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    10-15-2017, 12:22 PM
    AOL was a lot worse. I manage a couple of mailing lists and for a few years it was common to have an AOL user register with the list (requiring...
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    10-14-2017, 11:01 AM
    I would be concerned about 2 things: the speed at which you heat the material in the aluminum crucible and the solubility of the crucible in the...
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    10-13-2017, 11:55 AM
    It doesn't work like that, mostly. Once you're on the internet you can send an email w/o going through any intermediaries by sending directly to a...
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    10-12-2017, 10:15 PM
    500 doesn't seem like a lot, last time I looked I was dropping almost 20,000 email attempts per day. Since then I added blocking at the IP level of...
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    10-12-2017, 11:40 AM
    I landed in computers *because* my father didn't know anything about them - he was a physicist with Sandia National Labs. His dad did everything...
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    10-11-2017, 11:10 AM
    It's not just the mechanical arts, folks. I used to hire a bunch of software developers and tech folks. I always insisted that they fill out an...
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    10-06-2017, 11:11 AM
    rkepler replied to a thread Copper Head Laps? in General
    These never seem to have the adjustment that you need for a sizing die. Bullets never seem to end up on any 'normal' diameters.
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    10-06-2017, 11:07 AM
    A lot of the old ones were pressed into place and don't really have a way to remove them w/o destroying them. If the manufacturer of the equipment...
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    10-06-2017, 11:03 AM
    rkepler replied to a thread Whatzit tool in General
    +1 I have one but don't often use it
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    10-04-2017, 11:13 AM
    rkepler replied to a thread Copper Head Laps? in General
    Lapping to the bottom in a blind hole Sure, but since these are expecting to use an embedded compound you'd want to change the heads between...
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    10-04-2017, 11:06 AM
    rkepler replied to a thread Piloted counterbores? in General
    That's a counterbore with a replaceable guide - undo the setscrew and the guide can be taken out for replacement, handy when the tapping hole is a...
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    08-03-2017, 05:04 PM
    The things I key on is the acid etched name/model - they started doing that with the move to China and I've always used it as a 'stay away' sign.
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    07-30-2017, 05:41 PM
    I would say that it suggests that they're either excessively inattentive or deliberate morons. An endmill has a hardened shank that's not going to...
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    07-28-2017, 09:21 AM
    The point I'd make about silver soldering (brazing) is that it usually takes a lot more heat than you expect, and that heat is no where near the same...
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    07-20-2017, 07:54 PM
    Kind of a pisser to have new stuff crap out, but it doesn't have to piss you off. I just fix what I can, work around what I can't, and keep on...
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