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by goblin_subway
Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World's Greatest Hammer
Replies: 59
Views: 7181

Re: The World's Greatest Hammer

Right, a water jet.... maybe I'll try a plasma cut-out cnc machine if that doesn't work. If I had access to that level of technology, I severely doubt that making a hammer work right would be all that difficult. ... those are both terrible ideas because you're not trying to cut *through* the materi...
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World's Greatest Hammer
Replies: 59
Views: 7181

Re: The World's Greatest Hammer

Right, a water jet.... maybe I'll try a plasma cut-out cnc machine if that doesn't work. If I had access to that level of technology, I severely doubt that making a hammer work right would be all that difficult. ...Sorry, it's late and I am annoyed by something else, but try to keep the suggestions ...
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...
Replies: 77
Views: 8161

Re: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...

Harbor Freight is ok for low-use tools, but if you plan to use the tool frequently, it will break. Ok, back up. All tools break, it is just a matter of hours in use. Harbor Freight tools have a signifigantly lower number of usage hours that what you will find at the "big box" stores. The p...
by goblin_subway
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...
Replies: 77
Views: 8161

Re: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...

I sound like an authority because I have "passed" a super-glue chip through my system. It was... unpleasant. I made some assumptions about what would happen when you consumed a large quantity. As a side note, laquer-thinner tastes awful. I discovered this the other day at work when a stray...
by goblin_subway
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...
Replies: 77
Views: 8161

Re: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...

Cyanoacrylate is a tenacious adhesive, particularly when used to bond non-porous materials or those that contain minute traces of water. It is also very good at bonding body tissue, and while this can be a bothersome (or even dangerous) side effect during everyday use, it has been exploited for the ...
by goblin_subway
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Speaker for the Dead
Replies: 70
Views: 8548

Re: Speaker for the Dead

Ok, I stand corrected. My grandmother told me that it was picking knits (while knitting). The term, linguistically, seems to come from picking nits, or lice. You are correct.

When I have kids, I will tell them both to keep the memory alive.
by goblin_subway
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...
Replies: 77
Views: 8161

Re: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...

I can't believe I spent time on this but, medically speaking, this is what happens when you eat super glue. Ok, as far as I can tell from all medical reports I could find.... Assuming that you healthy to begin with, a drop of super glue would bond, more or less instantly to whatever it first contact...
by goblin_subway
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...
Replies: 77
Views: 8161

Re: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...

I'll have to try the acetone trick on super-glue (substitute for zip-kicker). Also, masking tape is pretty much crap. Use blue/ purple painter's tape or gaffer's tape. Masking tape should never be used in the production of.... well... anything. It has the ability to randomly adhere to some unexpecte...
by goblin_subway
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Speaker for the Dead
Replies: 70
Views: 8548

Re: Speaker for the Dead

I've never understood what you could possibly expect to learn from the Egyptians that would really matter to any sort of mathematician/scientist/[other person of extreme knowledge]. So unless someone's in math or science, they don't count as someone of extreme knowledge? Because I've met some prett...
by goblin_subway
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World's Greatest Hammer
Replies: 59
Views: 7181

Re: The World's Greatest Hammer

Ok, a Dremel tool cut-off whell is powerless against case-hardened steel. Any thoughts about how to make a small slot in hardened steel w/o altering the overall molecular structure?
by goblin_subway
Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.
Replies: 189
Views: 34718

Re: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.

I will second previos posts. Read all 5 1/2 books of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. They are zarkingly frood.
by goblin_subway
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Speaker for the Dead
Replies: 70
Views: 8548

Re: Speaker for the Dead

Ati said: "Fine, that's what he thinks. I don't have a problem with him doing that, to make himself feel better. There's nothing to be learned from the bodies of the recently dead. However, I don't believe for an instant that the pickled, decomposing brains of the dead are even remotely capabl...
by goblin_subway
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...
Replies: 77
Views: 8161

Re: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...

zip-kicker (illegal in the US, but Canada doesnt seem to mind) Is that true? I've been able to obtain CA accelerant in tons of US stores. What is this stuff? Ultra-epoxy? Zip-kicker (and its equals) is a rapid-drying agent that you can spray onto a joint with a super-glue bond that causes instant h...
by goblin_subway
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...
Replies: 77
Views: 8161

Re: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...

