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    I always assumed it stayed in place thanks to its...

    I always assumed it stayed in place thanks to its finely fitted components, so perfect they allow intentional movement but tolerate no undue influences.
  2. Probably used a cloud service to store the...

    Probably used a cloud service to store the data....
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    My Wells 847 doesn't have quill return spring....

    My Wells 847 doesn't have quill return spring. Or, if it does, it doesn't work. The quill just stays wherever you leave it, neither gaining nor losing altitude.
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    This is not a good time in history to not worry...

    This is not a good time in history to not worry about stupid politicians.
  5. Thread: Now cast iron

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    another meaningless title...

    another meaningless title...
  6. Glad to see this thread pop up again....there...

    Glad to see this thread pop up again....there hasn't been a week gone by where I haven't cranked that mill and been thankful for Ray's idea. The wheel is a wicked-good improvement...faster, easier...
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    I've always considered keeping my OS up to date -...

    I've always considered keeping my OS up to date - and any updates that require interface with a software company - to be a thinly veiled exercise in letting the software companies steal personal...
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    I have no idea how to encrypt data. Is it...

    I have no idea how to encrypt data. Is it expensive?
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    Online services are simply not the answer. ...

    Online services are simply not the answer.

    Aside from the lack of security and the generally corrupt nature of the people running those businesses, there is the issue of privacy.

    If they lose...
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    Does it get enough air for cooling?

    Does it get enough air for cooling?
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    lol. KB is part of NIDEC which is a big, non-US...

    lol. KB is part of NIDEC which is a big, non-US company known for low-end products. KB might be doing some assembly in the US but you can be sure their guts are all offshore and probably Chinese.
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    Dang, another tool I need!

    Dang, another tool I need!
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    What you're doing is what I did....the original...

    What you're doing is what I did....the original lathe switches are used to power up the VFD 'remotely'. The original lathe Forward/Reverse lever is used for those same functions. You can see the...
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    All of the 'multiple copy' stuff is fine, but...

    All of the 'multiple copy' stuff is fine, but also lacking.

    If you are saving pics of your kids, that is an ongoing process. It's not a fixed quantity of files. Same goes for just about every...
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    This is where I get cynical, and pissed. Think...

    This is where I get cynical, and pissed.

    Think of the past 4 decades of computer development. The billions of dollars invested, all the manhours.

    Where are we? What's important - data not...
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    Buy a WEG motor and VFD from a distributor near...

    Buy a WEG motor and VFD from a distributor near you.
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    Right up until it vanishes....

    Right up until it vanishes....
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    What amazes me is they never caught the guy who...

    What amazes me is they never caught the guy who killed Lady Di. It seems like with a name like Pappa Ratzi they could locate him pretty easily.
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    Interesting. So...the modern era reveals yet...

    Interesting. So...the modern era reveals yet another weakness.

    I can print a book, stick it in a drawer, and it'll last a good 200 years before it starts falling apart.

    As for 'making hard...
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    I just heard on the radio (haven't verified it)...

    I just heard on the radio (haven't verified it) that the Witness Protection Program accidentally revealed the names of 1400 people who are under protection lol.
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    I believe they were erased out of sheer dumbness....

    I believe they were erased out of sheer dumbness. The same dumbness that exists within every large organization.

    I've read various biographies and autobios over the years of famous rock stars and...
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    You're kidding yourself if you think cloud...

    You're kidding yourself if you think cloud anything is safe.

    It's a very old and simple concept - as soon as you tell anyone a secret, it's no longer a secret. Similarly, as soon as you give...
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    I use 50 years as I'll be dead by then and I...

    I use 50 years as I'll be dead by then and I figure my kids can have time to re-save it by then. I don't need 1000 years. After all, a shitty old photograph can make it 50 years....

    I love the...
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    OT - How to store digital data forever

    Over the years, I've always heard people harping about 'backing up your data'. So, I've done that.

    I used to use CD's but of course they have limited capacity, and a lot of times a 10 year old CD...
  25. Thread: Britannia Lathe

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    What's with that funny cage-thing around the...

    What's with that funny cage-thing around the chuck?
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