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  • In Windows 10 Update land, nobody can hear you scream (still more breakage from release 1809)

    10/15/2018 10:41:21 AM PDT · by dayglored · 33 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | Richard Speed
    ...Probably because Microsoft has accidentally disabled your audio Somebody got a little trigger happy with the big red Windows Update button last week as a broken Intel audio driver was unleashed on users “by mistake”.It has been a hellish couple of weeks for the Windows giant following the launch of the troubled October update for its flagship operating system. Not content with Display Audio issues, mysterious file deletions and borking HP computers thanks to a “known incompatibility” with drivers for an obscure bit of hardware (aka the “keyboard”), it seems audio is next in the firing line.Last week's Windows 10...
  • Plastic model car hot rods & customs (many pics)

    10/14/2018 11:32:19 AM PDT · by ETL · 102 replies
    compilation - various sources | self
    If you, like me, grew up building plastic model cars, and think that it's now a forgotten hobby, you might be happily surprised that it's not only still around, the skill and ingenuity, IMO, has never been better. Following is a compilation of car and truck model photos from various model car shows, all or most from within the past few years.I'm sure you'll agree, there is some serious talent out there today.
  • Fish and Game commissioner hunts ‘family of baboons’ in Africa, faces calls to resign

    10/13/2018 10:13:59 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 33 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 10/12/18 | Chase Cripe
    Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer shared photos of his guided hunting trip in Africa with friends and colleagues when he returned last month, expecting they’d appreciate his success. Instead, several former Fish and Game commissioners are pushing for his resignation — with a photo of a “family of baboons” that Fischer shot with a recurve bow prompting most of the outrage. Fred Trevey, who was a Fish and Game commissioner from 2007 to 2015, wrote Fischer an email asking him to resign “to shield the commission as an institution and hunting as a legitimate tool of wildlife management...
  • 76-year-old tries to attack son with chainsaw, son runs him over with lawn mower

    10/12/2018 7:01:10 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 74 replies
    FOX 6 NOW! ^ | October 12, 2018 | Wire Service Staff
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – A Tennessee man lost one of his legs after his son, trying to fend off the 76-year-old’s chainsaw attack, drove over the older man with a lawn mower, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. The father, identified as Douglas Ferguson, of Bristol, now faces a charge of attempted second degree murder, according to the Bristol Herald Courier. The incident happened June 28, but, because of the severity of the injury, authorities weren’t able to serve the arrest warrant until Tuesday. Officials say Ferguson’s son was mowing the front lawn when his father went after him with...
  • The Barracuda in the barn - classic Plymouth parked for 30 years up for auction

    10/12/2018 12:56:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 67 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Gary Gastelu
    Sometimes “barn finds” don’t have to be found, because the person who parked it knew where it was all along. That’s the case with a sketchy, but straight 1971 Plymouth Barracuda that was left in an actual barn in Syracuse, N.Y., 30 years ago before its owner “robbed” its radiator to use in his truck and never replaced it. The red coupe’s 318 cu-in V8 doesn’t run and the brakes don’t work, but the car is on wheels and ready to roll out the door for anyone willing to pay the undisclosed reserve price set for its eBay auction, which...
  • Unsafe selfies earn pair lifetime ban from Texas gun range (VIDEO)

    10/12/2018 9:38:32 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    Guns,com ^ | 10/12/18 | Chris Egar
    Two visitors to a Houston shooting range leaped way over the line when it came to basic gun safety and found themselves escorted out, for good. Top Gun Range on Beverly Hill Street in Houston posted the shocking video on their social media page this week in hopes it could be a valuable training tool in what not to do when on the line. “Great job from our Range Safety Officer in stopping and addressing a safety violation on the range,” noted Top Gun before providing the backstory to the short video that shows two patrons clowning around with a...
  • Spelletjesavond (Game Night)

    10/11/2018 12:07:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    vimeo.com ^ | August 11, 2018 | Jan van Gorkum
    Synopsis: Liz meets the parents of her new boyfriend Pepijn during their regular game night, where Pepijn's mother Ingrid is calling the shots. What begins as an innocent game, quickly changes into a nightmare for Liz when she clashes with Ingrid, who's determined to win the game at all costs.
  • Virginia Medieval re-enactor fatally impales self with lance

    10/10/2018 9:35:43 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct 10, 2018
    A Medieval knight re-enactor has impaled himself with his lance during a performance and died. News outlets report 53-year-old Peter Barclay, of Virginia, was competing in an equestrian game in Williamstown, Kentucky, when he was wounded Saturday. Barclay's brother and the president of event holder Society for Creative Anachronism, John Fulton, says Barclay was trying to spear a paper plate on the ground. Fulton says in a Facebook post that the metal-tipped lance hit the ground and flipped, stabbing Barclay's chest. He says Barclay, who performed under the name "Master Terafan Greydragon," died while being flown to a hospital.
  • Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update (#1809)

    10/09/2018 10:23:42 AM PDT · by dayglored · 47 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 8, 2018 | Richard Speed
    Day four exceeds all expectations as Microsoft steps back from brink Microsoft has taken the unprecedented step of pulling a Windows 10 release a mere four days after its arrival amid a clamour of users complaining about files not being where they had left them.Windows Insider supremo Dona Sarkar took to Twitter to announce that Windows fans would no longer be able to get their hands on the afflicted build. Redmond said the automatic rollout would also be paused until it works out just what in blue blazes is going on. #WindowsInsiders If you've run into the "missing files after...
  • ALIEN pistol from Laugo Arms

