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Worf101
12-26-2010, 06:45 PM
In that I'm fearless (and classless some might add) I'll bite and ask everyone what they got fer Christmas (if you observe). So far all I've gotten is the nefarious aftershave/cologne. No snickering now... English Leather. Tripe I know but I'm nostalgic for the smell of it. Reminds me of younger days and my departed older brother who swore by the stuff. Hell it beats Hai Karate and Brute!!!! Other than that? Bupkus. I bought the ole lady a Kindle DX though... I'm outta the dog house for another 6 months on that one.

Worf

Worf101
12-26-2010, 06:45 PM
In that I'm fearless (and classless some might add) I'll bite and ask everyone what they got fer Christmas (if you observe). So far all I've gotten is the nefarious aftershave/cologne. No snickering now... English Leather. Tripe I know but I'm nostalgic for the smell of it. Reminds me of younger days and my departed older brother who swore by the stuff. Hell it beats Hai Karate and Brute!!!! Other than that? Bupkus. I bought the ole lady a Kindle DX though... I'm outta the dog house for another 6 months on that one.

Worf

AndyJWest
12-26-2010, 07:13 PM
4.10! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

...And some extra cash for my laptop fund. {Still trying to decide what to get, see here: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...9310655/m/2381065009 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/2381065009))

jarink
12-26-2010, 07:18 PM
The kids got a Wii and I got a sore right arm. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

I got a couple of books, shirts, some old movies on DVD and a wallet (which I really needed). I got my wife a heated foot massage machine, which has paid dividends already. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

wheelsup_cavu
12-26-2010, 07:35 PM
The 4.10 patch and a great home cooked meal.


Wheels

M2morris
12-26-2010, 08:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jarink:
The kids got a Wii and I got a sore right arm. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

I got a couple of books, shirts, some old movies on DVD and a wallet (which I really needed). I got my wife a heated foot massage machine, which has paid dividends already. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif It must have been the golf. The best I have scored is an 8 under par, but it cost me my right shoulder.



I got one of these:
A new planer
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/PC305TP1.jpg

Bearcat99
12-26-2010, 09:22 PM
I spent about $500.. got some sweatpants... no worries though.. I bought myself a new gig bag and a laptop bag to put my bass amp in..

GoToAway
12-26-2010, 09:27 PM
Billions and billions and billions of gallons of pure, fresh water.

And some socks.

PhantomKira
12-26-2010, 10:42 PM
Shirts: "I hate it when my cat thinks outside the box" and "Accept you Irrelevance" to go with "Ask not what you cat can do for you..." (Just so you know, I http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif kitties!)

Various other odds and ends.

PanzerAce
12-26-2010, 11:14 PM
a bunch of books


And a 1-of-less-than-600 in the US SSG-82:

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8678/photoix.jpg

Been looking for one of these for...probably 6-7 years now.

davstub
12-27-2010, 02:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jarink:
The kids got a Wii and I got a sore right arm. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The grandsons got Kinect...ditto + sore legs and back http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

DD_crash
12-27-2010, 02:42 AM
Beatles box set http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Low_Flyer_MkIX
12-27-2010, 04:26 AM
Apart from the infamous marmite chocolate bar, I had either end of my literary tastes catered for...

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n47/LFMkVb/IMG_5287.jpg


while the classics remain ever popular...

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n47/LFMkVb/IMG_5289.jpg



For Worf - you gave me a right old blast from the past.
Valerie Leon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWn9EmbFTRo&feature=related)

Don't know if they used her to peddle after shave over there - she certainly weaned a few of us off of Airfix kits over here.

danjama
12-27-2010, 05:23 AM
I got a new camcorder, some pyjamas, some socks, lots of chocolates, a few gift cards, some bath stuff, a couple of books and a new diary!

Quite happy this year.

Monterey13
12-27-2010, 06:41 AM
-Taurus PT709, with shoulder holster and 3 magazines. Also got my carry permit.

-Asus netbook 10.1"(easier to carry on the bike, than my laptop).

