You are clueless. Leland Yee is part of California's looney left.
... what we did is first give a verbal warning, then a written warning, and then bust them a pay grade. Oh wait, that takes a manager with balls. Maybe you should be looking at your company's management training first? Sounds to me like you have spineless managers that either ignore problems, or can't articulate problems to the underperforming individual, or lack the courage to have difficult conversations.
Sheet metal knife? Google "AK-47 flat" to see what you can do with sheet metal.
Ummmm.... he knows.
Now, think..... think..... hmmmmm..... is there *any* other reason he might have put all this effort into making a totally impractical gun and publishing the plans? Hmm....
Well, a mill and a lathe aren't cheaper than a 3D printer. At least not the ones I own, and I own one of each. But the practicality of a 3D printed plastic gun is not the point. It is the proof of the concept. I agree there is very little practical about a 3D printed gun at this point. The Liberator is a political statement -- just like wearing the DVD decryption key on a tee-shirt.
Well, according to FBI statistics, more people are killed every year by blunt trauma (a hammer to the head) than by rifles of any kind. So, yes, you should have to be fingerprinted, wait 10 days, and pass a DOJ background check to buy a hammer at Home Depot. Actually, more people are killed by being beaten to death with fists and feet than by rifles of any kind, so you are guilty by the theory of "constructive possession" of having deadly weapons on or about your person at all times. I hope you have a concealed-weapons license, otherwise it may be a felony to wear shoes. Sandals are technically legal, but expect them to be probably cause for a stop-and-frisk.
California gun owners have been fighting that ass-hat Leland Yee for years. It is getting expensive and annoying. I'm glad now that all the hackers at Maker Faire are going to be joining us so that Yee doesn't take away our 3D printers, too.
Yee is the enemy of freedom. I hope this allows more people to see that. Yesterday, he came for our guns. Today, he is coming for our 3D printers. Tomorrow, what will it be? Your Dremel tool? Or.... maybe if he finds out that all you need to melt lead for casting bullets is a cast iron pot, some charcoal, and a good blower to get the charcoal hot enough he will ban cookware, charcoal, and shop vacuums.
OK, so I think I am in BIOS upgrade-ville, because Atheros cards don't work with the old BIOS that I have. Is this the card you are using?
You must have had better luck finding a WiFi card compatible with the DN2800MT that supported hostapd than I did. Maybe things have changed recently and I need to go update bios and such, but I eventually gave up trying to get hostapd to work and moved on to other things. What hardware have you actually gotten to work in host mode? What BIOS rev are you on? I'd still like to go back and get the AP function working on my robot. (DN2800MT is a great card for higher-end robots, since the power supply requirements are "something resembling DC". I like when a robot can be its own AP (no back-haul while driving around, obviously) but it makes debug and control much simpler if any WiFi device can get a DHCP address and ssh into the robot.)
There are glass-filled nylon resins, for instance, that can be injection molded and have the same strength as aluminum. We're not 3D printing with that stuff, though.
Free download. Very practical. I suspect it will engage a fair number of middle-schoolers.
Have you priced IEEE health insurance? Oyy... I got tired of being bent over every year for that, and switched. I still pay a huge pile of money in health insurance, but less than IEEE.
Pretty much true.
Remember, the Bill of Rights was a response to criticisms of the Constitution found in the Anti-Federalist papers. Somehow, the term "anti-federalist" seems still to be right on target of you believe in the concepts of the BoR.
Brilliant! I'd contribute to that project. Put it up on a crowdfunding platform and before you can say "swipe my Visa" I'm there.
Let me repeat: management by wishful thinking doesn't work. Call your managers on it when they do it. If that doesn't work, find yourself a new manager.
The best way for a company to make sure that it has good managers is to do the following: 1) never block an internal transfer, 2) be more generous with internal hiring req's than external hiring req's -- this means that the list of available internal job postings will never dry up. Any company that does the above two things will find out that bad managers are easy to identify -- people flee.
The best manager that I ever had was an ex-Israeli commando officer. Here is why: 1) There was never any doubt in your mind about the result he wanted. Communication was clear at all times. After all, every person on a commando team *must* understand the objective and why it is important, or the mission will go very badly. 2) He *always* asked what it took to accomplish the objective, and actually *listened* to what you had to say. Because an under-equipped commando team will see their mission go very badly -- body bag and unpleasant letters to parents badly. So if you ever get a chance to be a manager, think like a commando officer.