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    When I was a young teenager, early 1950's, I had...

    When I was a young teenager, early 1950's, I had a pamphlet that gave detailed instructions on how you could make the reflector for a telescope with 2 glass blanks and some grinding compound. I...
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    Prime ain't what it used to be, although once the...

    Prime ain't what it used to be, although once the carrier has the package there's not much Amazon can do about it. I'm expecting delivery today of a book ordered 10 days ago. According to the...
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    The car my wife owned when we got married, a...

    The car my wife owned when we got married, a vehicle I bought from a private party a few years later, and a used laptop I bought in a store all had extended warranties and I collected on all 3 of...
  4. While I would agree that nothing will take a...

    While I would agree that nothing will take a finger off like a table saw, I believe you're asking what tool will really mess up a job for you and IMO the belt sander is right up there. Interestingly...
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    When I was younger (late 70's) I was kinda proud...

    When I was younger (late 70's) I was kinda proud of my ability to sling a 50-pound bag of chicken feed over my shoulder and walk it up to the chicken coop, but there were weeks or months when I could...
  6. Camp Lejeune, Lawyers. Medicare. Thank God for...

    Camp Lejeune, Lawyers. Medicare. Thank God for the mute button.

    Just FYI in case you haven't figured it out yet: there is no Medicare Part C. There's A, B and D. "Part C" is a marketing term made...
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    82. Here's something to think about: If you...

    82.

    Here's something to think about: If you turned 81 today, you have been alive for 1/3 of the time since October, 1776. If you are 81 and a few months or older, you've seen over 1/3 of the...
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    I think that's an excellent example of a...

    I think that's an excellent example of a situation where you want your best vision to be at an intermediate distance.
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    When I asked that question after the surgery the...

    When I asked that question after the surgery the answer was "no" but that's not the impression you get. The doctor's handout says "Correction for residual astigmatism and distance, intermediate and...
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    Several people have told me about the option to...

    Several people have told me about the option to have one eye focus closer than the other to give a better range of vision without glasses. I would think the simple lenses could be selected to focus...
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    I had the Vivity extended-focus (or whatever they...

    I had the Vivity extended-focus (or whatever they call it), higher-priced lens put in my right eye a year ago and I'm not happy. Cataracts were stage 3 in both eyes but not a big problem for me,...
  12. The lack of replies from the rest of Florida...

    The lack of replies from the rest of Florida might tell you something about the conditions there. It's likely some of them won't be on the internet for quite a while.
  13. Around Tallahassee Ian was a big nothing. After...

    Around Tallahassee Ian was a big nothing. After days of worst-scenario forecasts and advisories on preparing your home, we had clear skies, little wind, no rain and really the most pleasant weather...
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    What I found interesting about that story was the...

    What I found interesting about that story was the 29--year sentence. I don't follow it closely, but my impression has been that 20 years is a long sentence in the UK. In this country it seems like it...
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    Cheese in a bowl covered with plastic is better...

    Cheese in a bowl covered with plastic is better than cheese in an uncovered bowl. Cheese wrapped in plastic is better off than in a covered bowl. If the plastic happens to be the remains of the...
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    I'm a computer person too and that wouldn't fly...

    I'm a computer person too and that wouldn't fly around here. It would be nice, but it wouldn't work. The RX, sometimes, not the rest.
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    Arrived at 7:26. Spent about 2-3 minutes at the...

    Arrived at 7:26. Spent about 2-3 minutes at the desk and 2-3 minutes in the waiting room. Dental assistant did the preliminaries and anesthetist stuck something in my arm and I don't remember...
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    I have an appointment at 8 tomorrow morning for...

    I have an appointment at 8 tomorrow morning for dental surgery. They want me there at 7:30. No excuse about paperwork or anything. They just want my body inside their door at 7:30.
  19. Every month I shoot in some rimfire (.22 caliber)...

    Every month I shoot in some rimfire (.22 caliber) rifle and pistol matches where the targets are cast iron. Every time we set them back up, we hit them with a little spray paint so they're easier to...
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    Consumer Reports isn't what they used to be but...

    Consumer Reports isn't what they used to be but you can't question their honesty. Unfortunately they are increasingly geared toward the I-never-learned-how-to-read generation and they have fewer...
  21. It might not be perfect but sometimes weather...

    It might not be perfect but sometimes weather radar will tell you things you won't learn any other way:

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  22. Works for me, too. A little annoying getting it...

    Works for me, too. A little annoying getting it set up and making the display do what I want, but it's better than any other source I've found. Experience helps a lot. Get used to watching the...
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    That would be my concern especially walking in...

    That would be my concern especially walking in the woods or somewhere that you're not dealing with a dog on its front lawn. Dogs like to run in packs. This is the kind of situation that calls for a...
  24. 1.9 ft. lbs. would be the equivalent of a 1.9...

    1.9 ft. lbs. would be the equivalent of a 1.9 pound pull on a handle 1 foot long. Sounds pretty underwhelming. You might do better putting a T-handle on an auger bit. But your link also claims "30%...
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    There's probably a way you can safely look at the...

    There's probably a way you can safely look at the "source" text that comprises the message, depending on your email program. I use Thunderbird. With the message selected in the list of messages, I go...
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