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So whats next then.. a new car?!

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So whats next then.. a new car?!

Well I was amazed to see this - courtesy of the daily mail:

Anyone care to print me off a new car please?  Cheesy
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RichAllen
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Re: So whats next then.. a new car?!

Why?
This is the second DM linked story you've posted tonight, people complained when I was posting DM stuff last year.
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Re: So whats next then.. a new car?!

Well everyone here loves the daily mail even those who claim they don't Wink
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RichAllen
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Actually I've never read it, not cover to cover anyway.
I've seen bits of it though posted on various forums, and I hate their politics and the fact that most of their readers hate people on benefits, immigrants, the unemployed etc etc.
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...and the fact that most of their readers hate people on benefits, immigrants, the unemployed etc etc.

Not sure that is the case.
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Why?
This is the second DM linked story you've posted tonight, people complained when I was posting DM stuff last year.

I think that had more to do with you posting links from the DM then berating it and consistently calling it the Daily Fail.

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Re: So whats next then.. a new car?!

Come on guys, play nicely!  Wink
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or i'll soon be printing off a replacement Mav and RichAllen  Cheesy
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Re: So whats next then.. a new car?!

Why oh why do people always bang on about the Daily Mail, the Guardian, The Sun, whatever... it's a bloody news paper get over it!!
I read the Daily Mail, some of it I like, some of it I don't. 
The same goes with the Sun, and a few years back the National Geographic!
These arguments really are pathetic.
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Re: So whats next then.. a new car?!

Back on topic... I wonder how long it will be before a 3D printer is affordable to the average guy in the street?
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Re: So whats next then.. a new car?!

Depending on what you mean by affordable and average, there is one here for £700 http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/velleman-k8200-3d-printer-kit-n82qg
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Re: So whats next then.. a new car?!

It also depends on what material you're printing with. Somehow, I doubt the tornado is using plastic parts.
More than likely, they, like NASA, will be using selective laser sintering of metal  (NASA used Nickle-Chromium) to produce the parts,  and you won't be gettting a machine capable of that at home any time soon.
While it would be nice,  I doubt most people will have one of these at home either.
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Why oh why do people always bang on about the Daily Mail

I can't imagine.
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I wonder how long it will be before a 3D printer is affordable to the average guy in the street?

Not Made In China
Rocket parts ‘n roses, guns ‘n prosthetic noses
Bikinis, pizzas, drugs and Tupperware
There’s a box of tricks conjuring up the goods
Industrial revolution’s in the air
Just plug in the machine and push the button
There ain’t no sweat on this assembly line
No need for oily overalls and spanners
On the factory floor of digital design
Here come unemployed welders by the million
Abandoned warehouses with empty shelves
Yes I have seen tomorrow’s world today
And it’s full of little statues of ourselves
Novelty knickknacks knocked out on demand
As first demonstrated on “The Clangers” *
On sale soon at your local supermarket -
Iconoclastic plastic doppelgangers
Fifty paparazzi in a photo booth
Freezing us forever in a “fun-sized” frame
Petite Madame Tussauds for the unwashed hordes
Everyone will have six inches of fame
So transport me to that third dimension
Flash-bang-body-scan-beam-me-up-Scotty
Will my mini-me be a wee Adonis? No
It’s a tiny tartan tubby Pavarotti
For the proof of the printing’s in the pudding
When your teeny twin has eaten all the pies
But don’t just drop it in the recycling bin
You can peddle it as precious merchandise

A shrunken “shelfie” for the mantelpiece
A chessboard king, a dashboard figurine
An unwelcome guest on a wedding cake
An unwise man in a nativity scene
A masochist’s voodoo doll, a desktop god
A model village Ronnie Corbett in disguise
Maybe give it to your Granny for Christmas
Stick it on a plinth and win the Turner Prize
Accessorise it with a budgie mirror
For those with narcissistic self-esteem
You could have eleven made at huge expense
And form an oligarch’s subbuteo team
It could be an antique if our future’s sci-fi
Manufacturing our own blood, flesh and bones
Before we know it I’ll be your Robo-Poet
With an audience of replicant clones
Implications too vast for one tiny mind
A dystopia built from molten ink
It’s time to unclog my blocked nozzle head
And print myself a nice stiff 3-D drink
*Series One, Episode 13 , “Goods”, first broadcast on 22/2/70
by elvis mcgonagall
for “click”, bbc world service 19/11/2013
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Re: So whats next then.. a new car?!

Who reads the papers?

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Guess that makes me a Sun reader then!  Cheesy
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Re: So whats next then.. a new car?!

All these newspaper comments..
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