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post #21 of 29 Old 09-06-2015, 04:05 PM
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Poltergeist maybe
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Yes now that you mention it, I do remember something about the compass thing and I may have confused that with WWII. I learned about the mine thing from a WWII Navy vet in 1971 who was teaching electronics. We were discussing degaussing TV Tubes at the time and he told us the story about banging on the shipís deck to keep the mines away someplace in Europe that I don't remember. He also mentioned that they installed large DC cables across the SF Bay to demagnetize ships coming in from across the ocean to Mare Island for repairs.

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The massively cool thing about deperming is that one can alter a ship or subs magnetic field structure and orientation to appear to be from an area say 60įN/155įE.

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The massively cool thing about deperming is that one can alter a ship or subs magnetic field structure and orientation to appear to be from an area say 60įN/155įE.
Really Wow, I never heard that one before, Very interesting.

Just something that I was surprised to learn recently about Lat/long coordinates is that I’ve only dealt with coordinates as you have shown ever since I took a surveyor’s course back in the early 70s.

But just a couple of weeks ago I was trying to give Lat/long coordinates to an inspector for a place out in the middle of nowhere without an address and they couldn’t locate it through Google Maps.

I thought maybe they were getting the numbers mixed up so I tried to look up the location myself in Google and Google couldn’t locate it for me either. I knew exactly where the place was so I just moved google map to the location and was shocked to see they don’t use N/E anymore, but use decimal numbers instead. I’m just guessing that it is because of the new digital age.

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I don't use GPS on my phone either, unlike my kids. The last time I used anything remotely technical was Loran back in the early 80s. What I gave was a non specific location; specific would be set at degs/mins/secs

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OK, so I finished installing new weather stripping a few hours ago and I think itís working again. Itís not as robust as it was or as I remember it, but it is pulling shut on its own. It needs to be closer to the jam within maybe a ĹĒ crack along the latch side of the jam. I know now that it was the weatherstripping being pinched along the hinge side of the jam

Iíve been playing with it for a while now to see if it changes any and Iím satisfied with it. Now that I see it working, I think I may have overestimated how far it was actually being pulled in. My memory isnít as clear as it used to be or maybe Iím remembering it with a fan on or something.

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I know that music too, wifey never lets me forget what I forgot.

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Self-closing doors require spring-loaded hinges to function properly. There are several types of self-closing hinges. One type uses a pin to hold the spring under tension. Another type of hinge has a ratchet-type mechanism . I have installed a self closing door in my office. Bought it from Landmark home solutions
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Well I don't have any springs in my door, but the door sure slams shut after replacing that magnetic weather strip around the door during the calmest days. It also takes a little effort to open it when I have my hands full of groceries.

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