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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65875 on: August 06, 2020, 10:29:42 pm »
Interesting. Will hang out for a real one i think. This isn’t an urgent requirement.
I suspect tonyalbus will tell us how good the fakes are nowadays. :)
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65876 on: August 06, 2020, 10:49:07 pm »
This thread has gone full on bat shit.  :o ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65877 on: August 06, 2020, 10:52:09 pm »

spent a little time in "underground facilities"......and yeah.....now that you mention it the walls did seem to be painted in odd colors.

but the most important thing was that the chow hall was much better than average.  it almost made it worth the hassle of getting in and out of the damn place.  AND it was always a hassle.

Oh boy; you and me both. The food is something extra, check. The guards. Oh my, the guards. Or more precisely, the shift supervisors for the guards. Those came in a few different flavours, but most were on the border between paranoia and sadism.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65878 on: August 06, 2020, 10:52:37 pm »
The strippers arrived today and I must say that I'm very impressed with them indeed, and they are just the same as your photo, they came with the stripping gauge and the allen key (hex wench for you Mericans).

Uhhh...  we pretty much always call them an Allen Key or Allen Wrench over here...

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The "Allen" name is a registered trademark, originated by the Allen Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut circa 1910, and currently owned by Apex Tool Group, LLC. The standard generic name used in catalogues and published books and journals is "hex key".
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Explained by the geographical and commercial history of the drive type's development, the term "hex key" is best known as "Allen" in the UK, Australia and the USA (The “Allen” name is a registered trademark, originated by the Allen Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut circa 1910, now owned by Apex Tool Group, LLC, which was acquired by Bain Capital in 2014), and also in Spain (llave Allen pronounced with Spanish double L, /ʎaβe aʎen/), as "Inbus" in Germany (the term “INBUS” is a registered trademark, originally an acronym for Innensechskantschraube Bauer und Schaurte introduced in 1934 by the German company Bauer & Schaurte, in 2015 acquired by INBUS IP GmbH, Breckerfeld, Germany),[1] and as "Unbrako" key or wrench in Scandinavia (originally a Pennsylvania company established in 1911, in 2008 acquired by Deepak Fasteners Limited).[2] In Italy, it is known as brugola, for the company Officine Egidio Brugola (established 1926).

Edit: My plumber friend from Ontario always looks at me sideways when I call a Crescent wrench a Crescent wrench...  He just calls them "an adjustable"....  (an adjustable spanner in other parts, I suppose?)  so it is probably another one of those terms/names that is even more localized than just by country, especially in geographically huge places like Canada or the US.

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In the United States and Canada, the adjustable spanner (adjustable wrench) is sometimes colloquially referred to as a "crescent wrench" due to the widespread Crescent brand of adjustable wrenches; the former Crescent Tool Company was the assignee of the 1915 U.S. patent for the most familiar form factor of adjustable wrench.[13] The Crescent brand of hand tools is now owned and marketed by Apex Tool Group, LLC.

Geez, Apex seems to have been diligent in buying up all the "real" names for tools.   >:D   :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65879 on: August 06, 2020, 10:58:51 pm »
This thread has gone full on bat shit.  :o ;D
The question at hand is what colour the bat shit is.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65880 on: August 06, 2020, 11:11:47 pm »

spent a little time in "underground facilities"......and yeah.....now that you mention it the walls did seem to be painted in odd colors.

but the most important thing was that the chow hall was much better than average.  it almost made it worth the hassle of getting in and out of the damn place.  AND it was always a hassle.

Oh boy; you and me both. The food is something extra, check. The guards. Oh my, the guards. Or more precisely, the shift supervisors for the guards. Those came in a few different flavours, but most were on the border between paranoia and sadism.

ha!  they must all be cut from the same cloth.

pain in the ass when they let you in.   they inspect all your shit.......and then on the way out when trapped between the blast doors they confiscate the very stuff that caused the commotion on the way in.  a couple of days later after phone calls from your security office they return the very government property that looked suspicious to them.  (laptops, drives, software disks, TE, anything that they don't understand).  funny thing is that i had multiple clearances waaaaay above what they give to guard force morons.   but hey.....the productive time lost was the governments anyway....no skin off my ass.

edit   courier cards be damned......guards don't care about no stinkin' courier cards.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65881 on: August 06, 2020, 11:14:56 pm »


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65882 on: August 07, 2020, 12:01:44 am »
Edit: My plumber friend from Ontario always looks at me sideways when I call a Crescent wrench a Crescent wrench...  He just calls them "an adjustable"....  (an adjustable spanner in other parts, I suppose?)  so it is probably another one of those terms/names that is even more localized than just by country, especially in geographically huge places like Canada or the US.

