Broadcast Engineer at BellMedia, Computer history buff, compulsive deprecated, disparate hardware hoarder, R/C, robots, arduino, RF, and everything in between.
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Meet Jay-D, the fun electronics project that lets you build your own DJ mix table

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If you're going to learn electronics, you might as well learn it in service to something fun. And if you're going to learn to DJ, you might as well learn something practical along with it. Because let's face it — you probably aren't the one-in-a-million performer who becomes Deadmau5 or Marshmello or somebody else in a giant oversized helmet.  — Read the rest

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Live-action 'Space Battleship Yamato' is still a dream come true

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As a kid, I absolutely loved Star Blazers. When I discovered Space Battleship Yamato I was in heaven. Years after its release, as an adult, I learned about the 2010 live action SBY. This morning I'm watching clips from the film and thinking about digging out my DVD. — Read the rest

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DevTerm is a portable terminal that might just be the perfect cyberdeck for sysadmins and writers too

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DevTerm is a portable computer tailored directly to the needs of developers, sysadmins, and anyone else who works with text and such. It's so fully-featured (and uniquely featured) it's hard to know where to start.

There's a clockworkPi single-board computer, a 1280×480 6.8" display for a "vintage-feeling, focused, and immersive experience", integrated 5G, WiFi and Bluetooth, USB A and C (for charging the internal battery), MicroSD card slot, HDMI, headphone input and output, GPIO connections, and a 65% keyboard complete with retrogaming controls and typewriter-style side knobs. — Read the rest

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Graphic novel about one of the most epic SCP Foundation entries

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SCP-5000 tells an unusually epic story for a SCP, in which the secret paranormal-object-containment foundation declares war on humanity itself and a heroic foundation staffer works to unravel why his bosses and colleagues went genocidal. A SCPer's SCP, a tribute to many of the others packed with references to other SCPs, and is now a graphic novel by DRDOBERMANN and Tanhony, the original author. — Read the rest

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Retired major general of US Army: "Michael Flynn should be court-martialed for treason"

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Over the weekend, Trump's former national security Michael Flynn agreed that it was a good idea to "stage a Myanmar-style coup in the United States." Now United States Army retiree Major General Paul D. Eaton, who trained Iraqi troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom, calls Flynn's actions treasonous. — Read the rest

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Fireman rants hilariously about people transporting trashbags of gas

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There is a recent, moronic run on gasoline that has people storing it in containers that will dissolve upon any prolonged contact with the petrol. Additionally, some folks reportedly employ containers that do not keep toxic and flammable fumes in check, like an open plastic bucket. — Read the rest

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