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  • Helicopter Pilot Saves Kid's RC Plane

    02/10/2016 1:14:21 PM PST · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 29, 2012 | LondonDaily!!!
    From You Tube: "...Helicopter Pilot Notices an RC Plane Is Stuck in Tree, Dangerously Retrieves It for Owner. Maybe it's the good ol' boy accent or the fact that he never puts down his cigarette while piloting the helicopter, but I'm not surprised at all that this helicopter pilot decided to maneuver his craft into a tree to retrieve a stuck RC plane. It was just a friendly thing to do." Helicopter Pilot Saves Kid's RC Plane
  • Got 40 Minutes To Watch A Beautiful PCT Hike ?

    02/09/2016 10:02:09 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 19 replies ^ | Dec 2, 2015 | Casey Gannon & Colin Arisman
    Only the Essential: Pacific Crest Trail Documentary Wild Confluence Published on Dec 2, 2015 The cinematic story of a 2668 mile thru-hike on America's premiere long distance footpath, the Pacific Crest Trail. Learn more at In the summer of 2013 Casey Gannon and Colin Arisman thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with cameras in hand. "Only The Essential" is the story of their 5 month, 2668 mile journey on foot from Mexico to Canada across the wilderness of California, Oregon, and Washington. Filmed entirely by hikers.
  • Don't touch that PDF or webpage until your Windows PC is patched (Windows Update - Patch Tuesday)

    02/09/2016 7:06:25 PM PST · by dayglored · 23 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 9, 2016 | Shaun Nichols
    Microsoft blats bugs in super-secure web browser Edge, its OS, the Office suite, and more Microsoft has patched 41 CVE-listed security vulnerabilities in its software this month. The second Patch Tuesday monthly update of the year brings with it fixes for security flaws in both Internet Explorer and Edge that could allow remote-code-execution attacks simply by visiting a webpage. Also fixed are remote-code-execution holes in the Windows PDF Viewer and Microsoft Office. [Full list on the Register article page] After installing the Microsoft updates, users and administrators would be wise to install monthly fixes issued Tuesday by Adobe for Flash...
  • Roll up, roll up to the Malware Museum! Run classic DOS viruses in your web browser!

    02/08/2016 2:33:58 PM PST · by dayglored · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Chris Williams
    The Internet Archive has opened a new collection dubbed the Malware Museum that lets you run old DOS-era viruses in your web browser. There are 78 samples to play with, all uploaded earlier today and collated by Mikko Hypponen and Jason Scott. The cheesy old code is executed in your browser using a JavaScript version of emulator DOSbox. Much to our delight, there some classics in the museum, particularly Casino. Running these cyber-fossils will take you back to the bad old days when code could do anything it liked on machines -- security wasn't a consideration at all. As such,...
  • Remember Netbooks? Windows 10 makes them good again!

    02/08/2016 9:47:10 AM PST · by dayglored · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Simon Sharwood
    And rather better than a US$35 tablet, if you need a Windows 10 machine lurking around Among the many bizarre and stupid mistakes Microsoft made with Windows 8.x was the decision to require screens to have resolution of at least 1024 x 768. That decision meant that hordes of Netbooks, the very small laptops popular in the late noughties, had no obvious upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 8.x. Back in November 2013 I therefore tried to figure out how to extend the life of my own Netbook. Along the way I confirmed that Windows 8 was indeed a...
  • for those of you who have ever taught a dog to sit, or heel.

    02/07/2016 3:10:22 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-7-16 | unknown
    This is fantastic. Go to link to see video
  • Anodizing (Or the beauty of corrosion)

    02/06/2016 8:20:33 PM PST · by Utilizer · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Feb 24, 2014 | Anna Berney
    Anodizing (Or the beauty of corrosion) Bill describes how metals like aluminum and titanium are made resistant to corrosion by growing an oxide layer into the metals. These is the same process used on many Apple products.
  • Muslim Teen Wants to Be First Professional Hijabi Ballerina (Convert)

    02/06/2016 2:27:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Arab News ^ | Saturday 6 February 2016
    Meet young Australian Muslim teen Stephanie Kurlow who hopes to become first hijabi ballerina. Kurlow, 14, embraced Islam along with her siblings, Australian father and Russian-born mother in 2010 and had initially feared the religion might derail her dream of dancing. “I think that’s what may have stopped some other Muslims from following a career they want, but I know what I’m doing is right and I’m going to keep doing it,” she told the Sydney Morning herald when asked whether she thought Islam forbade dancing. Kurlow hopes to turn her dream into reality by raising $10,000 to train full-time...
  • Windows 10 telemetry network traffic analysis, part 1

