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Top Trump aide emailed campaign officials about proposed contact with Putin / Boing Boing
Congressional investigators looking into connections between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S.
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Red Dwarf XII slated for October / Boing Boing
Fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun. Lister, Rimmer, Kryton and the show stealing Cat are back this October on Dave.
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Trump is a human void / Boing Boing
Talking of Trump's beliefs is pointless, because there are none. The barking comedy of his speeches and statements goes nowhere because "he cannot understand anyone’s response to them except as it relates to him."
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The Case For Panpsychism | Issue 121 | Philosophy Now
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Everything, even a rock, has some degree of consciousness / Boing Boing
Philip Goff, associate professor in philosophy at Central European University in Budapest, argues that the idea of panpsychism ("mind is everywhere") shouldn't be dismissed just because it sounds crazy.
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How to hear the true sound of your own voice without recording it / Boing Boing
When we speak, sing or shout, what we perceive gets a mighty bass boost from our own head matter. But what the lister (and the microphone) hears — the reedy, whiny, nasal true self! — is their reality.
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Longread: what will it take to re-decentralize the web? / Boing Boing
In 2016, the Internet Archive convened a decentralized web summit to discuss ways to make the web less centralized and thus less vulnerable to censorship, corporate abuse and "shadow regulation" (I gave one of the keynotes).
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The Westeros Economy: A Financial FAQ for GoT Fans | Investopedia
Game of Thrones is fantasy, however, often overlooked is the fact that author George R.R. Martin’s fictional world is driven by cold, hard economic realities.
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Scan The World - MyMiniFactory
Roman Emperors Money Michelangelo
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Extensible Chessboard by emmett - Thingiverse
Here is a chess / checkers board that you can print in quadrants and slide together. If you feel the need for a larger board, you can assemble as many of these pieces as you like. The chess set pictured is from the 3D Builder app I helped make (please excuse my shameless plug).
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3D Printable The Lewis Chessmen at The National Museum of Scotlandby Scan The World
Within the context of this unparalleled collection, the Lewis Chessmen are an important symbol of European civilisation.
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7 hours ago
In the box – Cards: The system of symbols, colours and numbers – Green Box of Games
The Green Box of Games includes a deck of 54 cards, with a variation of colours, numbers and symbols following a precise system. The numbers have an identical distribution across colours and symbols.
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In the box – Tiles: Building square boards – Green Box of Games
The tiles are the core of the Green Box game system. The fundamental idea is to devise a system for creating board games, so there has to be a way to create games with boards.
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Taibbi: Why Trump Can't Quit the Alt-Right - Rolling Stone
Well, it's over now – right? He may have three and a half years left in office, but Donald Trump is finished. The Charlottesville tragedy was the final stake through the Grinch-heart of his presidency. If he didn't deserve it so enormously much, it would be sad.
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A totally biased top-5 list of my favorite designers of abstract-esque games | Un Chien Andalou | BoardGameGeek
In my last post entitled "A totally biased top-5 list of my favorite designers of combinatorial abstract games?" I spent some time calculating some numbers in hopes to find my favorite designer of combinatorial abstract games.
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No Moods, Ads or Cutesy Fucking Icons » Occasional demons.
It’s pretty much done. We even have a tentative publication date: June, 2018. All I need to do now is figure out how to embed a coded message into the text. In the meantime, a final fiblet. The Freeze-Frame Revolution. From Tachyon.
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The Enduring Legacy of Zork - MIT Technology Review
Forty years after the creation of Zork, the text-adventure computer game continues to entertain players and influence technologists.
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Mini and "exotic" filaments : MPSelectMiniOwners
Was looking into picking up a Mini for doing some experiments with more "exotic" filaments. Nylon, CF infused PLA/Nyon, and some of the weirder stuff out there. I'm assuming it won't work well with the flexible filaments due to the extruder being off the hot end.
