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by Mike Slayer
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Smart Phones
Replies: 134
Views: 26948

Re: Smart Phones

One thing that kind of bugs me these days are people fussing about new cellphone prices. Most companies make cell phones in different price ranges these days. If somebody has to have the latest and greatest then they should be willing to pay the premium to have it. I know some of the older members h...
by Mike Slayer
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Software Defined Radios?
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Software Defined Radios?

This is the hardward portion but they have a good list of software also. I have heard for people testing the SDR waters this is a good place to start.

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/buy-rtl-sdr-dvb-t-dongles/
by Mike Slayer
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Software Defined Radios?
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Software Defined Radios?

Is anybody into them at all? I was about to get into regular HAM radios at one point but for some reason I never could really get into them. The other day I was able to see and mess with a SDR set up. The research I have done SDR seems to be the future unless some better coming along. I am looking a...
by Mike Slayer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fellow reptile lovers??
Replies: 65
Views: 11552

Re: Fellow reptile lovers??

I know she lived in a suburban area and she either lived in or near Dade county so she was near their famous anti-venom bank. She was tagged multiple times but some of the medical personal seem to think some of them were just bites and not full envenomations. Not sure how true that was since I have ...
by Mike Slayer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Browsing the Spyderco Forums old school.
Replies: 19
Views: 1466

Re: Browsing the Spyderco Forums old school.

I am downloading Xcode right now. I also downloaded some books on Swift a while back.
by Mike Slayer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Browsing the Spyderco Forums old school.
Replies: 19
Views: 1466

Re: Browsing the Spyderco Forums old school.

If you're just starting out (no programming background at all) I'd generally suggest starting with Python. And although I've not used it myself, I've heard good things about Apple's "Swift" language: https://www.apple.com/swift/ Funny you bring that up. Those are actually where I started. It's craz...
by Mike Slayer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Browsing the Spyderco Forums old school.
Replies: 19
Views: 1466

Re: Browsing the Spyderco Forums old school.

VooDooChild wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:18 pm
If you do get an interview, I wouldnt mention that you prefer mac.
What if they ask me that question? I can't tell a lie like that. Momma will jump out behind something to beat me with a wooden spoon, flip flop or flyswatter. I rather not get the job than get beat by my Momma. LMAO!
by Mike Slayer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Browsing the Spyderco Forums old school.
Replies: 19
Views: 1466

Re: Browsing the Spyderco Forums old school.

I've worked in the software industry for decades and done everything from tech support to testing to coding to system administration. (But no management roles!) I'm currently doing "enterprise application" system administration. If you're looking for a career change, there are two obvious ways to g...
by Mike Slayer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Browsing the Spyderco Forums old school.
Replies: 19
Views: 1466

Browsing the Spyderco Forums old school.

Well kinda. I love using command lines in terminal on my MacBook Pro. While I am doing that I can cruise the Spyderco forums in an old school way. I am looking at a possible career change in the future. Something along the lines of ethical hacking and cybersecurity. I have always been interested in ...
by Mike Slayer
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poor experience with LC200N edge?
Replies: 29
Views: 2677

Re: Poor experience with LC200N edge?

Like other’s have said the spot near the tip on the Spydiechef is from the stand-off. Both mine have this due to taking a blow to the side and hitting the radius portion of the stand-off. I contacted Spyderco to let them know about the possible issue. They wanted me to send my Spydiechef in but bot...
by Mike Slayer
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco pairings
Replies: 20
Views: 946

Re: Spyderco pairings

Depends on where I go and what I am doing. My favorite place to be is in the bush, swamps, river and creeks. When I am in those places I make sure I always have a my small pack just in case something unexpected happens along with my Spydiechef and Machete. So many people try and bring the modern com...
by Mike Slayer
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poor experience with LC200N edge?
Replies: 29
Views: 2677

Re: Poor experience with LC200N edge?

Like other’s have said the spot near the tip on the Spydiechef is from the stand-off. Both mine have this due to taking a blow to the side and hitting the radius portion of the stand-off. I contacted Spyderco to let them know about the possible issue. They wanted me to send my Spydiechef in but both...
by Mike Slayer
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Final (probably) Three, Revised
Replies: 71
Views: 4438

Re: The Final (probably) Three, Revised

My three are easy

1. Spydiechef
2. Spydiechef
3. Spydiechef


In all honesty I only have two right now. My wife lost my third Spyderco. It was a stainless police. My two are my Spydiechef and Titanium Military.
by Mike Slayer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I do not like LC200N *rant*
Replies: 52
Views: 4270

Re: I do not like LC200N *rant*

Before I tried LC200N I tried H1. I didn’t care for the low edge retention H1 had. Basically when I would get away or out of the water my Military would go back in my pocket. I then discovered LC200N in the Spydiechef. At this point my fixed blades were in CPM-3v and my Military was S30v. After usin...
by Mike Slayer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC200N / Caribbean SE torture test gauntlet of death
Replies: 218
Views: 17831

Re: LC200N / Caribbean SE torture test gauntlet of death

Look at stone knives back in the day. They were literally serrated and had to be used a certain way vs modern plain edge steel knives. Steel serrated blades are much tougher and you don’t have to be as careful but even a completely serrated blade will work pretty **** well in bushcraft or survival ...
by Mike Slayer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC200N / Caribbean SE torture test gauntlet of death
Replies: 218
Views: 17831

Re: LC200N / Caribbean SE torture test gauntlet of death

Look at stone knives back in the day. They were literally serrated and had to be used a certain way vs modern plain edge steel knives. Steel serrated blades are much tougher and you don’t have to be as careful but even a completely serrated blade will work pretty **** well in bushcraft or survival t...
by Mike Slayer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara Vanax or LC200N
Replies: 38
Views: 2801

Re: Kapara Vanax or LC200N

I would love a Salt Kapara in Vanax but as much as it cost it would be a risky business move I would think. LC200N just seems like the way to go but only if the entire knife was corrosion proofed.
by Mike Slayer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 | Edge Performance
Replies: 48
Views: 7145

Re: CPM SPY27 | Edge Performance

Love that strop. Smooth, firm and high quality. One of these days when I can afford it I need to get a few metallic CBN and Resin diamond stones. I have gotten back in the grove of free hand sharpening thanks to advice Shawn has given me. I don’t see myself going back to to anything else. I started ...
by Mike Slayer
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 2918
Views: 388573

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Others? Blasphemy! Spydiechef for life!


LMAO. I only carry Spyderco’s at the moment. I do have my eye on a CRK Umnumzaan and a Microtech Halo 6 or Combat Troodon.

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