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comment Why did Khan keep Ceti eels?
Not objecting to the claim of needing material, objecting to the claim of need /organic/ feedstock. You need hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, etc, not organic material.
Aug
25
comment Why does a diesel sound like that?
This is the start of a good answer, but I'm looking a little more than "the engine is different so it sounds different". What specifically causes the characteristic sound?
Aug
25
comment How does Captain America's Shield harness work?
I read this as harness (v) work (n), not harness (n) work (v), and was disappointed this was not about it absorbs and redirects energy.
Aug
25
asked Why does a diesel sound like that?
Aug
25
comment Can a human size object move so fast that it ceases to be observable?
@IncnisMrsi: Look at the current upvoted and accepted answer. It talks about how if the superheros pause every 1/30 of a second, etc. I am pointing out that this not the applicable period because you spend to much time with your eyes closed anyhow. Clearly some people think this is useful information, so why be a jerk about it?
Aug
22
answered Can a human size object move so fast that it ceases to be observable?
Aug
21
comment Are there non-weapon items in the Star Wars universe based on lightsaber technology?
@Neil: amishcountrytreasures.tictail.com/product/… not for a car, but a seat cover
Aug
20
comment Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
@NiallC. I assume that was a joke. :) In case it wasn't: Take big carrot, shove into the light bulb base. Rotate.
Aug
19
answered Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
Aug
14
comment How powerful is a ZPM (zero-point module)?
You mean it's called a ZPM, and incorrectly called a ZeePM by everyone else.
Aug
8
comment Why did Khan keep Ceti eels?
Evidence that replicators needs organic feedstock??
Aug
7
comment Is it customary to build "built-ins" over carpet?
@Handyman: It normally needs to be "accessible". Inside a cabinet would count as accessible. This is a fairly standard way to install an outlet for a built-in microwave, e.g.
Aug
4
comment Is it more economical to use hot water before boiling or to bring cold water to a boil?
Why the downvote? I reversed it. This is good point. If your hot water heater is outside your main living area (basement, garage) and you are currently heating your home, then using the stove is definitely a win. Inefficientcy doesn't matter because the lost heat is reducing your home heating cost.
Aug
4
comment Is it more economical to use hot water before boiling or to bring cold water to a boil?
Additionally, if your water heater and stove and not both electric or both gas, then that would make a big difference in cost.... (usually use gas for heating if you have than option)
Aug
4
comment Is it more economical to use hot water before boiling or to bring cold water to a boil?
Heating water on the stove is probably much less efficient than heating water in the hot water heater because you will lose much more heat to the room.
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Jul
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comment Why couldn't Qui-Gon Jinn's Force ghost warn Yoda when Anakin killed the Tusken Raiders?
I like this theory of how force ghosts work, because you could explain as some force-based mechanism where the knowledge and wisdom of the ghost is really imprinted onto the target whenever they are together due to their close relationship. The target hallucinates or experiences the ghost when it is helpful. But no new knowledge. Some part of the dead Jedi "lives on" in their protege.
Jul
15
comment Were the witch and the stepmother in Hansel and Gretel the same person?
"People died a lot back then" ? I'm pretty sure everyone died exactly once back then, just like now. And if there were fewer people around, then people died less, in absolute numbers.
Jul
12
comment Are there 'Hexanum' puzzles that require advanced methods to solve?
@StevenStadnicki: OK, I guess I missed the preposition. I guess I accept that if "there is a standard reduction from 3SAT" then it is true. But like you said, the premise needs proof.
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