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Currentsitguy

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Member since: Wed Nov 5, 2014, 09:40 AM
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46. Small business co-owner. IT Professional by trade.

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Nice work if you can get it

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/vancouver-police-seek-volunteer-drinkers-for-sobriety-test-training-1.3824111

Like to get your drink on early in the morning? Enjoy free pizza? Don’t mind doing a few one-leg stands? The Vancouver Police Department is looking for you.

The police force has put out the word that they are looking for volunteers to get drunk on the police dime, in order to train new recruits on how to conduct sobriety tests.

The request is contained in an email recently sent to select members of the police department’s Block Watch neighbourhood watch program.

With a subject line reading “Volunteer Drinkers Needed,” the email says eight to 10 volunteers are needed to head down to a local police station early in the morning to get a little sloshed.

The volunteers will need to drink a few shots of hard liquor (“no beer or wine,” the email stresses), and then complete three sobriety tests:

a simple eye examination
a walk-and-turn test
a one-leg stand test
After a few hours of testing and a free pizza lunch, volunteers would then be driven home around 4 p.m.

All volunteer drinkers would have to sign a waiver promising not to drive for the rest of the day. And they would also have to agree to conduct themselves “in a respectful manner” in the police building.

The volunteers would be allowed to get their blood-alcohol concentration only to a certain level decided by instructors, so it won’t be a complete free-for-all boozefest.

And only those between the ages of 24 and 60 with no medical concerns need apply. Anyone taking medications that can’t be mixed with alcohol are also out of the running.

Interested parties were asked to RSVP, including in their email the drink and mixer of their choice.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Mar 1, 2018, 03:37 PM (2 replies)

Today is a great holiday

It's National Pig Day!!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Pig_Day

Celebrate with an extra helping or two of bacon.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:52 AM (13 replies)

What do you do with a new computer and too much time?

Well you pull out an old copy of Windows ME and load it into a virtual Vmware machine.

Posting from within a virtual ME machine now.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:00 PM (38 replies)

Hell has frozen over! For once I agree with PETA.

You should not be cloning your pet.

It's not the same animal, anymore than a person would be. The time we have with those we love, including our pets, is precious and limited. Make the most out of every moment, but realize there is a time to let go. There are others out there who need and will love you and give you many more years and memories.

"PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said:

We all want our beloved dogs to live forever, but while it may sound like a good idea, cloning doesn’t achieve that — instead, it creates a new and different dog who has only the physical characteristics of the original. Animals’ personalities, quirks, and very ‘essence’ simply cannot be replicated, and when you consider that millions of wonderful adoptable dogs are languishing in animal shelters every year or dying in terrifying ways when abandoned, you realize that cloning adds to the homeless-animal population crisis. And because cloning has a high failure rate, many dogs are caged and tormented for every birth that actually occurs — so that’s not fair to them, despite the best intentions."
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:13 PM (14 replies)

OK, so we got the Surfaces, Ask me anything. I know a few were curious.

It's almost midnight now so I've been setting up mine and helping my wife with her's for about 7 hours now.

Some config facts:
Core i7 real, not the "m" mobile device low power version
16GB RAM
512GB SSD (wish I could have got the faster 1TB drive, but we can't justify the $400 difference, as it was these cost more than our latest car)
She got the Dial, I did not.
We both have the new version of the pen
We both sprung for the new Alcantara fabric covered keyboard type covers.
Full version of Windows 10. Someone suggested they come with the "S" version. It did not.

So far we both love them. I know it's not been long, but I have to say the build quality is impressive. It's very light, but it feels like a solid piece of metal, which, apart from the screen, it basically is.

The screen is amazing. I have read a lot about the Apple Retina display. This easily matches it. It is crisp, clear, and easy on the eyes.

Damn, this thing is fast. It easily exceeds my Asus Republic of Gamers G75. I suspect the graphics don't though.

So far I've pitched a Windows 10 Virtual Machine on. Working on Linux Mint now.

Anyways I'd be happy to answer any questions.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Feb 27, 2018, 12:08 AM (4 replies)

Own a 3D printer? Download plans to make hundreds of types of guns here

It's in the wild and the genie can never be stuffed back into the bottle.

http://confab.fosscad.org/126/official-fosscad-mega-pack-v4-8-ishikawa-release

A partial list:

Changelog
Rifles
* Rifles/10_22_Receiver-Unnamed/
* Rifles/10_22_Trigger_Housing-Unnamed/
* Rifles/AK-47_Grip-Anonymous/
* Rifles/AK-47_Standard_Upper_and_Lower_Handguards_1.0/
* Rifles/AR-10_Lower_Receiver_Abraxas_JT_v1.0-Warfairy/
* Rifles/AR-10_Lower_Receiver_Abraxas_v1.0-Warfairy/
* Rifles/AR-10_Lower_Receiver_Caleb_v1.0-Warfairy/
* Rifles/AR-10_Nephilim_Reinforced_Lower_Receiver_v2.0-WarFairy/
* Rifles/AR-15_Bolt_Lower_Receiver_v2.0-RollTroll/
* Rifles/AR-15_Bumpfire_Stock_v2-Disruptive_Solutions/
* Rifles/AR-15_FOSSCAD_Lower_Receiver_V5.1_NS-cb/
* Rifles/AR-15_FOSSCAD_MOE_Grip_v1.1-FP/
* Rifles/AR-15_Hanuman_Bullpup_v1.1-WarFairy/
* Rifles/AR-15_Lower_Receiver_Aliamanu-Phobos-ArmaDelite/
* Rifles/AR-15_Lower_Receiver_Atlas_v2.0-Warfairy/
* Rifles/AR-15_Lower_Receiver_Phobos_v1.2-Warfairy/
* Rifles/AR-15_Vanguard_JT_v1.1-JT/
* Rifles/AR-15_WarFairy_Charon_Lower_Receiver_v4_Warfairy/
* Rifles/AR-15_Warfairy_Hermes_Lower_Receiver_v1.4-Warfairy/
* Rifles/AR-15_Warfairy_Hermes_Zero_Lower_Receiver_v2.0-Warfairy/
* Rifles/AR_Ambidextrous_Safety_Selector-unamed/
* Rifles/P90_50rd_Spring_Plate-crysys/

