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  • For Microsoft Windows, it's do or die

    10/23/2016 8:29:45 PM PDT · by dayglored · 70 replies
    Business Insider ^ | )ct 23, 2016 | Matt Weinberger
    Microsoft is set to unveil a bunch of new hardware on Wednesday, with the star attraction likely to be a new Surface PC to compete with Apple's all-in-one iMac.Microsoft is billing this event as the future of Windows 10. That's not surprising: The reason Microsoft got into the Surface business in the first place was to push Windows forward into a touchscreen future, whether PC manufacturers wanted it or not.But we're fast approaching a moment in time where Microsoft is going to have to do more than introduce new kinds of PCs if it wants Windows, first introduced in 1985,...
  • Poacher Kills Deer At Vinita Hunting Facility

    10/23/2016 2:46:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Newson6 ^ | Oct 23, 2016 | Tess Maune
    Hunting season is well underway in Oklahoma, but not everyone is playing by the rules. A commercial hunting facility near Vinita is the latest victim of poachers. "We've worked hard to do what we've done here," said Rusty Cornwell, Trails End Sanctuary owner. Trails End Sanctuary is an Oklahoma hunting outfitter that Rusty Cornwell founded 13 years ago. "We're pretty proud of it," Cornwell said. "It's a pretty special place." It's a place that puts veterans as a priority - giving different groups free hunts each season. "It's a very therapeutic, a lot of times, weekend for them," the owner...
  • Dodge Challenges for muscle car supremacy

    10/21/2016 7:42:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 10/20/2016 | Jim Bray
    Dodge’s Challenger Scat Pack Shaker (and no, the scat pack doesn’t mean it leaves stuff behind it on the road) is not only a great muscle car experience, it’s also an interesting lesson in semantics. That’s because it teaches us that the word "standard transmission" no longer applies to a stick shift, at least in this instance. Nope, in this case, the 485 "horsepowerhouse" comes "standard" with an automatic transmission, whereas the great Tremec six speed stick manual transmission is a thousand dollar option. And a good option, too - better than a lot of the nannies for which you...
  • The Smallest Pistol Seecamp 32 ACP (Video only)

    10/19/2016 11:38:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 10-18-2016 | sootch00
    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: The Seecamp 32 ACP Pistol is the Smallest current production semi-auto handgun being made. They are known for their quality and reliability. This is a perfect choice for deep cover conceal-ability or as a back up. Another installment in the Mouse Gun Series.
  • Hyderabad: This Ricky Bahl Duped Women After Marriage, Had 350 Girlfriends

    10/18/2016 9:48:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    India Today ^ | October 17, 2016 | Ashish Pandey
    The police in Hyderabad arrested a conman who would dupe women after marrying them.A smooth talker, K. Venkat Ratna Reddy had several women falling for him. Like Ranveer Singh's character in the movie 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl', Reddy promised marriage to women, and in this case married them too, and then duped them. Unlike the character in the movie, Reddy's story ultimately ended in the jail (at least for now). THE ARREST The Central Crime Station (CCS) unit of the Hyderabad Police arrested him for duping women in the name of marriage. He would approach women through a popular matrimonial...
  • Ghostpepper Puts Hole in Man’s Esophagus

    10/17/2016 10:14:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2016
    The ghost pepper is one of the world’s hottest peppers, with a Scoville rating of more than a million. So it might follow that you shouldn’t ingest it in more than tiny quantities. And yet, the Journal of Emergency Medicine reports on the unusual case of a man who tore a hole in his esophagus after eating an incredibly hot ghost pepper. The 47-year-old American ate a burger topped with a “ghost pepper puree” as part of an eating contest. YouTube is rife with video of people eating these things, so you can probably guess how this one went: The...
  • Loophole Could Keep Cobras in Florida Neighborhood

    10/17/2016 10:08:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Oct 17, 2016 | Summer Knowles
    A Florida man whose pet cobra escaped into neighborhood can no longer keep venomous snakes but his wife still can.
  • Parachutist Falls 1,200 Feet from Plane in Florida: Sheriff

    10/16/2016 10:18:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/16
    Authorities in central Florida say a man with a group of people on a plane doing military-style parachuting has died after his reserve chute accidentally opened as he knelt near the cargo door, pulling him out. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the man was pronounced dead by paramedics after falling 1,200 feet to the ground Friday.acebook
  • Dakota Fred Hurt marries Jennifer Sheets, may be returning to Gold Rush?

