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by AeroDillo MkII
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: History
Topic: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 170
Views: 7140

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1937 - Japanese aircraft sank the U.S. gunboat "Panay" on China's Yangtze River. Japan apologized for the attack, and paid $2.2 million in reparations. It should be remembered that the Imperial Japanese command knew of the presence of the USS Panay in the Yangtze near Nanking when it gave the order...
by AeroDillo MkII
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Abstract Photo Thread!
Replies: 55
Views: 1656

Re: The Abstract Photo Thread!

Herb Roflcopter wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:53 am
I am amused that this thread turned into a guessing game. :)
Welcome to the world's third-worst secret intelligence program. We've been killing it ever since Baghdad Bob closed up shop. :lol:
by AeroDillo MkII
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Abstract Photo Thread!
Replies: 55
Views: 1656

Re: The Abstract Photo Thread!

Freshly mopped floors, wet paint, or new concrete...there's always That One Guy. :lol:
by AeroDillo MkII
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Fedoras and other hats...
Topic: Post Yourself & Your Hat Here!
Replies: 27
Views: 958

Re: Post Yourself & Your Hat Here!

I wound up getting a Flickr account.

No hassle to sign up for a free account - something like 1TB of storage, and you can adjust privacy settings. Theoretically you can also host video, though I haven't tried that yet.

A bonus is that your pictures don't disappear if the board goes flat again.
by AeroDillo MkII
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: I Saw This New Firearm!
Replies: 33
Views: 1139

Re: I Saw This New Firearm!

Missed a point when I was typing that out. My issue with S&W is primarily their new revolvers. Never had any trouble with their polymer autos. Really haven't had much trouble with their early wondernines, for that matter. Weirdly, I think Ruger may be bucking the trend. Their steel offerings strike ...
by AeroDillo MkII
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Any interest in resurrecting the old Art section?
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Any interest in resurrecting the old Art section?

...if anybody's feeling wordy. It's pretty sparse over there for the time being.

http://hack-writers.boards.net/
by AeroDillo MkII
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: I Saw This New Firearm!
Replies: 33
Views: 1139

Re: I Saw This New Firearm!

It's not just Colt. Colt isn't what it used to be, but from a quality standpoint you couldn't give me a new Smith & Wesson, so far as I'm concerned those rifles coming out of Japan will never be Winchesters, and current-run Savage is half a cut above HiPoint. Not liking new guns is one of the few th...
by AeroDillo MkII
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: I Saw This New Firearm!
Replies: 33
Views: 1139

Re: I Saw This New Firearm!

They really need to bring back the seven serpents. But not just bring them back; update them. Put them out there as the highest quality wheel guns in the modern market. That'll get their name back on the boards. I would agree, which means this won't happen. As we've seen entirely too often in the f...
by AeroDillo MkII
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: I Saw This New Firearm!
Replies: 33
Views: 1139

Re: I Saw This New Firearm!

So far as I see it, Colt made two critical missteps. First, they pretty well threw the civil market the bird on account of their military contracts for the M16 and M4 family. Commercial sales were the icing on a rich government cake. An incidental effect was that management nuked some of their flags...
by AeroDillo MkII
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: I Saw This New Firearm!
Replies: 33
Views: 1139

Re: I Saw This New Firearm!

Colt's .380 Government Model family...now there was a missed approach.