So who is going to bother putting a serial number on a 3D printer thant their 3D printer just printed?
My fears exactly.
The inevitable next step by Kim Dotcom's Mega.co.nz's completely encrypted file sharing is completely encrypted messaging. When that takes off, Google's evil practice of not encrypting mail will be left for dust. They're going to lose a lot of customers unless they decide to jump first. Which, as you can see, will lose them more revenue.
You could always, you know, buy all their cheap solar panels? Or do what I do and make better products rather than cheaper ones. No need to fight them, just take the right road. That's how come I end up exporting plastic to China.
"Remember when teenagers all designed their own patches and made their own clothes? Oh right, never happened."
I call bullshit. Did happen lots. Still happens. Happens more the further back you go and the poorer you get. Just doesn't apply to rich white folks anymore.
I have a few reservations, and big disclaimer here - I make 3D printer filament. The main one is that the tiniest bit of crap in your plastic will inevitably find your printer's nozzle pinhole. If it does not fit through, you will block.
The other is that the machine does not yet seem to be fully functional and they're already welding up all the pretty boxes. Priorities, guys.
If the idea is to make it understand and converse with real humans, teach it not to swear inapropriately.
If you can't figure out when it is apropriate or not, leave the fucking program to it.
Adverts are little attention-getters that push buttons to make you do things you don't want to do. It could be that they're causing us to do a number of other weird things too as a side effect - like get unreasonably violent and agressive. This is of particular suspicion in the US where foreigners meeting US advertisements for the first time get a big culture shock. Could this "Shock! Get yours now!" subliminal message be driving roberies, greed, rape and other undesirable behaviour, which let's face it is over-abundant in the US?
The more that is done to supress them the better.
They took it down for cleaning then?
Reminds me of Occupy protests...
With 3D printers being able to print gun magazines now as well as firearm components, I strongly suspect that the silly little law on high capacity magazines will be irrelevant within a year or so.
The first to blog about it, you mean. I strongly suspect completely plastic single-use firearms have been 3D printed for some time.
So, seeing as the human body needs to ingest roughly 35% of its essential substances because it can't make them, where do humans fit on your scale?
Reprap came first, mate. Makerbot is a spinoff from one of the core members which has now been taken over.
Good luck writing that software.