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  • Besides delivering and installing some industrial clip shelving to a friend of my wife's.......

    Obtained and started setting up a $60 Winbook from Micro Center. Idea is to have a more portable device with all my PDF manuals etc on it, and at least the chance to use it with other windows stuff. And wireless access if needed.

    Got some stuff loaded.... gonna have to get a microSD to fit it all though.

    This has a 7" screen, there was a slightly larger 8" screen type available, but I passed on it. The difference in size is essentially non-existent, as far as I can see.

    Dang but those buttons and things are small.... my fat fingers barely deal with it. A smartphone would suck, except android stuff has bigger buttons.
    CNC machines only go through the motions

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    • A smartphone would suck, except android stuff has bigger buttons.
      Thats why Blackberry is still the best smart phone out there, it has a QWERTY keyboard, touch screens where not made for my fingers!
      Besides that they are secure and the battery lasts as long as one should.
      Cheers,
      Jon

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      • Andy

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        • Originally posted by Jon Heron View Post
          Thats why Blackberry is still the best smart phone out there, it has a QWERTY keyboard, touch screens where not made for my fingers!
          Besides that they are [bold]secure[/bold] and the battery lasts as long as one should.
          Cheers,
          Jon
          Sorry, but that always bugs me. Blackberries send [bold]EVERYTHING[/bold] you do back to RIM servers. If you recall the RIM server crashes a year or 2 ago, people lost the ability to surf the web and text on their phones when the servers went down. That means RIM has a massive store of data that's out of your control, and they have a built in motivation to not tell anyone about a breach. That's not secure in my books.

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          • Originally posted by vpt View Post




            Very cool! Did you TIG all that together?
            Location: The Black Forest in Germany

            How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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            • I spent Sunday at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, CA with my son and my 8 year old grand son. My grand son had never seen anything go that fast, and when the first 2 top fuel dragsters left, he just about jumped out of his skin. The ground was shaking as were the air and the bleachers. It's amazing what it feels like when you release the fury of 2 cars each having close to 10,000 horsepower each.

              Needless to say, we all had a great time.

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              • Cut the crankshaft off a trashed 5200 watt power plant engine. Have visions of mounting a 7HP Tecumseh?
                engine on the generator. The removed end has a taper that may be hard to replicate. One of those long term projects.

                Ray

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                • achtanelion,
                  The fact of the matter is RIM has the most secure mobile servers, OS and devices out there. Crapple and droid also have your information on their servers but its hardly secured nor encrypted. There have been rumors that crapple and droid are going to start encrypting user data but I don't believe it has happened yet. If you work for the government in US or Canada the only way you can even use a droid or crapple phone is if they are used with Blackberrys secure servers (BES), what does that tell you?
                  All of the data on the Blackberry servers is encrypted and safe.
                  Blackberry has been to court on many occasions on the behalf of their customers privacy, if my information is going to be stored anywhere I see Blackberry's servers as the safest.
                  There are rumors floating around that Samsung is looking to buy Blackberry (RIM is gone) and the reason is for their proprietary security technology that no one else has any competition for.
                  Try and find a jail brake for a blackberry, as far as I know it has never been done, crapple and droid on the other hand are broken within days of release...
                  Security is what BB built its business on.
                  Cheers,
                  Jon

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                  • I dunno about secure, I just got told my samsung smart tv is so bloody smart it's listening to me and sending the data to an unnamed 3 rd party, probably GCHQ in the UK as they like to keep an eye on home shop types in case they go rouge and convert mowers into blenders or something
                    Mark
                    Rouge sounds like make up, don't look right to me welding with make up on, creepy

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                    • Originally posted by Black Forest View Post
                      Very cool! Did you TIG all that together?
                      Thank you! Yes most of what I weld is tig especially stainless and aluminum. I save the mig and god forbid stick welder for dirty or special purpose stuff.
                      Andy

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                      • Originally posted by boslab View Post
                        I dunno about secure, I just got told my samsung smart tv is so bloody smart it's listening to me and sending the data to an unnamed 3 rd party, probably GCHQ in the UK as they like to keep an eye on home shop types in case they go rouge and convert mowers into blenders or something
                        Mark
                        Rouge sounds like make up, don't look right to me welding with make up on, creepy
                        Try rogue.
                        North Central Arkansas

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                        • Head gasket sprung a leak today in the civic. I was at a customers shop, went to leave, hydrolock. Thought an injector leaked down so didn't think much of it. Pulled some plugs, turned over the motor, lo and behold coolant comes out. So drove home, pulled the motor, tore it down to confirm, and have parts ordered.

                          Andy

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                          • Wow! Just drove home and pulled the motor. I would have procrastinated for days if not weeks. But I do keep a spare vehicle so I can have that "luxury".

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                            • Originally posted by vpt View Post
                              ...So drove home, pulled the motor, tore it down to confirm, and have parts ordered.
                              Thats what I love about this forum.
                              OMG the (insert mechanical device of any kind here) is BROKEN! What should we do????

                              Well, we fix the damn thing, thats what we do.


                              -Ron
                              "Never bring a caliper to a mic fight"

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                              • I'm impressed, all my vehicle knowledge is self taught, and most of the time when I'm doing it I'm cursing the crappy teacher!
                                Fixed under duress is about right, I still have a case 1845 loader to pull the engine on, Willy sent me a disk that was in my laptop in the shop, I think I'm going to get on my knees, or use my memory!
                                As a kid I could weld at 6, quite well, but apart from a tractor my dad never drove a car, we never had one!, mind we didn't have a fridge until 1972, quite odd
                                Mark

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