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Cake day: Apr 19, 2019


Always into a text file first, if I’m too lazy to type it.

It would require a lot of work, but I’ve hoped Windows would go this way for a long time.

Until we get fusion working (yay, only real by-product would be helium), I think SMR is a good path to go down. Still nuclear, but much smaller and generally far safer design. Wouldn’t have big power plants blowing up because of badly implemented sea walls.

“An energy-harvesting circuit based on graphene could be incorporated into a chip to provide clean, limitless, low-voltage power for small devices or sensors,” said Paul Thibado, professor of physics and lead researcher in the discovery…

Because he starts on… I’ll tell you, he has to keep restarting… he can’t talk in a single coherent sentence… he loses his train of thought on a level no one has ever seen before, folks.

As someone who sat through the entire thing, I will say this is 100% accurate.


It’s not going to be for every day electronics until two things happen:

Everyday electronics make massive leaps in power efficiency, and the battery tech advances and can pull a lot more power out of them.

Been renting for 20+ years, about to close on a house, though.

Renting has been nice because issues like repairing broken appliances, etc, are on the landlords dime (just don’t abuse that too much, to keep them from jacking rent up frequently.)

Going into owning because I need to start feeling like I’m investing my money somewhere, instead of giving it away to someone else.

Beta radiation is absorbed almost immediately by solid objects, and the diamond in the name refers to the carbon-14 being encased in synthetic diamond. There should be zero leakage of radiation from one (outside of the diamond being cracked open.)

The power issue is real, though. Back when these batteries started being developed 4 or 5 years ago, they were putting out about 15 joules a day. For comparison, a AA battery tops out at about 13,000 joules of total capacity. There’s probably a few decades of work to make them usable for everyday electronics usage.

How have the first generation reMarkable’s held out? I was really interested in it, but the cost for what it offered was not agreeing with me.

Looks like it ended up getting some unofficial third party support, though. https://github.com/reHackable/awesome-reMarkable

Guess I just had to click the delete icon a little harder and wait a moment.

I made /c/Ingress to see what moderating a community on Lemmy would be like, but have zero interest in continuing to run it. I can’t figure out how to delete it, though.

Snap lead to me finally ditching Ubuntu. Had to update to a non-Canonical published kernel, which lead to apps as basic as calculator not working anymore. I’ve been much happier with Manjaro, since.

Nirvana, Sleater-Kinney, Dub Narcotic Sound System, K Records

Had to chose a username when I backed Star Citizen years ago (omg) and wanted something new. It’s proven to be pretty unique so far.

I get the RSS feed for that one through Feed Reader Bot on Telegram. 7+ posts to cover each entry, easy.