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    thedakar got a reaction from Aftrthought051 in Tips for Firewall Zero Hour: Operation Nightfall, Part One   
    I love it! I might need to make a new blog section - Gaming with dad or some such - and let you guys go wild with game reviews, game tips and the like!  With all the experience the dads on DHO have, it would be awesome to give it a platform to reach the world!
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    thedakar reacted to gpc_4 in Gillette & "Toxic" masculinity   
    Not offended, but it’s a dumb ad. They should take just as much flak as that Pepsi ad that tried to latch onto whatever protest movement was going on at the time (there was a Jenner or Kardashian involved). However, the comments are so toxic I actually want to side with the giant corporation and say the ad was great. 100% not with people joking about “soys” or that men are under attack...just the worst. 
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    thedakar reacted to Bombaybacon in Dad's Advice - Addresses & Other Tidbits   
    In case something happens to you:
    1) Somewhere, maybe not electronically if you are concerned about being hacked, note down logins and passwords to important sites (bank accounts) along with the PINs to your bank cards.
    2) Make sure someone, maybe your spouse, sibling, friend, etc., knows about your OSHIT folder, where it is located and knows the password (if electronic) to access it.
    (I read through this pretty quickly so it might have been covered already, but wanted to put it out there.)
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    thedakar reacted to SGrant7 in Homeschooling: No Tie Required   
    Nice start Airborne! I'm curious and would like to read more!
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    thedakar reacted to Gaarafield in Dad's Advice - Addresses & Other Tidbits   
    That's some serious background to investigate, especially if you need a contact at those old places you've lived and worked.
    I know I've learned to keep information in OneNote since it syncs up to so many useful locations and I know I won't lose it. Especially my kids info such as their medical record number, socials, etc. That one tool has saved my bacon for information I needed at the last minute so many times. Digital and in cloud are definitely ways to go with this to avoid losing in my mind, just need to make sure the data itself stays secure.
    Google keep is another useful tool I use, but more for immediate needs where I have shared lists with my girlfriend for groceries at home and other shopping needs that we both can see and update (and the random notes we write to each other on there out of fun!).
    Anyhow, guess I need to get to work on remembering every address I've been at since 18......last 10 years is easy, but since 18.....oh man would I be in trouble if I needed that.
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    thedakar reacted to SGrant7 in Dad's Advice - Addresses & Other Tidbits   
    Love the name of the folder! I've been there enough times too! Getting a background check for a Secret Clearance job can really make you say OSHIT far too many times. I wish I had one back then. My Secret Clearance expires in another 4 years and I'll be needing all this information again to re-new.
    I generally keep most of this information, but not all in one spot. I'll certainly be looking at condensing that down now.
    Thanks for the pointers!
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    thedakar reacted to Aftrthought051 in Fashion Secrets from Dad - Shirt Stays   
    Secret of the Marine Corps. You look really great, but you're not getting laid when you drop trough. You look like an old man with a sock wallet. There's many more techniques though. In the Marine Corps, you wanna actually put folds in the back. Typically around that halfway spot between your side and your spine. One on each side. Overlay the center of the shirt to the outside. Not much, just a little bit. This will give your shirt a tight fit around the front. Then I would take those and wind them to the front of my socks. The front shirt stay was low on the shirt and wind inbetween my legs. Everyone had different tricks and methods though.
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    thedakar reacted to Grimm65 in DHO is Dead - Long Live DHO   
    Glad to see new life coming back into this community!
    I found Dad's Hide Out just as I was coming off of an ugly divorce, a job layoff, and depression - This community of Dads have been instrumental in getting my life back together again, especially those dads in DHO3 at first and now DHOX in World of Tanks - Just having that group to talk to that have gone through similar issues and being able to have a good laugh does wonders to a guys mental stability. And for never meeting any of you face to face and still making real friendships this is a great community to be in!
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    thedakar reacted to ScHwErV in Save Hundreds - Go LED!   
    So my wife and I just built our new house.  I say just, but it's been about 18 months now.  My wife is a massive eco nerd, so we built very "green".  We have ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) walls from the footings to the rafters.  My house looks normal (siding on the outside, drywall on the inside), except the walls are almost 14" thick with a 6" solid concrete core all the way up.  Sound proof, weather proof, insect proof, rodent proof, and super efficient.  We've also got geothermal heat/cooling, so that's also super efficient. 
    On to why I mention this here.  When we built, we put 100% LED lights into the house.  The only standard bulb in our house is in the oven.  Even the refrigerator/freezer/range hood are all LED lights.  We put in almost entirely "puck" lights.  From the outside they look exactly like standard recessed lights.  However they're really almost completely flat and are installed in a standard light box in the ceiling.  They're incredibly bright, but only use ~6 watts each.  Housing and everything they cost less than $15 each.  Compared to actually recessed lighting where the housing itself costs ~$20 each, they're a great deal.
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    thedakar got a reaction from SGrant7 in Save Hundreds - Go LED!   
    That is excellent info to know! Thanks for the feedback, @SGrant7 !  Hopefully others will head your advice and reap the rewards!
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