    10/16/2016 2:14:56 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 15 replies
    Starcasm ^ | August 7, 2016 | Asa Hawks
    We have some great news to report for old school fans of Gold Rush as former star Dakota Fred Hurt has married Jennifer Sheets, his Executive Assistant and cook for his mining crew! In attendance at the wedding was fellow Gold Rush star Tony Beets and his wife Minnie Beets. [snip] Dakota Fred and son Dustin Hurt announced back in February that they were looking for crew members to run “a swift water suction dredge gold mine high up in the mountains of S E Alaska,” and the job posting included the sentence: “You will also need to be happy...
  • [VANITY] Atlanta/NGA FReepers... Tour Atlanta’s Great Model Railroads Model RR Open Houses

    10/14/2016 8:36:33 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 18 replies
    Piedmont Pilgrimage ^ | 10/14/2016 | Prov1322
    Tour Atlanta’s Great Model Railroads November is National Model Railroad Month. The Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) celebrates November with a public tour of model railroads in the Atlanta Area. Open House Layouts The Piedmont Pilgrimage tour is open to anyone interested in model railroading. Just come in anytime during the scheduled times for each open house. The cost for entry is free! Children are welcome to attend with proper supervision from their parents. Bring your camera so that you can take home some great memories. We would love for you to join us as we...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    10/12/2016 4:00:34 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 82 replies
    I don't like dishes that are strongly-flavored with fennel - we once made a slow-cooked pulled-pork recipe that was ruined for me by the fennel seed flavoring. So it surprised me that I really do like fennel root itself, when it's roasted with other vegetables. The picture above is of Ina Garten's Roasted Winter Vegetables; after we made it the first time, we did it again using carrots, parsnips, potatoes and - Fennel! We really liked it, a very warming Autumn-Winter side dish. Here is the original recipe, and you can switch out veggies as you like: an aside,...
  • Like it or not, here are ALL your October Microsoft patches (Rolled-up Windows Update)

    10/11/2016 9:07:53 PM PDT · by dayglored · 27 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 11, 2016 | Shaun Nichols
    Microsoft is kicking off a controversial new security program this month by packaging all of its security updates into a single payload. The October security release introduces Redmond's new policy of bundling all security bulletins as one download. While more convenient for end users, who now get just one bundle, the move will irk many administrators, who had preferred to individually test and apply each patch to avoid compatibility problems. In total, ten bulletins have been bundled into the Patch Tuesday payload: MS16-118 is a cumulative update for Internet Explorer to address 11 security vulnerabilities, including six remote code execution...
  • German YouTuber's Slingshot Fires Bowling Ball More Than 300 Feet

    10/11/2016 2:17:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 11, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A German slingshot enthusiast took his hobby to the next level with a giant wooden slingshot capable of flinging a bowling ball more than 300 feet. Joerg Sprave, star of The Slingshot Channel on YouTube, posted a video showing off the capabilities of his giant wooden slingshot using a bowling ball as a projectile. The homemade weapon launched the ball a distance of more than 328 feet. Sprave said he believes the slingshot could be adjusted to reach more than 430 feet.
  • Bigfoot Spotted Lurking Under Bald Eagle Nest

    10/06/2016 2:54:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    CNET ^ | October 6, 2016 | Eric Mack
    A webcam trained on a nest of eagle chicks in the woods of Michigan also catches a glimpse of something else in the wild.Bigfoot, that mysteriously unkempt and anti-social gentlemen of the woodlands, has again made an appearance on camera in his trademark blurry yet intriguing style. This time the legendary cryptid has apparently been captured on the CarbonTV Eagle Cam in northern Michigan. The live webcam is trained on a bald eagle nest 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground near the Platte River State Fish Hatchery. As you can see in the video above, a dark lumbering figure...
  • Brock Yates 1933–2016 (Car and Driver, Cannonball Run)

