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112979 No. 112979 ID: 9dcda2
Looks like we hit the bump limit on the old thread. Time to start a one.
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>> No. 113158 ID: 0d01d8
Either way, there is several trillion dollars locked up in 401(k) plans, and Congressmen of both parties are just drooling over the idea of confiscating 100% of it and using it to bail out failed state pension funds, then using whatever might remain to write welfare checks for the people they want to bring in to replace you. Interns and legal teams have for the past 25+ years been continuously working on semi-plausible pretexts and trial balloons are lofted every few years. "Everybody has to have skin in the game." "The State of Illinois made these people a promise." "We have to impose some responsibility." "It's just a small tax, you rich bastards won't miss it." "Wealthy retirees have to pay their fair share." "We have to use these resources to fight 'global warming,' it's an emergency."

Oh, yes. It's coming.
>> No. 113162 ID: 79cf2b
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New record: 99 hour week. 7 day period. The job was actually 9 days and 121 hours.

Shit kept breaking. I don't know who brought that curse upon the site, but it was bad. We'd fix one thing and another would go... like 7 times. By the end we were praying to the turbine goddess Braytonia for help.

And then I got home and The Outer Worlds had an update, and I lost my shit.

I seriously need to find a normal job.
>> No. 113163 ID: fec7a2
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Keeps you busy, lad; no time for mischief.
>> No. 113164 ID: ec8adf
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First time shooting ACOG, I only scored 30/40. Fuckin disappointed. Not one, but two motherfuckers pissed on the floor in the barracks last night after a night of hard drinking. I stepped in the second puddle trying to avoid the first. Everyone qualified, and the main body will be going home tomorrow, so tonight will be a real fuckin party.
Pic is scenic Fort Irwin, CA.
>> No. 113165 ID: 618a25
started working at a gun store/range
so far it's enjoyable, i can deal with retail well enough that it's not frustrating dealing with morons
getting extremely tempted to pick up the used hudson h9 we have, once i hit my 90 days i'll be able to snag it for 15% over what the store bought it for
black people stop shooting the target hangar clips challenge 2019
>> No. 113166 ID: fec7a2
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Sounds like your instructors failed to train you about morale, elan, unit cohesion, and mission accomplishment, RaceMixer. Everyone in the barracks clearly should have peed on the floor. For you to not do so shows a lack of team spirit.
>> No. 113167 ID: fec7a2
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Are you drunk? - Soldiers put to the test at an Army sport day in Oswestry, UK, 1956.
>> No. 113168 ID: fec7a2
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Maybe you just need to switch to a better ACOG?
>> No. 113169 ID: fec7a2
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2nd LAR Battalion practices stealth, puts rounds downrange
Light armored vehicle crewmen with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion man a crew-served M240 Bravo medium machine gun during a live-fire platoon attack exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 15, 2015. The unit utilized machine guns, which stood in for the battalion’s light armored vehicles for the exercise, but the weapon systems still provided an opportunity for Marines to maintain their combat skills. https://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/News/News-Stories/Article/585383/2nd-lar-battalion-practices-stealth-puts-rounds-downrange/
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>> No. 113171 ID: fec7a2
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>> No. 113172 ID: fec7a2
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US M4 with an ACOG scope & Aimpoint T1 Micro sight on a MURLM (Multi-Use Rail & Light Mount).
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>> No. 113174 ID: 79cf2b
I enjoyed my time in gun store retail.

I was one of the lucky owners that had their Hudson H9's in for warranty repair when the company folded, and now have an empty box and 6 magazines.

>> No. 113175 ID: 618a25
how'd you like yours?
i don't have much if any experience shooting handguns, but it feels great in my hands and i should be able to get it home for around 700-750, if my estimates are at all close.
figure at that point since it's not too much more than a glock or something and it continues my unintended tradition of buying only guns with expensive mags so it's on brand for me
>> No. 113176 ID: 618a25
nvm, read the thread
>> No. 113185 ID: 79cf2b
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Dam tho.

> ...This year I've applied for 5 controls engineering jobs and 1 engineering-bitch job. They were going to make me an offer on the bitch job, but then it was canceled by the president of the company.

