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    01-30-2016, 10:16 PM
    Heh. The future is just full of surprises, especially now. Things are changing so fast now, far faster than ever before in recorded history.
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    01-30-2016, 10:02 PM
    Evan replied to a thread Backup software in General
    "Go with non encrypted, non compressed ... incremental" Absolutely. The last thing you want is compression and encryption to get in the way...
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    01-30-2016, 09:50 PM
    Evan replied to a thread ACME thread question in General
    As will you.
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    01-30-2016, 03:16 PM
    Evan replied to a thread ACME thread question in General
    Depends on the shear a lot. Some are much better than others. Most have problems in my experience. I didn't do much work in manufacturing, mostly...
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    01-30-2016, 03:07 PM
    Evan replied to a thread Backup software in General
    The G-15 was before core was invented.
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    01-30-2016, 02:57 PM
    Evan replied to a thread ACME thread question in General
    No, it will be little used, period. Using the back stop on a shear is a waste of time a lot of the time. This is where I had all my original metal...
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    01-30-2016, 02:48 PM
    Evan replied to a thread ACME thread question in General
    I presume the question is "does anybody else use this size for anything else?". My answer is "Not as far as I know but there is a great deal I do not...
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    01-30-2016, 02:29 PM
    Evan replied to a thread Backup software in General
    Yes, I know. I wrote my first code in octal double precision on a Bendix G-15. (vacuum tubes)
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    01-30-2016, 02:22 PM
    Use lubricant to cut metal. Yes it is messy but without it the blades wear out 10 - 20 times faster. With iron wax will work with bee's wax being one...
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    01-30-2016, 01:29 PM
    Evan replied to a thread Backup software in General
    My main machine runs Win 7 still and I haven't tried it yet on Win 10 but what I use is Sync Toy from Microsoft. It wasn't written by the usual...
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    01-29-2016, 02:52 PM
    Evan replied to a thread what sports car is this? in General
    I drove a mustang for about a year back in the 70's when we lived in Victoria. It was one of the worst vehicles I have ever driven and it was nearly...
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    01-28-2016, 01:09 AM
    Chemistry is an area I have been studying a lot in recent years. I have done a lot of machining with non-metals.
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    01-28-2016, 01:06 AM
    Evan replied to a thread what sports car is this? in General
    This was by far my favourite "sports car":
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    01-28-2016, 01:01 AM
    Evan replied to a thread what sports car is this? in General
    When we moved to Victoria from Edmonton I sold the MGB and used the proceeds to buy a Cessna 140. That was a good deal in my book and I spent $120 to...
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    01-27-2016, 07:26 PM
    Evan replied to a thread what sports car is this? in General
    Switching the "A" batteries to a single 12 Volt on the side away from the driver was considered by many to produce slightly better balance as it...
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    01-27-2016, 07:19 PM
    2024 is nice to work with. Nice job too. Keep in mind too with any digital measuring appliance that the least significant digit always has a...
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    01-27-2016, 07:02 PM
    The best thing about doing photography, which is very easy, is that you have something to show people. It is something they can't see or do like you...
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    01-27-2016, 06:49 PM
    Semicrystalline= easier to break instead of bend. Amorphous=no crystal at all, bend easier instead of snapping. Stereopurity= how much contamination...
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    01-27-2016, 06:08 PM
    Evan replied to a thread what sports car is this? in General
    The Mustang fastback with V8 was a very difficult machine to work on. In order to change the back spark plugs you had to partially pull the engine. ...
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    01-27-2016, 05:54 PM
    Evan replied to a thread what sports car is this? in General
    I had an MGA for a while, also an MGB for quite a while. The MGA was soft top but the MGB was a removable hard top. Both were very nice machines. The...
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    01-27-2016, 05:48 PM
    Whenever I work with a new material one of the things I do is find out as much as I can about the material, be it metal, chemical, plastic or...
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    01-26-2016, 05:45 PM
    " What started as a simple machine project to share with his grandson has turned into a 10-year NASA project. " I suggest you go to the link I...
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    01-25-2016, 04:39 AM
    If you buy a scope pay no attention at all to the advertised "magnification" of the scope. Department store scopes hit that hard but what matters...
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    01-25-2016, 03:59 AM
    "And even if "bad", they often can be re-formed by bringing them up in voltage slowly, say 25%, 50%, 75% and full, with a stop of perhaps 30 min per...
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    01-24-2016, 05:57 PM
    Evan replied to a thread southbend Lathe 9" in General
    This is what can be seen of original scraping from 1939 on my SB9. It is a pain to go get an image in storage right now so this is from the corner of...
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    01-24-2016, 05:48 PM
    I recommend a standard Newtonian reflector. They are basic scopes, easy to build and the mirrors are reasonably cheap. The best thing is that they...
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    01-24-2016, 04:23 PM
    Yep, leave the power switch on the back on. This keeps the 5 vdc system running 24/7. This prevents the electrolytic capacitors from dying....
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    01-24-2016, 02:01 AM
    Evan replied to a thread southbend Lathe 9" in General
    I very much doubt it is a home shop job. Looks like it was done by someone in the business of making used equipment look better. I did quite a bit of...
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    01-24-2016, 01:56 AM
    You haven't mentioned just what OS the PC is using. It can make a difference. In particular, if it is running XP Pro or server 2003 the shutdown and...
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    01-23-2016, 07:05 PM
    Your insurance company doesn't have much clue it seems. Nearly all modern electronic items are always on even when they pretend to be off unless they...
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