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Post 641

Santragenius V

I have heard that linseed oil and a tablespoon of good old grit, well mixed, may work...

smiley - musicalnoteDon't forget, it's the grit that makes the pearl... smiley - musicalnote as the song goes...

The Grit, Hannah Pearl - lovely song, btw


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Post 642

Milla, h2g2 Operations

Well, there's that. But plain old sugar and coconut oil is pretty unbeatable too.

Does anyone know where to get replacement spiral springs? Not the tunnel coils, I have those. But the spirals.
At least I think that's the issue - the tension has been too high for a while, but suddenly it's just slack. Can't get a good bounce out of it for love or money.

smiley - towel


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Post 643

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

A good bounce might indeed be good for love - if not for money smiley - whistle

I don't have any idea as such. But I hear spring is just around the corner

smiley - pirate


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Post 644

Milla, h2g2 Operations

(på påsken sätter vi fjädrar i riset)

Maybe it just needs to unwind for a while? Let all the tension out, give it a bit of heat even, and then try winding it again?

smiley - towel


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Post 645

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

(vi bruger ris til fastelavn)

Un- and re-winding spirals is tedious w*rk if you ask me. Which is why I swear to organic foam rubber

smiley - pirate


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Post 646

Icy North

I too wear organic foam rubber, but it has to be Helsig breathability factor 3750 to prevent lesions.


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Post 647

Dr Anthea - ah who needs to learn things... just google it!

Ah so that’s where I’ve been going wrong I used leather shammy


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Post 648

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

Rubber surgical gloves help, sometimes, unless your allergic to rubber of course... smiley - geek


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Post 649

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

I've seen my old friend, who's a vet, using very long plastic gloves and a three-legged stool to check the stool of four-legged mammals.
Those tree-legged stools are classical, you know,
They never rock.

smiley - pirate


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Post 650

Milla, h2g2 Operations

The tripod base is really stable once you get it aligned, that's true.

I find it a bit fiddly though, since the weight of the equipment makes the leg adjustment precarious - the counterweights must be well calibrated, or else the whole assembly will come crashing down.

And don't get me started on finding the center of gravity, for where to put the tripod! Sometimes I'm ready to just shift to two solid legs and a third adjustable leg, in separate corners of the base platform.

smiley - towel


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Post 651

Milla, h2g2 Operations

I wonder if this would help any of us?
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61474974_1309084952574093_5177560165972443136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-arn2-1.xx&oh=d6ade91e18bd5ba3753b89f6503d300a&oe=5D9BCF01

(hoping the link works, who knows) http://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61474974_1309084952574093_5177560165972443136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-arn2-1.xx&oh=d6ade91e18bd5ba3753b89f6503d300a&oe=5D9BCF01

also trying without the https
smiley - towel


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Post 652

Milla, h2g2 Operations

ooh I missed the description:

In this 1947 illustration, we see the workings of a standard Plamp Ratchet, as used in ladies hats and handbags of the era.

smiley - towel


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Post 653

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

It is always advantageous to keep your shame in a bezel, I find

smiley - pirate


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Post 654

Icy North

This genuinely appeared in a national newspaper in the 1930s:


The Omnibombulator

This unusual instrument is operated by selecting one of the four switch-positions A, B, C, D and turning the power on. The effects are:

Position A - The pratching valve glows and the queech obulates
Position B - The queech obulates and the urfer curls up, but the rumption does not get hot
Position C - The sneeveling rod turns clockwise, the pratching valve glows and the queech fails to obulate
Position D - The troglodyser gives off hydrogen but the urfer does not curl up

Whenever the pratching valve glows the rumption gets hot. Unless the sneeveling rod turns clockwise, the queech cannot obulate, but if the sneeveling rod is turning clockwise the troglodyser will not emit hydrogen. If the urfer does not curl up you may be sure that the rumption is not getting hot.
In order to get milk chocolate from the machine you must ensure (a) that the sneeveling rod is turning clockwise AND (b) that, if the troglodyser is emitting hydrogen then the pratching valve is glowing, but that if the troglodyser is not emitting hydrogen, the queech is not obulating. Which switch position would you select?

If, tiring of chocolate, you wish to receive the Third Programme you must take care (a) that the rumption does not get hot AND (b) either the urfer doesn't curl and the queech doesn't obulate OR that the pratching valve glows and the troglodyser fails to emit hydrogen. Which switch position would you select?


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Post 655

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

42

smiley - pirate


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Post 656

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

Finally. The question and the answer. What to do now?

WD40 or Ducktape?

If only they had called it WD42....


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