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    I call the trainers "Space bangers" since they...

    I call the trainers "Space bangers" since they typically only know how to load a slideshow on their laptop and then bang the spacebar while reading what comes up on the screen.

    I recently lost...
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    In the UK there's a very strong trend of...

    In the UK there's a very strong trend of deskilling at the moment. The corporate-utility companies are bringing in workers from other countries to save cash as they will work for our minimum wage. ...
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    UK Vs USA unions.

    How are your unions holding up these days? Here in the UK we have a very different type of union system. Traditionally a worker could choose to join a union and they would only get involved if...
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    Hey, good to see you LostArt.

    Hey, good to see you LostArt.
  5. Thread: Pootnaigle

    by BigClive
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    Darn. Poot was quite a character. It's a...

    Darn. Poot was quite a character.

    It's a reminder that this forum has been around for a while.
  6. In some professional gym equipment they use a...

    In some professional gym equipment they use a rubber ball or disk threaded onto the rope before the thimble that prevents the shackle being smashed into the pulley.
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    If you guys start talking shop then the others...

    If you guys start talking shop then the others might join in.
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    When the 5G upgrade goes ahead it may involve a...

    When the 5G upgrade goes ahead it may involve a lot of ongoing work. The system tends to use a lot of smaller low power transmitters, so one concept is to build them into street lights. You might...
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    Correct, but in a way it was a trick question,...

    Correct, but in a way it was a trick question, since we both work outdoors.
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    He was very drunk at the time. (It was his wife...

    He was very drunk at the time. (It was his wife taking the picture.)
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    Lineman vs narrowback. Thermal image.

    Lineman versus narrow back. Both wearing T-shirts on a cool windy night.

    But which is which? Lighter colour shows higher body temperature.

    (Our theory was that the one who works outdoor most...
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    Clean water has a very high resistance that...

    Clean water has a very high resistance that reduces according to the amount of contaminants (dirt) in it. But even if it does work its way into exposed connections its resistance compared to the...
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    I got the impression it was already lying on the...

    I got the impression it was already lying on the ground behind him before he flicked it.
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    Downed line incident.

    Hopefully this facebook video will show OK. It's an interesting situation where a lineman flicked a downed line off a traffic light pole and it became energised.

    I'm glad whatever gloves and...
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    Pole making video.

    I've never really thought about how poles are actually made. There's a video about that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R7HckUilVA
  16. Getting a job with your local utility company is...

    Getting a job with your local utility company is the holy grail of people with families, and certainly worth asking about. But there's much less chance of that than getting a job with a bigger...
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    That contrasts to other countries where there's...

    That contrasts to other countries where there's no way an apprentice would ever be expected to be out of pocket to work.
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    There's always the Isle of Man Bren. Manx...

    There's always the Isle of Man Bren. Manx Utilities haven't fallen into the cheap labour trap yet.
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    Was the "deskilling" of UK industry also a part...

    Was the "deskilling" of UK industry also a part of the decision Bren?

    One of the most notable effects of the European "union" was the mass influx of unskilled labour with debatable certification...
  20. I'm pretty sure that when this forum was first...

    I'm pretty sure that when this forum was first formed there was no such thing as line-school. In some instances it has been used to crash-train young people and give them too much confidence in...
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    Have a great 4th of July guys. (Do you even call...

    Have a great 4th of July guys. (Do you even call it independence day any more?)

    We get ours (Guy Fawkes) on the 5th November.

    Make sure you enjoy your fireworks properly by not reading the...
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    Helicopter tail rotor bump bars.

    I've always wondered why helicopters used in linework don't have tail rotor protection. One of the biggest causes of helicopter incidents in linework seems to be the tail rotor clipping the lines...
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    Interesting ground fault.

    Hopefully the Facebook video link will work...

    Without actually seeing the surrounding area this is in I'm thinking it could be:-
    A broken neutral/ground finding a return path through other...
  24. Thread: Duke Energy

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    The same thing is happening in the UK. ...

    The same thing is happening in the UK. Megalomaniacs buying up lots of companies and milking them for every penny they can at the expense of moral, training and wages.

    It's like the UK and USA...
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    Hope you guys do have a good and safe new year.

    Hope you guys do have a good and safe new year.
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