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    • SpiderWolve

      7 years ago

      Oh hey, there's a comment box here now. Happy Birthday!

    • Gittfiddler

      7 years ago

      HA! So sleeping it is!

    • Cheshire_Cat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Registration Team Lead

      7 years ago

      >.>

      <.<

    • mb2000inc

      7 years ago

      In reply to clubbed, #15:


      I found that shooting the S&W .500 and .460XVR was much easier one handed than two. Much easier on the hands, if you can believe it...

      As far as zombie hunting goes, you need one of these and one of these. That's it.

      Ok. Maybe one of these...but only if you shoot like you do...


      1) Awesome Selection! (my buddy wants the Walther - and now I see why)
      2) That's way too cool, but - do you think a .22 would actually take out a zombie?
      3) Hey now... my shootin's not all that bad. I would definitely pass the C&CW here in Ohio.... (8" target at 12'.... I had pretty good grouping on the 6" target at 25'.).... But Alas, I see your point (every pun intended - that is a massive machete.)

      Post edited 1/21/12 9:14AM

      • clubbed Meh

        7 years ago

        1) The Walther is Alex's pistol. I bought it, I care for it and I hold it, but it's hers. Make no mistake.
        2) The Mafia has been using small caliber pistols to penetrate skulls for decades. It'll drop a zombie. Plus, it's lighter, more accurate and the ammunition is more readily available than any other caliber out there.
        3) Really? 12 whole feet? Get in your car an come visit. I'll show you a couple scenarios that will scare the crap out of you and still let you land rounds on target at 12 inches...

    • jucksweet

      7 years ago

      How old is an old man?

      Actually it doesn't matter. I can give heart attacks to any age ;)

      • clubbed Meh

        7 years ago

        I was thinking of someone in their lower 40's...

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I have added an addendum, however. Just in case others weren't quite so clear on whether it's okay or not.

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Yeah... I know. I couldn't help but laugh when I heard it, but I'm totally against drunk driving. I won't even drive if I feel buzzed. I think the reason I'm okay with the joke is because it does start out with the premiss that one shouldn't drive if one has been drinking (i.e. take the bus) ... the punchline is, of course, the misinterpretation of that concept, but maybe it'll at least make people think about it.

    • pt606

      7 years ago

      No, sir. I most certainly am not Almost Jolly on SOCNET. Didn't even know that site existed until I looked for it just now.

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      While I generally agree with you about starting with the basics, if you're trying to start with a 'basic' that you just have no luck with, you'll never think you're any good at any of it. Sometimes you have to skip what other people call the basics and see what works for you.

      My 'basic' is apparently MS Paint.

      Mr. Pencil is my nemesis.

    • noobalicious

      7 years ago

      did you really just quote scripture at me.....

    • steph

      7 years ago

      Nah, I'll always be a redhead! That was some weird lighting, it's still the same red as always :)

    • mb2000inc

      7 years ago

      In reply to clubbed, #8:

      www.imdb.com/title/tt0485301/

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Brain? What brain?

      and yeah, I go a bit crazy at times... but usually in fun ways.

    • SpiderWolve

      7 years ago

      30 mins? That's it?

      Play Rush and then get back to me.

      And it takes practice with the helos and the jets.

      They didn't fail. They just didn't make it easy for you.

      And getting killed by the same tank? avoid them, or rocket the shit out of them if you need to. And hit your back button to 'spot' the things for the rest of your team. There's engineers out there in those games who will hit the thing with their own rockets.

      It takes some thinking. I admit.

      (the conquest maps are large, and have lots of vehicle actions, the rush maps are good for learning the ins and outs of playing a Non-CoD game)

      • SpiderWolve

        7 years ago

        HEY YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

        I found a loophole in your comments section being closed smiley6.gif

      • clubbed Meh

        7 years ago

        But they don't respond!

        When bullets fly out of a weapon, something gets hit, or falls over or shatters. There is nothing intuitive about the interface, the controls are sluggish and non-responsive and the gameplay is old hat. If I looked at it from an artistic standpoint, the graphics aren't that great and the color palette is pretty generic. The weapon models are no better than any other game out there and the gameplay is boring.

