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(C|Net)   The first ever Maker Faire hosted by the White House will happen later this year. President Obama will be on hand to let everyone know they didn't make that   (news.cnet.com) divider line 55
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2014-02-05 11:00:55 AM  
11 votes:
28.media.tumblr.com
2014-02-05 09:59:13 AM  
6 votes:

QU!RK1019: I love the sheer metric volume of jimmies Obama rustled with that quote.


It's like someone made a caricature of political opposition.

"What can the President say that will mortally offend his opponent?"
"When we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together."
"Ooh, that will drive them crazy. Can the First Lady say something that will whip them up even more?"
"Kids should eat their vegetables."

"Perfect."
2014-02-05 09:18:16 AM  
5 votes:
I love the sheer metric volume of jimmies Obama rustled with that quote.
2014-02-05 11:25:09 AM  
4 votes:
Should it be a little concerning that the President, who owns killer drones, is in awe of a canon that fires marshmallows?

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"Son this is awesome, can we attach it to that octocopter?"
2014-02-05 11:04:34 AM  
4 votes:
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/invited.
2014-02-05 11:00:55 AM  
4 votes:
That's just begging to be turned into "Takers Faire."
2014-02-05 01:01:41 PM  
3 votes:

DarkJohnson: Should it be a little concerning that the President, who owns killer drones, is in awe of a canon that fires marshmallows?

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"Son this is awesome, can we attach it to that octocopter?"


Well, he has a better grasp of technology than his predecessor:

www.dubyaspeak.com
2014-02-05 11:39:17 AM  
3 votes:
eclectablog.com
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-02-05 11:23:07 AM  
3 votes:
An entire thread based on a lie about a statement that simply said that we all built the roads together.

As usual, a banner day for Fark.
2014-02-05 11:16:41 AM  
3 votes:
Maker's fair?
beerspill.fark.com
2014-02-05 11:07:54 AM  
3 votes:
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2014-02-05 01:29:31 PM  
2 votes:

CheetahOlivetti: baconbeard: anfrind: Z-clipped: someonelse:

What would you suggest re-naming Maker Faires so that people know they are attending that and not, say, an RV show?

They used to be called "craft fairs". Without the old-timey final 'e'.

Craft fairs are typically much smaller events, and they are devoid of the electronics, explosives, and other things that make the Maker Faires so much fun.

They should be called "People Who Bought an Arduino and Managed to Wire it Together Based on Some Schematic They Found on the Internet or in Make Magazine and now Consider Themselves Equal to Nicola Tesla" Fairs. But I guess that doesn't roll off the tongue as nicely.

When you're at the beach, do you kick over kids' sand castles?


When I'm at the beach, I kick over kids. I kick over kids.
2014-02-05 01:18:27 PM  
2 votes:

Gaseous Anomaly: snocone: Rapmaster2000: This reminds me of the time that Owl Snore pretended he invented the internet.  What a libuloser.

that "loser" has his own jet airplane
he's a millionare

If we all installed microwave ovens, and used them for water heating instead of stoves, that would save a ton of energy.


you'll get a blister on your thumb
2014-02-05 01:11:43 PM  
2 votes:

anfrind: Z-clipped: someonelse:

What would you suggest re-naming Maker Faires so that people know they are attending that and not, say, an RV show?

They used to be called "craft fairs". Without the old-timey final 'e'.

Craft fairs are typically much smaller events, and they are devoid of the electronics, explosives, and other things that make the Maker Faires so much fun.


They should be called "People Who Bought an Arduino and Managed to Wire it Together Based on Some Schematic They Found on the Internet or in Make Magazine and now Consider Themselves Equal to Nicola Tesla" Fairs. But I guess that doesn't roll off the tongue as nicely.
2014-02-05 12:32:43 PM  
2 votes:
I like to call myself an Artisan. Maker isn't pretentious enough.
2014-02-05 12:16:16 PM  
2 votes:

DarkJohnson: Should it be a little concerning that the President, who owns killer drones, is in awe of a canon that fires marshmallows?


It's certainly a real concern for those who are wondering about such stupid things.
Let's see what the average Fox News viewer thinks:
1.bp.blogspot.com
2014-02-05 12:09:10 PM  
2 votes:

Onkel Buck: A headline critical of Barry distorting something the president said?

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Yes
2014-02-05 11:25:04 AM  
2 votes:

thurstonxhowell: If Obama praises the companies that make 3d printing machines, will Republicans shiat all over for implying that the people who use 3d printing machines to make things didn't make them?


