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Old 02-20-2016, 07:27 PM   #24681
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So my boss has finally been forced to fire (with input from pretty much everyone) one of my coworkers(who is still on his probationary period and has cost the company at least 30k already). My boss said that since he is firing him he will be putting his two weeks in.
I can not understand this logic whatsoever.

Yay for going back on 12 hour days!
was he the one that hired him?
many companies will terminate the hiring manager too in a situation like this
sounds like he knows this and is being proactive about keeping a positive employment record
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I'm unsure. In our line of work, employment record means very little. The employee he is forced to fire hasn't held a job for more than 60 days in the last 5 or so years.
I can't imagine quitting and not getting the unemployment benefits would be the best option.
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:16 PM   #24683
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Anyone else have rotator cuff/shoulder impingement problems? My throwing shoulder had been troublesome for a while but would normally be okay if I warmed up carefully. Past couple of weeks have been worse. Even low effort throws are painful. Internal rotation of the shoulder just kills me.

Can you learn to throw with your non-dominant hand as an adult?
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Joe Perez - always a gentleman and a scholar. Clever design. Thanks for all responses.

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I marked up your schematic, based on the assumption that we're using an NKK model M2046 switch: M2046SS1W01 NKK Switches | Switches | DigiKey

Cut the supply wire between the fuse and the existing switch as shown:





And then wire in the new switch as shown:





In this design, power must flow through the new switch (from point A to point B) in order to reach the existing switch, and it can do so only when the new switch is in the center position. Thus, the two switches cannot both be closed at the same time.

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I had shoulder impingement in both shoulders 5 years ago. Couldn't pass the dog leash behind my back. Reaching back to put your arm in the sleeve of a coat was super painful.

These exercises cleared it all up within two weeks. Amazing. I have had no recurrence since then. I do them only occasionally now, maybe once a month.

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No worries.

If you decide to go this route, here's the pinout table for the new switch. In this drawing, the contacts are the center position:



Also, where I drew a "cut" in the earlier drawing, you can just lift that wire from the terminal block and make a splice at that point.







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I had shoulder impingement in both shoulders 5 years ago. Couldn't pass the dog leash behind my back. Reaching back to put your arm in the sleeve of a coat was super painful.

These exercises cleared it all up within two weeks. Amazing. I have had no recurrence since then. I do them only occasionally now, maybe once a month.

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And because I'm feeling oddly generous (and bored) this morning, the physical wiring as seen from the back of the switch:




Obviously, make sure that the metal shaft of the switch is screwed into something which shares a common ground with the power distribution box.
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And because I'm feeling oddly generous (and bored) this morning, the physical wiring as seen from the back of the switch:




Obviously, make sure that the metal shaft of the switch is screwed into something which shares a common ground with the power distribution box.
Nice. Will do this and report back. Thanks again.
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Nice. Will do this and report back. Thanks again.
Don't forget to apply a TurboKitten decal somewhere on the chair.
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Anyone else have rotator cuff/shoulder impingement problems? My throwing shoulder had been troublesome for a while but would normally be okay if I warmed up carefully. Past couple of weeks have been worse. Even low effort throws are painful. Internal rotation of the shoulder just kills me.

Can you learn to throw with your non-dominant hand as an adult?
Don't sleep with your arm over your head.
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:12 PM   #24692
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Yesterday I observed a hawk chowing down on another bird. Looked like it was a pigeon.

The funny part is, it was on the hood of a car in the parking lot where I live. Blood & guns strung out all over that oldsmobile Nature, you scary.

Looked sorta like this


Other news, is it possible for a starter to have a chipped tooth? I noticed every morning I tend to get 2 cranks, a pause & metal noise. Catches again and starts
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:20 PM   #24693
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It's the flywheel. They have a tendency to stop in the same couple of spots whenever the engine is turned off. An inline 6 cyl will always stop in the same 3 spots due to the throws of the crank. The engine will stop due to resistance as it comes up against a compression stroke.
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Don't sleep with your arm over your head.
Ugh, I do this. I try to fall asleep on the other side, but I often end up rolling over with my right arm up.
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In what I'm sure was a fit of temporary insanity, my wife acquiesced to my request to move forward on my electric commuter motorcycle project. ICE is super overkill and makes no sense for my 4.4 mile (one way) commute.

Time to start trawling craigslist for a suitable donor motorcycle chassis.
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In what I'm sure was a fit of temporary insanity, my wife acquiesced to my request to move forward on my electric commuter motorcycle project. ICE is super overkill and makes no sense for my 4.4 mile (one way) commute.

Time to start trawling craigslist for a suitable donor motorcycle chassis.
Given recent news events, I'm sure there are more than a few lithium batteries available for salvage from all the decommissioned hoverboards.
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Given recent news events, I'm sure there are more than a few lithium batteries available for salvage from all the decommissioned hoverboards.
Oh man, that would be such a mess to manage and balance

I'm thinking CALB cells, or possibly salvage packs from a Leaf or Prius. I'll start a thread somewhere on here so you guys (ie: Joe Perez) can mock me and second guess my decisions once I get a bit closer to actually turning wrenches.
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I'll start a thread somewhere on here so you guys (ie: Joe Perez) can mock me and second guess my decisions once I get a bit closer to actually turning wrenches.
Building a DIY electric motorcycle pretty much buys you total immunity from my mocking and second-guessing, unless you try to do something utterly moronic like take apart a Prius battery and re-use its cells.


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I'm thinking CALB cells, or possibly salvage packs from a Leaf or Prius.
Oh...



In all seriousness, the Prius idea has merit, as there are lots of them around, and they're well-documented. Just try not to make them look like this:




Also, be aware that not all Prius batteries are the same. Some models used Lithium, but most used NiMh, which have a much lower power density (eg: they're larger and heavier for a given power capacity.)
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Oh...


I'm not going to bother doing this unless its at least LiFePO4. Both the industry in general and the technology has come a long way since I considered doing this with SLA. I had my heart set on A123 pouches for a while but now I'm not sure I want to deal with the packaging constraints. 18650 cylindricals are even more of a bitch to package so **** that noise and straight LiPo still freaks me out. So the CALB or Sinopoly style commercially package LiFePO4 cells are obviously a no brainer.



I just need to figure out if I can get the results I want from a 16 cell 48V battery. I'm scouring ElMoto and ES for real world usage cases.
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