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    Large percentage of Tesla's production facilities...

    Large percentage of Tesla's production facilities is dedicated to the manufacturing of battery packs and generic drivetrain components - even when they saturate their intended passenger EV market,...
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    That's exactly how I was thinking of making it -...

    That's exactly how I was thinking of making it - removing the pins and reusing their threaded holes for bolting to the plate. Easy jobs still take time, and I'd still want to buy an L00 semi-finished...
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    No removable backplate on the chuck. Right,...

    No removable backplate on the chuck. Right, getting the proper chuck is one option. Or making the adapter plate myself. I am leaning towards the second, but wanted to check with the folks in case...
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    LIVE BLOG: Tesla (TSLA) Q4 and Full Year 2021...

    LIVE BLOG: Tesla (TSLA) Q4 and Full Year 2021 earnings call summary
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    +1 on what people are saying. Bought some 220V 3...

    +1 on what people are saying. Bought some 220V 3 phase 3HP motors before for under $100 via Craigslist. It's not that the dealers are asking unreasonable money for them, but more like people are...
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    WTB: D1-4 to L00 adapter

    Want to mount a D1-4 chuck on a lathe that has the L00 spindle.
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    Stopping the spindle adds quite a bit of...

    Stopping the spindle adds quite a bit of complexity (i.e. need to cut power but also apply the brake). What you're describing can work relatively well with a sufficient relief without stopping the...
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    Looks like there was a new release a few months...

    Looks like there was a new release a few months ago, so it's still kicking. I've got a 3 axis system running the version from 2019.
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    It's possible to set cpu (core) affinity on the...

    It's possible to set cpu (core) affinity on the process and on the thread (when multi-threaded) level. I actually don't know what the execution would look like if we had a single single-thread...
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    Those are all good real world observations....

    Those are all good real world observations. Sometimes people do ask theoretical questions though, so it's good to give them options they're comfortable with.
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    I was thinking replacing the init altogether - in...

    I was thinking replacing the init altogether - in the single user mode init is still responsible for the console, and it's unnecessary for the specialized setup we're discussing.
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    There are no daemons when you run a single...

    There are no daemons when you run a single process. You effectively run your executable instead of the typical init immediately post-boot.
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    I don't have an answer for the benchmark...

    I don't have an answer for the benchmark question, but you can run just a single [single-threaded] process with Linux kernel if you like. In that case the only concurrency will be due to hardware...
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    Yes, patched. Not everyone here deals with that...

    Yes, patched. Not everyone here deals with that kind of stuff, so dumbing down the terminology helps to get the point across. You are spot on otherwise :)
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    One of the challenges for realtime is I/O, like...

    One of the challenges for realtime is I/O, like you pointed out. On modern PCs there are typically no built-in low latency I/O buses that can be used for machine controls - everything is USB, so it's...
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    Raspberry Pi is a hardware platform primarily...

    Raspberry Pi is a hardware platform primarily even if most people use it with Linux. Yes, standard Linux kernel isn't tuned for realtime, but you can either customize it yourself, or get somebody's...
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    Parkerizing is actually relatively quick too....

    Parkerizing is actually relatively quick too. Just got to mix up some solution (Zinc or Manganese phosphate, can buy on Ebay or Amazon) with water, and "boil" the degreased part for a few minutes....
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    I believe that's the reason climbing gear is never made out of titanium - aluminum and steel are the typical materials there.
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    Can one go straight to ball end mill ?

    Can one go straight to ball end mill ?
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    I imagine that would affect manual leveling as...

    I imagine that would affect manual leveling as well.
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    So how are your comrades solving the problem of...

    So how are your comrades solving the problem of weight ? Another source says that the motor on that prototype is using Liquid Nitrogen for keeping it at superconducting temps. On one hand...
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    Yes, it's commonly brought up that batteries...

    Yes, it's commonly brought up that batteries alone don't pack sufficient energy density necessary for long distance flights. There are still components of the "drive train" that need to be...
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    I've got a Grove, and while I haven't looked into...

    I've got a Grove, and while I haven't looked into counter balance, my understanding is it just bleeds some fluid proportionately when the boom is articulated. My manual says counter balance is part...
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    Well, I get no cookie even if I educate you. Just...

    Well, I get no cookie even if I educate you. Just remember that nominal means "at 50% on the discharge curve (even if it's a flat line)" and that Lead-Acid is purposefully charged above its max...
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    The World's Fastest Electric Airplane ...

    The World's Fastest Electric Airplane

    https://youtu.be/GsXGJ1O3ccQ
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