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but the question i have is...why can't you design a paperclip with an infinite fatigue life?...

Many reasons.

The equation for bending stress is Mc/I, where M is the bending moment, c is the distance from the neutral axis of bending to the outermost surface of the material, and I is the area moment of inertia.

Because the diameter of wire that paperclips are made of is so small, the area moment of inertia (I) will be very small. Since this very small number is on the bottom of the fraction of the equation, the resulting internal stresses will no doubt be very high, eventually causing it to break.

You could fix this by using larger diameter wire, but then it would be heavy, and would not bend at all when you tried to paperclip a larger stack of papers together.

Another reason they fail due to fatigue is the cheap metal that paperclips are made of. Generally, the cheaper the material, the lower the yield strength.

A material will yield whenever the internal stress in a part (Mc/I) is greater than the material's yield strength.

Edited to add: You very well could design a paperclip with infinite fatigue life, but they would no longer be cheap, easy to produce, disposable, or economical.

I would rather forcus my efforts on something with a little more meaning B)

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Many reasons.

The equation for bending stress is Mc/I, where M is the bending moment, c is the distance from the neutral axis of bending to the outermost surface of the material, and I is the area moment of inertia.

Because the diameter of wire that paperclips are made of is so small, the area moment of inertia (I) will be very small. Since this very small number is on the bottom of the fraction of the equation, the resulting internal stresses will no doubt be very high, eventually causing it to break.

You could fix this by using larger diameter wire, but then it would be heavy, and would not bend at all when you tried to paperclip a larger stack of papers together.

Another reason they fail due to fatigue is the cheap metal that paperclips are made of. Generally, the cheaper the material, the lower the yield strength.

A material will yield whenever the internal stress in a part (Mc/I) is greater than the material's yield strength.

Edited to add: You very well could design a paperclip with infinite fatigue life, but they would no longer be cheap, easy to produce, disposable, or economical.

I would rather forcus my efforts on something with a little more meaning B)

Makes sense to me. I used to bend them up just to feel the heat in them.

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My husband and I honeymooned in Asheville. I know the Cuban cafe you're speaking of.....SOOOOO good! Asheville is awesome!

Do you mean Havana? Didn't get there yet, wound up eating South American food which was delicious. There are so many great places to eat here.

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:lol: I hear that brotha

Another thing made me happy today, I pre-ordered the TSRTS Vinyl set hope I'm one of the lucky 100 B)

I will get those too. After all this CD crap I'm returning to vinyl. These CDs really aren't sturdy or sound as good as the old vinyl master discs. Why do I feel ripped off?

Good luck on the white wax's dzl...

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Do you mean Havana? Didn't get there yet, wound up eating South American food which was delicious. There are so many great places to eat here.

I can't recall the name of the restaurant, but it's downtown, kinda right in the middle of everything. At the time it was the only cuban spot in Asheville that I was aware of anyway...If I remember correctly it was on a corner....Very small but always packed. You are right about the selection of places to eat though....sooo many to choose from.

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I can't recall the name of the restaurant, but it's downtown, kinda right in the middle of everything. At the time it was the only cuban spot in Asheville that I was aware of anyway...If I remember correctly it was on a corner....Very small but always packed. You are right about the selection of places to eat though....sooo many to choose from.

It's just across from The Grove Arcade with the Dragon Gargoyle statues out front :)

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Encouraging messages from good friends like MissHoneydripper. :drunk:

I've just seen this...thanks hun. Anytime :D

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My husband and I were talking last night....he told me that I was his hero.... :wub:

I got all fucking choked up and everything :blush:

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my 7 yo just went to a birthday party. to some thats common, but its only the third for him. and he was well behaved and had a great time! he also got on so well with one of the other boys, that his mum and i exchanged numbers and will make a playdate. also a first! woo hoo . a great day. :D

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What made me happy yesterday, since today is a new day now:

Getting home safely after a long day of travel (after a very nice vacation)...

Getting the sweetest hug from my sweet child after missing her the past five days, and hearing about all the great fun she had on her fantastic week in Wildwood with my family...

at 1am getting ready to be happy hitting the pillow (or pretty soon)...and still have 2 more days off of work!

