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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 17 2014, @03:07PM   Printer-friendly
from the Kilkenny-Flubber dept.

Open4D writes:

"The Guardian has the story behind the creation of Sugru, which it calls 'the new wonder material.'

Its 'rise in popularity [was] initially among the tech and maker community,' but it's not something I've heard of through my usual channels of tech news, despite it being one of Time magazine's "50 Best Inventions of 2010".

According to Wikipedia, 'Sugru is malleable when removed from its airtight, moisture-proof packaging, retains its plasticity for thirty minutes, and is self-curing at room temperature after approximately 24 hours.' In other words, it's Blu-Tack that sets. You can see it in action on You Tube or see plenty of demo project photos on the Sugru website.

So, who else missed this? Would you now consider buying some to have available as an alternative to superglue or duct tape? And who has enountered it? Modern miracle or over-priced rehash?'

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by VLM on Monday March 17 2014, @03:43PM

    by VLM (445) on Monday March 17 2014, @03:43PM (#17663)

    "What happens if SN put up some "news" that is based on a POS type of product,"

    Off the front page right now we've got Tesla cars, SDN routing, VPN services, and historically some Windows articles, I recall one about XP support ending soon.

    Especially WRT Windows, depends on your local definition of "POS" of course.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by bucc5062 on Monday March 17 2014, @04:56PM

    by bucc5062 (699) on Monday March 17 2014, @04:56PM (#17696)

    Interesting point, but

    Tesla as more about the politics
    SDN Routing was a generic submission about routing issues
    VPN Services, same as routing and not specific to one product
    Windows....who in their right mind would hawk Windows Products on this site /grin

    As I was trying to be slightly humorous (and failed it seems) I just noted that this submission was about a specific product and ways in which it could be used (you have to buy to try it) which can be perceived as "product placement". Overall I really don't care for the beauty of SN is that I can choose to ignore or read what interests me.

    You posted some great ideas, I got one, plug up a leak in a gutter that bugs the hell out of me every time it rains. I've used spray stuff, caulk, duct tape with silicon and it eventually starts to leak again. So now I have a new thing to try before I go destructive and start over with a new gutter.

    The tongue in cheek was missed (sigh)

    The more things change, the more they look the same
    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by VLM on Monday March 17 2014, @05:35PM

      by VLM (445) on Monday March 17 2014, @05:35PM (#17713)

      I wonder how it tastes. The sugru. Another concern I had about RF connector sealing outdoors is the current gold standard of coax seal is a tar based substance which supposedly tastes awful so animals avoid it. Hopefully your gutter patch would not become irresistible dining for squirrels.

      And UV proof... another interesting question for outdoor projects.