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  • Easiest way to post images in a reply.

    04/25/2015 5:38:19 PM PDT · by Bibman · 109 replies
    self | Bibman
    I can build any house, high rise, tear a truck apart and put it back together, but I just can seem to understand the HTML in the help sectiin Can some one show me the text how to post a jpeg easy? Thank you
  • Music Library Software Help

    04/25/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · by jstaff · 19 replies
    I need some advice. I have a rather large collection of vinyl records that I plan to record to an external computer hard drive. The record player that I have uses i-tunes to process each cut onto the computer. Does anyone on here have any experience with this that could maybe recommend a different/better idea to handle saving everything on to the hard drive. I am looking for flexibility in moving the finished product between computers. This is going to be a pretty long-term project, what with cigar and bourbon breaks, and I want to get it as near right...
  • iTunes stops working for Windows XP users, Apple security change likely to blame

    04/23/2015 10:13:10 PM PDT · by dayglored · 27 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | April 22, 2015 | Emil Protalinski
    iTunes users who still run Windows XP started to experience connectivity issues this week. As documented in an Apple Support Communities thread, they can’t log into the iTunes store, meaning functions like buying content, watching already purchased movies and TV shows, playing DRM-protected content, backing up, updating, and syncing all do not work. The issue has to do with the secure connection iTunes uses to connect to the iTunes Store, meaning it doesn’t affect users until they try to log in. While the support thread in question only has some 50 replies at the time of publishing, we expect it...
  • Darth Vader Gets Golden Makeover in Japan

    04/23/2015 6:33:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Darth Vader, the masked villain in the "Star Wars" sci-fi universe, has had a makeover. Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka unveiled a gold Darth Vader mask on Wednesday, months before the latest film in one of the most popular movie franchises of all time, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", hits cinema screens in December. While the gold-plated mask is not for sale, commemorative gold coins engraved with Darth Vader or his Stormtroopers will be from May 4.
  • Gun Enthusiast Dies in Mountain View Fire, Ammo Explodes in Garage: Neighbor

    04/23/2015 4:55:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 | Kris Sanchez
    A gun enthusiast died in his Mountain View home on Thursday morning during a one-alarm fire that set off live rounds of ammunition in the garage, firefighters said. The fire broke out in the 700 block of Lola Lane about 3:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found the man dead in his bedroom. Gary Macloud said he wanted to save his neighbor, "Dan," whom he identified as a gun aficionado and gun writer. But when he saw the thick smoke and the flames, he knew he couldn't help. "We were yelling, Dan, Dan, Dan," Macloud said. "Your first instinct is...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    04/23/2015 4:13:22 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 93 replies
    Sammiches! With Summer coming, I'm looking forward to nice tomatoes, and one of our favorite sandwiches is the classic BLT, for which nobody needs a recipe. (Before he died, my father-in-law would ship us boxes of his first eating tomatoes from PA, and we always looked forward to that - and to the sore gums that were a measure of our delighted excess :-) But when I was growing up, my favorite Summer sandwich was just thick tomato slices on white-bread toast, with lots of mayonnaise and salt and pepper. Due to this love of fresh tomatoes on bread, I...
  • Dead Pacifica Whale Tagged With "East Bay Rats Motorcycle Club" Graffiti

    04/23/2015 2:34:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    The carcass of a dead sperm whale that washed up on a beach in Pacifica was tagged with graffiti bearing the name of a local Bay Area gang. The graffiti, which spelled out "East Bay Rats Motorcycle Club" in what appeared to be white spray paint, was erased by Wednesday's high tide along the Sharp Park State Beach south of San Francisco. But photos posted online showed the graffiti scrawled across the whale's body. Several visitors to the beach told NBC Bay Area they deplored the action, with one visitor saying the whale's body should have been left to rest...
  • New Meaning of ‘Helicopter Parenting': Dad Uses Drone to Walk Daughter to School

