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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. 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.
>> No. 113541 ID: 0c8e41
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I got back home last Friday after five weeks with my army reserve unit. We played in the sand in sunny Fort Irwin (OPFOR fragged our commander twice. He was not happy). Before we left home station, the company leadership printed off a thick stack of licenses for every vic in the company and issued them to every Joe from fuzzies to specialists. A few NCOs too. I am licensed on five vehicles, the lightest of which is 70,000lbs. I have driven two of them around the motor pool, I have ridden in another, and two I have never touched. I have completed the required day driving, night driving, and road test for zero of them. A lot of people were driving over wadis and gulches and shit at Fort Irwin some of whom were driving their respective vic for the first time. They attempted black out driving with NVGs one night. The convoy didn't even make it out of the AA when our two buffalos (massive top-heavy route clearance vehicles) smashed into each other. This does not sit well with me. I have a license certifying I got the training I needed with these things. If I transfer or cross level, I'll have a 'toon sarnt that expects me to know what I am doing.
I feel like the right thing to do is go to battalion. I asked for advice from my acting team leader ("won't do shit."), my father, an army veteran ("use your chain of command. They'll sweep it under the rug. But you did your due diligence."), and a disinterested NCO from another unit ("Anonymous report to IG. Don't put your name on shit."), and all seem to think an actual, earnest report to higher will be, at best fruitless, and at worst self-inflicted career suicide. Is this the kind of thing that usually gets pencil whipped in the army? Am I just being a pussy about the license thing? Advice?
>> No. 113543 ID: 3efc75
This sounds like exactly the thing I would expect from the military. Really any big organization. Someone high up says "We need all of our people qualified". The middle manager has to make it happen, so they pencil whip it.

This is the good shit that comes up in court after someone gets killed and their family writes to a senator.

In the corporate world this stuff is taken more seriously, and as you mentioned there are anonymous ethics compliance hotlines and shit like that. For the military, I don't know, and I'll let someone with dot-mil experience chime in.
>> No. 113544 ID: 336324

anonymous IG report is the way to go. It'll get it fixed and you probably won't get fucked. Don't tell anyone you did it :)
>> No. 113554 ID: 61e76a

First it's your platoon driving around the test area, next it's some goon getting a CDL licence and learning how to drive haulage on the highway.
>> No. 113585 ID: 6fe1bd
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Today is a special day for me, for it is the day that I have made my two thousandths firearm.

Feels good man.
>> No. 113586 ID: c36238
Lets have an International Coffees moment!!
>> No. 113587 ID: 7e6a19
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ok but i'm running out of baileys
>> No. 113588 ID: 3efc75
  >>113585 >>113587
Well done sir.

I suppose I haven't updated in a while, cause, well nothing much happens. I've been working from home since March, which has been pretty awesome. I work at HQ and the test cells I support are in another state and in another country, so except for not seeing my coworkers, it doesn't matter where I am. I do meetings and spreadsheets. Just delivered a big training presentation I've been working on for months and it went pretty well.

Absolutely nothing happened on Monday and Tuesday, so I watched Donut Media car videos on youtube and shopped for Miata parts. Tuesday at 16:30 one of the engineers asks me to help him research some running data, then at 17:00 the test cells call up with an issue. So that's how it goes with a salary job.

Haven't been shooting since I left Maryland. With as fucked as ammo is now and COVID protocols, I don't even care to try.

Been doing Track Days with the Miata. That's been going great. Just put in a couple of racing seats and harnesses. I've been teaching my nephew how to work on cars and he rode along for the last event. He's having a good ol' time. (He was going to ride along for the autocross, but that track wasn't allowing passengers, for any reason, due to the 'rona.)

In the video, the run was going extremely well, until the money shift. Was at the top of 2nd gear and I went for 3rd. A couple of times that day the shifter kinda jammed up, but managed to get it into 3rd. This time it went into 1st. As soon as I started to let the clutch out we started to spin. Fortunately, as soon as we started to spin, I pushed the clutch back in, and we *only* revved to 7000 rpm, which is the normal redline for this engine. I figured at 55 mph that would have been 10,000 rpm in 1st, if I'd have let the clutch out all of the way.

For the whole day I couldn't figure out what happened. We're driving, everything is great, then some kinda shifting problem, then we're spinning. The next day, watching the video, is when I figured it out. No damage to the car or gearbox.

