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  • TwinkleTwinkle Posts: 174 Member
    zorba said:
    Twinkle said:
    zorba said:
    That's OK - they want a face covering, they'll get one. I'm just waiting, and waiting, and waiting for the face veil I ordered from a supposedly US based seller to arrive from you-know-where. "Mutaween" indeed!
    Three guesses where?

    You'll only need one!
    This is the second time I've been bit in the behind by a "US Seller" who drop ships from "you know where". They get neutral feedback at best.
    If I know its coming from there, that's one thing. But to be surprised and wait wait wait wait when thinking it was from the US is another. I have a camera grip coming - what its doing "there" I have no idea, but they're hard to find, and its been hung up in customs for a week now - Goddess alone knows when it'll get here!

    I'll keep that in mind when I see "US seller".  Some things are only available from you-know-where, but I'm getting pretty good at spotting them.  When I started making masks, the elastic and nose bridge wires all came from there and I sharply recall that wait while my merchandise cleared customs.

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,375 Senior Member
    Yeah, I ordered a spare pair of rx glasses from "GlassesUSA"  earlier this year. When they FINALLY shipped, they shipped from Taiwan 
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,071 Senior Member
    Just bought this today and I'm absolutely dreading to move it once it's delivered. I'll have two now.

    We've been conditioned to believe that obedience is virtuous and voting is freedom- 
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,341 Senior Member
    That looks fun!!
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Only in this place can a discussion go from veils to metal working machines in just a few posts 😂
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,661 Senior Member
    What's up with that weird, vertical picture? ;)
    -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
    zorba said:
    What's up with that weird, vertical picture? ;)
    It only looks like that on your flip phone 🤣
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,661 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    zorba said:
    What's up with that weird, vertical picture? ;)
    It only looks like that on your flip phone 🤣
    Now, now! You know I don't look at the Internet on my flip phone! :neener:
    -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
    Oh yeah there’s that.  Maybe it’s your CRT 😁
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,661 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Oh yeah there’s that.  Maybe it’s your CRT 😁
    Snort! Ya know, I was *REALLY* glad to see the death of the CRT. They were OK, back in the days of black backgrounds, but with the advent of GUIs with their ill-advised attempt at attempting to make a computer screen look like paper, staring into that flickering lightbulb gave me a pounding headache in about 30 minutes. LCD displays don't flicker as they don't have decaying phosphor (long persistence CRT phosphor was another solution, at the expense of video) so they're tolerable. Now, of course, there's finally a re-discovery of what was known as far back as the 1940s - "Dark Mode". Much easier on the eyes - I wish this forum would adopt it. I can override with my browser of course, but unless the page adheres to "best practice" design - and few do - that creates its own set of problems.
    E-ink is another fantastic invention - I wish they made large displays with it. A glaring white forum like this one would be wonderful on e-ink.
    -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
    zorba said:
    GunNut said:
    Oh yeah there’s that.  Maybe it’s your CRT 😁
    Snort! Ya know, I was *REALLY* glad to see the death of the CRT. They were OK, back in the days of black backgrounds, but with the advent of GUIs with their ill-advised attempt at attempting to make a computer screen look like paper, staring into that flickering lightbulb gave me a pounding headache in about 30 minutes. LCD displays don't flicker as they don't have decaying phosphor (long persistence CRT phosphor was another solution, at the expense of video) so they're tolerable. Now, of course, there's finally a re-discovery of what was known as far back as the 1940s - "Dark Mode". Much easier on the eyes - I wish this forum would adopt it. I can override with my browser of course, but unless the page adheres to "best practice" design - and few do - that creates its own set of problems.
    E-ink is another fantastic invention - I wish they made large displays with it. A glaring white forum like this one would be wonderful on e-ink.
    Fuzzy white letters on black was barely acceptable for long periods of time then they gave us neon green and some sort of orange and that was a killer.  I remember after hours of sitting in front of one programming lines of code I could not see straight for the rest of the night!  It made me yearn for keypunch cards...
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,661 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Fuzzy white letters on black was barely acceptable for long periods of time then they gave us neon green and some sort of orange and that was a killer.  I remember after hours of sitting in front of one programming lines of code I could not see straight for the rest of the night!  It made me yearn for keypunch cards...
    Green (on black) was the best, and I use it extensively to this day. The amber/orange was a European thing - I remember John Dvorack (sp?) decrying them: "Amber is preferred in Europe, the world's computing capital.". But the Green color came directly from US army studies in the 2nd world war about what color was most restful to look at for hours. Of course, RADAR screens were vector, not fuzzy dots!
    That didn't stop the PC industry - that has ignored and/or bastardized EVERY standard ever created - from using black on white. To my mind, that the most horrid choice of all if the display emits light. Its great on e-ink though!

