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  1. 11 points
    Unfortunatly with the growing crisis I must block all vistors from China to RSCnet and are considering a quarentine of all EU members in a closed crew area. This will include UK members though they will probably choose to be in their own quartinied area away from the rest of the EU. Also I will be diverting $2 into a stimulas package to keep everyone entertained while browsing their allowed areas.
  2. 10 points
    I'm guessing this is the renamed what do you drive irl thread? Today I've mostly been in these, instructing in the silver one and then doing demonstrations in the blue one.
  3. 8 points
    Hello All.... Though I'd share my hobby with you all, as some of you may find it interesting. A few months ago I found my old collection of Matchbox cars from when I was a lad, around 25 years ago. Most of which were play worn and missing any bits of paint. After watching a few guys on youtube, I set about restoring some. After the varying success of my efforts, I bvranched out into buying knackered cars and restoring them as a little weekend hobby. Then after a bit of shopping with my son, I purchased a few Hot wheels cars, and now my son and I collect Hot Wheels together. We don;t want full sets, but we just buy what we like. Which makes today a special day, as it's 'Hot Wheels Friday'. I have a youtube channel for my restorations, I try to put out a video a week, but that is subject to how busy I am at a weekend!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSj7Ft27_NW26QrUvyifKXA I'll update this thread as and when I buy anything new, or do a new restoration. Anywho, here are a few examples of my restorations, I'll put a few in the open, then the rest in a spoiler. Vans Racing/Xero Gas Liveried Jeep Cherokee: Corgi Rover 2000 I restored: Before: After: Mine and my sons first Hot wheels purchase:
  4. 8 points
    Some useful advice I’ve just been sent, might need reformatting to be easier to read. I don’t mind if someone with mod access clears it up, it’s not easy on mobile. The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it's too late. Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air. Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure: — your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That's very dangerous. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - CORONAVIRUS 1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold 2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose. 3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun. 4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne. 5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface - wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap. 6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it. 7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice. 8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on. 9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice. 10. Can't emphasis enough - drink plenty of water! THE SYMPTOMS 1. It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days 2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further. 3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing. 4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you're drowning. It's imperative you then seek immediate attention.
  5. 8 points
    There’s a lot of brave members here who think they’re immune to catching this. When I read those opinions, there’s a small evil part of me that wants to see you catch it IF you’re going to ignore any precautions. Go ahead. Learn something the hard way. Edited: That sounded real cynical of me. I don’t want anyone to catch it even if they’re stupid enough to say “I hope I catch it.” (This ret*rded sh*t was really said in this forum) I’m not going to change anyone’s mind on this if they really want to contract this virus. Just think about it though. You may avoid catching this completely while thinking so boldly that you’re impervious to it’s symptoms. Amen if that’s the case. But now is the time to take notes. This sh*t is killing people. You MAY be young and tough enough to sweat this out, but you’re going to get a family member killed with that bravado. If you catch this, your family is going to be worried sick about you. They may even endanger themselves to take care of you. Don’t do that to them. If you take anything away from this rant, just remember.. WHEN you say you hope you catch this, Joe Miller in Texas thinks you’re a f*cking ret*rd. 👍 I should add that the virus is here in my city. It’s at our local hospital 2 miles away. My wife is 14 weeks pregnant today. You do the math. I’m allowed to be paranoid about this.
  6. 8 points
  7. 8 points
    I think the person who's playing this real life game of plague inc. should've made sure everyone in the world was infected before developing symptoms. They've pretty much lost now, no way it's going to spread to Greenland and Madagascar before they close their ports. Also the middle east is a better starting area than China. Amateur.
  8. 7 points
    Took my phone with me to the gardens area and snapped a few shots. Me and my vegetables are anxiously waiting for the spring to return (tomorrow). 🌨😬
  9. 7 points
    Saw a sign in a store, you can buy two bottles of hand sanitizer for $8 each, but the third will cost you $50. Along with a note encouraging to be respecful towards others and not to hoard.