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Charlottesville: United Nations warns US over 'alarming' racism | World news | The Guardian
The warning specifically refers to events last week in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the civil rights activist Heather Heyer was killed when a car rammed into a group of people protesting against a white nationalist rally.
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How To Avoid Falling For A Fake Poll | FiveThirtyEight
Fake polls. Amateur-ish polls. They’re becoming a problem, and they’re likely to become a bigger one. But you don’t need to be a statistician to spot a suspicious poll.
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A ZX81 Keyboard Adventure: Model 100 micro SD Card reader, the MyTeSed
After the initial testing with a full sized SD card reader shield and Ardunio Uno, I wanted to know how easy it would be to shrink the TRS-80 Model 100 SD card interfaces size down to something a little more acceptable.
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Modular Storage with Peanut Butter and Lasers | Hackaday
First, I have tons of stuff in my workshop, far too much for the amount of space I have. A lot of this material is much easier to use if it’s well-organized. Think electronics, robotics, building sets. Modular parts that need to go together a certain way for them to be useful.
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3D Printed Chess Set and Pieces: Mix and Match Your Own | All3DP
Create your perfect 3D printed chess set and pieces by mix-matching 20 different sets and 5 different boards and funk up your chess game. Chess is one of the oldest games, traceable back to at least 6 AD. It is the most widespread game – making it the largest community in the world.
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3D Printing Troubleshooting: Common Problems and How to Fix Them | All3DP
Problems with your 3D printer? Read our 3D printing troubleshooting guide to common 3D printing problems and their solutions. It’s amazing what your 3D printer can produce.
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How to Brew Real Coffee with a 3D Printed Moka Pot | All3DP
More of a proof of concept than an implement for daily use, one maker uses special PLA and the annealing technique for a 3D printed Moka Pot. There are many great uses for 3D printed objects, but making hot drinks with boiling water? Most folks would be inclined to say no.
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Methods of Ensuring 3D Print Success and Detecting Compromised 3D Models
Acoustic modeling: in this approach, they literally listen to the stepper motor movements as the print proceeds, and then attempt to match them to the expected movement sounds from a correct 3D model source file.
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5 Ways To Edit A PDF On Linux
The PDF file format is a real pain. It’s non-linear, and difficult to easily manipulate. Unfortunately, it’s also the preferred format for online documents and forms which means you have to use it whether you like it or not.
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Trump’s Reluctant Voters Are Getting More Reluctant | FiveThirtyEight
In this week’s politics chat, we check back in on the voters who helped put Donald Trump over the top in 2016 and may prove crucial in 2018 and 2020. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): It’s time for our weekly politics chat! Welcome, all.
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Studies reinforce the critical importance of ADHD treatment monitoring | SharpBrains
As the new school year approaches, let me highlight the essential value of ADHD treatment monitoring. Even when a child’s treatment has been going well, response to treatment can change over time. This is true for medication treatment, or any other treatment a child is receiving.
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This Is What Happens When 3d Printing Goes Rogue #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #3dprinting #art « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!
One day a friend demonstrated the 3Doodler, that funky 3D printing device that allows you to make freehand sculptures. After some rounds of what looked like spinning cotton candy, he handed me a wispy hot pink earring.
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McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency - The New York Times
The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has disintegrated to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks, and Mr. McConnell has privately expressed uncertainty that Mr.
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Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones – Brain Pickings
“It is our knowledge — the things we are sure of — that makes the world go wrong and keeps us from seeing and learning,” Lincoln Steffens wrote in his beautiful 1925 essay.
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3ders.org - 3D Printing News Roundup: RESA Wearables, iBUS platform, Aether, Skriware | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News
Here’s a round-up of some recent 3D printing stories you might have missed, including Aether receiving funding from the Gates Foundation for a new 3D bio-printing project, RESA Wearables introducing retail kiosks in China for 3D printed custom orthotic insoles, and more besides.
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3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017 | 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs.
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Writing Hacks: Many Names Are Better than One Perfect Name « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!
