space. However, the flow of heat in the liquid interior is dominated by convection. Plumes of hot meat and bubbles of trapped gases like methane—along with the air from the lungs of the deceased moles—periodically rise through the mole crust and erupt volcanically from the surface, a geyser of death blasting mole bodies free of the planet.
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Shit still makes me laugh, it's that part of the article as well GET OUT OF MY HEAD CHARLES

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  Was the Bismarck the most powerful battleship compared to the British fleet in May, 1941?
I was watching Sink The Bismarck (1960) https://youtu.be/xFWwPYB74ac and at 24:00 this line was spoken, "We are sailing in the largest, most powerful battleship afloat; superior to anything in the British navy." Sure, fleet commander Lütjens was getting his crew morale up for this dangerous mission, to break out of the North Sea and attack British shipping and convoys in the Atlantic, but was the Bismarck the most powerful battleship afloat?

When discussing such things, the topic focuses on the Japanese Yamato and the US Iowa being the most powerful, in terms of big guns and thick armor, but this is a comparison between British and German battleships, and besides the US and Japan weren't even in the war in May, 1941.

The Bismarck's 15" guns throwing a 1764 lbs. armor-piercing shell at 2690 ft/s every 20 seconds (total broadside weight of 14,112 lbs.) were certainly more powerful than the UK's King George V's 14" guns throwing a 1590 lbs. AP shell at 2483 ft/s every 30 seconds (total broadside weight of 15,900 lbs.). But the French battleship Richelieu had superior 15" guns firing 1949 lbs. AP shells at 2723 ft/s every 25-40 seconds (total broadside weight of 15,592 lbs.) and the Richelieu had thicker armor than the Bismarck, but that ship was under control of the Vichy collaborators and had been damaged by the Brits (or her own guns damaged by using German powder charges), so the Richelieu is out of the comparison.

What the Bismarck really lacked was good anti-aircraft fire because she was damaged by obsolescent Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, allowing the British battleships King George V and Rodney (and a lot of other smaller ships) to hammer the Bismarck to destruction.

An in-depth analysis of which battleship was the best one out there? is made here: http://www.combinedfleet.com/baddest.htm
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>> No. 107736 ID: addd7a
They'd been meaning to up armour her decks since she launched but kept putting it off so Hood could steam round the world carrying the flag.
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Quite some omission for the sake of a public relations stunt!
- HMS Hood on trial on the Firth of Clyde.
HMS Hood was a battle cruiser built by John Brown & Company, Clydebank, for the Royal Navy and was launched on the 22nd of August 1918. At the time, HMS Hood was the largest and most powerful warship in the world with 151,000 shp and a top speed of 32 knots.
Although it was seen as a symbol of naval strength, HMS Hood was not upgraded to any significant extent during its lifetime and went into service during World War II with the same armour that was fitted in 1918. During the Battle of Denmark Strait on the 24th of May 1941 HMS Hood was sunk when gun fire from the Bismarck caused an explosion in the aft magazine of the ship; tragically only 3 of the 1,421 men on board survived. https://universityofglasgowlibrary.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/clydebuilt-hms-hood/
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>> No. 107800 ID: addd7a
Indeed. Had she had those upgrades I think the Bismark/Hood engagement may have been slightly less one sided.

It's slightly hard on them to call them PR missions though, they are both friendly but also carry the undertone of "that's a nice harbor you have there... shame if we had to come back with these 15" guns".

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107525 No. 107525 ID: f11f4d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Thankspending is getting into gear, so if you see something your fellow operators might be interested in, post it here.

Make sure to note any ending date or limited stock.
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>> No. 107781 ID: 9723b1
Panhard crab.

Bing it.
>> No. 107783 ID: 6e9743
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The Panhard CRAB (Combat Reconnaissance Armored Buggy) was developed as a private venture. This armored vehicle is intended to meet a French Army requirement. A new armored vehicle will replace the Panhard VBL armored scout cars. Panhard is competing against other manufacturers to meet this requirement. Deliveries of new armored scout cars to the French Army are expected to begin in 2018. The CRAB is also being proposed for export customers. It is worth mentioning that a number of countries operate thousands of ageing scout cars, produced the 1960s. So the CRAB seems as a good replacement.
A mock-up of the CRAB was revealed in 2010 alongside the heavier 6x6 Panhard SPHINX armored reconnaissance vehicle. This new highly-mobile scout car is based on renewed light cavalry doctrine, where small, but fast and well armed armored vehicles taking an active combat role. The CRAB is intended for scouting and raiding missions.
Baseline version of the CRAB provides all-round protection for the crew against 7.62-mm ball rounds and artillery shell splinters. Maximum level of protection is against 14.5-mm armor-piercing rounds. Addition of slat armor gives some degree of protection against rocket propelled grenades. This vehicle withstands 6 to 8 kg anti-tank mine blasts under the wheels. The CRAB is fitted with NBC protection system.
Various weapon options are proposed. This armored scout car can be fitted with remotely controlled weapon station, armed with small- or medium-caliber gun. Lighter versions, armed with shielded 7.62-mm, 12.7-mm machine guns or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher are also available. This light armored vehicle can be also used as a weapon carrier. It can be fitted with anti-tank or short-range air defense missiles. The CRAB was revealed with a 25-mm automatic cannon and coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun.
The Panhard CRAB has a crew of three. However all the main functions of this scout car can be implemented by the crew of two. Vehicle is equipped with a battlefield management system. It can be fitted with a mast-mounted battlefield surveillance radar or long-range observation system, however theses features are proposed as an option.
The CRAB is powered by an Austrian Steyr M16 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 320 hp. Engine is located at the rear. It is coupled to an automatic transmission. Vehicle has a hydropneumatic suspension with adjustable ground clearance. This light armored vehicle is equipped with a central tyre inflation system and run-flat tyres. All of these features allow the CRAB to move on various terrain at high speed. Two of these scout cars can be airlifted by the C-130J Super Hercules and three by A400M military cargo aircraft.
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  Firearms shooting and training

Discount Enterprises Deguns provides Online handguns, rifles online, ammunition, gun accessories, shooting safety gear and gunsmith services. They also offer knives and knife sharpening.
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>> No. 106918 ID: 6b2b62
Not too bad, but a lot of things to work on. Most notably your flinch. A much easier thing to fix is not sticking your pistol into ports unless you absolutely have to. Will being a foot closer make it easier to hit the target? No, but letting the gun recoil into the wood will definitely slow you down and increases the likelihood that you lose your front sight or cause a malfunction.

Advanced tip: practice shooting your rifle with the magazine pointed away from you in tight slots rather than towards you.
>> No. 106951 ID: 9dcda2
If we're posting shooting videos. Here's me at my local 3-gun match. The first video I er... forgot a shotgun target. The second video was the fastest time of the day. I finally beat Army guy... but I think he was a little hungover. It was really a "shit happens" event.

Everyone was having problems with the shotgun. Stoppages, missing, fumbling shells. Basically my plan was to shoot the rifle and pistol clean, and try to minimize the damage through the shogun portion.

I usually do pretty well with the scattergat, though this time I was kind of sucking. (Though less-so than everyone else.)
>> No. 106952 ID: 9dcda2
And what our "Action Shotgun" events do for a loading procedure. We did the same thing for 3-gun, just in the barrels.
>> No. 107704 ID: 9dcda2
It was like 38'F with 25-30 mph winds. It was painful. My face hurt afterward.

The video is a bit out of order. I put our last stage first because I had both the earpro cam and the phone cam. Learning moment: Height over bore and just shoot em twice.

Then our first stage, where I botched the shotgun reload plan. Shoulda just put 6 in.

Then the second stage where I got 3 fail to neutralize penalties because I only shot once. (Never doing that again... until stage 5....)

Then failed to record probably my best and the coolest stage we had.

Then I had to drop my gun belt to pee because I apparently put my boxers on backwards. (No video either.)

Then our fourth stage (where I'm facing away from the targets) went extremely well. Shot it clean.
>> No. 107713 ID: 9dcda2
Any thoughts on the left side (FPS view) vs right side camera?

It turns out I didn't blow it as much as I thought I did. 6 outta 40, and 1 of 3 in "factory class". (Rifle reddot and mods / max 30 round mags, pistol no optic / 15 round max, shotgun no optic / 8 round max.) Most people shot "practical class" which includes extended clipazines. No factor for rifle, but would have helped for pistol and shotgun.

Median time was 362, average 372. I was +20 from 5th place and +101 secs from 1st place.

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