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  1. Making sure I understand things right. Donkey, Jan 26, 2015
    1. Yup, you've got it.. Salda007, Jan 26, 2015
    2. Bonus balling.... Doc Nickel, Jan 26, 2015
  2. And we're back!. Doc Nickel, Jan 26, 2015
    1. Oh, and.... Doc Nickel, Jan 26, 2015
    2. Just in time to upgrade again...... SquirllyOH, Jan 26, 2015
      1. upgrade. Machtyn, Jan 26, 2015
      2. Still running Windows 7. Salda007, Jan 26, 2015
      3. free for the first year, looks like.. tmk, Jan 26, 2015
        1. Waaaaaaait.... Salda007, Jan 26, 2015
          1. False alarm, everyone go back to their homes.... Salda007, Jan 26, 2015
            1. Maybe not now.... tmk, Jan 26, 2015
      4. Win 8.... Doc Nickel, Jan 26, 2015
        1. it was steve balmer that faught the win8 dev.. smorizio, Jan 26, 2015
        2. IIRC, based on the reports of the announcement I have seen.... MildBill, Jan 26, 2015
  3. crazy kid car project!. alex86h, Jan 23, 2015
    1. link to the motors. alex86h, Jan 23, 2015
    2. yup. insane.. Maker of Toys, Jan 24, 2015
      1. a few thing left out.. alex86h, Jan 24, 2015
        1. Might eant to add.... Bruce Bergman, Jan 25, 2015
    3. Oh my god, you're insane and I love it.. Mawson, Jan 26, 2015
  4. I saw this and I thought.... BigNemo, Jan 23, 2015
    1. Very Similar. Bruce Bergman, Jan 25, 2015
    2. Thanksgiving '06. Dave H, Jan 26, 2015
  5. Miscellaneous updates.... Doc Nickel, Jan 23, 2015
    1. Oh, and.... Doc Nickel, Jan 23, 2015
      1. Error. cwegga, Jan 23, 2015
        1. And. cwegga, Jan 23, 2015
          1. That's not a bug.... Doc Nickel, Jan 23, 2015
      2. another. Maker of Toys, Jan 23, 2015
      3. Re: Oh, and.... Shadowydreamer, Jan 24, 2015
    2. No link to the "Reinventing the 'Cocker Seer or LED Angel Part 2 N/T. SquirllyOH, Jan 26, 2015
      1. Articles haven't ben made yet.... Doc Nickel, Jan 26, 2015
  6. Fundraising Auctions, help bring a young Army vet home!. Listessa, Jan 22, 2015
    1. Email oops. Listessa, Jan 23, 2015
    2. We got him to My house. S7G, Jan 25, 2015
      1. Applause all around.... Doc Nickel, Jan 26, 2015
        1. Since my truck wears a bow tie.... SquirllyOH, Jan 26, 2015
          1. That was good!. Listessa, Jan 26, 2015
  7. Doc, question about an auction?. Listessa, Jan 22, 2015
    1. Fire away!. Doc Nickel, Jan 22, 2015
      1. Thanks Doc!. Listessa, Jan 22, 2015
  8. Update: PGPs w/ AGD Frames. RobAGD, Jan 22, 2015
    1. Didn't I...?. Doc Nickel, Jan 22, 2015
      1. Never mind.... Doc Nickel, Jan 23, 2015
        1. Them Orange Frogs ..... RobAGD, Jan 23, 2015
  9. Solid state hard drive lifespan?. Doc Nickel, Jan 21, 2015
    1. Way ahead of you, Doc. Dave H, Jan 21, 2015
      1. Not a million writes, more like ten thousand.... cypherpunks, Jan 22, 2015
    2. A few nuggets of advice on SSD's. Nighthawke, Jan 21, 2015
      1. Re: A few nuggets of advice on SSD's. J. Cook, Jan 21, 2015
        1. I feared as much.... Nighthawke, Jan 22, 2015
          1. Keep in mind.... Doc Nickel, Jan 22, 2015
            1. *nods*. J. Cook, Jan 22, 2015
          2. Well... Sort of. (storage nerdery ahead). J. Cook, Jan 22, 2015
    3. ssd. smorizio, Jan 21, 2015
    4. SSD testing to the death. Bruce, Jan 21, 2015
    5. Keep doing that, just minimize defrags. cypherpunks, Jan 22, 2015
    6. Thanks guys.... Doc Nickel, Jan 22, 2015
      1. If you smell smoke.... Dave H, Jan 22, 2015
      2. Specs of my SSD. Steampunkhawk, Jan 23, 2015
      3. My SSD's usually just die. Plus, price drop soon.. secretweaponevan, Jan 24, 2015
  10. Draughting board advise?. Pilgrim3, Jan 21, 2015
    1. Drafting stuff.... Doc Nickel, Jan 22, 2015
      1. Do you happen to have the manual for that drafting machine?. Sleazey, Jan 22, 2015
        1. I think so.... Doc Nickel, Jan 22, 2015
          1. Re: I think so.... Sleazey, Jan 23, 2015
