Posts by Gman

    Great work as per usual Dannes. My next knives from you will be some kitchen stuff, customs has the 3 clinch picks so i should get them mid/end of next week.


    I put a mirror edge on the WW2 USN fighting knife using first my Onion Work Sharp flat blade grinder attachment, then finished it up with my fine/ultra fine Spyderco stones, then stropped it really well. It's hair shaving sharp, and then some, again, my favorite knife right now. The file/dagger I have left I'm going to to the same sharpening job/technique tonight. I mean they both came pretty damn sharp, but everyone always likes to top up their own stuff anyhow right.

    Would this be similar Sluggo, it's the current Logitech 5.1 THX system they make. Logitech makes a Bluetooth adapter for this, it's only about 40 dollars or so, this would be for my primary gaming PC, but I wouldn't mind being able to have the TV in my office be able to connect to it as well, ie hence the Bluetooth adapter.


    https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35932

    Since the first Gulf war (even before), a huge part of the US military's advantage was/is the ability to fight at night much better than the opponents. That gap has been closed in recent years, and not just by peer threats like China/Russia - even the threats in Afghanistan/etc have been using night vision and other higher tech things much more in recent years.


    These new units that give a superior night vision capability to US/Nato forces is important, as again the threats have been closing the gap in this regard, and reducing the US/Nato's overmatch at night. That's why I also mentioned the new next gen MG/Rifle and ammunition, as these peer threats are pretty much equal to Western forces with their body armor/etc too.

    It's a modified Hololens 2. Microsoft landed the contract awhile back. Practical for field use? Not if it's humid.

    Still love that MS won the contract, I have an app that competes with a company called Advanced Research Associates whom lost that competition with a much inferior product.


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    Interesting, didn't know some of that.


    I should have posted that the ENVG-B and these goggles are 2 different things. The ENVG-B is in service with some units, and the "Enhanved night vision goggles" fuze the IR and NV tubes/tech together.


    https://www.l3harris.com/all-c…n-goggle-binocular-envg-b


    https://www.thedrive.com/the-w…aight-out-of-a-video-game


    https://asc.army.mil/web/portf…ght-vision-goggle-envg-b/

    Hey Sluggo, you're an audio guy right? What would you recommend for a 2.1-ish, maybe even a 5 speaker/whatever setup for PC? Like I said, I have a bunch of headsets and have that covered I think (Sony MDR 7506 and Astro A40 and A50 headsets being the ones I use most), but I wouldn't mind some speakers as I haven't used them in years.


    Wouldn't mind being able to play music from multiple sources, so maybe not just PC gaming focused speakers, something that is good for overall use.

    These things have a few different modes that I read about in another article, I'm trying to find it in my history. They can be full color even in very low light conditions, and mix a light intensifier system with an IR system, giving the best of both worlds, again with color available as well. The US Army also has the next generation machine gun (and carbine) coming along quickly too now, be a good combination of a very advanced night fighting (and day probably) advanced vision system with a new MG/rifle and round that can defeat up armored near/peer threats.


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    I remember back when they were filming "Hunt for Red October" with Sean Connery/etc, Clancy was in the media washing his hands of it, saying "not a single thread in this film matches up with a thread in my book". Heh. Compared to Without Remorse from Amazon, Red October/film was a verbatim account of the book.


    What a giant POS this thing was from Amazon. A couple of the names from the book is about the only similarities that can be drawn. Ya, and having a female being the OIC of a NSW special missions unit...ba ha, and hah. Ridiculous.


    Considering the actors they had to work with, I was expecting something at least tolerable, as they obviously were never going to follow the story in the book very closely, as they never have when adapting Clancy's books (again with Red October being the closest, and it wasn't that close).


    If I had another thumb it'd be 3 thumbs down. Horrible story/plot, from the first sequence to the last it just got progressively worse. I'd say watch it though for some laughs at how Hollywood can take something so great (Without Remorse was one of Clancy's finest books), and turn it into a dumpster (more like an entire dump) fire.

    What do you think Holden? Been pretty happy with mine so far.


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    Cool names for your dogs Storch, dig it.


    How frequent are gator attacks on a dog that size Storch? Are they a big threat to humans too? I've heard it's illegal to shoot gators for "reasons" in Florida, but can you defend yourself or your dogs against one if it attacks (legally)?


    Single dog like you mentioned vs pig, how many dogs does it take for them to immobilize piggies of typical size? Can you just shoot them then once the dogs have a hold of them, if you don't stab them?

    So if it is not a jail that means you can come and go as you please?


    lazs

    Until the media started covering the shit out of the story, the people in these covid hotels were locked in from the outside of their rooms - the only right leaning media is Rebel News up here, and they started camping out at the hotels, and questioning the guards/etc outside and posting videos online about it. Now they don't lock people in from the outside, but they do have guards posted at every exit, at least 2 guards per floor, and elevators are shut down. If anyone sticks their head out of their rooms, they are confronted by guards immediately, there are videos online of this happening, easy to find with a Google/Youtube search on the subject.


    Not going to comment on this anymore, I've dragged the point of the thread off topic enough responding to Mr I don't have a Native status card.


    Again, should the rules change for returning to Canada after crossing the border, and the mandatory Covid hotels and 14 day isolation, both aren't required any longer, we'll be coming down for the FW meet up. I've already tested positive, and so have both my missus and my pop, plus we've all gotten the Phizer shot to boot. I don't understand why I would need to isolate or do a 4 day sentence in a hotel anyway, it makes no sense.