    02/06/2016 11:12:22 AM PST · by Dalberg-Acton · 30 replies
    VOAT ^ | 2/3/2016 | "CheesusCrust"
    "Like many of you, I am concerned about the telemetry, spying and other surveillance features, known or unknown, of Windows 10. It has concerned me enough to push me to Linux Mint as my main operating system. Even so, I wanted to better understand Windows 10, but internet search results for a decent windows 10 traffic analysis leave a lot to be desired. As such, I decided to do my own investigating on what, exactly, Windows 10 is doing traffic-wise, and post the results. For this analysis, I wanted to simply analyse the network traffic of Windows 10 on a...
  • Did a little bird watching today and thought about SwampSniper.

    02/06/2016 10:52:59 AM PST · by Islander7 · 93 replies
    Bird of the day ^ | 2 FEB 16 | Islander7
    Hey there! Been missing your bird threads. Looked out the window this morning and saw several doves fighting over the bird feeders. Inspired me to ease up the road a bit to an osprey nest I've been keeping an eye on. The pair there have raised their fledges for at least the past four years. This is likely their time using this nest as the rotting pine sways precariously in even the slightest breeze. At any rate, I thought about you. Hope you are well and able to get out. Enjoy!
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    02/03/2016 3:30:20 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 111 replies
    When I was attending public school in the late-1950s and 1960s, one of our favorites of the rotating school lunches was Cream of Tomato Soup and Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches. But as I grew older, I lost my taste for the sweetness of most tomato soups offered in cans at the grocery, or in restaurants. I began to realize that what I was wanting in Tomato Soup was something very tart, clear, and herb-y. About 10 years ago, while lunching in a small local restaurant, I enjoyed a Tomato-Basil soup in a bread bowl which seemed to me to be the *Perfect...
  • Toyota killing its Scion brand

    02/03/2016 8:46:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 3, 2016 | Staff
    Toyota is committing corporate filicide. The automaker has announced that it is killing its youth-oriented Scion brand and transitioning the models currently sold by the division to Toyota in August. Scion was launched in 2002 in an effort to attract younger car buyers to the Toyota fray, and was successful at that. Its average customer age of 36 is the lowest in the automotive industry, but its overall sales peaked at 173,034 in 2006 and were just 56,167 last year.
  • Vrooom! Cycling’s New Scandal Is a Motor

    02/01/2016 2:09:40 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1 Feb 2016 | Jason Gay
    An elite-level cyclist getting busted for a motor in a bicycle is perhaps the goofiest scandal ever Anyway, during the weekend, news broke that a competitor in the women’s under-23 competition, a Belgian rider named Femke Van den Driessche, had been flagged for what the UCI termed a “technological fraud.” “There was a concealed motor,” the UCI’s president, Brian Cookson, confirmed at a Sunday news conference.
  • Microsoft sinks to new depths with underwater data centre experiment

    02/01/2016 6:14:34 AM PST · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 1, 2016 | Simon Sharwood
    Why schlep data cross-country when we live on the coast, near free cooling? Microsoft has revealed that it's trialled an underwater data centre. Project Natick saw Redmond sink a capsule about a mile offshore from Seattle, an approach felt to have potential because about half of humanity lives on or near coastlines. Microsoft's thinking is that it's a good idea to put data centres near their users, rather than taking data on latency-inducing cross-country journeys. Throw in the fact that immersion in water is a handy way to get temperatures down and the idea was felt to have merit by...
  • Pay it 4Ward: 90-Year-Old Woman Bakes Cakes to Raise Money for Church Bus

    01/28/2016 9:26:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 28, 2016
    Alva Lee Holmes is doing a most remarkable thing. She's making a bus in her oven. You heard right. Before most of us are even awake, she's in her kitchen at 4 a.m. putting together the ingredients for what she hopes will be a bus. And, her friends at Olivet Baptist Church couldn't be more grateful. The buses take retired seniors to church. But, when it rains, the buses are so rusted the seniors have to use umbrellas inside the bus to stay dry. That's when Alva Lee Holmes went to work. If you are interested in ordering a cake,...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    01/28/2016 4:22:07 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 62 replies
    In last week's thread, V K Lee was thinking about Super Bowl food; and I think that's a good idea for our thread this week. I don't have a 'dog in the hunt' this year - in fact, I don't even follow football much, unless the Redskins or the Maryland Terrapins are getting hot. But I've decided on South Carolina for my annual bet with my husband - I have some ancestral connections there, and one of my favorite, football-obsessed co-workers wants to see a Panther win. So, I'm re-posting my favorite 'finger food', this week, along with some other...
  • Detroit Driver, Distracted by Cellphone Porn, Crashes & Dies

