You wouldn't download a car........?
You wouldn't steal a baby.
Interesting, but still not clear why the failure occurred.
A very quick browse of available literature (VERY) suggests that laser sintering produces a very fine crystal structure, which suggests that the laser-sintered metal will have the same problem as other types of sintered metal. That fine crystal structure is inferior to a large grain structure. Parts will snap instead of bending when they do finally fail if sintered as compared to forged, or machined from forged billet.
Still cool for prototyping, and lots of parts. I'd rather have laser-sintered parts in my gun than traditional powder metal. I'd rather have parts made from forged billet than either.
Though she missed the issue of reliability. There's a reason certain mission critical setups don't run simple micros.
Yes, they run clusters.
And supercomputers that use Xeon and suchlike are more than just micros in how they link things together
Yes, they are micros with very fancy network cards.
But apart from those situations, yes, she was right
Your ego has run away with you, sort of like your need for antiquated affectations evinced by your need to make people read your comment in monospace. She was right, and you're wrong, and shut up.
I like to call that stuff devil worship, in order to separate it from satanism, which is not about worshipping anyone at all.
You're talking about a time when there were no "rice burners" on the road to stick. Before Detroit caved itself in via unions.
Yes, back then the italians and the brits made cars that handled while America built land yachts with live axle rear suspension that, as stated, are headed straight for the nearest ditch. Yes, literally all of the American sports cars had suspension no more advanced than a pickup truck — they had features like "stiffened sidewalls" for handling... wow! And I do mean wow.
Of course, Ford has continued this tradition. The live axles are gone, except for the Mustang. That will finally go IRS (a couple of special models aside) for 2015, the same year it gets the Ford Fusion grille that really bones the look of the car. I think it looks fine, but it doesn't really look like a Mustang from the front. Also, many of our large cars are now FWD, which is shit. It's okay for little peanut cars, but it's not reasonable to expect the same wheels to do steering and acceleration when the car is large.
American cars have been shit since forever. The only American production car which was provably better than the competition is probably the Model T, which seems a bit of a turd until you realize what a tank it is. And it was horribly complex to operate... The only thing we've done better than the others is the muscle car, and we've already discussed how they are ditch-seeking missiles.
"Last mustang worthy of showing off was built 50 years ago"
There were no 1963 Mustangs.
Ah yes, off by one year due to poetic license, that's clearly stuff that matters. You get the pedanticism badge.
As much as I love my dad and his cool job of truck driving
What's cool about truck driving? There's nothing cool about doing a job that a train could do better (if we'd supported trains instead of cars, for the benefit of The People instead of the automakers, we'd have much more rail) let alone one which a robot could do better.
But is the resolution actually that bad? Because that would be quite useless. You'd have to machine the final product in practically every case.
I guess we'll never know, because the linked article was hosted on a cracker jack box. Techienews indeed.
The laser sintered parts were as good as, or better than the original parts!
But does that mean that the sintered parts were good, or that the originals are shit? You haven't given us enough information (make, model, caliber, and year of firearm to start with, not to mention the actual parts) to make this determination ourselves.
I'm only skeptical because "powder metal" (large-volume sintering) is shit. A PM conn rod for a 7.3 powerstroke is twice as likely to fail and has 1/10 as desirable a failure mode as the forged part; it's ten times more likely to break rather than simply bending.
This $1000 thing probably won't be it, but the next generation machines, or the generations after them, will. At last!
This certainly isn't it, because it's using a MIG welder. This is a traditional metal deposition process, using a 3d printer for positioning.
Deer whistles work fine. Making them freeze in place is the point. You know where they are and can drive around them. If you let them decide which way they are gonna go, they choose the direction your car is in every single time.
Here's a hint. The deer whistles don't paralyze the deer. You go to drive around them, they just run that way. The surest way to not hit a deer is to aim for it, unless you're counting on that. In any case, the deer don't give one shit about deer whistles around here. Presumably, they're used to them. The ones too dumb to get out of the road to begin with are too dumb to learn what a deer whistle means. By the time they figure it out, you've already run them down.
I actually live in deer country and have never hit one (knockonwood) and suspect the primary way I've achieved this is to pay attention. I've only ever seen one hit, though it happens all the time around here. The one I saw hit was hit by a truck right in front of me who wouldn't get the living shit out of my way on Bottle Rock Road, but he thought he was fast so he was outdriving his ability and BLAMO. The deer avoided the trash truck coming the other way, but he nailed it with his right corner, meaning that if he'd simply seen it and slowed a bit, he'd probably have missed it. I guess I won that round, whee.
We need to relax hunting regs to a no bag limit. They're like pigeons around these parts (TN) and everyone is tired of them jumping in front of their cars.
Well, I don't know what it's like where you are, but the general lack of water is playing hell with deer populations here. They seem thick, but illegal poaching is rampant and they're really concentrated around civilization since that's where the water is.
If you build it at the edge, you have a gear -- the generator and the turbine are not sharing an axle.
What gear? What in bloody hell are you talking about? The rotor is literally the rotor! The stator is built around the edge! There's no gear.
they complained about someone's style and fixated minor spelling / grammar errors in a design doc
Do you mean fixed, or fixated on, you ignorant buffoon?