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    Funny as Hell. If it weren't so tragic-true. ...

    Funny as Hell. If it weren't so tragic-true.

    BTW? Trite expressions too-often taken for granted.

    Ennybody know who TF was it ever figured HELL was "funny" in the first damned place?

    Ah....
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    ME? Won't live long enough for that bit of...

    ME? Won't live long enough for that bit of insanity to happen. Not sure even God, the Devil, or Gavin Few-sum will live long enough EITHER. Perilous-loci? No doubt of that. HAS to do. Not legal to...
  3. To be fair.. Acetone has taken-over lots of the...

    To be fair.. Acetone has taken-over lots of the roles of "older" solvents as their serious nastiness has become better understood. Deadly "Carbon Tet" was still in use in my youth, carburettors...
  4. Ummhh.. well. Yeah. Flathead Ford V8's WERE...

    Ummhh.. well. Yeah.

    Flathead Ford V8's WERE still all the rage, that era... partly 'coz they were so bleedin' CHEAP, readily available, and didn't need a degree in stochiometric ratios to IMPROVE...
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    I do what I can to to motivate the willing to...

    I do what I can to to motivate the willing to raise their own breadth, depth, and quality of research, improve levels of understanding. Their own conclusions. Not my ones. That would be boring....
  6. There actually are, and MOST of the USA, FOUR,...

    There actually are, and MOST of the USA, FOUR, actually, though not for "the best of reasons".

    Denser population areas, we aren't even that far away from 3-P part of the grid, already. Last mile...
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    Wife was on early this sleep-wake cycle from Hong...

    Wife was on early this sleep-wake cycle from Hong Kong... which I can no longer return to, PRC already cross with me, various "connections" plus the odd hijink. Three, actually.

    Never much for...
  8. No joke, there are actual paints that work a...

    No joke, there are actual paints that work a treat in a pinch as a substitute, white Dykem sub especially. Thin, even, coat, fast dry, good adhesion, and even clean scribe lines.

    Downside is what...
  9. This is not a "new" problem. First try a...

    This is not a "new" problem. First try a known-uncontaminated container (I use a dauber as often as a spray, so YMMV).

    Otherwise, your surface is almost certainly contaminated with something...
  10. Me late Dad inherited HIS late Dad's garage as...

    Me late Dad inherited HIS late Dad's garage as was much the same, adjusted for the era and over half a century of distracted anarchy, given he'd rather hunt, shag, swap lies, or distill West Virginia...
  11. Sure yah can. But that dasn't change all the...

    Sure yah can. But that dasn't change all the OTHER fine-detail s**t that may matter just as much, one track to another, does it?

    And five large won't cover the hotel bill, one race, major team....
  12. "Threading" Eh? Field First Sergeant "Willie"...

    "Threading" Eh?

    Field First Sergeant "Willie" Williams, 101'st into a bridge too far, then Bastogne:

    "If necessity is the Mother of invention, then ASSUMPTION is the Mother of all f**kups."
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  13. "One of those things.." Such as Hallibrand QC...

    "One of those things.." Such as Hallibrand QC third-member gears of early days.... when a shop equipped for it could swap the entire rear axle, appropriate tires and wheels attached - in no more time...
  14. Credit where credit is due... No "mail order"...

    Credit where credit is due...

    No "mail order" involved, accidental executive role juxtaposition atop mutual initial reluctance, rather, but...

    An already well-connected Asian wife wealthier and...
  15. Be aware there are two tribes of advance...

    Be aware there are two tribes of advance mechanism common.

    One is "stepless", or continuous feed, and also reversible. Chandler-Duplex, Tree, and another long-gone out of Philadelphia, PA, sat...
  16. Yah, sure. Two-wheelers are a lot of FUN, priced...

    Yah, sure. Two-wheelers are a lot of FUN, priced accordingly, coin of the realm, body damage, yours and theirs, either or both.

    But WTF? OP wants to operate a WATER PUMP, and figures he has to...
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    Containerships dock every day, UK ports. Steady...

    Containerships dock every day, UK ports. Steady stream of rail and trucks from the continent as well. USA ain't the only country outside of China as makes decent welders. Continentals do it, too....
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    Nah. We need a stronger one. For outright NUT...

    Nah. We need a stronger one. For outright NUT cases.

    :(
  19. "Mush" is actually righteous, it reduces tired...

    "Mush" is actually righteous, it reduces tired commuters and soccer-mums stalling outright and blocking traffic. Sounds as it you grew up on Pierce powered fire trucks, big Packard OHV's, or early...
  20. Off the shop floor before "OSHA Green" went...

    Off the shop floor before "OSHA Green" went common, so the only machine from "the mill" I ever personally saw as was NOT grey was a pale yellow one ... in a factory in PRC.

    Five-axis early-NC or...
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    You aren't wrong, but Sami has the timeline...

    You aren't wrong, but Sami has the timeline nailed, even so. Not all that different from "twelfth of NEVER!", it will be overtaken by OTHER stresses before it ever comes real.

    The LAST time the...
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    Only difference I can see is that while Polish,...

    Only difference I can see is that while Polish, German, French, Italian.. wotever national military are perhaps UNDERpaid, now?

    If they follow what they've done w/r the NATO guideline to spend -...
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    There does not HAVE To BE a force in-being. ...

    There does not HAVE To BE a force in-being.

    "The plan" is to simply create organizations that siphon more money out of the taxpayers' collective arse to lose-track of where it WENT on the spending...
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    EU-made, bus, not English, at that, yah? List...

    EU-made, bus, not English, at that, yah?

    List of bus types used in London - Wikipedia

    :(
  25. Eh? Not really a big deal or much work on a...

    Eh? Not really a big deal or much work on a single-motor lathe, DP, or mill,. Just go directly to the sole motor, abandon all-else in-place and make chips in the simplest form.

    Quartet "combo" or...
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