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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2018
     
    Teleportation: will it ever be a possibility?

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/12/teleportation-will-it-ever-be-a-possibility

    As Andrew is such a big fan of Kaku.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2018
     
    There was a time when the folks who settled into the Santa Clara valley were mostly engineers with a vision. Getting rich wasn't at the top of the list. That changed a lot after the 80s--then it was money men.

    Now, it seems to be a matter of developing the next "neat thing'. It doesn't do anything for the poor and in general, doesn't make life better. Hell, the great minds there haven't even solved their own housing and traffic problems.
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    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2018
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2018
     
    Beaver fever, the latest in form of diarrhoea. i-Giardia. What a clever idea.

    BTW we have been drinking milk out of bags since, like, forever OMG, and we never needed an $800 bag squeezer.
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    Posted By: AsterixTo wit:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI-Ye8SP708
    Not an engineer. An infestation.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2018
     
    Posted By: AngusBeaver fever, the latest in form of diarrhoea. i-Giardia. What a clever idea.

    BTW we have been drinking milk out of bags since, like, forever OMG, and we never needed an $800 bag squeezer.


    The remarkable thing is the over-engineering done on the squeezer.

    AvE's got a great teardown video on the thing

    It's very clear that they were selling the basic machine at a huge loss, hoping that people would subscribe to their DRM-ed "juice of the day" plan.

    In a way it reminds me of the $99 I-Opener.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2018
     
    Ha! I really enjoyed that tear down! It's hard to imagine that such a monstrosity every got built, or, I use the word loosely, designed.

    At 39 min he describes the thrust bearing as "skookum" so we can guess he lives somewhere along our coast.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2018
     
    you sat thru 39 min?!
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2018
     
    Do you mean that you've never used the video cursor to skip ahead? I rarely sit through a video that's more than 5 minutes long without skipoping. I mean, if you want to sit through 45 minutes of someone baling hay, I humbly suggest that you change your brand of coffee to something with a bit more caffeine.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2018
     
    That must have been some highschool.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2018
     
    Cybersex toy industry heats up as infamous “teledildonics” patent climaxes.

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/cybersex-toy-industry-heats-up-as-infamous-teledildonics-patent-climaxes/
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018
     
    Going hundreds to millions of times beyond blockbody limit for radiative heat transfer.

    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/09/going-hundreds-to-millions-of-times-beyond-blockbody-limit-for-radiative-heat-transfer.html
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018
     
    Even blackbody.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018
     
    I like blockbody better:

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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018
     
    I am sure Al could post a better picture from his high school days.
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