A 3D printer with multiple extruders and a basic computer and display loaded with useful print files from thingiverse and the open source ecology project. This would include items necessary for constructing building and medical equipment. Seeing as I would most likely arrive well before Western powers started… » 8/29/14 3:24pm 8/29/14 3:24pm

I don't have posting privileges on hackerspace but I would be willing to host the open threads. I also have a few other ideas on articles on nonpartisan civic engagement and bureaucratic navigation which I think some readers might find useful. Here's an example http://gdlanders.kinja.com/getting-involv... » 8/11/14 4:20pm 8/11/14 4:20pm

I used to work in unemployment. I was writing a reply to this but after looking at the length I decided it would work better to format it as a blog, which can be found here http://gdlanders.kinja.com/what-you-need-... I haven't proofread it so I apologize for any grammatical errors in advance. » 8/03/14 3:10pm 8/03/14 3:10pm

10 things you need to know about Unemployment Benefits in the US

Are you thinking about quitting? Do you believe you might be getting the axe at work? If so, you are probably wondering about unemployment benefits. Unemployment insurance is a program originating out of the New Deal era in the United States to give workers a life line of cash to ride out the spans of time between… » 8/03/14 4:11pm 8/03/14 4:11pm

It's pretty similar to English. There are tons of cognates (and false cognates.) The way words are spelled are much more similar to the way they are said than in English. For reading practice I would recommend Der Spiegel http://www.spiegel.de/ It's pretty good international/European news to boot plus it will help you… » 8/03/14 12:40pm 8/03/14 12:40pm

The fact of the matter is cable is dying. Even if they are posting profits every quarter the market for cable viewers is dwindling. The easiest way to compensate the loss in ad revenue if you are a cartoon channel is to focus on the 0-12 age group that buys toys and to create shows that maximize toy profitability.… » 7/24/14 4:00pm 7/24/14 4:00pm

I used to use the Amazon Instant Video app on PS3 all the time but recently it seems like the video has to stop and load every 5 minutes or so. I don't have this problem with any of my other apps on the device and everything seems to work fine when I watch Instant Video on my computer. Has anyone else noticed this? » 7/23/14 5:39pm 7/23/14 5:39pm