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Protected: Mini-Ductor® Induction Heater

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Posted by neonjohn on January 8th, 2010 under Electronics, Induction heating, Science | Enter your password to view comments.

That Worthless UL Label

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If you’re a “Boomer” like me, you were probably raised up to respect that UL or “Underwriter’s Laboratory” label on electrical stuff. I still remember the ads on TV. The label really meant something too. UL started out as an independent testing laboratory funded by the insurance companies to test boiler safety valves and related […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 24th, 2008 under Current Events, Philosophy, Product Reviews, Science | 5 Comments »

Eye Fluorescence

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Recently on the neon mailing list the topic of eye fluorescence came up. That is, the glow one can see in the eye that’s being illuminated with UVA, AKA Black Light. There was some question as to whether the effect even happened or not. Having had a typical Boomer teenager’s bedroom, that is, one flooded […]

Posted by neonjohn on July 14th, 2008 under Cool Stuff, Science | 2 Comments »

Thumb Drive Management

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It seems like everyone has a USB thumb drive/memory stick these days. I’ve observed two things. 1) when I ask people what they do with their drives, the usual answer amounts to “not much”. 2) when I service someone else’s PC and use my thumb drive, a lot of folks are quite interested in how […]

Posted by neonjohn on May 1st, 2008 under Computing, Science | 3 Comments »





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