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Discussion in 'Life, the Universe and Everything' started by Jamira, May 22, 2018.

  1. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Take the beer!
     
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  2. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    That telephone! amazeballs!
     
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  3. Yes, I see my phone is a big hit! :) It's kind of been in the corner since I moved here. It weighs a ton and every time I think about moving it I am reminding why it is there waiting. FYI is still works. :)
     
  4. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    lol. I have two ancient calculators. Same thing. They weigh a ton, and I have no clue how to operate then, but I love 'm. My dad claims he worked with the one I bought first, but he hasn't seen the newer one (which arguably is in a far better state than the first one). I'll have him do a demonstration when he gets here again :)
     
  5. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    I have a really old phone (but small plastic thing - not like yours) it uses the old form of dialing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse_dialing) rather than the touch tone (DTMF) of most modern phones.

    The cool thing about it is that I can do this i.e. dial a number using just the hook. I can just about pull off dialing 941 ("who was the last person who called me?" service in the UK). I think you'd need to be really practiced to manage a whole number as Ramon does in hackers.
     
  6. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    LOL! I own this one:
    upload_2018-10-31_0-35-2.
    It's a replica and it works! But it's too hard to use it.
     
  7. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Sooo world ... I am the one and only who owns this statue of Arya Stark of Winterfell:
    upload_2018-10-31_0-39-24.
    Okay, I have to figure out how to print her very thin weapons. But all in all it looks pretty good so far. 540 mm tall. This ability is really crazy. Just do what you want!

    upload_2018-10-31_0-47-21.
     
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  8. narfi

    narfi Lost

    Nice! you plan on bronze or full color?
     
  9. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    It'll be bronze like Tyrion because both will hang out in our living room close to each other.
     
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  10. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Soo ... next is theProphet:
    upload_2018-11-1_6-23-5.
    Let's see how this will end,
     
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  11. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    The thing I love the most about pulse dialing, is that it was designed to be a mechanical coding system. You see that dial? It is on a spring that is tensioned so that it will return from any position in under a second. It will click (disconnect and reconnect) the phone once for every number that goes past while it returns (3 clicks for dialing 3 and releasing, 4 clicks for dialing 4 and releasing etc) and this is how the dialed number is signalled - genius!

    Kinda crazy to think that as a kid I remember my parents teaching me how to use one. When you are quite small, it is actually rather tricky to do.
     
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    can you also remember how these were hackable when the parents locked them? same technique, but without wheel :lolup:
     
  13. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Is that a lock on the round blob on the bottom left there? I didn't know such things existed but indeed I guess you do the same thing with the "hook"
     
  14. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Once upon a time I ran my own company.

    1973 as an army soldier in the GDR we all got into a paddy one evening, drunk in our quarter, everybody did silly things. I jumped through the sleeping room like a kangaroo and my best friend called me "Skippy" after the young kangaroo from an australien TV series. That was the day "skip" became my nickname ...

    1993 I started to found my own company and thought it would be a good idea to use a kangaroo as company logo. I visited Corel at "Hannover Messe" just to ask if I would be allowed to use a picture from their library as company logo. They gave me permission and asked me to take part at their daily lottery. I did and won a full license of Corel Draw 2. LOL! Long time ago. But this damn kangaroo became the company logo:
    upload_2018-11-4_1-53-47.
    While running 3D Studio for graphics and animations and being a mechanical engineer I had the idea to build a mechanical kangaroo:
    upload_2018-11-4_2-38-37.
    Holy shit, 25 years ago! But I still like it. And guess what! Meanwhile I'm able to bring it to RL! Even as an action figure:
    upload_2018-11-4_2-50-37.
    Probably the injection point of making action figures ...
     
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  15. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    ... just an idea. Currently we talk about theProphet and Narfi :)
     
  16. yes it's a keylock, and when it was locked, you had to hit the hangup thing repeatedly for each digit of the phone number, to create those 'clicks' just like the wheel dialer.
    :naughty: :locked:
     
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  17. ... there's so much more to come ... :woohoo:
     
  18. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Is that thing mechanically sound?
     
  19. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    You mean is it functionally? Not yet. It was meant for rendering only. So it jumped and sat in animations. But it was built as a fake. If I make a real machine one day, I have to design correct and functional parts from scratch. Lot of work. Probably I'm too lazy for that.
     
  20. The ANYCUBIC I3 MEGA arrived. It is meant for the kids at school, but will have its home here...with me. :)

    anycubic-i3-mega.

    Building and adjusting was so easy...it has a touchscreen...some simple options and the printing quality is great !
    Really ! :D

    For now I only printed 1 example and tested the included software called "CURA".

    Next step, testing the STL files for a scifi vehicle that Jamira made for me ! :D
    slicing, zBrush and and and

    p.s.
    @Jamira
    What was the name of this "simple" 3D tool that even offered education licenses ?
    It was one of the tools in the list you once sent me...the provided video tutorials were amazing yet simple !
    Cubic 3d ? cubi...cubi...I cant find it @_@
     
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