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  1. youtube of a bad day at work.... smorizio, Nov 12, 2015
    1. I've had worse. :). Doc Nickel, Nov 12, 2015
    2. I hope they fired the moron!. Snowtroll, Nov 13, 2015
      1. That's what I was thinking. Dave H, Nov 13, 2015
        1. When you're a Manager you think the rules don't apply. Bruce Bergman, Nov 13, 2015
          1. The Laws of Physics take no prisoners. n/t. eddi, Nov 13, 2015
            1. There are no arrests for breaking the laws of physics.... Bergman, Nov 13, 2015
    3. Re: youtube of a bad day at work.... Shadowydreamer, Nov 13, 2015
      1. also if you look close. smorizio, Nov 14, 2015
  2. Dynabolts. weber, Nov 12, 2015
    1. Glad you're happy with them!. Doc Nickel, Nov 12, 2015
  3. TWB 2015-11-10. CF, Nov 11, 2015
  4. OK, so who here has moved on to "drones"... I mean UAV's? I think thisi is a repost. goldie, Nov 11, 2015
    1. Just started. Unforgiven691, Nov 12, 2015
      1. That was the second one I got.. goldie, Nov 12, 2015
    2. Estes Proto-X FPV. Dave H, Nov 12, 2015
      1. What college? nt. goldie, Nov 12, 2015
        1. College UAV course. Dave H, Nov 12, 2015
          1. Ahhh Kansas State Here! nt. goldie, Nov 13, 2015
  5. Remembrance Day Strip. Pak-Rat, Nov 11, 2015
  6. Paint check -question. Romulan Sith, Nov 11, 2015
    1. Depends a little on the situation.. Fubarius, Nov 11, 2015
    2. Yeah, it depends on the situation.. SquirllyOH, Nov 12, 2015
  7. prediction on how the fennec will tag doc. uglydwarf, Nov 11, 2015
  8. I am so loving this story arc. Maggie, Nov 11, 2015
  9. Comic 10-11-15 draft version suggestion.. Ekuah, Nov 10, 2015
    1. Or.... Welsh Rat, Nov 10, 2015
      1. Re: Or.... Hauke, Nov 10, 2015
    2. How is he going to drink them on the field? .... eddi, Nov 10, 2015
      1. Re: How is he going to drink them on the field? .... Hauke, Nov 10, 2015
        1. Without taking off his mask?. Nohbody, Nov 10, 2015
          1. Re: Without taking off his mask?. Hauke (aka Ekuah), Nov 10, 2015
    3. That's kind of what I had in mind.... Doc Nickel, Nov 10, 2015
      1. No need to apologize. Ekuah (aka Hauke), Nov 10, 2015
        1. I kinda do.... Doc Nickel, Nov 10, 2015
          1. endgame. jereth, Nov 10, 2015
            1. arc. Machtyn, Nov 11, 2015
          2. Re: I kinda do.... Hauke, Nov 10, 2015
      2. You can see his eyes behind the mask going oO n/t. eddi, Nov 11, 2015
    4. Thanks. Ekuah (aka Hauke), Nov 10, 2015
  10. Making a big hole in a small glass jar?. Fubarius, Nov 9, 2015
    1. diamond hole saw should work. Hans Haase, Nov 9, 2015
      1. cheap diamond hole saw from a big box store.... B, Nov 9, 2015
      2. In a small "bucket" of cold water?. secretweaponevan, Nov 11, 2015
  11. The Final Machine, and another near-miss!. Doc Nickel, Nov 8, 2015
    1. You should keep the walrus sticker.... eddi, Nov 9, 2015
      1. hehehe. smorizio, Nov 9, 2015
      2. Where do you see a walrus sticker?. MarkT, Nov 9, 2015
        1. Doc mentions it in his comment. n/t. eddi, Nov 9, 2015
          1. Walrus grafitti.... Doc Nickel, Nov 9, 2015
            1. Re: Walrus grafitti.... Shadowydreamer, Nov 10, 2015
              1. 'Couple days.... Doc Nickel, Nov 10, 2015
                1. Re: 'Couple days.... Shadowydreamer, Nov 10, 2015
                  1. Is transport included?. Snowtroll, Nov 11, 2015
                    1. Re: Is transport included?. Shadowydreamer, Nov 11, 2015
                      1. Don't wait too long. Dave H, Nov 11, 2015
                        1. Not a good swimmer.... Snowtroll, Nov 11, 2015
                          1. Re: Not a good swimmer.... Shadowydreamer, Nov 11, 2015
