KyoukiKyouju
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1/5/20
1:38 PM
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

10/7/19
3:12 PM
10

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

9/30/19
8:18 PM
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. 

9/30/19
3:13 PM
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

9/27/19
8:00 PM
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

9/27/19
1:45 PM
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? 

8/21/19
9:38 AM
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.

8/6/19
9:32 AM
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. 😂

8/6/19
9:28 AM
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

8/5/19
9:27 PM
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

6/22/19
6:06 PM
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

5/13/19
3:35 PM
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

5/11/19
1:25 PM
2

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

6/27/14
8:26 PM
1

Hopefully you have android. Use your phone call from jail to have someone log onto device manager and wipe the whole phone. Problem solved. Not sure it's completely legal, but I suppose, depending on the level of incriminating evidence on your phone, the pros could outweigh the cons.

6/27/14
10:35 AM
1

It's illegal, but only because you're destroying the evidence...now they are in the sticky spot of having to prove that evidence existed in order to charge you with destroying it. They're going to have a hell of a time getting into my phone without wiping it anyway, and if they order me to unlock it, I'll probably Read more