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Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



The email I got looks like an all-FFL form letter. Iím guessing theyíre trying to get out ahead of gun shops getting looted and us C&Rs got swept up.


ATF.FFL.Alert@usdoj.gov posted:

This is an important message from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Possible civil unrest in our area may result in looting of businesses. The ATF reminds you to remain vigilant and to take appropriate steps to secure both your firearms inventory and your required records. Please report all suspicious persons or activity to your local police department. Additionally, notify ATF at if you find any of your firearms missing, lost or stolen or if you are a victim of an attempted burglary of your business.

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Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



poeticoddity posted:

The May chat thread.

Let's talk about hurricane season.

[
[*]Health and Sanitation
[list]
[*]Have a first aid kit, any needed prescription medications, toilet paper, and the ability to at least do rudimentary self-cleaning for the duration. I would highly advise a stash of paper towels, hygienic wipes, and some method of using some of that water youíve stored thatís more efficient than just pouring it out of a cup onto yourself (even if thatís just a bottle with some holes poked in the lid).


Going back to the (excellent) OP for a bit.

Something to add to this is female sanitary supplies. Are you an awful goon who isnít anywhere near someone with a reproductive aged uterus? Theyíre still WAY up the list of things that you can give to neighbors in a crisis to be a good dude.

If you do have any women you care about make sure to get the products and brands that they prefer, as the middle of an evacuation isnít the time to discover what the difference between ďheavyĒ and ďlightĒ tampons is or that Always pads are intensely uncomfortable for them but Kotex is fine.

By the way having a supply of this poo poo is good in general. When the COVID panic started out local shops all sold the gently caress out of pads and there was a very limited supply of tampons. Happily my wife keeps a healthy supply on hand so it wasnít an issue but hoooly poo poo I donít even want to think about how crap things would have been if she hadnít had any.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Found some pics I thought I remembered taking to drive the point home to a friend who didnít think they needed to grab some essentials.

Pads:



Tampons:


Note that this was during an emergency that really shouldnít have led to shortages, but people were reflexively stocking up on poo poo like it was a hurricane.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Posted in GC thread but should me Tom here.


FYI I burned the poo poo out of both my hands making lunch today so Iím not going to be able to do my usual gentle nudging via posts and will be hitting this place infrequently. Sp do me a solid and everyone just be cool for 24 hours or so.


Not gonna squint too hard if you all discuss current events a bit but be cool and donít make me regret it when I get back.

Just be chill and donít be dicks ar East other .

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Cyrano4747 posted:

Cast iron pan full of water in oven for crust purposes on sourdough rolls.

Put pan on stove after I finished the rolls. Got distracted m grabbed pan and burned left hand. Tossed scalding hot water on right.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Captain Log posted:

I'm a very firm believer in keeping a schedule. It's literally how I managed to stay sane for the multiple years I was waiting on my benefits without a car or cash. I keep a dry erase board with a daily breakdown of what I need to accomplish. I don't always get everything done, but it gives me a good sense of staying active and useful.

Today is one of those days where I accidentally slept in a bit, got up, and one hour later I've marked off all my "To Do" items.

God drat, this lockdown is getting old. I need more busywork.

BIRD!



Look again man, looks like you're missing a hint

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.




I burned the poo poo out of my hands the day before yesterday. Grabbed hot cast iron like an idiot.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Somebody Awful posted:

How are your hands? Getting better, I hope.

The right hand (the boiling water) is pretty OK ish. It just got scalded. The left one has some fun blisters on the bits where you grip a handle so lots of flexing skin unpleasantness.

I can type one handed at least

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Shooting Blanks posted:

All that time at pornhub is finally paying off.

Yeah but all my one handed typing experience is with lefty

NerdyMcNerdNerd posted:

Really not surprised that the guy who touches the stove also volunteered to become a moderator

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Proper Kerni ng posted:

When my wife was a kid she was deep frying something because single parent poverty means kids have to cook, and wanted to check if the oil was hot enough; she'd heard somewhere (from someone who was probably a serial killer or something) that the way to check that was to put a drop of water in it to see if it insta-boiled away.

Probably misunderstood the test where you drip water on a pan to see if itís hot enough to seat something.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Dick Burglar posted:

Pasta, like meat, continues to cook for a bit even after being removed from the heat. So if you like pasta with some firmness to it (~AL DENTE~) then take it out before it's reached your desired firmness, because it will get softer in the next ten or so minutes that it's still hot-hot.

