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threedee printering version two point oh!

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Yeah, so… The Monoprice Select Mini I raved about is still a good first printer. I’m paraphrasing a HaD writer here, but it is the model-T of 3d printers.

Even with a failed heater circuit (dead short through the FET, scary!)… it’s a good machine. In the span of a few evenings, I’ve set up a RAMPS configuration under it.

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attempted nepotism?

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Jim Comey testified before the legislative branch. Some of the things he talked on concerned me a great deal. They do not surprise me, very little regarding our government does any more.

I don’t generally trust law enforcement, certainly not at the federal level. But, I have to say, this guy came across as believable, honest, and concerned.

What comes next is yet to be seen, but it could get real damned interesting.

captain hack testifies in open hearing

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Former CIA director Brennan testified today before the US federal government regarding Trump/Russia collusion.

The CIA director at the head of the ship when it came to light that US intelligence is literally hacking everything on the planet that they can. If you’re interested in cyberwarfare stuff that the Russians might have, he’s yer guy… sure.
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hilarity ensues

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Tech Support: “What seems to be the problem?”
floz: “My internet is slow as heck.”
TS: “What kind of computer are you using?”
floz: “what?”
TS: “Windows or Mac?”
floz: “Neither… I mean, I have two windows machines, a macbook, and half a dozen linux machines. What do you need?”
TS: “We need to use the Windows machine.”
floz: “For what?”
TS: “We need to run a traceroute.”
floz: “dude… seriously? traceroute is cross-platform. It even runs on my router.”

my isp sucks

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So… I’ve gone round and round with this company for months, while their service continues to degrade.

I’ve purchased a fair amount of kit, eliminating network issues on the LAN side, and carefully configuring each piece as I improve the overall system.

Yet, I still continue to have foolish damn problems with the connection.

The solution?

phase 1: automate network tests, record to .csv and publish on the web… also, share this with TWC via social media
web link: myispsucks!
phase 2: if phase 1 doesn’t get their attention, automate tweets to their service goons every time performance dips below a reasonable threshold.
phase 2b: shop the competition, and fire these idiots.