So I still couldn't figure out why it happened. I've got a good 8 years of daily driving manual cars. I did a bit of research on the miata forums and apparently this was pretty common due to worn out engine mounts. Under heavy loads, the engine can move around enough to where the gearbox and 3rd gear weren't where my right hand thought they should be.

I ordered some new, stiffer, engine mounts which we'll slap in this weekend.
>> No. 113591 ID: a4ba10
Hydrogen Peroxide kills viruses.
Cloroxide (liquid bleach) kills viruses.
They're both also unstable, highly reactive, and revert to more stable compounds if you look at them wrong.
Should you, for some reason, mix the two, the immediate and vigorous reaction turns H2O2 and ClO into O2, Cl2 (chlorine gas), and H2O. Two previously virus killing substances in combination are rendered completely harmless to viruses.
But try explaining to admin that the two stage classroom disinfecting procedure they pulled out of their ass is completely ineffective, and I get told "just keep doing it this way." So instead of spraying all the desks with a peroxide based sanitizer right before Mike with the mister comes through spraying dilute bleach everywhere, I've just started wiping desks with a wet rag and keeping it between me and mike. Fucking "educators".
>> No. 113592 ID: 3efc75
Mike's a bro.
>> No. 113593 ID: a4ba10
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A lot can change in a year, and this company has been off-ramped a few times in the past, and we haven't been officially informed, but from what LT told us this weekend, this time next year...
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America's Fun New Imperialism(tm). But it's not new anymore. And fun? Well.. just depends on who's asked.
>> No. 113610 ID: a4ba10
Put in an application as a forestry aid with the USDA. It's a position on a fire crew, the "unskilled labor" part of fighting wildfires. It takes a lot of people to clear fire lines, and fedgov doesn't want to pay firefighter wages and pensions to all of them.
>> No. 113639 ID: a4ba10
More info came in. It's looking like Kuwait now. Might get whored out by platoon to units in Iraq and Syria. Might fuck around all deployment. No telling.
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11 more months and I can get out of this fucking hell. Army was going to shit, Covid pumped the gas.

The wife and I have been looking at isolated properties so I can finally become the crazy anti-government homesteader I need to be. Starting to put out some feelers for basic part time jobs while I go to school. Might go back to Cabela's. Shit sucked, but now I know, it gets much, much worse.

I know this was months ago but welcome to big green my guy. First time I ever drove with NODS it was a 3 hour movement with full cloud cover leading a fucking convoy with the battalion commander in the vehicle behind me during mountain peak which is 10th Mountain's baby JRTC. One of my dismounts, a new private in the mortars asks "hey man how can you see the road?" "I can't." They tried giving me an AAM because I dodged hella C-wire that nobody else could see lol.

I'm a company armorer now and I no shit am on a driving detail 4 out of 5 days a week if not more because I'm licensed on so much shit it won't fit on my license and I have to carry two more full pages around with me. I've never taken a goddamn driving class in my life. It's shitty as fuck, but not many people have mowed down a goddamn forest with an up armored like me back when I was a real fucking soldier. Gotta just roll with it and get out of this chickenshit outfit.

Kuwait was pretty dope pre-covid en route to Afghan. Fucking TRASH coming back through during the lockdowns. Hope it's improved since then bru, otherwise you're going in a giant warehouse with hundreds of cots, 6 electrical outlets that someone will short out with the wrong plug and 2 broken showers and 3 portajohns while enjoying them spinach fettuccine mres.
>> No. 113669 ID: 58727a
I'm on night shift and the only way to get a day shift position seems to be get a new job. I applied to over a dozen places in the past week. Wish me luck.
>> No. 113670 ID: 3efc75
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I wish you good ruck.
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Thanks fren. I had a voicemail from some Indian guy about an interview (from a # local to me), but I couldn't understand a damn thing he said so I ignored it. My logic is if a company wanted to hire someone, they'd make sure to have someone who spoke understandable English call potential candidates. Or maybe it was a scam, who know?
>> No. 113676 ID: f2172d
>(from a # local to me)
100% a scam. use of "local numbers" is done by caller ID spoofing. I've even gotten a call from my own number before, and one time an AT&T scam call from someone spoofing a legit AT&T customer service number. Or, if you get a call from a 'real' person asking why you called them first, it's because a scammer but spoofed a call to show your number on someone else's caller ID)and the unwitting dupe called your number back at a later time, not realizing the original caller was from India or Bangladesh.
>> No. 113677 ID: f2172d
>(from a # local to me)
100% a scam. use of "local numbers" is done by caller ID spoofing. I've even gotten a call from my own number before, and one time an AT&T scam call from someone spoofing a legit AT&T customer service number. Or, if you get a call from a 'real' person asking why you called them first, it's because a scammer originally called them and left a voicemail (while spoofing your number on their caller ID) and the unwitting dupe called your number back not realizing the original caller was from India or Bangladesh.