Myl

This is why you run your pasta under some cold water after draining it. Cool it down and then let your sauce bring it back up to eating temp when you mix it.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Jehde posted:

I hear pasta water works as a binder for pasta sauce, but I don't know if that's true. For some pastas, like pesto, I definitely either add some pasta water back in, or just quickly strain the noodles so they're still fairly wet. Just so they're coated enough to mix the pesto around.

Yeah it does. Also if youíre making your own sauce save some pasta water in your freezer and use that when you make it instead of regular water. It really kicks it up a notch and makes it stick like whoa.

Now to really step up your pasta game try making some home made. Itís easy as piss and tastes so loving good. Homemade pasta also freezes really well. The first time I made it I just rolled it out and cut it with a knife but after that I spent the $80 to get one of one of these bad boys. Wasnít cheap but goddam have I gotten my moneyís worth out of it.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Careful itís a gateway drug to baking. Mashing eggs and flour together is easy and then before you know if youíre thinking about sourdough starters.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Something to note about starters is that it's basically a pet. You gotta feed it, whether you're using it or not. Daily.

Now, if you know you're not going to be using it for a while you can put it to sleep in the fridge for a week or so before feeding it. . If you're going hard core long term without baking there are ways to dry it out and reconstitute it later that will leave it mostly OK, but that's the sort of thing you do if you're leaving the country for a couple months or something.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.




This dog looks incredibly, deeply concerned.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



So I've been watching a movie about Tanya Harding for the last little bit, and having a few quarantine beers with my wife on this pleasant Saturday evening. What did I miss? Log post any cute bird photos?

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Anonymous Robot posted:

I Tonya? Thatís a good one. Made me realize that Tonya Hardingís real failure was being born in the wrong time. Sheíd have been a superstar and probably done wonders for the sport of figure skating if sheíd debuted in, say, 2014.

Yep that one. It was kind of surreal because my sister was way into whatever the pee-wee league equivalent of figure skating was during that period, and I remember my mom and her watching all that '92 and '94 olympic poo poo on TV. I was remembering specific outfits she was wearing so I guess it rubbed off.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Hey guys? Not that this discussion about the small business owner isn't worthy (it is) but mind moving it to the concealed carry thread? I mean, this isn't exactly CHL but it's a use of force discussion, and that's more or less what that thread specializes in.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Dick Burglar posted:

I'm gonna be That Guy, but I really don't enjoy the John Wick movies very much. I understand that Wick himself is supposed to be basically an "apex human" but the dude just tanks way too much damage and is unbelievably precise with his one-shot-stops. If his kills were a little less surgical-to-the-point-of-ridiculous and he didn't sustain approximately one hundred times the damage it takes to kill even an incredibly strong human, I'd enjoy it more. It's like taking Max Payne gameplay and subbing in real actors; it's ridiculous on its face. Plus his shooting is painfully 3-gun gamer-y (because that's what Taran Tactical trained him on). He even has the goofy loving shell magnetically held outside of the ejection port because you have to start with shotgun unloaded in 3-gun for some idiotic reason.

I also don't understand why everybody in the films has apparently agreed to only use handgun rounds for everything but bolt-guns? The only time I think we see an assassin with a rifle caliber weapon is the sniper's rifle in the first(?) movie. Wick & co are utterly confused and stymied by level IIIa or possibly even just level II body armor. What?

I still haven't seen 3, but I'm pretty sure I remember lots of shotgun work in 2 and I THINK I recall either wick or the guy he was fighting using a carbine in the sewer/underground tunnel whatever fight.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Look up the YouTube vids of Keanu training. Dude got some solid instruction and his training videos are great especially if things like fast shotgun reloads get you all tingly.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Dick Burglar posted:

Shotguns are legal in a lot of places that semi-auto rifles (especially the scary black AR kind) are not. Not the best tool for the job, but if that's all you've got, it's good to know how effective it is or isn't.

Would you rather have a pump action shotgun or a pump rifle in .223? Or a bolt action?

Not a rhetorical question. My gut wants to say ď of course shotgunĒ but the more I think about it the more I think a Ruger Ranch with a red dot and a 30 round mag (in pretty sure those take STANAG - if not the 10 rounder you can buy them with) would be the superior option.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Yeah. Good on the marines and navy nixing it but holy poo poo thatís the big move.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Wonder what will happen to that in uniform marine I saw last year with a visible SS armband tattoo.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



DeesGrandpa posted:

It's just for scout sniper bro, any similarity to nazi iconography is clearly just an innocent oopsie.

