Of course, if I could find a way to use them in robotics, it'd be a good way to save costs in building a large swarm.

While it's still a curiosity, the portable folding "Bonsai" RepRap is really a dead project. Tech has moved on and portable FDM printers are a bit of a silly idea anyway what with the length of print times.

That said I still need a purpose for the 2000 surplus stepper motors I got for that project.

They're small, undocumented tin-can steppers and not rated for continuous use. Possibly from envelope franking machines.

They take up a lot of attic space atm.

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SBC admin meta Show more

Never start a fight unless you've already won.

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software union dream Show more

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...Oh, I can't believe this.

DuckDuckGo uses Amazon cloud.

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There is a new optional feature in the master branch called authorized-fetch mode, which requires all fetches of ActivityPub resources to be signed, which in turn allows to reject fetches from domain-blocked servers.

Enabling this right now is not a great idea because current Mastodon versions don't sign all requests, so some functions would be impacted, a slow roll-out is advised #mastodev

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Gab; Nazis; blocking people Show more

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content warnings are such a blessing.
having the freedom to write out something that bothers you, so you can vent it into the void, while also knowing you’re not randomly dumping negativity on someone who might not have the spoons to deal with it, is pure gold.

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meta, fediverse fragmentation Show more

You can never be a superhero. You'll always be an enemy to the powers that be.

So be a supervillain.

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Favorite human fact is that our original environmental niche was "walk at prey until they get tired from running and then strike"
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"Do you believe a warship can be an engine for human progress?"

Sci-fi short film, "C (299,792 km/s)"

vimeo.com/58429056

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Honestly, the biggest issue I have with Masto is the interface.

Sure, link me to an interesting discussion, but I can't interact with it without searching for the user on my home instance and manually running through their timeline to find the thread.

Is it that hard to make the search bar dig up the discussion directly?

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by popular demand, here's the final draft of the Queer Villain Pride flag I did yesterday, along with a link to a hi-res version here: dropbox.com/s/abew1ci7y5xzt9q/

again: pink for passion, orange for community, green for knowledge, purple for queer history, and black for evil, pure EVIL. feel free to use this for whatever. mwa ha ha ha haaa, etc

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Cybrespace

cybrespace: the social hub of the information superhighway

jack in to the mastodon fediverse today and surf the dataflow through our cybrepunk, slightly glitchy web portal