    04/22/2015 3:32:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 22, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    As parents, you want to watch over your children but that isn’t always possible…until now. According to WVLT, a Tennessee father has come up with a way to watch his daughter walk to school and ensure she safely arrives. His tactic gives a whole new meaning to the term “helicopter parenting.”Dad drone daughter school The father, Chris Early, is a techie; he owns a video production company. When his 8-year-old daughter Katie asked to walk to school alone, he turned to technology. He fired up his drone to ensure she safely arrived at school. “I could see on the monitor...
  • Microsoft's Windows 10 Build 10052 solves phone-bricking problems

    04/21/2015 8:57:55 PM PDT · by dayglored · 14 replies
    PC World ^ | Apr 21 2015 | Mark Hachman
    Microsoft released Build 10052 of Windows 10 for phones on Tuesday, along with a revised rollback tool that should help solve the bricking problems that Lumia 520 users and other unlucky souls experienced. The major problem that the new build solves is an issue where some users—including owners of the most popular Windows phone, the Lumia 520—suffered catastrophic failures that “bricked” the phones when they tried to roll them back to Windows 8.1. Microsoft said it has solved the bug on Lumia 520 phones, with an update to the Windows Phone Reset Tool.
  • Problems Multiply for Vet Who Bragged of Cat-Killing

    04/21/2015 12:50:28 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 66 replies
    Newser ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | Rob Quinn
    The problems are multiplying for the Texas veterinarian... "Current interests: Living my days to the fullest, finding the meaning of happiness, killing things or trying to kill things (animals, a full glass of whiskey, hangovers, etc)..."
  • Woodland Hills pilot Hilda Gurney, 98, Passes Away

    04/20/2015 8:07:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/19 | David Montero
    When Hilda Gurney’s name crops up, they love to tell stories about her switcheroo involving aviator Charles Lindbergh at the Van Nuys Airport. The pilot and her co­pilot husband, Harlan “Bud” Gurney, decided in 1969 to take out a small plane, and Lindbergh — a close friend of the family who often stayed with them when he was in Los Angeles — asked if he could fly alongside. But the press got wind of the renowned aviator up in the SoCal skies, and reporters descended upon the airport to wait for his landing. Wise to the plan, Lindbergh and the...
  • Every Version of Windows Is Affected By This Vulnerability – What You Can Do About It

    04/20/2015 5:35:14 PM PDT · by dayglored · 28 replies
    MakeUseOf ^ | April 16, 2015 | Christian Cawley
    IMPORTANT -- This thread is a followup to http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3278876/posts - New Redirect to SMB Flaw in all Windows versions including Windows 10. It contains a list of the specific software packages affected, and there are a LOT of them. What would you say if we told you that your version of Windows is affected by a vulnerability that dates back to 1997? You’d laugh, right? Surely, after all, Microsoft would have patched the fault prior to releasing Windows 98, or at the latest, Windows 2000? Well, not quite. This Redirect to SMB vulnerability has its roots in the identically-named attack...
  • Looking for an outdoor nature microphone

    04/19/2015 8:02:12 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 24 replies
    I am trying to set up a system for my bedridden and hard of hearing aunt so that she can hear her beloved chimes in her backyard. The chimes are heavy mothers. Has anyone set up a system in their backyard to hear birds and sounds of nature and piped it into their house? I ordered and tried a product called Nature's Window NW3 monitor. I sent it back as it had a defect and for $350 probably had about $50 worth of electronic parts. On the internet I found lots of microphones and naturist setups geared for recording purposes....
  • Police officer's 'Dukes of Hazzard' car criticized

    04/19/2015 7:02:16 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 15 replies
    CBS 46 ^ | Apr 18, 2015 | wcbs
    The car was spotted at the 34th Precinct station house parked inside the lot authorized for police officers. The late model Dodge muscle car had orange paint and a Confederate flag on the roof, similar to the "General Lee" car in The Dukes of Hazzard TV show.
  • “A Practice Nook in the Subway” [FReeper published in the NYT]

