The Korean War vets.
Science fiction isn't fiction that has elements that aren't science but might appeal to geeks who like science....Science fiction is science that is fictional. Very different animal and naturally restrictive.
You are using a defintion of a term, which is at odds with the defintions of that term used by almost every other educated native speaker of English. This will probably make it hard for you to communicate. You might want to look to that.
The "hot glue gun" is just a tiny part, namely the extruder hot end. Add to that a precision (computer-controlled) feed mechanism for the "glue", temperature regulation to work optimally with different feed rates and "glue" types, and a precision, high-speed, XYZ positioning mechanism for that "glue gun" (and optionally, additional "glue guns" so you can switch materials in mid print), together with a computer and firmware to drive all, and you're approaching what even the lowest-end consumer 3D printer does.
"Glorified"? Yes, and it is glorious. Perfect? Of course not, not any more than a cheap consumer Epson or Brother printer is compared to an Espresso Book Machine.
If your southern California car dashboard is hitting the 200+ Celsius temperatures needed to melt typical printer filament materials, I'd say you probably have worse things to worry about.
But sure, for some things you need material properties that just don't work well with fused filament deposition.
The PLA (polylactic acid) filament used in many printers is actually made from cornstarch, not petrochemicals. It prints at a slightly lower temperature and doesn't need a heated bed the way ABS* does.
Of course you could probably make a case about the amount of petrochemicals (fuel, fertilizer, pesticide) typically used in growing the corn in the first place.
*And some of the more exotic (for now) filaments like polycarbonate or nylon, which require even higher temperatures.
My local library system (Arapahoe County, Colorado) has 3D printers in each (or most) of its branch libraries for patron use.
Luckily, he is James Risen from the New York Times... If he were James Rosen from Fox News...he would be labeled a criminal co-conspirator and flight risk by Eric Holder so that they could trace his phone calls and emails.
They snooped on Rosen. That's bad.
They snooped on Risen and threatened, repeatedly over the past six years, to lock him up. That's worse.
Both journalists were attempting to enable the American people to keep tabs on the U.S. government (supposedly "theirs", in reality owned by corporate interests and the security-industrial complex). Your partisan take on the matter is counter-factual.
We love to rag on cops, but they do a dangerous job
Farmers are more likely to be killed on the job than cops are, and most cops who die on the job die in vechicular accidents, not assaults. Cops' seige mentality is bullshit.
If you start firing cops for every mistake or worse, jailing them, you quickly run out of cops
(Of course a citizen watch would be a huge social/poltiical change. But I'm not sure anything less than a huge social/poltiical change would fix the problem.)
You and OP look to be in the same clan when he claims they're doing this "in a rather violent manner". Hyperbole much?
An unjustifed arrest is assault and kidnapping. It is a violent crime.
That's true even when the pigs (and those who trample citizen's rights deserve that epithet) don't apply chemical weapons or electrical torture devices, or beat citizens into submission, or use lethal force.
If I forced someone into a cage at gunpoint for no good reason, I would go to jail for a long time. The same should apply to a cop.
Nothing but ads? I never hear ads on Sirius.
I guess you've never seen a regular web user. They don't write documents at the same time they're reading a website.
At home, perhaps their media masters have managed to turn the web into as passive and one-way a medium as television. But at work, even these drones are quite likely creating documents in a word processor, or e-mail messages in their MUA, or entering data into a web form, while referring to another document (e-mail message, website).
There is a reason that every physical desk is in landscape mode. Put documents next to each other.
So in order for a website to remain free for the users use, they will need to post more advertisements to make up for it.
I think you've got that backwards.
It isn't costing the websites money, it's costing the advertisers who are paying for clicks without any potential sales from those clicks. In theory this just helps the websites.
How the guys running the fraud bots get anything out of the deal is a bit mysterious, unless they're in cahoots with the website owners. But then the mechanics of online advertising is way, way down on my interest list -- most ad-servers resolve to localhost on my system.
NASA is concerned about the health of its employees. Especially the ones who go off planet.
Once. Gave me a real appreciation for high level languages like C.
And, yes, it was an embedded application. No user interface, the controller talked to the device, the device ran some very precise valves. It was actually a fun month getting all that working.