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by williaty
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: EMP "Safer" motorcycle for bug out
Replies: 22
Views: 2355

Re: EMP "Safer" motorcycle for bug out

I keep scratching my head over this "EMP" stuff. I spent some time at Kirtland AFB, NM. The place where they test aircraft for EMP issues. And trucks, and radios and, and, and. You know, by the military that owns and has used nukes.... The main pulse generator in use there will output 50KV/meter. S...
by williaty
Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Measles outbreak in United States
Replies: 60
Views: 7120

Re: Measles outbreak in United States

I'm a doctor. People who don't get their kids vaccinated are wrong. It's really that simple. Yes, there can be complication from vaccinations. The complications are rare. Autism is not one of those complications, period. Most of the complications are minor. There are rare serious complications. But...
by williaty
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Possible Tsunami Pacific.
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Possible Tsunami Pacific.

So my friend found out what had fallen inside her telescope's dome during the quake: Turns out you aren't required by law to secure compressed gas bottles in Chile :crazy: A whole rack of compressed CO2 came tumbling down. :shock: None of the scientists seem to have a real-world understanding of jus...
by williaty
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Digital voice modem for HF - $195 USD - no PC needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Digital voice modem for HF - $195 USD - no PC needed!

So what's the point? We can already do voice over both FM and SSB. The utility of other digital modes (like the mentioned PSK31) is that they allow the transmission of non-audio data. I have the same confusion about ICOM's and Yaesu's implementation of digital voice for VHF+ FM. More cost and more c...
by williaty
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Possible Tsunami Pacific.
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Possible Tsunami Pacific.

My business partner works for a telescope observatory above La Serena. Some part of their dome fell off, halting things until they can get someone in there to assess what happened.
by williaty
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4453
Views: 248602

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Huh, all ways demand money if I try to read in Firefox. However, if I use Safari, it lets me see the article for free.
by williaty
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4453
Views: 248602

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Also, I was headed over here anyway because I ran across this article - and it's a summary of something fairly technical not in my field so I have no more than a clue how to evaluate it (catchy headline? Real thing?) but wanted to see what some of you thought? Is there any way to read that which do...
by williaty
Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: California Wildfires vs Prepper
Replies: 17
Views: 1009

Re: California Wildfires vs Prepper

For what it's worth, this first house we bought isn't based on rectangles. Our walls are not plumb and we have a lot of weird corners. You'd have much the same situation in dome house. I will never fucking do this again. It's insane how much space you lose because of this. You can't put anything ag...
by williaty
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: California Wildfires vs Prepper
Replies: 17
Views: 1009

Re: California Wildfires vs Prepper

You have a valid point about space loss against the walls in a dome structure. I have had a design for some years now of an earth sheltered home. In that design, I have vertical walls going up about 7' the floor meeting the curving ceiling. Of course you can define spaces in the middle of the area ...
by williaty
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: California Wildfires vs Prepper
Replies: 17
Views: 1009

Re: California Wildfires vs Prepper

For what it's worth, this first house we bought isn't based on rectangles. Our walls are not plumb and we have a lot of weird corners. You'd have much the same situation in dome house. I will never fucking do this again. It's insane how much space you lose because of this. You can't put anything aga...
by williaty
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: California Wildfires vs Prepper
Replies: 17
Views: 1009

Re: California Wildfires vs Prepper

If he was properly prepared he wouldn't have brush growing right up to his house. This sounds a bit like walking into a firefight just because you want to show off that you're wearing body armor. Defensible space everybody, and maybe turn on a sprinkler when the fire gets close. I read an interview...
by williaty
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Stock Pad for Magpul CTR Stock?
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Stock Pad for Magpul CTR Stock?