It's almost like the Makers at the faire benefit from an infrastructure wherein other people make Making Machines, whip up barrels of Making Plastic, ship them on our roads, get the devices in the hands of Makers, who run them off our shared electrical grid, while downloading plans from the ARPANET's child into software packages that other people made, often so they can sell their homemade items and ship them out via our postal system.  And that all of this largely works because of the downstream consequences of public education, college loans, research grants, safety regulations, and an intellectual property system enforced by the courts.

One might say that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.  If one wanted to say something horribly inflammatory, of course!
2014-02-05 11:21:00 AM  
2 votes:
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2014-02-05 11:08:00 AM  
2 votes:
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2014-02-05 11:04:37 AM  
2 votes:
While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.
2014-02-05 11:02:56 AM  
2 votes:

DarkJohnson: CheetahOlivetti: if you haven't been to a Maker Faire,

I exhibited at the first Maker Faire and a few years after that before 'retiring' from it.  I think they're great and I think it's a great stunt for the White House to host one (much better than rolling easter eggs)

But I do find the 'you didn't make it' meme funny.


I imagine hosting this at the White House is going to give the Secret Service and Homeland Security fits....

I wonder if this Boy Scout will be participating:
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2014-02-06 02:27:14 AM  
1 votes:

Two16: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 500x373]

Raph intensifies

2014-02-05 06:02:44 PM  
1 votes:
Let's check in and see how Batman feels about  subby's headline.


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Batman likes that headline and I do too!  Good work subby!
2014-02-05 04:56:21 PM  
1 votes:

Witty_Retort: Following the Constitution is being a government toady?
And if we get rid of regulations, businesses will do the right thing out of the goodness ot their heart.


No, being a government toady is (a) saying that whatever the federal government does is authorized by the General Welfare Clause, and (b) saying that whatever SCOTUS has rubber-stamped makes it legit.

"Get rid of regulations" .... All of them?  You've done an exhaustive analysis of all regulations and deemed them to be worthy and helpful, yes?

You do realize that 99% of "government regulations" are BOUGHT AND PAID FOR by the industries that own the government, right?  For their benefit, not yours.
2014-02-05 04:49:10 PM  
1 votes:
Serious question: Do they really have cosplayers at Maker Faires?

/If so, that just confirms everything I've ever thought about them.
2014-02-05 04:25:57 PM  
1 votes:
For some reason, I'd think that you'd know it's spelled "soldering" if you actually knew what you were talking about...

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redsquid: willfullyobscure: redsquid: willfullyobscure: CheetahOlivetti: baconbeard: anfrind: Z-clipped: someonelse: ...


www.bigmessowires.com
2014-02-05 04:24:39 PM  
1 votes:
Pitabred:

For some reason, I'd think that you'd know it's spelled "soldering" if you actually knew what you were talking about...

Perhaps he was making IC chip scampi?
2014-02-05 03:10:14 PM  
1 votes:
This, ladies and gentlemen, is why God invented the internet: http://renfaireboobs.com/
2014-02-05 02:54:19 PM  
1 votes:

Z-clipped: willfullyobscure: We used to call it "a hobby" and millions of americans created, tinkered, invented and made cool shiat in their garages and workshops, and nobody needed to call it "a movement" or wrap a shiatload of phoney baloney politicophilosophical nonsense around it.

Pshh... my grandparents had hobbies.  How can I assert my youthful rugged individualism if I don't come up with a new term that makes me sound serious and important?  I mean, my dad just soldered simple circuits and wired gadgets to them...  I, on the other hand, consider the social implications of soldering simple circuits and wiring gadgets to them.


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2014-02-05 02:36:07 PM  
1 votes:

Deucednuisance: Wellon Dowd: If they do it in August they can head over to Crownsville and hit the Renaissance Faire afterwards.

I used to live in Crownsville.  God, the traffic on RenFaire weekends!

However, if you flash your driver's license with a Crownsville address at the ticket booth, they'll let you in free by way of apology.

Best part? My license didn't expire for three years after I moved away, and I still got in free for those three years, since it still had my Crownsville address!

/Wasn't working a scam
//Just too lazy to renew it.


Did you just publicly brag about getting into a RenFaire for free, as if it was some sort of perk?


Mind. Boggled.
2014-02-05 02:30:17 PM  
1 votes:

someonelse:

You think "artisan" is less pretentious than "maker"? I ... don't know how to process that.

It depends on how it's used.  If I say I make artisanal cheese or artisanal whiskey, it specifically means I make it by hand, using pre-industrial techniques.  If I have a business card that reads, "Z-Clipped- occupation: Artisan" then yes, that would be extremely pretentious.  I'll happily take "craftsman" as a catch-all term for anybody who "makes things" in small number, on their own. That includes pottery, trebuchets, printed circuits, and even small software projects directly related to creating stuff.

baconbeard: anfrind: Z-clipped: someonelse:

What would you suggest re-naming Maker Faires so that people know they are attending that and not, say, an RV show?

