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fritterdonut



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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fritterdonut wrote:

Also, on the 3D-Printed-Gun note, I bought it and had it shipped to the US, then picked it up and drove it across the border to save on the insane international shipping prices, and the border guards asked me what I was going to print, and specifically asked if I was going to print guns. Of course I said no (I don't intend to either - it's a felony in Canada, even if it's for personal use), but I had kind of expected that question and some raised eyebrows.


that's .... a bit disturbing, actually. sounds like canada is expecting a sudden rise in plastic guns.


Not just Canada, in the US politicians are already calling for controls on 3D printing.

Makes no sense at all to me. Anyone with the knowledge to build and use a 3D printer would also have enough mechanical know-how to produce a gun out of common parts from a hardware store, and a hardware store 'zip' gun will last a hell of a lot longer and be more reliable than a printed plastic firearm. Hell, a hand-made plastic pistol would work better (as it would be made out of a solid piece of plastic, not extruded in strands) so that kind of throws the whole non-metallic-gun fear out the window too.

Unfortunately, the Google search results for "3D Printer" are filled with news articles about how so-and-so has printed a gun. So pretty much the first thing that anyone is going to see when they look up 3D printers is a bunch of news stories implying their main use is for printing firearms and that a tidal wave of shitty one-off pistols is going to be the end of the world (because real guns are so hard to get, amirite?).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, i figured the canadians were worried that someone would find a way around their socialist commie everyone-gets-healthcare tyrannical gun laws; it is of course just silly to worry about 3-D guns in the u.s. because 2nd amendment.

but hey, if you are worried = there is software to prevent you from accidentally printing a gun!

because it is a thing that you might accidentally do. or i suppose the cat could turn on the printer and it could accidentally print out an arsenal or something, and who wants to deal with armed cats?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would certainly give me paws.

I'd be more worried about standing next to someone with a Makerbot-made "gun" than someone with a real, legit, regulated and thoroughly tested metal firearm.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
well, i figured the canadians were worried that someone would find a way around their socialist commie everyone-gets-healthcare tyrannical gun laws; it is of course just silly to worry about 3-D guns in the u.s. because 2nd amendment.


Our gun laws are actually quite reasonable, really.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calibrated the printer and fixed a couple issues related to a slipping Y-axis gear. Found out that extra-strength hairspray is AMAZING for bed adhesion, so no more corners peeling up or parts warping. Reprinted the 10mm wrench for comparison, it's so much nicer now in accuracy and overall print quality that you wouldn't think it came from the same printer. I'll have to get a side-by-side picture of the two.

The sudden jump in print quality is so good I don't even care that the glass bed bonded to the print and peeled part of the glass off due to heat shock. That's how awesome it was.

Replacing the bed tomorrow (I cut my own, and I have spare glass for it), and hopefully doing some more interesting (aka non-calibration) prints for funsies.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos man, photos!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our 5th wedding anniversary today and hubby just brought me a bunch of flowers at work! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's a good egg, he is. Hirsute, but nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fritterdonut wrote:
mouse wrote:
well, i figured the canadians were worried that someone would find a way around their socialist commie everyone-gets-healthcare tyrannical gun laws; it is of course just silly to worry about 3-D guns in the u.s. because 2nd amendment.


Our gun laws are actually quite reasonable, really.


that's what your government has brainwashed you to believe. i'm a usian, i know any country that doesn't practically mandate everyone doing concealed carry has tyrannical and abusive gun laws. and also hates freedom.

you poor, sad, freedom-hating canadian.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This will probably sound extremely smug. Because it is. You see a couple of months ago I read a piece of erotic fiction online and it was...well detailing events only I and one other person knows about. I mean...fuck, if it had been like a secret videotaping or something that would have just been a massive betrayal of my trust. This on the other hand is well...I'm just very very flattered. And it feels slightly surreal. In a good way. And it's well written too. I mean it's an erotic short story, not straight up porn. So it includes romantic feelings and love and so on too, things that we felt at the time, so in a way not entirely unlike finding a love poem. Just one that happens to praise my sexual abilities to the point that this apparently is something that needs to be shared with the world. or at least that particular erotic fiction community.
Got good votes and comments too. But I guess this is a pretty conclusive answer to both "was it good for you too?" and "do (or rather did) we really feel the same way about each other?". Like a pleasant flashback. Especially since my persisting state of mind for the last couple of months has been self-loathing to know that I at least once was able to inspire feelings of love and lust is...kind of nice, you know.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeD CHiKn wrote:
On an unrelated note, I will be meeting Polly Matzinger this weekend! There are also talks of Bill Nye in the future, if we can afford it.


It was really cool. She is a freakishly smart, intimidatingly smart I might say, person. Any question she was asked she had an encyclopedic knowledge of it, people working on it, and her personal take on it.

If you are unaware of who she is, it's worth a google.

They also sent the letter to Bill Nye, lack of news leads me to believe there has been no response.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just ate a big bowl of fresh raspberries and black berries, the latter of which were as big as my thumb. If I hadn't bought them I'd swear they were mulberries, but they're nice and tart like a boysenberry. But I digress. I had a big bowl of fruit, see, and it was both colorful and delicious.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like big drupelets and I can not lie
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google Cloud Print is pretty awesome, let me just say that.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy birthday to me,

happy birthday to me
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