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Comment: Re:The 3D printing future is vastly underestimated (Score 1) 93

I absolutely agree!

This process can't happen fast enough, we need faster 3D printers, cost effective, better materials, more materials, better printing processes, less cleanup needed etc. And someone in here mentioned that the weak point is software...well...he's sort of partially right about that. There is a pretty hefty model-design cleanup on a polygonal level needed to print properly, and you can't just design stuff out of the blue - you must have some knowledge on modelling FOR 3D printing as the legs/arms of. eg. a character needs to be supported properly so it doesn't break etc. Material skills can't be underestimated either.

Btw: Getting people into space changed our lives immensely, we can thank research out on space for nanotechnology, and many materials and innovations that have changed our lives and what we're used to. But sure, I know what you meant.

Comment: The 3D printing future is vastly underestimated (Score 2, Insightful) 93

Anyone smart enough, should work and WORK on this.

The future of 3D printing is so big I can't even begin to mention it so most would understand it, but I'll give it a go:

1) Instant repair parts anywhere in the world on demand.
2) This is the beginning of teleportation!
3) Instant surgical body parts to anywhere in the world on demand.
4) Toys can be bought online, printed almost the same day, you'll pay for the consumables + design.
5) Businesses will be able to personalize your phones/ipads almost instantly.
6) We will build entire houses with this stuff.
7) We will even be able to bring parts to the moon/mars/outer-space without bringing them physically by spaceship.
8) We will even be able to print food, make the textures very similar by scanning eg. meat etc.
9) People! This is the beginning stages of the real replicator you all know from fictional stories as star-trek etc.
10) Insert your own idea / wish here, I can't be the only one.

I will encourage ANY company to do this, small or big. This can only go too slow, if you ever wanted to get in on a revolution in the making, THIS IS IT!

Comment: Quad copter... (Score 2) 40

by MindPrison (#48264233) Attached to: Remote Vision Through a Virtual Reality Headset (Video)
...this is pretty cool, but I'd rather prefer to control a QuadCopter with the Oculus rift!

Oh wait (searches)'s done already:

Hm, wonder if I can play GTA 5 etc... with the oculus rift (googles again before pressing preview)

Hm...not quite conclusive, but we're getting there...

Comment: Re:happens anywhere... (Score 1) 257

by MindPrison (#48260705) Attached to: Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

There are plenty of people in the U.S. that WANT to work in the information technology field.

At minimum wages?

With a long expensive education behind you, being paid outrageously low wages doesn't cut it. But someone imported on a H1B visa is cheap, see this as an opportunity to work and live in the U.S, especially to get that permanent visa...which they can only apply for AFTER the 5 years with an H1B visa.

As for my friend, he too was an sponsored import BEFORE he ended up working for the convenience store, he just chose not to accept the work conditions where he worked.

I opted out too, I preferred poverty to being someones bitch.

Comment: happens anywhere... (Score 4, Interesting) 257

by MindPrison (#48260477) Attached to: Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants
...even in Denmark.

Believe it or not, this isn't much different than some desperate Russian woman seeking a future "husband" in a country with democratic freedom of some sorts, what they don't know - is that everything isn't milk and honey where they come to, they're still going to be second class citizens of the country they "escape" to.

Skilled workers dream of a permanent visa after slaving over minimum wages for 5 years in the U.S. And they pretty much have to accept the conditions, because they know...if they screw up after 3.9 years under slavery, all their efforts would have been wasted, and they have to return home. Don't like the job? No problem...there's 10+ million Asians just waiting to take your job mister so get in line or get lost is pretty much the response they'd get.

You'd believe it would be better in other countries, the richest countries in the world...Scandinavia, but no. I have met a bus-driver that is a surgeon, an hardware engineer from Iraq that has to work at a friends convenience store to avoid being sent home. Several people that collects bottles in our cities, are former health care workers, well educated people, librarians, scientists and many more professional occupations they "escaped" from at home where their beliefs and freedom where suppressed, hoping to find a better life over here.
But all we do, is to complain about them taking our jobs (yeah, the jobs WE DON'T WANT TO DO...), and treat them like dirt.

The whole system has to change. We must modernize this world for the 21 century, we can't keep wasting our resources like that.

Comment: What doesn't kill you... (Score 1) 50

by MindPrison (#48259499) Attached to: Getting Lost In the Scientific Woods Is Good For You
...makes you stronger, that still holds some merit to it.

I'm an old bugger by now, and I can tell you this is quite right. It's like teaching a kid the difference from right and wrong, from bad and good, the kid touches the stove...burns himself a little - life lesson learned, sure beats hearing about it in theory.

