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Food >

(on Wikipedia)
https://soylent.com/

A meal replacement beverage.

A hands-down spectacular idea and implementation. I ate Soylent for months, and have even eaten it both as a snack, then a meal, and then as my only food. Highly recommended, not just for diet or general health but for lifestyle.



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Hardware > 3D printing >

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tiko3d/tiko-the-unibody-3d-printer
https://web.archive.org/web/20180308021128/https://tiko3d.com/
https://web.archive.org/web/20160610093758/http://www.tiko3d.com:80/forum/

Tiko is a unibody 3d printer which I backed.

To get this working, I had to really push hard to get the filament to load. This was a frustrating first experience. I was then entirely unimpressed with the quality of its prints, even after a lot of fiddling.

Later, when I returned to use it, it seems that filament has snapped off inside it, and it thinks its loaded and will not load new filament. Heating does not remove it. I fiddled a lot, once more.. I'm giving up on it, it's garbage.

I did end up fixing it.. after giving it away.

See Tiko first impressions. It fails, hard.

  • It requires a wireless internet connection.
  • You require a wireless connection to it.

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Philosophy in the Flesh - (1999 book), by Lakoff, Johnson image

Entertainment > Reading >

https://www.alibris.com/Philosophy-in-the-Flesh-George-Lakoff/book/10659440

To read

This book is mind blowing. I think the best description I can give of what it's topic and goals are is to present the first chapter, in full. From here I think anyone interested in the subject will understand fully where this book is going and the intentions of the authors.

  • Properly titled Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought
  • By George Lakoff and Mark Johnson.

  • ISBN-10 0-465-05674-1

  • TODO - The various Wikipedia topics would need references to cognitive philosophy as a contraindication to the various topics, and in those topics to specifically cite passages in the introduction in this book.
  • TODO - Finish the linking.



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Neuromancer - (1984 book), by William Gibson cover

Entertainment > Reading >

(on Wikipedia)

I finally re-read it years later. What a shitty book. But I can see where the ideas in Johnny Mnemonic - (1995 movie) came from (same author). Also, the roleplaying games GURPS Cyberpunk and Shadowrun really do take from the genre. The roleplaying games are better than the book. =/

Shin Megami Tensei - Digital Devil Saga 2 image

Entertainment > Games (PlayStation 2) >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.atlus.com/dds2/spawn.html [ 1 ] 2020-01-01 - It's.. it's Flash.

A Pretty boring elements-based game. Basically.. from memory, you must select the right combination of moves.

The scenery is boring. It's a bunch of interconnecting rooms. You walk around and get lost, and have randumb encounters.



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1. 2020-01-01 - It's.. it's Flash.