|20130619 08:15||Dale||BP I hope you had fun there. Sounds like a good idea. Just Wednesday. Just roll down hill the rest of the week. HA, wishful thinking. OH my, I sound like Marvin the depressed robot.|
|20130619 07:36||Skidmark||Wonder if the 'heavy' bow-loaded containers made it to the manifest, Ship.|
|20130618 22:10||badanov||It's still 93F in Ciudad Juarez|
|20130618 21:22||Thing From Snowy Mountain||No, I'm not mold-making. I'm usually cleaning up from either substandard heat treating jobs or waterjet manufacture warpage, at least thus far.|
|20130618 18:51||Bright Pebbles||Lots of Tonics |
And Hendrick's Gin
It has made,
My head spin!
|20130618 16:27||badanov||Are you mold making?|
|20130618 15:47||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Yah, Bad, I'm starting to see the need for a coolant system more and more.|
(Back when I thought I'd have the money to do everything right all-at-once I had plans to get a larger air compressor and one of these: Link. I may still. I'm constantly having to fight humidity down here.)
|20130618 12:16||Shipman||MOl Comfort an 8000 container vessel hogbacks to death off Yemen. Crew safe. Pictures.... whoa.... |
|20130618 12:10||badanov||Or machine it wet.|
|20130618 11:46||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Part of my problem is that I'm going back and forth between doing steel and doing aluminum a lot.|
I really can't do the recommended speeds you need for small carbide inserts to do aluminum with. I need to find a better sort of HSS endmill for that, or maybe get a high speed spindle attachment for the aluminum.
|20130617 23:20||badanov||A VFD is nice, but not necessary, IMO. Even with e VFD at work I use a very narrow range of spindle speeds, between 460 and 1400, mostly at 500 in the high speed spindle and 60 in low ( for machine tapping)|
|20130617 23:17||badanov||Make sure it has the stroke you want. Watch for how big the throat is(Z axis stroke)|
As far as the speed the head can take, the issue is with the gears in the head not the spindle bearings.
Jet makes a fine product, as far as I know.
|20130617 22:19||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Badanov: I was wondering if you had an opinion on this machine as far as small manual machines go.|
(in particular, such items as "if I eventually replace the motor with a VFD in the future, what sort of speeds can the bearings take?")
This will be so I'll have a machine to use while the small bf20/g0704 is disassembled etc.
|20130617 21:58||badanov||Mike Leach's Washington State Cougars go to Auburn the first game of the 2013-2014 college football season. May be televised, I hope|
|20130617 21:39||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Found a nice version of "The Journey of the Sorcerer."|
|20130617 21:34||badanov||Tuna salad sammiches and beer.|
Life is good.
|20130617 20:49||Pappy||One from Daniel Greenfield:|
The libertarian argument in favor of amnesty comes down to the question of whether nations are even necessary at all. If the only characteristic that matters is freedom, then borders and the other vestiges of nationhood only interfere with the flow of the free market. This notion is also found most strongly among liberals, for whom the actual physical survival of the country ranks a distant second to its duty to live up to its ideals. That is why liberals can argue that torture is wrong even in a ticking nuclear bomb scenario.
In the real world countries don't do well as vehicles for ideology. A country is a practical entity that encompasses the real-life needs and challenges of people, while an ideology tends toward rigid self-righteous fantasies. Countries need ideologies to define them, but becoming prisoners to rigid ideological ideals can destroy them. Any ideology whose logic is followed to its final conclusion leads to a horrifying and unlivable society. That honor belongs to Europe, whose immigration policies have doomed the survival of every value it claims to care for.
To a tribal society, America is a land forever in contention and American leaders are mere tyrants who represent no one. In a tribal society where legitimacy stems from family, the President of the United States is no more than a bandit with a large army and a heap of weapons. What happens when an identity based on economic regulation or deregulation meets one based on family? The expansion of the welfare state is only one of the minor consequences. America is a power to tribals, not a tribe. An empire that fills its land with tribes and imagines that it can rule over them. A land in which their tribe may rise supreme; tribals who view government as either "mine" or "yours", as a source of patronage, money and power to their tribe or to their rivals.
