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  1. Paintball in the movies (although old news). Doc Nickel, Nov 30, 2014
    1. Thats great. Jeffrey Pace, Dec 1, 2014
      1. SMG-68s were used for all the "bullets". hp_lovecraft, Dec 1, 2014
        1. Spark balls.... Doc Nickel, Dec 1, 2014
          1. Sweeney gun.. Fubarius, Dec 1, 2014
          2. Chan's 'tracking gun'.... Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2014
        2. SMG 68 still in use ..... B, Dec 1, 2014
    2. Having just seen Serenity again... Thru-Hiker, Dec 2, 2014
  2. Darn usefull tool (why didnt they think of this earlier?). Renegade_Azzy, Nov 30, 2014
    1. My dad owns a 20 yo varient of the tech.... FireFrenzy, Dec 1, 2014
      1. Not quite the same. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 2, 2014
  3. Cutest picture you'll see all week. Doc Nickel, Nov 29, 2014
    1. Was something like this.... Urban Werebear, Nov 29, 2014
      1. Not really.... Doc Nickel, Nov 29, 2014
        1. Actually, what I meant was.... Urban Werebear, Dec 2, 2014
    2. Hee.. tmk, Nov 29, 2014
    3. Re: Cutest picture you'll see all week. Dave H, Nov 30, 2014
  4. So, what's on yer Christmas Wish List this year?. Doc Nickel, Nov 29, 2014
    1. The usual things..... Russ Kepler, Nov 29, 2014
      1. Time is the primary one.... Doc Nickel, Nov 29, 2014
        1. I hear ya.... J. Cook, Nov 29, 2014
          1. Cloning doesnt work. Steve Ronin, Nov 30, 2014
            1. Re: Cloning doesnt work. J. Cook, Dec 1, 2014
              1. I know the feeling.... Snowtroll, Dec 4, 2014
    2. Re: So, what's on yer Christmas Wish List this year?. Shadowydreamer, Nov 29, 2014
      1. Follow "Teach a man (or woman...) to fish". Bruce Bergman, Dec 16, 2014
        1. Re: Follow "Teach a man (or woman...) to fish". Shadowydreamer, Dec 17, 2014
    3. As Mr. Kepler said-the usual.. Glenn, Nov 29, 2014
      1. I've always favored High King NT. FireFrenzy, Nov 30, 2014
    4. What I need.... Urban Werebear, Nov 29, 2014
    5. A job, a winning lottery ticket.... tmk, Nov 29, 2014
    6. Need, want, wouldnt mind. Jeffrey Pace, Nov 30, 2014
    7. Lathe , Lista cabinet, cordless circular saw, cordless inflator.... B, Nov 30, 2014
    8. For my kickstarter campaign to go well. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 30, 2014
    9. My Christmas List. Tenerec, Nov 30, 2014
    10. Re: So, what's on yer Christmas Wish List this year?. WatchDragon, Dec 1, 2014
    11. The long and short of it all.. MephitMark, Dec 1, 2014
    12. I'd love one of these for over the mantle.... James, Dec 4, 2014
    13. My list of 2014. Dulie, Dec 8, 2014
    14. After the last week....... Bruce, Dec 9, 2014
    15. What isn't? Small business dreaming..... Hans Haase, Dec 15, 2014
  5. 3d printer advice requested.... J. Cook, Nov 29, 2014
    1. I got a printerbot!. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 30, 2014
      1. Thanks!. J. Cook, Dec 1, 2014
        1. You will soon find. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 2, 2014
          1. Re: You will soon find. J. Cook, Dec 2, 2014
    2. Picked up a Rostock Max for myself. Hans, Dec 1, 2014
    3. Got a Prusa Mendel.... Snowtroll, Dec 2, 2014
      1. re: makerbot v5.... J. Cook, Dec 2, 2014
        1. Well, if you want a kit.... Snowtroll, Dec 3, 2014
          1. Shipping costs from norway.... J. Cook, Dec 3, 2014
  6. So what'd you buy on Black Friday?. Doc Nickel, Nov 29, 2014
    1. Didn't leave the house!. Algaean, Nov 29, 2014
      1. woke up too early, but stayed warm in bed. Machtyn, Dec 5, 2014
