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  1. Say what? You do not believe in supply and demand...

    Say what? You do not believe in supply and demand and free markets?
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    How is this massive failure possible with the...

    How is this massive failure possible with the problems know in advance?
  3. Wow, that is nuts. Does that number include...

    Wow, that is nuts. Does that number include shotguns and other?
    How many are "shooters"?
    The wife wants a handgun and a CPL because of the fear she sees on social media.
    I keep saying no and she...
  4. Hourly wages will always be a debate. There are...

    Hourly wages will always be a debate.
    There are machinists at 10 and 50 per hour. Is that top guy five times faster or five times the output? I'm not seeing that.
    Minimum wage is part loader or...
  5. With only 3 machines and employees a white or...

    With only 3 machines and employees a white or magnetic scheduling board may be just the addition you need.
    Sometimes simple is better and too often in these days we want to use a computer because...
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    You all are not very nice to the OP and new guy.

    You all are not very nice to the OP and new guy.
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    Nice set with a real world use.

    Nice set with a real world use.
  8. I do not like cloud computing for two reasons,...

    I do not like cloud computing for two reasons, speed and reliability.
    If net cable goes down my local stores can not sell anything because their checkout machines need to be connected to the net to...
  9. Why?......

    Why?......
  10. Explain this, people lose jobs? Who does the work...

    Explain this, people lose jobs? Who does the work needed day in and out? Is it robots?
    Going to just cut staff if product still needed to customer?
    Bob
  11. High tech companies do not control the net. If...

    High tech companies do not control the net.
    If you get kicked off there are thousands of way around the block.
    Yes, it may no longer be free space/ money supported by the huge ad base.
    The net...
  12. I have to go with buck on the atta-boy for design...

    I have to go with buck on the atta-boy for design and effort be the end product new and usable or not.
    However, a dope slap for starting too many threads here. This is just asking for trouble from...
  13. One option not mentioned. Use the Cad/Cam to...

    One option not mentioned.
    Use the Cad/Cam to produce the code.
    Go through this output line by line trying to understand each and every move and command.
    Be the cnc control, understand each code or...
  14. You are paying less than $15? Now what are the...

    You are paying less than $15?
    Now what are the other costs if you are at 9 or 10 for labor?
    Bob
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    Now we are off OP topic by a major bit so ........

    Now we are off OP topic by a major bit so .....
    Don't most cars have have backup lights? Those things that turn on if the gear selector in go backwards?
    In line at a ATM and the guy in front went a...
  16. The bottle opener speaks for product and market...

    The bottle opener speaks for product and market base.
    I could see some sales.
  17. And things not open to remote access, lets say...

    And things not open to remote access, lets say centrifuges.
    Once upon a time few computers in any building had a modem or net connection yet hackers figured out how to use floppy discs as a...
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    Ziggy2, I do not understand not liking glass...

    Ziggy2,
    I do not understand not liking glass scales for so accurate repeatable positioning from a direction.
    No white light camera and lens in the world is going to do sub micron. Kiss that...
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    Actually while not a great idea this method works...

    Actually while not a great idea this method works On conventional optics the errors can be mapped but for on a semi-telecentric system as used in a optical compator life gets easier.
    This is so...
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    Many or most CNCs do not have linear scales yet...

    Many or most CNCs do not have linear scales yet can handle a few tenths.
    Some can do this on a B-port with just the dials and .050 backlash but let's face it as not easy.
    I remember my first DRO ...
  21. So restaurants and bars have gone into the...

    So restaurants and bars have gone into the shitter.
    But manufacturing and metal cutting?
    Yes sales calls a problem but usage and demand did not fall that much.
    POs pulled back over fears of where...
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    Which dies faster, optical scales or the DRO box?...

    Which dies faster, optical scales or the DRO box?
    I know the answer in my shop
  23. At one time I had 38 motorcyles. All functional...

    At one time I had 38 motorcyles.
    All functional and so loved for one reason or the other.
    Then I realized that I would go start one and the next and the next, warm it up, drive 1/2 mile every...
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    Not many (or any) votes for this a good idea....

    Not many (or any) votes for this a good idea.
    That must be depressing to the OP.
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    End position and target or machine travel?...

    End position and target or machine travel?
    Different asks.
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