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Comment: Re:Ah, no. (Score 4, Insightful) 23

by sandytaru (#48927959) Attached to: Scientists 3D-Printing Cartilage For Medical Implants
No, they are. It's a 3D printed trachea. They 3D print the plastic scaffolding, and then they 3D print some incubated cells on top of the scaffolding, which they then incubate some more until it's ready to implant. They have a whole paragraph devoted to the "bio ink" made from cartilage cells.

To me the most fascinating tidbit was that they build the parts for the incubator itself with the MakerBot, saving many thousands of dollars.

Comment: Re:I prefer a tablet for some things to a smart ph (Score 1) 278

by sandytaru (#48926221) Attached to: The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One
I'm still using my Kindle Fire original for much the same reason. The 7" size is not too much bigger than trade paperback size, and it's small enough to tuck into my purse. Amazon keeps my book appetite easily stuffed, too, and it's honestly a good deal for authors who publish via Amazon. A friend of mine who is a novelist said she cleared $40K in three months after the release of her last book. And the royalty checks keep coming regularly, unlike all her traditionally published books where she's lucky to get a check once a year.

Comment: Re:live by the sword (Score 1) 320

by sandytaru (#48764203) Attached to: HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home
Usually the funding for the initial building is done by a real estate investment trust. So the "builder" in this case doesn't refer to the construction company, but to the folks that funded them. Neighborhoods with a HOA are supposed to come with some perks, too - community landscapers, a club house with a pool, that sort of thing. Someone still has to run those things long after the construction crew is gone.

Comment: Re:live by the sword (Score 2, Insightful) 320

by sandytaru (#48760651) Attached to: HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home
These days it's hard to find a new construction home that isn't part of a neighborhood that has a HOA.... unless you build yourself on one of the abandoned PVC farms from 2008. Our house was the show room foreclosed on such a property, and thus we got a new house while escaping the clutches of the HOA that never was.

Comment: Re:They've finally built a 100% uptime cloud? (Score 1) 117

by sandytaru (#48756787) Attached to: The Luxury of a Bottomless Bucket of Bandwidth For Georgia Schools
I would like to see that too. They're across the street from my office, funny enough. I wonder if I go knock on the door and ask, if anyone would talk to me?

Now if they could just make this service available to alumni, I'd be set. Heck, I'd pay them. My house isn't that far from campus, and their service clearly can't be any worse than AT&T or Charter.

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