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    A good dehumidifier, and either an drain line to...

    A good dehumidifier, and either an drain line to the outside, or connect to your plumbing (with a trap). Having to empty the bucket is annoying...
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    Yeah, I'm writing from my old M6700, which is...

    Yeah, I'm writing from my old M6700, which is getting up there. Had a M6300 before it, will likely get one of the 7000 series when the need arises. I don't use it next to the machines (sneakernet)...
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    A "mid-level" business class notebook or desktop...

    A "mid-level" business class notebook or desktop with a discrete graphics card will be enough for most low-end CAD/CAM work. Something around a $1K notebook or $700 desktop will work, but a lot...
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    I'm confused by the idea of using a fine M10...

    I'm confused by the idea of using a fine M10 thread on a stud in an aluminum block in the first place. Usually studs for Al engines are coarse thread on the "insert" side, with fine threads on the...
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    If you can fit the Eagle, and it's working at...

    If you can fit the Eagle, and it's working at least as well as the Haas, might as well get it instead. But check into service, it might be worth considering which machine can get fixed faster...
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    It's not supported for control and most drive...

    It's not supported for control and most drive failures, but as long as the main processors aren't damaged many "normal" component failures on the boards can be repaired by competent electronics...
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    If you're willing to pull the spindle from the...

    If you're willing to pull the spindle from the machine, you can make up a pair of press-in plugs for the ends of the spindle, with 60 degree female tapers on the outsides. Try for best concentricity...
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    I watch Formula One races, and seeing the pit...

    I watch Formula One races, and seeing the pit guys grinding CF panels without dust masks makes me worried for them. I don't think the dust is as bad as asbestos, but you still shouldn't be breathing...
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    This company claims to offer precision ground...

    This company claims to offer precision ground lead screws: Acme and Lead Screws but no idea of cost or "lead" time. Contact them and see what they say.
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    I would question how good your spindle is, as...

    I would question how good your spindle is, as well as the ways (presuming this is a mill with dovetail or box ways). If either are suspected of being worn, just use the machine as-is until you can...
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    Using CNC or manual machine? Good repair or last...

    Using CNC or manual machine? Good repair or last legs? With coolant or oil or dry?

    If possible, a CNC with good coolant flushing would be my choice, but your comment about drilling slow makes me...
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    More like "facts you don't like". Learn the...

    More like "facts you don't like". Learn the difference.
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    Britain's greatest strength is its citizens. May...

    Britain's greatest strength is its citizens. May it ever be so...
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    In that second picture, you've made the world's...

    In that second picture, you've made the world's smallest hip implant.
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    Does ego have mass? If that's true, then he...

    Does ego have mass? If that's true, then he certainly has substance.
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    Crabbing is something we do. Also grousing. I...

    Crabbing is something we do. Also grousing. I can't tell if I'm a farmer or a machinist anymore...
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    A return to 1930's-style Fascism does scare me,...

    A return to 1930's-style Fascism does scare me, no argument there. I'm sorry that some embrace it, I'd imagine mostly those that have no idea of the damage it's done and what it's cost. A little...
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    The Effect of President Trump's Election on Hate...

    The Effect of President Trump's Election on Hate Crimes by Griffin Sims Edwards, Stephen Rushin :: SSRN



    ?? Please elucidate your point.



    Do you mean was the election result "proper"? If...
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    That's great, and I fully support that. Now, why...

    That's great, and I fully support that. Now, why did a man of the worst possible character become the Republican candidate, and why did that man's election open the floodgates for a lot of racist...
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    Once again you can't figure out that this is a...

    Once again you can't figure out that this is a public forum. If you just want him to respond, PM him.
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    I'd be studying Russian, as it would be clear...

    I'd be studying Russian, as it would be clear that they'd won and I might as well try to fit in.
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    Heh. Did you see the video of trump with that...

    Heh. Did you see the video of trump with that map? He had a staffer with him who seemed embarrassed, didn't even want to help hold it up.
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    There's never been a US president who's been so...

    There's never been a US president who's been so thoroughly deserving of ridicule and of being criticized. Shall we look at how incredibly thin skinned he is, such that he submits a "Sharpie edited"...
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    Take a short (~4") precision level with you when...

    Take a short (~4") precision level with you when you check out machines, it can be used on lathe ways to find localized wear. Even if the bed is twisted due to improper leveling, a true bed will give...
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    All of the US Intelligence agencies agree that...

    All of the US Intelligence agencies agree that Russia meddled in the election, and are trying to do it again. Those that disagree include the "President", and his lackeys.

    I wonder who I should...
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