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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3025 on: December 11, 2018, 11:52:13 am »

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3026 on: December 11, 2018, 11:58:58 am »
what's the difference between that and a padsaw? is it just having a guard which it can pull against? (which you could obv fettle without any aggro)

It looks much cooler of course!

I think the actual advantage is that the blade is supported all the time its cutting so less wobbly for neater cuts. Could be wrong though as I haven't used one.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3027 on: December 11, 2018, 12:04:27 pm »
You can use a padsaw for cutting through a door frame, and then use the blade to pop the latch of a Yale lock from the outside. DAMHIKT.
I don't think you could do that with your pump-action thingy.
Not unless it was a 12 bore.

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3028 on: December 11, 2018, 01:07:28 pm »
Rather limited depth of cut, though. OK for bolts & such, I suppose.

Nope. The blade is fixed, but the tubular section above is telescopic and sprung loaded, so travels back into the barrel exposing a length of blade. This allows cutting through sheet without being limited by the "hoop" of a conventional hacksaw - the nose of the telescopic part rests on the upper surface of the material being cut.

Gotcha. In my hands that'd probably result in a zigzagged blade.
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ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3029 on: December 11, 2018, 02:34:54 pm »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyhole_saw

This was more like what my dad used to have
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3030 on: December 13, 2018, 04:57:09 pm »
That the British bought the wreck of the scuttled German pocket battleship Graf Spee in February 1940 for £14,000 so that they could unbolt bits of her electronic systems and ship them back to the UK for technical analysis.

In true British bureaucratic fashion, the Admiralty was involved in a two-year fight with the Treasury to justify the expenditure.

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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3031 on: December 16, 2018, 10:12:50 am »
Butane heaters don't work too well if the gas bottle is at 5°C or less. Vaporisation pressure and all that. :(
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3032 on: December 17, 2018, 05:28:34 pm »
Gary Numan is older than Gary Oldman

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3033 on: December 17, 2018, 05:40:56 pm »
That’s really tickled me.
 ;D
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PaulF

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3034 on: December 17, 2018, 07:09:04 pm »
I really should have greased the bottom bracket better when I fitted it 6 years ago. It’s looking expensive....

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3035 on: December 17, 2018, 07:22:10 pm »
Chimney sweeps used to get a unique form of scrotal cancer  :hand:
Never tell me the odds.

citoyen

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3036 on: December 17, 2018, 07:40:15 pm »
I am descended from the Hendersons, late of Pablo Fanque’s fair.

Although it’s possible this is a family myth.

Basil

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3037 on: December 17, 2018, 08:10:27 pm »
Chimney sweeps used to get a unique form of scrotal cancer  :hand:
Not my chimney sweep.
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ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3038 on: December 17, 2018, 09:14:26 pm »
Chimney sweeps used to get a unique form of scrotal cancer  :hand:
Not my chimney sweep.

Nor my cousin, or should I say cousine?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3039 on: December 17, 2018, 09:16:35 pm »
Chimney sweeps used to get a unique form of scrotal cancer  :hand:
Not my chimney sweep.

Nor my cousin, or should I say cousine?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimney_sweeps%27_carcinoma

Less common now they don't do the job half naked, shower at the end of the day, and few people have coal fires.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3040 on: December 20, 2018, 07:56:05 am »
That in Chicago, every car regularly used in the city has to have a "city sticker". A "wheel tax" as it's described.  Around £75 a year for a small car at present. Without one, if you get caught parking illegally, or speeding, they slap another $25 fine on, just because. Cool.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3041 on: December 20, 2018, 04:18:52 pm »
That the Curtis Mayfield album Roots has nothing to do with the TV series of the same name. Not that there was really any reason why it should, I just wondered.
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barakta

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3042 on: December 23, 2018, 10:11:39 pm »
Paddy Ashdown's first name was not actually Patrick shortened to Paddy.  He and I shared a birthday.

ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3043 on: December 23, 2018, 10:22:19 pm »
I was surprised at that as well
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3044 on: December 24, 2018, 08:22:42 am »
Patricia?
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barakta

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3045 on: December 24, 2018, 04:38:33 pm »
Jeremy John Durham... Paddy was a nickname from school because of his Norn Irish 'brogue' which he then lost at the school, but he preferred Paddy to Jeremy so it stuck. I don't think his given name was a secret, but no one ever referred to him as anything but Paddy Ashdown.

I am however struck at how easy people find it to call someone a name-of-choice like Paddy, or Tanni for Tanni Grey-Thompson yet seem to find it impossible to correctly name a trans person who has changed their name or revealed their deadname...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3046 on: December 25, 2018, 01:04:19 pm »
Jeremy John Durham... Paddy was a nickname from school because of his Norn Irish 'brogue' which he then lost at the school, but he preferred Paddy to Jeremy so it stuck. I don't think his given name was a secret, but no one ever referred to him as anything but Paddy Ashdown.

I am however struck at how easy people find it to call someone a name-of-choice like Paddy, or Tanni for Tanni Grey-Thompson yet seem to find it impossible to correctly name a trans person who has changed their name or revealed their deadname...
It can be odd when people you know change their name. There's a woman I've known since I was about 5, she was one of my mum's best friends so we saw her a lot when I was a child but not much since. And then I spent a bit more than a decade living in various foreign parts and when I came back, I found she, now in her 70s, had changed her name from Celia to Alice. I still find it a bit odd to call her Alice. Perhaps it being an anagram makes it weirder (apparently this was not deliberate on her part!). Though she doesn't really mind if you call her Celia.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3047 on: December 25, 2018, 01:08:15 pm »
It's also an anagram of Leica - has she a photographic memory?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3048 on: December 25, 2018, 01:14:56 pm »
I'll have to mention that next time I see her! (The last time I saw her, she filled me with Pims to the extent that I wasn't entirely sure I'd manage the ride home without falling in the canal – unlike Basil's canal adventures, this is a disused one, the water's probably cleaner but no one to pull you out!)
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Aunt Maud

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3049 on: December 25, 2018, 01:43:26 pm »
I have learnt that although I'm responsible for the Christmas dinner, I can still be evicted from the kitchen.