Chaos in a Can

Knitting, Nerding and More

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xxduhastxx:

t3hsiggy:

nymphamortem:

blue-author:

runnerjive:

thre3dprint:

Open Source Clothing.

Now I feel it imperative to reblog this, because the project seems to have hit a snag: The video they put up has been taken down because of claims of 3rd-party content, whatever whatever corporate lawyer stuff internet throttling stuff. That makes me think that Bennetton or one of the others whose stores were glimpsed in the background got their hooks in Vimeo.So I thought I’d tell you a yarn about how this thing works: You download the open-source plans for the machine. You build it. You download their open-souce clothing-maker program.You enter the desired measurements into the fields (the ones I remember from the video were arm and neck and chest measurements, so I’m sure they have waist and/or hips too)You print out your sweater, or hat, or scarf, or cardigan, or whatever it was that you selected. It takes an hour to print out the sweater, working off of the two yarn spools that you can see in the bottom right corner of this .gifThat’s it. Custom-fit, custom-color clothing in an hour, for the price of yarn. Can you see why one of the clothing companies targetted in the video might have felt threatened enough to force the video to come down?

I know if I sold overpriced manufactured clothes, I’d see this as a looming menace.

I WILL HAVE HAUTE COUTURE




^i knew that was coming lol

xxduhastxx:

t3hsiggy:

nymphamortem:

blue-author:

runnerjive:

thre3dprint:

Open Source Clothing.

Now I feel it imperative to reblog this, because the project seems to have hit a snag: The video they put up has been taken down because of claims of 3rd-party content, whatever whatever corporate lawyer stuff internet throttling stuff. That makes me think that Bennetton or one of the others whose stores were glimpsed in the background got their hooks in Vimeo.
So I thought I’d tell you a yarn about how this thing works:
You download the open-source plans for the machine.
You build it.
You download their open-souce clothing-maker program.
You enter the desired measurements into the fields (the ones I remember from the video were arm and neck and chest measurements, so I’m sure they have waist and/or hips too)
You print out your sweater, or hat, or scarf, or cardigan, or whatever it was that you selected. It takes an hour to print out the sweater, working off of the two yarn spools that you can see in the bottom right corner of this .gif
That’s it. Custom-fit, custom-color clothing in an hour, for the price of yarn. Can you see why one of the clothing companies targetted in the video might have felt threatened enough to force the video to come down?

I know if I sold overpriced manufactured clothes, I’d see this as a looming menace.

I WILL HAVE HAUTE COUTURE

^i knew that was coming lol

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Filed under this is right up my alley uwu knitting

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breelandwalker:

feliciakainz:

carryonmywaywardalpaca:

dearborns:

#how many times have I quoted this in my lifetime #far too many and still not enough

Guys, btw, this is an actual insult

if he calls your mother a hamster, it indicates that she is a fast-breeding rodent— you can get the insult there

and if he says your father smelt of elderberries, well, wine was primarily made from elderberries in the time of king arthur. he’s calling his dad a drunk

more you know

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Filed under Monty Python Ah memories of college!

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thenewenlightenmentage:

Hubble Stretches Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther into Space
Even though NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is 24 years old, astronomers are still coming up with imaginative, novel, and groundbreaking new uses for it. The latest is an innovative technique that improves Hubble’s observing accuracy to the point where rock-solid distance measurements can be made to Milky Way stars 10 times farther away than ever accomplished before.
To do this, Hubble observations and subsequent analysis were fine-tuned to make angular measurements (needed for estimating distances) that are so fine that if your eyes had a similar capability you could read a car’s license plate located as far away as the Moon!
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thenewenlightenmentage:

Hubble Stretches Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther into Space

Even though NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is 24 years old, astronomers are still coming up with imaginative, novel, and groundbreaking new uses for it. The latest is an innovative technique that improves Hubble’s observing accuracy to the point where rock-solid distance measurements can be made to Milky Way stars 10 times farther away than ever accomplished before.

To do this, Hubble observations and subsequent analysis were fine-tuned to make angular measurements (needed for estimating distances) that are so fine that if your eyes had a similar capability you could read a car’s license plate located as far away as the Moon!

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(via laikas-owner)

Filed under this thing is so cool hell the universe is just cool and so old the original age-kink???? kekekekek fuck yeah science

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rusamefics:

From Russia With Love

Ivan Braginski towered over him at 6’3. He was a great bear of a man with wide shoulders, a large hooked nose, and the most vivid violet eyes which he complimented with a light violet scarf. He was unbuttoning his grey double-breasted pea coat as he sat opposite Alfred at a clean table.

“So Ivan,” Alfred began.

Ivan raised a black leather-gloved hand to stop him.

“My name is pronounced ‘ee-vahn’, not ‘eye-van’.”

“So Eye-Van,” Alfred repeated stubbornly. Ivan raised an eyebrow but made no comment. “You’re the spy who’s going to fuck my brains out, then?”

Ivan cast a glance around to see if anyone had overheard. A shocked mother holding a toddler told him that she had.

“Da, comrade,” he whispered with an exaggerated version of his accent.

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CW: Smut, Pornstar AU, minor UKUS lime in the beginning - but main smut is RusAme.

Filed under one of my faves *dead* RusAme Hetalia fanfiction