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    03-31-2015, 10:40 PM
    You Tube has recently changed the high resolution format. They are trying to prevent free downloads of hi-res movies. There are only a very few...
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    03-31-2015, 10:27 PM
    Evan replied to a thread (OT) Cracking Lexan in General
    Yep, as JT said, Lexan doesn't crack. UNLESS, it has been hit with any of a wide variety of solvents. That even includes some alcohols but not...
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    03-30-2015, 11:25 PM
    Evan replied to a thread Drilling in glass in General
    If the glass is tempered, which it probably is, you will not be able to drill it. It will shatter the moment the very thin surface stress layer is...
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    03-30-2015, 12:17 PM
    quote: Hopefully, the service provider will then shut the scammer's account down, which nicely ruins any ongoing scams. ​Yes, but maybe as long...
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    03-30-2015, 12:15 PM
    I used to play with them too. Caller: Your computer has been notifying us with a problem due to a virus on your computer. me: Which one? ...
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    03-30-2015, 12:00 PM
    Some time ago I complained to Telus (our land line telephone provider) about the large number of scam calls we were getting. I also pointed out that...
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    03-30-2015, 11:40 AM
    The second device I linked to takes a standard type K thermocouple connected to it and will read up to 1024C. It should do the job just fine. I have...
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    03-29-2015, 01:51 PM
    DX.com has a variety of USB temperature sensors. I have several types and they work well with graphing software included. ...
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    03-28-2015, 07:09 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: I am still alive in General
    Sorry not to respond a little earlier but I have been busy taking care of business. I am definitely improving and can even do some real work like...
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    03-28-2015, 12:57 AM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: I am still alive in General
    I have been doing a bit of CAD work. I will post something soon. The main issue is that I haven't had full access to my computer gear while in the...
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    03-28-2015, 12:43 AM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: I am still alive in General
    I'm not following what you intend to do with the wire. All I have used is a straight wire under a small amount of tension. The degree of tension...
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    03-27-2015, 11:31 PM
    Evan started a thread OT: I am still alive in General
    I have been in the hospital for just over a month. I went into the Williams Lake hospital and they shortly sent me to the hospital in Kamloops, BC...
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    02-03-2015, 09:26 AM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: personal note in General
    The various sensors in the body can be incredibly sensitive. The difference between on and off can be tiny fractions of a percent of the operating...
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    02-03-2015, 03:50 AM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: personal note in General
    It is funny you mention such thought processes. The operation of the various control sensors is now commonly referred to using standard engineering...
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    02-03-2015, 12:01 AM
    Evan replied to a thread 4140 Annealed in General
    Abrasion resistance is a work hardening property. Abrasion resistant steels contain varying amounts of manganese to as high as 20% or so. They are...
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    02-02-2015, 11:23 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: personal note in General
    "Evan, what happens if this is confirmed? Does it change the treatment, or suggest a treatment that isn't being applied currently?" Excellent...
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    02-01-2015, 09:41 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: personal note in General
    The specific genetic test I need done is to test for the presence of a mutation in the Chromosome 4 PHOX2B gene, exon-3. The reason that it cannot be...
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    02-01-2015, 09:11 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    "Our discussion is very generic about mechanical stuff and is true across the board." Not the least bit so. The discussion is very focused on a...
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    02-01-2015, 09:08 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    You should have seen the aluminum castings I had to finish making for a Handley Page aircraft. It was a ridiculously complex casting with many bores...
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    02-01-2015, 08:55 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    My point about predrilled holes is that the accuracy of CNC will play no part. Regardless of how the aircraft skin is made it must be drilled to fit...
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    02-01-2015, 08:29 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    I don't think it would be physically possible to make machined parts for the skin of a large aircraft, in particular anything that is predrilled....
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    02-01-2015, 08:03 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    The standard sheet metal aluminium used in aircraft is grade 2024 T3 Alclad. It is called alclad because it has a very thin layer of pure aluminium...
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    02-01-2015, 07:29 PM
    Evan replied to a thread Anger management. in General
    It is not good to stop taking opiates suddenly. Because it dampens the production of nor-epinephrine when it is removed suddenly you will likely have...
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    02-01-2015, 06:55 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    Material temp makes a big difference when bending aluminium. You can make bends easier and with less chance of cracking by taking it to boiling water...
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    02-01-2015, 02:36 AM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    "Unless the material is very anisotropic ..." High strength heat treated aluminium sheet metal is quite anisotropic. The rolling and stretching...
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    02-01-2015, 02:26 AM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    The wings on many fighter jets are machined from a single block. I have watched it being done. It has something to do with budget... added:...
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    01-31-2015, 11:41 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: personal note in General
    That remains to be seen. What I really need is some genetic testing and at least one of those tests may not be able to be done in Canada. Even the US...
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    01-31-2015, 11:29 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    @CalM I agree with your suggestions. (all of them)
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    01-31-2015, 11:09 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    "Have I missed in any aspect there of?" Just one. The alloy. 7075 is used in aircraft and sometimes in critical parts such as landing gear. It...
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    01-31-2015, 10:41 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    Aircraft are designed as light as possible with a 50% safety margin. That why they can fly. It isn't a bridge. Crossed posts. Aimed at Boomer ...
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