-PS3 with COD: Black Ops

-tools

-assorted clothes and boots.

raaaid
12-27-2010, 07:21 AM
an electronic book http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

RAF_OldBuzzard
12-27-2010, 11:06 AM
I must have been a really REALLY good boy, cause Santa left me a DIY Computer Kit, consisting of:

Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced Case
Corsair AX 750 PSU
ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 MB
Asus DVD Burner
AFT Card reader

And a note, saying that since his sled was overloaded, the following would be arriving next month

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T CPU
2x CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) RAM

horseback
12-28-2010, 09:56 AM
I got to introduce my grand nieces (ages 2 and 4) to the glories of Bugs Bunny; within 15 minutes of starting the DVD in the play room, 20-some teenagers and adults up to 79 years old were in there with us watching Bugs, Daffy, and Elmer Fudd doing their thing.

My favorite moment? Elmer Fudd, after listening to Daffy and Bugs suggesting recipes for rabbit and duck replying that personally, he's a vegetarian--he just hunts for the sport.

cheers

horseback

TheGrunch
12-28-2010, 10:39 AM
For something I'm working on.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/TheGrunch/spadegrip.jpg

danjama
12-28-2010, 11:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by horseback:
I got to introduce my grand nieces (ages 2 and 4) to the glories of Bugs Bunny; within 15 minutes of starting the DVD in the play room, 20-some teenagers and adults up to 79 years old were in there with us watching Bugs, Daffy, and Elmer Fudd doing their thing.

My favorite moment? Elmer Fudd, after listening to Daffy and Bugs suggesting recipes for rabbit and duck replying that personally, he's a vegetarian--he just hunts for the sport.

cheers

horseback </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Man I love Looney Tunes so much! Last year I treated myself to all volumes on DVD, and I watch them now and then in bed before I sleep.

Messaschnitzel
12-28-2010, 12:05 PM
I got a big box of different types and varying cuts and lengths of Grobet files. Ordinarily they are fairly expensive when purchased brand new, but I got a really good deal on them at 1/4 retail price for the whole lot. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Messaschnitzel
12-28-2010, 12:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PanzerAce:
And a 1-of-less-than-600 in the US SSG-82:

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8678/photoix.jpg

Been looking for one of these for...probably 6-7 years now. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey PanzerAce, very nice! Did you get it as a collector's investment, or as a shooter?

Messaschnitzel
12-28-2010, 12:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GoToAway:
Billions and billions and billions of gallons of pure, fresh water.

And some socks. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2O3RzeWbzc

Look on the bright side. Your fish have a lot more room to play now. Maybe you can ask for a diving board and a one-piece when your birthday comes around as well. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
12-28-2010, 01:28 PM
The family got a Wii (and the sore arm too, but no one can defeat me in swordplay, mwahaha), I got a new trilby hat and a pair of the large Nerf swords (and again, no one can defeat me, mwahahaha)!

crucislancer
12-28-2010, 05:01 PM
I got two pairs of Leviís 501 jeans, a new jacket (waterproof!), and a couple of shirts. I bought myself new computer speakers with a subwoofer, a new set of strings for my bass, and the Battletech rulebook Total Warfare.

However, most of my Christmas cheer went to watching my kids opening up the ton of toys and clothes they got. My living room looked like a hurricane ripped through Toys R Us. It was AWESOME.

Choctaw111
12-29-2010, 06:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M2morris:
I got one of these:
A new planer
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/PC305TP1.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice one, man!
I've had my eye on a 13" DeWalt for a while.
I am currently using a dated 12" Craftsman.

Anyway, my great lady got me new "comfort shoulder straps" from Galco for my holster. She also got me a new mag for my USP.
I also was given a new crock pot from my parents plus a few other things for my new place.

dtk419
12-29-2010, 07:07 AM
A set of CH Pro Pedals, then I told the daughters how what it cost each of them. Three bottles of cashews and some socks.

Merry Christmas....Pooka

Heliopause
12-29-2010, 08:30 AM
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/IMG_8600.jpg

A nice 500+ page book on the use of Dutch airfield during WWII http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
(only in Dutch language though...)