        For me, it's like listening to someone yell, "Sure, the Bible has a ton of faults, but that bit about Jesus is extremely uplifting...until he gets killed..."

      • SpiderWolve

        7 years ago

        Keep trying! The game is different from alot of shooters. The guns actually respond to the bullets flying out of them and go every which way if your not careful lol. And no it wasn't an insult. It's just alot of the FPS they spield out these days are very arcady and train people to play so.

        If you'd like we can get together one of these nights and coordinate attacks on enemies. It does make the game so much more fun and better when you have a squad communicating with eachother because generally the other team doesn't have such an advantage.

        And there are also voice chat settings in game you can mess with to adjust who hears you and doesn't. It feels like it was built to escape the CoD pub-prebescent kids shouting in their headsets.

      • clubbed Meh

        7 years ago

        I was playing Rush and I know the ins and outs of tactical warfare.

        Spotting the enemy (something else that isn't explained anywhere in the game) would do no good because none of my "teammates" were listening to commands. In your defense, though, I have to admit that there weren't any kids screaming into the mic. It was dead silent throughout the match. Even when I tried to communicate, there was no response from anyone.

        I won't even get into the enemy that I lit up like a Christmas tree who simply returned fire and dropped me like I owed him money. Then there was my stint as a A-10 pilot. The plane sat on the runway, refusing to respond to any input from the controller...and it didn't allow me to get out of it while an enemy jet strafed the runway. The explosion was pretty spectacular.

        It takes some thinking. I admit.

        Was that supposed to be an insult?

        I've been a gamer for a long time (probably longer than you've been alive if I did the math). I know the difference between a difficult game and one that's simply...bad. 30 minutes was all I could stomach of this hideously poor monstrosity.

    • mb2000inc

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the input! :-)

      How do you feel about Mossberg?

      • clubbed Meh

        7 years ago

        Good shotguns. Hardcore durability.

        Stay way from their AR-clone .22LR. It's crap.

    • mb2000inc

      7 years ago

      SKS and awesome do not belong in the same sentence.

      So, How would you categorize it? smiley0.gif

      To me, it was awesome - as I'd never fired one before and have only a few experiences to compare it to. smiley8.gif
      The AR-15, truly WAS awesome! I've never shot an AK, but I did fire a 30/06 and will have the opportunity (in a couple weeks) to fire a Mauser C96.

      So, that being said... with my limited experience... it was friggen awesome. smiley6.gif

      Post edited 11/24/11 10:53AM

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Yeah. Probably. Imma hold you to that. smiley8.gif

    • AaDlRs

      7 years ago

      Hello!

      Umm....when you coming up to SF next?

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      It isn't a problem of too much regulation - it's a problem of not nearly enough.

      US GMO regulatory approach

      Notably, central elements of the system are voluntary. For example, the FDA oversees genetically modified foods under a largely voluntary consultation program in which companies decide whether or not to consult on safety matters and what data, if any, to submit.3 The agency does not subject engineered foods to the rigorous safety reviews required for substances considered food additives. The end of a consultation is marked, not by an FDA approval, but by the agency's statement that the company has found the engineered crop to be as safe as non-engineered versions and that the agency has no further questions.4

      At the USDA, all genetically modified crops are regulated as potential "plant pests." Under the regulations, companies are allowed to sell new crops, without restrictions, for planting on millions of acres of U.S. farmland once they overcome a low and scientifically inexplicable hurdle—a showing that engineered crops are not plant pests.5


      You may think this is fine. I think any industry that has such lax regulations and "voluntary" compliance can't be trusted as far as they can be spit.

      Again, I'm NOT talking about farmers, I'm talking about the GMO industry.

    • AaDlRs

      7 years ago

      Hi :)

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Enter Witty Comment Here

      7 years ago

      Yeah, that may be true, but I am at work and was getting interrupted a lot so I was constantly losing my train of thought.

    • Grogusting

      7 years ago

      "When you feel neglected, think of the female salmon, who lays 3,000,000 eggs but no one remembers her on Mother's Day"

      Post edited 10/20/11 11:01PM

      • clubbed Meh

        7 years ago

        Did she send them topless photos?