    10/06/2016 10:56:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | October 6, 2016 | Don Sherman
    Brock Yates, Car and Driver’s Assassin, lost his long battle with Alzheimer’s on October 5, 2016. We take solace in the words he crafted for this publication, his screenplays, and his books, a legacy that long ago became permanent and prominent chapters of the American legend... Yates joined Car and Driver in 1964, as managing editor—although he claimed no experience in either managing or editing... Yates created the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash in 1971, a coast-to-coast public road race...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    10/05/2016 4:46:42 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 133 replies
    I have a young friend at work who is a wonderful baker, and dreams of having his own bakery someday. He lost his Mom to cancer several years ago, and often reminisces about her and things they did together. One of his favorite memories is of the two of them making this Ina Garten recipe for Pumpkin Roulade, and it has become one of his specialties: co-worker has recently retired, and we are having a party for him at the end of the month. Whenever we had parties and I asked Nate what he wanted me to make, he...
  • Video: Hunter Scares Off Charging Bear

    10/04/2016 2:14:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 10/3/16
    We just saw the aftermath of a bear attack, so here’s a video showing a hunter scaring off a charging bear. Hunter Franz Albrecht was waiting for a bear to arrive when he got much more than he bargained for. He spots a full-grown sow come running toward the ridge on which he’s hunting, when suddenly two small cubs come trotting into the scene. This is about the worst situation for a hunter. Franz keeps his eye on the bear when it turns on a dime and starts rushing right at him. Instinctively, Franz stands his ground and begins yelling...
  • Carson Wentz Bags ‘Bye Week Buck’

    10/04/2016 1:30:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 10/4/16
    What do NFL quarterbacks do on their bye weeks? If you’re Carson Wentz, you go out and bag yourself a “bye week buck.” If you haven’t been keeping track, Carson Wentz is really good at football, and he’s an avid outdoorsman, too. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz is off to an incredible start in his debut NFL season. He has lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 3-0 start and (knock on wood) has yet to throw an interception thus far. He’s a bright, young talent and is making an early bid for the NFL Rookie of the Year. On many occasions,...
  • Jim’s Fearless 2016 MLB Playoff Predictions

    10/04/2016 11:53:19 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 111 replies
    ALWild Card (TBS): Toronto over the Orioles NL Wild Card (ESPN): San Francisco over the Mets ALDS (TBS): Toronto over Texas ALDS (TBS): Boston over Cleveland NLDS (FS1): Washington over the Dodgers NLDS (FS1): Cubbies over San Francisco (go Giants!) ALCS (TBS): Boston over Toronto NLCS (Fox/FS1): Cubbies over Washington World Series (Fox): Cubbies over Boston Note: look for the whole spreadsheet and stats to be up soon on my new website under construction
  • Eggs, scrambled and otherwise

    10/02/2016 6:17:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    Popsugar (Multiple links in body of thread) | October 2, 2016
    I'm really not much of a cook at all. I don't have the patience or the concentration. It's therefore no surprise that I would fall back on cooking eggs - fried, boiled, or poached. When I fry the eggs, I prefer to use bacon grease, but butter works just fine. So does olive oil if I'm in a healthy mood. I recently ran across a scrambled eggs recipe that used Worcestershire sauce: You Never Knew You Needed Scrambled Eggs With Worcestershire Sauce I tried it and I liked it. The link led me to a couple other links: This Is...
  • Missouri Hunter Shoots 36-Point Buck of a Lifetime

    10/02/2016 1:33:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 9/30/16
    Darrell Collison, of Charity, Missouri, may have already shot the biggest buck in the state this year. Just 3 days into the bow-hunting season, Darrell has bagged himself a buck that is making waves in the hunting world. The buck was green scored at 153 typical and non-typical 220 4/8 gross and 208 1/8 net with 29 points, however, the Dallas County game warden later came up with 36 points. The pictures of this buck will send chills down your spine, don’t believe us? Check them out:
  • My Handgun Collection : S&W Revolvers (Gun Porn)

    09/30/2016 6:30:37 PM PDT · by NRx · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09-19-2016 | The Yankee Marshall
    TYMs Personal collection; S&W revolver edition.
  • Bradenton man trying to solve lionfish overpopulation problem with glock-fishing

