"I guess everybody didnt have the same bad experiences. In 1957, I bought a front loading Easy brand combo washer dryer. Replaced belts, clutches, and bearings as needed for 20 years and then bought another. When that one wore out, you couldnt get…"
"There are engineers working for hospitals to operate and maintain all the high tech equipment and to train the doctors and nurses how to use it. There are engineers working for financial institutions, not only because of the equipment and the…"
"You should not work on things without knowing what you might get into. And that sort of information is readily available these days with the Internet, and sites like Youtube, where you can view how to do things and the mistakes that people have made."
"There are a number of things to do when working with electrical equipment, many of them defined in the National Electrical Code, but the one thing you DONT want to do is to ground yourself! You want to INSULATE yourself. If something is…"
"Steve Wosniak likes the Segway so it must be good!
I think the worst inventions are cars with a pushbutton that is labelled "start", and touch panel controls. As if there arent already enough inept and distracted drivers around.
"So you expect to extract 60 to 107 HP from wasted energy in a trucks motion. Sounds really good if you can do it. Some years ago, a retired engineer friend who spends all his time sailing in the Carribean told me that big sailboats were loaded with…"
"If the windmills that broke up had been on top of buildings in New York or Chicago the headlines would read differently. Isnt there a twin tower building in Sri Lanka or someplace that has a windmill suspended between the towers?"
"My interest is primarily in the electrical/electronic area, but if I were to buy or build a small windmill, I would want one that provided a useful output at wind speeds of 5 to 25 MPH and just protected itself at higher wind speeds. I thought the…"
"What diameter, blade design, and wind velocity? Surely there are only so many watts in a given cylinder of wind at a given velocity. How many watts can be extracted? If all the watts were extracted, the exit velocity would be zero, but then, no more…"
"The Honeywell turbine cleverly eliminates the gearbox and discrete generator by placing magnets at the blade tips and a pickup coil or coils for the blade tips to pass by. I would not think that there could be much control of the radial or axial…"
"Some of the claims are half-truths related to the mechanism and controls of the device. But assuming that it works as said and doesnt take your roof off in a storm, you save $150 a year for a $10,000 investment. Actually $300 a year if the utility…"