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Ever wanted to make your own silicone sex toys?

Good news: I've finished writing up a huge guide on how to do that!

github.com/starkatt/Cocksmithi

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What is postfurry? At the very core, it's a way of approaching what identity means.

Furry has been all about answering the question "what if people can also be animals?"

Postfurry says "okay, we can go even further than that. What if we claim authorial control over every aspect of identity? We're animal-people sure, but that's only a starting point. If the poststructuralists are right and all meaning is negotiable, let's go exploring and write some meanings of our own."

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Y'ALL, so, does your phone only charge/connect if you Wiggle It Right, no matter what cable you use? Mine was.

Turns out this is very often caused by progressive compaction of lint into the bottom of the port, so the connector isn't able to seat properly.

If you get in there with a safety pin or something, you can pick the lint out. It's slow and you'll probably need a flashlight to see down in there, but it works. Keep digging until you see metal.

@s0 also iirc we had a conversation months ago where you suggested buying commodity charge control / boost-buck boards for USB to lipo battery management and 5v outputs. You said that you usually desoldered the USB-A connector which I certainly want to do since it's huge and useless, but I'm having trouble with the desoldering via hot-air since it has a bunch of auxillary through-hole anchor points. Any tips?

@starkatt don’t think so! Just the new model doesn’t seem to add or improve anything

re: industrial equipment safety design 

point is safety design is complicated and requires understanding why folks might routinely ignore or subvert advised safety practices.

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industrial equipment safety design 

Okay, so.

Angle grinders come with a hand guard around the wheel, as shown in the attached photo. Now, a hand guard isn't a bad idea. They help control sparks, give a place to set the tool down before it fully stops spinning, and, well, guard against wandering fingers.

The problem is that in practice, folks almost invariably remove these hand guards. I have for my personal tool, and they've been removed on every grinder at my workplace. Quite simply, the guard always gets in the way. Even when doing perfectly routine tasks with the tool in a convenient position the guard causes interference, and this problem is magnified when there's other parts of an assembly in the way.

So the way to make a grinder safer would be to make the safety guard smaller. Make it small enough to almost never be in the way -- as small as possible while still protecting areas near the tool grips.

But of course that'll never happen. Not only is it counterintuitive, manufacturers are terrified of legal liability and it's easier to slap on a sticker that says "don't remove the handguard", even knowing it'll be ignored.

@s0 were you saying something the other day about safety problems with Pinecil, or am I misremebering/confabulating?

:D I just learned that my public library membership includes access to consumerreports.com which is normally behind a not-inexpensive paywall

SSTV meta, lewd 

if you're going to send a pic of your cock and balls on 20 meter SSTV, at least have the decency to include a callsign so we can make a logged contact

So obviously there's a huge presence of Japanese and Korean car companies in the US, I'm curious: what's the Indian domestic car market like? Do they have anything cool?

You know what we use to plug in our $250,000 recording and broadcast consoles? Whatever $5 IEC cable came out of the big tub last

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Audiophiles are the easiest motherfuckers to fleece

Here’s a $4699.00 power cable (on sale!)
theaudiotailor.com.au/products

Watching videos of Fawzi Saveafox

And gosh, fennecs are just as much fox as a red fox, but they're smaller so the foxing is more concentrated.

Folks who live in Seattle will see this and be like "yup, still the same."

Folks who don't will see this and be like "wtf are y'all on about."

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Some vintage Seattle sketchy comedy:
"Pike or Pine, the quiz show"
Almost Live!, October 1995. [4:31]
youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&

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