Dems vs Repubs

DONALD-TRUMPTo be honest, I don’t really see much of a difference between the two parties.  It’s just a shell game they are playing with the voting population and we are played like fools.

The fact that both parties dislike Donald Trump is speaking volumes to me.

New Horizons – Pluto!

PlutoWe will soon have a probe flyby of the planet Pluto.  Yes, I called it a planet.  I know, I know, it’s not a planet technically.  But, from where I come from and where I grew up, its a planet, damn it.

We have pictures and data from the inner, rocky planets.  We have pictures and data of the gas giants.  But, we know very little about the far out, Kuiper Belt objects.  It’s so exciting that we will finally have up close pictures of Pluto.  The flyby should happen July, 14.

You can read more about this mission named New Horizons here…http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/

Here are recent pictures taken from New Horizons of Pluto and it’s dance with one of it’s moons, Charon.  Once the probe got close enough to the Pluto system it looked for things it might hit and we discovered that it didn’t have just one moon.  It has at least 5.  We learned more about Pluto and we aren’t even there yet.

Again, so exciting I’m beside myself.

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Kickstarter – iBox Nano is Shipping!

KickStarter1I received an email this morning from Kickstarter that the iBox Nano, the world’s smallest, quietest least expensive resin 3D printer is now shipping.

I donated to this Kickstarter fund in January if I’m not mistaken.  Kickstarter is a website that you can submit your business plans to in order to get people to donate to your cause or product in exchange for the products or services persons are looking to create.  I’m not explaining it very well, but, it’s another way to get funding other than Venture Capital money.

There is no guarantee that your money will not be wasted and if the business fails and they never produce, your out of your $.

I donated like $220 to them if I remember correctly.  I had faith they would produce as they already had a prototype when I donated and now word is out they are shipping their printers to their donators.

I’m looking forward to learning a new type of 3D printing technology.

Lost a Co-Worker Today

Today I lost Edson, my co-worker.  He bought a house in Sacramento (too expensive here) and found a job up there.  So, I lost my right-hand man.  I’m going to be so much more busier at work for the next 3-4 months as a result.  Bye-bye Edson!  (Hes the one holding the soccer ball)

Tom Brady – Hillary Clinton

Brady-Hillary-640x480Why is it we can’t investigate and hold Hillary Clinton responsible like we are Tom Brady.  He cheated in a ball game for Pete’s sake.  It was the most important ball game of the year, but, still a ball game.

Hillary was Secretary of State!  But, somehow she gets a pass.  (no pun intended)

Microsoft will reveal new 3D printing file formats

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Microsoft has just announced that it will reveal information on its new 3D printing file format in Windows 10 at this year’s Build conference in San Francisco.  The software giant believes that current file formats are outdated, and that by aligning CAD software with 3D printing hardware and software on an information-rich format, they can unleash the full potential of 3D printing.

In a post by Microsoft’s own Gavin Gear, who was also a part of the announcement back in 2013 that Windows 8.1 would provide native support for 3D printing, the company stated that current file formats are information poor, and cannot stand up to the capabilities of modern 3D printers. “People are unable to access the full potential of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing because of basic limitations in core technologies used by 3D printing,” said Gear.

Source: 3ders.org – Microsoft will reveal new 3D printing file formats during Build 2015 | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News