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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 License transfer
« on: April 15, 2020, 08:00:11 PM »
Craig:  Wow!  I forgot i've had a Panda for a few years now and have never used it.  Forgot all about it.  I may look into it.  From what I remember, the one I have works from a SD card, so I may have some issues related to that.  I will look into it further.  Thank you very much for the reminder.

Charlie

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 License transfer
« on: April 15, 2020, 04:12:50 PM »
Thank you. 

Any thoughts on a SFF pc that seems to be a good choice?

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Mach4 General Discussion / Transferring to a replacement computer.
« on: April 15, 2020, 10:29:01 AM »
Sorry if this an old tired topic, but I am not having any luck finding definitive info on transferring my M4Hobby license to another computer (not yet purchased). My existing computer is struggling and needs retirement.   Two questions...

1. Is there an established procedure to transfer the license?

2.  Can anyone recommend a good small-form-factor computer to be used as a dedicated computer for M4? 

Thanks for any constructive comments.

Charlie.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: touch probe function question
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:50:51 AM »
Hi Charlie,

Looking at the last error history (click the "history" button) is a good way to see what is happening when using mcTouchOff. The guys at Mach have been very helpful by sending messages there when things are happening in that script, such as a probing move, setting offsets, retract moves, etc.

The command that Craig mentioned, G91 F5 followed by mcCntlEstop, looks like it is from the CheckProbe() function in the script. Look for the "CheckProbe failed" comment. It's also sending a message to the error log so it will be telling you something in that last error history.

I will look at this as soon as I Finnish my current task (which is sitting in the a/c recouping from working in the un-airconditioed shop on a very hot day in Florida)

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: touch probe function question
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:46:25 AM »
Hi,
I think your prep distance is too much. It only needs to be clear of the surface, say 0.25 inch.
I Think also your retract distance is wrong. If I'm not mistaken the retract height is relative to the nominal
surface, again 0.25 inch should be enough.

Craig

I’m not sure I follow.  Your suggesting 0.25 inch which is greater than 5 mm.  Of course that is assuming that mach4 would assume the units I am working.  I tried to add “mm” to the number but it wouldn’t allow anything but numbers.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: touch probe function question
« on: July 14, 2019, 11:02:01 AM »
Here are the parameters that I'm using in case someone sees something that be causing this issue.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: touch probe function question
« on: July 14, 2019, 10:18:12 AM »
Thank you for looking at this.  What is truely frustrating is that I am convinced that the solution is going to be simple even if illusive.  At this point I can only hope that someone with some knowledge about this process can chime in and help me figure this out.

thanks again for your effort.
Charlie

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: touch probe function question
« on: July 13, 2019, 07:24:39 PM »
I set the "Retract Distance" to 5mm
I set the "Touch Plate Height to 4.76mm

What I wanted to happen:  Probe to the top of the touch plate, stop, retract 5mm and set the z axis to 9.76mm (5+4.76)
What actually happened:  Proved to the top of the touch plate and stopped.   Did not retract and did not set the Z height.

When I looked at the tutorial video on touch probing, it shows the exact behavior I am trying to get.   If this is not a standard behavior, then why show it in the tut and why collect the retract distance and the touch plate height.

Charlie

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: touch probe function question
« on: July 13, 2019, 02:02:49 PM »
Ok, being the dummy that I am, it took me a while to understand about the filtering. When I looked at it, there was no filtering at all (0), I bumped the filtering up to 1000 and tried again.  Same result.  Bumped it to 2000.  Same result.  I am not sure how high I should go. The log file for these two attempts is below if that tells anyone anything usefull.

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2019-07-13 13:50:10.480 - Loggging Enabled.
2019-07-13 13:50:22.216 - API: mcCntlEnable(true) called.
2019-07-13 13:50:22.217 - Signal id 1019, (Enable #1), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:50:22.217 - Signal id 1021, (Enable #3), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:50:22.217 - Signal id 1020, (Enable #2), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:50:22.218 - Signal id 1120, (Machine Enabled), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:50:30.719 - API: mcCntlGcodeExecute() called. (G91 G31 Z -5.25F5)
2019-07-13 13:50:30.919 - Attempt transition from "Idle" on event "MDI Start" Controller.cpp:1811
2019-07-13 13:50:30.919 - S_IDLE_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:50:30.919 - ACTION_start_mdi
2019-07-13 13:50:30.919 - S_MDI_RUNNING_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:50:30.919 - S_MDI_RUNNING2_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:50:30.920 - Signal id 1114, (Gcode Running), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:50:30.936 - Attempt transition from "MDI Running" on event "Probe" RunCanon.cpp:497
2019-07-13 13:50:30.936 - S_MDI_RUNNING2_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:50:30.936 - Signal id 1114, (Gcode Running), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:50:30.936 - ACTION_start_probe
2019-07-13 13:50:30.937 - >>>>> ESS Probe 0, Starting.

2019-07-13 13:50:30.938 - S_MDI_PROBING_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:50:30.938 - Probing: Waiting on exit event... RunCanon.cpp:236
2019-07-13 13:50:30.938 - Controller::RunCanonBuffer called AddStopReportRequest() RunCanon.cpp:76
2019-07-13 13:50:30.938 - Requesting a stopped report for axis 0 motors.
2019-07-13 13:50:30.938 - Requesting a stopped report for motor 0.
2019-07-13 13:50:30.938 - Requesting a stopped report for axis 1 motors.
2019-07-13 13:50:30.938 - Requesting a stopped report for motor 1.
2019-07-13 13:50:30.938 - Requesting a stopped report for motor 3.
2019-07-13 13:50:30.938 - Requesting a stopped report for axis 2 motors.
2019-07-13 13:50:30.938 - Requesting a stopped report for motor 2.
2019-07-13 13:50:30.939 - Waiting on SetStill...
2019-07-13 13:50:30.960 - -----ESS: Mach requested MSG_REPORT_MOTOR_STOP Motor 0
2019-07-13 13:50:30.960 - -----ESS: Mach requested MSG_REPORT_MOTOR_STOP Motor 1
2019-07-13 13:50:30.960 - -----ESS: Mach requested MSG_REPORT_MOTOR_STOP Motor 2
2019-07-13 13:50:30.960 - -----ESS: Mach requested MSG_REPORT_MOTOR_STOP Motor 3
2019-07-13 13:50:30.960 - >>>>ESS: Switching from NORMAL to PROBE state for Probe 0
2019-07-13 13:50:31.510 - -----ESS: Checking for Probe0 Strike, none yet...
2019-07-13 13:50:32.060 - -----ESS: Checking for Probe0 Strike, none yet...
2019-07-13 13:50:32.360 - Signal id 161, (PROBE), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.360 - -----ESS: Mach ACKs Probe0 input signal ON!
2019-07-13 13:50:32.361 - API: mcMotionSetProbePos() called. motor 0 position 0.0000
2019-07-13 13:50:32.361 - API: mcMotionSetProbePos() called. motor 1 position 0.0000
2019-07-13 13:50:32.361 - API: mcMotionSetProbePos() called. motor 2 position -54.0000
2019-07-13 13:50:32.361 - API: mcMotionSetProbePos() called. motor 3 position 0.0000
2019-07-13 13:50:32.361 - API: mcMotionSetProbePos() called. motor 4 position 0.0000
2019-07-13 13:50:32.361 - API: mcMotionSetProbePos() called. motor 5 position 0.0000
2019-07-13 13:50:32.361 - ^^^^^^ ESS: Success! Probe0 Strike. Switching from PROBING to PROBING_CLEANUP state.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.410 - ^^^^^^ ESS Probe0 Finished: The device is still and the buffer is empty.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.410 - API: mcMotionClearPlanner() called.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.410 - API: mcMotionSetProbeComplete() called.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.410 - Recording latched probe positions.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.411 - Attempt transition from "Probing" on event "Probe Complete" MachAPI.cpp:1348
2019-07-13 13:50:32.411 - S_MDI_PROBING_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:50:32.411 - ACTION_stop_probe
2019-07-13 13:50:32.411 - >>>>> ESS Probe 0, Done

2019-07-13 13:50:32.413 - S_MDI_RUNNING2_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:50:32.413 - Signal id 1114, (Gcode Running), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.415 - SyncPosition()! Clearing planner.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.415 - .^^^^^ESS: Switching from PROBING_CLEANUP to NORMAL state.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.415 -
2019-07-13 13:50:32.415 - Waiting on SetStill is Done!
2019-07-13 13:50:32.415 - Probing: Exiting hold because of probe strike. GcodeExec.cpp:1272
2019-07-13 13:50:32.535 - Attempt transition from "MDI Running" on event "Stop" GcodeExec.cpp:1099
2019-07-13 13:50:32.535 - S_MDI_RUNNING2_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:50:32.535 - Signal id 1114, (Gcode Running), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.535 - S_MDI_RUNNING_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:50:32.535 - ACTION_stop
2019-07-13 13:50:32.560 - Signal id 161, (PROBE), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.562 - S_IDLE_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:50:32.562 - -----ESS: Mach ACKs Probe0 input signal OFF.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.623 - API: mcCntlGcodeExecute() called. (G 91
F 5)
2019-07-13 13:50:32.823 - Attempt transition from "Idle" on event "MDI Start" Controller.cpp:1811
2019-07-13 13:50:32.823 - S_IDLE_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:50:32.823 - ACTION_start_mdi
2019-07-13 13:50:32.823 - S_MDI_RUNNING_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:50:32.823 - S_MDI_RUNNING2_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:50:32.824 - Signal id 1114, (Gcode Running), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.846 - API: mcCntlEStop() called.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.846 - API: mcCntlEnable(false) called.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.846 - API: mcCntlCycleStop() called.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.847 - Signal id 1019, (Enable #1), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.847 - Signal id 1021, (Enable #3), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.847 - Attempt transition from "MDI Running" on event "Stop" MachAPI.cpp:2678
2019-07-13 13:50:32.847 - S_MDI_RUNNING2_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:50:32.847 - Signal id 1114, (Gcode Running), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.847 - Signal id 1020, (Enable #2), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.848 - Attempt transition from "MDI Running" on event "Stop" Controller.cpp:4535
2019-07-13 13:50:32.848 - S_MDI_RUNNING_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:50:32.848 - Signal id 1120, (Machine Enabled), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:50:32.848 - ACTION_stop
2019-07-13 13:50:32.848 - 
2019-07-13 13:50:32.848 -    $$$ ESS: Mach4 was Disabled - Force Output Stop Sates Now
2019-07-13 13:50:32.848 -    !!! ESS: Stop Event IGNORING command to turn OFF DISABLED output Port1-Pin14 - Spindle ON Relay
2019-07-13 13:50:32.848 -    $$$ ESS: Finished processing the Stop Event
2019-07-13 13:50:32.848 - 
2019-07-13 13:50:32.872 - S_IDLE_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:50:32.937 - Attempt transition from "Idle" on event "Stop" GcodeExec.cpp:1099
2019-07-13 13:50:32.937 - Can't transition from "Idle" on event "Stop"
2019-07-13 13:54:07.881 - -----ESS: Switching from NORMAL to CONFIG state
2019-07-13 13:54:40.889 - ESS Called its Reconfigure() function
2019-07-13 13:54:40.911 - ESS: Switching from CONFIG to NORMAL state
2019-07-13 13:54:46.193 - API: mcCntlEnable(true) called.
2019-07-13 13:54:46.193 - Signal id 1019, (Enable #1), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:54:46.194 - Signal id 1021, (Enable #3), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:54:46.194 - Signal id 1020, (Enable #2), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:54:46.194 - Signal id 1120, (Machine Enabled), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:54:57.194 - API: mcJogVelocityStart() called. Axis 2, dir = 1
2019-07-13 13:54:57.194 - Attempt transition from "Idle" on event "Jog" Axis.cpp:632
2019-07-13 13:54:57.194 - S_IDLE_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:54:57.194 - ACTION_start_jogging
2019-07-13 13:54:57.194 - S_JOGGING_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:54:58.362 - API: mcJogVelocityStop() called. Axis 2
2019-07-13 13:54:58.915 - Requesting a stopped report for axis 2 motors. Axis.cpp:806
2019-07-13 13:54:58.915 - Requesting a stopped report for motor 2.
2019-07-13 13:54:58.915 - -----ESS: Mach requested MSG_REPORT_MOTOR_STOP Motor 2
2019-07-13 13:54:59.114 - All motors marked as still.
2019-07-13 13:54:59.114 - Main planner updated from last mcMotionSetPos().
2019-07-13 13:54:59.114 - Attempt transition from "Jogging" on event "Stop Jog" Controller.cpp:1076
2019-07-13 13:54:59.115 - S_JOGGING_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:54:59.115 - S_FILE_RUNNING_stop_jogging
2019-07-13 13:54:59.115 - S_IDLE_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:54:59.115 - Signal id 1127, (Jog Enabled), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:54:59.115 - -----ESS: Motor 2 Still
2019-07-13 13:55:07.277 - API: mcCntlGcodeExecute() called. (G91 G31 Z -5.25F5)
2019-07-13 13:55:07.477 - Attempt transition from "Idle" on event "MDI Start" Controller.cpp:1811
2019-07-13 13:55:07.477 - Signal id 1127, (Jog Enabled), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:55:07.477 - S_IDLE_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:55:07.477 - ACTION_start_mdi
2019-07-13 13:55:07.477 - S_MDI_RUNNING_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:55:07.477 - S_MDI_RUNNING2_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:55:07.478 - Signal id 1114, (Gcode Running), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:55:07.493 - Attempt transition from "MDI Running" on event "Probe" RunCanon.cpp:497
2019-07-13 13:55:07.494 - S_MDI_RUNNING2_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:55:07.494 - Signal id 1114, (Gcode Running), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:55:07.494 - ACTION_start_probe
2019-07-13 13:55:07.494 - >>>>> ESS Probe 0, Starting.

2019-07-13 13:55:07.496 - S_MDI_PROBING_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:55:07.496 - Probing: Waiting on exit event... RunCanon.cpp:236
2019-07-13 13:55:07.496 - Controller::RunCanonBuffer called AddStopReportRequest() RunCanon.cpp:76
2019-07-13 13:55:07.496 - Requesting a stopped report for axis 0 motors.
2019-07-13 13:55:07.496 - Requesting a stopped report for motor 0.
2019-07-13 13:55:07.496 - Requesting a stopped report for axis 1 motors.
2019-07-13 13:55:07.496 - Requesting a stopped report for motor 1.
2019-07-13 13:55:07.497 - Requesting a stopped report for motor 3.
2019-07-13 13:55:07.497 - Requesting a stopped report for axis 2 motors.
2019-07-13 13:55:07.497 - Requesting a stopped report for motor 2.
2019-07-13 13:55:07.497 - Waiting on SetStill...
2019-07-13 13:55:07.516 - -----ESS: Mach requested MSG_REPORT_MOTOR_STOP Motor 0
2019-07-13 13:55:07.516 - -----ESS: Mach requested MSG_REPORT_MOTOR_STOP Motor 1
2019-07-13 13:55:07.516 - -----ESS: Mach requested MSG_REPORT_MOTOR_STOP Motor 2
2019-07-13 13:55:07.516 - -----ESS: Mach requested MSG_REPORT_MOTOR_STOP Motor 3
2019-07-13 13:55:07.516 - >>>>ESS: Switching from NORMAL to PROBE state for Probe 0
2019-07-13 13:55:08.065 - -----ESS: Checking for Probe0 Strike, none yet...
2019-07-13 13:55:08.615 - -----ESS: Checking for Probe0 Strike, none yet...
2019-07-13 13:55:08.668 - Signal id 161, (PROBE), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:55:08.668 - API: mcMotionSetProbePos() called. motor 0 position 0.0000
2019-07-13 13:55:08.669 - API: mcMotionSetProbePos() called. motor 1 position 0.0000
2019-07-13 13:55:08.669 - API: mcMotionSetProbePos() called. motor 2 position 3199.0000
2019-07-13 13:55:08.669 - API: mcMotionSetProbePos() called. motor 3 position 0.0000
2019-07-13 13:55:08.669 - API: mcMotionSetProbePos() called. motor 4 position 0.0000
2019-07-13 13:55:08.669 - API: mcMotionSetProbePos() called. motor 5 position 0.0000
2019-07-13 13:55:08.669 - ^^^^^^ ESS: Success! Probe0 Strike. Switching from PROBING to PROBING_CLEANUP state.
2019-07-13 13:55:08.669 - -----ESS: Mach ACKs Probe0 input signal ON!
2019-07-13 13:55:08.718 - ^^^^^^ ESS Probe0 Finished: The device is still and the buffer is empty.
2019-07-13 13:55:08.718 - API: mcMotionClearPlanner() called.
2019-07-13 13:55:08.718 - API: mcMotionSetProbeComplete() called.
2019-07-13 13:55:08.718 - Recording latched probe positions.
2019-07-13 13:55:08.718 - Attempt transition from "Probing" on event "Probe Complete" MachAPI.cpp:1348
2019-07-13 13:55:08.718 - S_MDI_PROBING_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:55:08.719 - ACTION_stop_probe
2019-07-13 13:55:08.719 - >>>>> ESS Probe 0, Done

2019-07-13 13:55:08.721 - S_MDI_RUNNING2_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:55:08.721 - Signal id 1114, (Gcode Running), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:55:08.723 - SyncPosition()! Clearing planner.
2019-07-13 13:55:08.723 - .^^^^^ESS: Switching from PROBING_CLEANUP to NORMAL state.
2019-07-13 13:55:08.723 -
2019-07-13 13:55:08.723 - Waiting on SetStill is Done!
2019-07-13 13:55:08.723 - Probing: Exiting hold because of probe strike. GcodeExec.cpp:1272
2019-07-13 13:55:08.793 - Signal id 161, (PROBE), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:55:08.794 - -----ESS: Mach ACKs Probe0 input signal OFF.
2019-07-13 13:55:08.843 - Attempt transition from "MDI Running" on event "Stop" GcodeExec.cpp:1099
2019-07-13 13:55:08.843 - S_MDI_RUNNING2_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:55:08.843 - Signal id 1114, (Gcode Running), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:55:08.843 - S_MDI_RUNNING_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:55:08.843 - ACTION_stop
2019-07-13 13:55:08.869 - S_IDLE_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:55:08.870 - API: mcCntlGcodeExecute() called. (G 91
F 5)
2019-07-13 13:55:09.070 - Attempt transition from "Idle" on event "MDI Start" Controller.cpp:1811
2019-07-13 13:55:09.070 - S_IDLE_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:55:09.070 - ACTION_start_mdi
2019-07-13 13:55:09.070 - S_MDI_RUNNING_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:55:09.070 - S_MDI_RUNNING2_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:55:09.071 - Signal id 1114, (Gcode Running), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2019-07-13 13:55:09.093 - API: mcCntlEStop() called.
2019-07-13 13:55:09.093 - API: mcCntlEnable(false) called.
2019-07-13 13:55:09.093 - API: mcCntlCycleStop() called.
2019-07-13 13:55:09.093 - Signal id 1019, (Enable #1), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:55:09.094 - Signal id 1021, (Enable #3), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:55:09.094 - Signal id 1020, (Enable #2), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:55:09.094 - Attempt transition from "MDI Running" on event "Stop" Controller.cpp:4535
2019-07-13 13:55:09.094 - S_MDI_RUNNING2_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:55:09.094 - Signal id 1114, (Gcode Running), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2019-07-13 13:55:09.094 - S_MDI_RUNNING_on_exit
2019-07-13 13:55:09.094 - ACTION_stop
2019-07-13 13:55:09.095 - 
2019-07-13 13:55:09.095 -    $$$ ESS: Mach4 had a Cycle Stop - Force Output Stop Sates Now
2019-07-13 13:55:09.095 - Attempt transition from "MDI Running" on event "Stop" MachAPI.cpp:2678
2019-07-13 13:55:09.095 -    !!! ESS: Stop Event IGNORING command to turn OFF DISABLED output Port1-Pin14 - Spindle ON Relay
2019-07-13 13:55:09.095 -    $$$ ESS: Finished processing the Stop Event
2019-07-13 13:55:09.096 - 
2019-07-13 13:55:09.120 - S_IDLE_on_entry
2019-07-13 13:55:09.120 - Signal id 1120, (Machine Enabled), changed from HIGH to LOW.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: touch probe function question
« on: July 13, 2019, 11:35:05 AM »
I know what bounce is.  The problem I have is that i am using a simple aluminum plate and alligator clips (ground and v+) so there is no adjustment.  I know this is not a unusual arangement (per several youtube videos).  Are you saying that this sort of simple probe won't work for what I am trying to do?   I am not trying to be obtuse.  I just don't understand.

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