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Thread: A little rant about Emojis and their kin
19/07/2019 20:09:08
Posted by Meunier on 19/07/2019 19:32:34:

Although not an enthusiast for emojis, I looked in vain for an emoji to express "sorry to hear you are leaving us, you will be much missed, hope to see you return shortly" to enter in the TTFN thread. sad


I tried putting your expression into this, Dave: **LINK**

The pathetic result sums-up the usefulness of emojis I think.



P.S. ... If you can't face the prospect of visiting the site; here is its result:

🙇 to 👂️ ➡️👤 are 🚪⬆️ 👥⬅️, ➡️👤 will be much missed, 🔮 to 👀 ➡️👤 ↪️ shortly

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 19/07/2019 20:12:03

Thread: Crystal Ball Gazing
19/07/2019 12:20:34
Posted by JasonB on 19/07/2019 11:18:53:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 19/07/2019 10:03:41:

... still hoping that Neil will disclose and [unless he is its author] perhaps credit, the source of his graph.


Edit: The title of this thread seems increasingly appropriate

You don't need to look too closely at your balls to see where Neil got it from


dont know

In which case, this [quoted verbatim from the same page]:


For the purposes of this comparison, the author is agnostic as to which, if any, of the reconstructions of global mean temperature is an accurate reflection of temperature fluctuations during the last 2000 years. However, since this plot is a fair representation of the range of reconstructions appearing in the published scientific literature, it is likely that such reconstructions, accurate or not, will play a significant role in the ongoing discussions of global climate change and global warming.


Says a lot.


19/07/2019 10:03:41

Thanks for the quick-fire advice, chaps



... still hoping that Neil will disclose and [unless he is its author] perhaps credit, the source of his graph.


Edit: The title of this thread seems increasingly appropriate 


Edited By Michael Gilligan on 19/07/2019 10:07:36

19/07/2019 09:40:07
Posted by Perko7 on 19/07/2019 09:36:26:

Can't help but wonder how the scientists can state with such certainty what the atmospheric CO2 levels and sea temperatures were for anything more than about 400-500 years ago, as I doubt that the scientific understanding of our atmospheric processes and the means to measure them would have existed before then? Even the data that is recorded from those times needs to be treated cautiously as there may not have been the same level of accuracy in measuring and recording, and possibly no standardised calibration available for instruments of those eras compared with today.


Thanks for the comment

We were posting at about the same time


19/07/2019 09:37:03
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 17/07/2019 21:51:05:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 17/07/2019 19:22:34:

Helps to see those graphs in a wider context. ...


Forgive my needing to ask, but ... What does Reconstructed Temperature actually mean? ... and what is your reference source?



< Bumping this on the assumption that, being fully occupied with smoothing troubled waters, Neil has not noticed it >


Thread: Making a combination lock
19/07/2019 08:16:00

Clever stuff !! ... thanks for the link

... 'though perhaps adding a nut to the bolt might have been an easier way to secure his belongings wink


Thread: Accessing Digital Issues
19/07/2019 07:41:45
Posted by XD 351 on 19/07/2019 02:45:05:

Under the flash player on/ off icon there is a little message stating that if you want safer browsing turn flash player off so i am thinking that a recent update has disabled flash player by default until you enable it


Probably true

It looks like the world is finally realising that Steve Jobs was serious when he wrote this: **LINK**


Thread: If it ain't broke don't fix it - or should I?
19/07/2019 07:30:43
Posted by Robin Graham on 19/07/2019 01:05:30:

... It works well enough - I'm getting a TIR of better than 0.008mm (if my dial indicator is to believed) using 'standard precision' collets, which is more than OK for what I do.

[ ... ]

Should I just say that it works for now and leave it alone or attempt to shine it up?


I think you answered your own question, Robin

Unless and until the time comes that it is not "more than O.K." ... Just use it.


Thread: Aldi bargain laser level
19/07/2019 07:19:35
Posted by andrew lyner on 19/07/2019 00:42:22:

Wassamadda you lathe owners? You don’t need taps and dies - just a bit of time and some gears.


It was a pun, andrew

Ian got it ...


19/07/2019 07:16:39

Posted by andrew lyner on 19/07/2019 00:01:35:

Trouble is that camera equipment has been used for years and there's no reason (as far as photographers are concerned) for changing that thread standard. [ ... ]

So the standard continues.

dont know

Err, but ... the standard did change [albeit largely unnoticed], which is what I mentioned to Mark.




Edited By Michael Gilligan on 19/07/2019 07:17:31

Thread: moore and wright internal micrometer
19/07/2019 07:00:09
Posted by sparky mike on 18/07/2019 22:04:58:

... wondered how accurate these extra shafts are.As my largest micrometer is 3" max, not sure how I could check the larger rods for size.I have a height vernier and surface plate, but would not like to guarantee result that way.


You probably need some of these, Mike [many sizes on the drop-down list] : **LINK**

Then rig your height gauge as a comparator

... easier if you have a minimum of three hands angel


Thread: Giberalter Toolpost
19/07/2019 06:43:57

... and, just to work this to death [sorry, Lynne]

When I first saw the thread title, I thought "surely there's a double g in Gibber"



Edited By Michael Gilligan on 19/07/2019 06:44:29

Thread: Aldi bargain laser level
18/07/2019 23:54:58
Posted by Mark Rand on 18/07/2019 23:53:32:

Bah! Humbug! Revisionist history!


laugh Goodnight.


18/07/2019 23:28:04
Posted by Mark Rand on 18/07/2019 23:16:51:

Just a little niggle from a little way back:- Why would one assume that camera and telescope mounting threads are UNC? They were in use a long time before Unified threads were decided upon.


Tripod threads were Whitworth ... They are now UNC [and have been for some years], specified to a sufficiently loose fit that they are 'compatible' with Whitworth.

It's all there in the standard.


Edited By Michael Gilligan on 18/07/2019 23:35:35

18/07/2019 22:27:05
Posted by Ian Johnson 1 on 17/07/2019 09:30:18:

... it is a very sloppy M16 x 2 (which I haven't got any taps or dies for)


Ahah !

That's probably why the thread won't die devil

Thread: A little rant about Emojis and their kin
18/07/2019 21:32:12
Posted by Nick Clarke 3 on 18/07/2019 21:00:32:
(tried to find emoji of a policeman to increase the irony, but it would not paste in. sad )


Taken as read, Nick yes


18/07/2019 19:55:53
Posted by Nick Clarke 3 on 18/07/2019 19:19:20:

To find the meaning of an emoji hover the mouse over it


That's useful here on the forum, Nick ...

but those smileys are only a very small sub-set of emoji.



Edited By Michael Gilligan on 18/07/2019 19:56:25

Thread: lost thread
18/07/2019 19:44:35

Curiouser and curiouser ... According to the list; Simon posted something here: **LINK** at 16:40:34 today

But nothing since Neil's post of 2017 is visible.


Edited By Michael Gilligan on 18/07/2019 19:46:15

Thread: TTFN
18/07/2019 15:47:59

Sorry to see you go, Andrew

It will be the forum's loss, not yours !

Hopefully things will settle-down again, to a state where diversity of knowledge and experience amongst members is seen as a benefit.

... I, for one, have learned a lot from you ... 'though you do much bigger work, on much bigger machines, than I ever shall.


Edited By Michael Gilligan on 18/07/2019 15:56:55

Thread: A little rant about Emojis and their kin
18/07/2019 14:46:41

Update: **LINK**

is available ... but I don't know how good it is


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