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In the United States and Canada, the adjustable spanner (adjustable wrench) is sometimes colloquially referred to as a "crescent wrench" due to the widespread Crescent brand of adjustable wrenches; the former Crescent Tool Company was the assignee of the 1915 U.S. patent for the most familiar form factor of adjustable wrench.[13] The Crescent brand of hand tools is now owned and marketed by Apex Tool Group, LLC.

Geez, Apex seems to have been diligent in buying up all the "real" names for tools.   >:D   :-DD

A "Stillson" in these parts. Strict, it's a "Stillson pattern spanner" only if it's in this pattern:

Otherwise it's an "adjustable spanner" or just a 'justie.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65883 on: August 07, 2020, 12:16:22 am »
A "Stillson" in these parts. Strict, it's a "Stillson pattern spanner" only if it's in this pattern:

Otherwise it's an "adjustable spanner" or just a 'justie.

Here, that's just called a Pipe Wrench.  I don't know of any commonly used commercial tradenames for them.
Old, established companies like Ridgid have been making them for 100 years, but we don't normally call them a Ridgid or a Stillson.

An adjustable wrench could be of MANY types, when I ask for a Crescent Wrench, I want that style, not a pipe wrench (which is also adjustable) or a monkey wrench (which is also adjustable) etc.

If I just say "hand me an adjustable," what do I mean?  A basin wrench?  A pipe wrench?  A monkey wrench?

Maybe some CHANNELLOCKs?!  (No, because those are types of PLIERS!!  Not to be confused with slip-joint, needle-nose, linesman, etc!)

No, I want you to hand me the Crescent Wrench, a specific type of adjustable... 
That big 12" one, over there by the axle housing.... :)
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65884 on: August 07, 2020, 12:50:24 am »

spent a little time in "underground facilities"......and yeah.....now that you mention it the walls did seem to be painted in odd colors.

but the most important thing was that the chow hall was much better than average.  it almost made it worth the hassle of getting in and out of the damn place.  AND it was always a hassle.

Oh boy; you and me both. The food is something extra, check. The guards. Oh my, the guards. Or more precisely, the shift supervisors for the guards. Those came in a few different flavours, but most were on the border between paranoia and sadism.

ha!  they must all be cut from the same cloth.

pain in the ass when they let you in.   they inspect all your shit.......and then on the way out when trapped between the blast doors they confiscate the very stuff that caused the commotion on the way in.  a couple of days later after phone calls from your security office they return the very government property that looked suspicious to them.  (laptops, drives, software disks, TE, anything that they don't understand).  funny thing is that i had multiple clearances waaaaay above what they give to guard force morons.   but hey.....the productive time lost was the governments anyway....no skin off my ass.

edit   courier cards be damned......guards don't care about no stinkin' courier cards.
Yes Sir, I understand your concerns, Sir, but we will now check the contents of this 373 position toolcase against the list your fellow guards signed IN today earlier, yes?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65885 on: August 07, 2020, 01:00:28 am »
Edit: changed avatar. The Ferengi was making me uncomfortable  :-DD

Pity, I liked the "no equal sign" picture  ;D

What's the meaning of the new one? Looks like a draft from a marketing company selling Batterizers.  :-DD

He changes avatars more often than I change underwear.  :P :P :P :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65886 on: August 07, 2020, 01:25:11 am »
Edit: My plumber friend from Ontario always looks at me sideways when I call a Crescent wrench a Crescent wrench...  He just calls them "an adjustable"....  (an adjustable spanner in other parts, I suppose?)  so it is probably another one of those terms/names that is even more localized than just by country, especially in geographically huge places like Canada or the US.

