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    Poll: Lurking. I did pick up one of the "legendary"...

    Lurking. I did pick up one of the "legendary" Chroniks off of ebay a month ago. Haven't had a chance to see if it is as "amazing" as my other one.
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    Poll: The linen side is a hone. It's a slow hone, but...

    The linen side is a hone. It's a slow hone, but a hone nonetheless. Putting abrasive on it speeds it up, and this may be needed if the "linen" isn't really linen at all but cotton or polyester. ...
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    There used to be a video making the rounds (ca...

    There used to be a video making the rounds (ca 2006 or so) of how the TI factory hone was done. They finished up on the coticule, using kerosene instead of water (kerosene is a light oil). I've...
  4. Thread: Slingshots

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    Another similar weapon that's easy to make is the...

    Another similar weapon that's easy to make is the atlatl, you just need a branch with a smaller branch coming off, and something spear-like. When I was a kid I had one I made from an pecan branch...
  5. Thread: Windows 8

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    The only part of Metro that isn't optional is the...

    The only part of Metro that isn't optional is the start screen, and my suspicion is that it will be optional in the final version. Microsoft doesn't want it optional right now because they want...
  6. Thread: Windows 8

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    which ones? So far I haven't run into any...

    which ones? So far I haven't run into any problems.
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    That's been my experience with my old laptop. ...

    That's been my experience with my old laptop.



    It doesn't support any sort of classic mode at the moment, but it's an alpha release, I suspect that MS disabled the classic mode to force the...
  8. Thread: Windows 8

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    Windows 8

    The developer preview was ok but the consumer preview that came out last week is very nice. So far I've been using it on my home laptop but its stable enough that i decided to put it on my work...
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    I dont know if he has a double-wheel grinder or...

    I dont know if he has a double-wheel grinder or not. But on his DVD (used to come with his razors) he grinds a full hollow for Lynn Abrams with a single-wheel grinder.
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    Pipes are made to be smoked. I recently bought a...

    Pipes are made to be smoked. I recently bought a new Butera and didnt hesitate to load it up.
  11. Thread: Bulleit Rye

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    It's ok. Not nearly enough complexity and...

    It's ok. Not nearly enough complexity and spiciness. Basically the mirror image of Old Potrero.
  12. AFAIK Livi doesn't have a double grinder either. ...

    AFAIK Livi doesn't have a double grinder either. If you have the DVD that came with it there's a segment with him making a razor from cutting out the blank to making the scales and it shows him...
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    Honing with pastes is both inexpensive and easy...

    Honing with pastes is both inexpensive and easy to learn, with stones it's harder to master and more expensive. However, stones are more traditional and fun (collect them all!) so lots of guys start...
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    Mappin & Webb are still in business making...

    Mappin & Webb are still in business making cutlery. No razors for the last hundred years or so though...
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    Cryogenic tempering has been used on razors for...

    Cryogenic tempering has been used on razors for many decades. The Henckels Friodur was cryogenically tempered, as was the Dubl Duck Wonderedge.
  16. No, it doesn't. First off it's running through...

    No, it doesn't. First off it's running through lather which is soap and will promptly strip it away, but even if you were shaving lather-less it wouldn't help since your skin and whiskers are...
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    The way the sellers pull this stunt is to use a...

    The way the sellers pull this stunt is to use a second account and bid up until they win, thus revealing your limit, then either (a) retract the last shill bid leaving you the winner at your max bid...
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    The El Dorado Demerara rums are excellent sipping...

    The El Dorado Demerara rums are excellent sipping rums, lot a of complex flavors. The 15 is a bit better than the 12. They make 21yo and 25yo versions as well; never tried them though.

    Edit:...
  19. Had to do it here in Houston after Hurricane Ike...

    Had to do it here in Houston after Hurricane Ike took out the power. It's not too bad actually, with a bit of experience you tend to shave more by feel than sight anyway, same as if you were using a...
  20. It depends on how many liquors are in there and...

    It depends on how many liquors are in there and how strongly it's flavored. Doesn't matter much for a long island iced tea or hurricane, but it does for say a margarita or rusty nail. Even the...
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    The hardest razor I own is an Iwasaki...