Family is largely immune to the clash of ideas. Ideas are for introverted societies exploring their own depths while families are for extroverted societies bound on missions of conquest. While the ideologues study to see how the tribals will fit into their plans, the tribals are checking out the real estate. That is how it happened in the Roman Empire. That is how it happening in the clumsy new Rome of the EU.
|20130617 20:44||Pappy||Evening from Next to The Park.|
|20130617 18:07||Bright Pebbles||We missed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towel_Day this year.|
|20130617 18:05||Thing From Snowy Mountain||I started looking for a HHGTTG video to embed here, and the ad video at the bottom of the page was a Chevron ad about their new seismic technology.|
|20130616 19:07||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Douglas Adams.|
|20130616 18:34||Pappy||Paraphrasing Miracle Max?|
|20130616 17:20||Thing From Snowy Mountain||"Mostly Harmless"|
|20130616 15:25||Glenmore||Pappy, Shipman - I'll host, but I'll pass one the early morning drinks. Only drink at that hour if I'm still up from the night before. (Deacon, Alaska Paul and Snowy will - I think -vouch that I'm not too dangerous.)|
|20130616 14:47||Pappy||Yer Sunday dose of esoteric culture, this from Réginald-Jérôme de Mans:|
Bryan Ferry’s return to subversive form now sees him contributing two 1920s-style tracks to the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby film, including vocals for a deliberately anachronistic rendition of “Love Is the Drug.” Appropriation and transposition – swapping and swiping – are perfect themes for The Great Gatsby, the self-made magnate who created his perceived image of “an Oxford man,” in an ultimately failed attempt to remove Daisy Buchanan from the brutal conventionality of her class. Despite this failure, he gains the enduring fascination of Fitzgerald’s narrator, and of generations of readers. And, of course, that of viewers of the various Gatsby movies, which come out once every few generations. However, the last two Gatsby movies (this year’s version and 1974’s version starring Robert Redford)have tended to be excuses to wallow in lifestyle porn at the expense of Fitzgerald's lyricism.
However dutifully the Gatsby films include two arresting images from the books, the red light at the dock and the eye doctor’s billboard, they are only momentary detours from the lavishness of estate locations, party set-pieces and lavish costumes presented without any of the irony inherent in the source text. The 1974 movie’s interpretation impedes a more accessible scene from the novel where we’re to delight, with Daisy, in Gatsby’s endless and incredible array of bespoke British shirts by making sure we see that they’re wrapped in Turnbull & Asser tissue paper, an unusually direct product tie-in for the time. Those shirts may have been the only item in Gatsby-Redford’s wardrobe that didn’t come from Ralph Lauren, whose wardrobing for the 1974 movie has become part of the Polo mythos.
Now, as if by coincidence, Brooks Brothers itself has provided the men’s costumes for the 2013 The Great Gatsby, competing with the nostalgic look of the 1974 version. It is fitting that Brooks Brothers is engaging in this sort of pastiche of 1920s poshness, and its 1960s costuming for Mad Men, since today Brooks Brothers is, at best, a pastiche of what it once was, mining not only its own DNA but that of the brands like Polo and Tommy Hilfiger which sampled it. Hilfiger himself lent his apartment in the former Plaza Hotel for location filming. It’s fitting: a billionaire designer who never had an original idea making available his apartment in a former grande dame hotel converted into condos for the stupidly wealthy, for a film ostensibly about deep subjects that never manages to transcend its own superficiality.
|20130616 14:35||badanov||Holy f*cking shit!|
And August is coming!
