bill maher made me sad

I wish there was some other way to express what I felt as Bill Maher sat talking wildly about 3d guns even as he freely admitted he didn’t even know of their existence.  That’s the part that hurts.  Come on Bill, how can you not know about 3d?  Him talking wild inaccuracy about the new 3d gun?  That just means he needs more data.  That’s an easy fix…

Now, while Bill Maher expressed these same opinions, Kimdotcom would be someone I thought would think better.  After having the 3d gun file up on his new site at meagauploads for a few days, Kim chose to take down the file.  That’s a great thought all the way up until the technology disperses out into the world.  The cat is completely out of the bag, got his munch on, and sitting on the couch staring at you judgementally.  Any argument that has anything to do with such an idea has been rendered dead and obsolute.

What to do then?  With all the news I try to watch (as I phase out cnn.  I’m sorry guys you were so convenient but even lazy me can’t overlook the obvious Cnn = TMZ.  And a low rent one too.  TMZ, for all their faults of being a company that exists, when they tell a story, they tell the truth.  Thumbs up for that at least TMZ) rarely, if ever, do people discuss mental health.  It’s a growing problem that continues to eat away at many of our fellow citizens on this ride, the American life.  Some might even label it an epidemic.

This is something we need to talk about because we might just learn that so many of people feel the same way.    And there is nothing wrong with that.  That’s not meant to belittle anyone’s issues and their own individuality.  I deal with depression.  It happens and I deal.  I learned just this week that someone who I am very internet fond of deals with the same things which is why I found myself laughing hysterically in agreement reading his newest comic.  It was a true human moment I felt with someone I will likely never meet or see and that is magical in all the right ways.

So let’s talk about our sadness so as not to lose focus of it on our own.  Draw cartoons.  Sing in the rain.  And whenever the reds get to bad, always do as Dr Bukowski says.

Happy Monday!







Quote thee:

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. Dwight Eisenhower


a tryfecta of wonder that is 3d printing

3d printing is the greatest advancement in technology that affects my life since the flat tv that didn’t weight 8000 pounds so as a service to my wonderful friends, I’m here to share some of latest and greatest things the technology has to offer.

Print your own invisibility

The good people at Duke university have cooked up a way to make you a super hero (or just a creepy peeper).

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Print your own ear, and other body parts

Researchers in Melbourne are only a few short years away from being able print custom created body parts from ears to nerve cells.

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Print a gun

It’s all the hulabaloo of the world wide today.  The “first” 3d printed gun has been test fired by the good people over at Defence Distributed.  Called The Liberator, this 100 percent 3d printed gun is now the future.

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fresh from your 3d printer, an emotive desktop robot

You get lonely sometimes at your computer.  Not like need to deal with other people lonely but just lonely enough to need a reply back when you have a great thought.  Created with a 3d printer, Maki is your new desktop friend.  

From their kickstarter page:

MAKI is an emotive robot capable of interacting with humans. Typically, robots capable of advance HRI are quite expensive. MAKI is low-cost, and can be replicated using a desktop 3D printer. Additional hardware, electronics and software are required to complete MAKI, all of which are available through this Kickstarter and popular online retailers.

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3d printer can print you a new skull (as needed)


So, I go in for a check up and the doctor prints me out a new cranium.  Stop me if you have heard this one.  Some kidding aside, to be able to go into the hospital and have a new piece of your skull printed out while you wait shows that the future is here and it is going to help the human body in so many ways.  This earth suit of ours has not changed since we became us so maybe it is time for an system update.  Sign me up.631px-Crane1

3D printing technology has helped replace 75 percent of a patient’s skull with the approval of U.S. regulators.

The 3D-printed implant can replace the bone in people’s skulls damaged by disease or trauma, according to Oxford Performance Materials. The company announced it had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its skull implant on Feb. 18 — a decision that led to the first U.S. surgical operation on March 4.


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who wants a gummy version of themselves? me, that’s who

Who wouldn’t want to be a gummy bear?  If you think this is a bad idea then I think you are a bad idea and I no longer want to be your friend.  Come on, a gummy me?  Fantastic!

After hosting their highly successful Valentine’s Day event in which ladies were invited to create a chocolate replica of their face, FabCafe has now released details of their follow-up event for the men. They will be holding a 2-part workshop at their Shibuya location where males will use a 3D body scanner to create gummy  humans in their own likeness. They’ll walk home with a gummy replica of themselves made from love and sweat to present to that very special someone on White Day.

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3d printed idea of the day is the 3d printed car

The team of engineer’s say each vehicle takes three months to print which is about 50 times less time it will take for someone to get the new 4 million dollar Lamborghini that has been created.  I bet that thing is going to be like a rocket ship.  Still probably will not have cup holders or wifi.


The hybrid car, created by engineer Jim Kor, is designed to be light, cheap, easy to reproduce and very efficient. It’s made entirely of 3D-printed plastic parts, all except the engine and base chassis, which are metal. It has three wheels and can carry two passengers.

Currently, it takes almost three months for the car to be printed and assembled. But once ready, the car is extremely lightweight. According to Wired, the Urbee 2 has a curb weight of just 1,200 pounds, which should give it an impressive miles-per-gallon performance. The head engineer estimates that once the team has a finished prototype, they could drive from San Francisco to New York with just 10 gallons of pure ethanol.

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3D-printed cyborg muscle produces artificial heartbeat

Every new creation from the wonder that is the 3d printer gets more and more interesting.  Creating body parts will probably be the best use for the printer for some time to come.  I mean, printing muscles and creating artificial heartbeats, just amazing.


You might expect a robot’s heartbeat to be a metallic ticking. But the pulsing in this video isn’t completely artificial: it’s powered by living material.

Created by Peter Walters from the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK, and colleagues, the pump uses the gas released by live yeast to generate pressure and distend a membrane, turning it into an artificial muscle. A valve – activated by electricity produced by a microbial fuel cell – controls the movement of the membrane. It opens to release pressure when the muscle is fully expanded, allowing it to shrink back to its resting state again to begin another cycle.

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