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  • 14-Year-Old: Governments Could Save $370 Million by Printing in a Different Font

    03/28/2014 5:37:46 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2014
    Fourteen-year-old Suvir Mirchandani found a way to save the federal and state governments almost $400 million from their yearly budgets just by changing the typeface they use on handouts. The best choice? Garamond! Mirchandani’s school was looking for ways to save money, but he noticed no one was paying attention to the ink used on its many handouts. He noticed that Hewlett-Packard printer ink is $75 an ounce, while an equivalent amount of French perfume is only $38. Here is how he came to the conclusion that Garamond is the best choice: Collecting random samples of teachers' handouts, Suvir concentrated...
  • Doctor uses printed 3D heart to assist in infant heart surgery

    02/25/2014 8:35:26 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Medical Xpress ^ | 2-25-14 | Bob Yirka
    Louisville Kentucky cardiothoracic surgeon Erle Austin has performed successful heart repair surgery on a 14 month old infant named Roland Lian Cung Bawi — heart surgery on such a young patient is not unheard of, of course, what's new is that Austin was able to map out his surgical approach using a nearly exact model of the patients heart—it had been printed on a 3D printer. Young Roland had been born with four congenital heart defects—doctors had known since before he was born that his heart had problems. Fixing them all would prove to be a challenge. When it came...
  • 3D printing will change the way businesses are transacted

    11/18/2013 9:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The India Financial Express ^ | November 18, 2013 | Uma Ganesh, CEO, Global Talent Track
    3D printing has been making waves in the manufacturing arena which is touted as the next big thing to revolutionise consumerism and product development. Just as e-commerce has removed the boundaries for marketing and brought the consumers and producers closer, 3D printing is expected to enlarge the market for producers by removing the shackles of production volumes, minimising the time to market and customising the product as per individual customer needs and all of this at affordable costs. In the early days of product creation, nuts, screws and hinges were individually hand-crafted for a very long time until the industrialisation...
  • Obama is rare Democrat to govern with bull market in second term [Printing $$ Now a "Bull" Market]

    11/12/2013 3:31:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    PBS ^ | 11/11/13
    Re-elected Republican presidents have generally presided over the best stock market returns, but the first year of President Barack Obama's second term could suspend that trend. The jump in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index -- 24 percent -- is the third-largest annual rally after a president was re-elected since the 1930s, according to Bloomberg. Only Bill Clinton's and Ronald Reagan's re-elections overlapped with bigger rallies. The S&P 500 index has grown 108 percent since Mr. Obama took office. And 2013, Bloomberg predicts, is on course to see the best stock market returns in a decade. On average, the stock...
  • Need a new liver? Just print one: 3D printer makes working human liver

    11/09/2013 7:21:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Metro ^ | November 9, 2013
    A group of US scientists have created the world’s smallest human liver which can survive for forty days and works like the real thing – using a 3D printer. The mini-livers, made by California-based medical research company Organvo, are just half a millimetre deep and four millimetres wide but can perform most of the functions that a real liver can. The printer builds up 20 layers of hepatocytes cells, which carry out liver functions, along with two major types of liver cell. It also adds cells from the lining of a blood vessel. This allows the liver cells to receive...
  • Police Clarify Toy Shop 'Gun' Claim ('Revolutionary Raid')

    10/26/2013 9:31:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, October 25, 2013
    Police chiefs today defended raiding a toy model shop and claiming they may have found the UK's first ever 3D printed firearm.The seizure, initially described as "a really significant discovery", was part of a much-heralded crackdown on organised crime, Operation Challenger, launched by Greater Manchester Police (GMP). But hours later it emerged GMP may have jumped the gun, releasing a second statement about the raid in which Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood said: "We need to be absolutely clear that, at this stage, we cannot categorically say we have recovered the component parts for a 3D gun." The 38-year-old pony-tailed...
  • The Next Quantum Leap: 3-D 'Teleporting'

    "The technological revolution may never end but it does pause from time to time. If investors are expecting the kind of returns that Apple achieved from 2007-2012, they are probably going to have to look elsewhere as smartphones and tablets are nearly commoditized. Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) should provide more successful products but that does not mean they will have an impact to the degree the iPhone and Android had on the lives of consumers and the economy. As when chips and desktops became commoditized after the tech bubble of the 90s, it may take a quantum leap in...
  • NASA's First Step Towards a Replicator: 3D Printing in Space

