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  1. @nerthos Imagine spotting that drinking coffee at the local starbucks or something. Just howmuch sugar would dissapear into one cup I wonder.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  2. @adiwan I think I would get my dremel out and my multimeter and then...

    Wait, what, 3 Euro's ? That is not even worth the price of the demel head you will probably murder with such a move.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  3. @mrmattimation I loved him in Moonraker

    about 17 days ago from web in context
  4. @adiwan Pictures ? I mean I just ripped some pads on a very cheap chinese PCB ( copper pad ) and decided to throw it in the bin of 'lost souls'

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  5. @drinkingpony Thi is Not salvageable with my skills. The pads go straight into vias to the other side and there it is all covered with WS2812 LEDs. 3€ down the drain. Not worth my time to repair that. http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/874616

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  6. The feeling when you solder pins to a LED ring and then it falls down to the ground in such a way that the pins rip out the solder pads rendering the LED ring useless.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  7. I just bought a video game on the sole basis that it had local co-op.

    Turns out that it is actually what it says on the tin. Who knew. Just played 2 quick solo games to try it out before I will subject my friends to this. And that is what it is at this point, subjecting my friends to this as it a WAY more scary game than I imagined it would be, even with that name it has.

    When I was playing the game alone I really did not want to come across any Xenos, they killed me anyway. The second time I was going to make em pay for what they did to me the first time. Turns out that I turn into a little girl as soon as I have low visibility and a dead battery.

    "I do not want to go down that corridor, even though I have a big gun I would really prefer not to have my face eaten"


    I really like it, only costs me 10 dollar for a 4-pack. Probably will throw those exces keys around next LAN party.

    about 11 days ago from web
  8. Brainfart

    I can't believe that noone made an operating system called 'Green OS' yet

    about 11 days ago from web
  9. @mrmattimation I got asked lots of times If I spoke a language I did not speak at the time, and now... pochemu ty dumayesh' ya govoryu po russki

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  10. I got Pokémon Typing Adventure for the Nintendo DS for 12€ complete. This means that I now have a nintendo Bluetooth keyboard that I can connect to the PC or my Android tablet.

    about 12 days ago from web
  11. I am having the worst sort of conversation with someone, it seems to be coming back too. All I said was that I believe that if you look at both animal behaviour and know enough about the history of humankind going back approx 1 million years, you can see how certain morals came into existance. Based on that some tribes started to begin leaving their dead in a certain way. This was far before the time that Humans started to bury their dead mind you.

    That together with the idea that morals were build/based upon practicality of one form or the other ( usually what is good for the tribe, sometimes what is good for the individual )

    Then someone hijacked this topic into a muddied waters by stating "And that is why I think Humans should not eat meat"

    What ? ( I said ) No... Not at all. Though I guess their morals would or should put humans into thinking mass killing of animals is not ohkay.

    So now I get the question if I think that humans should eat meat every day for 4 days now. :(

    about 12 days ago from web
  12. @adiwan It does not even have RGB

    Reddit : "Hey lets fix that"


    about 12 days ago from web in context
  13. The $1000 monitor stand is just there to make the expensive computer look more reasonably priced.

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  14. @adiwan I am interested in your work here because I have a lot of experience in writing technical training documentation. Mostly with an emphasis in SQF (Food safety and quality) procedures but also in the documentation of my own and my teams poorly poorly written code.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  15. @oracle The main problem is that I'm not responsible for the storyboard of the training. I'm the one who has to convert the gibberish into code. What I get is a very linear script that tells the user what to do and when the action has been done the next instruction appears. I use a giant state machine (in my current one there are about 80 states) for that purpose. Every time an action or an instruction has ended the state machine advances. The storyboard has 3 "difficulty levels" in mind in which the first level the user get all the instructions and the interaction items are highlighted. The second difficulty level is the same but without the instructions, and the 3rd is with no highlighting. In every state only the currently needed items are interactable and nothing more. My current training has also a little quiz in the second level and a thing where the user has to order the steps on a whiteboard. It's on the level of a kindergartener.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  16. @oracle In industrial maintenance, dropping items and tools can cause serious setbacks. My opinion is that a user SHOULD be able to drop items, and that the dropping of the items should create a natural penalty.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  17. @adiwan "I'm extremely frustrated. I have to dumb down my VR training program a lot more than I already have. I'm told that people shouldn't be allowed to drop grabbed items. I mean WTF! They take out all the fun of flinging items around." I understand the frustration, really I do. That being said, depending on the depth of the training, it may not be in the best interest to add distractions or noise to the training environment. The real beauty of VR training is the denoising ability of removing unnecessary items and highlighting necessary ones. You wouldn't want someone to think that something is important when it actually isn't.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  18. @drinkingpony My cheapo soldering station has a "temperature" dial but that's more a suggestion. It works so far and I'm too lazy to get a better one. I haven't had a cold joint so far and for my imprecise hands it's good enough.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  19. @oracle I programmed several trainings in the past. One was about changing a pH probe of a waste water system, then one about assembling a car's front to the chassis, then one about assembling car cockpit elements, and now it's about servicing the welding gun on a robot arm. In general the clients want to train their people to do a series of task by the book, with no deviation, and they are done in VR because
    1) the machine/process doesn't exist yet and it's quicker to train it beforehand such that the time to applying the real process is as small as possible,
    2) training in the real environment costs too much because it halts/disturbs assembly line and such,
    3) train the process everywhere such that there is no need to go to the real location, which saves on traveling costs,
    4) It's flashy and good for marketing
    5) Can be repeated anytime
    6) A very critical error in real life occurs very rarely and it cannot be replicated in real life but can be in VR

