July 24, 2014
How To Fix Everything
Thus endeth the lesson.
Posted by DL Sly at July 24, 2014 07:25 PM
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Beautiful in its simplicity of design.
Posted by: Grim at July 25, 2014 12:03 AM
I'm glad you like it.
Posted by: DL Sly at July 25, 2014 01:59 PM
My job is "Emergency Maintenance Mechanic" at an undisclosed Naval Air Station somewhere near Key West Florida. Don't bother trying to figure out exactly where since it's nearly impossible to decipher my code.
At any rate, what I do is fix things. I fix things that most people wouldn't even know existed, let alone how to fix 'em.
WD-40 and Duct Tape are essential.
The WD has about a billion different uses, and even when I'm not actively using duct tape I use the hole as a coffee mug holder.
Posted by: Joatmoaf at July 25, 2014 03:51 PM
The Dark Side loves duct tape due to it being the physical embodiment of the Force: it has a light side, a dark side and bonds everything together.
Posted by: DL Sly at July 25, 2014 08:18 PM
Add tie wire and you have a full kit.
Posted by: CAPT Mike at July 26, 2014 12:51 PM
Wait. Where's the hammer in this? What kinda pansy uses WD-40 to get something moving, when the answer is clear a good whack with a hammer?
Even small boys know this one.
Posted by: IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." at July 27, 2014 08:47 AM
Sometimes that's not the best thing to do. As my BIL found out one day whilst trying to loosen the lug nuts on a tire. He lined up the sledge hammer on the tire iron and gave it a good thwack. And the tire iron promptly gave him a good thwack back -- in the middle of his forehead with the chisel end -- after it rebounded back.
The lug nut didn't budge.
He still has the scar.
Posted by: DL Sly at July 27, 2014 01:35 PM
That just means he didn't hit it hard enough.
"If force wasn't your last resort, you didn't resort to enough of it."
Posted by: Grim at July 28, 2014 01:20 AM
"Any problem can be solved by the application of sufficient force".
Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at July 28, 2014 11:55 AM
Oh, he hit hit hard enough. The returning blow not only knocked him on his ass, it also knocked him for a loop for a few minutes.
""Any problem can be solved by the application of sufficient force"."
Well, unless you're a thermostat housing, then any application of force beyond "tight" is enough to pop the damn thing in half, leaving one with a major problem when you live 20 mi from town and that's you're only car.
Posted by: DL Sly at July 28, 2014 12:11 PM
I never said the force had to be applied to the problem.
It could be applied to the mechanic.
Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at July 28, 2014 01:56 PM
Well, now that you put it that way.....
Posted by: DL Sly at July 28, 2014 05:50 PM
I beg to differ but your refutations FAIL.
The call to mind an old joke:
A woman finds her sink is stopped up. Nothing seems to fix it -- a plunger does nothing, liquid drain cleaners do nothing, so finally, she calls in a plumber.
The plumber looks at the problem, looks under the sink, reaches into his tool box for a hammer, climbs under the sink, gives the plumbing a good THWACK! with the hammer, the drain miraculously starts flowing again.
He hands her a bill, "Fix stopped-up sink, $100".
She immediately complains, "$100 to whack a pipe with a hammer!??! That's crazy!"
He sheepishly smiles, and says, "You're right, ma'am. Allow me to make an adjustment to the bill for you."
Satisfied, she hands him back the bill, he scribbles on it for a minute, and hands it back to her.
She looks at it:
"Whack pipe with hammer, $5.
Knowing what pipe to whack and where to whack it, $95"
Posted by: IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." at July 29, 2014 04:42 AM
... Even whacking things with a hammer can utilize the benefit of expertise...
Posted by: IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." at July 29, 2014 04:44 AM