      2. Thanks but no.. Pilgrim3, Jan 22, 2015
    2. I miss my time drafting and designing.... B, Jan 25, 2015
  11. doc how you like 84 inch white board.. smorizio, Jan 21, 2015
  12. Cool story of an old rifle.... Doc Nickel, Jan 21, 2015
    1. Really amazing story. Jozsef C, Jan 22, 2015
  13. I had a strange dream about this comic.... The J.A.M., Jan 20, 2015
  14. rocket lanch in 4 min. smorizio, Jan 20, 2015
    1. sorry wrong link it on usa main page. smorizio, Jan 20, 2015
  15. Old whiteboard comic: "Big on tradition"????. koleah2, Jan 20, 2015
    1. Here it is.. Jozsef C, Jan 20, 2015
      1. Thanks man! (nt). Koleah, Jan 20, 2015
  16. Scanning.... Doc Nickel, Jan 20, 2015
    1. Opinion of an untrained geek. Urban Werebear, Jan 20, 2015
    2. I've switched to GimpShop myself. Danish Lurker, Jan 20, 2015
      1. try paintshop pro. smorizio, Jan 20, 2015
        1. another one is photoimpach. smorizio, Jan 20, 2015
    3. Windows 8 UI. Steampunkhawk, Jan 20, 2015
    4. two monitors. smorizio, Jan 20, 2015
    5. open sorce scanner software. smorizio, Jan 20, 2015
  17. Have a small electronics project that I want to farm out to a guilder. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 19, 2015
    1. Just looking for a lamp board, basically?. Hans Haase, Jan 20, 2015
      1. basically. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 20, 2015
        1. Drop me an e-mail. Hans Haase, Jan 22, 2015
          1. Will no nt. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 23, 2015
  18. Interesting prank to pull.. MephitMark, Jan 19, 2015
    1. link. MephitMark, Jan 19, 2015
      1. It's All In Fun.... CF, Jan 19, 2015
  19. Splatterhouse '15!. Doc Nickel, Jan 19, 2015
    1. Preparing a live-action version of The Whiteboard? n/t. eddi, Jan 19, 2015
      1. TWB movie.... Doc Nickel, Jan 20, 2015
        1. Kick me!. Dave H, Jan 20, 2015
        2. Two things covered!. Urban Werebear, Jan 20, 2015
          1. I shouldn't have said anything.... Doc Nickel, Jan 20, 2015
            1. Re: I shouldn't have said anything.... CF, Jan 20, 2015
              1. My bad. Still nice to know the possibility exists. n/t. eddi, Jan 20, 2015
                1. I think he meant me.... Doc Nickel, Jan 21, 2015
                  1. I certainly would if I could.... Urban Werebear, Jan 21, 2015
                  2. I was suprised the comment got any response.... eddi, Jan 21, 2015
        3. A compromise then.... Jozsef C, Jan 20, 2015
    2. Good choice in masks.. Frydaddy, Jan 19, 2015
      1. Great taste.... Doc Nickel, Jan 19, 2015
  20. Guess I'm gettin' a new scanner.... Doc Nickel, Jan 18, 2015
    1. I might have one you can have. weber, Jan 18, 2015
    2. scanners.. smorizio, Jan 18, 2015
    3. use gofund me to help on the cost.... smorizio, Jan 18, 2015
      1. Heh.... Doc Nickel, Jan 18, 2015
        1. Crowdfunded projects. Dave H, Jan 19, 2015
        2. Re: Heh.... Shadowydreamer, Jan 19, 2015
      2. Bail money?. Snowtroll, Jan 19, 2015
    4. A virtual machine?. tkzv, Jan 18, 2015
      1. Better use Linux on a stick. marmoe, Jan 19, 2015
        1. P.S.:. marmoe, Jan 19, 2015
          1. While I appreciate the effort.... Doc Nickel, Jan 19, 2015
            1. Photographing the artwork. FlyingWrench, Jan 19, 2015
            2. tablet drivers. smorizio, Jan 19, 2015
            3. If you have an easier solution, all the better. tkzv, Jan 19, 2015
              1. Re: If you have an easier solution, all the better. J. Cook, Jan 19, 2015
    5. Canon CanoScan N1220u free to a good home :). weber, Jan 19, 2015
    6. Another source for computer 'stuff'.. MephitMark, Jan 19, 2015
  21. Is a 2002-2003 MSC catalog worth keeping? (big blue) N/T. Emerald Wolf, Jan 18, 2015
    1. Not really..... Doc Nickel, Jan 18, 2015
      1. Not to mention every single time.... Bruce Bergman, Jan 18, 2015
