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We really don't know if the world needs it but we're sure glad [johnnyq90] took the time to build one. We're talking about a nitro powered rotary tool . Based on a Kyosho GX-12 nitro engine, commonly used in R/C cars, [johnnyq90] machines almost all other parts in his shop to make a really cool Nitro-Dremel'. But success didn't come at the first try. The first prototype was made using a COX 049 engine but the lack of proper lubrication cause damage to the crankshaft. Because of this setback, [johnnyq90] swaps it out with a O. S Max 10 Aero engine he had lying around in the shop. That didn't work out so well as the engine was quite hard to start. On the third try he finally decided to use the 2.1 cc Kyosho GX-12 engine to power up his 20.000 rpm tool. As noisy as one would expect and, from the videos it seems quite powerful too as it easily pierces through an aluminium block, cuts steel like a breeze, and breezes through other less demanding feats.
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Quick Sprout
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Jakob Nielsen surveyed users on their responses to popups: 95% of them rated the experience of “pop-ups in front of your window” as negative. That survey of 605 respondents was conducted in 2004. In Internet epochs, 2004 is the equivalent of the paleolithic era. And back in 2004, popups were pretty bad. I mean, look at this . Really? But today, popups have matured into an art form: they are helpful, compelling, useful, and valuable. The real truth? Popups are not bad. And if you want to increase conversions on your long-form content, I strongly suggest you use popups. Derek Halpern says it like this, If you dont use popups, you’re an idiot. I try not to call people idiots, but I do agree with Derek’s point: you should use popups. Popups are a useful, powerful, in-your-face technique that can skyrocket your conversions on long-form content. On his blog, Derek himself uses this popup on the article discussing popups: Think about it like this.
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The desktop computer knows the vehicle's position and orientation because they fly it in the Flying Machine Arena , a large room at ETH Zurich with an infrared motion-capture system. The result is a bit eerie to watch as if gravity doesn't apply to the Omnicopter. The flying machine can be just plain playful, as you can see in the first video below where it plays fetch by using an attached net to catch a ball. When returning the ball, it actually rotates the net to dump the ball into the thrower's hand. But you can see that in the video. While we're trying different numbers of propellers, why not try just one, as a group, also from ETF Zurich, has done with their monospinner . [via IEEE Spectrum ] Filed under: drone hacks
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Naturally the Old Guard will resist this new form of fascism (Cosmic Fascism) and will desperately try and maintain the existence of their own system, Super Fascism. To do this they will pick from a choice of proved options. They can continue to deploy false-flag attacks, some even nuclear as was done at the twin towers NYC on 9-11-01. They can use these to falsely blame hand selected mentally ill or mentally retarded Islamic patsies the FBI works hard to entrap; or they can start major new illegal unconstitutional aggressive foreign wars of acquisition. Or they can continue supporting their private mercenary army ISIS which is an extension of the Mujaheddin started by the CIA to defeat the Soviet Union Communists in Afghanistan in order to gain control and greatly expand the Opium crop and acquire cheap access to the Lithium for high tech batteries.
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It was quite a relief that there was videotape to confirm the accuracy of my reporting. After it became clear that the assault happened, the good people of Conservative Twitter were happy to inform me that this was either good because the librul media has it coming or it doesn't matter because no one gets angry when conservatives are attacked. So, you know, nothing to see here, move along, oh look a squirrel, pull the lever for the GOP candidate! Anyway . I'm entirely sympathetic to Gianforte's frustration with reporters; lord knows I've wanted to shriek "I'm sick and tired of you guys!" while choke-slamming a writer into a table hundredsnay, thousands!—of times. You try dealing with people who say "hey boss, I filed" and then when you look for their story you see that they forgot to put the file where it's supposed to be and you can't get in touch with them because they've gone outside for a smoke—a trip that takes about 10 minutes, since, as you know, The Washington Free Beacon rests atop a majestic skyscraper many floors above local trade publication THE POLITICO.
