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Loading Minecraft for the first time, you'll find yourself in a vast world with no tools and no guidance. Jeff takes us through the first steps to playing Minecraft, preparing a shelter to protect yourself from the monsters that come out at night.

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3D Printer Paid For Itself! 3D Printed Server Upgrade Saved Hundreds!

  • February 23, 2021
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When the SSD upgrade in our Dell server resulted in amber lights on all drives, Robbie consulted Kingston's Mark Noland who pointed out the issue as the 2.5-inch drive adapters. So Robbie hit the 3D printer and found he could create better adapters that cost so much less than the purchased ones that he nearly offsets the expense of having purchased a 3D printer in the first place.

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No Cows Harmed: World's First Bioprinted Beef Steak is Real Beef and GMO Free

  • February 20, 2021
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Imagine: A meat alternative that is made of meat. That's the reality as the world’s very first lab-cultivated, 3D-bioprinted Ribeye steak has been unveiled by Israel's Aleph Farms and the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Unlike regular 3D printing, which uses plastic or ink to build an object, 3D bioprinting uses cells. And in this case, actual cow cells. In order to procure these necessary cells, the cow is not harmed, and from this one cow's cells, more meat can be created than would be possible with the current, unsustainable means of farming beef.

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The toxic Crypto Industry: I am right, you are wrong!

  • February 23, 2021
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The crypto-industry is a toxic industry. Similar to politics, people are polarizing by trying to convince everybody else that their point of view is the right one. Especially in a bull market this attitude is not helpful and confuses all those that are joining this industry. Robert Koenig’s recommendation: build your own opinion and try not to listen to people that polarize.

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Join other Category5 community members, with the occasional visit from our cast and crew, for a live Zoom meeting hosted by bp9. Discuss the week's show, tech that has you excited, or other topics of interest to the community.

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Coffee Break - February 21, 2021

  • February 21, 2021
  • 28:10
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Solbu describes pros, cons, and requirements for self-hosting an email server for your own domain and fixes radios without fixing them. Doug replaces his laptop fan and all is well. Doug looks forward to visiting family soon. Peter is dealing with postal service issues and describes a GPS receiver although poor GPS service does not help. bp9's internet is much more stable now. The USB-C on bp9's Pinephone might not be able to activate a multi-port dongle due to hardware issues. bp9 is joined by Solbu, Doug and Peter.

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