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  1. Standard memberapathist
    looking for loot
    western colorado
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    10 Dec '16 11:14
    14 yrs is about the onset of adolescence. A period of multiple transitions.
  2. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    Australia
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    10 Dec '16 11:56
    The thing I liked about the Japanese bike was the wheel nuts on one side had a wrong-way thread. The effect was to have the nuts tighten in use, where the Pom ones would loosen and you had to keep checking and retightening.
  3. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
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    10 Dec '16 14:22
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Oh don't get me started on British bikes! Whitworth threads--aaarrrggggghhhh!
    Yep, whitworthless you mean... I had a job once at a scientific instrument refurbish house in New Jersey and had to put together this tiny gold sputtering device, about the size of a toaster.
    You put stuff inside and you have a small vacuum pump to pump out most of the air, then put in argon or nitrogen and hit it with a few hundred volts and a little gold bar starts emitting gold atoms which coats whatever you put inside.

    There were screws holding it together and I tried my best to match, American, Metric, NONE of those sizes close to those screws made a tight connection. Then I realized the dam thing was made in the UK and the whole thing was put together with Whitworth threads, I had never heard of them till I ran into having to fix that machine. I just said screw it, so to speak🙂 and drilled them out to metric and that ended THAT problem.
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
    Quiz Master
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    10 Dec '16 20:34
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Oh don't get me started on British bikes! Whitworth threads--aaarrrggggghhhh!
    Who's been watching Cars ???
  5. Standard membervivify
    rain
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    12 Dec '16 06:341 edit
    You know, it's about time "Google' was added as a verb to the dictionary.
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    12 Dec '16 18:56
    Originally posted by vivify
    You know, it's about time "Google' was added as a verb to the dictionary.
    It already is in most dictionaries.
  7. Standard memberMammy Blue
    Delicious Monster...
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    13 Dec '16 11:27
    Originally posted by vivify
    You know, it's about time "Google' was added as a verb to the dictionary.
    We talk about a Googler here, and when he goes overboard, he's a Gaggler!
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