    The hardest razor I own is an Iwasaki western-style razor made from tamahagane, differentially hardened. The box these razors came in claims 66 HRC IIRC. I also have a Robert Williams that is 65. ...
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    Vieux Carre Absinthe Superieure

    Holy cow! what an amazing taste. It's a shame they'e using star anise instead of green anise, but wow. Very spicy in an herbal way (contra St. George's which is just spicy). Not a very strong...
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    Marne, 1914, by Holger Herwig. History of the...

    Marne, 1914, by Holger Herwig. History of the start of WW1 through the first battle of the Marne, using some new German documents that became available after unification. Also it's by a German, so...
  24. I'd go with marlin flake, and add a Latakia blend...

    I'd go with marlin flake, and add a Latakia blend to the mix, something like balkan saseini or rattrays black mallory or mcclellands Bombay court. Latakia is like smoking a steak, Virginias are like...
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    If you're a cigar smoker then most aromatics will...

    If you're a cigar smoker then most aromatics will do nothing for you, you're used to tasting your tobacco and most aromatics are made from burley and have very little actual taste. The tobaccos with...
  26. Thread: Range Trip

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    I've got one of those CZ Safari's in .375H&H as...

    I've got one of those CZ Safari's in .375H&H as well. It's a really fun rifle to shoot. I load my own to save cost - my preferred load is 300gr round nose @ 2550fps, which was the original H&H load...
  27. it's not the caliber so much as the pistol. ...

    it's not the caliber so much as the pistol. Accurate pistols are fun. My S&W target .22 revolver, S&W Performance Center .357, Wilson .45, and H&K P7 9mm are all a tremendous amount of fun.
  28. Thread: Meerschaum?

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    what whikker bikky said. Also, their neutrality...

    what whikker bikky said. Also, their neutrality and absorption means that many tobaccos will taste differently in a meerschaum than in a pipe of a different material. There are tobaccos that I...
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    variations

    So what do you call a rusty nail with lemon juice instead of lemon peel?

    BTW this variation is really excellent since it allows you yo boost the Drambuie for extra spiciness without becoming too...
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    Lamination isn't required :001_rolle Plain...

    Lamination isn't required :001_rolle Plain cardstock works just as well.

    At any rate, it doesn't appear to be needed. I received a perfectly decent rusty nail from my one of my local pubs today...
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    Oh goodness yes it's changed over the years with...

    Oh goodness yes it's changed over the years with age. For that matter Sobranie was different if you got it in the 8oz can vs 2oz pouch, and it changed from decade to decade as the ingredient...
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    I've still got some of the original lying around...

    I've still got some of the original lying around to compare it with. Balkan Sasieni is made from the same recipe as Sobranie as well, but by a different blender and is pretty good evidence that the...
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    Hope springs eternal

    This arrived in my mailbox this evening. In theory Germain knows how to make it; besides their experience with Bengal Slices (flake form of Sobranie) they also supposedly have on staff one of the...
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    I've got a few. They are nice for reloading; no...

    I've got a few. They are nice for reloading; no chasing brass, no fussing about with pressure curves.

    My favorite is this S&W 627PC. It is an 8-shot .357 mag built on the N-frame action, with a...
  35. .357 loads tend to feel deceptively anemic in a...

    .357 loads tend to feel deceptively anemic in a carbine for a number of reasons: additional weight of the carbine, less muzzle flip, shoulder taking the recoil instead of the hands, more complete...
  36. I use 3.8gr bullseye and a 185gr LSWC in 45ACP. ...

    I use 3.8gr bullseye and a 185gr LSWC in 45ACP. Very low pressure, very low recoil, and very accurate. Needs a light spring to cycle, i use a 10lb or 12lb depending on the season. IIRC this was a...
  37. My guess is they don't have time, they've got a...

    My guess is they don't have time, they've got a dozen orders stacked up and it's easier to play dumb and hope I order a beer or whisky on the rocks. It also wouldn't surprise me if they've got the...
  38. It varies by bar, drink, and time. I tried...

    It varies by bar, drink, and time. I tried ordering Sazeracs for awhile but after a half-dozen blank stares or worse "Vodka or Gin?" I gave up altogether. Once I poached the card idea from this...
  39. The menus aren't a bad idea actually, especially...

    The menus aren't a bad idea actually, especially if they indicate what's in the drink. It's a good way to try new and interesting cocktails of which you may have otherwise been unaware. That old...
  40. If I ever run across a bartender that puts olives...

    If I ever run across a bartender that puts olives in his old fashioneds you can be sure that when I order mine, I will request "no olives". When I discovered that one of the bartenders at a local...
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