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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,749 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    zorba said:
    The explanation works, and I even think that's what I'm doing, but your calibrated eyeball will know I'm sure.
    Closing your hand using the 5 base joints of your fingers is the default motion you learn as a baby so it's the toughest one to de-program from your brain.  It is called sympathetic movement (all your fingers WANT to close as one when you grasp something).  So training you trigger finger to pull from the middle joint and the rest of your fingers to ignore the motion and stay steady is tough but very doable.
    I know this is an old post, (meaning post...not thread), but GunNut completely nailed it with this one. Trigger finger action is of course important, but basic grip counts for way more. I'd much rather have a less reliable trigger finger than erratic grip. 

    Mike


    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 484 Member
    Some very cool scanned color photos from WW2.







    The last two, black lives that really did matter, not the marxist/leninist little sh*ts we have burning neighborhood.










  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,123 Senior Member
    AlleyCat said:
    Some very cool scanned color photos from WW2.







    The last two, black lives that really did matter, not the marxist/leninist little sh*ts we have burning neighborhood.










    Could someone go to the link provided and copy and post the picture of the Midway commissioning and post it up here. Flicker won't let me do so.
  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 484 Member
    edited August 2020 #28955
    NN said:
    Could someone go to the link provided and copy and post the picture of the Midway commissioning and post it up here. Flicker won't let me do so.


    edit
    NN if you click on the photo on Flickr it will magnify the image up to two fold.


  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    "Bianca" beat the crap out of me in her "Yoga for Belly Dancers" virtual class tonite - then my regular Belly Dance teacher stomped what was left of me into the ground in *her* virtual class. Bianca and that "Goddess Pose" - I figured out tonite that the Goddess in question is Durga/Parvati which explains much. I feel like a wishbone, and my thigh muscles are auditioning to sing soprano with the local light opera company...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 484 Member
    edited August 2020 #28957

    I don't know what it is.


    But the way things are going, it soon will be available at a retail outlet near you.

    Could it be an effect of the lockdown?


    edit
    With some of the very unique things coming through to me, I think I may be being haunted by Big Chief's browsing history.
    :D











  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,183 Senior Member
    Jeez, before my morning coffee today I need eye bleach.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    edited August 2020 #28959
    Very poor execution if you ask me. Anything with a skirt like bottom I like; but anything with a tight collar, jacket and ESPECIALLY a necktie I do not. Pass.
    Edit: The more I think about this, the more of a train wreck it becomes! I'm not fond of long sleeves either (and they're too long or the jacket's are too short), although they can work with the right outfit - and what's up with the "hanky look" under the pleats? Looks sloppy and its too short for my taste as well.
    I do like the "shoulder throw" thing - although what with the tight collar, necktie and jacket, the whole ensemble must be hot and uncomfortable. Why add more insulation?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,319 Senior Member
    Want to hear a complete list of EVERYTHING that your wife does a day? Insinuate that she's boring.
    We've been conditioned to believe that obedience is virtuous and voting is freedom- 
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    Took my daughter and her boyfriend to the range this afternoon.  Fun was had by all.
    Bottom left to top right:  M&P Shield9, Heritage Rough Rider 6.5" in .22LR & .22 WMR, S&W SD9VE, S&W 686 Plus 3" .357 Magnum, Kimber Micro 9 and at the far end my daughter's Ruger EC9S.
    This was my first time seeing the boyfriend handle firearms and he did much better than I expected.  He has had a little more experience with firearms than I realized.  He is the one I started a thread about awhile back because he was wanting to get a 1911 as his first handgun.  He has had some experience with two different Glock models but did not like the way they fit his hand.  He had zeroed in on the 1911 because of the way they did feel comfortable in his hand.  He shot all the handguns pictured well but did the best with the Kimber, so a 1911 may be a good choice for him.
    Of course we had to bring out the VEPR for some fun.
    Finally found a round that my VEPR doesn't like.  The Remington slugs stovepiped every round.  As soon as I got home I emptied my 2nd backup home defense mag of the Remington slugs that were in it and reloaded with Winchester slugs, which I know it likes.

