Mark Frauenfelder at 12:00 pm Thu, Oct 4, 2012
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[Video Link] The Muffin Monster creates useful objects out of shredded garbage. This is a game changer. (Via Laughing Squid)
….and Alaskan vampires.
(I’m not gonna even mention the totally awesome library music)
But can it mend a broken heart?
Not really innovative. It’s just an ordinary industrial shredder with a velocity greater than the speed of light. Now as to how they got it to go that fast; that is something.
Now I want to see Mr. Fusion make a banana peel and a beer can out of pure energy.
Given the lack of safety features on this device, I’m sure there’s plenty of lost footage (npi) somewhere of it creating lots of arms and other body parts out of shredded human flesh.
You can set it to create “dead hooker,” “hobo,” “homeless guy,” or “FBI informant.” Upgrades include “census taker,” “Jehova’s Witness,” and “ex-spouse.”
Yeah, but can you set it to use those as raw material?
Could we convert a census taker to a dead hooker? i don’t see why not.
Is it open source?????
I heard it runs on a single Arduino UNO.
I bet that thing can even make people like the 3d printer by the lake in the movie “Ograf”.
I laughed, I cried, it was a roller coaster ride of emotions.
Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
Its only limitation is that it will only work if people walk backwards around it.
It’s just too bad the special anti-entropic feedstock is so hard to get hold of.
But why does it make tacky, used furniture?
Because they haven’t upgraded the OS yet.
odds are, somebody has already contacted the company with hopes of building a quicker assault rifle =p
Even running in reverse that thing scares the shit out of me.
But can it replicate itself?
Up next, the automobile that travels roadways saving downed bicyclists and pedestrians!
Bonus Video: Mysterious benefactor gives iPhone to baby.
And implants that will allow you to regurgitate a fully cooked Big Mac.
Some of the parts it makes are broken. Lame.
You’re watching it wrong.
This machine gives me the heeby geebies, I cringe everytime I watch it devour something. It’s no better watching it spit it back out…
So what was with the tampons and stuff? Did they just think it would make a cool demo or something?
Pretty sure those guys don’t actually need tampons. Probably a software glitch.
I used to operate an industrial shredder that made that thing look like something from Ronco. 440 volts + a solid ton of meshing solid-steel rotary blades = Steel-belted radial truck tires, 4×4′s and over a million tons of confidential records a year - Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Ma’am Gone.
Our favorite thing to feed it was an empty 5-gallon cooking oil container from the cafeteria. Sort of like a big plastic milk jug in a carboard shipping container. We would screw on the lid really tight and feed it into the crusher belt system which led to the blades. Intense compression until the edge of it hit the blade array and – BOOM ! Sounded like a mortar round going off, and gush of air would blast out of the shredder, reaching about fifteen feet, blowing bits of shredded paper out with it – A visible shock wave. Very entertaining.
Sounds like last night’s debate. I’m still dry heaving.
Those operators look like they might be TK.
Does that mean the movie Fargo played backwards would spit out a Steve Buscemi out of a wood chipper?
But the technology to reverse time hasn’t been invented yet. Nevermind. Just forget I said anything.
Hey! In *this* house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!
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