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Realistically Animatronic Horse.
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Animatronics refers to the use of robotic devices to emulate a human or an animal, or bring lifelike characteristics to an otherwise inanimate object. Animatronic creations include animals (including dinosaurs), plants and even mythical creatures. A robot designed to be a convincing imitation of a human is more specifically labeled as an android. Modern animatronics have found widespread applications in movie special effects and theme parks and have, since their inception, been primarily used as a spectacle of amusement
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Maybe if you'd use some hard and heavy wood - like for instance a two inch thick piece of hazelnut for the shaft, with oaken spikes with fire-hardened tips attached to it, you'd have a chance of getting a hog trapped with this thing. Birch is both light and soft - not good for either the shaft or the spikes.

I'd also not sharpen the two spikes like a pencil - the center of a piece of wood is often softer than the outside. Instead, I'd sharpen them sideways - the outer layer is most often hardest (not the bark, mind you). Once fire-hardened, there's a good chance they'd stay sharp enough so that if swung with enough force they'd be able to penetrate the extremely thick and though hive of a hog.

The spikes would also need to sit very tight on the shaft. You can achieve this by shaping the wood, so that it's not round on round, and using hemp rope which you moist after having tightened the knots on it. Hemp will soak up water and expand sideways in the process, making the strands shorter - just enough to further compress the wood.
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the 6 stages of debugging even you have experienced #programmer #debugging #memes #jokes
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Your view is biased by the voting realities of the UK alone. There are places in the world where a lot more fraud happens with paper votes than would happen with e-votes - it is way easier to bully people into voting what they don't want with paper voting than with e-voting, if you can physically control the voting section - something that's impossible with e-voting. And your understanding of software, cryptography and other technology fields related to electronic voting is superficial at best.

To give you an example: during the last Romanian presidential elections, the government in charge did everything by the book - even keeping the number and size of voting sections abroad equal to what was established years ago, in spite of the Romanian population working abroad, spread throughout the EU countries, having increased by more than one order of magnitude. The reason was that it was well known that most Romanians working abroad would have voted against the government party's candidate - which they did. By doing this, the government infringed on the democratic right elect their president of more than three million Romanians - but legally nobody can be prosecuted due to flawed laws (which were voted in Parliament by the same party). Had electronic voting been possible, no such thing could have happened.

To a large extent, threats and risks are similar, for both paper voting and electronic voting. However, each one has risks that the other one doesn'
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+Florin Jurcovici My argument above stands. You just gave examples of a one by one method for paper and tried to imply that this in some way invalidated my point when the fact that you are pointing at one by one methods is yet more evidence supporting my point above.
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Use a laser printer and you won't need oven baking or anything similar to prevent colors fom running. And you should be able to use any amount of water you like to make rubbing off the paper easier without damaging the image.
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+lynnval33  Thank you Lynnval, I have not used that product yet but once I do, I'll be sure to include it in an upcoming video! 
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Recently I’ve talked a lot about how important it is to set your hiring bar high and invest time and resources to find the best people. 

One of my favorite examples of this is +Jeff Dean, an early Googler and one of the key minds behind the algorithms that power Google Search. Jeff is so well regarded at Google that people have created an internal site with “Jeff Dean Facts,” a spin on the “Chuck Norris Facts” meme. It highlights two things I love about Google: the quality of people we’ve been able to attract by focusing on hiring, and the culture of celebration that’s been fostered by giving people freedom and voice.

Here’s one of my favorite Jeff Dean Facts for a little Friday fun. #workrules #culture #hiring

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Systemd is an abomination. No software engineer in his right mind would combine so many different responsibilities into a single package.

The argument that the linux kernel is also monolithic is wrong. You can compile a minimalist kernel, where all different drivers and functionality is in dynamically loadable modules. You can't conditionally compile systemd without dependencies you don't want (to my knowledge). That's what makes Linux on a floppy possible, after all - Linux without systemd, that is.

Had Poettering designed systemd to be really modular, with clearly defined, stable interfaces, with each component easily reimplementable in a compatible way by other developers, it could have indeed been an improvement. The way it is implemented, it does more than make up for what improves with what it deteriorates.

There's a wise saying in the Unix tradition: specify protocol, not implementation. That's exactly where (for me) systemd's fundamental flaw lies: all it is is implementation. Upstart, at least, could run alongside sysvinit scripts. I'm not aware of a similar migration path provided by systemd.

The source code of systemd has exceeded half a million lines of code. Good luck deploying something with systemd on storage/memory-constrained systems.

Systemd unit files have the expressive power of rock, compared to shell script. OK, maybe running many shells isn't great for speed, but systemd's job start/stop system, which reads and interprets unit files, could have at least embedded a decent interpreter - a better interpreter than bash would have been progress indeed.

Just my opinion.
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WARNING TO MAKERS AND UPCYCLERS!!!
+Media Markt Deutschland  ARRESTED Swiss MAKER FOR PICKING UP TRASH!
I am now a THIEF for picking up an old laptop from the trash container. I waill have to pay $300 reparation to Media Markt and will have to pay about the same amount of police fees. The police had to march aou 3 times that day, every time because of "theft" of trash. 
The funnny thing is that Media Markt will lose money because I spend thousands of $ in the past years in their shop which I'm now ordered to stay away from. See attached documents (in german). ‪#maker‬ ‪#‎arrested‬ ‪#‎mediamarkt‬
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Laser printing works by depositing tiny drops of toner - a mixture of pigment and plastig powder- onto paper, and then geating the mixture until the plastic melts. The result is a thin sheet of plastic with pigments trapped inside. This sheet, being plastic, is not affected by whater. So you could use more water to be able to rub the paper away more completely and easier, I think - rubbing away when the paper isn't soaked risks rupturing the plastic sheet.

I'd also spray the water onto the paper, instead of using a sponge - for whatever reason, it's my experience that the paper will absorb the moisture better this way.

And yes, the video shows way too much rubbing :-) Just show the basic technique, then show how to decide if we're finished or not, then move on to the next stage.

But I appreciate the idea.
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Point taken and thanks for the techy input :-) 
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