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9854 No. 9854 ID: 2f62b7 Locked Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
>be at job
>boss comes over, says we have a big order on these new parts
>says to go find 3 double vises so we'll have six parts on machine at once
>sure thing
>find the shit, set stuff up, line up vises, make some aluminum jaws
>boss comes back with a new program to make jaws the right shape to hold part
>fiddle around with programs, get softjaw stuff done
>next day, start making first set of parts
>lots of tiny details inside
>imagine hard drive cases
>shit is flying
>all carbide tooling
>machine is a nice little high speed girl, brand new
>spindle doing 24000RPM
>rapid movement is 2000 inches per minute or something fucking wild
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>> No. 10376 ID: dcdca6
I'll move this to /arch/ when I get home
>> No. 10377 ID: f49edb
saved forever


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9099 No. 9099 ID: ae87b5 Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
My fellow OPERATORS,

It’s been just about a year since the new administration and moderation team took over Operatorchan, and I am here to tell you that the state of the chan is… stable.

The servers and code ran smoothly all year without too many hiccups, and traffic has remained steady throughout the year with 12-15k unique “visitors” each month, which due to people browsing on their phones probably indicates about 9-12k actual people visiting the site per month. I’ll post some interesting statistics about those people in subsequent posts with some infographics. Our biggest userbases continue to exist in the US, Germany, the UK, Canada, France, and Australia, with a mishmash of Scandinavian and Slavic countries following after and a smattering of South American and Asian countries scattered throughout. On average, any given person visited Operatorchan twice per day and viewed about 6 pages of content.

Financially, there is enough in the bank to pay server costs through February 2017. Domain registration is taken care of for the next 4 years so that’s not a big concern right now. That is all user donated money. The donation drive was a success in that regard, and your generosity with actual money is probably the best indicator that the site continues to be relevant. Romanov promises he will not drop of the face of the earth again and will distribute PBE winter patches to those who wanted them. A big shout out to Mammoth for handcrafting banana mags for the top donators. We will need to do another fundraiser this summer to extend the site’s longevity, and I know I have learned some lessons from the last one about how to perhaps run it a bit better and eliminate some of the uncertainty. Next year I will have the standard donation prizes in hand before we start, and send them out as donations roll in. Romanov is a great guy, but he has a real life like the rest of us and relying on him entirely for the patches maybe wasn’t the best idea.

In terms of outreach effort, Mammoth and myself have been running the opchan facebook page with varying degrees of engagement. I made and sometimes post to an opchan twitter account but twitter is fucking painful. We have 2,000 followers but they are all tea party wankers who don’t retweet, like, or visit opchan stuff. So fuck ‘em. There may be outreach potential on Twitter, but I’m not finding it. If anyone is willing to take on that project, drop me a line. Facebook on the other hand has been somewhat more successful, with 546 people following the page and positive interactions at least sometimes. Overall, for social media I would describe the total results as “meh” - but it does seem to vary according to the effort put in. As an anecdote, one post about CZs resulted in the staff of Laugo Arms in czechland all following the page. That’s the kind of thing I’d like to see happen more frequently, because that’s how to get new blood
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>> No. 9228 ID: 793e55
So for any new meetups that we are trying to organize, do we just post in /t/ now?
>> No. 9229 ID: 53d758
>>103889

Yep


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5898 No. 5898 ID: e7f332 Locked Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Ladies, Gentleman, or (Other),

It is time once again to refill the coffers. As you may know, Operatorchan is completely funded by its users. So far this model has been very successful, with enough money coming in to pay for quality servers that keep us running error-free.

I have detailed the current financial situation here:
>>97926

The short version is that we have enough in reserve to get us through the end of 2015. Stalwart OPERATORs have already begun pledging their hard earned cash towards extending that timeframe into the glorious future.

But we need more! My primary goal is to raise the $800 or so it costs to run opchan annually. More would be great, but that'd be a great start.

Towards that end, we will be offering prize packs to the top 3 donators and 1 wildcard to be drawn from everyone else. We are currently working on the prize packs but rest assured they will grow as we amass more stuff:

1st Prize: 2 Banana Mags handcrafted by Mammoth, 1 Nikon M-223 scope

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>> No. 6024 ID: 634497
>>102682

Oh, cool! Thanks for taking the time to respond.
>> No. 6025 ID: ae87b5
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6025
Until the summer.


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5635 No. 5635 ID: be0c5c Locked Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Headphones have always kinda been a hobby of mine. The current market is overflowing with awesome examples of high-fi models and amazon has some great prices this time of year. If you're in the market for an entry level pair of high end headphones or just looking to upgrade, now's the time. I can't stress enough how much of a difference there is in your music when you hear it through a proper pair of cans.

I'll dump a bit of info for the time being, if you're looking for suggestions or have any questions feel free to ask.
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>> No. 5683 ID: e68bea
>>6337
when I looked into massdrop, it was like $850.
>> No. 5684 ID: e7f332
Good thread. Saved forever.


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5419 No. 5419 ID: 4bab19 Locked Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
A time of New Year's Resolutions and Change (TM) is upon us again, gentlemen. In the past years, we've gone for the Keep Calm and Carry On approach. This year will be different.

What we aim to do is to replace all three current administrators, as well as make some changes to the moderator staff. We've long thought about what would be the best way to put this into action, but we never really found a good way to do it. We decided to put it off, until we found a better solution. This has however led to a stalemate. We've now decided to go with the "least bad" approach we could think of to regain momentum.

So how will this be set into motion? First of all, we're asking for volunteers for the three open administrator slots. Everyone is welcome to place their candidacy (this includes current mods), but for obvious reasons you must have (had) an active role in the community that has been recognisable enough for us to know you.
The administrators carry the responsibility to keep OPchan running (though not necessarily technically) and together they decide the direction into which to take OPchan. Practically this means drafting moderating rules which are enforced by the moderators, making advertisement deals, making sure the bills get paid, organising donation drives and being the primary point of contact for OPchan. Although money will be part of your responsibilities, it's not a direct concern right now since OPchan is in fine financial health.
From the list of candidates, the current OPchan staff will elect the new administrators. If there is a tie, the current administrators will act as tie breakers, using their casting votes.

Once the new administrators have been elected, their first task will be to go through the list of volunteers for the moderator positions and appoint those they think fit the bill. The new moderators will complement the current ones.

Candidates for the administrator or moderator positions can say so in this thread (be sure include your email address) or mail me directly if you prefer to keep things under wraps.

Good luck, merry xmas & a happy new year to all.
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>> No. 5633 ID: e760f8
>>94143

/n/ is, as usual, a hot topic for rule changes - I dont want to jump the gun on announcing things that arent finalized but /n/ will likely be less restrictive.

Rather than ontinue in this thread, please make a rule change wishlist in /sug/ for us to peruse.

Congrats to the new mods. They have wide discretion in enforcing the rules as written. Be gentle to them while they learn the ropes.
>> No. 5634 ID: 9e2974
>>94144
Okay done.
http://www.operatorchan.org/sug/res/2348.html
Good luck, new Mods!


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9230 No. 9230 ID: 3d73dc Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Is anyone interested in a new travelling box?

Stipulations:
Post 'I want it' with an email to get added to the master list.
Each member is allowed the box for one week.
You can only get the box once a month (IE, three people must seperate your claims of dibs).
Buy in is shipping. Don't be an idiot.

ALSO,
If there's a lot of interest, anyone wanna donate 1-2 dollars on paypal to add to my ~20 budget for the box?
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>> No. 9852 ID: e1765b
  >>103519
>more accurate for this thread
>> No. 9853 ID: ae87b5
Guys this thread is ancient and necrotic. The box is lost. I will archive this soon.


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4190 No. 4190 ID: 42ca4f Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Post your guns (and yours alone!).

Rules: No post without picture.
Bonus credit: Quality photography is highly appreciated.

Pic related, my Sig P220 showing some battle scars in decidedly *not*-quality photography.
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5417
Freedom acquired.
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Just got this last week from classicfirearms. Very nice to shoot, obviously the tapcok furniture will have to go pretty soon in lieu of a FAB UAS-AKP stock and mayhaps a damage industries forend assembly. Not sure if I want to have to go through the trouble of fabbing the muzzle to put a brake though.


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6560 No. 6560 ID: 011236 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Posting some pictures of muscular women.
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Poster for the movie "Skin Deep"
Dig the blonde on the right.


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3969 No. 3969 ID: 42ca4f Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Welcome to our first ever State of the Chan Address! As today is the first anniversary of OPchan under new management, we the admins would like to direct a few words at you, fellow OPERATORs, while also reflecting on the past and gazing forward to the future of OPchan.


Our first year of *chan administration has been expectedly turbulent. However, we feel that we have been able to find a good balance, thanks in large part to our outstanding moderator staff and our users. Looking back, events like the Arab Spring, the shootings in Aurora and Newtown and Christopher Dorner's vendetta against the LAPD generated huge amounts of content and discussion on OPchan. Considering our predominantly American userbase, the explosion of the pro- and anti-gun discussion in the States, with all its headlines, hypocrisies and talking points, was and still is the most dominating topic on the boards for the last few and upcoming months. We have no intention on regulating this discussion/topic, as it is a legitimate concern for a majority of our user base.


Our staff currently consists of Godverdomme, Seraph and SwissGuy as admins, with Frankengun, Jedi Dachshund, Kiwifruit, balci and ConcernedCitizen as moderators to support us. Serv was originally also part of the moderator team, but has since been relieved of his duties. We feel that our current number of staffers is sufficient to deal with the traffic being generated. However, we may solicit applications for janitorial or moderator positions in the future, and will announce any vacancies accordingly. Our most pressing need is coding support. Any and all coders experienced with PHP and motivated to make OPchan a better place for users and staff alike are invited to contact us via email (seraph@operatorchan.org or godverdomme@operatorchan.org) or via IRC.


OPchan's financial situation is satisfying. As promised when we took over the board, our finances are completely transparent and accountable. Thanks to your generous contributions and donations to our hosting fund, our current financial reserves are just under 600$. You can view all donations and expenses at http://www.operatorchan.org/donations.html. Due to uncertainty regarding PayPal's treatment of firearms-related activities, we have chosen to move part of our funds to an offline bank account kindly provided by a staff member. This account is not costing us any processing or other annual fees, and ties in nicely with our PayPal account. Our current regular expenses are server hosting (70$/mo) and DNS/registration fees (currently registered through mid-2015). As such, we are financially set for the next 8 months, and would like to extend a big thanks to everyone who has donated. However, as a non-profit site, we are dependent on user contributions, so any and all future donations are very welcome at donations@operatorchan.org.
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>> No. 4034 ID: 42ca4f
>>52965

Two out of three have never had a Tootsie Pop, and SwissGuy is a sucker for raspberry. As for your second question, ah-one, ah-two, ah-CRUNCH.
>> No. 4035 ID: 59f028
I wish we had more /tg/ people. /tg/ has been going to shit from like no moderation because the fetish/fapfic questfags want it that way.


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1924 No. 1924 ID: c574bd Locked Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
We've been trucking along here at OPchan since relaunch last February, and in spite of some early bugs, it seems like things from a technical standpoint are going swimmingly. But, keeping the lights on and the server paid up is only part of the equation, so I thought I'd ask the community, how are things going? This is your chance to bitch, moan, praise, damn, or whatever you would like to do, provided you aren't directly attacking another user, or generally being an asshat.

Some specific things I'd like input on are how you think staff is doing with moderation, what you think about our current fiscal set-up, and any "family" problems you think the staff needs to address.

I have said before that Meta-Threads are always a bad idea, but I think once a year having you guys tell us, direct, what you think, is a benefit that outweighs the potential drama problems. I will say that GVD, before signing off on letting this happen, stipulated that it was only to be done after he left for vacation...

tl;dr? Tell us what you like, and don't like, and want to bitch about regarding OPchan.
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>> No. 2091 ID: 8227f7
>>32222
>>32227

I don't want to start a pissing contest, but I am certainly no troll. I've been around with a trip for a while and post in places other than /n/, my posts are all sincere. If I truly wanted to troll I would remain anon and post inflammatory one liners or some shit. But I am sincere on here, sorry if you and many disagree with me but as Acid said in /sug/ we all put on our 'big boy pants' when we come to opchan.
>> No. 2092 ID: c574bd
and that's it for this thread, thanks everyone for posting. As always, you may post any questions, comments, or concerns in /sug/.


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