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Old 05-01-15, 10:29 AM
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Mine is my ps4
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Old 05-01-15, 10:57 AM
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Old 05-01-15, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
Hitachi Magic Wand.
VERY popular in adult videos these days, lol.

I'll be obvious, the computer. I don't think I've gone more than ~6 days without one in over a decade. It's one of those things that, yea, I could live without it, but it's such a convenience and idle time occupier.
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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
VERY popular in adult videos these days, lol.

I'll be obvious, the computer. I don't think I've gone more than ~6 days without one in over a decade. It's one of those things that, yea, I could live without it, but it's such a convenience and idle time occupier.
Hmm, I bought my first computer in 1995. The 2nd came in 2005. That one finally crapped out Christmas time and I was without a computer of my own up until last month. Just bought my first laptop now in 2015. Looks like this will last me until 2025, LOL.

Even though mine broke, I had a really crappy laptop from work that I brought home. I couldn't go a day without. Luckily I had brought my work laptop home over the 2 week Christmas break, so I didn't have to go without.
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Old 05-01-15, 08:49 PM
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Cool. Would love to know what it is.
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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
Cool. Would love to know what it is.
It's a Corbin Sparrow, made in California... in 2000. Originally it got about 40 miles on a charge if you were comfortable draining the 16 lead-acid car batteries completely, which damages the batteries. It's since been converted to lithum batteries for longer range; gets about 60-70 miles on a charge without a problem.

And it'll do 100 mph, if someone with more nerve than I have drives it. (I get nervous around 70.)
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Originally Posted by jeneralist View Post
It's a Corbin Sparrow, made in California... in 2000. Originally it got about 40 miles on a charge if you were comfortable draining the 16 lead-acid car batteries completely, which damages the batteries. It's since been converted to lithum batteries for longer range; gets about 60-70 miles on a charge without a problem.

And it'll do 100 mph, if someone with more nerve than I have drives it. (I get nervous around 70.)
I'm usually the "more power!" gas guzzling type, but I like it... especially since I just started driving about 500 miles/week. I bet that conversion meant a pretty significant weight loss too.
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Wait until the magnesium-ion batteries hit the market.

Originally Posted by IEEE Spectrum
Batteries made with magnesium are less flammable [than lithium] because a protective layer of magnesium oxide covers the metal. However, it’s not just the lower likelihood that they could turn into tinder boxes that makes magnesium batteries interesting as an alternative to their lithium counterparts. The magnesium ions in the electrolyte also carry a double positive charge, increasing the amount of charge that can be stored by a battery of a given size. Manufacturers of electrically powered cars are especially interested in a workable magnesium-ion battery, but a commercially viable formulation has eluded researchers up to now.

Hung [member of Taiwanese research team] adds that, “A magnesium battery’s capacity is 8 to 12 times higher than a lithium battery. In addition, its charge-discharge efficiency is 5 times higher.”
Elon Musk has said that the new Tesla Li-ion battery facility in Nevada is being built so that production may be quickly converted to Mg-ion once remaining issues like working out the chemistry for solutions that have cathodes, anodes, and electrolytes which are mutually compatible are solved.
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Without a doubt - the refrigerator!
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Without a doubt - the refrigerator!
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Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
Wait until the magnesium-ion batteries hit the market...
I'm hopeful this research will bear fruit. Magnesium is abundant and kind of underutilized. Maybe we'll finally discover its proper niche.

My favorite electrical thing is certainly my desktop. It's like a TV with infinite controls.
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Although they enabled various sorts of deviltry, like 7-Elevens that are open 24 hours a day.
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#1 The Mabuchi Motor.



Powering slot cars, other toys and just plain fun powering self-invented gadgets.

#2 The Model T Spark Coil.



Rigged up with a 6 volt battery, it generates enough kick to create an arc capable of melting sugar, or knocking a boy half the way across the room.
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Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
#1 The Mabuchi Motor.



Powering slot cars, other toys and just plain fun powering self-invented gadgets.

#2 The Model T Spark Coil.



Rigged up with a 6 volt battery, it generates enough kick to create an arc capable of melting sugar, or knocking a boy half the way across the room.
lol imagine what the new coils would do lol
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Although they enabled various sorts of deviltry, like 7-Elevens that are open 24 hours a day.
And night games at Wrigley.
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