    04/18/2015 3:38:00 AM PDT · by Silly · 16 replies
    The New York Times (Metropolitan Diary) ^ | April 16, 2015 | Paul Klenk
    Dear Diary: A singer often in need of a handy practice area, I sometimes vocalize in the subway (in addition to busking). The cathedral-like acoustics of these underground passages are friendly to the voice, and on my lunch break I can loosen my tie and warm up with some scales. I have found a little cul-de-sac perfect for this at a station near work, out of the paths of the Midtown commuters rushing through. Passers-by who hear my tenor coloratura sometimes pop their heads around the corner in curiosity; some smile or wave. But I go there for the architecture,...
  • Magpul Glock Mag Update: ‘We Screwed Up’

    04/17/2015 3:38:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    guns.com ^ | 4/16/15 | Max Slowik
    At the top of this year Magpul announced yet another ground-breaking product, the PMAG 17. An inexpensive polymer 17-round Magpul magazine for Glock 17s, the PMAG 17 was guaranteed to succeed even before it hit the market. About the only thing that could go wrong was if some small, but critical step or test was overlooked. A small but critical mistake was made. Just a few days after the public release of the PMAG 17 Magpul has confirmed that some magazines are not feeding correctly when paired with other 9mm Glock pistols, specifically the Glock 19 and Glock 26. “Of...
  • Selfies Led to Highway 1 Driver's Arrest in Santa Cruz, CHP Says

    04/17/2015 3:32:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KSBW ^ | Apr 17, 2015 | Amy Larson
    An overzealous selfie photo snapper was arrested in Santa Cruz, the California Highway Patrol said Friday. A CHP motorcycle officer said he noticed a woman was driving on Highway 1 while taking selfies of herself with a cellphone. Cara Baldwin, 44, of Santa Cruz, was driving in heavy Thursday 5 p.m. rush hour traffic near the Morrissey Boulevard exit. Using a cellphone without a hands-free device while driving is illegal in California. When the officer tried to get Baldwin's attention, she did not notice, and almost hit the officer's motorcycle, the CHP said. Baldwin was eventually pulled over, and the...
  • Weekly Cooking(and related issues) Thread

    04/16/2015 3:56:27 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 94 replies
    I like savory tarts, quiche-s, pies. I think I enjoyed my first quiche in the mid-1970s, at a little party. I had never had anything like it, and began making them. Many years ago, I found on the 'young' WWW, a recipe for a sausage quiche on the website of the Mason House Inn of Betansport, in Iowa. I don't see the recipe on their website anymore, but it's been saved here: https://virtualcities.com/ons/ia/z/iaz86011.htm The change I make in it is to use hot sausage, not Italian Sweet. Also, I recently found this 'Tomato Galette', which is more of a rustic...
  • Nikon Warns of More Fake DSLRs: D610 and D4S Now on Watch List

    04/14/2015 7:43:50 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 04/14/15 | Michael Zhang
    At the end of 2014, Nikon issued a notice saying that fake D800E DSLRs have been discovered during service center repairs. Technicians found that the cameras were actually ordinary D800 DSLRs (a few hundred dollars cheaper) that had their covers replaced with D800E shells. Nikon issued an update today saying that other models are being faked as well, namely the D610 and D4S
  • LG Split Screen Improves Usability and Reduces Security Drastically

    04/12/2015 6:19:30 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    Developer's Couch ^ | April 8, 2015 | Chris
    Life is good (LG) is what you may say out loud when using LG stuff. Unfortunately, today I have to tell you that life is horrible. I recently upgraded to an ultra wide LG screen which comes with split screen software. While I am happy with the hardware, I am utterly disappointed how LG treats security. The TL;DR version is that instead of writing software properly, they just disable UAC upon installation in order to make their software work. I received my monitor some time around last week and quickly installed the software. Nothing special has happened during the setup...
  • Louisiana Teacher Accused Of 9-HOUR THREESOME With Teen Gets No Jail Time For OTHER Illicit Sex

    04/11/2015 4:32:53 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 77 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/11/15 | ERIC OWENS
    [ ... Dufresne is by no means out of the woods for her exploits. Neither is Respess. They both still face criminal charges for their roles in a threesome with the same, unidentified student. ... ] [I read it was a marathon session at 9 hours.]
  • Microsoft goes rogue: Windows on Android

