Ontopic RIP Thread

HipHugHer

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Holy cow, I love that guy.

Chilton would leave out whole sections and just say, "you can't do this. Take it to a pro". Especially anything involving transmissions.

Haynes is more like, "eh, trying this at home may not be the smartest thing you've ever done but seeing as you're gonna do it anyway, here's how it's put together!".

First thing I've ever done with every car I've ever owned is pick up a Haynes manual for it. Best money you'll ever spend on that car.

What a great man.
 

HipHugHer

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Is there a general public mailing address for the estate or something where people could write to say thanks or let his family know just how much he did for us?

That guy has helped millions of people through some treacherous times. He belongs in the Smithsonian. One of those where you don't realize how much he touched your life until he's gone and then it's like "now what?".
 
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John Harold Haynes, OBE.

I always liked the Haynes manuals better than Chiltons.

Now I hope they take this opportunity to do a full teardown and rebuild on his corpse to see if they can get 'im running again.
I have the haynes manual for the millenium falcon on the shelf behind me
 

HipHugHer

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It was whilst in the RAF that ‘Johnny’ met Annette, and he soon realised he had met the woman he wanted to spend his life with. On his way to their wedding he stopped to buy Annette a second hand IBM Proportional Space Type Writer as her wedding present. Although perhaps not the most romantic of gifts, Annette was delighted with his practical choice, setting the stage for a bright future together.

In 1965, John was posted to Aden and it was there that he created the first Haynes Manual. An RAF colleague had bought a ‘Frogeye’ Sprite, which was in poor condition and he asked John to help him rebuild it. John agreed, and quickly realised that the official factory manual was not designed to help the average car owner. He bought a camera and captured the process of dismantling and rebuilding the engine. The use of step-by-step photo sequences linked to exploded diagrams became the trusted hallmark of Haynes Manuals. The first Haynes Manual, for the Austin Healey Sprite, was published in 1966, and the first print run of 3,000 sold out in less than 3 months. To date over 200 million Haynes Manuals have been sold around the world.
 

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Strings

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I do a bunch of work with JPL and have been part of the various projects to extend the rover multiple times. I've been lucky enough to be able to see for rover simulation at the JPL campus. Sad to see this go but I'm also keeping in mind the original project life was only 3 months and went on for 15 years. So not a bad run.
Outstanding, Flops. Much respect.
 

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