There's a big ass fan at a local BBQ joint - Buz & Ned's. The thing is monstrous.
How about Sent-oes to rhyme with Mentos? Maybe CentOS will fizz if you drop it in diet Coke...
The only downside to switching over to LED-filled fake fluorescent tubes is the cost of producing fake tubes that have to handle different input voltages. With the old ballast system the input voltage was handled by the ballast the the tube got the correct strike/run voltage/current regardless. Lots of SOHO fluorescent ballasts are designed to run off 120V and many that are installed in businesses are designed to run off 208V (high leg delta), 240V (phase to phase), 277V (phase to neutral in a 480V wye), etc.
If the LED tube power supply is intelligently designed, they should be able to accept 120V-277V much like modern wall warts do - the challenge will be making them efficient at the same time.
Oh, come on! That pic is clearly 'shopped. You can tell by the shading of the nano-pillars!
You sound like the "Grumpy Old Man" character on "The John Boy and Billy Big Show".
Wow. My 11 year old Mini only has 82,000 miles on it, and it's my daily driver.
What's the terminal velocity on Mars?
Same as on Earth -- Zero. You're not terminal until you smack into the planet. Do you mean "Maximum screaming for your life velocity"? You hit that just before hitting terminal velocity.
It's a joke, Son.
For all intents and purposes, the objects are the same distance from Earth. They're 450 light-years from each other and both are approximately 4.3 BILLION light-years from Earth. The maximum difference in distance between object A and Earth and object B and Earth is 0.000010465116% (450 / 4.3x10^9 * 100). Close enough to the same distance. For reference, the same delta applied to 1 AU (93,000,000 mile Earth-Sun distance) yields 9.73 miles.
Phlogiston Paradise!!! Ruuuuby Rod!
"Cocaine esterase? It's a helluva drug!"
I love laws that are written that way. The state of Virginia automobile inspection laws are equally as circumspect. They say things like 'Door handles must be operable from inside the car.' That does not mean that there have to be door handles installed, just that they have to be operable from inside if they exist.
Since it does not have a motor with _any_ displacement, wouldn't it be closer to a motorized bicycle? At least that mentions electric drive.
A solution already exists. My people have been using them for eons to eke out an existence on an arid planet. Of course constant exposure to the spice helps.
All I got out of the Illiad was that soldiers liked to grill and eat sausages and do weird stuff with thighbones.