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This is, alas the "guns don't kill people" argument all over again. The weapon (or in this case, technology) is in and of itself not the problem. It's the way it gets used by a small subset of those who employ it.
Having used it for nearly 30 years, and playing guitar, I can't imagine what shape my fingers would be without it...
Get too far from the switch and you'll never see 10...
If in the past you had their products and upgraded when the new versions came out, you were looking at several hundred dollars or more depending on what you had; now that's all rolled into a much smaller monthly fee.
You can also get any single app for $20/mo.
Having used various Adobe apps for well over a decade, am used to the cost (which by going monthly is a smaller bite), and the tools (which keep improving).
The AC-66U adds AC support, and the newer AC-68U offers faster throughput than the AC-66U, though the spec hasn't quite settled yet so you may or may not actually be able to take advantage of it. Still, the AC-68U has been coming up the winner in several head-to-head router comparisons.
Plenty of memory and a fast CPU, pretty much a requirement these days for households with multiple streams going on.
You're looking at around $150 ~ $200 or so depending on model.
The Advanced Tomato - http://www.advancedtomato.com/ - firmware has been looking pretty good too, based on Shibby's mods but way-ajaxified, a good GUI design for when you have to get into it.
I believe California is building one of these in Arizona, and (at least the paperwork part of) another just got started in Texas. At a kilometer in height, one would generate around 250 megawatts.
No, wait, that would suppose it's still actually in development. Why they let such a promising cross-platform app wither on the vine is beyond comprehension.
I've always thought a good way to enforce the spirit of the words would be to deny gun ownership to anyone who has not served their country.
It could be civil - postal worker (no 90's jokes please), firefighter or police, someone in the executive such as alderman, mayor, congressman - or active duty military.
This harks to the thinking of Robert Heinlein, who in Starship Troopers commented that if you wanted to vote, you needed to have served.
Having gone straight from high school to the Air Force, this has always seemed a sound principle.
Of course, certain individuals (the current NRA leader, for example, who claimed a nervous disorder to avoid the draft) may have different feelings on the matter...
Similarly, yes, folks will print more and more things on their own, but the end of the consumer chain is always the most expensive.
Today, printer ink is ridiculously higher in cost than petrol (try over $2,500 for a gallon of Black). For 3D, it's still pretty much all plastic filament. Five pounds of ABS white can run up to $50. Say, a couple of bookends if you're lucky.
Printers of tomorrow will be able to use many more raw ingredients as input. Right now it's all lamination, laying down layer after layer of the plastic filament until your object is complete; but down the road they'll act more like proteins, simply re-arranging supplied atoms into a new configuration and spitting them out the 'tray'.
Thus, the big winner will be the company that sells easy access to what you feed the printer.
And yes, DRM will creep into the hardware, ensuring the more-or-less law-abiding of us don't print bombs and such, though of course that will never stop the truly determined.
So sure, down the road you'll be able to print a house. But buying enough cartridges at the Depot will break you.