The engineer's bitch job reposted, but there's a catch, I'm on an 18 month lockout by taking the West Coast tech job. I emailed the hiring manager, he says my current manager can waive the lockout if he chooses to. I emailed my current manager letting him know I was interested in reapplying to the engineering liaison position and asked if there was anything we could do about the lockout. (Being kind of general, so he could throw HR or someone else under the bus, so it wouldn't be awkward if I couldn't go.)

A week goes by and I haven't heard anything.

I get a text message at 8pm from my current manager saying he's good with it, and apologized for the delay saying he just wanted to consult with the supervisors first. My current manager used to work closely with the engineering liaison position, so he knows it well, and said someone with my skills would do well in the position, and said the position benefits field service quite a bit, so it works out.

Well shit. Not bad. I'm even in a better position than I was when I first applied. Another year of exp, Field Tech level 4 instead of 3, and already live in town, so no need for relocation. Hopefully as long as some super-star doesn't apply and ass me out, it should be pretty straightforward.

I hope this works out cause I'm not doing another maintenance season. If the job falls through my plan is to hang out during the slow winter months then bail before spring. Seriously thinking about going back to school for engineering, since I can't seem to avoid it.
>> No. 113202 ID: 3e9ccc
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Think your boss hands out demeaning punishments?
In 2007, it was announced that police in Bangkok would be forced to wear bright pink Hello Kitty armbands as punishment for minor infractions.
>> No. 113204 ID: 3e9ccc
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When the boss rides your ass like a rented mule, you can always console yourself with some Hello Kitty wine.
Assertive without being pushy, hints of cedar and coffee with a subtle aftertaste of kitty.
>> No. 113213 ID: 4fa264
Starting tomorrow, I am a janitor at the elementary school where my wife works. I haven't had full time work since July.
>> No. 113216 ID: 79cf2b
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> insert joke about Army training preparing you for a career

That's random. At least there won't be any stress.

Update: HR once again screwed up and just tossed my application in the trash, again. After the position closed in early Dec, my buddy told me that engineering said "nobody applied". I emailed the manager and he said he'd look into it. A little later I saw the position reposted, but that my application was still in.

The manager contacted me to say they got my app straightened out but that they were going to wait till early January to review the applicants because everyone was on vacation, but that he was excited that I applied.

Two days ago I got a call from the manager. He said I have been selected and they're working with HR to get me an offer. Sounds good, but I've already been here once...

Second try is a charm?
>> No. 113217 ID: 618a25
pretty soon i'll be able to add 'machinegun instructor' to my resume, getting trained on them and running a couple shoots now

so far i'm still enjoying being a gun store wagie
>> No. 113218 ID: 4fa264
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Elementary/middle school it turns out. The boxes in the stalls of the girls' bathrooms were taped over and had little printed signs saying to dispose of female hygiene products in the trash cans instead. I was told to take them don't since we don't have liners for them. Well, whatever cocksucker taped over the boxes didn't fucking empty them first.
OPchan... Like putrid death.

>> No. 113219 ID: 38aaac
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“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'”

― Martin Luther King Jr. to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967.
>> No. 113228 ID: 3297d5
Monday, I start as a full fledged Silvicultural Forester GS-7/9. God job, going to get all the training I need to apply for GS-11 Silviculturalist jobs within a few years, but my commute has increased to 2hrs one way. Not worth it to sell the house and move, since, once I am qualified to be a Silviculturalist, I'm going to be applying to everything I can to get out of VA.

My internship was at the GS-4 level. This is an 11k a year pay increase. Next year I pick up GS-9, for an additional 10K a year pay increase, followed by the normal step grade increases after that.

Unfortunately, they are still docking my pay for the year I was mostly LWOP, but still had health care coverage building up a debt, and it will be another pay period or two before I have the pay increase money hit. Wife, is doing 110% compared to a month ago, but doctor co-pays, gas money to see specialists, her being out of work, etc. it all adds up fast. Going to be a rough month finacially.
>> No. 113235 ID: 6fe1bd
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Today is a special day for me, for it is the day that I have made my one thousandth firearm.

