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  1. 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 a day 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.

      about 15 hours ago in context
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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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  2. 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 2 days ago from web
  3. After 2016 I wanted some fresh faces to show up in the Democratic primary but after having seen Marianne Williamson for a few minutes I think we need to go back

    about a day ago from web
  4. God's teeth, I can't wait for my BlackBerry KeyONE to arrive...

    about a day ago from web
  5. I cannot stress it enough: Watch "Amphibia"! The first season ended today so there is no excuse.

    about a day ago from web
  6. 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 3 days ago from web
  7. @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 2 days ago from web
  8. "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 3 days ago from web
  9. 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 3 days ago from web
  10. I couldn't resist any longer and I bought a small CNC router.

    about 4 days ago from web
  11. 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 3 days ago from web
  12. 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 4 days ago from web
  13. 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 5 days ago from web
  14. So China is winning at science now https://time.com/4854718/quantum-entanglement-teleport-space/

    about 5 days ago from web
  15. The classmate who tried to molest me is in my store right now, and it’s not an experience that was particularly traumatizing because luckily I can say he only “tried” to molest me, but it’s still weird. I gotta look at that guy and go “oh right, you tried to molest me”.

    about 5 days ago from web
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    • @drinkingpony I mean a) this was a YEARS ago thing, b) everybody already knows about it, and c) I personally don’t actually care that much

      about 5 days ago in context
    • "I personally don’t actually care that much" - @mrmattimation ... raises eyebrow.

      If I were to lower my standard of things that irk me just a Weee-Little-Bit just 1 setting then I would be taking up a neigh permanent 20 out of 30 font page slots on this website. Meaning that everyone has a tresshold that makes something worth posting/dashing about. Which is the long way around to say "Yeah I actually do think you care"

      But whatever happens next. Try not to bottle it up if you know that somewhere in the future the bottle might explode. After all you already said it was YEARS ago.

      about 5 days ago in context
    • @drinkingpony yeah, the threshold was “he showed up at my store”. I feel like regardless of whether or not it actually affected me mentally, seeing the guy who tried to sexually abuse me is at least a little bit noteworthy.

      about 5 days ago in context
  16. Time to play "Is that the melatonin kicking in, or am I just exhausted from a 13 hour night shift!?"

    about 5 days ago from web
  17. Oh look, there is drama surrounding 007 again. Not James Bond mind you, just 007. Apparently a woman is going to play the new Bond 007 and not that guy I talked about about a month ago and his unflattering photo.

    Does not really help that clickbait articles go with "Captain Marvel Actor Gets 007 Movie" ( no matter which side of the coin you are on, you know Brie Larson is seen as a flawed everything by the haters ).

    Look people, I just have one thing to say.

    "Make it good, or don't bother" Please, just saying. Noone I know talks more positively about Female Ghostbusters than about Mr Plinket. Judge for yourself what HE is https://youtu.be/AHUV8QLpEAc

    about 5 days ago from web
  18. I'm really thinking hard about buying a cheapo CNC router (30cm x 18cm x 4.5cm volume) for 190€

    about 5 days ago from web
  19. TIL : It is actually really easy to confuse Oxygen for Steam while working inside of a protective barrier of a vacuum.

    about 5 days ago from web
  20. 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 6 days ago from web
  21. I'd rather use Ubuntu.

    about 6 days ago from web
  22. Oh, BTW, just to make sure. No I am not saying some particular mother is dumb. I am saying that there is no virus defender capable enough to prevent mothers from making dumb moves.

    What is a dumb move ? Ehh...

    Ohh, free Ipod !

    about 6 days ago from web
  23. 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 8 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"

      about 6 days ago in context
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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 6 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

      about 6 days ago in context
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  24. I'm glad that the new MLP episodes got released early.

    about 7 days ago from web
  25. I need to use hot sauce more often. My taste buds are not as tough as they used to be.

    about 8 days ago from web
  26. I wonder if my eggs are still good?

    about 9 days ago from web
  27. What I read : "Stepladder kink"
    What I my brain came up with : [ inserts image ]

    No seriously, I think I should not google that, ever. I can almost guarantee me that I am better off not knowing what a 'Stepladder kink' actually is. http://rainbowdash.net/url/874880

    about 9 days ago from web
  28. "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 9 days ago from web
  29. i'm taking a bet that as of last week i've officially had more hernias in my life than most of you

    about 10 days ago from web
  30. 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 9 days ago from web