    Linus is based in Vancouver area in BC Canada. He used to do all the gaming system builds for a company called NCIX (went bankrupt) which was one of the 2 large PC/gaming PC builders in the lower mainland for years. For those of us PC gamers out West in Canada his shop and one other company were the only real places to go, so most into PC gaming know him and/or had a machine built by him up here. He got his start on Youtube doing product reviews and builds for NCIX before he went out on his own.


    He used to offer too good to be true deals for PC components back in the day sometimes- draw your own conclusions there I guess.


    His Linus media group company is worth millions now - so Reddit says anyway. He also started Floatplane, a Youtube-ish like content creator site with a user/pay system, I don't know much about it other than the name and that Linus owns it.

    Covid jail,now I've heard it all!!! They pick 4 star hotels,thats why it';s so expensive and if you dont want to go to covid jail,dont leave the fucking country.

    Isn't that what I said, that I wasn't going to leave the country unless the mandatory covid detention was over? Your reading comprehension here was about as good as when you said you couldn't drive on certain highways with restricted firearms along with a bunch of other untrue nonsense you wouldn't admit to once caught. You're just pissy still because you badly lost your argument then.


    And obviously I know that the Covid quarantine hotels aren't an actual prison, it's a nickname in pretty common usage both online and in the TV news. It isn't just the 3/4 days and cost of the quarantine in the hotels either, you have to do a mandatory 14 day self isolate after that as well even after you have a proven negative test while in the hotel - https://www.canada.ca/en/publi…ay-air-travellers.html#a4


    Also, since when does ANY hotel in and around for example Pearson airport charge $2000 or more for only 4 nights stay prior to Covid for the rooms/services provided, with very poor meals provided/etc, 4 star rating or otherwise? 4 star my ass, that doesn't have anything to do with the cost. $400 or more for a single bed room? You can book a regular non Covid related room at Pearson's or Vancouver Airport's Westin/Bayshore hotel (have 4 star ratings) right now for $109 per night for 2 queen beds. The current Covid price gouge has NOTHING to do with 4 stars or the hotel's ratings, obviously.


    Just one single article of the hundreds available, where the term "Covid Jail" was used several times by those who've had to stay in them, as well as info on the lack of food provided/etc. 4 star. Yep.


    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/trav…ine-hotels-211354302.html


    Edit - more articles since Spitbull has an obvious learning disability.


    https://torontosun.com/news/lo…zens-not-allowed-to-leave


    https://torontosun.com/news/lo…on-in-a-canada-covid-camp


    https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/new…-october-8-2019-1.4628811


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    If the border opens up by then, and if we don't have to do a mandatory covid hotel/concentration camp stay once returning to Canada still then, me and the missus will drive down. Really love that Pac Coast Highway drive, we usually take the long way down, driving through the interior of British Columbia out to Vancouver/Lower Mainland, and then go South from there, instead of taking the shorter route going through Idaho. Idaho is really cool, but having the roof down/off and cruising the highway South along the coast as much as is possible is 1/2 the fun of a California trip for us. We have friends in San Diego and family in AZ/Scottsdale we could continue on to see as well.



    Still, I have my doubts about our retarded government and the mandatory prison stay to clear CovidCustoms (which you have to pay at least 2 to 4 thousand per person for as well, and that can go WAY up depending on circumstances). Plus I don't know the status right now for dogs crossing the border each way, especially with the covid jail deal here. Just have to hope this all gets figured out in the 5 months or so.

    I bet La Kamale would kick Fredo's ass. She's a legit Ho, and most of them can catfight pretty good.

    No doubt, seeing black women get into fights at clubs, they look more like guys than women. White women fights always devolve into them both bent 90 degrees at the waist, with a hold of one another's hair, and spinning in a circle. Not black girls, it's like two large angry heffers, or more, going at it, nasty stuff.


    Just seeing this 15year old black girl, she probably weighs more than most of us, and would 100% have shanked that other one in pink had she not been lit up. I'd love to take these leftist news anchors asking "why pepper spray or a taser wasn't used", and pull a blade on them and show them just how fast they'll die at that range with less lethal force deployed. Tasers in my experience in the hundreds I've seen deployed, plus taking the X26 instructors course, fail a huge amount of the time. Probes don't hit the target, they don't lodge and seat properly sometimes when they do hit the target, etc etc.

    Remember when Fredo tried to pick a fight with an obviously out of shape and untrained guy for calling him "Fredo", on video at some weekend event? Fredo thinks he's very tough what with his once a week BJJ training. Tim Kennedy said after that video came out he was going to go to CNN and do the same thing to Fredo, call him out to fight, and see what happened. That'd be epic times, watching Kennedy absolutely smash poor Fredo, and him have to go on camera the next day with his face mashed in.

    I weep at the huge amounts of ammo we don't have.

    Hah, no doubt. I only wish I could share the wealth to the USA right now, I've already given out/sold a TON up here, probably 1/2 my .22 stockpile (still have 100k), and about 10k each of 556/762x39/9mm. Made a small dent in the @homes magazine.

    Very nice Storch. We had a diesel Excursion that had a 4" lift on it, 15 years or so ago for a couple years, company vehicle so we didn't get it all of the time, but loved it when we had it. One of those vehicles you regret selling, that thing with the diesel tuner would get 1000km on a tank +, I could drive from Calgary to Abbotsford BC in a straight shot every time. I've got pictures of it around someplace.


    That one looks like it's in great shape from the outside appearance, for sure.