    09/29/2016 10:35:12 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 20 replies ^ | : September 26, 2016, | Lila Gross
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — One Bradenton man is trying to get rid of the overpopulated lionfish in an unconventional way, by glock-fishing underwater. This means shooting lionfish underwater with a glock pistol. Courtland Hunt said he taped his experience to raise awareness about the lionfish’s harmful overpopulation. FWC spokesperson, Amanda Nalley, said the FWC is aware of the video and the agency encourages people to remove lionfish, but not with firearms.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/28/2016 8:29:58 AM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 73 replies
    One of the most interesting food writers I’ve encountered, and an American Treasure, is John Thorne, who for many years produced a snail-mail newsletter called ‘Simple Cooking’. The newsletter doesn’t seem to be produced anymore, but fortunately we have the many books that he and his wife Matt Lewis have published. These are just delightful books to read, even if you aren’t going to cook any of the recipes in them:"I remember that one of Thorne’s newsletters contained a recipe for ‘Puffed Wild Rice’, which was suggested as a snack, a topping for salad, or even an addition to...
  • Wife throws husband's lunch off high-rise apartment and through his sun roof

    09/27/2016 10:10:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    We've all felt the sinking feeling of leaving your lunch at home after rushing out the door to make it to work on time. A wife in South Korea has saved her husband from the disappointment, effortlessly throwing his forgotten sandwich from their high-rise apartment into the sunroof of his car. The sandwich landed perfectly on the man's front seat and he offered a quick thumbs up, before heading off to work for the day.
  • Official: Windows 10 has hit the 400 million device mark

    09/27/2016 7:46:44 PM PDT · by dayglored · 25 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 27, 2016 | Dan Robinson
    Microsoft’s self-installing Windows 10 operating system has reached the 400 million mark, the firm announced at its Ignite conference in Atlanta this week, up from the previous high of 350 million in August. This adoption rate means the firm’s self-imposed target of a billion devices by mid-2018 looks increasingly unlikely, but the Redmond giant can take some consolation in the fact that business enthusiasm seems to be growing. The latest version of Windows hit its one-year anniversary on July 29, a date that also marked the ending of the free upgrade offer period for users of Windows 7 and Windows...
  • Video: Man Attacked by Black Bear He Thought Was Down

    09/27/2016 7:16:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 9/27/16
    We might be stating the obvious here: You should always approach an animal with caution after it has been shot, especially a ticked-off black bear. In all fairness, who would think a bear could survive a fall out of a tree that high after being shot three times? But regardless, this young man learned the hard way . . . never jump the gun too fast after shooting a bear. Bears will often let out what is known as a death moan as the animal is taking its last breaths, so it’s a good idea to wait for that signal...
  • 101-Year-Old Veteran Gets One Last Ride on a Harley

    09/27/2016 12:20:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
    A big day for an Arizona veteran who is 101 years old. He was taken on a special ride in Prescott Valley. It was called “One Last Ride” and for Ray Weser it was a ride of a lifetime. “I’ll be 102 in December,” Weser said. Weser says he fell in love with Harley-Davidson motorcycles as a young teen when he was working on a Harley. “Harley dripping oil, smoke coming out of everywhere and I fell in love with motorcycles right there!” Weser said.
  • Step into the 'Cave of Miracles' at Dubai's Dh100m Quran Park

    09/26/2016 7:57:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, September 26, 2016
    Dubai Municipality says thee vision of the project is to build a bridge between the Islamic vision and urban values Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, has approved the cave and glass house project in the Quran Park at an estimated cost of Dh100 million. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said: "The approval of Sheikh Hamdan for this project comes in order to keep up with the basic needs of the population of the city of Dubai for municipality services. "The Quran Park is a great...
  • Classic American Muscle Cars & Customs (several 100 photos!)

