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  1. It is with improved feelings that I again type about my Caran D'ache 849 pen. To start, after about 3 years of regular use the Goliath refill did acquire an increased measure of smoothness and "flow." Its still not as smooth as a Fischer, but its also been the only pen I have really used for close to 5 years (Maybe 4.5yr if you count experiments with other cartridges.) Last night while out to dinner and doodling mindlessly on the place-mat they gave me because they know I'm basically a large child, the pen stopped working. This has happened a few times over the past ye
  2. Thank you all for the birthday wishes!! I started using "not my birthday" on forums (and soshul media) years ago to slow identify theft, Its different everywhere!! My birthday is now: "The second Tuesday of May, whatever number that happens to be."
  3. I'm intersted in tagging along for a 3-day AT trip through penn.
  4. Hello Head-case. It is with great happiness that I type some more about my pen. As you can see, I have had this pen for a bit over a year now, and have used it daily. I did some reversible mods to it (sort of) which I reversed and am actually pretty happy with the pen's overall performance - out of the box! My previously mentioned concerns about the finish of the pen were largely unfounded. The finish has held up QUITE nicely - it did indeed get a little shiny (and has *still* not gotten uniform...) but has not scratched through, except right at the tip where the
  5. Nothing like this would ever happen on postjack's forum. PS: thread of the year.
  6. Happened last year too... I wonder if this will become a strategic weight saving method
  7. I started jumping rope in an effort to get fit(er) but its not going as well as I had hoped. I keep skipping workouts.
  8. How is it that we have gone this long without a thread for puns? Was it oversight, or simply good taste? I thought this kickstarter campaign was a little fishy and wanted to share with you: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2078545510/the-salmon-leather-project
  9. http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/tubes-valves/160312-balance-ccs-long-tailed-pairs.html The only thing that matters to AC balance is the matching of the plate resistors, and that you have a tail-CCS. DC balance is subject to tube parameters, but who cares in a cap coupled circuit?
  10. One time, a long time ago, Al asked why little spikes sometimes appeared on his ice cubes. While the question was answered to everyone's satisfaction at the time, I thought this video may be interesting. http://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/why-do-spikes-form-ice-cubes
  11. Remember Rule 5. You will get it done. Just ride up and down your driveway a bunch.
  12. Happy Birthday Chris!
  13. Thanks everyone! I had a great birthday.
  14. You can probably figure out a replacement battery without tooo much work. No idea what it *needs* but are there any markings on the battery? Google that. If you can figure out what voltage the battery was, and dont mind having something kind of ugly, it should not be too hard to find a not-quite-drop-in replacement that works perfectly.
  15. Buy the one that will give you the FOV you prefer. Sharpness is a bourgeois concept.
  16. From the slow forum thread... And no disagreements as to the overall aesthetics of the gun, but firing from the bottom of the cylinder is cool as hell.
  17. I think I'm finally figuring out how to take portraits. NYC 2015 Easter Parade by Lord Nikon 12, on Flickr Fire Hydrant Portrait by Lord Nikon 12, on Flickr NYC 2015 Easter Parade by Lord Nikon 12, on Flickr The trick for people is to use the 14mm lens, and get less than 2ft away. With this technique failure is impossible. For fire hydrants, you should make some noise while at a distance of approximately 30-45ft so as not to startle the creature. Then approach slowly and in silence never breaking eye contact even for an instant. The fire hydrant can see your trepidation.
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