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Think of ours as two 120's that really love each other...
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So though you are positively girly about weapons, you expose entire families and orphanages full of orphans to deadly 230v electro-fascists?

Got it.
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I blame 480.
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Already done. :)
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Good. 480 cannot be blamed enough.
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Careful with that fiberglass insulation:
When installing fiberglass or coming into contact with it while making home repairs should wear proper safety equipment to avoid fiberglass inhalation or irritation from skin contact. Gloves, long-sleeved shirts, pants, masks, and goggles should all be worn. The insulation should also be properly sealed off so it can’t get into air vents and circulate throughout the home or building. It should not be left exposed to an occupied area, according to the American Lung Association.
https://www.thomasnet.com/articles/mate ... -concerns/

The risk seems to be low, but they can't really agree on the level…
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Witness wrote: Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:51 am Careful with that fiberglass insulation:
When installing fiberglass or coming into contact with it while making home repairs should wear proper safety equipment to avoid fiberglass inhalation or irritation from skin contact. Gloves, long-sleeved shirts, pants, masks, and goggles should all be worn. The insulation should also be properly sealed off so it can’t get into air vents and circulate throughout the home or building. It should not be left exposed to an occupied area, according to the American Lung Association.
https://www.thomasnet.com/articles/mate ... -concerns/

The risk seems to be low, but they can't really agree on the level…
It'll all be sealed away like this when I've finished, Witness. I've been wearing a mask anyway because the loft was full of old soot 'n' stuff and I've been producing sawdust. Not pleasant.

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Sawing MDF, or any of the other 'DF fibreboards, produces particularly unpleasant and dangerous dust, as well as knackering up your saw-blades very quickly.
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All wood dust is dangerous, being a known carcinogen as well as causing other serious health problems. No doubt the resin used to bond fibreboard makes things worse.
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Stay safe, young man! :wink:





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Son, why does that elaborate model train we've spent years constructing have no physical objects in the diorama? Was it the green screen? Was it the Harry Potter thing? You know we tried Oh lord we tried to fit this into the Lord of the Rings Canon but it just didn't work!

The mockery and abuse we have received on the internet, by telephone (a land line), and by Morse code on that thing in the attic we assumed was Great Granpaws sex toy leads me to believe those nekkid German nudist figurines are making me do German length run-on sentences.
Great work with the clouds though.

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asthmatic camel wrote: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:39 pm All wood dust is dangerous, being a known carcinogen as well as causing other serious health problems. No doubt the resin used to bond fibreboard makes things worse.
Do you plAN ON INHALING 15 LBS OF THE CRAP AND LIVING TO 120?
If not then don't worry.
fag.
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You need this
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for this
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ed wrote: Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:58 am
asthmatic camel wrote: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:39 pm All wood dust is dangerous, being a known carcinogen as well as causing other serious health problems. No doubt the resin used to bond fibreboard makes things worse.
Do you plAN ON INHALING 15 LBS OF THE CRAP AND LIVING TO 120?
If not then don't worry.
fag.
I'm not worried and plan on doing neither; I'm simply taking sensible precautions when working in a small, unventilated area containing potentially hazardous substances such as soot and sawdust. They may not kill me but they certainly aggravate my asthma.
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girlie man
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Cuz I love you, you get to choose my response
Thats the last thing you'll remember.
Right, you are so fucking blind you are missing my nose by 6 inches
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:06 am OK Witness. Where?
China, Yellow River valley if I remember correctly.
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Witness wrote: Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:12 am https://i.imgur.com/2vRfUOA.jpg

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Well, stoking the burner would be a great idea. I'd be happy to give her ... a hand ... with that. :wink:
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For AC & AA:
Isle of Wight’s rattling, rolling, charming ex-tube trains face end of the line

Passengers say change is sad but inevitable as time catches up with UK’s oldest train fleet

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...

This article was amended on 3 January 2020 to clarify that the incoming Isle of Wight trains are converted London Underground stock (as opposed to the outgoing “tube” stock, built for certain small-tunnel lines on the London system).
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... f-the-line for details.
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Vintage silent film of various steam trains taken between 1897 and 1906 by Thomas Edison and the Biograph Company.

Philadelphia Express - Jersey Central 1897
Black Diamond Express - Lehigh Valley 1902 & 1903
West Shore Railroad - "Cab ride" 1906
Grand Trunk Railroad - "Sarnia Tunnel" 1903
Ulster & Delaware 1906
"Empire State Express" - New York Central Railroad 1902 & 1905
Steam powered rotary snow plow in action 1902
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A Digital Conversion Miraculously Clarifies a Historic 1896 Film to Look Like It Was Shot Yesterday

Denis Shiryaev has found a way to clarify the world’s earliest films and their signature grainy textures. He transformed the historic 1896 The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station into a 50-second film that suddenly reveals distinct faces of the passengers scrambling to get on the train, in addition to details on the locomotive that otherwise were undistinguishable in the original version. According to Peta Pixel, Shiryaev first used Topaz Lab’s Gigapixel AI to upgrade the film’s resolution to 4K, followed by Google’s DAIN, which he used to create and add frames to the original file, bringing it to 60 frames per second.

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Hydrogen-powered train to be tested in Scotland as fuel of future

A hydrogen-powered train is to be built and tested in Scotland as ministers prepare to banish diesel from passenger rail services within 15 years.

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A former ScotRail Class 314 electric train like this one which made a farewell tour in December when the last of the fleet was retired will be converted for the trial. Picture: John Devlin
The experimental train will be created by converting ScotRail carriages retired in December.

It is likely to be tested on a heritage line in Scotland like the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway, which has been used for trials of battery trains.

Testing would then be switched to a main line.

Conversion work will be done at train refurbisher Brodie Engineering in Kilmarnock. The technology involved will be developed by London-based Arcola Energy, with the University of St Andrews also involved in the Scottish Enterprise project.

Arcola chief executive Dr Ben Todd said hydrogen could be used on non-electrified routes which were too long for battery-powered trains.

He said: “It will be a small feasibility study, involving the refit of a former ScotRail class 314 electric train.”

He said cheaper hydrogen production may be required to make it a viable fuel since the gas remains far more expensive than petrol and diesel.
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Northern rail: Government takes over after chaos

The government says it wants to give people in northern England "more powers over their railways" as it starts running services previously operated by Arriva Rail North.

The takeover was announced in January following widespread commuter chaos.

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham will be among a panel of northern political leaders who will advise the government's operation.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said there would be "no quick fix".

Passengers have experienced regular delays and cancellations since a timetable change in May 2018. They also faced strikes and an ageing fleet of trains.

German firm Arriva, which had been due to run Northern services until 2025, previously said problems had been largely due to "external factors" such as infrastructure.

A Department for Transport spokeswoman said tackling overcrowding would be a priority, with "new technology being trialled to identify crowding pinch points".

The government also said:
  • Work will continue to extend platforms at 30 stations to allow for longer trains.
  • A major deep-cleaning program has started on carriages.
  • More electric trains will be introduced across the Northern network next year.
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Ahem.

Meanwhile, back in T3h Attic of Doom™, work progresses. I'm now out of timber and getting any more at the moment would require jumping through hoops, so I'll just paint what I've done.

And, if anyone was wondering if the mirrored insulation I've used is effective, I can confirm that it is. Very. It's toast up there.

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