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  1. There is an old NIKE missile site by me that you can/could get into one of the underground storage bunkers. It is really cool. Has a lift that would elevate the missiles out of the bay doors to where they would be setup and prepared for launch. Inside where really heavy steel doors and some sort of bunk quarters. Really interesting if a prep crew actually slept in a place like that as it was tiny. I'd imagine a site in NV would of housed something MUCH larger then NIKE missiles were and would be even cooler.
  2. Sex offenders "should" pop up on a geographical search though megan's list. However many register illegally as transients to prevent themselves from showing on a geographical search and will only display in specific name searches or county wide searches. They should be given a rating between -3 and 10 (10 being the worst) in relation to recidivism risk but often offenders from longer ago don't have ratings regardless of how bad their crime may of been because it was before they gave ratings. While going out there, doing a story, and exposing or doxing (they are required by law to do so themselves) should be perfectly legal in the case of sex offenders I would tread lightly if there is an isolated community of them that is less of a public safety concern in the circumstances they have chosen for themselves. While it may be an interesting story I would be cautious of disclosing the location and people. Even though it would be perfectly OK to do so, probably do not want to piss off a group of people of that nature that may not be to far from your home base in the same state as you. Particularly with your girls. Back to speaking on shooting... Woohoo! We can have normal magazines again in CA... for the time being. I consulted with the mag wizard and his high speed spinning spiral wand and it seems I now have dozens of regular magazines again!
  3. Just delete that one video which is a repost of NatGeo. Not worth trying to keep up if it may be causing issues. I know your using Kevin McLeod for your intros which should be OK but who knows what people may be using to to try and claim false things. Maybe see about hiring somebody to make something completely original that you own moving forward just to eliminate that kind of abuse in the future even though it should be perfectly fine. A search of your name on youtube turned up a pretty odd accusation of threats and vandalism toward you from another youtuber. I'm guessing that is the source of your copyright harassment. Have no idea what is going on there or what kind of evidence (if any) there was to back up that claim but a number of people seemed to think he was correct. Seems like something that could of been done by anybody so I'm unclear as to what is going on there. I noticed he seems to of posted a vid of himself legitimately over the back gate line, like up on the hill over, seems like a dumb ass thing to of done. People don't seem to be big fans of youtubers in that area if I may so so myself. So be careful. Also so nice of youtube to cite the videos and timestamps of what they feel is a violation so you can correct it. Such a fricken joke the way they do things.
  4. LA's "stupid" solution was to put up no parking signs only in the areas that they parked prohibiting vehicles above 7' tall from parking between the hours or 2am and 6am. So now instead of being parked in the industrial areas or areas where they were they didn't really bother people as much they now go park in neighborhoods or in front of elementary schools, etc during those hours.
  5. One mile west there is BLM land I believe. Unfortunately it's is a rock in the ocean so it won't do you any good. Realistically I think Panoche Hills or Red Hills maybe the closest BLM areas like that and those are not close. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a spot farther away from BLM and NF in the state then you are now. If this is a long term situation maybe consider transferring your medical needs to a different VA. Short term I'd look into camping options in other areas like state parks or national recreation areas, etc.
  6. You escaped? Funny thing about the AR mags... I don't even own a true 10 round. I just put aluminum rivets in the normal ones to reduce the cap to ten. Some wizard with a tiny spiral wand always performs some magic on them every time I leave CA and I have to block them again before returning. Ah the pointless nonsense of CA.
  7. This is one of the cabins I'm not sure what the legal status of it is supposed to be. All land maps I've looked at indicate the area as BLM. The outside of the door had messages of people coming upon the cabin and enjoying it going back decades. Cabin had 2 large masterlocks on the door last I was there and a couple new messages asking why it is now locked if I recall correctly. There are a few up to date claims in the area, have no idea if any of those include rights to the cabin or not. My suspicion is somebody may of just claimed the building as there own. There are also a few Historical ranch homes lower down from this one that sadly were restored somewhat and have since been vandalized pretty bad. Broke out windows, etc.
  8. Wasn't Bob's video today about what happens if you cross the line? Guess this answers that if you cross in 8 miles deep.
  9. I believe I tried both ways. I'll try again later to check. I know I tried with other clips in the timeline already and I think I tried later alone with the same result. It is an issue with getting to view it in PP playback. When opened in source window or dropped into timeline it appears as a green audio only. My laptop has an intel i5.
  10. Yeah I'm good with most the stuff I want to do now is 2.7K 60fps, which is not put into HEVC. But I know I'm going to want higher frames or res on smaller clips I'd like to slow down more or zoom into things with 4k at some point. Will be something I need to figure out. The frustrating thing about adobe is I'm not sure if this is some dumb bug or if I'm doing something wrong.
  11. It's just anything formatted in H.265 I believe, not exclusive to gopros.
  12. I recently got the GoPro Hero 7 Black to though their trade up offer (turned in an 8 year old Sony cybershot... that was broken for $100 off). The images and stabilization so far are sooo much better then my Hero 3+ I didn't get it for my explores but it's good enough I'll use it for a number of things. Anyways in higher resolutions, frame rates, 4:3, combinations etc the Hero 7 video files are in HEVC/H.265. These are not importing into Adobe PP CC correctly. I'm just getting the audio to show up. I can convert to H.264 using handbrake but I don't want to do this. Is anybody else filming any of their footage in H.265 format and using Adobe? Any film or editing forums, etc that others recommend or participate in? I also did have an issue with artifacting on the exported video but I changed so settings and seem to of resolved it. Looking back I had this problem on some of my other videos but only really noticed it with the Hero 7 footage because the difference was so drastic.
  13. Not able to start new topic for some reason. 

    1. SteveHazard


      It was refreshing the page except the tittle was missing.

    2. SteveHazard


      Yes it is now. 

  14. People do find stuff anyways. If your familiar with a general area I can often watch a vid and match the layouts of the buildings, vehicles, topography, etc with satellite images if you know the general area. I know where much of places are by doing this. Granted I'm probably pretty good at doing this though as I if I can't sleep at night I'll cold search images for places and things like guzzlers. I do agree that you should avoid signs that give clues particularly if it is the sort of place that BLM, NF, NPS, etc may be tempted to visit and vandalize.
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