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duerig
    @hybotics Importing parts into onshape is a mixed bag. It supports a fairly wide range of formats, but I have had to do extra work to make stl files into real models that I can work with.
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      @hybotics The online only aspect of it is both good and bad. It means I can easily share a link to my model with somebody. But it is less under my control than a downloadable app.
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        @hybotics I have been using onshape quite a lot. It is free as long as you leave your projects public. So far it is working out well.
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          @hybotics Hahaha. I have been doing that kind of thing myself recently. I get one version assembled and think of three things I need to change for the next.
          duerig
            @hybotics That is great to hear. Send photos when you have more of it assembled. Merry Christmas!
            duerig
              @clarkgoble There is no way to make the electoral college any more screwy than it already is. :-) Honestly, though, any 'solution' involving unfaithful electors is as bad as the problem.
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                @clarkgoble The demographic analysis is most likely right. In general, we should have a mandatory count of the paper trail in every election to both demonstrate integrity and discourage possible bad actors.
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                  @clarkgoble So it is a plausible concern especially when law enforcement had warned of a possible attack beforehand. I hope that this recount lays these real concerns to rest.
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                    @clarkgoble One problem with the current situation is that computer based fraud would look on the surface like the polls were systematically wrong by a large margin. With no other obvious sign of a problem.
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                      @clarkgoble Worries about wholesale vote database fraud have been a big deal in computer security circles since the switch to electronic voting under Bush. This isn't the same thing.
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                        @clarkgoble Claims of voter impersonation fraud have driven much lawmaking on the right for a number of years now. It has been with a wink and a nod, but it was mainstream.
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                          @clarkgoble Frankly, the thought that a successful attack has swayed the presidential election scares me just as much as the prospect of a Trump presidency. I'm glad that there is a recount, but hope that it shows that this was just whacky demographics.
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                            @clarkgoble If there was a problem with the vote, it wouldn't be conspiracy. It would be one or a few individuals with the right skills and knowledge. It seems unlikely to have happened, but it is much more plausible than 'millions' of voter impersonations
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                              @clarkgoble It seems inevitable and driven by the economics. In a fractured media landscape, it makes economic sense to go for a (possibly partisan) niche. In a unified media landscape, you want LCD which means 'neutral'.
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                                @erikschmidt I am responding to this message without clicking on the link or reading more than the headline... :-) @clarkgoble
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                                  @manton Hmm. Seems like maybe you should have bought mega.blog if you have big plans... :-)
                                  duerig
                                    @johngordon Take a look at Ubiquiti wifi access points. They are pure APs that don't do DHCP, routing, or anything else. And you can set them up in a mesh. I have two in my house now and they work great.
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                                      @platkus @morrick I think that @bynkii has hit the nail on the head. Wifi is a commodity and there is no particular merit that Apple brings to the table here. Better to let people who can focus on Wifi do Wifi.
                                      duerig
                                        @platkus @morrick @bynkii Really, this is a good sign for the company. Apple has so many different products and projects that many are neglected or done badly. The more they focus, the better experience they will be able to offer.
                                        duerig
                                          @hybotics Hmm. This shape looks very interesting. image [chimp.li]