Reporting back. My wife says the Limbsaver pad is a big improvement over the Magpul extended butt pad for the CTR stock. She says it feels considerably more comfortable. With the Magpul extended pad, you could see where the edges of the stock sat against her in the outlines of the burst capillaries....
by williaty
Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Never Seen So Many "Out of Stock" Labels for Emergency Food
Replies: 21
Views: 2343

Re: Never Seen So Many "Out of Stock" Labels for Emergency F

What are the nutjobs thinking is about to happen this time? I haven't heard any fantasies about September.
by williaty
Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: DPRK leader Kim Jong Un orders army to enter "state of war"
Replies: 15
Views: 1470

Re: DPRK leader Kim Jong Un orders army to enter "state of w

You know, for years NK has said crazy shit and then done nothing. Lately, it seems like they're annoyed that no one believes their threats, so they're actually throwing some explosives around. The question is whether they actually mean something by it for the first time (even if it's likely to be a ...
by williaty
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Fallout Shelter - iOS
Replies: 42
Views: 7277

Re: Fallout Shelter - iOS

We have all sorts of people coming in to get help with their phones (mostly looking to get on to the University WiFi or get help configuring their email). I have never seen a person bring in a Windows phone for troubleshooting. I've heard that Microsoft actually makes a decent phone OS, but I guess...
by williaty
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Fallout Shelter - iOS
Replies: 42
Views: 7277

Re: Fallout Shelter - iOS

1) Yes, Bethesda have confirmed that the stats of the child come from the stats of the parents and I've proved that by accidentally not breeding in enough biodiversity :lol: 2) Between birth and adulthood children consume significant resources but don't help produce any. Population booms are a great...
by williaty
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Stock Pad for Magpul CTR Stock?
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Stock Pad for Magpul CTR Stock?

And that's why I asked here!

Thanks, Doc, that Limbsaver pad looks like it'll be perfect for her.
by williaty
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Stock Pad for Magpul CTR Stock?
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Stock Pad for Magpul CTR Stock?

My wife has a Magpul CTR stock on her AR. The stock is already fitted with Magpul's extended butt pad thing, but it's pretty firm rubber. The problem is that even firing <50 rounds pops capillaries in my wife's shoulder that take a good while to go away. We've stuck a little extra foam between her a...
by williaty
Tue May 19, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: California Drought
Replies: 147
Views: 13117

Re: California Drought

Not mentioned is that there's still a surprisingly large amount of semiconductor (computer chip) production out there. Fab lines depend on having access to a surprisingly huge amount of clean water to facilitate production. Aren't these droughts cyclical in nature? It'll rain more soon. The communit...
by williaty
Sat May 02, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Things that go VROOM in the night; should I have called 911?
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Things that go VROOM in the night; should I have called 911?

We live on a long straight section of road with a few hills that goes under interstate highway overpass that's just east of the house. For reasons defying understanding, people manage to run off the road here weekly and hit the pillars of the bridge probably every other month. Tonight, I heard some ...
by williaty
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What's the current hotness in securing an AR at the ready?
Replies: 12
Views: 1675

Re: What's the current hotness in securing an AR at the read

I disagree with both your main points. Any buckshot still has a lot of downrange danger to anyone in the way. People consistently underestimate the range and penetrating power of buckshot. There's numerous videos of people shooting through surprising things a surprisingly long way away with various ...
by williaty
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4453
Views: 248602

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

So does anyone know what the final answer was with Greece needing money from the EU to pay the IMF?
by williaty
Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What's the current hotness in securing an AR at the ready?
Replies: 12
Views: 1675

Re: What's the current hotness in securing an AR at the read

Compare cost of a shotgun my wife will use vs the cost of a locker for her AR. That's what it really comes down to. I don't think either of us will try to make a night shot unless we're in the process of being attacked.
by williaty
Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What's the current hotness in securing an AR at the ready?
Replies: 12
Views: 1675

What's the current hotness in securing an AR at the ready?

So, to keep a pistol ready for quick access but locked away from everyone that's not me, I have a thick steel lockbox with a Simplex lock on it. Now, I find myself in need to keeping an AR ready in the same way. I need something I can (probably) bolt to the wall near the door that would be secure ag...

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