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  20. @adiwan (I'm late to reply, whatever) What is the purpose of your training program? Is the purpose to give users an overview of what they will be working with so that when they encounter the real thing they are comfortable with it from experience of the analog? Or, is the purpose to train users with knowledge of things that could go wrong and how to deal with it?

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  21. Something I just found out I really like : Some angry literal Muppet talking angrily about movies and stuff

    Something I just found out I grew really tired of : This same Muppet talking about Politics, even if he snarks at everything.

    I'll leave a link to those interested in this here, after where this Muppet stops talking about politics and starts talking about the rest of what happened in 2018. Which mostly includes some movies ( Ready Player One ), E3, Gordon Ramsay's new show, cocaine. It's main appeal is snark for the sake of more snark, but making me laugh is it's goal, and that is why I am sharing it.


    about 15 days ago from web
  22. @adiwan Get a nice soldering station with a dial on it to set the target temperature, I got an Aoyue for about 35 Euro. For some reason Amazon.de is more expensive ( 47 ). Strange, normally Amazon is cheaper, even for me, with shipping costs included.

    Ahwell, most important thing required for when you want to learn how to solder well or when you want to make really nice SMD, THT, Stripboarding or otherwise prevent the nightmare that comes from cold-joints and burned-joints it has to be a thermostat.

    Soldering with just a pen you directly stick into the wall outlet or even a soldering gun is doable, however as I found out, you are going to have such a better experience with that thermostat dial. It's like spreading butter on your toast with a longsword, I mean, sure, you could do it, but it is not the optimal tool.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  23. @drinkingpony My tip is already crusty. It's a very old soldering iron (about 12 years?). It's already very abused. Last time I scraped off all the gunk and applied a layer of solder before turning it off. Whenever I buy a better soldering iron station then I'll take better care of the tip and buy some replacements.
    I still have a few Deutsche Mark coins somewhere floating in my closet.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  24. @adiwan Sounds like that will need you to replace your tips due to oxidation quite often.

    Then again I only saw http://rainbowdash.net/url/874550 yesterday and I had to go look for it.

    Then again, I just checked, and if I can get 10 Chinese Aoyue compattible tips for 7 Euro's ( I would translate it to Deutsche Mark, but I do not think Germany has those anymore ) then, why bother really, other than general love for your own tools.

    4 Euro's a pop for an 'official' one I could understand, but who is to say that those are not just the same as the Chinese ones but repackaged ?

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  25. @drinkingpony My father gave me some hard flux but I cannot deal with it. it is very inconvenient to use such that I never touched it again. The flux does nothing except stink and fume on the tip. I solely rely on the flux in the solder whenever I solder. I think about buying a bit of liquid flux.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  26. Ooooh, so that is what they mean with "be careful not to rip the copper pads" #

    about 15 days ago from web
  27. @adiwan Oh hey that looks neat, but I think I will make some more things for fun and education before I make something I'll connect to the internet.

    Also where do you reckon I can buy the hard flux to clean my tip ? Is that even called flux ?

    Something like http://rainbowdash.net/url/874549 looks really challenging ( I guess I will order one ) since the SMD capacitors might be a really good learning experience.

    That or the end of my sanity.

    P.S. I should not forget to buy tweezers. I thought these right here were tevlon, but one of them melted at not even 600 F

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  28. @drinkingpony Soo the thing at the bottom between the + and GND is aparently ... empty...

    Well, here goes nothing, I thought I was missing a part.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  29. @drinkingpony Can be fun for sure. If I'd build a clock I'd make something like https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3346801 or https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3201077 using an ESP8266 or ESP-32 and make it Internet connected such that it updates its time over NTP and add the ability to set the alarms by weekday and other superfluous features like a web interface for setting all of that and display temperature and humidity or a countdown to a specific date (Christmas)...

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  30. @drinkingpony You mean a clock such like that https://www.adafruit.com/product/1530 ???

    about 15 days ago from web in context


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