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  1. rocket lanch in 4 min. smorizio, Jan 20, 2015
    1. sorry wrong link it on usa main page. smorizio, Jan 20, 2015
  2. Old whiteboard comic: "Big on tradition"????. koleah2, Jan 20, 2015
    1. Here it is.. Jozsef C, Jan 20, 2015
      1. Thanks man! (nt). Koleah, Jan 20, 2015
  3. Scanning.... Doc Nickel, Jan 20, 2015
    1. Opinion of an untrained geek. Urban Werebear, Jan 20, 2015
      1. Re: Opinion of an untrained geek. Shadowydreamer, Jan 27, 2015
    2. I've switched to GimpShop myself. Danish Lurker, Jan 20, 2015
      1. try paintshop pro. smorizio, Jan 20, 2015
        1. another one is photoimpach. smorizio, Jan 20, 2015
    3. Windows 8 UI. Steampunkhawk, Jan 20, 2015
      1. Re: Windows 8 UI. Shadowydreamer, Jan 27, 2015
    4. two monitors. smorizio, Jan 20, 2015
    5. open sorce scanner software. smorizio, Jan 20, 2015
  4. Have a small electronics project that I want to farm out to a guilder. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 19, 2015
    1. Just looking for a lamp board, basically?. Hans Haase, Jan 20, 2015
      1. basically. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 20, 2015
        1. Drop me an e-mail. Hans Haase, Jan 22, 2015
          1. Will no nt. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 23, 2015
  5. Interesting prank to pull.. MephitMark, Jan 19, 2015
    1. link. MephitMark, Jan 19, 2015
      1. It's All In Fun.... CF, Jan 19, 2015
  6. Splatterhouse '15!. Doc Nickel, Jan 19, 2015
    1. Preparing a live-action version of The Whiteboard? n/t. eddi, Jan 19, 2015
      1. TWB movie.... Doc Nickel, Jan 20, 2015
        1. Kick me!. Dave H, Jan 20, 2015
        2. Two things covered!. Urban Werebear, Jan 20, 2015
          1. I shouldn't have said anything.... Doc Nickel, Jan 20, 2015
            1. Re: I shouldn't have said anything.... CF, Jan 20, 2015
              1. My bad. Still nice to know the possibility exists. n/t. eddi, Jan 20, 2015
                1. I think he meant me.... Doc Nickel, Jan 21, 2015
                  1. I certainly would if I could.... Urban Werebear, Jan 21, 2015
                  2. I was suprised the comment got any response.... eddi, Jan 21, 2015
            2. the asking price. Xheralt, Feb 4, 2015
        3. A compromise then.... Jozsef C, Jan 20, 2015
          1. Re: A compromise then.... Shadowydreamer, Jan 27, 2015
        4. Re: TWB movie.... Shadowydreamer, Jan 27, 2015
    2. Good choice in masks.. Frydaddy, Jan 19, 2015
      1. Great taste.... Doc Nickel, Jan 19, 2015
  7. Guess I'm gettin' a new scanner.... Doc Nickel, Jan 18, 2015
    1. I might have one you can have. weber, Jan 18, 2015
    2. scanners.. smorizio, Jan 18, 2015
    3. use gofund me to help on the cost.... smorizio, Jan 18, 2015
      1. Heh.... Doc Nickel, Jan 18, 2015
        1. Crowdfunded projects. Dave H, Jan 19, 2015
        2. Re: Heh.... Shadowydreamer, Jan 19, 2015
      2. Bail money?. Snowtroll, Jan 19, 2015
    4. A virtual machine?. tkzv, Jan 18, 2015
      1. Better use Linux on a stick. marmoe, Jan 19, 2015
        1. P.S.:. marmoe, Jan 19, 2015
          1. While I appreciate the effort.... Doc Nickel, Jan 19, 2015
            1. Photographing the artwork. FlyingWrench, Jan 19, 2015
            2. tablet drivers. smorizio, Jan 19, 2015
            3. If you have an easier solution, all the better. tkzv, Jan 19, 2015
              1. Re: If you have an easier solution, all the better. J. Cook, Jan 19, 2015
    5. Canon CanoScan N1220u free to a good home :). weber, Jan 19, 2015
    6. Another source for computer 'stuff'.. MephitMark, Jan 19, 2015
  8. Is a 2002-2003 MSC catalog worth keeping? (big blue) N/T. Emerald Wolf, Jan 18, 2015
