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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by CVYota, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Feb 2, 2024 at 7:51 AM
    Cold Iron

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    Well if your installing MacOS you are basically installing Linux FreeBSD anyways :D If you don't hate all OS's equally then you don't have enough experience with them. Just saying.

    Home schooled both boys including computer systems and the oldest ended up being level 2 support at Apple for 7 years. Now he is a SysAdmin in Boston doing the typical thing that generation does jumping from company to company every few years chasing the big bucks. I didn't teach him that however....
     
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    BarcelonaTom67

    BarcelonaTom67 Lost in Translation....

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    The wood on that side-by is :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
     
  3. Feb 2, 2024 at 8:06 AM
    BarcelonaTom67

    BarcelonaTom67 Lost in Translation....

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    Oh, I agree. I started my professional life as a Unix system admin for many years. I went from that into storage systems admin just about the time Linux was getting big enough for the mainstream world to notice, I have never touched a true Linux box. My first 18 years, I worked for Intel (yes, *that* Intel), and in 2006 when the first Intel based Mac's came out, I snagged a 17" MacBook Pro. The main reason was because of MacOS, which I knew was FreeBSD based, and of course somewhat because "Intel Inside" :rofl:. I had that system until my ex-wife threw a glass jar of coins at me, missed and shattered the display on the MBP :frusty::frusty::frusty::frusty::frusty: My current system is a late 2013 Intel based MacBook Pro, 15". I need to upgrade, but with no job at the moment, and a starting price of $2000....... :facepalm:

    I started my "career" in the I.T. field in 1992. After 18 years with Intel, they sold off my business unit, and the new owners laid off all the IT people, since they had their own. I then got a job with Bank of America, which only lasted 9 months until they decided my position was not really needed. I found another position with BofA, but I left that after 2 years to to Law School, and change my profession. After 1st year, found out I was not eligible for student loans due to a bankruptcy I had previously, as a result of the extended periods of unemployment, so had to return to the I.T. field. I had the next job for 5 years, at a health insurance company called Centene, but left just before I was about to get laid off sue to my refusal to take the "vax" in late 2021. My next job was for Rockwell Automation, and they decided they could toss me in the dumpster last October and replace me with a much cheaper person based out of South America. Argh.....
     
  4. Feb 2, 2024 at 8:07 AM
    BarcelonaTom67

    BarcelonaTom67 Lost in Translation....

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    And before I forget.... Happy Birthday @KRAMERICA :bananadance::drunk:
     
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    I interviewed and hired the DBA at Intel in Chandler, Arizona around 22 years ago for the Server and Storage team where I work. Long ago we split the 2 and of course have separate teams for servers and storage, he went with storage. Took him hunting to Northern Mn. not long after he moved here where he shot his first whitetail deer.

    My youngest sister was an early hire at EMC as the manager of all hosts in the compatibility testing lab. At the time and likely still is the worlds largest computing facility under one roof. After ~10 years her husband who worked in IT at Fidelity got transferred to North Carolina so she quit to be a stay at home mother. He retired not long ago and she cashed in her stock options from EMC, they now live in a McMansion. Big brother, not so much. But I have no complaints. My first computer class was APL (A Programming Language) in 1976. Then not long after 20 years in the Navy where I was in and out of computer systems, but never far from them.
     
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    CVYota [OP] Damaged goods

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    Remember, my dealings with LAUSD ended 45 years ago.
    I think, because of its size and heavy admin, LAUSD becomes a target. My kid went to a different school system and had the same issues. Some teachers just wanted to punish him because of his ADHD.
     
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    Is that a Benjamin Kratos? I’ve wanted a PCP for a couple of years. Mainly my indecision over the one to buy is why I don’t have one.

    What’s the SBS Double? Absolutely stunning!
     
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    Dam scope is a big a the gun.
    Must be able to see a pimple on a shoemaker’s ass at 100 yds.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2024 at 9:43 AM
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    I worked at Intel's Folsom, CA site. When I moved from Unix servers to Storage, it was same group I had been in at Folsom, just different Manager. I managed some Auspex servers, NetApp filers, a couple of HP/Hitachi disk arrays, and some of the first EMC NAS storage systems at Intel. This was late 90's/early 2000's. I never got high enough pay grade at Intel to get stock options.

    I traveled to Chandler a few times during my tenure at Intel. Only name I can recall from those day is Dimitrius Weddington, he was a Manager on the Backup & Recovery team at the time. During my first round of unemployment, I interviewed for a Manufacturing IT position at the Fab in Ocotillo, but didn't get it.
     
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    Thank you! You sound exactly like me for many years with the PCP's.

    SxS is a Dickinson Plantation Sporter though Pacific Sporting Arms, I have 3 of them that I use them for SxS shoots, and regular shooting as well.

    12 ga. is 32" it is the hammer of thor, I had an ISIS recoil reducer installed because I have become a bit sensitive to recoil.

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    And the 16 and 20 for subgauge events

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    For hunting I prefer FAIR Iside SxS in 16 ga. anymore. Have a custom 30" with beavertail

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    And 28" splinter for fast shooting in thick woods and coin finish as a rainy day bird gun

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    Think that I did mention that I like wood and blue :anonymous: OK I may be a bit of a wood whore...

    Great eye on the Kratos, and Benjamin does have a military discount program or did when I bought mine. Hunting friend of mine (who drives a FJ) got the bug after shooting my Kratos and he went all out with a FX Airgun. Yes his is a lot nicer and is amazing even though he is thinking of stepping up to a new model now. For me the Kratos will shoot about as good as I am capable of and no regrets. And the FX guns are at least 3x-4x times more money. But they sure are nice.

    Have a feeling you are the same as I was and filling the PCP was a bit of a show stopper and confusing. Both my friend and I went with the GX PUMP CS3 PCP Air Compressor. Both compressors have been great so far. Might be something better out there at this point but I know the CS3 has been really good. And for entry level the Kratos has been more than satisfying. Hard for me to not look at the FX guns from time to time, but I can't justify the money. Well I could LOL but it would be a stretch. For me.
     
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    Those are some handsome shotguns
     
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    Since shotguns are today’s topic, I thought I’d take a couple pics of this gem. I grew up hunting with my dad. This was his favorite shotgun, he had quite a few, all slightly different models. He left me this one when he passed in 2013. It still shoots, but only 2 3/4” shells, and the action is pretty worn and sloppy.

    Winchester Model 1897

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    Snow Doctor What is this car wash of which you speak?

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    Previous landlord was selling another place. He and his wife were out working in the yard when a couple drove up and asked when they could get keys and move in. Turns out the couple had sent $5000 to someone as down payment. Wasn't my landlord. The couple said they wanted their money back! My landlord ended up calling the police with them to start the process. The ad was on Craigslist with pictures taken from the realtor site. Not cool. I don't understand how people can live with themselves after scamming people like that.
     
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    That is a pretty group.
     
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    I grew up with pumps, my first shotgun and only one for many years was an Ithaca 37 in 16 ga. Why I still have a bit of a love affair with the 16 ga. Grew up not too far from Ithaca and if you didn't shoot some type of Ithaca in those parts you were considered a bit strange. Or rich. Or from "away".

    16 ga. 37RVD was originally full choke I had Briley install thinwall tubes and use it for pump gun shooting events

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    Original Ithaca factory

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    Up the Lake at King Ferry production Ultralight Deluxe English

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    And current production in Upper Sandusky, Ohio another Ultralight

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    I like playing the trombone for hunting to this day. Wrists and fingers with arthritis not so much.
     
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    Those are beautiful!!
     
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