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    12-04-2017, 05:52 AM
    -All of which have happened, unfortunately. The issue here is the automatic assumption that a very small number of misuses- or outright...
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    12-04-2017, 05:46 AM
    -I'm sorry, but yes, they do. Again, there are some 300 million guns in private hands throughout the United States, right now, today, and only a...
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    12-04-2017, 05:18 AM
    -How specious. The "onus" is on any and all law-abiding citizens. Gun owners would accept any workable idea, regardless of who it came from- as long...
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    12-04-2017, 12:16 AM
    -That is the NRA's primary platform: Enforce the laws we already have, before floating new ones. The church shooter should not have been allowed...
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    12-03-2017, 07:24 PM
    One: The Second Amendment is a right. It's not a right granted by the Bill of Rights, it's one inherent to each and every individual, and recognized...
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    12-03-2017, 02:49 PM
    Doc Nickel replied to a thread Nibbler Table in General
    Why not just pick up a small but sturdy die-filer, fix the table so it no longer pivots, and replace the file with a nibbler punch and die? It'd...
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    11-30-2017, 10:58 PM
    I'm given to understand that most CNC machines want "cleaner" power than a typical rotary can supply. It's not like the machine explodes the minute...
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    11-28-2017, 12:36 AM
    Doc Nickel replied to a thread VFD and a CAP in General
    No. VFDs are for 3-phase motors, which generally don't have or need a starting capacitor. If your motor has such a thing, it's almost certainly a...
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    11-27-2017, 11:48 PM
    Cast 'em in concrete. Provide a hand truck to each player. :D Doc.
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    11-23-2017, 06:47 PM
    Okay, I'm about to head out over the river and through the woods, and likely won't be back before George quite rightfully locks this, so I'd like to...
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    11-23-2017, 06:41 PM
    -We already have "preferential" treatment. Most ISPs have tier'ed access- my local ISP has packages ranging from 1Mb to 10Mb, with each step costing...
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    11-23-2017, 06:23 PM
    -Sorry, it's not a "belief", it's well-established fact. Multiple polls of major TV and newspaper groups very consistently show anywhere from 80 to...
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    11-23-2017, 06:08 PM
    -Please describe in detail exactly how relaxing an FCC regulation prevents a company from being sued. -And over here in the real world, most...
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    11-23-2017, 05:02 PM
    -Wait, what? Are you honestly telling me profitable companies don't grow? -I'll be happy to admit that. The man's a buffoon. But right now, I...
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    11-23-2017, 04:01 PM
    -I refer you back to what percentage of overall internet bandwidth is used by just four or five major companies. -Um, they already have that...
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    11-23-2017, 03:24 AM
    -The problem is, we don't even have that today. Facebook in particular has been getting very monopolistic, and people are starting to realize that...
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    11-23-2017, 12:47 AM
    Everyone here knows how partisan and divided the last election was, with both sides claiming some form or another of doomsday scenario if 'the other...
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    11-22-2017, 10:54 PM
    -I'll see your Charter and raise you an NBC, CBS and ABC, an MSNCB, a CNN, a New York Times, a Washington Post, a Time Magazine, a Facebook, an Apple...
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    11-22-2017, 10:44 PM
    -Except that's already happening now, neutrality or no. Like or not, the big tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook, as well as big...
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    11-05-2017, 10:16 PM
    I'm helping a buddy rework a CNC conversion to a Grizzly mini-mill. I asked here a while back about the ballscrews the previous owner had used, and...
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    10-31-2017, 04:22 PM
    See, this is what I was afraid of. The answer so far basically appears to be "buy it and find out for yourself". :D -And that's the one I'd...
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    10-31-2017, 05:24 AM
    I'm sure this has been asked before- heck I've asked it before :D - but I'm having a hard time coming of with a definitive, solid answer. I'm in...
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    10-27-2017, 05:02 AM
    Doc Nickel replied to a thread Gages? in General
    Well, we once 'standardized'- sort of- on a 55MPH speed limit. Why such an arbitrary number? It doesn't relate to anything, since the distance you...
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    10-26-2017, 05:37 PM
    Doc Nickel replied to a thread Gages? in General
    -Wait, so something one inch long isn't really one inch long? When I drive two miles to the gas station and buy twenty gallons of gas, i didn't...
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    10-22-2017, 10:28 PM
    -Undoubtedly; they take step/direction just like most everything else. And I may still do it that way- basically I'd just need to remove my BOB, add...
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    10-22-2017, 08:19 PM
    -Not sure. I have the specs somewhere, but I can't seen to put my hands on them right now. My existing MicroKinetics drivers are good to 5A and have...
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    10-22-2017, 07:51 PM
    -What? Which one was that? The only "professional" CNC lathes I've ever seen up here was that Hardinge at the Government auction ($15K) a Tree...
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    10-22-2017, 07:39 PM
    I think I see the problem here- Perhaps I wasn't clear, the mechanical side of the build is done, and has been tested and run (such as I can) under...
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    10-22-2017, 06:28 PM
    You can certainly suggest them. :D But, and I'm not asking this facetiously, what would that gain me? I'm very new to both CNC (at least in a...
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    10-21-2017, 09:57 PM
    -I would love to, and likely will in the relatively near future. There's two problems though: First and foremost being cost- the Tormach lathe, with...
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