246Views50Replies

Author Options:

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...

Discussions

0
None
Goodhart

7 years ago

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

P2060300.JPG
0
None
The IdeanatorNachoMahma

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
GoodhartNachoMahma

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
kelseymhGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
jeff-okelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

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.

0
None
Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
Biggsy

7 years ago

Kiteman.... where do babys come from?

0
None
caitlinsdadBiggsy

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
Goodhartcaitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
Biggsykelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

I have honestly NEVER heard of them! lol

0
None
BiggsyKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
KitemanBiggsy

Reply 7 years ago

Maybe there's a British edition?

0
None
LoneWolfBiggsy

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
MichelMoermans

7 years ago

Ah followed a little mythbusters advice ey Kiteman? :D

0
None
KitemanMichelMoermans

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
Kitemankelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
GoodhartKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
kelseymhGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

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?

0
None
Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

Ah of course *sigh* superstition over a book.

0
None
KitemanGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

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.

0
None
Goodhartcrapflinger

Reply 7 years ago

is that version 9.10.10 or is that the date LOL

0
None
crapflingerGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
Goodhartcrapflinger

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
GoodhartKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

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.

0
None
kelseymhGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

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 :-)

0
None
Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

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.

0
None
GoodhartKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

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).

0
None
lemonie

7 years ago

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

L

0
None
Kitemanlemonie

Reply 7 years ago

It depends on how cooperative they are.

Spiders, definitely, also mice.

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

People? Maybe a black eye.

0
None
lemonieKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

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

L

0
None
karlpinturr

7 years ago

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...)

0
None
craftyvkarlpinturr

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
steveastrouk

7 years ago

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

0
None
Goodhartsteveastrouk

Reply 7 years ago

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.

0
None
RadBear

7 years ago

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.

0
None
GoodhartRadBear

Reply 7 years ago

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

0
None
PointyOintment

7 years ago

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

0
None
GoodhartPointyOintment

Reply 7 years ago

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