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About Marswolf

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  • Birthday 02/17/1949

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    Beretta 92SB

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  1. Unfortunately, I'm about to go into some real contact and this stuff seems as a Fantasy land. Sounds like what someone dreamed about who has never actually been there. One reason I don't care for "trainers".
  2. The Zenith and Insignia are the only boxes out there that have the Gen 5 chips. That mostly helps with multi-path problems. I had that problem on analog. No problem now. Both boxes are essentially the same. Made by LG. I'd recommend either of those. None of the others. I'm using the Insignia. but researched it a LOT before buying (if you couldn't tells).
  3. Sorry the folks in Knoxville are bigger idiots than in the rest of us in the region. The other regions were idiots too, but too less an extent. Gas here was always available for $3.99 (8% above pre-panic)
  4. I'm certain we both were. But even in that state, she could easily tell length before the event.
  5. Well, sometimes there is isn't much difference in a half or full cock.... So I'm told.
  6. I started to begin a topic on cigars, bit since I'll be scarce around here, after tomorrow, for some stuff, I thought I'd re-start this topic. No thunderstorm today, but we did have some showers last night. 0.22 inches. Anyway, I've been enjoying the porch and some cigars. Re-discovered my father's old Spanish cigar case in the curio case. It is now back in action. It will hold four Panatellas very nicely. Temps are now back where they should be, in the mid 70s. Might be a few showers this evening. I've gotten back into cigars a little. Knew all about them in the 70s. Dutch Masters used to
  7. He's the one with the full cock????
  8. Marswolf


    OH MY. Gasoline went up!!!!! In my local market it went up from about $3.68 before the mindless panic to $3.99 today. A whole 31 cents!!! :panic: That's 7.8%. And virtually all of that was caused by mindless and misinformed (at best) panic. Meanwhile oil has dropped below $100 per barrel. 10 oil rigs -roughly 5% of the gulf rigs- were "destroyed"). Fewer than the oil companies expect. (Graphic from a previous storm) Refineries have planned-for electric power backup (they know WTF they are doing), but I did see two power company convoys on the interstate yesterday to help the general regi
  9. Marswolf


    I see it as a convenience - should I ever need it - which in all probability I won't. If I could have postponed my trip for a couple of weeks avoiding the nutso panic of this week, it would have cost me, in all probability nothing additional. But storing "emergency" gasoline is a somewhat costly, potentially dangerous, and needless hassle I choose to avoid. Even during the sorta-real gasoline shortages of 1973, I could always get gasoline, and the problem with shortages even then was caused by panic hoarding. There ain't gonna be no real gasoline shortages. We may have to enforce gas refills o
  10. Marswolf


    Well, if you really know what you are doing, you really don't need ammo either. Your stored ammo becomes my arsenal - should I need it.
  11. Marswolf


    I'll sell you a real WWII military "Jerry Can" for $50. Rotation is the key and rotation has to be much faster these days than before. It's a hassle and can actually cost you money. This latest fiasco, according to my calculations has cost me a whole $6.02 in additional costs and that is only because I absolutely had to make a 434 mile round trip today that I wouldn't have made normally. And that's not figuring $2.80 worth of Stabil per your calculations if I had drawn from my "emergency" stores. That brings the extra cost down to $3.22. You really think storing gasoline is worth saving tha
  12. Marswolf


    Good grief. Which Amendment includes the right to cheap gasoline? From what I hear, the three states with this "problem" are TN, NC and SC. Those are the three states where folks believed the Internet rumor that Ike was going to cause gasoline shortages and panicked. Demand went sky-high and prices did what they are supposed to do - they went up too. If you waited in a line to buy gasoline at higher prices on Friday, then you caused the thing you are bitching about. Go look in a mirror to see the BG. I just got back from a trip to Cookeville. No lines today. Most places were around $4 with
  13. Well, I've already had a full day. Had to run to Cookeville this morning and just got back. Stopped for some beer and cigars. Planned to get Guinness Extra Stout, but they had Budweiser Select on sale at Ingles, so I'm trying that. I'm chilling the beer in the freezer and plan to get mostly naked, go drink about six beers and smoke a couple of Dutch Master Panatellas on the porch in 89 degree heat - and just generally feel sorry for myself.
  14. I don't think any of the spyware/virus checkers could detect these problems. Personally, I think the whole Chrome application should be detected and shut down. They force the Google cookie on you, even if you tell it not to. It phones home with your ID. You can't kill JavaScript, so who knows what is being sent there from any given page. Its advantages are that it is fast and crashing one tab doesn't lock up the whole browser. But the speed advantage disappears in Firefox 3.1. Since Chrome is open source, Firefox should be able to add any of Chrome's feature pretty rapidly.
  15. http://www.abelssoft.net/unchrome.php This little application found my ID even though I have uninstalled Chrome. Looks like Chrome has some nice features but at the cost of being a big spyware engine. Also looks like Firefox 3.1 will be just as fast without Big Brother Google looking over your shoulder.


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