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Comment: Re:Blame Canada (Score 1) 653

by Seraphim1982 (#46531579) Attached to: $30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

Ideal follows a very consistent color scheme. Grey outside, yellow instrument face.
Fluke also follows a very consistent color scheme. Yellow outside, grey instrument face. The only exceptions appear to be instruments designed for very specific environments where you want to be damn sure your meter isn't going to cause an explosion, which appear to be red on the outside.

If you showed me 50 meters from those two companies I'd have no trouble telling which belongs to each based on the coloring scheme.

All you seem to have shown is how exact a copy the sparkfun meters had to be to run into trouoble, because something as trivial as inverting the color scheme is enough to avoid it.

So I give up. What was the point you were trying to make?

Comment: Re:Gravity is not constant... (Score 1) 299

The current (early 2011) uncertainty in Avogadro number is about 30 ppb. The current uncertainty in the hunk of metal is about 20 ppb. I don't think the International Committee for Weights and Measures would consider making a switch unless it is one that would reduce uncertainty.

Comment: Re:This is NOT Fracking... (Score 3, Informative) 168

by Seraphim1982 (#42572703) Attached to: Geothermal Power Advances

Well, time to sacrifice some karma on the truth once again. The poster child for geothermal power in the USA is Calpine at The Geysers, near Calistoga CA. Near, in fact, old faithful, which is old but not particularly faithful. It is neither as regular nor as potent as it used to be.

Old Faithful is in Wyoming, which is two states (Utah and Nevada) away from California.

Comment: Re:Lol, More commissions in the form of lawyer pay (Score 1) 92

by Seraphim1982 (#42489719) Attached to: Is HP Right? Autonomy Salesperson Shares Internal Emails

I'm not a hardware guy so I don't use HP scopes (do they even still make bench equipment?)

HP's spun off their scientific instruments, electronic test equipment, and a number of things, into Agilent Technologies about 20 years ago. Agilent still makes bench equipment, to the point that I have some pieces of HP/Agilent equipment that are identical except for the corporate logo on them (including having the same model number).

"Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core." -- Hannah Arendt.