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

by dysan27 (#40453883) Attached to: Sandia's Floating, Dust-Free, Spinning Heatsink

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

by dysan27 (#40453747) Attached to: Sandia's Floating, Dust-Free, Spinning Heatsink

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

by dysan27 (#34599664) Attached to: Finding Independently Produced TV Shows?
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

Comment: Re:From TOFA ( O == other) (Score 1) 442

by dysan27 (#30581710) Attached to: HDD Manufacturers Moving To 4096-Byte Sectors
It all depends on what you use to partition the drive. As long as the partitions are 4k aligned it's fine, so if you use 4k aware partitioning software (ie Win 7) all should be fine. You'll only hit the performance issue if you use XP to set up the partitions. And even then you can use the WD align tool that they provide to align the partitions.

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