|20130616 14:31||Pappy||That's okay - I watched them hose down the cattle trailers the NOPD used as drunk tanks during Mardi Gras.|
|20130616 12:33||Shipman||Good heavens.... Pappy, right before digital cameras, that's sad. I wake early always and it's a special treat to go amongst the bar district and watch 'em hose off the vomit from the nights |
|20130616 12:19||Pappy||That sounds like a fine idea. I haven't been in New Orleans since the mid-80s, and I was working there as Shore Patrol, so it wasn't really enjoyable.|
|20130616 12:11||Shipman||That was a tribute article Pappy, but it is true. I think DB is from New Orleans, the natives are kinda weird and fractious to say the very least. |
We should gather there one fine spring Sunday morning and start drinking daiquiris at 7 am to fortify us for the day, as gawd surely intends, else he wouldn't have made so damn many drive thru daiquiri place.
Also new WWII museum is getting better and better and bigger. With added Victory Ship gusto.
|20130616 11:40||Dale||How bout dat pops;|
|20130616 10:19||badanov||Some Sunday morning Glenn Miller:|
|20130616 08:19||Pappy||Donna Brazile: Bush came through on Katrina|
This was back in April, on CNN's Opinion blog (like anyone reads it...)
It's a weird, self-absorbed article.
|20130616 03:23||Shipman||I've never seen the movie. I'll take a look Snowy.|
|20130615 22:10||Thing From Snowy Mountain||I can't really remember enough to tell you if you're missing much.|
|20130615 21:30||Pappy||Y'know, I've never seen the full movie.|
|20130615 16:34||Bright Pebbles||Happy Birthday to the Rule of Law, 798 years old today. #MagnaCarta|
|20130615 12:38||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Shipman: About that sports car analogy... Remember that scene near the end of Ferris Bueller's Day Off?|
|20130615 11:18||Shipman||It's that now it's more aggressive and amateurish.|
Tastes great apostate!
Less filling suni scum.
KILL THE JOOOOOOOOO
|20130615 10:43||Pappy||The administration's favoring the Sunnis over the Shias is an extension of previous foreign policies. It's that now it's more aggressive and amateurish.|
|20130615 10:15||Dale||Yes, Snowy. Some skin in the game. Even NSA, IRS business is hands off Moslem's.|
|20130615 09:59||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Wierd-ass thought of the morning:|
For someone who supposedly isn't a Moslem, Obama sure seems to have a dog in the whole Sunni/Shia fight.
Off to breakfast, then to work.
|20130615 06:11||trailing wife||it would have been nice to get a bad word popup instead of *nothing*|
But sharing that information would inform the spammers of something we'd rather they didn't know, rammer. And it's the spammers that are the target of the forbidden words list.
|20130615 03:01||Shipman||OS about the child who needed the lung transplant, I most fervently hope and pray she does well, but it still looks like a special plea. Perhaps this case will change the rules on who can get which one, perhaps this will be a good thing. But I fear it was a one-off deal caused by public pressure. We had an understanding about R. (my oldest) that we would never publicize or plea his case anywhere but church. I'm probably over sensitive in this matter.|
|20130615 02:11||OldSpook||Denny Craig (William Shatner) gives a demonstration of proper gun control methods from a lawyers point of view|
|20130614 22:31||rammer||yep, that was the bad word.|
it would have been nice to get a bad word popup instead of *nothing*
thanks though, and good night.
|20130614 22:13||badanov||I suggest porn is the bad word. Use pr0n instead and see what happens, s'il vous plait.|
|20130614 21:59||rammer||perhaps i have a "bad word" in my comment. You tell me.|
Oh, we have been sharing in the sacrifice that is Detroit for decades.
When I was a schoolboy, at the end of the year we would take a field trip to the zoo or the art museum. And it was great.
A decade later the Mayor declared success against vandalism, because less than 1,000 buildings were burned on the night before Halloween. And it was sad.