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I can't recall the name of the restaurant, but it's downtown, kinda right in the middle of everything. At the time it was the only cuban spot in Asheville that I was aware of anyway...If I remember correctly it was on a corner....Very small but always packed. You are right about the selection of places to eat though....sooo many to choose from.

That's Havana. We actually went in to eat lunch, but the menu was limited and i wasn't in the mood for any of the food. We wound up leaving and eating down the block at a fabulous italian restuarant. So many great choices in downtown Asheville.

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That's Havana. We actually went in to eat lunch, but the menu was limited and i wasn't in the mood for any of the food. We wound up leaving and eating down the block at a fabulous italian restuarant. So many great choices in downtown Asheville.

Asheville is currently doing Belle Chere. Years ago when all the stores moved out and went to the burbs. Someone had the idea to close off all the streets and have a huge international party and pray people would return to downtown and open up some abandoned shops. It worked, now thousands of people just walk about downtown and socialise, eat blah blah. Became very cosmopolitan.

The angel hair pasta/meatballs were to die for btw. With salad, hot bread and dipping sauce for $8 (lovely ambiance too)

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Starting off the day like most: being nagged endlessly by my child, lol. Well the happy part is debatable, but at least she's happy. Going to get some sunshine in a few. Feeling very relaxed after a great vacation this past week. That was just what i've need for a while now.

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Asheville is currently doing Belle Chere. Years ago when all the stores moved out and went to the burbs. Someone had the idea to close off all the streets and have a huge international party and pray people would return to downtown and open up some abandoned shops. It worked, now thousands of people just walk about downtown and socialise, eat blah blah. Became very cosmopolitan.

The angel hair pasta/meatballs were to die for btw. With salad, hot bread and dipping sauce for $8 (lovely ambiance too)

Who is the Headline music act this year?? Bele Chere is cool the first few times, after that the locals can't wait for the crowds to go away. It was cool when I lived downtown there though, we had only to step outside and be right in the midst of it all. ( College Street )

My youngest kids dad plays there some years. They're called Jimmy Baker and The Profits. B)

The best shows I saw there were Taj Mahal and then Bo Diddley.

Now they make you buy tickets to the headline, but it used to be all free.

ps: Jerusalem Garden has great sammies.

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my 7 yo just went to a birthday party. to some thats common, but its only the third for him. and he was well behaved and had a great time! he also got on so well with one of the other boys, that his mum and i exchanged numbers and will make a playdate. also a first! woo hoo . a great day. :D

Slave, that is GREAT!! Didn't you say your child has Aspbergers? (sorry spelling) My neighbors son has that also and he's now 16. They moved from Boston to our town in NJ because of our school program. I just want to let you know....he's a wonderful young man and I would have never know he had Aspbergers if his mom and dad didn't tell us. I thought he was just a bit shy at first but now that he knows us better he is a lot more open. He doesn't much like direct eye contact and doens't like to be touched. I found that out when we were having a bbq together and I just touched his arm in conversation (I'm a touchy feely kinda person) and he withdrew a bit. He is so smart it's unbelievable, we were having great conversation about history and other subjects. If something interests him he is a voracious reader on the topic and can spit out facts and numbers very impressively!

He is now on the football team, his parents were reluctant because he's a BIG kid and they feared he would just be beat up as a blocker but they talked it out with the coach and he's really grown for being part of a team. I also have to say, he has such nice friends. They are great kids! A real pleasure to be around. He is now driving!!! But it's funny because he does still have some motor skill problems and his parents worry about that. Things like, if you give him an egg he will either drop it or hold on to it so tight that he'll break it. They worry about him with any kind of machinery but he's becoming handy with electrical saws and stuff. He mowed the lawn for the first time the other day and the mower broke down. It was so funny becuase it wasn't even his fault but I'm sure he felt bad! My hubby fixed the mower and he finished the job. His confidence is growing every day and he's a great kid!

Just want to share that story with you.....I'm sure your child will grow into a wonderful individual also! Especially with a great Mom like you!

