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Think Twice Before Booking Through SuperTravel OTA

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OTAs can save money when traveling but sometimes you may not get the reservation you wanted. SuperTravel OTA booked a nonexistent reservation and used the payment info on another OTA without my permission.

If you do take the chance booking travel with an OTA, make sure to pay with a credit card.

Google knowledge panel for hotels with OTAs

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Operation and Installation of the Generic Filament Runout Sensor in Ultimaker Boards

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Connecting the generic 3 pin filament runout sensor to the Ultimaker Original+/2/2+ controller board or other printer without dedicated filament runout sensor pins is plug and play once the mystery runout sensor pin out is determined. filament runout sensor pinout filament runout sensor pinout

I created a adapter board for this style of filament runout sensor that minimizes wiring and uses adjacent pins on the Ultimainboard.

filament runout sensor pinout

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SUNLU T3 Fast Print Analyzed

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What does Fast Print on the SUNLU T3 3D printer actually do?

Fast print menu

After looking through the released T3 source code, Fast Print appears to be an acceleration modifier that SUNLU had future development planned.

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SUNLU T3 3D Printer Settings

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The SUNLU T3 is a capable 3D printer that is designed similar to the Ender 3 Pro. It’s supposed to work out of the box but the calibration and setup isn’t clearly explained for new users. The T3 prints very well after making the calibration and software tweaks in this post.

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2021 Bronco Sport Base Review: (D)evolution of the 1st/2nd Generation Ford Escape

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I got the opportunity to drive a 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Base for 3 days as a rental car and compare it to my current 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid.

bronco sport escape hybrid

I want to like the Bronco Sport but the designers noticably compromised on practical features to deliver form over function. This Ford Escape in disguise just isn’t there yet in its current form.

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