    09/25/2016 11:29:21 AM PDT · by ETL · 77 replies
    many different sources
    1)2) 3) (plastic or diecast model)4)5) 6)7) 8) 9)10) 11)12) 13)14)15)16)17)18)19)20)21)22) 23) 24)25) 26)27)28)29)30)31)32) 33) 34)35) 36)37)38)39)40)41)42)43)44)45)46)47)48)49)50)51)52)53)54)55)56) l '39 Ford Coupe 1) 1955 Chevy 2) 1956 Chevy 3) 1957 Chevy 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) This through 42 are 56s, inc a few pickup trucks and a B/W Nomad... 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 56 Nomad 42) 43) 57 Sedan Delivery (differs from Nomad--rear window filled in, etc) 44) 45) 46) 57...
  • Video: Underwater Glock-Fishing For Lionfish

    09/23/2016 1:11:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 9/22/16
    Lionfish are an invasive species doing a lot of harm to underwater ecosystems. They’re basically the feral pigs of oceans reefs. This underwater Glock-fishing video was originally made to see if this group of guys could shoot a Glock underwater, and once they realized it was possible, it developed into much more. With no known predator, the lionfish has been eradicating baitfish all across the ocean. These guys do their part in slowing the lionfish devastation by bringing their Glocks underwater with them and firing away. The guns had to have a few modifications done to them, and then they...
  • Replica of U.S.S. Arizona to join in Pearl Harbor event

    09/22/2016 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 19 replies
    Yuma Sun ^ | Sep 13, 2016 | James Gilbert
    Thanks to the generosity of many residents and businesses in Yuma, the 36-foot-long replica of the U.S.S. Arizona has been restored in time to be shipped to Hawaii for the National Park Service's commemoration ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As a way of showing its appreciation, the Navy League of the United States (NLUS), took the recently refurbished model of the iconic battleship on a photo tour around Yuma Tuesday morning so residents could take pictures of it, making 15-minute stops at Yuma City Hall, the Yuma Quartermaster Depot, the Yuma Chamber of Commerce...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/21/2016 5:03:37 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 139 replies
    The Avon lady who visits my office building brought us the new catalogs this week; and I noticed that Avon is currently offering cookie cutters for making a cookie version of the sugar skulls, or ‘calaveras’ that are traditional for the Mexican holiday ‘The Day of the Dead’. I didn’t know much about this holiday, and while doing a search on it I happened to find a really wonderful website/blog devoted to decorated cookies: Along with all the other fantastic cookies, one entry includes a tutorial on making the skulls; and anyone who likes decorating cookies will love this...
  • NYC Explosion: Buying Bomb Parts Through eBay

    09/21/2016 10:21:07 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 36 replies
    abcnews ^ | 9/21/16 | B. Ross, R.Schwartz, A. Katersky, J. Margolin, James G. Meek
    The man suspected of planting bombs in New York City and New Jersey was able to use the popular online bidding site eBay to secretly collect bomb components starting months ago, officials allege in court documents. Ahmad Rahami, the 28-year-old who was apprehended Monday after a shootout with police, purportedly began plans for a bombing in mid-June when he purchased more than 200 round lead and steel balls designed as slingshot ammunition. "I know, based on my training, experience, and conversations with other law enforcement officials, that ball bearings can be used in improvised explosives to increase fragmentation and thus...
  • A Sub-$700 Colt M4? The 5.56mm Colt Expanse. Full Review.

    09/20/2016 3:37:57 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 45 replies
    Guns America Blog ^ | 9/14/16 | Jon Hodoway
    When it comes to ARs, it all goes back to Colt. Sure, Eugene Stoner at ArmaLite developed the 7.62mm AR-10 that would evolve to become the AR-15 in 5.56mm, but it was Colt who purchased the rights to the latter design and not only captured government contracts for it as the M16 family of firearms, but also brought it to the civilian market at first as the AR-15 SP1 and then as the “Sporter” family of AR-15 rifles. Now, you should realize that while the AR is a well-accepted and extremely popular firearm today, it was extremely controversial in those...
  • Arabian Catapult (ISIS new secret weapon!)

    09/20/2016 1:15:24 AM PDT · by shibumi · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 19, 2016 | JOHNNYOZONETAPIA
    Exclusive video of ISIS testing a new terror weapon. The Arabian Catapult!
  • Vanity: Our favorite performances from the Gong Show

    09/17/2016 5:56:32 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 27 replies
    We at and the new England Alliance for liberty and Free markets noticed that there have been a lot of uploads of episodes and sketches from The Gong Show. YES! Everyone's favorite reality show from 1978 and 1977 from before anyone heard of Simon Cowell, before American Idol, before there was America's got Talent, there was THE GONG SHOW! Here now is our favorite sketches. The best we saved for last! 1. Billy and the Billetes 2. RICK CUTLER (MAMA WONT LET ME ON THE GONG SHOW) 3. Michael foster Rivera (MAGICIAN WITH THE PET CHICKEN) 4. FRED TYSON...
  • Rock n'f'n ROOL !!! [a satirical view of musicianship from an aging Boomer]