Language is a technology. It’s a particularly strange one that’s made of squiggles and sounds and maps of meaning, but like any other technology, it’s hackable. So’s writing. Here’s a trick for naming things.
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Trump enraged that McConnell won't 'protect' him from Russia investigations: NYT / Boing Boing
Buried in the New York Times' extraordinary piece on how Mitch McConnell, Senate GOP leader, privately doubts whether President Donald Trump can salvage his administration? This amazing detail that sure doesn't make Trump look innocent on Russia and corruption.
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CONTRARY BRIN: How did humans "overshoot" in intelligence? Plus a Tech Roundup!
Phew. The news cycle has slowed enough to get our heartbeats down just a tad. So how about some stimulus on the positive-hopeful side? You are still a member of a spectacular, scientific civilization.
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Tutorial Tuesday 3: Beginner 3D Design With Tinkercad - Shapeways Magazine
This week, Tutorial Tuesday is for beginners. If you’ve never designed a 3D model before, then this post will show you how to get started.
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Tutorial Tuesday 8: Using Sculptris to 3D Model With "Digital Clay" - Shapeways Magazine
If you want to make an organic-looking sculpted character head or body, and you want to do it for free, then you’ll want to know how to use Sculptris.
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Tutorial Tuesday 16: Mathematica Brings the Mathematical Bling - Shapeways Magazine
Math has the best bling. Structure, form, geometry, and symmetry are secret keys to beautiful 3D designs. For example, this stunning Rhombic star earring by Mathematical Creations: This design was created with Wolfram’s powerful software Mathematica.
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Tutorial Tuesday 20: Taking Better Photographs of Your 3D Prints - Shapeways Magazine
So you’ve designed something beautiful and the 3D print came out perfectly. But, how do you communicate that online or in your Shapeways shop? In this Tutorial Tuesday post, we’ll talk about how to step up your photo-taking game so that everyone knows how awesome your models are.
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Tutorial Tuesday 25: Easy Pendant Creator Walkthrough - Shapeways Magazine
There are lots of ways to go from a 2D image to a 3D model, but one of the easiest ways is with the Shapeways 3D Printed Pendant Creator.
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Tutorial Tuesday 27: Design for Complexity With Structure Synth - Shapeways Magazine
What would you make if designing complex objects were actually easy? For some years now we’ve been hearing the buzz-phrase that “complexity is free” with 3D printing.
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Tutorial Tuesday 29: Rescue Your 3D Models With MakePrintable - Shapeways Magazine
Now that NetFabb no longer has a free cloud service for repairing files, where do you turn when you have a 3D model with hopelessly bad geometry that needs repair? Meshmixer and MeshLab provide free solutions that give you a lot of control over how you modify and repair your meshes.
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Tutorial Tuesday 31: 3D Design Your Own Electronics in Tinkercad - Shapeways Magazine
It’s back-to-school season, so this week’s Tutorial Tuesday will focus on using 3D printing and design to enhance learning of another subject: 3D design and printing for electronics.
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The Caďin religions
The Caďin Religions Note This subject has long been studied by Almeologists, but much more has recently been learned. Thus I have had information on tësaďát on the site for years, but it is now seriously out of date.
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To Come Up with a Good Idea, Start by Imagining the Worst Idea Possible
There are many creative tools a designer uses to think differently, but none is more counter-intuitive than “wrong thinking,” also called reverse thinking.
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The Dark Side of Resilience
Resilience, defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events, is a highly sought-after personality trait in the modern workplace.
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Aging Parents With Lots of Stuff, and Children Who Don’t Want It - The New York Times
Mothers and daughters talk about all kinds of things. But there is one conversation Susan Beauregard, 49, of Hampton, Conn., is reluctant to have with her 89-year-old mother, Anita Shear: What to do — eventually — with Mrs. Shear’s beloved set of Lenox china? Ms.
