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    If that was the case, wouldn't someone with just...

    If that was the case, wouldn't someone with just scuba gear have dived in the area to look for confirmation. Heck, in the shallow waters of a port, you can just dive without any gear.

    So, has...
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    SD memory card? I would think almost any of them...

    SD memory card? I would think almost any of them will either have one or have a slot for one. I just purchased a card and it slipped into my $25 Nokia with no sweat.
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    Is this method correct? Like so many...

    Is this method correct?

    Like so many questions asked on this and other machining boards, that one is impossible to answer without more information.

    The answer lies in the realization that a...
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    I have been getting my cell service for over 10...

    I have been getting my cell service for over 10 years from Pure Talk. I am grandfathered in with a plan that has four lines for about $25 a month. I pay another $10 for data on one of those lines. I...
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    I did a quick Amazon search and it seems that...

    I did a quick Amazon search and it seems that there is a lot available there. $6 per can seems to be around the low price and there are even a few at about that price with free shipping.

    It goes...
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    "Elections have consequences.", January 2009,...

    "Elections have consequences.", January 2009, Barack Obama.
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    What you do in that case is wait IN LINE,...

    What you do in that case is wait IN LINE, blocking the checkout until the supervisor arrives. Leave your purchases on the counter or belt. Then, when the supervisor comes, talk to him/her about it....
  8. Boy, that is an old one. First, I would like...

    Boy, that is an old one.

    First, I would like to see a closeup photo of the end of the barrel. I wonder if that is some kind of nut there. Perhaps one that requires a special wrench.

    Most...
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    Perhaps I should have mentioned that I have not...

    Perhaps I should have mentioned that I have not tried using a forming tap in a pin vise.
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    Oh, I was not recommending them as an A-#1...

    Oh, I was not recommending them as an A-#1 supplier. Just to show that the longer end mills ARE AVAILABLE. Frankly, I can't recall ever ordering anything from them.

    If they have them, I am sure...
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    And they had LONGER ones. Many longer ones.

    And they had LONGER ones. Many longer ones.
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    Solid Carbide, 3/16" diameter, 2.5" overall...

    Solid Carbide, 3/16" diameter, 2.5" overall length:

    310 hits in about two minutes. And I only looked at one supplier.
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    If they won't answer the phone, go to the office....

    If they won't answer the phone, go to the office. I have done this several times and had a friendly chat. Very useful to be face to face. You often get some useful tricks that you may not have...
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    Two thoughts: The material: could it be due...

    Two thoughts:

    The material: could it be due to pockets of harder or softer metal? Have you tried another alloy?

    I would try a solid carbide, center cutting end mill that is a bit undersized....
  15. I do not think that the ad companies like Google...

    I do not think that the ad companies like Google and Amazon are all that good at targeting their ads. I do a search for something, like a lathe and bingo, I suddenly see a bunch of ads for lathes....
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    I would try to import it into a CAD program. Then...

    I would try to import it into a CAD program. Then use it to draw the part on top of the image.
  17. I would give them a call. They must have an...

    I would give them a call. They must have an enormous library of suppliers they can call on.
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    That is an interesting sine table. And the...

    That is an interesting sine table. And the equation takes a little bit of thinking to see how it works.

    It has an advantage over the more traditional sine table/bar in that it has good accuracy...
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    All right, I will tell you: You are not the...

    All right, I will tell you:

    You are not the only one to do this.
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  20. Would this be of any use? McMaster-Carr...

    Would this be of any use?

    McMaster-Carr
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    OK, OK, OK! Commenting on this and your post #45,...

    OK, OK, OK! Commenting on this and your post #45, I also apologize if I was too harsh. I will be glad to be friends again if that is OK with you.

    On the thread milling, yes I can see how that, on...
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    Actually it looks like they never got a chance to...

    Actually it looks like they never got a chance to even get to that point. No way to say if they would have blown with an overload or not.

    So here we are on a BB that discourages discussion of...
  23. Actually when he said "not very efficient" he hit...

    Actually when he said "not very efficient" he hit on it. Simply stated, a perpetual motion machine would have to be 100% efficient. Inefficiency involves some mechanism in which some energy is...
  24. Interesting thought, but NO it could not be...

    Interesting thought, but NO it could not be considered a perpetual motion machine. The mechanism that causes the magnets to become weaker would constitute a loss of energy so that would be the flaw...
  25. Well, Heinlein may have used the one, but Hubbard...

    Well, Heinlein may have used the one, but Hubbard did use the other.

    I like both and, yes, Heinlein is hands down, the better.

    I am not sure why I do not remember the other version from...
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