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zenmetsu

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About zenmetsu

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  • Birthday 10/01/1976

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    Mesa, AZ
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    Guns (yeah, i know... no shit)
    Desert life, pigeon racing, hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, chess, programming, math / number theory, beer, cooking
  1. zenmetsu

    sources of S12 wood furniture

    recived PM for source of real stock set. Good choice. Wood > Plastik
  2. Macs are basically BSD machines. If you are in development or engineering, they are great. I only own a Mac laptop and my G4 Mac mini. Laptops are usually not upgraded anyways, aside from RAM, and HDD. Nothing about the Macbook is any more proprietary than your average laptop. Hell, even the prices are coming down a lot now. I bought mine brand new for two years ago for $1000 and it has never failed me. In my case, where I can get a laptop or desktop from work, they only want the O/S supplied by the manufacturer installed. I would much rather deal with a unix system on the Mac than try to deal with Windows. And for security, it all comes down to the system admin. Windows can be very secure if you lock it down correctly. I just choose to avoid it because I use the hell out of the basic unix tools on a regular basis and, well, cygwin is crap.
  3. Except that the Russians are no longer communist. I am kinda curious about the new subs, they will be Russia's first nuke subs and one is undergoing sea trials now. Kinda sad to see the Typhoon go though, that thing was a beast. Now China... that is who we need to worry about now...
  4. That is not one of ours, unless you mean "ours" as in NATO. That is a British sub. And they have the successors to the Typhoon class now... "they" being the Russian Federation. Hate to break it to ya, but no one wins a nuclear war.
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    Who makes the Best Slings?

    I will have to agree with Paladin. I love my VTAC. Granted, the design is simple as hell, but it works. I am surprised that I cannot find other slings that are as easily adjustable. :/
  6. dremel mandrels and screws are usually too soft to scratch the harder steel of the bolt and carrier. I slipped numerous times after getting to the final polishing stage of my carrier and did not even make a scratch on the surface when the mandrel or retaining screw hit the carrier. Your mileage may vary. I used the #425 wheel for removing paint on the carrier. This removes paint and produces a decent pre-polish surface. You can use it to remove minor surface imperfections before going to the felt polishing wheels. Use the black and the red polishing compounds with the felt wheels. I doubt that the white compound is going to do anything to this steel, and it is overkill anyways.
  7. The sensors were supplied by the same folks who make the pitot tubes for Airbus.
  8. To answer your question, we must first determine what is a "BAD TIME" to buy a Saiga. Bad times would include: 1. 2. 3. 4. Since we are not dealing with any of these, then this is a good time to buy one.
  9. when posting an attachment, you have to select it and press the "add to post" or whatever it is called on the right hand side after uploading the attachment...
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    Newb from AZ

    Get a bike... then blow through a speed trap on the highway at 130mph+ I have seen it done before, and ID'ing the rider just is not going to happen if they have a helmet on. Another option is to flood the inside of your vehicle with IR light. This will blind the camera but not you. I am looking into getting IR retro-reflective film. If I can find some, putting this on your glass will be an instant win as long as illumination is coming from the camera. Too often, however, they offset the flash and the camera so that such measures will not work.
  11. I agree with Shannon... to hell with other people's opinion of me. I am going to post what is in my heart and what I feel like sharing. We are all Americans and we all disagree sometimes. Speaking your mind is exercising your rights. Worrying about your reputation and holding back on what you think needs to be said is really just allowing it to become a censoring device.
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    Newb from AZ

    Too late, I practically walked right into the process server. So? I had one trying to serve me, walked right up to my door and they were there. "Hi, are you Mr. ----" --"He lives in this apartment. Is there something that I can help you with?" "No, I have something to deliver to him." --"Oh, I can do that for you" "No, that is alright." I then proceed to knock on my own door and chuckled a bit on the inside as the process server stood there. I went back to my car and went grocery shopping. Issue resolved. Best part, I did not even lie to the person. Granted they COULD have been trying to deliver a check for $400,000,000 or something to me... but I would rather not find out. If they cannot deliver it to my mailbox, I do not want.
  13. zenmetsu

    holding zero

    Can you post a picture of the clamp side when you have it mounted? Sometimes they are not positioned properly and this causes the problems that you describe.
  14. zenmetsu

    Cancer?

    We will be here to support you. Luckily with my incidents, they just cut the tissue out and that was that. In case you are wondering about radiation and chemo, the process is actually kind of interesting. I initially refused to undergo either, but now that I am informed, it would not bother me to have to go through it now. Chemotherapy is simply injecting chemicals (drugs) which kills cells regardless of whether they are good or bad. The trick is that it affects cells that multiply rapidly while leaving others (like brain tissue) unharmed. Cancer cells are different than normal body cells, almost like the magical stem cells that we have. They can multiply like mad which is why chemotherapy rapes the cancer cells. While cancerous cells can multiply like crazy, the trade off is that they cannot repair sequencing problems in the DNA... this leads to the next topic... radiation therapy. Radiation therapy works by using tightly focused beams of radiation to destroy cells. This is much like an X-ray. A little bit is ok over time.. a lot at once is bad. Radiation causes DNA damage which is non-lethal to the individual cells. The healthy cells quickly repair the induced sequencing errors and all is well. The cancer cells, however, do not fix the added errors in their sequence and continue to multiply, passing those errors to the new cells. With each added radiation session, those cancer cells get scrambled more and more until they eventually suffer lethal damage or are screwed up so bad that they can no longer multiply. In each case, you own body works to fight off the negative effects of the treatment. I know that when people think of bizarre chemicals and radiation they think "this is the shit that causes cancer". The treatment seems counter-intuitive and even scary to those who are faced with it. Hopefully this helps relieve any concerns. Stay strong.
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