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  1. Iíd like to see a tilt/shift lens for phones,...

    Iíd like to see a tilt/shift lens for phones, like they use for fine art and architectural photography.
  2. It was fairly well written and I really thought...

    It was fairly well written and I really thought it was someone grossly overestimating the power of their phone. The ISO compliance should have tipped me off I suppose. Alas, I was taken in.
  3. Youíre never going to get anywhere near .001mm...

    Youíre never going to get anywhere near .001mm with a photograph. Even if you had the camera in a copy stand capable of that level of accuracy the actual camera isnít that close to parallel to the...
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    IDK seems to sum it up for you. Instead of...

    IDK seems to sum it up for you. Instead of bothering to look for yourself youíre just spouting off about things you simply donít have a good understanding of. NASDAQ in a big corporation that also...
  5. We had a fire this summer and lost five machines....

    We had a fire this summer and lost five machines. They were similarly toasted, with controls turned to slag and most of the paint baked off. What the fire didnít get was summarily destroyed by the...
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    You are way out of your depth. The NASDAQ Index...

    You are way out of your depth. The NASDAQ Index is the part of NASDAQ everybody has heard of, but itís only a small part of NASDAQ Inc. Theyíre every bit as significant as the financial information...
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    The point is to reverse the electrolytic reaction...

    The point is to reverse the electrolytic reaction that caused the initial oxidation (rust). As long as the reversal of that reaction is accomplished the rust will be released from the cathode.
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    The water doesnít develop the rust bubble funk on...

    The water doesnít develop the rust bubble funk on the top of the tank.

    If you use a metal electrode the process creates what looks like a bubble on pizza cheese that just makes a nasty mess. If...
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    I think youíre onto something! Plantation...

    I think youíre onto something! Plantation shutters would be about the right size.
  10. Police being allowed to lie, and act in otherwise...

    Police being allowed to lie, and act in otherwise criminal ways, boils down to how the job performance of government prosecuting attorneys is measured. They are assessed on the number of successful...
  11. Or make them more conformist and aggressive......

    Or make them more conformist and aggressive... Most governments, and many individuals, would really like the idea of half-rabid soldiers that are pathologically inclined to follow orders.

    Much...
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    My wife is Uruguayan, now a naturalized US...

    My wife is Uruguayan, now a naturalized US citizen, and sheís a HUGE proponent of democracy. If we could get the US population to get out and vote with 10% of the energy she puts into it weíd be...
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    I was pretty much with you until that^^^^. The...

    I was pretty much with you until that^^^^. The idea that we can actually affect foreign nations by indirect methods has never really worked out and thatís doubly true with nations that donít mind...
  14. Vapor polishing is used for complex surfaces and...

    Vapor polishing is used for complex surfaces and internal features, itís nice because it doesnít change the dimensions of features. Itís the standard process for lots of optics and for precision...
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    Thatís exactly right. If people canít afford your...

    Thatís exactly right. If people canít afford your product then you either tailor new products to that market or leave the market for someone else to cater to. At the same time, the salesdroids make...
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    Price should not be the key purchase decision....

    Price should not be the key purchase decision. Thatís a failure the sales team and/or a failure to produce things people want.

    Price is a smokescreen that hides those facts. If price was really...
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    Nearly everything is down, and inflation is...

    Nearly everything is down, and inflation is rearing its ugly head. These figures donít include the effects of Indiaís increased tariffs on US goods:

    US Factory Gauge Falls to Lowest Level of Trump...
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    Africa has been trying to get itself turned...

    Africa has been trying to get itself turned around with help from the US, but the US has never intended for the help to amount to anything for Africa. Free seed and fully funded corn and cotton...
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    Well said. There are solutions to our trade...

    Well said. There are solutions to our trade issues, but theyíre all nonstarters while the (in)famous problem of American Exceptionalism is driving policy and politics.
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    We also call them digging irons.

    We also call them digging irons.
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    I highly recommend this volume as required...

    I highly recommend this volume as required reading for anyone working with natural (non-engineered) wood at .01Ē or finer. Although some of it is dense reading the limitations imposed by the...
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    Wood isnít going to let you have .005Ē. Solid...

    Wood isnít going to let you have .005Ē. Solid wood will move more than that from thermal expansion across the machine. Machines that exceed the mechanical limitations of its intended material by...
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    Unless you really want to get into electronics...

    Unless you really want to get into electronics analysis I have to recommend either renting the proper equipment or hiring someone to do it for you.

    I hate the ďjust buy something better or get...
  24. Watches followed the same horizontal model used...

    Watches followed the same horizontal model used with clocks. The case, face, hands and bracelet are almost always made by another company that specialized in those things with in-house production of...
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    It depends. If you come off the apex hard enough...

    It depends. If you come off the apex hard enough the inside front will lift and actually slow down.

    Also, if you lock the differentials the wheels rotate at the same speed.
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