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  1. pdqdl

    pdqdl Old enough to know better.

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    Those old hand crank drills last pretty much forever. Mostly 'cause nobody uses them enough to wear them out.

    I got one of these in my mother's basement:
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    And it definitely belonged to my pipe-fitter grandfather.

    Nope. It ain't wore out either.
     
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    pdqdl Old enough to know better.

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    My job application has that topic covered rather nicely.
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    So far, I have never managed to get a targeted job tax credit. I don't even know if that program still exists.
     
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    I know this is a re post, but I like it!


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    Great way to get someone on April fools. Put their phone number on this and place it around town.


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    that’s a pic of an auger, the other was a drill. Unless my 92 year old grandpa was wrong all these years (doubt it).
     
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    And all them sprinkles pictures is making me hungry!!!!
     
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    it was made to be able to drill a hole parallel and very close to a wall like through a stud. it didn’t need the crank radius of the brace to clear the wall. most of the later braces that I used or own have a ratchet mechanism so you don’t have to clear the wall with cranking you can just ratchet about a half a turn and drill close to a wall
    I gave away all my auger bits to a woodworking friend. A good sharp bit with the proper screws thread in the middle is quite satisfying to use as it just pulls itself right into the wood.
     
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    There was no auger present in the picture I posted!

    Actually, I posted a picture of a "corner bit brace". The expression "brace & bit" refers to the combination of the brace (the mechanism holding the cutting tool) and the auger, commonly referred to as a "bit".

    Your granpappy was probably right, but you probably weren't listening too close.

    I'll bet he was insisting that you call the twist drill bits as "drills" and an "auger" was the bit used with a brace to slowly cut holes in wood. The auger in common usage would have been distinguished from a "drill" by the presence of the big square drive on the end of the bit that allowed a very strong grip for the high torque required to cut through the wood. Some folks separate the two terms by insisting that an auger always has a screw-point that pulls it through the wood, and a drill does not. But that fine distinction is restricted to conversations about wood augers only.
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    The word "auger" is traditionally associated with a slow process of cutting a hole, and "drill" seems to be mostly used with a faster process. They are actually so similar in meaning that they are pretty much interchangeable, along with "bore" and sometimes "screw". Think of ice auger, earth auger, drilling for oil, rock drill, or many others. Sometimes we salaciously refer to drilling someone when no rotary process is involved at all. :innocent:

    Here's an oldie: [​IMG]

    Pet peeve of my pipe-fitter brother, which he infected me with also:
    The word "drill" is actually a verb or adjective. Used properly, it isn't ever a "thing" (noun). In common usage, that means we call the contraption that does the turning as a drill motor, and the cutting tool is a drill bit. Nowadays, if you ask me to "go get the drill", I will look confused and then ask for a clarification of what exactly do you want.
     
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    I was quesuthe post......not the theory.
    But thanks.

    Ma Burton taught me probability 50 years ago.
    A tough ol Bird she was. Great teacher.
     
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    Pdgdl, what don’t you know? Ohhhh I know.... how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop.....
     
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    I guess he was wrong, it’s a Hand Brace....
    Drills a drill, and the Bits used by the hand brace are augers, huh.

    added a picture just for the wtf part

    customer couldn’t figure out why their battery died overnight every since the brother in-law fixed the AC, ac relay was jumped. Always on... 4A6BBC64-8C22-4379-958E-7BE05943F638.jpeg
     
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    Aioyama - 6'3", 440 lbs
    Enho - 5'6", 215 lbs

    This was their first bout against each other. Yes, the little guy beat the big guy!!!


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    A few interesting GIF's from Day One (4 days ago) of the Juryo matches. Some clever leg work and a funny one.


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    I never liked Akiseyama. I like to see him lose.



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    Frog hop!


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    Probability is only a portion of the coin toss results argument. There is a lot more here than just random chance; my answer involved a good deal of "real world" considerations that aren't any part of theoretical conjectures. Of course, I was just paraphrasing what the internet gave me from other sources.

    Also: I forgot to mention the coin toss technique where the coin is allowed to land on the ground rather than just in someone's hand. This brings up a whole new can of worms with respect to probability because different surfaces might very well have biased responses to different types of coin shapes. For example: The front of many coins have a prominent human figure etched in relief. This will cause the center of coin to be nominally heavier on that side, which will almost certainly affect how it bounces upon a hard surface. The kind of metal alloy will also have dramatic influences on how it bounces and the end result on the original 51% probability of matching the original side up. I'll bet a dedicated person could build a coin that looks fair but would almost always land on one particular side when dropped on a hard surface.
     
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    THREE.

     
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    Part of Ma Burton’s teaching of Probability was what was not probability..........
     
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    The SR-71 story about the flyby of Stockton or Seattle was a great one too.
     
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