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    I want one of those....

    Transparent mobile phone developed in Taiwan

    What's your favourite "must have toy for the moment"?
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    Makerbot Replicator 2.
    https://store.makerbot.com/replicator2.html

    100 micron resolution with 30 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm build volume for $2200 is just amazing.

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    mmm battle-bot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    Makerbot Replicator 2.
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    100 micron resolution with 30 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm build volume for $2200 is just amazing.
    That and 200 acres somewhere in the US where there are no property taxes and people leave me alone .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ysg View Post
    That and 200 acres somewhere in the US where there are no property taxes and people leave me alone .
    Come to Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by ysg View Post
    That and 200 acres somewhere in the US where there are no property taxes and people leave me alone .
    alaska? nevada?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_ntua View Post
    Come to Texas
    Nothing could be farther from the truth, actually! Tax dodgers ain't got nowhere to hide down there - everybody's neighbors in the Lone Star State! You must be thinkin' Colorado.
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    I am not aware of anywhere in the US where property taxes are nonexistent. But in fact low taxes and corruption explain some of the problems with our ........ty public schools. Granted, that is a pretty flaky statement about quality and would probably crumble under light scrutiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    Makerbot Replicator 2.
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    100 micron resolution with 30 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm build volume for $2200 is just amazing.
    This is going to be so useful for repairing all those silly bits of plastic which hold together so much of the modern world, but which seem to break given any opportunity to do so.

    Is there a similar 3D scanner that can be used to input such data to begin with?
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    3D scanners do exist, but they are still fairly behind compared to 3D printers (resolution, price, size etc).

    If you have a caliper, most small parts are easy to CAD, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_ntua View Post
    Come to Texas
    I've heard your state legislature wants to get rid of property taxes, yes? Honestly, I don't mind being taxed on the stuff I buy/win, but not so much on the stuff I own.

    How's the job market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkvis View Post
    alaska? nevada?
    I thought about Alaska, but the idea of dealing with permafrost was a turn-off. I don't mind the arid environment as much, just need some drinking water (I wouldn't need much). I'm thinking of Northern Texas honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    I am not aware of anywhere in the US where property taxes are nonexistent. But in fact low taxes and corruption explain some of the problems with our ........ty public schools. Granted, that is a pretty flaky statement about quality and would probably crumble under light scrutiny.
    There are places. Granted, you won't be living next a metropolis, but then you get what you pay for . Indian reservations are at the top of the list, but I'm not an indian, so I'll keep looking.

    Honestly, I don't mind the loonies... so long as they stay on their own land and don't bother me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    This is going to be so useful for repairing all those silly bits of plastic which hold together so much of the modern world, but which seem to break given any opportunity to do so.

    Is there a similar 3D scanner that can be used to input such data to begin with?
    I'm waiting for my 3D metal printer .

    Or, wait for it, a 3D nano-scale printer . I get that and I won't need a grocery store or hardware store or pretty much anything else.

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