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  1. Severin

    Severin Jan 25, 2017

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    Very excited about these two bargain pickups I found at a local used book store.

    The first is by Edward Tufte and completes my Tufte collection. Fyi, the sankey diagram in the second photo shown is a famous early one and illustrates Napoleon's venture into Russia. Bottom of the chart shows dates and temperature, the flow diagram in tan colour shows locations , number of men entering Russia, their dwindling numbers as they proceeded eastward along their trajectory (terminus = Moscow). Black flow chart shows number of men returning home.

    The second is a hardcover graphic novel about Glenn Gould, a personal and local/hometown fave (who would have thought?)!


    Can't wait to dig into them this weekend.

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  2. ahartfie

    ahartfie The black sheep in the Spee-ee-eee-eedmaster flock Jan 25, 2017

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    I have a great graphic novel about the Carter Family. Maybe it's a thing now for musicians?
     
  3. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Jan 27, 2017

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    Finally got both the table and the mitre saw station built and leveled. Electric, dust collector runs and three coats of polyurethane along with some fine tuning and it will be ready to go. 20170127_095210.jpg
     
  4. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jan 27, 2017

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  5. Felice79

    Felice79 Jan 28, 2017

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    1914 Colt Government, Model 1911

    Well, i know, guns are a tough topic...But to me, this has always been one of THE most iconic pieces of design of all times...almost love it as much as my watches. i have wanted one like this since i was a little kid, now i finally got it (not that easy in good ol' Germany...).
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  6. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Jan 28, 2017

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    Just the sound of the slide clicking into place is intimidating. While they are very robust be cautious firing it as the slide might not stop when it goes back. Standard loads, no hot loads, please.
     
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  7. duc

    duc Jan 28, 2017

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    I have to say that this is the first time I've ever heard this, and I've been a firearms student for thirty + years.
     
  8. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Jan 28, 2017

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    It is not common but a friend of mine had it happen to a newer version of a 1911. It had been fiddled with by a previous owner and the first time he fired it the slide broke free. Granted he was using a self loaded round. Another time, the same guy, had one go full auto on him because it had been so finely tuned. One never knows what someone else may have done to the gun. Kind of like watches.
     
  9. Jwit

    Jwit Not a doctor, but plays one on ΩF Jan 28, 2017

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    250 sq feet of tile from a closeout warehouse for $300. So much better than the $1100 for the same amount from a tile store ::psy::
     
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  10. Felice79

    Felice79 Jan 28, 2017

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    Jup, just shooting low-energy loads. I shot it for the first time and i really enjoyed it a LOT...Sure, my groups weren't fantastic, but well, the gun (ad barrel) are 103 years old...

    Function was perfect. But as much as i know, i really shouldn't be shooting it much since the slides hadn't been hardened by that time - i think they did not start doing that until the 30ies...But i would LOVE to shoot it more. What do you think?
     
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  11. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Jan 28, 2017

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    You would take a watch to a watch repair guy and a car to a car repair guy so take it to a gun smith. He'll tell you what is wrong or not. Might even tighten the slide for you to get better groups.
     
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  12. Felice79

    Felice79 Jan 28, 2017

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    of course i had it checked beforehand and it is perfectly fine. I would never buy anything without knowing its condition, that's not what i meant. What i was trying to say s that one probably shouldn't shoot such an old gun too much, because it might get damaged overtime. And for the groups i think the problem is rather the barrel...a bit dull unfortunately, but original.

    Anyway, luckily enough i have more guns to shoot, so i don't have to put too much force on this one.
     
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  13. Shibata

    Shibata Jan 31, 2017

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    I had absolutely no plans to buy a car this week. I heard a commercial on the radio for the "Certified Preowned Event" and decided to go take a look. I should know better.

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  14. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Jan 31, 2017

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    You get a certificate that the car is in fact used????
     
  15. Shibata

    Shibata Jan 31, 2017

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    I didn't get a certificate, but the sales person assured me that it was preowned ;)
     
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  16. night0wl

    night0wl Feb 3, 2017

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    Did you officially "kick the tires" to make sure?
     
  17. Adamh

    Adamh Feb 3, 2017

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    I smell pretty good today.
     
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  18. duc

    duc Feb 4, 2017

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    Between watches, flashlights, knives, pens and handguns; a fella could go broke. Technically I bought these on a Kickstarter offer on 11/14/16. They just arrived. Top notch quality. They don't cost so much that I will be nervous carrying them around every day.

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  19. Hattrick

    Hattrick Feb 5, 2017

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    I bought this just to have something to post about in here.
    Local car boot sale , all the military omega were sold before i got there unfortunately.
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  20. Taddyangle

    Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Feb 13, 2017

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    I bought the coaster set tonight. Bought locally from a young Navy veteran trying to make a go with his small business.



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