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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:55 pm

jsefcik,

What's your education situation, I assume you've finished high school? While it might be difficult if you're the only breadwinner for your young family, enrolling in some community college or technical school might be beneficial even if you can only work part time. You could end up as a machinist, making a decent pay while having access to some awesome tools for your toys :wink:

It's just a thought, considering the current economic and employment problems in America and many other Western countries, it could be extremely risky relying on working without any post-high school qualifications. I assume you would be entitled to some allowance from the government as well as a student loan of sorts if you choose to do a college degree/diploma/course.
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:16 pm

MrCrowley wrote:jsefcik,

What's your education situation, I assume you've finished high school? While it might be difficult if you're the only breadwinner for your young family, enrolling in some community college or technical school might be beneficial even if you can only work part time. You could end up as a machinist, making a decent pay while having access to some awesome tools for your toys :wink:

It's just a thought, considering the current economic and employment problems in America and many other Western countries, it could be extremely risky relying on working without any post-high school qualifications. I assume you would be entitled to some allowance from the government as well as a student loan of sorts if you choose to do a college degree/diploma/course.



no i havent finished school yet, im a senior, i want to do either army or some technical school
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:41 pm

I would have figured you would join the navy????????????
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Unread postAuthor: danielrowell » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:41 pm

clemsonguy1125 wrote:Anybody else into trebuchets. Not quite the boom of spudguns but theres nothing like seeing a 8 foot arm swing a 4 foot sling with a 100 pound counter weight.


I haven't made one, but you're right when you say that there's nothing quite like watching them hurl stuff into the atmosphere. It's especially enjoyable when the object being thrown is a flaming, 600 lb piano. :twisted:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZxCEkGk6HI[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:01 pm

Sweet video. I've seen pianos tossed before, but a flaming one is a new twist. It looks like they overshot the target by a few feet. I think the shot would have been better in the dark.

Speaking of fire in the dark, one of the best ones I saw was a campfire built on the top of a late summer dry waterfall, and then dumped over the waterfall in the dark. It is really neat to watch a fire waterfall.

Very rare is this optical illusion. This is water, not fire. Google Fire Waterfall to find this one.
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It does have a history of real fire. It was a sight to see many years ago.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosemite_Firefall
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:18 pm

Just dropping in to remind you that, if you haven't read Les Misérables, abridged or no, you need to do this with the utmost urgency.

Thank you. :D
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Unread postAuthor: danielrowell » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:20 pm

Technician1002 wrote:Image


:shock: Wow, that's so cool. I wonder what inspired the person who started this.

Wikipedia wrote:"The ritual was performed by several generations of the owners of the Glacier Point Hotel. The ritual ended in January 1968 when the National Park Service ordered that the Firefall be discontinued due to the overwhelming number of visitors it attracted, and the fact that it was not a natural event. The hotel burned down a year later and was never rebuilt."

Coincidence? :?
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:50 pm

Here is a question for the older guys. Does anyone know if there are any cable tv descramblers,"Blackboxes" that work with digital cable? I remember back in the day before everything went digital, I got every channel for free with a box I paid 200 bucks for, and paid 7 bucks a month for cable!
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:15 pm

We don't pay anything for TV, with the new TVs we have they convert automatically so we just rip all the channels out of the air with an antenna haha :D We get all the HDs too.
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:31 pm

Ya but do you get cable channels like hbo and cinnemax and so on?? This is what i am talkin about???
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:32 pm

Nah, who needs that :P
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:14 pm

mattyzip77 wrote:I would have figured you would join the navy????????????


why do you say navy??

army all the way, either will do, eod or combat engineer!!!
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:06 am

Shotgun bayonet.

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Fuçking awesome.
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:44 am

RIP Marco Simoncelli, he was a very good rider. :(
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:52 am

Finally, NZ have won the Rugby World Cup again. To any French members who might be reading this, only you guys could have given us such a scare when it seemed like we had this one in the bag :wink:
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