Or you could read the transcript -- while drinking a beer, of course.
We have transcriptions for the faster readers. But you enjoy complaining, so we won't let that silly fact stop you.
Thanks for your input,
Re additive technology: You're right. This is why I don't care much about the people who "make guns" with their 3-D printers. Some of them make lower receiver units because that's the legal definition of a "gun" even though in my eye's it's kind of like making the driver's door frame on a car and claiming you made a car because that's where the VIN goes.
To make a gun or anything else that needs to contain strong forces, I'll join TWX and put my faith in old-fashioned, non-groovy tools like milling machines, lathes, and drill presses. Yay, subtractive technology!
(Not knocking the 3-D print people - Fun stuff, no question.)
They're hooked together -- Bob Twiggs is the common point, and "the man" behind a lot of the "citizen satellites" stuff that's been popping up in the last decade.
"ARLISS began as a cooperative program between Professor Bob Twiggs of Stanford, his colleagues at other universities worldwide and members of AeroPac led by Pius Morizumi and Tom Rouse. The first ARLISS event was held in 1999."
Professor Bob Twiggs
Robert Twiggs has been a professor of astronautical engineering at MSU in July 2009. He was instrumental in the development of a space systems curriculum. Prior to his time at MSU, Twiggs was a consulting professor in the aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University for 14 years. He is responsible for developing the curriculum for students interested in designing, building and operating small space experiments. He helped develop the original concepts for the CricketSat, CanSat, CubeSat and the PocketQub for educational applications for use in space. In 2010 he was selected as by the Space News publication as one of 10 space professionals “That Made a Difference in Space”. One of his recent publications is as a co-author of the article “Citizen Satellites” in the February 2011 Scientific American. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho and an master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Question: "Why doesn't Slashdot do an interview with Prof. Twigg?"
Answer: We should. I'll talk to Tim, see who he wants to do it.
And all articles ITWBennett submits are from IT World. Neither of these users is anywhere near a top submitter by percentage. Not even close.
For some reason Flash seems to be the default, but I can watch
So laser-print it with metal. Might not be ultra-strong, but way better than plastic. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
What Bruce said. Not everything needs to have a practical application to be interesting. Some things are just fun.
That thing (made out of metal) would make one heck of a 'granny gear' for my recumbent trike, though.
"Slashvertisement - a fiction spawned in the brains of basement-dwellers who think that anyone who says anything nice about anything or anyone is getting paid to be positive."
Nope. All ads or "sponsored content" pieces on Slashdot are clearly identified. This piece is legit, and I clearly stated that this is just one of many companies in the energy-saving businesses. Clouden's company is close to me and I first heard about it from a satisfied customer, but at no point did I (or he) say his company was better than others in the same business. In fact, let me repeat: If you're going to buy any kind of energy-saving services, you'd better shop around -- just like Smokey Robinson's momma told him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Without discussion of lease terms, length, and end of lease requirements, you really can't determine if there is anything to be saved...
Yep. You'd better shop around.
I believe Pat's company does lease to own deals. A lot of them do. That should be a big factor in selecting a vendor for that kind of lease program.
You submitted those stories, right? Anyway, looking through your comment history, you love to be negative. You should thank us for giving you something else to complain about. Also, if I was in a bad mood I might point out that 1 article + 1 article = 2, and "fawning" is a bit over the top. But hey! You're the one who knows more than the rest of us, so I won't question anything you say.
You are probablyright about the "10,000" cars thing being unrealistic, but let's look at it in context:
"The initial plan is for DM to scale up to an annual production of 10,000 of these limited supercars, making them available to potential customers. This isn’t all though, as DM doesn’t merely plan on just being satisfied by manufacturing cars via this method. They plan on making the technology available to others as well."
That 3DPrint.com article wasn't nearly as good as it would have been if you had written it, but you might want to be a little kinder to your inferiors. Czinger and Balzer have consistently talked about cars being just one type of manufacturing for which their process can be used. And it's not all about 3-D printing. Really.
Okay - time to go upload some howto videos.
Good night. Sleep tight. Don't let the 3-D printers bite!
Why do you insult us by insisting that we get paid for running stories about things that interest at least one Slashdot editor? If a story is a paid ad, it will say something like "AD" or "Sponsored Content."
Also, what is not newsworthy to you may be newsworthy to someone else. You also seem to be missing the point of 3-D printing in this context: that the Blade is just a proof of concept. The idea is that other items can be made with similar manufacturing techniques; not purely 3-D printing but 3-D printing combined with other fab methods.
Thank you for your input!
He was involved in an electric car venture a while back and it didn't go well: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
I am not in love with Slashdot on Android. "It needs work," is a gentle way to say what I think of it.
I don't see the transcript on my phone, either. Thanks for reminding me about that. I'll pass it up the chain.