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Are IR LED strips better then bulbs?

Some quick research when I was trying to find out if IR led strips are more efficient the conventional IR bulbs. LED strip input voltage 4.8w/m 24 watts for 5 meters. 850nm spectrum – 940nm Infrared bulbs are from 780nm-1400nm … Continue reading

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Waiving moral rights – 3D Printing

The CC licensed f-f-fiddle is available for purchase now, although I’m afraid it’s full sized. I. The world is fucked. It’s no secret. We wake up, go to twitter and watch the latest videos of children being slaughtered and mutilated … Continue reading

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Makerbot blatantly steals and patents a community design.

In a stunning display of madness, makerbot industries files a patent application on a mechanism clearly derived from content created by their users. What’s almost worse is the article they wrote praising the invention, presumably while they were filing the … Continue reading

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How feasible are mesh network backbones?

TL:DR, $50 Nodes with 1km+ range. Look at the map. So today I was playing around with the idea of mesh network backbones. All the decentralization guys talk about a distributed and democratic internet. But how reasonable is it? Not … Continue reading

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Computable Magic

Reality is computable. Everything can be represented by math. But a lot of magic isn’t. It relies on weird intermediate steps, like the user “wills” something to happen. Steps that are equivalent to having a new limb, or in some … Continue reading

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Will 3D printing survive patents?

The 3D printing revolutions is only just beginning. But why is it only just beginning now? The modern 3D printing craze is all about FFF (fused filament fabrication) based 3D printers. It’s brought the price of 3D printing down from … Continue reading

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Creating a new web stack for collaboratation and dynamic content.

People are finding that the current web stack (html,javascript,css) isn’t getting the job done. The old paradigm of thick servers and thin clients is becoming obsolete as people want more reactive app-like web pages. In the next few years we’re … Continue reading

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How government?

If you haven’t already, take a look at “why government?“, where I take a look what a government actually does, as far as the economy is concerned anyway. It introduces some of the terms I’ll be using today and talk … Continue reading

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Why government?

It’s a bit of an odd question. Government has existed forever. There are a lot of common sense reasons, but more and more people are questioning exactly what role the government should fill, and if we’d be better off if … Continue reading

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