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    These are all powder-metal based steels? Are the...

    These are all powder-metal based steels? Are the dies EDM'd? We had a thread here recently about how the effect of EDM was somehow depleting some of the alloy constituents at the cutting edge, but...
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    You make it sound like this is a bad thing. Oh,...

    You make it sound like this is a bad thing. Oh, wait...
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    To heck with where the vessel was flagged (this...

    To heck with where the vessel was flagged (this is pretty much a matter of convenience and can be changed at will), but that amount of fentanyl, if pure, would be enough to kill almost eight million...
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    Yeah, that's not a 612 is it? I wonder how many...

    Yeah, that's not a 612 is it? I wonder how many hundreds of gallons off coolant it uses, or does it pull from a central source? Maybe Cash will show up with some more info.
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    Presumably localized heat and fuming would be the...

    Presumably localized heat and fuming would be the biggest issue, with power supply and space on the minor side. Not sure of the baking/sintering process of this new compound, or whether any pressure...
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    How's he going to lift the bed and get prints?...

    How's he going to lift the bed and get prints? That table's got to be around a ton, does he have a crane or just some strong friends?
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    Neat to get an answer. I wonder if the material...

    Neat to get an answer. I wonder if the material is a remnant from some other process they were doing, or whether those pellets were the goal. Quite a mix of alloys there.
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    Right, just use the software utility on the PC to...

    Right, just use the software utility on the PC to format a USB to "lobotomize" it into a 1.44Mb format. Really old machines might need the .72Mb formatting, but I've not seen that myself.
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    Bill, if the 5/8" thread is where the hex socket...

    Bill, if the 5/8" thread is where the hex socket will be, then the same size as used in set screws (not cap screws) is what you want, which is 5/16", not 7/16". If the hex socket is opposite the...
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    Here we see a black hole calling a lump of coal...

    Here we see a black hole calling a lump of coal "low albedo"...
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    One shot? Actual depth? Steel hardness? If...

    One shot? Actual depth? Steel hardness?

    If it's a single part, and you don't mind cutting a regular push broach, you can cut it shorter as you go, so that you push in the small end, withdraw,...
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    You think your dad was bad? My pop would set the...

    You think your dad was bad? My pop would set the kids on fire and have us run around the back yard to kill the mosquitoes...
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    I saw there was an update and hoped it would be...

    I saw there was an update and hoped it would be good news. Nope.

    Hope they find their asses by next week, after that they may figure out where the box is.
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    Well, at least we had something of a good excuse...

    Well, at least we had something of a good excuse there. They were harboring OBL, and trying to get that sorted was appropriate. How it's gone since is something we could have learned from a few...
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    I'm surprised we haven't heard more about China...

    I'm surprised we haven't heard more about China trying to corner the mineral rights in Afghanistan, there was quite a bit in the news about potential wealth there a few years ago. I'm sure there's a...
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    I resemble that remark.

    I resemble that remark.
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    That's an interesting choice - any signs of rust?...

    That's an interesting choice - any signs of rust? Does it dry clean, or with some sticky leftovers?
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    You let that drip off your tongue just like the...

    You let that drip off your tongue just like the other stuff you dribble out.

    Self-correcting as a good news organization should be. Like science. Editors and reporters who get things wrong are...
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    Yes, Fox "News", that bastion of unbiased, clear...

    Yes, Fox "News", that bastion of unbiased, clear headed Entertainment:

    *As of October 2018, Fox News has added to their terms of use that they are an entertainment company: “Company furnishes the...
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    "mentally impaired". You sure you want to go...

    "mentally impaired".

    You sure you want to go there?
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    I can't give you data, just direct experience...

    I can't give you data, just direct experience from cutting Al spacecraft parts ~22+ years ago using an alky mist to cool/lube the endmills. I can't remember if I came up with the idea on my own or...
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    Huh - I've always used the utility I mentioned in...

    Huh - I've always used the utility I mentioned in #2, I'm not sure how you'd do it in the emulator itself unless it had a routine built in for it. Maybe some do, but the emulator drives I've bought...
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    [Fingers in ears] "I can't hear you! Lah, lah,...

    [Fingers in ears] "I can't hear you! Lah, lah, lah...".

    Please, I'm hoping my spleen doesn't explode too soon, and you're not helping!!
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    If you're using a true emulator, it needs a thumb...

    If you're using a true emulator, it needs a thumb drive that's been "modded" to look like a 1.44Mb floppy disk. This utility will take a regular thumb/flash USB drive and reformat it to suit.
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    Heh, that's something we can agree on. I didn't...

    Heh, that's something we can agree on. I didn't want Hillary, not for the reasons many gave, but because I don't like political dynasties (and I didn't like her feeling she was "owed" the...
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