#linuxcnc-devel | Logs for 2015-09-14

[14:20:02] <skunkworks> http://www.cnczone.com/forums/tormach-pathpilot-/281962-tormach-cad.html
[14:24:07] <Tom_itx> it's generally good practice to put the T word before the M6
[14:24:17] <Tom_itx> even if it's on the same line
[14:24:42] <Tom_itx> M06 or M6 shouldn't matter on any control
[14:24:49] <Tom_itx> if it does, it's crap imo
[14:25:44] <skunkworks> it mattered with our 60's vintage control... M6 ment M60 ;)
[14:28:43] <cradek> the HNC did not have rapids, so you had to program G01 F8000 (pretty sure it was F8000. it was a special number.)
[14:29:50] <cradek> the MDI was actually kind of cool, you turned a letter knob and it showed you on the (one) readout what was in each of those registers, and when you were happy with them all you would hit go
[14:30:27] <skunkworks> The K&T could only do a G2/3 of 9.9999 radius
[14:31:12] <skunkworks> (still don't know how it accomplished that...)
[14:56:20] <cradek> and not across quadrants I bet
[15:56:23] <cradek> there's nothing to get a mailing list to light up like a thread about whether mailing lists are better than forums
[15:58:42] <andypugh> The forum was strangely subdued on the matter. Probably because it didn’t speen-feed them an easy answer
[15:58:58] <andypugh> I wonder if a speen is anything like a spoon?
[16:00:41] <cradek> spleen + spoon = speen
[16:00:59] <cradek> you're very right about the different ways people interact with MLs and forae
[16:45:02] <seb_kuzminsky> it peeves me unfairly that the icons in Nick's "LinuxCNC Features" tab look different than the icons in the main Axis tab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6ZxQrjfAE0
[16:45:16] <seb_kuzminsky> the functionality looks really neat, i should try to ignore my ocd
[16:45:51] <andypugh> I think that I like his icons more
[16:46:39] <andypugh> Though a better colour match wouldn’t have hurt.
[16:47:37] <andypugh> Oooh! Talking of colur matches: http://www.e-paint.co.uk/testrgb.asp
[16:48:11] <andypugh> Let me find an RGB from a photo of my lathe and find that it is close to RAL 7031
[16:52:12] <andypugh> I can’t help always thinking of Nick and Psha like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN-mC15tOHQ
[16:58:01] <seb_kuzminsky> is that... is that oxidizer splashing on him?
[17:00:20] <seb_kuzminsky> this i my mental model of all russians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR2xrECuGQE
[17:03:49] <andypugh> We are allowed cannons in the UK, they count as shotguns :-)
[17:15:59] <cradek> heh, he has AXIS in russian and Features in english
[17:18:29] <cradek> andypugh: s2r isn't in posemath, it's right in the kins file
[17:47:05] <andypugh> Ooops!
[18:12:43] <cradek> my mental model (only because I saw this earlier today): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtGX_7BsLBk
[18:17:36] <seb_kuzminsky> crikey
[18:17:59] <seb_kuzminsky> sooo hard core
[18:22:14] <seb_kuzminsky> in most cases, contact with hazardous voltage results in death, all of what you will see is performed by real experts, that's why there is no need to worry about us
[18:24:21] <seb_kuzminsky> you can send us your suggestions, and we will ride the whirlwind together
[18:24:28] <seb_kuzminsky> that dude is gold
[21:26:36] <skunksleep> Heh... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/67945-New-CNC-mill-(Tri-onics)?p=1003240#post1003240
[21:42:32] <jepler> > either Mach or LinuxCNC (depends on how much of a nerd you are),
[21:53:56] <jepler> I did not know that New Horizons will be doing a second flyby, of a Kuiper Belt object selected in August mostly for being in the right spot. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Horizons#Kuiper_belt_object_.28KBO.29_mission https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/beyond-pluto-%E2%80%93-new-horizons-next-target
[21:55:09] <jepler> so with any luck, New Horizons will be sending more images in 2019
[22:14:28] <seb_kuzminsky> one of the guys at work worked on the particle counter on New Horizons
[22:15:06] <seb_kuzminsky> alright i'm freaked out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu_Regio