  10. 7 points
    Since both my mum and my best friend are in high risk groups, it is difficult not to take it personally when others thoughtlessly talk about the old or unwell like they're a literal millstone around our necks. Anger at the decisions made by a very small number of powerful people is understandable. Wanting to see millions or billions of largely innocent people die is not a particularly logical response to that anger however. Do you really think the super-rich and the powerful are going to be included in your biological purge? This isn't the 14th century, and it's easier to survive a well publicised outbreak if you can hop on a private jet to some remote island compound. @Protocawl If God didn't want us to copy Him, He should have done a better job to begin with. Also I like being able to disagree with you from 2000km away, please don't go and join the Amish.
  11. 7 points
    I'm not taking any chances
  12. 6 points
    Weekly update. Magenta #1B0011FF Join crew here: https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/lanns_paint_shop/
  13. 6 points
    Drone view of the Hatch compound. First image is house on right, flower shop on left.
  14. 6 points
    Final straight, I tried to pass Dodge on the left but he went wide so I cut to the right causing me to cross the finish line like this... Still got the win though 😄
  15. 6 points
    Well, being the Grotti garage is filled up, and this car imo is looking a bit odd, I still went ahead and purchased this crew icon. Now parked along with Ocelots while i figure it out.
  16. 6 points
    Ok, its not a new car. But i want to show if it off, my Obey 9F.
  17. 6 points
    Everybody just take a step back and think before posting. This is getting heated.
  18. 6 points
    Think you all knew this was coming. Right now this isn’t any more than a post to gauge what interest there is in a new racing series especially now it’s easier to arrange multi crew events. It’s very likely that the creator will get an update in the coming months in order for us to create our own tracks. I have seen a lot of potential new props which may be added to the creator. Although I don’t think I will be able to commit to hosting a championship I can definitely help set one up. From what we know so far, races are likely to be locked to 16 players. This will probably mean a championship split over multiple time zones to cover the amount of potential interest. 16 drivers should also mean less on track chaos too. I’m hoping we can convert many of our existing Supercup tracks for use with the open wheelers although we may want more street style circuits added as well so it’s not a full stunt track based series. What I want to know is what you guys want from a series. Do we want endurance style racing like the Supercup. Do we want a series of sprint races. Do we want a full recreation of the current F1 calendar or even a retro series based on older F1 tracks more suited to the current spec of cars we have. We have a lot of talented creators who I know would love to build something for a series and even though I may not be able to compete myself I’m quite happy to build tracks for a series. When to host the event we can work out closer to the time but now is a good time to get some discussion going.
  19. 6 points
    Welcome one and all! Mixed feelings for XDBX I am sure, losing a crew website of 6 years is not an easy pill to swallow. @JustHatched has done a great job of keeping all your content together and moving it over here. Let’s hope the move pays off and RSCnet moves up to the next level.
  20. 5 points
    It is actually saying just that... to avoid spreading it.
  21. 5 points
    Wonderful topic, I love tools and have been a mechanic/technician for 26 years now. I buy tools from various places and manufacturers depending upon their use. I will go the cheap route for home but not so much for professional work because regardless of popular opinion there is BIG difference. Pick up a Sunnex Impact Socket in one hand and a Snap On version in the other and that difference is noticed immediately. There are also a limited number of choices for many of the tools my job requires because not everyone makes stuff for heavy duty vehicles. Here at home I have mostly tool kits from my by Kobalt which is the tool brand sold at Lowe's stores. They also carry the Craftsman brand now that Sears has went away. Speaking of Craftsman, they are now made in China and their quality shows it. I use those tools for jobs around the house and repairs on my cars, lawn tools, etc. Those jobs are low impact and as such cheaper tools are a no brainer 🙂 Work is a different story. I will only use Snap On tools for many things. Impact sockets for example. I also love their ratchets and some other hand tools. I have never used their wrenches though. The old Craftsman ones do just fine. For ratcheting wrenches I use Gearwrench only but it doesn't matter because those wrenches aren't exactly cheap from any manufacturer. Even the ones Harbor Freight carries will set you back over $100 a set. I love Precision Instruments Torque Wrenches. For air tools I'm an IR user for impacts, Snap On for chisels and whatever is cheapest for cut off tools, buffers, etc. Last ones I bought came from Home Depot. They get the job done and are cheap enough that if they break I will just buy another. An answer to the question of how we afford the super expensive tools is simple. Unlike going to Harbor Freight we don't pay the full price at once. Those trucks use interest free credit that is arranged by handshake. You can pay whatever you want per week in most cases. Some prefer a set amount but it isn't usually very much. Still, some refuse to buy anything from them but you don't see that often in shops that pay their techs properly. Took me a long time to get a job in one of those shops. Also in my field the customer prefers to see a a technician that takes pride in his work. One that can finish a job and be happy to say, I DID THAT. So many out there that don't and just rush through everything and have lots of "come backs". When a customer is trusting you to properly perform a critical $10,000 + job on his truck cheap tools just don't cut it 😉 I love my job 🙂 Edit: Good call on the Makita tools. They make nice stuff.
