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General Discussion Board / Re: Servers downtimes
« Last post by brslk on August 21, 2017, 09:01:58 PM »
Thanks Rusty.
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General Discussion Board / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by brslk on August 21, 2017, 09:00:07 PM »
I started the day by getting up at 10:00am to watch the eclipse. It was pretty neat but none of the pics I took turned out for shit.
Then I finished fixing the hole on the side pf my garage and painted it.
An den... AN DEN! Then I figured I spend a half an hour and do the front brakes on my SUV.
Next thing I know it's 11:00pm and the brakes are done, the oil is changed, everything I could get at got greased (I love the grease needle I bought)
and spent about 1/2 an hour cleaning up behind myself.
I think I need a new tire on the RF. Pretty sure you're not supposed to see the steel belting. I need an alignment too.

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Collector / Vintage / Antique / Re: hand forged DOE with a logo
« Last post by strik9 on August 21, 2017, 07:19:03 PM »
I have s picture saved of some guy about 1925 in front of his stable turned shop with all his tools.  Most are T era car kit items and a machine for testing and rebuilding the flywheel mounted generator on a T car.  His prime investment.  The car behind him has his tools on the fender so it was probably his.

     He looks so proud of what he achieved despite having only about ten wrenches total, no fancy socket set and no Epiq tool condo. 
   The old pics of the train shops are about the same but they don't own any of the tools.  The railroad did.  Simple clothes and honest work kept those pics so interesting all these years.   

  Those guys are what us guys are today as millwrights or local Indy shop mechanics.  I don't know how to define a dealer tech in these terms because he is a product of modern times.  New rules and policy grand dad never knew.

    These tools are sometimes all that remains of these scenes.  The only item with value to be moved from man to man so long that they could tell ten careers worth of stories if they talked.
    And we are but one more link in that chain.

     

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General Discussion Board / Re: The solar eclipse
« Last post by gtermini on August 21, 2017, 07:04:34 PM »
Used my welding lid today to watch the total eclipse out on a hill in the fields I used to farm a half mile from the house. I wasn't sure what to expect and wasn't super gung ho about it at first, but the minute of totality was one of the strangest things I've ever seen. Words do not do justice to the experience. It came in an instant without a crisp shadow line, and was the most colorful dusk, but 360 deg around. The temp dropped about 5 degrees and and light got very strange in the half hour leading up. The just-post totality light seemed like crisp LED light, unlike any sunlight I had ever seen. I could not believe the difference between total eclipse and 99.9% coverage. There is NO comparison between the two. It was crystal clear sky here for viewing, and my view was about 50 miles in three directions. I can see why some folks made the drive to be in the total eclipse zone.

Greyson
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General Discussion Board / Re: Servers downtimes
« Last post by slip knot on August 21, 2017, 07:00:52 PM »
I just blame winders 10 on my laptop.  Thanks for all y'all do to keep the site up and running. thumbsup2
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General Discussion Board / Re: Servers downtimes
« Last post by gtermini on August 21, 2017, 06:54:43 PM »
I'll parrot the thank you. Keep up the good work.

Greyson
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Collector / Vintage / Antique / Re: hand forged DOE with a logo
« Last post by J.A.F.E. on August 21, 2017, 06:50:03 PM »
I actually think it's pretty cool. I often think about some of the old tools I have who the original owner was and how he made a living with it. Maybe sent a kid to college or paid for a wedding. What it worked on.



You're just nuts.

You gonna tap into that old joke again?
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General Discussion Board / Re: Servers downtimes
« Last post by J.A.F.E. on August 21, 2017, 06:38:29 PM »
Thanks for all the hard work.

If these miscreants spent as much time doing something useful as they do destroying things we'd all be better off.
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General Discussion Board / Re: Servers downtimes
« Last post by OldnSlo on August 21, 2017, 06:29:37 PM »
Thanks for the great job you do.
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General Discussion Board / Servers downtimes
« Last post by rusty on August 21, 2017, 06:01:23 PM »
Sorry guys the data center keeps getting hit by ddos attacks. I'll most likely move the sites if this continues.
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