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Archive for August, 2008

Laser Printers and Inverters


A question came up about whether a laser printer would work with an inverter. I first started running an HP LaserJet II on a pure square wave inverter about 20 years ago. Not a pseudo-sine inverter but a brute-force square wave, produced by a “baseband” (60hz) Tripp-lite inverter. This thing was a simple transformer-based blocking […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 4th, 2008 under Cool Stuff, Energy | 4 Comments »

Why “Criminals have rights”


I’ve just finished listening to an otherwise unremarkable audio book called In the Shadow of the Law by Kermit Roosevelt. This book tracks the lives of several individuals in the fictional mega-law firm of Morgan Syler. It was interesting, if in need of some brutal editing. Roosevelt spends a lot of time presenting the philosophy […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 3rd, 2008 under Philosophy | Comment now »