>> No. 113678 ID: 7db4d4
It was a legit call actually. I picked up after a 2nd call and he had info on a job, that won't pay what I want. I did have another job recruiter call me about something that I'm interested in, so hopefully I'll hear more next week.
>> No. 113778 ID: 87f492
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Any of you lot unemployed? I see hiring signs everywhere for legit work near ORD - the airport being the logistics hub that it is - and I found a regular job from being a good worker on a gig.

The job itself is a 9 out of 10. The people are all my kinds of coworkers, the work itself is physical enough for my liking.

We had an impromptu pull-up contest using the forklift with the owner of the company participating in, and would you believe it, winning it? I came not dead last!

It's better to be fortunate than wise, they say. And sometimes they're spot on about things.

Pic not related, except for shouldn't there be a transgendered transvestite transylvanian (of color) included in it though?
>> No. 113779 ID: 87f492
>Pic not related, except for shouldn't there be a transgendered transvestite transylvanian (of color) included in it though?
>> No. 113781 ID: fa951d
Isn't that in the People's Republic of Illinoistan? Ew.
>> No. 113788 ID: a4ba10
Work has been hectic. They usually got two daytime janitors, but the last several weeks, I've been it. They've run me ragged. This week, I've cleaned up every bodily fluid except cerebrospinal. My boss is struggling to hire a new guy and I know why. Every retailer and fastfood restaurant has hiring signs in the window, and they are offering more than we are. The way things are going, I am looking forward to a nice relaxing war in a couple months. If indeed there is any war to be had in CENTCOM these days. Until very recently, casualties in both Aghanistan and Iraq have been very low. If we have anything to do depends on whether or not recent events emboldens ISIS and others beyond Afghanistan.
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I feel my days at my fun job are numbered. It's been a pretty fun ride, I've made a lot of guns, but now the future of my work is in the hands of a higher power than mine. I don't know how long it'll last, it could be weeks, months, maybe a year or two.
>> No. 113798 ID: 3efc75
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Basically the same as 1 year ago.


Still working from home.

I swapped a 2.5L engine from a Ford Fusion into my Miata and put in some cams. Runs awesome. Best mod I've done to the car. More track days.

Got the nephew an RX-8 so we've been working on that. It absolutely amazes me when people do shit work on their own cars. The car would leak gasoline when over half a tank. We figured out it was the gasket sealing the fuel pump into the tank. Whoever worked on it previously (the Mazda dealer, it seems) rolled the X shaped gasket while installing it, so it just pissed fuel onto the ground. The replacement gasket was $80!!

One day I noticed the passenger seat seemed kind of loose, so upon further investigation, it was only held in by 2 of the 4 bolts. I find one of the bolts on the floor, go to install it, and the threads into the floor were boogered up. So I buy the appropriate tap, retap the hole, and install the bolt.

The previous owner put his wife and kids in this car.

Also probably why his wife wanted him to get rid of the car, lol.

I had a 87 RX-7 non turbo back in the day, and I've had that rotor shaped defect in my brain ever since. The RX-8 is fun as fuck to drive.
>> No. 113803 ID: 6606f3
I have been gone for half a month. The school is still without a janitor. Various teachers aids have had to pick up the slack. Since my absence, I'm told they've been losing an alarming number of staff.

It's been confirmed we're going somewhere cool. Looking forward to doing our real job instead of LARPing in the desert.
>> No. 113816 ID: 58727a
I came back just to say I finally got a new job.
>> No. 113817 ID: ff865e
Well done bro.
>> No. 113873 ID: 6629d5
Omicron has been going around Kuwait hot and heavy, and I got it. On quarters. I feel guilty that others now need to pick up the slack. This Omicron shit has been pretty mild. Symptoms began to dissipate before I even took the test.
>> No. 113883 ID: 7a5d59
Had the Delta over Xmas, shit was rough but I'm still here.

