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2013-01-14 01:48:24 PM

Mugato: Wake me up when they create a  3D printed Cardassian data rod.


Yea, but it will be an obvious Faaaake.
 
2013-01-14 01:58:48 PM
I would think that making Edison cylinders would be way easier with a 3d printer.
 
2013-01-14 02:00:34 PM

Fizpez: I bet that would sound better with a $1500 pure copper braided cable with solid gold connections hooked to the authentic vaccuum tube speakers.


You have absolutely no idea how drastically you low-balled your speaker wire snark. $33,000.00/set
 
2013-01-14 04:27:51 PM

theorellior: Then you lose the warm sound.


I've never gotten this.  I found that the classic "warm sound" was more of a product of vacuum tube amplification than it was from using records.  There are plenty of DIY kits and small shops that still make tube amps, so if you want the sound, you can still buy it.
 
2013-01-14 04:44:47 PM

Dinjiin: theorellior: Then you lose the warm sound.

I've never gotten this.  I found that the classic "warm sound" was more of a product of vacuum tube amplification than it was from using records.  There are plenty of DIY kits and small shops that still make tube amps, so if you want the sound, you can still buy it.


Even more hilariously you can just master your digital recordings to emulate that sound.
 
2013-01-14 04:51:17 PM

lewismarktwo: Even more hilariously you can just master your digital recordings to emulate that sound.


My Carver CD carousel from the late 90s had an EQ button that would supposedly emulate the sound profile of a record, so it's not a new fad.  To be honest, I couldn't tell much of a difference with it engaged, so I just left it off.
 
2013-01-14 05:59:54 PM

UNC_Samurai: Wouldn't the point of this be to make the record out of something more durable than vinyl?


I dunno. If this stuff was recyclable (could be ground down to be re-used) I think it'd be pretty cool.
 
2013-01-14 06:06:02 PM

Riche: Then I realized that records themselves are laughably impractical


I could play a record using a needle, a plastic cup, and a [very] steady hand (yes, this is an exaggeration). Point is, nothing but mechanical parts that I have on hand or can build (not an exaggeration).

Can't really say the same for CDs et al.
 
2013-01-14 06:14:35 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Riche: Then I realized that records themselves are laughably impractical

I could play a record using a needle, a plastic cup, and a [very] steady hand (yes, this is an exaggeration). Point is, nothing but mechanical parts that I have on hand or can build (not an exaggeration).

Can't really say the same for CDs et al.


And that is supposed to make a record practical?

Tell you what:  In the event of a massive EMP burst over the central United States, you are hereby welcome to find your way across the devastated, Zombie infested wastelands to my home in Norman, OK to tell me "I told you so."

I'll shake your hand, admit you were right, give you a beer (it will have to be a warm one)  and we can jam out to Hendrix through a needle and Dixie cup.
 
2013-01-14 06:39:08 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Can't really say the same for CDs et al.


I've heard the same argument about AM radio.  You can build a crystal AM detector with about six components that cost less than a buck.  First year electronics students are building them in the first quarter of their class. Meanwhile, modern digital radio uses OFDM to multiplex several QAM or PSK digital carriers, which in turn encode AAC or other proprietary codec transport streams.  Each step requires very complex circuitry that is both expensive and comes with a steep learning curve to utilize in DIY circuits.

I guess there are times where simple is good, but outside of educational or apocalyptic times, does it really matter?
 
2013-01-14 06:57:10 PM
Its a digital record.......to my knowledge it would not be possible to print an analog recording.
 
2013-01-14 07:48:12 PM

Holographic Shimmering Pork: Fizpez: I bet that would sound better with a $1500 pure copper braided cable with solid gold connections hooked to the authentic vaccuum tube speakers.

You have absolutely no idea how drastically you low-balled your speaker wire snark. $33,000.00/set


Those sound like very danceable cables.
 
2013-01-14 08:21:02 PM

bbfreak: Its not new, its Fark. Where old news comes to die.


Fark just ensures it's death.
 
2013-01-14 08:26:14 PM

Virtue: Its a digital record.......to my knowledge it would not be possible to print an analog recording.


We need a digital "plotter" for QA to rip on then.

Reminds me of solving for "area under the curve" in computer math classes.
 
2013-01-14 08:41:17 PM

JohnnyC: Whoa... just looked and cubify's pricing on the ABS cartridge is $50 per cartridge (with lowered prices on bulk orders)... yeesh.


I'm not saying you're wrong but don't you find it odd that in the space of what? 4 years we've gone from "they're too expensive! Nobody would ever want one!" to biatching about how much their consumables cost?

Sure it sucks but isn't it kinda cool we're at this stage already?
 
2013-01-14 08:54:38 PM

Vaneshi: JohnnyC: Whoa... just looked and cubify's pricing on the ABS cartridge is $50 per cartridge (with lowered prices on bulk orders)... yeesh.

I'm not saying you're wrong but don't you find it odd that in the space of what? 4 years we've gone from "they're too expensive! Nobody would ever want one!" to biatching about how much their consumables cost?

Sure it sucks but isn't it kinda cool we're at this stage already?


I'd rather sell the shovels and pickaxes.
 
2013-01-14 08:59:03 PM
My God, this definitely means we'll colonize the Galaxy now!
/Why is it so difficult for you people to understand I'm mocking the delusional and delirious hype?
 
2013-01-14 10:02:29 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: /Why is it so difficult for you people to understand I'm mocking the delusional and delirious hype?


It's gone meta, dude. We're mocking you mocking the delusional and delirious hype.
 
2013-01-14 10:07:10 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: My God, this definitely means we'll colonize the Galaxy now!
/Why is it so difficult for you people to understand I'm mocking the delusional and delirious hype?


welcome to fark
 
2013-01-14 10:44:17 PM

Vaneshi: JohnnyC: Whoa... just looked and cubify's pricing on the ABS cartridge is $50 per cartridge (with lowered prices on bulk orders)... yeesh.

I'm not saying you're wrong but don't you find it odd that in the space of what? 4 years we've gone from "they're too expensive! Nobody would ever want one!" to biatching about how much their consumables cost?

Sure it sucks but isn't it kinda cool we're at this stage already?


Yeah... I'm glad it is coming along in the market and becoming more commonplace. I guess it depends on how much you could print with a single cartridge (which I don't see or haven't found).
 
2013-01-15 09:28:47 AM

Egoy3k: StoPPeRmobile: Egoy3k: So they used a digital printer to print the vinyl record. So essentially they have an easily damaged CD?

Have you ever checked out 10 year old CDs?

Yeah I have a bunch in my car I listen to them often. Why?


I have CDs I bought in high school 25 years ago that still play just fine. My wife has CDs less than a year old that are unplayable. It helps to not use them as coasters or floor mats in your car in between playings.
 
2013-01-16 01:59:37 PM

Mr. Cat Poop: I have CDs I bought in high school 25 years ago that still play just fine. My wife has CDs less than a year old that are unplayable. It helps to not use them as coasters or floor mats in your car in between playings.


Same here.  All of my CDs that I bought in the late '80s still play fine.  Helps that I usually made a copy to cassette tape or CD-R so I didn't have to bring the original outside the house.
 
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