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by thirdnorth
November 21st, 2011, 7:44 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The light bulb conspiracy
Replies: 47
Views: 7218

Re: The light bulb conspiracy

Most implies greater than half... Here's a link to 53 pages of regulations about antiseptics. You know, an alcohol gel for sanitizing your hands. The purpose of the 53 pages is to ensure safety and efficacy of the product. Please show me the half that are ill-conceived and prematurely enacted. I se...
by thirdnorth
November 21st, 2011, 1:59 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The light bulb conspiracy
Replies: 47
Views: 7218

Re: The light bulb conspiracy

There you go again, making over-reaching generalizations. What? My response to you was based on your over-reaching generalization of what I originally said. But we can only take the knowledge we have and take our best guess. It is not, nor will it ever be, black and white. And without rules and reg...
by thirdnorth
November 18th, 2011, 10:16 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The light bulb conspiracy
Replies: 47
Views: 7218

Re: The light bulb conspiracy

Before we get on the “all regulations are evil” bandwagon... I never said they were all evil. Just that most are ill-conceived and prematurely enacted. I would be happy to see a regulation that prevents someone from taking advantage of the rest of us when they don't wear a belt when they get into a...
by thirdnorth
November 18th, 2011, 10:00 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The light bulb conspiracy
Replies: 47
Views: 7218

Re: The light bulb conspiracy

Funny how both sides have their villains. The left has the Kock brothers and the right has George Soros. I guess it never ends. I don't think the decision to go with internal combustion engines set us on a path to destruction. Steam power required burning coal or wood in large quantities. Sufficient...
by thirdnorth
November 18th, 2011, 6:09 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: How to solve the "last mile" problem in traffic
Replies: 25
Views: 4905

Re: How to solve the "last mile" problem in traffic

You are very correct, Cameron. Wide open space has dictated the way the infrastructure in this country has developed. However I whole-heartedly disagree with your assertion that there is a relationship to suburbia and properly kerned type. Suburbia is Comic Sans, there's very little good that can c...
by thirdnorth
November 17th, 2011, 7:13 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: How to solve the "last mile" problem in traffic
Replies: 25
Views: 4905

Re: How to solve the "last mile" problem in traffic

With all the talk of trying to get people to walk or bike, has anyone considered the needs of those who can't because of some kind of disability or physical limitation? I will admit that I get really annoyed when I'm sitting in traffic and the pedestrians are walking as fast or faster than traffic. ...
by thirdnorth
November 17th, 2011, 12:55 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The light bulb conspiracy
Replies: 47
Views: 7218

Re: The light bulb conspiracy

Rather than focus on energy production, I'd like to see more legislation to reduce energy consumption, like a 500 litre fridge currently uses 600kWh pa, in two years you can't sell one if it uses more than 500kWh pa, in ten years 300kWh pa etc. News from the other day said that some car companies a...
by thirdnorth
November 9th, 2011, 11:54 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The light bulb conspiracy
Replies: 47
Views: 7218

Re: The light bulb conspiracy

Societies being too stupid so that would believe in anything companies or government want to sell them by telling them that they need it? That's an interesting take you got from the movie. I have a few questions I like to ask myself when I watch movies like this. Did I come away from it with any qu...
by thirdnorth
November 3rd, 2011, 11:40 am
Forum: toy design
Topic: ZBrush Anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 16563

Re: ZBrush Anyone?

It's been a couple years since anyone replied to this post, and I wanted to know if anything has changed since. I work for a mostly soft goods company, but we have the occasional hard part. I haven't used Rhino since school so it's like learning it all over again, and it seems like it would be easie...
by thirdnorth
October 4th, 2011, 4:33 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Social Cohesion Design
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: Social Cohesion Design

Hmmm. Looking at the statements from some of the London rioters, they were more concerned about vandalizing and looting than actual productive social interaction. London seemed like a perfectly 'social city' before the riots, which points to the possibility that the social discontent that led to the...
by thirdnorth
September 23rd, 2011, 5:25 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: "Rock star designers"
Replies: 58
Views: 5744

Re: "Rock star designers"

Yo, What is industrial design for, if not to fill the needs of a user? And what better way to judge that than through commercial success? Forget the Camry, it's just a placeholder, and insert any other product in it's place. Do you have an example of something that was a great design but not commerc...
by thirdnorth
September 23rd, 2011, 11:29 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: "Rock star designers"
Replies: 58
Views: 5744

Re: "Rock star designers"

Lots of wonderful and influential things (products, movies, what have you) where market failures. Saying the market decides is saying the guy that designed the Camry is the biggest design rockstar in the world! I knew someone would draw that conclusion, but I thought it would be more like the Ford ...
by thirdnorth
September 22nd, 2011, 6:36 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: "Rock star designers"
Replies: 58
Views: 5744

Re: "Rock star designers"

One success akin to winning the lottery (Scott Wilson, Kickstarter) gets you at most, a "popstar" merit badge. "Rockstar" status comes when you can fill an arena. Still, there's no way in hell I'm ever calling Beiber a rockstar, I don't care how many arenas he fills. I like Yo's list, but would add...
by thirdnorth
June 30th, 2011, 5:58 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Design takes 2 (or 3) of top 5 businesses to start in 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1201

Re: Design takes 2 (or 3) of top 5 businesses to start in 20

Okay...two articles pointing to the growth (specific employment in one, overall "industry growth" in another) of the industrial design market are not enough to show optimistic forecasts. The FB article specifies sales increases for the food catering businesses this way, "Average sales growth over th...
by thirdnorth
June 30th, 2011, 3:54 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Design takes 2 (or 3) of top 5 businesses to start in 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1201

Re: Design takes 2 (or 3) of top 5 businesses to start in 20

What does 6.2% growth mean? Is it 6.2% increase in sales? Is it 6.2% increase in projects? Is it 6.2% increase in jobs? I suspect sales and that is likely just an increase in price. It doesn't mean there are more projects or jobs for a new or existing firm. As a matter of fact, if prices went up gr...