What the hell is up with this shit?
>Some 300 Chinese Foxconn employees who manufacture X-box 360 machines said they would throw themselves from their Wuhan, China, plant if demands for lost wages were not met.
>Foxconn came under fire in 2010 when workers successfully committed suicide in a plant that manufactured components for Apple.
I know right?! The hell is wrong with them?!
Everyone knows its trampolines that bring a smile to your face!...
Holy shit. Also, it seems it's Apple, not Foxconn that had the nets installed,
I think that the Mail is misreporting it a little. All other reports point to Foxxcon doing the safety nets, which seems more likely. Apple may be assholes, but they know one thing, and that's publicity.
For the upcoming "Apocalypse of Your Choice",
The real long far more correct process for ones that have 45-50lbs draw (just a starting link, peruse the website for more; nice pics and tips):
The "mostly correct process with no some good and odd tips" process:
The "will-do-in-a-pinch" process:
The "LOL WTFRUDOING?" process:
U.S. Army Survival Manual FM 21-76 (PDF file is under 3megs)
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>Pile of pennies melted by giant Fresnel lens
That's it! I'm hitting up freecycle.org and hope I can find someone with a broken big ass TV they want to get rid of. Imagine solar forging zinc (pennies) into molds to make what ever you want. Zinc has a melting temp of 787.1 F so it'd be a good way to easily make small castings with; cheap too.
From that video it looks like the thin copper coating is burning off?
Somethings being burned off, that's for sure. Makes me think that, and a small copper coil painted with high temp black paint, backed off the focal point a bit, would make a freaking great solar water heater. There's a video on there on distilling water. They had about a liter of water at a rolling boil inside of three minutes. So small volumes heated quickly flowing in a heat siphon with a larger black tank.
I've now put out a APB on rear-projection TVs. I've one bite so far. Hopefully, I'll be able to get one. Then I'm setting up a solar forge. I'm not sure what I'm going to make, but I'll be using easily melted metals. Maybe some small art sculptures, rings, jewelry, and arrow heads. I'll put it in the DIY thread, if that happens.
It's that time of the year again, megachan.
Happy new years!
There's a loli gore and scat manga with octopus girls I had the displeasure of seeing one panel of some time ago. I was only looking for octopus girls. Which there is a good bit of.
This is sad, and I'm a coldhearted bastard... so for me to feel anything... yeah.
"missing" isn't the proper term. "ran away" is more apt. She's 17 and decided to go on the road. It's awesome that her dad cares, but not unusual.
Also, why the hell did she write her note on post it notes?
Let's put it in /b/, just to see what happens.
This. Also the comments 'the length parents will go to amazes me.' Making a youtube video is difficult or something?
Really though, he should just check every Occupy camp, etc along the route. Also, get some tech guy to get into her computer if she left that, or her email account if he knows the address. She could just be running away with some internet partner.
Let's have a discussion about tunaki.
>The Japanese raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus), also known as tanuki (狸 or タヌキ?) in Japanese, is a subspecies of the raccoon dog native to Japan.
>Researchers have suggested that they be considered a separate species, N. viverrinus, or that raccoon dogs of Japan could be further divisible into separate subspecies as N. p. procyonoides (hondo-tanuki) and N. p. albus (ezo-tanuki), but both views are controversial
>As the tanuki, the animal has been significant in Japanese folklore since ancient times. The legendary tanuki is reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shapeshifting, but somewhat gullible and absentminded. It is also a common theme in Japanese art, especially statuary.
>"Tanuki" is often sometimes mistakenly translated into English as badger, an unrelated type of animal with a superficially similar appearance. Traditionally, different areas of Japan had different names for raccoon dogs as animals, which would be used to denote different animals in other parts of the country, including badgers and wild cats; however the official word in the standard Tokyo dialect is now tanuki, a term that also carries the folkloric significance.
