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Comment: Whole lotta bullshit involved. (Score 1) 367

by NetNed (#49200811) Attached to: Come and Take It, Texas Gun Enthusiasts (Video)
Ok, the guy has what they consider a 80% lower, meaning that 80% of the lower receiver of the gun is already milled. You can buy these on the internet and not need a FFL to purchase one since it's not a completed lower (has no trigger area, no area for the clip to go in, and a couple different pins and mechanics holes that are needed) I can get one forged and partly machined for a lot cheaper plus less time consuming and I wouldn't have to finish the outside of it. I would need the jigs to machine it properly and I for one would not trust doing it with hand tools or the machine shown because I wouldn't trust the accuracy and would fear catastrophic failure. You can clearly see it only a 2 axis machine. It would take more then some battery power to machine a block of aluminum in that. You'd have to do at least 3 setups of the stock. That battery would die after the first half of machining. The guys in the video seem to think people are idiots and no one knows about machining

But let assume you have a lower. Fine, but you need all the rest of the parts that make up the gun. The upper that includes the barrel, the bolt, the charging handle, on and on which you are not machining or even consider making on your own. Then you have to put it together, which by it's own is not the easiest thing, but parts a lot of times need gunsmithing to get them to fit properly. So there are tools for both the assembly AND working on parts fitment. That only is going to scare off 90% or more of people in even trying to build one. Add the cost (80% lower that's decent about 90 buck, upper kit that decent at least 500 if luck to find, the jigs 100+ dollars, tools to put it together properly 100+ to 200, time to do it all and the equipment which the "ghost gunner cnc" doesn't even tell you a price, just $250 NRD to "reserve" a spot to get one) and you pretty much eliminate it down to a select few that would enjoy this as a hobby. Oh, and you can legally only make them for yourself. Can't sell them either unless you get a manufacturers license, and nobody with a rickety l

Comment: Re: nice, now for the real fight (Score 0, Flamebait) 631

by NetNed (#49141469) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules
So how exactly was it not working? Seemed like it was all fine. Even those netflix notices were proven false. If anything this will slow everyone's speeds down for the minority extreme users out there. Anytime there is legislation wrapped up in the "it's for the consumer" mantra it ends up costing the consumer more for poorer service. Track records speak for themselves.

Comment: Re:jessh (Score 1) 397

by NetNed (#48917091) Attached to: "Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms
Yes because northern regions have never dealt large amounts of snow, nor should they get used to having to deal with it. Damage to infrastructure? WTF are you talking about? Parts of this country had more snow then they ever had and I don't recall buildings, bridges, and the likes collapsing. You're the kind of person the buys in to the sensationalistic media worry storm and thinks you need help from every government agency in order to survive. Grow a fucking set of balls man!

Comment: WTF? (Score 1) 136

by NetNed (#48857233) Attached to: Drug Company CEO Blames Drug Industry For Increased Drug Resistance
Isn't it about time for the FDA to require all drugs sold in the US be made in the US?? We are told all the time that companies go over seas to get more competitive, yet the prices for their goods go up and up and up and up. They tell us it's so consumers get a better price that they crave. That is all complete and utter BULLSHIT. It's all to increase profit, lower operating costs, and fuel the people on wall street.

Comment: Workstation?? (Score 1) 325

by NetNed (#48766497) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?
Sort of going for a desktop where cooling is not an issue, I think Workstations are the only why to go. They tend to be more bulky, but for a reason. SSD too, as they use less power and run a lot cooler. I buy Dell Workstations for my company and run heavy CAD programs (Catia, UG) on them with rarely any issues. I think, even though you might not need it, a Quadro or Fire level video adapter in it would serve you well also. Off loading as much of that processing from the CPU would make it run cooler.

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