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by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1223

Re: Women in the hobby?

There is no point in teaching people to thread one screw at a time when they want to design or make parts on a commercial basis...It's destructive to denigrate the skills of the people who are doing the most productive work. A little confusion here. I didn't denigrate anyone or their occupation. Al...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1223

Re: Women in the hobby?

MsChrissi wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:01 am
Arduinos rock

Too high-level for this old dinosaur. :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1223

Re: Women in the hobby?

His rationale is that they're not going to get anywhere in industry working manual machines, and I suppose he's right. Even in the Thirties, manufacturers were relying on highly automated machinery that looked nothing like manual lathes and mills. True enough for manufacturing, but less so for tool...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1223

Re: Women in the hobby?

I guess that you never met Grace Hopper :shock: Just how old do you think I am??? :D considering that she was around when I was in engineering school and you have been 'involved with computers since 1970'.....she was active military until the mid 1980's then (i believe) worked for DEC for at least ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1223

Re: Women in the hobby?

Almost forgot to mention...I've been professionally involved with computers since 1970, and went full-time as a self-employed computer jock 30 years ago. In all that time, I have met one female computer programmer, and have never encountered any woman who knows anything about assembly language, chi...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1223

Re: Women in the hobby?

In all that time, I have met one female computer programmer, and have never encountered any woman who knows anything about assembly language, chip registers or any of that sort of stuff—all things that I routinely work with ,,,,, Oh I LOVED Assembly language and micro processing! I worked in that f...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: combination welders

...they have these units that are supposed to be Mig, Tig, and stick combo. do those actuallt work well, or are they a typical combo thing where nothing works as well as it should? As an analogy, today's cell phones are pretty good for carrying on a conversation, but don't make particularly good ca...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1223

Re: Women in the hobby?

Almost forgot to mention...I've been professionally involved with computers since 1970, and went full-time as a self-employed computer jock 30 years ago. In all that time, I have met one female computer programmer, and have never encountered any woman who knows anything about assembly language, chip...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1223

Re: Women in the hobby?

I have been involved in steam since childhood (which was a LONG time ago!) and noticed that, no matter where I am or what aspect of the hobby I have been involved in, only about 3% of active live steamers are women. I wonder why that is? The dirt and grease associated with machinery in general is i...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Loctite
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Loctite

True! Assuming you can get the pieces assembled, anyway. :-) H Use a big enough impact wrench and you can assemble almost anything. Of course, that doesn't mean it will be functional... :D An aphorism I recall from many years ago was "Loctite works very well in situations where it isn't needed." If...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Tom bee

I've purchased from Tom a number of times over the years and have never had any concerns. My most recent purchase was a set of wheels, which transaction we carried out over the phone. I mailed Tom a check and he shipped me some wheels. From the time I spoke to him about the wheels until I had posses...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bench Buffer RPM's
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Bench Buffer RPM's

I really want a wire wheel on a bench grinder, but since I don't have a buffer, I think I want a buffer with wire on one side and cloth on the other. When I started looking into buffers, I saw two main schools of thought. One group says go 1800 RPM because 3600 will throw things and kill you. The o...