Lol no. This was an SS unit armband.

One of these guys :



They go around the left forearm like so:



The Marine had his sleeves rolled up in that extremely squared off and starched way that they do because it was hot out, so it was very visible.

I didnít catch the unit on it. God I wish Iíd thought to snap a pic. It might be the worst tattoo Iíve ever seen in person.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Ceros_X posted:

Idk man, if it was a lovely tattoo that was just a band around his arm there is just as good of a chance that it's a lovely tattoo that said "No ragretz".

Take it from someone who has looked at way too much Nazi poo poo and was a few feet behind the guy in line at a gate. Itís what it was. Thick black line flanked by two thin lines and german fraktur font picked out in the skin tone. I couldnít see what it said but it could have said ďlol buttsĒ and it would be a lol butts themes SS cuff band. I did a double take because I couldnít believe what I was looking at.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Pretty sure shitposting at work is what Something Awful is for.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



And if the third level down was a celebration of a government founded on the principle that owning people is good and awesome.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Honestly I doubt it will cost them gently caress all. People always over sell how much a corporation taking a political stance will cost them money because assholes boycott them.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Omfg looooool

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Just letís all stop and reflect that were officially in a situation where loving NASCAR is a voice of racial justice and equality

2020 is a motherfuck.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Theyíre basically Vader out of nowhere dunking the racist emperor into the core right now.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Miso Beno posted:

my special flag?


oh poo poo uh new page.


hi page 14

The confederate flag.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



HappyCapybaraFamily posted:

This is pretty great, but The Sports Memery is a "satire" site. Ray C. the Racist never had a Twitter account, as far as I can tell

oh womp womp.

I wanna believe.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



darnon posted:

I know Coronabucks are burning a hole in everyone's pockets but right now seems like a weird time to build a top of the line PC with the new gen parts only 3-4 months down the line. (Exception for the Ryzen 5 3300x which is a nasty little CPU for $120... if you can find it in stock)

CPU/RAM I wouldnít worry too much about refreshing. Being a generation back on that isnít going to be too much of a killer.

But yeah Iíd wait on GPU poo poo right now. If only to see the current top of the line drop in price when the new poo poo drops.

Personally Iím anxious to see what AMD does with the next gen or cards.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



How bad is bad? Drivers have been why Iíve more or less stayed on nvidia but I keep hearing amd is getting better and goddamn if their prices arenít way better.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



therobit posted:

anything to say about the GE Cafe line of appliances

I don't know about dishwashers and all, but wasn't there a REALLY gross goon named GE Cafe a while back? Like, horror story level gross if he's the one I'm thinking of.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Oh god yeah it was the one who had pieces of his intestines slough off during butt play.

. . . now I kind of want a GE Cafe branded appliance just so I can laugh and die a little each time I do the dishes.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Captain Log posted:

Has anyone here ever used one of those internet prescription glasses services? I'm needing new lenses in my sunglasses and probably a new pair of my daily wear glasses. I always get non glare lenses. I've used LensCrafter since my first pair of glasses at seven years old, but holy gently caress they are expensive compared to some of these online outfits. I just got my Dad a pair as a belated 60th birthday present from VisionWorks. With the exam and everything, it was almost $500.

If there is a reason to pay that much, I'll do it for myself. But two sets of lenses and at least one frame is going to hurt.

My wife has. Iirc you have to have a prescription so you might still have to go to LensCrafters for that part but Iíd you have an active one youíre g2g.

The one thing Iíll say is that they tend to be heavier. Theyíre cheaper for a reason and I think that reason is cheaper materials that are easier to manufacture. The frames tend towards plastic and thick. Heavy frames bother be because I wear mine all day so I cough up the extra cash.

But they work. If you donít mind heavier frames on your face theyíre a solid choice.

Edit: I think she used warboy Parker.

Edit 2 lol autocorrect. Leading that Iím sure you can figure it out.

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Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



I know WP at least will mail you a box of frames to try out. Non prescription but itís how they let people try them on. Pre paid return box, no shipping cost to you etc. Get a box of frames and see if you can wear a set around for a day.

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