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(SeattlePI)   UConn makes 3-D replicas of antique instrument parts. Captain Picard thrilled someone can finally replicate him a new head joint for his Ressikan flute   (seattlepi.com) divider line 25
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2014-07-28 02:44:50 AM  
The short : physician that is also studying music abuses medical equipment that costs thousands for patients to scan pieces of his favorite instrument for free.

Because he can.

farking. Waste.
 
2014-07-28 07:39:06 AM  

Meesterjojo: The short : physician that is also studying music abuses medical equipment that costs thousands for patients to scan pieces of his favorite instrument for free.

Because he can.

farking. Waste.


If the machine isn't being used or needed to scan patients at the time, why not?
 
2014-07-28 08:38:22 AM  

Meesterjojo: The short : physician that is also studying music abuses medical equipment that costs thousands for patients to scan pieces of his favorite instrument for free.

Because he can.

farking. Waste.


It's a waste to let it sit there.
 
2014-07-28 08:41:49 AM  
way too obscure, even for fark!
 
2014-07-28 08:47:00 AM  

utah dude: way too obscure, even for fark!


What does it say about me that not only did I get the reference, I knew the name of the episode immediately?
 
2014-07-28 08:48:51 AM  
 
2014-07-28 09:04:02 AM  

utah dude: way too obscure, even for fark!


TNG is not obscure for Fark.  It is obscure for Reddit.
 
2014-07-28 09:14:38 AM  

the_cnidarian: Meesterjojo: The short : physician that is also studying music abuses medical equipment that costs thousands for patients to scan pieces of his favorite instrument for free.

Because he can.

farking. Waste.

It's a waste to let it sit there.


Well, better keep it always turned on. Run it 24/7. Scan everyone, scan everything in the hospital and everything in the desks. Because it doesn't use electricity and never wears out.
 
2014-07-28 09:19:55 AM  
"...UConn researchers are using CT  scans ..."

"...he realized the same CT
 scanning technology..."

"...a process for using CT
 scanning technology..."

"...The CT scanning alone has yielded..."



Yeah, yeah, we get it. Go Huskies. Sheesh
 
2014-07-28 09:23:45 AM  

utah dude: way too obscure, even for fark!


No way, now, if it was an O'brien/ Cello joke, then you would have somthing
www.letswatchstartrek.com
 
2014-07-28 09:27:27 AM  

WelldeadLink: the_cnidarian: Meesterjojo: The short : physician that is also studying music abuses medical equipment that costs thousands for patients to scan pieces of his favorite instrument for free.

Because he can.

farking. Waste.

It's a waste to let it sit there.

Well, better keep it always turned on. Run it 24/7. Scan everyone, scan everything in the hospital and everything in the desks. Because it doesn't use electricity and never wears out.


You know the four of us have likely burned more in 'productive salary costs' just posting about this then his little experiment consumed in electricity and life-cycle maintenance on that machine.  Just sayin'.  Meanwhile, I burned moar of that productive salary cost and actually read the article, the part where all of this was done within the university's 3d printing & imaging lab on its equipment was particular farking fascinating.
 
2014-07-28 09:35:54 AM  

utah dude: way too obscure, even for fark!


No, obscure would be.... Cmdr. Darren, with roll up piano, in the Jeffries Tube....

i291.photobucket.com


/sounds like a Clue solution
 
2014-07-28 09:56:44 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: utah dude: way too obscure, even for fark!

No, obscure would be.... Cmdr. Darren, with roll up piano, in the Jeffries Tube....

[i291.photobucket.com image 408x318]


/sounds like a Clue solution


I'm an asshole, and some would say chauvinist, and even I thought the ending of that episode was bullshiat.

"I've worked my entire career to get here! I'm head of a section on the Enterprise! I RAWK!"

"Well, I'm farkin' ya now, so you can't do your job anymore. I need my farkin' hole to stay safe."

"KTHXBYE! TRANSFER TIME!"
 
2014-07-28 12:03:01 PM  
"If they can accurately reproduce the dimensions in the mouthpiece that Adolphe Sax himself invented, it would be of fundamental, seminal importance in understanding our instrument," he said.

Not really. The inventor of the saxophone was just the inventor. He made a tool. You want to understand what the instrument can really do? You have to study the masters of that instrument, not the inventor, nor his original prototypes, which probably sounded sub-par compared to today's instruments.
 
2014-07-28 12:04:34 PM  
Star Trek musical instruments being referenced and nobody has mentioned The Way To Eden yet?


nerd fail!
 
2014-07-28 12:36:59 PM  
So, in the year twenty fourteen we can. 3D print but in 2364 they can't? Global warming force a ban on them? But in space, carbon footprints wouldn't matter... odd
 
2014-07-28 12:50:30 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-28 12:51:33 PM  
I just rewatched that episode last week! Best writing/acting in a TNG episode ever.
 
2014-07-28 03:55:23 PM  
I've been trying to learn the tune so I could be Kamin for Halloween but I just cannot get the third octave in a tone that sounds tolerable. Guess I'll have to stick to Frère Jacques
 
2014-07-28 04:23:17 PM  

WinoRhino: utah dude: way too obscure, even for fark!

What does it say about me that not only did I get the reference, I knew the name of the episode immediately?


Also: Best TNG episode ever.
 
2014-07-28 10:07:13 PM  

highendmighty: WinoRhino: utah dude: way too obscure, even for fark!

What does it say about me that not only did I get the reference, I knew the name of the episode immediately?

Also: Best TNG episode ever.


Actually, the Q-Robin Hood thing does it for me.  "Captain, I protest.  I am not a merry man!"  and the homage to Animal House.
 
2014-07-28 11:12:40 PM  
I think it's great that these imaging technologies exist and can be used to non-destructively analyze and recreate historically significant objects, including musical instruments, but what about material properties?

Adolphe Sax didn't work in the medium of extruded ABS plastic. Anton Stradivari certainly didn't. So what's being reproduced, exactly?
 
2014-07-28 11:39:15 PM  

poot_rootbeer: I think it's great that these imaging technologies exist and can be used to non-destructively analyze and recreate historically significant objects, including musical instruments, but what about material properties?

Adolphe Sax didn't work in the medium of extruded ABS plastic. Anton Stradivari certainly didn't. So what's being reproduced, exactly?


At the moment, in some cases we're just making digital copies of information. Backups, basically. We can't reload some of them yet.

/Tea.
//Earl Grey.
///Hot.
 
2014-07-29 07:14:06 AM  

highendmighty: WinoRhino: utah dude: way too obscure, even for fark!

What does it say about me that not only did I get the reference, I knew the name of the episode immediately?

Also: Best TNG episode ever.


"You wanted a chance to make law, well here it is; make it a good one."
 
2014-07-29 11:52:46 AM  

poot_rootbeer: I think it's great that these imaging technologies exist and can be used to non-destructively analyze and recreate historically significant objects, including musical instruments, but what about material properties?

Adolphe Sax didn't work in the medium of extruded ABS plastic. Anton Stradivari certainly didn't. So what's being reproduced, exactly?


CT scanning technology allows precise measurements inside and out, so one could reproduce pieces with similar materials by hand.
 
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