Feels good man.
>> No. 113236 ID: 38aaac
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Hopefully you did not sell them all to one guy.
- More than 1,000 guns seized from home in upscale Los Angeles
>> No. 113237 ID: 38aaac
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Man charged with 64 felony counts after 1,000 guns seized at Bel-Air mansion
A 58-year-old man with ties to the Getty family has been charged with 64 felony counts after police seized more than 1,000 guns from his Bel-Air home in May, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Monday.

Girard Damian Saenz is charged with 23 counts of possession of an assault weapon, 17 counts of the transfer of a handgun with no licensed firearms dealer, 15 counts of unlawful assault weapon activity, seven counts of possession of a short-barreled rifle or shotgun and two counts of possession of a destructive device.

Saenz, who was arrested in May after officials received a tip about a person illegally manufacturing and selling guns in a home in the 100 block of North Beverly Glen Boulevard, pleaded not guilty Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

California law prohibits the manufacture, distribution, transportation, importation and sale of such firearms, except in specific circumstances.

When authorities descended on the Bel-Air home owned by Los Angeles real estate mogul Cynthia Beck, who has three daughters with J. Paul Getty’s son Gordon Getty, there were AR-15 military-style automatic rifles, what appeared to be a World War II-era Thompson submachine gun, .44-caliber handguns, .357 magnum revolvers, long guns with intricately carved stocks, an Uzi 9-millimeter submachine gun — complete with a silencer — and a 9-millimeter Luger pistol.

In court documents, Saenz was identified as Beck’s longtime companion.

Prosecutors say the offenses occurred between January 2016 and May 2019. Bail for Saenz is set at $100,000. If convicted, Saenz faces up to 48 years and eight months in state prison. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-07-16/1000-guns-girard-saenz-felony-charges-getty-mansion
>> No. 113238 ID: bbee29
I did not, but even if I did, there would be nothing wrong with that.

>> No. 113239 ID: 79cf2b
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You're doing the Omnissiah's work.


It's California.


Sweet, hug some trees for me.
>> No. 113242 ID: ddd160
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Big boy deployment. Time now.

Last month fell out of a next level smoker 8 mile run and was amberlampsed to hospital off post. Spent two days due to Rhabdo.

Deployment orders barely salvaged, super profile for a month. Got pulled off gun line and made "RTO for PL." Had to sit upstairs with the other dude that heat catted like 9,000 times in Africa feeling and looking like a piece of shit as I stared longingly at my friends getting fucked up outside without me.

Just found out I'm out of the fake headquarters section back on a mortar squad with two of my best friends and the best squad leader I ever had. FUCK. YES. FUCK YES. FFFUUUUUUCK YESSS IM FUCKING BACCCKKK.
>> No. 113243 ID: d381f9
Jealous. I wanna deploy.
Good luck out there.
>> No. 113265 ID: 79cf2b
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>>113185 >>113216

Update: It worked! At the end of January I go the offer, started Feb 3rd. Been at it for a month now and it's great. It's amazing how little work you can do in an office. I read emails, stare at my cube wall, sit in meetings, nod, then go back to my cube and read some technical documents or try to figure out why some Excel spreadsheet macro doesn't work worth a fuck.

I realized that I can't concentrate if someone nearby is talking, so I got some gaming headphones and listen to some generic drum and bass music all day. The microphone works great for calls and Teams meetings.

Aside from the initial shock of the gray-ness of of cubicle life, it's great. My coworkers are really nice, I'm learning a lot, and at 16:30 I go the fuck home. It seems like every time in the field when all we needed to do was get the engine running, something would fuck up. And then it's rush-hour and instead of taking 2.5 hours to drive home from Los Angeles, it takes fucking 5 hours.

But the job is great. My main duty is to help the test cell guys troubleshoot engine issues, which maybe happens 2-3 times a week. I get all the info together then go find the engineer who actually knows shit and ask them. Other than that I find some engine related boondoggle to harass people about, or some rabbit hole to dive into, and stir shit up in the design department, or on behalf of the design department.

