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  • Ok all what was the last book you read/listened too?

    10/18/2020 11:23:18 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 154 replies
    18 Oct 2020 | US Navy Vet
    What I am AudibleBooking now... https://www.amazon.com/Joe-Rocheforts-War-Codebreaker-Outwitted/dp/1591141613/ref=sr_1_1?crid=27LD705G5P1OK&dchild=1&keywords=joe+rochefort%27s+war&qid=1603045297&sprefix=Joe+Roch%2Caps%2C175&sr=8-1
  • There’s a New Artist in Town. The Name Is Biden.

    10/17/2020 1:53:05 PM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/29/2020 | Adam Popescu
    As an undiscovered artist, he is better situated than most: living in a rented, 2,000-square-foot house in the Hollywood Hills off Mulholland Drive, with a Porsche Panamera in the driveway, plenty of natural light and a pool house he has transformed into an art studio. From the edge of the sloping property — it was leased for $12,000 a month starting last June 15, according to the homeowner — he has a view onto the San Fernando Valley below: Burbank and Universal Studios to the east, the 405 freeway to the west. For years, vodka and cocaine were constant companions....
  • Is someone really flying around LAX in a jet pack? Trying to solve an aviation mystery

    10/17/2020 12:35:27 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    LA times ^ | 16 Oct 2020 | SAMANTHA MASUNAGA
    Those sightings occurred Aug. 30. The case took another twist Wednesday when a China Airlines pilot approaching LAX reported seeing a jet pack flying at an altitude of 6,000 feet. That’s more than a mile up “To fly up to 6,000 feet from the ground, to fly around long enough to be seen by China Airlines and then to descend again, you’d be out of fuel,” he said. Instead, he suggests a more likely scenario, an electric drone — perhaps with a mannequin attached. the strongest evidence that the LAX sightings is a person with a jet pack — as...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - October 17-23, 2020

    10/17/2020 7:02:29 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 45 replies
    October 17, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • [vanity] Gunsmith question re soft primer strike/ no fire on vintage Marlin 336 RC

    10/14/2020 1:10:18 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 75 replies
    Wisdom of the Ages re gun quirks ^ | 10/14/2020 | Blueflag
    I am looking for advice on getting an older Marlin 336 to strike the primer hard/deep enough to fire the round. ie fix a soft primer strike. I have refinished a Marlin 336 RC, built 1964 per serial number, that I bought used at a gun show. I bought it knowing that it would not fire a round when the trigger was pulled and the firing pin would only dent (soft primer strike) the primer in the cartridge. I paid just over $100 for the firearm with the Nikon scope (worth more than $100) with the intent of refinishing the...
  • It's 2020 and a rogue ICMPv6 network packet can pwn your Microsoft Windows machine (Patch Tuesday alert)

    10/13/2020 6:41:18 PM PDT · by dayglored · 39 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 13, 2020 | Thomas Claburn
    Redmond urges folks to apply update ASAP – plus more fixes for Outlook and software from Adobe, Intel, SAP, Red Hat Patch Tuesday Microsoft's Update Tuesday patch dump for October 2020 has delivered security patches that attempt to address 87 CVEs for a dozen Redmond products.Nadella's security crew has identified 22 remote code execution (RCE) CVEs though the most worrisome looks like CVE-2020-16898, Windows TCP/IP RCE, which is rated 9.8 out 10 in severity. It affects Windows desktop and server systems.According to Microsoft, the Windows TCP/IP stack doesn't properly handle ICMPv6 Router Advertisement packets. Thus someone could send a vulnerable...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - October 10-16, 2020

    10/10/2020 7:36:02 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 91 replies
    October 10, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Bang & Olufsen restores and updates 1970s turntable classic

    10/09/2020 11:22:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    Newatlas.com ^ | October 08, 2020 | By Paul Ridden
    B&O has recovered and restored 95 original Beogram 4000 series turntables, added a few modern touches, and is now putting them up for sale B&O ============================================================================ Though digital music consumption rules the roost, vinyl has been making a steady comeback over the past few years. But if you find that your vintage deck is no longer up to the task of spinning records, Bang & Olufsen could help with the limited release of a bunch of restored classics. If you can afford one. Bang & Olufsen has sourced 95 Beogram 4000 series turntables originally launched in 1972, transported them to...
  • The Last Pontiac Fiero Ever Built Is Going Up for Sale for the First Time

    10/09/2020 3:36:19 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 93 replies
    thedrive.com ^ | 10/07/2020 | Peter Holderith
    The Pontiac Fiero is just one of those cars that gets a bad rap. It was never quite as good as it seemed on paper, but its poor standing among mid-engine sports cars is more a result of its often shoddy transformation into European exotics. It may seem like all Fieros have met this fate, but alas, that isn't so. In fact, the final Fiero that rolled off the line has been preserved for history. Its interior is still festooned with the pre-delivery plastic, the entire exterior of the car is immaculate, and to say it hasn't been used much...
  • Should I mulch? Or bag my leaves this fall?

    10/06/2020 8:30:01 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 45 replies
    Univ Minn ^ | October | John Trappe
    Many homeowners wonder if they should be collecting and removing tree leaves from their lawns prior to mowing, or if the tree leaves can be mulched (mown) into the lawn. Like many recommendations for lawn management decisions, this one can also be answered with the phrase, "it depends."
  • ‘She Said It Was Fun’: 31-Year-Old Riverside Woman Arrested After Allegedly Taking Firetruck On Joyride.