    2. An eight ball. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 29, 2014
      1. on your tires check for them on recall.. smorizio, Nov 29, 2014
        1. I wish. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 30, 2014
    3. I was blackmailed into going. Swiftblade13, Nov 29, 2014
    4. Re: So what'd you buy on Black Friday?. Nohbody, Nov 29, 2014
    5. Disappointed. Jeff Pace, Nov 29, 2014
    6. I dunno.... J. Cook, Nov 29, 2014
    7. Re: So what'd you buy on Black Friday?. Shadowydreamer, Nov 29, 2014
    8. Went before and after.. Tenerec, Nov 30, 2014
    9. Still in the works. MephitMark, Dec 1, 2014
    10. My Score. Draken, Dec 3, 2014
    11. The only things I bought.... Dulie, Dec 8, 2014
  7. TWB makes me miss this gu so much. dsergison, Nov 27, 2014
    1. easy for you to replicate and improve upon .... Anonymous Coward, Nov 28, 2014
      1. Not always so easy.... Doc Nickel, Nov 29, 2014
        1. Time?. Snowtroll, Dec 3, 2014
  8. Happy Thanksgiving!. Doc Nickel, Nov 27, 2014
    1. Re: Happy Thanksgiving!. Nohbody, Nov 27, 2014
      1. No.... Doc Nickel, Nov 27, 2014
    2. Who wants pie?. Junk Box 99, Nov 27, 2014
    3. A drumstick the size of Kasi's head and she's planning dessert.... eddi, Nov 27, 2014
    4. I have always thought "Thanksgiving" was an odd thing to call a thursday... N/T. FireFrenzy, Nov 27, 2014
      1. Re: I have always thought "Thanksgiving" was an odd thing to call a thursday... N/T. Shadowydreamer, Nov 29, 2014
        1. Names. Nohbody, Nov 29, 2014
  9. Travellin', no comic for Monday.... Doc Nickel, Nov 23, 2014
    1. Re: Travellin', no comic for Monday.... Dave H, Nov 24, 2014
    2. Filler strip. James, Nov 24, 2014
      1. Need help with a filler strip. James, Nov 25, 2014
        1. Couple of strips. Bruce, Nov 25, 2014
          1. Thanks, I found what I needed. James, Nov 26, 2014
  10. Some pics from the shop. Iampenguin, Nov 23, 2014
    1. pretty cool.. dsergison, Nov 27, 2014
      1. Thanks.... Iampenguin, Nov 29, 2014
  11. Trippy 'Cocker Milling/Anno. Thru-Hiker, Nov 22, 2014
  12. Anyone often out and about in Nature?. Snowtroll, Nov 22, 2014
    1. Brilliant idea.... eddi, Nov 22, 2014
      1. Re: Brilliant idea.... Shadowydreamer, Nov 22, 2014
        1. Yeah, could use a proper demo.. Snowtroll, Nov 23, 2014
          1. One handed operation.... Renegade_Azzy, Nov 24, 2014
  13. What have you been working on?. weber, Nov 21, 2014
    1. predator/eblade covers. Jeff Pace, Nov 21, 2014
    2. Small writing desk. Snowtroll, Nov 21, 2014
      1. Simple G-code. James, Nov 21, 2014
        1. I'll take a look, but.... Snowtroll, Nov 21, 2014
          1. G-code. Anonymous Coward, Nov 22, 2014
            1. Wimp!. Snowtroll, Nov 23, 2014
    3. big foundation project. B, Nov 22, 2014
    4. 100MW Francis Turbine. Steamforger, Nov 24, 2014
    5. Building an AK-47. NT. Gambit, Nov 25, 2014
  14. Tablet laptops?. Doc Nickel, Nov 19, 2014
    1. a few tips for you. Robert L Martin, Nov 19, 2014
    2. Re: Tablet laptops?. Dave H, Nov 19, 2014
      1. Surface Pro 1/2/3 all have keyboards.. WolfWings, Nov 19, 2014
        1. I have a Surface Pro 1. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 19, 2014
      2. Re: Tablet laptops?. Cpt. Obvious, Nov 24, 2014
    3. surface 2 or newer. weber, Nov 20, 2014
    4. Wacom Cintiq Companion. Brent Taylor, Nov 25, 2014
  15. Cast change in the comic?. Dave H, Nov 18, 2014
    1. Re: Cast change in the comic?. Shadowydreamer, Nov 18, 2014
  16. OT? 5mm Aluminium T-slot. Snowtroll, Nov 17, 2014
  17. OT: Electric snow blowers, 40v batteries, etc.... manchowder, Nov 16, 2014
