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US Supreme Courts upholds right to vote in DC - for corporations.
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I'm still waiting for DC to declare independence due to taxation without representation.
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Supreme court upholds right of neo-Incas to rip out the beating hearts from their vanquished foes.
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Really? Cool!  I must find a misayoq to initiate me at once!
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Nest didn't tell me that the Nest Protect was back on sale despite signing up for the notifications.
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Dalek llama completed

Not adding the base for the office display. 
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Oddly enough I did build my first Dalek, Salvador after leaving VeriSign.

Salvador is the one in my Avatar
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Why I don't watch US news #56

According to the US media the US/Israeli teen shown being held down and kicked by Israeli police on video was released on bail.

The BBC report that he has actually been sentenced to 9 days house arrest for being beaten. 

Telling the whole truth would bring a wave of complaints from my wife's cousin outfit 'CAMERA' which exists to skew all coverage pro Israel and organizes letter writing and phone in campaigns. The easy way out for US media is to skew.

What appears to be inexplicable often becomes very easy to understand when the full circumstances are considered. 
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Reminds me of when I worked in the library back in college (pre-Web)....we'd read newspapers from all over the world, from different political spins in each country, and factor out the things they all had in common (if something "big" seemed to be happening, those of us in Periodicals who spoke different languages would sometimes collaborate translating). That common kernel they all agreed upon, which was always a very small part of the mostly "spin" filler, we took to be stuff that actually happened.

It was also illuminating to see stuff that you'd THINK was a somewhat big deal that happened in a smaller city or town in the US only getting reported in that cities local paper in the US but being carried in multiple big foreign papers. I'd usually read French newspapers to find out what was going on in the US.
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Supreme court upholds right of Christian voters in Delaware to burn Christine O'Donnell as a witch.
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Yet more lossage with OpenSSL.

When I link to a static library that is because I want to link to a static library. What I don't want to do is to link to a static library that calls methods on a DLL.

The only reason I want a .lib in the first place is to avoid DLL hell. I want to link to a very specific version of the library. And the OpenSSL folk appear to understand this because they have designed the code to bjork if the correct dll version isn't present. 
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Religious liberty is only for corporations, not for people.

Or at least thats what the GOP trolls on the Supreme court are trying to make it. 
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Microsoft thought they were so clever when they sprinkled Windows 32 bit throughout their APIs. We are so modern, no more 16 bits, we have 32!

So now with 64 bit machines the code has Win32 sprinkled throughout and there are 64 bit methods on Win32 classes... ugh.

But this gives me a marketing idea for IPv6.

Time to move beyond the 32 bit internet.
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Experiences with the MendelMax 2 so far:

1) The build quality is very high

2) The design of the filament guide is not suited to being printed. The original snapped almost immediately as did the first replacement I printed. The part is just too thin where it matters to be strong enough for the purpose.

3) The design of the Z axis endstop is defective. First off it is a really bad idea to combine the function of a calibration point and an endstop. But that said the adjustment mechanism for the z stop is in a horrible location and very difficult to get at.

4) The system should come with automatic bed 'leveling', i.e. calibration. The mechanism for aligning the bed to get it perfectly level within 0.1mm across 200mm is not fit for purpose. Nothing could be. Unfortunately nobody seems to have adapted the designs to MM2 yet.

5) The X carriage is too long. The nozzle could be at least 10mm closer to the rails which would reduce the problem of flex there.

6) The fan does not work.
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