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amateurstuntman

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About amateurstuntman

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    My friends call me Ginge.
  • Birthday 01/01/1901

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  • Airsofter since
    1989 springer and an MPL kit
  • Most likely to say
    ######!
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    United Kingdom

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    Male
  • Location
    Medway area
  • Interests
    Computers. Modifying cars.
    Airsoft. Peripheral interest in 40K (Imperial Guard)
    Plant.

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  1. amateurstuntman

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Most of the time those old CRTs die to dry soldering. Try hot air flowing it?
  2. amateurstuntman

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Depends on the design. On an RS gun the gas tube stops it rotating. Or there is a feature built into the receiver. Sometimes it just has to be FT or there might be set screws.
  3. amateurstuntman

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    That's how they catfish you into agreeing to a probing.
  4. amateurstuntman

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    That lady is an alien.
  5. amateurstuntman

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    The key is to have the iron hot. Put a very light coating of solder on the iron (tinning). Tin the deans connector. I like to do the sideways one first since it is harder to access. To hold it in place I use a heavy pair of pliers with an elastic band around the handles. Tin the end of the wires. Place the wire on the tinned deans tab and press down on the wire, not the tab with the iron. As the solder on the wire melts it will melt the solder tinned onto the deans. Melted solder seems to conduct heat better that solid solder. Make sure you are still holding the wire in the right place and remove the heat. Hold until the solder cools and goes dull. That should do it.
  6. amateurstuntman

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    If a product or service is invented before you are 18 it is the most natural thing in the world and may as well have existed forever. Between 18 and 35 and it is the cool new tech and you absolutely have to have it. 35 to 65 use it if you have to, look stupid doing so. I liked my nephew's clip on TikTok but everybody responded with Egg-plant emojis, what does that mean? 65+? What was wrong with the good old days? This is needlessly complicated, why can't I just watch it on TV? What do you mean I can't call them that? There are only 2 genders, no son of mine....
  7. amateurstuntman

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I'm running a plex server, an ftp server and a p2p thingo out of my spare bedroom wardrobe. In is a NAS server to the computers in the house too. Despite that I can download GTA 5 in less than half an hour.
  8. amateurstuntman

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I've got 350. I get actual 385 most of the time. It isn't just download, I can upload 20 which is pretty good, when you are hammering the internet I find my uploads to be the problem. Streaming 1440p or 1080p at 60fps at double speed can tap out the WiFi in my laptop but my hard wired things always work well. The other day I got a call from Virgin who were trying to up-sell me. "You can have more channels, more free calls and another box and whatever". "Nope, just want the internet. Don't watch TV, don't call people." "That can't be right, let me look at your usage statistics and - dang. OK have a nice day."
  9. amateurstuntman

    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Cool. Knowing yourself and what works for you is the most important thing when doing anything challenging. I am currently writing up a training plan for a difficult bike ride that 3 of us are doing in June. I'm apprehensive but I know what to do.
  10. amateurstuntman

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I am back into bike training. I am doing 5 sessions a week. I am no longer a "young" man and my body is not happy. My back hurts, my legs hurt, I can't feel the lower three fingers on my left hand. It'll be worth it eventually. Also, my DnD character has been going through some trauma recently.
  11. amateurstuntman

    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    S01 E25 - Conspiracy Picard gets invited to a secret meeting with an old mate, a chick who got to Captain faster that anyone in history and one of the post apocalyptic biker dudes from "Weird Science". They say there is some kind of *fruitcage*ery going on in Star Fleet, just like General Rogers from "Firefox" was going on about in "Coming of Age S01E19", remember, with the unctuous turd of an assistant? Picard gets Data to analyze some *suitcase* or other and Data finds out that Starfleet have been shuffling staff around. Then they find his mate's ship all blown up The crew goes to Earth to ask some questions, the 80 year old guy from E19 beats up Riker's Stunt Performer, chucks Geordi through a door and starts kicking Worf about until Beverly burns his *albatross* down with some phaser fire. Turns out he has some kind of alien crab dude in his neck. The top brass of starfleet all do. Some kind of conspiracy. The chick from the meeting is a bad guy. Picard and Riker go on a killing spree finishing up with the assistant guy who is the "mother" alien. When he dies they all shut down. Before they died though, they sent a beacon signal into space. S01 E26 - The Neutral Zone. The crew have to go to the neutral zone to find out what happened to their outposts. Their outposts are *fruitcage*ed. Probably the Romulans. It wasn't the Romulans, their outposts are *fruitcage*ed too. They agree to pool assets to find out what happened. The end. The secondary plot to this episode is that the crew also find some old cryogenically frozen dead humans from 300 years ago (now). They thaw them out, heal them up and then laugh at how backward humans used to be. Well, that's the end of the first season. It was a pretty good start. We spent some time meeting the crew and they are settling into the roles we remember. No Guinan yet and Riker doesn't have his beard but we're getting there.
  12. amateurstuntman

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Find and kill the UX people.
  13. amateurstuntman

    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    I can do you a 2.5" 1tb laptop drive if you want?
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