    1. Further research.... manchowder, Nov 16, 2014
    2. They're junk!. Snowtroll, Nov 17, 2014
    3. Re: OT: Electric snow blowers, 40v batteries, etc.... Shadowydreamer, Nov 17, 2014
    4. Re: OT: Electric snow blowers, 40v batteries, etc.... Dave H, Nov 17, 2014
      1. What he said and.... Cpt. Obvious, Nov 17, 2014
        1. Re: What he said and.... Dave H, Nov 17, 2014
        2. Re: What he said and.... Shadowydreamer, Nov 18, 2014
        3. They don't. -nt-. sniper1rfa, Nov 19, 2014
      2. Smart chargers.... sniper1rfa, Nov 19, 2014
    5. Some things to keep in mind. Surestick, Nov 17, 2014
      1. Re: Some things to keep in mind. Shadowydreamer, Nov 18, 2014
        1. Just don't park.... Surestick, Nov 19, 2014
        2. Try a real snowblower sometime.... Louis-Paul, Nov 26, 2014
    6. Pros and cons for electric. MephitMark, Nov 19, 2014
  18. The "Combat Manual" cartoon, revisited. Doc Nickel, Nov 15, 2014
    1. Expert is skinnier. tkzv, Nov 16, 2014
      1. Re: Expert is skinnier. Nohbody, Nov 17, 2014
        1. Or you know..... Renegade_Azzy, Nov 19, 2014
      2. Maybe. Golite, Dec 1, 2014
    2. I MAY have a printed copy somewhere. Hans Haase, Nov 16, 2014
    3. need to redraw with Whiteboard cast. Newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Nov 16, 2014
      1. That's no good.... SquirllyOH, Nov 18, 2014
        1. The gag. newmaticarsenal, Nov 18, 2014
    4. I like it. Alseo agree that the #4 should not be an exact copy [nt]. IDN, Nov 19, 2014
  19. Checking in, with a couple quick pix.... Doc Nickel, Nov 14, 2014
    1. Nice fix. Jeff Pace, Nov 14, 2014
    2. Re: Checking in, with a couple quick pix.... Dave H, Nov 14, 2014
    3. What are you driving?. Shalom Septimus, Nov 16, 2014
  20. Mech Warrior Paintball?. Paul van den Bergen, Nov 13, 2014
    1. Cool... but.... Doc Nickel, Nov 14, 2014
      1. Fails the sniff test for me. Dave H, Nov 14, 2014
      2. Starting at the wrong end.... Cpt. Obvious, Nov 16, 2014
    2. Morons.... Snowtroll, Nov 17, 2014
      1. Audience survival. Nohbody, Nov 18, 2014
  21. Bandits illegal Blow gun. Donkey, Nov 13, 2014
    1. Nah... Katy, Nov 13, 2014
      1. Re: Nah... Donkey, Nov 13, 2014
    2. Only if you dont consider. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 13, 2014
    3. Depends on the mask and the player. Bergman, Nov 13, 2014
    4. Looks like.... Joseph Houk, Nov 14, 2014
    5. You dare bring *reality* into this strip?. Xheralt, Nov 14, 2014
      1. just saw "weasel breath" post elsewhere LOL n/t. Xheralt, Nov 14, 2014
        1. Not so hard.... Doc Nickel, Nov 14, 2014
          1. Especially with ultra evil nt. Golite, Nov 14, 2014
  22. 2014-11-12 Explain to the Noob.... Joseph Houk, Nov 12, 2014
    1. Correct. Irregular Logic, Nov 12, 2014
      1. Or in "Stock Class" paintball guns. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 12, 2014
    2. And to "Blow Gun" the last 2 guys means he took off his barrel and used weasel breath..... SquirllyOH, Nov 12, 2014
      1. Weasel breath is very powerful n/t. Bergman, Nov 12, 2014
    3. old old old school. Bergman, Nov 12, 2014
      1. Doc mentioned a test for the playing field years ago. Irregular Logic, Nov 12, 2014
      2. Re: old old old school. Shadowydreamer, Nov 13, 2014
  23. Veterans Day.... Doc Nickel, Nov 12, 2014
    1. My Grandfather was the same. Anonymous Coward, Nov 12, 2014
      1. sorry for the a/c post, forgot to enter name (N/T). Jeff Pace, Nov 12, 2014
    2. Ooo. LudavicoSoldier, Nov 12, 2014
    3. Re: Veterans Day.... Anonymous Coward, Nov 13, 2014
