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Comment: Re:Wind chill on a solar collector (Score 1) 110

by DigitalReverend (#47211771) Attached to: There's No Wind Chill On Mars

Wind chill does not affect inanimate objects. Yes they might cool down to the ambient temperature faster but they will never go lower than the ambient temperature regardless of the wind speed. Wind chill is what it "feels" like and last I check solar collectors don't feel.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/win...

+ - Drivable Lego car built piece by piece -- all 500,000->

Submitted by DigitalReverend
DigitalReverend (901909) writes "The first drivable Lego car is made of 500,000 pieces and runs on air.

The inventors of the Lego car are Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romanian Raul Oaida, a self-taught technology guru.

The car — known as the Super Awesome Micro Project — can reach a top speed of 18 mph. It was built in Romania and delivered to a location in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, where the car was test-driven, according to the inventors' website.

This isn't the team's first Lego project. In 2011, Sammartino and Oaida launched a Lego shuttle in Germany, reaching a maximum altitude of 35,000 meters."

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Comment: I have an idea.... MOVE (Score 0) 341

by DigitalReverend (#44719069) Attached to: The Golden Gate Barrage: New Ideas To Counter Sea Level Rise

Instead of continuously screwing around trying to fight a losing battle against nature,simple move to where there is less chance of nature causing disruption.

If it floods there....move
If there's a lot of wildfires...move
If there are landslides...move.

I think it would be much cheaper to just move and then use the money that would have gone for fighting nature with the "biggest and costliest project in civil engineering" for humanitarian purposes, like say, feeding and housing the poor.

Comment: I think you are misreading the 440,000 (Score 3, Informative) 50

The 440,000 would be employees and volunteers of the VA. The VA itself actually handles a lot more than that. There's 21.5 million veterans, of that 3.5 million receives disability compensation. Every veteran is eligible for health care in the VA system. So for 444,000 users of the VA information technology, 900,000 devices isn't that far fetched to handle the date for 3.5 million + veterans.

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/veteranscensus1.html
http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/factsheets/fs_department_of_veterans_affairs.pdf

Comment: You can complain about the megcorps but.... (Score 4, Insightful) 187

by DigitalReverend (#44466063) Attached to: Geeks.com Online Shop Has Closed

They didn't become mega corps by being " best kept secrets in shopping". There's been a lot of this on /. where some little known entity is shutting down their website or closing their doors. I think too many people actually believe in the field of dreams, but I am sorry, just because you build it, they aren't necessarily going to come, unless you tell them about it.

"The pyramid is opening!" "Which one?" "The one with the ever-widening hole in it!" -- The Firesign Theatre

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