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My knowledge is whole. Answered

All gaps in my knowledge have been filled.

I am in possession of all life's necessary information.

The specific gravity of culm is 0.75.
Steel wire with a diameter of 92mm has a safe working load of 930kN
To temper steel to be suitable for twist drill, heat it until it turns a pale straw-yellow.
An American fluid ounce holds 8 drams, but a British fluid ounce only holds 7.6861 drams


In other words, this morning's post brought my copy of the 2010 edition of Glover's Pocket Reference.

Actually, I don't know everything.  I know it floats in water, but I don't know what "culm" actually is...

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Goodhart (author)2011-02-05

Hmmm, does it include what I have in these?
The ENTIRE metric conversion table,
A pretty complete set of measurement conversions
and the Pocket PCRef :-)

And for those that haven't done so,  Culm Measures are a geological formation of the Carboniferous period that occur in south-west England, principally in Devon and Cornwall. They are so called because of the occasional presence of a soft, sooty coal, which is known in Devon as culm.

Dewey, Henry (1948) British Regional Geology: South-west England, 2nd ed. London: H.M.S.O.; p. 29

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NachoMahma (author)Goodhart2011-02-06

.  In addition to Pocket Ref and Pocket PCRef, I consider Ugly's to be a must-have.

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The Ideanator (author)NachoMahma2011-02-09

I got an ugly's guide and the Make edition of glovers pocket ref at Maker Faire, both are full of knowledge.

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Goodhart (author)NachoMahma2011-02-06

Hey thanks for that....it does look good.

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kelseymh (author)Goodhart2011-02-06

What about Machinery's Handbook? Before you know the pronunciation, it has the most wonderfully appropriate title for an engineering reference :-)

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jeff-o (author)kelseymh2011-02-08

Good one, I was going to mention it myself. I got my copy from a guy at work who was selling an older copy. I think I've got the 26th edition or something.

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Goodhart (author)kelseymh2011-02-06

Ouch, at $68.57 I might have to hold off on that one for a bit. :-)

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Biggsy (author)2011-02-05

Kiteman.... where do babys come from?

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caitlinsdad (author)Biggsy2011-02-05

Most people should know that but it is the care and feeding of such that most people lack.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2011-02-09

No, that would qualify as a Maker maker's guide.

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kelseymh (author)Biggsy2011-02-05

From the U.K. I would think you Limeys would have known that without my help :-)

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Biggsy (author)kelseymh2011-02-06

I have honestly NEVER heard of them! lol

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Biggsy (author)Kiteman2011-02-06

then maybe your knowledge base isn't as whole as you thought

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Kiteman (author)Biggsy2011-02-06

Maybe there's a British edition?

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LoneWolf (author)Biggsy2011-02-07

lol "It's on the internet, it must be true!"

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MichelMoermans (author)2011-02-06

Ah followed a little mythbusters advice ey Kiteman? :D

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Kiteman (author)MichelMoermans2011-02-06

Conker-X insists I carry it in my shirt pocket, in case I get stabbed.

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kelseymh (author)Kiteman2011-02-06

It might even be more likely to stop a bullet than a Bible...

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Kiteman (author)kelseymh2011-02-06

When the Ref got stabbed on Mythbusters, it was because they didn't want to stab an actual bible as the myth required.

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2011-02-06

I am not sure I understand why they'd have troubles with that?

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kelseymh (author)Goodhart2011-02-06

Not the Mythbusters, but probably either the network's lawyers or the advertiser's lawyers. After all, the show's gotta play in Kansas, right?

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Goodhart (author)kelseymh2011-02-07

Ah of course *sigh* superstition over a book.

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Kiteman (author)Goodhart2011-02-07

Zackly.

You should have seen the fuss over here when a US preacher tried to visit - he had, in the past, threatened to burn copies of the Koran.

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crapflinger (author)Kiteman2011-02-07

http://cominganarchy.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/burn-quran.jpg

just to bring a bit of levity. if i don't, i'll just rail against that moronic @#$@#@ that you're talking about for quite some time (you know, he's still doing even more crazy stuff as we speak? i won't link it because then i'll have to go punch something)

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Goodhart (author)crapflinger2011-02-08

is that version 9.10.10 or is that the date LOL

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crapflinger (author)Goodhart2011-02-09

think it's the date...that was the date that everyone was supposed to burn the Koran (Qur'an, whatever)...and he did burn it.....to disk

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Goodhart (author)crapflinger2011-02-09

everyone has their quirks, and then you come across the occasional person that has more then their share.... :-)

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2011-02-07

I haven't anything against a book, of course, but for someone to hold the paper it is made up of in reverence....something is terribly wrong. there.

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kelseymh (author)Goodhart2011-02-07

Not just wrong, one might even say idolatrous :-)

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Goodhart (author)kelseymh2011-02-07

The book can be replaced, one hasn't defamed what it says by putting a hole in the book or burning it (I once burned a paraphrased version that was so far out in left field it was on right field :-)

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Goodhart (author)kelseymh2011-02-06

Opps, didn't see this before I posted above. I know my ASV is very compact, tiny writing, but over an inch thick of severely compact paper.

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2011-02-06

Hey I have an ASV bible that fits in my breast pocket. They've been shown to stop certain normally used bullets (from a .22 to a .45 caliber).

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lemonie (author)2011-02-06

Can you beat people to death with it, or just things like spiders?

L

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2011-02-06

It depends on how cooperative they are.

Spiders, definitely, also mice.

Rats, probably. Cats... I don't think so.

People? Maybe a black eye.

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lemonie (author)Kiteman2011-02-07

Thank you, I'm thinking of developing a scale of "hitting power"...

L

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karlpinturr (author)2011-02-06

My knowledge is a hole - into which random facts fall, to be combined and re-combined so as to never re-emerge in their native forms (if at all...)

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craftyv (author)karlpinturr2011-02-06

I'm so like you with this, no knowledge ever goes to waste.

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karlpinturr (author)craftyv2011-02-07

Aahh, if only that were true...

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steveastrouk (author)2011-02-06

Pah, who needs books. Don't you carry this information in your memory ? A crack in the legend I fear....

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Goodhart (author)steveastrouk2011-02-06

Even Edison confessed once that he didn't carry "all that he knew" inside his head, but always had someone or some reference he could find the answer to a question to, in 5 minutes.

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RadBear (author)2011-02-06

I was isued one of these at a job I had six years ago. I still carry it in my messenger bag. It has proven invaluable many times.

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Goodhart (author)RadBear2011-02-06

I have the PCRef, but am still waiting on a decently priced Pocket Ref to come along :-)

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PointyOintment (author)2011-02-05

From the New Oxford American Dictionary:
culm: the hollow stem of a grass or cereal plant, esp. that bearing the flower.

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Goodhart (author)PointyOintment2011-02-06

That is one definition, but wouldn't that one be subject to differences in specific gravity?

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PointyOintment (author)Goodhart2011-02-06