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Any other journeyman tradesmen having issues with the new generation of apprentices? I’m talking about this generation Z fresh out of highschool in the last 2-3 years. I never seen such a lack of care about their work/job, or an unwillingness to listen to the journeyman they’re with as well as phone use, and just general shit attitute. Is this just my company or have you guys experianced this too?
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It is not about learning, it is about one's ability to teach. If you have the grasp of a language that does not exceed that of a 14 year old and cannot write clearly you are going to have a hell of a time educating anyone. How do most unqualified people try to overcome this handicap? By saying the same things again but louder.

If yelling at someone is your go-to solution for correcting incorrect execution they are either going to quit or learn from someone else. Clearly, you are unqualified to teach them. If you cannot teach you have no business being in any supervisory position. You have exceeded your Peter Plateau. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_principle

Being a good machinist, carpenter, salesman, anything, does not qualify you for being in charge of other people, especially where educating is often a requirement. That is one of the most damning things I have seen "leaders" do in any industry. They demand that the people they have under them already be fully qualified for the position, are unwilling to train them, but at the same time want to pay them well below market rates. They advertise a job where they want an "apprentice" but expect them to be a journeyman and treat them like crap if they aren't. They advertise a job where they want a "journeyman" but are paying apprentice rates and then are surprised when no one qualified applies. If you are hiring for any entry-level position then you are responsible for training who you hire. If you can't do that, don't advertise that level of position.

The G.I. Generation trained people. They understood that being educated is not always about going to school but about learning. They also had the highest rates of higher education than any generation before them. Anyone talking about going to school as being useless should probably reevaluate their life choices. There is a reason Boomers are called the "Me Generation" and the G.I. Generation is called the "Greatest Generation".
No. I mean inna crew of like 15 people we went through like 39 haul truck drivers because they would blow shit up or quit.

Lazy shits anyway
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>climbing a cactus tree by the spikes

Fuck around!

The one good thingnabout thos faggots is it triggers cucks like you so whateves
The G. I. Generation is also called the silent generation. You should try it before you spout off about things that haven't changed in literally thousands of years, but you aren't bright enough to realize that. Go do some learnin' there, sport.

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Hey all,

I do a bit of metal detecting and find tons of these 22lr shells. Got 2 small jars full of them pretty much

Any ideas on some diy project i can use them for?
I was thinking about reloading them just for shits n giggles but it really isn't worth the time and money.
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That kit maybe.
People have been reloading rimfire since cartridges were first made.
I’m gobsmacked that this exists. So, it’s possible.

I’m still totally not convinced it makes sense to do it. About $250 for the casting kit, resizing die, and first primer mix. Add another $100 for the lead melting pot, and then you can cast two bullets at a time??
IF you can clean and reprime that brass, it’ll take all day to make 500 rounds that you can buy for $30 ?

I’m curious enough to maybe try their 22 magnum, but only because that can use .224 45 grain jacketed bullets I already have. But I still think the repriming is going to be half assed...
It is half assed, Anon. Yes, it's possible, and it's been around a long time, but best case ignition rates are 50-75%. And if it does go bang, it's not going to be any better than factory. If you try really, really hard you might come up with real scenarios when it makes sense, but I'd respect "I just want to see if I can" most of all. At least that one would be true.
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>jacketed bullets I already have.
access chamber
insert jacketed bullet
place one of pic related behind it
close chamber
>takes "one loose round" to a whole nuther level
~$7 per hundred...
Yeah, its a thought. I actually bought a mexican made rifle that uses the smaller .22 blanks for starter pistols, and has you insert a .177 pellet in the chamber for the blank to propel.
Used it once to see it works, then shelved it.
I 'spect the mexicans don't let their people buy regular guns easily, and this is a work-around.

>Literally the world's best adjustable wrench. Prove me wrong.

