drug dealers, assassins, money launderers, and other shady types who use Bitcoin a chance to buy back the bitcoins they used on Silk Road at a discount!
It seems their idea of reliability is mainly based on the lifetime of the machine, which I get, but the real reliability problem with FDM printers isn't machine longevity, but the ability to start a print and know it will finish. My machine is built using 8020 frame- no laser cut plywood, and no 3D printed parts in the structure of the machine. I have been working to eliminate reliability problems from the beginning because I want to print full size human skulls from CT scans. Such prints take anywhere from 24-48 hours. The extruder has been the #1 reliability problem- it usually has some problem about 15 hours or so into the print. I've also had some problems with filament tangling on the spool. Slicing software has problems that occur with some STL files and not others.
CAN buses are nice, but I'm not sure that does much unless youre setting up a shop with 20 machines on a network. Show me an extruder than can run without fail for 48 hours at a time and I'll throw some money at it.
devolution of American Culture. We had "Cops" on TV, but that was edited and sanitized. Now we go straight to the video. Next it will go to a "Max Headroom" style live feed direct from the cops camera to your TV.
Wonderful. That's show biz!
Lime and limpid green, a second scene
A fight between the blue you once knew.
Floating down, the sound resounds
Around the icy waters underground.
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda
And Titania, Neptune, Titan.
Stars can frighten.
Blinding signs flap,
Flicker, flicker, flicker blam. Pow, pow.
Stairway scare Dan Dare who's there?
Lime and limpid green
The sounds surrounds the icy waters underground
Lime and limpid green
The sounds surrounds the icy waters underground.
yeah, well, there is that...
And even then, the money I no longer paid to California in income tax more than paid the mortgage on a 3000 sq ft house I had built.
Yeah I had to give up some stuff - never ending traffic jams, earthquakes, brush fires, wine snobs, ethnic variety of restaurants, shitty service everywhere, shitty public schools, milder weather, nice views from places I could never afford to live, but I managed to survive.
California is a great place if you are rich enough to be able to afford to live there without working. For everyone else it is hell on earth.
Florida? Hmmm. I lived there once. Not too sure about the politics- the frightened old people population ensures that it will remain hard core republican for at least another generation. Dallas wasn't much different- there it was frightened stupid people who kept the politics "amusing". The weather can be rough for some, but if you like water sports Florida has nice, warm seas.
Yeah, I think I'd take Florida over California.
A car's radio antenna doesn't work at GPS frequencies. That's why cars with GPS always have a separate antenna for it.
One through nine, no maybes, no supposes, no fractions. You can't travel in space, you can't go out into space, you know, without, like, you know, uh, with fractions - what are you going to land on - one-quarter, three-eighths? What are you going to do when you go from here to Venus or something?
Yeah, we already know everything worth knowing.
There's no point in studying anything any more.
Everything useful has already been invented.
Yeah aerogel baby! The answer to all our problems both personal and scientific!
I think it's like the old numbers stations on short wave radio. They're sending coded messages to someone.
Or they want us to think so so that we'll waste money trying to trace them and decode them.
so there's nothing to be done about it.
That guy can't lose. No matter what he says or does he comes away with more free advertising/press.
For his next innovation, a 3D printed drone that fires a 3D printed gun...
"if you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas".
Good luck to them. They deserve whatever comes of this now and in the future.
Poor folk will benefit from this, too. Eventually, after enough people have died working out the kinks in space travel, those rich folks will start flying around at ever increasing altitudes (as if looking down their noses at us isn't high enough). After a while, they're going to get tired of roughing it and start taking some poor folk with them to be their servants, as they do on their yachts and planes.