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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Apparently so did one Canadian in Nova Scotia.

    Maybe not, especially from the way his brain was not working normally.

    A very sad situation and many condolences to the innocent and victims.






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    Now gentlemen, no sniping please
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    Just a quick, overdue, update.

    I still haven't got around to changing the hinges, BUT, since the temperatures have risen, 32ºC here today, the lid has been opening and closing perfectly well

    So, I will wait until they drop again and see what happens? I have the new hinges, so if they do need changing I have a good range of calibrated watchmakers hammers from 4lbs down to 2oz so no problems expected
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    I have the new hinges, so if they do need changing I have a good range of calibrated watchmakers hammers from 4lbs down to 2oz so no problems expected

    If those aren't enough, You could get what they refer to as a Harley Wrench!!!

    ie: If the hammer is not big enough, or the part does not move, get a bigger hammer, also known as a Harley Wrench.




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    I know. You could do it standing on yer head. well, you lot down there will be used to doing just that init already.

    And the proper expression is "don't force it, use a bigger hammer"

    I even know the correct torque fro the screws and it works every time.

    Up to shear and back a quarter!

    Talking about torque. Did you know that when an engine was changed in a Bristol Britannia aircrft the 4 bolts holding the engine were tightened using a hydraulic spanner. The bolts were hollow and had a small rod welded inside them with a loose washer on the open end. The washer was turned as the bolt was tightened and the correct torque was shown when the bolt had stretched and the washer was just tight and couldn't be moved. They were once only bolts and had to be thrown away when the engine was changed again.

    Not-a-lot-a-people-know-that.
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    They were once only bolts and had to be thrown away when the engine was changed again.

    Just like a lot of other Aircraft fasteners and nuts and bolts to this day, can only be used once.

    Basically, they work like an elastic band when tightened. Using them over and stretching them again causes them to become brittle and not as strong.
    Not-a-lot-a-people-know-that either.




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    I even know the correct torque fro the screws and it works every time.

    Up to shear[sic] and back a quarter!

    Yup, works every time, as long as one knows where sheer occurs.




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    Oh dear Patrick? That's easy mate. When shear occurs there's a loud bang and you just back the nut off a 1/4.

    Good grief! I thought that everyone knew that
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    TEN YEARS!!!!! You are to be congratulated. What, if anything have you had to replace in that time? I know i pride myself on caring for my stuff, not just computers and tech but tools, bikes, cars etc but I have never pushed a computer much past 5 years.
    I know it's completely possible and I hate the planned obsolescence of many things we buy today my reasons have been more to get the increased features and performance rather than because the old model failed. My wife's old 2011 MBP for example was still fully functional when she replaced it a little over a year ago so we sold it but it would be interesting to know how far we could have pushed it.
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    On the MBP I have replaced the battery.

    Fitted a 500gig SSD and 8 gig of memory.

    Replaced the DVD drive with the 1tb SSHD that had replaced the 500gig spinny system thingy.

    The case is the same though So not that much really, just improved it a bit. And the only reason to replace it will be when the OS isn't supported any more. It's running 10.13.6 at the moment.

    On our iMac late 2009 21 /12" I have just upped the memory to 8gig and the spinny disk with a 2tb SSHD and that is also running 10.13.6.
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    I meant to post this a while ago and got distracted. There's always a danger with this, what with you folks in the US taking a perfectly good language and clipping (shearing) its structure. It's a sheer abomination. But don't take my word for it.
    Here's something from Thought. com:

    How to Remember the Difference

    Like many homophones, "sheer" and "shear" are easy to mix up. The only difference between the two is the letter "A." "A" almost resembles an open pair of scissors, which is a good way to remember that "shear" almost always refers to cutting. If you're not talking about cutting something (and you're not a scientist), you probably mean to use the word "sheer" instead.

    Mitch

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    Well, that's added a bit of colour to the thread Mitch and thank you for clearing it up.

    It just adds to the flavour init already
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    If you're not talking about cutting something (and you're not a scientist), you probably mean to use the word "sheer" instead.
    Thanks for your hint Mitch, but it's not just in the US, but every country in the world seems to be able to screw up and missuse the English language proprrly, and even when you have used the word(s) correctly, the auto-correct comes along and changes things and often goes unnoticed.

    BTW: For any that were wondering, only some special bolt fasteners and studs have and use special washers that go "bang" when they meet their predetermined torque tightness, but all bolts, studies and fasters have a maximum torque they can withstand before they break. That is why special torque wrenches are used to get the proper tightness and not overstress and weaken the fitting.




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    Hi again.

    Louis Rossmann, Apple Mac fixer, made the point that we Brits stuck a letter 'u' in colour, flavour etc in order to score more points at Scrabble, but I think that it was our cousins across the pond who replaced that fine letter 's' with a 'z' in words such as realise, realize - utilise, utilize, for the same reason. An extra nine points over the inclusion of a 'u'. Who invented the game anyway?
    I've just looked it up. It was dear old Alfred Mosher Butts in1938. Apparently he was a New Yorker, though that wasn't really his fault....

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