You have to remember that the more MOVs you have, the better chance you have to absorb a lightning strike.
Thimerosal contain 49.6% Mercury (by weight)!
I understand that the amount of thimerosal is not massive in vaccine, half of it is mercury. It is not "in such minuscule amounts it doesn't harm anyone" as you said.
The EPA guideline state that you should not give to an infant more than 0.1 microgram of methylmercury per body weight per day.
Also, you can find up to 2 or 3 microgram of thimerosal per ml in a vaccine. Half of which is Mercury.
Most pediatric vaccine comes in doses of 0.5 ml, so it would make 1 to 1.5 microgram of mercury. If a baby weight 3.5 kg (just born, first vaccine of Hepatitis B) or 4.5kg (1-2 month - second vaccine of Hepatitis B) this will be a dosage of up to 0.43 microgram per kg or 0.33 microgram per kg.
THIS IS NOT MINUSCULE.
And this is considering that the EPA dosage is not already too high.
an only be used directly from outside your network over the internet if you have enabled remote Web GUI management
How many of the people who installed dd-wrt did that?!?
Personally, I was worrying about that until I read that quote. I mean, I installed DD-WRT at my uncle's house and my parents, but I never enable remote management. So all in all, I'm not planning an emergency upgrade anytime soon.
There will be nothing left
Actually, you are saving more than 50% because you still pay for only 13 Watts (as it is said in the article). Also, the poor power factor is not that problematic, because usually, in power substation, you can find capacitor bank to compensate... I admit you still need to wire for more current and you will create more current loss through the wires, but you are still winning because you need a lot more less power.
As long as they don't charge for poor power factor! (when that will be the case, I bet they will include the electronic to compensate)
I, for one, welcome our new geneticaly engineered yeast bacteria overlords.
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