Again, if everything that could have some important use to the military is kept from the public then the rest of us do what? Go back to living in caves? Oh, wait.. those might be good bomb shelters...
People have been building their own mills for far less than your $2,500 for a long time now. With the 'maker movement' cheaper, more available mills are a given regardless of anything DD does. Then there is all of the used factory equipment that is becoming available quite cheap at auctions as the manufacturing industry keeps dying. Check out Craigslist some time. I'm constantly seeing metalworking shops that are going out of business selling off their tools in my area.
Surely somebody would realize they can make a gun on one without DD specifically calling their mill a gun making device! All I see that is unique coming from DD in regard to making a metal gun is marketing fluff.
'...article keeps mentioning how this technology â" used commonly as an acoustic filter â" has "military applications."'
Sure. Soldiers communicate. So do civilians. A soldier has to shit too. I guess if they were stealing the recipee for Charmin that would also be military secrets.
The top two parties are really really bad. But.. most of the third party so called options... bat shit insane!
Having previously worked at a helpdesk I can only say one thing..
they are creating an abomination!
What keeps the surface of the concrete from "growing"?
Is it possible then that the ancestors of the first tetrapods had dormant genes for being warm blooded even before they walked up onto the land?
In many cases, yes. There's always the naturalist hippies though... I bet we end up seeing a lot more of those as future generations don't take up their parent's faith.
but it was never hers. It was company provided!
I've been using a rolling release of Linux for years. The whole concept of having to start over when a new version comes out seems so antiquated.
On the other hand.. I don't see how this can work for a closed, comercial product unless they can sell people on the subscription model. I'd say that would be a tough sell but then again.. people buy crappy hardware that needs replaced in a year or two. People subscribe to access libraries of movies and music rather than permanently buy recordings. Maybe it's only a tough sell to me.
That's not what the article is about. The article is about a fight over their right to distribute plans for the Liberator. That is an all-plastic 3d printed gun.
The article was about digital plans for the Liberator, a 3D printed gun which is meant to be printed in plastic.
The last I heard their mill was just a nifty little CNC mill. It's good for making guns and that's what they market for but it's nothing new. If you have the skill and knowlege to make a gun with it then you already have the skill and knowlege to make a gun with tons of other machines which have been available for a long time.
But have they been actively developed during that time? Have they had the kind of development effort that the internal combustion engine has enjoyed?
I'm all for DD supporting second amendment rights but come on... I still can barely believe that people are actually printing guns.
Sure.. with some super-expensive, totally out of reach equipment you can print a nice metal gun at many many times the price of making it the old fashioned way. But plastic guns? Really... let me type that again... PLASTIC F'ING GUNS!!
Law abiding citizen or criminal... I think a person shooting a plastic gun is mostly a threat to themself. One of these things is going to blow up in somebody's face!
Those who support individual rights can call 3d printed guns a great thing. Those who fear inanimate objects and bogeymen can call it a disaster. I'll just call it a boatload of Darwin Awards waiting to happen!
Yes, may their significant others do so and if they have none then may the mate of their dreams take the job.