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November 11, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: November 11, 2013

In a sad tale out of Brooklyn, two members of The Yellow Dogs (an Iran-borne indie rock band), along with a third person, were shot and killed by a former associate—who then killed himself.

A wildlife sanctuary employee who was killed by a wildcat told her mother that she was often working alone and feared for her safety.

Want to see a gun-filled movie? Skip the R rating, go for PG-13.

Buy a $200 desk, find $98,000 inside, then return the money.

Google Chrome understands your pain.

22:16 // 9 months ago
September 18, 2013
14:17 // 11 months ago
August 5, 2013

A YouTube user who goes by Matthew has returned with a modified version of the 3D-printed rifle he debuted earlier this year…with one key difference. Where Matthew’s last 3D-printed weapon broke on its initial firing, the latest build of the rifle fired 14 shots before a crack appeared near the chamber. While there’s no time table in place yet, Matthew says he plans to distribute blueprints for the 3D-printed rifle in the near future. source

20:12 // 1 year ago
July 29, 2013
If you take a family photo like this, you’re probably running for governor in Colorado like State Sen. Greg Brophy (second from right).
EDIT: His campaign website is actually pretty cool and reflects his love of cycling in a clever way. Surprisingly, guns are buried further down the page. Why couldn’t he have taken a cool family photo with everyone riding bikes?

If you take a family photo like this, you’re probably running for governor in Colorado like State Sen. Greg Brophy (second from right).

EDIT: His campaign website is actually pretty cool and reflects his love of cycling in a clever way. Surprisingly, guns are buried further down the page. Why couldn’t he have taken a cool family photo with everyone riding bikes?

1:02 // 1 year ago
May 30, 2013
16:51 // 1 year ago
May 9, 2013

The State Department has asked Defense Distributed to take down its controversial 3D-printed gun blueprint. “I immediately complied and I’ve taken down the files,” said the group’s Cody Wilson. “But this is a much bigger deal than guns. It has implications for the freedom of the web.”

19:28 // 1 year ago
May 8, 2013
This has definitely been our most well-received download. I don’t think any of us predicted it would be this much.
Defense Distributed-affiliated developer Haroon Khalid • Discussing the success of the controversial group’s 3D-printed gun blueprints, which have been downloaded 100,000 times since they were released over the weekend. The distribution method isn’t without controversy, either: The group’s files are being hosted on Kim Dotcom’s Mega service. One member of Congress, Rep. Steve Israel, wants to ban such devices.
19:25 // 1 year ago
May 4, 2013
Security checkpoints, background checks, and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print plastic firearms at home and bring those firearms through metal detectors with no one the wiser. …Now that this technology appears to be upon us, we need to act now to extend the ban on plastic firearms.
New York Democratic Rep. Steve Israel • Calling for a ban on plastic firearms fashioned through the use of 3D printers. The first wholly 3D-printed gun has been produced by Cody Wilson, a 25-year-old law student at the University of Texas, who gave Forbes magazine an inside look at its production. The blue and white colored plastic gun, which looks a great deal more like a toy than a potentially lethal weapon, has been named “the Liberator” by Wilson, who runs a company that intends to release the CAD (computer-aided design) file for the do-it-yourself gun online, free for all. Which means with a 3D printer (available for just $1,300 or so these days), and a modicum of practice, whatever background check system the U.S. does have, however spotty, might be circumvented entirely. Rep. Israel urgently wants this avoided, by an expansion of the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988, to include passages specific to 3D-printed guns. source
16:20 // 1 year ago
April 17, 2013
17:11 // 1 year ago