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Jul 2
50

That title is reeeeeeally dumb.

Mar 18
1

Oregon is leading the way on secure voting.

Jan 5
11

TECs are effective, but really inefficient. Using a commercial calculator for TEC efficiency, I show that for a peltier cooling module to cool a 60C beverage to 32C at a rate of 1L per minute, it uses over 1700W of power at 230v. They also need to dissipate all of the heat being removed somewhere, so likely the Read more

Oct 7
10

The Roku also likes to phone home... a lot. From my Pi-hole last year:

Sep 30
1

Unless I’m in a real pinch, you can count on my sheer laziness protecting your children. Imitation human meat is just so much easier. 

Sep 30
1

Wait you don’t think that won’t be a thing?! It will, like cell lines in scientific research. Except they’ll be celebrity ones. I’ll have the Beyonce with havarti and dijon mustard please! Read more

Sep 27
3

It really isn’t that difficult a concept. The rest of the world eats meat, but a vegetarian misses eating burgers and chicken nuggets. So they make alternatives, so they can still eat burgers and nuggets, just not made of meat. Read more

Sep 27
15

Okay, but do you have any old and/or weak family members I can hang out with? Maybe somebody who you don’t regularly hear from? 

Aug 21 2019
1

Oh boy...you’ve done it now.

Aug 21 2019
1

Also the tradition of a diamond being the only stone allowed on an engagement or wedding ring was started by De Beers to sell more diamonds. One of the most successful ad campaigns ever.

Aug 20 2019
29

That’s what my wife says about me

Aug 6 2019
2

We bought a bed from amazon and it showed up in a Walmart box.  Turned out amazon bought the bed from Walmart and charged us an extra $10 to do it. 😂

Aug 6 2019
3

Not just cutting corners - but what I would call outright deception - using the same packaging as other stores but what is inside is smaller/cheaper. Especially problematic in the toy industry, where I experienced it firsthand. Most toys are essentially plastic-by-the-pound, so guess what, the Walmart version costs Read more

Aug 5 2019
2

Many multi-store companies do this - they offer different prices on the same items in different locations in order to damage local competitors - Amazon is doing this to prevent other sales avenues from doing exactly this to them. Read more

Jun 22 2019
1

Windows 10 installs the key to the motherboard’s memory module. You can uninstall and reinstall Windows as often as you like so long as you do not replace the motherboard. Once you replace the motherboard you are required to obtain a new key from Microsoft. They can access your system and verify that a key did at one Read more

May 13 2019
2

They found a huge reserve of Helium in Tanzania in 2016. This source alone might meet our current annual global demand for seven years before running out.

There are also lots of small reserves (Middle Eastern gas fields, etc.) that are currently not being exploited due to the high cost of extraction. As prices Read more

May 11 2019
2

I’m suspicious too.  I’m reminded of the CEOs for napkins and diamonds blaming their failures on millennials.