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Scarf Joints.

Next time you're fretting over a scarf joint in a piece of 6mm ply, take a few minutes away from the job and watch this





Piece of cake...

 
Randonneur Randonneur
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And if those videos don't show in your email client, then here is a link.

https://youtu.be/uqXvWIEFzHk


On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 11:07 PM, Randonneur [via UK HBBR Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:
Next time you're fretting over a scarf joint in a piece of 6mm ply, take a few minutes away from the job and watch this





Piece of cake...

 



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Randonneur wrote
And if those videos don't show in your email client, then here is a link.
Not that you really need those links...

Simply click on the forum link it the footer of any message and you get taken direct to that very message on the forum.

Indeed, it's so much better always to reply using that technique as then you don't have to worry about cutting out the quote, which clutters the forum with duplicate text which, in turn, makes searches full of duplicate results.
Greg Chapman
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Chris Waite Chris Waite
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I don't think, Greg

That I'd know a 'forum link in the footer' if I was trampling one inside my slippers.  Perhaps you could do a computer generated cartoon for us cybilliterates?

Just so's you understand how bad it is down here in the cybersludge - the other day I was talking to the Admin-o-Paul on the phone and describing the dinghy data base on the Noble Marine website.  There are a number of options in a row just under the main heading.

The Dinghy Database  is in a drop-down menu some way over to the right under Resources and every time I tried to drop the menu down, it obligingly appeared under Home the first option on the left.  It's doing it again today.

You cannot get from Resources to Home without losing the appropriate drop-down menu and the will to live along with it.  Now the Admin-o-Paul eventually got me to write "dinghy database" into the website details top left of the screen instead and that did work.  But you know that I can, and do, produce "Well, I've never seen that before" glitches in any normally well behaved system. Hell, I even managed to infect your perfect electronic world with an HBBR photo-mis-inserting bug, including a time-lag of several days.  Just the once, but it does prove it is not my imagination.

But I feel like some electronic Tevye (Topol), "Why Me, Oh Cyberlord?"

Chris W
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On 29 Jan 2018 at 7:24, Chris Waite [via UK HBBR Forum] wrote:

>> But I feel like some electronic Tevye (Topol), "Why Me, Oh Cyberlord?"
>

Fear not Chris, you are not alone. In the good old days when office
computers were the size of a filing cabinet and floppy discs were
floppy (and 7.5 inches in diameter) we had a machine we
affectionately called a PDP11. This was used to log data from our
wind tunnel tests.

There was one member of staff who only had to stand near the cabinet
for the programme to crash. It was quite repeatable.

After much investigation we eventually solved the problem by building
a fence round the equipment and forbidding him to enter.

--
Sail when you can, row when you must, motor only
when you have to be at work in the morning.

Alastair Law
Yeovil, England.
<http://www.little.jim.freeuk.com>


Timmo Timmo
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My Mother can't wear a watch (except as jewelry.) They universally just stop working within 24 hours, whether wind up or digital. 

Meanwhile I'd always assumed her difficulties with iPads and laptops were 'usage induced'. Now I think maybe the phenomona are connected. She is one of those people with the power to disrupt technology.

Maybe this is a rare human force to which all machines must succumb. Super humans... machine disruptors.

When robots try and take over the world those people will become mankind's last hope. They will become the leaders of the free world as every machine they encounter bows down in dysfunction before them.

Your destiny awaits you Chris! 

Or not.

Tim.


On 29 Jan 2018, at 15:32, alopenboat [via UK HBBR Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:

On 29 Jan 2018 at 7:24, Chris Waite [via UK HBBR Forum] wrote:

>> But I feel like some electronic Tevye (Topol), "Why Me, Oh Cyberlord?"
>

Fear not Chris, you are not alone. In the good old days when office
computers were the size of a filing cabinet and floppy discs were
floppy (and 7.5 inches in diameter) we had a machine we
affectionately called a PDP11. This was used to log data from our
wind tunnel tests.

There was one member of staff who only had to stand near the cabinet
for the programme to crash. It was quite repeatable.

After much investigation we eventually solved the problem by building
a fence round the equipment and forbidding him to enter.

--
Sail when you can, row when you must, motor only
when you have to be at work in the morning.

Alastair Law
Yeovil, England.
<http://www.little.jim.freeuk.com>





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Wow Al, you had a PDP-11!

I did my elec eng degree project on a lowly PDP-8, which could not count above 32,767

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I always wanted to be an MD and I don't mean the medical bit

Been there, done that, got the bloody lab-coat

I'm referring to a Machine Disrupter

CW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgaRd4d8hOY
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Hi Chris,
Chris Waite wrote
I don't think, Greg

That I'd know a 'forum link in the footer' if I was trampling one inside my slippers.
To avoid topic drift I've posted a response to this (and Noble Marine's site) in the Forum Ideas/Issues section.
Greg Chapman
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On 29 Jan 2018 at 8:55, Paul (admin) [via UK HBBR Forum] wrote:

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>
> Wow Al, you had a PDP-11!
>

Not only had but, I imagine, still have. It was certainly still there
when I left.

