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    I know some of you don't like to buy Chinese...

    I know some of you don't like to buy Chinese goods, but here are some pretty good sets of leads with many tips:
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  2. In MD the only place reasonably near me (still 45...

    In MD the only place reasonably near me (still 45 minutes) has Sunoco 110 Octane for $8/gallon at the pump. 5 gallon jugs $75 for 95 Octane.

    https://www.pure-gas.org/station?station_id=17844
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  3. The going price for premix here is about $6/quart...

    The going price for premix here is about $6/quart ($24/gallon):

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/TRUFUEL-32-fl-oz-Pre-Blended-2-Cycle-Fuel/3456454
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    Pretty hot today. Official temperature - a record...

    Pretty hot today. Official temperature - a record 99F. A bit hotter on my porch:
    http://enginuitysystems.com/pix/house/Porch_Thermometer_5673.jpg

    I had some badly rusted heavy duty steel shelf...
  5. That is unfortunate, but such mining does provide...

    That is unfortunate, but such mining does provide at least some income for families who are otherwise desperately poor. Much of the problem is political instability and corruption, which is difficult...
  6. You obtain electric power from 100% wind and...

    You obtain electric power from 100% wind and solar, as I have been for years. No, I don't have solar panels on my roof or windmills - my electric bills provide funds for local and remote alternative...
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    Bearing damage due to VFD ground currents: ...

    Bearing damage due to VFD ground currents:

    https://www.designworldonline.com/how-to-protect-bearings-in-inverter-duty-motors/
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  8. All the more reason to use the new lithium...

    All the more reason to use the new lithium powered tools. They start almost instantly, don't need to idle, produce no air pollution, have much less noise and vibration, can sit for months without...
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    I would think "jet lag" would be a possibly...

    I would think "jet lag" would be a possibly severe safety issue for long haul pilots. Is there a policy of scheduling flights to more closely jibe with their normal Circadian rhythm, so that they...
  10. I was wondering if Coleman fuel (white gas) could...

    I was wondering if Coleman fuel (white gas) could be used instead of unleaded gasoline, but apparently it is much lower octane (around 50), so it would be subject to pre-ignition and harmful...
  11. On older vehicles, cars at least, the chassis was...

    On older vehicles, cars at least, the chassis was used as ground return. This was mostly OK for things like lights and door switches, but not so much for modern electronics. Even with lights,...
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    Just call room service and ask for one. But be...

    Just call room service and ask for one. But be careful of your pronunciation. You might get a gay Shah! :rolleyes:
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    Bored in Japan? Geishas! :rolleyes:

    Bored in Japan? Geishas! :rolleyes:
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    You can't fully judge sharpness or performance...

    You can't fully judge sharpness or performance from an image. I changed that image to one from the same factory, and it looks marginally better. But I haven't found many images of comparable...
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    Images and/or video would be very helpful. I've...

    Images and/or video would be very helpful. I've only used carbide tooling on my lathe, without problems. I've used cheap Harbor Freight HSS 2 flute end mills on my mill/drill, usually at low speed,...
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    The carrier, typically about 10 kHz, constantly...

    The carrier, typically about 10 kHz, constantly switches between about 350 volts to zero, with pulse width variation from less than 100 uSec to 10 mSec, with rise and fall time in the order of 1...
  17. I haven't used it, but shipping via Greyhound bus...

    I haven't used it, but shipping via Greyhound bus might be economical enough (station to station). But maximum weight is 100 pounds:
    https://howtoship.com/going-greyhound-shipping/

    Another option...
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    Lots of useful or just cool looking parts in old...

    Lots of useful or just cool looking parts in old printers and scanners. Mostly shafts and gears, but also motors, RGB LED bars, sensors, and a nice flat glass plate. I wish I had cannibalized my old...
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    Tom, thanks for the info. It seems like good...

    Tom, thanks for the info. It seems like good paint.

    Another project related to the house painting will be fixing this pump house which is adjacent to the house. Originally (perhaps 100-150 years...
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    I don't think it's Cedar - at least it doesn't...

    I don't think it's Cedar - at least it doesn't have that sort of grain or smell - but it's 150 years old! Rotted siding was a much more recent addition, and it just seemed to have a bad spot (top)....
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    I have a Canon LBP6200 laser printer I bought 3...

    I have a Canon LBP6200 laser printer I bought 3 or 4 years ago for less than $100, and it's still on its original "start-up" toner cartridge. Meanwhile, my HP OfficeJet has been mostly unused for...
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    There have been some good dog movies. When I was...

    There have been some good dog movies. When I was at the Hagerstown KOA this past weekend, they showed a "Marmaduke" movie, mostly for the kids, but it was pretty funny.

    Then Sunday night I watched...
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    I do hate to hear of cases where someone kills a...

    I do hate to hear of cases where someone kills a dog, but in this instance, there was a rather dangerous precedent, and the fact that the dog was close enough to Gordon that he could hit it with the...
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    "Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday...

    "Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun" :)
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    Multiple layers of stupidity in that story.

    1. With enough layers of blankets, or a good sleeping bag, and multiple layers of clothing, she could have stayed warm enough to avoid frostbite, and...
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