Also, handtool general thread. Post your favorites.
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I have a Kobalt stubby 3/8 drive 90 tooth ratchet and I really like it, it's honestly my go to, it fits in a lot of places and usually I don't need a ton of torque, though the nicest stuff I've used is USA craftsman stuff.

Work in IT and they have all their own tools but I do my own car work/maintenance and I use sockets and ratchets all the time. It's one of those things where I would like a new nicer set, but the one I have works perfectly fine and there's no need to overbuy. I guess wait until my crapsman breaks to buy nice shit.
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Your model is for delicate work. I use a wrench like this one.
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Pic related arrived today

OP is based.
nice those are the new ones
That’s the comfort grip. Those have been out for years. They also make an electricians version of most of their tools.

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In /rcg/ we discuss anything & everything remote controlled - multirotors, fixed wing, cars, rovers, helis, boats, submarines, battlebots, lawnmowers, etc.

>How do I get started with racing drones?



> How to build a racing drone (16 part video series from Joshua Bardwell)


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Shill me a multispectral sensor.
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Going to build my first FPV drone. Saw some guides. Can solder and shit.

Recommendations on a build video and parts list?

I don't have goggles but even if i end up hating drones i want fpv for my trucks and cars so i can dick with a buddy. He has a shop half a mile away and i live on a hill. Going to cut a walking trail and build a couple of little ramps to crawl over the fences on the way there.

>sneek up
>look for people and animals
>blast into the shop at 60mph
>cut donuts, run into shit, knock beers over, cut donuts, fly into the woods, profit?

Could i run IR lights and run in the dark to hide?


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Quads aren't toys like your little cars.
Dude what

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I have been trying to do all kinds of research into answering some questions I have about constructing a new home, but I'm not finding too many answers.

The current goal of my home construction adventure is to essentially get the most bang for your buck while putting in work of my own to save costs anywhere I can. I've been looking at having a steel/metal home (pic related) instead of a traditional wooden build home, but I've found contradictory assessments on both styles.

So I figure I'll ask some questions and maybe get a cool thread going about wood vs. metal homes, maybe get some cool pictures and ideas.

1. From what I could tell it would be cheaper to have a building constructed like pic related instead of a regularly build wooden home with similar square footage. Does this seem accurate?

2. Not being incredibly knowledgable personally on construction but have family that is (plus an eagerness to learn with a go get 'em attitude), how much would you have the GC complete and leave the rest for yourself to complete over time (insulation, plumbing, electrical, interior walls, etc.)? Is it worth it and doable in this style of building?

I could probably think of more questions, but this will at least help in letting me know if this is something worth pursuing or something I should forget all together.

Thanks to any help and replies in advance.
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Air conditioning is energy inefficient even with good insulation, why not just get free cooling by building into the ground a little?
Evolution, kid. That's how they call it.
Yeah well why hasn't it caught on yet if it's so superior?
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>building into the ground a little

where i live that would be a disaster. phreatic layer is rising every year, apparently due to deforestation, basedbean monoculture and over exploting the soil, and some fields near where i live are already converted to cuasipermanent swamps.
i'm this guy >>1516253 and i'm building my house on elevated pillars. my plot of land is about 10 meters higher than those swamped fields and i'm not afraid of floodings, but almost every house in the neighbourhood, old or new, has foundations humidity problems, and i'm not taking the risk.

i'm going with concrete shoes and double T steel beams supporting a chassis of smaller double T beams, and over this the steelframe construction, that is fairly light and flexible, so it wont break even if some of the pillars sunk a little.
pillars will raise the house about 80cm, and i'll build a rammed earth embankment up to that level all around the house (pic related), so maybe some underground cold can be gathered.

but i'm really considering having an underground geothermal cooling system (also pic related), if shit gets too hot, but that can be added later to the house.
fuck this word replacements. soja beans.