The rules require that design data on commercial aircraft have to be
kept for 20 (I think) years after the last aircraft stops flying.

When the system was upgraded rather than copy all the data (which
will almost certainly never be looked at again) to the new system we
simply boxed up the floppy discs and mothballed the PDP-11. Last time
I was there it was in the corner of the office under a sheet of
plastic.

I am sure, even if it was to be plugged in, it will never work again
but, what the hell, we made the effort.

--
Sail when you can, row when you must, motor only
when you have to be at work in the morning.

Alastair Law
Yeovil, England.
<http://www.little.jim.freeuk.com>


Randonneur Randonneur
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I hope you liked the scarf/scarph joints?
This is one of my favorite YouTubers at the moment. What a life the guy lives!
I'd recommend starting at Episode 1 for the whole story and view some  fantastic sailing too!
I wish we could rewind our lives 50 years....
Speaking of which, I'm a fully certified (well we all knew that) PDP11 engineer.
Of course I did progress up to the big VAX machines (who remembers the VAX780?)
So when I was about the age that Leo is now, instead of sailing huge schooners, I was stuck in the DEC training room in Reading, for weeks on end,  learning  how to write diagnostics in machine code...
On the same course was a guy from the Post Office. They were using PDP11s in all their sorting offices to read postcodes and do autosorting. Look what became of that !
There was also a guy from the OS. They were trying to get rid of expensive draftsmen drawing contours on paper with brown ink.
(If anyone is having withdrawal symptoms, there is s PDP11 emulator available for windoze or Linux...)
What did I do wrong?.... 

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Pete,

I loved working on the VAX780 in the early 80s. Such a high level platform for its time, and EVE was a fast, excellent editor. I recall 3 of us threading RS232 cables around the building, so that we could each have one monitor and not have to share!

No email, no spam, no security threats............but I did manage to crack my Boss's password, "euphemism", for fun.

[I saw him start typing with "eu....". Look in the dictionary for words starting with "eu" and there are about 6. Try each one until it works]

-Paul
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I have really enjoyed watching Leo's videos since Farmer John tipped me off about them.
He seems to have enormous energy and is brilliant at solving problems as they inevitably crop up.
Having spent months ripping the boat to bits he's turned a corner and is starting to put some bits back, now its really going to start getting expensive.
I think he intends to re-frame her, then re-plank her over her new keel, he's already stated his intention to replace all the Iron frames and floors with bronze, and I can only shudder at the likely cost of a suit of sails.
 
Some might say it would have been quicker and easier to build a new one, but of course that wouldn't have been an original 1910 Albert Strange.

VAX stations were a thing of legend at OS. They sometimes even worked.
In the 90's the then DG Prof. Rhind went on holiday to France and saw a fancy digital relief map produced by IGN and of course came back and demanded OS create one. So the contour scribe-coats, all 10,560 of them had to be scanned, vectorised, edited then processed into a digital terrain model.
The National Height Model was born and some fool of a fledgling Product Manager (you've guessed) given the task of making it commercially viable with no business case and spiralling costs at a time when it took about 48 hours to process a three minute fly thro'. Happy Days.
Randonneur Randonneur
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Honestly this, IMHO, is the best boat building channel out there at the moment.
I've watched every episode at least twice, it just gets better and better.
The latest episode is a classic.
Robin's Timber this is NOT!
I'm sure some here would be proud of the engineering genius of the saw mill, and the HSE would be having palpitations and cold sweats.
Such cheap timber too :-)


PP
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I’ve watched every one so far and await each instalment with some enthusiasm. It’s a gripping  story and he’s learning the craft of video making very well. 

Tim


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On 8 Apr 2018, at 22:25, Randonneur [via UK HBBR Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:

Honestly this, IMHO, is the best boat building channel out there at the moment.
I've watched every episode at least twice, it just gets better and better.
The latest episode is a classic.
Robin's Timber this is NOT!
I'm sure some here would be proud of the engineering genius of the saw mill, and the HSE would be having palpitations and cold sweats.
Such cheap timber too :-)


PP



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I've been enjoying these videos too.
I also wondered what our favourite rodent exterminator and HSE inspector thought of the band saw.
A truly ingenious bit of engineering.

I'm thinking Leo is having misgivings about what all this is going to cost. As he was ripping out the innards of Tally Ho he was blithely talking of replacing all the iron work with bronze.
I truly hope he makes it to the end, but its a bloody long way.