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    01-19-2019, 10:09 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread dro question. in General
    My DRO's do the same thing when there is a power outage, it looks like that may be a deliberate feature to tell you the powers been out and you need...
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    01-18-2019, 02:40 PM
    Doesn't this thread count as OT. If so and if OT threads are banned because of this thread and because of that it gets deleted, then in a sense...
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    01-18-2019, 10:42 AM
    Just because you turn off your phone, that doesn't mean it is actually turned off. Be afraid, be very afraid. Muwah ha-ha ha-ha!
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    01-16-2019, 05:12 PM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT diy stitches. in General
    "Duck" tape (trade marked by 3M I believe) is a water proof tape original made to seal ammo cans during WW2 (named for "as in water off a ducks...
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    01-16-2019, 10:40 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    If you need to do all that to protect your data then, it is a safe bet, the FBI is collecting your garbage every week and using them as a jig saw...
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    01-15-2019, 04:55 PM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    Drilling is probably good enough for most of us (so is "shredding" AKA overwriting, unless you have some super secret corporate stuff on the disk),...
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    01-15-2019, 04:50 PM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT diy stitches. in General
    It's Duck tape, duct tape is something completely different and not suitable. What website?
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    01-15-2019, 11:39 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    It depends on how you destroy the platters. Drilling a hole may prevent it from working but the data is still there to be recovered. Completely...
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    01-15-2019, 11:34 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    That is true for most of us but we don't always succeed. We aim to get the most accuracy we can but don't get hung up on it if you miss the size...
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    01-15-2019, 11:27 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT diy stitches. in General
    I have read a bit on emergency medical techniques, like when you are way out in the boondocks and you slash your leg open and will bleed to death...
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    01-15-2019, 11:09 AM
    It's not the government that you need to worry about spying on you it is Amazon, Facebook and Google to name a few. If you though a future like 1984...
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    01-14-2019, 11:01 AM
    Most likely if you get one with a DRO installed it will be an older type. If it works OK then your golden but it may not and older ones may not be...
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    01-14-2019, 10:54 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    If you do a web search there are many videos and articles on how to make a d-bit. Boring and lapping (if necessary) will do the job if you do it...
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    01-13-2019, 08:06 PM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    Not so grasshopper. Military wiping calls for 21 passes for the most secure data and then the disk is shredded, unless things have changed. Yes it is...
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    01-13-2019, 07:57 PM
    loose nut replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    Boring a blind hole isn't that difficult, you just need to set up a carriage stop or a dial indicator etc., set to 3" depth, so you know when to...
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    01-13-2019, 12:09 PM
    loose nut replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    Well that is kind of an IMPORTANT fact, the sort of thing that you lead off with. So 3", you can easily bore that out and if done right it will be...
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    01-13-2019, 12:04 PM
    loose nut replied to a thread museums in General
    The proper term is decimated. Old Henry is probably turning over in his grave. Or is being roasted on a spit, he wasn't that nice a guy.
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    01-13-2019, 12:01 PM
    loose nut replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    Now you have been on this forum long enough to know we can't do that.
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    01-13-2019, 11:57 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    Or use a sledge hammer.
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    01-13-2019, 11:53 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    What he said. Your going to get taper and chatter no matter what. A boring bar that will work in a 1" hole, so a small diameter, and sticks out...
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    01-12-2019, 12:15 PM
    loose nut replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    If you are getting equipment bigger then the little 7" lathes and similar mills etc., like a Logan, then the flooring of the house isn't sturdy...
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    01-12-2019, 11:59 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread museums in General
    30 years ago it was fantastic but about 3/4 of what used to be there is now gone. It has gone modern (mostly empty space) and not really worth going...
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    01-12-2019, 11:56 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    If you have a debit card that can be scanned IE: tapped, without using a pin number then anyone with a portable scanner that gets close enough can...
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    01-11-2019, 11:03 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    I never use credit cards, EVER and I never do any banking or other important stuff online. EVER.
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    01-10-2019, 11:29 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    Biometric scanning will not be secure for long if it is used for web access. Biometric data is just that date. It has to be stored in a file which...
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    01-10-2019, 11:15 AM
    If you are going to build a train layout don't do it in the basement, the garage is much better. That way when you end up in the old age home and the...
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    01-09-2019, 11:37 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    Use an ALt code like (hold down alt key + #) 5 and you get a ♣ that will add some complexity to a well secured 10+ digit password.
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    01-07-2019, 07:19 PM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    Take several words and then use the keyboard keys above them to scramble them. Throw in a couple of extras just to mix things up. Black blue red...
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    01-07-2019, 10:30 AM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    You doubt the influence of the Great and Powerful HSM. Shame on you.
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    01-06-2019, 10:12 PM
    loose nut replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    When I referred to the 40 Billion/sec I explained it wrong. A brute force attack is something like AAAAAA, AAAAAB, AAAAAC and so on. Each test of...
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