    08/13/2013 4:14:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Space.com ^ | 8/13/13 | Marcus Yam
    Tea, Earl Grey, hot. Those are the words spoken by Capt. Picard to the computer when he wants his favorite beverage replicated. While we're still a long ways away from that becoming reality, we're taking steps toward it. NASA will be taking that step when it takes a 3D printer up to the International Space Station in June 2014. MORE: How 3D Printing Will Save You
  • Researchers developing 3D printer, 'bio-ink' to create human organs

    03/14/2013 11:40:12 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    NextBigFuture ^ | March 13, 2013
    The long-term goal of this branch is to create functioning human organs some five or 10 years from now. While bioprinters at other institutions use one arm with multiple heads to print multiple materials one after the other, the UI device with multiple arms can print several materials concurrently. This capability offers a time-saving advantage when attempting to print a human organ because one arm can be used to create blood vessels while the other arm is creating tissue-specific cells in between the blood vessels. The first major goal is to make blood vessels. The next goal is to make...
  • Scariest Chart You Ever Laid Eyes On-

    03/14/2013 9:15:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    The Saddest Chart in America (via Doug Ross) tells us that the line on the (St Louis Fed) chart above that resembles El Capitan is basically the amount of money being printed by America's first Cloward-Piven administration. You can see Bush-Clinton-Bush increased the money supply, but get a load of what Obama's got Bernanke up to- good grief, man. Although US debt held by the public is now roughly equivalent to when Obama first took office, MASSIVE Obama deficit spending is simply being financed by the US Treasury bonds being sold to Bernanke's own Fed(!). This means that we are just...
  • The Ten Principles of 3D Printing

    03/03/2013 7:47:42 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    big think ^ | 3/2/13 | Hod Lipson
    This article is an excerpt from Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman's new book Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing. Predicting the future is a crapshoot. When we were writing this book and interviewing people about 3D printing, we discovered that a few underlying "rules" kept coming up. People from a broad and diverse array of industries and backgrounds and levels of expertise described similar ways that 3D printing helped them get past key cost, time and complexity barriers. We have summarized what we learned. Here are ten principles of 3D printing we hope will help people and businesses take...
  • US representative calls for outlawing 3-D printed gun magazines.

    01/19/2013 12:44:11 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 63 replies
    NBC News Technology ^ | 1/19/13 | Devin Coldewey , NBC News
    U.S. Representative Steve Israel (D-Huntington, N.Y.) plans to propose a ban on creating gun magazines with 3-D printers. The bill is still in the drafting stage, but Israel intends to make sure existing legislation includes consideration for this new kind of homemade firearm. Last month, Rep. Israel proposed to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act, which was adopted in 1988 and will expire in December of this year. Israel suggested that the act, which requires all guns to be detectable by such devices as X-ray machines and metal detectors, is more relevant than ever.
  • Guide to Personal 3D Printers

    01/13/2013 8:38:15 PM PST · by null and void · 49 replies
    Retrevo ^ | 1/10/13 | Andrew Eisner
    Guide to Personal 3D Printers 3D Systems’ Cube 3D There is an emerging new category in the gadget world. The products are called 3D printers and although still evolving, they are becoming relatively affordable and quite workable. The term and the idea of a personal 3D printer came from the work of two MIT grad students who in 1995 modified an inkjet printer to deposit layers of plastic in a process sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing. RepRap was also early on the 3D printer scene with an open source 3D printer project that helped inspire an early 3D printer...
  • Thingiverse Cracks Down on Firearm Parts

    12/24/2012 7:53:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    blog.makezine.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Sean Ragan
    This is the lower receiver of an AR-15 rifle, printed in fused plastic filament from a digital model that was, until this week, freely available for download on Thingiverse. This part is significant because all other parts of the common rifle can be readily purchased in the open market. A person who builds a working lower receiver has, in the eyes of the state, essentially built a working AR-15. It is legal to do so for personal use (at least under US law), but until lately the required tools, time, and talent put the project beyond the reach of most...
  • How to print phone pics?

