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Comment: "Concerns" (Score 5, Insightful) 61

by Azghoul (#45975303) Attached to: Paging Dr. MacGyver: Maker Movement Comes To Medical Gear

You can always tell the entrenched interests are getting worried about their bottom line when "concerns" start appearing.

"How DARE they build a prosthetic with a cheap 3D printer!?" "But it might be DANGEROUS!"

No, you are just scared that your ridiculous profit margins might get a haircut, and use regulation and FUD to increase the barrier to entry into "your" market. This is a great story and should be lauded by all, not tainted by the fishy smell of the concern trolls.

Comment: Re:I hate to point out the obvious but... (Score 1) 732

by Azghoul (#45949587) Attached to: If I Had a Hammer

You must forget what it was like to be a kid on summer break. The whole world is your oyster!

If I didn't have to work, this time of year I'd be skiing and sledding, exploring my world. I'd build furniture for every room in my house. And then rebuild my house. And expand my gardens. Grow some more veggies. Replace my lawn with clover. Maybe I'd play some video games. Probably loooooads of tabletop RPGs...

Maybe my neighbors just want to sit around and watch Idol all day and get fat (is that so different than now?). Why should I care? If they're happy, I'm happy.

Bringing computers into the home won't change either one, but may revitalize the corner saloon.

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