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Journal: Mars, Ho! Chapter Thirty

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He'd only read a little more of the report when he laid the tablet down and grabbed the fone and called his secretary. "Book a flight to Mars as soon as you can get me there," he said.
He composed a letter to his daughter. "Dear Destiny," it said, "I wish you'd stay in touch. I'm in the middle of reading your fiancee's report and I see you're getting married. Please wait until I get there, I want to give my dau

Comment: Re:Wow. (Score 1) 193

by Khyber (#47445329) Attached to: Rocket Scientist Designs "Flare" Pot That Cooks Food 40% Faster

"Actually, with the fins being on the outside for this design, I think it would be less efficient compared to jetboil."

Nah. The fins up the side provide more surface area to capture waste rising heat. This also allows for better and more even dispersion of heat throughout the surface area of that which you are cooking, since instead of only heating the bottom you're getting the sides as well.

Jetboil still suffers from having the fins being confined to the bottom.

Comment: 7.5x that of copper (Score 1) 209

by Khyber (#47445285) Attached to: Scientists Have Developed a Material So Dark That You Can't See It

Man, I'd love that stuff cooling my LEDs! The tiniest bit of airflow over something like that would be all one needs to keep even intense arrays like the MK-R cool.

I wonder if this could be grown on the backside of an MCPCB, negating the need for a heat sink and allowing just a fan over it to cool.

Comment: Re:Ewww... (Score 2) 237

by Khyber (#47440943) Attached to: Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

I don't think you fully comprehend my point. I'm only saying RO will easily remove the pharmaceuticals. You might still get other elements present besides oxygen and hydrogen, but you're not getting any molecular structure much larger than a water molecule through those pores, which would incidentally include pretty much every pharmaceutical ever made.

Comment: Re:Dude! Sounds like a real way to make some bread (Score 1) 152

by Khyber (#47439197) Attached to: Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

" You don't use the same yeast for wine as you do for beer, and that's different from the one you use for bread."

I do, and I get great results every time.

"Turbo" yeasts and specialty brewer's yeasts tend to suck. Fleischmann's active dry yeast? Works like a charm. I can even make 20% port non-fortified with that stuff.

Comment: Re:Ewww... (Score 5, Informative) 237

by Khyber (#47439151) Attached to: Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

"Don't know about memory but reverse osmosis water certainly does contain some of the pharmaceuticals you crapped out."

Uh, considering the membrane has pores small enough to remove a sodium ion, and pretty much every pharmaceutical made is much larger than a single sodium ion, good luck getting through the filter.

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Journal: Milestones 2

Journal by mcgrew

Last weekend Mars, Ho! passed the magic 40,000 words, the number of words necessary for a science fiction work to be a novel.

A large number of installed systems work by fiat. That is, they work by being declared to work. -- Anatol Holt