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by Wolfwood
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Illegal immigrant ?
Replies: 18
Views: 712

Re: Illegal immigrant ?

See and that’s another point why do people automatically assume when I say illegal immigrants that I am talking about Mexicans? I mean there are other countries in the world. Here in MN we have a large Hmong and Somolian population and I’m sure not every single one of them are legal. BUT this is no...
by Wolfwood
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: hotmail got hacked
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: hotmail got hacked

A security question labeled "igothacked" is a good start to them figuring out that maybe it was hacked. They can use IP info, and past account settings to figure it out usually. Get a hold of Hotmail if you can. How secure was your password? Thats usually all they use. Its unlikely they exploited an...
by Wolfwood
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Army Selects Multicam for Afghanistan
Replies: 43
Views: 3552

Re: Army Selects Multicam for Afghanistan

Fatal, Med!c asked people for there opinions on the swap, and when Jin gave his you don't need to go all "Well, what patrols have you been on?" I don't mean to rag on your or anything, but I didn't see a requirement for any qualification for an opinion.... Target acquisition is important no matter w...
by Wolfwood
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amazon Kindle: Possibly the future way of reading
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Amazon Kindle: Possibly the future way of reading

I for one will never buy a device that I cant really own. the kindle and most of those e-readers are drm enabled, therefore defective by design. just like the ipod. when I can get an e-reader that rolls up, is flexible, is durable, can be upgraded, completely ignores any and all drm, is open source...
by Wolfwood
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amazon Kindle: Possibly the future way of reading
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Amazon Kindle: Possibly the future way of reading

I own one, Love it. E-ink is not an LCD screen. It uses no power to display text, only to change it. So reading on an Eink screen is the same as reading on paper. You do need your own light source, however, but its for that reason you don't have eye strain. I look at a computer screen 9+ hours a day...
by Wolfwood
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TV's, Computer Monitors and refresh rates
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: TV's, Computer Monitors and refresh rates

Fast response time...minimums, under 5ms, high contrast 5000:1 for LCD, high refresh rate 85mhz. Ideal is: response time 3ms, 10000:1 contrast ratio, 120mhz refresh rate...anything above that is better. This is actually the specs for a typical TN type monitor, which is usually cheap, and not always...
by Wolfwood
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TV's, Computer Monitors and refresh rates
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: TV's, Computer Monitors and refresh rates

So HD sources, DVD, HD-DVDs, etc are all 24 fps. So the old TVs were 60HZ. However, 24 does not translate into 60 very well, so you ended up with dithered frames. Basically for every frame of the source, the TV would show it either 2 "flicks" or every 3. This dithering effect is noticeable, though j...
by Wolfwood
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iPad
Replies: 59
Views: 2229

Re: iPad

$30.00 a month for unlimited data. So if you want to get wireless internet on it, it will cost you $360 a year.
by Wolfwood
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Jesus Guns"
Replies: 33
Views: 988

Re: "Jesus Guns"

While it is their right to put markings on it, it is also within rights to stop the gigantic contract they have which would probably shut the lights out for Trijicon. So from a business standpoint, did someone NOT think this might be an issue, perceived or otherwise? I'm not surprised one bit they a...
by Wolfwood
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Sales - Airsoft Items ONLY
Topic: Bad Sellers and Bad Selling Experience
Replies: 9
Views: 7643

Re: Bad Sellers and Bad Selling Experience

I bought some gear and crap from LTC Lipinksi (also possibly known as minisquatch) back in September and still have not received it. After cashing my $110 check, I got nothing but claims of "post office and UPS problems." He kept trying to convince me my address doesn't exist. He repeatedly failed ...
by Wolfwood
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MST3K
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: MST3K

Sweet, good to know.

Have you checked out Rifftrax yet? Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and the whole gang making fun of newer movies. Their riff on Roadhouse and Red Dawn are basically brilliant.
by Wolfwood
Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SATA Drive problems
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: SATA Drive problems

Do you have another machine that you can plug the drives into?

