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    Re: Rowing Machines.

    A Nordic-Track is easier on your back. Quality old made-in-USA ones, originally $600+, can be found for a small fraction, sometimes free. Check your local craigslist. Usually require a few minutes of...
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    Re: Farmhouse kitchen range

    Interesting. This reminds me of my dad telling the story of when I was little, we moved into the burbs, had a detached garage, he goes to get a permit to put in a 220V line in the garage for a...
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    Re: Farmhouse kitchen range

    My dad's place had that, definitely easier than stooping down to use the oven. It just doesn't have the aesthetic appeal of an all-in-one range for me. :( But definitely makes more sense.

    And yes,...
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    Re: Farmhouse kitchen range

    Wow, some of the above are droolworthy. But if you don't want to drop $5-10k on one, look around for a used Wolf range on craigslist. Make sure it's a professional model, some of the brands now also...
  5. Re: There could be a method to his madness

    Battersea Power Station! You Floyd me. Love you man.

    Um, I don't think this really can be accomplished without a constitutional amendment. Please realize, I am definitely NOT one to throw around...
  6. Re: There could be a method to his madness

    Trump won't propose it, because unlike immigrants from the south, the Chinese involved have WEALTH. And their schemes benefit:
    - DEVELOPERS. It all inflates demand and prices. Trump was a developer,...
  7. Re: What a difference having health insurance makes

    Based on your age, it sounds like you have Medicare, which is insurance. No?
  8. Re: There could be a method to his madness

    This is not new news to me. No different from Hitler demonizing the Jews. We've all seen personal-interest politics, but from Trump we have seen that EVERY issue is only about HIM. His selfishness...
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    Re: Morning Donut and ant question

    Little donuts
    on the little plate
    little donuts
    made of sticky-sticky
    little donuts
    on the little plate
    and they all
    look the same.
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    Re: Morning Donut and ant question

    How dare you question white ant privilege?
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    Re: 4 x 4

    mmd, wow, lotta miles. I'm in retirement now, I really hate driving long distances like I used to. I'd like to find a small van like a Transit Connect to make a micro camper so when I am tired I can...
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    Re: Colin Kaepernik bails

    The ONLY reason for the NFL to do this is because they expected to lose, and that would have been very embarrassing for them, and have larger implications. It may even have been embarrassing for...
  13. Re: A word to the wise is sufficient... or, at least, it ought to be

    The republicans are provably corrupt, represent the wealthy interests, and conceal as much as possible. They also lie.

    The liberal left wants to represent average people of average means, expose...
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    Re: Godly men, be quiet.

    A seminar an old girlfriend dragged me to, "The Forum", an outgrowth of EST:

    me: That statement doesn't make sense.
    instructor: It will once you "break through".
    me: I'm trying to. Please...
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    Re: 4 x 4

    Try not to hit any bikers with the spare. Uh... no top... dishwasher safe?
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    Re: 4 x 4

    mmd, are all those miles from the previous owners or do you put that many miles on? On daily commutes, or does your work take you far afield daily?

    Is that a winter front over the grill on the...
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    Re: Logs

    "I visited a forest where they grow plywood." (pretends to sight along the edge of panels) "It was a long, thin forest." - Steven Wright
  18. Re: A new insulation material is practically weightless yet still durable

    It's also good for this:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOGBANK

    IIRC, it fills the space between the nuclear primary and hydrogen secondary.
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    Re: 4 x 4

    Two words: Locking differentials. Or self-locking, like Torsens. I don't know if low range locks the center diff on those. Without locking axle diffs and center diff, if a single wheel has no...
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    Re: Snow in Seattle!!

    ^^ I moved the cars down the driveway early in the afternoon. Standing seam metal roof, huge icicles, facing the cars. Already there have been giant crashes onto glass or plexi sunroom ceilings...
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    Re: The de Havilland Comet

    Cf-105. (grrr, won't let me capitalize more than the first letter)
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    Re: The de Havilland Comet

    Reminds me of the later TSR-2 program. At least there the engine technology was a stepping stone for Concorde.

    I think Europe, at least, has learned its lesson, maybe. It has the capability to...
  23. Re: It can't be leftist, if it's mainstream

    I see what you are saying, Norm, and things can be relative. The average conservative in the UK is generally more to the left of current conservatives in the USA. But I ask myself if this involves...
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    Re: The de Havilland Comet

    Wiki does mention that the window frames were designed to be bonded (glued) and riveted, but were not in production. And yes, that's huge, a good bond spreads the loads immensely. From wiki:
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    Re: A foodie thread

    I like low salt if I can find it.
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    Re: Snow in Seattle!!