                            1. I tried.... Snowtroll, Nov 12, 2015
                              1. Re: I tried.... Shadowydreamer, Nov 13, 2015
                          2. An 'Eskimo roll' sounds like sushi made with ice cream. (n/t). Dave H, Nov 12, 2015
    2. Is that maturity, or senility?. Dave H, Nov 9, 2015
      1. Actually.... Doc Nickel, Nov 9, 2015
        1. You had already agreed on a price?. Snowtroll, Nov 9, 2015
          1. Sort of.... Doc Nickel, Nov 9, 2015
            1. So.... Snowtroll, Nov 10, 2015
              1. More or less.... Doc Nickel, Nov 10, 2015
                1. Some people shoo away the bird in the hand. Bruce Bergman, Nov 11, 2015
    3. What model airplane was that?. CF, Nov 9, 2015
      1. Airplane?. Doc Nickel, Nov 9, 2015
    4. Maturity or senility?. Urban Werebear, Nov 9, 2015
      1. Getting it running.... Doc Nickel, Nov 10, 2015
        1. Re: Getting it running.... Urban Werebear, Nov 11, 2015
    5. I used to work for DoAll. Joat, Nov 9, 2015
      1. The DoAll Company.... Doc Nickel, Nov 9, 2015
      2. Question for the DoAll guy..... Doc Nickel, Nov 10, 2015
        1. Sorry, I have no idea,. Joat, Nov 10, 2015
        2. If memory serves..... Kymation, Nov 10, 2015
          1. Others have same memory. Danish Lurker, Nov 10, 2015
    6. Aaand... it's pretty much done?. Doc Nickel, Nov 11, 2015
      1. ...and which car is =that=?. tmk, Nov 11, 2015
  12. Recommendations for Shocker Sport eye covers. Anthony, Nov 8, 2015
    1. Re: Recommendations for Shocker Sport eye covers. Anonymous Coward, Nov 8, 2015
  13. Spring cleaning... a bit late.. Doc Nickel, Nov 7, 2015
    1. Huh. Brogatar, Nov 10, 2015
      1. Chips. Doc Nickel, Nov 10, 2015
  14. So this isn't just lost at the bottom, a reference to the coolest toolbox. Emerald Wolf, Nov 7, 2015
    1. but wait, there's more. cbob, Nov 8, 2015
      1. Re: but wait, there's more. Josh, Nov 9, 2015
  15. Paintball and Guinness.. Shadowydreamer, Nov 7, 2015
    1. Paintball.... Dave H, Nov 7, 2015
    2. That's cool.... Doc Nickel, Nov 7, 2015
      1. Probably 24 hours.. Fubarius, Nov 10, 2015
  16. Whiteboard 06/11/15 Converting a quadcopter to a tunneling machine. n/t. eddi, Nov 6, 2015
    1. Lithobraking into a low geosynchronous orbit.... Dave H, Nov 6, 2015
      1. Demonstration:. FireFrenzy, Nov 7, 2015
      2. (snerk!) "Lithobraking". :) (nt). Doc Nickel, Nov 7, 2015
        1. Wish I could take credit for the term. Dave H, Nov 8, 2015
          1. Take credit for this . . .. Typeminer, Nov 9, 2015
            1. Re: Take credit for this . . .. Shadowydreamer, Nov 10, 2015
    2. "CFIT". CF, Nov 7, 2015
  17. Mystery Machine. Grumley, Nov 6, 2015
    1. "Tablet thickness"?. Dave H, Nov 6, 2015
      1. ^^Winner. tecbuilt, Nov 6, 2015
  18. Finally some ANIMATION and SitRep. Kraken, Nov 5, 2015
    1. That's awesome!. Doc Nickel, Nov 6, 2015
      1. YAY!. Kraken, Nov 6, 2015
        1. Patches.... Doc Nickel, Nov 7, 2015
    2. That is seriously cool!. JozsefC, Nov 6, 2015
    3. From one animator to another..... TheElf, Nov 6, 2015
      1. Thanks. Kraken, Nov 6, 2015
    4. That is excellent!. Machtyn, Nov 6, 2015
    5. Cooool. Flying Wrench, Nov 6, 2015
    6. Sweet!. Dave H, Nov 6, 2015
    7. Re: Finally some ANIMATION and SitRep. B.O.B., Nov 6, 2015
  19. Advice on PC component selection. TeflonSoul, Nov 5, 2015
    1. How many cameras?. Bruce, Nov 5, 2015
      1. More details.... TeflonSoul, Nov 5, 2015
        1. pc. smorizio, Nov 6, 2015
          1. Um.... TeflonSoul, Nov 6, 2015
        2. Overkill. Bruce, Nov 6, 2015
          1. More info, more questions. TeflonSoul, Nov 9, 2015
