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by boskone
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7824
Views: 285780

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

I'm of two minds as to what my next AR build (or builds) should be. On one hand, I want to take a Spike's snowflake lower and build the most 'triggering' AR possible, by incorporating as many AWB features as I can. Collapsible (extending) folding stock (if I could make the shoulder thing go up, I w...
by boskone
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7824
Views: 285780

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Primary Arms has a bunch of AR barrels on sale.

I've been sitting here trying to convince myself I have a valid need for a .458 SOCOM, .450 Bushmaster, and/or .300 Blackout.
by boskone
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Croatia
Replies: 6
Views: 50

Re: Hello from Croatia

Glad to have you. What brings you here?

I'll be interested to see a bit more about eastern European methods of prepping. Always good to get more ideas. :D
by boskone
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Life-saving items to keep in your car in case of winter emergency
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Life-saving items to keep in your car in case of winter emergency

The knife, just use any knife you have. Yeah those special seat belt ones might look cool but lets be honest any old knife will do. All you need to do is cut a seat belt, I'd rather have a 3-6 inch blade that will cut anything rather than the little hook blade on those gimmicky specialty knives tha...
by boskone
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7212
Views: 268470

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Can't you just add a bipod stud to the 10/22? I could have, but for about $50 more I get a better stock that doesn't use a barrel band. While free floating the barrel on a 10/22 will have a pretty minimal effect on the accuracy, every little bit counts. Happenstancially, I just added some QD studs ...
by boskone
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 537
Views: 15623

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

During Seattle SNOWMEGEDDON!!!! I was watching YT videos and stumbled upon this little gem. I dunno why, but I want one I REALLY want one! https://youtu.be/ieHCpBj5Djs Can’t seem to get it to post even taking the S out. Sorry And now I want to build one as well! Would be perfect for some of the fer...
by boskone
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?

Asking what happens in an emergency is on the to do list when we call into the municipal office to start planning our cabin. Making a clearing large enough for a helicopter is on my to do list come spring. Regardless, you can bleed out from a chainsaw accident faster than you can get to the road or...
by boskone
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?

I do believe in the "buy the bag last" practice. I will not be purchasing anything until the stock is fully acquired. I just figured there would be limited options that fill every requirement I've listed. My current provider level is ... Basic plus? I've taken CPR/first aid courses since I was 8, b...
by boskone
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Pie > Oreo?
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Pie > Oreo?

Take this with a grain of salt, as I'm using Lineage OS rather than the manufacturer ROM or AOSP: The clock's moved, which is vaguely annoying in isolation. I expect it was to make room for notches, but it should be a configuration. I like it better--being notchless--to have notifications on the lef...
by boskone
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Pie > Oreo?
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Pie > Oreo?

My phone locked up and wouldn't let me skip the update, so it force updated. Took a good 30 minutes, too! And now everything looks like crap, imo. They did a lot of little things that are ticking me off. The icons blew up. The time moved to the left of the info bar and I see no way to move it back ...
by boskone
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 537
Views: 15623

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

I use an electric carving knife for cutting foam. It works really well. I also find toothpicks handy for marking the outline without using a Sharpie. Much nicer look to the finished product. I did the toothpick thing a couple times, but it was easier for me to have a line to follow. I've never been...
by boskone
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Benchmade Bugout 535GRY-1
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Benchmade Bugout 535GRY-1

What's the price tag on this blade ? Given that it's a Benchmade, I'm guessing it's probably 80 to 100 bucks at least. MSRP is $160. $160 is not too much. A bit expensive for me at the moment, but it's not out of range if I save up a little. I was thinking it'd be much higher, but 160 (or less depe...
by boskone
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 537
Views: 15623

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

For Christmas, dad gave me a nice spotting scope. The neoprene bag was less than reassuring, and since it didn't come with a tripod I'd have a separate bag for that. So I cut some foam to fit in a Pelican case . If I'd remembered to put the outline on the "ugly" side of the foam, it'd look like I ac...
by boskone
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Benchmade Bugout 535GRY-1
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Benchmade Bugout 535GRY-1

Would you mind hitting the high points in text? I'll freely admit it's basically a personal peeve, but I like to see the "Cliff's notes" of a video before actually watching one. (Especially since I have XHR blocked, so I have to manually find and follow Youtube links. :crazy:) Sure no prob, I like ...
by boskone
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 537
Views: 15623

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

I, for one, have decided to embrace my Google overlords. I've commissioned a Sundar Pichai bobblehead for the home altar and everything. :crazy: I've gone so far as to eye the Mycroft project to decouple from Google. :v: If I ever get around to buying another Raspberry Pi, I'll probably throw the M...
by boskone
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 537
Views: 15623

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

woodsghost wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:45 pm
Firefox and Duck Duck Go are my current test project. I have been using Firefox for a while, but just switched to DDG at work and I"m going to see how it performs.
Ditto. Every now and again I need Google search for something, but !g in DDG has worked for me.
by boskone
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Benchmade Bugout 535GRY-1
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Benchmade Bugout 535GRY-1

Would you mind hitting the high points in text? I'll freely admit it's basically a personal peeve, but I like to see the "Cliff's notes" of a video before actually watching one.

(Especially since I have XHR blocked, so I have to manually find and follow Youtube links. :crazy:)
by boskone
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 537
Views: 15623

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

So, Ammoseek's app got pulled from the Google Play store and wiped from people's phones? I just went to use it on my phone and it wasn't where I kept it. I looked for it in the list of apps on the phone and it wasn't listed. Went to my account on Google Play and it's gone for there. WTF happened? P...
by boskone
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 51
Views: 2466

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

Sounds like what, at work, we call a good learning experience.

Feel free to ping me in thread or PM if you think you need some help; I'll do what I can.
by boskone
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Odd Preps: The things you can't live without
Replies: 75
Views: 3884

Re: Odd Preps: The things you can't live without

This thread deserves a resurrection Im kinda one track mind on ALWAYS having coffee. I've updated my preps to include several pounds of green coffee beans and a nice little hand roaster made in Korea https://www.amazon.com/Nuvo-Ceramic-Handy-Coffee-Roaster/dp/B00LHEKY68 Books. My Kindle's got hundr...
by boskone
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 51
Views: 2466

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

MPMalloy wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:07 am
All DOA except phone.

UEFI on HP rolled back somehow. D: connot write to X:

???
OK, in this case is "D:" a horrified face, or the D: drive? :)
by boskone
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 51
Views: 2466

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

MPMalloy wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:23 am
Solid copy. I'll try the 8GB first. Then the 64. I have a 16GB that is NIB.

Thank you.
No problem. Let me know if you have an issue, there's at least one more way to try.
by boskone
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 51
Views: 2466

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

rufus has ruined two USBs so far. I think I know why I am getting a GUID error. How do I restore the USBs to there original size. I have an 8 GB that is 31.5 KB now. :vmad: Sorry, I missed this. If it's still relevant, try this: Insert your USB keys Press Windows+R Type diskmgmt.msc and press <Ente...
by boskone
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 537
Views: 15623

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Was out at Randolph AFB picking up some extra magazines for my wife’s handgun class tomorrow (got her a couple hours private instruction at our local range for Christmas), and saw one of the SPs hanging out at the gun counter handling one of these monstrosities : <snip pic> Hit enter too fast... Af...

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