        No..?



        Then she's an Absintee-Mom...

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      y'know, you didn't have to respond quite so quickly...


      ((hug))

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Enter Witty Comment Here

      7 years ago

      Ask away, I'll allow it for you.

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I don't mean farmers. I mean the industries that create the GMO seeds.


      As for selling crops the next year, that only works with things like grains that can be easily saved in bulk. Anything that can't be stored or frozen in some fashion is very much subject to the season's markets. And even things that can, say... tomatoes, if for some reason you can't sell your crop on the fresh market, it doesn't mean you necessarily have the ability to turn around and dump it all on the processed market for canning or whatever and at least make back what you put into it. And maybe that's a bad example, but the idea is not everything is a grain that can just sit in the silo till next year.

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Also, you're welcome, you don't owe me a thing. smiley1.gif

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Remember that the crop industry is like everything else: an industry. To make money.

      If people are being paid *not to plant* crops on their farms so as not to 'saturate the market and drive costs down' what good is two growth cycles per year going to do if people aren't planting? (per comment about this happening in Idaho). What good will bigger harvests do if it just means we'll have less of them? Nothing is solved this way, it's just a way to perpetuate what we already have and keep the status quo.

      As for why, yes, it is usually to get a specific trait: Greater yield, or shorter season, or heartier fruit, insect repellant, etc. There is always some trait that they tout as being one that is altered to be better. But the problem that accompanies this is that the seed is patented, and costs more than non-GMO seed, and you can't save seed for the next year without being slapped with lawsuits. That means if someone gets a bumper crop, they can't use the extra to replant their field and save cost on next year's seed, and if they can't sell the extra (either because there's no market, or there's a saturated market) it just goes to waste. And no, no one "gives away" their extra. I recall reading a news article about 10 years back I think, about a boat-load of some crop dumped and left to rot just to dispose of it because they couldn't sell it. I guess "lets dump it and forget about it" was a more palatable option to them than "lets give it to poverty level households who could really use the food." No, I don't think those were GMO crops but it illustrates the industry mindset. Profit over people.

      I don't want my food supply owned by a corporation, and I don't want scientists putting insecticides *in* my food when I don't even want them *on* my food, and I don''t trust the FDA to honestly regulate what and how is being done to these crops to really know they're safe because this isn't about feeding the hungry of the world and reducing famine rates in developing countries: it's about profits. Just like everything else. Scientists are bound to do amazing things with genetic modifications, but corporations are bound to use whatever means they can to make a buck. And you *bet* I don't trust people out to make a profit as far as I can throw them.

      As for wide-scale testing, the problem with that is: what if the tests reveal a very disastrous side effect, and now it's too late because it's already been planted out there and cross-bred and spread? I'm all for science, but I want science to be limited by what can be counteracted if and when necessary. If it's too late because the GMO strain is already cross-bred into wild strains and is out of their control, then that is not an acceptable risk, to me, until it's proven to not be a risk.

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Genetics just streamlines the process, picking the best possible traits for the best possible results under the worst possible conditions.


      Actually, genetics (and non-natural hybrids) attempt to produce the best of one desired trait for the best results under ideal conditions. Which is why they can fall victim to blights, pests, and other crop failures while more 'natural' strains may not produce as abundantly, or as early, or as (insert desired trait here) but are also more well rounded when it comes to surviving under less-than-idea/worst-possible conditions. Which is why they've survived for thousands upon thousands of years.

      The 'natural' allows for enough diversity that even if some of your crop is lost for one reason or another, you might still be able to get enough out of the rest to get by. Genetic testings are fine, but they are absolutely no replacement because the minute you start swapping out one gene for another, you're losing something that was originally there - something that can cause the plant to fail under even good conditions for one reason or another.

      It does happen that entire fields of genetically modified crops are lost for something that doesn't (or barely) touches the fields next to them that have non-GMOs. There's always a reason to have a back-up plan.

      And as for the seed bank, just because the climate changes in one area where it used to grow well and now won't doesn't mean the climate might not also change in an area where it wouldn't grow before and now can.

      As for growing in the desert, Israel has made some pretty kick-ass strides in that department, actually.


