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RT @leftiblog
If cops shoot tear gas at you, that’s “crowd control”, but if you pick it up and throw it back, that’s “assault with a deadly weapon”. Got it.

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covid-19, france, surveilance capitalism 

Bagels! Having more time to cook is one of the few positives of the current state of the world.

Found this old capacitor tester in my basement, left behind by the previous owner of the house, along with the original receipt for $19.95 dated June of 1955.

Mildly interesting: The comic book word bubble style holes in the solder mask on this portable TV set circuit board.

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US POL; Transmetropolitan 

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Apparently you can't copy a folder in Google Drive. Seriously? I'm pretty sure Macintosh System 1 could do that.

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inventing the "peasant diet" and selling prepackaged sacks of oats, flour, rice and beans to techbros for 400 dollars a month

Now to fill the other side. Hopefully dyeing the glue with food coloring will turn out ok.

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Restoring a late 50s transistor radio, didn't want modern capacitors to affect the appearance since you see the electronics when you open it to change batteries. So I spent a while reproducing the original labels.

For some reason I feel like sharing a photo of my blender. It's from the mid to late 60s and has a cool pulse mode implemented with an electric motor turning a gear, cycling a switch on and off. It won't blend a crowbar but it handles things you'd actually want to eat just fine.

I mentioned my interest in vintage glassware a week or two ago. Here's a photo of water boiling in a Pyrex Flameware glass pot. These were the predecessor to the Corning Vision line, and you can use them safely on the stove top.

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cats only bite little holes into cables but don't chew it through
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