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Comment: Re: Good grief... (Score 1) 672

by BlueTrin (#49114907) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge
I am 34 but I would not be able to explain even roughly every bit of hardware. I know bits of system programming and could find my way inside a BSD or Linux kernel to write drivers and also know some higher level languages but I have to admit that there are many bits I have only a very rough idea about and could not explain to anybody.

Comment: Re: Note that this is a little different from sof (Score 1) 207

by BlueTrin (#49101505) Attached to: Wired On 3-D Printers As Fraud Enablers
I guess so, but in this case I was in a fairly high end art gallery. I could have been some kind of pedantic arty dude who would have got her barred from the gallery. I guess I expected people to be a bit ashamed of doing something like this as well. I understand that there is not much risk in this.

Comment: Re: Note that this is a little different from soft (Score 5, Informative) 207

by BlueTrin (#49100537) Attached to: Wired On 3-D Printers As Fraud Enablers
I have talked to a tourist in London who admitted to me that he is travelling to London to copy art pieces. This person would take pictures of art in multiple directions and send it to manufacturers in China who would use the picture to build a 3d model and use a 3d printer to make a mold. From the mold you could produce cheap replicas for hotels and offices for people who would not mind too much. You do not have to 3d print everything just make molds. Of course this limits the use of such techniques. I was a bit surprised that the person would tell so much to a random stranger.

Comment: Re: Is this new? (Score 3, Insightful) 133

by BlueTrin (#49100099) Attached to: Crystal Pattern Matching Recovers Obliterated Serial Numbers From Metal
The problem is that if you base yourself on declared data you will have a massive bias as criminals are unlikely to provide information. Therefore your data will be about legally owned guns which is not the data you would need for crimes. I still agree with you that it would be interesting.

Comment: Re: Overstamp twice. (Score 1) 133

by BlueTrin (#49100079) Attached to: Crystal Pattern Matching Recovers Obliterated Serial Numbers From Metal
I think the result may differ depending of the number of guns already circulating and also if guns are illegal/legal and how strong is law enforcement in this regards and the previous absolute level of gun crime. Would be good if people quote studies rather than just saying studies, as you could find pretty rubbish studies on any topic.

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