Love and Light to you! Medhb

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Slave, that is GREAT!! Didn't you say your child has Aspbergers? (sorry spelling) My neighbors son has that also and he's now 16. They moved from Boston to our town in NJ because of our school program. I just want to let you know....he's a wonderful young man and I would have never know he had Aspbergers if his mom and dad didn't tell us. I thought he was just a bit shy at first but now that he knows us better he is a lot more open. He doesn't much like direct eye contact and doens't like to be touched. I found that out when we were having a bbq together and I just touched his arm in conversation (I'm a touchy feely kinda person) and he withdrew a bit. He is so smart it's unbelievable, we were having great conversation about history and other subjects. If something interests him he is a voracious reader on the topic and can spit out facts and numbers very impressively!

He is now on the football team, his parents were reluctant because he's a BIG kid and they feared he would just be beat up as a blocker but they talked it out with the coach and he's really grown for being part of a team. I also have to say, he has such nice friends. They are great kids! A real pleasure to be around. He is now driving!!! But it's funny because he does still have some motor skill problems and his parents worry about that. Things like, if you give him an egg he will either drop it or hold on to it so tight that he'll break it. They worry about him with any kind of machinery but he's becoming handy with electrical saws and stuff. He mowed the lawn for the first time the other day and the mower broke down. It was so funny becuase it wasn't even his fault but I'm sure he felt bad! My hubby fixed the mower and he finished the job. His confidence is growing every day and he's a great kid!

Just want to share that story with you.....I'm sure your child will grow into a wonderful individual also! Especially with a great Mom like you!

Love and Light to you! Medhb

thankyou! yes its great to hear positive stuff like that. its a very broad spectrum..........aspergers can manifest in lots of ways..........somedays you would never tell my son from the crowd, but others.........well hes out there! they do tend to get focused on one thing at a time, like your friend with the history books. its been said that einsteen may have had aspergers. my son's dad ( who im sure, and the doc agrees with me ) has aspergers is very much like that. the upside is they get very good at that particular thing. his dad is a brilliant muso. ( im hopeing my son will be also! ). yeah, my son cant handle people touching him either, hes lost friends because of simple stuff like that. but as i always say to myself, theres always someone worse of than yourself. aspergers is much milder than full blown autism, and im thankful for that.

cheers! :D

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thankyou! yes its great to hear positive stuff like that. its a very broad spectrum..........aspergers can manifest in lots of ways..........somedays you would never tell my son from the crowd, but others.........well hes out there! they do tend to get focused on one thing at a time, like your friend with the history books. its been said that einsteen may have had aspergers. my son's dad ( who im sure, and the doc agrees with me ) has aspergers is very much like that. the upside is they get very good at that particular thing. his dad is a brilliant muso. ( im hopeing my son will be also! ). yeah, my son cant handle people touching him either, hes lost friends because of simple stuff like that. but as i always say to myself, theres always someone worse of than yourself. aspergers is much milder than full blown autism, and im thankful for that.

cheers! :D

Have you read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time? If not....HIGHLY recommend!! GREAT book!!! Your son is still young, the more experiences he has the more he'll become able to deal with things like being touched and stuff like that.

Blessings to you Sweetie!

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Early this morning maybe around 1AM Jim Ladd on in Los Angeles (KLOS 95.5) played Up The Neck by The Pretenders while I was driving home from work.

I probably hadn't heard that song in 20 years and it took me back.

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Who is the Headline music act this year?? Bele Chere is cool the first few times, after that the locals can't wait for the crowds to go away. It was cool when I lived downtown there though, we had only to step outside and be right in the midst of it all. ( College Street )

My youngest kids dad plays there some years. They're called Jimmy Baker and The Profits. B)

The best shows I saw there were Taj Mahal and then Bo Diddley.

Now they make you buy tickets to the headline, but it used to be all free.

ps: Jerusalem Garden has great sammies.

Travis Tritt.

Cowboy Mouth

The Wailers

Edwin McCain

The Original P funk

The Lee Boys

The Grascals

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Yeah,

They now call of of them "Headline Acts." Many are still free. I think people from out in the sticks and the teens enjoy it better than the locals. You know Biltmore Mall is about half empty now? People are doing a spin around and moving closer to town because of various prices. I was in Jerusalem Garden once for soup and coffee (between Bank America and WineHaus) Asheville has changed greatly Hotplant.

I like the Balloons though :)

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