Derozero
12-29-2010, 02:48 PM
IL2 1946 and Saitek X52 pro. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
12-29-2010, 02:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Derozero:
IL2 1946 and Saitek X52 pro. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ah, merry xmas and welcome to the insanity!

M2morris
12-30-2010, 01:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Choctaw111:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by M2morris:
I got one of these:
A new planer

Nice one, man!
I've had my eye on a 13" DeWalt for a while.
I am currently using a dated 12" Craftsman.

Anyway, my great lady got me new "comfort shoulder straps" from Galco for my holster. She also got me a new mag for my USP.
I also was given a new crock pot from my parents plus a few other things for my new place. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

DeWalt is about the best. I wish I could have gotten one but I walked out of lowes with this planer for 214$ It was a good deal and its good quality.(it was Merry Christmas to me)
If I remember right you have a good leather shoulder holster. I am gonna
have to get one. I looked at the cheap nylon and velcro ones and hated em. Gotta get leather.

stalkervision
12-30-2010, 02:41 PM
I was away for Christmas and left this home to open when I got back which is now.

Just tried it out and it's a absolute peach ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-94582326164583_2140_6796110


I highly recommend it to anyone. Had a few other brands before and this baby is the EASIEST, most excellent one to fly by FAR. A PRECISION LITTLE MACHINE IN FACT. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


http://www.xheli.com/newsy3chs1mi.html


and holy cripes it's CHEAP also !

WTE_Galway
12-30-2010, 05:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
I was away for Christmas and left this home to open when I got back which is now.

Just tried it out and it's a absolute peach ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-94582326164583_2140_6796110


I highly recommend it to anyone. Had a few other brands before and this baby is the EASIEST, most excellent one to fly by FAR. A PRECISION LITTLE MACHINE IN FACT. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


http://www.xheli.com/newsy3chs1mi.html


and holy cripes it's CHEAP also ! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


yeah I got given one of those for xmas as well, I wouldn't go so far as to say its EASY to fly but the learning curve is not as steep as the normal RC helicopter.

Typically the 9 yo Chinese shop owners daughter will fly the demo one all round the store with precision - but, once home, you can only manage to get it to go straight up and then straight down again onto the neighbors roof.

stalkervision
12-30-2010, 05:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
I was away for Christmas and left this home to open when I got back which is now.

Just tried it out and it's a absolute peach ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-94582326164583_2140_6796110


I highly recommend it to anyone. Had a few other brands before and this baby is the EASIEST, most excellent one to fly by FAR. A PRECISION LITTLE MACHINE IN FACT. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


http://www.xheli.com/newsy3chs1mi.html


and holy cripes it's CHEAP also ! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


yeah I got given one of those for xmas as well, I wouldn't go so far as to say its EASY to fly but the learning curve is not as steep as the normal RC helicopter.

Typically the 9 yo Chinese shop owners daughter will fly the demo one all round the store with precision - but, once home, you can only manage to get it to go straight up and then straight down again onto the neighbors roof. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe you should get the Chinese girl to give you some old coot flying lesson then. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I don't believe it's a "outside copter" whatsoever it being a little micro-one and the wind will effect it bad no doubt but for flying INSIDE in very restricted areas, it's as I said a peach and highly highly stable due to it's gyroscopic stabilization system.

They do have a bigger version that I will be getting that CAN fly outdoors. It is also rated Top Notch.

I believe it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

PanzerAce
12-31-2010, 09:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PanzerAce:
And a 1-of-less-than-600 in the US SSG-82:

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8678/photoix.jpg

Been looking for one of these for...probably 6-7 years now. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey PanzerAce, very nice! Did you get it as a collector's investment, or as a shooter? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm going to be shooting the **** out of it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif. I don't buy guns to collect, though I'll be the first to admit that this is my stupid gun: ie: I know it'll be next to impossible to find parts, it won't be as accurate as an AR with a white oaks barrel, and I can't do much with it beyond range time...but damnit, I wanted it, so I got it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The one good thing is that I found someone on the east coast with one who also has a CNC machine who can set me up with parts if any of mine break.

