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Comment: Re:Specialized Pieces (Score 1) 355

by Xoltri (#46771843) Attached to: Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs
Not entirely true, if you're creative enough. For example recently I bought my 5 year old a Mixel. It had these hook like things on it for horns that, as you suggest, I thought were specifically for that model. However to my surprise he remembered that the same pieces also came in a spider-man lego kit, ran up stairs and managed to find it within a minute (which is a feat in itself considering how much lego there is). So even the kits themselves are still a good creative toy, even when they eventually get mixed in with all the other lego.

Comment: Re:Any chemists want to weigh in?? (Score 1) 256

by Xoltri (#46706765) Attached to: Navy Creates Fuel From Seawater
My favorite is the MSDS for sand. Like at the park. Imagine this warning at the playground, haha!

Personal Protection: Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Gloves.

Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill: Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product.

Comment: Re:Not all Lithiums the same (Score 1) 236

by Xoltri (#46350819) Attached to: Tesla Used A Third of All Electric-Car Batteries Last Year
If a LIPO based car is a bomb on wheels with an energy density of 0.36[2]–0.875 MJ/kg, then what would you call a regular car when Gasoline has an energy density of 100 times that (~46 MJ/kg)?

Although, I guess you'd need to consider the speed at which that energy can be released, and I'm not sure how LIPOs compare on that front given that gasoline needs to be sufficiently mixed with oxygen.

Comment: Re:Neat idea. (Score 1) 104

by Xoltri (#46051751) Attached to: CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)
Yeah it's not perfect, there are some things I find annoying. However for the most part, I like the adaptive difficulty. The most difficult part is in a song when it transitions from single notes to chords, often I have to pause to figure it out. It does help ease you into a song though generally, and is especially fun for beginners who have no previous experience. I bought a bass guitar as well and that is even more fun for beginners as it has only 4 strings.

Comment: Love the aeropress. (Score 1) 49

I'll be watching what this guy does in the future for sure. The aeropress is a great device that makes great coffee. I use it almost daily, and the 4 cup capacity is not a problem as if people are coming over I just make several batches and keep the espresso in the fridge. Even do that for camping trips, that way I don't have to pack the aeropress when camping, just bring the espresso.

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