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    When Mt Pinatubo exploded it cooled the whole...

    When Mt Pinatubo exploded it cooled the whole planet for most of a year.
    High altitude (>75,000 ft) was especially hard hit.
    Both U-2 and SR-71 had significant abrasion of paint on leading edges,...
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    The 'push' style button rifling is about as weird...

    The 'push' style button rifling is about as weird as it gets.
    The pull makes sense, but not the push.
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    One of my older cars had a nice single wire...

    One of my older cars had a nice single wire antennae with a tiny ball on the tip.
    Might have been my older F150.

    More than once I noticed in light rain that the vibration node was about 1 inch...
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    ACLU has dropped its 'hard line' defense of the...

    ACLU has dropped its 'hard line' defense of the First Amendment.
    And there Second Amendment support has always been rather thin.
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    Tincture of time and some penetrating solvent.

    Tincture of time and some penetrating solvent.
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    Integrity is what you do when no one is looking....

    Integrity is what you do when no one is looking.

    I still remember when we had a government witness for some equipment testing for TEMPEST.

    He commenced making "sly remarks" about my black "work...
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    Have you tried a hardened HSS tool? They can...

    Have you tried a hardened HSS tool?

    They can be surprisingly tough.
    Carbide is at its best with faster speeds and larger cuts.
    The larger shavings cary off a lot of heat generated in cutting.
    ...
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    When I was working in South Korea providing AF at...

    When I was working in South Korea providing AF at Osan support I was not allowed to go any closer than Osan to the DMZ.

    For the most part I had an escort of a Major tagging along with me.
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    It id not always just "larger particles of (AL,...

    It id not always just "larger particles of (AL, CU, etc)".

    Or did you forget you posted that erroneous statement.
    And lead based paint is not illegal in an application like this.
    It is illegal...
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    Not at all. We had aircraft grade anti-seize...

    Not at all.
    We had aircraft grade anti-seize that used a different type of SS than the fittings it was applied to.
    Worked very nicely on higher pressure hydraulics with very large temperature...
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    That depends on the type of anti-seize.

    That depends on the type of anti-seize.
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    Anti seize works better than simple grease. ...

    Anti seize works better than simple grease.

    Some actions are designed to have a limited interference fit of barrel to action.
    Threads are forced until they deform at last slightly.
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    Only accurate rifles are interesting. Colonel...

    Only accurate rifles are interesting.

    Colonel Townsend Whelen
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    Learning to live within your means and save for...

    Learning to live within your means and save for deferred rewards.

    I love the adds on TV with the older lady saying 'We planned for our retirements
    (grandson and granddaughter running up to...
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    A well done cut rifling setup with a final...

    A well done cut rifling setup with a final push/pull through reamer probably has a lot of good points.
    I have seen enough reamed barrels with horrid chatter marks to question the use of reaming for...
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    So sell it off at a loss and purchase what you...

    So sell it off at a loss and purchase what you actually need.
    Lesson learned.
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    Many of the products claim "tung oil based." I...

    Many of the products claim "tung oil based."

    I got tired of having to test new products over and over searching for
    something that had sufficient dryer added but not excessive.

    I switched to...
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    Kroil works very well when a light lubricant is...

    Kroil works very well when a light lubricant is needed.
    Like triggers.
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    All that will do for the most part is push the...

    All that will do for the most part is push the crud into places you do not want it.

    Use the solvent of your choice.
    You are going to need to take everything down anyway.

    Storage oils are NOT...
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    I remember having to explain to another PhD EE...

    I remember having to explain to another PhD EE that
    "not all the digits on a frequency counter" mean something.

    He really had no idea of how the accuracy of the gate counter in the unit was only...
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    The curing reaction is accelerated by higher...

    The curing reaction is accelerated by higher temperatures, like the vast majority of chemical reactions.
    The few exceptions that get cold as they cure are often rather strange concoctions.
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    The ceiling fan will screw up digital scales just...

    The ceiling fan will screw up digital scales just fine also.
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    A/D converters have a couple of different...

    A/D converters have a couple of different properties that can contribute to errors.
    Resolution is the first one.
    How many bits does the converter use to determine a value.
    A 10 bit converter has...
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    I shoot live varmints with a Panda action rifle....

    I shoot live varmints with a Panda action rifle.

    Search with some decent field glasses, park a rangefinder near them, look up bullet drop.
    I shoot from a portable bench rest stand. BR support in...
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    And to think we (at some level) speak the same...

    And to think we (at some level) speak the same language.
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