    01/28/2016 9:42:16 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    TTAC ^ | 01/27/2016 | By Ronnie Schreiber
    Via the Detroit News, the Michigan State Police reported the death of a Detroit motorist early Sunday morning when he lost control of his car on a ramp between two city freeways, apparently distracted by the pornographic movie he was watching on his cellphone. MSP reports that Clifford Ray Jones, age 58, was partially ejected through the sunroof when his 1996 Toyota Corolla overturned. He was wearing neither a seat belt nor his pants at the time of the accident. The single car accident took place around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, on the ramp between the southbound Lodge freeway...
  • Cops hate encryption but the NSA loves it when you use PGP

    01/27/2016 5:44:27 PM PST · by dayglored · 25 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | Iain Thomson
    It lights you up like a Vegas casino, says compsci boffin Usenix Enigma Although the cops and Feds wont stop banging on and on about encryption - the spies have a different take on the use of crypto. To be brutally blunt, they love it. Why? Because using detectable encryption technology like PGP, Tor, VPNs and so on, lights you up on the intelligence agencies' dashboards. Agents and analysts don't even have to see the contents of the communications - the metadata is enough for g-men to start making your life difficult. "To be honest, the spooks love PGP," Nicholas...
  • Microsoft Sacrifices Lumia 950 And 950 XL For A Stronger Surface Phone

    01/24/2016 6:05:02 PM PST · by dayglored · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 24, 2016 | Ewan Spence
    Announced in October 2015, and released a month later, Microsoft's Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones have not set the world alight. The first 'out of the box' Windows 10 powered smartphones occupy a curious pivot point in Microsoft's plans. What do they tell us about the direction of Microsoft and how it will approach mobile in 2016? Between them they represent the end of a line of smartphones that stretches back to Nokia's 2011 decision to go with Windows Phone rather than Android, They also represent Microsoft's future attitudes to smartphones as a single element of a wide...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    01/21/2016 5:03:33 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 75 replies
    My husband caught a nasty cold last weekend, and promptly shared it with me. We came out of the haze just in time to hear from the NWS that our little area of the US is in the bull's eye for an official - and very rare - blizzard this weekend. We've been preparing, as we're largely concerned about a power outage. I remember a few pretty bad snowstorms when I was growing up, but a power outage was never a real problem: we lived in one of those old buildings with radiators, whose hot water/steam was powered by burning...
  • Chess forbidden in Islam, rules Saudi mufti, but issue not black and white

    01/21/2016 8:58:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | January 21, 2016 | Kareem Shaheen
    Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti has ruled that chess is forbidden in Islam, saying it encourages gambling and is a waste of time. Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh was answering a question on a television show in which he issues fatwas in response to viewers’ queries on everyday religious matters. He said chess was “included under gambling” and was “a waste of time and money and a cause for hatred and enmity between players”.
  • Building your own CNC router/milling machine

    01/20/2016 8:18:38 PM PST · by Utilizer · 26 replies
    Instructables ^ | 2015? | Trochilidesign
    Already at the age of 12 I was dreaming of making a machine which could make things! A machine which would give me the opportunity to create products for in and around the house. Two years later I stumbled ont the words 'Computer Numerical Control' or more specifically the CNC milling machine. After I found out people were able to build one themselves in their own shed, I knew it! I had to build one, I yearned to have it!! For three months I tried to find the proper parts (A dremeltool, drawer slides, pieces of wood, etc.), but I...
  • VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Scary Fascism...

    01/20/2016 4:35:51 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 19 replies ^ | Steven Crowder
    If you think Bernie Sanders is a hero, harm yourself. He is, in fact, a fascist with bad hair. Worse than Trump’s by the way. So at least Trump has that going for him. Aside from his tax plan which we’ve already thoroughly debunked, my biggest beef is how Sanders is selling himself. He’s telling everyone he’s “for the people.” But that is, in fact, a giant lie. VIDEO AT LINK Bernie Sanders says every person who works 40 hours has the right to a “living wage”. I don’t agree. I believe you have the right to be paid an...
  • OATH Expanding and Fragmenting Slugs

