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The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can – YouTube

June 25th, 2019 No comments

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Mt. Everest – How Long on the Summit?

June 1st, 2019 No comments

So I was thinking: how long does a climber get to stand on the summit of Mt. Everest?

Wikipedia says”summit” is approx. the size of a dining table.  Est. 1.5m dia – 1.75m^2 area, so perhaps 4 people can stand on it at one time (they’re wearing parkas and such…).

How many permits / season?

How many hours / season can humans stand on the summit?

 

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The history of USB, the port that changed everything

May 31st, 2019 No comments
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The astronomical magnitude scale

May 29th, 2019 No comments

Primary and secondary information on comets and observing comets.

Source: The astronomical magnitude scale

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Fix a Leak With a Raw Egg: Fact or Myth? | Parkside Motors

May 23rd, 2019 No comments

Source: Fix a Leak With a Raw Egg: Fact or Myth? | Parkside Motors

TL;DR: might work, but bad idea. Only in dire situations, and likely will ruin your radiator.

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Jeff Bezos broke ground on $1.5 billion Amazon airport – Business Insider

May 23rd, 2019 No comments
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Patch Cables for Networks, Cat6, Cat7, Cat5e, cat5

May 15th, 2019 No comments

How to build Patch Cables: Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat7 Patch Cables, Definitions, Comparison, Specifications

Source: Patch Cables for Networks, Cat6, Cat7, Cat5e, cat5

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Building a Shipping Container Home | EP01Permits and Foundation Design – YouTube

May 8th, 2019 No comments

 

This is the video that dampened my enthusiams for a shipping container as a cottage.  Might be that his situation is different (in California, making it a “permanent” building vs. a “cottage, if that’s important).  He even comments a lot about how the rules he had to follow are extreme.

 

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Space law – Wikipedia

May 2nd, 2019 No comments

Source: Space law – Wikipedia

“space” is hard to define.  Lower limit is 50km.

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Is Anyone Listening to You on Alexa? A Global Team Reviews Audio – Bloomberg

April 18th, 2019 No comments
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