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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...
  3. 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'...
  9. 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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    For the love of irony- ...

    For the love of irony-

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    In my first email's reply, I was informed that...

    In my first email's reply, I was informed that Synrads will take longer to repair, and to expect a longer wait time. And FWIW, my laser, over 16 years old, was working perfectly one night, the next...
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    if you have the money, hire a chauffeur and let them worry about the tires-
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    There's also a couple other old fashioned ways to check tire pressure, I use them quite frequently myself-...
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    I have two Triumph machines, a big 80w C02 and my...

    I have two Triumph machines, a big 80w C02 and my first of three fibers is a Triumph. Good company to work with...
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    I'm one of the ones overwhelming them with...

    I'm one of the ones overwhelming them with Synrads, I sent mine in about the same time as you. I've been in contact with Jean, sporadically...part of the problem is my email, they were also having...
  19. Thread: Mailboxes

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    The packages DO eventually go to the back, but...

    The packages DO eventually go to the back, but sometimes they pile up pretty good before someone finds time to gather 'em up :)
  20. I don't know the back story, but I do have...

    I don't know the back story, but I do have another pic with a little law enforcement added for good measure ;)
    And I can attest that's WAY more than 1000 pounds, there's enough lumber there to build...
  21. Thread: Mailboxes

    by Kev Williams
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    There is no monetary, or rational, or logical...

    There is no monetary, or rational, or logical reason to remove near zero maintenance free-standing mail drop boxes. That pretty much leaves only one other reason...
  22. I've only had one truck in my life that DIDN'T...

    I've only had one truck in my life that DIDN'T have an 8' bed. Loved the truck but couldn't haul crap with it.

    Bought my trusty '02 F250 brand new. 8' bed, will haul practically anything. Only...
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    One man's "thoughtful and useful" opinion may be...

    One man's "thoughtful and useful" opinion may be another man's "what an affront to my intelligence" opinion and yet another man's "how dumb is that?" opinion. The opinions ran off the rails in this...
  24. I have a 2002 Chevy Venture van, same thing...

    I have a 2002 Chevy Venture van, same thing basically- how well sheets fit depends on how close you can move the front seats forward and still drive ;)
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    They do have safety lenses, but not in...

    They do have safety lenses, but not in glow-in-the-dark-frames. Yet ;) I'm betting it won't be long before they do...
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