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Comment Re:Legal Recourse? (Score 2) 139

I helped do _what_ to people?

I helped build a 3D printer that could be sold at a profit for $100. We succeeded. Then we were all surprised when there was no money left to produce them.

I'm not sure how I should make it more clear that I'm "one of them." I haven't exactly hidden that fact. I've mentioned it in many of my comments. That said, I was only a contractor, and haven't done any work on the project since January 2015. If it makes you feel any better, I'm pretty sure I'm still owed more money than any backer put in.

Comment Re:Difference? (Score 2) 139

Considering the kickstarter was less than three years ago and the missing money became apparent less than two years ago, "strung you along for nearly 5 years" might be an exaggeration.

But, sure, in hindsight, Rylan should have gone to the police earlier.

And, to be clear, I no longer have anything directly to do with PP. I was a contractor up until around Jan 2015. Now I'm just a friend and interested spectator.

Comment Difference? (Score 4, Informative) 139

Well, a significant difference between this situation and the iFind is that the Peachy Printer actually works. It even works well, compared to the $800+ solidoodle at our hackerspace. It was working well enough to clean up the design and start shipping kits back in January 2015. Sadly, that also coincided with discovering the money reserved for actually making the printers was held up as collateral for David's house. (which turned out to not be the truth anyway) David kept stringing us along for a while, while Rylan explored other ways to raise some money to ship. And, if you've watched the videos and read the website you know the rest.

Comment Why memorization? (Score 1) 394

I don't get why memorization is still so important in exams. If there are commonly available tools that allow you to get the correct answer in the allotted time, what is the problem with that? Sure, there are things you will simply have to have memorized, but if you have to take the time to look those up, you will simply run out of time in a well designed exam. My best prof's exams were open book, open door. You could head to the library during the exam if you wanted. Of course, if you did, you would never finish the exam.

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