Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Lighter, for-fun topics.

Pirate a Gucci: the (speculative) future of 3D Printing?

3D Printers, also known as Fabricators or “Fabbers.” Have you heard of them? There are a variety of techniques that slowly build pre-programmed objects in a variety of materials, varying in scale from hobbyists spraying thin resin films into fun … Continue reading

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FBI Letter: “Your fingerprints are not defined enough”

This PSA story comes from a friend of mine. She had left the U.S. for marriage but was trying to get all the paperwork cleared so she could begin working in her new home. This required she send the FBI … Continue reading

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The Three Secrets to Beginner Chess Strategy: Power, Position, and Tempo (aka time)

This post will provide some simple rules of thumb for Chess strategy. I am aiming at the beginner, who has just learned the moves and rules of chess, but wants a few overall strategic principles so that they are not … Continue reading

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Goof off at work! Read secretly

Wally was right all along! The world of work is just set up to make you fail, or in the best case scenario piss your life away on meaningless paper-pushing. Usually the best bet is to keep your head down, … Continue reading

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Engcom.net for Engineering News & Trivia

For some fun, check out Engcom.net. It has engineering news, weekly trivia, humour, and also some interesting articles. You can contribute to the site if you get into it.

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