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  1. Thread: Recession?

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    You forgot the weaponisation of patents, where...

    You forgot the weaponisation of patents, where you grab as many as you can regardless of their merit then sit on them producing no product, just so you can block competition.

    PDW
  2. FWIW I find an 8" 4 jaw to be a very useful size....

    FWIW I find an 8" 4 jaw to be a very useful size. But as always it depends on what you're needing to hold the most.

    You can use the full spindle speed but I'd be thinking of a collet chuck for...
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    Yeah - that was one of my preferred techniques. ...

    Yeah - that was one of my preferred techniques.

    That & leaking information to whoever the toady of the month was knowing that it'd get back to the manager faster than the speed of light. That had...
  4. This. I have 6", 8" and 10" 4-jaw chucks for...

    This.

    I have 6", 8" and 10" 4-jaw chucks for my Colchester Chipmaster, all relatively light body P-B chucks. I use the chuck according to what I need to hold, and work on what surface speed I need...
  5. How much actual time machining stuff on a lathe...

    How much actual time machining stuff on a lathe have you done?

    I ask because your assumptions seem based on ignorance really.

    My Colchester Chipmaster has a top speed of 3000 rpm. It also has a...
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    My practice was to tell my manager exactly what I...

    My practice was to tell my manager exactly what I thought was wrong, with suggestions as to how to address the issues. That was my responsibility. I generally did it in writing (email) so they had...
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    They still make canal boats at least. I waste...

    They still make canal boats at least. I waste some of my time watching canal boat touring on YouTube. The pace is just right for the 19th Century that the UK aspires to nowadays.

    The scenery is...
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    I'm perfectly happy for the mainlanders to forget...

    I'm perfectly happy for the mainlanders to forget about Tasmania, as long as we keep getting their money.

    Lots of really high quality foodstuffs here, decent export biz to China these days.
    ...
  9. Thread: Starting a Shop

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    I already do all that. Even then it's rare that...

    I already do all that. Even then it's rare that my other personalities agree with me, so it still ends in tears.

    We've had a lot of examples of your approach. 99% of them fail. I had the dubious...
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    It's a truly terrible place. You'd all hate it...

    It's a truly terrible place. You'd all hate it here.

    Trust me.

    PDW
  11. Thread: OSHA results

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    Air conditioning. Not often practical, agreed,...

    Air conditioning. Not often practical, agreed, especially not for field work.

    But yeah, I'd far, far rather be welding here in Tasmania than in Queensland, in the summer. Had to do some in Sydney...
  12. Thread: Starting a Shop

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    Umm, your wages and the burdened costs that go...

    Umm, your wages and the burdened costs that go with it plus shop costs *are* the overhead they're shedding.

    How much more efficiently can you work without the rest of the company? How big a pay...
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    Got a lot to do with starvation as policy by the...

    Got a lot to do with starvation as policy by the USSR to the Ukraine and failures due to ideology trumping sense during the Mao period in China, though.

    Not to mention mass murder by the Pol Pot...
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    We have fires every year. Some worse than others....

    We have fires every year. Some worse than others. Shrug. It's part of the landscape.

    Most people assume it'll never happen to them & do nothing to prepare.

    I've just finished all the control...
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    It's a really funny tale and a bit of a lesson to...

    It's a really funny tale and a bit of a lesson to our local wankers.

    Basically as I understand it, anyone with 10 pounds or so could register as an interested person & vote for the leader of the...
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    I've got 415V 3 phase to my house in Sydney and...

    I've got 415V 3 phase to my house in Sydney and my place in Tasmania. It's not exactly common but it's certainly not rare.

    The 3 phase wire is generally on the street, you just have to pay for...
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    True; that's why I visit Queensland regularly, to...

    True; that's why I visit Queensland regularly, to improve yours......

    WRT the fruit fly story, that's true too and for a really good reason. Tasmania doesn't *have* fruit flies and the fruit...
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    On your tiny island, perhaps that's true. One...

    On your tiny island, perhaps that's true.

    One job I had, I used to drive 160 km PER DAY. And that wasn't at all unusual.

    I'm a fan of BEV's in principle but the range issue and recharge times...
  19. True which is why I have a mill, dividing head...

    True which is why I have a mill, dividing head and a complete set of 14DP gear cutters, having been faced with a similar problem in the distant past.

    Think of this as an excuse to buy more tooling...
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    True because a hell of a lot of people want to....

    True because a hell of a lot of people want to. If we don't need their skills, they don't get a visa.

    I've no problems with that, nor do the reverse applied to Aussies.

    The point was, if the UK...
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    Dead right. Saw some comments purportedly from...

    Dead right. Saw some comments purportedly from one of your trade ministers discussing how the UK would like a FTA with Australia.

    Except - lamb/sheep were out of the question because Australian...
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    When I lived in Tucson I noticed how polite even...

    When I lived in Tucson I noticed how polite even the beggars were when you denied them some coin. No such thing as aggressive begging.

    I really liked Tucson, except for the minor detail of it...
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    And so? It's still no longer a developing...

    And so?

    It's still no longer a developing country IMO. It's a 21C industrial powerhouse.

    PDW
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    The part that's arguable in my mind is, China's...

    The part that's arguable in my mind is, China's continuing status as a 'developing country'. IMO it should be moved to the same class as the USA, UK, Australia et al.

    WRT USA postal costs and...
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    Dunno about crazy, he comes across as one of...

    Dunno about crazy, he comes across as one of those people who are determined to be right at all costs and when they're not, do their best to just wear you down with bullshit. They're even worse to...
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