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  1. leahcim

    Cutting the cord

    Since we started streaming we just do not watch that much broadcast tv. Big Bang is probably the only show we watch regularly OTA. Used to watch NHK World quite a bit OTA, but now I just stream that also.
  2. leahcim

    Cutting the cord

    Wish I could get FIOS, only choice is Comcast. Adequate, but quite slow compared to FIOS, and uploads only 5MBPS??? Check out Mint mobile--reseller (MVNO) running on T-Mobile. I am paying $15 for 2GB/Month ($20 for 5GB) http://fbuy.me/lwK-2 T-Mobile coverage is not great out here, but neither is Verizon or AT&T. ANd I am usually on wifi at home anyway.
  3. leahcim

    Cutting the cord

    Yeah, I get 15-20 broadcast channels, but each one has between 2-5 subchannels (e.g. ABC Main Feed is on 6.1, Live Well is 6.2, and Laff is 6.3) So it is probably 50-60 total channels. I gotta get that tablo though
  4. leahcim

    Cutting the cord

    I made one out of a 2×4 and metal hangers Or this one is even better: https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-Pennyloop-UHF-Antenna/ Added a decent RF amp (channel master 7777 our 7778), placed in attic and I get about 15-20+ channels (weather dependent). And I am 48 miles from the antennas (located in Roxborough (https://billypenn.com/2015/10/05/those-giant-antennas-in-roxborough-the-secret-home-of-philadelphia-broadcasting-on-tv-and-radio/)) If I still had reception issues I'd look at a roof mounted rig such channel master Ultratenna 60 (https://www.channelmaster.com/Digital_HDTV_Outdoor_TV_Antenna_p/cm-4221hd.htm or one of their Yagi antennas. https://www.channelmaster.com/Cord_Cutting_Guide_a/332.htm For vectors to your best stations check; https://nocable.org or http://www.tvfool.com
  5. leahcim

    Cutting the cord

    If you're close to NYC or PHL you can bring in the local stations with an indoor antenna. I am 48 miles from the broadcast antennas in Philadelphia and I get all the stations with a homemade antenna in the attic and a decent RF amplifier. Very handy for local news and info, especially if we lose internet or power.
  6. leahcim

    Bionic Beaver?

    I loved the cryptic vi commands, and it was actually pretty powerful editor for the 80s
  7. leahcim

    Bionic Beaver?

