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    What have cncs done to the manual machinist...

    What have cncs done to the manual machinist world?
    Some of us may still like cranking handles.
    Now, computers, robots and AI.
    I am gonna kiss any government into or any plan here goodbye, ...
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    Not a bogus part and very, very high volume....

    Not a bogus part and very, very high volume.
    This place aggressively biting at another big very long time supplier of the same 40-50 miles away.
    I do not sell to either but watch with interest....
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    Robots and vision systems are the doom of all...

    Robots and vision systems are the doom of all mankind.
    When Sky-net and the revolution evolves out of your shops robots ... how will you feel then?
    You should be nervous. The end of the world and...
  4. You had to look this up, do not know anyone or...

    You had to look this up, do not know anyone or are in your list of friends?
    How closed is your social circle?
    You are going to do net posted stuff as your gut feel?
    You need to get out more.
    ...
  5. I have owned a lot of manual Harigs and only one...

    I have owned a lot of manual Harigs and only one Reid so some bias.
    The Reid is a more accurate machine but you have to be darn good to know the difference.
    The Harig is a heck of a lot easier to...
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    Do not understand. Yes we have crossed swords a...

    Do not understand.
    Yes we have crossed swords a few times but I can't say "termite" has shit on me.
    I have been a criminal, drug addict and perhaps "mad as hatter" at times. This I freely admit....
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    But we do make a lot of it with gas which is sort...

    But we do make a lot of it with gas which is sort of the same industry.
    Bob
  8. I wonder if it possible to train to shoot to stop...

    I wonder if it possible to train to shoot to stop but not shoot to kill.
    Bob
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    If magically electricity became free how long...

    If magically electricity became free how long would it take to change over everything that uses oil and gas?
    20-30-80-100 years?
    The bigger worry in oil work is as has always been, selling price....
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    No, ....,,,,,

    No, ....,,,,,
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    Yes, and if you do understand the why you are not...

    Yes, and if you do understand the why you are not who I thought.
  12. All this expected. Did not have any idea how to...

    All this expected.
    Did not have any idea how to treat in the start and everyone testing positive went in.
    Add that most vulnerable where the first wave. Yes this is people that on the edge of...
  13. Yes indeed. Which is my worry. Last 2 months is...

    Yes indeed. Which is my worry.
    Last 2 months is the aggregate up or down?
    Seems we are at the knee of a curve and that curve proven by your data here shows plus.
    What we need is not stable as the...
  14. This a valid point. More cases mean more...

    This a valid point. More cases mean more spreaders but perhaps that was always there and not found or counted so not so much trust.

    Number of people who are hospitalized I see as more telling. ...
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    Well that just silly, killing one would solve the...

    Well that just silly, killing one would solve the problem with much less overhead and costs.
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    Could someone explain to me the why of this...

    Could someone explain to me the why of this Hatfields vs Mcoys?
    Is it just over a 10ee know or not or deeper?
    While good and tough and a nice old manual lathe for sure it is just an outdated manual...
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    That is sad to hear. For sure many have been not...

    That is sad to hear.
    For sure many have been not nice but your input is valuable and cared for.
    You should not quit. Raise your flag tall.
    Bob
  18. In this task keeping the pipes fed is the bigger...

    In this task keeping the pipes fed is the bigger deal.
    Many friends around helps.
    Also many pipes under the load. Some will skid, some will twist which is where the many friends comes into play.
    A...
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    Will not recommend a machine or talk about the...

    Will not recommend a machine or talk about the learning curve.
    More to ask why "no longer have access to a friends lapping services".
    Can not ship parts to your friend? Big parts yes but they will...
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    My, my the bad blood. I'm against banning but if...

    My, my the bad blood.
    I'm against banning but if things get to the level of now perhaps a touch of "time out" would be appropriate.
    They are feeding on each others comments back and forth at every...
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    Given a .stp for a part. How do you know if...

    Given a .stp for a part.
    How do you know if features are +/-.0001 or .005?
    Bob
  22. Texas to Michigan? You do realize that anyone...

    Texas to Michigan?
    You do realize that anyone above Dallas are "Dam Yankees" (this a direct quote from a PA from at the time the largest in Houston) let alone the snow.
    What is tolerate the...
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    "Cool white" fluorescents have always been...

    "Cool white" fluorescents have always been yellow. Add a "daylight" and you see this.
    I used to mix these in fixtures.
    Yellow is cold blue is hot. Many would think this the other way around.
    I...
  24. Is it just the pandemic or sort of perfect storm....

    Is it just the pandemic or sort of perfect storm.
    The bug, the protests, the election, fires, all at one time.
    If one thing in the news cycle does not raise your ire another one does.
    Now many are...
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    What kind of mill? B-port, 30 or 40 taper? 20mm...

    What kind of mill? B-port, 30 or 40 taper?
    20mm is the most common hole for a cup wheel? In what world?
    Bob
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