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A homemade 40 ton hydraulic forging press

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homemade 40 ton FORGING PRESS

YouTube user KarlMetalworks demonstrates their huge homemade hydraulic press.

This baby has some stamping power! Towards the end of the video, some things get crunched!

The best part of the video, though, is the thoroughness of how the press was designed and reinforced. The limit switch and control system are simple but very effective.

You can watch the video below or via this link.

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It smells like pressure
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Ice Scrapers, Scarves and Zambonis, Oh My

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Just a few quick program notes!

I have FUCK THIS ice scrapers again! These are bigger and tougher - they're hollow and layered and should be less prone to cracking!

They also have a baby brother ice scraper. I only made a few ABOLISH ICE SCRAPERS if you want one.

PS: I found some pixel skull scarves that I thought had sold out! They're $15 this week because why not?

lemon out



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I appreciate, but do not wish to own, those ice scrapers.
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2 days ago
Same. Mostly because I prefer more heavy-duty scrapers.
2 days ago
definitely need a 2-hander, can't scrape shit without that leverage up here
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lynati: fieldbears: catchymemes: Unmute Unmute OH MY FUCKING...

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definitely unmute!
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my ASS!

Intel Optimistic About Its Next-Gen 7nm Process Technology

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From a report: Originally planned to enter mass production in the second half of 2016, Intel's 10 nm process technology is still barely used by the company today. Currently the process is used to produce just a handful of CPUs, ahead of an expected ramp to high-volume manufacturing (HVM) only later in 2019. Without a doubt, Intel suffered delays on its 10 nm process by several years, significantly impacting the company's product lineup and its business. Now, as it turns out, Intel's 10 nm may be a short-living node as the company's 7 nm tech is on-track for introduction in accordance with its original schedule.

For a number of times Intel said that it set too aggressive scaling/transistor density targets for its 10 nm fabrication process, which is why its development ran into problems. Intel's 10 nm manufacturing tech relies exclusively on deep ultraviolet lithography (DUVL) with lasers operating on a 193 nm wavelength. To enable the fine feature sizes that Intel set out to achieve on 10 nm, the process had to make heavy usage of mutli-patterning. According to Intel, a problem of the process was precisely its heavy usage of multipatterning (quad-patterning to be more exact).

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We don't yet know what post-human tech spooks are supplying to Intel this time, because the vlogger who violated the EULA and de-capped their pre-launch i13-3̮͐̉̂1̫̤͎̪̹̞̱̐ͣ̉̅͂4̜̖̾͒̍͐̅̽͘1͚̝̯̫͍͔ went blind ("instantaneous crystallization of the ocular vitreous fluids", look it up) and the men in black confiscated the CPU. I swear I saw leathery tentacles for a fraction of a second on the livestream, but the recorded version shows only 4 seconds of white-out at the end.
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Enthusiasts vs. Pragmatists: two types of programmers and how they fail


Do you love programming for its own sake, or do you do for the outcomes it allows? Depending on which describes you best you will face different problems in your career as a software developer.

Enthusiasts code out of love. If you’re an enthusiast you’d write software just for fun, but one day you discovered your hobby could also be your career, and now you get paid to do what you love.

Pragmatists may enjoy coding, but they do it for the outcomes. If you’re a pragmatist, you write software because it’s a good career, or for what it enables you to do and build.

There’s nothing inherently good or bad about either, and this is just a simplification. But understanding your own starting point can help you understand and avoid some of the problems you might encounter in your career.

In this post I will cover:

  1. Why many companies prefer to hire enthusiasts.
  2. The career problems facing enthusiasts, and how they can solve them.
  3. The career problems facing pragmatists, and how they can solve them.

Why companies prefer hiring enthusiasts

Before we move on to specific career problems you might face, it’s worth looking at the bigger picture: the hiring and work environment.

Many companies prefer to hire enthusiast programmers: from the way they screen candidates to the way they advertise jobs, they try to hire people who care about the technology for its own sake. From an employer’s point of view, enthusiasts have a number of advantages:

  1. In a rapidly changing environment, they’re more likely to keep up with the latest technologies. Even better, they’re more likely to do so in their free time, which means the company can spend less on training.
  2. Since they’d write software for free, it’s easier to pay enthusiasts less money.
  3. It’s also easier to get enthusiasts to work long hours.
  4. Finally, since enthusiasts care more about the technical challenge than the goals of the product, they’re less likely to choose their work based on ethical or moral judgments.

But while many companies prefer enthusiasts, this isn’t always in the best interest of either side, as we’ll see next.

The career problems facing enthusiasts

So let’s say you’re an enthusiast. Here are some of the career problems you might face; not everyone will have all these problems, but it’s worth paying attention to see if you’re suffering from one or more of them.

1. Exploitation

As I alluded to above, companies like enthusiasts because they’re worse negotiators.

If you love what you do you’ll accept less money, you’ll work long hours, and you’ll ask less questions. This can cause you problems in the long run:

So even if you code for fun, you should still learn how to negotiate, if only out of self-defense.

