Hackaday Prize Entry: 3D Printed Linear Actuator Does 2kg+ — Hackaday

The rabbit hole of features and clever hacks in [chiprobot]’s NEMA17 3D Printed Linear Actuator is pretty deep. Not only can it lift 2kg+ of mass easily, it is mostly 3D printed, and uses commonplace hardware like a NEMA 17 stepper motor and a RAMPS board for motion control. The main 3D printed leadscrew uses a plug-and-socket […]

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White House Supporting Laws To Impede Consumers’ Ability To Sue Nursing Homes — Gronda Morin

I recently blogged on how after Hurricane Irma had passed through south Florida, staffers of a Hollywood Hills nursing home with a non-functioning air conditioning system, had been negligent in the deaths of 8 patients because they did not transport them, in a timely way, to the fully operational hospital with air conditioning which was […]

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FTC Complaint Alleges Hotspot Shield Collects User Data — Cyber Security News

Cyber Security A complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday alleges that the popular free Virtual Private Network (VPN) service Hotspot Shield collects a large amount of data and intercepts user traffic. Submitted by the Center for Democracy

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A U.K. Judge Has Ruled That Sex Dolls Resembling Children Are ‘Obscene’ — TIME

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A U.K. judge ruled Monday that sex dolls resembling minors are “obscene,” a landmark decision in the case a against an elementary school governor who tried to import the item. The BBC reports that David Turner, 72, had purchased one such doll — measuring about 3 ft. 10 in. tall — overseas and tried to…

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