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#311 - you cannot walk into a school with a pool and kill 20+ kids. Y…  [+] (2 replies) 01/13/2013 on What? Logic? Stop that! 0
#318 - SemiAnon (01/13/2013) [-]
You are severely underestimating my ability to use a pool as an instrument of death.
#340 - anon (01/13/2013) [-]
i leld
#289 - It'd be really ******* hard to kill 20 kids in a school by you…  [+] (3 replies) 01/13/2013 on What? Logic? Stop that! 0
#349 - anon (01/13/2013) [-]
Are you freaking kidding me. Yeah you could use a 3d printer to make a polymer gun but you have to make the barrel and the bolt assembly out of metal. You cant just print a gun unless it only fires a few shots by which time it would overheat and deform. Why not machine a full metal gun. Second it is fairly easy to build a gun. With the right machinery and schematics, you can convert a pump action shotgun into a semi-auto. If they outlaw guns people will just machine them illegally anyway. The production would just be slower.
#292 - anon (01/13/2013) [-]
They're kids. You stab one, the rest start crying the fetal position. Then you stab the rest. What's the teacher going to do? You've got a knife.
#296 - filwit (01/13/2013) [-]
hit you with a baseball bat... :-P
#31 - is it just me... or does he kinda look like King Arthur from B…  [+] (1 reply) 12/19/2012 on Messing with Putin +1
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#35 - anssi (12/19/2012) [-]
He looks like Dave Mustaine from Megadeth
#80 - Yup.  [+] (1 reply) 12/18/2012 on New PC! 0
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#83 - linuxgirl (12/18/2012) [-]
#135 - Well I agree with everything you've just said. Especially the …  [+] (1 reply) 12/18/2012 on Piracy 0
#136 - filwit (12/18/2012) [-]

"You say that now everything today can't be completely automated, and you're completely right...."
#109 - "low ******" jobs are jobs that hold no interest to …  [+] (3 replies) 12/18/2012 on Piracy +1
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#118 - gammajk (12/18/2012) [-]
Sure, I don't disagree with automation, in fact I think it's pretty neat if we really do have the technology to design things like that. I'm interested in the links though, if you have them.

The answer to your last question, of course, is the fact that right now we desperately need our education system completely reformed, it's broken beyond belief and is producing sub-par results (US is behind in sciences, math, literacy, etc etc), but I guess I believe in a more socialist view of education, where it's much cheaper if not completely free. Plus, we're not nearly at the stage where we can automate ALL these tasks, so people will still have to do that - and who is going to maintain and repair the machines that are doing these jobs now? Developing new technology and utilizing it in the real world creates an entirely new line of work people can do (think of job opportunities that opened up after the car or train was invented), but that's just adaptation and the people who aren't willing to adapt won't survive.
#135 - filwit (12/18/2012) [-]
Well I agree with everything you've just said. Especially the education and it's cost. I actually have a lot of technical ideas about that (use a "Rosetta Stone" type software to eliminated tests & "teachers" and directly track each students individual needs), but I won't bore you with the details.

You say that now everything today can be completely automated, and you're completely right. We can't just switch over to some new system without things actually implemented, it would totally fail. The idea is to start a website where people plug in open technical methods to accomplish known tasks, and donate resources. Then users (you and I) simply tell the website what we most want and need, and it uses that information to distribute it's allocated resources to the methods and projects of demonstrably best worth. So you don't have to take over everything at once, people can just start donating more resources as more methods are added, and, since everything is open, only the methods that are best suited and most needed will get the resources automatically.

There are a lot of details to the design, and still some open questions, like: Who/What defines the constitutional directives of the distributions software itself, but the idea is functioning. Mostly, it's core is demonstrability (the core of all scientific endeavors).. if something works better, use that.

Anyways, I really must be getting off to do other things. It was nice talking with you. I appreciate your openness to constructive conversion. Here are some links:


There are many more, and many more exciting automation technologies in the not-so-distant horizon. We usually don't notice technological advancement because it happens gradually, but our smartphones are more powerful than the most expensive floor-sized super-computers of the 80s.
#136 - filwit (12/18/2012) [-]

"You say that now everything today can't be completely automated, and you're completely right...."
#104 - because there's an even more efficient way that proprietary. L…  [+] (2 replies) 12/18/2012 on Piracy 0
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#106 - jouten (12/18/2012) [-]
You may believe that, but imo that's just an ideal world that probably won't exist
#111 - filwit (12/18/2012) [-]
Not that my experiences are comparable to yours, but I used to beleive the same thing. I encourage you to do some research into the Zeitgeist Movement and Venus Project, but more important, try and think of a way such a thing would be possible.. It's at least worth a try.

Fair warning, the members of the Zeitgeist Movement and Venus Project are just people.. many of which are confused. I'm not suggesting that everything there is right, only that the basic idea holds truth.