Friend had Omicron and essentially no sold it, like mild tickley cough. The bastard, I was written off for 2 weeks.
>> No. 113909 ID: 6629d5
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We spent the night out at the demo range earlier this month. First time in my years with this company we got a demo day. Anyway, I was in the back of a MMPV racked out on the floor with another soldier. A common arrangement in a route clearance platoon, but he is a transfer from a sapper unit. I tried explaining to him we usually sleep head to foot to optimize our limited space. He just got right up next to me though. Fuck it, whatever. Neither of us had our sleep systems (long boring story), but I had layers on and I shared my woobie. He got pretty cozy. It was cold and I didn't give a shit.
I cannot stress enough how ordinary it is for me to sleep snuggled up next to other engineers in tight quarters. Never been a problem. Males, females, rank differences, no issue. Get in where you fit in.
I woke up in the middle of the night with an erection and this dude rubbing my dick through my pants. I wish I had beat the shit out of him. I wish I had Donkey Kong down-B'd his ass until the staff sergeant in the front seat put me in a choke hold. Life would be simpler now.
Instead I feigned half asleep and brushed him away. He gently put a leg over mine lime we were lovers, then started groping me again. So then I had to "wake up", stretch out, check my watch, and generally signal to him that I was awake and alert.
He made a couple lines of small talk and asked if my sleeping position was comfortable. Then he asked "is this okay" and patted my crotch. He knew that I knew what he'd been doing. I told him no. He reacted with shock (real or feigned) and profuse apologies that went unaccepted. He put up a hammock and slept six inches above me. At the time I thought, cool. I get the whole floor, and went back to sleep.
I was more concerned with how our demo charges would perform in the morning than any emotional fallout.
Pic is part of a metal pole we blew in half with a diamond charge.
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Two days later, I made the mistake of telling my wife. She was emotionally fucking destroyed. Sobbing, missed two days of work, fucking devastated. Kinda threw me off guard.
She wanted me to press charges. Not excusing what he did, but a light groping with no physical evidence and no witnesses won't even lead to a loss in rank, much less a full prosecution. In word on word, the defendant wins. I was not going to bring CID down on my platoon for no possible gain.
She demanded counseling. Non-negotiable. So, I went to our company level victim advocate and filed a restricted report. This got me access to counseling as frequently as I want. As an added benefit, our victim advocate pulled strings to keep me from going down range with the creepy little weirdo. I can get through the work day here in kuwait, but I do not want him around me with loaded mags. I have no plans to hurt him, but I don't know where his head is at, nor do I trust him to have my 6.
So far the worst of it is problems with my wife. She can't understand why I still want a full military career. Her position is that I am accepting a system that tacitly allows sexual misconduct and assault. My position is that I will not allow one scrawny shitbag to run me out of the only occupation I have ever genuinely enjoyed. She sees the impasse as unresolvable. Even talks of leaving. She is in a very bad way.
Pic is a picket that was packed with C4 for use as an improvised bangalore. It is greatly reduced in mass as the material in direct contact with the explosive disintegrated.
>> No. 113912 ID: d445a0
Sorry that happened to you, and that your wife is making it about her.
>> No. 113917 ID: 3efc75
Oh man, sorry to hear about this. I think you're right for wanting to stay with the Army. Sounds like you like the structured and clear-cut nature suits you. Keep working it through the victim advocate.

As for the wife, it sounds like she's having a hard time with you being gone and this is just a trigger for it.

Hang in there bro.
>> No. 113919 ID: 0a7a64
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>I have no plans to hurt him
just gonna let him keep on pulling that act on other folks? why do you think you ended up stuck with a faggot like that to begin with? everyone else down the line before you was also too cowardly to confront the faggot. faggots and fag enablers larping as soldiers.
>> No. 113920 ID: 9dc901
Lol, tell your wife to chill out. It's your problem to handle, not hers.
Also now you're gay whether yo like it or not.
>> No. 113925 ID: b953a6
All soldiers are gay.
>> No. 113944 ID: 9ea7e8
It's not gay if it's in combat boots.
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