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  1. @thismightbeauser I'd pet that. http://rainbowdash.net/url/874937

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  2. 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 in context
  3. @thismightbeauser Hmm, good thinking there spider.

    Wait a second, spider ?

    AHH SPIDER !

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  4. @drinkingpony @thismightbeauser No, probably in the sci-fi future fungicide for this specific thing would be readily available.

    For now I'm trying to figure out what is good at killing them and doesn't mess with circuitry. There's not a lot of info on them that's easy to get, most of it is academic research on them and how electric polarization affects the distribution of colonies, not on how to get rid of them.

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  5. according to all known laws of linguistics, there is no way japanese kanjis should be used in a language. The japanese, of course, use it anyway because they dont care what baka gaijins think is impossible

    Thursday, 05-Jan-17 19:51:31 UTC from web in context
  6. @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.

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  7. @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.

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  8. @nerthos Here is a stupid idea... Try hairspray.

    Nono, not on them, remove them first and then see if hairsprayed components inhitbit their growth.

    Also, have you considered that it is not fungus you are dealing with but some form of oxydation ?

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  9. @mrmattimation Pretty sure if I got to vote either her or Carly Fiorina from the 2016 elections, Marianne Williamson would get my vote. However these are not the insanity-elections.

    But they will be known that way by half the country or more if 'he-who-shall-not-be-named' gets a 2nd term.

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  10. @nerthos Well, I doubt it would survive a bath of 99% isopropyl alcohol.

    Oh, also, note : do not drink that.

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  11. I cannot stress it enough: Watch "Amphibia"! The first season ended today so there is no excuse.

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  12. @scribus We are mobile keyboard bros now!

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  13. @thismightbeauser That is a lot more rose-tinted than the version I heard earlier.

    Though I guess how much rose-tint is to be found directly corresponds with how much you liked or hated the new Mad Max

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  14. @thismightbeauser They are quite real I assure you. However you pretty much need to go out of your way to find them currently. Such as dropping electrodes in a pond in a park and return in a month time to see if you cought any.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  15. @nerthos I'm sorry, do you live in the future ?

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  16. @scribus Narf! A machete could do that faster.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  17. "BELLY BUTTON !!!" someone behind multiple computer monitors suddenly spouted out as if just finding Waldo in a notorious book.

    followed by "Aw shucks... go back to your posts people, this is normal for me... I could not come up with a word like 5 hours ago and... Well, here we are"

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  18. @scribus Get a container of water. small butt large opening containers work best IMHO.

    If it floats, it's toast ( throw it away )
    If it stands, it demands ( to be used straight away )
    If it sinks, its still good methinks.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  19. Shakes head

    You know, I was just thinking ? Can we get some sort of system that we can designate something as spam ?

    Oh and it would obviously be logged who designated something as spam so we could not supress eachother without a mod lurking over would-be-abusers.

    Yeah, no idea if that can be implemented, if someone wants that implemented, or even if it is a good idea in the first place. But I swear if I see advertisements about the paleo diet again I am going to scream like a caveman.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  20. "How awesome would it be for Rose Leslie to play Ariel ?"

    Oh yeah I can see that work

    "How awesome would it be for Ariel to go 'You know nothing about snow'?"

    ... Oh no you didn't ...

    about 4 days ago from web
  21. @adiwan Too bad Prime Day seems to be over. But that looks like a lovely machine. Looking forward to seeing your first acrylic cutout of pony :)

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  22. Ohkay, so ehh, this looks simple enough http://rainbowdash.net/url/874926


    Too bad I have no idea how to find the output or run a .1 microfarad capacitor in parallel with it.

    I do not even think it is in the schematic that he shows.

    about 4 days ago from web
  23. 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
  24. @drinkingpony And you are right. Any cheaper and they always come from China. I don't want to cheap out and pay what I saved in import duties.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  25. @drinkingpony I bought a SainSmart Genmitsu CNC 3018-PRO https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07G55SNZW for 220€ on a deal. There are cheaper variants of this but they come from smaller companies that are less reputable and I don't trust them much. The reviews are OK but that's to be expected for a barebone device of that size. If I want to do more and bigger things I can still make a bigger one with this and a 3d printer like this one https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:790533

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

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  27. Is it weird that I went and looked online to find one, but I am only able to find cheaper chinese bigger ones around that price ?

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  28. 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 6 days ago from web
  29. Explain it to me again, slowly.

    "A bunch of millennials are going to storm Area 51 in four phases. The first and the second waves consists of 'Naruto' runners who are convinced that they can evade bullets that way. People throwing pebbles, and people who bring specialized gear to break drywall. Finally there is a tunneler team"

    And... you do not think this sounds insane ?

    "Also Zuckerberg wants his dad rescued"

    from area 51 ?

    "Yeah"

    **drinks straight from the Whiskey bottle without breaking eye contact**

    "what, you think I am crazy ?"

    Well now that you put it on the table...

    about 6 days ago from web
  30. @scribus Only a matter of time before we start to throw words around like "Transporter Psychosis" ( http://rainbowdash.net/url/874913 )

    about 6 days ago from web in context

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