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  1. https://www.imeche.org/news/news-article/the-stunning-sensitivity-of-the-imeche-archive's-'millionth-machine



    Invented by engineer Sir Joseph Whitworth in the 1840s, the Millionth Machine was so called owing to its ability to measure to one millionth of an inch. Before its invention, measuring to one sixteenth of an inch had been considered accurate. The machine would measure length or thickness by comparing the end measure of an object with a known standard.

    In 1859 Whitworth demonstrated his machine at a meeting of the IMechE, showing how the device’s accuracy was such that it could show the expansion in length of a one-inch iron bar caused by being touched by a finger.

    Born in Stockport in 1803, Whitworth focused his career on accuracy, standardisation and measurement. He made a series of inventions and improvements to existing machinery and tools which would come to revolutionise manufacturing methods in the 19th century and beyond. 

    In 1868 Whitworth donated a large sum of money to the government for the creation of a scholarship that would support aspiring engineers who had already gained practical experience through an apprenticeship to gain the theoretical underpinning provided through a university education. The Whitworth Scholarships still exist in 2019.




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  2. O Lord Jesus Christ our God, Who did patiently endure the scourging and wounding of Your most holy Body, that You might save the souls and bodies of Your people, look graciously, we beseech You, upon the suffering body of this Your servant and give her strength to endure patiently whatsoever You shall see fit to lay upon her. Bless the means employed for the working out of her cure, granting that she may so endure her sufferings in the flesh that the wounding of her body may be to avail for the correcting and salvation of her soul, for Yours it is to show mercy and to save, O Christ our God; and to You do we send up Glory, as to Your Eternal Father and Your All‑Holy, Good and Life‑creating Spirit, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.


    Almighty Lord, Physician of souls and bodies, You humble and lift up, You reprimand and heal, visit Your servant with Your mercy for she is suffering. Stretch forth Your arm which is so full of healing and health, and cure her, raising her from her bed and pain. Reprove the spirit of weakness which is in her and drive far from her pain, wounds, chills, fever and weakness. If she has sins or transgressions, loosen, remit and forgive them in Your love for mankind. O Lord, have compassion on Your creation, in Christ Jesus our Lord, with whom You are blessed, together with Your all holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen.

  3. The most common is a ratio of 6:1:1, water:lemon juice:sugar.  I'm a fan of 6: 1.5:1.  Naturally, start off scant on the sugar and increase if needed.  I've never been able to make decent lemonade using the bottled stuff.  Always fresh.  

    To give it some zip run an inch or two of fresh ginger through your microplane and then squeeze the juice out of the resulting pulp (or just put it all into the pitcher).  Or muddle some fresh mint.

  4. 37 minutes ago, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:

     .... real exciting game ........ apparently ......   :rolleyes:


    It was a pretty good game.   People in the stadium getting silly at the chance to finally get out after almost a year and a half. 

  5. https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs/cubs-fans-epic-beer-cup-snake-cost-almost-30000



    The snake reached from the top of the upper section of center field beneath the scoreboard to the top of the lower centerfield section.

    And how much beer had to be consumed to make that? And how much money was spent on beer?

    Well some people did the math and the answer is a lot. An insanely large sum of money.

    Epic beer snake at the Cubs game yesterday. Quick math (h/t ) A ~100 ft snake at 2 cups an inch = 2,400 beers. 2,400 beers x $12 each ——— $28,800 snake



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  6. 15 minutes ago, Alpo said:

    I like all the white shirts. That bottom picture. There are 12 men in that picture. 8 of them are wearing white shirts.


    They have a lot of laundromats out there on the range do they?


    White, or undyed,  fabric is less expensive to produce than dyed goods.  You can also bleach it in the Sun.  



  7. 17 minutes ago, Whiskey Hicks said:

    Of course I had to pick the oddball 255 grain SWCs from Acme of which I can’t find as a company on any charts. Will any 255 grain SWC bullet type work in the load data from a manual?


    It should.   Usually the manuals don't specify the manufacturer of the projectile, just the type and weight. 

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  8. I'll cast my vote for the Lyman manual.  Also Hornady.  Sierra puts out a nice one.  Get several, compare.  One thing in noticed was that when I updated mine was that some of the older calibers, oddball ones, had been dropped.  
    You might consider at the very least the Lyman (which has a great overview of the history of firearms along with the how to and load data), get the manual from the brand of bullets you will be using and the powder you will be using. 

  9. Soviet Kharkiv KhAI-5, (sometimes Neman R-10) used as tactical reconnaissance aircraft, and, in need, also as light bombers.
    R-10s were first used in combat in the 1939 Soviet-Japanese Battle of Khalkhin Gol.
    Then, they were used in the initial stage of World War II, starting with use in the invasion of Poland (without combat encounters) and against Finland in the Winter War (1939–1940).
    R-10s were next used in the first period of the German-Soviet war, following the German attack on June 22nd 1941.
    By this time, they were outdated and suffered heavy losses, as did the rest of the Soviet Air Force. Many planes were destroyed on the ground.
    Later many were used as night bombers, to reduce losses from opposing fighters.
    The remaining R-10s were withdrawn from combat service in 1943.
    May be an image of aircraft and outdoors
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  10. 4 hours ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

    I figure that the whole eating snails thing started as a dare between cavemen.


    You can say that about any mollusk or gastropod.  Snails aren't bad, I've ordered them a few times just to see what they are like.   I won't pay restaurant prices for them again,  but if offered,  I won't turn them down. 


    Same for frog legs.


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  11. I've often thought that his crime wasn't shooting the "wild young cowboy" but stealing a horse.  After all, 

    "One Night A Wild Young Cowboy Came In
    Wild As The West Texas Wind
    Dashing And Daring, A Drink He Was Sharing
    With Wicked Felina, The Girl That I Loved
    So In Anger I Challenged His Right For The Love Of This Maiden
    Down Went His Hand For The Gun That He Wore
    My Challenge Was Answered In Less Than A Heartbeat
    The Handsome Young Stranger Lay Dead On The Floor."

    Sounds like a fair fight.  The "wild young cowboy" made the first move for a gun.  

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  12. 4 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

    Who’s complaining??  I hope more people will begin carrying openly when concealment isn’t practical.  If the alternative is going unarmed, I don’t see it as a real alternative!!  The more open carry we see, the less remarkable it will become!!


    When it becomes unremarkable, we’ll have won a major battle in the war to protect our civil rights. ALL OF OUR CIVIL RIGHTS!!



    Very well said. 

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