And no more landfills!
>> No. 113286 ID: c7e98a
Tomorrow I will be stealing toilet paper from work because the boogaloos have bought up every fucking roll on every shelf of every store in the entire metro area.
>> No. 113287 ID: e3b89f
  Making Your Own Toilet Paper: For many people, the best substitute for toiler paper is simply… toilet paper. It is possible to make your own as you do not need complicated tools, as you will be recycling all of your old paper which you have no use for anymore. You can use newspaper, general paper and even magazines as long as they do not have a shiny gloss. You will also want to add ingredients such as baby oil, lotions or aloe in order to keep the paper from hardening.
1. The first step would be to remove as much ink as possible from the paper, by soaking it in a tub or a bucket. Afterwards take the paper and place it in a pot with leaves and grass which will help the fibers remain together. The pot should be filled with water so that it completely covers the paper and then left to simmer. It is important not to boil the water from the beginning so that the dry materials have a chance to absorb the water.
2. After an hour of simmering comes about half an hour of boiling at high temperatures. It’s ok to add more water if necessary. You will also need to remove the foam which begins to rise to the top, as this is mostly ink, glue and other materials you don’t want.
3. Eventually, the paper turns into a pulp. At this time you will have to remove the water but without disturbing the pulp. Try to remove as much as possible and then simply wait for it to cool before removing the rest of the water. The pulp also needs to be taken out in order to remove the water, but it should not be done so that the pulp becomes completely dry. Once this is done the pulp is put back in the pot and it is mixed with the softening oils. If you have it, you can also add Witch Hazel which will act as an anti-bacterial.
4. Once this step is complete, it is time to scoop out the pulp. Do it in chunks and place them on a towel or a cloth on a flat surface. Afterwards you will use a rolling pin in order to spread out the pulp in a thin layer. Try to make it as thin as possible. A mallet can be used to gently deal with any lumps that might appear.
5. Now another towel or cloth should be placed on top of the layer as to create a sandwich. On top of this place something flat and rigid and then something heavy. You can even walk on it if you want. The goal here is to remove all the excess water.
6. If this is done you can remove the items placed on top. Be careful with the second towel as you do not want it to stick to the pulp. In order to remove the towel on the bottom, you will have to flip it all upside down. Do not try to remove the pulp off the towel.
Then you are left with a big layer of thin paper which needs to dry in the sun. Afterwards all you have to do is cut it into pieces and you’ll have your DIY toilet paper. https://www.survivopedia.com/diy-toilet-paper/
>> No. 113288 ID: 65a03a
A third grader licked his hand, full tongue, and wiped it on another child's sweater. Me and the PE teacher yelled at him until he cried.
>> No. 113289 ID: 79cf2b

Children are disgusting. The major SoCal school districts just suspended classes for 3 weeks. The colleges are going online only in April (though I think that might move up.)

At work we had a meeting to discuss who would have an impact on the business by being gone for 6 weeks.

- PHD's and Masters degrees in the design department? Meh. Send em home.
- Avgas, the A&P Mechanic, supporting production - C R I T I C A L

Or maybe I've got it backwards, I'm the expendable one they can make work, while the PHDs stay home. (And you figure the design department is more of the future of the company, rather than the present.)

We also divided up in to the "A" and "B" teams. The idea that one team would come in on even days and the other on odd. My buddy's work had a much better idea where they'd alternate weeks, but being an electrician and not being able to work from home, he'd just get paid to stay home. There's also the "C" team which covers field and sales people, and they're just outright banned.

I keep volunteering to work from home, since I'm used to working on my laptop from the cab of my field service truck, but the managers are pretty old school and have this idea that people need to be in the office to get stuff done.
>> No. 113291 ID: 3efc75
Well they've had us working from home since Tuesday. Then on Thursday I get a text from the emergency alert system that the plant is completely shutdown for 1st shift, don't come to work. Then 2nd shift. Then Friday and one of the offices too. "For deep cleaning" though "no one has tested positive."

The good news I have plenty of time to practice dry fires now.
>> No. 113301 ID: 9a2bfd

my company tried split shifts, half people working 6am-2pm, other half 2pm-10pm. Some in management were still "its just the flu bro" and clueless.

Then when our gov. declared a lockdown management said since we're a defense contractor so we're exempt. Nonsense. The stuff we work on has nothing to do with the current situation.

Then they sent out an email saying you can stay home, use vacation time or take unpaid leave. I'm out till the lockdown is over. I've got enough food to last for a month if not more.

