Jan 30 2018
05:46 AM Tom_itx is now known as Tom_L
01:01 PM KimK: cradek: If you would like a sanity check on your 1 gram wire, "All U.S. dimes (10-cent pieces) minted since 1965 weigh 2.268 grams (0.080 ounces). " http://cointrackers.com/blog/42/how-much-does-a-dime-weigh/
01:06 PM KimK: Maybe make an adjustable-length balance beam out of a suitable rod (soda straw?) and fulcrum, and give your 1 gram wire a 2.268:1 length advantage?
01:22 PM cradek: I can imagine the piece of wire I wound up is kinda like half a dime
01:54 PM skunkworks: figure about 20 seconds to wind one up ;)
01:55 PM cradek: the 1g weight: http://timeguy.com/1gram.jpg
02:00 PM skunkworks: cool
02:01 PM skunkworks: is there a problem with the wire rubbing through the eyelet?
02:03 PM cradek: the wire is going to run entirely in/on watch jewels
02:03 PM cradek: that weight is just for calibration
02:06 PM skunkworks: awesome
02:11 PM cradek: I'm already dreading all the times I will be threading it
02:11 PM cradek: I can't think of a way to make it easy
02:34 PM skunkworks: attach it to a floss leader?
02:35 PM skunkworks: stupid question - if I have a forked repository on git hub - how do you keep it up-to-date?
02:37 PM cradek: you could push the update to it
02:37 PM cradek: I don't know how to do it in the github gui
02:38 PM skunkworks: ok
02:46 PM hazzy: skunkworks: Yes, you have to pull form upstream (where you forced from) and then push to your origin
02:46 PM hazzy: LOL, just missed him
02:47 PM hazzy: You can set up a your repo as a mirror, but that is probably not what you really want
02:51 PM hazzy: cradek: At school we have a self threading EDM machine, it uses a very fine jet of water to pull the wire along. The wire is about .003, maybe you could rig something like that up :)
02:54 PM hazzy: The wire comes off a spool (of course) so it is not straight. It is automatically annealed and straitened so it will thread reliably. I have never had a change to open it up and see how works, but it is pretty slick.
02:55 PM cradek: that sounds awesome
03:52 PM cradek: hazzy: I considered the opposite, sucking the wire through the holes in turn, using something like the opposite of a bellows
04:11 PM Tom_L: what is tha uber fine wire for?
04:11 PM Tom_L: i've seen some of the ridiculously small screws you've made...
05:33 PM KimK: skunkworks_: There's a help entry in your profile pulldown at the top of your signed-in GitHub page. Or visit https://help.github.com/ manually. There's a long list of help items there, including forking repos, setting up your copy of a forked repo, updating repos, setting up SSH, much more. Very useful!
06:35 PM skunkworks_: KimK, thanks@
06:35 PM skunkworks_: !