"During his research, Gadoury examined 22 Mayan constellations and discovered that if he projected those constellations onto a map, the shapes corresponded perfectly with the locations of 117 Mayan cities. Incredibly, the 15-year-old was the first person to establish this important correlation, reported the Journal de Montreal over the weekend.
Then Gadoury took it one step further. He examined a twenty-third constellation which contained three stars, yet only two corresponded to known cities.
Gadoury’s hypothesis? There had to be a city in the place where that third star fell on the map.
Satellite images later confirmed that, indeed, geometric shapes visible from above imply that an ancient city with a large pyramid and thirty buildings stands exactly where Gadoury said they would be. If the find is confirmed, it would be the fourth largest Mayan city in existence."
I'm actually surprised there aren't more accidents like this at this intersection. When heading north on Ravenswood it's hard to see the crosswalk until you're pretty much on top of the tracks, so drivers frequently stop mid-intersection or even on the tracks when the crosswalk signs light up.
It's a stand for the PS2 slim. I have a PS2 slim that I keep in my office, but it takes up a lot more space than it has to lying horizontally. All of the stands I could find selling online either cover the vent holes (after my original PS3 cooked itself to death I'm a bit paranoid about cooling) or are designed for a different revision of the PS2 slim (mine has no screw hole), so this seemed like a perfect opportunity to try out the new printer.
I designed this in OpenSCAD based on dimensions I measured off of my PS2. I tried to come up with something that was easily printable (there are absolutely no overhangs), doesn't use too much material (or printing time), provides good ventilation and support, and matches the look of the PS2. (the ridges on the feet and the front vent slots are an attempt at mimicking a motif of the PS2).
I'll probably eventually print another copy of this, as there are two flaws in the current print:
1. I didn't leave enough front-to-back tolerance for the PS2 to slot into, so I had to file off part of this to get the PS2 to fit.
2. One of the feet is missing a bit of material on the bottom (you can see this on the second photo). I'm not sure if this was caused by poor bed adhesion or something else.
Still, I'm pretty happy with it as a first attempt.
The STL file for this is available here: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/playstation2-slim-stand
- University of WaterlooComputer Science
I'm an independent software developer, father of two, and that guy with the foam Lego head.
I like making things. By profession I'm a software developer (ie: I make code) but I also like making other kinds of things. I've dabbled in electronics, wood working, various arts and crafts and Lego robotics.
I'm also interested in science and technology in general, mathematics, computers, robots, science fiction (especially "hard" SF), video games, animation and photography.
When it comes to software development, I'm mostly a generalist, but the areas I'm especially interested in are programming languages, collaborative filtering, and graphics (both 2D and 3D). I'm also known to have opinions about web development and user interface design, though my UI designer friends would probably laugh at the latter.
I used to work at Google where I was one of the first engineers on AdWords, AdSense, and Google's billing systems. I later started Google Reader as a 20% project. Check out my LinkedIn Profile if you want a more complete picture of my CV.
- Self2010 - present
- Staff Software Engineer, 2000 - 2010
- Oracle CorporationSoftware Engineer, 1998 - 2000
- MKSSoftware Developer (intern), 1996 - 1997
- VirtekSoftware Developer (intern), 1996 - 1996
- WatcomSoftware Developer (intern), 1994 - 1995