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Comment Re:Really two varieties of Lego (Score 5, Interesting) 425

We have at least a hundred LEGO sets from various of the "unimaginative" series from Harry Potter to Star Wars to the underwater things. They get built once according to the book, then they gradually get taken apart and mixed in with the giant bins of random LEGO parts. All these strangely shaped and colored parts mix together quite well, and my children have had no trouble whatsoever in creating weird fan-fic style mashup vehicles and action sets.

Comment Re:Batteries (Score 1) 97

The guy states in his article that the battery pack hack was not something that he'd be comfortable with other people duplicating. That's why I brought it up.

I, too, applaud his doing of the thing. I make things too, but I try to use parts that are available to the general public when I post how-to articles about the things that I build.

Comment Re:Drive (Score 1) 716

...and some of us have the drive to create stuff. I have been making electronic stuff since I was 8 years old. I'm over 50 and show no signs of letting up. I started a home business to sell the stuff I make, and one of my designs has recently been successful enough to pay more than my part-time day job (which is creating stuff for a university). Not so surprisingly, I grow tired of the work needed to make the same thing over and over, although it pays fabulously well.

Comment Re:Don’t get me wrong (Score 1) 716

There are also plenty of people with degrees, working at hell desks.

I'm one of those college dropouts that has made a successful career, although I am by no means rich. I have a part-time job at the university that I dropped out from 30 year ago. I'd quit that job entirely and concentrate on my money-making sideline (Nixie watches, which are marketed for me, for free, by a very rich college dropout), except that my family needs the health insurance provided by the cushy government job.

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