The Fabrikator by Bruce Sterling

THE FABRIKATOR WAS UGLY, noisy, a fire hazard, and it smelled. Borislav got it for the kids in the neighborhood.

One snowy morning, in his work gloves, long coat, and fur hat, he loudly power-sawed through the wall of his kiosk. He duct-taped and stapled the fabrikator into place.

The neighborhood kids caught on instantly. His new venture was a big hit.

The fabrikator made little plastic toys from 3-D computer models. After a week, the fab’s dirt-cheap toys literally turned into dirt. The fabbed toys just crumbled away, into a waxy, non-toxic substance that the smaller kids tended to chew.

Borislav had naturally figured that the brief lifetime of these toys might discourage the kids from buying them. This just wasn’t so. This wasn’t a bug: this was a feature. Every day after school, an eager gang of kids clustered around Borislav’s green kiosk. They slapped down their tinny pocket change with mittened hands. Then they exulted, quarreled, and sometimes even punched each other over the shining fab-cards.

The happy kid would stick the fab-card (adorned with some glossily fraudulent pic of the toy) into the fabrikator’s slot. After a hot, deeply exciting moment of hissing, spraying, and stinking, the fab would burp up a freshly minted dinosaur, baby doll, or toy fireman.

Foot traffic always brought foot traffic. The grownups slowed as they crunched the snowy street. They cast an eye at the many temptations ranked behind Borislav’s windows. Then they would impulse-buy. A football scarf, maybe. A pack of tissues for a sneezy nose.

Once again he was ahead of the game: the only kiosk in town with a fabrikator….

→ August 8, 2014

The Golden Chain of Homer

Somatiske Piercing

Nick fullførte sin mastergrad ved Ohio State University i somatiske og kulturelle studier 2002. Sitt siste prosjekt, "Somatiske Piercing: Kunst og Ritual av kroppspiercing"skildrer hans erfaringer i body ritualer som lyser opp andre piercers' syn på saken.

A happy pierced person

11 Ting du bør vite om piercing

“Denne artikkelen presenteres noen lyd informasjon, det ’ s fortsatt mye mer å vite. Når piercing er utført av en profesjonell bruker sterilt utstyr og høy kvalitet smykker, og riktig ettervern følges, risikoen minimeres drastisk.” -Elayne Angel, APP President

No Holes Barred: A Piercee's Point of View

Ingen hull sperret: En PIERCEE ’ SYNSPUNKT artikkel

Du er en gjennomboret kvinne, Han sa, ser inn i øynene og smile.
Jeg løftet hodet slik at jeg kunne ta en titt: Brian Skellie, min piercer, hadde ble knivstukket meg med en nål slik at jeg kunne bære en sølv ring med hematitt stein på navlen min.

ASTM F136 Updated grain boundaries

ASTM F136 revisjon

En av de mest brukte materialene for kroppen smykker, the ASTM F136 – Standard oppsett for utførte Titan-6Aluminum-4Vanadium-ELI (Ekstra lav interstitiell) …

Sacred Cows 11-13ICT-SSI-Prevention-report-cvr

Hellige kuer infeksjon kontroll

SSI forebygging: Evidensbasert praksis erstatte dvelende “Hellige kuer’ i OR
Denne rapporten Utforsker forebygging av kirurgiske området infeksjoner (SSIs) innenfor rammen av evidensbasert praksis erstatte “hellige kuer” i operasjonsstuen. Det fokuserer på kritiske praksisen med preoperativ hårfjerning.

Når Thomas Paine nevnt i 1776 som, “En lang vane ikke tenke en ting galt, gir det en overfladisk utseende av,” han kunne ikke ha forestilt at han beskrev en gjeldende tug-of-war som fremdeles eksisterer i noen operasjonssaler.

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Safe steel for body jewelry?

A forum participant asked: please discuss 316l and implant grade 316lvm grade stainless steel. Body Jewelry Materials. Understanding Implant Grade Surgical Steel

Association of Professional Piercers International Relations

APP Conference soon!

  CONFERENCE IS ALMOST UPON US! THE CONFERENCE ADVANCED (ONLINE) REGISTRATION WILL SHUT DOWN AT MIDNIGHT ON MAY 17TH, PST ANY CHANGES TO YOUR REGISTRATION SHOULD

APPmedia

The Association of Professional Piercers is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of vital health and safety information about body piercing to piercers, helsepersonell, lovgivere, og allmennheten. Socially and legislatively, body piercing is situated within the greater body modification community. Som et resultat, we recognize that our role extends beyond the discipline of body piercing. Our position on body art practices such as tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, branding, scarification, suspension, and other forms of body modification is as follows:

→ Mai 1, 2013

Get a STATIM 2000 G4

FDA veiledning om autoklaver

Hva autoklavene er godkjent for å sterilisere hul elementer av FDA?
Standardene for prosesseringstid som kan behandle elementer med lumen er offentlig tilgjengelig via webområdet FDA.