Monty_Thrud
12-31-2010, 11:31 AM
Theatre Of War 2 ~ Africa

Jack Daniels

Apocalypse:World War II (colourised footage)

Monster Magnet:Mastermind

Smashing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I can now impersonate a drunk Monty whilst defeating Wommel, listening to Heavy Metal and watching WW2 in colour...all at the same time, who says men can't multitask. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

Messaschnitzel
12-31-2010, 11:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PanzerAce:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
Hey PanzerAce, very nice! Did you get it as a collector's investment, or as a shooter? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm going to be shooting the **** out of it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif. I don't buy guns to collect, though I'll be the first to admit that this is my stupid gun: ie: I know it'll be next to impossible to find parts, it won't be as accurate as an AR with a white oaks barrel, and I can't do much with it beyond range time...but damnit, I wanted it, so I got it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The one good thing is that I found someone on the east coast with one who also has a CNC machine who can set me up with parts if any of mine break. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's good that you got a connection for the parts that take a dump.

I won't ever buy a gun as just a wall hanger either. The 'stupid' gun I have been looking at on and off for the past several years is a limited edition Winchester Model 1895 saddle carbine that Winchester made a while back:

http://www.gunsamerica.com/userimages/85605/904107054/pop_wm_1331968.jpg

http://www.gunsamerica.com/userimages/85605/904107054/pop_wm_1331976.jpg

Winchester Model 1895 saddle carbine (http://www.gunsamerica.com/904107054/Guns/Rifles/Winchester-Rifles-Modern-Lever/Other-Lever/Post-64/WINCHESTER_1895_SADDLE_RING_CARBINE_100_YEARS_OF_T HE_30_0.htm#)

What I'm hesitant about is that I would have to sell a couple or three rifles that I normally would want to keep in order to justify purchasing this $1,495 carbine. There really is no practical advantage as far as hunting is concerned, because I have a .35 Remington Model 14 carbine that will do the same job @ around 100 yds or under with iron sights.

Again, though the logical part of my brain says WTF do you need this for, 'she' keeps whispering in my ear:

"Buyyyy meeee....." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Sillius_Sodus
12-31-2010, 11:44 AM
I got a 24 DVd set called 'Aviation: A filmed history'.

It contains footage from the U.S. National archives. Some of the vids are a bit corny and/or sparse on detail but others are very interesting. So far my favourites are the films made by the USAAF during the Big One. There is one that covers the USAAF's achievements during 1943 which is quite good.

Unfortunately, the disc on Cold War jets is pretty disappointing. Still, there's lots of good stuff in the box and I would recommend it if you like airplanes, which I assume most on this forum do... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

stalkervision
12-31-2010, 11:45 AM
So no one wants the rifle that made George Armstrong Custer famous? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a0/Springfield_%22Trapdoor%22.jpg/800px-Springfield_%22Trapdoor%22.jpg

Messaschnitzel
12-31-2010, 01:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
So no one wants the rifle that made George Armstrong Custer famous? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

When I was a kid around 1975-76, a local gunstore had a replica trapdoor on consignment for $400 bucks. I used to hurry up and stop off on my way home from school just pick it out of the rack for a little bit and just covet away. The store owner would laugh and say that I would eventually wear the bluing off it from handling it so much and I would have to end up buying it anyway, and then toss me a rag and tell me to wipe that Springfield down before putting it back in the rack after I was done drooling all over it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

My brother-in-law's boss is a guy near retirement age who has a serious kick@ss collection. He will sometimes bring a couple of original black powder trapdoors he has to the range and I'll get to shoot them occasionally when he decides he wants to play 'Rolodex' and switch with whatever load of rifles and pistols he brought with him at the time. Seriously, he has enough hardware that he has to rotate his firearms out every time he goes shooting on the weekends if he wants to stay practiced with them.

stalkervision
12-31-2010, 01:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
So no one wants the rifle that made George Armstrong Custer famous? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