They used to be called "craft fairs". Without the old-timey final 'e'.

Craft fairs are typically much smaller events, and they are devoid of the electronics, explosives, and other things that make the Maker Faires so much fun.

They should be called "People Who Bought an Arduino and Managed to Wire it Together Based on Some Schematic They Found on the Internet or in Make Magazine and now Consider Themselves Equal to Nicola Tesla" Fairs. But I guess that doesn't roll off the tongue as nicely.


Yeah, this is what I was thinking.

Phinn: Show me where it said that the enactment of the road-building program meant that government is forever entitled to a cut of whatever profitable use is made with those roads.


Have you studied any of the history between now and say, ancient Rome?  I'm guessing not, or you wouldn't have typed something quite this incredibly stupid.
2014-02-05 02:09:45 PM  
1 votes:

CheetahOlivetti: baconbeard: anfrind: Z-clipped: someonelse:

What would you suggest re-naming Maker Faires so that people know they are attending that and not, say, an RV show?

They used to be called "craft fairs". Without the old-timey final 'e'.

Craft fairs are typically much smaller events, and they are devoid of the electronics, explosives, and other things that make the Maker Faires so much fun.

They should be called "People Who Bought an Arduino and Managed to Wire it Together Based on Some Schematic They Found on the Internet or in Make Magazine and now Consider Themselves Equal to Nicola Tesla" Fairs. But I guess that doesn't roll off the tongue as nicely.

When you're at the beach, do you kick over kids' sand castles?


I stand with baconbeard.


We used to call it "a hobby" and millions of americans created, tinkered, invented and made cool shiat in their garages and workshops, and nobody needed to call it "a movement" or wrap a shiatload of phoney baloney politicophilosophical nonsense around it.


Do you know these people literally call each other "Makers"? They have Makers' Meetings to talk about how cool it is to make stuff while not actually making any stuff. Make Magazine and others blatantly encourage this crap to drive ads and sales. they are snowflakes to the absolute max and INCREDIBLY annoying about it.


It's at least as bad as the Tactical Retards Trend that mean every moron wants to owns an AR-15 and thinks he's Seal Team 1 in digital BDUs at Walmart. Reminds me of when a bunch of social rejects decided to start calling themselves "Brights" because they could blog and take online IQ tests.
2014-02-05 02:04:54 PM  
1 votes:

baconbeard: While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.


I'd rather be shot with sapphire bullets.  Bullets of pure love.
2014-02-05 01:41:27 PM  
1 votes:

snocone: Rapmaster2000: This reminds me of the time that Owl Snore pretended he invented the internet.  What a libuloser.

that "loser" has his own jet airplane
he's a millionare


does he have an earring and a mink coat? is that his own hair?
2014-02-05 01:28:20 PM  
1 votes:

Phinn: d23: An entire thread based on a lie about a statement that simply said that we all built the roads together.

As usual, a banner day for Fark.

The thing is, taxpayers also already paid for the roads.  And we keep paying to maintain them.

The comment by Fartbongo (which was a paraphrase of an the earlier one by Fauxcahontas) was about how everyone still owes the government more and more gratitude (i.e., money), all because had previously paid the government to build roads.

There was nothing in the road-building legislation that said that once the government built roads, that meant the government is owed a bottomless debt, forever.  That's just stupid.


Please tell me you're just really bad at sarcasm/satire.
2014-02-05 01:00:54 PM  
1 votes:

Pitabred: brantgoose: Conservatives outraged to learn Obama is funding research into non-lethal weapons for use against American citizens"Marshmallow" cannon can be scaled up to launch potatoes

I've shattered a fence with a potato... not sure if it's really "non-lethal", or even significantly "less-than-lethal"


You're telling me. They're so calorie-dense that you can pack on an unhealthy amount of fat eating them.

/my work break room has 700-calorie bags of trail mix in the "healthy snacks" section
2014-02-05 12:57:01 PM  
1 votes:

Z-clipped: CheetahOlivetti: someonelse: baconbeard: IrateShadow: baconbeard: While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.

You think it's pretentious?  I think it sounds a little... simple.  Like if Forrest Gump was a carpenter and you asked him what he did for a living.

I think it's pretentious to bestow any sort of title upon one's self. It renders the title absolutely meaningless while at the same time it smacks of inclusivity.

What would you suggest re-naming Maker Faires so that people know they are attending that and not, say, an RV show?