  22. 5 points
    Welcome to my Paint Shop! It will be simple. A new crew color added each week and a open crew: https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/lanns_paint_shop
  23. 5 points
    Morning all, Mrs Chubb is out of isolation today! This May mean Mr Chubb will start to return too his normal self. 👍
  24. 5 points
    An old video of me getting f*cked by an NPC
  25. 5 points
    @omarcomin71 apologised for hitting someone in Wreckfest.  I showed him that's not how you do things in that game.
  26. 5 points
    Got a 2-3 spots to fill, PM me if you are interested. Videos Moderator - key duties will be to make sure videos are posted in the correct category and meet the guidelines of the website, video comments meet the guidelines of the website and to select 3 videos each week to be the featured videos of the week. Forum Moderator - key duties are to ensure all topics and posts meet the guidelines of the website, this may entail moving topics to the correct forum, merging 2 or more topics discussing the same thing, ensuring topics stay on topic and either steering a topic back on the topic or splitting the off topic posts into a new thread, locking or unlocking topics, settling disputes, and any other items specific to your assigned forums not mentioned here. If interested please specify with forums you are most interested in and which you are not (ALL EVENTS AND ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT ARE ALREADY ASSIGNED) And if you reading this, not specifically a staff spot but what RSCnet needs the most is article writers, good game articles will set RSCnet out there. I am not a good writer, I am decent at website setup and management but it ends there. If you have anything to write about any game feel free to use the scratchpad forum, let me know when you are done and I will add it to our articles with credit to you.
  27. 5 points
    Neighbor texted me yesterday to ask me if I needed anything since she was making a supply run. Nice to have good neighbors. She's been trying to find a way to pay me back ever since I "apprehended" a "prowler" on her place last summer. By pure chance/fate I saw this ret*rd jumping her fence one 10PM night. Texted her about it and told her to lock the doors, get in the hall closet and call the cops and let them know what I'm doing. Cops took 20 min to get there and take the damn meth-head ret*rd from my "custody". After 10 min, I called the police. To screw with the meth-head and make the police hurry up, I told them I have a bad heart and "IF" I feel like I was having an attack, I was gonna shoot this guy in the "twig and berries" and watch him bleed out as I die. The guy almost pooped his pants. He wasn't going anywhere with hands and his legs zip-tied. 😛
  28. 5 points
    I would say week 1 of Wreckfest Sunday was a success.
  29. 5 points
    Hello everybody. I feel so much has happened in the last few days. @Trashbags did a mask reveal, Bing in no schoolwork til Monday shocker, @CatManDoza needs his desk to be six inches wider just to accommodate the size of his wallet by the looks of it and Salad, well, @Aslad has a girlfriend???? I'll be mostly in the house for the coming days so potentially up for any online shenanigans be they organised or otherwise. Stay safe kids and I hope to catch you soon.
  30. 5 points
  31. 5 points
    That married language for your honey do list bout to get real big. Ask @Dodge
  32. 5 points
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hGrDVDgjs4
  33. 5 points
    Interesting and simple computer simulation (runs and you read) on how diseases spread and social distancing works to limit it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/
  34. 5 points
    Not sure if to lost this here or in @TheBoyBry thread
  35. 5 points
    No toilet rolls in the supermarket. How the hell am I supposed to build my bunker now?