    Other firearms that saw range time today but were not pictured:  Howa 1500 chambered in .30-06, Brazilian CBC Model SB single shot 12 gauge (that thing still kicks like a very angry mule), Savage (just for you @Zee) MSR-15 Patrol (my daughter's favorite rifle) and the Henry .22LR/.22 Short lever gun.  Got to try the Heritage Rough Rider out with the .22WMR cylinder for the first time today.....it makes it downright frisky.  Also got to try the .22 Shorts in the lever gun for the first time today....my daughter and boyfriend had a little trouble at first until they learned that they needed to work the lever like the gun owed them money.  Once they figured that out it ran flawlessly.  All in all a great range day.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    What fun!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    New stereo and CB installed in Jeep.

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,134 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    New stereo and CB installed in Jeep.

    Your jeep probably has more digital components than anything else you have
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    edited September 2020 #28965
    Diver43 said:
    zorba said:
    New stereo and CB installed in Jeep.

    Your jeep probably has more digital components than anything else you have
    Not done yet, next project:

    Never mind this, one of the first things I installed in it:
    Check out that handsome dude in the mirror! :D 
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    edited September 2020 #28966
    I guess this qualifies as a "digital device":
    But just to re-assure everyone that I haven't lost my marbles, I'll add that all of this stuff put together cost less than even a so-called "cheap" smartphone, and there's NO monthly subscriptions involved. I won't have to replace any of it in 2 years either! ;):D 
    The new stereo is fantastic!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,123 Senior Member
    Want to hear a complete list of EVERYTHING that your wife does a day? Insinuate that she's boring.
    Sometimes you do not have to ask like today:

    I hear Ned come here, so I did.

    Then Clean says stop, don't step on the pieces.

    I say what is it, she says the globe from the light and I was dusting it and it started to break up.

    Then I said why did you break it, she said I didn't the swiffer did.

    Then what did you do, Clean says I dusted it some more and it broke some more.

    So why didn't you clean it up; Mrs Clean says you were taking a nap.

    Some how I got the feeling it was all my fault.


  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Want to hear a complete list of EVERYTHING that your wife does a day? Insinuate that she's boring.
    Or ask what time's dinner if the stove is not lit and going...  :s
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Or ask what time's dinner if the stove is not lit and going...  :s
    :D That's a good way to start a fight!
    Most of my married friends can cook, and do so pretty often as their wives also work. They've been trained well. :) There are two of my friends that are only allowed to cook breakfast, and the fight about cleaning up the mess they made starts AFTER breakfast. :D 
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    I avoid cooking like you guys avoid wearing skirts! I'd burn water...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    I LOVE cooking!

    My wife and I actually fight over who’s cooking specially when we are hosting folks for dinner.  We both really enjoy making good food and we have our specialties.  I  have Mexican, Latin, Smoked and Cajun foods down because I love them.  I’m also the chili King in the house, she won’t even try.  She’s a great Italian cook, darn good on Latin food too (my grandma trained her) and she’s darn good on American comfort food like steaks, roasts, fried chicken and potatoes (which she has elevated to an art form).
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,134 Senior Member
    Cook?  I do not like getting sick, so I don't do it.  Luckily my wife is an excellent cook, so I eat well.
    I don't know if GunNut is as good of a cook as he claims, but he makes one heck of a fine delicious coffee 
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    And people wonder why I never got married again. Almost did, twice, but came to my senses just in time.

