Tools for Fools

How can we expose more people to critical thinking?
Pyrrho
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Re: Tools for Fools

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Dad's L. S. Starrett Co. "mike" and his Kasiar 9-blade feeler gauge which you can buy online for 3 bucks.

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Rob Lister
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Starrett is a legendary tool maker. some of the in-crowd of machining orgasm over them (mrpete222 [the Internet's shop teacher], abom79 [actually a pro], etc.)

it ain't the $, its the quality. keepsake tools are sad.
Pyrrho
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Really interesting:

https://www.masswerk.at/misc/card-punch-typography/
Punched Card Typography —
IBM 026, 029, 129


Recently, while soaring through various information on character encodings and, eventually, card punches, I stumbled upon a rather interesting, astoundingly flexible, and quite arcane piece of technology: The IBM card punch code plate.
Pyrrho
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Re: Tools for Fools

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Link: https://twitter.com/novelidea14/status/1411152447532244993

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