            1. Quadro, FirePro and other professional options.... Cpt. Obvious, Nov 10, 2015
            2. DDR4, Xeons and workstation cards. Bruce, Nov 10, 2015
              1. So far.... TeflonSoul, Nov 10, 2015
    2. doc rack. smorizio, Nov 6, 2015
    3. Maybe look into Linus tech tips on youtube. FireFrenzy, Nov 7, 2015
  20. Manila Folder 777.. Shadowydreamer, Nov 3, 2015
    1. The level of detail is INSANE. Flying Wrench, Nov 5, 2015
  21. I hope I'm not out of line with this.... Urban Werebear, Nov 3, 2015
    1. Not the answer to the question you asked.... Dave H, Nov 3, 2015
    2. 2 starting points. Cbob, Nov 3, 2015
    3. Most reliable, best variety, and overall "best" don't necessarily fall together. Fubarius, Nov 3, 2015
      1. Thanks to everyone for the input. Urban Werebear, Nov 4, 2015
  22. I was right...Radar ears FTW. Ironbadger, Nov 3, 2015
    1. Unless.... Dave H, Nov 3, 2015
      1. New marker. Machtyn, Nov 3, 2015
        1. She'll hunt him down later. Welsh Rat, Nov 3, 2015
          1. Food truck tacos..... eddi, Nov 3, 2015
    2. Gotta love fennecs. Nighthawke , Nov 6, 2015
      1. Fennec cuteness. Ironbadger, Nov 9, 2015
  23. Roger spotted Trick or Treating. SquirllyOH, Nov 2, 2015
    1. Okay, that's awesome.. Doc Nickel, Nov 2, 2015
      1. Therpf does really really nice work very often.... FireFrenzy, Nov 3, 2015
  24. Fact check please?. Dave H, Nov 1, 2015
    1. I think it is an oxy-acetalene torch. MarkT, Nov 1, 2015
    2. propane or similar. Le_KiD_Qc, Nov 1, 2015
    3. Propane will do the job easy ..... B, Nov 1, 2015
    4. It's propane.... Doc Nickel, Nov 2, 2015
      1. Entertaining video. Dave H, Nov 2, 2015
        1. You can speed up the video. MarkT, Nov 2, 2015
          1. Thanks!. Dave H, Nov 2, 2015
    5. Re: Fact check please?. Shadowydreamer, Nov 2, 2015
      1. Re: Fact check please?. Dave H, Nov 2, 2015
  25. Diablo Wrath HPR valve seat. nsd, Oct 31, 2015
    1. got a thread feeler?. Ydna-zds, Nov 1, 2015
      1. Yes, I do, but.... nsd, Nov 2, 2015
        1. oops.... Ydna-zds, Nov 3, 2015
    2. Sizing threads?. Doc Nickel, Nov 2, 2015
      1. Well I'll be darned!. nsd, Nov 2, 2015
        1. Cheap taps.... Doc Nickel, Nov 2, 2015
    3. dont forget there clones of spyder markers.. smorizio, Nov 3, 2015
  26. TWB 2015-10-30: So Who's In There?. CF, Oct 30, 2015
    1. Kasi. James, Oct 30, 2015
      1. That's Kasi's Mom at the far left. And Howie checking up on her. n/t. eddi, Oct 30, 2015
        1. Who's the redhead wolf in the Xena costume? (n/t). Dave H, Oct 31, 2015
          1. I don't think that is a costume.... eddi, Oct 31, 2015
          2. I think that is a patron cameo. JozsefC, Nov 1, 2015
            1. Awww, darn. Dave H, Nov 1, 2015
              1. Want a recommendation for a webcomic?. Doc Nickel, Nov 2, 2015
                1. I'll give it a look. Thanks! (n/t). Dave H, Nov 2, 2015
                2. That.... Daniel Meyer, Nov 2, 2015
                3. Dangit..... Kymation, Nov 2, 2015
                4. Okay, that was different. Dave H, Nov 2, 2015
                  1. Updates.... Doc Nickel, Nov 2, 2015
                    1. Weekly I can do.... Dave H, Nov 2, 2015
                    2. Re: Updates.... Dave H, Nov 8, 2015
            2. Yep, one of the Patrons.... Doc Nickel, Nov 2, 2015
    2. Looks like Kasi's mom recycled. JozsefC, Nov 1, 2015
      1. Hazmat response may be required for Kasi.... eddi, Nov 1, 2015
        1. And, Doc is in their lives. Greyryder, Nov 1, 2015
      2. It's not a recycle.... Doc Nickel, Nov 2, 2015
        1. Wouldn't it be something.... Welsh Rat, Nov 2, 2015
