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    7050 is among my favorite Al's. Make sure you...

    7050 is among my favorite Al's. Make sure you orient the rolling direction of the two blocks to be the same when mated. Won't make a huge difference in properties, but why not?...
  2. If I understand correctly that you're making a...

    If I understand correctly that you're making a flat-bottomed cone with a .500 large diameter and a .282 small, and you set up a 1/4" endmill in a toolholder on the compound of the lathe to bore the...
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    Ever tried Ebay? I'm thinking of moving some...

    Ever tried Ebay? I'm thinking of moving some stuff there.
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    Really? Never used the Cimcool, does it just...

    Really? Never used the Cimcool, does it just reduce friction, or resists wash-out better, or ?
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    It's amazing how some Con-servatives pay no...

    It's amazing how some Con-servatives pay no attention to the fact that most of those protesters WEAR MASKS, unlike the "advice" given by idjt. Also, you may be in favor of random summary justice by...
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    Malaysia has a far better grade of latex, and I...

    Malaysia has a far better grade of latex, and I don't skimp when it comes to girlfriends!
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    Sounds like you're doing well so far - why fight...

    Sounds like you're doing well so far - why fight it? Even if you take over the business side too, you make an arrangement with the current boss to be available as an advisor and sounding board...
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    Et tu, Brute? Hey, I've been waiting for EG to...

    Et tu, Brute?

    Hey, I've been waiting for EG to try to turn me with a nice Chinese honeypot. So far, nothing! Some friend he is...
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    I've been socially distancing since before it was...

    I've been socially distancing since before it was cool.
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    It's true that it's "bad practice", but it's also...

    It's true that it's "bad practice", but it's also true that using a cheap square that way is NBD as long as you didn't loan it to him.

    Interestingly, the physics of using a square like that mimics...
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    I did one cut myself (with scissors), and from a...

    I did one cut myself (with scissors), and from a 3/4's standpoint did pretty well. Didn't dare try the back as my lack of coordination and the sharpness of the scissors would have guaranteed a...
  12. You forgot "bedwetter". And I may be a Fascist...

    You forgot "bedwetter". And I may be a Fascist Pig too, just to balance things out.



    Sometimes they suffered from inadequate "what could go wrong?" awareness: Nedelin catastrophe - Wikipedia
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    In that sense, it's not yours either. Unless...

    In that sense, it's not yours either. Unless you're actually a Chinese national.

    As someone with an interest in history, it is my business to be aware of a rising, aggressive power with a...
  14. Concorde? No, Comrade, Concordski! Tu-144 is...

    Concorde? No, Comrade, Concordski! Tu-144 is best, Da? I ask you, where else can you fly only after chief designer checks out plane first? Is careful, is! And deafness? Is benefit! No more...
  15. If using a conventional (read, not precision)...

    If using a conventional (read, not precision) hydraulic press for this, shim the table to be square and level to the ram before pressing, and most critically, STABLE, so the table can't shift around...
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    Really? Then why is Pooh such "close friends"...

    Really? Then why is Pooh such "close friends" with Eeyore and Piglet? And that thing he has going on with Tigger is pretty freeky, dude...



    Fer shure, warmongers are assholes. Ask the...
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    You assume that just because I quote you, I am...

    You assume that just because I quote you, I am referring to you. I state, and repeat, that I wear castigation from trumpers as a badge of honor. Are you a trumper? "No"? In that case, I am not...
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    I wear castigation from a trumper as a badge of...

    I wear castigation from a trumper as a badge of honor.
  19. Oman, that must have been quite a job...

    Oman, that must have been quite a job...
  20. I was wondering about that too. Just guessing,...

    I was wondering about that too. Just guessing, but it might be lower prevailing winds (meaning less dust blown into the flaps, landing gear, etc.), or perhaps lower UV exposure over the course of a...
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    Along this line, many cylindrical grinders have a...

    Along this line, many cylindrical grinders have a true dead center in the headstock also, with a coaxial drive creating the rotation of the workpiece. Again, the best roundness in normal machining...
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    Oh, good, I get to play "grumpy old man" again......

    Oh, good, I get to play "grumpy old man" again...

    Listen up, young'n! Way back in the olden days, before your highfalutin "rolling element bearings", we use to have tapered holes in ends of...
  23. Boeing ending production of the Queen of the Skies

    A true "end of an era", with Boeing ending manufacture of their flagship aircraft: End of the runway for 747 jumbo as Boeing placed final part orders - Reuters

    I never really was a fan of the...
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    Just as Tolkien understood, a small amount of...

    Just as Tolkien understood, a small amount of "precious" metal can sure change a person...
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    Hell, if the look is the thing, get an auxiliary...

    Hell, if the look is the thing, get an auxiliary tank that you tuck around the corner, plumb the output of the compressor to that tank, and leave the old one as an inert stand. Just make sure all...
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