A decade later I was accosted by a prostitute on my way from the parking lot to a Tigers baseball game. And it was disgusting.
A decade later my Brother-in-law had his skull fractured in an altercation on 8-Mile. And it was scary. I moved to Ohio.
A decade later people from Europe traveled to Detroit to take ruin-porn pictures for their newspaper, and were mugged and beaten. And it was horrid. I moved to St. Louis.
What will be the story in the next decade? Probably worse.
DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOUR CITY.
* Enforce the Law.
* Punish evil and corruption.
* Encourage honesty and the people who work.
* Support those who support others.
|20130614 21:57||rammer||ok, I mash the post comments button and no comments post to the page. That is borfed.|
Then clicking on the comment links to the right drops the page into some sort of long form with lots of articles and comments rather than the one page and its comments.
so, borfed. it is a technical term. i am just sayin'
(firefox 21.0, noscript, adblock, ghostery)
|20130614 21:44||badanov||If you could be a little more specific.|
|20130614 20:58||rammer||comments are borfed and something is funny with the burg page links.|
|20130614 20:26||badanov||On that happy note, some Friday evening Bush:|
|20130614 18:41||OldSpook||Same trailer, different trailer park.|
|20130614 18:20||Thing From Snowy Mountain||More to the point: They knew they were right and we were wrong because we gots the Mens Rea, the Evil Mind, and they don't.|
One of the main things they insisted on was that terrorism was a thing of only networks, that there were no foreign nation states behind it, and that anything we said to the contrary was because of our Evil Minds. We just wanted their oil. Etc.
Well, guess what safety and antiterrorism looks like in a world where we deny the networks have state sanctioned support: it looks like 1984. And worse, it doesn't even work for that.
In this situation, both really need something like PRISM but also really really can't trust or allow it, and besides, it's only gonna kinda-sorta work anyway.
The left is generally free to delude themselves, after all all the abuses are only going to happen to Those Other Guys With The Evil Minds, Who Deserve It.
"After all, The State isn't gonna happen to me! I'm _good_, we got power forever now, and I'm the Leon Fucking Trotsky in this new regime, bitch!"
|20130614 17:39||Shipman||In retrospect President was like a man with a fast car and no clue about how to read a map.|
We gave the keys to the Ferrari, $1,000 and a quart of rum to a teenager.
|20130614 14:02||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Wretchard, from his comments section:|
The problem, I think, was that Obama formulated a policy by negation. He had the idea "how can I not be like Bush?". He should have asked himself: what do strategic goals to do I want America to achieve.
But even granting Bush was wrong, a policy based on a negation can put you wrong. The basic idea appears to have been. Let's tie up with Saudis, thereby severing al-Qaeda from the really big money, and treat the holdouts as stragglers. The campaign in Afghanistan may have simply a fancy way of guaranteeing to the Sunnis that they could never be invaded by a US Army because it was going to be locked up in Central Asia. Yet by doing this he solved one problem at the expense of creating another.
That problem was getting caught up in the Sunni-Shia conflict big time. And because the Russians were also enmeshed along the same Axis, taking sides along the split lines of Islam reproduced the same cracks along the Axis of the Old Cold War. Quite without intending to, the not Bush policy became "let's all with the Sunnis" and eventually "let's confront Russia because they are backing Iran". Shakespeare comes to mind, as he often does.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.
And now I think Obama finds himself on the brink without quite knowing how he got there. Bill Clinton, probably for malevolent reasons of his own is yelling "don't just stand there, jump!" because not to jump at this point would be ludicrous. He's already stumbled 99.9% of the way to the cliff. Why turn back now?
In retrospect President was like a man with a fast car and no clue about how to read a map.
|20130614 10:13||Bright Pebbles||Long but worth reading|
|20130614 09:30||Dale||I remember that story. Makes you think, how in the world he did that. I hope IRS isn't after him now.|
|20130614 08:19||Bright Pebbles||I liked this story|