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Comment: Re:Also... (Score 1) 235

by Khyber (#47974355) Attached to: Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

Uh, no, not broken. I still do it all the time to freak the unwary right out. Drop a cold beer in the microwave for 4 minutes. It's only a few degrees hotter than before it was put in. Measured with contact and IR thermometer. You'd eed to nuke it for a long time to get a can to blow.

Also, you can't use a bottle because the cap has jagged areas. That area will just start sparking like mad until you blow the top of the bottle right off.

Comment: Re:Know who to sue (Score 2) 157

by Khyber (#47974223) Attached to: Anonymous Peer-review Comments May Spark Legal Battle

"Is losing a $350,000 job offer something you consider trivial?"

Considering *I* have the intelligence and education to obtain another equally-paying job, yup, really fucking trivial. Especially if I can prove I wasn't munging the experimental reports and data.

Real scientists wouldn't care about a tenured position, because they could find one with equal pay rather easily. Real scientists would be welcomed just about anywhere as long as they were REPUTABLE.

The fact this guy got canned over a huge peer-review process which pointed out several unexpected things that should not have been is a giveaway and testament to the poor quality of the work from this scientist.

I want to know which reviewed papers brought this about. I'm genuinely curious to see if I spot the exact same thing every other peer-reviewer has seen.

Comment: Re:Good. IndieGoGo should do it too (Score 1) 192

by Khyber (#47971587) Attached to: Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails

" Given solar panels somewhere between 10-15% efficient"

What decade are you from, out of curiosity? Currently, we're pushing ~40% in top end photovoltaics ~35% in midrange/prosumer, lowly consumer stuff bought off Alibaba easily reaches 25%, and LEDs are well over 70% efficiency in monochromatic ranges (depending, blue is far more efficient than red in terms of input power/output power) which is how we're able to get 5150K 300+ lux/w white LEDs using a blue base.

Your math is about 40 years behind.

Comment: Re:Also... (Score 1) 235

by Khyber (#47971581) Attached to: Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

"You're a fucking moron and you don't understand how microwaves operate."

Says the idiot that obviously didn't pay attention to my post, the inside of the microwave is SOLID STEEL and there's a fucking EXPOSED NICHROME METAL GRILL ELEMENT IN THE TOP.


I microwave my ramen in a steel bowl. EVERY SINGLE DAY.

It's like you don't understand how the fuck a faraday cage works.

Comment: Re:Good. IndieGoGo should do it too (Score 1) 192

by Khyber (#47965839) Attached to: Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails

"question of how much power does it take to make an LED light visible during the day"

Considering the sun is ~93 lumens per watt and we've got LEDs now pushing 300+ lumens per watt, not very much power, at all. One watt will put any LED brighter than even the glare on the glass.

Comment: Re:Also... (Score 2) 235

by Khyber (#47965797) Attached to: Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

"Don't put an unopened bottle or can of soda in a microwave"

Try again. Don't put anything with ARC-CAPABLE POINTS in a microwave. Rounded-edge steel containers (like metal bowls and cans) are typically fine to use in a microwave.

I've got a *HUGE* nichrome heating element inside my Microwave (it's a combo microwave/broiler.) That element is exposed at all times. Shit doesn't go sparking like mad or blowing up when I use the microwave.

Comment: There's only one thing Alibaba needs to fix (Score 1) 118

by Khyber (#47959767) Attached to: Is Alibaba Comparable To a US Company?

It is a great fucking company. I use it for sourcing all kinds of things. The biggest problem is that their clients quite often have a poor grasp of English. Example, I'm currently looking for a small fan. I need it to ATTACH to a T8 LED and maintain roughly the same profile.

All I get are either quotes for 80mm computer fans, or T8 LED tubes. I even include a picture of the device I have in operation, with a rigged 80mm fan and plastic ducting strapped to the end of the T8 LED tube. It's like they ignore the picture, ignore everything, and only focus on key words. This leads to some of the shittiest customer service I've ever received. I want a fan, not a light. I already have the light, can't you see in the picture?

There are some foreign companies on there with excellent English skills. Those almost always get my business because the transaction and sourcing experience is so much easier.

If Alibaba could fix that one glaring issue, they'll be eating everyone's lunch.

Comment: The real answer is ILLEGAL LABOR (Score 1) 394

by Khyber (#47957577) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

You keep hearing about it in the news, Apple claims to do something to fix it, and more often than not it's the exact same company in the news again for illegal labor practices.

Apple is able to build their own stuff by buying machines with money saved by utilizing illegal labor.

Let's not sugar coat this bullshit any more than it needs it, okay Slashdot?

Comment: Re:And they wonder why I block ads... (Score 1) 223

by Khyber (#47953679) Attached to: Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware

" I reserve the right to pick and choose the fonts, to pick and choose the colours, to pick and choose the pictures, and to pick and choose the bits of content of every web page that's offered to me. "

I could guarantee you don't have the right and you don't even have the technological capability to do so unless you're intercepting the packets and re-writing the code on the fly.

Which means you're obviously not using HTTPS and thus you're a moron ripe for security hijacking.

Comment: Re:Spot on (Score 1) 156

by Khyber (#47944991) Attached to: Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

"In your scenario your going to hate it when you need warranty work and the dealers tell you that you need to take it to an authorized warranty repair center for directly purchased cars."

Boy, those dealers are going to hate it when I hit them with a breach of the Anti-tying provisions of the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act.

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else. -- R. Buckminster Fuller