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Just wanted to see what everyone else is currently reading?
Me, Im reading PaxAmerica, a free pdf on frugalsquirrels.
 

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Edible wild plants from dirt to plate.
 

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Just finished our own PrepperRecon's "American Exit Strategy Part 1" and just started "The Free Republic of Texas 2015". Next up, a revisit to Aesop's Fables.
 

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I'm more of a visual learner. Tried reading the Kama Sutra, decided porn was easier. :D


Guns, Crime and Freedom by Wayne LaPierre. And a book on Orienteering.
 

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I'm more of a visual learner. Tried reading the Kama Sutra, decided porn was easier. :D

Guns, Crime and Freedom by Wayne LaPierre. And a book on Orienteering.
I explained to my sex ed teacher that I couldn't finish my "homework" by myself and needed help. He didn't think it was funny.
 

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I explained to my sex ed teacher that I couldn't finish my "homework" by myself and needed help. He didn't think it was funny.
I am surprised the teachers union did not require him to offer his help in this one specific area, not with math, or reading, but this is right in their wheel house.
 

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There are those who "finish their homework" on their own, and those who lie about it. Just sayin'...
I was the kid who tried for extra credit in sex ed. ::clapping::
 

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Genghis Khan and the making of the modern world by Jack Weatherford
 

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I'm reading the same, Miracles and Massacres.
I read Miracles in one sitting. I thought it was the best book that Beck has published so far. That one will definitely be on my re-read list in about a year or so.

This week I have been reading a bunch of whitepapers on primitive electricity generation and some other sites refreshing my memory on some simple electrical engineering topics that I learned in college.

It all started because I watched a series of videos out on the Knowledge Weighs Nothing site about how to make an electric generator from a ceiling fan. How To Build A Ceiling Fan Turbine Although the video series details a very clever use for the stater from an old ceiling fan, the way the author did the build bugged me because he was getting less than half of the efficiency that he could have gotten.

Without going into insanely boring details, the video showed how to use the stater from a 3-phase AC fan motor to create a single-phase AC generator. This is not a real problem except the builder was actually generating 3-phase AC current with his design, but only capturing the primary phase so he could use an off-the-shelf rectifier from Radio Shack to convert it into DC to charge a battery. Note: I only know he was generating 3-phase power because I replaced a few ceiling fans in our home a few years back and took the old ones apart to see how they were configured.

One thing led to another, but suffice it to say that I have spent the last four evenings studying up and trying to figure out what components I should keep on hand to MacGyver an EFFICIENT generator together. That will also be a project that I will build at some point, but first I am going to play around with the 80% AR lowers. :)
 
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