#linuxcnc-devel | Logs for 2016-01-27

[07:15:52] <jepler> JT-Shop: I notice the forum never got announcements for 2.7.3 and 2.6.12. pinging you since you usually take care of it.
[07:57:52] <skunkworks> archivist, http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/69393-Electronic-threading-latest-and-greatest?p=1027783#post1027783
[08:30:41] <JT-Shop> jepler: thanks for the reminder
[08:46:41] <skunkworks> http://www.cnczone.com/forums/benchtop-machines/297554-mach-3-conversion-kit-boxford-vmc-190-a.html#post1826168
[08:52:31] <archivist> skunkworks, guess who has to got across and wire it and edit the hal file :)
[08:52:39] <archivist> got/go
[08:55:46] <archivist> skunkworks, did a boxford for somebody, you can lift the connector from the control and connect a bob to it
[08:56:31] <archivist> it has some ST drives that work ok
[09:28:26] <mozmck> Can axes A, B, or C be set to LINEAR? In Gscreen it seems to assume they are always ANGULAR
[09:28:52] <jepler> mozmck: no, I don't think so
[09:29:17] <jepler> you mean so that e.g., G20/G21 affects how the A-number is interpreted? I don't think that is possible.
[09:30:12] <mozmck> Hmm, so what is the AXIS_X[TYPE] setting for in the ini file?
[09:37:19] <mozmck> Is G20/G21 handling the only difference between linear and angular I wonder?
[09:37:52] <jepler> the GUIs also have code to multiply/divide values before display differently depending on axis letters
[09:38:06] <jepler> wrapped rotary mode only applies to certain axis letters
[09:38:26] <jepler> there are no codes to select the ABC "plane" for canned cycles or arcs
[09:38:51] <jepler> ABC motions are probably treated differently than other motions by our current planner
[09:39:04] <mozmck> Yes, the GUI code is what got me asking :-) I figured out that a, b, and c are not being converted when I switch from inch to metric and back.
[09:39:15] <jepler> naive cam also wouldn't operate on ABC
[09:39:41] <mozmck> I see, so a number of differences.
[09:39:44] <jepler> AXIS/gremlin, for the purposes of visualization assumes ABC are always rotations
[09:40:01] <jepler> yeah I'm afraid so
[09:40:32] <mozmck> ok, well thanks for the education.
[10:02:02] <skunkworks> archivist, does he like how the hobber works?
[10:02:50] <archivist> yes hence after his breakdown he want to continue with linuxcnc
[10:03:08] <skunkworks> break down?
[10:03:27] <archivist> the one we set up end 2014
[10:03:45] <jepler> hardware breakdown, not personal breakdown?
[10:03:55] <archivist> hardware
[10:57:20] <JT-Shop> is there a list of the config options for the 7i92 anywhere?
[10:59:27] <pcw_home> basically any 5I25 config can be ported (but I haven't done many yet)
[11:01:56] <JT-Shop> I mean like num_encoders
[11:02:19] <jepler> those are in common with all hostmot2 drivers, documented in the main "man hostmot2" page
[11:02:28] <JT-Shop> I have the 7i92 working on a pc in the beer cave
[11:02:46] <JT-Shop> ok, I looked in the hm2_eth page
[11:03:27] <JT-Shop> thanks
[11:14:44] <pcw_home> Yeah other than the driver needing an IP address, and card name , a 7I92 and 5I25 HAL file should be identical
[11:47:36] <JT-Shop> ok thanks
[15:20:37] <micges> zlog: hi
[16:23:15] <jepler> > DeepMind’s program AlphaGo beat Fan Hui, the European Go champion, five times out of five in tournament conditions, the firm reveals in research published in Nature on 27 January1
[16:24:01] <cradek> oh my
[16:24:10] <jepler> http://www.nature.com/news/google-ai-algorithm-masters-ancient-game-of-go-1.19234
[16:33:03] <jepler> Fan Hui is rated either 2-dan or 8-dan depending what source you check. Big difference. http://senseis.xmp.net/?FanHui http://www.europeangodatabase.eu/EGD/Player_Card.php?&key=12633346
[16:33:26] <jepler> I'm inclined to give EGD, which rates him 8d, the higher credence vs a wiki where the text hasn't been updated
[19:04:51] <cradek> github has turned into an angry rainbow unicorn
[19:08:05] <JT-Shop> yuck
[19:15:15] <cradek> some of my best friends are rainbow unicorns, but I prefer the ones without anger issues
[19:15:45] <cradek> 18:47 CST We're investigating a significant network disruption affecting all github.com services.
[19:22:48] <cradek> how do you even timezone: https://status.github.com/messages
[19:30:33] <jepler> ooh github broke. good thing we still have glo.
[20:46:46] <cradek> wow, two hours no github
[20:47:06] <cradek> I hope they didn't lose everything like sourceforge used to periodically
[20:49:28] <seb_kuzminsky> self-driving cars, self-landing rockets, dan-level go computers...
[20:49:34] <seb_kuzminsky> i guess the future *is* coming, after all
[20:50:21] <jepler> http://hackaday.com/2016/01/27/tp-links-wifi-defaults-to-worst-unique-passwords-ever/
[20:50:25] <jepler> welcome to your future
[20:50:43] <jepler> the default password is admin, or the last 4 bytes of the device's MAC
[20:51:52] <jepler> https://status.github.com/messages
[20:52:11] <jepler> they have received word from the future that it won't be fixed by midnight
[20:52:22] <cradek> yeah, how do you even timezone
[20:53:09] <cradek> actually the main website is back
[20:53:14] <jepler> actually ..
[20:54:32] <cradek> that tp-link thing is amazing
[20:55:57] <jepler> > Laverton Police Sen. Sgt Heath Soutar said a visiting tour bus fell victim to an attempted theft last week.
[20:56:00] <jepler> Sen. Sgt Soutar said it appeared the would-be thief or thieves tried to siphon fuel from the parked bus during the night.
[20:56:03] <jepler> However, they got a bit more than they bargained for when they accidentally accessed the bus’ waste tank instead of the one containing fuel.
[21:11:40] <jepler> for me, the github site is "up", and a "git push" to github completed without error, but the pushed stuff isn't reflected in the website yet
[22:01:23] <skunksleep> Rolls eyes.... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/69425-Orac-lathe-for-Milton
[22:03:59] <cradek> wow, some of that is wrong, and some is not even wrong
[22:05:28] <cradek> http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/044/247/297.png
[22:08:34] <skunksleep> Going to use path pilot which not configurable friendly...
[22:10:51] <cradek> I hope he's happy with it