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Default The youth of today!!!

Ignoramus14233 wrote:

Remember that Miller welder with a TIG attachment that I bought for
$0.99?

I sold it on Craigslist. The buyer paid $150 for it, which was a great
deal for a working welder on a running gear, with a working TIG
attachment.

The interesting thing is that the buyer is a teenager. (!!!)

I delivered and helped him unload. What he told me, then, was that he
was going to convert it to single phase by installing capacitors on
the primary side of the transformer.

I immediately gifted him the oil filled run caps that I had.

After a couple of weeks, he told me that it works great.

What I think, seriously, is that this guy may be the next Tesla. It is
not really a huge accomplishment (just a great one) for a grownup, but
for a teenager, it is pretty tremendous.

My stereotype of today's teenagers is that the ony thing they are good
at is using cell phones and twitter. Turns out, that not all people
are like that.

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It is always a joy to meet someone that is bright with a will to do things.

The internet is a real boon to those with a desire to go outside of the traditional box.

Wes
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government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home
in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller

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