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  1. 9 hours ago, Green Eyed Monsty said:

    You can add baby wipes to the list.

    Never know when something sticky/icky will need to be wiped off of whatever, hands included.

    Besides, sometimes a moist towel to the face/neck just helps pull things into better focus.



    We started buying baby wipes by the carton when we had babies, but we got so used to having them around we keep getting them...

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  2. 11 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Hi guys need your input.


    Working on these:




    I don't play the games.

    These Jackals are from Onepagerules (3D printed by me) their basing set comes with both square and round options.

    I used two of my own for this pic.


    What looks best?

    Square or Round?


    Please tell me.





    11 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

    I'm sorry,  this is going to be no help at all:


    Which one do YOU like better? They're going to be your army, you should be pleased with their appearance. 



    Much like Chaoswolf I'd normally say that whichever you like better

    But, these are 3d printed, so I'll go with the only correct answer - both

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  3. 12 hours ago, haldir said:

    June 19th QotD:


    Got lost on time, watching a bad movie (Shrek Forever After).... When was the last time you "lost time" doing something?


    (also Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there in the world & Happy Juneteenth as well.)

    Lost time, this morning...

    Debatable whether I was doing something or not.

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  4. 19 hours ago, haldir said:

    June 18th QotD:


    What's your favorite kind of sandwich?

    Since going gluten and dairy free I don't eat sandwiches


    Gluten free bread is mostly terrible, home made stuff is usually better (and the sweet white rice flour is added to try and get the bread to be less crumbly and less rubbery - most of the GF bread here is rubbery rather than crumbly)


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  5. 4 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

    download (1).jpg

    And it's always the same someone


    Our someone is back from a month off next week, we're not looking forward to the fallout when she discovers she's having her responsibilities changed.


    In other news, I was hoping that we would be at the point where our house sale was under contract before said someone got back from leave... 

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  6. 3 hours ago, TGP said:

    Is this something to do with that


    post you made a few hours ago?

    tangentially. More directly the head-desk was related to librarians doing thing to annoy historians post from a few days ago

    2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Oh boy!


    Oldest Vixen bid on an appartment, she just heard she can buy it!


    First one will leave the Lair soon...


    Mixed feelings..

    I think I've got another 9 years (minimum) before I get that relief

    need to get through our house sale and moving first though...

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  7. 53 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:


    There's never enough time to do it right, but always time to do it again...    


    Any support organisation that can't catch recurring issues, and fix them properly has a big problem. 

    I work in IT support, and my organisation's support is rated by Gartner Group as 'we don't really believe these numbers. How do you do that?'   


    One thing we do is we have people who look through tickets, hunting for recurring issues. 

    Another thing is that when the Helldesk operator types in the user's ID, he get a list of that user's recent tickets, both open and closed ones.    

    The operator would spot these issues immediately and know that it needs a more permanent fix.   


    Recurring errors is a resource drain, so we hunt them down relentlessly.    



    I'd love to be in a position where we could fix recurring issues

    We're lucky to get fixes when the whole system fails

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  8. 20 hours ago, ratsmitglied said:

    Probably wouldn't work, the librarian put it that way to mess with historians

    To add some context to this, my work at the moment involves historians, and some feedback we've received from them regarding new features. More than 50% of the feedback has been 'add this function' or 'make search do this', where that function/search feature already exists, and in many cases has existed for at least 10 years...

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  9. 1 hour ago, Zink said:


    I got my farm cheap. Only took me 20 years of way below minimum wage work for my parents. :poke: I don't know how the people buying land at the current prices think they'll pay for it. I'm struggling at times to pay bills and I owe less than a quarter of what market value is. 


    I'll go with a 308 because it's a versatile round and not all that expensive. Salesman told me I could get it in a .223 but that kind of goes against the whole purpose for me. Can't shoot very far relatively and can't use for deer or other big game. Wouldn't mind something in .223 or 7.62x39 for plinking but most of my shooting might be at the edge of their accurate range. The land around here has a fair amount of flat land and then a lot of big hills and coulees with a little bit of trees. So unless you only want to crawl the low areas you need something with some range.


    I'm hoping I'll be good enough for the rifle. As a kid and young adult I was a very good shot because it was my main form of entertainment. For way to many years I haven't done much target shooting or hunted. Only shot pests and cattle to butcher. That was another good thing about my SMLE, a 10 round magazine. My dad brought me up to hit with almost every bullet. The last few years I've been saying I need that extra capacity because I can't hit [email protected]#%. Need to change that and get back in practice.

    I don't know how people buy at current prices for larger blocks either, probably why in this country so much of the good farmland is being bought up by corporations rather than individuals. We got lucky and picked up 5 acres last year at a reasonable price for the area, but anything larger was well outside what we could afford.

    I would agree, a .223 really isn't suitable for what you're wanting. I'm also a bit out of experience with shooting as well, although last time I had anything larger than an air rifle out I was still shooting a decent group at 50m.

    @corsair, I'm the one with the CZ 😛, but your advice still stands on the scope.

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  10. 30 minutes ago, haldir said:

    June 12th QotD:


    Weather: It's pouring down rain here & in the forecast, t-storms later today.


    How's your weather today & are you holding up?

    has stopped raining for the time being. Maybe the ground will have a chance to dry out (at least a little) before it rains again...

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  11. 13 minutes ago, Zink said:


    If I could get ammunition I'd stick to my SMLE. Love those rifles. The main reason I'm looking at the MDT stock over a more traditional one is easy adjustability to fit me better. I'm pretty tall and find a lot of rifles have too short of stocks for me. Makes it awkward when using scopes. With this I should be able to get a perfect match for easier more accurate shooting. I don't have a range near me but owning over 3,000 acres of land means I have somewhere to shoot. The last few years coyotes have been a big problem for me, killing a lot of my calves. They got smart and stay out of range when they see my vehicles. This may double my effective range and let me get at them without knowing I'm there.

    That makes perfect sense, the MDT stocks just always struck me as target focused so I didn't consider the other factors. I'm lucky in that a standard CZ stock fits me pretty well. I would love to have 3000 acres to play on. Maybe if I win the lottery one day...for the time being I'm limited to small calibre shooting (at least until we move and I'll actually be close enough to get to a range)

    What calibre do you use for coyotes? I'm guessing you're looking at something like a .308 for accuracy at that range?

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  12. On 6/7/2022 at 9:16 PM, haldir said:

    Little early today, but since I'm still up,



    June 7th Question of the Day:


    What is your largest miniature? Smallest? Is it painted?

    Smallest, Aeronef (1/1200 approx scale) triplane - not painted
    Largest, Kaladrax, "painted" by my eldest children when they were probably 3 and 4

    8 hours ago, haldir said:

    June 9th QotD:


    If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?

    That would depend on the rules under which the time travel was being undertaken....

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  13. 9 hours ago, haldir said:

    June 6th Question of the Day:


    1944, Normandy, France. If you don't know what day this in history,  please look it up. 


    Did you have family involved in this day in 1944?

    well, that would cover my grandfathers, one of whom was most probably in internment in France at the time (after running away from occupied Netherlands and 'losing' his papers), and the other was training on bombers in Canada at the time.

    So no, no family directly involved as far as I'm aware.

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  14. 9 hours ago, sumbloke said:

    If you decide to support the Collingwood Magpies, a fair proportion of Australians would like them losing...


    They're a polarising team, you either love them or hate them.

    After my experiences with Magpies fans, I'm not sure that it's the team that's the problem...


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