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Makerbot Thing-o-Matic 3D Printer Review

redwoodtree Fumes? (117 comments)

I find no mention of handling fumes. Burning ABS plastic is notoriously toxic, one of the main things that has been holding me back from tackling this for a home installation. Ideally one would construct a fume hood of sorts and then vent it externally to the home, but there are also issues with exactly how/where and also filtering perhaps ?

It bothers me that there's hardly any mention of fume issues during the talk about these great machines.

about 4 years ago

Twitter "Twitpocalypse" Snags Mac, iPhone Apps

redwoodtree Re:Is it just me... (160 comments)

You make a really good point, and it's really disappointing that this happened today of all days on the day after the Iranian elections were apparently stolen from the winner.

more than 5 years ago

MySQL 5.1 Improves Performance, Partitioning, Bug Fixes

redwoodtree Re:Disk Clustering (146 comments)

From my tests and working with MySQL professional services, once disk based clustering is turned on, performance tanks across the board, even on the memory portion.

This technology has a long, long way to go. There are very few real world applications for NDB cluster right now.

more than 6 years ago



Mythbusters to test cockroaches radiation myth

redwoodtree redwoodtree writes  |  more than 7 years ago

redwoodtree writes "As the article quotes so perfectly "Contrary to popular belief, not a significant amount of research goes into cockroach radiation" so the Mythbusters are going out to Hanford Site where plutonium was manufactured for the first nuclear bomb. It's the single most polluted nuclear waste site in the U.S. The Mythbusters are going to take cockroaches and other insects and apply successively higher doses of radiation in a controlled setting. One group of insects will not be exposed to any radiation of course. It turns out that the facility is used to test radiation on electronic equipment, power lines and so forth. It's comforting that all the nuclear waste is being put to some good use before it all washes down into the Columbia river."
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