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    06-17-2019, 11:49 AM
    No, from reports on actual attacks. I pay attention to these things because I sail to remote places in Alaska and Vancouver where there is no one...
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    06-17-2019, 10:28 AM
    I got out of bed and 'chased' a Coyote out of the yard last night at about 1am. It was doing the weird bark/yell, probably to try and scare prey out...
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    06-16-2019, 06:39 PM
    I hope the surgery and recovery are a breeze. Did you bite the cat back?
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    06-16-2019, 04:58 PM
    Glug replied to a thread OT- Any MAC Gurus here? in General
    You didn't read the first reply in the thread? My old 2008 Thinkpad t61 just keeps going and going.. The CPU has been re-greased a...
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    06-16-2019, 07:53 AM
    Glug replied to a thread OT- Any MAC Gurus here? in General
    Pretty sure the OP didn't post here to hear people lecture about how great they think this month's version of windows is or any of that off topic BS....
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    06-15-2019, 08:52 AM
    Glug replied to a thread oil. in General
    The fumes from some oils are quite toxic, and it is easy to breathe those fumes while you're standing there managing a cut. There was an interesting...
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    06-15-2019, 08:21 AM
    Glug replied to a thread Biggest Abrasion for the Buck in General
    Bad move. Both the dust and the fumes are very toxic. Grinding the teflon produces heat and vapors. It is called teflon fever. The pfas/pfos...
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    06-14-2019, 09:07 AM
    Glug replied to a thread Negative crankcase pressure in General
    Fwiw, auto PCV systems also prevent oil leaks, and the engine is at times put under negative pressure. That is true even on older cars. It can make...
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    06-13-2019, 04:01 PM
    Outstanding. I much prefer reading hard copy. That is probably true for most of us. Though being able to search a fully OCR'd version could be...
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    06-13-2019, 09:25 AM
    Glug replied to a thread Finished VFD mod to my lathe in General
    I had long swarf get into the motor fan of a similar Jet lathe. It also got into the centrifugal switch, which was part of the fan. Ended up putting...
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    06-13-2019, 08:55 AM
    That'd be a great project. Ideally you'd want the gear to mostly automate it. I saw a decent sheet feed scanner recently at a business closure...
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    06-13-2019, 08:51 AM
    Glug replied to a thread Computer Issue Boot Disc OT in General
    I guess your temps are fine. In the detail it says max was 40C. I think the "repair" place deserves a serious tongue lashing and probably a...
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    06-12-2019, 10:17 PM
    Glug replied to a thread Computer Issue Boot Disc OT in General
    Fwiw, these drives are really quite 'smart' and store a lot of health data. The SSD in my laptop has a long history of detailed temp data. Yours...
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    06-12-2019, 08:19 PM
    Glug replied to a thread Finished VFD mod to my lathe in General
    Holy cats! That will take care of any cats. Of course you won't need them because it will probably eventually get the mice too. I guess that assumes...
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    06-12-2019, 08:12 PM
    Glug replied to a thread Computer Issue Boot Disc OT in General
    First, that is a high quality SSD, a Samsung 850 EVO. In the numbers, everything looks good to me. 5.3TB have been written to the drive. That...
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    06-12-2019, 10:12 AM
    Glug replied to a thread Computer Issue Boot Disc OT in General
    I would hold off on the scan and tests. You should capture the drive health statistics and post them here. This tutorial linked below, under windows,...
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    06-11-2019, 08:16 PM
    Glug replied to a thread Ot- semi w 40k lbs of bees in General
    None of your beeswax.
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    06-11-2019, 10:55 AM
    Glug replied to a thread Computer Issue Boot Disc OT in General
    There is always a significant chance you will lose the drive contents under these circumstances - whether due to a hardware problem, user error when...
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    06-11-2019, 09:54 AM
    Glug replied to a thread Computer Issue Boot Disc OT in General
    You have already copied everything off of it, right? That is step 1. Second, install smartmontools on your computer. Use it to get the drive...
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    06-11-2019, 08:57 AM
    I don't want to make this seem complicated because it is really quite easy. In the case of Xen, Linux can be installed first/already, with Xen...
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    06-10-2019, 09:44 PM
    For most windows users, virtualbox would be a better choice than xen. I run linux as my base OS, with win7 and xp in virtual machines. I don't use...
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    06-10-2019, 08:50 AM
    Run win7 (or XP) in a virtual machine. Freely available virtualbox is excellent for windows users. The hardware is a non-issue. If you find a...
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    06-08-2019, 01:07 PM
    Glug replied to a thread Computer Issue Boot Disc OT in General
    Windows is such a PIA it should only be run in a virtual machine.
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    06-06-2019, 12:03 PM
    That's a great question. How much futzing around? Hassles with filament, heaters, blah blah. I realize the modeling part, and learning curve, is...
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    06-06-2019, 12:00 PM
    Ok, I got rooked, just slightly. I ordered something on ebay and was surprised the free shipping tracking said 2nd day air. Why? Because it was...
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    06-05-2019, 07:04 PM
    Glug replied to a thread Bodine gearmotor in General
    I have a metric ton of stuff to get rid of, including gear motors. But I'm not posting any of it here as disguised for sale ads. They aren't allowed....
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    06-05-2019, 08:39 AM
    Always thought this one, attributed to Einstein, was interesting. "A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success...
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    06-05-2019, 08:35 AM
    Have any of you ever managed to get an intern for your home shop?
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    06-04-2019, 09:17 PM
    Nice, but I am just a bit disappointed you haven't somehow incorporated your favorite airfield light pattern into your shop ceiling lighting.
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    06-03-2019, 09:05 AM
    Our pool is mainly from the University of Michigan. They tend to be extremely talented, but lack experience. Dumb? Never. Awesome? Usually. They have...
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