Make sure that you keep that cord coiled up into a nice tight ball, too...
Now uses a conventional heating element, rather than a 100W bulb:
A typical "rough service" incandescent lamp intended for use on 120V contains a filament actually designed for normal light output at 130V. By underheating the filament, the filament retains more strength when lit, and is better able to handle shock and vibration in hand-held worklights, etc.
This negatively impacts efficiency, though.
Sold by 3M under the trade name "Fluorinert FC-43". Used primarily as a heat transfer fluid in exotic electronics.
The best known application to Slashdotters would be the Cray 2 supercomputer, which used a fluorinert "waterfall" to remove waste heat from the densely packed electronics. Some overclockers use it on high performance gaming rigs and the like, with the entire motherboard submerged in a bath of the stuff.
Because of the very high dielectric strength and low RF loss, it was used as a cooling medium in military radar gear, particularly airborne stuff.
and used by a few overclockers with full-immersion cooling systems.
How long until the DEA makes these things illegal?
Just say NO to absolute silence.....
Apollo 16 brought a UV telescope along with them...
Once you talk about making extracts (hash, hash oil, etc.) from your pound of weed, you move from "possession with intent to distribute", to "manufacturing of a controlled substance", the same charge that running a meth lab would get you.
Since you are now manufacturing, and not simply presumed to be selling, you move to the top of the food chain, and will make a great trophy for some ambitious narco-swine.
From newest to oldest:
Rigol DS1052E--A "cheap and cheerful" Chinese import 50 MHz 2 channel DSO. A good general hobby scope, easily upgradeable to 100MHz bandwidth with a simple reflash of the firmware. Has a sizable following in the hardware hacker community because of the high "bang for the buck" factor.
Tektronix 7623: A 3-slot mainframe with 75 MHz bandwidth An 1969 vintage analog storage scope, which accepts various interchangeable plug in units to give a huge range of features. Actually has an on-screen display for V/div and Time/div, which was bleeding edge stuff at the time it was introduced.
Tektronix 453: A 1963 vintage portable field service scope (designed for servicing IBM mainframes). Dual channel, 50 MHz. Built to take constant abuse and just keep working. Still a VERY usable scope for general purposes, and has the sharpest brightest trace of any scope I have ever used.
No word on whether the next of kin have been notified as of yet...."
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It's embarassing b/c essentially its the same thing as that plastic mold machine at tourist attractions that can make you a plastic souvenier of the Washington Monument.
At least those "mold-a-rama" machines demonstrate real-world manufacturing techniques. There are a hell of a lot more injection molding machines out there cranking out parts than there are 3D printers, that's for sure.
anything else that might offend somebody....
Piss poor idea or not?
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