Hack Factory Facility Updates and Questions

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Re: Hack Factory Facility Updates and Questions

Postby Theo » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:46 am

noise wrote:
wammie wrote:It might be more poignant if we had a bust statue or something and put a saw blade in that, with a cautionary plaque.


Why don't you start a committee to work on that.

Members are allowed to add character to the space, do we need to correct everything?

I think a saw blade sticking in the wall is pretty freakin' poignant, the controversy is part of it. It's a hacker-space, not kindergarten.

I just don't want to come back & find some local grumpus NIMBY type has spun TC Maker / Hack Factory as a bunch of dangerous yahoos in the local media, or something, & gotten y'all shut down. There are ALWAYS griefers, and they WILL need to be dealt with. Please be conscious of your public image.

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Re: Hack Factory Facility Updates and Questions

Postby metis » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:03 pm

theo, my point was that we're not professionals so things happen, but that we don't necessarily want to celebrate misuse of a tool so badly that if could seriously injure someone. while we do hack things together, most of the time, most of us seem to strive for quality amateur work in the true sense of the word, not in the modern "not a professional" sense.

poignant would be embedding it in the operation game and rigging it to ooze fake blood in a recirculating fountain. making it into a trophy is ... i'm not sure.

ironic that we're discussing potential embarrassment on a public board.

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Re: Hack Factory Facility Updates and Questions

Postby Theo » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:52 pm

Maybe ironic, but not inappropriate.

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Re: Hack Factory Facility Updates and Questions

Postby Booka » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:24 pm

Actually this type of openness is, IMO, very important..

While I am not a fan of the blade in the wall, I do like that it is bringing a rational discussion about it.

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Re: Hack Factory Facility Updates and Questions

Postby paulsobczak » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:55 am

guys, just take the blade down.

Done.

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Re: Hack Factory Facility Updates and Questions

Postby noise » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:10 am

Scott took care of it.

http://yfrog.com/6c62tcj
Make it happen.

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Re: Hack Factory Facility Updates and Questions

Postby Theo » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:08 am

noise wrote:Scott took care of it.
http://yfrog.com/6c62tcj


OK, that makes me laugh, and also makes it look at least a little more intentional (and therefore more of a conversational icebreaker).

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Re: Hack Factory Facility Updates and Questions

Postby metis » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:19 pm

rock freaking on.

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Re: Hack Factory Facility Updates and Questions

Postby jtbarclay » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:48 pm

I left a pack of 50 3M laser-printable transparencies under the stack of paper next to the printer in the office. I got them today out of a box marked FREE at school so please feel free to use them.

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Re: Hack Factory Facility Updates and Questions

Postby wammie » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:22 pm

jtbarclay wrote:I left a pack of 50 3M laser-printable transparencies under the stack of paper next to the printer in the office. I got them today out of a box marked FREE at school so please feel free to use them.
Sweet! I've got some projects for us in mind already.


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