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by koolaid
Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Are there any Linux users on this board?
Replies: 87
Views: 11053

Re: Are there any Linux users on this board?

I realize this is weeks later, but if you just want to mess around with Linux distros and see if you like them, there are live CD's available that don't require installation or wiping out your existing OS. You can also grab something like VirtualBox and install Linux to that, which will let you try ...
by koolaid
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Are there any Linux users on this board?
Replies: 87
Views: 11053

Re: Are there any Linux users on this board?

Have loaded multiple linux variations on a system for many years but just like Mac, the applications I need to run my business just are not available on anything other than Windows. I do not see any advantage to running windows in linux or mac. I still do most of my work with XP pro and see no reas...
by koolaid
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Gabby Giffords' Gun Control Group Hopes to Take on NRA
Replies: 15
Views: 964

Re: Gabby Giffords' Gun Control Group Hopes to Take on NRA

I think a lot of people would be fine with background checks on every sale. Unfortunately it is because they don't understand the history of the actual debate, which isn't accidental. Once banning guns became an unpopular stance politically, the move to couch everything in "common sense!" ...
by koolaid
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Butler Creek Maglula LULA Loader for AR
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: Butler Creek Maglula LULA Loader for AR

Yes, they are helpful, especially if you're planning on shooting a lot, or don't want to waste all your shooting time reloading mags. Worth every penny, in my opinion. The pistol one is also great.
by koolaid
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Are there any Linux users on this board?
Replies: 87
Views: 11053

Re: Are there any Linux users on this board?

I used to run it on my desktops, but the lack of decent DAW software pushed me back over to Windows. Now I just have one linux box I use for XBMC and as an ssh server to proxy from work/chat on IRC/etc.
by koolaid
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Address Change turn around
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Address Change turn around

Mine took right around a week.

I had some issues with a previous move, where the card never showed up. For some reason it had gotten bounced back by the postal service.

I called DPS and they had it back out the next day. They've always been really helpful and easy to deal with via phone.
by koolaid
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Close Encounter?
Replies: 32
Views: 2373

Re: Close Encounter?

Unfortunately, I did not have my phone with me, so I didn't think to call the police. If there ever is another occurrence, I will put that in my action plan. I would definitely recommend always keeping your cell phone on you. They are thin enough now that it isn't inconvenient and payphones are qui...
by koolaid
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Looking for gun suggestions from women
Replies: 17
Views: 642

Re: Looking for gun suggestions from women

There is a tendency for people to recommend tiny guns and revolvers for new women shooters. It makes sense if it is a carry gun, but for a general self defense gun it just leads to frustration for any new shooter, man or woman. The slides are harder to manipulate, the triggers are longer, the recoil...
by koolaid
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Suspects flee bank robbery, enter my office building to hide
Replies: 19
Views: 1206

Re: Suspects flee bank robbery, enter my office building to

I work a couple of buildings over from you. I didn't realize this was an old post and thought this was about the cop car that was smashed up on Imperial Valley yesterday.

I guess that one remains a mystery!
by koolaid
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: UPDATE: 11/14/12
Replies: 45
Views: 3403

Re: UPDATE: 11/14/12

Beiruty wrote:How about KSA? Why the murder rate is just below 1 per 100k?


Comparing against other countries doesn't really tell you much because of the other factors involved.

For instance, Sweden has no death penalty and a murder rate of 1 per 100k.
by koolaid
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: UPDATE: 11/14/12
Replies: 45
Views: 3403

Re: UPDATE: 11/14/12

Looking at these numbers your statement earlier is disproven. While there was a drop in 2009 from 2008, the rate has steadily climbed since then, however the rate has declined in states with the Death Penalty Huh? My earlier statement that the murder rate in non-death penalty states is lower, and h...
by koolaid
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: UPDATE: 11/14/12
Replies: 45
Views: 3403

Re: UPDATE: 11/14/12

Here's a link to a site I know nothing about, other than it claims to take the data from FBI reports. It appears to be an anti-death penalty site. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/murder-rates-nationally-and-state" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; If the numbers are correct, it disprove...
by koolaid
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Problems Concealing
Replies: 56
Views: 4724

Re: Problems Concealing

I don't think I would worry very much about the contour (or lack thereof) of the belt. Even the stiffest of belts will start forming to your waist after a little wear. The kydex is there more as a vertical stabilizer than a horizontal one. Even with the Comp-Tac contour, the first week or two of wea...
by koolaid
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Looking for a new pocket knife
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: Looking for a new pocket knife

I have carried this exact knife every day for 17 years. It does what it's supposed to, and it is quite large. http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-C07S-Police-Model-Knife/dp/B000BT1G94/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1352948864&sr=1-1&keywords=spyderco+police" onclick="window.open...
by koolaid
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: UPDATE: 11/14/12
Replies: 45
Views: 3403

Re: UPDATE: 11/14/12

Personally I don’t like the death penalty, but I think it is a necessary evil. It is a deterrent. Several years ago, 3 inmates escaped from Huntsville or somewhere, and killed several people on their way to Oklahoma. They knew what they were doing and didn’t care. One of them made the comment “if I...

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