    10/03/2020 11:33:12 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 31 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 10/02/2020 | Staff
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — A woman was arrested Thursday night for allegedly stealing a Riverside Fire Department truck and taking it on a joyride while first responders were handling a life-threatening medical emergency. “Two police officers responded first, they began CPR,” Riverside police Sgt. Juan Munoz said. “They saved the man’s life.” Munoz said that while firefighters were getting the victim, who had stopped breathing, into an ambulance, the suspect hopped inside their engine at Hole Avenue and drove it three miles away to the eastbound Adams Street off-ramp on the 91 Freeway — colliding with at least two cars along...
  • Monthly Fiber Arts Thread - October 1-31, 2020

    10/03/2020 5:44:27 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 67 replies
    October 1, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin
    The Monthly Fiber Arts Thread is a monthly gathering of people that love yarn and fabric of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first project, to experienced fiber artists and beyond, we would love to hear from you. It is impossible to hijack the Monthly Fiber Arts Thread. Knitting, crochet, quilting, weaving, general crafting - there is no telling where it will go, and that is part of the fun and interest. Jump in and join us! Send a Private Message to Diana in Wisconsin if you'd like to be added to our Fiber Arts...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - October 3-9, 2020

    10/03/2020 5:39:46 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 76 replies
    October 3, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • The Bicycle Thread - October 2020

    10/03/2020 3:46:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    October 3, 2020 | The Bicycle Thread
    Welcome to The Bicycle Thread. A monthly PING List for bicycle enthusiasts to share experiences, information and ideas.
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - October 2020

    10/02/2020 4:53:00 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 154 replies
    I used to buy a really great bread flavored with dill at a local health-food/Co-op sort of place; but haven't been able to find it in recent years. I recently purchased a book, the 'Herb Farm Cookbook', by Jerry Traunfeld: http://www.amazon.com/Herbfarm-Cookbook-Jerry-Traunfeld/dp/0684839768There was an interesting biscuit recipe in the book that seemed like it would go nicely with soup or stew, in the Fall (the book indicates that these are shaggy, firm biscuits, not fluffy ones): Dill and Cheddar Three-Grain Biscuits Makes 8 large biscuits 1 cup all-purpose flour (spoon and level; 4 1/2 ounces) 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 1/4 cup...
  • Rare 1794 Silver Dollar Expected To Auction For More Than $10 Million

    10/01/2020 7:38:48 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Dogo News ^ | 9/8/2020 | Meera Dolasia
    A perfectly-preserved silver dollar, which set a new world record for coin sales when it auctioned for $10,016,875 in 2013, is back on the market, and experts believe it might fetch even more this time! The rare "Flowing Hair" coin, which features a portrait of Lady Liberty on one side and an eagle on the other, will be sold to the highest bidder by Legend Auctions on October 8, 2020, at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. "This is a dream coin--a priceless artifact that I have been proud to own, and I'm very sorry to see it go," coin...
  • Sturm,Ruger and Company,Inc Acquires Marlin Firearms

    09/30/2020 5:35:31 PM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 64 replies
    Ruger Firearms ^ | September 30, 2020 | Not Attributed
    Sturm, Ruger and Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announced today that its offer to purchase substantially all of the Marlin Firearms assets was accepted by Remington Outdoor Company, Inc. and approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The Company will pay the $30 million purchase price from cash on hand at the time of closing, which is expected to occur in October. "The value of Marlin and its 150-year legacy was too great of an opportunity for us to pass up," said Ruger President and CEO Chris Killoy. "The brand aligns perfectly with ours and...
  • Installing Lenux - Zorin (need help, please)

    09/29/2020 5:01:42 AM PDT · by NachOsten · 20 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    Hi, I am trying to install Linux-Zorin on ThinkPad T520 to an internal Caddy SSD (2nd HD). I set my Bios(?) to UEFI to boot from my USB Flash Drive. Everything is dandy until I start partitioning the primary partition of the disk. Should I delete the partitions and leave just fat32? I do the /boot, /home, /, /var, but then it doesn't show me the /swap in the drop menu. I pick something and then is say UFI is missing. Does it make sense and if yes, what am I doing wrong? Thanks a lot...
  • Never use boiling water to make a cup of tea, says expert

    09/27/2020 8:17:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 108 replies
    Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 27 SEP 2020 | Paige Holland
    Martin Isark, a professional food and drink taster has revealed the most common mistake we're all making when it comes to making a classic brew - and it's so easily fixedWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. If there's one thing Brits are passionate about, it's a cup of tea. Although the amount of milk and sugar varies from person to person,...
  • Legendary Ex-ICE Agent Sets Record for World’s Longest Handgun Shot

    09/27/2020 9:36:39 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Sep 2020 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ and BRANDON DARBY
    A former federal agent who survived a cartel ambush in Mexico in 2011, where his partner (Special Agent Jaime Zapata) died, set a world record by successfully making a 2010 yard handgun shot. Using a 10 mm handgun and standing without the help of a bench or rest, former ICE agent Victor Avila struck a target more than a mile away as part of a series of endeavors to give back to the community... USA1Shot, a company that developed a rapidly deployable brace attachment for handguns aimed at helping law enforcement officers have the stability of a rifle while using...