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    02-20-2015, 09:50 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Photography Tips & Tricks in General
    Another tip.... Use a circular polarizing filter for your pictures ... especially outdoors. These filters are available for just about all...
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    02-19-2015, 12:09 PM
    The Russians are showing that they can "project power" well beyond their borders. In effect, they are saying "If Europe tries to intervene in...
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    02-04-2015, 09:56 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Photography Tips & Tricks in General
    A couple of areas to think about Composition For the kinds of pictures you're talking about, "art" is not as important as "clarity" ... it may be...
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    02-02-2015, 10:42 PM
    fjk replied to a thread Photography Tips & Tricks in General
    There is a whole sub-technical-speciality to this, dealing with color profiles, color spaces, profiling monitors, ensuring the paint in your work...
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    02-02-2015, 06:33 PM
    fjk replied to a thread Photography Tips & Tricks in General
    Hey Mister, How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, Practice, Practice! Ok, snarky mode off ..... :-) One thing you can do when you see an...
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    02-02-2015, 09:58 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Photography Tips & Tricks in General
    Several random thoughts First, bracket your exposures (that is, if a given scene should use exposure X, take a couple of shots that are...
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    01-30-2015, 01:21 PM
    fjk replied to a thread Anger management. in General
    regarding the ranting-and-raving-is-always-a-bad-thing(tm) notion... Rickover? Frank
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    01-28-2015, 07:16 PM
    fjk replied to a thread OT-ish snow blower question in General
    Hey! I had nuttin to do wit dat! I'm in Medford (right next door to Arlington)! Besides, if we was involved, it would have been much quiet...
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    01-28-2015, 02:25 PM
    Phil There's a saying in engineering ... with enough time and money, we can build anything (which NASA proved by making bricks aerodynamic ... the...
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    01-28-2015, 11:48 AM
    fjk replied to a thread OT-ish snow blower question in General
    I tend to use a lot of silicone spray every time I fire it up, but chain-wax might be better (more sticky and long-lasting?). In this case,...
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    01-28-2015, 09:36 AM
    fjk replied to a thread OT-ish snow blower question in General
    Thanks to all for the advice ... sounds like something getting wet and/or iced up is a good guess.... Doh! I _totally_ forgot about WD40! (what's...
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    01-28-2015, 09:21 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Instructional Revolution in General
    True for most, if not all, technical/engineering/science endeavors. I've found that the best way to gauge whether someone is a "senior"...
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    01-27-2015, 08:16 PM
    So we had a bit of snow up here in the Boston area and I started having a "snow blower experience"...
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    01-26-2015, 08:09 PM
    "They also serve who only stand and wait" ... or something like that, eh? I may not have had much to do with the net turning out the way it did...
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    01-26-2015, 09:41 AM
    +1 Computer Scientist doing computer network R&D. In the late 70s, after I got out of school, I stumbled across some folks who were trying to...
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    01-23-2015, 01:10 PM
    could you a) have the speakers on and b) be looking at some web page that is playing a video -- either an ad or real content -- even if it's not...
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    01-19-2015, 10:22 AM
    No, that's the Dr Who Tardis Tool Box ... bigger on the inside than the outside. A Quantum Tool Box would be a toolbox with the superposition of...
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    01-19-2015, 10:15 AM
    You have enough tool boxes when you can put all your tools away in their proper spot in a tool box. And since you're always going to need one more...
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    01-18-2015, 11:48 AM
    I've used tapcons... No problems. I've also put studs on the walls with anchors (tapcons,...) and mounted the box to the stud. Also no problems......
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    01-16-2015, 10:05 AM
    Safety is definitely an attitude... - I worked once with a guy who had worked summers, while he was in college (in the 70s), for a company making...
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    01-14-2015, 09:34 AM
    I haven't been to the Berkshires in a few years, but I'm closeish, in the home town of Mayor Bloomberg(ret), Tufts, and The Mob, ... :-/ Btw, I...
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    01-14-2015, 09:20 AM
    I've found with my cart that rolling around on smooth, cleanish, floor is no problem. As you surmised, when it hits something on the floor is when it...
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    01-13-2015, 04:26 PM
    Yeah, thanks for pointing that out ... i forgot to mention it. It can be a bit squirrelly ... I have taken to moving it long way only, and I...
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    01-13-2015, 02:22 PM
    I made basically the same bench for my mini-lathe and mini-mill, and mini-wood-lathe. I used 2x4 for framing and 3/4 ply for the top. Top is 2'x4'...
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    01-13-2015, 10:33 AM
    Since it's your standby generator, I'd follow the manufacturer's instructions to the letter. If the lawnmower explodes because the oil wasn't...
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    01-12-2015, 09:48 AM
    Change it when you need to change it ... if the spool is empty or you need a different wire or thickness... I'm constantly flipping between flux-core...
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    01-12-2015, 09:39 AM
    I keep the dogs out. They eat goose poop. So I'm sure they'd find things in the shop (and the rest of the basement) that are even more yummy...
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    01-09-2015, 09:52 AM
    fjk replied to a thread OT: I weep for Esther Boateng in General
    Old people fall for them a lot (which is why they also get targeted with the phone calls and so on)...
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    01-09-2015, 09:43 AM
    I keep my stuff in the basement; the furnace is down there so it's more or less heated in the winter, but can be very humid in the summer. I...
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    01-07-2015, 11:01 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Shop lighting in General
    If memory serves, the Muppet Family just moved to Wawawa, into a new muppet-lair, get the muppetlings all in school, Muppet-in-chief starts a new...
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