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She Hates Florida, and all her women support groups are here, and she loves snow as she grew up in Wisconsin. She threatened to have junk king visit while I was out of town and haul away everything!
When I recently took up welding, I practiced in the basement by welding all steel machines together, after carefully considering their locations. Junkking will need a cutting torch!

Mission accomplicated, message sent by new Latitude with Windows 10!
Even a caveman could do it!
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Oh, I never thought of welding all your stuff together. I have thought of gluing some items to the floor, or putting a deck screw into a door latch she keeps opening that I keep closing. My wife loves to reorganize and move everything to new locations, so I can never find anything. I tend to make up useful tool kits. Then she puts all the Phillip's head screwdrivers in one obscure drawer, and all the straight screwdrivers in another.

I've never been able to convince her that one drawer with 25 Phillip's head screw drivers in it is not very user friendly.

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Grrr!! You describe classic spousal tool hostility, usually precipitated by typical male tool organization strateregy, ie leaving tools where you are sure you will next use them, a perfectly logical system.
nobody knows the joy of finding a lost tool, only by being in the situation needing that tool and finding it right where you need it!
A classic example explains why you need duplicates of frequently needed tools, clearly enabled by having a Harbor Freight near by. I have a bucked of hammers, to remind me of past co-workers, of various types, woodwork, auto body work, small sledges, geology picks, etc.
In the late fall when cleaning out the gutters of leaves, I also check the function and layout of my ice melting wire, that just cut troughs through snow to allow melting snow to run off instead of forming an ice damn and funneling icewater into the house. There is a special place in hell for builder who put flat roof expansions in snow belt homes! tripple cat grrr!
Anyway, guess where I found a standard hammer? It was right where I needed it on the roof where i left it, knowing that the next time i needed it for wire securing, I would forget to bring one to the roof with me.

There is a very handy catalog" Hard to find tools" that has all kinds of specialized unusual tools, I clearly dont need it as all my tools meet that criteria. The worst offenders were tape measures though I have more than 8 but fewer than 12, but I could never find them when I needed them, that led to more cut and fit approximations.
One day when looking for an obscure kitchen tool, I found it in the obscure kitchen tool drawer where all tape measures go to die, or at least rest for a few month. Every time my wife found a tape measure, usually in the middle of a inside task, she dutifully placed it in the pile of measures, acting out her hostility to tool messes, and demonstrating who rules!
Clearly a very successful series of coups, bloodlessly and quietly removing many generations of rulers!

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Hi Greger,
Thanks, Bang-Bang,
for the uplifting musical interlewd!
When I first heard this song I was sure it was related to the supposed ritual carried out after a popes death. Calling out their name thrice and then tapping him on the forehead, asking are you dead? with a little silver hammer that was also used to deface the papal seals to prevent lamepope proclamations, pardons etc. The Vatican maintains this is a myth, like most of Catholic beliefs, my favorite was indulgences!

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In the wake of the death of Pope John Paul II on 2 April 2005, news outlets and other sources have issued a variety of contradictory statements about the use of a silver hammer in connection with a popes death: its an old, discontinued practice, or it remains a current practice; the use of the hammer once served a functional purpose, or its use is (and always has been) purely symbolic. In light of these competing claims, we await a pronouncement from an identifiable (i.e., non-anonymous) Vatican official on the subject before declaring this one either True or False.

One final note for those who are pondering the coincidence: the Beatles song Maxwells Silver Hammer has no connection to papal traditions involving a silver hammer. As Steve Turner noted in A Hard Days Write, his volume on the origins of Beatles songs:

John told me that Maxwells Silver Hammer was about the law of karma, says former Apple employee Tony King. We were talking one day about Instant Karma because something happened where hed been clobbered and hed said that this was an example of instant karma. I asked him whether he believed in that theory. He said that he did and that Maxwells Silver Hammer was the first song that theyd made about that. He said that the idea behind the song was that the minute you do something thats not right, Maxwells silver hammer will come down on your head.

Paul said at the time that the song epitomizes the downfalls of life. Just when everything is going smoothly, bang, bang down comes Maxwells silver hammer and ruins everything.

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The sound of Maxwell's hammer playing, brought up this parody song, that all who had to deal with Maxwells equations in Physics classes, so long ago. It still give me a PTSD reaction!

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Maxwell's Equations (of which there are four) deal with the behavior of electric and magnetic fields. If you study certain college curricula, you might have to learn them. Tesla is a unit of magnetic field strength (if I remember correctly) named after the scientist Nicola Tesla, not to be confused with the band of that name.


Maxwell's Equations

I was quizzical, studied quantum physical
Science at my school
Late nights all alone with my physics boo-oo-oo-ook
As I study here, to become an engineer
Friends call on the phone
Want me to come out, but I tell them no-oh-oh-oh
And as I say goodbye to my friends
I know what I must do

Bang, bang, Maxwell's four equations
I shove into my head
Bang, bang, Maxwell's four equations
My social life is dead

Back in class again hoping just to pass again
We all take our seats
Listening to what the professor say-eh-eh-ehs
Look it says right here "stick a Tesla in your ear"
Writing on the desk
Time to take a test to see what I know-oh-oh-oh
And as I sit here ready to start
I hope I've learned enough

Bang, bang, Maxwell's four equations
I pull out of my head
Bang, bang, Maxwell's four equations
I'm hanging by a thread

B-field density magnetic propensity
Maxwell stands with Gauss
Faraday the law of induction, oh-oh-oh-oh
Then there's Ampere's law, now my nerves are getting raw
All these I must learn (These things you must learn)
A good grade I must earn for my mind to grow-oh-oh-oh
And if I ever figure them out
It will not be too soon

Bang, bang, Maxwell's four equations
I know inside my head
Bang, bang, Maxwell's four equations
I'll keep them 'til I'm dead
(repeat)

The line about "stick a Tesla in your ear" is literally true. It was graphiti written on a desk in the room where I took a college physics course.


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Unsure what heading this should go under??

Humor, not really, horror flick not a flick, media no way.
Wasn't there a topic on insanity or unsettling or abusive sexual imagery. Maybe a new topic like: Goodman looks like a dick, or is it just me?
Click to reveal..
It sucks you in to a slot fetish
He must be broke!

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I stopped around Ohm's law and the mystical sign of two fingers and thumb that describe current and magnetic field direction. This is one reason I got a biology degree in college: No Maxwell equations, no quantum mechanics, and no foreign language requirements.

I did manage an A in Calculus 1. That was fun.

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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
I stopped around Ohm's law and the mystical sign of two fingers and thumb that describe current and magnetic field direction. This is one reason I got a biology degree in college: No Maxwell equations, no quantum mechanics, and no foreign language requirements.

I did manage an A in Calculus 1. That was fun.


Boy did you miss out on some torture! If I knew i would have to take 3 semesters of Calculus, Linear algebra, regular differential equation, and the prerequisite partial differential equations for a Chem Major I would have had second thoughts. But I fooled them as they didnt check to see if I took the partials course!
It was very challenging to self teach the partial differential along with the Quantum Mechanics, based completely on partials!
Fortunately Cambodia happened and all grades were pass fail, and was still touch and go! I think they took mercy and gave me a gentleman's P!
I have remained uncertain about most things ever since!
I did catch myself trying to use my left hand on the right hand rule problem while taking the MCAT exam, because the number 2 pencil was in the right hand.


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