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I am employee number ...

Gunnery Sgt. Hartman 1,000,000 (342 comments)

It's way up there--gotta love corporate America.

about 4 years ago
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X-Rays Emitted From Ordinary Scotch Tape

Gunnery Sgt. Hartman Re:Hmmmm .... (190 comments)

Anytime you unroll something like Scotch tape it generates static electricity due to the surfaces separating. The transfer of electrons is apparently enough to generate xrays. The static generation is easy to try at home.

more than 5 years ago

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3M uses quantum dots to make cell phones more colorful

Gunnery Sgt. Hartman Gunnery Sgt. Hartman writes  |  about a year ago

Gunnery Sgt. Hartman (221748) writes ""3M announced today it is in the final stages of scale-up for its new 3M Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF). The new film allows up to 50 percent more color than current levels in liquid crystal display (LCD) devices. 3M has teamed with Nanosys, Inc., to produce the 3M QDEF solution specifically to deliver more color, and to make devices such as smart phones, tablets and televisions, lighter, brighter and more energy efficient.""
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Cellphone's missing dot causes two deaths

Gunnery Sgt. Hartman Gunnery Sgt. Hartman writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Gunnery Sgt. Hartman (221748) writes "Two people were killed and three more were put in jail as the result of a cellphone not having a certain letter available for texting.

"The lack of a single dot over a letter — product of a faulty localization of the cellphone's typing system — caused a chain of events that ended in a violent blood bath. The surreal mistake happened because Ramazan's sent a message and Emine's cellphone didn't have an specific character from the Turkish alphabet: the letter "" or closed i. While "i" is available in all phones in Turkey — where this happened — the closed i apparently doesn't exist in most of the terminals in that country.""

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