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9:56 AM
woah! Seriously? And that's on par with everything else? Is that how much simple fiber in an urban area would cost? I pay ~40 bucks a month for (avg) 31
Mbps fiber-to-the-cabinet (fiber cable up to the wall of my house) and this is one of the most expensive plans around because I insist on having actual technical support people who know more about networking than I do.
 
10:24 AM
@jesse_b That's very expensive compared to standard wired broadband here. My current plans are all around Rs. 600 a month. That's for Cable, DSL and Fiber Optic. They're all around the same price. At the lowest level, naturally. But at around 50 megabits per second, that is still plenty fast. Rs 600 is around USD 7.60.
It was a bit more, but the rupee nosedived against the dollar recently.
I remember standard/normal US broadband plans being around USD 20 a month. Is that still the case?
 
11:14 AM
@terdon I've never had internet service cheaper than ~$70 a month, when I had fiber I think it was $150 a month but that was roughly 10 years ago when it was a very new thing
Fiber isn't an option where I currently live, I only have 3 options basically one is point to point wireless for $90 and two other satellite providers that are like $120-150
 
Internet and telephony in general is insanely expensive in the US.
 
@jesse_b Holy crap!
 
freedom aint free...merica
:)
 
11:56 AM
I ordered a wood carving CNC machine that is supposed to be here tomorrow and I'm pretty fired up about it
Can't stop playing with the software
 
$5 on: next week, Jesse says: "My kiln arrived today; it's about to be fired up too"
 
Hah unlikely but I am already looking at laser engravers
and they are known to start fires
 
 
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1:27 PM
@jesse_b How much do those cost? My GF would probably love one.
She recently got (rented) a digital embroidery machine.
I mean, are prices for entry level machines in the hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands?
 
@terdon There are entry level machines in the hundreds but I probably wouldn't recommend anything that cheap
A lot of people build their own basically from scratch too but that seems like more than I would want to take on
That one is only $200 but even if it's high quality (which it doesn't look like it judging from the size of that motor) the size limitations would probably become annoying fast
The one I got has a 33"x33" cutting surface and I've already been making drawings that exceed that
 
OK thanks. Maybe not for this birthday then :)
In our house, she's the one with the power tools. #livingWithASculptor
 
laser engravers seem more affordable
The one I've been seeing a lot of is the ortur laser master 2 which is only $400
 
Hmm...
 
@terdon hah one of my neighbours is a sculptor
he works on statues etc., several metres high typically
 
1:43 PM
I've recently discovered a huge appreciation of sculpting
I know how difficult it is to draw things, hands for example are notoriously difficult to get in the right proportions. I know the whole rest of the world was way ahead of me on this but that is why michelangelo's work is so impressive. The detail on everything, the feet, etc
and to do it in marble!
although to be fair the proportions on the statue of david's hands are wildly inaccurate lol
 
All done by subtracting matter from a block...
 
2:02 PM
@StephenKitt yeah that is so conceptually foreign to me I wouldn't even know where to begin
 
2:16 PM
We got a flyer in the mail for Legos, if that tells you my level of creativity
I should say, artistic talent
 

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