It's sort of tough to come up with a term that encompasses custom PCB makers (see?), people who build huge fire-breathing steampunk dragons, and people who handspin their own yarn.

Artisan or craftsman(person) isn't good enough?

"Maker" sounds like a pretentious title thought up by a geek with a 3D printer who is convinced that there's no limit to the things he can "make" with it.


You think "artisan" is less pretentious than "maker"? I ... don't know how to process that.
2014-02-05 12:40:51 PM  
1 votes:
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They see me rollin' and they be hatin'.

So I sayz to Bill O'Reilly, Raooor! I'm the Boogey Man!

This is what Republican Members of Congress look like when you're giving the State of the Union speech

If you want to make them shiat in their pants, just say "Third Term"!
2014-02-05 12:37:50 PM  
1 votes:
someonelse:

What would you suggest re-naming Maker Faires so that people know they are attending that and not, say, an RV show?

They used to be called "craft fairs". Without the old-timey final 'e'.
2014-02-05 12:37:21 PM  
1 votes:

DarkJohnson: Yes, we need to make sweeter weapons of mass enjoyment! Cover the terrorists with white sticky love.


A rapid-fire marshmallow gun with a high-capacity magazine would be great for crowd control.  Especially in Colorado and Washington.
2014-02-05 12:27:13 PM  
1 votes:

Conservatives outraged to learn Obama is funding research into non-lethal weapons for use against American citizens

"Marshmallow" cannon can be scaled up to launch potatoes

2014-02-05 12:18:23 PM  
1 votes:

LesserEvil: DarkJohnson: CheetahOlivetti: if you haven't been to a Maker Faire,

I exhibited at the first Maker Faire and a few years after that before 'retiring' from it.  I think they're great and I think it's a great stunt for the White House to host one (much better than rolling easter eggs)

But I do find the 'you didn't make it' meme funny.

I imagine hosting this at the White House is going to give the Secret Service and Homeland Security fits....

I wonder if this Boy Scout will be participating:


imageshack.com

Nice to see Dick Cheney's hunting partner back on these pages again. He was, er, missed.
2014-02-05 12:08:18 PM  
1 votes:

d23: An entire thread based on a lie about a statement that simply said that we all built the roads together.

As usual, a banner day for Fark.


Cry more.
2014-02-05 11:51:25 AM  
1 votes:

baconbeard: IrateShadow: baconbeard: While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.

You think it's pretentious?  I think it sounds a little... simple.  Like if Forrest Gump was a carpenter and you asked him what he did for a living.

I think it's pretentious to bestow any sort of title upon one's self. It renders the title absolutely meaningless while at the same time it smacks of inclusivity.


What would you suggest re-naming Maker Faires so that people know they are attending that and not, say, an RV show?
2014-02-05 11:41:24 AM  
1 votes:
babylon 5 reference
2014-02-05 11:32:51 AM  
1 votes:
Is this an Orson Scott Card thing? Did he ever finish that series?

/I need a gold super plow.
2014-02-05 11:30:18 AM  
1 votes:

DarkJohnson: Should it be a little concerning that the President, who owns killer drones, is in awe of a canon that fires marshmallows?

[cdn.theguardian.tv image 480x360]
"Son this is awesome, can we attach it to that octocopter?"


He's sharing the excitement with the little kid.

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I'm sorry but anyone that would be this cool with a bunch of kids is at least "all-right" in my book.
2014-02-05 11:28:54 AM  
1 votes:

baconbeard: While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.


You think it's pretentious?  I think it sounds a little... simple.  Like if Forrest Gump was a carpenter and you asked him what he did for a living.
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-02-05 11:26:48 AM  
1 votes:

chimp_ninja: One might say that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. If one wanted to say something horribly inflammatory, of course!


Well... the entire meme is another example how the GOP is intellectually weak and can only score points from an appeal to ignorance.
2014-02-05 11:15:35 AM  
1 votes:
I bet the guy 3D printing guns won't be invited.
2014-02-05 11:07:36 AM  
1 votes:

derpy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x445]
/invited.


Was gonna ask if you could buy Water of Life at said Faire, see that it's been covered.
2014-02-05 10:14:00 AM  
1 votes:

dletter: Like most things in life, this was inspired by a kid with a marshmallow cannon.


Yes, we need to make sweeter weapons of mass enjoyment!  Cover the terrorists with white sticky love.

sha la la la
2014-02-05 10:09:59 AM  
1 votes:
Like most things in life, this was inspired by a kid with a marshmallow cannon.
2014-02-05 10:02:49 AM  
1 votes:
I came here just to say I made this comment.   Suck it O
 
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