Feb 012019

Release YouTube, you beast! (credit: 123pendejos) The latest beleaguered Google product to get a death date is Google+. Google’s controversial Facebook clone is shutting down on April 2. Google has been backing away from the service for years, but it gave the site a death sentence in October, after revelations of a data leak were made public. Now we have a concrete shutdown date for the service. Google’s support page details exactly how the G+…

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Feb 012019

One of the most influential ideas in urbanism today is that the key to addressing the housing crisis is reforming zoning and building codes to allow for taller buildings and higher population densities.A growing chorus of market urbanists and YIMBYs make the case: Restrict supply, and demand and therefore prices go up. So, it follows, liberalizing codes to make it easier to build—and to permit taller, denser structures—will increase supply and cause prices to fall,…

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Feb 012019

One of the most common questions we get asked is why I started Purism. And given the growing importance of Purism’s mission amid the barrage of news about how large tech companies are surveilling and exposing their users, it seemed like an opportune time to share our origin story, and why I felt it was important to create this alternative to the status quo. When my first daughter was born, in 2007, her birth had…

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Feb 012019

When Trump FCC Chairman (and former telcoms executive) Ajit Pai murdered Net Neutrality, he told us the slaughter was necessary, otherwise the ISPs wouldn’t invest in their networks. A year later, Charter has joined Comcast in announcing major cuts to its capital expenditures budget, slashing spending from $8.9 billion under Net Neutrality to $7 billion under Net Discrimination, which allows the company to extort funds from online services on pain of having their data slowed…

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Feb 012019

The E3D #ToolChangerHello everyone, and welcome to a new year and an exciting step forward in the world of 3D Printing and in this case  > ‘desktop manufacturing’ <I’m delighted to be diving in to building and using (hopefully not ‘destruction-testing’) the E3D ToolChanger.Quick Jump Index I’ll update this list as I post more blogs and video’s about the ToolChanger adventures.Part 1 – First ToolChanger Post – Introduction and un-boxing.Next post – Motion System Assembly -…

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