    04/10/2015 6:24:47 PM PDT · by dayglored · 42 replies
    Mashable ^ | April 3, 2015 | Evan Blass
    At a recent Windows Hardware Engineering Community summit in China, Windows chief Terry Myerson revealed a number of newsworthy tidbits about Windows 10,... At the very end of the news items, almost as an aside, came word of a unprecedented trial that Microsoft is undertaking "in partnership" with popular Chinese handset manufacturer Xiaomi. According to Myerson, a select group of Xiaomi Mi 4 owners (power users, he calls them) will be invited to test out a custom Windows 10 ROM on their devices. Devices that ship running not Windows out of the box, but Android. Let me restate that, so...
  • Yelp Reviews of Bay Area Jails and Prisons Reveal Helpful Insider Tips

    04/09/2015 10:45:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/9 | Tamara Palmer
    eading restaurant reviews on Yelp is a popular local pastime, but the site's reviews of local jails, police stations and prisons are a much more fertile source of page-turning insight from the inside. "What is this, Belfast in 1970?" asks one user in a review of Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Their writeup contains a useful warning to wear layers to your next protest or drunk evening out because they say the holding cells at Santa Rita are "freezing and squalid." Oh, and you'll probably lose your shoelaces as well. Potential minor law-breakers in the Mission District might similarly like...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    04/09/2015 4:04:37 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 104 replies
    I'm still thinking about gardens, and vegetables - especially summer squashes. I found the following in the Smith and Hawken 'Gardeners' Community Cookbook' (a great recipe book!) Summer Squash with Spinach Filling For the Squash: Boil 2 large or 4 medium, whole Summer Squash until they can be easily pierced by a knife tip, but are still firm. Allow to cool slightly, and then split them lengthwise, and remove the seeds with a spoon. Set Aside. Spinach Filling for Summer Squash 1 large bunch spinach, using leaves and tender stems, coarsely chopped and well-drained (3/4 lb.) (often I just buy...
  • Furious 7 Movie: I know nothing about Race Cars, but I enjoyed this movie immensely! How about you?

    04/09/2015 11:47:08 AM PDT · by lee martell · 30 replies
    April 9, 2015 | Lee Martell
    I'm glad I went to see this movie. I almost didn't. I usually prefer movies with a more coherent storyline and message. I like dialog that is clear, cogent and concise. I approve of special effects that are both sublime and based in reality. I expect to see a straight line of cause and effect to some degree. Furious 7 is none of those things. The premise is illogical, where a no longer needed British spy 'Deckart Shaw' goes rogue and seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his gang family for the death of his brother, a well known criminal....
  • This Starship Enterprise replica can help your home network hit warp speeds

    04/08/2015 7:31:57 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 15 replies
    TechHive ^ | Apr 7, 2015 7:59 AM | Ian Paul
    Do you need to crank your home network to warp speed? This model of Star Trek's original Starship Enterprise hides a surprisingly practical secret: It's a functioning Wi-Fi access point. Even better, this nerdy DIY creation by Germany-based Trekkies Christoph Kauch and Rol Schwarz uses mostly off-the-shelf parts. So if you're in the market for a way to extend your home network and are willing to shell out a few more Federation credits than usual, you too can create a Starship Enterprise that doubles as your door to the World Wide Web.
  • Almost 1 in 10 Americans has anger issues and access to guns, study finds

    04/08/2015 1:57:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Alan Mozes/
    Almost one in 10 Americans has a history of impulsive and angry behavior and ready access to guns, new research indicates. The serious mental health issues that would legally prevent someone from purchasing a gun -- such as involuntary commitment to a psychiatric ward for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder -- only account for about 4 percent of U.S. gun violence, noted study author Jeffrey Swanson. "There is a potentially much larger group of individuals in our society who struggle with pathological impulsive and destructive anger that would not normally turn up as serious mental illness on a background check," said...
  • Redstone: The codename for the next Windows update coming in 2016 (Windows 11?)

