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jqubed t1_it4ouu8 wrote

It’s so simple! Maybe you need a refresher course: it’s all ball bearings nowadays!


igneousink t1_it4qkxv wrote

where i live there is a ball bearing factory that has been a staple of the city for like 100 years and there's an actual display in the library commemorating them with like this elaborate shadow box thing

my adoptive dad used to design ball bearings and he had a lot to say about them

picture for reference


ikverhaar t1_it558vk wrote

>my adoptive dad used to design ball bearings and he had a lot to say about them

I know you're talking about the entire mechanism, but the first thing that popped into my head was just the spherical bearings. "Hey Johnny, have you figured out what our next bearings are gonna look like?" "Yes, I was thinking about perfectly spherical balls of metal, just like our thousand previous designs."


ddejong42 t1_it5iipy wrote

But what if you need ones that are exactly 3.7654mm in diameter? You're going to need Johnny then!


hiS_oWn t1_it5ufwz wrote

3.8mm? You've gone mad johnny! Mad!


ikverhaar t1_it6hnmz wrote

"Hey Johny, we need some 3,7654 mm bearings."

"Yeah, I was thinking of a design with perfectly smooth orbs with a diameter of 3,7654mm."

"Johny, you're revolutionary."


LillBur t1_it4urge wrote

I've always wondered who is designing this stuff. Something so innocuous that everyone uses . . . .

Thank him for his service for me


igneousink t1_it4w09z wrote

he died of COVID 😥

but he would have liked to hear something like that . . .

. . . and would then launch into an hour diatribe about the uselessness and temporary nature of current objects that we use everyday, his favorite topic

seriously tho, ball bearings are serious business and there's no such thing as a perfect sphere


LillBur t1_it4ycrv wrote

I'm sorry for our loss.

I've honestly always assumed these people are genius. It sounds like he had all the passion I imagined, I'm so happy to hear he enjoyed his time here. Man, such an uplift to me that I shared a temporary stay on this planet with him -- I really needed to hear about him.

Seriously, what a massive impact


igneousink t1_it506ox wrote

i was adopted when i was 19

i had never known "dad" before and there he was lol

the kind of guy that built a seaworthy canoe for a church thing when they were just looking for painted props haha

thank you for your kind words, i needed to hear those, too


adkhotsauce t1_it5pukz wrote

How do you adopt an adult?


BlueSkyFunGuy t1_it6gtf2 wrote

Through the same legal process of becoming a legal parent of a child, just with someone who's already independent rather than dependent on the state. You pick up the relevant papers at the courthouse, fill out the information and go through the submission process and eventually see a family court for a judge to sign off on it.

A lot of step-parents do it or sometimes people do it so their inheritance is passed on to a person and not the state, there are some heartwarming compilations of the former on youtube.


igneousink t1_it6lqj7 wrote

in my case my adoptive parents got a lawyer, they filed the paperwork and i was adopted (along with my younger sisters)

once the adoption went through, i got a new birth certificate with my adoptive parents listed as my legal parents rather than my biological ones


ImPickleRock t1_it4vtti wrote

Prepare that fetzer valve with 3 in 1 oil and gauze pads


LineChef t1_it5j6u9 wrote

Don’t tell me my business boy, I’m checkin’ the luggage!