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#9541 @~thehung

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:12 PM


yeah, but think of all the unpopulated M class planets.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 01:04 AM

yeah, but think of all the unpopulated M class planets.


... Somewhere, I lost my grasp on this conversation. None of you cowboys dropped shrooms in my salad, did you? ;p

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 01:22 AM

 

yeah, but think of all the unpopulated M class planets.


... Somewhere, I lost my grasp on this conversation. None of you cowboys dropped shrooms in my salad, did you? ;p

 

:)

 

Yes, I wondered about that and I'm not even a salad eater really. I will confess to having a glass of wine in front of me atm, but the conversation lost me, and I am far from intoxicated, actually I don't really recall the last time that I was, if ever :)

 

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:01 AM

 

yeah, but think of all the unpopulated M class planets.


... Somewhere, I lost my grasp on this conversation. None of you cowboys dropped shrooms in my salad, did you? ;p

 

 

they were probably already there.

 

"The late ethnobotanist Terence McKenna ... hypothesized that mushroom spores possess all of the necessary requirements to travel on space currents....Living spores have been found and collected in every level of earth’s atmosphere. Mushroom spores are electron-dense and can survive in the vacuum of space. Additionally, their outer layer is actually metallic and of a purple hue, which naturally allows the spore to deflect ultraviolet light. And as if all this wasn’t unique enough, the outer shell of the spore is the hardest organic compound to exist in nature".

"Arguing that “spore-producing structures” are what hold the galaxy together, Stamets brings up “panspermia,” the idea that life spread through space because of microbes and living organisms that hitched a ride on meteorites, asteroids, comets, and space debris. Wild as it sounds, it’s actually a real space theory that scientists are currently investigating. They argue that it’s certainly possible that once something like a microbe-infested meteorite makes an impact on a new planet, it can seed life there".


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:41 AM

"panspermia", the idea that life spread through space because of microbes and living organisms that hitched a ride on meteorites, asteroids, comets, and space debris. Wild as it sounds, it’s actually a real space theory that scientists are currently investigating.


Panspermia is an *old* hypothesis (not a theory) which is currently (and has been since proposed) unfalsifiable. And, whilst fungi are one of the oldest forms of life on Earth, they don't seem to be the first, though their soft nature means they don't make good (any?) fossils.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:48 PM

panspermia is a theory, just not a scientific theory proper :). but thats beside the point, which was to answer your question...albeit obliquely :P


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:33 PM

Back on topic, a pair of inner and a pair of outer tie rod ends for the old farm ute. Front CV joints dropped their balls a little while back so been fitting complete new axles with CVs and inner universal joints. Whilst pulling things apart noticed the upper and lower ball joints on the suspension arms where pretty rooted as well as the tie rod ends, so may as well do the lot whilst under there.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:16 AM

 

why would i waste precious bodily fluids when i could be doing something i enjoy ?


according to extensive personal experience, these are not mutually exclusive.

 

This was my thought as well


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 03:55 PM

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:31 PM

Nice, those are just like Expensive! I have a G403 coming from Amazon US to add to the G302 and G300.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:45 PM

Nice, those are just like Expensive! I have a G403 coming from Amazon US to add to the G302 and G300.

 

I know right? I was all sent to spend $79 on a G402 but saw this instead!


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:24 AM

 

Nice, those are just like Expensive! I have a G403 coming from Amazon US to add to the G302 and G300.

 

I know right? I was all sent to spend $79 on a G402 but saw this instead!

 

 

I've been looking at the new Logitech mice,G502 was on the wish list.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:49 AM

i hate cords

 

the mx series was gold but they eventually go bad (dropped one on the middle button), and the switches later get the double click of death

 

my skills at replacing the switches wasn't adequate - i fried the traces i think - that was last year - now i can solder crazy small with success, but desoldering is still a black art

 

 

settled for an m705 - the button customise options are great - i love each application having its own shortcuts defined, but i wish it was the same size and heft as the mx it replaced


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:23 PM

The trick with desoldering - for starters the equipment which is the cylinder type pushbutton pump.  Iron with temp control.  And desoldering braid for cleanup.

Tin the iron first up with leaded solder.  In some cases it even helps to add more solder to the joint being desoldered.

 

But modern day stuff is potential for problems, for starters the traces and vias are usually way small, plus if it's the ROHS bullshit then probably uses lead-free solder which is a PITA to work with.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:28 PM

yeah, i have the tools, and lead solder (onoz !  i'll die from plumbism)

 

but i missed the skill to drown it in new solder / flux prior to using the desoldering pump - and by then i had cooked its brains

 

 

mmmm.... brains......  (zombie mx1000)


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:41 PM

:)

 

It's a delicate and probably rapidly becoming lost art. I honestly cannot remember the last time I did it :)

 

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:58 PM

Most of the stuff I've done is with the 80s sized DIP packaging.  The pitch of that is sufficiently big that you could probably get away with using a 5mm chisel tip.

Once you get to the smaller DIP packaging then it starts to head towards microsurgery.



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Posted 19 June 2018 - 03:36 PM

Slight step back onto the discussion about safety razors: I gave it another go yesterday, taking care with the angle, and using short, light strokes, resulting in a good shave with no cuts, and no painful dragging. If I can get faster at it through better technique, then yeah, I'm sure this'll be a good thing. Thanks for the suggestions!



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Posted 19 June 2018 - 03:56 PM

Don't get cut suggestions I can offer from experience with disposables:

 

- new blade, on the first 2 or 3 shaves is almost guaranteed to draw a bit of blood.  Then progresses towards ideal, then tapers off to the point where you're lucky to get a few inches shaving before needing to dip it.  As luck has it, my blades usually tell me they're worn out by breaking the whole assembly off the handle when I tap it to remove the crud.

 

- take a mug of boiling water in.  I wet my face with hot from the tap all over then do half at a time before the foam by dipping the facewasher into the cup and dabbing on.  Helps to scare the hairs out of their sockets a bit more and soften them  up.  Then swish the blade through the water every few inches of shaving to clean it.

 

- don't shave in the morning.  Sometimes not possible but I find my skin tends to be loose and soft in the morning but late arvo through late night is more likely to resist getting cut.



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Posted Yesterday, 04:38 AM

- don't shave in the morning.  Sometimes not possible but I find my skin tends to be loose and soft in the morning but late arvo through late night is more likely to resist getting cut.


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