    04/07/2015 9:46:57 PM PDT · by dayglored · 45 replies
    NeoWin ^ | April 7, 2015 | Brad Sams
    Microsoft loves to use codenames and from the past few years, there are two in particular that you may recall; Blue and Threshold. With Windows 10 (Threshold) coming to market sometime this summer, Microsoft is already starting to work on the next update for the OS. Microsoft has said multiple times that Windows will be moving at a faster cadence than in the past and they are already working on a release for 2016. The codename for the project is 'Redstone', a popular item in the recently acquired game, Minecraft. At this time, not much is known about Microsoft's plans...
  • Shark Attack Victim Can’t Wait To Get Back In The Water

    04/07/2015 7:56:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | April 7, 2015
    It’s not every day that someone gets bitten in the head by a shark and lives to tell about it. But that’s what happened to 70-year old Rick Neuman, 200 stitches later. Neumann said he was spearfishing in about 40-feet of water off the coast of Jupiter on Friday when a bull shark came out of nowhere. “I think the shark got confused and just lashed out and hit me like a freight train,” said Neumann. “It’s not the shark’s fault, he got confused, the water was dirty, and things can happen. Neumann said he has no hard feelings against...
  • A true malt bomb...

    04/07/2015 6:14:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    4/7/15
    The recipe: 10 lbs Munich Malt 8 oz Black Patent 8 oz Caramel 20 8 oz Chocolate 8 oz Carapils (for head retention only) 1 oz Challenger pellets @60 mins 1 oz Challenger pellets @30 mins 1 oz Wilamette pellets @5 mins Safale S-04 Mashed for 90 minutes @ 157°F using Brew-in-a-bag. Mashed-out for 10 minutes @168°F. 60 minute boil. Fined with Irish Moss @15 minutes. Held in primary for a week; secondary for 2 weeks. Kegged @10 lbs. The numbers: Pre-boil SG: 1.045 OG: 1.054 FG: 1.024 ABV: 3.94%
  • Notice to Firearms Retailers: Important Credit Card Processing Changes Coming

    04/07/2015 7:47:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Patrick Shay
    In order to provide additional and enhanced credit card protection for consumers, credit card companies will soon implement new rules that will change the way credit and debit card transactions will be processed. All major credit card companies are issuing new EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) cards or “smart cards” that contain embedded microchips that provide transaction security features and other capabilities not possible with current, traditional, magnetic stripe cards. (Note: Smart cards are not new. They have been around a long time and most of the world has already migrated to EMV technology. The United States is one of...
  • Gardening by the Yard: Planting Woody Stem Plants

    04/07/2015 6:37:48 AM PDT · by Colehill1999 · 5 replies
    Its spring time in America - a time when the musky marxists residue of a long winters night is washed away by the cleansing flood of purer more forgiving capitalism. So as you begin searching for plants to purchase for your landscape, lets discuss: -New and exciting plants for the landscape -Ways to recover from freeze damage -Techniques for planting trees, shrubs, perennials and other plants -General lore, tall tales, and history of gardening
  • (Microsoft) Office Lens comes to iPhone and Android (Killer Pocket Scanner App)

    04/06/2015 10:35:59 PM PDT · by dayglored · 50 replies
    Microsoft Office Blogs ^ | April 2, 2015 | OneNote Team
    Just over a year ago, we introduced Office Lens for Windows Phone—and over that time the app has become one of the most popular free apps on Windows Phone, with an average rating of 4.6 stars (out of 5) from more than 18,500 reviews. Today, we’re releasing Office Lens for iPhone and Android phones. Office Lens is a handy capture app that turns your smartphone into a pocket scanner and it works with OneNote so you’ll never lose a thing. Use it to take pictures of receipts, business cards, menus, whiteboards or sticky notes—then let Office Lens crop, enhance and...
  • 1975 AMC Gremlin: The Legend Revisited! - Ignition Ep. 129 (10+ Min. Video via You Tube)

    04/06/2015 8:10:56 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 91 replies
    Motor Trend Channel via You Tube ^ | April 6, 2015 | Motor Trend Channel
    Video Link: 1975 AMC Gremlin: The Legend Revisited! - Ignition Ep. 129
  • Kim Jong-Un's "pleasure squad":dictator recruits harem of beautiful women to serve him