Same thing with me, instead of always being politically correct here at Slashdot, I throw some stuff out there. I know how to hoist easy modpoints, any one who have been here for a long time knows the cheap tricks, heck...I've cheapened out myself once in a while, but the really cool stuff happens when you toss out there the content of your heart, risky...yep - troll away - but you'll never truly know unless your theories gets peer reviews.

In animation class, a wise teacher asked me - does anyone else than your mother & friends love your work? Show your work to your worst enemy...and if he is silent, you've done good!

So yes, by all means - take a chance. You may not get another one.

Comment: My prototypes... (Score 2) 81

by MindPrison (#48215749) Attached to: Apple 1 Sells At Auction For $905,000
...aren't as fancy as that pre-assembled fully populated print board with no extra wires as patches...

I'm a prototype developer too, and I can't help thinking that - that very computer just a setup to make some money, because it would look plausible to the laymen that knows nothing of hardware development. Take a computer from the 80s, split it apart, nail it to a wooden brick, and have your first "sony".

Ya wanna know how real prototyping happens? I know...because I grew up with those guys:

1) it's never a finished printboard like that.
2) It's usually a bunch of vero-boards (breadboards) with tons of logic circuits like the TTL74xxx series.
3) And it would be several prints, for the different sections, a) memory, b) memory management, c) character roms and system memory, d) video memory and video signal generation, e) sound generation board, f) I/O management, for input/output keyboard, disk, cassette, PTT etc.

and I could go on and on....but I am betting you guys have NO clue (so mod me troll, you 14 year olds), I don't care.

Comment: Incompetent articles as usual (Score 0) 422

by MindPrison (#48182207) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres
I'm an old guy, not young anymore, and when I read things like:

Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

I think to myself, oh my dear god...yet another uninformed idiot trying to write an sensationalist article somewhere about something that is completely inconclusive and with to scientific merit whatsoever...lately, this has been the Slashdot norm, I don't know why, but ./ is certainly not like I remember it. When I first became a ./ member, it was about interesting news, about stuff that actually had some merit in the world of science, not some popular quackery wannabee science magazine tin-foil hat stuff that would write any headline that would sell to the average audience, but actual intelligent stuff, thought provocative stuff.

You might as well write an article in here of how hamburgers cause cancers when they are grilled too long because of the toxins it creates, or the side effects of salt in all the products that we make, hello - the informed world already know of these things, any idiot that have been alive the last 10 years know most of these basic things. What? You want to write about the 5 a day vegetable rule next? Or that popcorn is healthier than vegetables?

Man, I am SO off slashdot. Thanks for the +10 years with excellent karma and all that...I'm off!

Comment: Oh wow, I'm amazed (Score 0) 193

I'm amazed of how you lot managed to completely split my OP totally apart, and take it totally out of context and bring in just about any irrelevance you could possibly bring to the table. After reading all of your replies, I tried hard to decipher what could have triggered what I wrote into the obvious troll thread it became and what angered you lot so much that you ended up with the answers you wrote. Maybe I had a moment of "pure idiotic", or I inadvertently stirred up so many emotions in you that you just simply couldn't stay on topic. Let's summarize:

- One contributor attacks me for using the word Censored (which is me misspelling the word Censure) and thus derails the topic.
- It gets better, another contributor thinks that 13% of our population are idiots.
- And then another contributor somewhat thinks it's important to point out that he thinks I must be a far-right Nazi sympathizer or something.
- AAAAND numerous contributors can't for the life of them connect communism to socialism which leads to Censorship, so therefor I'm obviously so illiterate that I didn't make that connection either.
- And if I disagree with all of the above, then I'm one of those tin-foil hatters (obviously) that believe that the would should end yesterday and no matter what they say, I'll still be stuck in yesteryear.

Ok, let's get this topic back ON TOPIC shall we? I'll try one last time before I simply wave my white flag, climb down my prepper bunker and hide until the world according to Urkel returns to the day when my father was a little girl:

We - the people have a tendency to let our feelings get in the way of science. Sure, ethics is what set us apart from the animals...even I will buy that one, but what I was trying to say here was that we need to let science be science and keep ourselves to the facts instead of letting our feelings run away with the better of us.

The Ebola virus MUST be isolated BEFORE it reaches too many countries and gets totally out of hand. The only way to do this is to treat the virus where the virus is, instead of bringing the infected people home and thus risk the entire population. I can't understand why that could be so hard to understand, explain it instead of dumping a gazillion personal attacks.

