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Offline Darren

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Rant
« on: January 07, 2009, 10:57:28 AM »
A little off topic  :offtopic:

There was a time when a web search was easy to navigate but little to find. A few years later there was much more info to be had for all and it was great, you could find info on almost anything easily.

Today, it's not so easy. In fact it can be really difficult to find anything really useful. There is plenty out there now, but tap some strings into Google and you'll mostly find leads to businesses or an awful lot of dead links where the page has now been moved onto another area. The other annoying aspect is out of date pages that just sit there never to be updated in the future.

It's hard enough now, but what will it be like in another 5 or 10 years and beyond as I guess all the above will simply increase at an exponential rate.



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Offline Bernd

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Re: Rant
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 03:15:55 PM »
I'll have to agree with that. Who knows what the future will bring. Probably total chaos.

I'm sure if you put the word fag in the search bar you'll get more than cicarette paper. :lol:

And who wants to wade thru several million hits. It takes a bit of knowledge to put the proper search terms in to get what your looking for.

Another frustrated search engine user.
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You can't fix "STUPID".

bogstandard

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Re: Rant
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 05:01:17 PM »
Gents,

That is called progress.

One step forwards, two back.

Everything nowadays is classed as a disposable item, and no-one wants to clean up the crap that is thrown away and left behind.

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Re: Rant
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 07:19:47 PM »
Boy Bogs you nailed that one on the  :hammer::)

Bernd
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bogstandard

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Re: Rant
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 12:37:44 AM »
I forgot to add a bit at the end.

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no-one wants to clean up the crap that is thrown away and left behind

unless they can make a quick buck out of it.

Bogs

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Re: Rant
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 06:46:17 PM »
Example! Took me 2 days searching to find correct way to
adjust a Grip-Tru chuck. I'm not a computer expert but I certainly ain't a novice.
Some of the search results out there are just plain WRONG. :scratch:

bogstandard

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Re: Rant
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2009, 10:52:27 PM »
I might be trying to teach people to suck eggs, but if you don't know it, this will help.

If you search for drill chuck, you will get results that come back with drill and chuck anywhere in the results.

If you put it in quotes - "drill chuck". It should only come back with the results where the two words are in one string.

There are a lot of other search string presentations that can be done, but this is the easiest.

John

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Re: Rant
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009, 06:04:07 AM »
Yes and things like + signs between words etc.
But the biggest rant I have about this particular subject is the so-called
spurts who stated that to adjust the Grip-tru the first step involved
slackening off the chuck to backplate bolts, now I am the first to
admit my newbie-ness but I cannot for the life of me imagine how
having a chuck flopping around on the backplate can help achieve
almost zero run out.
Oh I feel better now
Cheers
BR

bogstandard

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Re: Rant
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009, 06:49:14 AM »
BR,

This is where taking everything you read as gospel, and it can get you into trouble. It can be interpreted in many different ways. Common sense must prevail.

They almost certainly meant you to just take the white knuckle tightness off the holding bolts, where they still hold the chuck in full contact, but a bit of a grunt on the adjusting screws will move the chuck against the backplate.
Then after adjustment, white knuckle the holding bolts up, and recheck the runout.

That was described in laymans terms rather than technical.

But I am sure you figured that one out by yourself already.

Bogs


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Re: Rant
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2009, 07:15:09 PM »
Thanks Bogs.

Darren
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