[Noisebridge-discuss] noisebridge vs. techshop
tlalexander at gmail.com
Sat Feb 19 02:30:30 UTC 2011
It has come to my attention that Noisebridge has some grave and serious
problems with respect to its similarity with Kink.com - or rather its lack
This has been going on for a long time - people not having sex in the middle
of the space while others work or masturbate (or work and masturbate).
I then propose that we require members who have genitalia to start fucking
in the middle of the space.
However, since Noisebridge is a do-ocracy, I will do my part to get the ball
rolling (ahem) by fucking someone in the middle of the space next time I am
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM, Gian Pablo Villamil
<gian.pablo at gmail.com>wrote:
> I am going to add a column to the Wiki page that includes Kink.com.
> Speaking from the perspective of having two Master's degrees (in
> Business and in Tech), and also Masturbating on occasion, it's a
> matter of whatever floats your boat, and helps you finish whatever you
> set out to do.
> No, Noisebridge can't compete with those gigantic friggin' tools that
> they have at Techshop, or Kink.com. We simply don't have the room or
> infrastructure, or orifices capable of handling them.
> Yes, Noisebridge can compete with the resources for smaller...
> everything... available at Techshop or Kink.com - heck, we even had a
> fucking machine in the space last year (though it was actually...
> enjoyed... by a willing volunteer from Kink.com)
> If Noisebridge focuses on the smaller projects, vs. Techshop or
> Kink.com, we can get more traffic, and also dodgy body fluids that
> would probably be an inconvenience at either of those two places.
> Amateur fetish porn can be both technical and creative, well within
> our remit at Noisebridge, and could be a significant source of
> funding. Or maybe not. In fact, almost certainly not, unless we
> recruited participants from a pool other than the current membership.
> This discussion of Noisebridge vs. Techshop vs. Kink.com provides some
> immediate relief, but is ultimately not as satisfying or healthy as a
> deep emotional relationship with another.
> Actually I think I should add another column in order to compare with
> the Pirate Shop at 826 Valencia.
> On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 6:07 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com>
> > Speaking from two economics classes in college (macro and micro), as
> > well as being a business major, it's a matter of efficient markets
> > ("steak and potatoes economics").
> > No, Noisebridge can't compete with those gigantic friggin' tools that
> > they have at TechShop. We simply don't have the room or infrastructure.
> > Yes, Noisebridge absolutely can compete with the resources for smaller
> > projects available at TechShop.
> > If Noisebridge focused on the smaller projects, including closing the
> > gap of smaller tools only available at TechShop, then both Noisebridge
> > and TechShop are better off. Noisebridge gets more traffic for smaller
> > projects. TechShop gets more traffic for larger projects. For us, more
> > traffic means more donations and memberships to stay operational.
> > Another benefit of the wiki page is helping people efficiently plan the
> > time and resources for their projects. For example, somebody might say
> > "well I can do step 1, step 2, and step 3 all at Noisebridge. Then I
> > only need to do steps 4 and steps 5 at TechShop."
> > This discussion of Noisebridge and TechShop is great and refreshing and
> > healthy. I hope this discussion continues.
> > Patrick
> > On 2/18/2011 5:48 PM, Steve Clement wrote:
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> >> On 2/18/11 5:35 PM, Patrick Keys wrote:
> >>> Since our only potential competitor for doing projects is TechShop,
> >>> done up a comparison page of Noisebridge vs. TechShop:
> >>> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Compare_TechShop
> >> Hmmm, sorry, first off, hi all.
> >> I'm Steve, co-founder of www.hackerspace.lu currently in SunnyVale, CA
> >> which is why I lurk on your list.
> >> I react to this because if in Luxembourg someone would open a potential
> >> "competing" Space next doors we would rather try to gather synergies.
> >> I have no doubt that eventually the compare page might transfer into a
> >> Synergy page, nevertheless I am astonished.
> >>> If you see something on that list that we don't have at Noisebridge,
> >>> please donate it to Noisebridge. Then that's one less reason to go to
> >>> TechShop.
> >> Are they that much to avoid?
> >>> Likewise, somebody please reply to this message with a list of
> >>> everything on the page that we have at Noisebridge. I only checked off
> >>> the stuff that I was sure of that we have (which isn't much).
> >> Wow, your effort you put into this really scares me to go to TechShop
> >> now, without getting too close to any one but are they run by
> >> I saw Mitchs' reply just now... So I am relieved ;)
> >> Anyway hack on and let's pull those strings together to move together
> >> into ONE Hacky Future!
> >> - --
> >> Steve Clement
> >> https://www.twitter.com/SteveClement
> >> mailto:steve at localhost.lu
> >> .lu: +352 20 333 55 65
> >> .us: +1 (408) 480 1798
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