    Mark Twain got me covered on this one: "The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. Nor upon a cold stove lid."
     I'm once burned twice shy, as it were.  :)  
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,319 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Want to hear a complete list of EVERYTHING that your wife does a day? Insinuate that she's boring.
    Or ask what time's dinner if the stove is not lit and going...  :s
    I tried to joke ONCE. The wife once asked me what's for dinner. I replied with, "well we won't know until you make it, now will we?" That ended real well.
    We've been conditioned to believe that obedience is virtuous and voting is freedom- 
  • SmithCorona03A3SmithCorona03A3 Member Posts: 138 Member
    Wow. If I read all 29k posts, do I get the brick? Wait, nobody answer that or I wont get the brick  B)
    Formerly known as SmithCorona03A3, back in the old forum days
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,545 Senior Member
    Wow. If I read all 29k posts, do I get the brick? Wait, nobody answer that or I wont get the brick  B)
    only if you can recite them, verbatim, in order...
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,134 Senior Member
    And you can't skip the posts that the moderators deleted either
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • SmithCorona03A3SmithCorona03A3 Member Posts: 138 Member
     :# 
    Formerly known as SmithCorona03A3, back in the old forum days
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    tennmike said:
    GunNut said:
    Or ask what time's dinner if the stove is not lit and going...  :s
    :D That's a good way to start a fight!
    Most of my married friends can cook, and do so pretty often as their wives also work. They've been trained well. :) There are two of my friends that are only allowed to cook breakfast, and the fight about cleaning up the mess they made starts AFTER breakfast. :D 
    One of our most epic fights started that way.

    I came home around 8:00 PM starved after spending all day in NYC and this is how it went:

    me: (upon noticing there was no food on the stove)  Hi hon, when are we eating?

    Now THIS is what she heard, “HEY, what have you been doing all day that dinner is not ready?”

    she: I have been busy all day running around............ (and some other blah, blah, blah for the next 5 minutes).

    So since I’m starving I said:  Ok, I’m ordering some Chinese food. (AND, I went out of my way NOT to add any emotional inflection to this simple sentence)

    What SHE heard was:  “F you, you are lying to me and I’m sure you spent the whole day laying on the couch watching TV eating bon-bons (I don’t even know what those are but she actually used that word) so I have to order some food because you’re useless to me.”

    And then there was some sort of small nuclear explosion and it all went dark...

    That is why I constantly remind my wife "DO NOT look for any hidden meaning in anything I say.  I mean exactly and precisely what I say and nothing else!"  As far as cooking goes....she is pretty much limited in her cooking skills to following the directions on the back of the box, but she willingly admits it.  I am the one who does most of the cooking (when I am not traveling) and am the only one who will experiment......that has created some really good dishes.....and some pretty spectacular failures.  :D
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,123 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    tennmike said:
    GunNut said:
    Or ask what time's dinner if the stove is not lit and going...  :s
    :D That's a good way to start a fight!
    Most of my married friends can cook, and do so pretty often as their wives also work. They've been trained well. :) There are two of my friends that are only allowed to cook breakfast, and the fight about cleaning up the mess they made starts AFTER breakfast. :D 
    One of our most epic fights started that way.

    I came home around 8:00 PM starved after spending all day in NYC and this is how it went:

    me: (upon noticing there was no food on the stove)  Hi hon, when are we eating?

    Now THIS is what she heard, “HEY, what have you been doing all day that dinner is not ready?”

    she: I have been busy all day running around............ (and some other blah, blah, blah for the next 5 minutes).

    So since I’m starving I said:  Ok, I’m ordering some Chinese food. (AND, I went out of my way NOT to add any emotional inflection to this simple sentence)

    What SHE heard was:  “F you, you are lying to me and I’m sure you spent the whole day laying on the couch watching TV eating bon-bons (I don’t even know what those are but she actually used that word) so I have to order some food because you’re useless to me.”

    And then there was some sort of small nuclear explosion and it all went dark...

    That is why I constantly remind my wife "DO NOT look for any hidden meaning in anything I say.  I mean exactly and precisely what I say and nothing else!"  As far as cooking goes....she is pretty much limited in her cooking skills to following the directions on the back of the box, but she willingly admits it.  I am the one who does most of the cooking (when I am not traveling) and am the only one who will experiment......that has created some really good dishes.....and some pretty spectacular failures.  :D
    That is what they left out of that book " Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus" that all the women had to read in the 90's. Men say what they mean including the details, not just something and sort it out later if it had any meaning in the first place.
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