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Comment: Re:it could... (Score 1) 125 125

Not really, the backlash involved in this system gives you accuracy with no repeatability. In most cases, and always in something like 3d printing, repeatability is far more important than accuracy because if you can't get the print head align repeat ably you'll have high resolution ... But not be able to make a straight line.

Comment: Re:Missing something (Score 4, Informative) 125 125

... Everything I do is more creative than this. Just because you have no clue that this isn't impressive doesn't magically make it so.

I know how it works, there is nothing new about it. The video doesn't demonstrate anything new or uncommon, the only uncommon part about it is that he used shitty ratios that would break the instant it wasn't free wheeling. You can not use 5 tooth pinions if you want to do anything more that a free wheeling toy.

Hint: LOTS OF THINGS SMALLER CAN EASILY BEAT THAT RATIO GIVEN THE SAME CONSTRAINTS. Those things are just worthless in a lot of cases.

Open up a old school watch. That's impressive. Then get back to me about how compact this thing is for its ratio. Combine any two hand wound mechanical wrist watches, just the gears between hours and seconds, your already at 1:12M, and many times more "compact"

Get a clue before you make an ass out of yourself next time.

Comment: Missing something (Score 2, Informative) 125 125

Other than being printed, what's the special part? What makes it different from every other transmission other that it has many gears and uses excessive/bad ratios between them that make the device worthless from a practical perspective.

its got 5 tooth pinions FFS, that'd be so rough and wouldn't last any length of time under load ... And then he discovered that if repeatedly chain those gears you get larger ratios still.

You can do the same thing with fewer worm gears and smoother operation.

This isn't even a little bit new, he's just chained a bunch of gears and is using the inside of the circle rather than the outside.

Someone show this guy a traditional automatic transmission or a newer CVD and watch his head explode. His gadget is pretty trivial, certainly nothing novel about it

Comment: Re:Not a failure (Score 1) 35 35

The goal was to complete the challenge. They ALL failed. It was a failure, this isn't debatable.

That doesn't mean nothing was gained, many things were learned certainly, but it was still a failure of its goal.

In my opinion it was a massive failure because pretty much none of those robots could adapt to an unexpected task (getting up) at all, and it's pretty much impossible that no one knew their bot would fall down.

Every contestant was pitifully unprepared, so EPIC FAIL if you ask me.

Comment: Re:iTunes never cared about directories so why tag (Score 2) 357 357

iTunes will leave the songs where they are OR will organize them into artist/album/song.ext for you if you choose. Those are two little checkboxes in the preferences, pretty sure the default is to move them into your iTunes library structure and organize them.

You have to have a seriously messed up configuration before it just dumps them into the same directory. I have experienced what you're referring to but I also do a bunch of weird crap with an AFP on a FBSD box using a ZFS store for it all, so I have a seriously messed up configuration :)

Comment: Re:Looking to move off of iTunes (Score 1) 357 357

Or you could just not use the service that's been available for years already and you've not been using.

What the summary is referring to is NOT iTunes Music, it is iTunes Match, which is not even a little new. iTunes Music includes iTunes Match for free.

So why do you suddenly switch from iTunes because you don't like a service thats been out for years and you don't use, but just now discovered does something you don't like?

$10 says you don't use iTunes anyway and are just trolling.

Either way you're a douche

Comment: Re:Apple = Buggy (Score 2) 357 357

I'm not even using Apple Music and the update wiped out all the music on my iPhone.

Didn't seem to effect millions of other people. Did it ever occur to you that maybe you made a mistake somewhere in the process? Lets assume its Apple's fault ... so one ... out of millions broke ... and if it happened to anyone else, would you still feel the same way? I doubt it.

so I can't even synch it back on.

... And you weren't smart enough to have backups? Who's fault is that exactly? Your ID is lower than mine, that puts you in the 90s somewhere for signing up with slashdot ... and you still don't know to make backups? With that said, I can safely assume your first complaint is also an error on your part.

Apple's quality has really dropped the last couple of years.

Everyone's allowed to have their own subjective opinion, doesn't make yours anymore true.

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 1) 384 384

Yes, we get the picture. You are a SJW who can't cope with the world being full of assholes and think you can change it. Because of that, you're confident that you are 100% correct and everyone who disagrees with you is an evil asshole.

I say this not knowing who you are or very little about GamerGate because the whole thing is fucking stupid. Same shit happens to males too, you just don't pay attention and don't care so you're ignorant of it.

Your argument has nothing to do with social justice or ethics in gaming, you're just ranting about your perceived slighting of others.

The only difference between men and women here is that ... no, no real difference, just a few loud mouth blowhards who think they have to save the world from itself when they can't even cope with it themselves.

Comment: Re:Competent Authorities (Score 1) 145 145

Assange is a hypocrite that lets his personal agenda and politics determine what he releases.

If you can't understand why that matters you really can't be part of the conversation, sorry. You need to learn to think for yourself, critically.

But riddle me this, what does his work have to do with the fact that he's a criminal? He's a criminal with or without his work. When you look at his 'work' and notice he does the same lying bullshit to manipulate reality. He modifies what he release to show parts that promote his agenda and leaves out context which shows that what he presents is nothing like he claims.

You trust a man that lies about EVERYTHING HE DOES to provide you with all the facts about how others are lying? Idiotic

Comment: Re:Hillary Clinton says: (Score -1, Flamebait) 268 268

Then you lack a moral compass and need t get some help.

I'm suggesting that when you know the fucker is guilty, you put his ass in jail, not defend him.

Apparently you think its Ok for someone to keep their job/career at the cost of someone else getting raped.


I know the argument you're trying to make and its bullshit. She made her choice, no one else. This bullshit about lawyers representing clearly guilty clients because 'its what we do' is ... well, bullshit.

This is exactly why there is absolutely nothing wrong with a boat full of lawyers being at the bottom of the ocean.

Comment: Competent Authorities (Score 0, Flamebait) 145 145

and that it is in fact not a request for asylum per se; instead, they assert, the letter merely expresses Assange's "willingness 'to be hosted in France if and only if an initiative was taken by the competent authorities.'

First off, thats a request even if you continue your typical bullshit lying Assange.

Second, I'm 100% certain he doesn't want competent authorities involved, if they are, he's fucked,

The only reason he's not in jail in Sweden already is because Ecuador feels like trying to be a dick to the US.

He's been utterly destroy. He's shown his true colors. He's shown wikileaks is about his ego, not truth. He's shown he thinks he's above the law and that he thinks EVERYONE else is corrupt and out to get him. He has no friends and his only followers are those to stupid to recognize his bullshit and college kids who think they have to fight everyone else battles for them even when they have no fucking clue what they're doing it for.

At some point, Ecuador is going to get tired of him, after which, someone is going to put him in jail.

The only thing that shocks me so far is that Sweden has a statute of limitations that doesn't take into account that the accused is running from the law. Its one thing to timeout on things when you have no idea who you're looking for ... but they know who and where he is.

He's a douche, so much a douche that even France thinks he's a douche. How sad do you have to be when even France doesn't capitulate?

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