    12/10/2012 5:06:25 PM PST · by ex-snook · 25 replies
    self | 12/10/12 | self
    My family sends pics to my phone. How do I print the ones I want to keep?
  • McGraw-Hill plans 63 layoffs at Polaris location

    12/07/2012 1:22:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 6, 2012 | Steve Wartenberg
    McGraw-Hill Education announced today it will layoff 63 employees from its Polaris offices as part of a move to reorganize and upgrade the digital quality of the kindergarten to high school products it offers. The Polaris offices are the headquarters of McGraw-Hill’s School Education division, which is part of the larger education operations. The cutbacks will reduce the number of employees at Polaris to about 510. Nationally, there will be 138 layoffs in the school education division...
  • US military invests in 3D printing on the frontline

    11/15/2012 7:39:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 23 replies
    De Zeen ^ | 12 Nov 2012 | De Zeen
    News: the US military is developing its own 3D printers for the frontline which will enable soldiers to quickly and cheaply produce spare parts for their weapons and equipment.By bringing the new technology to the battlefield, troops will be able to produce spare parts for sensitive equipment, such as GPS receivers and air drones, without having to wait weeks for new deliveries.“Parts for these systems break frequently, and many of them are produced overseas, so there’s a long lead time for replacement parts,” said operations research analyst D. Shannon Berry in a statement.“Instead of needing a massive manufacturing logistics chain, a...
  • 3D Printing and the Second Amendment

    10/06/2012 7:46:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    wealthdaily.com ^ | 5 October, 2012 | Nick Hodge
    Printing Wealth, Not Dollars Over the next few weeks Cody Wilson was going to make his own gun from scratch. Developments in high-end design and manufacturing processes have brought the cost of doing this way down. For a few thousand bucks, you or I can design and manufacture pretty much anything we want in our workshops, sheds, and garages. The most important thing you need is called a 3D printer. Once you have one, you can find designs on the Internet and print out almost anything you'd like. Cody Wilson leased one. He planned to print out a pistol and...
  • Under Obama, Price of Gas Has Jumped 83 Percent, Ground Beef 24 Percent, Bacon 22 Percent

    01/24/2012 4:25:59 PM PST · by OPS4 · 41 replies
    CNS news ^ | 1/24/12 | Christopher Goins
    So far, during the presidency of Barack Obama, the price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 83 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (AP Photo) During the same period, the price of ground beef has gone up 24 percent and price of bacon has gone up 22 percent. When Obama entered the White House in January 2009, the city average price for one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $1.79, according to the BLS. (The figures are in nominal dollars: not adjusted for inflation.) Five months later in June, unleaded gasoline was $2.26 per gallon,...
  • Printing off the paper

    09/17/2011 7:45:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    MIT ^ | 9/14/11 | David L. Chandler
    Imagine being able to “print” an entire house. Or a four-course dinner. Or a complete mechanical device such as a cuckoo clock, fully assembled and ready to run. Or a printer capable of printing … yet another printer? These are no longer sci-fi flights of fancy. Rather, they are all real (though very early-stage) research projects underway at MIT, and just a few ways the Institute is pushing forward the boundaries of a technology it helped pioneer nearly two decades ago. A flurry of media stories this year have touted three-dimensional printing — or “3DP” — as the vanguard of...
  • Unelected, Unaccountable, Unrepentant: The Federal Reserve To Bail Out European Banks

    09/16/2011 12:23:16 PM PDT · by Graneros · 16 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 9-16-11 | Staff
    For a moment, imagine that there is a privately-owned organization in the United States that can create U.S. dollars out of thin air whenever it wants and can loan that money to whoever it wants to. Imagine that this organization is able to act with the full power of the U.S. government behind it, but that nobody in the organization is ever elected by the American people, and that for all practical purposes the organization is not accountable to the president or to Congress. Imagine that the organization is able to make trillions of dollars of secret loans to banks,...
  • Double-dip fears across the West as confidence crumbles

