Actually pretty interesting numbers
Like they were bathing anyways?
$1 for the CFLs or the LEDs? I was talking about LEDs. Have tried some from Home Depot about the same price range, and found they work, but won't dim down quite as far as the Feit.
I bought about 30 of the Feit Electric 40W equivalent bulbs at Costco last year ($10-$12 each).
Although rated for 7 years, I've had to return 4 of them in the roughly 9 months I've had them (failure to light).
Luckily Costco is good about this, but I'd sure hate to spend $60 on a bunch of bulbs and have them go TU after a year or two.
(Who wants to save the box and receipts for 20 years)
On the up side, the electric bill is down about $15 a month, so perhaps they will pay for themselves before Costco stops taking returns on them...
Thanks for that.
I disagreed with him, but couldn't think of an informational way to express that disagreement... You put it rather succinctly.
Glad I'm not the only one who wondered why OSC is so revered. I loved the Ender short story, and read quite a few of this guy's novels thinking they would be just as thought provoking, but each book I read made me like him less and less.
I guess I was thinking of near relativistic velocities. (Hence the accelerated for a long enough time clause)
Not going to do the math right now, but if it's going fast enough it doesn't have to be that big.
There's a lot of room for a running start out there in space...
One small rock accelerated for a long enough time then steered at a large ship (or moon or planet) would pretty much be the end of it.
Can't really imagine much combat going on when it's a mutually assured destruction scenario any way you look at it.
Most mass entertainment scenarios make sure that the attacking force needs to capture (not destroy) what they are attacking to make sure this doesn't come up.
I suppose lots of tiny enclaves (small hollowed out asteroids) on both sides could duke it out with small ships. Still can't imagine a large enough industrial base to keep things going very long, though. Anything big enough to build ships would just be destoryed.
I don't know... geosynchronous satellites go about 7000mph, and we have dozens (hundred?) of them up there.
Seems like interplanetary missions should be going at least an order of magnitude faster.
(Yeah, the economics of it all)
They mention it works under water. How does it hold up on dusty surfaces, though? I would assume it would get clogged with dust grains like normal tape does, and lose its stickiness after a use or two... (But then again Geckos can walk over a dusty floor, then up a wall, so I'm not sure) Anyone got an answer?
No, since they would record and post later, the only sensible solution is metal detectors at the gate.
Perhaps the TSA could join the production?