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The importance of having a good chain
A chain is any type of linkage, such as a mechanical link or connection, that forms an unbroken line or series. Human chains are composed of people linked together.
Networks are processes within complex systems, such as social networks, economic networks, communication networks, and biological networks. People who hold positions in a network can be ‘friends’, ‘colleagues’, or ‘customers’ of one another.
A single node (point in a network) can be connected to multiple other nodes, creating links independent of individual nodes. In order for information to be passed along a network, connections must be made.
If a large amount of traffic were directed toward a single node, it would have trouble handling all of this incoming data. This is why there are typically many more customers seeking input from companies than there are employees at the company.
By connecting with others through communications channels, we gain access to a much wider pool of knowledge. Information flows both ways across these connections.
It becomes easier to share information with others by making other connections. We need some degree of connectivity to successfully navigate social situations.
Without connectivity, life can become very lonely and sometimes uncomfortable. Our lives depend on our ability to connect with others.
What makes a chain “chain”?
A standard link is made up of two rings joined by several links. The rings represent the individual links, while the joins between them are represented by links. In this way, chains are composed of linked rings.
However, there are other types of chains that may be more useful to think about. For example, look at the diagram below, which comes from an article called How Chains Work.
They have three rings, but they still follow the same theory. Note how each ring (link) is connected to its neighboring rings via joints (links).
This structure provides strength where it is needed most – within the ring itself and not across the entire length of the chain.
Also note how each joint or link is only covered by one ring. This means that there is no open gap for dirt or water to get through.
Furthermore, since every other ring is bonded, there are never any weak points in the chain. If you know your max weight, you can make a strong bond with this type of chain without making it too rigid.
Do they really want your money?
There’s one question I get asked a lot, “But Sarah, why would anyone trust someone like that?” I understand their doubt, which is completely natural. But before you answer the question yourself, let me ask you another question:
Do you pay bills online?
If so, then you’re already investing in something called digital currency. You might not know it yet, but if you bought anything over the internet in the last few years, you’re dealing with cyber-currency.
It’s what helped fuel the 2017 cryptocurrency boom. Better banking systems, faster transaction times, and lower fees are things that come standard these days for all banks.
That makes defraudsters even more eager to take advantage of us. Because we don’t need to use cash to make purchases, there are no records to go back and check when it comes time to refund coins.
As long as they remember how many clicks away from hitting ‘pay now’, people can keep on spending.
The different types of chains
There are many different kinds of chain links used to make various products. Most commonly, you’ll hear about chain links being referred to as “weak points” in a product (or pathway).
The concept of weak points is that if you push enough force into a fixed location, then something will break or fail.
For example, if you apply too much pressure to an engineered bolt hole, the bolted joint will loose its bearing strength and eventually snap off. In similar fashion, if you apply too much stress to a bridge beam’s plate end, which connects to the ground, the structure will lose its foundation and collapse.
In this way, weak points are locations where instability can be induced. On earth, the strongest most resistant structures are those with tie rods, i.e., horizontal connections between plates that resist tension forces exerted upon them.
On paper, these configurations appear weaker than having no ties at all, but in reality, they are very strong because the stresses are distributed differently.
Likewise, vehicles have certain vulnerable areas that offer little resistance to force- there are limited breaks within their operating range. Attackers strive to put multiple attackers in a single vehicle to take advantage of it’s weakest link.
It is believed that the Pentagon attack of September 11, 2001 would not have succeeded without use of a truck bomb. Truck bombs were one of the weapons employed in the Madrid train bombings of
How to fix a chain
Chains are connected links, usually made of metal, that connect two or more objects. Most commonly, we refer to chains connecting vehicles (a car, truck, motorcycle, etc.) as components of the vehicle’s drivetrain. Other examples include house keys, hand grenades, safety equipment such as protective helmets, life jackets, clothing, etc.
Chains can be used independently or together with other elements/equipment. Basic components for evaluating any link in your vehicle’s power train include its position, how it fits, and the strength of the connection.
More sophisticated tests go through multiple cycles of loading and unloading to check the overall security of the load. Security is only important when the payload is high-value, but even then securing the cargo becomes increasingly challenging at higher levels of value.
What does it mean when your chain breaks?
First, make sure you have someone with you in case something happens. It is very easy to get injured while fixing/adjusting bikes or riding them.
Also make sure that you are able to contact other people (family, friends, rescue), in case something comes up.
Make sure you know how to properly dispose of things after they have been used.
While these may seem irrelevant, having them will help you maintain control over yourself and others, which would not be the case if you were alone.
Finally, remember that one of the reasons your chain broke in the first place was because of stress about money or work, so try to pay attention to what you are doing and take care of yourself.
How to tell if your chain is broken
If you’ve only got one gear, then cycling in general is pretty easy. But when it comes to climbing any kind of hill or spending time outside without wheels, your gear needs some maintenance.
The first chance to fix your chain are before you ride off or go home. Here are some steps for starting with an oil-free chain:
If you have loose links, add oil to them. You can use olive oil or anything else that floats your boat, but using something that’s from home might be more fun.
Once they’re loose, put them back together until you get into position where you don’t want them to happen again. At this point, most chains are very hard to re-attach.
Let the parts sit like this overnight (or even up to 48 hours), and then try putting them back together again. One other option is to do a dry run with all the pieces once the damage has been fixed.
If you find yourself down another link, just keep replacing the ones behind it. Eventually, you will end up with as many links as you had before the breakage happened.
How to re-attach a link
There are many ways to re-connect a broken chain, depending on the type of damage done to your bike. If you have lost only one link, most likely replacement is necessary; but if more than two links are broken, reconstruction may be needed.
Here we will discuss replacing missing links, which is usually the simplest method.
Before you start repairing your own belt, looking at replacements parts can make it easier. Replacing even just the few links that hold your bike together can increase its strength significantly and makes it less prone to stretching or bending.
Having access to multiple replacements also gives you extra security in case something else goes wrong. If you have another piece fixed to your bike, you can replace it with another part while still having enough left over from your new repair to meet requirements.
Replacements cost money, so before doing that, check out what is available for free. More often than not, people selling secondhand bikes don’t put much effort into resulating their products, but some do reuse old belts instead of buying a whole new model.
How to recover a link
Even if you haven’t put much effort into maintaining your chain, there are ways to restore it when it breaks.
The way that chains break is through damage; the more damage you can do before you rebuild the chain, the better off you’ll be.
Never destroy links in order to save time or create shortcuts – this will harm not only your own site, but others as well. Broken chains introduce errors into the database, which makes sites harder to trust and secure, especially if they contain personal information.
By default, WordPress tries to protect you by removing those links that are no longer valid. That’s why you have to take extra steps (like getting added to our list of safe links) to keep your chain strong.
You also need to know how to identify vulnerabilities in your website that could lead to broken links.