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  1. I replaced my Z lead screw rods on my 3d printers and cleaned the old ones to the point they look almost like new. I'm tempted to send that back to the seller and get a refund. They got a little bit stuck at certain heights consistently so they caused "wobbles" along the Z axis. I'm printing right now something tall and the effect is almost not there anymore. The old rods will be probably used anyway when I try to make a smaller CNC router. For that purpose they are good enough, at least for tinkering.

    about an hour ago from web
    • I recommend "See You Yesterday" on Netflix. Well made and heartwrenching. !movies

      about an hour ago from web
      • The way I see it you got 1.4 million retards

        about 7 hours ago from web
      • My spoilerfree opinion on the ending of GoT.

        FFS I just saw the episode where they threw Cercei in jail. That is only Season 5. I do not even KNOW anything about the ending of GoT. I do know that the 2 main guru's are the most hated toons in the eyes of the fans, such a strong reaction from the fanbase I have not seen for YEARS. The only thing that comes close is when I was in spittle range of some uber-nerd's litteral waterfall of words regarding how 'Han shot first'.

        Talking about Star Wars. The main guru's behind GoT are going to get their own Star Wars trilogy. But also Ryan Johnson was supposed to get his own trilogy. Meanwhile if I can take this thing anywhere close to serious http://rainbowdash.net/url/874466

        If I had a betting sort of personality though I know what I would put my money on. But I am not. I'm just going to enjoy the Hindenburg-Train-Airbus-Hybrid-Crash while sipping my favorite beverage.

        It makes me feel like a winner.

        about 2 days ago from web
      • TIL how most adults deal with finances in a 4 step program

        1 : Never check bank balance
        2: Pretend everything is fine
        3: Live in constant state of fear
        4: Repeat

        I like my own model better. ( run monthly )
        10 : if income it bigger than expenses, go to end
        20 : if expences are bigger than income try to fix it, go to end

        about 6 days ago from web
      • I think I need to ditch social media... At least Facebook.

        about 2 days ago from web
      • After what happened in the last few episodes the GOT ending is in my opinion quite sensible.

        about 2 days ago from web
        • Star vs The Forces of Evil had its final episode and it was a huge convolution of mediocrity and not satisfying plot points. I loved the series, especially in the beginning but the last season was part really cool and part a kiwi show. With the last episode in mind most was irrelevant.

          about 3 days ago from web
        • Literal Children’s Show: *Has Children’s Show ending*
          Grown-ass men: wtf

          about 2 days ago from web
        • “Abortion is killing babies” like that’s gonna STOP me. You fool. Babies are my mortal enemy. I’ll help a hundred women kill a hundred babies, because it’s fun for me.

          about 4 days ago from web
        • Detective Pikachu is the exact film I've wanted for 17 years now and I loved every minute of it!!!

          about 7 days ago from web
        • unfortunately, unlike with the NRA, the anti-choice movement doesn't have a headquarters whose doorstep I can spontaneously decide to banana on

          about 6 days ago from web
        • Wow, John Denver was a fish-mouthed, trout-looking unclekiwier

          about 7 days ago from web
          • Holy crap, Detective Pikachu WAS good! Really good! So much fun, but also pretty weighty. Grand visuals. But I don't think I saw a Ninetales, so... C-. (totally just kidding the letter grade) !movies

            about 7 days ago from web
            • The weird part is, it's an LG phone! (not really)

              about 7 days ago from web
              • Right about now, I'd like little more than to find Mr. Samsung, and shove my phone up his pee hole.

                about 7 days ago from web
                • 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. Also all the dynamic things I've built in should be gone. "Only activate the items that are immediately needed at the moment of the procedure!".

                  about 8 days ago from web
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                  • @adiwan I am afraid that I am having a hard time to put 1 and 2 together here.

                    about 7 days ago in context
                  • @drinkingpony Simple: I program a program such that people can gain knowledge of a procedure with this program. They interact (although very crudely) with the program and will be guided at each step of the procedure with a narrated text and helpful highlighting of objects. A VR training has the advantage that it can be trained everywhere (where VR headsets are available) and it doesn't disturb the production line. In the case of the robot arm entering the working area of the robot arm shuts it off completely and the production halts.
                    Why is the industry worse: They don't know what they want and if they say what they want it's usually worse. HEY LET'S GAMIFY IT! >Just a simple highscore list sorted by completion time in its "hardest" difficulty (no guidance with highlighted objects or narration). But what kills me is that they want to use the hard coded steps from the guided difficulties instead of offering more interaction freedom (all objects can be picked up and dropped everywhere)

                    about 7 days ago in context
                  • @adiwan Oh, ehh. That sounds a lot like people who never even held a controller and make them design their own controller. That or play Sekiro, not sure which is the more hilarious thing to imagine.

