Capitalism Show more
The vast majority of people who create and sell their own goods aren't members of the capitalist class. They are instead engaging in trade, which isn't the same thing.
The capitalist class owns property and assets, and can passively accumulate capital.
The state of the case means I don't intend to restore the watch. But to have a decent middle range movement to practice on is a luxury. If it survives my assault I can keep it against finding a suitable case with a worn out movement so I can make my own "Frankenwatch."
#watchmaking Seiko 7005 - Taking off the bridge holding the auto wind reduction wheels has exposed a lot more of the works than I expected, i.e. the motion wheels are not held at the top pivot. The balance, escapement and motion are visible, and I could look for the primary fault next. Then reassemble all, get some turns on the mainspring barrel and see if it runs - the movement is still in its case with hands fitted.
If it ticks I can think about a full strip down, clean and lube.
First real project on the desk: An abandoned Seiko 7005-2000 mech automatic won't run and the crown falls out if you move it.
The case back has been gouged by unsuccessful attempts to open it but the front isn't too bad.
Flipped off the back and took out the rotating weight. Nothing moves and the balance wheel is jammed. Scratches show somebody has been in there and I think it has been incorrectly assembled after some sketchy work.
It could be a challenge for a novice like me.
The trouble with many of these fields of interest is that they look all hard and full of arcane knowledge from the outside. Then something makes you look a bit closer and in a few evenings of research you know some of the basic principles and can do some of the run of the mill actions.
Then it's too late, you're sucked in. And my Dad's old discarded watch with no winder has its movement ticking happily on the bench.
(I'm definitely tired of typing on glass. Touchscreens are Just Plain Bad. They're the product of too many compromises - they're supposed to be Good Enough, but they're not, they're crap and we just ended up getting used to them. I want my phone to fold out into a proper keyboard damn it. Surely a touchscreen isn't the best we can do?)
Ninjam explainer 2 Show more
Flipping the player channels around and back to the right places happens in a server. There are public servers run by interested musos, shown on the #ninjam site.
The server code is FOSS and the github is linked from the site. Anyone with bandwidth and the skills could run it.
The client is either a binary, or by downloading a DAW called Reaper, which takes a ninjam plugin and allows multiple channels to be sent, with effects, VST etc.
Recording of the jam is supported.
Ninjam explainer Show more
Live collabs or jamming online is prevented by latency, where the delay scrambles the timing.
The Ninjam principle is to extend the latency to a set number of beats, like 2 measures. When player A plays, players B,C, + D hear it 2 bars later and play along. Player A hears B,C,D notes 2 bars after they play them.
Every player actually hears a different arrangement. It works for soundscapes and grooves where the harmonies aren't finely defined, or recur at short intervals
Thought I'd try out Ninjam to see if there were still public servers I could connect to. Had a groove plugged into my tablet in case I got through and things were quiet enough to mess about.
Connected to one while trying settings and there was a whole group of musos already jamming there, who saw me arrive and welcomed me. So I quickly called up a Hammond and jammed along on the touchscreen keyboard for a few minutes.
I'll call that success.
Ninjam 101 in next post >>
Splitting my voluntary attention several ways just now.
Checking out and refurbing another sewing machine, a Singer 66, prob 60 years old or so. She's in good shape and runs smooth as silk.
Prepping for making Christmas gifts out of leather, for family.
Learning to use a music creation app for android that Actually Works.
Makes my mind hum along happy for a while ~~~~~~
kink talk (18+), abuse Show more
@vivaizix like there is no concept of 'make sure you are choosing a partner with respect to them' or 'these can be extremely high emotional exchanges and this clearly requires more care and attentiveness if your partner may be in a bad space'. it's basically, if they consent, then go right ahead!
imo kink isn't more misogynistic or at risk for abuse than any other sexual exchange, but i do think kinky people sometimes act like it's better when it's not.
I like to build things from abundant resources such as trash.
Does anyone know about a tutorial that teaches one on #howto build a #DIY radio station from common available material in electronic trash?
(Yes I know that you can also buy it cheaply. ...if you have the money, if supply chains are functioning in the area you are...)
smart things, planned obsolescence Show more
US voting machines security Show more
What I'd like to see, as a UK observer with popcorn ready:
Provocation - Person with some credibility announces on Twitter that they hacked and changed the output on 50 voting machines in [location where they said they are all secure but have no audit trail]. Statement not required to be true.
Response path 1/ "Arrest that HACKER!!" showing they knew all along it was possible.
Response path 2/ "No you didn't!"
Plucks a single guitar note, letting it ring out without interference.
Sews an internal combustion engine, with a leather cased electronic ignition module.
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