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Comment: Re:Nope (Score 1) 224

by Neil Boekend (#49164165) Attached to: Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC

I agree. Does nobody remember what those indestructible Nokia dumbphones were made from? High quality plastic all the way and you had to place it on the side to be able to destroy it by driving over it with a tractor.

It's really interesting how quality feel and real quality mismatch. Bendy plastic absorbs drops way better then solid stainless steel. Steel mostly transfers the energy to the screen, which cracks. Or it deforms permanently. Properly designed plastic pops off and can then be popped back.

Comment: Re:Not entirely new... (Score 1) 109

Step 1. Stream audio to left earbud with Bluetooth.
Step 2. Stream audio from left to right earbud with this technology.
Step 3. Mass production.
Step 4. Market.
Step 5. Sell
Step 6. Profit.

I don't know why they just make a new sub protocol under Bluetooth that supports two single channel audio connections. This may be because I don't know much about the details of Bluetooth

Comment: Re: Let me guess the name of the line (Score 2) 92

by Neil Boekend (#49162509) Attached to: Ikea Unveils Furniture That Charges Your Smartphone Wirelessly

You get what you pay for with IKEA. In fact, if you compare their stuff to similarly priced stuff you get a lot more than you pay for.

You can buy real wood furniture from them and it lasts far longer. It's not even that much more expensive. Especially if you cheat and glue the pieces in addition to screwing them together with the included stuff. The main disadvantage to gluing is that you can't take it apart to move it but you can't do that too often anyway.

Old IKEA furniture can often have a new lease on life if you take it apart and glue it back together with a polyurethane based glue (often called filling glue). Cheap and relatively easy. Note: take lots of pictures while taking it apart. Those pictures in reverse are your manual (since the original manual is probably lost).

Comment: Re:Plastic, huh? (Score 2) 129

by Neil Boekend (#49134925) Attached to: Inventors Revolutionize Beekeeping

Most plastics (including food grade) are remarkably resilient to acid.
Now metal, that is a different story. Wise people don't put acidic foodstufs in metal. Not even stainless steel (not SS316(L), not Hasteloy, not Duplex nothing).

I believe the biggest difference between glass bottles of honey and plastic bottles is that much of the stuff in plastic bottles is sugarwater with some flavor additives. Glass bottles are often considered premium so the manufacturers don't do that.
The "fake" honey doesn't include all the flavor chemicals that real honey does, just like candy cherries do not have the same flavor as real cherries.
Mind you: I don't think this would be a bad thing per se, but the manufacturers would need to put it on the bottle.
"I can't believe it's not honey!"
"Honey substitute".

Comment: Re:I got a butt chewing for giving my daughter hon (Score 1) 240

by Neil Boekend (#49125835) Attached to: Study: Peanut Consumption In Infancy Helps Prevent Peanut Allergy

I have no clue why game meat is excluded but I have 2 points:
1. In cows the BSE prion can survive everything short of 3 hours at 1000C (must be done in an oxygen free environment). Prions can be seen as primitive virusses. This is not a risk in game.
2. Back in the stone age miscarriage and infant death were far higher. We have really solved much there, partly because we now know what not to do while pregnant.

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