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Ammonia Leak Alarm On the ISS Forces Evacuation of US Side: Crew Safe

spiritplumber Re:Anyone who knows refrigeration? (95 comments)

If it was me designing this (and I have no idea what I'm doing) I would try to use nitrogen, mostly on grounds of it's not very reactive and you have a lot of it around anyway (the ISS mimics earth atmosphere).

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Unveils Nokia 215, a $29 Phone With Internet Access

spiritplumber Has been around for a year, why is it news? (150 comments)

Has been around for at least a year. I can get an Android 4.1 phone on dhgate for $25, I just have to buy ten of them.

about three weeks ago
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New Proposed Path for Manned Trips to Mars: Let Mars' Gravity Capture Spacecraft

spiritplumber Re:I think its gonna be a long long time (105 comments)

You can try this in KSP with the Ferram Aerospace mod installed (it adds a much more realistic aerodynamic model). I've just given up on it after three attempts, but maybe it's doable... ... Actually, just have Scott Manley pilot the landing!

about a month ago
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US Navy Sells 'Top Gun' Aircraft Carrier For One Penny

spiritplumber Re:The insane part to me... (118 comments)

So, a large jeep carrier? That's not a bad idea actually. If I was in charge of the design I'd do a floating airstrip/refueling barge that can handle heavy aircraft and otherwise just mostly sits there. Just park an AEGIS cruiser next to it for command-and-control. You can even tow it in place in sections, and put it together on arrival.

about a month ago
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US Navy Sells 'Top Gun' Aircraft Carrier For One Penny

spiritplumber Re:Stupid/Misleading Title (118 comments)

As someone who has done work on small metal ships, I have to note that the manpower required to take one apart is (a) more than the manpower required to build one, (2) enormous either way.

Now let's see who gets mad at the lettering/numbering.

about a month ago
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Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

spiritplumber Re:Blah (351 comments)

Does this involve Sting having a knife fight in a space loincloth? Because it should.

about a month ago
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3D Printer?

spiritplumber Re:Hot Glue Guns (175 comments)

All I can say is "try it". I'll be happy to send you one free, if you don't like it send it back, if you do like it, I trust you're a man of honor and will pay for it.

about a month ago
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3D Printer?

spiritplumber Re:Hot Glue Guns (175 comments)

It does up to 3/16" acrylic and wood. I developed this specifically because I was sick of solid state cutters that didn't cut. Before you diss my work, try it - I'll send you one free if you want, pay when - not if - it works.

about a month and a half ago
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3D Printer?

spiritplumber Re:Hot Glue Guns (175 comments)

Mine doubles as a laser cutter. It takes up a small closet with the ancillaries (smoke detector, filament spools, old pc to run it etc.) and it's awesome if I need a gasket or a project box. http://www.f3.to/ if you want to see the laser cutter thing.

about a month and a half ago
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Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

spiritplumber Re:Comcast Business Class (291 comments)

I did this, I still got charges $8 a month for renting their modem for 4 months... getting them to see the problem required initiating a video chat with the operator and physically showing them that the modem wasn't one of theirs. Took another month to get reimbursed.

about a month and a half ago
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Material Possiblities: A Flying Drone Built From Fungus

spiritplumber Also known as wood (52 comments)

Also known as wood

about a month and a half ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week

spiritplumber Re:Might be a lesson here for Linus Torvalds (355 comments)

I'm Italian. It is assumed that since I am an engineer, I am not classically educated and therefore am looked down by other professionals (architects, notaries etc.)

about 2 months ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week

spiritplumber Who buys this stuff? (355 comments)

What kind of person buys medals? The point of a Nobel Prize (or a military decoration, or whatever) is not the shiny thing, it's the reminder of an achievement.

about 2 months ago
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Hayabusa 2 Asteroid Probe Postponed By Weather Until Early December

spiritplumber TIE Bomber? (24 comments)

So you could call it an ion-engine bomber? (And now I'm off to try to recreate this mission in KSP).

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Drone For $100-$150?

spiritplumber Re:Avoid Parrot AR Drones at all costs (116 comments)

You can use RobotsAnywhere, my android control app. It's free, and the schematics are on f3.to

about 2 months ago
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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

spiritplumber Re:Mass produce! (194 comments)

I've had a solar bike for about six months, and it works fine for my needs (mostly grocery shopping and laundry). Now that it's winter, I have to occasionally charge it. It cost about $350 to put together.

about 2 months ago

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