Oh, I hate the movie. I hate pretty much anything Jack Black does. I used to run with some nerd who were all up Tenacious D's ass back when they had the HBO show and that shit got old sooooooo fast.
The Pandaria stuff doesn't do anything for me either way. I'm gonna be all up on the Pokemon thing they're implementing, though.
Thanks for ruining my Tunaki thread. :C
Tanuki, not tunaki.
I hope I can find a better pic of this. Like advice dog with KJI and a car
IL-MOBILE FUCK YEAH
The wild stallion bucked wildly, but Dear Leader Kim was not afraid. He approached the mustang and calmly educated him in the Juche Idea, and the wild horse was calmed. He kneeled and allowed Dear Leader to mount him, then triumphantly lead Him through the streets towards the front line of the imperial puppet government's pathetic army.
People of Megachan, what's the last film you really enjoyed? Myself, I just discovered Fantastic Mr. Fox the other day. It's a thing of beauty.
Also, general film discussion thread.
Well, Scott especially has played the PR stunt shit a few times over this movie, dropping a hint here and there, changing his mind... no idea what to believe when he speaks.
Cinematic Titanic: War Of The Insects
Joel and the other people not on RiffTrax vs a Japanese not-quite-a-spy movie. Guest starring insects and saying GENOCIDE a bajillion times.
The movie is terrible and pretty nihilistic. Then it ends. Riffing's good. Normal CT stuff, Mary Jo Pehl kicks much ass on the mic.
Dog Soldiers - this was described somewhere as "Aliens meets a zombie flick only with werewolves instead of zombies or aliens". That's not too far off. It's not even remotely scary but its a decent way to kill a couple of hours. And if its in any way accurate, apparently the British Army is NOT in the habit of issuing silver bullets to its infantry for some reason.
Shit has been cross posted on a few chans.
Anyone make their own wokfi?
I made one for a client and I'm about to make one for a family member and another for myself for my mobile unit. I have an ASUS 900sd netbook and will be using a USB wifi device to make a wokfi that I can wardrive with and also connect with free wifi spots and my own wifi spot from a long distance.
I think I'm going to have it so I can attach it to my camera tripod if I want. I have a 10 feet long USB cord for it. I can't wait to get the USB wifi dongle in the mail this week. I'm hoping it'll be today. Here's the one I bought,
"Netgear WN111 RangeMax NEXT Wireless N Adapter - USB 2.0, Recertified"
The dish I made for a client was the done with an aluminum reflector for a brooder light/heat lamp.
Just so you know, "wardriving" is the practice of driving around and looking for wifi hotspots, but does not include connecting to them. Wardriving is legal, but piggybacking is not legal. Piggybacking is when you connect to someone else's wifi network without their permission. A lot of times ignorant news media thinks that wardriving = piggybacking which it does not. Wardriving programs turn your wifi device into a listening device only and during that time it can not connect to a wifi network in the first place. It's akin to driving down the street and writing down names on mail boxes or the house numbers.
I just wanted to clarify that, for anyone that did not already know that info.
In my backyard I have an old satellite dish from HughesNet I want to convert to a wifi dish. I think it's like 2 feet in diameter. I'd get amazing gain on it.
Here's one I'm working on today for a client. The dish hasn't been painted yet and the mount for the wifi antenna is not yet in place. This one gets used indoors on a ceiling.
Police officers in riot gear enter camp of Occupy Los Angeles protesters after defying mayor's order to leave. Here's a video of what happened.
I think I started that thread. But yea, chances are if you've been on the internet long enough to find Megachan, you'll be aware of Occupy without it needing to come in here.
I wonder if we are more often the cynical type? Maybe the cynical type with a store of canned fish and shotgun shells.
your irony senses need work, bro.
Mostly non-fish canned foods for me, thx. The last thing I need in the PAW is a case of heavy metal poisoning.
Welcome, to the pack age.
Get it?! Pack, Age! AHAA!