    01/19/2016 6:37:15 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 29 replies ^ | 1/14/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Taking 12ga to a whole new level of destruction. 12ga slugs have been rightly known as good stoppers on dangerous game, but tend to over-penetrate in hominids. OATH Ammunition has two new designs that solve over-penetration along with greatly improving reliability in box-fed shotguns. Above is their 1.25oz 1600fps all-copper slug designed to expand to an incredible 2.5" and penetrate just enough to punch through a hostile human with little energy left to harm anyone downrange. If you've ever heard the expression: "a hole big enough to toss a cat through," consider that cats can fit any opening larger than...
  • ATV Riders, Bikers Hit South Florida Streets for 'MLK Ride Out'

    01/18/2016 7:59:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 18, 2016
    Hundreds of ATV and bike riders ripped through South Florida's streets for MLK Ride OutFor the second year in a row dirt-bikes, all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles ripped through the streets and freeways of South Florida on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Footage showed hundreds of riders weaving in and out of traffic in Miami-Dade and Broward, with at least one serious injury reported in Fort Lauderdale. According to Miami-Dade Police, officers made several arrests and towed multiple motorcycles and ATVs throughout the day. They said they are continuing their traffic safety enforcement efforts. Juan Perez, Deputy Director of MDPD, tweeted:...
  • Temporary Site for Political Issues Members

    01/17/2016 9:33:52 PM PST · by bertrand · 4 replies
    Vanity ^ | 16/17/01 | Bertrand
    Seeing as how is still down after 3 days, I have made guest posting possible on my forum for the members of the Political Issues forum over there.
  • Microsoft says new processors will only work with Windows 10 (starting with Skylake)

    01/17/2016 6:38:49 AM PST · by dayglored · 93 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jan 16, 2016 | Dante D'Orazio
    Soon, when you buy a new PC, it won't support Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has announced a change to its support policy that lays out its plans for future updates to its older operating systems, and the new rules mean that future PC owners with next-generation Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm processors will need to use Windows 10. It's not usual for old PCs to fall short of the minimum requirements of a brand new operating system, but in this case, the opposite is happening. Microsoft and its partners will not be putting in the significant work necessary to make...
  • List of Americans who are Terrorists according to Government

    01/16/2016 5:30:00 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 22 replies
    the real strategy ^ | November 7, 2015 | Christopher Kemmett
    Below is a list of Americans who are terrorists according to the U.S. government. These exposed government documents reveal everyone in America who is considered to be an “extremists”, a “potential terrorists” and, or, a “terrorists” in official U.S. government documents. This is only a small portion of the ‘Official’ Terrorist Watch List. Are you on the terrorist watch list? Find out now.
  • Odds for teams winning Super Bowl 50...with 8 teams remaining

    01/16/2016 12:55:30 PM PST · by ETL · 49 replies
    Arizona Cardinals (4-1) Seattle Seahawks (4-1) New England Patriots (4-1) Carolina Panthers (5-1) Denver Broncos (6-1) Kansas City Chiefs (8-1) Pittsburgh Steelers (8-1) Green Bay Packers (18-1)
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    01/14/2016 4:32:14 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 70 replies
    We were scheduled to attend a luncheon-function last Saturday; but we woke up tired to a very gray day, and weren't feeling terribly sociable; so we decided to ditch our plans, and go off on our own :-) First, we were hungry. Someone on last week's cooking thread had mentioned pulled pork, and I was hankering for it; so we thought we'd check out a new eatery in the neighborhood: Mission Barbecue. Decent BBQ places are few and far between in our area - the best local one was bought-out by a larger firm a couple of years ago, and...
  • No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs (including Active Directory)

    01/14/2016 5:53:06 AM PST · by dayglored · 37 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 14, 2016 | Chris Williams
    This is like the Night of the Living Dead Microsoft's relentless campaign to push Windows 10 onto every PC on the planet knows no bounds: now business desktops will be nagged to upgrade. When Redmond started quietly installing Windows 10 on computers via Windows Update, it was aimed at getting home users off Windows 7 and 8. If you were using Windows Pro or Enterprise, or managed your machines using a domain, you weren't supposed to be pestered with dialog boxes offering the free upgrade. Until now. According to Microsoft on Wednesday, the controversial try-hard "Get Windows 10" nagware is...
  • Does Anyone Here Write Phone Apps?