    04/06/2015 9:36:56 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    mirror ^ | 2 April 2015 | Sam Webb
    The tyrant, who lives in luxury while his people starve, is recruiting beautiful young females to cater to his every sexual whim, it has been reported.A South Korean newspaper has reported that the tyrant, who lives in luxury while his people starve, is recruiting beautiful young females to cater to his every sexual whim. It is believed Kim disbanded the group who entertained his father Kim Jong-Il when he came to power in 2011. But now Kim, who is married to singer Ri Sol-ju and has a daughter, has resurrected the tradition and sent out his officials to recruit "tall...
  • Mystery patch KB 3035583 for Windows 7 and 8 revealed

    04/06/2015 8:03:32 AM PDT · by dayglored · 52 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | April 6, 2015 | Woody Leonhard
    Late last month a mysterious patch suddenly appeared as an Optional entry in the Windows Automatic Update chute. At the time I wrote: Conjecture at this point: It's somehow related to the ability to upgrade directly from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. But of course, the official documentation doesn't say anything of the sort. The crows have come home to roost and, thanks to a German researcher named Gerard Himmelein at heise.de, we now have a more thorough understanding of exactly what Microsoft's dishing out (a Google English translation of the post is available). Yesterday Jan Willem Aldershoff...
  • Mono 4 Released, First Version To Adopt Microsoft Code (Windows .NET for Linux)

    04/05/2015 8:26:58 AM PDT · by dayglored · 8 replies
    Slashdot ^ | April 5, 2015 | jones_supa
    Version 4.0.0 of Mono, the FOSS implementation of the .NET Framework, has been released. This is the first release of Mono that replaces various components of Mono with code that was released by Microsoft under the MIT license. Microsoft itself is working towards .NET Core: a redistributable and re-imagined version of .NET, which has two code drops: CoreFX and CoreCLR. Mono at this point continues to provide an API that tracks the .NET desktop/server version. This means that most of the Mono code that has been integrated from Microsoft comes from the ReferenceSource code drop. ...
  • Amateur rocket reaches 121,000 ft

    04/05/2015 7:48:41 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 9, 2011 | mrsiborg
    [VIDEO] is a shortened and edited version of the Qu8K rocket launch. [Includes video onboard the rocket as it climbs 20 miles above the desert launch site and into the upper atmosphere nearly one-third of the way into space.]
  • How Hard Can It Be? Homemade Rocket. Season 1, Episode 3

    04/05/2015 7:29:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 16 October 2011 (USA) | Darlow Smithson Productions
    How hard can it be to send a rocket into space?...What we want to know is how big of a rocket can we make? We're going to start out with a simple toy like this, but then we're going to ramp that up to the biggest and nastiest thing we can whip up in three weeks. After all, it's only rocket science.
  • Building a Homemade Spacecraft

    04/05/2015 6:47:41 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | VICE
    [VIDEO] Anyone with some brains and lots of courage can build their own space rocket using everyday, off-the-shelf products. We recently flew to Denmark to meet the founders of Copenhagen Suborbitals, a non-profit open-source D.I.Y. space endeavor.
  • 6 engines and HUGE 19' foot wing span scale B 36 flys at NAMFI 2010 SMMAC

    04/05/2015 5:45:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    yOUtUBE ^ | Aug 18, 2010 | Hacker8675309 Hackstyle Videos
    [VIDEO] This model is a B 36 b early model and did not have jets was made by Carl Bachhuber . It has a 19 foot wing span and is powered by 6 G-26' s great airplane and flight for more info on it check out carls website. http://carlb-rcplanes.com/
  • What the Naked Eye Sees in the Night Sky Compared to What the Camera Can Capture

    04/05/2015 3:15:14 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 04/04/15 | Michael Zhang
    The Internet is teeming with photographs and videos of the starry night sky that dazzle the eyes and tickle the imagination, but have you ever wondered how the imagery compares to what photographer’s naked eye actually saw while the camera was taking a picture?
  • And To Think That "Oprah Winfrey" Approved Of All Of Our Crises.Thanks A Lot Oprah !!

