| O-T Lounge|| Central A/C thread - uway on 3/3/14 at 11:22 am|
My compressor just went out.
What's the ballpark price for a middle-class 4 ton ac unit (I'm thinking Rheem or similar) including installation (outside unit only). I'm waiting on a price from my AC guy, but is this the type of thing it's worth shopping around for?
How much of a difference ...
| O-T Lounge|| Lileks says goodbye to his dog - uway on 2/4/14 at 10:56 pm|
For the many animal lovers of the OT. It's long but good.
[quote]As I said, he’s alive as I write this. I’m going to give him more cheese now. He loves that stuff. I hate to wake him, but look at it from his perspectiv...
| Outdoor Board|| Does it make sense to add a nice upper to a Stag lower? - uway on 2/3/14 at 2:27 pm|
Basic info is I have a Stag Model 2 complete rifle with a cheap quad rail. It's a carbine length gun, and to be a real Operator I think I need a mid-length upper.
It would be great to just buy a new complete DD, BCM, etc rifle, but that's not happening.
Is it worth just switching out the up...
| O-T Lounge|| Project Management software - uway on 1/31/14 at 11:14 am|
Any of you construction PMs use software other than basic Excel/Project to manage your schedules, do cost projections, etc?
Wondering about MS Project Server in particular....
| Political Talk|| White Girl Bleed A Lot - uway on 1/10/14 at 10:14 am|
Book on racial violence. [link=((Amazon Link))]http://www.amazon.com/White-Girl-Bleed-Lot-Violence-ebook/dp/B00E8NCA7G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389369140&sr=8-1&keywords=white+girl+bleed+a+lot[/link]. Subtitle: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it
I haven't read t...
| Food and Drink Board|| What is the best way to transport fried food? - uway on 11/15/13 at 3:08 pm|
I have to go about 25 minutes between the restaurant and a friend's camp with a couple of buckets of fried fish and french fries.
What's the best way to transport it?
I can think of three things to pack it in:
1. Cooler - not sure the best way to go about this
2. Cardboard box - pack tow...
| O-T Lounge|| WWYD: Bad Grandpa edition - uway on 10/29/13 at 5:41 pm|
He's your dad and not really a bad grandpa, but he has views you don't agree with and foists them on your kids when you're not around.
How would you handle that?...
| O-T Lounge|| Excel Q: how to create a link to every sheet in a workbook - uway on 10/17/13 at 8:19 am|
Have a workbook with 825 worksheets (dont ask me why. I didn't create it). I want to give the user links to every sheet from a summary sheet so that they don't have to scroll for ages to find a sheet.
Anybody know an automated way to do this? I know how to create hyperlinks, but I'm not doing ...
| Political Talk|| Did the American response to 9/11 deter further attacks? - uway on 9/11/13 at 10:37 am|
I want to see this discussed.
I don't think we need to rehash whether the wars were justified on their own merits.
But regardless of that, after 9/11:
- Americans rallied around the flag and came together in a big way (at least this is how I remember it).
- We started killing jihadis in grea...
| O-T Lounge|| What's the lowdown on Houston Suburbs - uway on 8/22/13 at 8:27 am|
Never lived in the area.
Considering Atascocita, Humble, Seabrook, La Porte
I've been around Spring. it's nice, but too far from where I want to be. Are the others listed similar in regards to schools, parks, churches, etc?...
| O-T Lounge|| Share your screen-free experiences - uway on 7/10/13 at 6:52 pm|
Since the era of the smartphone, have you ever gone a couple of days or longer without any screen-time whatsoever?
A few years ago I did a silent retreat from Friday evening to Sunday lunch with no electronics. It was great, gave me a very peaceful feeling, but that was before I had a smartphone...
| O-T Lounge|| Are you good at small talk? - uway on 7/10/13 at 7:29 am|
If so, what are some of your go-to topics for small talk with new acquaintances in different situations?...
| O-T Lounge|| What kind of bug is this? - uway on 7/9/13 at 9:46 pm|
That grout spacing is 1/4", for reference.
I'm assuming a centipede of some sort, I just don't know that I've ever seen one like this.
| Music Board|| Fun. is transcendental! - uway on 6/14/13 at 7:38 am|
My favorite acts are Drive-By Truckers, Lucero, and Guy Clark. My theme song is "Know-it-All" by Lagwagon. I haven't watched MTV since the early RW/RR challenge days. I don't listen to Bobby Novosad in the mornings. I HATE POP MUSIC. Or at least I thought I did.
Last night I stumbled upon "So...
| O-T Lounge|| To fill or not to fill, that is the question - uway on 5/28/13 at 4:40 pm|
A tooth cavity in a 5 year old, that is.
Who here goes along with it when the dentist wants to fill a cavity in a tooth that will fall out in a year and a half anyway?