    10/08/2018 7:12:49 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 41 replies
    Polenar Tactical/Youtube ^ | Polenar Tactical
    We got our hands on the elusive Alien pistol from Laugo Arms. This handgun has the lowest bore axis on the market and the advantage of low recoil and almost no muzzle flip is very noticeable.
  • Dear dogs & cats letter

    10/04/2018 2:05:55 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 17 replies
    Email ^ | 12/17/2009 | Unknown
    Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run. I cannot buy anything bigger than a king...
  • More than 250 people have died taking selfies, study finds

    10/04/2018 5:37:27 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    Sky ^ | Adam Arnold
    If you like taking selfies, you may want to be extra careful in future as they can be potentially dangerous and even deadly, especially when you are around water. A study has revealed more than 250 people have died while snapping photos of themselves in recent years. Researchers analysed news reports of 259 selfie-related deaths in 137 incidents from October 2011 to November 2017. They said there were: :: Three reported selfie-related deaths in 2011 :: Two in 2013 :: 13 in 2014 :: 50 in 2015 :: 98 in 2016 :: 93 in 2017 The number one cause of...
  • Windows 10 1809: Now arriving on a desktop near you - if you want it (October Windows Update)

    10/03/2018 7:49:45 PM PDT · by dayglored · 56 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 3, 2018 | Richard Speed
    Clicked Check For Updates? Welcome to the Release Preview ring Windows 10 October 2018 update is here, having skipped past the Release Preview phase, and can be downloaded now if you can’t wait for it to make an automatic appearance.Click to enlarge While many observers (us included) expected a release date for Windows 10 to be secreted among the hardware ejaculations during last night’s Surface announcement, having the thing actually smack users in the face like an octopus flung by a seal was unexpected.This is because the last build, 17763, had yet to make it from the Slow Ring, where...
  • Hundreds of People Have Died Taking Selfies, Study Says

    10/03/2018 7:14:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Vice ^ | October 1, 2018 | Mack Lamoureux
    A new study has found more than 250 people have died in pursuit of a perfect selfie. The study published by the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care journal (and republished by the National Library of Medicine in the US) looks into how many of us social media obsessed plebs are dying for the ‘gram. Led by Dr. Agam Bansal at the India Institute of Medical Sciences, the study analyzed news articles from October 2011 to November 2017 and found there have been 259 reported deaths—dubbed selficides in one part of the article—resulting from that never-ending thirst for Instagram...
  • Vintage Collection of Old Classic Cars

    If you are into old cars then definitely take an auto-rickshaw out to the Vintage Collection of Classic Cars. Extensive collection of valuable old cars and many of the most unique autos ever created! Fine specimens of beautiful automobiles. A vintage car is, in the most general sense, an old automobile, and in the In today's terms, a vintage car is defined the same as a classic.
  • "I THINK I'LL SAVE IT FOR A BOOK LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE"

    10/01/2018 9:52:00 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 26 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 10/1/18 | self
    A GREAT MOMENT NEAR THE END OF THE TRADE NEWS CONFERENCE ....... President Trump: ( In response to the question of who were the "bad" players with weak character in Congress.) President Trump: "I THINK I'LL SAVE IT FOR A BOOK .... LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE". LMAO!
  • USFA Zip 22: How a Garbage Gun Destroyed A Good Company

    09/30/2018 12:01:38 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 8 replies
    Forgotten Weapons ^ | 09/14/18 | Ian McCollum
    USFA used to be the producers of probably the best Single Action Army reproductions on the market – but then the company owner decided to pursue a crazy whim and embarked on the Zip 22 project. This was to be a very modular and very inexpensive little pistol with lots of cool possibilities. Problem was, the thing was a malfunctioning piece of junk that handled like a lumpy 2×4. To make it cheap and easy to make, Donnely (owner of USFA, and apparently the actual designer of the Zip) eschewed the use of either an extractor or ejector. Furthermore,...
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - October 2018

    09/29/2018 5:48:07 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 168 replies
    I recently discovered Raclette – which term can refer to a type of cheese, a kind of dinner party, or a unique table-top grill. As a dish, Raclette is similar to Fondue, and evolved from the practice of Swiss cowherds taking cheese with them as they tended their herds in the mountains, and melting the cheese over campfires to eat on bread. Traditional accompaniments are potatoes, gherkins, pickled onions, and various cured meats. It looks like a fun way to entertain in that it’s a dish or dinner where everyone is involved in choosing and cooking their own portion; but...
  • Two 1970 Plymouth Superbirds parked for over 30 years could be worth $500,000

    09/29/2018 6:57:49 AM PDT · by ETL · 162 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 20, 2018 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    Sometimes a bird in the hand will get you two in the bush. And by “bush” I mean garage. An Ebay seller is currently auctioning a pair of 1970 Plymouth Superbirds that were stored for over 30 years until he purchased them after a chance meeting last month. He’d just paid $187,000 for another one of the iconic muscle cars at a car auction in Maine when someone sidled up to him and told him about his secret stash. Within days, he’d bought the pair for an undisclosed amount and dug them out of the cluttered, dusty garage they’d been...
  • Hand Gun advice (Vanity Question)

    09/29/2018 1:41:00 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 97 replies
    Fai Mao
    A simple question on pistols. This past week my 5 foot 3 inch less than 100 pounds, soon to be 60-year-old Chinese wife said that for her birthday next month she'd like to learn how to shoot a pistol. This was completely out of the blue. Are there any recommendation for a low recoil easy to use handgun for a petite woman (Approximately the size of a tall, skinny eight-year-old)with osteopenia who has never fired a gun before?