Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by tired bear
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Unfortunate divorce
Replies: 12
Views: 560
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Re: Unfortunate divorce

They're absolutely right about the best years being ahead of you. My first marriage lasted 17 years before I destroyed it by being immature and selfish. I didn't rush into any new relationship but stayed to myself, living alone and sorting out all the stupid things I'd done to my wife who was, and s...
by tired bear
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Battle of Midway movie
Replies: 19
Views: 1828
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Re: Battle of Midway movie

I watched the "old" Midway movie last night on FLIX and I just could not enjoy it because of the constant in your face inconsistencies . Pilots climbing into Wildcats and taking off in Hellcats, planes attacking the carriers with no bombs or torpedoes present, gasoline bombs on model ships, etc. I s...
by tired bear
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: M4 sherman In WWII
Replies: 11
Views: 2585
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Re: M4 sherman In WWII

I just finished reading Cooper's book on the Sherman tank and one thing kept coming to mind as I read it. I think the writer(s) of the movie "FURY" read the book too. So many things talked about in the book were depicted in the movie. Coincidence? A great book and a great film.
by tired bear
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Battle of Midway movie
Replies: 19
Views: 1828
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Re: Battle of Midway movie

I saw some previews of this "new" Midway movie on You-tube and I agree that it's going to be a massive CGI movie. And why do they think they can redo a great film and make it better than the original? CGI doesn't impress me outside films like Jurassic World for obvious reasons. Are film makers just ...
by tired bear
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: United States Military Academies
Replies: 14
Views: 2312
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Re: United States Military Academies

Re: Spit shines. When I was at Chanute, in tech school, I saw a few of my classmates doing a weird thing to spit shine their boots. They'd layer polish onto the toes and then squirt lighter fluid in it. Then they set in on fire briefly, blew it out and rubbed it out to a fantastic mirror shine. This...
by tired bear
Tue May 28, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: United States Military Academies
Replies: 14
Views: 2312
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Re: United States Military Academies

I visited the Air Force Academy back in the early 90's, didn't get to tour the buildings but toured their static aircraft displays. The old B-52 BUFF brought back memories of my tech school time at Chanute AFB Il. in 66-67. And you're right about Colorado being one beautiful state. I've lived in the...
by tired bear
Tue May 28, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Uss Truman
Replies: 13
Views: 1493
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Re: Uss Truman

I've always been a Harry Truman fan, and I respect President Trump and I was glad to see the President do that, but I got to thinking about one underlying aspect of that action. Truman was a Democrat and with elections coming up next year could this be a way of gathering undecided votes? :think: [ M...
by tired bear
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: China
Replies: 11
Views: 1387
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Re: China

I heard someone say that if we went to war with China, nuclear or not, it would put every Wal-Mart in the world out of business. He was joking but any kind of nuclear exchange would definitely be the end of life as we know it. The suicide rate among the surviving populations here in the states would...
by tired bear
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Supreme court got it right
Replies: 14
Views: 1828
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Re: Supreme court got it right

There was a little Mom & Pop coffee shop I used to visit, in the wee hours during my shift, that sold made to order sandwiches & etc. I noticed many times that Pop would take the customer's money, hand them their change, then take their sandwich and wrap it. No hand washing involved. Gave me chills ...
by tired bear
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: USS Hornet found
Replies: 5
Views: 1069
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Re: USS Hornet found

I'm sure the Japanese were well aware of the role the Hornet played in the Tokyo raids and had a rather large axe to grind when they attacked it.
by tired bear
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: where did you spend 4th of July 1976?
Replies: 21
Views: 4260
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Re: where did you spend 4th of July 1976?

I was in the State Trooper Academy in Montgomery, Alabama, Monday through Friday. Got to go home on weekends and saw a lot of the national celebrations on TV. That's about it.
by tired bear
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield
Replies: 15
Views: 6524
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Re: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield

A beautiful job considering what you started with. I have a 73 TD, made in 1884, been in the family since 53. My Dad, bless his heart, made a wall hanger out of it in the mid 50's. Varnished the stock and painted the metal parts gold. After I inherited it in the late 80's the gold was all but flaked...
by tired bear
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Weekend road trip.
Replies: 5
Views: 1428
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Re: Weekend road trip.

I remember when Liberty Bell 7 sank, watched it on live TV back in 61. They restored it before placing it in the Cosmosphere and that, to me, is a shame. It should have been left as is since it was, or is, a relic. I have a full length video showing the search, locating and recovery of it and it was...
by tired bear
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Weekend road trip.
Replies: 5
Views: 1428
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Re: Weekend road trip.

It does, thanks. Now if I can only make the trip. :pray:
by tired bear
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Weekend road trip.
Replies: 5
Views: 1428
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Re: Weekend road trip.

Visiting the cosmosphere has been at the top of my wish list forever. Can you give me some info about the price of admission, if there are any quality motels and restaurants close by and about how long would it take to tour the whole facility if I started really early? It'll take me more than a week...

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