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Gear Talk With Chuck

Brushing up on Fundamentals

Gear Technology is proud to publish technical papers that cover the leading edge of our field. We are also, as our esteemed publisher reminds in the current issue, happy to

Gear Talk With Chuck

Trying to Reason with the Holiday Season

I am a big fan of randomness; to me living in a place where the weather was the same everyday would be a real trial. Given the need some of

Gear Talk With Chuck

The Importance of Scut Work

At the risk of permanently cementing my curmudgeon status, today’s blog is a defense of scut work as a necessary tool for training young engineers. Yes, I am fully aware

Gear Talk With Chuck

Engineering Safety (Part Two)

To an engineer there are no accidents, only unanticipated consequences of situations that need to be better understood. We even have a rule about it -Murphy’s Law says that anything

Gear Talk With Chuck

Engineering Safety (Part One)

Watching the movie Deepwater Horizon got me thinking about current attitudes on workplace safety. (Full disclosure — I am a bit of a crank on this subject due to the

Gear Talk With Chuck

The Future of Books

Moving required getting rid of lots of books. My much better half is also a reader and we made about a dozen trips to the resale shop to put our

Gear Talk With Chuck

I Know It Is in Here Somewhere

A question came to me recently in an e-mail that I could not answer from memory. It seemed like something I had read in a book once so the long-delayed