      Mostly I posted the article because I was laughing so hard at the one comment I had to share, but it only made sense in context.

    • MarthaMarin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      yes. Yes I am.

      I love gardening, actually. Unfortunately my previous stash of seed was destroyed this last spring and I didn't have time to put into a garden anyway so I didn't get anything done this summer, so I'm trying to make up for that by seeing what I can grow indoors in winter.

      Also, I can't afford a greenhouse... yet. But when I do, year round for me! smiley0.gif

    • MarthaMarin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      What???? I emailed you like the day you donated???

      hold please.

    • mangrove

      7 years ago

      Wait.

      What?


      Whoa.

      No word for months and THIS is how you tell me you're getting married..?!


      Or it just shows that you've forgotten that you were one of the first people I told. The conversation was similar to:

      Me "I've got something important to tell you. Can you guess what?"
      You "You're pregnant. You're getting married. You're ....." (I know you said three things, can't remember the third)
      Me "I'll take option 2 thanks"
      You "You're shitting me. Why would you do something crazy like that for?"

    • steph

      7 years ago

      i mean hey, why the fuck not :P

    • MDosik FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      It's on Showtime. ;) (But I understand what you're saying)

      • clubbed Meh

        7 years ago

        I have Hulu. It's good for me.

    • noobalicious

      7 years ago

      Why?

      I really don't like the thought of being in a management position

    • MarthaMarin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      What are they doing to your house?

      Also what's your email address?

      • clubbed Meh

        7 years ago

        No link to music thinger...

    • MarthaMarin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Wut. Nonsense. What the hell?

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      That's just like how I cook. smiley1.gif

    • Grogusting

      7 years ago

      Kudos....that got a dang good laugh out of me!

      • clubbed Meh

        7 years ago

        The heaviest one I had to move was a 40' section of 8" channel that was about .500" thick. Needed a forklift to get it onto the cart and a hoist to lift it, but the rest was all me...about 1200lbs.

        That one sucked.

      • Grogusting

        7 years ago

        I never found it too awkward to maneuver....

        In all seriousness though I am way impressed with you that is a lot to be lifting you have done way good smiley12.gif

      • clubbed Meh

        7 years ago

        Lately, I've been moving a LOT of steel. It's getting easier to just grab the material I need and carry it to the saw rather than piss around with the hoist. I hit my limit today curling a 115lb steel tube and carrying it 60ft to my machine. Probably could have done better, but a greased-up 2x4 is kinda awkward to maneuver...

    • Grogusting

      7 years ago

      Do I want to know the story here?

    • Grogusting

      7 years ago

      I try to keep it hidden from everyone!

      I'm nondiscriminatory that way smiley8.gif Dang family person tipped people off to it years back and I can't seem to shake it. I make sure it's hidden on FB too smiley0.gif

    • phoenix229

      7 years ago

      I think in pure innuendo. Every. Day.


      How have you been?!?!

    • jucksweet

      7 years ago

      That is so bad ass

    • jucksweet

      7 years ago

      could you send it to me again please? I cant seem to find where I saved it....

    • jucksweet

      7 years ago

      Do you still have that sketch you did for me or did you get rid of it?

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Enter Witty Comment Here

      7 years ago

      carpets are in the bedrooms only. It's wonderful

    • phoenix229

      7 years ago

      When I have children, I am most definitely watching the show with them too. smiley0.gif

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I don't know. All I know is if he'd been left on the pavement of the manufacturing parking lot, he'd have died for sure.

      i don't know if mama abandoned him or if he just got lost while she was moving her litter, but there was no sign of mama or his brothers and sisters.

      So now I have a kitten.

    • SpiderWolve

      7 years ago

      Oh good. Thought I missed something big again.

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      It's nice to reevaluate your life from time to time, just to make sure you understand what you're actually after. Otherwise, how else will you know if you're getting closer or not?

  • Questions answered by clubbed

    The Fish gun?

    You mean the FS2000?

    I don't own that one, but I did get to put it through its paces. Frickin' amazing. Probably the most comfortable 5.56mm I've ever fired. Very intuitive and a lot quieter than you'd expect for a bullpup.