"Bill" wrote in message
If you have 31 minutes to watch someone do some woodworking with hand
tools you might like this:
I don't think he drips a bead of sweat during the entire video.
Very sharp tools and determination to get job perfect. Great craftsman. WW
So you are here to tell me that still being able to shoot a sight with
a sextant from the deck of a pitching boat or still being able to
use my Post, log-log-desi-trig slide rule to run a string of
still has value for something other than collecting a few drinks
proving you still know how to use those tools?
Who would have thunk it?
You never know, a series of electromagnetic surges from a solar storm
could well knock out power for considerable time. Those sextants and
slide rules might be worth their weight in gold ~ If anyone remembers
how to use them. There might be a surge of baby boomers getting hired
for outlandish wages. :)
On 4/19/2014 1:28 AM, email@example.com wrote:
And the way Russia, the US, the middle east , N Korea and terrorists are
going, who knows we may experience the first Atomic bomb since it's
first test in the deserts of NM.. we may do it in a populous area and we
might need to go old fashion for a while.
BTW had a recruiter call the other day. After initial intro and stuff he
told me he had a job in Princetion, he asked if I were a citizen.. I
said yes. He said he would call me back in a few minutes... He never
did.. Being a citizen is not necessarily what they are looking for.
There's a push on again to eliminate the H1B quotas by the big companies.
How did we get here?
Doesn't only apply to boomers.
There are numerous times when old timers have been brought out
of retirement to document processes, or underground utilities
that hadn't been documented except in the memories of old timers,
When I worked at Colonial Williamsburg in the '80s there were others there
who resurrected tasks like brick making, gun making (lock, stock and barrel
using the technology available in the 18th century), the bloomery process
for turning bog iron into steel, etc. While there I came to understand that
pretty much the whole world had been built without electricity. ;~)
Well, boomers are just hitting the 65 retirement range and that's what
I was thinking of. But yeah, there's plenty who are older with the
skills to go entirely manual.
Only thing is, can they remember how? I just hit 60 and damned if I
can remember how to use a slide rule. Or course, I never had to use
one for a living, so that may make a big difference.
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