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    Not anyone who looks at the data and find it DOES...

    Not anyone who looks at the data and find it DOES provide an advantage over not getting the vaccine. Skip vaccination and you're about 11 times more likely to die from Covid: Covid-19:...
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    I gather you're also an expert black holes, dark...

    I gather you're also an expert black holes, dark matter, and the like?

    We've had a few talks by cosmologists and astrophysicists. Another one coming up this January. Turns out they're always...
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    Not quite. A proper scientific theory will have...

    Not quite. A proper scientific theory will have some means of proving it right (OK, more likely) or wrong (OK, unlikely to the point of absurdity).

    Your aliens and and ant farm theory would need...
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    Could be you're right. The consensus opinion...

    Could be you're right. The consensus opinion among virus researchers is that it's possible, but unlikely.

    A "spidey sense" isn't a very good substitute for factual data. Trillions of different...
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    My understanding is that the executive order that...

    My understanding is that the executive order that supposedly got JFK killed in a vast conspiracy wasn't about gold, but about letting Treasury decide to stop redeeming silver certificates. Seems we...
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    Curious who you trust to forward you those...

    Curious who you trust to forward you those commandments, assuming they're not voices heard in your head?

    A million medical professionals think we ought to take precautions? Sounds like a vast...
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    Seems PM has turned into a veritable fountain of...

    Seems PM has turned into a veritable fountain of "knowledge." Nothing to say about steel mills. But:

    - The Jan 6th rioters never conspired, did nothing, AND are heroes for it!

    - JFK was...
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    Milton Friedman had it wrong (the sole purpose of...

    Milton Friedman had it wrong (the sole purpose of a company being profits for shareholders). Guys like Drucker had it right (the first responsibility of a company being to serve their customers.)
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    This year's deaths are overwhelmingly among the...

    This year's deaths are overwhelmingly among the unvaccinated. By now, it's a reality check, maybe an IQ test:
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    Not quite, Digger. US monthly oil production is...

    Not quite, Digger. US monthly oil production is now almost exactly the same as when Trump lost the election. It's not like regulations, lawsuits, or some imagined mafia have changed things.
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  11. I've had both the DeWalt and more recently the...

    I've had both the DeWalt and more recently the Milwaukee version. They spin about half the speed of a miter saw and more than twice the speed of a cold saw. This works well on stuff like aluminum...
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    You might consider a CBN wheel for the chamfer. ...

    You might consider a CBN wheel for the chamfer.

    I'd think it would be fairly easy to re-purpose a small lathe to hold the wire in a collet - just a tiny bit sticking out to a retractable stop...
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    If it's a comfort, I'm sure Thermite and a few...

    If it's a comfort, I'm sure Thermite and a few others have you beat on word count in this thread.

    The last few years have clearly demonstrated Practical Machinist isn't "Lake Woebegone" . . ....
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    BigB tooling and trolling by . . . attracting a...

    BigB tooling and trolling by . . . attracting a crowd.
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    One pretty-much-a-scam is brokers that will lock...

    One pretty-much-a-scam is brokers that will lock up your property for some fixed price, with payment due upon closing (. . . . at some unspecified time in the future). Then they go looking for a...
  16. Turns out that lying, year after year, is bad...

    Turns out that lying, year after year, is bad after all.

    So much for all the sub movies that show our heroes imagining some extra safety factor as they dive deeper and deeper into the frigid...
  17. Don't know about this particular valve cover, but...

    Don't know about this particular valve cover, but most are designed with a particular fastener diameter, compression force, and gasket coverage in mind to properly seal. It's also entirely possible...
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    Seems it's working, BigB. Still, there's the...

    Seems it's working, BigB. Still, there's the old saying about the problem with dragging people into the gutter . . . having to get muddy yourself.




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    The fitting end of your green bit doesn't look...

    The fitting end of your green bit doesn't look cracked.

    Cut off and save the good part. Then pretty easy to find a cone and epoxy that bit inside.

    Conical suspects?

    - Tailpipe trim...
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    I used to agree (about the facts, rationality,...

    I used to agree (about the facts, rationality, and sound reasoning).

    But then I read this: Average machinist IQ. : Machinists

    And watched P.M. go to hell in a mostly lies and self-deception,...
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    As suggested above, put the land owner on notice....

    As suggested above, put the land owner on notice. Have it done on a lawyer-friend's letterhead (or pay a lawyer for an hour or two of their time) and likely list the possible damages you're putting...
  22. Too late. I like the big ones, but also do lots...

    Too late. I like the big ones, but also do lots of fiddly little work (electronics, optics, instruments). at remote locations for a kids' science program. Order already in on a 5" or so version. ...
  23. I'm blaming TR and you, LOTT. Just minding my...

    I'm blaming TR and you, LOTT. Just minding my own business, scrolling through this thread, and all of a sudden it becomes clear that my two larger Knipex pliers/wrenches need a smaller sibling.
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    It's a slippery slope, TR . . .
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    That's what I thought, EG -- until buying one. ...

    That's what I thought, EG -- until buying one.

    A few years ago, bought a well-reviewed 6" "Vinca" digital caliper to supplement four Mitutoyo's scattered about - a couple of which would be hiding...
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