    08/30/2011 1:55:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/30/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The Western world is at mounting risk of double-dip recession after key measures of confidence collapsed in both the United States and Europe, with Germany suffering the steepest one-month fall since records began in the 1970s. The US Conference Board's index of consumer sentiment in August plunged to the lowest level since the depths of the slump in 2009, falling to 44.5 from 59.2 in July. Future expectations fell even harder. The drop was far steeper than expected and follows grim warnings over the weekend from Christine Lagarde, new chief of the International Monetary Fund, that the global crisis is...
  • ROUBINI: QE3 Has Begun (Are we zimbabwe yet? More money printing)

    08/04/2011 6:55:32 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 80 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 4th | Nouriel Roubini
    On Twitter, Nouriel Roubini declares that the latest currency interventions from Switzerland and Japan represent the start of QE3, ultimately ending in more Fed easing.
  • True U.S. debt exceeds world GDP by $14 trillion

    04/11/2011 5:55:48 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 57 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | A.D. 11 April 2011 | Editors
    As the Obama administration prepares to finance a Fiscal Year 2011 budget deficit expected to top $1.6 trillion, the American public is largely unaware that the true negative net worth of the federal government reached $76.3 trillion last year. That figure was five times the 2010 gross domestic product of the United States and exceeded the estimated gross domestic product for the world by approximately $14.4 trillion.
  • Guess what? Dollar bills are made of cotton

    03/08/2011 7:09:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Mar 8, 2011 | Parija Kavilanz,
    Guess what? Dollar bills are made of cotton The record run-up in cotton prices is making it more expensive to make T-shirts, socks and -- get this -- even dollar bills. By Parija Kavilanz, senior writerMarch 8, 2011: 9:26 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Sure, packs of T-shirts and socks are getting expensive because of skyrocketing cotton prices. Guess what else is made of cotton? The dollar bill in your wallet. In 2010, the cost of making one note jumped 50% from what it cost the government in 2008. The government produced 6.4 billion new currency notes last year....
  • The "Independent" Fed Admits The Truth

    01/23/2011 7:21:37 AM PST · by FromLori · 117 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 1/22/2011 | Karl Denninger
    It is not independent, it is an arm of Treasury. Everything you were told was a scam and a lie - yet another time for But the new rules have slowly begun to catch the attention of market analysts. Many are at once surprised that the Fed can set its own guidelines, and also relieved that the remote but dangerous possibility that the world's most powerful central bank might need to ask the U.S. Treasury or its member banks for money is now more likely to be averted. The change essentially allows the Fed to denote losses by the various...
  • Fireworks? Ron Paul Gets Gavel for Fed Panel

    12/09/2010 10:57:02 AM PST · by speciallybland · 186 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/09/2010 | Danny Yadron
    Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who has passionately called for dismantling the Federal Reserve, will be running the panel that oversees the central bank when Republicans take the House majority next year. Mr. Paul has introduced legislation to abolish the Fed, wrote the book, “End the Fed,” and rallied support for eliminating it. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R., Ala.), who will take over the House Financial Services Committee from Rep. Barney Frank (D., Mass.), announced today that Mr. Paul, a libertarian who won a fervent following when he ran for president in 2008, will head the Domestic Monetary Policy Subcommittee....
  • Government can’t print money properly

    12/06/2010 1:54:07 PM PST · by hattend · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Lookout News Blog and Yahoo ^ | Mon Dec 6, 9:36 am ET | Zachary Roth
    As a metaphor for our troubled economic and financial era -- and the government's stumbling response -- this one's hard to beat. You can't stimulate the economy via the money supply, after all, if you can't print the money correctly. Because of a problem with the presses, the federal government has shut down production of its flashy new $100 bills, and has quarantined more than 1 billion of them -- more than 10 percent of all existing U.S. cash -- in a vault in Fort Worth, Texas, reports CNBC
  • Printing money will ZOT all our economic problems!