Unless it is causing the child pain, what's the point?...
| Political Talk|| Pentagon Grants Itself Authority Over 'Civil Disturbances' - uway on 5/17/13 at 5:10 pm|
[quote]The lines blurred even further Monday as a new dynamic was introduced to the militarization of domestic law enforcement. By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. ...
| Political Talk|| Is it a good thing that nuclear weapons exist? - uway on 5/15/13 at 9:34 pm|
I'm not asking whether it was right to bomb Japan.
[link=(http://www.alternet.org/world/unimaginable-destruction-if-israel-did-attack-iran-nuclear-weapons?paging=off)]7 million Iranians[/link]
Deterrence is a good thing, I guess.
Just seems to me the cost is too high.
There was justifiable...
| Outdoor Board|| 300 Whisper/Blackout history - uway on 4/11/13 at 9:20 pm|
Thought this was pretty cool, from Jeff Cooper himself in 1993:
[quote]J.D. Jones, the prominent advocate of pistol hunting, dropped by the other day to show us a most curious ballistic development. He has taken the 223 case, blown it out to 30 caliber and installed a match bullet inside which take...
| Money Talk|| Going to withdraw my 401k - uway on 4/9/13 at 8:36 am|
But I don't follow the stock market at all. Is this an especially bad time to withdraw, i.e. does everyone and their momma know that the market should keep going up for at least the next month or so?...
| Music Board|| A song you love by an artist you hate - uway on 3/1/13 at 8:42 am|
And then why you don't like the artist.
Jersey Girl by Tom Waits
Don't like Tom Waits' voice or style. He always showed up on my Guy Clark pandora station, and I really didn't care for him.
Jersey Girl is awesome, though....
| Political Talk|| Top DHS Checkpoint Refusals - uway on 2/27/13 at 1:15 pm|
[link=(http://youtu.be/u4Ku17CqdZg)]Top DHS Checkpoint refusals[/link]
Would you answer their questions?
I guess I would if my family was with me. Without a camera present, I don't think those scenes would have played out the same....
| Help Board|| Am I allowed to start a thread that links to an outside forum? - uway on 2/22/13 at 10:05 pm|
Just want to give some folks a heads-up about a training course I'm going to attend, the info for which is on a different forum.
I would think that could be considered free advertising for the people putting on the training, but IMO it's not that big a deal.
I think I know the answer to my qu...
| Political Talk|| Obama's efforts to increase diversity in the fed. judiciary - uway on 2/21/13 at 9:01 am|
[link=(http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/02/15/obama_attempting_to_change_face_of_the_judiciary_117038.html)]real clear politics[/link]
[quote]Despite the delays, Obama was able to make some progress on diversity in his first term, with more black, Hispanic and openly gay federal jud...
| Outdoor Board|| What's the deal with Geaux Shootin? - uway on 2/5/13 at 3:45 pm|
Has anyone ever taken training with them?
They are a sponsor on Bayou Shooter, but most of the forum posts are from 2011. Looks like they intended to open a big indoor range out in Prairieville but it hasn't happened yet.
| O-T Lounge|| MS Excel heroes assemble - uway on 2/5/13 at 2:26 pm|
My Excel setup: Column A has Unit #s. Columns B through X show the weekly hours that each unit # was utilized.
Some units worked every week, some worked less. I want to find the average weekly hours for each unit but only want to include hours after that unit's first week of w...
| Political Talk|| NY SAFE gun law informational meeting in Buffalo, N.Y. - uway on 2/4/13 at 9:51 am|
Interesting questions in this video.
[link=(http://onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com/2013/02/who-are-police-at-war-with.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NoLawyers-OnlyGunsAndMoney+%28No+Lawyers+-+Only+Guns+and+Money%29)]Are you going to open up prisons for all of us?[...
| Political Talk|| Sovereign citizens, cops, and unnecessary traffic stops - uway on 1/29/13 at 8:08 am|
[link=(http://www.policemag.com/podcasts/player/?id=Sovereign-Citizens)]Police Mag - podcast on sovereign citizens[/link]
I'm no anarchist, but I admit I had a hard time listening to these cops discuss the "sovereign citizen movement (SCM)." It's an interesting podcast for insight into the SCM a...
| Outdoor Board|| I would trade "X" for this pistol... - uway on 1/25/13 at 2:07 pm|
Plus the picture on their [link=(http://cabotgun.com/)]home page[/link] is drool-worthy. ...
| Political Talk|| Discuss the pros and cons of annexing Mexico - uway on 1/21/13 at 12:12 pm|
I'll go first.
Pros: beaches, "beeches", and being able to explore the land of Cormac McCarthy novels.
Cons: snooty French calling us imperialists
I say we do it and work out the kinks as we go. I'm sure King Barack would be in favor of it as more subjects = more power. ...
| Outdoor Board|| Somebody picked the wrong girl... - uway on 1/17/13 at 12:36 pm|
[link=(http://youtu.be/BQHWTfFV3Vc)]Be still my heart[/link]
Even if already posted, I'm sure someone hasn't seen it, and I think everyone should....