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  # 995411 27-Feb-2014 11:55
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Introducing the new Alchemist 1000 Element Printer! (Particle collider attachment sold separately. Lead ingots not included)

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  # 995412 27-Feb-2014 11:55
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And I hope they don't catch wind of this http://gizmodo.com/how-doctors-are-printing-bones-eyes-noses-and-blood-1474983505

Next thing they'll be printing people!  THE TRAVESTY

 
 
 
 




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  # 995415 27-Feb-2014 12:01
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The Customs report, Border Implications from Emerging Technologies, says 3D printers have passed a "tipping point" and will radically change how borders are policed. The ultimate end of the technology could allow molecular-level printing of "gold, gems, food or drugs".


Huh, there is nothing wrong with that statement.


So, presumably you had the same science teacher as the article's author?


My teacher might be smarter than your teacher. This is what he taught me:

If I want to know about medical problem, I go to a doctor.

If I want to get legal advise, I go to a lawyer.

If I want to read about chemistry, I pick chemistry books.

This is a news site - for general audience. He is implying that in the future, we 'may' be able to print gold etc. If you are so pedantic about this, you should not read Stuff at all. Their articles will never have 100% scientific accuracy.



I think I give up.  To me, the level of science knowledge needed to know that you can't "create" an element like gold from "molecules" of something else is what every fifth former should have.  The fact that someone with less than this level is writing "technology" articles on a national website is just sad.

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  # 995418 27-Feb-2014 12:04
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nakedmolerat: "You should not read Stuff at all. Their articles will never have 100% accuracy."




Sorry, fixed that statement for the general audience.




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  # 995420 27-Feb-2014 12:05
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nakedmolerat:
shk292:
nakedmolerat: quote from stuff

The Customs report, Border Implications from Emerging Technologies, says 3D printers have passed a "tipping point" and will radically change how borders are policed. The ultimate end of the technology could allow molecular-level printing of "gold, gems, food or drugs".


Huh, there is nothing wrong with that statement.


So, presumably you had the same science teacher as the article's author?


My teacher might be smarter than your teacher. This is what he taught me:

If I want to know about medical problem, I go to a doctor.

If I want to get legal advise, I go to a lawyer.

If I want to read about chemistry, I pick chemistry books.

This is a news site - for general audience. He is implying that in the future, we 'may' be able to print gold etc. If you are so pedantic about this, you should not read Stuff at all. Their articles will never have 100% scientific accuracy.




Mouth wide open . it would be a moot point anyway if you could print gold it would become worthless and therefore why would you.




Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  # 995421 27-Feb-2014 12:07
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Not just a stuff article either. This is the front page headline in the DomPost today.




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# 995425 27-Feb-2014 12:14
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shk292: I think I give up.  To me, the level of science knowledge needed to know that you can't "create" an element like gold from "molecules" of something else is what every fifth former should have.  The fact that someone with less than this level is writing "technology" articles on a national website is just sad.


are you serious??? 

stuff.co.nz is a NATIONAL WEBSITE?






 
 
 
 


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  # 995427 27-Feb-2014 12:15
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vexxxboy: Mouth wide open . it would be a moot point anyway if you could print gold it would become worthless and therefore why would you.


Because you're a magpie? (Ooh, shiney!) For the sake of anarchy and the breakdown of modern capitalism? Some men just want to watch the world burn. I'd do it just so I can say YUS! WHO NEEDS A PHILOSOPHER'S STONE!

 

 

 

Edit to add: this is all hypothetical really. Molecular printing, if realized, would be far better applied in the medical and genetics industry. Imagine printing your own Leeloo. Who wouldn't?




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  # 995433 27-Feb-2014 12:21
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reven: replicators they're finally here. "Tea, Earl grey, hot"


Make it so!





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  # 995436 27-Feb-2014 12:23
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floydbloke: Not just a stuff article either. This is the front page headline in the DomPost today.



Yup, a tremendously hysterical headline.

 

Um, sure, people, who can be bothered and have the time/resources/printer, could print gun parts. Could.  (Which still require bullets and a firing pin, by the way). 

But should it really be the main front page story, complete with Large Red Text?

 

You could also sharpen a toothbrush handle and use it as a shiv like they do in prison…      Would be cheaper :-)

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  # 995437 27-Feb-2014 12:24
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vexxxboy: Mouth wide open . it would be a moot point anyway if you could print gold it would become worthless and therefore why would you.


Because you're a magpie? (Ooh, shiney!) For the sake of anarchy and the breakdown of modern capitalism? Some men just want to watch the world burn. I'd do it just so I can say YUS! WHO NEEDS A PHILOSOPHER'S STONE!   Edit to add: this is all hypothetical really. Molecular printing, if realized, would be far better applied in the medical and genetics industry. Imagine printing your own Leeloo. Who wouldn't?


Hmm. I would find gold more pleasant than a psychotic woman with orange hair, personally....!





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  # 995440 27-Feb-2014 12:25
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the article must be a joke.

Customs say they will have difficulty searching people for digital design files when they transit.


Surely people would just download them from the internet? There is not much need to jump on a plane to get digital files these days.

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  # 995442 27-Feb-2014 12:26
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Asmodeus: Introducing the new Alchemist 1000 Element Printer! (Particle collider attachment sold separately. Lead ingots not included)


Free for a limited time - Long White Beard, Robes and Alchemist's Staff!





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  # 995444 27-Feb-2014 12:30
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I want to travel back to before the big bang. Soon we could be able to do that.

Now stuff reporter, please report this!




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 995485 27-Feb-2014 13:29
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Perhaps the 3D Printer can be fed straw which it then "spins" into Gold. It sounds like another variation of the Rumpelstiltskin story. The next addition of this fairy tale may well include a 3D printer for the miller's daughter to use.

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