    01/12/2010 12:23:04 PM PST · by kylemoriens · 1,270 replies · 8,458+ views
    ME of course! | k Moriens
    Hi everyone! I just started blogging here and I thought I'd share my thoughts on the economy. But first about myself, Im 17 years old and live in Pawtucket Rode Island. I make a living as a profesional printer after I quit school and invented a revolutionary way to make money without working. I print it! YES! I can't believe no one ever thought of it before! I thought it up a year ago after I got fired from Wendys. I needed a quick way to make money so I printed it out on my computer using a scanner. I...
  • North Mankato Printing Company Eliminates 114 Jobs [Continued: Stimulus Bill Failure]

    06/13/2009 4:23:08 PM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies · 395+ views
    KTTC.com ^ | Jun 12, 2009 | KTTC.com
    NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- A wholesale printing company in southern Minnesota says it's eliminating 114 positions. Carlson Craft of North Mankato made the layoffs Thursday in its effort to adapt to the current economic downturn. Besides the economy, General Manager Barb Kaus says in a statement that consumers' needs have changed, and that the restructuring is needed to focus on new technology. The company, which is part of Taylor Corp., makes printed stationery products and personalized accessories. It was founded as Carlson Letter Service in 1948.
  • SCREW THE TARP ACCEPTING BANKS

    03/25/2009 2:00:07 PM PDT · by iThinkBig · 52 replies · 2,080+ views
    The Burning Platform ^ | 3-25-09 | Jim Quinn
    This is the list of every bank that has taken $100 million or more TARP funds. There are 8,000 banks that have not taken TARP funds. Let's reward these banks with our deposits. They did not make systematic risk bets. They were prudent in their lending. They should be rewarded for these actions. The list of banks below should be punished for their actions. If you have money in one of these banks, consider a withdrawal to put in a non-TARP bank.
  • (Newspaper) Consolidation torrent continues (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/26/2008 5:06:46 AM PST · by abb · 26 replies · 1,166+ views
    Newspapers & Technology ^ | December 2008 | Chuck Moozakis
    It began as a trickle. The February 2005 announcement that Copley Press Inc. would shutter presses used to print the Daily Breeze in Torrance, Calif., and transfer printing and packaging to Southwest Offset Printing was among the first tangible indications that outsourcing and plant consolidation would be a potent weapon with which publishers would corral costs. Almost four years later, that trickle is a flood, with newspapers from coast to coast closing — or getting ready to close — their printing facilities as they race to control expenses. Those closures include plants operated by some of the industry’s largest newspapers,...
  • Afghan Army Print Plant Supports Mission, Training

    07/07/2008 4:58:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 59+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Beth Del Vecchio, USAF
    KABUL, Afghanistan, July 7, 2008 – Mentoring the Afghan National Army’s print plant staff here is a great mission, a Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan Afghan National Army communications mentor said, but he may have worked himself out of a job. Afghan National Army civilians load lined paper into a post-press machine at the ANA print plant in Kabul, Afghanistan. In an average week, the plant produces more than 75,000 products used by the ANA for training, recruitment and logistical support. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Beth Del Vecchio, Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan  (Click photo for screen-resolution...
  • Fed joins with European banks to battle credit crisis

    05/02/2008 6:14:20 AM PDT · by mr_hammer · 6 replies · 61+ views
    Associated Press - Yahoo ^ | 5-2-08 | Martin Crutsinger
    The Fed said it was boosting the amount of emergency reserves it supplies to U.S. banks to $150 billion in May, from the $100 billion it supplied in April. The Fed took this action and several other moves to boost credit in coordination with the European Central Bank and the Swiss National Bank.
  • Question on adding a computer to a Windows XP Home workgroup

    11/25/2007 3:56:48 PM PST · by rudy45 · 8 replies · 137+ views
    I have, at home, a wireless network. Computer C and computer V are part of this network, run Windows XP Home, SP2, and also are part of Windows workgroup S_NET. Computer V has a USB printer, to which computer C can print wirelessly. When I look at workgroup computers on computer C, I see computers C and V. I now want to add computer M to this workgroup. I run the workgroup setup wizard, give it the name of the workgroup S_NET, and the wizard finishes fine. However, afterwards, I cannot print wirelessly from computer M to computer V. Also,...
  • In Early Newspapers, Only 'Mr. Silky Milky' Would Be Impartial

