[OT] Interesting trip
Thu Mar 15 21:12:20 PDT 2007
On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 16:25 +0800, Chong Yu Meng wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 08:01 +0100, Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 10:29 +0800, Chong Yu Meng wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 12:49 -0700, Bill Campbell wrote:
> > > > Their first attempts failed because the
> > > > automatic safety features shut things down so they disabled five safety
> > > > systems in order to make the tests.
> > >
> > > There's a lesson in there somewhere! My first job was in a factory -- a
> > > wafer fabrication plant to be precise -- and we had all kinds of safety
> > You fabricated water?
> LOL! That's WAFER, not water. It's a silicon disc that has DRAMs
> literally made on it. Though strangely enough, "fabricated water" would
> make sense in Singapore now. There is a new initiative here, where they
> are building water recycling plants that recycle -- among other things
> -- human waste fluids into drinkable water! It's called NEWater
> (http://www.pub.gov.sg/NEWater_files/index.html)! Something else for the
> Yanks to laugh at us about -- until they come here and have to drink
> it! :)
That's been around for some time now, a sticky chemical "blanket" or
layer is suspended about 2/3rds of the way up in a water reservoir and
pipe manifolds on the bottom pump incoming water up and through the
blanket. Clear water is on top and overflows to storage. Pee goes in,
water comes out. You name it, it'll filter it out. Really slick and
practically eliminates the need for the old style sand and carbon
filters. Lots of computers too! All running Winders. <sigh> Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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