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  1. Comment on IATSE strike to begin Monday unless producers negotiate in ~tv

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    Last week, IATSE workers nationwide voted to authorize a strike if the AMPTP(producers) continued to stonewall negotiations. At stake are: -wage and health insurance increases -an end to abusive...

    Last week, IATSE workers nationwide voted to authorize a strike if the AMPTP(producers) continued to stonewall negotiations. At stake are:
    -wage and health insurance increases
    -an end to abusive work hours and practices
    -an end to the "new media" agreement that give streaming services favorable terms.

    Unless the producers budge in negotiations, IA workers will begin striking Monday at 12:01 AM.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Devastating major hurricane near landfall along Louisiana in ~enviro

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    Evacuated from New Orleans to Tallahassee yesterday. 11 hours in the car but I'm just happy we decided to leave when we did.

    Evacuated from New Orleans to Tallahassee yesterday. 11 hours in the car but I'm just happy we decided to leave when we did.

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  3. Comment on Food in New Orleans? in ~food

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    Welcome to New Orleans! What neighborhood are you staying in and what kind of food do you like? Something that a lot of people don't realize is that we have some of the best vietnamese food you...

    Welcome to New Orleans! What neighborhood are you staying in and what kind of food do you like? Something that a lot of people don't realize is that we have some of the best vietnamese food you can get. If you have a car, make sure to take the trip out to Dong Phuong in the east for bahn mi.

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  4. Please recommend analytical, industry-specific blogs and newsletters

    Hey all, I'm looking to expand my stable of long-form, "crunchy" reading material. I'll recommend three. ( I think I found all these through tildes.) Casey Handmer's Blog A blog about the new...

    Hey all, I'm looking to expand my stable of long-form, "crunchy" reading material. I'll recommend three. ( I think I found all these through tildes.)

    Casey Handmer's Blog
    A blog about the new space industry with a specific focus on SpaceX and the industrialization of Mars.

    Construction Physics
    A newsletter that analyses trends and data in the construction industry with a focus on modular construction.

    ACOUP
    Essays about medieval and ancient history as well as their interaction with popular culture, with a focus on methods of production and common people in history.

    Another type of content I've really enjoyed is detailed breakdowns of zero-day vulnerabilities and large software catastrophies.

    14 votes
  5. Comment on LFG (Looking For Group) Thread: Play games with other folks on Tildes in ~games

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    I play Age. I'm not very good but I'm always down to play some multiplayer. Add me on discord (Kyle#1937). Are you watching any of the AOE2 World cup games this weekend?

    I play Age. I'm not very good but I'm always down to play some multiplayer. Add me on discord (Kyle#1937). Are you watching any of the AOE2 World cup games this weekend?

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  6. Comment on Timasomo 2020 Thread #1: Roll Call and Beginning! in ~creative

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    This month I'll be working on launching my online furniture business-Traveller Furniture. Right now I just have a few listings up on Etsy. Prototyping for my first line of products is complete, so...

    This month I'll be working on launching my online furniture business-Traveller Furniture. Right now I just have a few listings up on Etsy. Prototyping for my first line of products is complete, so my goals for the month are as follows:
    -finish preliminary photography so I can get the rest of my products up.
    -improve the copy in the product descriptions
    -start promoting my shop in online channels. Reddit, FB, Insta etc
    -figure out shipping and fulfillment

    Stretch Goals:
    -professional, high-quality product photography

    • potentially a dedicated Shopify store
    • preliminary art for my next product line

    I appreciate any feedback or advice about running an online store.

    Thanks and good luck everyone!

    Link to my store page:
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TravellerFurniture?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=866176918

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Is there a service where I can rent a Windows or macOS virtual machine? in ~tech

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I'm testing it out now

    Thanks for the suggestion, I'm testing it out now

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Is there a service where I can rent a Windows or macOS virtual machine? in ~tech

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    thanks, i didn't realize you could download the iso before buying a license. I'll try this out and see if I can get it working

    thanks, i didn't realize you could download the iso before buying a license. I'll try this out and see if I can get it working

    3 votes
  9. Is there a service where I can rent a Windows or macOS virtual machine?

    Hi, hope this is the right place for this question. I'd like to learn Autodesk Fusion 360, but all of my devices are running either Ubuntu or ChromeOS. I've tried to get F360 running on my ubuntu...

    Hi, hope this is the right place for this question. I'd like to learn Autodesk Fusion 360, but all of my devices are running either Ubuntu or ChromeOS. I've tried to get F360 running on my ubuntu desktop with both Wine and Lutris but I haven't had success. There is also a web application for F360 but it is feature limited.

    It seems like the only way to get this program running is to use a virtual machine, but I don't have much experience in this area. Do I need to buy a windows license and set up my own VM or is there a service where I can rent time on a preconfigured VM somewhere?

