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    for what it's worth, just worry about your eyes,...

    for what it's worth, just worry about your eyes, the rest of your self doesn't really need protecting. Lately I've been engraving my arm or fingers a couple of times a week with my new 420 lens ;)
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    Vinegar works because the 5% acid in it dissolves...

    Vinegar works because the 5% acid in it dissolves calcium. Want more power, find some 6% 'cleaning' vinegar. And HD sells a 30% acid version... holy crap! Coke/Pepsi dissolves calcium because of the...
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    Glad you got it finally! I'm still waiting... Not...

    Glad you got it finally! I'm still waiting... Not so concerned about the wait as I am that my tube may be giving them fits and/or is un-repairable. THAT would be just typical of my luck lately...
  4. For only 15 pieces, single-use molds wouldn't be...

    For only 15 pieces, single-use molds wouldn't be 'wrong', especially if you personalize them ;)

    How about engraving a 'positive' in MDF, or plexiglass, then make a negative from that for your...
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    An old married couple are in church one Sunday…...

    An old married couple are in church one Sunday… when the woman turns to her husband and says,
    “I’ve just let out a really long, silent fart. What should I do?”

    The husband turned to her and...
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    Trotec or not, 60 watts will cut 1/4" wood. I've...

    Trotec or not, 60 watts will cut 1/4" wood. I've had a 40w LS900 Gravograph and have cut plenty of 1/4" wood and plex with it.
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    Just my flimsy opinion, but I'm thinking that...

    Just my flimsy opinion, but I'm thinking that "never be(ing) allowed to work again" kinda goes against that 'Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness' thing... no?
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    actual labels... truth in advertising at work ;)...

    actual labels... truth in advertising at work ;)

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    --Phosphoric acid--

    --Phosphoric acid--
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    It IS possible to receive a text and a phone call...

    It IS possible to receive a text and a phone call at the same time...
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    At this time I'm working on a bunch of parts that...

    At this time I'm working on a bunch of parts that the manufacturer can't engrave themselves because their fiber laser quit. Again. Last time was only about 4 months ago. I don't know the make of the...
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    Something I stumbled on accidentally the other...

    Something I stumbled on accidentally the other day while looking for funny stuff for the 'levity' thread:

    A certain writer of children's books was also a prolific political cartoonist (I had no...
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    I've been self-employed for 45 years. Know what...

    I've been self-employed for 45 years. Know what my business's net profit average has been? Actually, there IS no 'average', as my profit has ALWAYS been exactly ZERO. Same with my losses, none,...
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    speed-- if you're looking at 40watts or less,...

    speed-- if you're looking at 40watts or less, anything over 80" per second will be useless for anything but paper and laserable metal engraving. I've had a Gravograph LS900-40w machine for 16 years...
  15. I would wager that non-simultaneous would be...

    I would wager that non-simultaneous would be 'typical'. From what I read 220v water heaters use 4500w elements. To run 2 at the same would require separate 40 or 50 amp breakers...
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    100cc, no license... hmmm Anyone ever see...

    100cc, no license... hmmm

    Anyone ever see one of these?
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    circa 1968 Bonanza mini bike with a Hodaka 100cc dirt bike engine. Popular Mechanics tested one of these in 1969 I think, dam...
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    As Popeye would say, "Coinsidinks"... ;) one...

    As Popeye would say, "Coinsidinks"... ;)

    one of my favorites: In 1971 Anthony Hopkins auditioned for the leading role in a screen adaptation of George Feifer's novel The Girl from Petrovka. ...
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    "... and God promised man that good and obedient...

    "... and God promised man that good and obedient wives
    could be found in all corners of the earth.
    And God made the earth round,
    and he laughed, and laughed..."
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    All depends on what planes are going/leaving...

    All depends on what planes are going/leaving where and when. Seems that thru PR was the fastest way, but they were hedging their bets with the 'might be late' caveat...
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    I've been considering getting a motor for my...

    I've been considering getting a motor for my 'beach cruiser'- I love riding a bike and I really SHOULD just for the exercise, but I'd like a motor backup just because ;)

    for pure 'bombing around'...
  21. Every digital power meter I've seen in the past...

    Every digital power meter I've seen in the past few years has a 'tattletale' flashing light. Small meters you can buy for your own use have a red flashing LED. Home power meters like mine have a...
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    I have a GCC Explorer with a 38" x 20" table, the...

    I have a GCC Explorer with a 38" x 20" table, the mirrors are so misadjusted that the area from 20" to 12" up, and from 26" from left to the 38" limit- a whole bunch of the bottom right corner- won't...
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    We need our two eyes to create depth perception,...

    We need our two eyes to create depth perception, which greatly helps to gauge how far things are away. Using one eye, your main gauge of distance is object size.

    Unless of course an optical...
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    If this one's too over the edge, feel free to...

    If this one's too over the edge, feel free to pull it :)

    A new recruit was explaining to his dad about his weekend of paratrooper training.
    "We had a class where they explained everything to us,...
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    Two men are adrift in a lifeboat for days. While...

    Two men are adrift in a lifeboat for days.
    While rummaging through the boat’s provisions, one of the men stumbles across an old lamp.
    When he touches it, a genie comes forth.
    This particular...
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