    01/13/2016 6:26:49 PM PST · by 50sDad · 15 replies
    Self ^ | 01/13/16 | 50sDad
    I have an idea for a brilliant, sarcastic Conservative phone app called "Happy Safe Space Filter" that would be a wonderfully hot ticket with Conservatives, and/or Sarcastic Teenagers. It could either be a freebie for the Cause, or in true Capitalist fashion, would probably sell well at 99 cents. (The joke works I a lot of ways, but would include a little body copy crediting Conservatives.) I claim the idea and would be willing to give it up for 10% of gross. It is a pretty simple thing. If you have App writing experience, please message me here on Free...
  • Unexpected Results From DNA Tests

    01/13/2016 1:40:00 PM PST · by Little Bill · 222 replies
    Self | January 12, 2016 | Self
    I am wondering if any FReepers had unexpected results when they did a DNA test during a family History search. In my case I was looking for an oppressed history of serfdom and general nastiness from Norman Overlords during the Middle Ages, just preparing for an Obama America. To my surprise I discovered we were Normans, in the Staple, Merchants, and in general capitalists, until God and Religion brought us unto this Blessed Shore to continue in the same trades. So in this election year of the usual Freeper cage fights I thought to step outside the blood and gore...
  • Microsoft ends support for Windows 8, Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 (time to upgrade to 8.1)

    01/12/2016 6:19:23 AM PST · by dayglored · 29 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | (none)
    Users need to upgrade to Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 11 Microsoft is ending support for Windows 8 and older versions of Internet Explorer today. Windows 8 users who haven't upgraded to Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer users who aren't running the latest version of the web browser -- IE 11, in most cases -- will no longer have access to patches and updates to keep their software secure from malware and hackers when new vulnerabilities are discovered. While Windows 8 was released in 2012, and Microsoft typically supports an operating system for a minimum of 10 years after its release,...
  • Thinking Cat ~ Good Listener

    01/10/2016 11:36:21 AM PST · by Revski · 7 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/10/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Tabby cat sitting by a scenic view, thinking of the Biblical scriptures. This has been redone with a few more scriptures. Thanks for viewing.
  • Hickok45 restored. Again.

    01/09/2016 12:59:52 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/9/2016 | Self
    He's baaaack. At least, as of 4:00 p.m. eastern. Gotta be frustrating. Bill Frady (Lock n Load) discusses this on his 1/8/2016 show.
  • Confirmed: How to stop Windows 10 forcing itself onto PCs – your essential guide

    01/07/2016 10:08:43 PM PST · by dayglored · 71 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 8, 2016 | Iain Thomson
    Official from the Redmond horse's mouth If you're using a PC running Windows 7 or 8 you may be getting a little sick of endless popup screens telling you to upgrade to version 10, and worried about inadvertently installing the upgrade as part of a security update. Microsoft will start pushing out the upgrade as a recommended, virtually mandatory, update very soon (it's right now only an optional download). Some people are tempted to turn off Windows Update completely to avoid getting the new operating system - don't. It'll leave your computer vulnerable to attack as you'll no longer get...
  • Couple gets engaged at Walmart, steals sex toys at mall, police say

    01/07/2016 9:02:23 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 28 replies ^ | 1/7/16 | Cole Waterman
    BAY CITY, MI Shortly after a Bay City man proposed to his girlfriend at Walmart, the pair shoplifted jewelry and sex toys, police say, leading the newly engaged couple to spend their New Year's Eve in jail. About 6:14 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, Bay County sheriff's deputies responded to the Spencer's Gifts store inside the Bay City Mall at 4101 E. Wilder Road in Bangor Township for a shoplifting complaint involving a man and a woman. Both suspects fled the area prior to deputies' arrival, but deputies found the woman walking between Bob Evans and Taco Bell, followed by a...
  • The next big Powerball jackpot is $675 MILLION

    01/06/2016 11:05:58 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
    CA Lottery ^ | 1/6/15
  • 25 Years of Hardware Manufacturing in Plovdiv

    01/06/2016 7:59:29 PM PST · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    Hackaday, Hack A Day, and the Skull and Wrenches ^ | January 5, 2016 | by: Denisa Kera and Yair Reshef
    Plovdiv, Bulgaria has a long history of design and innovation going back at least 6000 years to cultures like the Thracians, Celts, and Romans. In the last decade it is also an important center for open hardware innovation -- reviving the lost glory of the computer hardware industry from the former "Soviet bloc countries". One of the companies in the region that has thrived is a 5000 square-meter microelectronics factory which you may have heard of before: Olimex. Olimex has over 25 years of experience in designing, prototyping, and manufacturing printed circuit boards, components, and complete electronic products. Over the...
  • Microsoft officially dumps Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 (Thank G-d, We're Free At Last!)

