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by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Today's Discovery: Wire Gauge Drill Bits for Carbs
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Today's Discovery: Wire Gauge Drill Bits for Carbs

SteveM wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:29 pm
Steve,

Those drills are probably #61 thru #80.

They are a continuation of the number drill set from #1 to #60 that you are probably familiar with.

Steve
#80 is 0.0135" diameter.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are dynamos too noisy?
Replies: 25
Views: 3191

Re: Are dynamos too noisy?

ccvstmr wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:14 pm
...and I get many requests to play the "cow track"...
And that ain't no bull!
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Posting Spreadsheets
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Posting Spreadsheets

dorin wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:03 am
One more thing to think about. Spreadsheets have been used to spread viruses.
As I said in my post. The problem isn't just with Excel spreadsheets, it's any Microsoft Office file format.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 27
Views: 3699

Re: Backing up computer files

You don't need to clutter your desk with an external drive. Most PC's will let you install extra internal drives. Sorry, but that is bad advice. Agreed. In my business, backups are generated each day to high-capacity magnetic tape, with a separate tape used for each day of the week. My office used ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 27
Views: 3699

Re: Backing up computer files

NP317 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:41 am
All of our home computers have solid state "Hard Drives."
'Higher long-term reliability with no moving parts, and temperatures don't matter anyway.
SSDs have their issues, although they are not mechanical ones. Temperatures matter for all electronic devices.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 493
Views: 74110

Re: 12" working railroad

rkcarguy wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:50 pm
BigDumbDinosaur wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:03 am
rkcarguy wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:25 pm
bolsterbearings.jpg

Here's the test fit of the bolster bearing brackets.
From where did you get that design idea? :D
That is none other than yours BDD :D
:D :D :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 493
Views: 74110

Re: 12" working railroad

rkcarguy wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:25 pm
bolsterbearings.jpg

Here's the test fit of the bolster bearing brackets.
From where did you get that design idea? :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 27
Views: 3699

Re: Backing up computer files

Sorry, but that is bad advice. This is a good example of going outside the parameters of a discussion. Actually, it isn't. The discussion is about securing one's data. There's little to be said about any backup method that doesn't protect the backup medium from physical damage or theft. At the risk...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 27
Views: 3699

Re: Backing up computer files

One trick that I have heard works sometimes is to put the hard drive into the freezer overnight, then reinstall it while still cold. Old wives' tale. Subjecting the disk to such a temperature extreme will almost certainly cause the magnetic coating on the platters to separate when the disk is spun ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 27
Views: 3699

Re: Backing up computer files

Uncle Sam is the least of your worries if you use "cloud storage". Besides, you're already trusting Microsoft or Apple (and probably Google and Facebook as well). Amen, brother! I won't even mention what happens when you are working "on the cloud" and Internet service goes kaput. No internet servic...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 27
Views: 3699

Re: Backing up computer files

You don't need to clutter your desk with an external drive. Most PC's will let you install extra internal drives. Sorry, but that is bad advice. Using a second installed disk totally defeats the point of making backups: redundancy. If operating system failure or user stupidity damages both disks, y...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Posting Spreadsheets
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Posting Spreadsheets

Is there a reason why is not possible to post spreadsheets on most boards? I can think of several reasons. However, the most important reason is lack of standardization. Despite what Microsoft would like you to think, not everyone uses Excel—in fact, not everyone uses spreadsheets, Excel or otherwi...