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  1. Thread: November 9, 1918

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    Re: November 9, 1918

    My maternal grandfather, Jean Wood, served in the 314th Field Artillery, Battery E and was in Mouzay when the guns fell silent. Here is a web page memorializing the 314th: ...
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    Re: Douglas Rain - RIP - who?

    There has long been a rumor that Kubrick used the initial HAL as a dig at IBM (The letters of HAL are IBM with each letter shifted on letter to the left). Kubrick has denied it.
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    Re: Bundle up, stay warm!

    I don't think I've ever seen a mosquito around my abode. We do have them down by the Rio Grande and the Bosque area however.
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    Re: Nice relaxing bike ride all downhill

    Good way to break loose those pesky kidney stones!
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    Re: New old multimeter

    If Memory Serves, I think Simpson was the primary meter we used back in the day when I was a Computer Maintenance man on the NORAD Sage Computer system (IBM Q-7).

    Meter we used was very much like...
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    Re: No, I'm 49 not 69...

    And vote.
  7. Thread: Veterans Day

    by Basil
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    Re: Veterans Day

    I spent Veterans Day out in the garage repairing a large wooden cabinet after the floor of the cabinet broke in half and I had to replace it with a piece of solid finishing plywood.

    By the way,...
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    Re: Bundle up, stay warm!

    I was working in a very cold garage last night to repair a very tall, large wooden storage cabinet after its floor broke in two pieces. This caused the whole cabinet to list badly to the left. I...
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    Re: New old multimeter

    Per this "tear down" of that meter, it does have a fuse (and if your lucky some spares)
    http://kuzyatech.com/micronta-22-191-multimeter-teardown
  10. Thread: new member

    by Basil
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    Re: new member

    Welcome aboard, Mark!
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    Re: New old multimeter

    I don't have any HF meters, but I did recently buy this: Digital Torque Adaptor

    I bought it to use in areas where a torque spec is required but it's difficult/impossible to get a true torque...
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    Re: New old multimeter

    I have a Radio Shack Micronta 22-204 Multimeter that I've owned, I think since the late 1970's that still works perfectly. Mine is analog. You might be able to find the schematc online but I...
  13. Thread: New member

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    Re: New member

    Sounds like a neat find! If you end up with these gems you've found the right pplace to get lots of help in the restoration.
  14. Thread: Data recovery

    by Basil
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    Re: Data recovery

    I do not back up programs (Called "Apps" on an iMac). Se my post above re: downloading and re-installing Apps on an iMac. Easy.
  15. Thread: Data recovery

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    Re: Data recovery

    One of the things I like about www.backblaze.com (and I'm sure other back up services are similar) is that it runs in the background and keeps all files up to date continuously.
  16. Thread: Data recovery

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    Re: Data recovery

    Having moved from PC to Mac, in my humble opinion, the process is much easier than on a PC. As for Apps, many apps are standard and part of the OS install, but other Apps are purchased through the...
  17. Thread: Data recovery

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    Re: Data recovery

    With a IMac it is much easier. You make a bootable Thumb drive that allows you to reboot with a new HD and recover the full OS over the internet. No need to apply “updates”. Very easy.
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    Re: Speaking of Sears

    I’ll use it to line my hat to keep them aliens from stealing my brain waves
  19. Thread: Data recovery

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    Re: Data recovery

    Rocky Road!
  20. Thread: Data recovery

    by Basil
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    Re: Data recovery

    Amen, brother!

    I probably (ok, definitely) go overboard on backups! My entire main machine and a other external drives that have iTunes library, pictures, etc. are all backed up on a 8TB...
  21. Thread: stator tube nut

    by Basil
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    Re: stator tube nut

    Welcome Stefano - I'm going to go ahead and move this to the "Austin Healey" forum here. The "New Member Introduction" forum is just a place to tell us a bit about yourself. If you are reading this...
  22. Thread: License plates

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    Re: License plates

    Good point!
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    Re: Speaking of Sears

    That's a good point! I'd better get this thing changed before it gets to that point (hopefully it hasn't already)
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    Re: Grey lady down!!!

    Your article is published - thanks.
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    Re: Grey lady down!!!

    Say what you posted in PM - go ahead and post it as an article and let me know when done so I can "publish" (so others can see it). Just go to the Articles page and click New Article in the...
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