Don't answer that.
Just been reading my Yahoo groups, one of which is the Myford group
and someone has called for a poll on what size drills do you use?
A poll??????????? on size of drills ??????????
So is it just me that finds this absurd or is it Myford owners in
Just to flesh the bones out it's now 2008, there are other colour's
besides gray, the world isn't flat and the shilling meter is on it's
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.
Peter A Forbes
Prepair Ltd, Rushden, UK
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.
In message , John Stevenson
No - it is not Myford owners in general. Amongst other machines I have a
Myford - and I find it beyond absurd. It is plain ridiculous!
The problem I believe is that some people who frequent these groups have
got little else to do. The computer is on, their e.mail is read and they
have to occupy their minds.
The thing I find strange is why people respond to "polls" anyway?
Who gives a rats?
You could have broken that to me gently........
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.
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
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
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.
My generation was a war time one of shortages.
Writing pads had inserts which read 'Owing to the shortage of paper,
please use both sides'
When I took my first job, every loo compartment carried the message.