I hate to admit this, but I have been a professional carpenter for about 8 years and I have only recently used an impact driver. They are the shit. You can take a 3 inch decking screw through 4 inches of white oak, screw-head and all. Only two things can stop an impact driver. One, you run out of dr...
by goblin_subway
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World's Greatest Hammer
Replies: 59
Views: 7181

Re: The World's Greatest Hammer

Yes, I am actually making this, that is kinda the point. To your other question, yes a circular blade leaves a slope at the end of the cut, but if you start at the head and cut toward the claw the slope becomes unimportant after you add in the cross-cuts. A brief text diagram. H= hammerhead, -=lengt...
by goblin_subway
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World's Greatest Hammer
Replies: 59
Views: 7181

Re: The World's Greatest Hammer

Important safety tip: When running a slot along the top of the head of the hammer so that you can make a nail-set channel, think twice before you use a high tolerance tablesaw. I installed a hot-saw blade on the tablesaw and set the depth. I also built a rig to hold the hammer in the proper orientat...
by goblin_subway
Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Breast Speed/Bounce equation (Not a joke)
Replies: 27
Views: 7690

Re: Breast Speed/Bounce equation (Not a joke)

Root is the clear winner. Well done sir/ ma'am. Excellent link.
by goblin_subway
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World's Greatest Hammer
Replies: 59
Views: 7181

Re: The World's Greatest Hammer

Ok, peope. Estwing = badass. I know. The two hammers in my box: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21EX76VJT4L._SL500_AA280_.jpg Steel shaft and insanely good at demo work and generally beating the shit out of things. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21tYM0As9kL._SL500_AA280_.jpg Fiberglass ...
by goblin_subway
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...
Replies: 77
Views: 8161

Re: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...

I have used JB Weld to fix a crack in a 2-stroke engine block. Indeed, fantastic.
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is Existentialism?
Replies: 73
Views: 10265

Re: What is Existentialism?

Okay, it works because an arab would never see the sea. Wow, it works on a grammatical level as well.
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Breast Speed/Bounce equation (Not a joke)
Replies: 27
Views: 7690

Re: Breast Speed/Bounce equation (Not a joke)

Ok, then take the measurements of the Baywatch lifeguards, divide into real and fake, then analyze the overall bounce based on the height of said lifeguard when running in slow motion. It will probably easy for some film major to spot the fps on the slo-mo run. From there, the math should be fairly ...
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Need Help Getting That "DrivE"
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: Need Help Getting That "DrivE"

FreeXe: This might sound dumb, but the fastest way to lose weight or tighten up is stop eating your meal half-way through and kick your own ass when exercising. That's how I did it and I had a 6-pack at 180 lbs....... Granted, I abandoned that idea and moved on to eating whatever the hell I pleased...
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World's Greatest Hammer
Replies: 59
Views: 7181

Re: The World's Greatest Hammer

Problem with magnetized parts on a hammer: magnets quickly become de-magnetized upon repeated banging or hitting. I was not aware that impact de-magnetized items. Well, the proposed hammerhead is ferrous, so it can always be re-magnetized with a big-ass magnet. EDIT: HOLY SHIT! It just hit me. make...
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons & Dragons DM Question
Replies: 44
Views: 4788

Re: Dungeons & Dragons DM Question

From the book of Phil (my first DM and purveyor of the greatest gamer store ever): always take the weakness of each character and make it a continuing problem. This is especially true of humans. Try the phrase "6 months pass" on your players. The human players will flinch.
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics of Falling Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

Re: Physics of Falling Question

If the question is applied physics, then the difference will be more or less unimportant, the inverted "V" will flip over. If the question is theoretical, then my brain is not up to the question at this hour.
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Breast Speed/Bounce equation (Not a joke)
Replies: 27
Views: 7690

Re: Breast Speed/Bounce equation (Not a joke)

Ok, I am new to this argument. But... I have to ask the poster. You said you are studying humanities. Did you pose the the question simply to watch our answer? If not, the answer is really simple. Baywatch. In addition to the fact that you can easily get the measurements, height, etc. online of ever...
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...
Replies: 77
Views: 8161

Re: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...

Ok, you guys missed one of my favorite fixes. Plumber's tape and wide-head 1/2 in. screws. Also, zap-a-gap is indeed incredible, but try using that in combination with zip-kicker (illegal in the US, but Canada doesnt seem to mind). All that said, try this site for your adhesive needs: http://www.thi...
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World's Greatest Hammer
Replies: 59
Views: 7181

Re: The World's Greatest Hammer

I have never heard of magnetized forging. Interesting idea.
When I said iron-based, I meant the head and connecting portion. The handle should probably be made of fiberglass with magnetized inserts and non-magnetized counterbalancing weights.
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is Existentialism?
Replies: 73
Views: 10265

Re: What is Existentialism?

