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I expect to retire ...

tmosley Re:Free rides are over (258 comments)

Actually, they will only take gold for their food.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Might also want to read up on normalcy bias. But you won't. Your worldview is too insular, unlike goldbugs, who see the world beyond the west and the insatiable hunger for gold felt by those who live there.

3 days ago
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Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

tmosley Re:There are 1000's (223 comments)

I get my internet wirelessly off of a nearby tower. My small city of 200K has numerous companies offering the service at various qualities and price points.

about two weeks ago
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Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

tmosley Re:falling behind (223 comments)

Hate to tell you, but it is the governments and central banks who sank our future. Though the corporations are largely inseparable from them--a kind of evil trinity.

Come to think of it, that is a pretty apt analogy. The Government is the father, the corporations the son (for obvious reasons), and the Fed is the unholy ghost, because hardly anyone knows what it is or what it does.

about two weeks ago
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Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

tmosley Re:falling behind (223 comments)

The invisible hand was cut off ages ago. You think the US has a free market? You're nuts, mate. The last vestiges of it disappeared decades ago. The US is full on fascist now, and is going into the same terminal decline that marks all fascist societies. Starving times are coming, just like they came to Spain.

about two weeks ago
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Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

tmosley Re:Is it not obvious? They have dirt on him! (312 comments)

What planet do you hail from where anyone trusts the goodness of ANY politician?

Oh, you actually fell for the "Obama the Savior" bullshit?

Did you know that the word gullible doesn't appear in the dictionary?

about two weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Current 3D tech (400 comments)

Awww, are you butthurt there, Luddite?

Before you go running off to cry about it to your control panel, why don't you just wipe your tears away and shut up?

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Current 3D tech (400 comments)

Would you bet that it couldn't ever in the future, even with a billion years of technological progress?

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Shortsightedness (400 comments)

Oh NO! We aren't to the extremes of technology imagined in science fiction after only 28 years!? Well, then fuck, I guess there is no such thing as technological progress. Imma go buy a donkey and start plowing with a stone furrow.

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Never going to happen (400 comments)

The argument went about a mile over your head. Just because a home 3D printer isn't a Star Trek replicator doesn't mean it isn't useful, just like a regular printer is useful despite the fact that it can only print in a limited number of small formats.

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Never going to happen (400 comments)

I'm pretty sure that you can't get a shiny finish on steel or other metals mixed with plastic if the plastic doesn't vaporize away.

It's called laser sintering, and it has been around for a while. They make guns for commercial sale with that technique FFS.

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Automobile tires? (400 comments)

Dude, you are literally arguing that there is no such thing as technological development, and that new methods of manufacture are literally worthless.

Think about that for literally five minutes.

Just because 3D printing isn't Star Trek replicators doesn't mean it isn't an advancement. It most certainly won't come to NOTHING, as it has already found a niche, and will probably find more in the future.

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Current 3D tech (400 comments)

Who needs to print glass when you can print high res e-ink that can simulate glass?

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Shortsightedness (400 comments)

Uhh, nanotech was 90's, not 80's, and it is, in fact, amazing. We didn't have the computing power for good VR until recently. Brick and mortar stores have declined greatly. I do a large percentage of my shopping online.

You sound like a broken, bitter old man. What is wrong with you?

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Liberty Bah.. (400 comments)

Nudism never hurt anyone.

Roads should be privately owned and the owners can set speed limits if they want.

People keep lots of hazardous stuff around, including chemical waste, today. Blanket prohibitions mean they are secretive about it. I would much rather they kept it on their front lawn where I could see it and tell them about how dangerous it is than for it to sit in his shed, leaking through the floor and contaminating the water table.

You have to give warning before you shoot at people coming on your land, and the fact is that 99+% of people are far more considerate than that.

You should be able to sell any drug you want. Heroin used to be sold in every corner drug store, and to children. Not that big of a deal.

Funny how statists have to create crazy edge cases to justify stealing the freedoms of others even as their system of horrors is grinding their bones for its bread. Can a cop murder you and get away with it? Can the government decide how much money it will take out of your paycheck? Can they decide if you will be allowed to board a plane? Etc, etc.

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Watch "how it's made" first (400 comments)

Ships used to be made of wood. Now they are made of metal and concrete.

What kind of crazy person would build a ship out of stuff that doesn't float!?

Printing guns used to be laughable, until it happened. Now they sinter high quality ones with no problem. Just as good as those made by other methods.

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Already happened (400 comments)

The local fabshop is printing a lot of stuff, and orders once a year to keep costs low.

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Never going to happen (400 comments)

I'd like to print a 20'x80' banner at home. Welp, guess these "home printers" are just a bunch of vaporware.

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Never going to happen (400 comments)

...and then hit with a laser to burn off the plastic and melt the other materials together.

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

tmosley Re:Never going to happen (400 comments)

You sure are busy cataloging the things that 3D printing can't do, while ignoring the rate at which your list is shrinking.

There is a company that is now sintering firearms, and they work beautifully. Wouldn't be surprised to see fabshops popping up in shopping centers in the next few decades. Might even get some home models if we can get the price of high powered lasers down.

about three weeks ago

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