    1. Not really..... Doc Nickel, Jan 18, 2015
      1. Not to mention every single time.... Bruce Bergman, Jan 18, 2015
  9. Another interesting techshop startup... much more than a 3D printer. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 18, 2015
  10. Why is it.... Deus Machina, Jan 18, 2015
  11. Just dropping a line about the whiteboard. Morgan, Jan 17, 2015
    1. Thank you!. Doc Nickel, Jan 18, 2015
  12. Paintball machine gun. R.W.A.N.M, Jan 17, 2015
    1. Yikes. B, Jan 17, 2015
      1. I'd appropriate a change in your moniker.... B, Jan 18, 2015
    2. Muti Barrel AAA gun. S7G, Jan 17, 2015
  13. Tablesaw safety. Chris, Jan 16, 2015
    1. One of the few tools in the shop that always makes me nervous. Fubarius, Jan 16, 2015
      1. Meat saw - ugh. Dave H, Jan 17, 2015
    2. So Don't Panic.. Bruce Bergman, Jan 16, 2015
    3. Two worst accidents in our shop while I was there.... eddi, Jan 16, 2015
    4. IVe got access to 2, one is a stop saw. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 17, 2015
    5. Once is 'usually' enough.. MephitMark, Jan 19, 2015
  14. Can any electricians help me out.. goldie, Jan 16, 2015
    1. It's set to 220 now, just need to move a few wires. Bruce Bergman, Jan 16, 2015
  15. This is a cool thing i found on the internet. FireFrenzy, Jan 16, 2015
  16. small hand scanner to clean desk up.. smorizio, Jan 16, 2015
    1. They're JUNK!. Snowtroll, Jan 16, 2015
      1. Yep.. J. Cook, Jan 16, 2015
  17. TWB Guest strip!. Doc Nickel, Jan 15, 2015
    1. All right Kathy! Congratulations for your guest strip!!!. The J.A.M., Jan 16, 2015
    2. More hyena's with guns. James, Jan 16, 2015
      1. Considering B.M. is blind - at least physically.... Bruce Bergman, Jan 16, 2015
  18. Some updates!. Doc Nickel, Jan 15, 2015
  19. So, notice anything different about me? :). Doc Nickel, Jan 14, 2015
    1. Oh geez, they moved EVERYTHING around.... Doc Nickel, Jan 15, 2015
      1. Oh, and.... Doc Nickel, Jan 15, 2015
        1. Windows 8. FlyingWrench, Jan 15, 2015
        2. One nice trick.... J. Cook, Jan 15, 2015
      2. yes in fact i do. Robert L Martin, Jan 16, 2015
    2. First impression. MildBill, Jan 15, 2015
      1. depending on the dell. smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
        1. Re: depending on the dell. Shadowydreamer, Jan 15, 2015
          1. My fix for stuff like that:. FireFrenzy, Jan 15, 2015
            1. Re: My fix for stuff like that:. Shadowydreamer, Jan 17, 2015
          2. windows 10 info. smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
      2. Possibly heat.... Doc Nickel, Jan 15, 2015
        1. on older pc if it not a cap issue...... smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
          1. Nah, see, he's already got this great 'new' machine.... MildBill, Jan 15, 2015
            1. Or at least get it going as Backup. Bruce Bergman, Jan 16, 2015
        2. I have a Dell Laptop that had that same problem.... SquirllyOH, Jan 16, 2015
    3. mozbackup. smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
      1. i second mozbackup. Jeff Pace, Jan 15, 2015
      2. I third MozBackup. Grumley, Jan 15, 2015
      3. Fourth the Mozbackup.... J. Cook, Jan 15, 2015
    4. VueScan Scanner Software. Deckmaster, Jan 15, 2015
    5. *cough* Check this plz *Cough*. FireFrenzy, Jan 15, 2015
      1. photo of doc server. smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
        1. photo 2. smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
          1. I meant from the installed final product... n/t. FireFrenzy, Jan 15, 2015
            1. About the same.... Doc Nickel, Jan 15, 2015
      2. peta was also after doc for shop kitten accidents.... smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