What does it crash with? Does it just reboot?

Sounds a bit more like a BIOS or SATA controller problem. Can you try updating your BIOS?
by Wolfwood
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: redwolf "durable" upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: redwolf "durable" upgrade

Its basically a package for upgraded parts without as highly upgraded spring.

However, what Palco posted is right on. RedWolf used to be synonymous with poor and cheap upgrades. I haven't seen anything from them in a long time so I don't know if that's changed.
by Wolfwood
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How is the MN job market for IT?
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: How is the MN job market for IT?

Funny. I feel qualified to discuss as I am a Chicago ex-patriate living in the Twin Cities working in IT/Software Development. The IT job market is still alive up here, so you can find a job. However, right now I wouldn't expect you to make over 40 off the bat up here. As you might know, its still v...
by Wolfwood
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Puxing PX-777 Radios
Replies: 16
Views: 4018

Re: Puxing PX-777 Radios

However, there is no restriction in which limits you from transmitted at 4 watts on FRS/GMRS frequencies. That's what I was looking for. That's actually a little unusual, which is why DTs radio's were unique. Most field programmable radio will automatically lower their wattage to .5 when transmitti...
by Wolfwood
Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Puxing PX-777 Radios
Replies: 16
Views: 4018

Re: Puxing PX-777 Radios

How are they programmed?

On-Radio programming is required to dial the power down to .5 watts over FRS frequencies. Is it getting the full power wattage over that band?
by Wolfwood
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: An interesting (and potentially stupid) question about hopup
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: An interesting (and potentially stupid) question about hopup

Yep, and its important to note, that a tuned hop-up is not a flat trajectory. You're just taking the curve a BB would follow when affected by gravity and the curve it follows by the lift generated by the spin, and laying them on top of one another. The result is an approximately flat trajectory. Tur...
by Wolfwood
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Help Forum
Topic: G36C Help
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: G36C Help

Might have been the cold. What kind of batteries do you use? In the cold, batteries will drop their "power" output. So it might have been enough to run your friend's gun, but not enough for yours.

Better batteries will prevent that from happening.
by Wolfwood
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Help Forum
Topic: G36C Help
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: G36C Help

What did you do to determine its not the battery?

When its plugged into a battery, does it make any noise when you pull the trigger?
by Wolfwood
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Newbie info - Archive - FAQ
Topic: fps retuning to 400 in 2010?
Replies: 15
Views: 1027

Re: fps retuning to 400 in 2010?

We've run FPS at 400 for years before this last year. This last year was a case study, and a decision will happen before the start of next year. As of right now, I would not count on 450 being the rule going forward. We will let everyone know when a decision is made.
by Wolfwood
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: connecting speakers together using some Tamiya connectors
Replies: 20
Views: 1475

Re: connecting speakers together using some Tamiya connectors

now first off i just want to say that i am just starting my electricians course at DCTC, but couldnt you just bipas the Tamiya connectors and wire it the old fasion way? (hot, neutral?) THE WIRING ON EACH SIDE OF THE CABLE DOES NOT MATCH UP TO THE OTHER SIDE So unless you have a wiring diagram, you...
by Wolfwood
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: 9.6 Battery okay for my weapon?
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: 9.6 Battery okay for my weapon?

Its moving the gears faster. Same distance, shorter amount of time. That means the force will be greater, meaning greater wear and higher chance of failure.

Is it dramatic? No. But it is there.

For the record I use a combination of 8.4 and 9.6 on my AEGs.
by Wolfwood
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nintendo DS Repair ?
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Nintendo DS Repair ?