    10/30/2006 8:22:09 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 487+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 30, 2006 | Cynthia Crossen
    During the presidential election campaign of 1864, Henry J. Raymond wore two hats: He was chairman of the Republican National Committee and he was editor of the New York Times. Early American newspaper publishers scoffed at the idea that they should hide their political prejudices under a cloak of objectivity. "To profess impartiality here," wrote William Cobbett in his Federalist newspaper, Porcupine's Gazette, "would be as absurd as to profess it in a war between virtue and vice, good and evil, happiness and misery." The motto of the Gazette of the United States, which began publication in 1789, was "He...
  • Bible printing press confiscated in Cuba: calls publishing Scripture 'very dangerous'

    10/18/2005 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 63 replies · 1,041+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 18, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    Cuban police recently raided a home in the Cuban city of Colon and confiscated what officials later called "subversive and dangerous." But the contraband wasn't drugs, or pornography, or bomb-making instructions. What police confiscated were printed Gospels of John and a small printing press. It was Sunday morning, Oct. 9, and five plainclothes secret police entered the house. After calling for reinforcements, a truck arrived with 12 armed, uniformed police who seized the gospels and the printing press. Cuban officials called the materials "subversive and dangerous." Police then took Pastor Eliseo Rodriguez Matos, head of an Assembly of God church...
  • Survey: Wages Fell for Some Workers (Union Pimp Piece/WI)

    07/15/2005 4:32:25 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 3 replies · 393+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | July 15, 2005 | Marv Balousek
    Wayne Forler counts himself as one of the lucky ones. Forler, 57, who started at Webcrafters out of Monona Grove High School in 1966, now works as a head pressman and soon will mark 40 years with the company. "The best thing about Webcrafters is they never laid me off during slow times," he said. These days, he doesn't like standing on his feet too long during 12-hour shifts and said he sometimes regrets not getting into management because "it's air-conditioned and you sit." But, he said, pressmen earn $18 to $30 an hour at Webcrafters, a far higher rate...
  • Independent Chinese Newspaper Bucks Communists - (CCP fights fledgling democratic journalism)

    06/15/2005 4:45:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 304+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JUNE 15, 2005 | SHERRIE GOSSETT
    The Epoch Times is a popular newspaper in the Chinese global community and with those seeking more in-depth and insightful reporting on Chinese issues than what is available in mass media. When the newspaper began printing its scathing "Nine Commentaries" on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), printers in Hong Kong could not print them fast enough to satisfy eager readers. After an initial run of 30,000 copies, addition printings were ordered. Soon they ran out of paper before printing almost a million copies. Visitors from China carried the copies of the commentaries back into the mainland. As previously reported by...
  • (Vanity) I Need Help Locating Epson Scanner on Network with Adobe Acrobat

    01/17/2005 9:33:03 AM PST · by grassboots.org · 14 replies · 253+ views
    1/17/2005 | David
    Our home computers are networked. I would like to capture an image from my scanner into a PDF file. I have AA 6.0. and an Epson Printer CX6400. When I try to open from the AA program I go to Open With Scanner and the scanner is not listed. Any ideas?
  • The future of manufacturing

    12/02/2004 11:40:26 PM PST · by billybudd · 7 replies · 596+ views
    Danny Taggart's Blogarama ^ | 12/03/2004 | Danny Taggart
    I was reading a nanotech article on TechCentralStation and started thinking about the future of manufacturing. I can see three potential futures. The real one may be some sort of synthesis, or the application of each in different domains, or the overall dominance of one over the others. 1. Assembly - this is the current manufacturing method, which has been used for centuries. It is a reductionist method: break up the system you want to build into component parts. Build those first, then put them together. 2. Digital printing - like the 3D printers today, except many times larger, faster,...
  • Gutenberg Printing Method Questioned

    11/14/2004 4:43:31 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 1,176+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 11-12-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Gutenberg Printing Method Questioned By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Nov. 12, 2004 — Johannes Gutenberg may be wrongly credited with producing the first Western book printed in movable type, according to an Italian researcher. Presenting his findings in a mock trial of Gutenberg at the recent Festival of Science in Genoa, Bruno Fabbiani, an expert in printing who teaches at Turin Polytechnic, said the 15th-century German printer used stamps rather than the movable type he is said to have invented between 1452 and 1455.Overlapping Letters in the Gutenberg Bible Gutenberg and His Bible Gutenberg (c.1397-1468), whose real name was Johannes...
  • A New Use for Old Printers: Treating Burn Victims