        2. Aw man... I keep forgetting about that,. JozsefC, Nov 2, 2015
          1. Argh re-edited a sentence...naturally I meant "on the 28th OF November, 2014." (n/t). JozsefC, Nov 2, 2015
            1. Again, comic book time. :). Doc Nickel, Nov 2, 2015
              1. Interestingly. Brogatar, Nov 2, 2015
                1. That's nothing.... Doc Nickel, Nov 2, 2015
              2. I apologize, I didn't want to pick on it, just got me wondering (n/t). JozsefC, Nov 2, 2015
              3. Doc is going after Mark Stanley's record. James, Nov 2, 2015
                1. What was it...?. Doc Nickel, Nov 2, 2015
                  1. *archive dives*. Daniel Meyer, Nov 4, 2015
                    1. this arc. jereth, Nov 4, 2015
  27. 10-30 Picture link is busticated.. Flying Wrench, Oct 30, 2015
    1. Can confirm, linked image is a HTTP404. Firefox 41.0 (EOM). Gaz Wilmbroke, Oct 30, 2015
    2. Sorry 'bout that.... Doc Nickel, Nov 2, 2015
  28. World's coolest toolbox?. Doc Nickel, Oct 29, 2015
    1. I don't think it's pit box.. James, Oct 29, 2015
      1. Those NHRA Drag pit trucks might be the ultimate toolbox. FireFrenzy, Oct 30, 2015
    2. One Obvious Fault:. CF, Oct 30, 2015
    3. Could be the perfect companion for these. Festus42, Nov 7, 2015
  29. Does Doc think he's a Klingon??. SquirllyOH, Oct 28, 2015
    1. My guess. Dave H, Oct 28, 2015
    2. Re: Does Doc think he's a Klingon??. EightTailFox, Oct 28, 2015
  30. Ursa Major nomination. Madcat, Oct 27, 2015
    1. My Mistake. Madcat, Oct 27, 2015
  31. Need electrical help, bypass trigger on 3V Fart Gun with 6V Motion Sensor. secretweaponevan, Oct 27, 2015
    1. Some quick thoughts. James, Oct 27, 2015
      1. I was hoping.... secretweaponevan, Oct 27, 2015
        1. Maybe.... James, Oct 27, 2015
      2. Found a 5V single pole relay 15 miles away. secretweaponevan, Oct 28, 2015
        1. I did some checking. James, Oct 28, 2015
          1. You're the best!. secretweaponevan, Oct 28, 2015
          2. Found a datasheet. Bruce, Oct 28, 2015
            1. Thank you.. secretweaponevan, Oct 28, 2015
    2. SUCCESS!. secretweaponevan, Oct 28, 2015
      1. YES!!!. James, Oct 28, 2015
    3. Video of it working:. secretweaponevan, Oct 29, 2015
  32. First Tuesday comic Thank you Doc. n/t. eddi, Oct 27, 2015
    1. Ditto...Thanks Doc. neocool00, Oct 27, 2015
  33. angels. weber, Oct 27, 2015
    1. 8 years?. Jeff Pace, Oct 29, 2015
      1. Re: 8 years?. Dave H, Oct 30, 2015
  34. Thanks. Osterdog, Oct 27, 2015
  35. Recipe for pressure washer Pump Saver, anyone?. Bruce Bergman, Oct 26, 2015
    1. Re: Recipe for pressure washer Pump Saver, anyone?. Irregular Logic, Oct 26, 2015
  36. surprised no one mentioned.... sonicrock, Oct 26, 2015
    1. She's got two big advantages ALA Radar O'Reilly. Bruce Bergman, Oct 26, 2015
    2. Another prediction. James, Oct 26, 2015
      1. Who does she replace, though?. Nohbody, Oct 26, 2015
  37. Starting up a new car project, to run the 2018 "One Lap of America". Hans Haase, Oct 26, 2015
    1. Luggage & parts trailer?. Bruce Bergman, Oct 26, 2015
      1. Permitted and common. Hans Haase, Oct 27, 2015
    2. say your car in a summer movie..... smorizio, Oct 27, 2015
      1. Poor thing, but at least they got the car right.. Hans Haase, Oct 27, 2015
        1. 7500?. Snowtroll, Oct 28, 2015
  38. Call for angel and eblade autococker artwork/photos. Jeff Pace, Oct 26, 2015
    1. Just out of curiosity.... Dave H, Oct 27, 2015
      1. Depends on modes, etc. Jeff Pace, Oct 27, 2015
        1. Okay, thanks.. Dave H, Oct 27, 2015
    2. Re: Call for angel and eblade autococker artwork/photos. B.O.B., Oct 28, 2015
