I'd like to get more information about these worlds before I die. Also, I'd like to know if I would really get my own planet if I went "Full Mormon" so I can prepare accordingly.
I was expecting more tentacles. Seamonster = Tentacles
Chromebooks will be HUGE in K-12 education in the next year. Over the past year chromebooks were hard to acquire and I had to resort to ordering them in batches of 5s and 10s from various suppliers as they were backordered. The supply problem seems to be resolved as of about February and my district will be purchasing hundreds of them after July 1. Other districts in my area are as well, in total I am aware of about 4,000 chromebooks that will be purchased this Summer. More importantly I see K-12 student computer use trending in this direction. The support costs for a device like this are minimal and for most students these limited devices are sufficient.
Keeping a beehive is a natural extension of that love.
A glass walled beehive in your house is an unnatural extension of that love but it is damn cool.
I love this idea and it does work when done correctly. Imagine the ant farm you had as a kid. Now replace the ants with bees. Now make it so the whole thing doesn't die after a month. That's what you have when this is done correctly!
Like many slashdotters (apparently) I am a beekeeper. I go a step closer to this particular type of insanity though in that I construct hives similar to what this article features. Well, actually not that similar because mine actually work and this one is wrong in more than a few ways. I've constructed a few that didn't work and I've made some that do work and from my failures I can tell you that the following things are wrong with this design:
1) The hive is stationary and it is inside of your house.
Expecting the caretaker to work on the hive inside of their house is a bad idea. For this to work the hive must have the ability to be taken outside
2) Releasing calming smoke into the hive.
This is just a bad idea. In a hive as small as this smoke does little good and releasing smoke in the wrong area of the hive actually has the opposite effect.
3) Pull a cord to collect honey.
I could see this working actually, the queen will only lay eggs in cells with specific properties so having a spring or something with a cord attached to it could allow a pull of that cord to release honey to drip down. Unfortunately that drip would be covered in bees attempting to repair the damage within seconds. The larger problem is that the few cells that were damaged to retrieve this honey would not be immediately filled, it would take a few weeks to be able to pull the cord again to get honey.
5) Allow in orange light so the bees can see.
What? Seriously? The bees prefer a dark hive, no light. They communicate by scent and touch. Tinted glass allows us to see the bees, not allowing the bees to see each other. The glass isn't a problem though, bees do fine in a glass hive as long as they are not in direct sunlight and they can still find their way out of the hive by walking towards the brightest source of light they can see.
There are more problems but I can forgive the rest because this is an artistic representation of a sexy design. An observation hive in your house is great and it works well with little maintenance when done correctly and this hive may convince some to give it a try.
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If I'm forced to make my electric vehicle loud I will do two things:
1) Play some ANNOYING sound VERY LOUD
2) Add a message which reads "Don't like what you hear? Repeal the ‘Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010’."
I bike or walk whenever I can, I detest the vehicle noise my city is drowning in.
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