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    Wife, two cats and dogs require a lot of custom...

    Wife, two cats and dogs require a lot of custom funiture!!!
    Although carbon-fibre is an interesting idea. I may lay down a layer or two on the inside!
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    That'll work. Is there one that will go down...

    That'll work.

    Is there one that will go down the chain and solve ALL the other unknowns?
    For example, entering leg-a and leg-b will allow solving for hypotenuse-c and angle-α.
    Re-entering...
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    soh-cah-toa calculator

    So we all know the basic soh-cah-toa triangle calculator. I'm building a cabinet with lots of angles and would like an automated way to do this. Is there a online-site or app I can download that...
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    I got something like this a couple years ago for...

    I got something like this a couple years ago for $10 from K-mart or Target:

    http://www.lesjones.com/www/images/posts/2007-02-01-Home-Stuff-0003.jpg

    Nice thing was it was pre-programmed for most...
  5. In CA, PG&E have caught onto natural-gas being...

    In CA, PG&E have caught onto natural-gas being cheap source of power. And highly profitable for them. So they've priced it so that it's actually more expensive to use gas furnaces in the winter than...
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    Oh yeah, I forgot the equipment. I went...

    Oh yeah, I forgot the equipment. I went cross-country in '95 from Santa Barbara to New York and got 2 flats. I used:

    - Specialized kevlar-belted touring-tyres the widest that could fit inside the...
  7. Along with Michigander's comment about work being...

    Along with Michigander's comment about work being difficult to find and the nation's lowest wages, it also has some of the highest foreclosure-rates. While you may find a house cheaply, you'll be...
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    A common problem though, is cyclists look up too...

    A common problem though, is cyclists look up too far ahead, at the horizon as if they're driving a car. You won't reach that spot for 30-minutes, so why are you looking that far ahead? The nasty...
  9. I've found that using a slightly thicker O-ring...

    I've found that using a slightly thicker O-ring on the male-connector part makes for a snug fit with the different battery packs. Then I starting building my own battery packs and replaced all the...
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    It's not that the light-manufacturer is lying,...

    It's not that the light-manufacturer is lying, they are just using the LED-maker's maximum output at the LED under maximum drive. A Cree XML-T6 LED can put out 1200 lumens at 3.3amps usage. But no...
  11. I don't worry too much about abusing 18650...

    I don't worry too much about abusing 18650 batteries. I get all of mine for free from Best Buy or similar computer stores. I ask for returned/rejected laptop batteries and take them apart for the...
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    You don't want to squeeze it all on one platter...

    You don't want to squeeze it all on one platter though, because you lose number of heads. A 1tb drive with 2 platters would have faster throughput with 4-heads than the same capacity drive with only...
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    What kind of place to you guys live in? I haven't...

    What kind of place to you guys live in? I haven't seen a meter-reader in over 5-years. The smart-meters automatically send usage data back to HQ and no one ever has to leave the office. Heck, even...
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    I recommend running VMware Fusion to get Windows...

    I recommend running VMware Fusion to get Windows on that box. Then you can use the MacOS and Windows apps at the same time without the annoying reboot into one or the other. I've also got Linux,...
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    On my original eeePC-701 with similar specs, I've...

    On my original eeePC-701 with similar specs, I've run every version of Ubuntu since 8.04. Each and every version has required more memory and faster CPU for the same subjective speed impression. I've...
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    liquid-cooling with a Peltier on the CPU will do...

    liquid-cooling with a Peltier on the CPU will do it for you.
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    Yeah, me too. I typically have 10-12 windows open...

    Yeah, me too. I typically have 10-12 windows open across 3 screens. I arrange them so they're all visible simultaneously without any overlap. Saves me a tonne of time as I don't waste mouse-drags and...
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    Yep, the Dairy Council is a very powerful and...

    Yep, the Dairy Council is a very powerful and miss-leading lobby. Dietary calcium supplements are only beneficial when you're not getting sufficient calcium from your regular diet. At which point, it...
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    Here's the process I've found that works well...

    Here's the process I've found that works well with minimal long-term damage:

    1. drop a mist of spray-cleaner, like 409, from 1-2 feet above, onto a 5x5 foot area.
    2. wipe off with damp mop....
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    Me too, before I started growing my own. Then I...

    Me too, before I started growing my own. Then I realized that they come out of the round brown and turn green as they age and get ready to sprout the next generation. Interesting thing is I've never...
  21. You won't know what kind of condition the...

    You won't know what kind of condition the bearings, cones & cups are in until you disassemble.
    Typically on low-end bikes like that, the OEM tolerances are so large, that just cleaning, greasing and...
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    You can pick up complete axle/cone/bearing kits...

    You can pick up complete axle/cone/bearing kits for most hubs for about $10-15. Just bring the rear-wheel with no axle into a shop and test-fit a couple different combinations.
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    I've done this many times myself. It's an elegant...

    I've done this many times myself. It's an elegant and least intrusive/destructive method:


    cut 1/8" thick steel bracket into a strip just as wide as the dropout.
    Then bend it into a U-shape...
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    Heh, heh... I bought my 1st hard-drive in 1981...

    Heh, heh... I bought my 1st hard-drive in 1981 for my Apple ][ !!!
    The Macintosh and IBM-XT with hard-drive capability were years away.
    It was a whopping 5mb Seagate 5-1/4" monster weighing some...
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    my bike from a couple decades ago....

    my bike from a couple decades ago.
    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/DannoXYZ/Motorcycles/DucatiGoldenGate.jpg~original
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