What references? I went over this thread and find nothing but some
retoric about pencil dust. If you feel that qualifies as references, then
this is a sterling example of how our educational system has gone to hell.
And that "ignorant insult" comes from personal experience in aerospace
and weapons systems. They can't design a space station quiet enough to
sleep in without earplugs, and that is the long and short of it. It's
amazing how there are many proven designs for air moving systems that are
virtually silent, have little mass, and consume little power- but somehow,
this was not considered important.
They were informed about the thermal expansion and wobbling involved
with deploying solar panels of any significant size, but they ignored that
advice, much to the consternation of the early Hubble team. The problem of
humidity concentrating on metal surfaces near airlocks was also a simple
enough one to solve, but once again... and there are hundreds of such
examples. Some such examples I have personally had to deal with in one way
or another in electronic and flight hardware systems.
And with that, this exchange is at an end.
Sir Charles W. Shults III, K. B. B.
Im going to build my retirement cabin with a V shaped floor
to a 12" diameter drain sump with a shredding tash pump in
it... and water wash headers along the perimeter... then when
I want to clean the place out I just turn on the flush valve
and everything on the floor is washed into the shredder sump.
Nice hu? Then every year I will have Target send me new
bedding, and a years supply of paper plates, cups and spoons
No laundry. No dishes. Every two years I will call the
trash guy to pick up my toaster oven, micro wave, and
refrigerator... and Target can send out new ones. That will
save on house cleaning.
With UV germicidal bulbs and ozone
So, you're joking, but you are still exactly right. Why isn't every
bathroom constructed that way? Why are you content to joke about this
when each bathroom and kitchen could be SO MUCH BETTER if it had a drain
in the middle of it?
Phil Scott wrote:
<snip....more druthers list....>
Nowhere, I sincerely hope.
I know your premises included easy maintainability, but as you pile
automation upon automation your reliability is headed for the toilet.
You'll soon need a second home/warehouse to store all the maintenance
Not to mention the extremely adverse effects upon your health as your
muscles and limbs atrophy through disuse....
Then there's all the extra power required when a whole community wants
to emulate this lifestyle...not just electronics with modest power
needs, but also major electro-mechanical devices with serious power
Then there's all the excess heat this community generates with all its
gadgets (each with at best characteristic electro-mech. efficiency)...
Then there's all the noise a whole town of electro-mech. gadgets would
generate on a continuous basis....just like living next to the freeway...
Etc., etc., etc.
As I said: Nowhere, nowhen, I sincerely hope.....
This is what I was worried about in the first place. I was hoping that all
parts could be automatically replaceable by machine, instead of by
Superindentant Henry Orbit. Is there anywhere out there that has this as a
design goal? Are there different fasteners in use (other than screws) that lend
themselves to easy machine use?
No, I will have more time to exercise because of all the conveniences.
Then we need to build more nuclear power plants.
I don't care about this at all.
Just build berms between the houses, to deflect the sound up. Anyway, you are
totally exaggerating all the potential drawbacks.
This guy seems to have the same idea.
Ed, if you're listening, is there such as thing as "homeSCADA"? Is there a
small industrial PDU that can be used in a home in place of a breaker box?
Also, your home looks so traditional from the outside. Why?
I might suggest that it
1) makes it not stand out and ugly
2) keeps it sellable valuable.
Guy building a house down the hill a bit. The roofers were just
starting work and I stopped and teased him a bit for no solar panels.
Not even pipes left for later water install.
He lamented that "building green" or just different generally wasn't
seen as a plus. "Oh, this costs $20k more than the other equiv house,
so we want it for less. We don't care that there will never be a power
bill or much of a heating bill and that's its efficiently heated and
very well insulated."
So that all said, as you've trashed Nasa, you now ask
Dr Cheung questions (well, demand answers).
It may not take a rocket scientist to do H.A., but he IS a rocket scientist.
Remember, in cartoons, power is abundant. It comes from dinosaurs.
You want flying cars, but reality has shown that the personal
helicopters planned for in the late 40's are, well, complex.
Given that people can barely handle their 6000# SUVs, I'm delighted
that they aren't in gas guzzling loud choppers.
"Smart Roads" would be nice and are testing out in San Diego test areas.
The roadside has small radios that can tell the car where it is.
Review I read described it as "really sort of boring. You start the car
down the road; let go of the wheel" and, er, relax and just half pay
I suppose most of the drivers have the second part of that down
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