I didn't think switching to PETG would be so easy and result in nicer prints from ABS.

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I literally can't find any study or paper talking about why you shouldn't pass Ethernet cables in the same conduit as energy cables. It's like someone made this statement and everyone seemed to blindly accept it.

"Old" people that don't have patience anymore shouldn't be allowed to own 3D printers.

Yes, my dad is one of these (about 50yrs) and he doesn't even wait for the filament to stick on the bed, he just messes it up by scraping the filament off the bed. If he had more patience he'd wait until the first layer was done and check if it adhered to the bed.

bbc.com/future/story/20181204-

Maybe if we had enough computational resources we could use color images to recognize/detect objects characteristics and it would be more accurate. Some visual detection algorithms use grayscale images because it uses much less resources than if it used colored images. You can't get the same amount of detail if all you see is gray, black and white.

OpenCV is quite interesting. I'll try implementing a centroid tracking in one of my friend's object detection project. Hopefully I won't break anything!

My BLTouch clone sensor has arrived today. Gotta wait 'til saturday so I can update the firmware in my printer to enable the sensor. No more leveling issues!

Every time I read about native bees I just want to get started with meliponiculture (yeah, that's a thing, the native species in here are called from the "meliponini" tribe). It's amazing and you don't have to worry about getting stung!

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EU citizens!

#Article13 has lurched back into life due to a last minute Franco-German deal:

juliareda.eu/2019/02/article-1

Any profit-making site over 3 years old will have to install YouTube-style automatic copyright filters on all uploads.

In practice, they would have to outsource it to Google etc. Big tech would choose what we see, even on tiny indie sites.

Please tell your MEPs today, in your own words, that this is not acceptable. They vote on this next Monday:

europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/hom

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Somehow my university's DNS server is blocking GitHub and Stack Overflow. Might be a bug.

Creality has updated their printers firmware to enable thermal runaway protection. I've compared their changes to the original Marlin firmware and there's small changes.

Now, comparing it to TH3D, the latter implements everything Creality has done in their version, except that some acceleration values and feed rates are different. I don't know if TH3D will actually make better prints than the stock firmware from Creality. We'll find out later this week.

Another win for the . Disappointed with the results.

Gotify is a nice alternative for pushbullet/pushjet/join. github.com/gotify

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Toot, toot!

Tusky has opened an Open Collective, where you can support the development, translations and support work!

We offer a $12/ year tier, which is the symbolic "if everyone who uses the app can pay $1/month".

As well as, a backer tier, and a sponsor tier!

opencollective.com/tusky

#OpenCollective #sponsor #donate

They have already added support for passphrase generator, but it'll land in the next version that will be released in an unknown timespan.

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