  22. Another interesting techshop startup... much more than a 3D printer. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 18, 2015
  23. Why is it.... Deus Machina, Jan 18, 2015
  24. Just dropping a line about the whiteboard. Morgan, Jan 17, 2015
    1. Thank you!. Doc Nickel, Jan 18, 2015
  25. Paintball machine gun. R.W.A.N.M, Jan 17, 2015
    1. Yikes. B, Jan 17, 2015
      1. I'd appropriate a change in your moniker.... B, Jan 18, 2015
    2. Muti Barrel AAA gun. S7G, Jan 17, 2015
  26. Tablesaw safety. Chris, Jan 16, 2015
    1. One of the few tools in the shop that always makes me nervous. Fubarius, Jan 16, 2015
      1. Meat saw - ugh. Dave H, Jan 17, 2015
    2. So Don't Panic.. Bruce Bergman, Jan 16, 2015
    3. Two worst accidents in our shop while I was there.... eddi, Jan 16, 2015
    4. IVe got access to 2, one is a stop saw. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 17, 2015
    5. Once is 'usually' enough.. MephitMark, Jan 19, 2015
  27. Can any electricians help me out.. goldie, Jan 16, 2015
    1. It's set to 220 now, just need to move a few wires. Bruce Bergman, Jan 16, 2015
  28. This is a cool thing i found on the internet. FireFrenzy, Jan 16, 2015
  29. small hand scanner to clean desk up.. smorizio, Jan 16, 2015
    1. They're JUNK!. Snowtroll, Jan 16, 2015
      1. Yep.. J. Cook, Jan 16, 2015
  30. TWB Guest strip!. Doc Nickel, Jan 15, 2015
    1. All right Kathy! Congratulations for your guest strip!!!. The J.A.M., Jan 16, 2015
    2. More hyena's with guns. James, Jan 16, 2015
      1. Considering B.M. is blind - at least physically.... Bruce Bergman, Jan 16, 2015
  31. Some updates!. Doc Nickel, Jan 15, 2015
  32. So, notice anything different about me? :). Doc Nickel, Jan 14, 2015
    1. Oh geez, they moved EVERYTHING around.... Doc Nickel, Jan 15, 2015
      1. Oh, and.... Doc Nickel, Jan 15, 2015
        1. Windows 8. FlyingWrench, Jan 15, 2015
        2. One nice trick.... J. Cook, Jan 15, 2015
      2. yes in fact i do. Robert L Martin, Jan 16, 2015
    2. First impression. MildBill, Jan 15, 2015
      1. depending on the dell. smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
        1. Re: depending on the dell. Shadowydreamer, Jan 15, 2015
          1. My fix for stuff like that:. FireFrenzy, Jan 15, 2015
            1. Re: My fix for stuff like that:. Shadowydreamer, Jan 17, 2015
          2. windows 10 info. smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
      2. Possibly heat.... Doc Nickel, Jan 15, 2015
        1. on older pc if it not a cap issue...... smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
          1. Nah, see, he's already got this great 'new' machine.... MildBill, Jan 15, 2015
            1. Or at least get it going as Backup. Bruce Bergman, Jan 16, 2015
        2. I have a Dell Laptop that had that same problem.... SquirllyOH, Jan 16, 2015
    3. mozbackup. smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
      1. i second mozbackup. Jeff Pace, Jan 15, 2015
      2. I third MozBackup. Grumley, Jan 15, 2015
      3. Fourth the Mozbackup.... J. Cook, Jan 15, 2015
    4. VueScan Scanner Software. Deckmaster, Jan 15, 2015
    5. *cough* Check this plz *Cough*. FireFrenzy, Jan 15, 2015
      1. photo of doc server. smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
        1. photo 2. smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
          1. I meant from the installed final product... n/t. FireFrenzy, Jan 15, 2015
            1. About the same.... Doc Nickel, Jan 15, 2015
      2. peta was also after doc for shop kitten accidents.... smorizio, Jan 15, 2015
        1. "Splat!" just made my morning. Thanks n/t. eddi, Jan 15, 2015
    6. Moving e-mail. OlPaint, Jan 15, 2015
  33. Any tinkers in S.E. Michigan. Mark Trombley, Jan 14, 2015
    1. Re: Any tinkers in S.E. Michigan. KPCS, Jan 16, 2015
    2. And I'm about an hour-fifteen west of him ^^^^^. Timberwolf, Jan 20, 2015
