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    The Gun thread

    Muzzleloader update-- It's looking like a gun now. I have all the parts fitted to the stock now. It took quite a bit of time with blacking, removing a little wood, blacking again, removing more wood, ad nauseum until each part fit properly. It was a bit tedious, but I found the work enjoyable...
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Does the recipient have an active office license or 365 subscription?
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    It may very well be crap AMD drivers. Now that i think about it, I noticed something similar (usually with Facebook, but sometimes with other sites) with Firefox, on my fairly beefy desktop back when I was running a Radeon HD7970. After switching to Nvidia, I don't think I've ever had it happen...
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    Obituaries Notable people that have passed

    :cry: That makes me sad.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    There's off road, and there's Off Road. All the manufacturers like to brag up their off road chops, but for those who need Off Road, LR and similar brands haven't been a consideration since the (real) Defender. For true Off Road ability you have to be able to rely on the hardware and not have...
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    The Gun thread

    It's fired by percussion cap. Flintlock is another monster all together. I don't have any desire to go that direction. The hardware itself isn't old -- manufactured in 2018, in fact. The basic design, of course, is old, but the components are made of modern materials. Modern steel makes a huge...
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    The Gun thread

    And now for something not-quite-entirely different. We drew permits for hunting mule deer this fall with muzzleloaders. My family has done this for many years, but for whatever reason I didn't have a muzzleloader of my own. So....time to build one. I could have bought an in-line muzzleloader...
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    They're not telling the whole story there. The hospital is "near capacity," though we all know that could become "at capacity." But, I'm not sure where the patient numbers are actually coming from because the in-hospital COVID numbers here at the moment aren't terrible. Being a local physician...
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    5150 III - Time for a new computer

    I will always go dual bios if it's an option. I've had it save my butt in the past after a bad PSU bricked the bios.
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    Ownership Verified: Polishing a turd. 1973 GMC Sprint, with a side of XJ

    I can report the vents work quite well. Today I ran a trail I did 2 1/2 months ago. Despite the ambient temperature being 20-30 degrees F warmer today than that run, the coolant temp was consistently 10-30 degrees cooler. Definite win in my book.
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    Ownership Verified: Polishing a turd. 1973 GMC Sprint, with a side of XJ

    It's been a while since there has been an update on the Sprint. I've actually made some progress toward it being more drivable. I found the vacuum modulator on the transmission was bad and replaced it. This made a massive improvement in starting, idle, throttle response, brake action, to name a...
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    5150 III - Time for a new computer

    Granted my experience is only one person out of many, but I never saw any improvement in my AMD driver problems by March or early April (I replaced my video card in mid April). Maybe the driver fixes only helped newer hardware. I was running an HD 7970.
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    5150 III - Time for a new computer

    You'll wonder why you didn't go to SSD a long time ago, at least for your system drive. I second the thoughts about going Nvidia just because of drivers. AMD's current problem isn't performance. It's drivers. Until recently I'd only used ATI/AMD video cards but was basically forced to go Nvidia...
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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    Mine at least do it by email so they can be properly filtered to Spam.
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