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Comment: Re:One word: FUD (Score 4, Funny) 270

I like the statement that, in the worst case scenario, 500,000 people would die in the first half hour.

That amazes me. I would think that even in 2014, it would take a couple of hours before people went into a terminal heart rhythm because they couldn't log on to Facebook. Maybe I'm just old and slow...

Comment: Re:CCHR has made some valid points... (Score 5, Insightful) 185

by ColdWetDog (#46800661) Attached to: Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

This is precisely how crazies work. They take a perfectly reasonable statement - The practice of psychiatry has problems / Vaccines CAN cause harm, etc and then push their agenda far and beyond any rationale discussion. Yes, the practice of psychiatry is primitive and has been subject to considerable abuse in the past (lobotomies, insulin shocks to name a few). Yes, this country is overmedicated - but not just with psychoactive drugs - and this isn't just the 'fault' of psychiatrists but instead involves doctors, patients, drug companies, government and bog knows who else.

But the victrolic, angry and anti intellectual approach of CCHR and Scientology in general should continue to be exposed for what it is - a scam. They should be allowed to express their opinions and, if the IRS says they are a 501C3 corp and Google gives something extra to non profits, well then, let'em at it. But it's still a scam. Along with quite an number of other 'non profits'.

Comment: Re:Credible Source? (Score 5, Interesting) 185

by ColdWetDog (#46800447) Attached to: Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

Yes, interesting. It's an unsourced statement from somebody's blog. But it has two of the Slashdot keywords - 'Google' and 'Scientology' so, as someone mentioned in the last thread about some other Slashdot keywords (Guns, 3D printing, drugs and The Feds), grab your popcorn and super size your Mountain Dew.

Comment: Re:Getting attention at the expense of 3D printing (Score 1) 207

by ColdWetDog (#46800383) Attached to: Cody Wilson Interview at Reason: Happiness Is a 3D Printed Gun

Look at the forums devoted to 3D printing. To print anything more complex than a spoon, you have to get a significant degree of expertise with the systems. Using a lathe and mill isn't all that hard - we have taught it to high school students for decades and the newer, computer controlled ones are even easier.

In any town large enough to have an auto mechanic, there is probably somebody familiar enough with standard metalworking tools to make a gun. And a far better one that the 3D printers are making.

Is there a future for 3D printing - sure, as an evolution to what we are doing, not a revolution.

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