what are the chances that the 5i23 driver is actually "faulty" (as Donnie Timmons thinks)
did he respond to Seb?
(about the stepgen that was taking up some of his I/Os)
I don't think so
ok. that sounds like a good explanation to me :)
oh. I just saw Donnie's latest email
I just replied
EMC: 03cmorley 07TRUNK * 10emc2/src/hal/classicladder/spy_vars_gtk.c: Add float text to interger variable window
jmkasunich, hope he is wrong, cause I just bought one ;)
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pretty quiet today
BigJohnT: there were a couple minor nitpicks around the manual pdf's
maybe you can check if I missed any too large images (you need to set them to 80 page% size, then they turn up right in the pdf's)
* alex_joni packs
skunkworks: yeah, one week
fun or work?
skunkworks: I rely on internets though, so it should be ok
work.. hopefully fun work :D
basicly training and some tweaking
I try and set them to 70-80% unless they are real small
I mean the oversized ones
smaller ones can stay smaller
also, talk to jeff to put a link to the Getting started pdf here: http://linuxcnc.org/docview/devel/
and here: http://www.linuxcnc.org/docview/2.2/
Is that something I can do?
I doubt it
seems I can
n/m, I fixed it..
ok, did you see my e-mail on the synaptic package manager?
gotta run to the trainstation though ;)
ok have a safe trip
alex on the road
On the train :)
you must live near the train station...
* BigJohnT wanders off to stir the fire
About 2 minutes with the car. Maybe 15 by foot.
that's too close :)
dang I'm tired today :(
oh boy it compiled and ran :)
I used to live about 50m from the tracks.
that is way to close
It's ok, you don't hear trains after a while.
I know I used to sleep between 16 cylinder engines that were 25' long and 12' high running 900 rpm :)
945 cubic inch per cylinder!
we have 2 tracks 1 block away from the house. :)
you don't notice it after a week or so.
The only thing that took longer to get used to, was that there was a signal nearby. And the trains used to blow their horn
BigJohnT: marine engines?
civilian or Navy?
got EMC on the brain :)
what is EMD?
most rigs I worked on had 3 16 cyl and 1 8 cyl standby
Electro Motive Division... Train motors
the first oil rigs used submarine motors for power
you say "rigs", but earlier you said yep when I asked about marine
these are on land, on an offshore platform, or on a ship?
offshore jackup rigs mostly
to me, marine means there is a prop on the end of the shaft ;-)
directly or indirectly (subs)
we had to be pulled
[16:51:37] <BigJohnT> http://www.tugboatenthusiastsociety.org/Images/Photos-Machinery/EMD-ENGINE-645-CUTAWAY-500PIX.jpg
the man holes in the oil pan are large enough to crawl through if your thin
I've seen pics of some huge direct drive (slow) marine engines under construction in japan
3' diameter crankshaft journals, etc
that's some big iron
[16:54:52] <BigJohnT> http://www.deepwater.com/_filelib/ImageGallery/RTF/AdriaticIX/AdriaticIX_1.JPG
this is close to what I worked on
gulf of mexico?
Ive seen some big iron engine pics, I would love to see some up close
some and 3 years on the west coast of Africa up and down near the middle
zaire, angola... some lovely places
only place nicer these days is the east coast
never been there... don't want to go back either
my stepson is in the Navy, on a destroyer
deployed right now, they don't say where, but I think they might be chasing pirates in that area
found it: http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/
I love the built in ladders in the crankcase
yup seen that page, wonderful
now that is huge!
BIG boys toy
I wanna see the lathe that turned that crankshaft
I have stood on a vertical steam engine of that scale
I worked in a shipyard for a while building destroyers and the device they used to cut the mounts for the guns and rocket launchers looked like a rube goldberg device
[17:04:28] <archivist> http://www.kemptonsteam.org/kempton-index.html
they had to cut about 16' diameter rings after the compartment was welded out on 3 decks
kind of hard to put the ship on a mill table
they used the building for the goldfinger film iirc
yea, it was made up of beams and bearings then welded to the compartment. It had a star wheel on the end that would hit a welding rod that would move the cutter bit a little on the beam
It more or less had to be built in place
archivist: if I ever come to England, I'm not gonna bother with the changing of the guard and all the other tourist stuff - I'll be visiting old engine museums
we have a few
I think the UK has preserved more of that era than the rest of the world combined
we have a fall festival near here where they bring out a steam tractor and a threashing and bailing machine among other things
the event gets called a "steam rally" here
this is a harvest festival so it has all kinds of things besides the steam stuff
./me goes to stir the fire
* archivist stirs fleabay
wow - the engines at that museum weigh 800 tons each
the turbines that came along 10 years later and pump the same amount of water weigh 25 tons
it is an impressive site, standing on one at the top looking at the other
I have not been down since they got it working again
time to clear snow I think
We have a thresher's reunion every year around July 4th. They have several permanent exhibits. I see they got the old cotton press together.
[17:27:37] <jtr> http://www.threshers.com/farmpark/images/seotr_cottonpress.jpg
They were building a lineshaft machine shop when I last went - don't know how far along they are.
that is huge jtr
why does this not increment? *(haldata->delay_count)++;
BigJohnT: because the order of operations in C++ means that the ++ operation is applied to the pointer, not the pointed-at data
it's like asing why 10/3-1 doesn't divide by 2
one way to fix it is to write (*(haldata->delay_count))++;, another would be to write *haldata->delay_count += 1
the first is like writing 10/(3-1) to get the desired order
I knew I had to be missing something simple :)
jepler_ is now known as jepler
oops how'd I get that _
nasty little character
BigJohnT: they've got a one-cylinder diesel running a veneer lathe. You know when you're getting close because the ground shakes. Thud, wait, thud...
cradek: I finally made it work with a ternary operator!
typedef int (F::*fp)();
now isn't that better
jepler: I used that construct elsewhere, where f and g aren't in the class. I'll eventually have to add them to use ERF/ERS, so it'll break then
I hope i never have to read that code
jmkasunich: you mean the C++ I pasted above? I agree.