    08/20/2004 3:36:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 740+ views
    Technology Trends ^ | 8/13/04 | Roland Piquepaille
    A New Use for Old Printers: Treating Burn Victims Researchers in the US are using old inkjet printers to produce sheets of human skin to be used on burn victims. They think that this 'skin-printing' method will minimize rejections by patients and reduce post-operative complications. In this article, the Wall Street Journal (paid registration needed) writes that while the technology is still in its early stages, it could be used clinically within two years. This could be a life-saving technology for the 20% of burn patients who have the most extensive burns. Considering that each year, some 45,000 people...
  • From Bad to Awful (Is Gold the Answer to Doom'n'Gloom)

    12/27/2003 1:32:38 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 24 replies · 247+ views
    Barron's ^ | 29 December 2003 | VITO J. RACANELLI
    <p>An Interview With Hugh Hendry -- As you enter the Odey Asset Management conference room in London, you'll see a large painting of a fog-enshrouded skiff that a lone figure is piloting toward a dull and faraway light. It goes a long way to explaining the firm's attitude toward investing. Hedge-fund manager Hugh Hendry happily concedes that he's an apostate from fundamentalism, uses technical analysis liberally, and hasn't met with a company management in "five years, thank God." The Scotsman with Glasgow working-class roots admits to having no friends beyond the Reuters mini-terminal he carries in his pocket. He eschews the focused-fund approach and what he calls Taliban-like fundamentalism in the market.</p>
  • Nation's Public Printer, From Nevada, Instituting Changes At GPO

    07/04/2003 1:36:51 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 179+ views
    Nation's Public Printer, From Nevada, Instituting Changes At GPO (July 4) -- Before taking over as the nation's public printer, Bruce James promised the White House and Congress he would retool and modernize the historic Government Printing Office. After six months, he noted he has recruited six of 12 top GPO managers from the private sector, and kept just two of the other six in the same jobs as when he took over in December. "We now have square pegs in square holes," James said. James, 60, a Nevada resident who in 1998 abandoned a short-lived candidacy for U.S....
  • Trade Tidbits from the Mendacity Trail [Exec Admits Not Printing 1 Million Copies of Living History]

    06/12/2003 6:39:06 AM PDT · by ewing · 27 replies · 191+ views
    Short Cuts ^ | June 12, 2003 8:00AM EST | Morning staff report
    The Washington Prowler, always on the move at the Amercian Spectator Magazine, drops a news nugget in todays offering-an internal memo from Hillary's publishing house virtually admitting that they produced the 'leak' (about her gasping reaction to the Monica Lewinsky lying) to jump start the book.We are adding this to a statement we recieved from deep inside the mighty publishing house from an executive in a position to know (always trust the working bees in life): 'No way we would publish 1,000,000 copies of anything. It's only necessary to say that we did. Besides where would we put them?'Asked about...
  • CNN's Tucker Carlson Just Said He Would 'Eat His Shoe' On Air if Hillary Sells Out First Printing

    06/10/2003 12:19:59 PM PDT · by ewing · 86 replies · 459+ views
    Inside Politics ^ | June 10, 2003 | Tucker Carlson
    1.1 million copies total, after Simon and Schuster said they were printing 100,000 more copies after last nights supposed 'record' night at Barnes and Noble.He probably wont have to actually eat his shoe on Inside Politics, Begala will probably buy him a cake in the shape of one..
  • Harry Quadracci Dies - Founder of Quad Graphics

    07/29/2002 8:19:06 PM PDT · by WIMom · 38 replies · 795+ views
    Quad Graphics ^ | July 29, 2002
    Quad/Graphics was founded on July 13, 1971, by Harry V. Quadracci, president, who initiated operations in an abandoned millwork factory in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, using a $35,000 second mortgage on his home and capital raised from a handful of associates. Our beginnings were humble: 11 employees, a rented press and a borrowed binder housed in a 20,000-square-foot building.   As with most new concerns, the first years were lean. Establishing rural Pewaukee as a printing mecca was no easy task. An occasional customer would trickle in, but usually only because no other printer would take the work. "We were pretty much...