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Re: Satisfaction Of Making It Yourself

Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:52 PM

View Postnimajneb, on 02 December 2010 - 01:43 PM, said:

Hell yeah to growing your own food. We keep bean sprouts and a few other herbs growing year round. Makes the house smell good and it tastes better in my opinion.


I agree they taste better, but I don't grow my own food as I was cursed with the Green Thumb of Death (ie, if it's not a mammal and I touch it, it dies). My mom and sisters grow food and share their bounty with me in exchange for my 24/7 PC tech support services.

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also, home built PC's are better than anything you can buy at bestbuy.


Agreed 110%. I always build my own.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:53 PM

I think in this day and age home built PC's are the standard aren't they? Does anyone buy store-bought desktops?

If I ever have spare time again I'd like to do some badass case mods though, I have a ton of ideas for that, trouble is, you need the hardware to go inside the case, and that gets expensive.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:57 PM

View Posthookiethe1, on 02 December 2010 - 01:53 PM, said:

I think in this day and age home built PC's are the standard aren't they? Does anyone buy store-bought desktops?


Only among us and those like us. The standard family still buys the $300 desktop from Staples.
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Re: Satisfaction Of Making It Yourself

Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:02 PM

View PostBenignDesign, on 02 December 2010 - 03:57 PM, said:

View Posthookiethe1, on 02 December 2010 - 01:53 PM, said:

I think in this day and age home built PC's are the standard aren't they? Does anyone buy store-bought desktops?


Only among us and those like us. The standard family still buys the $300 desktop from Staples.

Meet my dad. The only programmer I know of that thinks computers are simply workstations and don't need to run. Five years of Windows 98 and 128 MB RAM FTW! We finally upgraded in like 2004 or 2005 to a new, *used* computer with 512 MB RAM.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:04 PM

OH GOD!!!!! *huddles in fetal position in corner, whimpering* THE NIGHTMARES!!!
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:07 PM

To the OP, congrats on the permit. More folks should have them and exercise the right.

I got a new pistol a little while back and have discovered they pretty much don't make the kind of holster I want for it (right handed, CC, inside the belt for a Glock 30). I ended up buying a left handed elastic strap on leather job that I tuck into the small of my back (works best for right-handed draw from there).

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Never considered making my own though. Even if I had the notion, not sure the wife would let me cook plastic in her oven. I'd be curious to see the "after" pics of your project once it's done.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:29 PM

Guns are an interesting thing to bring up in this because they are physically better when made individually as opposed to made using modern industrial methods- not universally, but because of the high performance nature of the materials involved its highly visible. an easy example of this is the superior accuracy of cut- rifled barrels and octagonal barrels: all other things being equal, either of these two things individually will increase performance, and both of these attributes are unheard of in all but a handful of production rifles.

I enjoy doing real old-school carpentry when i have the chance: hand planing wood instead of routing, etc.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:33 PM

I like making all sorts of crap. Got a bass guitar on the wall here with bluetooth in it, and I'm pretty sure you can't buy that in the shops :)

View PostCraig328, on 02 December 2010 - 07:07 PM, said:

To the OP, congrats on the permit. More folks should have them and exercise the right.


I'm not really wanting to derail the thread, but I notice a lot of people on this site seem to own guns and like talking about the fact that they own guns. To my foreigner mentality, I do not understand why you would want a concealed gun license? What possible reason is there, apart from exercising those same rights (use it or lose it kinda thing) to do that? The fact that it's concealed indicates that you'd rather the people around you didn't know you had one, therefore it's not really demonstrating anything political. And you presumably don't conceal a weapon in order to take it to the range and back, right? So this is for hiding under your shirt when you go to the supermarket. I must be missing something in the logic, but I'm open to being shown the light.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:43 PM

I live in the streets, g.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:46 PM

Machiavelli sums it up best: All (hu)men(s) should either be treated well or destroyed.

Yeah, I don't really get it either anymore. To be completely forbidden from access to weapons is tyrannical and the first step of tyranny: but to make a religion of them is stupidity. In all honesty I don't see why guns should be a political issue at all: they are the defacto standard weapon of the entire world, they're simple enough to produce anywhere, and there isn't an elite class (like the knights of europe) who are directly made vulnerable by their mere existence anymore. It makes no sense to ban guns everywhere because it fails to acknowledge the ability to make and use new ones, and further it is in outright flagrant denial of the fact that, as trotsky put it, shit happens.

I live in a country where guns are banned. I can leave my house and find an uzi for sale within a 20 minute drive from here, and I won't wouldn't have to bother with laws or paperwork. this same thing is true in virtually every city in every country on every continent in the world: only the relatively minor details of price and the variety of gun will change. Banning doesn't work: lets move on to a real solution.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:49 PM

It's kind of like insurance. Everyone who owns a home has fire insurance but how often do you actually use your fire insurance policy? If someone owned a home and declared that they would trust to the low natural odds against a fire and/or the good natures of all the people around them who might set fires and not purchase fire insurance some might consider that person to be a little naive or downright stupid. Nearly everyday of your life as a homeowner, you won't have a fire and thus you won't use your fire insurance. However, on that single, incredibly unlucky day when your home catches fire and everything you love and cherish inside is put at risk forever, you're glad to have it and have had the foresight to have secured it.

Owning a gun is like that.

As for carrying concealed, it's the only alternative you have because many places do not allow open carry. I live in a place where there are coyotes and the rare bear outdoors...and the occasional home invasion specialist and folks who like to relieve others of their recent withdrawl at the ATM. In cases like those in 9 times out of 10, simply producing the concealed device is enough (for the people anyway) to end the situation right there and then. So far I've had 3 experiences so far where I needed a weapon but only in one of them did I have one. Simply showing the screaming, violent asshole that I wasn't about to allow him to "beat my ass" after he pulled me from my car the pistol sitting in my lap was enough to have his trap slam shut with an almost audible "snap" and his return to his delivery truck.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:55 PM

I made a cat-bed!

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View Posthookiethe1, on 02 December 2010 - 12:58 PM, said:

Oh, and one time, me and my wife made a person!


Big deal. I made two of them. :)

& she's really good at it too. I watched!
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 02:01 PM

i'll be impressed when you make the gun instead of just the holster.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 02:13 PM

View Posthookiethe1, on 02 December 2010 - 01:53 PM, said:

I think in this day and age home built PC's are the standard aren't they? Does anyone buy store-bought desktops?

I built my laptop from spare parts. iPod & Nintendo DS Lite too. But any boasting or bragging has to come with a side note that I do in fact have a mountain of spare parts to work with.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 02:15 PM

i have manufacturer built desktops and laptops. i will continue to do so.
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