Has Android started sending acceptable patches up stream then? Or are they still on an unmergeable fork? (Not a troll, I simply don't follow Android that closely any more.)
Yep. Running servers is against Verizon's residential ToS. Regardless of how much BW the guy is using, he's breaking the rules.
"running a server" at one point was taken to mean, by Comcast, to have something listening on port 25, and would result in your connection being shut off. It's one thing to say someone is using too much bandwidth. It's another to say they're not allowed to do certain completely normal things with it.
It wasn't about bandwidth. Cloud backup software uses far more bandwidth than my piddly little web server ever did, but guess which one threw Comcast into a tizzy?
This is about controlling who produces versus who consumes, and Comcast wants you to consume.
What's next? CNN asking viewers to do their journalism for them? Oh... wait...
In CNN's case, that was raising the standards, at least where things like accuracy are concerned.
So, can FOSS projects please grow up and start using bittorrent more? Can we make torrents a little more transparent to users, as well? As in, you click a link and you don't need to do anything else, no external programs, etc? Some big projects like Libreoffice have been using BitTorrent for a while; distributions have been as well even longer.
PS:For the love of god, please pick a sensible chunk size *glares at people who create 300MB torrents with 4MB chunk sizes*
It sounds like the poor sap just "invented" thermal hysteresis - the fact that things take some time to cool off, and therefore it's possible to keep them hot after shutting down the power. In the article, it says that 360 Watts were applied continuously with interspersed periods of 930 W, if I understood it correctly.
Not legally. Simplistic explanation: You can make guns for yourself, legally. As many as you want. You can't sell them, though, without an 07FFL. The CNC operator you talk about is not building a gun for himself, and would be committing a felony unless he has an 07FFL. You need to do the work yourself to be legal under the rules for home made guns.
OK, that isn't quite true. There are gun parts that are not tracked as a firearm, and the CNC operator can make those for you. These parts are regulated the same as paper clips, that is, not at all. For every type of gun there *is* some part that is considered the "firearm" for FFL tracking/transfer purposes. You can't legally make one of those for somebody else without a type 07 FFL. (07 == manufacturer, 01 == regular gun dealer, not a manufacturer, 03 == "curio and relic" collector. Other FFL flavors I don't remember off hand.)
The summary didn't do a good job of explaining
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What you have described is a "zip gun". It can be easily made from hardware store parts by any handy teen-ager. It is also already illegal. Home gunsmiths that make fully-legal home-made guns have to pay attention to a few details, such as minimum barrel length if smooth-bore, etc, in order to keep it legal. Rifling is one of the hard steps that requires specialized equipment, as is applying a plated barrel lining if so desired. So most home gunsmiths purchase "barrel blanks", which are drilled, rifled, and plated. Using a lathe they cut the blank to length, turn to size, turn a crown, bore a chamber, and thread for attachment to the receiver. The rest of a gun is comparatively easy to mill.
It *is* possible to bore/ream a barrel to size, but the tolerances are on the order of +/- 0.0003 inches. It *is* possible to build a home-shop rifling tool (search youtube). It *is* possible to do metal plating at home, if you want a lined barrel. But most home gunsmiths don't.