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  1. JBrainard

    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    Ditto. :)
  2. JBrainard

    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    Basically not having a job :( . I have managed to get in a few months of temp work that helps pay the bills. I just went to an interview yesterday and I've got another one next week (cross your fingers for me). Other than that things are OK. Family is going good. I haven't been able to train...
  3. JBrainard

    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    Hello MT'ers new and old. It's been a LONG time since I've been on the forums. How is everything going around here?
  4. JBrainard

    middle-aged TKD newb :D

    Ave. Happy posting to both of you.
  5. JBrainard

    Greetings and saluations

  6. JBrainard

    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    You can say that again! I'm going to go see who I can find on facebook...
  7. JBrainard

    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    Good morning MTers new and old. Hope you are all well. It's been a while since I've been on MT, I've been spending most of my time on facebook and such. News on my front; Head count reduction got me laid off from my job of 13 years a month ago, but on the upside, the job was getting stale and a...
  8. JBrainard

    Adapting the basics for other arts?

    I don't know if this will help, but one of my peers in the FMAs tells me that the push hands from Tai Chi helps with his Mono-mono. However, I don't have any personal experience to pass on.
  9. JBrainard

    Taking Muay Thai, but what else?

    Very true. But I feel I must add... An intense Krav Maga school would be good for endurance. A non-McDojo TKD school would be best for high kicks. For plain ol' brutality for self defence, go with an FMA that incorporates empty hand techniques. Good luck!
  10. JBrainard

    Hey There!

    Ave. IMHO, Pekiti-Tirsia is a cool art.
  11. JBrainard

    midnight star says 'hi!'

    Ave. That's funny, "Midnight" is my nickname in martial arts class. Happy posting!
  12. JBrainard

    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    Good morning K-Mart shoppers. I'm just stopping in to MT for a bit because I haven't in a while. Got laid off of work a couple of weeks ago and didn't get my home internet back up until a couple of days ago. I hope everyone has been well since last I visited.
  13. JBrainard

    Ninjutsu Student in Hong Kong

  14. JBrainard

    6 Year old BB to join our school (Just a rant/story I need to tell--long)

    *slightly off topic* I have to agree. Sadly, there are far too many black blets out there who don't have the attributes you described above. Lame.
  15. JBrainard

    Dangerous Practices...

    "No pain, no gain" is such an antiquated and dangerous concept that I wince every time I hear it (no pun intended). Lucky for me, no it doesn't. The art I study isn't really that "old school" anyway, but the more "traditional" aspects of the art that are there have been modified so that long...
  16. JBrainard

    Jesus to Appear in MMA Smackdown

    I don't get it... Oh wait, now I do. LMAO
  17. JBrainard

    Jesus to Appear in MMA Smackdown

    Whatever... You can't put Chuck Norris and Jesus in the same catagory. Chuck could kick Jesus' *** any day of the week.
  18. JBrainard

    KONNICHIWA! I'm new! Please say "hi"

    Ave. Good to have you aboard.
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    Hi from the new one

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    Another canuck logging in!

  21. JBrainard

    Ki is a hoax

    I'm glad the OP brought this up, as I have what is (hopefully) a good analogy: Ki is a model. For example, the CPU in your computer is a model. You don't care about what each of the transistors in it do, what matters is that it works. So, if a marital artist uses what appears to be Ki, it...
  22. JBrainard

    How far would you go?

    I was thinking about this as I was driving home from work Friday. We here on MT, being intelligent and trained martial artists/students, tend to talk about self defence with a great deal of detatchment, and it occured to me when I wrote the OP that this is a very strange way to discuss a...
  23. JBrainard

    How far would you go?

    Thank you Ronin, that's exactly what I'm (trying) to talk about.
  24. JBrainard

    Hello from Orange County, CA

  25. JBrainard

    How far would you go?

    Hmm... Maybe my OP wasn't clear. An example: What if, say, someone killed your wife or child right in front of you and then ran. If there was no law stating that the threat had to be "immediate," would you (not you persoally Bill, I mean anyone reading this) have the self control to let them...
  26. JBrainard

    How far would you go?

    I was reading the "most ruthless martial art" thread and something occured to me... Something that was said in many posts was to the effect of "being sure to not use more force than is needed so that I don't get in trouble with the law." That is a very interesting statement, if you think about...
  27. JBrainard

    New to home networking.

    I'm guessing from your tone that setting up my desktop as a server isn't a snap. I'll try and find someone with a router laying around and do some research on DHCP servers and in the mean time. Thanx guys.
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    New to home networking.

    Thanx for the responses... I don't have internet right now and I've got both computers plugged into a network switch. I've also made sure to disable the software firewalls on both computers. When I try to access the home LAN using the laptop it gives me a dialog box saying that it doesn't...
  29. JBrainard

    New to home networking.

    Ok here's the deal. I want to connect my Desktop with my laptop via a wired (for gaming speed) home network. I got the connections enabled on both computers and set up a home network with the "wizard" in windws XP, but the two computers can't "see" each other. Does anyone have any advice and/or...