  36. 5 points
    OK... Where exactly did you extract all that from? Neither of us implied whatsoever that anyone was a "millstone" or burden of any kind to others - where the hell did you get that from? Now, if you think of "feeble" as ALL elderly, but fail to ask me what exactly I meant with "feeble", then don't blame me for that. What I had in mind was a possible maximum of around 30-40% of all elderly and people with extremely weak immune systems (by default/since birth) who could be considered feeble and therefore at the greatest risk of potentially dying to the virus if they were infected (definitely NOT all people of certain ages or all people with some kind of health condition). It's not like this is news to anyone (...or is it?) that this has basically always been and most likely always will be the way it is when it comes to any pandemics. It's the natural way of things and nature is and always has been brutal. By nature's standards (so to speak) these people are, in a way, indeed living on borrowed time, made possible thanks to the efforts of humans to keep the nature away from us and keep everyone alive even if it's going against the natural way of things ("playing God"). Notice that I have not even mentioned anywhere what should happen or will happen to anyone (because I don't give a sh*t), not here or in the last post, yet it seems you somehow deducted exactly something like that from my previous post. If you indeed somehow concluded that I was implying that all these people would or should be infected and/or die, then I can assure you that is one hell of a wrong assumption as well. I have no interest in wishing for someone to catch a disease and/or die. Where I quoted Spud were purely my personal views on a hypothetical scenario and on the current situation, the rest was just a blunt expression of how things are, mixed with some personal views on it. None of it was about what I think should or would happen so why would you want to think that it somehow was? And if you were referring to @Potato's line of: "It's only killing coffin dodgers and people with underlying health issues anyway.", then in no way is this implying that he is wishing those people any harm, but rather stating the fact that it's literally those who the virus is most dangerous to and who should be most concerned by far, while what we're seeing instead is that the younger and/or healthier are the ones who are running around panicking like headless chickens, so idiotically afraid of the virus when it's rather harmless to them. Also, I never doubted there would be probably at least a few people here who have loved ones at higher risk. If your loved ones are in the high risk groups then, yeah, that's a real bummer, but then all they can do is be extra careful and vigilant to avoid catching the virus. Hopefully they're able to dodge it. Then "our biological purge"? Although Spud's wish was indeed rather clear, I specifically said that I don't wish for such a thing, but IF it were to ever happen (which is almost impossible; any other apocalyptic scenario would probably be more likely to happen), I would be indifferent to it, for various reasons, which only a handful of people would probably understand (here and in general), being that those who have been lucky enough to live a relatively peaceful and what they could call at least an OK life with plenty of or enough love and seemingly very few idiots in their lives, tend to have incredibly poor imagination when it comes to understanding the possibility that for other people life can - instead of being something they desperately cling on to - be something they'd gladly let go of in an instant at any time. The "super-rich and powerful" were not mentioned by either of us, and for good reason - in half the cases (figuratively) these "super-rich and powerful" are only "powerful", because "innocent" people gave them that power on a plate (democracy - still remember that thing?). Saying that the world is full of "largely innocent people" is a rather naive thing to say, unless you specifically meant just the children, who - as far as I'm concerned - are the only truly innocent people (with maybe some exceptions). And if you actually think I (and @Potato?) would be fine with billions perishing just to get rid of the 1% (or would even think that would be a sensible solution), you couldn't be more wrong. It's not like the 1% alone are committing all the crimes, polluting the world all by themselves, and causing all the problems in general - FAR from it. What Spud said describes way more than just the elite: "The privilege people feel is insane and the greed for money is insatiable for some people, and most of the world's problems are caused by money but then people try to solve them by throwing more money at it." I don't entirely agree with the money being the main cause of problems part, but in general that statement is not too far from the truth and it clearly involves way more people than just the ones at the very top, all of whom have a messed up relationship with money. And just so you know, I used the word "God" as a metaphor, not as an expression of some religious views. ...and again we have a pretty serious lack of understanding of what was written. You see... when I wrote: "...the hordes of imbeciles on the planet who are not only contributing endlessly to the downfall of our own species, all other species on this planet, and the planet itself, but are also preventing others from trying to turn things around. And we've made damn sure that those imbeciles could thrive.", then I really did mean SPECIFICALLY all the actual IMBECILES, who go the extra mile to f*ck everything up, because it's beneficial to them in some f*cked up way or just the easier option for them... or simply because they're completely mentally ret*rded. Like, seriously - no effin' sh*t that I'm aware we're all contributing in general to the pollution and excessive use of resources, etc, etc.! I'd have to be a complete f*cking idiot to not understand that! No, I was talking about those who litter where ever they can... often while being 2 meters from the closest rubbish bin/trash can; the people who use lights during broad daylight and leave the street lamps on during broad daylight (the obvious cases where lamps are trying to out-shine the sunlight); all variations of poachers; the idiots who flush all kinds of hazardous materials, fluids and drugs down the toilets; the retards who vote for the politicians who gave them a pen/candy/scarf/whatever other useless doodad or just because they told them "vote for me" on the street once; the f*ckers who burn down forests for some palm oil corporations or other corporate interests; the scum who physically/mentally abuse other people, especially children; the ones who have all the tools to effectively recycle all sorts of rubbish/trash, but don't do it, because it's "too much effort" or "inconvenient" for them; the people and companies who dump toxic waste in the nature and especially in water sources; people who only understand violence; the list goes on and on and on and on.... Come on, people, if you are not sure what someone meant with a post, ask them about it before you put words in their mouths and jump down their throat!