    Daaaaaaammmmnn youuu! Damn you all to hell! http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/smilies/icon7.png
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    Re: Smoked Olives

    Oooo, something else to smoke! I don't have a cold smoker, I just put a steel pan of chips resting on the burner of the gas grill below the grate on low. Have smoked chickens whole and parts, whole...
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    Re: The de Havilland Comet

    NOT THE WHOLE STORY. Design defects happen, formulas aren't perfect. And the wiki article on the Comet identifies several factors that exacerbated the fatigue stress. That's why you test. It's also...
  29. Re: Some Good News on the Civil Liberties Front

    Make it apply universally to police as well, and I would support that, provided the costs are not so prohibitive as to allow only those of high income to own firearms. Don't forget, the government...
  30. Re: Cessna 120 - tail dragging bush plane

    I could be wrong, but I think the Turbo Porter was the first bush plane to use a powerful (and light) turbine (in this case a P&W PT6):


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vscvM8ysAwM
  31. Re: Some Good News on the Civil Liberties Front

    +1. Absolutely. For one thing, screaming louder and louder often does not intimidate someone to become less threatening, the result is the opposite.
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    Re: I got a real good idea

    Sidebar #2: As robotics take over more and more human jobs (and the rate of this is accelerating exponentially), things are going to get weird. Robots pay no taxes. More progressive countries are...
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    Re: I got a real good idea

    Sidebar: You all should see the new movie, "On the Basis of Sex." One of the key legal cases in US history, where a younger Ruth Bader Ginsberg defends a man who is caring for his mother but is...
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    Re: wotisit

    I used this type of dial indicator much more often, mostly for "tramming the head" (checking head alignment) and aligning the vise on a vertical milling machine, in a chuck with the head in neutral,...
  35. Re: Some Good News on the Civil Liberties Front

    I'm "pro-gun", but I am acutely aware of the difficulties in accurately shooting a handgun, especially one with a sight-radius short enough to be concealed, under pressure, and the legal knowledge...
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    Re: Looking back at Carter

    I have respect for Carter, as with most, he's a better ex-president than president, and he's done much more than most post-presidency.

    My primary flaw with Carter is that he waffled at a critical...
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    Re: Homebuilt B-17G!!!

    Mea culpa.
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    Re: Homebuilt B-17G!!!

    Quite impressive build. But I think you're right, everything is not linear relationships in terms of scaling down. I'm thinking mostly about engine yaw moments versus tail arm and area. Also flow...
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    Re: Snow in Seattle!!

    +1. Kinda makes one question the definition of "conservative"; It used to mean "careful, cautious".
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    Re: And now for something different

    Won't buy for the same reason as the BMW GS 650, another parallel twin; Terrible secondary balance, so much so that the BMW has a big rocking counterweight to deal with it. The Norton uses a 270...
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    Re: An anti-abortion meme fail

    Marking for reference later, gonna send this around. Thanks.
  42. Re: Prince Phillip surrenders license

    For him, only in terms of going out alone. I'm sure there is someone at his beck and call to take him anywhere at any time.
  43. Re: Prince Phillip surrenders license

    According to wiki, he was driving a Land Rover Freelander, which surprised me, I thought he wouldn't be caught dead in anything but a Defender or Range Rover Sport.
  44. Re: Vashon Island: a snow scene you otter sea

    Otters are so cute and sociable.
  45. Re: The 26,000-Year Astronomical Monument Hidden in Plain Sight

    I never knew of the monument but learned of earth's precession in college, wrote to a girl back home that I knew, tongue in check, told her the seasons (by month) would be reversed in about 13,000...
  46. Re: Interesting statistics on deer rifles

    Used to be, you could hear the guy with a semi-auto; "Bang..... bang-bang-bang-bang."

    Semis used to be a rarity, and no they are not needed, the first shot is the most important, after that you...
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    Re: is the age of the dslr over?

    The first, last, and only SLR I have bought is a Nikon F. Not F2, F3, F4, F5, or F6. F. Plus a mint FM2 a guy at work was selling cheap. Made of real metal, not plastic. I have a plethora of non-AI...
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    Re: Phosphoric acid metal prep

    I agree with above about ospho, though it sometimes bleeds from under the paint, it needs to dry well. I also agree about getting pro advice first. But I would also say that I think the most durable...
  49. Re: What a difference having health insurance makes

    X-rays have gotten cheaper because they are now digital, no film, which was the expensive consumable with the old method. (Also, digital x-rays only use 20% of the radiation, better for the patient.)...
  50. Re: What a difference having health insurance makes

    I needed an MRI/MRA. I asked what the cost would be so when my bill arrived, I knew about what my 10% deductible would be. They said $13,500. So I expect my share to be $1350. I get the bill and it's...
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