it's called "plug reversing", and yeah, its is stressfull
on the contactors or switch, if nothing else
jmkasunich__ is now known as jmkasunich
greetings from the shop (used to be known as: the garage)
I have network now
also, autocad runs (much) faster on a pentium 133 running dos than in qemu on a 2+ GHz system
how recent is your qemu install?
the one in the dapper repo
there's a kernel thing but I've tried it a few times, and it makes no difference
(I think it has/had a weird license too)
apparently kqemu was released as open source earlier this year
right - I think the stupid licensing is over now
it didn't make any difference for me when I tried it
I wonder how well KVM works
and how to set it up
I haven't heard about that one
[03:40:40] <SWPadnos> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel-based_Virtual_Machine
I'm not complaining really - it works fine for me
that's the one in the kernel now :)
I'm just shocked by how fast it is in real dos
on a Matrox card?
(I did lots of real work with this version of autocad on a 486-66)
no, the acad vesa driver on some CL chip
a Pentium is a pretty hopping DOS chip
ok, CL-GD5420 or some such
and a 133 is a fast pentium
oh, true if it's not a pentium-mmx
I think the fastest was 200 Mz or thereabouts
funny that this laptop is 10-15 years newer than the mill it's hooked to, but still 10 years old
it's a glorified serial terminal that also happens to run autocad to generate gcode
hmm, it got late
I should get to bed "early" tonight...
hope the mach threads are worn out by tomorrow :-)
heh - good night
I must have a different definition of rigid tapping..
Guest461 is now known as skunkworks_
yeah well I still hope the thread dies soon
cradek_ is now known as cradek
arguing about mach capabilities on emc-users is stupid
but it does show that people have different ideas what the things in those kinds of comparison tables mean - so you can't trust them too much.
I actually figured he would come back and tell about his gali or such controller run by mach
some of the things on the table don't fit emc well (like questions about steps per second) because some configs don't have steps at all
or "number of switches"
those are questions that make sense only for less flexible software
I should go to work ... bbl
alex_joni: did you see you where trying to do a nigerian scam on cncuser ;)
yup .. unfortunately I saw that
odd that they would get your name perfectly... I wonder if he is infected with some sort of trojion
morning ray.. Get some rain?
we got a good inch and it looked like it was heading your direction.
skunkworks_: nope, my account is gone though
Hi guys. Lots of rain
it just poured here yesterday around 4:00
It messing up your building plans any?
No. that is stalled. The guy that was going to do the floating slab figured out he couldn't do it. (too much elevation change) So I need to get someone in to do frost walls.
hope to atleast have the pad before winter.
Ah. We made 2' wide by 4' deep frost walls on our shop.
yah - that is what we are looking at doing.
(not 2' wide though - maybe 8 inches - whatever they normally pour.)
sitting on a footing
hmm, this is interesting:
[13:47:53] <alex_joni> http://www.etherlab.org/en/ethercat/index.php
it's an industrial bus over ethernet, with RT extension (they claim RTAI works too)
sounds like it can fit perfectly into HAL
[15:18:14] <skunkworks_> http://youtube.com/watch?v=8T6_nFt-VeM&mode=related&search=
he got the nurbs working (I lost track of that)
heh that is not a fast moving machine :-)
wow, 4 ipm
I wonder why he doesn't want to contribute his nurbs changes
few people would use them, but I don't see what it would hurt
right - if the cam software is able to do it...
I should try CSS + G33 for scroll cutting
I think it would work
well - now it can die.. I have driven my point in as far as it will go.. but I think it just isn't gotten.
I still suspect he's somehow mistaken, but I don't really care about that
clearly you need very good synchronization to do rigid tapping and not break things
he's equating rigid tapping with using a CNC tapping head, and there's no way anyone will convince him there's a difference
which there isn't, if you hawve a floating tap holder
cradek, thanks for pointing jlmjvm in the right direction. I don't have the time at the moment
I don't have the patience to handhold today, but he'll figure it out
I hope so
that kind of thing is very basic hal knowledge
it is a problem that you can't see what the right thing to do is, unless you do it before editing the hal file, or after removing the changes you made
I reread steve's messages - he said he uses a tapping head, and he read that "someone else" rigid taps "regularly"
so, the argument is silly
indeed it is
it's only important because people have a negative impression of EMC based on what they read on the lists/forums, and a positive impression of Mach from the same places. these impressions aren't really related to the merits of the programs unless people post corrections to inaccurate claims
also, the specs we tend to claim for EMC are a worst case or baseline (like 20kpps), whereas the specs claimed for Mach are more like peak performance
ok. breakfast/lunchtime - I finally got some activity out of the 5i22 :)
what a nightmare that was last night (at 3AM) when I couldn't even get PateW's hostmot2 config to do anything
jepler: how is the zenbot?