    -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
    They all made my eyes go fuzzy after a while.  I love modern apple "retina" displays with ultra high definition.  I can stay in front of my MAC for days and not have any issues.  Even the smallest letters are sharp and easy to read.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,661 Senior Member
    That helps - I still prefer a "dark theme" as they're called now. But I also have completely PISS POOR vision, always have had. Nerd with the coke bottle glasses since 2nd grade!
    -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(
  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 283 Member
    Not something I wanted to see in the middle of a reloading session. Primer anvil. No idea where it came from.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Rafterman said:
    Not something I wanted to see in the middle of a reloading session. Primer anvil. No idea where it came from.
    Well that just sucks and not in a good way...
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    If that primer anvil isn't burned on the cupped 'nose' side not visible, then interesting doesn't quite cover the situation.
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  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 283 Member
    Definitely not from a fired case. I imagine one of these will not go bang.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Rafterman said:
    Definitely not from a fired case. I imagine one of these will not go bang.
    Looks like you got a dud in there waiting to disappoint you somewhere along the line. Never had a primer anvil fall out of a primer while reloading. That's just way odd thing to happen as they are press fit into the primer cup.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,661 Senior Member
    Would it be possible that its just an anvil that fell into a batch of primers at the factory?
    -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(
  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 283 Member
    One can only hope. I have never had this happen before. I'll find out when I burn through 3,027 rounds. :*
  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    Waiter: "... and would you like soup or salad with that?"

    Airhead blond: "Oh yes! That sounds great! I'll have the Super Salad!"
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,661 Senior Member
    My late mother-in-law's Kenmore sewing machine was gone through by myself 5 years ago when I inherited it. Wife's been using it for her handicrafts - today it locked up pretty darn solid.
    Turns out, there's a hidden jackshaft with a coaxial pair of pulleys that I didn't know about, and is rather hard to get to. A few drops of oil and all's Mo' Bettah! Re-oiled the rest of it while I was at it - this is the most excitement I've had in weeks! Bleh...
    -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
    Waiter: "... and would you like soup or salad with that?"

    Airhead blond: "Oh yes! That sounds great! I'll have the Super Salad!"
    😂😂😂
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    My late mother-in-law's Kenmore sewing machine was gone through by myself 5 years ago when I inherited it. Wife's been using it for her handicrafts - today it locked up pretty darn solid.
    Turns out, there's a hidden jackshaft with a coaxial pair of pulleys that I didn't know about, and is rather hard to get to. A few drops of oil and all's Mo' Bettah! Re-oiled the rest of it while I was at it - this is the most excitement I've had in weeks! Bleh...
    That’s a good/productive way to kill time.  I love fixing broken things and complex machines make me smile.  
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,661 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    zorba said:
    My late mother-in-law's Kenmore sewing machine was gone through by myself 5 years ago when I inherited it. Wife's been using it for her handicrafts - today it locked up pretty darn solid.
    Turns out, there's a hidden jackshaft with a coaxial pair of pulleys that I didn't know about, and is rather hard to get to. A few drops of oil and all's Mo' Bettah! Re-oiled the rest of it while I was at it - this is the most excitement I've had in weeks! Bleh...
    That’s a good/productive way to kill time.  I love fixing broken things and complex machines make me smile.  
    Me too! It was made in an era when things were built to last and be serviced. The hard to get at jackshaft was a bit of a surprise though.
    -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: 24,661 Senior Member
    Sometimes I hate being "in production". When I need component parts or raw materials, long standing suppliers are gone, or don't stock that anymore, or the FFF (Form Fit Function) has changed; any/all of which screws with my product (The Sistra, or Sistrums that I make). Can't find brass bar stock in the temper I need, used to buy it from Amazon, they don't have that particular brass anymore. I have an inquiry in to onlinemetals.com - they don't list the temper I need, but they may have it anyway. Found exactly what I need on eBay - at an outrageous price - the search continues.
    Need cheap brass finger cymbals in quantity. Market flooded with crap from "our favorite country", my Turkish supplier is gone, have an inquiry in to another Turkish outfit - we'll see what they say...
    I've already had to deal with the wooden handles changing size once, but I have a good stock of the current version laid in for now...
    -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: 11,750 Senior Member
    They keep telling me that change is good.  Is it really?
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,661 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    They keep telling me that change is good.  Is it really?
    It seldom is if its change for its own sake - which it all too often is.
    -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(
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