2. Being less effective as an employee

Matt Dupree has an excellent writeup about why being an enthusiast can make you a worse worker; I don’t want to repeat his well-stated points here. Here are some additional ways in which enthusiasm can make you worse at your job:

  • Shiny Object Syndrome: As an enthusiast it’s easy to choose a trendy technology or technique for your work because you want to play with it, not because it’s actually necessary in your situation. The most egregious example I’ve seen in recent years is microservices, where an organizational pattern designed for products with hundreds of programmers is being applied by teams with just a handful of developers.
  • Writing code instead of solving problems: If you enjoy writing code for its own sake, it’s tempting to write more code just because it’s fun. Productivity as a programmer, however, comes from solving problems with as little work as needed.

3. Work vs. art

Finally, as an enthusiast you might face a constant sense of frustration. As an enthusiast, you want to write software for fun: solve interesting problems, write quality code, fine-tune your work until it’s beautiful.

But a work environment is all about outcomes, not about craft. And that means a constant pressure to compromise your artistic standards, a constant need to work on things that aren’t fun, and a constant need to finish things on time, rather than when you’re ready.

So unless you want to become a pragmatist, you might want to get back more time for yourself, time where you can write code however you like. You could, for example, negotiate a 3-day weekend.

The career problems facing pragmatists

Pragmatists face the opposite set of problems; again, not all pragmatists will have all of these problems, but you should keep your eye out to see if they’re affecting you.

1. It’s harder to find a job

Since many companies actively seek out enthusiasts, finding a job as a pragmatist can be somewhat harder. Here are some things you can do to work around this:

  • Actively seek out companies that talk about work/life balance.
  • When interviewing, amplify your enthusiasm for technology beyond what it actually is. After all, you will learn what you need to to get the results you want, right?
  • Demonstrate the ways in which pragmatism actually makes you a more valuable employee.

2. You need to actively keep your skills up

Since you don’t care about technology for technology’s sake, it can be easy to let your skills get out of date, especially if you work for a company that doesn’t invest in training. To avoid this:

3. Pressure to work long hours

Finally, you will often encounter pressure both from management and—indirectly—from enthusiast peers to work long hours. Just remember that working long hours is bad for you and your boss (even if they don’t realize it).

Programmer, know thyself

So are you an enthusiast or a pragmatist?

These are not exclusive categories, nor will they stay frozen with time—these days I’m more of a pragmatist, but I used to be more of an enthusiast—but there is a difference in attitudes. And that difference will lead to different choices, and different problems.

Once you know who you are, you can figure out what you want—and avoid the inevitable obstacles along the way.

It’s Friday afternoon. You just can’t write another line of code—but you’re still stuck at the office...

What if every weekend could be a 3-day weekend?

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Come on Christmas - Auralnauts & Willeson

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From: Auralnauts
Duration: 04:38

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Auralnauts and Willeson! Big thanks to Youtube Space and all of the talented people who helped make this happen. Download/purchase links below along with full video credits.


Directed by: Craven Moorhaus
Produced by: Auralnauts, Willeson, Ren Vasey
Director of Photography: Matthew Lyons
Gaffer: Bram Van Woudenberg
Assistant Camera: Austin Porter
Edited by: Craven Moorhaus
Visual Effects by: Paul DeSilva
Additional vfx: Paul Waszak
Colorist: Josh Kanuck
Makeup: Sarah Villafuerte
Hair: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Youtube Space Producer: Dylan LoBue

Lead Singer: Mel Wilson
Lead Guitar: John Wilson
Drums: Zak Koonce
Keyboards: Craven Moorhaus
Jesus: Jim Perry
Soul Santa: Linus Marchetti/Mike Hassler (Vocals)
Santas: Shauna Cowit, Chud Evers, Yoya Fabulosa, Laurence Fruin, Roy Halfpenny, Allyson Higgins-Halfpenny, Carla Lescano, Juliana Magnifico, Gene Meyer, Arturo Moreno, Lauren Muir, Tracey Murray, Asta Paredes, Antonio Piluso, Daniela Rincón, Fadima Sylla, Lauren Tempesta

Special thanks to our Patreon supporters: Scott BeetleyPeter Bui, Adam Cusick, Mike Drum, Scott Fogel, Mike Hassler, Janis Reimringer

And for staying after Charlie Torres’ 12pm CKO class: Linus Marchetti , Daniela Rincon , Carla Lescano, Fadima Sylla, Tara Rosen, Teddy Tsui, Michelle Aguirre, Joe DiMare, Joseph Torrejon, Fallon Johnson

Music by Auralnauts & Willeson
Produced by: Auralnauts
Mastered by: Rich Morales
Special thanks to Sean Kiely for additional recording and for letting us steal his guitar and amp

Website: auralnauts.com
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/auralnauts
Merch: https://www.auralnauts.com/shop
Podcast: https://www.auralnauts.com/podcast
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2qdzFjM
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Auralnauts
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/auralnauts/

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