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>owning a socket/wrench set
>when this exists
Where would we be without harbor freight?
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Hey can you tighten this?
recip saw and arc welder. is the homeowner hot? also duct tape and a ball gag.
You joke but that's actually useful for shit on a bike, both in absence of buying real cone wrenches and cause it's lightweight so you can take that + and adjustable in your carry-along toolkit for turning a nut and a bolt at the same time, without chewing it up.

Also nice to just magnet to machinery as a convenient unobtrusive assembly/disassembly/adjustment tool.

And I suppose that for absolute poverty level it works as a temp thing considering you can get those for literal pennies at garage sales while being a source of thickish metal stock later? Better than breaking some half-plastic/half chinesium ratchet which has 0 use after.
no limit to the stupidly useless gimmicky shit people will buy
i cant wait for a world ending meteor to strike
It’s excluded from the 20% off coupons so I thought it was too expensive.

+1. Time to start with a fresh slate.

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You got questions we got answers. What stupid question do you have that others can answer?

>pic related
>stuoid bitch

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So /diy. What dumb question you has with no answer for?
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what this is
Four, dumbass. This makes four stupid questions threads on this board. Why do I even come here? This place is full of idiots, it's turning into /p/, or worse /ck/.
You mad?

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What are these for on an outlet?
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It is for wood paneling.
>It is for wood paneling.
except you arent allowed to have any gap at combustible material, meaning your box must be flush or be forced to use what is known as a spark ring, rendering the tabs useless.

Check NEC 314.20 for exact wording because I am pretty sure you have been doing it wrong.
Americans have the most absolute pants on head retarded socket designs. Also

>Needing to run dedicated two phase circuits to anywhere with a high draw load because your pathetic voltage standards can't handle a fucking dryer

you literally bring 2 phases for everything and are gonna troll us with that?

you're troll game is weak
>Single phase 230v
>Bringing two phase for everything

Uh ok bud, sure.

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old thread: >>1483190
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a few bread boards
misc assorted resistor kit
misc assorted capacitor kit
misc assorted transistor kit
some 555 timers
misc assorted led kit
some basic sensors
couple spools of 22 gage solid core hook up wire
some battery holders for AA and 9v batteries

add other stuff later as you learn what your really interested in and how to use it
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oops, meant for >>1517227
Sorry, I don't have a scope.
No experience, I just tried following multiple online guides with similar equipment.
The display didn't come with any documentation but just now I think I found the right papers and am going through it.
I'm just a bit annoyed, I saw some youtube videos and people just plug shit in and run their code through the arduino-ide and shit just works, I had the wrong expectations.

Yeah I tried something like that too but the result was that it found ~100 addresses with my display hooked up. According to it's documentation the address is either 0x78 or 0x7A.
I'm making a display case with a continuous rotation servo for ease of control, but I'll need to be able to power some equipment on top of it. Can anyone recommend me a way to fit a slip ring onto the servo/rotating platform?
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I'm helping a company that runs haunted houses create a portable voice-changer that they are going to have inside their masks. I've looked at the generic Halloween "voice changers" that have a few pre-made voices like ayy, demon, robot, etc and none of them fit the bill for what they want and look like a bitch to reprogram. They have a voice that they like that one of them made with Adobe audition, and they have used this tutorial [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzjvjnHsUrk] in the past to change a voice in an attraction piece that sits still, but they want to make it so that the set-up is mobile and can be carried on a person. Long story short, I know how to set this up on a laptop, but carrying a laptop around on an actor is a hilariously bad idea. What out there do you think is powerful enough and has enough space to actually play Adobe Audition, Virtual Audio Cable, and maybe a small, custom-programmed sound-board hooked up to a few buttons to make a couple pre-recorded sounds play such as screams or other noises? Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, etc have nowhere NEAR enough space on it to play them and it actually run fast enough that it doesn't sound like garbage, let alone even install the programs.

Is there a way to artificially increase the space on one by hooking up a flash drive or some shit that has Windows installed on it to an Arduino or Raspberry Pi so I can actually accomplish what I am setting out to do or am I being an idiot? I don't have much programming experience with Arduinos/Raspberries at all but I'm the only person working on their team who even remotely has the computer and programming skills to figure this shit out.