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It was a digestif popular in German immigrant communities. (Digestifs are still popular in Germany and Austria. They come in tiny bottles you can usually find near the cash registers at the Supermarkt .) But the man handling U.S. distribution, Sidney Frank of New Rochelle, had an idea: "I came up with Jägerettes," Frank told Inc. in 2005. "I thought a pretty girl can always help you selling, and I noticed that one girl I had in California would go to 80 tables in a room and say, Open your mouth. She asked, Would you like a Jägermeister? And 80 percent of 'em said yes." College kids were doingger bombs as a dare—not because they're delicious. (A friend convinced me to tryger and Red Bull once. Once.) But it worked: from 500 cases a year in 1973 to 200,000 cases in 1990 to more than 3 million cases some 20 years later. Annually, the Mast-Jagermeister company now does more than 7 million cases worldwide.
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People who try to live as members of the opposite sex damage their chances for normal romance and sex, according to a large new survey of attitudes towards “transgender issues.”
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That moment when you try to bash someone for their driving skills, but end up making a serious fool out of yourself instead.
MacRumors
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While it shares a lot with its predecessor, Zombie Gunship Survival has much more meat on its bones with loads of things to unlock and other upgrades to work towards. The original Zombie Gunship was a ton of fun, so more of that, plus loads of improvements makes Survival even better. The rivalry between the FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer series on mobile has been heating up for years now, but with FIFA taking an odd turn to becoming more of a card collecting game, this week's release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is perfect for soccer fans looking for more action. Early impressions of the game indicate that it finally feels like iOS has the soccer simulator that it deserves with a full-featured soccer experience that is just absolutely loaded with depth. Controls are swipe based, which people seem to either love or hate, but it's totally free to try out so if you're at all interested in soccer, this is the game to get.
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“We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful,” Zuckerberg told the Harvard graduates and their guests. “We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.” The Time Is Now This idea that basic income supports more innovation as well as human rights is perhaps what has made it such a popular idea among Silicon Valley tech minds. In fact, this public endorsement from Zuckerberg is not all that cutting edge — he is one of the later proponents of UBI by Silicon Valley standards, joining the likes of Tesla's Elon Musk , eBay's Pierre Omidyar , and Y Combinator's Sam Altman. Bill Gates agrees that UBI is a good idea, and that we'll be ready for it soon. Click to View Full Infographic UBI isn't just a Silicon Valley thing.
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If you're looking to save money on grocery shopping, try one of these cash-back and coupon apps.
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This is the shocking moment a car in China runs over a traffic officer after he lay in front of the vehicle to try and stop it.
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"It’s like, you created vanilla ice cream in the first season, and it’s so tasty, so delicious, but in the second season you can’t redo vanilla. You have to create strawberry. Some people are going to like strawberry and some people are going to like vanilla better. But you can’t try to recreate vanilla. We’re going to take a lot of risks. I think people are going to be pissed off by things. I think they are going to be elated and excited about things." Hey, some of us like strawberry, David. And if this goes the way of your classic neapolitan, we're intrigued for the chocolate season too. More as we have it. Stranger Things season 2 release date Stranger Things second season will arrive on Netflix around the globe on Tuesday the 31st of October 2017, also known as Halloween. Flick over to page 2 now, if you fancy, where we've been collecting loads of new Stranger Things season 2 stuff.
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“We should have a society that measures progress not by economic metrics like GDP but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas,” he said. The Facebook founder also took the opportunity to repeat his vision for an open world connected by the internet, pushing back at a time when many are calling for closed borders and introversion. “There are people left behind by globalisation across the whole world. And it's tough to care about people in other places when we don't first feel good about our lives here at home. There's pressure to turn inwards,” he said. “This is the struggle of our time. The forces of freedom, openness and global community against the forces of authoritarianism, isolationism and nationalism. Forces for the flow of knowledge, trade and immigration against those who would slow them down.
Carscoops
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Caterham isnt exactly famous for the practicality of its models but this doesnt mean that some people arent willing to try them out on a daily basis. Read more »
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There are PCBs available from OSH Park if you want to attempt it yourself. There are also a few YouTube videos showing the custom firmware, one of which appears below. In addition to the controller change, [Gabse] shows you some optional tweaks to make the handpiece more robust, change the power plug, and make the cradle sensor more reliable. Worthwhile changes and all well-suited for the processing power of the Arduino. We have gotten used to having the handpiece fixed on the bench, that's another easy hack . You can also try an unholy union of soldering iron and articulated lamp . Filed under: Arduino Hacks , tool hacks