Wednesday, October 21, 2015

29/32 adapters

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*corrected - thanks!


  1. Uhm, that's St. Jude Medical in Minneapolis, not the research hospital in Tennessee. They aren't affiliated, to the best of my knowledge.

  2. We do what we must because we can.

  3. We can what we must because we do.

  4. I have fond memories of 29/32 joint size, because that is the standard intermediate size in Germany and Switzerland.

  5. The first response comment to the report on the Blankenship trial contains elements which could also sometimes be applied to the attitude in academia towards not only safety, but also what happens to PhD graduates after they have graduated:

    "What goes on in the minds of people like Blankenship? Are they complete psychopaths? Are they incapable of human empathy?

    One wonder how many ventilation systems could be bought with the money spent on a trip to the Riviera.
    Or how many dust respirators could be bought with the money spent to buy a corrupt judge.
    Sometimes it seems like we still live in a very primitive society where people in leadership positions engage in what amounts to human sacrifice, and they do it for the purpose of gaining more wealth and more power. Meanwhile, everybody below the executive level is supposed to just ignore what is going on, and mind their own business if they want to keep their job.

    If Blankenship gets off without punishment, the message to other mine owners will be that it is still acceptable to put profit far ahead of worker safety."

    1. Poor SteveP, he has not heard about Patrick Harran. So naive.

      Maybe if (when) Blankenship gets off he can apply for an R01? Seems to have the necessary qualifications.

  6. Failed disk jockeys (i.e., conservative radio talk show hosts) would cite Mr. Blankenship's trial as an example of overregulation of an industry.


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