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#1 637Yeoman OFFLINE  

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Posted May 11, 2017 - 09:14 AM

This book has it all!

From everything to welding, to snake bites, to cpr, to how many btu's are in a cord of wood, depending on the species, to airports, to air density. This to me, will replace google. I would like to not be so dependent on the internet, and start using this. This is a must need item, IMO. When your phone dosent work, you have this book. It dosent require energy. 

 

To test this, i would like any of you to ask any questions. BUT, tire sizes, and tractor info is not in it, while some of the info could help. 

 

This book can be purchased for ten dollars. 

 

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Posted May 11, 2017 - 10:06 AM

Our total dependence on all things electric is a concern of mine as well. For me it is not a necessity, just a wonderful convenience which I happily use. But should the system universally crash?  Fear and mob mentality would take over for sure.That is a scary concept.... brings to mind My Olde Dear's belief, " the only thing we really have to fear in this world is our own species".

I love books and that looks like a handy one to have, thanks.


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 12:13 PM

Wouldn't you have to buy one at least every year to have current information?


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 01:03 PM

Wouldn't you have to buy one at least every year to have current information?

I agree as a lot of the information would be obsolete within 6 months of printing.   May not require energy to read but how about the paper and the printing process ??


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 01:39 PM

I'm guessing it is more of a compendium of useful skills and relatively static knowledge; basic survival if you will, not a social commentary or political reference. Just stuff that it is neat and handy to know when "the lights go out".


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 01:53 PM

Wouldn't you have to buy one at least every year to have current information?

 

I agree as a lot of the information would be obsolete within 6 months of printing.   May not require energy to read but how about the paper and the printing process ??

 

I'm guessing it is more of a compendium of useful skills and relatively static knowledge; basic survival if you will, not a social commentary or political reference. Just stuff that it is neat and handy to know when "the lights go out".

Its not so much about current information, thats not what the book is about. Its about general information that you may need. It has formulas, and other things that do not need updated. And i mean it dosent need power to read, not to manufacture.


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Posted May 12, 2017 - 05:49 AM

When the electricity goes out,And there is no WWW. What will you have? BOOKS! A mans intelligence can be known, by the library of books he keeps.

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Posted May 12, 2017 - 07:16 AM

When the electricity goes out,And there is no WWW. What will you have? BOOKS! A mans intelligence can be known, by the library of books he keeps.

IF that time comes, a library is the least of my concerns.


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Posted May 12, 2017 - 09:51 AM

When the electricity goes out,And there is no WWW. What will you have? BOOKS! A mans intelligence can be known, by the library of books he keeps.

Books does not make you more intelligent, it make you more knowledgeable.


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Posted May 12, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Books does not make you more intelligent, it make you more knowledgeable.

Yeah, after reading the books I realize I am not intelligent.


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Posted May 12, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Yeah, after reading the books I realize I am not intelligent.

 

I dont know weather to be sad, or laugh



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Posted May 12, 2017 - 02:00 PM

Well,thats probly more apt. But I don't know a hell of a lot of dum ass'es that keep books.

IF that time comes, a library is the least of my concerns.

 
 

Books does not make you more intelligent, it make you more knowledgeable.


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Posted May 12, 2017 - 09:36 PM

I have the DeskRef by Thomas J. Glover Third Edition. It was published in 2003 & has came in handy many times. 

 

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Posted May 13, 2017 - 06:22 AM

I have a machinest's hand book.
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Posted May 13, 2017 - 10:04 AM

I have a machinest's hand book.

I have one of those also.


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