Print me a jet engine
CONFIRMATION as to how seriously some companies are taking additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, came on November 20th when GE Aviation, part of the world’s biggest manufacturing group, bought a privately owned company called Morris Technologies. This is a small precision-engineering firm employing 130 people in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio. Morris Technologies has invested heavily in 3D printing equipment and will be printing bits for a new range of jet engines
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Every Australian Journalist should know and understand this law.
One of my journos pointed to an article that said Journo’s tend to self censor due to an inadequate knowledge of copyright law and fair use. Article here.
Whilst the article focuses on the US experience, the same can be said for Australia and I have noted that Australian journalists are often extremely shy of lifting relevant images, quotes and copy for fear of the copyright cops.
But if you are reporting news, the rules are very different, despite what the Copyright Council might have you believe.
If you are a journo, read it, know it, understand it.
Also Austlii is amazing.
Reporter: “I’m going home, I’m dying.”
Social Editor: “You don’t die in journalism, you just get archived.”
It was like that time Facebook IPO’d for 100 Billion. Who would have thought…..
Things I want to know about Kings Cross violence and Thomas Kelly’s death
So this is the statement from NSW police as they react to the sad death of Thomas Kelly, an 18 yo who died after being punched in the cross.
"I’m going to cut straight to the chase and not muck around - it’s the abuse and availability of alcohol… and that is the problem," he said to applause from the crowd.
"Drugs are certainly an issue in Kings Cross, they have been historically," he added.
"I think more the problem is the combination of drugs and alcohol. Drugs is not the problem in Kings Cross … alcohol’s the problem." (source)
However being a citizen that understands that a moral panic is probably not the best time to make policy, I have a few questions for the police.
a) What evidence is there that the person who attacked Thomas Kelly was under the influence of alcohol? Was there evidence that the attacker was drinking in Kings Cross?
b)What evidence is there that violent crime is increasing in the Kings Cross region (Actual statistics would help here) ? The ones I found show a drop in the last 10 years.
c)If there is evidence of violent crime increasing in the Kings Cross region, what have the police done to increase their patrolling/presence in the Kings Cross area as they identified a need?
The death of anyone is a tragedy, and I abhor violence, especially from drunken idiots who think fighting is fun.
But we must look at evidence, not anecdotal scaremongering and scapegoating when the real problem is the culture of violence within certain groups of people, not alcohol itself.
So I ask Barry O’Farrell and NSW Assistant Police Commissioner Mark Murdoch to answer these question.
Especially Mr Murdoch, given he works for the police, and the police are supposed to be all about gathering evidence…right?