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  1. Thread: My Radio Silence

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    Delighted you're feeling a bit better, Sami.

    Delighted you're feeling a bit better, Sami.
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    Just curious, what was the 5% of not entirely...

    Just curious, what was the 5% of not entirely worthless stuff you learned in college?
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    I think JST nailed much of this in his first...

    I think JST nailed much of this in his first post.

    In various rankings, the US has about ten of the world's top twenty universities. They get that ranking by attracting the brightest kids,...
  4. A few possible kludges: 1) On a small...

    A few possible kludges:

    1) On a small horizontal mill, make up a fly cutter to fit the arbor. If the arbor is over, say, 1 3/4" diameter, make up a smaller arbor. This assumes the cross travel...
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    Somewhat along the lines of Digger's comment . ....

    Somewhat along the lines of Digger's comment . . .

    Our basic economic philosophy has been that every company and every country's economy has to keep growing. One feature of that has been planned...
  6. Later versions of this were the "Versa Mill." ...

    Later versions of this were the "Versa Mill." Between the mill portion sitting on the saddle and the dividing head locked into the back of a lathe spindle, it's a very convenient and effective...
  7. The problem with a soft hardness testing file is...

    The problem with a soft hardness testing file is that it would quickly wear -- and even new would have even less +/- accuracy than the higher Rockwell ones you're familiar with.

    There are some...
  8. Thread: vaccine mandate

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    The name for the virus under discussion is...

    The name for the virus under discussion is SARS-Covid 19.

    Not 1, not 2, no conspiracy theorists need apply on that count.
  9. Thread: vaccine mandate

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    Seems to me there are three things going on here:...

    Seems to me there are three things going on here:

    1) We are distancing, wearing masks, with old folks getting fewer flu bugs from their grandkids. That's part of it.

    2) The 80,000 was (your?)...
  10. Thread: vaccine mandate

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    Or not. India iself has figured out that...

    Or not. India iself has figured out that ivermectin isn't particularly effective: Why HCQ and Ivermectin were removed from India’s Covid-19 treatment protocol - Coronavirus Outbreak News
  11. Thread: vaccine mandate

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    Yep. The simple statistics used earlier...

    Yep.

    The simple statistics used earlier suggest one is about 300x better off (1 in 600 vs 1 in 2) with vaccination. The actual data we have suggests it's probably more in the range of 10x to 20x...
  12. Thread: vaccine mandate

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    Nice thing about both sites is they made it easy...

    Nice thing about both sites is they made it easy to not accept all the tracking cookies.

    Ox, as far as I know, the virus has mutated in ways that allow asymptotic people to spread the disease. ...
  13. Thread: vaccine mandate

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    These guys, and several studies since: COVID...

    These guys, and several studies since:

    COVID Far More Lethal Than Flu, Data Shows
  14. Thread: vaccine mandate

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    Let's take both those news reports as accurate. ...

    Let's take both those news reports as accurate.

    The first one says 99.7% of people had at least one shot by September 2021. Seems high, but maybe people there were really worried at seeing...
  15. To add, the parting tool is quite likely to end...

    To add, the parting tool is quite likely to end up with some sort of harmonic vibration with that much overhang and what amounts to an intermittant side load (particularly with all those facing cuts...
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    Just wrap it with nichrome wire. Apply...

    Just wrap it with nichrome wire.

    Apply voltage . . .and burn through the cambium layer.

    Then wait . . . and wait . . . and wait . . . for the tree to fall.

    More seriously, there are...
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    Forget the gray 4-drawer storage cabinet in the...

    Forget the gray 4-drawer storage cabinet in the foreground, Stephen. Tell us about the red one with the big casters in the background . . .
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    Caught yourself in the mirror? . . . A...

    Caught yourself in the mirror?
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    A note self, maybe others: Standardparts dude has over a thousand posts just in this thread alone - more than anyone else (even you, Big B). Virtually...
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    Cops shoot a black guy. Two people subsequently...

    Cops shoot a black guy. Two people subsequently killed in the resulting protests, looting, and violence. Both of them by your "Patriot."

    What sort of idiot either thinks it's a great idea to...
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    It's a mistake to blindly think doctors are far...

    It's a mistake to blindly think doctors are far beyond the capabilities of amateurs. Although certainly a doctor will give better advice than a amateur in most situations, there are still many cases...
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    Here's a power supply for an electric one -...

    Here's a power supply for an electric one - limited though to a measly 120 mile range. It would keep you from nodding off on the job:
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    Digger's waiting for the OP's next post. He may...

    Digger's waiting for the OP's next post. He may well be right . . .
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    Seems to me there are several possible scenarios...

    Seems to me there are several possible scenarios - for none of which I have enough data on to "believe."

    I try not to bet on stuff where I don't have much more than a clue. But if this were an...
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    Agreed - that should have been made clear. My...

    Agreed - that should have been made clear. My point about viral evolution was directed at Semour's description of the virus as "engineered."

    We can use gene mapping and editing to "engineer" a...
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    That's a possibility. Maybe it was created in a...

    That's a possibility. Maybe it was created in a lab and through some massive screw up escaped to infect others.

    But I wouldn't discount the possibility that this naturally evolved and jumped from...
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