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    Thanks for that! Hilarious!

    Thanks for that! Hilarious!
  2. I dunno Bob, if a person only has one foot I'd...

    I dunno Bob, if a person only has one foot I'd think he or she would want to give it as much protection as possible; so I think we ought to assume the one-footers do wear a boot. :)

    That's the...
  3. OT - Remember CarTalk and the Tappet Brothers' Puzzlers?

    I haven't listened to NPR for some time; don't know if they're still re-running those old CarTalk shows.
    But I still get weekly emails with puzzlers. In addition to an entertaining challenge, at...
  4. I didn't follow through and analyze all of the...

    I didn't follow through and analyze all of the dimensions you gave; but yes, you can easily find yourself unable to lower the holder enough to get the cutting point of a tall cutter down to the...
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    Honey spoon, eh? Well that raises more mysteries...

    Honey spoon, eh? Well that raises more mysteries than it solves.
    What's a honey spoon? That is, what features make it more qualified for spooning honey than your every-day, garden variety spoon?...
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    A base for your wife's potted geranium? no? A...

    A base for your wife's potted geranium?
    no?

    A base for your wife's potted petunias?
    no?

    A base for .... Never mind, I'm out of ideas.
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    I had never used, or even heard of, reverse...

    I had never used, or even heard of, reverse Polish notation (RPN) until about 15-20 years ago, when I bought an HP 33s calculator. Boy I sure do love that! ...both RPN and that particular calculator.
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    Now this is what has confused me for a long time....

    Now this is what has confused me for a long time. I have a Sears charger, bought some time in the early or mid 90's. It has 5 and 10 amp settings, as well as a deep cycle, and a "start" setting...
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    Don't remember when I first learned the mnemonic:...

    Don't remember when I first learned the mnemonic: "My Dear Aunt Sally" - Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract (i.e. the order of operations). But it was probably before they muddied the water with that...
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    Is it just me? ...or is there a shortage of...

    Is it just me? ...or is there a shortage of coherence in this room? :)
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    We don't know if they've given up teaching it,...

    We don't know if they've given up teaching it, but we do have at least some evidence that greenie may not have been one of the star pupils. :D


    I won't dignify that question rhetorical or...
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    So what've we learned here? Mainly that we all...

    So what've we learned here? Mainly that we all have different ideas about sales etiquette.

    I think if you're firm on your selling price, then include that information up front. Otherwise don't...
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    I made no claims about the pronunciation or...

    I made no claims about the pronunciation or spelling, other than "I'm not sure who calls it aluminium ......," meaning ME, personally.

    As for corrupting the king's English, Read this:


    Up...
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    You're right. I didn't notice that. But even...

    You're right. I didn't notice that. But even so, I'd have only been able to eliminate you Brits, because I'm not sure who else calls it "aluminium."
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    I didn't construe the original post to...

    I didn't construe the original post to necessarily mean pure argon and rule out an argon mix.
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    Well, from the imperial, rather than those...

    Well, from the imperial, rather than those accursed metric, graduations on the Stanley tape measure, we might deduce, or maybe eliminate, likely locations. :D
    (C'mon folks, we haven't had our daily...
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    Simple and well made. ...not to mention...

    Simple and well made. ...not to mention practically free!

    I like that. Color me envious.
    Be sure to keep us up to date on any and all restoration efforts and progress.
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    I certainly don't know either, but those...

    I certainly don't know either, but those semi-circular channels, and the square ones as well, sort of suggest to me that they were there to engage other round/rectangular members. So perhaps it...
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    What's that they say about fishermen? "All...

    What's that they say about fishermen? "All fishermen lie except you and I, and I'm not so sure about you." :D
  20. That picture in True Temper's post showing...

    That picture in True Temper's post showing Macarco vises has, in the lower left corner, one termed "Body Builders' vise.
    "Built to meet the requirements of body and coach builders."

    That threw...
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    Yes. And all the more quickly now that we have...

    Yes. And all the more quickly now that we have the internet, which lets ignorance spread like wildfire! :D
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    There was another famous strike resulting in loss...

    There was another famous strike resulting in loss of life at one of Andrew Carnegie's steel plants, the Homestead Steel Works Strike, in 1892.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_strike
    ...
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    I doubt that the practice is widespread (I'm...

    I doubt that the practice is widespread (I'm speaking of the company providing the workers' life essentials (housing/food/clothing/etc.) at a cost that insures continued obligation.)

    Perhaps you...
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    A lot of businesses employed the "indentured...

    A lot of businesses employed the "indentured servitude" management practice back in those days: mining, sawmills, steel mills, foundries, etc.
    Probably still practiced in much more subtle forms,...
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    You're right of course, but I'm not sure "enjoy"...

    You're right of course, but I'm not sure "enjoy" is the right word. I think many are powerless to let issues like this rest. It starts on the play ground in first grade. :D
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