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by Kellemora
Today, 00:11
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 29
Views: 98

Re: Pencil Sharpener

Rhoomba does have a set pattern it goes by for each setting. It runs until it bumps into something, then starts its cycle all over again. Or at least that is the way our seemed to work. If I set it to perimeter mode, it will continually make a right, then a left when it bumps into something, and the...
by Kellemora
Yesterday, 23:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 72
Views: 325

Re: How To Make Springs

I don't thing the feds even make money on our income taxes, it all goes to pay for those handling the IRS offices and staff. Is there any left over after that? Doesn't appear so. They could abolish the federal income tax and probably come out ahead. Personally, I don't think any business should pay ...
by Kellemora
12 Aug 2022, 16:53
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 72
Views: 325

Re: How To Make Springs

What if you got up to the register with your purchase, and the cashier gave you this option. Give me one-dollar for the government, or pay five-dollars more for the product. Your choice! Which of the two would you pick? You've already stated that you would rather pay the five-dollars, than only be l...
by Kellemora
12 Aug 2022, 16:48
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 29
Views: 98

Re: Pencil Sharpener

All of my dad's era bowling shirts were embroidered, by machine of course. All of my era bowling shirts were printed with ink, probably oil based ink. They held up even after many washings. The early silk-screened shirts used an oil based paint with lots of dryers in the paint. They held up too. But...
by Kellemora
11 Aug 2022, 16:57
Forum: Chats
Topic: GMO E. coli
Replies: 61
Views: 295

Re: GMO E. coli

Many radio stations change their venue every few years, or as new owners take over. When I was working at KSIM in Sikeston, MO, they were a rock and roll station catering to the college crowd. But then when new owners took over, it became a Country Western radio station, and that is why I left. I wi...
by Kellemora
11 Aug 2022, 16:52
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 29
Views: 98

Re: Pencil Sharpener

I've had a few big vacuum cleaners over the years, still have a couple now. My favorite two were Kirby and Silver King. The Kirby was an upright, and the Silver King was a canister type with more suction power than you've ever seen in your life. But since I've done away with carpeting, I now have a ...
by Kellemora
11 Aug 2022, 16:43
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 72
Views: 325

Re: How To Make Springs

Doesn't matter what the corporate tax rate is, because the money does not come from the corporations, it is compounded in the manufacturing and distribution chain, and in the end, it is ALL paid by the end consumer. Companies actually make a tiny profit from handling all that tax work for the IRS. I...
by Kellemora
10 Aug 2022, 20:11
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 72
Views: 325

Re: How To Make Springs

I was a little guy to start with, I'm only 5'9" and have never weighed over 145 pounds in my entire life, except for a short term chocolate binge I went on. So even though I avoided the stops most of the union drivers made, I still got picked on my local drivers in nearly every town anyhow, but...
by Kellemora
10 Aug 2022, 19:52
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 29
Views: 98

Re: Pencil Sharpener

Our very first Rhoomba was their introductory model, on sale for like 150 bucks. It was all self-contained, no docking station, and no wall wart, it used a 120 volt power cord like came with electric shavers, and the charger was inside the unit. No remote control either. You pressed a button on the ...
by Kellemora
10 Aug 2022, 19:19
Forum: Chats
Topic: GMO E. coli
Replies: 61
Views: 295

Re: GMO E. coli

I had a few factory assembled crystal radios, one was shaped like a rocket ship if I recall correctly. It had a permanently affixed earphone, and you slid a metal bar up out of the top to get the station you wanted. You clipped one wire to ground which was usually the dial phone stop if metal, and t...
by Kellemora
09 Aug 2022, 16:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: GMO E. coli
Replies: 61
Views: 295

Re: GMO E. coli

I have no idea how they work, so can't expound on anything about them, other than they are expensive, hi hi. You remember those tiny little earplug speakers I'm sure. They didn't require much to drive them. A Cats Whisker radio only had a few parts. An empty toilet paper tube you wrapped a bunch of ...
by Kellemora
09 Aug 2022, 16:22
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 29
Views: 98

Re: Pencil Sharpener

I'm really surprised those light ovens didn't wipe out the microwave oven business, but they seem to have died off quite fast. Almost all ceramic cooktops now use the pulsed heating element design. When I was in the Hot Foil Stamping business, my first heating elements had a rheostat type of control...
by Kellemora
09 Aug 2022, 16:05
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 72
Views: 325

Re: How To Make Springs

When I was driving OTR, I landed a couple of Government Jobs simply because I was non-union. I also tried to avoid the places the union drivers stopped, because they would beat me up and knock me around, or tease me to death. But they never sabotaged the rig I was driving. When I made runs out west,...
by Kellemora
09 Aug 2022, 00:44
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 72
Views: 325

Re: How To Make Springs

Everything in Missouri was Union, from the grocery store check out gals to your barber and naturally all the trades as well. Including ones you wouldn't think of having a union at all. And although unions have a lot of clout, at least in Missouri, once you were licensed, you didn't have to belong to...
by Kellemora
09 Aug 2022, 00:29
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 29
Views: 98

Re: Pencil Sharpener

For the last 20 years or so, I've used electric stoves and cooktops that the heating element pulses on and off. They hold a fairly accurate temperature better than a burner type coil eye that heats up. But the nicest thing about them was the much lower electric bill than a conventional electric stov...
by Kellemora
09 Aug 2022, 00:22
Forum: Chats
Topic: GMO E. coli
Replies: 61
Views: 295

Re: GMO E. coli

I see ads on Farcebook all the time for Tinnitus cures, hi hi. One is a magnetic band you wear over your head at night, hi hi. All the rest are just snake oil. Technically, a device doesn't need a battery in order to receive signals from a Schmartz-Fone. Think about those Crystal Radios you built as...
by Kellemora
08 Aug 2022, 16:34
Forum: Chats
Topic: GMO E. coli
Replies: 61
Views: 295

Re: GMO E. coli

I haven't lost any range of hearing that I didn't lose when I was a small tyke. I've had tinnitus since I was around 25 years old. My mom had it since she was around the same age. I think most people eventually get it. It usually starts out like you can hear crickets in a field faintly, then over th...
by Kellemora
08 Aug 2022, 16:27
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 29
Views: 98

Re: Pencil Sharpener

Although Propane does cost more than Natural Gas, you use a whole lot less Propane to do the same job as you do with Natural Gas. But if you look at it BTU wise, Natural Gas is much cheaper. Despite that way of looking at it, in a normal home you would end up spending about the same for either one i...
by Kellemora
08 Aug 2022, 16:16
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 72
Views: 325

Re: How To Make Springs

I once had a shower in a super-duper fancy shower. I have no idea what it cost but it was darn near a touchless shower experience. I like how it shampooed your hair for you, especially the fine mist of water in your face while shampooing to keep soap of your face. It was like a mild pressure washer ...
by Kellemora
07 Aug 2022, 19:33
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 72
Views: 325

Re: How To Make Springs

It takes a lot of extra wires to have the switched lights to the main lamps, the unswitched light that is always on, and then of course the heavy duty circuit for the heater unit. I wired the ceiling like you would do for a ceiling fan w/light on separate switches. Meaning I used 4 wire Romex, Hot r...