Saturday, February 9, 2008

Fuck America

I just watched SiCKO by Micheal Moore.

Fuck America.

Watch the movie.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Z-Stage Idea for the McWire RepStrap

Here is something else I scavenged from the Universal Stereoplotters. A nice z-stage setup for our McWire RepStrap.

In these images we have two full assemblies being shown. On the left is an assembly that is broken into its two components. The smaller shiny piece is the part you attach to the McWire bot while the darker piece above it is the part that gets the Extruder attached to it. To the right is the same setup--I got two--but put together.

An astute observer may ask how this assembly is kept together once in the vertical position? Ah, there is the cool part: MAGNETS! The two round portions in the dark piece with what look like lines through the centers of them are magnets. The other portion is metal so it gets held against the rollers but doesn't end up touching the magnets. Nice little setup that we should consider for the McWire RepStrap.

Scavanged Motors

These two motors and gearhead assemblies came out of a Universal Stereoplotter from my school. They are swiss made Portescap motors labeled as ESCAP 26L28 213 4 with Portescap gearheads labeled as ESCAP 26.1 156:1.


(One complete assembly with the other broken apart)

(That's the motor on the left and the gearhead on the right.)

(Motor on the right again and the gearhead on the left. Both from the other ends.)

I did some searching online for these motors/gearheads and came up with the following links:

26 Series Motors

K Series Gearheads
(Most of the way down the page and listed as 26.0 instead of 26.1. Don't know what the distinction means.)

My question is: How much are these worth. Neither listing is exactly what I have because they are fairly old though lightly used.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Rivers of Milk!

Apparently we have rivers and aquafirs of milk running beneath our feet! How else could gas be more expensive than milk!?

Let me explain. Cost of an item is usually based on its scarcity. Thus, since milk is cheaper than gas it must be more abundant.

Gas comes from oil which pools in huge underground reservoirs from which we have to extract it and then process it in mass. It is then shipped in pipes or trucks to your local gas station where it is sold in bulk.

Milk, on the other hand, must be produced in cows which have to be feed, tended, herded around, contained, bred, and finally milked. The milk is then collected into much larger batches than the cows can produce individually and processed to eliminate some of the milk fat and to kill of bad microbes. Then, after all this effort, it is packaged in little jugs, bottles and cartons. Crazy!

Just from a simple glance at the above two paragraphs we can see which one is longer and more complicated--I know, I know, very scientific measuring scheme!--so why is it that milk is less expensive than gas!?

That is all

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Online Advertisers Are DUMB!

While perusing the vast expanse of worthlessness that is my MySpace profile I was beaten in the head by just how stupid these advertisements are. I'm referring to two kinds of advertising; click able banner-game ads, and the phony profile ads. Let's take these two in reverse order.

Phony profile ads are just sad. Most of the time the profile doesn't even have a picture attached to it. The profile is taken down in a very short amount of time and who really clicks on that shit anyway! It takes you to a porn site sign up page--I'm one of the few who have clicked on it--which tells me nothing but how to pay for porn that I don't even get to peruse! WTF? At least let me sample the wares before you tell me to buy! Do you even have porn in there? Is this just a credit card scam operation? What a waste of your time. And I mean 'your time' as in the person who put up the site and the phony profile. What a joke. This is how you know that the stupid underbelly of American culture is still around.

Click able banner-game ads are just pathetic. Oh, look a game! I'll bet it's not one of those fake games like the others! I'll just play it and see! What I want to know is exactly how many people are dumb enough to do this? I don't just mean click and play one of the games--if it isn't one of the fakes--but to go on and pay for whatever the ad is trying to get you to fork over money for. Aside from the above mentioned phony profile people, I'm not sure there are a whole lot of those kinds of dumb people around. And the phony profile types aren't getting any money to speak of so... Well, a fool and his money are soon parted sot that means that only the first con-man gets paid and since he's probably a fool too it won't be around long. Fucking bunch of morons!

That is all

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Thanks to my lover, Crackgerbal, I was turned on to one of the funniest things I've seen this year. It speaks for itself so here it its:


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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Butt Heart (or How Much I Love You!)

In the process of chatting on-line with Crackgerbal, it was discovered that I "Butt Heart" her very much. This may sound like a bit of a demented segway into anal sex but it isn't! I only mean that...well, (o) <3 her very much.

Let me explain a bit more.

"I" or (o). <3 or "heart." Get it now? No? The (o) looks like a butt--at least, according to Crackgerbal!--and the rest just follows from the sentences structure. (o) <3...butt heart.

Not one of the most enduring phrases when looked at this way but, I do what I can on a daily basis. ;-)

Sorry for the long absence.

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