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06-02-2017, 11:02 PM   #36901
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Sorry Rupert, to an Australian "nappy time" suggests your problem is not the lungs but one or both of the two usual types of incontinence (other than what Augustine of Hippo called "incontinence").
Funny how cultural differences allow for different meanings for colloquialisms, isn't it?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ccc_ Quote
the sad truth is anything can be a weapon even my favorite a #2 Ticonderoga pencil
I heard the other day that wooden pencils are getting popular again.
My favorite for keeping field notes and making sketches was a green Pentel mechanical pencil.
Still have it, I think, somewhere.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
I heard the other day that wooden pencils are getting popular again.
My favorite for keeping field notes and making sketches was a green Pentel mechanical pencil.
Still have it, I think, somewhere.
pentel was my favorite as well

I found my dream pencil...a rotring 600 in black...https://www.amazon.com/rOtring-Barrel-Mechanical-Pencil-1904443/dp/B00AZWYUA...ntaxforums-20&
I don't like it very much for writing but it is a great drawing instrument

when I quit booze I needed something to occupy my time in hotel rooms while at meetings or schools
I carried a small fly tying kit and began setting crosswords

my wife gave me this...Retro 51 Tornado Crossword Mechanical Pencil - 1.15 mm - JetPens.com
it is about perfect for my hand and writing style

there is a story that NASA wanted a writing instrument for its astronauts
they decided on the fisher space pen
the Russians began a search for a writing instrument for their cosmonauts
they chose a #2 pencil
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QuoteQuote:
there is a story that NASA wanted a writing instrument for its astronauts
they decided on the fisher space pen
the Russians began a search for a writing instrument for their cosmonauts
they chose a #2 pencil
They (NASA) supposedly put out a $100,000.00 grant for the research into that.
I'm guessing the pencil idea cost the Russian taxpayers a bit less.

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I had this word processor at one time.
Bought it at a garage sale, sold it for a little profit at my antique mall booth.

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At least it sounds like the ground was flat enough that you could hold down on a point, plumbing over a point is challenging for the inexperienced.
I think I've told this here before, but here I go again;
Crew chief to new guy: Were you plumbed directly over the marker?
New guy: I was close, maybe within a couple hundredths.
Crew chief: If those couple hundredths were off the end of your tallywhacker it would be a lot wouldn't it?
Actually, did that too, but I'm not sure how many here might know the technique of which you speak. But speaking of mutilated tallywackers, I did a training tour on welding (I handled tour logistics) and discussing safety the instructor liked to tell the story about the guy who left a butane lighter in his front pocket while gas cutting steel plate. The instructor indicated the guy lost half his tallywacker, but the instructor never asked which half...

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Anybody in this group want a free lens, postage not included?

I picked up a KR lens in an antique store for cheap about a year ago. Other than external dust and fingerprints, the lens seemed in perfect condition. I removed the Ricoh pin and the lens was working fine. On a walk with my Super Program last weekend I noticed the lens had not stopped down when I removed it from the body. It didn't budge rotating the aperture ring. I pulled the mount yesterday and the mechanism is sticking. I decided the lens isn't worth my time tinkering with. I reinstalled the mount, but may not have correctly aligned the aperture arm with the internal portion - point is, there are no missing parts other than the Ricoh pin.

The optics are in excellent shape and the IQ isn't half bad.. Focus MC Auto Zoom 80-200 F/4.5. Has the 'A' contact. The lens says 'macro' but is actually just close focus 1:5 at 200mm and 1:10 at 100mm.
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the guy lost half his tallywacker, but the instructor never asked which half..
or maybe that should be

That exploding lighter story was later proven a myth, but not before my friend, an army Special Forces Sgt. and his men, tried forty ways to Sunday to get one to explode, but couldn't.
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I think the Mythbusters tried something similar and weren't successful in getting the light to blow up withou extreme measures

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QuoteOriginally posted by JimJohnson Quote
Actually, did that too, but I'm not sure how many here might know the technique of which you speak.
Looking for an image of "plumbing over a point" I found this:

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I think the Mythbusters tried something similar and weren't successful in getting the light to blow up withou extreme measures
So are YOU willing to pop a butane lighter into the front pocket of your jeans and use a cutting torch to whack up plate steel just to prove the joke was a myth? LOL
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
They (NASA) supposedly put out a $100,000.00 grant for the research into that.
I'm guessing the pencil idea cost the Russian taxpayers a bit less.

NASA never spent a dime for the development of the space pen, It was proposed to them after Fisher invented it. NASA paid 3000$ for 400 units and the Soviet ordered 100 units + 400 refill soon after.


Cpt. Mythbuster, at your service

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So are YOU willing to pop a butane lighter into the front pocket of your jeans and use a cutting torch to whack up plate steel just to prove the joke was a myth? LOL
No.
Just out of curiosity, what was it I said that led you to believe I was crazy?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Helios 1984 Quote
Cpt. Mythbuster to the rescue!


NASA never spent a dime for the development of the space pen, It was proposed to them after Fisher invented it. NASA paid 3000$ for 400 units and the Soviet ordered 100 units + 400 refill soon after.
I had no doubts about your mythbusting, but got interested in knowing more about the pen's development.
It seems the myth has now, in some cases, been inflated to 12 billion.

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Much better this morning....slept well and long. Maybe a little blurry vision but not enough to keep me from getting the message.....

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awhile back we were discussing classy axes
Yep, I recall that, and a good conversation it was!



Regards!
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Much better this morning....slept well and long. Maybe a little blurry vision but not enough to keep me from getting the message.....



Yep, I recall that, and a good conversation it was!



Regards!
Glad to hear you're doing better.
When we said we hope you get straightened out soon, we meant physically and mentally, one out of two ain't bad.
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