    09/17/2016 4:28:13 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 49 replies
    my twisted mind | Sept 17 2016 | Mr_Moonlight
    <p>I always said that the Bassist is the most normal person in the room .... the Lead Singer is always an exhibitionist jumping about like a spastic idot [sic] screaming some incoherent gibberish into some cheap $23 dollar microphone bought from some cheezy pawnshop located in the seediest part of town, while the posing Lead Guitarist flails about in spandex with legs spread wide, a raised fist in mock triumph to his lame power chord, stomping on a battalion of shitty sounding effects pedals, each one sounding noisier and more obnoxious than the other ...</p>
  • THE D-DAY SALE COLLECTION NERRANT & FILS (D-Day militaria- trucks,gear, etc. cool!)

    09/16/2016 3:37:42 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies ^ | 9-16-16 | Arcturial
    SALE INFORMATION Sale: 3114 Location: Normandy Tank Museum, Catz Date: 18 Sep 2016 14:00 VIEWING INFORMATION 16-17 September, 11am-7pm 18 September, de 10am-2pm Normandy Tank Museum P.A. La Fourchette Avenue du Cotentin 50500 Catz
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/14/2016 4:29:56 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 127 replies
    It's getting to be Apple Time here in the Mid-Atlantic; and the P&G email newsletter recently had a clever way of serving things in apple cups: the see-and-do folks, here's a video of how it's done: to go in them, from the great 'Pick Your Own' site - Cider, which I've never made, but it doesn't look more difficult than any other simple canning; and there's also a link in the article for making fermented and hard cider ;-): last, a very simple recipe for Apple Fritters, from Allrecipes:
  • "Plaguefather" - Original brutal death metal, by Yours Truly

    09/14/2016 12:28:46 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 9/14/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    This is my first attempt at making truly brutal death metal. I think I got the brutal part right. (And yes, the Plaguefather in question is Nurgle of Warhammer / Warhammer 40,000 fame.) For a free download of "Plaguefather," click here, and then click on the Download icon.
  • 9/11 poem

    09/12/2016 12:09:01 PM PDT · by late bloomer
    self | 9/12/2016 | Richard Hurley aka late bloomer
    Our Blessed Heroes of 9-11 To those intrepid souls who fought the fight before the fight began Who gave their all on this second "Day of Infamy" Unaware of their impending fate living their lives as God would want became the sacrifice To evil forces defying the Creator as is their want All loving souls in a special Heaven set aside only of them with heartbroken families mourning their fate Asking God to retaliate that it never happens again And on this date forever more we will all recall the tragic scenes of crashing planes building burning falling down Our...
  • Customize your Windows 10 notifications (Get notified the way YOU want to be)

    09/11/2016 9:04:39 PM PDT · by dayglored · 20 replies
    CNet ^ | Sep 10, 2016 | Sarah Jacobsson Purewal
    Get notified on your PC the way you want to (or not at all). The Windows 10 notifications system is still a work in progress -- universal-ish app notifications that appear on your lock screen, on your desktop and in your action center. In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has added more notifications (Windows can now link to your Android phone via the Cortana app and mirror Android notifications on your desktop) and more notifications options, including the ability to prioritize certain apps over others. The notifications/action center is getting there, but it's still pretty confusing. Here's how to...
  • NFL Players and the National Anthem

    09/10/2016 10:01:55 AM PDT · by ScubieNuc · 30 replies
    Me | 9/10/2016 | Me
    I know this probably wont have any real effect on the NFL players who decide to not stand for the National Anthem, but I would like a list of all players who don't stand. My reason is pretty simple....I don't want any of them on my Fantasy Football team. I sent an email to my league asking them to tell me if any of my players fail to stand so that I can drop them. I realize that this thing is gaining some momentum and some great players may join in. It's easy for some people to say, "punish them",...
  • How to speed up Windows 10 (tutorial notes and hints for newcomers to Windows 10)