    I have used the Linux Mint release 18.1 (Xenial Serena) off and on for 1-2 years. I loaded it on a spare HDD for an old XP laptop due to security concerns using XP past EOL. Very easy to load and setup and it worked great and I felt safer. But all I really used it for was web browsing (Firefox, chrome) and I think I was using some open office or something that was fine for documents and spreadsheets. Not sure if it still has VI editor... I just had to get back in the Unix mindset because it's been about 30+ years since I was using BSD.
  8. From the accounts in the original article, seems like some of these areas of Rio and other cities are already de facto war zones, but with less training and less discipline than a regular military war zone. If some of these bad guys just start getting shot, maybe it will eventually help.
  9. And this Hope and Change from Europe: A few highlights: “It’s clear that illegal guns are used mostly by criminals,” This seems axiomatic. "Gun ownership is rising across Europe, a continent that until recently faced far less gun crime and violence than much of the globe. Not long ago it was rare to see armed British police. The uptick was spurred in part by insecurity arising from terrorist attacks—many with firearms, and reflects government efforts to get illegal guns registered by offering amnesty to owners." "Europe’s unregistered weapons outnumbered legal ones in 2017, 44.5 million to 34.2 million" “Europe represents the largest market for arms trade on the dark web, generating revenues that are around five times higher than the U.S.,” "Armed robbery and similar crimes often entail illicit guns, while legally registered firearms tend to appear in suicide and domestic-violence statistics, said Nils Duquet of the Flemish Peace Institute, a Belgian research center." https://www.wsj.com/articles/gun-use-surges-in-europe-where-firearms-are-rare-11546857000?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1 EUROPE Gun Use Surges in Europe, Where Firearms Are Rare Growing insecurity spurs more people to clear high bars for ownership When hundreds of women were sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve in several German cities three years ago, Carolin Matthie decided it was time to defend herself. The 26-year-old Berlin student quickly applied for a gun permit, fearing many women would have the same idea and flood the application process. “If I don’t do it now, I will have to wait maybe another half year,” she recalls thinking. Gun ownership is rising across Europe, a continent that until recently faced far less gun crime and violence than much of the globe. Not long ago it was rare to see armed British police. The uptick was spurred in part by insecurity arising from terrorist attacks—many with firearms, and reflects government efforts to get illegal guns registered by offering amnesty to owners. Europe is still far from facing the gun prevalence and violence in Latin America or the U.S., which lead the world. World-wide civilian ownership of firearms rose 32% in the decade through 2017, to 857.3 million guns, according to the Small Arms Survey, a research project in Geneva. Europe accounts for less than 10% of the total. But Europe’s shift has been rapid, and notable in part because of strict national restrictions. In most European countries, gun permits require thorough background checks, monitored shooting practice and tests on regulations. In Belgium, France and Jan. 7, 2019 530 a.m. ET By Valentina Pop Germany, most registered guns may only be used at shooting ranges. Permits to bear arms outside of shooting ranges are extremely difficult to obtain. Strict registration requirements don’t account for—and may exacerbate—a surge in illegal weapons across the continent, experts say. Europe’s unregistered weapons outnumbered legal ones in 2017, 44.5 million to 34.2 million, according to the Small Arms Survey. Many illegal weapons come from one-time war zones, such as countries of the former Yugoslavia, and others are purchased online, including from vendors in the U.S. “Europe represents the largest market for arms trade on the dark web, generating revenues that are around five times higher than the U.S.,” concluded a recent Rand Corp. report. With more weapons comes more gun-related violence. National police statistics in France, Germany and Belgium show an uptick in gun law violations since 2015. Europe doesn’t have current contine She has since become a sports shooter, using live ammunition at shooting ranges, and is now applying for a firearm permit. She posts a daily video blog where she advocates armed selfdefense. In Belgium, firearm permits and membership in sport-shooting clubs has risen over the past three years. Belgian applications for shooting licenses almost doubled after the terrorist attacks by an Islamic State cell in Paris in Nov. 2015 and four months later in Brussels, offering “a clear indication of why people acquired them,” said Mr. Duquet. In Paris, the suicide bombers also used machine guns to mow down restaurant and nightclub patrons—weapons they acquired on the black market and were tracked to a shop in Slovakia. Belgium has for years tightened regulations in response to gun violence, such as a 2006 killing spree by an 18-year-old who legally acquired a rifle. “Before 2006, you could buy rifles simply by showing your ID,” recalled Sébastien de Thomaz, who owns two shooting ranges in Brussels and previously worked in a gun store. “They used to let me shoot with all my stepfather’s guns whenever I joined him at the range,” said Lionel Pennings, a Belgian artist who joins his stepfather at one of Mr. De Thomaz’s shooting ranges on Sundays. Mr. Pennings recalled that in the past he could easily fire a few rounds with his stepfather’s gun. “Now it’s much stricter,” he said. “You can only use the guns you have a permit for.” Visitors to a weapons expo near Paris in June examine German-made irearms. PHOTO: GERARD JULIENAFPGETTY IMAGES Copyright © 2019 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers visit https://www.djreprints.com. A Belgian would-be gun owner must pass almost a year of shooting and theory tests, plus psychological checks, said Mr. De Thomaz. The gun-range owner questions the impact of that policy. “With each terror attack, the legislation gets stricter,” he said. “For the black market, everything stays the same.”
  10. Yeah, someone like that would be scary at the range too.
  11. If someone is fleeing, you are not protecting your home by shooting at them and also shooting at random other houses. Someone fleeing is no longer a threat. Sounds like this guy really needed some range time.
  12. leahcim

    You'll Never Smoke Cigarettes Again!

    As long my as I am not forced to re breathe other people's smoke, or vape residue, or pay to their medical bills, I am okay with anything anyone wants to do.
  13. For the left MSM: Anything from a do flintlock to a full auto, including any s/a handgun and revolvers.
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