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    03-19-2015, 12:09 PM
    pardon me, to be more correcter: 2.15 smoots x 3.58 smoots f
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    03-19-2015, 09:10 AM
    Hi I have my home futzing-around-in-the-basement workshop in about 12x20 or so ... maybe a 1-car garage. My stuff isn't as big as yours, just...
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    03-17-2015, 08:24 AM
    fjk replied to a thread OT: Houston TX in General
    nasa galveston rr museum
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    03-16-2015, 09:24 AM
    Can you put in a lightweight partition inside the structure, with a regular door in it? Use the side with the garage door for material storage,...
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    03-13-2015, 08:44 AM
    Most of this is repeating what others have said - definitely buy the biggest (basically, most amperage) machine your budget allows, factoring in...
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    03-13-2015, 08:06 AM
    fjk replied to a thread New Machine in my life in General
    If you can see this dot You're too close ?
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    03-12-2015, 09:16 AM
    fjk replied to a thread New Machine in my life in General
    Sigh. Sorry about having to become acquainted with a new machine ... I got to know your machine's brother a few years ago. (Or maybe cousin? Mine...
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    03-10-2015, 09:52 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Need help soldering trombone in General
    I had to repair some random brass trinket that was soldered together. The possibility of melting a different joint while fixing the broken one was a...
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    03-10-2015, 09:42 AM
    fjk replied to a thread McMaster Carr in General
    In the US ... I've used McMaster several times, never claimed to be a business, never a problem. Many years ago I tried Grainger at one of...
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    02-20-2015, 08:50 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, 11:09 AM
    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, 08:56 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, 09:42 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, 05:33 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, 08:58 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, 12:21 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, 06:16 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, 01:25 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, 10:48 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, 08:36 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, 08:21 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, 07:16 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, 07:09 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, 08:41 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, 12:10 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, 09:22 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, 09:15 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, 10:48 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, 09:05 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, 08:34 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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