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  1. F14Scott

    Now defunct retailers of your youth

    My buddy and I would spend idle Saturdays riding our bikes to the mall and just walking around, looking in the stores, watching girls, maybe seeing a movie or going to the arcade. Montgomery Ward was one of the anchor stores, and their hardware department had a small gun counter that held a beautiful Browning Hi-Power. We'd ask to see it, and 100% of the time, the salesman would take it out and let us handle it. We were both about 12 years old and completely unaccompanied, but it was a different time, circa 1980. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  2. My wife and I are planning a trip to Hawaii next Spring. Two people, a little over a week, a few grand per person total, including airfare. Travel insurance is between $250 and $600, depending on the coverage levels and, at the high end, if you want to be able to CNX for "any reason," in which case they refund up to half your costs. Anyone ever use the policies? It seems like, for most stuff, it would take a pretty significant event to screw the trip up badly enough to have the policy kick in. But, I guess that's what insurance is for: catastrophic stuff. I can't think of what would prevent us from taking the trip, but the odds of a huge weather system hitting HI, a complete airline shutdown, a hotel collapse, or a massive health problem seem fairly low. Any anecdotes for or against travel insurance?
  3. F14Scott

    Planned Parenthood question

    If PP gets to endorse candidates, then so should the armed forces. Can you imagine...? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. F14Scott

    Amazon scraps AI resume tool for bias

    It appears hiring that conforms to quotas requires the abandonment of all intelligence, traditional and, now, artificial. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  5. Why isn't my key working? Why aren't my dogs squealing? Could my wife have engaged the deadbolt? Someone is opening the lock, but my wife isn't saying "sorry, sorry" like we do when we've locked each other out. The guy who opened the door did it slowly and he was sleepy, standing there in his boxers. I had it all figured out within about a second of seeing him. I grinned sheepishly and said, "Sorry, wrong floor." If he had been a bad guy, he would have caught me very off guard. I was pretty much confused condition white. Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
  6. F14Scott

    Amazon getting slower?

    That's because your cassette adapter had to be shipped from 1985. Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
  7. While carrying, about a year ago, I did the same thing, getting off on the wrong floor, walking down the virtually identical hallway, and trying to insert my key into the lock of the apartment below me. My key wasn't working, and I was trying to figure out why, when the resident opened the door. I didn't shoot him. Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
  8. F14Scott

    Amazon getting slower?

    Counterpoint: I live in midtown Houston and can have Amazon Prime Now items at my door in about 90 minutes. It"s awesome. Last week, I wanted to buy a sound bar at about 7:30 pm. I found the one I wanted and tried calling the nearest Best Buy to see if they had it in the store. 45 minutes on the phone later, the closest I got was an operator told me the computer showed it was possibly there (the same computer screen I was looking at, which was why I was calling). I gave up and then thought of Prime Now. Same bar, same price, $20 delivery tip, but no time wasted and I didn't put 8 miles on my car at $.50 per mile. It showed up st 2200. Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
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    Random Posting

    OMG. So ineffectual and annoying. Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
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    Random Posting

    Shows how much you know. If you really want to hide it, you should just use a much thinner wire.
  11. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/asia-argento-denies-sexual-assault-claim-says-anthony-bourdain-paid-accuser-1136314 She said so. That's all I have. Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
  12. Not that this is anything new, but I am just worn out by the MSM's complete lack of journalistic curiosity when doing so would harm a leftist or leftist cause. Case in point: Anthony Bourdain's girlfriend, whom he praised publicly for her courage as a Weinstein accuser and founder of the MeToo movement, slept with a 17 year old whom she had known since he was 7. When the kid learned of the Argento/Bourdain relationship, he cranked up the legal process in the hopes of a large payout. Argento paid the boy, evidently with money provided by Bourdain. Months later, Bourdain inexplicably kills himself. Then, the Argento story breaks. Anyone think Bourdain either didn't want to face the embarrassment or shame when the truth came out, or perhaps think that he was ashamed of the cover up, or that his crazy girlfriend drove him over the edge? I haven't heard one peep from the MSM postulating Bordain's suicide is connected to the payoff or the statutory rape case. Naturally, exposing the MeToo founder as a child rapist would be a blow to the movement, and compounding the scandal would be a payoff not unlike the Stormy Daniels payoff and the relevant suicide of a popular, cool celebrity chef. Yet, crickets. Yet, they will all furiously decry accusations of bias, and claim they are true journalists, pursuing all sides of an issue and searching for the truth.
  13. F14Scott

    Random Posting

    I think the biggest problem would be the airflow blanking that would occur under G. As the aircraft pulled to maneuver, the motor would be at severe risk of stalling.
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    Random Posting

    Sounds a little like our wingman brief: "Join up. Shut up. The only thing I want to hear from you is 'One's on fire" or "Two's ejecting'."
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    Aircraft Pic & Vid Thread

    She's an "F" model. You can see the intakes are squared off and diagonally canted, vice the rounded, vertical intakes of the ABCDs. Also, the LEX (leading edge extension, the wing that extends forward under the canopy) and the nose of the E and F look much bigger and longer on the Rhinos. One other quick giveaway is a large notch on the leading edge of the wing, about 2/3 of the way down the wing on the Rhinos, but you can't see that in this photo.
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