When I was a kid around 1975-76, a local gunstore had a replica trapdoor on consignment for $400 bucks. I used to hurry up and stop off on my way home from school just pick it out of the rack for a little bit and just covet away. The store owner would laugh and say that I would eventually wear the bluing off it from handling it so much and I would have to end up buying it anyway, and then toss me a rag and tell me to wipe that Springfield down before putting it back in the rack after I was done drooling all over it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

My brother-in-law's boss is a guy near retirement age who has a serious kick@ss collection. He will sometimes bring a couple of original black powder trapdoors he has to the range and I'll get to shoot them occasionally when he decides he wants to play 'Rolodex' and switch with whatever load of rifles and pistols he brought with him at the time. Seriously, he has enough hardware that he has to rotate his firearms out every time he goes shooting on the weekends if he wants to stay practiced with them. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

thanks for that excellent story buddy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif


http://content7.flixster.com/photo/10/48/38/10483817_gal.jpg

Messaschnitzel
12-31-2010, 01:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
thanks for that excellent story buddy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://content7.flixster.com/photo/10/48/38/10483817_gal.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

D@mn, I hadn't seen those Red Ryder BB gun ads they used to put in the comics in so many years, I forgot all about them! Funny thing, I only had one BB gun ever, and that was an M1 carbine type where you pumped it up by pushing the barrel in towards the receiver. My oldest brother did have a .22 Benjamin he got back in the 1950s that I would play with every once in a while when I was a kid. It did a good job of knocking gray squirrels out of the trees. I never had much use for one because I always had firearms for hunting or plinking.

About those radio controlled helicopters, a friend of mine got one of the itty bitty ones last year. I was over at his house when he was practicing flying it around, maybe about a foot off the floor. He said that it was fairly twitchy and unforgiving compared to the bigger, less delicate helicopter he got the year before, so he was playing it safe by learning to control it close to the ground. It does tempt me to get one, but I'm too afraid because I know it would become yet another money draining hobby.

1970s 'Vertibird', FTW! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

stalkervision
12-31-2010, 02:14 PM
I liked those pump actions a lot. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

bun-bun195333
12-31-2010, 10:42 PM
I got a book - Java Concurrency in Practice (http://www.amazon.com/Java-Concurrency-Practice-Brian-Goetz/dp/0321349601/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293859997&sr=8-1) and a Ruger Mk 3.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

AndyJWest
12-31-2010, 11:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bun-bun195333:
I got a book - Java Concurrency in Practice (http://www.amazon.com/Java-Concurrency-Practice-Brian-Goetz/dp/0321349601/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293859997&sr=8-1) and a Ruger Mk 3.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Ruger is for shooting the PC when the Java doesn't work?

(I've been programming for around 25 years now. One day I'll write an application that does what I intended... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif)

bun-bun195333
01-01-2011, 12:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AndyJWest:

The Ruger is for shooting the PC when the Java doesn't work?

(I've been programming for around 25 years now. One day I'll write an application that does what I intended... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's for quietly disposing of users who won't RTFM - a .45 is a little too loud. I've been writing VB apps for a couple of years. I did a lot of C a long time ago. Just now getting started in Java...
All sideline stuff - my main job is cutting metal as a NC Programmer.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Choctaw111
01-01-2011, 06:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M2morris:


DeWalt is about the best. I wish I could have gotten one but I walked out of lowes with this planer for 214$ It was a good deal and its good quality.(it was Merry Christmas to me)
If I remember right you have a good leather shoulder holster. I am gonna
have to get one. I looked at the cheap nylon and velcro ones and hated em. Gotta get leather. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah. Leather is far superior to anything else.
You will be immensely pleased with a Galco rig.
I would also like hearing about how good your planer works.

