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|Thread: Remember me|
.... and yet...... I spend the next half-hour trying to find relevant hits amongst all the (mostly commercial) noise. Of course I could have spent that half hour trying to configure an advanced search to force Google (against its will) to actually filter the results to a reasonable level with possible (but not guaranteed) success. An advanced search that still won't recognise the difference between "Simple Green" and "simple green" (with quotes in each case).
Capitalisation, where feasible, can be such an effective search restriction .... but not in Google. Everything about Google shouts that it's aim is just the opposite - to prevent you from limiting the search to just those hits that you want and to foist on you (irrelevant) hits that Google (and its advertisers) want you to see. What price speed in that situation?
Oh heavenly days! We could go back to decent search engines like Altavista et al which didn't give priority to hits that were trying to sell you something; that assumed that what you typed is what you wanted (if you mis-typed, then correct your own error - don't force guessing games on the rest of us); that correctly processed a quoted string.
There was a life on the internet before Google.
Edited By Bandersnatch on 17/11/2014 00:59:06
|Thread: Printing from Digital Editions|
FWIW Ray, while I was getting the digital edition, I could print quite happily with both Windows-8 and 8.1 so it does (or can) work with that OS. As I recall, when the mag first loads, you have to click on a page and use the mouse scroll to zoom in a bit before the print icon will appear at the top.
Edit, I was using Firefox for a browser although I also checked it out with IE.
Edited By Bandersnatch on 15/11/2014 23:51:46
Don't take the digital edition any more but as far as I recall it was always at the top of the page being viewed .... at least since they changed to the flash viewer about 4 or 5 years ago.
|Thread: Best way to mill a pocket in Al on a manual mill|
According to a PM conversation I had with the web-maintenance lady (Katie?) some time ago, that's not completely true, Neil. Apparently, the editor can be configured so that smileys can only be added via the drop-down (thus solving the problem of, for example, quote followed by parenthesis). However users in some other forums here are deathly afraid of mice (presumably they leap up on chairs when they see one). To accommodate them, the editor is configured to insert smileys the old-fashioned way (via keyboard characters) in addition the the drop-down.
|Thread: Outstanding Service|
I must admit, I thought the same when this thread first started. After all the Brunell Engineering thread could be cited as an example of "outstanding" service.
|Thread: Safety Glasses|
No 'maybe' about it in my book. My eyes/eyesight are probably the most worthwhile things to spend money on and the thing I can least afford (or want) to penny-pinch.
That may be good for "nuisance-ware" but true malware installs without giving you the option. How likely is it to give you the option to uninstall by a 'gentlemanly' entry in control panel?
In any case, browser exploits removal tools are more likely to be found - if at all - in the add-ons/extensions section of the browser.
|Thread: Cross slide handle|
See my post in Robin's "Cross Slide Micrometer Wheel" thread (actually mine was from a mini-mill) .... cheap, easy to implement and it's resettable (which I forgot to mention).
|Thread: cross slide micrometer wheel|
Shouldn't that be .03 mm/div ... or more accurately .03175 mm/div .... (3.175/100)? Seems like a pretty gross approximation to me and not particularly useful. Better to work with the machine's native units I would think.
[In practice, the top/cross-slides on the ML7 are 10 tpi so 2.54 mm/rev]
Granted the production dial is pretty schlokky (what were the real Myford Company thinking of). I found some nice dials from LMS - spare parts for a mini-lathe or mill I think - with 50, very legible, divisions which give 2 thou/div on my ML7 (easily interpolated to .001" ). Easy enough to adapt for the Ml7. I imagine Arc et al would sell similar over there.
For metric dimensions I just convert what I'm aiming for (one conversion) then work in inches.
(edit to remove stupid inadvertent smiley .... again)
Edited By Bandersnatch on 06/11/2014 22:23:04
Guy had a flea. Whenever he put it on his hand and said "jump" it would hop to the other hand. One day, as an experiment, he pulled the wings off the flea, put it on his hand and said "jump". Flea stayed where it was.
He concluded that pulling the wings off a flea makes it go deaf.
There's the rub for almost any trap that you dream up. Not to mention that laws in this respect seem more intent on protecting the transgressors than the transgressed-against.
|Thread: Loctite wheel to shaft|
You need to optimise the bond-line thickness for the epoxy and loctite cases or the results are meaningless.
|Thread: 3-jaw chuck problem|
.... and yet, BF&R has a point, at least at first glance. If you imagine the jaws in the scroll in the correct sequence without the chuck body .... and then superimpose the chuck body .... it's hard to see why the orientation of the chuck body should affect the runout of the jaws. It's only providing slots to constrain the motion of the jaws.
And yet, intuitively I believe you Chris and I think perhaps the answer is that the above assumes the slots are truly radial. Any deviation in that respect (which may have been compensated in manufacture by final machining of the jaws in-situ) would mean that each slot should be used with its original jaw.
(Mostly just talking this through for myself )
|Thread: Loctite wheel to shaft|
Turn the shaft to a tight fit. Then undercut the shaft by a thou or so for part of the length that passes through the wheel. So if the wheel is say 1" thick, you might undercut 3/4" of it (centred on the wheel thickness).
The undercut allows room for the Loctite, while the tight fit bits locates the parts.
(If you prefer, you can do several shorter undercut areas).
|Thread: End of Subscription Pending|
The underlying assumption being that the reader already has a laptop/iPad to read the magazines "anywhere" on. (It would hardly be economic to purchase such a device simply to read the digital edition of MEW/ME)
|Thread: Metal? Just numbers to me...|
I'd assumed (but don't know) that the blade material on a carbide tipped blade would not be tempered - or not greatly so - and that a regular blade might be better in this instance.
Trying to imagine getting something 25mm x 50mm X 1.5mm out of an old hacksaw blade. Seems like it would have to be a pretty large commercial blade.
OTOH, what about a (non-carbide .... assuming you can still get them) table saw blade? Plenty of area to cut from and probably cheap enough to use a new one if necessary.
|Thread: Please take care when posting or responding off forum|
Russ, if this works for you, I think you are very lucky. While it is fine for "trustworthy" spammers (!) .... say you register a printer with HP and then get daily emails ..... for most unsolicited junk, the conventional wisdom is that by hitting "unsubscribe" you simply confirm to the the nefarious jerks at the other end that your email address is valid and that the email gets through. Then you are added to their prime/confirmed list which is peddled to the rest of the spam industry.
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