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Post 1 made on Thursday April 18, 2019 at 11:12
Dawn Gordon Luks
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Post 2 made on Thursday April 18, 2019 at 11:54
Ernie Gilman
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So true. Every work site is a Schrödinger situation. This is why I have/don't have five tape measures.
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 3 made on Thursday April 18, 2019 at 12:33
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Perhaps one should arrive at a job site with a case of tape measures and scatter them about before starting work.

Or, a high tech unit could respond to a "find my remote" type of inquiry.
Post 4 made on Thursday April 18, 2019 at 13:41
Ernie Gilman
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+10 points for using the technical-sounding and professional "one should."
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 5 made on Thursday April 18, 2019 at 14:20
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I used to go through prodigious quantities of Stanley 3/4" 16' steel housing tape measures.

I would use them to fish wires; with the Stanley's, you could remove the blade from the housing. You obviously could tell how far you were. You could tape a wet noodle on for pulling back. You could attach a tone generator to find where to drill up from below.

And you could lose dozens a year...
On the West Coast of Wisconsin
Post 6 made on Thursday April 18, 2019 at 14:37
Ernie Gilman
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Fred,
I found a tape measure on top of a T bar ceiling during an installation. Instantly I was thinking "The Attic Gods have left me a gift!"

It was not to be.

The tape went down the wall, ten feet. That's how high the ceiling was. It was stuck.

I spent about five minutes tweaking and rattling and pushing and pulling the tape but it refused to budge. I had to leave it for the next guy. That was disappointing.
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 7 made on Thursday April 18, 2019 at 18:01
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On April 18, 2019 at 11:12, Dawn Gordon Luks said...

[Link: dropbox.com]


Find your glasses, find everything else. They're with your glasses.
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 8 made on Thursday April 18, 2019 at 18:02
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On April 18, 2019 at 13:41, Ernie Gilman said...
+10 points for using the technical-sounding and professional "one should."

-500 points for starting the question with "Well, can't you just...?".
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 9 made on Thursday April 18, 2019 at 18:14
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If my tape goes into hiding, I'll go to the beat up back up unit until such time as the nice one shows itself.
Post 10 made on Thursday April 18, 2019 at 19:19
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When my tape was missing, I knew I could always find it in my boos’s van. The words “don’t walk off with that” was a foreign language to him.
Civil War reenactment is LARPing for people with no imagination.

Post 11 made on Thursday April 18, 2019 at 21:13
Ernie Gilman
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On April 18, 2019 at 18:02, highfigh said...
-500 points for starting the question with "Well, can't you just...?".

Where and when did that happen?
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 12 made on Friday April 19, 2019 at 09:14
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On April 18, 2019 at 21:13, Ernie Gilman said...
Where and when did that happen?

You never hear that?
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 13 made on Friday April 19, 2019 at 11:49
Ernie Gilman
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Yes, I've heard it. But are you saying I start posts that way? Nope, quite the opposite.

I have been saying for decades, more or less word for word, "whenever I see the words "just" or "simply," I know that the writer (or person speaking) is about to omit seventeen facts crucial to the success of the subject."

So no, I don't say "can't you just...."
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 14 made on Friday April 19, 2019 at 16:15
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and that's why I went through prodigious quantities....
On the West Coast of Wisconsin
Post 15 made on Saturday April 20, 2019 at 09:52
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On April 19, 2019 at 11:49, Ernie Gilman said...
Yes, I've heard it. But are you saying I start posts that way? Nope, quite the opposite.

I have been saying for decades, more or less word for word, "whenever I see the words "just" or "simply," I know that the writer (or person speaking) is about to omit seventeen facts crucial to the success of the subject."

So no, I don't say "can't you just...."

It's not all about you.
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
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