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    Thanks everyone. It was nice to hear from you...

    Thanks everyone. It was nice to hear from you guys. I almost forgot I posted here as I've been so busy.

    Today, I was searching my own name on Google for a technical reference I posted somewhere...
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    Long time no see . . .

    I'm just dropping by and reading a few posts. I wonder how many old timers are around? I haven't been around much since 2007 (and even before) or so due to Heather's failing health (turned out to...
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    Any automatic knife experts?

    Been into cars the last few years but I might be getting a blade itch again . . .

    I'm looking for a quality pin-lock classic Italian stiletto automatic knife (~11" OAL) in the $200-300 range. I'd...
  4. Care and maintance of a cast iron cistern pump

    I bought a cistern pump for my cabin to pump from a water tank to the sink through a filtration system. The pump has 14 ft of draw and I doubt the filter gives that much resistance.

    I noticed...
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    realistic drawing style

    Found this on another forum and thought you guys might enjoy this.

    Ultra-realistic drawings:...
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    Definitely multi-talented....

    Definitely multi-talented.
    http://thehostess.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/sulu1-726656.jpg

    Mike
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    My daughter and I had tickets on the third day,...

    My daughter and I had tickets on the third day, got there 30 min early but there were no seats except front and side. We ended up swapping tickets for Wolverine which sucked.

    Mike
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    non-wallhanger for $300?

    An acquaintance is looking for a functional non-wall hanger medieval type for an 18th birthday present for his Son. His budget is ~$300.

    What options does he have besides Del Tin? Hanwei? I...
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    Periodic Table of Awesomeness

    Swords are on the list.

    http://www.dapperstache.com/index.php?contenttype=ptoa

    http://www.dapperstache.com/ptoa/tblofawesome.jpg

    Mike
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    Now that is funny! Mike

    Now that is funny!

    Mike
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    The harmonic tremors are much weaker than before...

    The harmonic tremors are much weaker than before the '89 eruption but there is a lot of gas venting and glacial melting. Who knows what will happen and when?

    Mike
  12. Thanks David. I was reticent to post a spear...

    Thanks David. I was reticent to post a spear question in the general forum but I'm glad to know it is OK.

    Mike
  13. I took another look at Paradoxes of Defense. I...

    I took another look at Paradoxes of Defense. I recalled Silver recommended a length for the short staff equal to a man's upward reach plus the span of his grip, but did not recall that this applied...
  14. Silver or other period sources on spear dimensions?

    Since this is not a sword questions and the sub forums seem to have been reorganized since I was a regular here, I'm just going to play at safe and ask in the Pub. . .

    I know Silver has some...
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    Remy and Carlos, Ghyslain Raza (the star wars...

    Remy and Carlos, Ghyslain Raza (the star wars kid) and his parents sued the parents of 4 of his schoolmates for $351,000. One family was dropped from the case and the remaining three settled out of...
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    In the slo mo, when he swaps hands behind his...

    In the slo mo, when he swaps hands behind his back he almost grabs the blade.

    If we show the video and his feelings are hurt, can he sue us like the original did, or is that just for Canada?
    ...
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    oils are not a normal metabolic byproduct of...

    oils are not a normal metabolic byproduct of Gliocladium roseum, they are part of a retalliation mechanism against antibodies. The article says nothing about how much is produced or how to keep the...
  18. If you read UFO as "unidentified flying object"...

    If you read UFO as "unidentified flying object" not "little green men", it's much less interesting.

    BTW, those radar-launched unguided rockets from the late 50s couldn't hit the broad side of a...
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    OJ Simpson Guilty on all 12 counts!

    Two counts of first degree kidnapping, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of coercion with a deadly weapon, burglary while in possession of a deadly...
  20. Looking for video of an obscure Saturday Night Live skit

    I'm looking for video of the opening act of SNL's episode 273 (Season 15, episode 7--December 2 1989) It Used to be a Wonderful Life. Dana Carvey as Jimmey Stewart as George Bailey testifying in...
  21. My letter to the home owner's association--thought I'd share

    Yesterday, I had to deal with the insurance company over a declined charge for my wife's last (frequent) hospitalization--I think she's triggered some limit where they decline everthing first before...
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    SpaceX made it to orbit yesterday

    The Falcon 1 made orbit on it's 4th try yesterday making it the first liquid fuled private spacecraft to do so--also the first private spacecraft of any kind to reach orbit from the ground. They...
  23. Finland briefly bans the world wide web

    Aparently, the website for the World Wide Web Consortium itself (W3C.org) was briefly blacklisted by Finland's notoriously buggy national child pornography filter:...
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    Gar! Real Pirates!!!

    Pirate attacks are down more than 50% in the last 5 years, but attacks in African waters have almost doubled (64 attacks per year) from two years ago.

    Here is a very high profile one:...
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    Hooray! Mike

    Hooray!

    Mike
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