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Josh

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I like telescopes and looking up at dark skies at faint distant galaxies and other astronomical phenomenon.

I like to photograph nature. Had 2 deer in the backyard this morning, a buck with short knobby antlers and a doe. Took a photo of a Scarlet Tanager that stopped by my driveway a few nights ago while I was cooking dinner. Pretty rare bird around these parts.

I volunteer at two museums. One is a historic narrow gauge railway. 100+ year old steam locomotives and cars on the original 100+ year old right of way for this railway. I usually help out with physical labor like shoveling ballast, jacking up rails, and other maintenance stuff. There's a small group of younger guys who work there regularly. They are qualified brakemen, firemen, not sure if they have their steam operator's license yet.

The second museum that I volunteer at is full of antique telephones and switching equipment. It's crazy how phone calls were handled with machinery. So many parts, wires, and connections taking up massive 14ft tall bays in huge buildings. When it is all now handled by a computer the size of a pizza box. Anyway I mostly help with tech stuff like website, social media posts, and tour guide. I also do some grounds maintenance like tree trimming and such.

I like to hike mountains, hope to get back to that. During 1st year of pandemic, I hiked like 10 mountains. Only hiked 1 last year as stuff reopened.
 

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I like telescopes and looking up at dark skies at faint distant galaxies and other astronomical phenomenon.

I like to photograph nature. Had 2 deer in the backyard this morning, a buck with short knobby antlers and a doe. Took a photo of a Scarlet Tanager that stopped by my driveway a few nights ago while I was cooking dinner. Pretty rare bird around these parts.

I volunteer at two museums. One is a historic narrow gauge railway. 100+ year old steam locomotives and cars on the original 100+ year old right of way for this railway. I usually help out with physical labor like shoveling ballast, jacking up rails, and other maintenance stuff. There's a small group of younger guys who work there regularly. They are qualified brakemen, firemen, not sure if they have their steam operator's license yet.

The second museum that I volunteer at is full of antique telephones and switching equipment. It's crazy how phone calls were handled with machinery. So many parts, wires, and connections taking up massive 14ft tall bays in huge buildings. When it is all now handled by a computer the size of a pizza box. Anyway I mostly help with tech stuff like website, social media posts, and tour guide. I also do some grounds maintenance like tree trimming and such.

I like to hike mountains, hope to get back to that. During 1st year of pandemic, I hiked like 10 mountains. Only hiked 1 last year as stuff reopened.
You do really cool shit. Other than the concerts. Loud music is dumb.
 
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^-- you're going to the wrong concerts.

One advantage of getting old is liking old people music, where concerts are in nice sit-down venues and the volume levels are much more reasonable.
 
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^-- you're going to the wrong concerts.

One advantage of getting old is liking old people music, where concerts are in nice sit-down venues and the volume levels are much more reasonable.
Nah, I'm actually one of those weird people that just doesn't care about music at all.
 

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I put myself down for this.
I should probably spend money on something more importanter, but the pay due date is a couple days after my birthday, so fudge it.
100% duty cycle seems really sus but if you researched it... 🤷‍♂️
 

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100% duty cycle seems really sus but if you researched it... 🤷‍♂️
Yeah, I guess. If you don't know what duty cycle is in a welder.

Miller's Millermatic 211 welder (not really comparable to this, just grabbing an example,) at 150A-21.5VDC has a 40% duty cycle. At 115A-19.8VDC it has a 20% duty cycle (240V and 120V respectively)

This means that for 10 minutes at each of those voltages the welder can run continuously for 4 out of 10 minutes and 2 out of 10 minutes before it needs to reset itself.

So, I think a 100% duty cycle is ok.
 

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Yeah, I guess. If you don't know what duty cycle is in a welder.

Miller's Millermatic 211 welder (not really comparable to this, just grabbing an example,) at 150A-21.5VDC has a 40% duty cycle. At 115A-19.8VDC it has a 20% duty cycle (240V and 120V respectively)

This means that for 10 minutes at each of those voltages the welder can run continuously for 4 out of 10 minutes and 2 out of 10 minutes before it needs to reset itself.

So, I think a 100% duty cycle is ok.
I know what it is I had a shit arc welder before I came to MD that only had a 20% cycle and it was annoying AF
 

Petunia

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You do really cool shit. Other than the concerts. Loud music is dumb.

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YOU LISTEN TO TAYLOR SWIFT!!!!! SIT DOWN HOE