I have never used any service at all like this, but a quick search on Craigslist shows:
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/v ... 98757.html


You can get a used DSLite for ~75 if you want to replace it with a used one.
by Wolfwood
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: connecting speakers together using some Tamiya connectors
Replies: 20
Views: 1475

Re: connecting speakers together using some Tamiya connectors

Sony has a habit of trying to create their own standard rather than use existing ones. When they fail, the consumers are the ones punished.
by Wolfwood
Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: connecting speakers together using some Tamiya connectors
Replies: 20
Views: 1475

Re: connecting speakers together using some Tamiya connectors

Ooo, SAVA. Funny. First off, the last time I looked at SAVA, THE WIRING ON EACH SIDE OF THE CABLE DOES NOT MATCH UP TO THE OTHER SIDE So unless you have a wiring diagram, you might blow your speaker. Getting cables is kind of a pain with these, so are replacement parts if you ever need them. If you ...
by Wolfwood
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Sales - Airsoft Items ONLY
Topic: Bad Sellers and Bad Selling Experience
Replies: 9
Views: 7643

Re: Bad Sellers and Bad Selling Experience

tacticalninja32 made one post, got a stock sent to him, then disappeared.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=25103
by Wolfwood
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New job
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: New job

More info? What types of jobs are you looking for/ What qualifications do you have?
by Wolfwood
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: In need of an AEP or other pistol
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: In need of an AEP or other pistol

You are not going to find anything, especially not anything that isn't crap, for an AEP styled as an M&P, P-99, SIG, or 1911. They simply do not exist. You're only real choice for a quality AEP is TM, in which case you are limited to a USP, Beretta 93R, or Glock 18. Because of the way the frame and...
by Wolfwood
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Help Forum
Topic: Battery problem.
Replies: 18
Views: 576

Re: Battery problem.

They should be warm, but not hot. That usually means the chemical reaction is taking place and the battery charged.

It shouldn't get warm right away, that likely means that something is wrong. Some batteries will hardly get warm, and yet still hold a charge. So there is no blanket rule.
by Wolfwood
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Help Forum
Topic: Battery problem.
Replies: 18
Views: 576

Re: Battery problem.

Yep, the problem is either with the two cells that get warm, or the others that don't. Overall, you probably need to get a new pack.

And some cheap packs will work great for years. Its all a matter of percentages.
by Wolfwood
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: airsoft shop/field in or around hutchinson/litchfield
Replies: 52
Views: 2059

Re: opening a shop in litchfeild

Depends on what you intend to stock and at what prices. Its possible I would come from St Paul to get things like 134a gas, green gas, BBs at a decent price, and parts. I would also come if you would sell higher end AEGs and GBBs at prices within 10% of online (but I understand that may not be possi...
by Wolfwood
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: MAA Official Business
Topic: Airsoft Surgeon Modified Tanaka M870s
Replies: 6
Views: 2335

Re: Airsoft Surgeon Modified Tanaka M870s

Erik would have the final say, but my call would be a "No" on the slugs unless they were part of a controlled prop. I don't think they are necessarily dangerous, but would exceed our filed power rating if they were able to leave the barrel. The buckshot would be subject to the same as any other shot...
by Wolfwood
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Newbie info - Archive - FAQ
Topic: Battery Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Battery Maintenance

1. No. NiMH are very resilient to memory affects but they are susceptible to damage. Unnecessary or deep discharging can damage them. 2. Storing with a low charge is ideal, overall running a battery through a discharger is probably not worth the wear and tear the discharger causes. Store them somewh...
by Wolfwood
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: Looking for advice

Stay away from KWA right now...they are between models and you don't wnat to buy an old one for the price of a new one. Not to mention they had issues with their mechboxes in the last few batches where they exhibit the classic V2 splits. The TMs that Dig has will have the same problem unless he doe...
by Wolfwood
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: Looking for advice

My advice?

A KWA M4.

Honestly, once you price out how much the upgrades will cost, not to mention the headache when it doesn't go as planned, you'll find the easiest and cheapest route would be a KWA M4.
by Wolfwood
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help: NTB Wii
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Help: NTB Wii

The prices for consoles and new games are not set by the retailers, so it doesn't really matter where you go. Wherever they have it in stock.

