I don't know why, but there seems to have been an explosion of small groups, all pretty meaningless in the general scheme of things, but presumably there is a closer community spirit or whatever than they would find elsewhere?
I'm in one for the Orcad DOS software, but it is really only a post or two a week at best.
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I'm afraid the S/N ratio on Myford is a little poor at present - I tend to lurk there in the hope of discovering knowledge from time to time. Yes, it does happen, you just have to be patient. However John, for a person of your much more detailed level of knowledge I'd think you would not be learning much there, more teaching us less ignorant 'self taught' engineers. I value your contributions to the group highly.
Myford drill poll I know it?s been a long winter and cabin fever manifests itself in many ways. It may be a questionable search for the average drill size used by Myford operators but I think that it is only part of the story. In order to complete the picture surely the depth drilled as well as the diameter is required for the whole hole poll ho ho! I think that well drilled Myford operators would be able to avail the pollsters (no names no pack drill) of the required info. and that should complete the Myford whole hole poll story. However even after the results are analysed I do not think it will stand any comparison with the gargantuan financial hole that the malevolent social engineer and economic incompetent Gordon Brown has created and dumped the whole of Britain into. Regards Alan
I think you're underestimating the value of these polls.
While I was a student, a number of us counted the number of sheets on our favoured brands of toilet paper as we used them. We found that one particular supermarket's own brand was consistently contained between
5 and 6 sheets per roll more than the others. We then factored that into a price comparison to find the best value. Without that poll, it would have taken me many times longer to gather the information.
I conducted a similar study afterwards (again with others) to see how many matches were in each manufacturers box. By now we had learned a little from our previous poll and recorded not only the number of matches but their success rate at striking and lighting. This time we found little difference but that doesn't detract from the validity of the exercise.
Spurred on by my successes, I tried to find collaborators to count and record the number of baked beans in tins from different suppliers. Alas, this poll failed primarily due to the lack of consistent information from my colleagues. Their answers became less believable as time went on. This hid not only any differences between suppliers but also any variations I was hoping to find through the year. Most disappointing.
These polls can deliver some fascinating information. I find they make incredibly interesting reading and I enjoy studying the data within. Don't underestimate them.