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toastydeath
01-26-2008, 07:25 PM
As part of a thread over on PM, there was discussion of a PM-sponsored chatroom. That got shot down, so I threw my own together real quick.

http://machinechat.freehostia.com/

Everybody's welcome. This is meant for the more experienced crowd, home shop and professional alike, but nobody's going to get kicked because they do what they do on a 3-in-1 versus a horizontal boring mill.

lazlo
01-26-2008, 07:30 PM
nobody's going to get kicked because they do what they do on a 3-in-1 versus a horizontal boring mill.

LOL! Weren't you the one on that PM thread that said professional machinists don't use Chinese gauge blocks? :)

toastydeath
01-26-2008, 07:38 PM
LOL! Weren't you the one on that PM thread that said professional machinists don't use Chinese gauge blocks? :)

You either misinterpreted what I said, or I wasn't clear enough. I don't have anything against Chinese gauge blocks or equipment in general. I do think keeping the discussion limited to cheap gauge blocks alone, to the exclusion of the 4500 dollar set, is not what PM is about.

I didn't respond to you on PM because I think both sides of the argument are getting ridiculous, and I couldn't fully agree with what was being said by either side by the time things got started. We have plenty of cheapy sets at work, and I don't think that's ridiculous.

Anyway, lazlo, I think you'd be a great person in the chat. Stop by sometime!

tattoomike68
01-26-2008, 07:53 PM
As part of a thread over on PM, there was discussion of a PM-sponsored chatroom. That got shot down, so I threw my own together real quick.

http://machinechat.freehostia.com/

Everybody's welcome. This is meant for the more experienced crowd, home shop and professional alike, but nobody's going to get kicked because they do what they do on a 3-in-1 versus a horizontal boring mill.

I put one on at the homemodelmachinist site but it does not get used much.

http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/index.php?page=12

I like building sites so I make sure and add video embedding, our own gallery to host pictures and video. A video game arcade, a member map and a downloads/uploads section.

If a person is going to build a site they may as well add all the bells and whistles.

oldtiffie
01-27-2008, 12:34 AM
As part of a thread over on PM, there was discussion of a PM-sponsored chatroom. That got shot down, so I threw my own together real quick.

http://machinechat.freehostia.com/

Everybody's welcome. This is meant for the more experienced crowd, home shop and professional alike, but nobody's going to get kicked because they do what they do on a 3-in-1 versus a horizontal boring mill.

TD,
you really are full of surprises and are a breath of fresh air.

You seem to have a knack of seeing a niche or an opportunity.

P'raps you are an Engineering entrepreneur in the making!!

But yes, if it is a "go-er" you can count me in.

I like the rules you've made.

toastydeath
01-27-2008, 12:46 AM
Oldtiffe -

What's a go-er, and thanks for the compliment!

Many of the people who stopped by expressed great interest in continuing to show up, so hopefully enough people will decide to stay in the next week or so. My big fear is it just tapering off from lack of new people coming in after the threads fall off the forums.

Hope to see you around the chat sometime =)

oldtiffie
01-27-2008, 02:53 AM
Oldtiffe -

What's a go-er, and thanks for the compliment!

Many of the people who stopped by expressed great interest in continuing to show up, so hopefully enough people will decide to stay in the next week or so. My big fear is it just tapering off from lack of new people coming in after the threads fall off the forums.

Hope to see you around the chat sometime =)

Sorry TD.

I lapsed into the local (OZ) vernacular.

A "go-er" is something or someone who "gets up and goes" instead of just sitting around either doing nothing useful or talking or getting in the way etc.

Also has some connotations for some "young ladies" - often referred to a being " a bit of a go-er" or "a real go-er!!" I'll leave that to your imagination.

Best of luck.

Your Old Dog
01-27-2008, 07:50 AM
what do you think Wolfie? We could all exchange pleasantries :D Maybe we could do the live video thing :D

This raises some questions. Who's gonna interpret for the Limey's? Someone calls us a bloke do we thank'em or stick'em? While I don't live in the Bronx or Jersey, I do have that Western New York accent. Is that going to be a problem? :D

Oldbrock
02-08-2008, 02:02 AM
I lit up the machinist's chatroom and my computer cringed and covered its monitor in fear. Big popup came on with DON'T GO THERE or some such warning. so I think I'll pass for now. Peter

oldtiffie
02-08-2008, 07:13 AM
what do you think Wolfie? We could all exchange pleasantries :D Maybe we could do the live video thing :D

This raises some questions. Who's gonna interpret for the Limey's? Someone calls us a bloke do we thank'em or stick'em? While I don't live in the Bronx or Jersey, I do have that Western New York accent. Is that going to be a problem? :D

Bloke?

Is part of the OZ vernacular.

Search for bloke.

http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html


Result =

Bloke : man, guy
Bottling, his blood's worth : he's an excellent, helpful bloke.
Brick **** house, built like a : big strong bloke
Fair go : a chance ("give a bloke a fair go")
Larrikin : a bloke who is always enjoying himself, harmless prankster
Strewth : exclamation, mild oath ("Strewth, that Chris is a bonzer bloke")


limey?

http://www.tfd.com/limey