  39. You know you have been reading TWB too much when... Chloe, Oct 26, 2015
    1. Took me a minute. Dave H, Oct 26, 2015
    2. I saw that today too.... James, Oct 26, 2015
  40. Every time I've seen Doc in the strip over the last few weeks all I can think is...... SquirllyOH, Oct 26, 2015
  41. Believe it or not, I went to look at another lathe.... Doc Nickel, Oct 25, 2015
    1. I have one of those. Ydna-zds, Oct 26, 2015
      1. What quirks?. Doc Nickel, Oct 26, 2015
        1. just nitpicks. Ydna-zds, Oct 26, 2015
  42. Someone made an AK47 out of a shovel.. Shalom, Oct 25, 2015
    1. Original build thread link.... Salda007, Oct 26, 2015
  43. Is Schlock Mercenary down for anyone else?. Fubarius, Oct 24, 2015
    1. Me too. Bruce, Oct 24, 2015
    2. you might like to know about this website. FireFrenzy, Oct 24, 2015
      1. Oh, I checked that right away of course.... Fubarius, Oct 24, 2015
    3. Like all decent people.... Chloe, Oct 24, 2015
      1. Re: Like all decent people.... Dave H, Oct 25, 2015
    4. Works for me 2 AM PDT Oct 25. n/t. eddi, Oct 25, 2015
    5. Alt Site(s). NotTheSpy, Oct 25, 2015
  44. Aw, crap.... Doc Nickel, Oct 23, 2015
    1. Yep. Brogatar, Oct 23, 2015
    2. Each and every week. MarkT, Oct 23, 2015
      1. Well or until some people cancel their patreon and it drops below the threshold... n/t. FireFrenzy, Oct 24, 2015
        1. D'oh!. Cpt. Obvious, Oct 24, 2015
      2. Re: Each and every week. And Doc is younger than you think, Oct 24, 2015
    3. MWAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!. Bruce, Oct 23, 2015
      1. Hey now..... Doc Nickel, Oct 23, 2015
        1. Besides... Chloe, Oct 23, 2015
          1. Heh heh. Brogatar, Oct 23, 2015
        2. That gives me an idea. Bruce, Oct 24, 2015
          1. I dont think doc is eating enough bad stuff that he might die before finishing his vision. FireFrenzy, Oct 24, 2015
            1. I was *just* talking about that.... Doc Nickel, Oct 24, 2015
              1. A bit tangled up, yeah..... Snowtroll, Oct 24, 2015
                1. it's hard to out do Sluggy.... Fubarius, Oct 24, 2015
                  1. I have to admit.... Doc Nickel, Oct 24, 2015
                    1. The Problem With A Saga. jwhouk, Oct 24, 2015
                      1. The payoff.... Doc Nickel, Oct 24, 2015
                        1. Jeez, but you're impatient.. tmk, Oct 24, 2015
                          1. Dresden.... NotTheSpy, Oct 25, 2015
                            1. to be fair.... tmk, Oct 25, 2015
                              1. You are right. NotTheSpy, Oct 25, 2015
                            2. Re: Dresden.... Brogatar, Nov 3, 2015
                        2. Bill and Barry. Jwhouk, Oct 25, 2015
                          1. General Belief is fine for religions.... Dave H, Oct 25, 2015
                        3. Does all 'plot threads' need to be resolved?. Snowtroll, Oct 25, 2015
                          1. All? No. Some? Yes.. Doc Nickel, Oct 26, 2015
                    2. Re: I have to admit.... Shadowydreamer, Oct 27, 2015
              2. Girl Genius is breaking my heart!. lurker5253, Oct 24, 2015
                1. The Foglios Have Their Hugos.... CF, Oct 24, 2015
                  1. They only announced the refusal for one reason.... Snowtroll, Oct 24, 2015
                    1. Digger. James, Oct 24, 2015
                      1. Also, keep hankies around, just in case.... Snowtroll, Oct 25, 2015
                    2. One problem with that.... CF, Oct 25, 2015
  45. Waitaminute.... CF, Oct 22, 2015
    1. Leave it to Doc to get properly creative.... eddi, Oct 23, 2015
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