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Post by Devil Dog » April 29th, 2013, 11:57 pm

abcdavid01 wrote:Dude, you're a f***ing moron. It can take decades to open a new mine. It's sad that a middle aged guys has nothing better to do than make petty insults at young people.
What does the length of time it takes to open a new mine have to do with anything? You could design robots to work in mines which are operational now. If you knew about mining and robotics.

It would be more interesting to hear about what you are actually doing. "Thinking" about doing things is not the same thing as doing things.

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Post by abcdavid01 » April 30th, 2013, 12:12 am

Devil Dog, I'm not even going to justify that lunacy with an answer. Half of your posts are just insults at me. You're not even contributing to the forum in any way. I don't know what your problem is, but clearly you're lacking something inside and insulting me gives you temporary reconciliation. I don't even think you have a problem with me. You have a problem with yourself.
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Post by zacb » April 30th, 2013, 12:22 am

Yes and no. 3d printing and hackerspace projects are exciting and I believe they can change the world. Otherwise, if you are talking about large scale progress, I think it is dead for the most part.
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Post by Bane » April 30th, 2013, 2:40 am

zacb wrote:Yes and no. 3d printing and hackerspace projects are exciting and I believe they can change the world. Otherwise, if you are talking about large scale progress, I think it is dead for the most part.
How is 3d printing not large scale progress?
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Post by Cornfed » April 30th, 2013, 2:47 am

Bane wrote: How is 3d printing not large scale progress?
As far as I know it is an example of old tech with faster computer speeds applied to it. It is not a major breakthrough with how we see the world, like for example the discovery of DNA and how biological information is processed.

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Post by zacb » April 30th, 2013, 4:15 am

I mean in the sense of it being developed on a large scale by a bureaucracy or in the sense of having as many of society's resources invested in it.
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Post by fuzzy_corleone » May 2nd, 2013, 3:08 am

I think there's way too much politics involved in the scientific fields. Science has been on a decline since the U.S. government made a mockery of it by staging a fake moon landing and concocting bullshit like 'climate change'. If I were ever rich I'd probably fund a secret underground research lab where we'd make advances in: quantum computing, nuclear fusion, nanotechnology, stem cell research, antigravity, etc. We're in the year 2013 we should have flight-capable robots by now and colonizing the moon. But all of that has been halted by external forces like politics.

The only area where real advances are being made are in the military-industrial complex where the government spends most of its money. So if the technology has no military application then there won't be much funding for it.

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