    4. So many stories, so much lost.. MephitMark, Nov 13, 2014
  24. Bracketry. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 11, 2014
    1. Re: Bracketry. Shadowydreamer, Nov 11, 2014
      1. A bracket for a fire extinguisher I think. n/t. eddi, Nov 11, 2014
      2. The one i posted?. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 12, 2014
    2. how about straps for holding gas cylinders. Gracana, Nov 13, 2014
    3. options. Maker of Toys, Nov 18, 2014
  25. dewito?!. digi_owl, Nov 10, 2014
    1. Snopes says it's for real. First time I've doubted them. n/t. eddi, Nov 10, 2014
    2. Re: dewito?!. Dave H, Nov 11, 2014
    3. Even was reported on NPR's Marketplace (N/T). Robert The Addled, Nov 11, 2014
    4. Meh, been stranger things from Japan.. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 11, 2014
    5. It's real, but it's also in development.. Joseph Houk, Nov 11, 2014
      1. A little forklift accident at the warehouse and we get this? n/t. eddi, Nov 12, 2014
  26. I want to be like Jinx when I grow up!. Dave H, Nov 10, 2014
    1. Jinx always had potential. The whip was the first real sign of a new Doc n/t. eddi, Nov 10, 2014
  27. Saving an old sign.. Tenerec, Nov 9, 2014
    1. Re: Saving an old sign.. Shadowydreamer, Nov 10, 2014
    2. Re: Saving an old sign.. Danish Lurker, Nov 10, 2014
    3. Whatever you do. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 10, 2014
    4. Re: Saving an old sign.. EightTailFox, Nov 10, 2014
  28. Archery Tag.. Shadowydreamer, Nov 9, 2014
    1. Well... LARP, basically.. Solar, Nov 11, 2014
      1. Re: Well... LARP, basically.. Shadowydreamer, Nov 12, 2014
        1. Re: Well... LARP, basically.. Dave H, Nov 12, 2014
          1. Re: Well... LARP, basically.. SquirllyOH, Nov 12, 2014
    2. Not for this archer.... Snowtroll, Nov 18, 2014
      1. Re: Not for this archer.... Shadowydreamer, Nov 18, 2014
        1. dry?. Snowtroll, Nov 20, 2014
        2. Dry strings. Maker of Toys, Nov 21, 2014
          1. Wax?. Snowtroll, Nov 21, 2014
            1. I've used beeswax-. Maker of Toys, Nov 22, 2014
          2. Re: Dry strings. Shadowydreamer, Nov 22, 2014
  29. big hero 6. goldie, Nov 9, 2014
    1. Yep, noticed that too..... Hans Haase, Nov 9, 2014
  30. The Cold War and me.... eddi, Nov 9, 2014
    1. Re: The Cold War and me.... Anonymous Coward, Nov 9, 2014
      1. It was supposed to be a slow transition with room for reversal.... eddi, Nov 9, 2014
        1. Re: It was supposed to be a slow transition with room for reversal.... digi_owl, Nov 10, 2014
      2. Re: The Cold War and me.... digi_owl, Nov 10, 2014
    2. we were lucky the ussr went bankrupt.. smorizio, Nov 9, 2014
  31. Twentyfive years since the wall came down..... Nighthawke, Nov 8, 2014
    1. Re: Twentyfive years since the wall came down..... Shadowydreamer, Nov 9, 2014
    2. Really is crazy, ain't it?. Hans Haase, Nov 9, 2014
    3. November 1989..... Robert The Addled, Nov 9, 2014
    4. 25 years ago. Radical, Nov 10, 2014
  32. Congratulations, Doc!. Chris "Foxx" Yost, Nov 8, 2014
    1. Even better. tkzv, Nov 9, 2014
  33. The next game. James, Nov 6, 2014
    1. No.... MildBill, Nov 7, 2014
  34. It's just a game??. MephitMark, Nov 6, 2014
    1. Re: It's just a game??. Dave H, Nov 7, 2014
    2. It's so easy even a 6 year old can do it..... SquirllyOH, Nov 7, 2014
    3. Reminds of a cockpit somebody built to play FlightGear(n/t). tkzv, Nov 9, 2014
  35. Miniature Tool Porn. Retromash, Nov 6, 2014
    1. Amazing.... eddi, Nov 6, 2014
  36. Goodbye Mark Begich (for now). IDN, Nov 5, 2014
