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  1. Like this: YouTube...

    Like this: YouTube

    But for the purposes of the OP, one could start with some 3/4" square stock of WLA steel, chuck it up in the 4-jaw, center it in real nice by the corners, and chip off the...
  2. Thread: Recession?

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    :vomit::ack2::drink: Though, to be fair, the...

    :vomit::ack2::drink:

    Though, to be fair, the stories about literal fistfights over toilet paper in response to a respiratory disease have me re-thinking ethical egoism and a free society as a...
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    The most important thing to consider when molding...

    The most important thing to consider when molding castable stuff yourself is that silicone is self-releasing, and urethane is not. That means if you make either the mold from silicone or the parts...
  4. Interesting. I work on a road that is a notorious...

    Interesting. I work on a road that is a notorious speed trap, and I usually see cops on the road almost half the time I drive down it. They like to use the parking lot of our secondary building to...
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    Another possible do-it-yourself hack would be to...

    Another possible do-it-yourself hack would be to cut strips of old-school mousepad and fix them to the metal jaws. If you don't have any around, McMaster sells Neoprene sheets, you want the ones...
  6. I don't know about Ohio and Oregon, but here in...

    I don't know about Ohio and Oregon, but here in MI, as an employee you are supposed to get it in writing from your employer that you are required to come in.

    The company itself also needs written...
  7. Thread: Recession?

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    I'm not yet 30 and so far I've been honoring my...

    I'm not yet 30 and so far I've been honoring my "refuse to sell" position in the market. But considering how obvious this market crash was, I might have been better off locking my retirement accounts...
  8. What size? I can experiment a little with sizing...

    What size? I can experiment a little with sizing some caps that have little stems and just pop an o-ring around the stem so it holds itself in place until you want to grab it. we could even go extra...
  9. Standard operating procedure for the guy. Take...

    Standard operating procedure for the guy. Take attention away from anything that he thinks will make him look bad. It has worked far too many times already, but this time it's looking like the minor...
  10. Thread: Recession?

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    Yes, but with the (more reliable) alternative of...

    Yes, but with the (more reliable) alternative of diagnosing by CT scan, that may not be true for much longer.
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    7) My rec hockey league cancelled all games for a...

    7) My rec hockey league cancelled all games for a month, and fitness classes that my wife go to are also being cancelled. Bummer. I agree that playing is better than watching, but this is going to...
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    Either that, or the constant lung irritation...

    Either that, or the constant lung irritation qualifies as a pre-existing medical concern, compounding the virus' lethality.
  13. COVID-19 is an order of magnitude worse than...

    COVID-19 is an order of magnitude worse than SARS, and counting. On track to pass H1N1 in deaths as well.
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    I know a guy who was an Engineer for GM. The big...

    I know a guy who was an Engineer for GM. The big 3 like to take their young engineers on "rotation" to factory lines, etc. to season them up. In this case, the guy has autoimmune arthritis and they...
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    Interesting article. Some funny math in there...

    Interesting article. Some funny math in there though: the GM battery target of $100/kwh "would make GM’s battery tech over 50% cheaper than Tesla’s. According to Cairn Energy Research Advisors,...
  16. Thread: Recession?

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    Probably this one: YouTube...

    Probably this one:
    YouTube

    On the other hand, I am struggling with this roller coaster right now. I just want to dump some cash from my late granddad into an index fund and leave it there for 40...
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    I here ya. I got a bit of a windfall at the time...

    I here ya. I got a bit of a windfall at the time of my grandfather's death late last year. He was a stock market guy, even after having lived through the Depression, so my wife and I have agreed to...
  18. Not sure what you mean by "mixed record" based on...

    Not sure what you mean by "mixed record" based on the fact that I've never seen a legitimate road safety study that didn't list a major (like 70-90% reduction in injuries and deaths) improvement in...
  19. I don't think it's a power density issue per se...

    I don't think it's a power density issue per se ([OEM] truck air systems tend to top out around 120 psi), but consider the "fail-safe" mode of operation. Off the top of my head I can't come up with...
  20. Here's some guesses: 1. Cost 2. Production...

    Here's some guesses:

    1. Cost

    2. Production inertia

    3. More of number 2 because most trailers are not owned by the truck driver, so there is even more pressure to remain consistent in...
  21. I'm halfway convinced that traffic lights still...

    I'm halfway convinced that traffic lights still exist because of strip malls. There would be no way to turn into or out of their parking lots if traffic on the main roads flowed as well as it could...
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    Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Right...

    Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Right

    I can't decide if I just need to give up completely like a chump, or move off-grid into a shipping container city...
  23. I believe you. But I still can't quite wrap my...

    I believe you. But I still can't quite wrap my head around how daunting a task it would be here. Maybe Detroit metro area isn't as unique as I think it is, but when people say that Americans are...
  24. Another thing to point out is (sub)urban sprawl....

    Another thing to point out is (sub)urban sprawl. Last time I was in China was November 2018 and every city we went to had a new set of apartments going up. The Chinese Government dictates residential...
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    Off the top of my head, Neoprene is a solid go-to...

    Off the top of my head, Neoprene is a solid go-to for all-around coverage when it comes to Ozone/weathering, oils, and water-based fluids. It's not a standout in true resistance to any of them, nor...
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