February 22nd, 2010



  • 15:18 I have a headache, and no pain relievers. No money for them either. :-( #
  • 15:29 @paper_hand Thanks. *Wan smile* #
  • 15:32 @paper_hand Not so far. Just annoying. #
  • 15:50 LOL! i50.tinypic.com/28k7b0j.jpg #
  • 16:34 From @cracked: 7 books lost to history that would've changed the world: is.gd/8TAdG #
  • 17:07 LOL! I find it amusing that Hitler was like an evil Inspector Gadget or evil Bullwinkle - inept at everything yet managed to succeed a lot. #
  • 17:08 I find it amusing because people make him out to have been this Lex Luthor kind of character, and he wasn't. #
  • 17:09 Of course, I knew this about him before, having seen a thing on History Channel about how inept a strategist he was, but reading (2 b cont) #
  • 17:10 (cont) now that he was inept at EVERYTHING & must've won the Good Luck Lottery early on, but spent it all shortly before he was defeated. #
  • 17:10 RT @PopSci: If dolphins can understand our signals, but we can't understand theirs, who's to say we're the smart ones? #aaas10 #
  • 17:14 @paper_hand Yeah, the History Channel special I saw made it clear he was a bungler at tactics. #
  • 17:15 @paper_hand He may have been good at manipulating people, but that was pretty much ALL he was good at: is.gd/8THBT #
  • 17:23 @paper_hand And he often ignored the advice of those in his employ who were better at strategy. #
  • 17:34 @paper_hand *Shudders* #
  • 17:34 @paper_hand That sounds like an invitation for abuse. #
  • 17:40 Silly people, don't leave homemade porn unlabeled! Label it something boring, like "Socio-economic impact of the stapler on Central America" #
  • 17:41 @paper_hand People can still ask you really abusive questions. I dunno if the questions show up there or not. If not, then not a problem. #
  • 17:43 Next logical step of corporate personhood: boycotting a corporation being equal to murder. #endcorporatepersonhood #
  • 17:50 @paper_hand Doesn't everyone have unanswered questions? *Smirk* #
  • 17:50 Studies show daytime naps improve learning ability: is.gd/8TNGh #
  • 17:51 @paper_hand :-D #
  • 18:18 @WTFSexFacts Teens being sexual? Oh my goodness how ever shall I withstand the shock? #
  • 18:20 LMAO! notalwaysright.com/you-got-the-wrongest-number-part-3/4358 #
  • 18:21 Jane Austen! You've returned from the dead!?! notalwaysright.com/posthumous-post-modernism/4354 #
  • 18:41 Weekends on the Internet are soooo boring. Which is quite odd, really. #
  • 18:41 @WTFSexFacts Eh? #
  • 18:50 RT @tinyquote: It’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the 2nd-best policy~George Carlin #
  • 18:50 @WTFSexFacts Ah. #
  • 18:58 @alittlethought Indeed I do. #
  • 18:58 One would think the weekends would be BUSIER on the net, but tis not so. #
  • 18:59 Idea: EXTREME Hockey. No protective gear, puck is made of solid lead, sticks are made of steel, & you get bonus points for body-checking. #
  • 19:00 I don't actually know what body-checking IS though. I care so little for sports, I'm doing good to know what little I know about them. #
  • 19:01 Durr, basketball is when they kick a white-and-black ball around the field & score in sideways-facing stone hoops, right? #herpderp #
  • 19:04 Fnact: Olympic committee considered having sumo wrestling as an official summer game, but it was decided USA would have an unfair advantage. #
  • 19:04 @funnyordie Not everyone keeps their wallet in their back pocket. #
  • 19:05 I've never understood people who keep their wallet in their back pocket. Too easily stolen there. I got paranoid having it in front pocket. #
  • 19:33 @WTFSexFacts LOL! Slap & tickle! :-D #
  • 19:54 "Faith and reason are like shoes - you can't walk as well with just one." ~ Babylon 5 #
  • 21:55 @Jablair51 Hate to break it to ya, but I don't think that's Lady Gaga in the picture at top right. #
  • 22:00 @Jablair51 One where the person has red wax or something over their face, coming up like a crown. By "Red queen of hearts". #
  • 22:02 @Jablair51 Oh. I was thinking of something else. Some European artist. #
  • 22:12 @Jablair51 If you can't make others see the fnords, they can't get you! #
  • 22:18 90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the Canada/US border. #omgfacts #
  • 22:18 Canada is the US's biggest supplier of oil. #omgfacts #
  • 22:28 @Jablair51 One of the major rules of the world: never say "Things couldn't possibly get worse" because the universe will prove you wrong! #
  • 23:15 Failure to know thy Hollywood history! RT @paper_hand paper_hand WOLFMAN RIPPED OFF TWILIGHT is.gd/8UECr #
  • 23:30 Kirsten Dunst in music video of remake of "I Think I'm Turning Japanese" = community.livejournal.com/video_embedding/423460.html #
  • 23:55 @EvilGrins Amen to that! #
  • 00:44 RT @paper_hand paper_hand French Philosopher cites fictional philosopher is.gd/8USAO #
  • 00:56 @EvilGrins Were you tweeting in the shower? #
  • 01:31 RT @mjrobbins Idea: Quack island. Celeb alt-med advocates released on island w/ ebola, smallpox, remedy of their choice. Hilarity ensues. #
  • 01:43 tweetinklingon.com/ #
  • 01:47 'oH ghaH QaQ jaj DaqjaH #klingon (translate: bit.ly/cI9qkX) #
  • 02:59 The new gay stereotype: Republicans! img218.imageshack.us/img218/6906/gaystereotype.png #
  • 03:05 Interesting to see quotes from @byronkatie in the "Mutts" comic. #
  • 03:31 @EmperorNorton Is it a Harley PC? #
  • 05:10 @PopeJimXXIII What about for public decency? #
  • 06:15 @disinfo *Holds up a chicken in his honor* (Yes, I know - wrong gonzo. ;-) #
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New industrial revolution

It occurs to me that we're on the cusp of a new industrial revolution. Right now, 3D printers are expensive and only print plastics. But medical 3D printers are being developed as well, and the eventual outcome of the regular 3D printers will be something akin to Star Trek's replicators, and the physical object version of what's happening now with music, movies, and e-books. Either the economy will collapse while we all try to figure out how to reorganize things under this new technology, or companies will hoard the 3D printers for themselves and sell the products, or companies will start pushing to copyright their products. Now matter how things go down, this is gonna be HUGE. Like, "whole chapter or more in your history textbooks" huge. There will be tests on it in future history classes.

In fact, I think Cory Doctorow wrote a short story about this subject.