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    Werner Reimers was an entreprenaur who got his...

    Werner Reimers was an entreprenaur who got his name on a clever positive traction mechanical stepless variable ratio drive invented by another. He found funding for and marketed to... among MANY...
  2. As said. I don't care because I cannot easily...

    As said. I don't care because I cannot easily CHANGE the Laws of Physics.

    "Diagnostics" are for Data Networks and International Gateway class telco switches. BTDTGTTS.

    Reminiscing just a day or...
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    That's kinda funny.. Telco's first began rolling...

    That's kinda funny.. Telco's first began rolling fiber-optic out to cover the insatiable needs of the crowded Pearl River watershed, a "VERY BIG DEAL" was made to hand out short lengths to a massive...
  4. "Willpower" is dangerous at an auction. ...

    "Willpower" is dangerous at an auction.

    Whatcha NEED is "Wontpower"

    The machinery even tries to help you.

    LOTS of it as wont power.

    :(
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    Nah. Belvoir chisel. Row of custom-formed...

    Nah. Belvoir chisel.

    Row of custom-formed steel-cutting shaped charges, det cord, #8 cap, "fire in the hole..." etc.

    Done right? Neat as you please.
  6. Change happens One of my uncles, ex Murmansk...

    Change happens

    One of my uncles, ex Murmansk run, War Two, engineering spaces, Victory steam-round-and-round, left the seagoing life for a shore job, Nuke power plant steam Engineer.

    Bought a...
  7. What on God's Green EARTH would you need with a...

    What on God's Green EARTH would you need with a "bottle opener" any more than a jellyfish has any use for the pedals on his government-issue electric tricycle?

    Before it reaches yet mout' the...
  8. Since you brought up SHIRTS.. there is a rip-off,...

    Since you brought up SHIRTS.. there is a rip-off, if ever was. Around the time I was at WVU - early 1960's - there was still a US-made shirt factory in the County. YEARS later, as an executive, I...
  9. Other way 'round. Starrett is RUN by duck-billed...

    Other way 'round. Starrett is RUN by duck-billed flatyfooses.

    Monotremes were an extinct civilization's brownwater Navy contract for scouts.

    Google " ampullae of Lorenzini".

    Ampullae of...
  10. "What Dave said". I re-do my machines the way I...

    "What Dave said". I re-do my machines the way I see fit, so won't confuse you, but..

    The "wires" and their colour on a switch tell you VERY little, relative to what you need to know to relate the...
  11. You want "reliable" around the "National Capitol...

    You want "reliable" around the "National Capitol area"' main thing you need is native fluency in "Central" America's dialects of idiomatic Spanish.

    One Paki neighbour, retired USPS. One Austrian...
  12. Nooo... it ain't the "higher-ups". That s**t...

    Nooo... it ain't the "higher-ups". That s**t starts with the LOW "GS" fedcrunt levels and long-since!

    I have seen some straaaaange s**t on that score, too!

    20 yer old in Army Basic training,...
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    Regardless if that line is any good, mere 3/4"...

    Regardless if that line is any good, mere 3/4" for main runs is screwing yerself on cost of getting air where you need it in the long run, especially.

    VERY much smaller shop here, had been getting...
  14. It won't make him any more or less of an...

    It won't make him any more or less of an economically suicidal senile fool, "moron" being a skosh above his current health-limited level of function.
    Not his fault. He didn't exactly ASK for "short...
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    Just make it in two pieces, then and mill the...

    Just make it in two pieces, then and mill the slots whilst one side is wide-open.
    Then dowel and cross-bolt - for rebuild and adjustability, even a vise/clamp function - ELSE weld.

    If welded,...
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    Lot of that going arou

    Lot of that going arou
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    That lot have tough enough jobs these days. ...

    That lot have tough enough jobs these days.

    Let's give those worthies a break and continue to carry the worst of humankind's most offensive nut-cases on PM's broad shoulders, shall we?

    No TV,...
  18. You should delve deeper into your own history...

    You should delve deeper into your own history about the legendary Swiss Mercenary units. Mostly, they put on a Helluva show whilst their paymasters juggled for advantage as if a board-game were...
  19. Figure is "don't care" as I have no need to idle...

    Figure is "don't care" as I have no need to idle them for any significant time. Am either runing a machine or not, no need of "standby". To the extent I am "dynamic" that way, I run the Phase-Perfect...
  20. Maybe to sell Girl Scout Cookies or...

    Maybe to sell Girl Scout Cookies or semi-automatic condom magazine hand-loads in the dorms?

    I'm not yet sure he personally even made it to sixth grade.

    His maths shudda flunked him at fifth...
  21. Welllll not so faaaaast. Your "ego" can be a...

    Welllll not so faaaaast.

    Your "ego" can be a commercial asset.

    Several of my mentors have held MANY patents. A recognized "inventive" key-man or several can make it easier to gain new clients,...
  22. LOL! You don't really think Walla-Walla's...

    LOL!

    You don't really think Walla-Walla's Whining Wild Turkey, small-d-the-COVID-orphaned-drama-queen ... has any SELF control left, do you?

    Puppet.....stuck in a time warp, rather!

    Howdy...
  23. ^^^ THIS ^^^ Fastest at it are mature...

    ^^^ THIS ^^^

    Fastest at it are mature autodidacts with extreme ranges of interest and clear memory of what they have seen and how it relates or COULD be made to relate.

    It was usually an...
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    Gets any more hard-edged more than just a few of...

    Gets any more hard-edged more than just a few of the turds might get wasted.

    Lot of hard-core RAGE afoot in the body-politic, this go.

    Arseholes doing their heavy thinking WITH their own...
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    Wouldn't that be nice?

    Wouldn't that be nice?
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