    Thanks for reading, hope to hear your suggestions.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Timasomo Post #0: Roll Call and Planning in ~creative

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    Hi, my name is a_s_k. I'm a fabricator. I work in Film&TV as a propmaker and I run a small woodshop for myself and a few others. I'm also interested in CAD/CAM and open-source I've been thinking...

    Hi, my name is a_s_k. I'm a fabricator. I work in Film&TV as a propmaker and I run a small woodshop for myself and a few others. I'm also interested in CAD/CAM and open-source

    I've been thinking about Timasomo since the first interest post and I definitely plan to participate. I've got plenty of projects on my back burner, but I'm not sure which one of them I'd like to pursue.

    Some options:
    -build a piece of furniture
    -finish a first-draft CAD model of an open-source housing project I'm working on
    -implement an orbital simulator in Python

    Let me know if any of those projects sound interesting.

    Looking forward to Timasomo!

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Budget smartphones - apparently there are good options. Opinions and recommendations? in ~tech

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    sweet! my last two phones have been Nokia 2's and they are leaps and bounds better than other low budget <$100 smartphones that I've tried. Might have to try out the 2.2 next

    sweet! my last two phones have been Nokia 2's and they are leaps and bounds better than other low budget <$100 smartphones that I've tried. Might have to try out the 2.2 next

  12. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    I think you made the right call and you should leave the ban in place. I'm pretty new here but the best things about this site so far are people passionately and kindly discussing their shared...

    I think you made the right call and you should leave the ban in place. I'm pretty new here but the best things about this site so far are people passionately and kindly discussing their shared interests and their differences of opinion. Abusing site mechanics to promote a discussion most people don't want to be having, and harassing users who disagree with you like go1dfish was doing shouldn't be tolerated.
    Thanks for starting the site and being pretty even-handed so far. Hopefully you can bring on some people to help you with moderation duties soon.

    18 votes
  13. Comment on Desktop Fabrication-What are your favorite lasers, 3d printers and more? in ~hobbies

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    The maslow type cnc is pretty interesting, but the thin kerf and improved accuracy of laser cutters is something that really appeals to me. 3/4 is a pretty tall order, but I've heard that 120w...

    The maslow type cnc is pretty interesting, but the thin kerf and improved accuracy of laser cutters is something that really appeals to me. 3/4 is a pretty tall order, but I've heard that 120w lasers with air assist can just manage it. Even if not, 1/2 would be enough for me

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  14. Comment on Desktop Fabrication-What are your favorite lasers, 3d printers and more? in ~hobbies

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    Pretty jealous about that epilog, what thickness of ply does it cut? I love my cutter but it's barely more than a toy, and ever since I started working on it I've had tons of ideas that could only...

    Pretty jealous about that epilog, what thickness of ply does it cut? I love my cutter but it's barely more than a toy, and ever since I started working on it I've had tons of ideas that could only be accomplished on a larger-format, more powerful machine. I'd really like to get a model that can handle full sheets of 3/4 ply for use in my shop.

    I definitely love my traditional shop tools, and i would never get rid of them because they will always, always be useful-but I'm fascinated by the possibilities opened up by CAD and digital fabrication.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Desktop Fabrication-What are your favorite lasers, 3d printers and more? in ~hobbies

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    The vinyl plotter sounds cool, whats the bed size? I've been trying to figure out a way to print large-format shop drawings without buying an insanely expensive printer. Pen plotting might work....

    The vinyl plotter sounds cool, whats the bed size? I've been trying to figure out a way to print large-format shop drawings without buying an insanely expensive printer. Pen plotting might work.

    I've heard a lot of 3d printers are pretty finicky, and honestly that's why I haven't bought on yet. I don't necessarily need something plug-and-play. I'm happy to tinker with or even build a device to get it working. But once it works i want something reliable, that doesn't have to be fixed every time you use it.

    Congrats on the meat grinder, homemade burgers are the best! I;ve never made sausage before though. I'm about to get a stand mixer so I can make my own butter, pretty excited about that project.

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  16. Desktop Fabrication-What are your favorite lasers, 3d printers and more?

    I've got a K40 laser engraver that I've had a lot of fun getting up and running with K40 whisperer on a Raspberry pi, and lately I've been thinking about getting a cheap 3d printer. Does anyone...

    I've got a K40 laser engraver that I've had a lot of fun getting up and running with K40 whisperer on a Raspberry pi, and lately I've been thinking about getting a cheap 3d printer. Does anyone have an entry level 3d printer they like and want to recommend? What kinds of projects do you like to make? Anybody have a desktop cnc or other fun toys? Let's hear about 'em.

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