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    Today, 03:46 PM
    But did you like the comic? Read it the other day and it reminded me of the common lament that people don't fix things anymore.
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    Today, 03:44 PM
    While I understand your logic Shawn, I would not rely on it. First is that the wall thicknesses can't be compared unless the alloy is the same and...
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    Today, 02:37 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Equifax in General
    Mr Fluffy's post brings back memories of working for one of the regional banking institutions. System Administrators were on one network. Users...
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    Today, 01:36 PM
    Quite an ironic remark to make on a thread where the OP is fixing an amplifier. :) I hope you guys can follow this link. It follows the...
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    Today, 01:23 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Equifax in General
    Unfortunately, you can start any post with "Another method of attack that has apparently been used before is to..." and be correct. That's why...
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    Today, 11:15 AM
    While it will be a pain in the butt if a replacement radiator is not available, custom radiators can be made. I remember watching the guy at the...
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    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    Thanks Max
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    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    Often a metal with mediocre heat transmission properties will do fine if the surface area on both sides (transistor and fins) is big enough. Then...
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    Yesterday, 02:40 PM
    While ballscrews are the "go to" anti backlash solution, there are other ways. You can make or buy a spring loaded leadscrew nut that eliminates...
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    Yesterday, 02:19 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Equifax in General
    Of course, if you provide them with a canned, self installing application that can not be configured nor changed. Of course, that then assumes that...
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    Yesterday, 01:08 PM
    The hardest part of rebuilding a deck is to do it without damaging the parts that you want to keep. It can take a long time to remove the boards...
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    Yesterday, 02:25 AM
    In the old CNC example, it's just a matter of replacing chips instead of transistors. Modules instead of chips. Circuit boards instead of modules....
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    Yesterday, 02:11 AM
    What happens to the nail heads and things that are cut off by the fast spinning blade? Are they a hazard? Dan
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    Yesterday, 02:02 AM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: SSD versus hard drive. in General
    Simple; use them the same amount. On the 2007 Prius the HID headlights were burning out within weeks of each other because they were run exactly...
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    Yesterday, 01:37 AM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Equifax in General
    I've tried that before. Does not work. I'll just ignore him for a while, thus giving him the last word. That usually makes him happy. :) Back...
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    09-24-2017, 10:50 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Equifax in General
    Well, Jerry, If you weren't told and you don't know what the deficits were, then I guess we should just take your expert opinion for what it's worth....
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    09-24-2017, 10:32 PM
    Nope. Pretty sure they like to be called "Racor PHL-1R Pro HeavyLift 4-by-4-Foot Cable-Lifted Storage Rack" :) Dan
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    09-24-2017, 10:30 PM
    It is an interesting time we live in. The average person is less involved in fixing or making things, but those who want to have it easier than...
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    09-24-2017, 09:13 PM
    One of my neighbors installed a platform that lowers from the ceiling of his garage. 4 cables operated by a single winch keeps it level as it goes...
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    09-24-2017, 08:54 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Equifax in General
    Lets see... Jerry wrote And I wrote... And then Jerry wrote.. So logically, Jerry is complaining that he was paid lots of money to...
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    09-24-2017, 05:24 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Equifax in General
    So what you are saying is that they managed to make things work far beyond their original life with minimal costs? The very definition of...
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    09-24-2017, 05:16 PM
    My shop is my garage. It's typical California design with open rafters and a peaked roof. At the peak I have 5 foot of room from the rafters to...
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    09-24-2017, 04:19 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Equifax in General
    Just my opinion (based on 30 years working for public utilities), but a monopoly established to benefit the public is often more efficient or at...
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    09-24-2017, 03:14 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: SSD versus hard drive. in General
    Interestingly, about 7 years ago Sun Microsystems gave us a presentation advocating using SSD for Unix servers. Their logic was simple; a) The...
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    09-24-2017, 02:54 PM
    I don't see where the problem is with a wood lathe when turning a pen on a mandrel between centers. I'm assuming that he's using a wood lathe and a...
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    09-24-2017, 02:29 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Equifax in General
    Starved? Denied upgrades? Only partly true. Like many big systems, there have been multiple failed attempts to upgrade. They were not starved....
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    09-24-2017, 02:19 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Equifax in General
    A tightly regulated monopoly can work well. I worked for AT&T back in the days when it was a "public trust" charged with providing phone service to...
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    09-24-2017, 01:35 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Equifax in General
    The Air Traffic Control is the worst possible choice of a government bureaucracy that is poorly run. Air control is a task that extremely fault...
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    09-24-2017, 12:51 PM
    I agree with 3Phase. Need more categories. But having said that... The tendency is to be a laugher when it happens to someone else. When...
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    09-24-2017, 12:43 PM
    The system log should show an error at the time that the keyboard stops working. That's if you are lucky. There are situations where a poorly...
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