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Comment It all comes down to blood and money. (Score 1) 99

Sadly any answer probably boils down to the fact that not enough people have been injured and/or died yet. Hang a few bodies around the problem and you can bet the government will start taking security on these devices much more seriously. Hang a few lawsuits on them and the companies might do something about it themselves.

Comment Re:Thousandth of an inch (Score 1) 307

Most of that dust is probobly on the stationary part of the fans. The main idea for this heatsink is that the HEATSINK doesn't get as much dust on it. Take a look at most fans they get some dust on the blades, but it doesn't really build up over time, as compared to the dust that accumulates on the stationary fins of a standard heatsink.

Comment Re:A year old? (Score 1) 307

In no way is this like a Boundary Drag Pump. It has blades, the defining characteristic of a Tesla pump is that it DOSEN'T have blades. Yes they both talk about the boundary layer effect, but the heat sink is trying to minimize it as it impeads heat transer to the air, while a tesla pump tries to maximize it as that is how the pump transfers motion to the liquid.

Comment Re:Compared to the moon (Score 1) 531

Two things wrong with that, first the proposal is to put it in orbit around the moon, not Earth, so they are taking safety into account.

Second, crashing it into the moon would make it more expensive to extract as you would have to mine the minerals out the moons crust, as the impact would mix the two together a fair bit. they would still be concentrated, but not as much as on the roid, also you would then have the cost of boosting them out of the moons gravity well, While not that strong, the minirals were out of it to begin with.

Comment Leverage (Score 1) 151

Leverage is a high quality independitly produced show currently about to finish it's 3rd season. It's backed by a produciton company, but that company is owned and financially backed by Dean Devlin who is a producer of the show. Reading lead writer/producer John Roger's blog will show you that at least he considers it independent

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