... because what we always need is another standard.
I'm not saying that hobbyist 3D printers are useless, but like any tool their use should be selected against the other available tools.
I am not skeptical about the future of these technologies, I am skeptical about their present.
One day, maybe 10 or 20 or 50 years from now, 3D printing and home fabrication will be playing major roles in our economy and technology development, at the industrial level that has already started for prototyping.
Right now, like script kiddies and regular expressions and the nosql crowd, there are people out there who have a hammer and every problem looks like a nail.
Is that a 3D printed gun in your pocket or are you just feeling suicidal and have a weak grasp on the economics of mass production?
Buy typical cable trays, and 3D print some sort of fancy colorful casings for them. You can use a variety of designs and colors for aesthetic appeal. Plus even if it doesn't look all that great it will still be "cutting edge" technology in use, which will likely appeal to your business folks. Plus you can throw a 3D printer in your budget...
Interesting idea, but given that it takes the average 3D printer hours to create something only a few inches across it's not terribly practical.
It would be more practical to hire a basket weaver... ooh... woven trays...
Put it all together and security is usually a bad joke.
Always act and behave as if there is no security for any device with a network connection, everything else is just some form of wishful thinking.
We don't go to Ravenholm anymore.
As a foreigner, I'd never heard of Salinger or Catcher in the Rye. When I first made it to the US, my friend gave me the book: "You HAVE to read that". I was underwhelmed and to this day still do not understand what all the fuss is about. A story about a whiney teenager with too much money for his own good ? This describe America pretty well to me !!!
The secret to Catcher in the Rye is reading it when you are a whiny teenager full of your own angst and immaturity and bursting with ego.
The message is:
1) You are not the only one
2) Don't do this
So...no actual thinking going on there, just filling out forms, going through the motions / gestures. In short, no caring.
In my experience it wasn't about lack of caring, it was about HR being so clueless about technology that they didn't even know they were clueless about technology.
And so far they don't have a conviction, just an arrest.
I can't imagine how they hope to prove intent, even if the driver has a criminal record, when nothing was found other than the compartment itself.
Somebody explain to me again how private enterprise is just in every way better and more efficient than government?
one word: healthcare.gov
Created by private enterprise on contract.
Hobbies like working for a company that's not in a nosedive.
That's a very popular hobby.
I absolutely agree, but we've been through the first two steps already. All over the world, wind and wave and solar power have emerged and are becoming mainstream.
We live at an interesting nexus of human history, one that I suspect that will be viewed as just important as the Industrial Revolution is now.
Except that's attributed to Gandhi(who likely never said it at all), when it actually came from a American union leader, Nicholas Klein, who never actually won the strike he was pushing.
News to me, but a quick google search backs you up. At least Klein said it in 1914 before Gandhi became internationally famous so it's not a recent misattribution.