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So much potential here. How soon can we have edible 3d-printed AR-15 lower recievers?
Haven't gotten around to it yet. Is there an official list for the club yet?
The whole story is just layered in absurdity. You could say it has been thoroughly dusted in Nacho Cheese Absurdity seasoning. You might, prior to reading this, entertain some notion that a major corporation would have some refined and serious approach to innovation and product development. But no; the process of creating the DLT went like this:
CEO says to reinvent the taco shell -> someone draws a concept image of the DLT -> staff sees said concept art as revolutionary -> staff get paint sprayers at home depot -> spray taco shells with seasoning -> resulting product is kinda gross -> find ways to make it not gross -> product is huge success
So by the time you've hit the phrase
- Nacho Cheese gas chamber
Maybe it could be focused on online-available material? If so, I'd go ahead and suggest Roadside Picnic. It's a short story, so maybe people wouldn't have so many excuses to not read it. Plus it's excellent. I made a post about it a while back but no one seemed to look. It's a translation though and is a bit wonky at times--all the more fun for discussion.
Edit: I'd actually whole-heartedly advocate that the club revolve around short stories. I'd find it pretty disappointing if I had to read some 300 page book that I didn't find interesting just to participate. From a cursory glance at the last club attempt, it seems this was an issue that people had. If we stick to short stories we could sidestep this issue. It might make the club more viable. Personally I could see myself wary to commit to the club if it were books. With short stories though, I'm all-in.
It's an interesting problem. I think a lot of the complaints about the tighter safety requirements is that it's often questionable if they're actually making you any safer. I know that sure seems to be the case with a lot of the requirements we get. Some of the people making these things seem to think that the more tedious and expensive the process, the safer you must be.
We got a laser partition screen for an already enclosed laser that only obscures it from a certain angle. If the laser were to randomly fly out of its enclosure like a loose fire-hose shooting pulses all over (since that's the only scenario I can think of where it's current enclosure wouldn't be good enough) then I don't know how that screen is supposed to help.
Fun fact about the fire-resistant lab coats we need too: apparently the flame resistant lab coats are more flame-retardant than the regular ones in the sense that the regular one burns more if you take a lighter to it. Apparently they were not tested to see if the flame-retardant ones protect you any better if flammable or pyrophoric solvent is spilled on them. And that's, you know, sorta the main concern when you put one of these things on.
- As a side question, as more users come onto hubski, will each users vote still count as one dot on the hub? That seems like its going to end up with almost all posts and comments at a full 8 dot hub rather than the nice gradient we see now.
I recently rediscovered Mike Marshall and Darol Anger and their "The Duo" album. My mom had this probably since around the time I was born, so this music is pretty much ingrained into my memory. I really wanted to find something online I could link people to stream or such, but there's nothing from this album. The best I can do is this video which at least gives a sense of it.
The problem with most of the post 9-11 preventative/deterrent measures against terrorism is that it's really hard to tell if they're doing anything at all. We can't compare our world to the alternate dimension where we didn't implement these things and see what was prevented.