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    Re: R.I.P. Roger Angell

    I don't know who this fellow is, but saw WB hat in an obit on PBS Newshour, so had to look here.
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    Re: Would you tap that?

    Stainless steel helicoil would seem the way to go, except you need to seal at both inner and outer threads of the helicoil, unless there is an o-ring or gasket between the new (pressure head(?),...
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    Re: Eff 1

    Hilarious!

    I thought you would be referencing this past weekend's race at Sochi. No spoilers, but:

    "The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or...
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    Re: entirely asinine automotive assay

    Convenience: Driver side. Safety when refueling on the side of the road: Passenger side.

    Moot point in ten years.

    EDIT: Jag sedans, IIRC, used to have one on top of the rear fender on both...
  5. Re: The Stupid... It Hurts. Or the Malevolent.

    Yeah I kinda recall the press saying how Pete Seeger and the like were all proven wrong. Then the crash of 2008 hit, exposing not only massive greed, but fraud to perpetuate that greed, at the...
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    Re: white people's heads be exploding

    I just looked up the series on IMDB, did not know of the reboot.

    - I did not recognize Dule Hill, last saw him on The West Wing, he's acquired significant gravitas with age.
    - Looks interesting...
  7. Re: Oh, Great.Now there's Killer Robots....

    ^ Either intuitively smart about such things or paid attention in class.

    Sorta like an explosive lens like they use in nukes, first many focused segments and then down to just two in a Swan...
  8. Re: The Ranchero Turkeys have reached a seasonal climax

    I would imagine that El Camino turkeys are a whole 'nuther thing.
  9. Re: Oh, Great.Now there's Killer Robots....

    A 1 lb drone has 46.7 times the mass of a 150 grain bullet. 127 times a 55 grain bullet. That's plenty.

    They could figure it out, but now they don't have to. They just have to figure out how to.
  10. Re: The Stupid... It Hurts. Or the Malevolent.

    Reverse psychology would be saying, "Don't you dare get vaccinated." That's not what the left is saying; They are saying "Get vaccinated so the country can open back up and so you don't infect us or...
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    Re: gun control pr0n

    You're right, the receivers are too small on the lever guns, even for a .22 like a Marlin 39. They're all BB guns. I wonder how many of the actual rifles (and remember, unregistered and untraceable...
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    Re: gun control pr0n

    a) Just enhances profits of gunmakers, instead of the coffers of the city by selling them, to fund crime fighting.

    b) Lever guns? And without magazine tubes so Savage 99s? Hardly the weapon of...
  13. Re: Oh, Great.Now there's Killer Robots....

    Well, the latter part of your statement is true, an explosive charge. But even a directed projectile is possible at relatively low mass; Keep in mind that the drone will still be at minimum an order...
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    Re: Free Heroin

    Dismantling the drug distribution networks, at least for opioids, is easy. Supplying the drugs free eliminates any potential for profit (assuming you also corral big pharma and have the drugs made at...
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    Re: The Prisoner

    I'd love to see the whole series of The Sandbaggers; My brother raved about it, but I was only able to see a couple episodes when it aired on PBS in the USA. From what little I saw, I could tell it...
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    Re: Free Heroin

    I agree with the article. However, we should determine how people get started on such drugs, and remedy that, to reduce addiction when there is easier supply. There is not a single root cause, but...
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    Re: Unusual boat electrolysis problem

    Gosh it's been many decades, but I seem to recall that a material, including a metal, can act as a catalyst in a fluid (liquid or gas) to initiate or speed a chemical reaction, even though the...
  18. Re: how to nonchalantly board a small boat without getting your feet wet

    I also was doing the math on the torsional modulus of that thin plank, of which one end can freely tilt.
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    Re: Christo and the Arc

    I had to read your post twice; At first I thought it said "someone would have drowned Christo" (for violating their intentional isolation of semi-gated communities).
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    Re: Christo and the Arc

    Like others, I thought his work was repetitive. But I just looked at your link, was unaware of it. Now that I find fascinating, not for the art per se, but consider this: Low cost bridges that you...
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    Re: Unusual boat electrolysis problem

    Even if stainless, those burner fins might be mildly magnetic. Non-magnetic stainless is used for maximum corrosion resistance, like simple cutlery (not good knives); Anything requiring any kind of...
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    Re: Leonid and Friends... LIVE!

