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by ShadowsDad
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 21
Views: 3035

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

LabRadar unit to take the place of my older chronograph. It uses doppler radar to measure the speed of really fast moving objects if I understand the way it works.

https://mylabradar.com/
by ShadowsDad
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Almost Halloween
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Almost Halloween

I hope they play spooky sound effects.
by ShadowsDad
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 818
Views: 105392

Re: Joke of the Day

hehhehhehhehheh!
by ShadowsDad
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1265
Views: 158472

Re: What are you reading?

Currently getting caught up on my periodicals so that I can start my next book. My reading time is very limited with all that I do. I don't have enough time in retirement. My next book is "Left of Bang". What put me behind on mag's were 2 books by Selco Begovic regarding his 1st hand account of livi...
by ShadowsDad
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello and I am glad to be here...
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: Hello and I am glad to be here...

Sure, I know you! Welcome to Shave My Face!
by ShadowsDad
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 40
Views: 4213

Re: Face masks

The virus can fall out of the air and into the eyes. From the eyes there is a passage to the nose and throat. So if a face mask is used it needs to have a barrier of some sort that prevents cooties from falling from above. Cloth masks aren't so much for the wearer but for other folks. Fauchi (sp?) n...
by ShadowsDad
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 37
Views: 3929

Re: Guns

SIG makes a good gun.
by ShadowsDad
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Astronomy Anyone??
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Astronomy Anyone??

Lots of eye Drs might not follow that either, IDK. I mentioned it on another forum MANY years ago and an eye Dr to be came back and stated that I knew more about the eye than he did, at least as far as that. He had to research it. But advanced amateur astronomers know how to do it with practice. No ...
by ShadowsDad
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Astronomy Anyone??
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Astronomy Anyone??

A dobsonian light bucket would make for very good viewing and not cost an arm and a leg. You can make your own too. I haven't looked in to it, but you might even be able to purchase finished mirrors. That way you'd build the housing and the formica "bearings". They have no drives so all of the cost ...
by ShadowsDad
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Astronomy Anyone??
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Astronomy Anyone??

Wendell I started with 10x50s and it's amazing what can be seen from a dark sky site with just binoculars. At one time my present location was a really good dark sky site and I made good use of it. I had a Terrence Dickenson book Equinox (?) at least I think that's what it's name was. Excellent book...
by ShadowsDad
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 37
Views: 3929

Re: Guns

Sam, you and your wife are one of many. I knew it started bigtime in March with C19. I had called my small local gun shop looking for a specific .22 cartridge and was told that they didn't have any in stock and were selling over 20k rounds per week. At that time I knew people were getting serious. M...
by ShadowsDad
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 37
Views: 3929

Re: Guns

Sam, if you put the foam plugs in correctly they not only won't come out on their own, but you might need a tweezer to remove them. Ok, that last might be an exaggeration, but fingernails are a definite asset. It's very difficult to fins better hearing protection than good foam plugs if they're inst...
by ShadowsDad
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 37
Views: 3929

Re: Guns

Sam, I'm so deep into firearm culture and have been for ~60 years now, you wouldn't believe it if I told you all of it. I'm an NRA certified instructor, CCW permit holder for >30 years, shoot competition and regularly make hits that I've been told are impossible to make by folks who think they know ...
by ShadowsDad
Sun May 17, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 818
Views: 105392

Re: Joke of the Day

I just knew where that was going, its humorous anyway! :D
by ShadowsDad
Fri May 01, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 818
Views: 105392

Re: Joke of the Day

Good point!
by ShadowsDad
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: NS shooter
Replies: 16
Views: 2364

Re: NS shooter

I found it interesting that the US consulate (am I getting that right?) alerted their people hours before the Canadian "powers that be" decided to do the same. Or so I heard from a gent in western Canada. He's following it, I'm not. Here in Maine, not far away it's no longer news worthy for the talk...
by ShadowsDad
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: NS shooter
Replies: 16
Views: 2364

Re: NS shooter

Is was a nicely worded request, nothing more.
by ShadowsDad
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: NS shooter
Replies: 16
Views: 2364

Re: NS shooter

We are not presently in dire circumstances, it's over. We can afford to be more precise at this time so as not to cast aspersions on innocent folks, many of whom are societies watchdogs. People ultimately have what they want even if they never foresaw what the end result of the actions would be. I w...
by ShadowsDad
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: NS shooter
Replies: 16
Views: 2364

Re: NS shooter

FWIW, he was NOT a shooter. He was a murderer. I'm a shooter and I compete in the warmer months along with many tens of thousands of other shooters around the planet. Hunters are also shooters and there are millions of those. No, the gent in question may have misused a tool, but he was definitely no...
by ShadowsDad
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 818
Views: 105392

Re: Joke of the Day

Good belly laugh at that!

I've been known to ask the wife what she wants for her b'day months in advance so that she tells me when it is. I know it's sometime in June, but the date always escapes me. Names too. Names escape me.