    1. Number 1 reason he lost. S7G, Nov 6, 2014
      1. Thats good to know.. IDN, Nov 10, 2014
  37. Typhoon Nuri poised to give Alaska a Major headache. Nighthawke, Nov 4, 2014
  38. Rare picture of a young Doc.. Shadowydreamer, Nov 1, 2014
    1. Re: Rare picture of a young Doc.. Dave H, Nov 4, 2014
      1. LOL! (N/T). Shadowydreamer, Nov 4, 2014
  39. Followup 2 PGP's AGD Frames ?. RobAGD, Oct 31, 2014
  40. "Sexy" Ebola nurse.... Salda007, Oct 30, 2014
    1. yeah well its prolly a knockoff look alike. FireFrenzy, Oct 31, 2014
      1. Because reasons.... Doc Nickel, Oct 31, 2014
        1. Probably not the only strip for those two... N/T. Kitkun, Oct 31, 2014
        2. As a disease pathologist and ebola doctor myself.... FakDendor, Oct 31, 2014
          1. Re: As a disease pathologist and ebola doctor myself.... Dave H, Oct 31, 2014
            1. Here's the costume.... Doc Nickel, Oct 31, 2014
              1. Re: Here's the costume.... James, Oct 31, 2014
              2. Here is another costume. Madcat, Nov 1, 2014
              3. Walter White Never Looked So Good.... Greebo, Nov 3, 2014
          2. Rad worker gear is similar - potential help pool?. Robert The Addled, Oct 31, 2014
        3. Re: Because reasons.... Retromash, Oct 31, 2014
          1. Ummmmm........ Bruce, Oct 31, 2014
            1. Re: Ummmmm........ Dave H, Oct 31, 2014
              1. Gah........ Bruce, Oct 31, 2014
                1. Re: Gah........ Dave H, Oct 31, 2014
        4. Solid reasoning sir,. FireFrenzy, Nov 1, 2014
        5. Name for Kasi's Mom. Joseph Houk, Nov 2, 2014
          1. *beats earworm to a pulp*. tmk, Nov 2, 2014
            1. My hockeyteam can sing that entire song while blazingly drunk. FireFrenzy, Nov 2, 2014
              1. Re: My hockeyteam can sing that entire song while blazingly drunk. Shadowydreamer, Nov 2, 2014
                1. Cannot imagine why... n/t. FireFrenzy, Nov 10, 2014
    2. Howie's temperature just went up a couple of degrees. n/t. eddi, Oct 31, 2014
      1. Heh. Not just his temperature, either. 8D n/t. tmk, Oct 31, 2014
    3. I've kinada always wanted a soul crusher. The closest I have is SL-68(1) [nt]. IDN, Nov 5, 2014
  41. The Monster, Part 11: Chipping away. Doc Nickel, Oct 30, 2014
  42. 1/2 Scale AR-15 built from scratch.. Dan Voils, Oct 29, 2014
    1. Okay, that rocks.... Doc Nickel, Oct 30, 2014
      1. hahaha, O, that would be sweet for my sister! (your 43 cal, if made) [nt]. IDN, Nov 5, 2014
  43. The Monster, addendum.. Doc Nickel, Oct 29, 2014
    1. Re: The Monster, addendum.. Dave H, Oct 29, 2014
      1. "If only these machines could talk...". Doc Nickel, Oct 30, 2014
        1. Industrial archeology?. fredvb, Oct 30, 2014
          1. Terminology.... Doc Nickel, Oct 30, 2014
            1. move pitch name = hahahahaha [nt]. IDN, Nov 5, 2014
        2. Old but still in use.... eddi, Oct 30, 2014
          1. True, but.... Doc Nickel, Oct 30, 2014
            1. Re: True, but.... Shadowydreamer, Oct 30, 2014
              1. Yep.. Doc Nickel, Oct 31, 2014
        3. CNC. tkzv, Oct 30, 2014
          1. not very often, most likely.. tmk, Oct 30, 2014
            1. Conversions.... Doc Nickel, Oct 31, 2014
        4. 3d printing.... J. Cook, Oct 30, 2014
          1. Actually.... Doc Nickel, Oct 31, 2014
            1. Re: Actually.... J. Cook, Oct 31, 2014
  44. Oh.. THOSE grenades... Shadowydreamer, Oct 29, 2014
    1. Those grenades under his shirt, or he was three months pregnant. n/t. eddi, Oct 29, 2014
  45. karma....i been flushed..... smorizio, Oct 29, 2014
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