Jagdgeschwader2
01-01-2011, 06:24 PM
Miss JG2 got me the tool box I asked for. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif She also gave me the flu. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif Been too sick to mess with it. Still a happy camper. Now to collect all the tools I've lent out. Other than the box I got the usual clothing etc.


http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/IMG_6380.jpg


http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/JG2Mobile.jpg

stalkervision
01-01-2011, 06:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
Miss JG2 got me the tool box I asked for. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif She also gave me the flu. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif Been too sick to mess with it. Still a happy camper. Now to collect all the tools I've lent out. Other than the box I got the usual clothing etc.


http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/IMG_6380.jpg


http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/JG2Mobile.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Great gift ! just what I wanted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Flu..me too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Jagdgeschwader2
01-01-2011, 07:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
Great gift ! just what I wanted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Flu..me too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My cure for the flu is copious amounts of alcohol. Poison the bugger out! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Just about done with it now. So start drinking!

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/JG2Mobile.jpg

stalkervision
01-01-2011, 08:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
Great gift ! just what I wanted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Flu..me too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My cure for the flu is copious amounts of alcohol. Poison the bugger out! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Just about done with it now. So start drinking!

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/JG2Mobile.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I was actually doing that very same thing you advise last night. Felt better then.

Thanks for the confirmation pal. Now I am off to take my "flu medicine"

Do you advise it on the rocks or straight up? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Crazy_Goanna
01-01-2011, 08:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
Great gift ! just what I wanted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Flu..me too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My cure for the flu is copious amounts of alcohol. Poison the bugger out! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Just about done with it now. So start drinking!

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/JG2Mobile.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I was actually doing that very same thing you advise last night. Felt better then.

Thanks for the confirmation pal. Now I am off to take my "flu medicine"

Do you advise it on the rocks or straight up? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Works all the time
A bottle of Vodka in the freezer for those occasions when you feel sickly, or when the flu starts to hit or feeling generally unwell.
"the Russian Remedy"
Also a couple of cloves of raw garlic to chew on or swallow helps alot as well.

Jagdgeschwader2
01-01-2011, 10:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by stalkervision:
Great gift ! just what I wanted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Flu..me too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My cure for the flu is copious amounts of alcohol. Poison the bugger out! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Just about done with it now. So start drinking!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I was actually doing that very same thing you advise last night. Felt better then.

Thanks for the confirmation pal. Now I am off to take my "flu medicine"

Do you advise it on the rocks or straight up? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You'll definitely want it straight my good man! You want none of that diluted nonsense. You want the full healing and warming powers of this wonderful cure all! I also concur with Dr. Goanna on the chilled Vodka. A sound treatment for fever and a whole host of ailments. Not sure about that garlic bit though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/SOSLogo-Big-Lower.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/JG2Mobile.jpg

Crazy_Goanna
01-01-2011, 10:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by stalkervision:
Great gift ! just what I wanted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Flu..me too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My cure for the flu is copious amounts of alcohol. Poison the bugger out! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Just about done with it now. So start drinking!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I was actually doing that very same thing you advise last night. Felt better then.

Thanks for the confirmation pal. Now I am off to take my "flu medicine"

Do you advise it on the rocks or straight up? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You'll definitely want it straight my good man! You want none of that diluted nonsense. You want the full healing and warming powers of this wonderful cure all! I also concur with Dr. Goanna on the chilled Vodka. A sound treatment for fever and a whole host of ailments. Not sure about that garlic bit though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/SOSLogo-Big-Lower.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/JG2Mobile.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Recipe received from on old Ukrainian friends mother
The Vodka from the freezer has increased viscosity and tastes thicker, almost syrupy- which reduces the alcohol fumes, for those who don't like straight spirits, and the Garlic is good for general health, eliminating bacteria and as a blood tonic and strengthener.
I always use this remedy when I feel a bout of the 'flu coming on and can assure you all that even though you still feel its effects the duration of the illness is markedly reduced and the alcohol also helps you feel better about life whilst being ill.

Outlaw---
01-02-2011, 12:40 PM
I got the 24 hour stomach virus starting Christmas night---FOR 6 DAYS STRAIGHT! "24 hour" my a%%!!!!!!

Of course it could have been an unbroken stretch of 6 consecutive infections but who's counting.

Man it sucked.

--Outlaw.