Assuming I don't die from the virus, I am leaving the defense industry for good once I either recover from infection or get the vaccine.
>> No. 113302 ID: 3efc75
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Bosses be like
>> No. 113303 ID: e56201
>we're a defense contractor so we're exempt. Nonsense. The stuff we work on has nothing to do with the current situation.
Ditto. We didn't even get told we're exempt and to come in, they just assumed we would. Which we all did, of course. I was told they were working on getting it set up so I could work from home last week, and now this week it seems like they gave up on that? At least I haven't heard anything else. Most of my coworkers can't work from home anyway. Safety guy at work told us if we all wash our hands we'll be fine. Yeah, sure. I have enough saved to where I'd really just rather not be at work for a month or however long.
>> No. 113328 ID: 3eb566
Looking at the near non existent growth of my 401k for the past 6 years and knowing and considering the incredibly poor average growth of the last 20 years given economic bubbles teamed with government bailouts its feeling like someone has already figured out a way to milk our 401k. The only value I'm getting from mine is really the company match, even reducing the amount of income I earn in the 20% bracket is hardly worth the investment.

Grats on your new job finally, we're all slaves of no value, our bosses are just too stupid to realize they are also slaves.

I'm still in PA working this job for a bunch of miserable, old, entitled, shrews that make 6 figures while acting more desperate than a stripper who still hasn't made rent on the 3rd of the month.

On the plus side, being salaried and I guess essential enough. I'm still getting paid. Saved enough money to buy either a small fixer upper house or a few acres of land with cash, probably either in WV or OH near PA, so I can live rent free and set up for early retirement.

In the mean time I've gotten skinny fat and incredibly out of shape from the unhealthy lifestyle this job creates.
>> No. 113330 ID: 98a8fc
>we're all slaves of no value
don't put me on your level
>> No. 113352 ID: 0e55f9
I move steel. Ranges from maybe 50 pounds to tons, but I'm new so I don't move the heaviest shit regularly alone.

Funny thing is that I haven't trained with barbells since I started a month ago, and I've put in so much work at this job I feel I could pull a new PR without crazy PR-making ritualz (yes that word is spelled with a -z).
>> No. 113370 ID: ddd160
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Pulled out of Afghanistan early due to COVID-19. "Force preservation" or some other bullshit. Whatever. That shit was fucking lit and I miss it. C-RAMS, pulling mortar QRF in sick uparmored land cruisers. Not dealing with useless garrison desk jockey motherfuckers.

Out of the mortars, into the arms room as head armorer. Going POG has it's perks, but I'm also working on a 4 day where I should be fishing for catfish in my kayak and later getting Schloshed at my bro's barbecue so this doesn't bode well.

Another year and a half and I'm finally out of Uncle Sam's welfare program for misfit children and back to freeish America. I will never work for the goddamn government again.
>> No. 113451 ID: e4e6e7
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Tech question for old men:

I have a .net domain that's expiring soon. My current registrar provides free e-mail addresses but not free web hosting of any kind. Looking to transfer domains for this reason. Anyone been through this process? Is it a PITA? Better yet, can anyone recommend a good registrar that provides free e-mail and small bandwidth hosting for the price of admission?
>> No. 113452 ID: b73635
Transferring domains is easy, you unlock it and get the transfer code at your current registrar. On the new reg, there will be something to transfer domains, input the transfer code and then I think it emails the email contact on the domain info.

It's been a while since I messed with it. I use opensrs.com, and they kinda suck by being really damn complicated to renew domains each year. No idea what they do for hosting.
>> No. 113453 ID: bd4109
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Ohh, Opensrs aka Tucows! That's a name I've not heard in a long time.

Their sales funnel for individuals is called Hover and they exclusively deal in domains, with zero addons (save maybe e-mail I'm not sure). :'(

I tell you, I'm looking for such a micro solution that literally if I knew a tech in a datacenter I'd be like, hey man, give me a small instance.

Something like 1gb (the smallest increment I believe might be available) storage for one domain name. And no ads. I write my own web pages and each is like 2kb! So you can see how paying $30 a year for hosting when no one goes to my web site anyway is somewhat irksome.
>> No. 113455 ID: 645a98
Still looking if any of you have any ideas.
>> No. 113496 ID: 20aad9
I'm a pot farmer, It's easy work, and it's honest in my state.
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