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(The New Republic)   This guy is against 3D-printed guns....because he thinks they're for spendthrifts who aren't crafty enough to MacGyverize weapons out of Mentos tubes   (newrepublic.com) divider line 25
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2013-12-02 01:53:14 PM
Repeat.
 
2013-12-02 02:16:45 PM
We should 3d print the Constitution so the sky-fall anti-gun nuts can see it from another perspective.
 
2013-12-02 02:17:47 PM
We need to distribute these weapons to as many idiots as possible.
 
2013-12-02 02:35:51 PM
TechoBevets.  Now calling TechnoBevets.
 
2013-12-02 02:38:44 PM
ibtb
 
2013-12-02 02:51:53 PM
 
2013-12-02 03:11:27 PM
Re-peat.
 
2013-12-02 03:19:32 PM
Repeat, but subby missed the point.  This man's work isn't about being against 3D printers, but pointing out the ridiculousness of the randomness of modern American "security" when you can make anything into a weapon, with surprisingly potent results.
 
2013-12-02 03:23:03 PM
9/11 happened because of box cutters.  Tear a soda can in half and you have something sharper than box cutters.
 
2013-12-02 03:27:35 PM
Repeat from Nov. 15, no less.
 
2013-12-02 03:29:54 PM

dittybopper: Repeat.


You badmouthed MacGyver

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-02 03:39:40 PM
Mentos... the dead-maker!
 
2013-12-02 03:59:06 PM
Can't someone just buy glass bottles of alcohol in the duty free shop and then break them on board and stab lots of people?

Shhhh..nevermind
 
2013-12-02 05:57:40 PM

Click Click D'oh: TechoBevets.  Now calling TechnoBevets.


What kind of 3D printer do you own and what have you done with it? It's the future after all.
 
2013-12-02 06:49:16 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Click Click D'oh: TechoBevets.  Now calling TechnoBevets.

What kind of 3D printer do you own and what have you done with it? It's the future after all.


That would make it the present.
 
2013-12-02 07:33:43 PM
it is the dumbing down of Americans.
anything and everything can be remade into a weapon.
we used to stand up for our selves, but it is easier to hide behind the apron of some government clown offering protection and security when they can offer neither...
 
2013-12-02 08:06:57 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Click Click D'oh: TechoBevets.  Now calling TechnoBevets.

What kind of 3D printer do you own and what have you done with it? It's the future after all.


I just made a working Fountain of Youth with my 3D Printer. Your argument is invalid


/No, you cannot haz my immortality potions
 
2013-12-02 08:26:27 PM
Better than being against 3D printers because it makes you cool in Fark.
 
2013-12-03 12:13:57 AM

lewismarktwo: Quantum Apostrophe: Click Click D'oh: TechoBevets.  Now calling TechnoBevets.

What kind of 3D printer do you own and what have you done with it? It's the future after all.

That would make it the present.


i.huffpost.com
 
2013-12-03 12:58:31 AM

js34603: Better than being against 3D printers because it makes you cool in Fark.


I'm against 3D printers because they are stupid.
At least the way that most people envision them.

Remember when color inkjets came out? Everybody had one.
And we could all save so much money because we could print our own photos!

Except that most people only need them a few times a year.
The ink cartridges cost a fortune, and they dry out.

It just makes more sense to have Walgreen's print our color photos.
They have the latest equipment and they can even mail the photos to our home.

Same thing will happen with 3D printers.
Early adopters will print everything. Custom keys and gadgets... Hurray!
They will waste thousands of dollars and hours making pennies worth of parts.

The rest of us will just send our projects to the better machines at ACO or ACE.
 
2013-12-03 03:21:59 AM

Click Click D'oh: TechoBevets.  Now calling TechnoBevets.


*SMACK*

Srsly, don't do that. It's nasty.
 
2013-12-03 07:53:54 AM

Without Fail: js34603: Better than being against 3D printers because it makes you cool in Fark.

I'm against 3D printers because they are stupid.
At least the way that most people envision them.

Remember when color inkjets came out? Everybody had one.
And we could all save so much money because we could print our own photos!

Except that most people only need them a few times a year.
The ink cartridges cost a fortune, and they dry out.

It just makes more sense to have Walgreen's print our color photos.
They have the latest equipment and they can even mail the photos to our home.

Same thing will happen with 3D printers.
Early adopters will print everything. Custom keys and gadgets... Hurray!
They will waste thousands of dollars and hours making pennies worth of parts.

The rest of us will just send our projects to the better machines at ACO or ACE.


Wait:  People don't have inkjet printers anymore?  I must have missed the memo, 'cause I have one, and even though I actually do have Walgreens print my photos (better quality), I still use the inkjet printer for, well, *PRINTING*, along with copying.  Because it's a pain in the ass and expensive to make copies elsewhere when I could do it at home.

Which is really what 3D printing would be, once the equipment is cheap enough:  A way to make something that would be a pain in the ass to go shop for, if it's available at all.  It's not going to replace high-end manufacturing, at least not for the foreseeable future.
 
2013-12-03 11:36:47 AM

dittybopper: Wait: People don't have inkjet printers anymore? I must have missed the memo, 'cause I have one, and even though I actually do have Walgreens print my photos (better quality), I still use the inkjet printer for, well, *PRINTING*, along with copying. Because it's a pain in the ass and expensive to make copies elsewhere when I could do it at home.


I have a cheap ($60) monochrome laser for that. 

Which is really what 3D printing would be, once the equipment is cheap enough: A way to make something that would be a pain in the ass to go shop for, if it's available at all. It's not going to replace high-end manufacturing, at least not for the foreseeable future.


3D printing is very much like inkjet printing. But the equipment and 'ink' will never be that cheap.
Why maintain a machine that costs thousands that you use a few times a year?
It also takes DAYS to print something and the 'ink' is pretty crappy plastic.
 I also said: 'The rest of us will just send our projects to the better machines at ACO or ACE.'


Your local hardware store could have an expensive setup that you could send jobs to from the internet.
 
2013-12-03 12:52:13 PM
Where did he get the lithium metal?  Strip some batteries?
 
2013-12-03 03:19:02 PM
"My ass is a 3-D printer."
 
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