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The Filter Feeding Aerial Pentaform of Ashlesa 5.2 – xenoglyph
Ashlesa 5.2 has a rich set of near-isolated ecosystems. Among the few entities that can cross the vast deserts of the planet are the flying Pentaforms, of which explorers have identified two species. Where the other is an aerial predator, this one is a filter feeder, a solitary flyer.
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NTU Researchers Develop 3D Printed Sunflowers that Bloom in Sunlight | All3DP
Nanyang Technological University researchers 3D printed a sunflower which blooms in sunlight, even after being forced into a bud shape. Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, have developed a 3D printed sunflower.
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Kickstarter Campaign to Reissue Humanscale Design Guide | All3DP
Henry Dreyfuss Associates’ Humanscale collection of books and reference charts is getting a re-release via Kickstarter. Out of print since the ’80s, it is widely considered the blueprint to human comfort in product design.
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FlowRep: Just What 3D Printing Needs?
Researchers at UBC have developed an incredible system for capturing 3D models from static images. The system, called FlowRep, attempts to identify “flows” or continuous aligned curves, from an image.
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X220 Repaste - 15°C drop! ft. Arctic MX-4 : thinkpad
Was overheating and thermal throttling at load, even over 100 °C when the paste was like in the picture, now I'm not exceeding 85 °C under synthetic loads. The paste I used was Arctic Cooling MX-4. I'm going to repaste my X230 with MX-2 as well. Running too hot since some time ago.
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Tutorial Tuesday 4: Using OpenSCAD to Design With Code - Shapeways Magazine
Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday! This week, we speak to the geeks. Did you know that you can create 3D-printable designs with code? OpenSCAD is a programming language for solid modeling, specifically built for creating designs that are exportable as triangular meshes for 3D printing.
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Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Cloud Backup Solutions That Your Recommend? - Slashdot
New submitter OneHundredAndTen writes: After having used the services of CrashPlan for my backups for a few years now, I have just learned that CrashPlan is exiting the home backup business.
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mathgrrl, Author at Shapeways Magazine
What would you make if designing complex objects were actually easy? For some years now we’ve been hearing the buzz-phrase…
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molleindustria.org
This is the transcript of a talk about Virtual Reality I gave at the A MAZE festival in Berlin and at Game Happens in Genova in 2017. -Paolo Today I’m going to talk about making VR countercultural again. So let’s start with a countercultural icon...
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Stranger Playthings: Remaking a VR counterculture | Molleindustria
The second coming of Virtual Reality is a convergence of different technological traditions with different aesthetics, goals, and strategies.
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Distraction Free Writing | writerlywitterings
Okay, for the last few days I’ve had a busy time of it. I’ve a friend who’s become ill at an inconvenient time for him. He has a job, you see: periodically he is asked by a local railway to help them by counting passengers. Since he’s unwell, I agreed to do it for him.
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Retro Computing Roundtable - Episodes - RCR Episode 157 - eBay and retrocomputing
“Atari 800 - RARE - $1,000 - L@@K!!1!”. Why do such listings exist? They are becoming more and more common. Does anyone ever accidentally buy from these outrageous listings? Memorabilia - especially recent-ish (90s, 2000s).
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How Can You Tell If You Have Eye Damage From The Eclipse? : Shots - Health News : NPR
Less than an hour after the Great American Eclipse completed its coast-to-coast show today, people's fascination with the sun and the moon quickly turned to concern about their eyes.
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People Are Using Recycled Laptop Batteries To Power Their Homes - Slashdot
New submitter gooddogsgotoheaven writes: DIY Powerwall builders from around the world are harvesting old laptop batteries and turning them into powerful batteries capable of supplying energy to their entire homes. "It's the future.
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Candidate Trump's racism strategy is failing President Trump / Boing Boing
When Trump was on the campaign trail, he had a surefire racism strategy: he'd say something horribly racist ("Mexicans are rapists") then refuse to back down (giving comfort to overt racists), then finally back down a little (giving comfort to closet racists), then complain that the press wouldn't
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Alec Baldwin’s Trump Impression Is a Technical Marvel | WIRED
From the moment he started imitating Donald Trump during the 2016 election, Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of the future president became a point of fascination. Twitter, blogs, the New York Times, even Trump himself had an opinion on Baldwin’s semi-regular Saturday Night Live performances.
