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Comment: Re:S'not Wooden (Score 1) 82

by dotancohen (#47573117) Attached to: A Warm-Feeling Wooden Keyboard (Video)

Thanks, Jesse. I posted a review of the Leather Ducky on GH, but the images are gone due to their famous crash some time back:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?...

I'll fix those images sometime.

If you ever do want to sell or otherwise be rid of some of the hardware in those pictures, please do get in contact with me! My Gmail username is the same as my Slashdot username. Thanks!

Comment: Re:Pretty sure it wasn't the heat tiles. (Score 1) 160

by dotancohen (#47572509) Attached to: Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

The tiles on the shuttle's belly were the complete opposite. The main tiles on the belly of the shuttle were roughly 10% silica fibers, 90% air. Think very low density styrofoam, except that it can be heated to glowing temperatures without losing its properties. This was actually the really cool demo that I saw. The person giving the demo heated it with a torch until it was glowing yellow/white, then picked it up with his bare finger tips. Because the thermal conductivity of it was so low, it could be handled (with care) with bare hands.

You might have notice that the person held the TPS tile by the corners, not the edges. Had he touched the middle of the tile, where he had hit it with the torch, he would have been severely burned. The amazing property of the tile is that it would maintain a high thermal gradient, so one part of it would be super hot but just 1 cm away it would be cool enough to handle. This is related to thermal conductivity as you mention, but it is not the heat transfer property that you imply (like 80 degree water scalding blesh but 80 degree air not scalding).

Comment: Re:Normal use indeed (Score 1) 160

by dotancohen (#47572481) Attached to: Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

Better not catch you playing games on this thing or you're liable to start fires.

I'm more worried about cleaning it. This thing looks like a magnet for dirt, dust, and other airborne particles. When those particles settle on the heatsink it will ruin the copper-air interface and this thing won't cool at all.

I also wonder what happens when the inevitable patina develps:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment: Re:Limits of Measurement (Score 1) 121

Double slit experiment has been duplicated using *individual photons*. Yes, one photon fired at detector at a time. ONE. No more, just ONE. After waiting sufficiently long, interference pattern was produced on the detector. The photon appears to have interfered with itself.

I too, er, interfere, with myself when I'm alone after waiting sufficiently long.

Comment: Re:2010: Odyssey Two (4th Edition) (Score 1) 38

by dotancohen (#47572265) Attached to: Enceladus's 101 Geysers Blast From Hidden Ocean

You've linked to a non-English page, which is irrelevant to the English language.

Enceladus is not an English word. It is a Greek word, therefore I've linked to the Greek page. Though who know the Greek alphabet (physicists, mathematicians, engineers, i.e. a considerable portion of /. readership) will be able to read the word and understand how it is to be pronounced. Greek, unlike English, is pronounced how it is spelled.

Comment: Re:Just get a case (Score 3, Funny) 540

Please don't give Bennett any ideas. I would be very happy indeed if someone were to remove from his possession _all_ his keyboards.

In fact, arguably tablets and phones are media _consumption_ devices, not media creation. Leave the media creation to the big names in IP, lest you infringe their property. Go back to consuming (spending), preferably multiple times for each device that you own. Can't have you watching on your phone media that is licensed only for your PC, that would be stealing from somebody's intellectual property.

Comment: Re:Death bell tolling for thee.... (Score 1) 322

by dotancohen (#47539467) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Well, I found Server Core, but it looks like it has all the disadvantages of a GUI, and doesn't even support all Windows Server features:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-u...

It still requires RDP, still requires running a graphical server (though not full desktop), and won't run Powershell since it won't run .NET.

Well, we tried!

Comment: Re:S'not Wooden (Score 1) 82

by dotancohen (#47529019) Attached to: A Warm-Feeling Wooden Keyboard (Video)

Hi Jesse. I don't see mention of which switches are in the buttonplank. I'm rather partial to the Cherry Blues, will there be an option for them? I see mention of "switches quiet enough to use in a meeting" but an option for "switches which give terrific feedback" would be most welcome!

If you have no need for the uTron (can't type a mu in ASCII) in the pile then I would love to adopt it! Considering the price I think that the folks at Geekhack [1] would be most interested in comparing your keyboard to the uTron, the Kinesis, and the Truly Ergonomic. Let me know if you are interested in having me write a review. I can point you to my other Geekhack reviews if you would like.

By the way, I also mod my boards (reduced spring pressure, and even leather keycaps) so I know to appreciate a product made _just the way you like it_.

[1] Keyboard enthusiast website, I'm sure that you've familiar with it.

Comment: Re:Death bell tolling for thee.... (Score 1) 322

by dotancohen (#47522397) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Windows Server has been doing this for a while, with some versions coming with full UI and others with just the CLI.

CLI for Windows Server? As in something vaguely resembling SSH? How do I get it?

I administer a bunch of Linux servers, not because I hate Windows but rather because "sudo aptitude update" is so much easier than click-mouse-drag-doubleclick-right-click especially with network lag. If there exists a true SSH replacement for Windows I would love to try it.

May the bluebird of happiness twiddle your bits.

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