I'm stupid excited for the #SteamDeck. It's going to make a really good emulation machine, not to mention games on PC. And I could lounge on my couch while I play! And I can use it as a portable computer while traveling! It also makes it plausible that Valve will release a Steam Controller 2.0
Nicely written about science - and let me say; life in general.
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Over the weekend I made my first model in #freecad. The design is of a contra-rotating gearbox, based off this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xda1WgL9fd0&list=PLJH7IqpOoNLpc9NVpY-d0J0OlvtPcMqAi&index=12
It allows two propellers to rotate in opposite directions with one motor. This reduces the torqueing that occurs with just one.
One thing I'm considering doing is starting a #makerspace in my local area. There are some problems though:
1. I live in a university town. The university has a "makerspace", but I don't think it's open to the general public (and I refuse to put myself in debt for the opportunity).
2. I'm not rich (I have some money saved up but it won't support a makerspace for long)
3. I'm shy af and moved a lot, so I hardly know anybody where I live
4. It's still freaking COVID season
I've spent the last couple of weeks listening to "Organization Theory: A Libertarian Perspective" by Kevin A. Carson. I'm mostly convinced of the philosophy of anarchy now, or at least left libertarianism (and mutualism in particular). Now I'm trying to figure out how to turn this from philosophy into action.
As for other areas, all I know is that nearly every action I see taken by a large corporation or by a government makes me increasingly frustrated. Freedoms are stripped away from common people and wealth is given to the wealthy. Corporations manipulate the masses and monitor their every move while the masses apathetically comply.
I'm not sure that markets are the end-all be-all of organization, but we know from bloody experience that planned economies are unsuitable for distributing commodities
Perhaps the most appealing aspect that I have read about is that revolution is not required for a mutualist society to evolve. From what I've read, revolution is bloody and almost always puts the people _least_ suitable to ruling in power.
Earlier I suspected I might be socialist. However, the more I listened to "The Socialist Manifesto" the less I liked the idea of state socialism, which seems to be the primary vision of socialism that the term "socialism" describes. I think left libertarian (or mutualism as I've seen it called) is the philosophy I lean towards.
More progress on the #SMARS quadruped! Now I'm mostly down to 3d printing parts.
Self-taught programmer and game dev when I feel like it. Electronics Factory Operator when I don't.
Worried global supply chains won't last.