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  1. Does it get enough air for cooling?

    Does it get enough air for cooling?
  2. 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!
  4. 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...
  7. 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...
  16. 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?
  17. The real issue here - or maybe a side issue - is...

    The real issue here - or maybe a side issue - is how stupid people are. They go to sell something and seem unable to list the most basic details.

    People often will list an item as...
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    I guess I don't see what good running a nut down...

    I guess I don't see what good running a nut down the threads would do anyway, and what about on days when you were wearing long pants?
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    Very clean? Insurance purposes? It's worth...

    Very clean?

    Insurance purposes? It's worth about $1,500 to the right buyer. In a retail setting, I would expect it to be listed for $15,000 and for insurance purposes I would insure it for...
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    Precisely. It's fun discussion...yet some people...

    Precisely. It's fun discussion...yet some people run short of brains, fast, and resort to name calling and insults. That says more than the fish tank problem ever will.
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    That's not an attack? What's funny is your...

    That's not an attack? What's funny is your contributions to this thread have been marginal and well, banal. At least some of the others are able to make a lucid argument that doesn't cause...
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    When you can't win the argument, attack the man. ...

    When you can't win the argument, attack the man. lol.
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    How many times have we seen engineers and...

    How many times have we seen engineers and scientists design something on paper using math and physics to the 10th degree only to have it fall into the ocean when they actually built it? Lots of...
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    Because the partition is water tight and seals...

    Because the partition is water tight and seals off the water behind it, thus making it null and void as far as the front wall is concerned.
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    Umm....the US certainly has its share of people...

    Umm....the US certainly has its share of people who do this...but it's largely an activity birthed in Europe, and still dominated by the Europeans. The French, Germans, English, etc. were the ones...
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