From a Crhistopher Moore book, Ditry Job , I just finished: "Existenialism is killing an arab on a beach." It is important to note that the book is about a man realizing that he has become an agent of Death. It is in no way racist, it just kind of proves a point. Much in the same way as dr...
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sharks and rays grow closer to extinction
Replies: 18
Views: 2216

Re: Sharks and rays grow closer to extinction

Crescent:I read the title as laser-sharks as well. Oh well.

Wait, where are my lasing weasels?!?
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Florida and Michigan are being seated, 1/2 voting power
Replies: 12
Views: 1792

Re: Florida and Michigan are being seated, 1/2 voting power

I listened to the whole damn thing on CNN. Ok, I agree that the votes should count. BUT.... I agree with the DNC that if every state just held their primaries whenever they felt like it then every state would race to be first in line. BUT... I also agree that the same states shouldn't be the first t...
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World's Greatest Hammer
Replies: 59
Views: 7181

Re: The World's Greatest Hammer

Miniature alarm clock, so you'll always know when it's Hammertime! What about making it out of a single piece of material? I know the head's unlikely to loosen, but it'd be nice to never worry about it. Put some cork on the bottom of the handle. You can stick smaller nails into it and you won't hav...
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rachel Ray's bad fashion sense linked to terrorism
Replies: 50
Views: 5709

Re: Rachel Ray's bad fashion sense linked to terrorism

Kafiyehs are also worn by Israelis and they are definitely an ally of the US. This whole business is dumb. It's a friggin scarf.
by goblin_subway
Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Extraterrestrial life - Yes or No?
Replies: 23
Views: 2050

Re: Extraterrestrial life - Yes or No?

From Drake's own mouth, the purpose of the equation: "How did you devise your famous Drake equation?" "In 1961, a meeting was held at the West Virginia observatory where I had conducted Project Ozma. During this meeting, astronomers and physicists discussed approaches to answering the...
by goblin_subway
Sat May 31, 2008 3:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rachel Ray's bad fashion sense linked to terrorism
Replies: 50
Views: 5709

Re: Rachel Ray's bad fashion sense linked to terrorism

No offense to everyone (myself included), I think the US news organisations and corporations are taking blagging, chat-rooms, and forums entirely too seriously. While they are the opinions of the people, you can't take one person's offense to mean that a legion of people will be offended. I sent an ...
by goblin_subway
Sat May 31, 2008 3:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Extraterrestrial life - Yes or No?
Replies: 23
Views: 2050

Re: Extraterrestrial life - Yes or No?

Crap. I forgot to mention something. Drake is an idiot. He made up an equation where all of the unknown values will (most likely) never be known. Sorry, that is all.
by goblin_subway
Sat May 31, 2008 3:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Extraterrestrial life - Yes or No?
Replies: 23
Views: 2050

Re: Extraterrestrial life - Yes or No?

Aliens exist, but the odds of finding them is so small that you may as well call it zero. From the Guide: The simple truth is that interstellar distances will not fit into the human imagination. Even light, which travels so fast that it takes most races thousands of years to realize that it travels ...
by goblin_subway
Sat May 31, 2008 2:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World's Greatest Hammer
Replies: 59
Views: 7181

The World's Greatest Hammer

By that, I mean what are the qualities of the "perfect hammer" that you would use to drive a nail into a post? There are many other types of hammers (I have a hammer that I use for the express purpose of flattenening out joints between two pieces of laminate, as an example), but the one I ...
by goblin_subway
Fri May 23, 2008 1:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Speaker for the Dead
Replies: 70
Views: 8548

Re: Speaker for the Dead

Ati wrote: "No, I'm denying their right to claim something as incontrovertible truth because they believe in it. They can have whatever morals they want (so long as they don't hurt other people). But if they start knocking on my door to tell me that 2000-year dead Jewish carpenter loves me, or...
by goblin_subway
Wed May 21, 2008 1:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Speaker for the Dead
Replies: 70
Views: 8548

Re: Speaker for the Dead

Ok, I give. I chose the wrong forum for this discussion. It was meant to be a look at "should respect others' beliefs in the past?". The response is a resounding no, mainly due to the fact that they are long dead. Ok, should we respect the beliefs of those that died yesterday, even though,...

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