[hackerspaces] printablegun.com has it's 3d printer siezed
mathartspd at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 15:50:51 CEST 2012
There have probably been 3D CAD files for guns published ever since
the Quake game engine (1996) was open-sourced (date?) -- Although they
were certainly "toy" guns and never meant to be physically
fired. But, how far is that stretch, really? Yes, it is inevitable.
Yes, you just have to count on your neighbors being excellent.
I came to a few realizations this morning.
1) Ronald Reagan in 1980 taught us that greed is good, economics is
war and it is a zero-sum game -- I can only win if everyone else
That teaching is categorically wrong and evil.
2) Decisions are nothing more nor less than a cascade of stochastic
quantum events. (See Roger Penrose, "The Emperor's New Mind" --
Quantum Computational Graviton)
And it is continuous from the level of the individual to the
Koyaanisqatsi of the globe, itself.
If you can conceive of this in its Zen-Buddhist purity and entirety,
you have achieved enlightenment. (Does a flat, blank Midwestern
landscape really enforce the impact of this realization?)
3) "It's judgment that defeats us." (Major Kurtz, "Apocalypse Now")
And here is one more, from last week's Thingiverse open-source
The tools to make the tools to make the tools ... to make the product
is a recursive function:
Product(Tool(Tool(Tool(... Tool(most primitive)))))
http://econoenigma.tumblr.com -- This is why open-source hardware
will eventually converge with software.
On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 2:57 AM, Nils Hitze <nhitze at gmail.com> wrote:
> @Rubin brilliant answer, thanks
> Just sayin
> 2012/10/2 Eric Stein <toba at des.truct.org>
>> Well if this isn't the most unwise thing anyone's done with a 3D printer
>> so far!
>> On 10/02/2012 02:08 AM, Matt Joyce wrote:
>> > http://rommie.digitalcrowbar.net/wordpress/
>> > works pretty well.
>> > On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 11:59 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>> >> Matt Joyce wrote, On 2012-10-01 18:38:
>> >>> http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:31584
>> >> 3D printed fire arms are totally tools, tools for trolling. Every time
>> >> someone replies to a thread like this, a hacker somewhere either gets a
>> >> plastic keyboard shard splinter stuck under their fingernail,
>> >> accidentally sews their eyelid to a samoflange, or runs out of oil for
>> >> their robot bits.
>> >> As much as I have respect for cultures outside of the United States
>> >> having more sensibility and ethics than we do regarding when it is or
>> >> isn't appropriate to cause bodily harm to another human being, when you
>> >> have decided that it is the right moment to acquire a piece (If you
>> >> live
>> >> in the US and have to Urbandictionary that shit, I've been told Canada
>> >> has some great health care) regardless of what regulations and laws are
>> >> instated locally, it happens. It happens so quick and easily it's not
>> >> even ridiculous. History has proven this time and time again. The lust
>> >> for power is lubricated by money and guns.
>> >> It's sad, I know, but some of us actually don't live in your notion of
>> >> reality.
>> >> I can't wait for the day when 3D printers can prints guns that actually
>> >> work reliably and have approximately the same durability as their
>> >> milled
>> >> counterparts. You know why? Because there would be Nth times as many of
>> >> us making much more cooler less idiotic things.
>> >> Remember kids, no matter how hard you try to buy into this hacker
>> >> community nonsense, there will always be idiots ready to do the stupid.
>> >> You can either sit here getting your maker panties in a twist with a
>> >> drill press because some monkey banged two rocks together and fired a
>> >> bullet that cause RMS to migrate to Windows, or continue on with
>> >> hacking
>> >> the planet like the sexy beasts you are.
>> >> --
>> >> Rubin
>> >> rubin at starset.net
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