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Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 06, 2014, 05:46:18 pm »
Well I am 6'6" and currently going through puberty so that might be it.

Music / Re: "What are you listening to" thread
« on: August 06, 2014, 05:34:31 pm »
here's an unusual favorite from the past year

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PC Games / Re: Space Engineers
« on: August 06, 2014, 05:19:07 pm »
pace Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works
maintenance of space works

*entire ships crash into another*

MAINTENANCE?  oh god, that would be absolute hell

Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 06, 2014, 05:09:33 pm »
Wow, did it not occur to you to look at that before muscling 2000 calories down your gullet?

i was fully aware, but i needed to try it out.  i can't explain how perfect a single meal per day sounds to me.  it would have been amazing... and if the calories were reduced, i'm sure i could make a smaller shake and manage it somehow.  2000 is pretty excessive for my sedentary lifestyle.

Was it worth the wait and cost?
it's well worth the cost, at a little less than $10/day.  a typical going-out dinner would cost more an entire day of soylent.  those who ordered early are so-called 'soylent pioneers' and they have priority for any further orders of soylent... the wait cannot be avoided, but it's a nice improvement.  for anyone without priority, the wait will definitely suck, and you are probably better off trying the DIY route.

>brb getting stomach pumped
i would rather pump more soylent in, anthing to avoid that cookie dough taste tomorrow

Is 2000 calories a day a lot? Because I need like a 3800 calorie a day diet to not starve.
just 2000 is usually excessive for anyone who sits around all day.  i can't imagine eating 3800, is something wrong with your intestines or something?

Art / Re: 3D Modelling
« on: August 06, 2014, 03:34:07 pm »
i've been using sketchup for a while, here are some things from last year.

Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 06, 2014, 03:09:33 pm »
You did eat a day's worth of food in one sitting...

here is a cute little infographic, found on the instruction sheet

the math for those cheeseburgers is kind of wrong

Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 06, 2014, 02:51:10 pm »
Jesus, PikMini. That was really uncomfortable to read.

well, i'm uncomfortable right now, and when i move around i feel like vomiting..

Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 06, 2014, 02:18:21 pm »
ok, soylent arrived roughly an hour ago...

i felt my soylent would arrive today, so i fasted on tea and coffee.  i was right, the fedex delivery at 1500 left a large box outside.  the outer box slides off, to reveal four equally smaller boxes, each containing a week of soylent.  within each box: 7 bags of soylent powder, and 7 vials of fish/canola oil.  the oil vials from 2 of the boxes were unfortunately leaking, which left the inner cardboard dark and slick.  i held the vials against the light and found the losses negligible.  for the early backers, a plastic mixer/pitcher and metal scoop were sent out in advance.  i estimate the pitcher holds a little over 1 liter.  the instructions for preparing soylent with the pitcher are simple and require no measuring.  dump in a pouch of soylent powder, some water, then an oil vial, and shake.  the powder is white, but the mixture changes to a light caramel color.  after 30 seconds of shaking, i decided to try it out.  the pitcher/mixer is watertight and worked great for pouring into a small glass.  clumps of powder remained at the surface, like most other protein drinks/vitamin shakes if you don't use a blender.  a watery cookie dough shake is how i would describe the taste.  it is strange and somewhat unappetizing, so i recommend blending alongside some fruit.  to me, soylent = less focus on food.  i couldn't care less how it tastes, and i drank the entire mixture in one sitting.  i'm now in pain, pregnant with soylent, but i wanted to experience how a single day's meal of soylent would feel.  i'm planning to divide the mixture into 2 meals for tomorrow.

the oil is all over my hands and the pitcher, a gritty, powdery residue is still inside my mouth.  brushing after each meal is a must, or at the very least chewing some gum.....

the entire delivery
four 1-week boxes
1-week box
one of the lesser oil-damaged packaging.  the other is very dark. 

i took pictures only as a proof, if i were to report the leak, or if something was found missing.  i stopped when my hands became oily.  i'll take some pics with my camera of the mixture and everything tomorrow.

Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 01, 2014, 06:53:23 pm »
What is the point of a food substitute if you can starve waiting for it to be delivered?

the same can happen if you live off normal food, but don't go on strike about that now!

Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: July 31, 2014, 09:38:25 am »
Got your Soylent yet?  These guys did.

"Dear <me>,

We are extremely happy to inform you that shipping labels have been printed for your order!  Your order will be shipped via FedEx, FedEx Home Delivery® on 7/31/2014.

well, since i got this here email, perhaps sometime this week?  the shipment tracking code is invalid, so it will remain a mystery unfortunately

Everything Else / Re: Kickstarters of interest
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:49:12 am »
Dude you can't do any of what you just described with a pen.

The kickstarter isn't asking for a billion dollars to develop a concrete extrusion machine that sets superfast for making earthquake-proof buildings.

Its for a pen that makes wireframe dicks.

was speaking of possible derivatives of the technology, not the pen

cyanoacrylates already set fast and i doubt it would cost a billion to improve and scale up

Everything Else / Re: eurothread
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:42:37 am »

Everything Else / Re: eurothread
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:37:05 am »

Everything Else / Re: eurothread
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:33:52 am »
a single country is being compared to the union of 28 countries

why not just become the united states of europe already?

50 > 28 lol

Everything Else / Re: Kickstarters of interest
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:20:06 am »
Every time I see this I think, 'Neat, but what would I actually do with it?'

Nothing. I got nothing.
use your imagination man

you can literally wrap concrete structures with resins and cloth to make certain areas earthquake-proof, so something like this 3d extruder might prove useful in its own right... like using derivatives of this technology to immediately make repairs, reinforce objects.  think of drawing trusses or just profile tracing something to increase load-bearing capacity

creating flexible/openair casts for broken/sprained limbs, injectable woundhealing/bloodclotting or diy dental casting

what i would really love to see is something which 3d prints using water at below-freezing, that would be so fun and cheap i imagine

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