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Old 11-02-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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Hello

Firsties!

For now i will go with my nickname. My name is Oppie, i acquired my nickname in Highschool from my JROTC classmates that said i look like Oppie Taylor from The Andy Griffith Show.

I am new to purchasing PMs and am open to any sound advice that can be passed on to me.

Other interests of mine are Guns ( I own a few rifles, a shotgun, and a Springfield XD40), Pythons (I have 3 Ball pythons, a female normal, a female granite morph, and a male butter morph), and i enjoy tinkering with new projects (currently im working on building display cages for my ball pythons, next i plan on trying my hand at building solar panels for electricity, and for heating water with guidance from mdpub.com and builditsolar.com respectively).

Thats pretty much all i have for now.

Thanks for looking
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:41 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

Building your own solar panels sounds like an interesting hobby/project. Maybe something I could get my son interested in trying this summer...
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:49 AM   #3
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Second! Welcome oppie, I replied to your question re buying PMs in another thread.

I am a 55 year old guy married to the nicest Peruvian-American in town. We have a daughter who is the nicest young lady in her town. I have helped to run a Peruvian rolling bearing import company for over 20 years.

I am interested in:

-- gold and other PMs (including their physical and chemical properties)
-- "survival" (inc. guns and ammo)
-- ball bearings, tapered roller bearings and other bearings for vehicles
-- Peru
-- databases and data analysis software (statistics)
-- the general financial situation and investing in general

To a lesser degree:

-- rare earth metals, mining
-- material science

Because of my many interests, by definition I am not an expert in anything (except maybe applications of Korean bearings in Peru). But, that's OK, as N. N. Taleb said in his book The Black Swan, we need educated generalists too...

I am conservative / libertarian and easily riled up!

EDIT:

oppie, I would like to hear if you know where I can get a solar still for turning seawater into fresh water.

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Old 11-02-2011, 12:56 PM   #4
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for the still for seawater to freshwater...its not something that i've looked into, as i live more inland in the U.S. However, If you build solar panels/wind turbines that charge a battery system, then you could run a reverse osmosis unit to purify the saltwater, thus turning it to fresh water.

I've not looked too deep into the solar water heating yet, but depending on the climate of where you live, im sure the water tempurature could get hot enough to boil. I'll look into it some more, and see what i can find and let you know though.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:56 PM   #5
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Might save you some effort:

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f6/fresh-water-seawater-78/

Always looking for a better mousetrap though...
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:26 PM   #6
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Greetings, Oppie.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:28 PM   #7
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When you said Pythons I was at first thinking revolvers.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:46 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by PMBug View Post:
Might save you some effort:

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f6/fresh-water-seawater-78/

Always looking for a better mousetrap though...
more efficient ways of doing something are always welcomed
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:17 PM   #9
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Hello from me also. This seems like a good way to notice people on the way in!
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:10 PM   #10
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Greetings h4rdwre and oppie
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