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In the United States and Canada, the adjustable spanner (adjustable wrench) is sometimes colloquially referred to as a "crescent wrench" due to the widespread Crescent brand of adjustable wrenches; the former Crescent Tool Company was the assignee of the 1915 U.S. patent for the most familiar form factor of adjustable wrench.[13] The Crescent brand of hand tools is now owned and marketed by Apex Tool Group, LLC.

Geez, Apex seems to have been diligent in buying up all the "real" names for tools.   >:D   :-DD

A "Stillson" in these parts. Strict, it's a "Stillson pattern spanner" only if it's in this pattern:

Otherwise it's an "adjustable spanner" or just a 'justie.
I've always known them as pipe wrenchs.

An adjustable spanner to me has always been something that resembles an open-ended single headed spanner like this.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65887 on: August 07, 2020, 01:36:25 am »
I've always known them as pipe wrenchs.

An adjustable spanner to me has always been something that resembles an open-ended single headed spanner like this.
^^^
Yes.  That's what is known here as a Crescent Wrench. 

I have several really good old ones that are actual Crescent brand, various other brands of various sizes and quality, and one giant cheap chinesium-grade un-branded monster from Princess Auto that I pretty much only ever use for things like 36mm fan nuts because it was on sale when I went to get a 36mm box-end (actually, combination) wrench for the fan nut on the Dakota since I didn't have anything else QUITE big enough (about 2mm shy on my next-largest Crescent....)  :)  It has come in handy over the years on big hex pipe fittings and such occasionally since then, too....

They're also known in many other parts of the world as a BAHCO for the same common-local-brand trademark reason that it's known as a Crescent wrench here.
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« Reply #65888 on: August 07, 2020, 01:53:50 am »
As an aside, one time (about 35 years ago?) my dad flew from Calgary to Castlegar to come back out to the lake (which is about a 30-40 minute journey on a DASH-8) after having to return to work for a week or whatever....

He had no checked baggage...

He had two carry-on items...

One was a spice cake with caramel icing in a 9x13 glass pan that grandma had made for my birthday.

The other was a 10" crescent wrench because we had somehow inadvertently not put a large enough crescent wrench in the toolbox to actually undo the propane tank connections on the 30lb'ers on the trailer at the campground to be re-filled.

Good luck getting THAT through y'er TSA-like apparatus these days.  :)

One way ticket, with only bludgeoning weaponry for carry-on?   :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65889 on: August 07, 2020, 02:00:44 am »
^^^
Yes.  That's what is known here as a Crescent Wrench. 

I have several really good old ones that are actual Crescent brand, various other brands of various sizes and quality, and one giant cheap chinesium-grade un-branded monster from Princess Auto that I pretty much only ever use for things like 36mm fan nuts because it was on sale when I went to get a 36mm box-end (actually, combination) wrench for the fan nut on the Dakota since I didn't have anything else QUITE big enough (about 2mm shy on my next-largest Crescent....)  :)  It has come in handy over the years on big hex pipe fittings and such occasionally since then, too....

They're also known in many other parts of the world as a BAHCO for the same common-local-brand trademark reason that it's known as a Crescent wrench here.
They're all nut rounders. No need to be more specific.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65890 on: August 07, 2020, 02:12:01 am »
^^^
Yes.  That's what is known here as a Crescent Wrench. 

I have several really good old ones that are actual Crescent brand, various other brands of various sizes and quality, and one giant cheap chinesium-grade un-branded monster from Princess Auto that I pretty much only ever use for things like 36mm fan nuts because it was on sale when I went to get a 36mm box-end (actually, combination) wrench for the fan nut on the Dakota since I didn't have anything else QUITE big enough (about 2mm shy on my next-largest Crescent....)  :)  It has come in handy over the years on big hex pipe fittings and such occasionally since then, too....

They're also known in many other parts of the world as a BAHCO for the same common-local-brand trademark reason that it's known as a Crescent wrench here.
They're all nut rounders. No need to be more specific.

I believe Mr. ARDUINOSvsEVIL refers to them technically as nut fuckers.

He has a couple of those "Mining Wrench" versions, though, that is also actually intended to additionally be a (pseudo-)hammer instead of just bashing on the wrench anyway.
How convenient!