  37. 5 points
    They’ve been sh*tting themselves in public for years, hasn’t done them any harm yet.
  38. 5 points
    And people think we could handle an actual apocalypse. lmao. All the dumb people will kill the smart people first and then real hell will break loose.
  39. 5 points
  40. 5 points
    Some more useful information: If you sneeze it’s not Corona!
  41. 5 points
    Corona viruses are one of the usual causes the common cold, so they're pretty good at proving true the old rhyme "coughs and sneezes spread diseases". As for how dangerous Covid-19 is, the 1% mortality figure so far seems like a reasonable baseline. But this doesn't tell the whole story of the danger, as in the severe form it attacks the respiratory system, which requires intensive medical assistance to treat. One big fear of the various medical communities - and of governments smart enough to listen to them - is that too many people will become critically ill at once for regional health services to cope. This then leads to either insufficient treatment of all illnesses and injuries within the area of the crisis - it's still flu season in the northern hemisphere atm with all the stress that places on healthcare - or triage decisions that purposefully sacrifice the treatment of some people. Oddly enough those of privilaged class rarely seem to end up as a statistic on the 'sacrificed' side of the graph, at least historically. @Potato ...are you okay? You kinda sound like you could use a hug...
  42. 5 points
    That's why I always keep a West brom shirt hidden away for emergencies.....
  43. 5 points
    No, no it doesn't, people are just f*cktards
  44. 5 points
    Biggest impact I’m seeing so far is senseless panic buying. Toilet Roll, Hand Sanitiser and Pasta all cleared out in my local supermarket. There’s no need to go crazy about this but people are dumb.
  45. 5 points
    This is why we have viruses like this to help rid us of the less evolved 😂
  46. 5 points
    A couple of basic infection control measures: Wash Your Hands With Soap and Water. Regularly. Yes we know you might 'forget' normally. This isn't a normal situation so bloody well wash 'em. Related to this, Don't Touch Your Face. Face masks - outside of care settings - don't particularly protect you from other people. They protect other people from you. Pretty much the only way a face mask will protect you is by preventing you from putting your unwashed fingers on your face or worse sticking them in your mouth. Finally, stuff shipped from China will not be infectious, unless it is hand transported and delivered by a person who has been infected. And it will still be the person who infects you. The virus can't survive outside a host for nearly as long as shipping takes. Showing discrimination against Chinese anything right now won't protect you, but it will perpetuate and normalise racism which is a much more contagious and dangerous infection. Be safe everyone!
  47. 5 points
    Today I went to work like always. I am in the middle of an "in frame" engine overhaul on a Cummins ISL Natural Gas powered engine. Nothing fancy, just a diesel engine modified to run on CNG. Today I cut down the Cylinder Liner Counterbores and installed shims and new liners. The bores were worn which did not allow for enough protrusion of the liner. Protrusion is needed to compress the head gasket for proper sealing of the power cylinders. Before. Notice the pitting on the ledge. After. Major pitting has been removed by cutting. Note that some minor pitting remains but is an acceptable limit because it does not touch the edge of the ledge which would compromise the seal and allow coolant to enter the crankcase.
  48. 5 points
    A sad day for the domesticbattery website But a great day for rscnet very happy the 2 sites have amalgamated the future is bright
  49. 5 points
    We are officially reborn on RSCNet. Here's to the next 6 years.
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