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Comment: uncertainty of death? (Score 1) 75

by havardi (#37590304) Attached to: 3 Share Nobel Prize In Medicine For Immune System Work

Perhaps Steinman wasn't certainly dead until the committee was informed of which world they were now in (the world where Steinman died on Friday), and therefore the normal rules of the award don't need to be broken to give him the prize. That is, when the committee made the announcement, Steinman was both dead and alive? I'm conflating theories, I know, but please understand I have no idea what I'm talking about.

Comment: SRP (southwest U.S) is doing this (free) (Score 1) 58

by havardi (#36979722) Attached to: Monitor Household Energy From Your Smartphone

Well, not up to the minute, but just last month they added daily usage graphs with on-peak and off-peak as well as average temperature. You can see yesterday's usage. You can also let it calculate your next bill based on partial usage. So, you may not want to drop hundreds of dollars on this if your local power company has the data and is willing to share...

Comment: Crappy Speakers? (Score 1) 59

by havardi (#36768370) Attached to: Acoustic Superlens Built From Soda Cans

Here's a tip: those speakers suck. I just tossed a pair because the left speaker was about half as loud as the right speaker. Don't believe me?

I only mention this because I would think with a scientific experiment like this, speaker volume consistency would be VERY important...

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