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How To Use The New Firefox Screenshot Tool
Firefox has a new screenshot tool. You no longer need an add-on or a desktop app to take screenshot within the browser. Not only is there a default screenshot tool but also a temporary cloud storage space where you can store the screenshots for two weeks.
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3D Printing an Enclosure – Finishing an Arduino Project in Style
An MP Select Mini 3D printer is the latest toy that I purchased along with fellow Maker and whatimade.today associate Michael Diamond We selected this entry level printer that came preassembled, easy to operate and inexpensive. The Amazon.
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The far right has its own web, but what use is a site no-one will serve? / Boing Boing
After Charlottesville and the murder of Heather Heyer, hitherto Nazi-friendly internet companies have found their boots and their banhammers. The angry right has for some time anticipated this eventuality, and colonized or established replicas of key services and platforms.
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How to Get Free Kindle Books With Your Library Card | WIRED
Your book club meets next month, but you’re just too busy to run down to Barnes and Noble to pick up Infinite Jest. Sure, you could order it on Amazon, but it's way too heavy to lug around in your backpack and your bookshelf is looking pretty crammed.
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Stormfront Nazis Think the Alt-Right Is Full of Idiots | WIRED
When hundreds of white supremacists took to the streets of Charlottesville with lit tiki torches and swastikas, chanting "Jews will not replace us," they drew the ire of countless left-leaning groups, civil rights activists, politicians from both sides of the aisle—and Stormfront, the decades-old
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44 Award-Nominated Podcasts & Their Top Rated Episodes - The Patreon Blog
In 2 days, the Academy of Podcasters will be handing out awards for outstanding quality in 18 podcasting categories. Out of the 189 total nominees, 44 of them are currently on Patreon.
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A Detailed Guide for 3D Printing Enclosures | Hackaday
We’ve all have projects that are done, but not complete. They work, but they’re just a few PCBs wired together precariously on our desks. But fear not! A true maker’s blog has gifted us with a detailed step-by-step guide on how to make a project enclosure.
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New design for the “Second to None Edition” – Green Box of Games
The components for the upcoming new edition of the Green Box of Games have gone through a full redesign. In addition to looking a lot better, they have also got a couple of new features. The “Very First Edition” of the Green Box was printed in just 100 copies in 2016.
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VR is Weird — Let’s Go With It! – No Media Kings
Consumer Virtual Reality is kind of dead, and that’s great news… It’s as though an alien spaceship fell on earth and all the aliens died… and now we have to figure out how to use this strange technology for our very human desires. (From Stranger Playthings: Remaking a VR Counterculture)
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The Haunted Mind: Nathaniel Hawthorne on How the Transcendent Space Between Sleep and Wakefulness Illuminates Time and Eternity – Brain Pickings
wrote the poet Mark Strand in his sublime ode to dreams, “withdraws, and leaves us in a place that seems always vaguely familiar.
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Meet Singularity Black, the Blackest Paint on the Market #ArtTuesday « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!
Step aside, Vantablack. There’s a new superblack paint in town. Named to reference the center of a black hole, Singularity Black is a solvent-based paint full of carbon nanotubes that absorb almost all light, from the visible to the long-wave infrared, that falls on them.
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Best Kodi Addon Installers: What are The Top Installers for Kodi?
Kodi is an incredibly useful piece of software. It’s free, open source, works on laptops, tablets, and smartphones alike, and is highly customizable. Third-party add-ons are what give the Kodi media center its true power, however.
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Zencastr | Cool Tools
Zencastr is the best way to record a podcast (or interview) remotely. For the past two years we’ve recorded our Cool Tools Show podcasts using Zencastr. It’s way better than Skype or phones.
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