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Comment Re:Don't laugh, KDE might work out for you (Score 2) 125

I use activities exclusively instead of virtual desktops. It works well and helps me keep focused. The other good thing about activities is you can stop and start them. when you start one it can spawn a lot of apps for you. I have a media activity that spawns my media locations, has amarok running all the time on it and shortcuts to various media apps on the desktop.
My programming activities have the env set for the project i am working on, spawns several consoles and loads up my coding playlist. Each has a different style, different set of widgets. all designed to keep me focussed.

Comment The Inkjet printhead... (Score 4, Informative) 24

The Inkjet printhead is one of the more interesting parts of this machine. Digging through the layers of websites and papers reveals the printhead is an Epson Workforce 30.
The bulk of that work was done by Joyce Kwan, Paper here: Design of Electronics for a High-resolution, Multi- Material, and Modular 3D Printer
This is a great paper and amazing work on hacking up an Epson printhead and I hope they progress this further

Comment Money grabbing! (Score 1) 134

That's just low. Next you will be telling us that you have revenue share deals for all the big software. I'll bet you got yourself some really nice toys with the money you made from Firefox and LibreOffice you recently promoted. What next? Promoting KDE or Gnome with some sweet purchase price deals?
Also, why even promote this? What is this, some kind of news site for nerds? How dare you.
Have a lttle heart would you, this stuff matters.

Comment Re:Meh. (Score 1) 175

"and the lack of creativity in using them."

I have seen some amazing things done with 3d printers. Don't take away the massive achievements 3d printers have allowed

I build giant robots with my 3d printer. for no other reason that why not.

Comment Re:opie / familiar (Score 1) 110

seconded. Agree 100%

I did some reversing on the msm windows phones. Took us 3 months to reverse the shared memory for radio interface and GPIO for the keyboards. Ahh the good old days.

I say gather the ce devices all up, dice and slice them and make art pieces out of them. Make build some semi functional cool robot sculptures. Looks nicer than in landfill and would certainly be a better use of time

"Conversion, fastidious Goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts most subtly on the human will." -- Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway"