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Great things happening with 3d printing currently. It's proving to be a vital tech in combatting .

An Italian company have made a ventilator mask from a snorkel and 3D printed part.

They're sharing the design files royalty free with the world.



Yes, seems like they asked for the blueprint, which the company refused and then told them that it's illegal to make copies.

So not a direct threat, even though it was reported as that yesterday.

Doesn't really change my thoughts on patents though. It's due to having a patent that they can charge $11k per valve and also refuse to release blueprints that can save people's lives.


It's not a requirement for capitalism.

Ancaps and libertarians are generally also against patents because they're state-sponsored monopolies that are enforced by coercion and therefore backed by violence.

Remember the story of the guys who made replacement valves with their 3d printers to save lives of Covid-19 patients in Italy?

The manufacturer of those valves, charges $11 000 per valve and is threatening them with a lawsuit.

Why is this possible? Because of patents. And this is why I'm against patents and the artificial scarcity they create.


RT @michalnaka@twitter.com

An Italian hospital ran out of ICU valves. A local biz brought a 3D printer to the hospital, redesigned & produced the valves in a few hours.

“At the time of writing, 10 patients are accompanied in breathing by a machine that uses a 3D printed valve.”


🐦🔗: twitter.com/michalnaka/status/

RT @zedejose@twitter.com

@nitin@twitter.com @michalnaka@twitter.com @RealGeneKim@twitter.com Someone is doing open source ventilators.

projectopenair.org/ RT, they need all the help they can get.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/zedejose/status/12

RT @disastrid@twitter.com

I love switching between VPNs and seeing how media outlets tailor their headlines depending on who they think the audience is. First image: CNN from Europe. Second image: CNN from America.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/disastrid/status/1

RT @hedleyroos@twitter.com

Movies always say stuff like "hull failure in 22 seconds" or "core meltdown in 10 seconds" but Windows can't even yet do an accurate file copy progress bar.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/hedleyroos/status/

"The most obvious thing was that spaces run by white dudes simply don't work for anyone else."

This is bigotry, pain and simple, but it's directed at white males so it's a-ok for people on the left playing identity politics (which is their preferred mechanism for increasing their power and is what this is really about).

RT @Vis_in_numeris@twitter.com

This is not the price of bitcoin.

It's the price of a cup of coffee in Venezuelan bolivars. ☕️

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Vis_in_numeris/sta

instance block recommendation 

RT @MrMichaelSpicer@twitter.com

the room next door - President Trump and the Coronavirus

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MrMichaelSpicer/st

@aeveltstra @silkevicious

I've thought of XMPP-powered comments as well.

Alas, I don't have much time for these things lately.

@silkevicious @aeveltstra

The MUC would only be visible on the particular page, nowhere else, and you would have a choice of whether you want to open it or not.

@silkevicious @aeveltstra

Yes kind off, however I was thinking more fine-grained. You don't chat about the news site, you chat about the current article that you're reading on the news site.

@silkevicious @aeveltstra

My idea (since a few years already) is something like that, but also to automatically generate a MUC for every unique page you visit.

That way, if multiple people with the extension are on the same page, they can chat with one another.

@silkevicious @aeveltstra

What exactly do you have in mind when you think of such an extension? What does it do that you can't do by just visiting inverse.chat ?

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