        1. "Splat!" just made my morning. Thanks n/t. eddi, Jan 15, 2015
    6. Moving e-mail. OlPaint, Jan 15, 2015
  20. Any tinkers in S.E. Michigan. Mark Trombley, Jan 14, 2015
    1. Re: Any tinkers in S.E. Michigan. KPCS, Jan 16, 2015
    2. And I'm about an hour-fifteen west of him ^^^^^. Timberwolf, Jan 20, 2015
      1. Okay, but..... Mark Trombley, Jan 21, 2015
        1. Re: Okay, but..... KPCS, Jan 21, 2015
          1. Hmmm. You are right.. Mark Trombley, Jan 21, 2015
  21. Need a CO2 Smith for some Oddball help. joecrouse, Jan 13, 2015
    1. Why bother with CO2 tanks?. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 13, 2015
      1. several reason. joecrouse, Jan 14, 2015
    2. That's a lot slower rate than most of us are used to.. Fubarius, Jan 14, 2015
      1. SHOULD only need just over .87 over atmosphereic. joecrouse, Jan 15, 2015
    3. I don't know CO2, but I know Google ;-). Danish Lurker, Jan 14, 2015
      1. knew most of that. joecrouse, Jan 15, 2015
        1. Regs and Needle valves. Bart, Jan 15, 2015
          1. a hah! NEW EXCUSE TO VISIT THE GRAINGER DEPOT!. joecrouse, Jan 16, 2015
    4. What's that smell?. Dave H, Jan 15, 2015
      1. Compressors can pick up vapors from a motor without proper filter. N/t. eddi, Jan 15, 2015
    5. dual regs. Maker of Toys, Jan 15, 2015
  22. OH. Golite, Jan 12, 2015
    1. -IO!. SquirllyOH, Jan 13, 2015
  23. Cleaning with lasers.. Shadowydreamer, Jan 12, 2015
    1. I can think of about a hundred times I could have used that.... eddi, Jan 12, 2015
      1. I wonder.... Dave H, Jan 13, 2015
  24. Oh Yeah! Tawny knows why we're here. Let's paint some bunkers! n/t. eddi, Jan 12, 2015
  25. First We've Seen Of.... CF, Jan 8, 2015
  26. Slow Mo Guys and a Paintball gun. Machtyn, Jan 8, 2015
  27. Introspect- Dead COW edition!. Doc Nickel, Jan 8, 2015
    1. I remember MoFu. Timberwolf, Jan 8, 2015
      1. Dead comics. Chloe, Jan 8, 2015
        1. Dead comics.... Doc Nickel, Jan 8, 2015
          1. Hiatused, Stymied, Moribund, Abandoned. Xheralt, Jan 8, 2015
            1. Your example is flawed. Kymation, Jan 9, 2015
              1. but the label itself is still usable. Xheralt, Jan 13, 2015
                1. How do you know when it's abandoned?. Kymation, Jan 13, 2015
                  1. Those are rare.... Doc Nickel, Jan 13, 2015
                    1. Example. tkzv, Jan 15, 2015
                  2. Re: How do you know when it's abandoned?. Shadowydreamer, Jan 14, 2015
                  3. when the web domain vanishes & doesn't return promptly (n/t). Xheralt, Jan 16, 2015
          2. Re: Dead comics.... Shadowydreamer, Jan 10, 2015
            1. one I hang on to, hoping against hope. Xheralt, Jan 16, 2015
        2. sadly Real life got in the way of Userfriendly.org. joecrouse, Jan 13, 2015
  28. Question for Doc N.. Dave H, Jan 7, 2015
    1. Doubt "copyright" or "i want money from this random webcomic" is a big problem h. FireFrenzy, Jan 7, 2015
    2. Technicalities.... Doc Nickel, Jan 7, 2015
  29. Quick little shop project: First, get really annoyed.... Doc Nickel, Jan 6, 2015
    1. If it works, don't knock it.... Snowtroll, Jan 7, 2015
    2. Just out of curiosity.... MildBill, Jan 7, 2015
      1. It's not just about time.. Snowtroll, Jan 7, 2015
        1. Visitors?. Doc Nickel, Jan 7, 2015
          1. When someone defends you, don't argue.... Snowtroll, Jan 7, 2015
      2. You might miss the point. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 7, 2015
        1. Re: You might miss the point. Dave H, Jan 7, 2015
      3. Also, its FUN to do something right.... FireFrenzy, Jan 7, 2015