M2morris
01-02-2011, 04:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Choctaw111:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M2morris:


DeWalt is about the best. I wish I could have gotten one but I walked out of lowes with this planer for 214$ It was a good deal and its good quality.(it was Merry Christmas to me)
If I remember right you have a good leather shoulder holster. I am gonna
have to get one. I looked at the cheap nylon and velcro ones and hated em. Gotta get leather. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah. Leather is far superior to anything else.
You will be immensely pleased with a Galco rig.
I would also like hearing about how good your planer works. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My planer works beautifully.
When I make certain parts for my plane they have to be sanded smooth no matter what and what used to take me ten minutes on my belt sander now takes ten seconds.
I have to make 440 feet of 1/8" thick x 1/2" wide strips of white pine for the geodetic construction of my fuselage. No section is over 2 feet long but it is an awful lot and my table saw tends to leave some rough cuts so I am ripping the strips at 3/16" and planing them 1/32 on each side. It works good. They come out of the planer nice smooth and pretty.
I'm glad I bought the planer, it was a good investment.

stalkervision
01-02-2011, 04:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Outlaw---:
I got the 24 hour stomach virus starting Christmas night---FOR 6 DAYS STRAIGHT! "24 hour" my a%%!!!!!!

Of course it could have been an unbroken stretch of 6 consecutive infections but who's counting.

Man it sucked.

--Outlaw. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I found the whole "24 hour" thing wildly optimistic. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

DrHerb
01-03-2011, 02:07 PM
My girlfriend bought me a bottle of 12 year old Glenfiddich. She's so good to me.

stalkervision
01-03-2011, 02:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DrHerb:
My girlfriend bought me a bottle of 12 year old Glenfiddich. She's so good to me. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I guess she is. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif Did you have her taste it before you drank any. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

DrHerb
01-04-2011, 08:56 AM
Fortunately she can't. She's carrying our firstborn and is in her 3rd trimester.

stalkervision
01-04-2011, 09:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DrHerb:
Fortunately she can't. She's carrying our firstborn and is in her 3rd trimester. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

well your safe for now.

Until the post partum depression sets in. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Now I know why she was being so nice to you though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

arthursmedley
01-04-2011, 11:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DrHerb:
She's carrying our firstborn and is in her 3rd trimester. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey, best wishes to you and your lady Dr. Herb.
Congratulations! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

iroseland01
01-04-2011, 11:39 AM
brand spanking new Glock21...

I would go so far as to say I am pretty happy.

DrHerb
01-04-2011, 11:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by arthursmedley:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DrHerb:
She's carrying our firstborn and is in her 3rd trimester. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey, best wishes to you and your lady Dr. Herb.
Congratulations! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks very much Arthur, it's a boy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

@ Stalker, LOL, it should be the other way around, no? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

stalkervision
01-04-2011, 12:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DrHerb:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by arthursmedley:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DrHerb:
She's carrying our firstborn and is in her 3rd trimester. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey, best wishes to you and your lady Dr. Herb.
Congratulations! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks very much Arthur, it's a boy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

@ Stalker, LOL, it should be the other way around, no? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

of course... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

M2morris
01-11-2011, 08:02 PM
I bought my wife a telescope for Christmas and I snapped this photo about an hour ago.
I don't know what the heck this thing is, but it was floating above our house kinda just hovering up there not making a sound. Maybe I should report it:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/100_6033.jpg

knightflyte
01-11-2011, 09:28 PM
Looks rather ominous, Morris. I'd call it in too. One can never be too careful. Under certain conditions it may be responsible for coastal flooding. Extreme caution would be prudent.

stalkervision
01-11-2011, 09:35 PM
ya I bet he did it just to spy on that hot neighbor lady next door.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

M2morris
01-11-2011, 10:56 PM
The neighbor lady is fat ugly and she's mean to her little kids. Her reflected light would probly crack the telescope lens.
Besides I tried looking at stuff on Earth with it and everything is upside-down. Astronomy telescopes are built that way to eliminate mirrors and reduce light loss in the reflections. Or, something like that.
But the photo is no comparison to how it really looked with the naked eye. I just stuck a digital camera up to the eye piece.