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    The situation is not good. Smoke in the metro...

    The situation is not good. Smoke in the metro area has been really high - expected to get better starting WED afternoon. Many evacuations between Cascade Locks all the way to East Troutdale. Fire as...
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    scrap aluminum goes for between .50 ~ .70 a...

    scrap aluminum goes for between .50 ~ .70 a pound. I would think a single lap weighs > 1 pound. Might check locally
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    Happy Birthday Steve

    Happy Birthday Steve
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    50 years for me last June (06/01/1965) and will...

    50 years for me last June (06/01/1965) and will be my last year. I am retiring from the industry at the end of the month of July-2015. All done and now it's time to fade into the sunset.
  5. Thread: The 4th of July

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    Although I am not Jewish, or for that matter...

    Although I am not Jewish, or for that matter religious in any fashion, I did read an interesting book on the Revolution not to long ago. So to add to Dick's original post on what happened to many of...
  6. Thread: Swirls! Help!

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    Or, as a simple step, generate a lens with a...

    Or, as a simple step, generate a lens with a reasonable back curve, and do a short fine test. A short fine test (5 second fining time) will show you whether you are; 1) fining from center to edge...
  7. Thread: Optical Jargon

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    Done all of that CCGREEN. Rocked in cylinders...

    Done all of that CCGREEN. Rocked in cylinders too, especially back in the day when many were put on the convex side.

    Other terms: Elliptical Error, Cross Cylinders, Over-Refraction... could go on...
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    Ptosis Crutch, Saddleback, Myo-disc, Slab...

    Ptosis Crutch, Saddleback, Myo-disc, Slab off/Bicentric Grind
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    Started out of high school in 1965.

    Started out of high school in 1965.
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    Yes, it's hard to avoid coffee in the Pacific NW.

    Yes, it's hard to avoid coffee in the Pacific NW.
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    Seahawks by 8

    Seahawks by 8
  12. I too will sorely miss him Mike. The first time...

    I too will sorely miss him Mike.
    The first time I worked with him was at an optical lab that heavily supported Sola products. At that time I was the technical consultant/software engineer at an...
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    Shocked would be putting it mildly. I've known,...

    Shocked would be putting it mildly. I've known, and shared ideas back and forth, with that great individual since he started with Sola. I will truly miss him.
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    Highway 6 thru there is Interstate 70, and is a...

    Highway 6 thru there is Interstate 70, and is a nice area. I always preferred the SW side of Colorado - the Durango, Silverton, and Ouray area. If you get a chance to go down that low, take the...
  16. Thread: Key board or not?

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    2 full blown gaming computers 2 laptops (1...

    2 full blown gaming computers
    2 laptops (1 personal, 1 corporate)
    1 Kindle Fire
    1 Ipad 2
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    If you are attaching the lens directly to the...

    If you are attaching the lens directly to the suction cup - when heat is applied, the center is warping. What you then perceive in post coating at the inspection system as a power situation is in...
  18. Thread: Numont

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    Your right Jacqui. I had never been to that site....

    Your right Jacqui. I had never been to that site. Saw a bunch of L-200's (L-205's actually with the trim on), some Sirmonts, a Ronsir, Ladybrow, and Leading Lady in just a few pages.
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    You can find a bunch of the old rimless frames -...

    You can find a bunch of the old rimless frames - including Numonts, on e-bay. Price runs from $12 to $50 depending on seller
  20. You ever consider calling OptiVision direct? Dave...

    You ever consider calling OptiVision direct? Dave is a pretty smart lad
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    Congrats Robert.

    Congrats Robert.
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    Unfortunately, as in many things, the many are...

    Unfortunately, as in many things, the many are (or can be) punished by the few. As Harry put it, we all know which few tend to start threads with the intended purpose of stirring up animosity and...
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    Paternal grandfather owned a lab Maternal...

    Paternal grandfather owned a lab
    Maternal grandfather was a OD
    My father owned a lab and his brother (my uncle) was a OD
    I am now the last of my family in the business (48 years and counting down)
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    Done w/ pleasure Bart

    Done w/ pleasure Bart
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    Not speaking for Nidek/Santinelli, but the...

    Not speaking for Nidek/Santinelli, but the tracers are configurable to produce either method of DBL measurement. On the LT-1000 there is a field for setting your preference, and on the 980 it's done...
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