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3D Printer?

spiritplumber Re:Hot Glue Guns (173 comments)

All I can say is "try it". I'll be happy to send you one free, if you don't like it send it back, if you do like it, I trust you're a man of honor and will pay for it.

yesterday
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3D Printer?

spiritplumber Re:Hot Glue Guns (173 comments)

It does up to 3/16" acrylic and wood. I developed this specifically because I was sick of solid state cutters that didn't cut. Before you diss my work, try it - I'll send you one free if you want, pay when - not if - it works.

5 days ago
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3D Printer?

spiritplumber Re:Hot Glue Guns (173 comments)

Mine doubles as a laser cutter. It takes up a small closet with the ancillaries (smoke detector, filament spools, old pc to run it etc.) and it's awesome if I need a gasket or a project box. http://www.f3.to/ if you want to see the laser cutter thing.

about a week ago
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Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

spiritplumber Re:Comcast Business Class (291 comments)

I did this, I still got charges $8 a month for renting their modem for 4 months... getting them to see the problem required initiating a video chat with the operator and physically showing them that the modem wasn't one of theirs. Took another month to get reimbursed.

about two weeks ago
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Material Possiblities: A Flying Drone Built From Fungus

spiritplumber Also known as wood (52 comments)

Also known as wood

about two weeks ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week

spiritplumber Re:Might be a lesson here for Linus Torvalds (355 comments)

I'm Italian. It is assumed that since I am an engineer, I am not classically educated and therefore am looked down by other professionals (architects, notaries etc.)

about three weeks ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week

spiritplumber Who buys this stuff? (355 comments)

What kind of person buys medals? The point of a Nobel Prize (or a military decoration, or whatever) is not the shiny thing, it's the reminder of an achievement.

about three weeks ago
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Hayabusa 2 Asteroid Probe Postponed By Weather Until Early December

spiritplumber TIE Bomber? (24 comments)

So you could call it an ion-engine bomber? (And now I'm off to try to recreate this mission in KSP).

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Drone For $100-$150?

spiritplumber Re:Avoid Parrot AR Drones at all costs (116 comments)

You can use RobotsAnywhere, my android control app. It's free, and the schematics are on f3.to

about three weeks ago
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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

spiritplumber Re:Mass produce! (194 comments)

I've had a solar bike for about six months, and it works fine for my needs (mostly grocery shopping and laundry). Now that it's winter, I have to occasionally charge it. It cost about $350 to put together.

about three weeks ago
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Court Shuts Down Alleged $120M Tech Support Scam

spiritplumber Re:"This is windows support calling... (129 comments)

I used to do this on IRC with scriptkiddies... I told them that I was behind a proxy (usually true) but my "real" IP address was 127.(somenumber).(somenumber).(somenumber) and then watch them ping-o-death themselves. The nineties were fun.

about a month ago
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

spiritplumber Re:A tragedy, but stretching the bounds of relevan (152 comments)

Doesn't matter. If that particular combination of payload and delivery system resulted in at least one human life ending prematurely, then by dictionary definition it's lethal.

about 2 months ago
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

spiritplumber Re:Geneva Convention? (152 comments)

That's actually a thing, though - the way things are now is very counterintuitive. Passing a law that states "Police forces are not allowed to use weapons that are banned by the Geneva Convention" should get about as much popular support as a bill endorsing Youtube cat videos. If we draft it, how do we get a congressman to introduce it?

about 2 months ago
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

spiritplumber Geneva Convention? (152 comments)

This stuff wouldn't be allowed in warfare, why is it allowed in use by civilian agencies?

about 2 months ago
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Preferred smartphone screen size?

spiritplumber Re:Whatever size gives the best battery life. (258 comments)

The HTC G1 does this, if you can still find it. You can put Android 2 on it using Cyanogenmod, and it has a physical keyboard.

about 2 months ago
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Sale of IBM's Chip-Making Business To GlobalFoundries To Get US Security Review

spiritplumber Re:Its a lot of landmines to dodge. (95 comments)

I did a bit of work for NASA a couple years ago and per ITAR regulations, as a foreign national, I was not allowed to read the code I was writing. I'm serious.

about 2 months ago

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