                    I am afraid that without going into any details I can not imagine how hard it is to deliver on such a weird thing.

                    Though I would have probably given up a long time ago and instead just tried to make a miniature replica and let people 'do the thing' on that thing.

                    Or... maybe... try to use this thing somehow ? http://rainbowdash.net/url/874441

                    about 7 days ago in context
                • Kinda thinking about getting a landline phone just to run a sweet-ass retro answering machine

                  about 8 days ago from web
                  • Whoever is in charge of Brazils internet should reboot it.

                    about 8 days ago from web
                    • It seems there was a study saying that women enjoy sex as much as men. And the idiots of the internet are saying "But I've never met a woman who enjoyed it!" Like, come on. Think, then post.

                      about 9 days ago from web
                    • for a while now I've wanted to try streaming RPG Maker so that viewers could help create the world, characters, plot etc. only issue is it would need a moderate number of people to actually be fun

                      about 10 days ago from web
                    • @mushi http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/874423

                      about 9 days ago from web
                      • Someone took over my TV soundbar. I operate it via optical cable and I didn't think that bluetooth would be on all the time. A person blasted bad music (hip hop) through my speakers. I had to turn it quickly off and look into the manual how to lock the bluetooth functionality.

                        about 9 days ago from web
                      • What's popcorn worth when only half of it pops?

                        about 10 days ago from web
                      • ¿¡NMOp ƎpISԀ∩ ˙ ˙ ˙ƃuᴉɥʇʎuɐ ǝɔᴉʇoN

                        about 11 days ago from web
                        • i know Oblivion is thirteen years old but I legitimately don't know how anyone can prefer this piece of banana to Skyrim, everything in Oblivion is contrived and Cyrodill is the most boring game world I've ever played in

                          about 11 days ago from web
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                          • @drinkingpony I think for the most part, in Skyrim you install mods and make videos set to Benny Hill music? I have never played.

                            about 11 days ago in context
                          • @drinkingpony myself? 100% all quests.... i uh. It took me years. Many years. Same for Fallout 3.

                            about 11 days ago in context
                          • @firestormdangerdash Hmm, I actually liked Fallout 3. You play as an ordinary vault dweller, nothing special and you are going to do great things. Then when you played the game a few times you realize that the game is quite lineair and ruggid at its lineairness. It is nothing like Fallout 1 or 2, but still enjoyable. Then New Vegas happened and that was great as well, more options, more guns, factions, it felt more 'alive' with deathclaws being actually deadly. Still pretty lineair but really enjoyable with multiple branches to take leading to the ends of the game.

                            And then Fallout 4 happened, just what went wrong in the creative process I will never know but for the love of gaming, that game is more lineair than an original Doom level is flat. Only being able to say either "Yes" , "Not now", "Sarcastic yes" or "inquire to more information" on all quest NPC's. Might as well have been a book. And that is exactly how I feel about TES 4 and 5. Flat.

                            about 10 days ago in context
                        • Chinese Nintendo Switch adjustable charging stand. Minor repair was needed when I got it. Took a picture while my soldering iron was heating up. I can't help but wonder how similar the official one looks on the inside. No really, I can not find a teardown of that thing. http://rainbowdash.net/url/874404

                          about 11 days ago from web
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                          • @adiwan Nice find, but no, I was looking for this product http://rainbowdash.net/url/874407

                            Not this product http://rainbowdash.net/url/874408

                            about 11 days ago in context
                          • @drinkingpony Ah. I strongly believe that the official one is as dumb as this Chinese copy of yours. The current and voltage is just passed trough 1:1 from one connector to the other. I don't think that the stand has to regulate anything or do any kind of processing. 25€ for that thing is way too overpriced and should cost 1/10th of that.

                            about 11 days ago in context
                          • @adiwan Agreed, you can litterally achieve the same with a USB C hook connector and the cheapest tablet stand you can find.But that does not make me any less curious regarding and I still would like to see a picture of the official stand's internals.

                            "But it is Nintendo's official product and it just looks good" - a fanboy

                            Look, I am not saying you should not get it, I just expect more than just a fancy looking passthrough of GND, VBUS, CC and USB 2.0 data channels on something that would cost 25 Euro's and has USB type C. What for ? Well, Idunno really, but I am sure there is someone out there who would prefer to play with an XboX controller while in handheld mode and charging at the same time.

                            about 11 days ago in context
                        • https://youtu.be/QCZ3-fYjpWo?t=137

                          about 11 days ago from web
                          • No, but seriously, hug your moms this Sunday.

                            about 12 days ago from web
                            • Mother's Day is insensitive to people without a mom.

                              about 12 days ago from web