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Masterful Low Budget DIY Solutions

There are wise people among us who are frugal and decent with tools. These masters of DIY solutions have our respect. And while some of us don't like the idea of using a beer can as a shower head, you have to admit that it's not stupid if it works.

low budget Do-it-yourself engineering | fixing a broken headlamp in a car with a bottle of coke | cleaning roof drainage pipes with an extra tall leaf blower
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Electrician Gets Technical Revenge on Malicious IT Manager

Here's the story of how one electrician used some McGuyver-like work to undo a rule breaking tool. It gets pretty technical. For more intriguing technical stories of destruction, here's how this guy let a farm owner destroy his own car.

ProRevenge Reddit post getting revenge against manager | r/ProRevenge Posted by u/OlderSparky 4 hours ago 3 Sysadmin pissed off just wanted get him fired Sparkies Tale. Over years, my job has been pretty diverse enjoy all Master Electrician and Instrumentation work, but building and maintaining networks has been joy as well. There are so many pretty blinking lights. All testing and commissioning tools are fun play with as well. There are also lasers. One thing never gets old is seeing people's
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This kid was blown away by the realization that his dad was driving the passing train. A pretty cool moment!

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Australian Engineer Lets Farm Owner Destroy His Own Car

We've seen stories of big company owners tripping over their own hubris, like this incompetent owner who mistakenly fired a special contractor, and this time there's more math. This guy gives an extremely detailed account of exactly how a whole bunch of water, a valve, and an overly zealous farm owner gave himself the business.

Engineer warns farm owner to not park by a valve, his car is destroyed | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/OlderSparky 2 4 hours ago Owner says "Yeah, yeah been saying years and nothing bad has happened Sparkies tale. oc XL 10+yrs ago, Rural Australia. This tale takes place on big, very profitable fruit farm. Over 100k trees my favourite fruit s about moment deliberately caused most monetary damage my electrical career If has interest, read story think 's funny and instructive may even save life
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Engineer Gets Ditched In Revenge Of The Week

It's time for the revenge story of the week, and man, is this one a treat. This entitled sound engineer got what was coming his way. It sounds like he was just the kind of presumptuous brat that needed a wakeup call. Fortunately, the crew he worked with and generally drove insane was more than ready to give it to him. And boy oh boy, did that wakeup call come in a brutal fashion. We're talking the guy getting ditched hundreds of miles from home, and eventually having to get picked up by his dad!

Apprentice engineer makes his crew angry, and ends up getting left behind 250 miles from home | r/ProRevenge posted by GhostOfSorabji Apprentice engineer pisses off crew gets left behind 250 miles home Lordy reminded this story after recent phone call an old friend. Rather long one
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As funny as it is to see a guy be this excited about a train, it's also really nice to see someone who's genuinely brimming with childlike glee over something that they're genuinely interested in. When was the last time you freaked out on video over anything? Go forth and be free, like Excited Train Guy.

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Hilariously Enraged Dude Has Meltdown On Twitter After Discovering The Imperial System

Sometimes it's funny to laugh at other people's misery. I don't know where that comes from, but it's a part of human nature that I accept. That's why this thread on Twitter is absolutely hilarious. This guy really suffers when he learns about the imperial system. Take a deep breath, bro. It is all going to work out. This is a good and enlightening development for you. 

tweets about a guy learning about the imperial system
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Well, it’s only a matter of time now.

We’ve seen self-flying drones, supercharged drones, robotic hell hounds that can withstand a good kicking and human-like bots that are taking over businesses in Japan.

Pretty soon we will be slaves to these things, which are growing smarter every day.

Researchers at MIT have successfully created “the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously” thanks to new technological developments with its DARPA-funded robotic cheetah.

It uses a built-in laser system called LIDAR to see things in its line of vision and then figures out the best way to go get over it.

For example, imagine a swarm of rebel Amazon drones just dropped a bunch of Kindle Fire tablets on your head putting you out of commission.

If one of these robotic cats happen to come across your lifeless corpse, it could very easily leap over it without any sort of human guidance.

Here’s an explanation of how it works from MIT’s press release:

To get a running jump, the robot plans out its path, much like a human runner: As it detects an approaching obstacle, it estimates that object’s height and distance. The robot gauges the best position from which to jump, and adjusts its stride to land just short of the obstacle, before exerting enough force to push up and over. Based on the obstacle’s height, the robot then applies a certain amount of force to land safely, before resuming its initial pace.

It was able to successfully conquer hurdles up to 18-inches tall while going about 5mph.

Here’s a less threatening video of the cheetah running across some grass, but don’t be deceived by the innocent-looking prance.

The end is neigh.