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Something interesting for those who recently endured this problem. Site says at least $5 of each tshirt sold is going to openssl foundation. At the minimum $5 times the 200 minimum shirts they need will result in $1000 for openssl.
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Lol! Making lemonade
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Found the problem with my car overheating.

Stupid engineers thought it might be a good idea to use glue to hold 2 metal parts together in a area full of hot water. And when it fails, the smaller metal part then blocks proper water flow to the radiator. Since the radiator port is about opposite of the heater core port, it explained why it would cool the car by keeping the heater on.

Now, why I call the engineers stupid, It occurred to me after seeing the failure mode that if they had attached the disc to the impeller blade of the water pump, the machining would have been just as easy, and the impeller would be cast as one component easy enough with fewer failures.  Might not seal as complete, and lose a little efficiency but it would be less likely to fail.

Of course I should not be too annoyed, I don't think the glue gave way till I had a severe overheating problem. That problem was due to the water pump belt breaking. 147k miles for a belt was pretty good. The part that is annoying me is that the pump is available at the local stores, but the housing that has the glued part seems to be a dealer only part. So my Sunday afternoon attempt to fix the car turned into a multi day repair job due to waiting till business hours to get the parts. 
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Yep, very similar. The new pump housing comes with a new pump and a couple hoses that aren't available elsewhere. So one of the hoses that comes with the new pump plugs into the valley below the upper plenum. So I had to split the upper plenum. That exposed the broken PVC valve. Granted it is 14 years old, so it being brittle and broken isn't surprising.

Good news was it was about time to clean the plenum really well anyways. It get gunked up and starts to perform poorly.   
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+Rhonda Elks look at the size of that burl.
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Does this tree make my burl look big?
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I told you +kevin king I was right behind you. Received builder right after my recharger.
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Congrats bro
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Ahem... I'll be the judge of that...
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+Joe Philley after seeing your ingress wear, I beat you to it with this. Check dates on photo.
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+Steven Critchfield love this it lights the way. ..
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When did Kansas City move to Mississippi?
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Go home Niantic, you're drunk again.
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I previously found out about Blender Foundation Open movies after they stopped the funding. This time, I was lucky enough to find it in time to help fund, and let others know about it.

This time they are doing Project GooseBerry. Looks kind of interesting. No to mention the cloud subscription option allows you access to all the training videos. That and access to the render farm seems very interesting. 

If you are interested at all with the open source movies and access to open source software for doing movies, then look at the options for supporting this project.
The GOOSEBERRY project - announcing Blender Foundation's feature animation movie
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Yep, snow in TN in spring.
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Gotta love the interconnected brain that is the internet. 

Earlier this week, I had a question about ignition coils. I didn't get any answers to my question then. I shelved the problem till I had more time to study it.

Last night though, my girlfriend and her best friend saw some interesting EL wire projects, and they want to play with some for costuming. And me being me, and not being able to leave something simple, I started showing them some dimming and multiple controls. So this left me with a todo list of learning how to control many EL wire segments separately. Quickly the problem starts turning to, how do I build my own driver for EL wire so I could shrink everything down to a good size for wearing. 

Guess what is part of building a EL wire inverter, transformers. Ignition coils are transformers with a specific function. So it looks like I will be learning the details I need for both projects sooner than I thought. 
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serendipity

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