    09/09/2016 3:32:11 PM PDT · by dayglored · 29 replies
    IT Pro (UK) ^ | Sep 5, 2016 | Rene Millman, Adam Shepher
    Want to find out the top tips and tricks to make Windows 10 faster? Read on... Despite (or perhaps because of) all the bells and whistles, Windows 10 can sometime run a little slower than other systems, particularly on older machines. If you're one of the new Windows 10 users who feels that they've had to sacrifice speed to get the latest version of Windows, here's how to speed it up. Topics include: Make starting up Windows 10 quicker Make shutting down Windows 10 faster Disable Startup programs in Windows 10 Remove bloatware in Windows 10 Make the Windows 10...
  • Microsoft pushing out Build 14393.105 cumulative update to Windows 10 Mobile devices (tr)

    09/09/2016 8:32:00 AM PDT · by dayglored · 6 replies
    MS Power User ^ | Sep 7, 2016 | Surur
    (Full title: "Microsoft pushing out Build 14393.105 cumulative update to Windows 10 Mobile devices on the Release Preview and Slow rings") Microsoft has today pushed out a new cumulative update to Windows 10 Mobile devices on the Release Preview and Slow rings, taking their build to 14393.105, the same as Windows 10 for PCs build in the Production ring. The update comes less than 2 hours after Dona said not to expect a new build this week, but she may have been referring to one of the faster rings. Being a Release Preview build we may see this build pushed...
  • The Windows 10 Anniversary Update's best new features (It didn't break everything, you know)

    09/08/2016 2:53:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    PC World ^ | Aug 2, 2016 | Brad Chacos
    (Continuing my series of pro-Windows articles... -dayglored) Happy birthday, Windows 10 Microsoft’s planning a big bash for Windows 10’s first birthday, and you’re the one receiving presents. On August 2, the company will push out the (boringly named) Windows 10 Anniversary Update to Windows 10 PCs, and the update’s chock-full of all sorts of new goodies for you to play with—some niche, some helpful, and all free. Windows Insiders who don’t mind living dangerously with unfinished software have been testing these new features in Windows 10 preview builds for months, and now it’s time for the Anniversary Update to hit...
  • Windows 10: The 10 best new features to try first (Nice things about Windows 10 for a change)

    09/08/2016 1:45:39 PM PDT · by dayglored · 77 replies
    PC World ^ | Aug 5, 2016 | Brad Chacos
    Let’s not beat around the bush: Windows 10 is wonderful. It’s head-and-shoulders better than Windows 8.1, at least for traditional PC users. The fact that it banishes full-screen apps and the Metro Start screen, focusing instead on the tried-and-true desktop, should be reason enough to make PC purists smile. The massive Windows 10 Anniversary Update released on August 2, 2016, added even more features, functionality, and polish. The obvious desktop improvements are just the tip of the iceberg, though. If you’re fresh to Windows 10, these are the cool new features you’ll want to check out first.Editor’s note: This article...
  • How to set up Windows 10 (IoT Core) on the Raspberry Pi (yes, on a $35 computer!)

    09/07/2016 5:22:45 PM PDT · by dayglored · 28 replies
    TechRepublic ^ | Sep 7, 2016 | Nick Heath
    A beginner's guide to installing and pushing a simple app to Windows 10 IoT Core running on a Raspberry Pi. Microsoft's ambition is for Windows 10 to run on every type of computing device, even the credit card-sized $35 Raspberry Pi board. The Pi doesn't run the same version of Windows 10 as a laptop does, but a far simpler, stripped-back release called Windows 10 IoT Core. This OS won't boot you into the traditional Windows desktop, but instead loads a bare bones menu from which you can set up the system, which can only run a single Universal Windows...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/06/2016 3:49:38 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 90 replies
    When we had our first home and my husband and I began cooking together, we acquired a copy of Julia Child’s ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ from a book club. Being ignorantly ambitious, we decided to first try Boeuf Bourguignon.We must have done a lot wrong because in the end, a can of Dinty Moore with a splash of cheap red would have been superior to our sad product; but we learned our lesson, and realized that we needed to know a lot more about cooking before attempting something like that. We never tried that particular dish again, until...