In communistic regimes - censorship is pretty common and it's very hard to get any unbiased communication across anywhere. But it isn't just communist countries that tries hard to put a damper on communication, socialist countries isn't far away either, Sweden is an excellent example of this (and this is something that a LOT of Swedish people think too, just ask them or read some of the few unbiased uncensored forums & newspapers there are).

When science gets ignored, say...basic cleanliness and routine becomes extinct. Let me take Denmark as an example. In Denmark it's considered very rude not to help out when you're invited to Dinner, everyone wants to chip in. That's the nice part, what wasn't so nice though was that it's very common that the visitors often go directly to chopping up vegetables and handling meat without even bothering to clean their hands. This issue became so big in Denmark that it made headlines in the news, people where simply so social that it was considered fanatic to be too clean and it made you look unsocial if you where to remind others of their basic hygiene.

Now, if you can't see the connection here, maybe I simply suck at explaining it to you, but I can pretty much promise you - these things are really related.

Comment: Re:Our PC society will be our demise! (Score 1) 193

I find it incredible that in the 21st century Internet-connected Scandinavia, there are no independent contrarian news outlets.

Oh but there are, they just get censored and publicly ridiculed in the mainstream media for being too extreme, tin foil hat news etc. Some of the news reporters from these sites has been charged with racism, hate-crimes and much more and are thus frowned upon and everyone who support them, visit these sites etc. are seen as extremist supporters, vigilantes and society's troublemakers.

An extreme example would be Sweden's recently 3rd largest political party (SD, Sweden Democrats) who got 13% country wide votes, yet frozen out by ALL the other political parties because they felt they're not worthy of any position. The news report on these just like vigilantes, and claim that the only reason this party got to be so big is because the public voted for "none-of-the-above" by voting for that particular party.

Comment: Our PC society will be our demise! (Score 0, Troll) 193

One of the biggest threats our civilization faces - is our hellbent political correctness at any cost.

If you don't understand what I mean by that, I'll try to explain: Here in Scandinavia, socialism is on the rise, everyone has the right to everything and the news increasingly censors any opinion that would be against socialism or popular accepted opinions. We have to look human to the entire world at any cost, so if one of us would contract Ebola outside Scandinavia - the politically correct thing to do would be to bring home our own citizens to treat them in our own country instead of isolating it and treating them where it happened.

I see the same thing happening in other socialist dominated countries. Ebola is DEADLY and it's on the rise way faster than we originally anticipated, doctors that have sufficient protection has been infected.

Why did we do experiments on mice, rats and monkeys? Why do we do experiments on volunteering humans? We do this for the good of everyone, political correctness will do you very little good if your future prospects is death, and possibly an outbreak where you live. Where do you run then?

Politics / hear-say and Science doesn't mix. We've got to listen to our scientist and facts rather than depend on touchy-feely feelings and PC.

Comment: Ok you limited good programming bastards... (Score 4, Funny) 104

by MindPrison (#48119603) Attached to: Only 100 Cybercrime Brains Worldwide, Says Europol Boss

Troels Oerting said that law enforcers needed to target the "rather limited group of good programmers". "We roughly know who they are.

...we know who you are, or rather I - Adam West, mayor of Quahog will spend MILLIONS of taxpayers money to find who those good programming bastards really are? Who are you, and where do you come from? I bet you're from the Matrix, spreading your ones and zeros all over the place. Hey, YOU! Yes YOU! Come here you, I'll catch you ZeroOne OneZero ZeroOne ZeroZero.

Oh, they're crafty I tell you, those little programming bastards!

Comment: Thanks Slashdot...for making me hooked on ManyLand (Score 2) 67

by MindPrison (#48119573) Attached to: Infinite Browser Universe Manyland Hits 8 Million Placed Blocks
I never knew of this universe before I read it here, I decided to try it out on my Linux box, and it worked straight away.

Unfortunately I ended up building areas for hours and hours, before I knew it...I think I ended up rebuilding Hyrule's many castles, doh! Thanks a lot, yet another addiction I really didn't need in my life.

Phun aside, I'm thinking Little Big Planet here, except in LBP we could even create our own games (simulate Pac-Man, invaders etc...) and people came up with the coolest stuff - and before you knew it...there was MILLIONS of levels in LBP. I think that's whats missing in this game, but hey...maybe there already is something similar there...and I just didn't find it?

You can do this in a number of ways. IBM chose to do all of them. Why do you find that funny? -- D. Taylor, Computer Science 350