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Welcome to the fifty-second installment of Your Comments. Here are our favorites from the past week, from Makezine, our Facebook page, and Twitter.


In response to Retro Gaming Cake Brings Back Memories, Dysentery, Gillian BenAry says:

I used to get so upset when my relatives died, I had to stop naming them after my REAL relatives.

In the piece The Wood Database, nonnymus remarks:

I’d prefer the database if it put sustainability information front and center in its entries. Sure, they have a general article on the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES), but otherwise all species – common, sustainably managed, exploited, endangered, nearly extinct – are all treated the same. There might be some information in the “Pricing /Availability” section, but it’s really not enough.

As global climate change continues apace, making sure we plant and keep plenty of trees is one of our best hopes to avoid disaster. It would be nice if the Wood Database helped in that effort by steering users to sustainably managed species.

In the article Geeky Aluminum Can Sculptures, Facebook user Andrea Cuchetto says:

I think about the number of cuts one must get working with aluminum cans in this way. Ouch, infinity!

In response to Artist 3D-Prints Skeletal Self-Portrait, Twitter user Andrew Devansky says:

I can’t wait to print my skeleton at school! RT “@Makemagazine: #Make Artist 3D-Prints Skeletal Self-Portrait http://bit.ly/ZJaFyV

In the article Goldieblox and the Three Builds, engineerzero writes:

I read in his autobiography that while growing up, Steve Wozniak was inspired in part by the Tom Swift novels. Many male scientists, engineers, and technicians will fondly recall science fiction stories with youthful protagonists — who were usually themselves male.

Alas, today with rare exceptions the fictional role models for girls are witches or vampires. Any effort to redress that, more power to it.

In the article Google Glass: Wearable Tech’s Killer App?, user madluthier says:

There is no reason, looking at the device, that it could not be made as an unobtrusive module that can be made to universally attach to nearly any pair of specs, be they shades, prescription or reading. Make them with different covers, much like cell covers, that appeal to the individual. Black, white, gold, silver and tortoise of different shades to compliment the specs or the personality of the individual.

Like these comments? Be sure to sound off in the comments! You could be in next week’s column.

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


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