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Hey guys. What you think? Ideas before we throw it in the mancave?

Things needed still:
>fix the damper
>torch holes for concrete anchors
>wait on lathebro to turn collar threads out so we can go from 4" exhaust to 6" outside
>set 6" casing (pipe) for vent

Things we've been considering:
>Chevy emblem door
>pipe on back and run a little copper tubing and a propane ignitor so we can turn a needle valve and run a little fuel and a hair drier to speed up ignition
>slice the top off and weld a screen in flat and throw a cast iron griddle in and set the round top back over it for cooking
>peltier cell phone chargers?

What else lads?
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Laugh all you fags want. We had fun. I wasn't sad and depressed for 1 night. Everyone around here loves this kind of shit. And to be honest i could give 2 shits less what negative cocksmoke STRANGERS care.
AT&Trobbed me of 300 bucks and i am cucked to them unless i want dial up tier satalight with a 5 gig cap...
I worked 13 hours yesterday you dick. Built the stove after. Bro had a good start during a rain day at work
You captured a star in your barn!
Wow that's amazing.my grandpa use to forge them with his feet.

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Which of these brands uses the least amount of Chinese internals? I know that Milwaukee wasn't what it once was, build quality is nothing like it was before. Got a feeling Makita changed the least, while the highend Bosch stuff is still mostly German/Malaysia

Sorry, too poor for Hilti and Festool
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Drumpf is pro Russia. Why would I support American people who wish my country to disappear? You voted for that person. Euro and Japanese tools are pretty great and EU tools support our internal market.
Kek bosch miter saws can't touch dewalt. Shit tier desu
Sorry bro I can't vouch for Chinese made goods and plastic toys.
also got, can confirm, tis beast.
Drills seem to be reaching a point where they shouldn't really be any more powerful, I used my bosses new Ridgid brushless monster the other day, hit a nail in some timber with the auger bit and despite having it braced pretty well it nearly ripped my hand from my arm. I can only imagine using these drills in awkward angles where you can't brace them properly.

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Long story short. Practically brand new boots, for a month they were perfect, the other day the snow melted and my foot was soaked after I walked in them, apparently stepped on glass as I pulled some out, how cam I best fix them to at least last the remaining like 4 or 5 months of winter?

Can I just fill those holes with superglue?

Apologies for all the dog hair and crap in the pic I took it as soon as I got home.
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I'll try and look for those, my parents are hoarders so it's hard to find anything at all.
Pretty sure flex seal was invented for just this sort of shit, OP. Well... this, or riding your screen door down some shitty river. Coat them from the inside though.
What if I took a butane lighter to the holes and melted it a bit? Would that seal itself?
e6000 is flexible, so is contact cement. or get "shoe goo", literally made for this.
Well thanks guys I have an idea of what to do, and also what not do. I'll wait until the boot is dry.

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With greatest energy efficiency, how would you go about emptying a large tank full of water and then refilling it with air, at the bottom of the ocean?

The tank must be drained and able to rise to the surface through buoyancy.
I understand that submarines use pressurized air in order to do this. Are there any alternatives?

I picture a cylinder with a mechanism similar to how a syringe works in displacing/expelling the water, with a valve behind to draw in air to fill the vacuum (where a tube goes to the surface to draw the air)

I'm sorry if my question is unclear or nonsensical. I will be lurking to answer any questions that may help you better answer.

tldr; How would you empty a water filled tank deep underwater so that it would then float, with the greatest energy efficiency?
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For a large tank, would it just be a huge solenoid like valve?

How cost effective would that be do you think compared to another method, since you would need the liquified gas
Yes that would work.

My name is Ethal, I’m 72 and I have no idea about the costs involved.
With an air hose and a ball valve.
That's why I'm here brother! I'm trying to learn



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