Its also unlikely you will have problems with the console, Wii's failure rate is extremely low.
by Wolfwood
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Newbie info - Archive - FAQ
Topic: IAA player - StarvinMarvin
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: IAA player - StarvinMarvin

Welcome!

Did Bunny pull the old "Bunny and Clark" routine on you? He throws on a fake mustache and hat and pretends to be someone else. :D
by Wolfwood
Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Help Forum
Topic: Mini vs large battery?
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Mini vs large battery?

How do you plan on fitting a large battery in an M4a1? To answer, you'll probably see a modest increase in your ROF, nothing major. A significant increase in battery life. However ZERO increase in range or FPS. The battery does not affect range or velocity. The piston gets pulled back the same amoun...
by Wolfwood
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: OH HELL YES -Airsoft Flintlock
Replies: 26
Views: 877

Re: OH HELL YES

I doubt it will be that powerful....but all I can say is....PIRATE GAME!!! Well, we already can have that....... Just have one side be Somali's with AK's, and the other be dressed like the crew of a cruise liner. :D Well Damnit, now I really want to play this game. As a cruise client, I would so go...
by Wolfwood
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Looking for Serious Older Airsoft Group
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Looking for Serious Older Airsoft Group

At 20 you're probably in the younger half of most games.

Come to the MS40 open session, and check out TOC's Jericho game in the open session board.
by Wolfwood
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The World Wide Situation.
Replies: 74
Views: 1930

Re: The World Wide Situation.

Off the Board: Greenland
by Wolfwood
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Newbie info - Archive - FAQ
Topic: question for all over in MINN
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: question for all over in MINN

We actually have players with different abilities, including some that are deaf. You won't have any problem with us.
by Wolfwood
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The World Wide Situation.
Replies: 74
Views: 1930

Re: The World Wide Situation.

Most of these people don't actually "hate freedom." That was part of the sales pitch to rally people to want to fight in the Middle East. Most have specific grievances, such as allowing women to walk around with their face uncovered in the Holy Land, supporting Israel, defending Christians in the Mi...
by Wolfwood
Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: MAA Official Business
Topic: Question about M60 boxmag disconnection at MAA skirmishes
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: Question about M60 boxmag disconnection at MAA skirmishes

Yeah, usually a mag that is not feeding is considered safe. Turn off the box mag, clear the chamber, set to safe and barrel sock. Also, some people will leave their guns outside of the no-fire zone as well. I don't blame someone for not wanting to do that, but I've done that with my MG36 when I didn...
by Wolfwood
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: OH HELL YES -Airsoft Flintlock
Replies: 26
Views: 877

Re: OH HELL YES

Looks sweet, but
Power 0,4 J
Soooo expect it to fire around 210 with .20s. :(

A green gas one would be much nicer.
by Wolfwood
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Senate rejects concealed weapons proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 1729

Re: Senate rejects concealed weapons proposal

There is a bit of fanaticism here...fanaticism that you don't see on the mainland. Don't say how it is untill you walk the beat at Kuhio Park Terrace...its not like the Midwest Don'cha know. Not all of the midwest is the Twin Cities. The idea of "walking a beat" in some areas of Chicago is as quain...
by Wolfwood
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie info - Archive - FAQ
Topic: Is Echo 1 in general any good?
Replies: 38
Views: 1767

Re: Is Echo 1 in general any good?

PM incoming. Stop digging up old posts to add worthless comments.
by Wolfwood
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Help Forum
Topic: Battery question *URGENT*
Replies: 16
Views: 640

Re: Battery question *URGENT*

No one posted for 2 months, then you come around and say "Hey. Don't post, its resolved".

Just kind of...weird. Why not just not post anything? No one was going to dig this up until you did.

Anyway, problem solved I guess. Lock.
by Wolfwood
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Senate rejects concealed weapons proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 1729

Re: Senate rejects concealed weapons proposal

Ozzy, you always make a discussion lively.

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