        1. More accurately, it's RIGHT to do things right.... Doc Nickel, Jan 7, 2015
          1. Bit of both!. FireFrenzy, Jan 8, 2015
      4. Time spent...?. Doc Nickel, Jan 7, 2015
  30. Advice making a custom ring. Rob, Jan 6, 2015
    1. Re: Advice making a custom ring. Dave H, Jan 6, 2015
    2. "Dipping" won't be enough.... Doc Nickel, Jan 7, 2015
  31. Rough landings and cartoon physics.. Xheralt, Jan 6, 2015
  32. Speaking of Dost Thou E'en Lyft.... Doc Nickel, Jan 5, 2015
    1. Nice!. J. Cook, Jan 6, 2015
  33. Paintball tester job opening in England...link below. eddi, Jan 5, 2015
    1. Maybe fake, maybe stunt, but not serious.... Doc Nickel, Jan 5, 2015
  34. Jan. 5th cameos!. BigNemo, Jan 5, 2015
    1. Re: Jan. 5th cameos!. digi_owl, Jan 5, 2015
      1. Not just hat guy.... Dave H, Jan 5, 2015
    2. Re: Jan. 5th cameos!. Xader, Jan 5, 2015
      1. Dost Thou Even Lyft?. Xheralt, Jan 5, 2015
  35. wall to wall cameos (twb1879). R.W.A.N.M, Jan 4, 2015
    1. I'd worry more.... Snowtroll, Jan 5, 2015
      1. Which is why i was pushing for.... R.W.A.N.M, Jan 5, 2015
  36. Introducing: Introspect!. Doc Nickel, Jan 4, 2015
    1. Only a slight typo. Chris "Foxx" Yost, Jan 5, 2015
    2. Cool!. Mawson, Jan 5, 2015
    3. Updated!. Doc Nickel, Jan 5, 2015
  37. Pink Death (latest page 15/01/02). TiredOrangeCat, Jan 4, 2015
    1. Like they say.... Doc Nickel, Jan 4, 2015
      1. Re: Like they say.... Dave H, Jan 4, 2015
  38. Finally, a new Cast Page!. Doc Nickel, Jan 3, 2015
    1. Re: Finally, a new Cast Page!. Dave H, Jan 3, 2015
    2. Re: Finally, a new Cast Page!. Shadowydreamer, Jan 3, 2015
    3. ...And The First Typo-Announcement Response.... :). CF, Jan 3, 2015
      1. Fixed!. Doc Nickel, Jan 4, 2015
    4. re: Finally, a new Cast Page!. Chloe, Jan 3, 2015
    5. Any chance of us seeing that old artwork?. DannyBeans, Jan 4, 2015
      1. Oh yeah.. DannyBeans, Jan 4, 2015
      2. Some... Chloe, Jan 4, 2015
      3. That's actually a good question.... Doc Nickel, Jan 4, 2015
    6. Ah the memories.. MephitMark, Jan 4, 2015
    7. Re: Finally, a new Cast Page!. Xodiac, Jan 5, 2015
    8. Nice work, Doc! I love the little details and backstories! NT. Mawson, Jan 5, 2015
    9. Red's fact?. Kitkun, Jan 5, 2015
      1. Red's fact.... Doc Nickel, Jan 6, 2015
        1. Re: Red's fact.... Dave H, Jan 6, 2015
        2. Re: Red's fact.... Shadowydreamer, Jan 8, 2015
    10. Roger has kids?. Dragon Furry, Jan 7, 2015
      1. Well.... Doc Nickel, Jan 7, 2015
        1. Re: Well.... CF, Jan 7, 2015
          1. where I left my kukri and Tactical Meat-Cleaver..... Dave H, Jan 7, 2015
          2. Except.... Doc Nickel, Jan 7, 2015
      2. Re: Roger has kids?. Nohbody, Jan 7, 2015
  39. Doc, if u build it, it will sell. Izzy, Jan 2, 2015
    1. OK that is really cool....nt. BigMatt-MadCustoms, Jan 3, 2015
  40. A few familiar faces in the crowd today. n/t. eddi, Jan 2, 2015
    1. An animal with blue smooth fur and a single antenna? ;-). Danish Lurker, Jan 2, 2015
      1. (n/t on the above message, by the way) n/t. Danish Lurker, Jan 2, 2015
        1. That would be a cameo.... J. Cook, Jan 2, 2015
          1. Re: That would be a cameo.... digi_owl, Jan 5, 2015
    2. Identities. Madd the Sane, Jan 2, 2015
      1. The ones I recognize.... HyenaZERP, Jan 2, 2015
        1. The few I can point out.... Dragon-Furry, Jan 2, 2015
          1. One more in the 2nd panel. Lee, Jan 2, 2015
            1. Oops, I meant rightmost person in the 2nd panel, not 3rd (n/t). Lee, Jan 2, 2015
      2. Here is everyone I recognise. Madcat, Jan 2, 2015
      3. Possible cameo. LionkingCMSL, Jan 2, 2015
        1. I forgot to add .... LionkingCMSL, Jan 2, 2015
    3. Unfortunately. Nohbody, Jan 2, 2015