    01/06/2016 6:08:12 PM PST · by dayglored · 19 replies
    PC World ^ | Jan 6, 2016 | Ian Paul
    Internet Explorer 11 is the only version of the browser Microsoft wants most Windows users to run. Microsoft recently announced another step that puts Internet Explorer that much closer to oblivion. Beginning next Tuesday, January 12, Microsoft will officially retire Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 for most Windows operating systems, according to a Microsoft support page. Internet Explorer 11 will be the only officially supported version of the browser for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. The only exception will be Windows Vista users, who will stick with Internet Explorer 9. Vista's mainstream support ended more than a year...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    01/06/2016 5:53:31 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 42 replies
    It's been so cold this week, I come home tired and wanting comfort food. Hot sandwiches are quick and easy, and hit the spot on cold days. I've had a recipe in my collection for many years that was obviously photocopied from a book; but I can't remember which book. I know there used to be a Mealey's restaurant in Maryland, not far from Frederick, and perhaps that's where this recipe originated. Not gourmet food, but it's fast and sticks to your ribs: Mealey's Old Fashioned Club Sandwich Sauce: 2 T. Butter 2 T. all-purpose Flour 1 C. Milk 1...
  • Hickok45's YouTube Channel is Back Up and Running

    01/06/2016 12:03:18 PM PST · by Towed_Jumper · 12 replies
    Self ^ | 01.06.16 | Self
    The Hickok45 YouTube channel has been restored and having been "terminated" today by Google.
  • "I've Got a Warm Spot in My Heart for You" Isham Jones Orch vocal byJoe Martin (1934)

    01/05/2016 8:34:34 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5 Jan 2016 | Isham Jones
    "I've Got a Warm Spot in My Heart for You" Isham Jones Orch vocal by Joe Martin (1934)
  • Safe Boating Tips (FReepers are Lousy Boaters)

    01/05/2016 2:00:33 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 26 replies
    Discover Boating ^ | Unknown | Unattributed
    No matter how much experience you have, it's always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Below you will find 10 basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe: 1.Be Weather-Wise Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water. 2.Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure checklist is the...
  • Microsoft's new tally for Windows 10: 200M

    01/04/2016 4:44:07 PM PST · by dayglored · 44 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | Jan 4, 2016 | Gregg Keizer
    Subtitle: But third-party metrics don't support the company's contention that Windows 10's adoption has outpaced Windows 7's in late 2009-early 2010 Microsoft today updated its Windows 10 claim, saying that the new operating system is on more than 200 million devices that have been used at least once in the past month. The number included not only personal computers and tablets, a company spokesman confirmed, but also Xbox One video game consoles -- the box got Windows 10 in November -- and smartphones now running a preview of Windows 10 Mobile. "As of today, there are more than 200 million...
  • My kid wants to buy a .22 rifle-any suggestions? Vanity

    01/04/2016 1:41:55 PM PST · by cornfedcowboy · 136 replies
    self | 1/4/2016 | self
    My 14 yr old has done a good job saving some money and would like to purchase a .22 rifle. Probably lever action. Don't need anything flashy, but something that won't break the bank. Probably around $300 although I am happy to help him with the $$ if more money is needed. He will use it to walk through the woods and hunt squirrel and rabbit. Would love any Freepers advice what to look for or stay away from. He is a good kid and will keep up on the maintenance.
  • Look up the number of concealed pistol licenses in your Michigan county

    01/04/2016 3:59:38 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 15 replies ^ | January 04, 2016 | Julie Mack
    Among Michigan's 10 million residents, almost a half-million had a concealed pistol license as of Dec. 1, according to data collected by the Michigan State Police. This database provides the number of active permits for all 83 counties, as well as the percentage of permits in relation to the adult population, age 21 and older. Under Michigan law, 21 is the minimum age for a concealed pistol license. Click on "details" for the number of permits issued annually over a five-year period between 2009-10 to 2013-14. (The annual numbers are based on reports that each cover a 12-month period from...
  • Pass Me Not, Jesus My Savior

    01/03/2016 5:00:34 AM PST · by Revski · 3 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/3/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    A prayerful song for the New Year - 2016, I sing and play the mandolin the first verse and chorus of this song; “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”, written by William H. Doane, accompanied with scenic night views, covered by o7jimmy.
  • Some amazing Interlocking 3D printed sculptures

    01/02/2016 4:58:00 PM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    IMGUR ^ | January 2, 2016 | betaland
    Link to source gifsAnd see more at: