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  1. I had my CNC initiation: I uncontrollably plunged the toolhead into the workpiece. I forgot to reset the coordinates before starting the job.

    about 2 hours ago from web
    • After several encounters with my most recent enemy (electricity-eating fungi) I've decided to study the damn things and figure out how to eradicate them.

      They're not actively harmful, but colonies form in low-current circuits, and cause devices to stop working. Phone lines and tv remotes are the two places I most often find them in, and even though I fully clean the devices, after a while the fungi shows up again.

      about 3 days ago from web
    • It is constructed! However it is too late to power it up. My eyes are tired enough. First impression: It's cheap and it shows at every corner. Despite the "Pro" in its name it feels far from it. The front (and back) plate where the rods and screw rod for the table are attached to is made of bakelite. I expected aluminium. On the other hand it seems to be thick and sturdy. The only real bummers are the plastic spindle holder and the plastic holders for the bushings for sliding on the rods and the plastic screw rod nut holder. I'll test it tomorrow or so before my complaints get any validity. I mean I got what I paid for: A cheap CNC for cheap money. Baby's first CNC. http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/874944

      about 2 days ago from web
      • @adiwan I do not know what bakelite is. Nor do I know what that circuit boards looks like but I guess that is where the pro comes from ( picture please )

        Now you might want to check before you begin if the thing is 'smart' enough to not go out of bounds and destroy itself. I did a little bit of reading on them machines.

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      • @drinkingpony Bakelite is a type of plastic. Many products were made of bakelite until modern plastics like ABS were invented. And it will destroy itself because it lacks any endstop switches but I will install some that I have laying around. The pro aspect of it is that it has support for lasers and the spindle is a bit more precise. I will test it when I come back from work.

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    • I cannot stress it enough: Watch "Amphibia"! The first season ended today so there is no excuse.

      about 2 days ago from web
    • God's teeth, I can't wait for my BlackBerry KeyONE to arrive...

      about 2 days ago from web
    • I'ma just leave this big mood tech flex here....

      about 2 days ago from web
      • HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        about 18 days ago from web
      • @adiwan So they used VR and 3D printing to help seperate conjoined twins. You do VR and 3D printing... Are you pondering what I'm pondering? https://time.com/5627206/safa-marwa-ullah-conjoined-twins/

        about 3 days ago from web
      • Fun fact! My dad's older brother went to Woodstock. . . then saw the crowd and went back home. Anyway, have a larf! https://youtu.be/Mdqv5xIsFLM

        about 3 days ago from web
        • https://www.stormarea51.us/product-page/i-clap-alien-cheeks?fbclid=IwAR3ukIehfdKW1r83oQ5BHJeDgcYnJ0Pae620XkFC4B262ZCvGQQ2TGrXQKo Cue 16.5 minutes of sighing

          about 3 days ago from web
          • Guy who was elected on his promise to make America great again tells congresswomen who want to make America great again to get out. More at 11.

            about 4 days ago from web
          • I couldn't resist any longer and I bought a small CNC router.

            about 5 days ago from web
          • The VR game Trover saves the Universe by Justin Roiland is, just average. The controls are sometimes infuriating. To match parity with PSVR and one-camera Oculus Rift setups it makes me furious to rotate because when I look backwards my view is blocked by a chair and the view is darkened. The combat is as uninspiring as it gets.

            about 4 days ago from web
          • So, I enjoyed "Stranger Things" season 3, and I think a 4 could work, or this could be a good ending. But I really, really don't want them to try to go forever. I've liked it too much so far to watch it suck for 3 years before it finally just peters out on an unfulfilling wet fart noise. And s3 was showing some of the issues with neverending longform, like more than enough moments of "Well this stupid thing only happened so the plot could exist" and forced drawn-out interpersonal drama based on comically improbable misunderstandings. Not enough to stop me, but it did pull me out of the narrative a bit. But there were far more high notes than low, and damnit they're all just so likable! I didn't feel like the 80s refernces were too forced, but a couple did drag. Overall, a solid B.

            about 5 days ago from web
            • Today was a very unfocused day at work. I did everything but my self-assigned task. I wrote a lot of helper methods (extension methods). Useful for sure but not that useful for the thing I wanted to realize.

              about 5 days ago from web
            • i still have a 2012 edgelord sense of humor but I also care about social justice, guess you can call me Edge JW

              about 6 days ago from web
            • So China is winning at science now https://time.com/4854718/quantum-entanglement-teleport-space/

              about 6 days ago from web
            • Time to play "Is that the melatonin kicking in, or am I just exhausted from a 13 hour night shift!?"

              about 6 days ago from web
            • I'm really thinking hard about buying a cheapo CNC router (30cm x 18cm x 4.5cm volume) for 190€

              about 6 days ago from web
            • I wasted half a day on fixing my mother's PC. More precisely Firefox. It opened every few minutes an error message that its profile couldn't be loaded. However it was all caused by Kaspersky Anti Virus. Deactivating it made it not complain again.

              about 7 days ago from web
            • I'd rather use Ubuntu.

              about 7 days ago from web
            • i can't sleep when i'm depressed

              i don't sleep

              about 7 days ago from web
            • SITH TROOPERS !?! You are going to take something out of the old canon you made un-canon and pretty much make it look like someone dropped a Duck-Helmet Storm Trooper into the wrong vat of paint ?!?

              Go home Disney, you are drunk !

              That advice is coming from ME ! Someone with both a really positive deposition towards the hard stuff, and also someone who painted the first Ork ( W40K ) with the wrong primer causing him to look ruggid, badass, awesome, and of African descent.

              about 9 days ago from web
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              • @drinkingpony Oh, ehmm, by the way, skip to the 3 minute mark unless if you want the salty unrestrained super right 'funny' opinions of a sock-puppet that was intentionally made just to be all that.

                Though if you want to go in knowing that, the more power to you. Mostly because... Lord of the Rings... Yeah Chuck Wendig went "That thing is bad for I can not read it T_T"

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              • @drinkingpony As a consumer of the new canon (having all the comics that came after the switch) and having only glimpses of experience with the old canon I'm heavily biased. As far as I have gathered the old canon is guilty of several stupid things like clones of Palpatine and Luke and such that appears to be fan-fictiony as well.

                about 7 days ago in context
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              • @adiwan You forgot the clones of Luke named Luuke and Luuuke ( no really ).

                But yeah, fair point. All movies have severe faults and cracks in them. However it took Disney only 2 mainline movies to break the fandom. The two biggest sides seem to be those who absolutely love it and defend it so hard till their mind seems to break ( warning, 2 hour podcast of someone whose mind seems to break defending the movie https://youtu.be/bXs0LXqK2SM ). Those who still come out with movies why it all sucked and why it is all going to hell. I am not even sure if that 'side' is actually truthfull when they shout 'Please make Brie Larson a Jedi, let it all die !' or not.

                Meanwhile I like to see myself as in the middle and heavily in the minority.

                Imagine a kid creating a beautiful sandcastle on a beach only to come back the next day to find out that there is now a squatter playing with 'your' sand castle. Surely you can share, right ? But part of me still goes "You know, this could have been better

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            • I wonder if my eggs are still good?

              about 10 days ago from web
            • the bot that just followed me is in my area should i be scared

              about 8 days ago from web
            • I'm glad that the new MLP episodes got released early.

              about 8 days ago from web
            • I need to use hot sauce more often. My taste buds are not as tough as they used to be.

              about 9 days ago from web
            • Starting to contemplate a Diaspora or Friendica server, and a Pleroma one. Long as I'm getting in over my head, may as well go deep!

              about 9 days ago from web
            • Also, I probably need a toaster.... Be easier to make toast with one.

              about 10 days ago from web
              • You know what I would appriciate ? for when I turn my computer to sleep and start meditating or sleeping or something you normally do in silence that my computer does not randomly decide "Hey you know, this would be a great time to do my updates"

                Then after the updates it goes back to load all the things that were previously open, such as YouTube tabs I had put on pause to listen to / watch later. But I guess getting shocked to wide alert on http://rainbowdash.net/url/874866 while Angry Joe rips some game a new one, while at the same time ERB's "Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock" and Luis Rossman does a RIP&TEAR on a poor piece of electronics, all together fight for dominance of my speakers.

                By Celestia's beard I loathe Windows 10. >_<

                about 10 days ago from web