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Comment: Soccer (Score 1) 292

by Tablizer (#46806121) Attached to: In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Soccer also needs bigger goals if it wants to thrive in the US. Scores like 2-to-1 are too boring for a US audience that prefers instant and constant gratification. Some also feel it's too random: small differences make too big a impact. Offense sells tickets. Get it up to 15 or so point averages if you want it popular in the US.

Or perhaps get rid of the goalie, or draw a line to push the goalie out of the scoring box so that fields don't have to install giant goal boxes.

Comment: Re:More money does not always buy better things. (Score 1) 221

by hankwang (#46804013) Attached to: $42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

"The $150 Formica counter top at my rented flat and my mother's 30-year-old granite one beg to differ."

Last time I was looking into kitchen hardware, the salesman warned me that natural granite is a bit porous and tends to get stained irreversibly from, say, wine spills, and that you have to re-impregnate it regularly. Not something I want in my kitchen. On the other hand, all synthetic counter tops, including granite-look composites, are not guaranteed to handle hot pans. I ended up not buying a new kitchen...

Comment: Re:Sunk Costs (Score 2) 221

by Hognoxious (#46803795) Attached to: $42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

No, but he is imposing his values on others.

He might not care about appearances. That's good, it's how it should be.

But it isn't how it is - some people do care. Some of those people might be potential employers who wouldn't want a "wierdo" or a "flid" around because it might disturb colleagues and customers.

Medicine

$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand 221

Posted by timothy
from the chop-off-your-hand-to-check dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A man named Jose Delgado was so used to using a $42,000 myoelectric prosthetic hand for the last year that he didn't realize that there were other options out there. Although Delgado, born without a left hand, was able to obtain the hand via his insurance, he found that a 3D printed 'Cyborg Beast,' an open source hand which costs just $50 to print, actually was more comfortable and performed better than the device which costs 840 times as much money."

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