Pistols
* Pistols/9mm_HK_USP_10_Round_Magazine_Baseplate-Jelly/
* Pistols/9mm_Shuty_AR-15_Pistol_v2.0-derwood/
* Pistols/9mm_Shuty_AR-15_Pistol_v4.0_MP-1-unnamed/
* Pistols/Steyr_Pistol_Magazine_Extension-crysys/

Muzzle Devices
* Muzzle_Devices/FOSSCAD_Mystique_Suppressor-unnamed/

Firearms
* Firearms/Parlor_Pistol-Caboose/
* Firearms/PM422_Songbird_22lr_Pistol_v2.1-JamesRPatrick/
* Firearms/PM522_Washbear_Revolver_v2.0-JamesRPatrick/

Misc
* Misc/AR-15_Pistol_Cheek_Rest-unnamed/
* Misc/FOSSCAD_AFG_GRIP-Warfairy/
* Misc/FOSSCAD_RVG_Vertical_Grip-WarFairy/
* Misc/Keymod_Hand_Stop-unnamed/
* Misc/Picatinny_Riser_and_Rail_Generator-RollaTroll/
* Misc/Rail_Mounted_Fore_Grip/

Photo album:
https://imgur.com/a/qwBVv
Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Feb 26, 2018, 02:25 PM (3 replies)

How is is possible to not crap in 38 DAYS??

http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/24/drugs-suspect-toilet-strike-38-days-rather-die-take-poo-7338400/

A suspected drug dealer on a record-breaking toilet strike would rather die than take a poo, his lawyer has said. Lamarr Chambers, 24, has now spent 38 days in police custody after Essex Police arrested and detained him on January 17.

Appearing in court yesterday, his lawyer, Andrew Horsall QC, said he finds himself in ‘unchartered territory’ with Chambers. He said his client’s ‘life is at risk’ as he ‘doesn’t want to be resuscitated’ if he collapses, Essex Live reports. Officers believe he swallowed some of the drugs before his arrest in Harlow, Essex, and they have been patiently waiting for him to finally go ever since.

But with this waiting game now in its second month, Essex Police had no choice but to request more time to detain him in court. Chambers appeared before magistrates yesterday, where the force applied to keep him in custody until Monday.

Mr Horsall told Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Friday, to reject the application. He said: ‘Justice will be served one way or another, reject the application and continue with the case as it would be normally dealt with.’ Prosecutor Bob Rowlingson, however, said it was in the interest of justice to keep Chambers in police custody.

He told the court: ‘It is quite a clear cut application. Mr Chambers has been refusing treatment, it is clear he is preventing the passing of evidence of the drugs he swallowed prior to his arrest.’ He added: ‘The only thing stopping him being released is Mr Chambers himself.’ Last week, it was revealed what Chambers has been eating inside his cell. He started out eating Frosties cereal bars and as time went on, he would eat up to eight of them a day.

However, he has now swapped the bars for fruit and vegetables. And it was also revealed how Chambers ate some fish made by his mother just before he appeared before magistrates. Essex Police started a hashtag – #PooWatch – to keep us all updated about any sudden movements.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Feb 26, 2018, 01:56 PM (7 replies)

Perhaps the silliest computer simulation I have ever seen.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Sun Feb 25, 2018, 05:33 PM (5 replies)

BREAKING NEWS: Convenience store and flat above are destroyed by huge explosion in Leicester, UK

Bomb maker premature detonation?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5433447/Police-rush-Leicester-house-explosion-reported.html

A convenience store in Leicester has been completely destroyed in a massive explosion with emergency services rushing to the scene.

Photos shared online showed the store had completely disappeared with flames engulfing the wreckage.

Leicestershire Police tweeted: 'There has been a major incident on Hinckley Road, Leicester. All emergency services are currently dealing with this. Carlisle Street and part of Hinckley Road have been closed Please avoid the area.'

The cause of the explosion is unclear at the present time but it is being treated as a major incident.

According to reports, the explosion took place at Western Park Store, a Londis store on the street with a bus stop in front of it.

Photos show that the store has been completely destroyed in the blast, with flames engulfing the wreckage



Posted by Currentsitguy | Sun Feb 25, 2018, 03:07 PM (5 replies)

Well we have decided to take the plunge tomorrow

We are going out to get two Microsoft Surface Pro "tablets". I'm not sure if they are bloated tablets or laptops in a really small shell. It's an obscene outlay with all the accessories, and I hope it proves worth it.

I have to admit, it's the first piece of tech in years I actually feel excited about.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Feb 23, 2018, 09:39 PM (11 replies)
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