I wonder what political party I'm in? I've been getting automated phone calls from both republicrats and democins
jmkasunich, you're independant? or just a non-voter?
vote for BOTH!
apperently the callers don't know what party I'm in
since I've gotten calls from McCain and Clinton, I guess I have to vote for the only non-spammer - Obama
not saying don't vote
although he has a week to spam me and blow his shot at my vote
jmkasunich: at least that would even it up
yeah then you could vote based on merit (or more likely, strategy)
well, unless I get an absentee ballot right quick, I won't be voting at all
businesses shouldn't be allowed to send employees out of state on election day
that would be a very interesting case
I can't go do whatever, because it's too late to vote absentee and I intend to vote
I dunno when the cutoff is for "too late to vote absentee"
they sure ship you around a lot.
would be interesting though - not good for the career of the person who decided to pit the constitution against the corporation
my trips seem to come in bunches
2006 I traveled a LOT, 2007 not so much
this will be my second trip in 2008
yay, dinner calls, BBL
[02:21:44] <a-l-p-h-a> http://weburbanist.com/2008/02/24/10-more-pieces-of-clever-transforming-furniture-from-tetris-tables-to-rooms-in-a-box/
Anyone know of a way to make firefox remember a sites DNS IP resolution ? My ISP dns server is being slooooow, ftp speed is great though. Lots of time " looking up whatever.com" and little time transfering.
not a firefox specific thing, but I've used dnsmasq in the past - it does dns caching
you running ubuntu? a synaptic search with "dns cache" finds a package for "pdnsd", a proxy dns server
never used that, but it sounds like what you need
(there is also a ubuntu package for dnsmasq)
jmk thanks! I'll try that out when I got a minute
is there a convenient way to make axis 'preview' a python gui tool before actually loading it? for example if you changed a parameter you could see it update in real time
instead of going back and opening it again
You think using a 1/6" aluminum backplane to mount all the relays, PS's, etc on is thick enough?
will be mounted in the four corners and maybe one in the middle, roughly 18" x 16"
inside a full tower PC case
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the p/s's will likely strengthen the 1/8 plate ;) seriously, the span is not so wide, which will make the plate adequate ( the .02 steel case itself is strong )
1/8 should be plenty thick
It's Alive! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e70jdiDm7yc
whos a happy boy then
oh me me me pick me
micges: It's Alive! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e70jdiDm7yc
what is it ?
the X is narrow for testing in my basement
BigJohnT: don't forget to add yourself to : http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Videos
* BigJohnT got er done now off to breakfast
BigJohnT: nice, really snappy
bbl off to my machine shop
BigJohnT: stealing the wife's PC?
I have plenty of pc's laying around
BigJohnT: BigJohnT [n=Miranda@22.214.171.124] has joined #emc
* BigJohnT trying out ProE and not liking it so far
anyone can run dallur-thc config on emc ?
I cant run it
it shows classicladder error and hal linkage error..
micges: try plasma-thc
the dallur-thc is an older version
Dallur: if you find the time, could you look if we still need to keep dallur-thc?
Dallur: and if so, maybe you can make it work?
plasma works fine
alex_joni: who maintain configs ?
micges: there is no appointed responsable person
whoever finds something to improve .. can
haha "3 millilightseconds"
* alex_joni can hear people opening up units and typing millilightseconds
(works here btw...)
100 microlightseconds is 18.6 miles, now we can give local directions in unheard of units
how far to mcdonalds?
alex_joni: we can throw dallur-thc out, the hal solution in plasma-thc is better, the only reason to keep dallur-thc would be as an example of what can be done with classicladder
one of the most obscure units i know is barn
10 -24 sq meters which to an electron is a barn door, hence the name
will try barn, just ran nanoparsec
parsecs/fortnight is a very well known speed unit
we pondered about supporting it in g-code
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* cradek ponders correcting archivist's mistaken definition of 'barn'
you said -24
about two or three years since I read about it :))
in the section of amusing units
% units shed
Definition: 1e-24 barn = 1e-52 m^2
wait a minnit, a shed's bigger than a barn?
no, not at all
oh a barn's barn
* fenn goes back to huffing paint fumes
% units fenn
Unknown unit 'fenn'
hehe units " huffing paint fumes"
desparate times today?
has anyone made a collet from scratch?
I've made a few ER collets fenn
yes but wasnt for a lathe/mill
You have: shed
You want: barn
SkinnypuppY34: did you measure the runout? and did you do anything exotic like grinding or nitriding?
Grind the rear taper and the id , no treatment though
fenn: do you need something really strange?
cradek: i have several weird collet projects actually
today i've been thinking about building one of those close quarters drills that has a gear train or timing belt driving the head
usually they have threaded adaptors that you braze onto the drill bit
so, that has nothing to do with collets..
I've wondered about getting one of these for my lathe http://www.cdcotools.com/item.php?itemid=404
seems useful for all those times you want a 3-jaw that actually centers well
item 404 not found
argh their website sucks
well I had to try pretty hard to get that link :-)
Plain back, have to shoose proper back plate to connet with your machine
i blame the english technical writers for all the bad engrish out there
we use collets all the time, 3 jaw chucks are a poor relation
collet abuse here doesnt help
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so i suppose that thing has a boss/bore on the back for alignment? or do you hit it with a hammer until it's 'good enough'
fenn: not sure. seems like you should bore a shoulder for it to fit in somehow, doesn't it
HSM has run an article on a backplate you can dial in tir with.
some 3 jaws have a "best" screw to tighten with (found by chance/experimentation/hammer)
drill four oversize holes in the backplate, put four dowels in the chuck, and four screws threaded into the backplate radially to push on the dowels
but i'd rather have an alignment surface
preferably a large diameter 60 degree surface
i dont get the whole precision bore/boss thing
any play/grit/dents/bumps buggers precision
you cant have any play in a tapered mounting surface
I have trouble training boss not to grip arbors in the vice, leaves marks which affect the taper
put soft jaws on your vise
archivist: or smack your boss
maybe you could train him by replacing the arbors on his dime.
cradek has the right idea
or get him a real holding fixture
I made one for my 30 taper tooling and never looked back - it's great to have
heh he is tooooo tight to buy any fixtures
so, why do you work for this guy again?
* archivist is always looking
jobs aren't so easy to find as you get older
shhh, don't say that
And there just plain aren't that many around here
i mean, clock repair is the sort of thing where you can run your own business
watches ship better
and it doesn't have to be a full time job
shipping is the key (would be for me anyway)
* fenn considers a watch a clock
maybe london is very different
thats the trouble there are too many small time clockmakers making bugger all money and a few closing down
at least the clock repairers without any kit send us work
hm. maybe you're in the wrong business
mysql consulting seems much more profitable