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Forum: RFC Community Forum 07-09-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By smatda
We actually used to have an original printed copy...

We actually used to have an original printed copy of the '68 gun law printed by the US Government. Blue softcover. We had it because my uncle had an .410 H&R Handy Gun (no serial # either) that had...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 06-07-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By smatda
Doubt the 9mm Mak is going away. When I bought...

Doubt the 9mm Mak is going away. When I bought my PA-63 four or five years ago, you might find 2 or 3 boxes of ammo in the LGS. Now even Cabela's stocks it. Granted it's Russian or Croatian stuff,...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 03-25-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,931
Posted By smatda
$330 for a Mosin-Nagant?? I (and I would think a...

$330 for a Mosin-Nagant?? I (and I would think a lot of us) can remember when you could get one off the rack for $100 and for $130 you could get "pick of the crate".

Still kick myself for not...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 03-20-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,222
Posted By smatda
The one recycling company in this area that...

The one recycling company in this area that virtually all local governments had contracts with went out of business a couple of weeks ago. All recycling stopped overnight.

I didn't realize how...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 03-16-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By smatda
Reminds me of the scene from "We Were Soliders"...

Reminds me of the scene from "We Were Soliders" where Col. Moore asks Sgt. Plumley "Maybe you ought to get yourself an M-16" and Sgt. Plumley replies "If it gets to the point I need one, there will...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 02-21-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By smatda
Apparently they can be used as a weapon. I...

Apparently they can be used as a weapon.

I was called for jury duty, went to the courthouse and had one on my keyring. It was confiscated by the deputy. Go figure.
Forum: RFC Community Forum 02-17-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By smatda
Panned a bit on the French Broad River near Vein...

Panned a bit on the French Broad River near Vein Mountain, NC. Never found more than probably a tenth of a pencil lead after a day's digging.

If you go where everyone else is going...you ain't...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 02-04-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By smatda
Ok, you confused me on that. If I flunk the...

Ok, you confused me on that. If I flunk the background check, how can I take possession to sell it online? Wouldn't I in effect be selling an item that isn't mine?
Forum: RFC Community Forum 01-31-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By smatda
I've personally been looking at converting my...

I've personally been looking at converting my 2500 Watt Powermate to bi-fuel gas and propane. About $110 or so from what I've seen if you buy the parts separately, $180 for the complete kit. Don't...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 01-20-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By smatda
Almost totality right now. Breeze is sending...

Almost totality right now. Breeze is sending wind chills into single digits.
Forum: RFC Community Forum 01-20-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By smatda
Lunar eclipse tonight!!

It's 18 degrees here and crystal clear. I'm limiting my viewing tonight for obvious reasons...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 01-17-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By smatda
My generation's observation of "We did stupid...

My generation's observation of "We did stupid stuff back then too...we just made sure there was no photographic evidence left behind when we did it."
Forum: RFC Community Forum 01-03-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,834
Posted By smatda
The thing that amazes me the most is how fast...

The thing that amazes me the most is how fast civilization can deteriorate in such a short timespan.

Case in point...about 7 years ago I got caught in a flash blizzard on my way home from work. ...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 12-28-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By smatda
What is the old saying..."It's all fun and games...

What is the old saying..."It's all fun and games till someone loses an eye..."
Forum: RFC Community Forum 12-21-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,946
Posted By smatda
If I'm going to need to use a cable/cord for a...

If I'm going to need to use a cable/cord for a heavy load, I usually make it myself so I *know* what's inside. I was once gifted a set of jumper cables. Nice thick ones. Never could get a jump...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 12-09-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By smatda
Got a closer look at the finish today. I'm going...

Got a closer look at the finish today. I'm going to strip the cabinet and refinish. In some places you can take your fingernail and scrape the paint down to the wood. Depending on how the wood...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 12-09-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By smatda
Clock experts??

So my wife's elderly aunt is going into long-term care for dementia, and the family is cleaning out her house. Basically a "if you see it and want it, take it" situation. I walked in and saw a...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 12-06-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By smatda
Or maybe watching a gladiator movie?? :D

Or maybe watching a gladiator movie?? :D
Forum: RFC Community Forum 12-04-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,877
Posted By smatda
You would have thought that after seeing the...

You would have thought that after seeing the Sears/KMart implosion, companies would be trying to avoid the pitfalls associated with being primarily a brick-and-mortar presence. I'm talking declining...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 12-02-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By smatda
First time I ever voted for President, I voted...

First time I ever voted for President, I voted for George H. W. Bush. The night of the election, I was in a computer lab in the basement of a grad dorm at Virginia Tech running Aspen distillation...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 11-20-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By smatda
Yeah a 200 amp is a bit of overkill, but...the...

Yeah a 200 amp is a bit of overkill, but...the existing 200 amp Sylvania :eek: panel is a downright fire hazard (some of the aluminum bus is just fried from corrosion and resultant overheating) and I...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 11-18-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By smatda
Real Estate Sales

Long story short, employer changed (and moved) and I got a nice severance from my former employer (working for a Gov't contractor is FUN BTW)...but the commute (when I do have to go into the office)...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 09-16-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,309
Posted By smatda
Re: He wasn't scheduled to teach any classes this...

Re: He wasn't scheduled to teach any classes this semester...

A LOT of professors with tenure or "Emeritus" designations never set foot in a classroom. Their teaching responsibilities are handed...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 05-14-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,368
Posted By smatda
I just checked...the institutional ownership of...

I just checked...the institutional ownership of Sturm Ruger is 93.7%. The individual shareholder owning 50, 100, or 500 shares doesn't stand a chance in a proxy vote.
Forum: RFC Community Forum 04-21-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 892
Posted By smatda
The chances of winning on any one drawing remain...

The chances of winning on any one drawing remain 2000:1 until the first person wins twice, and that ticket is withdrawn from the pool. After that the chances are 1999:1 until the next person wins...
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