      1. Okay, but..... Mark Trombley, Jan 21, 2015
        1. Re: Okay, but..... KPCS, Jan 21, 2015
          1. Hmmm. You are right.. Mark Trombley, Jan 21, 2015
  34. Need a CO2 Smith for some Oddball help. joecrouse, Jan 13, 2015
    1. Why bother with CO2 tanks?. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 13, 2015
      1. several reason. joecrouse, Jan 14, 2015
    2. That's a lot slower rate than most of us are used to.. Fubarius, Jan 14, 2015
      1. SHOULD only need just over .87 over atmosphereic. joecrouse, Jan 15, 2015
    3. I don't know CO2, but I know Google ;-). Danish Lurker, Jan 14, 2015
      1. knew most of that. joecrouse, Jan 15, 2015
        1. Regs and Needle valves. Bart, Jan 15, 2015
          1. a hah! NEW EXCUSE TO VISIT THE GRAINGER DEPOT!. joecrouse, Jan 16, 2015
    4. What's that smell?. Dave H, Jan 15, 2015
      1. Compressors can pick up vapors from a motor without proper filter. N/t. eddi, Jan 15, 2015
    5. dual regs. Maker of Toys, Jan 15, 2015
  35. OH. Golite, Jan 12, 2015
    1. -IO!. SquirllyOH, Jan 13, 2015
  36. Cleaning with lasers.. Shadowydreamer, Jan 12, 2015
    1. I can think of about a hundred times I could have used that.... eddi, Jan 12, 2015
      1. I wonder.... Dave H, Jan 13, 2015
  37. Oh Yeah! Tawny knows why we're here. Let's paint some bunkers! n/t. eddi, Jan 12, 2015
  38. First We've Seen Of.... CF, Jan 8, 2015
  39. Slow Mo Guys and a Paintball gun. Machtyn, Jan 8, 2015
  40. Introspect- Dead COW edition!. Doc Nickel, Jan 8, 2015
    1. I remember MoFu. Timberwolf, Jan 8, 2015
      1. Dead comics. Chloe, Jan 8, 2015
        1. Dead comics.... Doc Nickel, Jan 8, 2015
          1. Hiatused, Stymied, Moribund, Abandoned. Xheralt, Jan 8, 2015
            1. Your example is flawed. Kymation, Jan 9, 2015
              1. but the label itself is still usable. Xheralt, Jan 13, 2015
                1. How do you know when it's abandoned?. Kymation, Jan 13, 2015
                  1. Those are rare.... Doc Nickel, Jan 13, 2015
                    1. Example. tkzv, Jan 15, 2015
                  2. Re: How do you know when it's abandoned?. Shadowydreamer, Jan 14, 2015
                  3. when the web domain vanishes & doesn't return promptly (n/t). Xheralt, Jan 16, 2015
          2. Re: Dead comics.... Shadowydreamer, Jan 10, 2015
            1. one I hang on to, hoping against hope. Xheralt, Jan 16, 2015
        2. sadly Real life got in the way of Userfriendly.org. joecrouse, Jan 13, 2015
  41. Question for Doc N.. Dave H, Jan 7, 2015
    1. Doubt "copyright" or "i want money from this random webcomic" is a big problem h. FireFrenzy, Jan 7, 2015
    2. Technicalities.... Doc Nickel, Jan 7, 2015
  42. Quick little shop project: First, get really annoyed.... Doc Nickel, Jan 6, 2015
    1. If it works, don't knock it.... Snowtroll, Jan 7, 2015
    2. Just out of curiosity.... MildBill, Jan 7, 2015
      1. It's not just about time.. Snowtroll, Jan 7, 2015
        1. Visitors?. Doc Nickel, Jan 7, 2015
          1. When someone defends you, don't argue.... Snowtroll, Jan 7, 2015
      2. You might miss the point. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 7, 2015
        1. Re: You might miss the point. Dave H, Jan 7, 2015
      3. Also, its FUN to do something right.... FireFrenzy, Jan 7, 2015
        1. More accurately, it's RIGHT to do things right.... Doc Nickel, Jan 7, 2015
          1. Bit of both!. FireFrenzy, Jan 8, 2015
      4. Time spent...?. Doc Nickel, Jan 7, 2015
  43. Advice making a custom ring. Rob, Jan 6, 2015
    1. Re: Advice making a custom ring. Dave H, Jan 6, 2015
    2. "Dipping" won't be enough.... Doc Nickel, Jan 7, 2015
  44. Rough landings and cartoon physics.. Xheralt, Jan 6, 2015
  45. Speaking of Dost Thou E'en Lyft.... Doc Nickel, Jan 5, 2015
    1. Nice!. J. Cook, Jan 6, 2015
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