    Well, if I recall correctly, Mick Jagger did attend the London School of Economics.
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    Re: A most obscure bumper sticker

    Ancestor of Portnoy?
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    Re: Unusual boat electrolysis problem

    That's highly surprising to me, given that the fins are not cooled by food that is cooking. I guess enough heat is drawn down to the base to keep from melting the fins. Designers of backpacking...
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    Re: Sequoia National Park

    Before reading responses, I thought it was another Christo installation. Seriously.
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    Re: Anchored in my front yard

    Nice classic lines. Man that's a lot of spreaders. Any clue on the year she was built, and the hull material?
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    Re: Depth perception

    There was an article on this exact subject on NPR today. IIRC, research published on using a tiny amount of fugu(?) fish toxin to temporarily disable good eye (for like a day or two) works better to...
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    Re: Leonid and Friends... LIVE!

    Wait, aren't these the guys that did GREAT Chicago covers? And now they're doing Steely Dan too?! Dang, they're coming to town here in November, I may have to check on the venue seating arrangements...
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    Re: Epic Doxxing!

    I personally would not download anything; There could be spyware or something else in it. I would only observe that which is posted online.

    "All war is deception."
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    Re: desert warfare indian

    Because patents don't matter during a war?
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    Re: Sad Hacksaw

    Said hacksaw (Lenox 4012) with said blade sawing said tuna.

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    Re: Sad Hacksaw

    That appears to be a Lenox hacksaw frame (with the snap toggle) or a copy of it.

    Bahco makes a pruning saw blade that fits 12" hacksaw frames. I discovered it when (in Hardwicks) I saw a Bahco...
  33. Re: Will there be an exodus from Texas?

    Several large companies relocated from CA to save on taxes I think, plus lower cost of living. IIRC, Toyota's business offices, and possibly Tesla, or they're talking about it. Just based on the...
  34. Re: where would you consider your nation's sailing capitol

    Well, RI has a sailboat on their quarter dollar coin.

    Based on price, Puget Sound, because any good boat sells for more there than any place else in the USA.
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    Re: Do people still use these?

    Oh of course, when I refinished things I did things right. Because you're right, sand gets everywhere.
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    Re: creation myths

    A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, 1988, revised 1996.
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    Re: Do people still use these?

    It's made in USA.

    I'm OCD about cleaning up and painting old tools, usually sandblasting first.

    "... of course it would have been worth a lot more if you hadn't refinished it." - Antiques...
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    Re: I.D. this airplane for me

    Beat me to it. Yes, the glass nose is a dead giveaway of Russian designs, for the navigator, long after others no longer had navigation by visual references.
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    Re: Question for machinists

    Everything said above is perfect except, when you drill the new hole, you can't use a (standard angle-point) drill, it will seek the center of the old hole. Ideally you drill a new hole through the...
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    Re: Generals

    Not an expert here, but I think Ike is wearing no medals but only campaign ribbons. I think D-Day would weigh more heavily than any others, if that's what one of those is.
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    Re: Sad Hacksaw

    OP: On critical aluminum parts like suspension arms, the automakers use "squeeze casting" to eliminate porosities common to conventional aluminum castings.

    I have a similar but better high tension...
  42. Re: Dock envy: Kirkland WA, keeping up with the Jonses

    If the dock goes deep enough for a 40' keelboat in waves and will hold up to a typical Lake Washington storm, I'm envious.
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    Re: CBD oil and neuropathy

    Switch hands. You'll be mousing like a pro with your non-dominant hand in a matter of days, a week at most. Let your hurt wrist heal. When it does, switch hands as often as necessary to prevent...
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    Re: awd sport compact pickup redux

    ^WOW, I think Ozna might be right, that might be a longer than standard wheelbase. Awesome! Definitely a big full-floating axle in back. If the price is not outrageous as it may be for vintage,...
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    Re: Shock Test USS Gerald R. Ford

    It is. Made more room for elevators forward for more efficient movement on deck. My wild-ass guess is one elevator forward serving the forward catapults for takeoff, one aft serving the angle deck...
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    Re: Physics of trailer mishaps

    Marking this to look at when I have time.
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    Stabilized gun. When they were designing the M1, folks in the industry but outside the project were wondering, "What in the heck do they need 1500 hp for?" That's what. A couple hundred horsepower...
  48. Re: Anti-thread drift (Depleted Uranium Tank Busters)

    I don't even need to view the video. About 5000 feet per second. Will go through 3' of steel, non-armor.

    Fin Stabilized, Discarding Sabot, Kinetic Energy Rod Penetrator. Not only effective against...
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    Re: big cast iron pot

    If it's over a wood fire, the height needs to be adjustable to regulate the heat, unless you have some way to control the air going to the fire.

    I think a propane-powered turkey fryer would be...
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    Re: Our response to the Cuba protests

    Just FYI, I'm a USA citizen. But well-educated and aware of USA abuses toward Cuba. The Cuban government in the past certainly had faults, but came to power against the corruption of Batista, who not...
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