    04/02/2015 4:15:49 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 4 replies
    And remember that time in 2008, or was it 2007 when the so-called "Smartest Black Woman" in America was all over Obama, promoted him, the next Jesus, He Can Do No Wrong, etc. Whatever Obama wants to do to the Country was fine with Oprah! Nice Going Miss Winfrey, guess Oprah was also for Iran's intentions to go Nuclear and take out Israel. Someone needs to interview her, and who can't wait to see the Lovable Oprah "Esplain Herself"!
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    04/02/2015 3:01:36 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 84 replies
    It finally feels like Spring here today,and my thoughts turned to the wonderful things that will soon spring from peoples' gardens. I thought I'd post a recipe for an old favorite that I recall from the 1970s and is difficult to find on store shelves nowadays: Green Goddess Dressing (This is a case where you really do taste the anchovies, so you may want to start with a smaller amount until you get the anchovy-level you like.) 2-oz. tin of anchovies, undrained 2 T chopped fresh chives 3 T tarragon vinegar 1 T fresh lemon juice 1 Cup sour cream...
  • Sneak Peek Inside Bass Pro

    04/02/2015 12:51:23 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies
    myfoxmemphis.com ^ | 04/02/15 | myfoxmemphis.com
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, an iconic new destination experience located in downtown Memphis, will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. with a special Evening for Conservation event.
  • Bikram yoga founder, 69, breaks his silence over rape claims and says women love him

    04/01/2015 11:21:01 AM PDT · by dennisw · 5 replies
    dailymail ^ | 1 April 2015 | By Lydia Warren
    Bikram yoga founder claims and says women love him so much he wouldn't need to attack them to have sex 'Bikram yoga' - practicing yoga in a room heated to 105F - and has a huge following, including celebrities He has been accused of unwanted sexual advances in six civil lawsuits Speaking out about the accusations for the first time, he has denied ever assaulting the women and said he feels sorry for them He became emotional when asked how his wife of 30 years has reacted to the claims, saying: 'She never looks at me anymore' The founder of...
  • Gun Advice

    03/31/2015 3:59:50 PM PDT · by jstaff · 52 replies
    Bersa Thunder .380, 2 mags, brand new in box, $275 out the door. Yes or no.
  • Powerful 3D-printed rifle fires NATO rounds

    03/31/2015 4:19:09 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/15 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A group of gunsmiths just 3D printed a bigger, better caliber rifle. PrintedFirearm.com , a website devoted to 3D printing of guns, announced that one of its members successfully developed a lower receiver for a Colt CM901 rifle. The receiver for the CM901—which is considered to be a much stronger brother of the infamous AR-15 assault rifle—was crafted on a XYZ Da Vinci printer, which normally costs around $500 - considered cheap in the 3D printer world. While they were not the first to 3D print a lower receiver, it seems as if Printed Firearm has taken an evolutionary step.
  • ANNOUNCING The All-New Windows (&Microsoft) PING LIST! (vanity)

    03/30/2015 5:37:46 PM PDT · by dayglored · 212 replies
    OKAY! All you Windows users and admins and fanboys, Microsoft followers and folks, all you 90% of the computer users in the world...After over 6 years of complaining that FreeRepublic doesn't have a Windows Ping List, I have finally decided that it's up to me to make one!So if you want on the All-New Windows Ping List (or off, but ya gotta get on before you can get off), FReepMail me (dayglored) and I'll put ya on the list.
  • Card game based on Salem witches developed in Provo [Project Creator BYU grad]

    03/29/2015 5:24:20 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Provo Daily Herald (Utah) ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jordan Carroll
    Cards and board games are a big part of Utah culture -- perhaps it comes with the Nerdiest State title -- and Kickstarter is usually swimming with projects and ideas for new entertainment. At the moment, Kickstarter has 645 live projects involving games, with names and genres ranging from Dungeonmancer and Demon Lord to Assumptions and the recently completed and funded game Exploding Kittens (which received $8.7 million in pledges, making it the fourth highest funded project in Kickstarter history). Needless to say, even though there are hundreds of games being thrown at consumers out there, there's still demand and...