I don't have any of those.  Yet.   :D

Edit: Is there a Tool Hoarders Anonymous thread somewhere?
I feel like I'm getting the jitters....   :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65891 on: August 07, 2020, 02:33:54 am »
Ah yes, the Crescent wrench. In certain areas, outside of polite company, these may also be referred to as a "Mexican speed wrench".
 

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« Reply #65892 on: August 07, 2020, 03:01:18 am »
We have a new streaming TV channel available for subscription just advertised on a cable channel I was watching.

True Royalty TV!

"The world’s first TV channel dedicated to all things Royal"

https://trueroyalty.tv/

Only $41.99 / year !!!
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« Reply #65893 on: August 07, 2020, 03:23:32 am »
We have a new streaming TV channel available for subscription just advertised on a cable channel I was watching.

True Royalty TV!

"The world’s first TV channel dedicated to all things Royal"

https://trueroyalty.tv/

Only $41.99 / year !!!

That's perfect for the "Angry Karen's" who tend to be pre or post menopausal ugly, fat white women who had childhood princess dreams but turned into nasty toads. It will keep them inside and glued to the TV rather than on the streets pissing us off.  ::)   
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« Reply #65894 on: August 07, 2020, 04:22:06 am »
Edit: changed avatar. The Ferengi was making me uncomfortable  :-DD

Pity, I liked the "no equal sign" picture  ;D

What's the meaning of the new one? Looks like a draft from a marketing company selling Batterizers.  :-DD

He changes avatars more often than I change underwear.  :P :P :P :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65895 on: August 07, 2020, 04:24:13 am »


styropyro strikes again, with another hideously dangerous circuit for you to admire from the safety of your computer.  :-DD
 
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« Reply #65896 on: August 07, 2020, 04:33:34 am »

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« Reply #65897 on: August 07, 2020, 04:45:58 am »
^^^
Yes.  That's what is known here as a Crescent Wrench. 

I have several really good old ones that are actual Crescent brand, various other brands of various sizes and quality, and one giant cheap chinesium-grade un-branded monster from Princess Auto that I pretty much only ever use for things like 36mm fan nuts because it was on sale when I went to get a 36mm box-end (actually, combination) wrench for the fan nut on the Dakota since I didn't have anything else QUITE big enough (about 2mm shy on my next-largest Crescent....)  :)  It has come in handy over the years on big hex pipe fittings and such occasionally since then, too....

They're also known in many other parts of the world as a BAHCO for the same common-local-brand trademark reason that it's known as a Crescent wrench here.
They're all nut rounders. No need to be more specific.

I believe Mr. ARDUINOSvsEVIL refers to them technically as nut fuckers.

He has a couple of those "Mining Wrench" versions, though, that is also actually intended to additionally be a (pseudo-)hammer instead of just bashing on the wrench anyway.
How convenient!

I don't have any of those.  Yet.   :D

Edit: Is there a Tool Hoarders Anonymous thread somewhere?
I feel like I'm getting the jitters....   :-DD



As related to this variant; the Thumb-Detecting Nut-Fucker. :-+

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/test-equipment-anonymous-(tea)-group-therapy-thread/msg2091553/#msg2091553

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« Reply #65898 on: August 07, 2020, 04:47:59 am »

I liken this flavor of corruption to the difference between soy sauce and Teriyaki. Soy sauce (like the usual everyday sort of small-time corruption we've been accustomed to for centuries) is a wine-like product distilled from a plant not usually used for winemaking. American-style corruption is a whole 'nuther level; like they took the existing corruption and distilled it to its purest essence.

Just as Teriyaki is distilled from soy sauce, it is an acquired taste with many (arguably a majority) who find it disgusting. Like American-style corruption.


Before you go and use Soy sauce and Teriyaki sauce as similes again, you might want to read up on how they are made - there's no distillation involved.

You're right; both are brewed.  :-// Meh.

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« Reply #65899 on: August 07, 2020, 05:00:30 am »
funny thing is that i had multiple clearances waaaaay above what they give to guard force morons. 

"No, I can't tell you what this is or why I'm bringing it through your little kingdom, but if you agree to forget my first superficial description (which was so shallow so as to be possible to tell you) and listen to this other description that is equally shallow but does not include trigger words you and your dogs have been Pavlov'ed on, can you then please let me go about my business?"

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