Date: Fri Feb 29 10:34:05 2008 Back to Contents

Author: Gerald Zani

Subject: Re: Tap-L Archives (was Van de Graaf Belts)

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Time and time again I read a thread on tap-l that contains good information and while it may not be needed at the moment i read it, I am quite sure that the info will be needed some time in the future.

I do two things.

1) archive all my tap-l email. Search for a keyword off my hard drive.

2) For common and critical threads, create a document and save it in my files. -- JZ

At 09:44 AM 2/29/2008, you wrote:
>John,
> Youíre right, searching email archives isnít the greatest way to find things. I would want to double check with the expert, Michael Thomason, but I believe the PIRA forum setup on the PIRA web site and the planned PIRA Wiki would make searches and information retrieval much easier for us in the future.
>Wayne
>
>
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>From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of John Welch
>Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:16 PM
>To: tapl
>Subject: [tap-l] Tap-L Archives (was Van de Graaf Belts)
>
>I have been wishing for a long time that Tap-L had a good way to search the archives. There is such a wealth of information that has been shared and it would be extremely valuable to be able to access it. The earlier threads where Sam Sampere described how to make VDG belts from McMaster rubber, are a great example.
>What do people think about forming a small committee to explore the different options? Perhaps that has been done before or is currently being developed, and if so, maybe people who know about it can share that info with the group.
>I for one sure like the newsgroup format - it allows excellent threading and archive searching, and can be accessed with many types of interfaces (web, email client, etc.)
>
>-John
>
>
>Magness, Brian W. wrote:
>Sargent-Welch-Cenco have the belt. I bought some about 6 months ago. Part CP31031-00 now $13.00
>Brian
>CSULA
>
>
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>From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Tony Papirio
>Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:21 PM
>To: Tap_ L
>Subject: [tap-l] Van de Graaf belts
>
>Tappers,
> I know that there have been a slew of posts many of the aspects relating to Van deGraaf generators, can anyone point me to an archive of those posts?
>I'm looking for replacement belts for a Winsco Model N 100 - V Van de Graff . I remember a lot of discussion about sources for buying replacement belts and about various substitute belts and belt materials, and sources for those things as well.
>
>Thanks,
> Tony
>
>
>
>--
>Tony Papirio, Lab Director Email: papirio@physics.umass.edu
>Physics Teaching Labs Phone: 413-545-1296
>218 Hasbrouck Lab Fax: 413-545-1691
>Univ. of Massachusetts
>666 North Pleasant St.
>Amherst, MA, 01003-3720
>
>http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~tpapirio/LAB_HOME.HTML
>
>
>--
>******************************
>John Welch
>
>Cabrillo College Physics Dept.

Gerald Zani e-mail: Gerald_Zani@brown.edu
Manager of Demonstrations phone: (401) 863-3964
Department of Physics FAX: (401) 863-2024
Brown University Providence, RI 02912-1843 USA

http://www.physics.brown.edu/physics/demopages/demo/
http://www.physics.brown.edu/physics/userpages/staff/Gerald_Zani/index.html

Do a little more of that work which you have confessed to be good,
Which you feel that society and your most Just Judge rightly demand of you.
Cultivate the tree which you have found to bear fruit in your soil.
If you have any experiments you would like to try, try them.
Now's your chance.

Henry David Thoreau, Journal entry, 1850.


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Time and time again I read a thread on tap-l that contains good
information and while it may not be needed at the moment i read it, I am
quite sure that the info will be needed some time in the
future.
I do two things.
1) archive all my tap-l email. Search for a keyword off my hard
drive.
2) For common and critical threads, create a document and save it in my
files. -- JZ
At 09:44 AM 2/29/2008, you wrote:
John,
Youíre
right, searching email archives isnít the greatest way to find
things. I would want to double check with the expert, Michael
Thomason, but I believe the PIRA forum setup on the PIRA web site and the
planned PIRA Wiki would make searches and information retrieval much
easier for us in the future.
Wayne



From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
[mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]
On Behalf Of John Welch
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:16 PM
To: tapl
Subject: [tap-l] Tap-L Archives (was Van de Graaf Belts)

I have been wishing for a long time that Tap-L had a good way to search
the archives. There is such a wealth of information that has been shared
and it would be extremely valuable to be able to access it. The earlier
threads where Sam Sampere described how to make VDG belts from McMaster
rubber, are a great example.
What do people think about forming a small committee to explore the
different options? Perhaps that has been done before or is currently
being developed, and if so, maybe people who know about it can share that
info with the group.
I for one sure like the newsgroup format - it allows excellent threading
and archive searching, and can be accessed with many types of interfaces
(web, email client, etc.)
-John

Magness, Brian W. wrote:
Sargent-Welch-Cenco have
the belt. I bought some about 6 months ago. Part CP31031-00 now
$13.00
Brian
CSULA



From:
tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Tony Papirio
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:21 PM
To: Tap_ L
Subject: [tap-l] Van de Graaf belts

Tappers,
I know that there have been a slew of posts many of the aspects relating to Van deGraaf generators, can anyone point me to an archive of those posts?
I'm looking for replacement belts for a Winsco Model N 100 - V Van de Graff . I remember a lot of discussion about sources for buying replacement belts and about various substitute belts and belt materials, and sources for those things as well.
Thanks,
Tony


--
Tony Papirio, Lab Director Email: papirio@physics.umass.edu
Physics Teaching Labs Phone: 413-545-1296
218 Hasbrouck Lab Fax: 413-545-1691
Univ. of Massachusetts
666 North Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA, 01003-3720

http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~tpapirio/LAB_HOME.HTML

--
******************************
John Welch

Cabrillo College Physics Dept.

Gerald Zani e-mail: Gerald_Zani@brown.edu
Manager of Demonstrations phone: (401) 863-3964
Department of Physics FAX: (401) 863-2024
Brown University Providence, RI 02912-1843 USA

http://www.physics.brown.edu/physics/demopages/demo/
http://www.physics.brown.edu/physics/userpages/staff/Gerald_Zani/index.html

Do a little more of that work which you have confessed to be good,
Which you feel that society and your most Just Judge rightly demand of you.
Cultivate the tree which you have found to bear fruit in your soil.
If you have any experiments you would like to try, try them.
Now's your chance.

Henry David Thoreau, Journal entry, 1850.



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