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Old 2013-05-06, 03:11 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Exciting or troubling times depending on your outlook....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22423883

I can't imagine many law enforcement bodies are gonna be thrilled with this. 100% legal sure. In America. But Peer-to-Peer data sharing doesn't exactly give a shit about borders.

It used to be we'd download episodes of Lost. Soon we'll be able to download firearms
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Old 2013-05-06, 04:12 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Without being able to replicate bullets it looks about as useful/threatening as a plastic hammer
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Old 2013-05-06, 09:48 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Of all the things to make with a fantastic new technology, they make this.

Wonderfully constructive... *facepalm*
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Old 2013-05-07, 07:56 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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I think the little thing is kind of funny. :P
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Old 2013-05-08, 09:05 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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That guy irritated me.
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Old 2013-05-09, 03:01 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Looks like a joke entry actually.

Could we see the entry hole where the projectile hit? Can this even shoot further than 25 meter? How is its accuracy?


I doubt this is anything but a fancy toy.

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Old 2013-05-13, 09:40 AM   [Ignore Me] #7
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The issue on hand that I see with this is will government restrict technology from it's citizens and what will that mean moving forward.
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Old 2013-05-14, 06:34 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Originally Posted by VaderShake View Post
The issue on hand that I see with this is will government restrict technology from it's citizens and what will that mean moving forward.
The issue and message has everything to do with control. We live in an age where the state has been gleefully looking towards new technologies as furthering their control over people. What Cody Wilson has done is demonstrate in a largely symbolic way that technology is a two edged sword and can be used to bypass and undermine the state's control and power.

The liberator is just the latest in his ventures, his company made printable 30 round magazines demonstrating how pointless magazine capacity bans are. They made a working printable lower receiver for an AR15 (this is the gun part with the registration number) the rest of the parts have little legal control already in the US. And of course now they came out with the Liberator, only needed non printable part is the .38 cartridge and a nail. The concept and name being partly based on the WWII Liberator Pistol which you can read about here.

This is really just the first venture into printable weapons and mostly being used to make a political point, but you can expect them to get a lot better as the designs are improved and the printing technology itself becomes better and even more accessible.

If you want to DL any of the files they're no longer up on Defense Distributed's website as they were forced to take them down, but I've been told they can still be found on Pirate Bay.

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