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>The few who make it out (it won’t be you or me) aren’t really going to be in a position to automate all labor and create a post-scarcity society, will they?
Won't they? Do you have any inkling of an idea of just how much waste this society produces? And we record everything in books. A pocket reference, a bag of tools and landfills full of scrap steel and various motors gives anyone that gets to the other side everything they need to rebuild.
But you're being alarmist. The center is already falling apart and the parts that are holding steady are actually doing their part to mitigate disaster. There are more people attempting alternative means than ever before. One more economic collapse and the biggest climate offenders will find it impossible to avoid nationalization. They already can't remain solvent without government funds.
Given, a few governments will have to fall before we're in the clear, but we're getting there.
This contains so much useful information, I keep mine in my backpack.
Honestly, I learned my stuff in the Navy. Tough way to cut your teeth, but I'd recommend either an apprenticeship as an electrician or a trade school. With how automation is going, the PLC control side will serve you well, and no matter where anyone lives, everyone needs an electrician or HVAC tech. If you're thinking of becoming an electrical engineer, i strongly recommend trying the trade route first. If you still want to go the college route by the time you're ready to become a journeyman, you can do an online ABET accredited program and still make a damn good living.
As far as handy hand guides, Ugly's Electrical References, 2020 edition, or the Pocket Reference (i got mine at ace and keep a copy in my car as well as my garage).
Excellent, thanks dude! I think I might actually have a copy of that FM kicking around somewhere, but who knows where it's at, so maybe it'd not a bad idea for me to pick up another. Also, if we're sharing good sources of info, look into picking up a copy of Thomas Glover's "Pocket Ref", it's tiny enough to keep in your bag, and I promise once you flip through the pages, you'll know what I mean when I say it's impossible to suggest that buying it was a mistake.
Pocket Ref by Thomas Glover (Amazon link)
Basically a small handbook of all kinds of useful reference data, especially engineering and automotive related (need to calculate the pressure drop of a given fluid through a pipe of a given diameter flowing at a given speed? Need to re-jet a carburetor? Determine the maximum safe loading of a soft pine floor vs. an oak floor?) in addition to miscellaneous data (zip codes, how to perform CPR on babies and small animals, major poison and burn centers for your region of the US, names of various groups of animals like hamsters and crows). I got these as gifts for my groomsmen, since I prefer to give "useful" items like tools and books.
For basic (non-electronic) electrical stuff, I've heard good thing about the Navy's training materials, but I haven't read it myself.
For electronic circuits, I recommend The Art of Electronics by Horowitz & Hill. They just came out with a new version that's apparently more focused on modern digital circuitry (microcontrollers). This is the book that I used when I was learning analog circuits; it gives good descriptions of things like resistance/reactance/impedance, LCR circuits, transistors, oscillators, op-amps and other amplifiers, as well as RF circuits. I think my edition also covered some 7400 series logic and ancient microcontrollers.
It definitely varies by what exactly you're working on. Like I carry an assortment of sharpies (for drawing on less than ideal materials, love all your pens/markers!), I like just a legal pad for jotting notes or making some calculations, I also carry a little reference book (yes, I know everything in it could be looked up online, but I enjoy the security of having something physical if I don't have internet or my devices are dead, etc) It has every thing you ever needed to know, wiring colors for your house, how to treat a snake bite, how thick ice should be to drive a truck on it, the standard through hole for a 4-40 screw, you get the idea... Link: [link]
And one that I would recommend everyone carry, a roll of electrical tape. I use it for it's intended purpose, but also just taping things down, band-aids, sealing things up, etc. It's just a small thing that can have a ton of uses. I'm partial to Scotch Super 33+ (just a nice version of it)
Yeah I remember having trouble with insomnia as early as 6 years old. Meditation hasn't really helped. Melatonin helps or skullcap tea. Lately what has been helping me sleep well is smoking a little bit of cannabis and reading a random chapter in the Pocket Ref
True. Not quite an app, but I've found my TI-86 and pocket reference will get me through pretty much everything i need at work, but still a useful tip for someone (presumably) still in high school.
Pretty much everything. See here for a bit more info. Plenty of other places sell it though. You can find it on the checkout counter of many hardware stores.
To add to your book comment, anytime I see this I always have to recommend the pocket ref its like google in a tiny ass book. I have a few of them.
It’s like $10 on Amazon.
Barnes and Noble: [link]
I use these two:
IMHO, the "Pocket Ref" is the best. They cost about $10, and are worth every penny. They are available at bookstores, hardware stores, Amazon, even McMaster.
Pocket Ref 4th Edition [link]
This is my favorite one
[link] I don't use it all that often but this has more information than I know what to do with heh
You need two books on your shelf, Machinery's Handbook and The Pocket Ref Guide .
You'll be all right.
And for more advanced uses we had The Pocket Ref
I would get a book like this: Pocket Ref 4th Edition [link]
It has all kinds of info in a small form factor.
Also some travel chopsticks or utensils.
A good pocket reference guide is also a good idea: Pocket Ref 4th Edition [link]
How about a Pocket Ref?
A couple that came to mind:
The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Civilization in the Aftermath of a Cataclysm [link]
The Knowledge is kind of vague in places, but has a lot of good info, and food for thought.
It's litteraly titled the "Pocket Ref". Le Amazon.
What kind of science? If they lean toward engineering, you could consider the Pocket Ref. It's a small and extremely concise manual on how to do anything. Also, it's the most popular book on Amazon.
Personally, I study Computer Science and I love science toys. [link]
> pocket reference
How about this?
if i created my own it would have industry specific information, but conversions and equations. think of a portion of this [link] in midori style
It's called pocket ref
There you go: [link]
Just buy this.