    4. Re: A few familiar faces in the crowd today. n/t. Dave H, Jan 2, 2015
      1. Sam and Bug are the only ones I knew. n/t. eddi, Jan 2, 2015
    5. One positive one possible.. Bart, Jan 2, 2015
    6. I had to dig pretty deep.... Doc Nickel, Jan 2, 2015
      1. Oh, and.... Doc Nickel, Jan 2, 2015
        1. Very much appreciated. James, Jan 2, 2015
      2. Oh, great!. Urban Werebear, Jan 2, 2015
      3. So... did you nick my favorites list or?. Snowtroll, Jan 3, 2015
        1. Webcomics lists.... Doc Nickel, Jan 3, 2015
          1. B-but.... Snowtroll, Jan 4, 2015
            1. Counterargument.... Doc Nickel, Jan 4, 2015
      4. Don't forget "sea pig"!. goldie, Jan 5, 2015
        1. Re: Don't forget "sea pig"!. Dave H, Jan 5, 2015
        2. Ew, just no..... Doc Nickel, Jan 5, 2015
  41. So what's in store for *your* New Year?. Doc Nickel, Jan 1, 2015
    1. What's in store for me this year? Let's see.... Dave H, Jan 1, 2015
    2. To Do. Jeff Pace, Jan 1, 2015
    3. Rebuilds.... Snowtroll, Jan 1, 2015
    4. Finishing a lot on the 'to-do' list mostly. Hans Haase, Jan 1, 2015
    5. My new year to do list.... Chris, Jan 1, 2015
    6. Mowing the weeds. Russ Kepler, Jan 2, 2015
    7. Long list of WAY past due things.. MephitMark, Jan 2, 2015
    8. A trip to Alaska. S7G, Jan 2, 2015
    9. My list. Salda007, Jan 3, 2015
    10. Get my project car running. AdmiralSenn, Jan 3, 2015
  42. Solid Gold Gun; Functional?. Thru-Hiker, Dec 31, 2014
    1. Depends on what part. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 31, 2014
      1. Re: Depends on what part. Dave H, Dec 31, 2014
    2. No.. Doc Nickel, Jan 1, 2015
      1. No taste in many things. Bruce Bergman, Jan 1, 2015
        1. Cover and concealment. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 1, 2015
          1. Oh, and stored things that didn't exist, too.. Bruce Bergman, Jan 2, 2015
  43. Remember my crazy talk about a hidden Luftwaffe hangar?. Nighthawke, Dec 31, 2014
  44. Christmas Gloat. Another Evil Monkey, Dec 31, 2014
    1. Not really a gloat, but.... Dave H, Dec 31, 2014
      1. Over thinking it my friend. Robert L Martin, Jan 1, 2015
    2. I don't know if it's a gloat or not.... J. Cook, Dec 31, 2014
    3. Drone.... Snowtroll, Dec 31, 2014
      1. Drone for me too.... eddi, Dec 31, 2014
        1. They're great!. goldie, Jan 2, 2015
          1. Thanks for the ideas.... eddi, Jan 2, 2015
            1. turnigy 9x. goldie, Jan 4, 2015
              1. Thank you. n/t. eddi, Jan 7, 2015
    4. Re: Christmas Gloat. Shadowydreamer, Dec 31, 2014
    5. Got a table saw.. secretweaponevan, Dec 31, 2014
    6. Been a so-so year. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 31, 2014
    7. Nothing really gloat worthy.... Doc Nickel, Jan 1, 2015
      1. So you got to tinker for Christmas? Nice. (n/t). Dave H, Jan 1, 2015
    8. Building a new computer. MephitMark, Jan 2, 2015
  45. How?. Romulan Sith, Dec 29, 2014
    1. It's the law of Docnamics.. Torinir, Dec 29, 2014
      1. Re: It's the law of Docnamics.. digi_owl, Dec 29, 2014
        1. The Dynamics of Doc.... Torinir, Dec 29, 2014
    2. Pallets STACK. Robert L Martin, Dec 30, 2014
      1. but the parachutes... Romulan Sith, Dec 31, 2014
        1. clever packing of the cutes. Robert L Martin, Jan 1, 2015
          1. Chute reefing. Nighthawke, Jan 2, 2015
    3. Guys, you're missing the obvious.... MildBill, Dec 31, 2014
      1. You could be right.... eddi, Dec 31, 2014
      2. He did the bear equivalent of a LAPES drop. Nighthawke, Jan 2, 2015
        1. Makes as much sense as anything else. Bruce Bergman, Jan 2, 2015
    4. Theory the Second. Xheralt, Jan 6, 2015
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