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    [–] I emailed MrMetric asking them to stock those thin (DIN562; 1.8mm thick) square nuts used in loads of 3D printer parts and they came through! If you're in the US this is the only retailer I've found that sells them (in quantities >10 and/or at a reasonable price). More info in the comments. 503AccessDenied 4 points ago in 3Dprinting

    Yeah, M3 and smaller is also a pain here (medium sized town in Germany) - the home improvement stores usually don't carry them in a big variety - so you only get philips M3 and none with hex-heads. Only specialized hobby-stores carry smaller ones (and they are pricy).

    Luckily you can get everything by mail order. Würth (and some others) have stores here, but they only sell to businesses.

    [–] The moment you mention food 503AccessDenied 2 points ago in aww

    Like a very toned down version of this

    [–] Scrapyard Wars 6 Pt. 4 FINALE - $1337 Gaming PC Challenge 503AccessDenied 10 points ago in LinusTechTips

    I missed the part where they present the systems to each other and share a few of the anecdotes of getting the parts. Hope to see that again in the future.

    [–] There Was So Much Wind Power In Germany This Weekend, Consumers Got Free Energy - Power prices turned negative as wind output reached 39,409 megawatts on Saturday, equivalent to the output of about 40 nuclear reactors. 503AccessDenied 0 points ago * (lasted edited 17 days ago) in worldnews

    I didn't deny shit. I said that 70% voted against her. She's never been this unpopular. That's a bad sign for her and I don't want to be ruled by a woman that only 30% of the country even voted for.

    Technically nobody voted for her (except a few in the district where she was actually a option on the paper) - we don't elect chancellors directly.

    For the remainder: Regurgitated bullshit again - the number 70% didn't vote for her don't imply against her. In the end the person with most support from all the parties/coalition gets to be chancellor. That's our party/voting system.

    What would you prefer? The russian model? Ranked voting? Feel free to advocate what you actually want, but your brainwashed hate-speeches and brainless insults to people who you don't like are not helping anyone and make you look like a fool.

    [–] There Was So Much Wind Power In Germany This Weekend, Consumers Got Free Energy - Power prices turned negative as wind output reached 39,409 megawatts on Saturday, equivalent to the output of about 40 nuclear reactors. 503AccessDenied 1 points ago in worldnews

    But anyway I was just pointing out that fusion has the same containment lifetime issues as fission does. Yet nobody as far as I can tell is considering rebuilding worn out containment for fission reactors.

    Let's start by proving it works first - I believe that once the commercial viability is proven, the rest will pretty quickly brought into reality. Side note - if you understand German, have a listen at the Alternativlos 36 podcast with some of the Wendelstein 7-X scientists.

    In the beginning of nuclear fission, people didn't care about the nuclear waste it created (IIRC was discarded by dumping it into the oceans).

    [–] There Was So Much Wind Power In Germany This Weekend, Consumers Got Free Energy - Power prices turned negative as wind output reached 39,409 megawatts on Saturday, equivalent to the output of about 40 nuclear reactors. 503AccessDenied 1 points ago * (lasted edited 17 days ago) in worldnews

    I'm not an expert on the topic, but to my knowledge:

    1. Fusion is inherently safer, there's no exponentially increasing reaction that could run away - if you turn the plasma off, the thing is off within a few seconds
    2. The nuclear byproducts that are generated have a very short half-life (at least compared to fission) of 50-100yrs; it's also a lot less to what fission produces

    It sounds a lot safer and manageable than fission.

    [–] There Was So Much Wind Power In Germany This Weekend, Consumers Got Free Energy - Power prices turned negative as wind output reached 39,409 megawatts on Saturday, equivalent to the output of about 40 nuclear reactors. 503AccessDenied 1 points ago * (lasted edited 17 days ago) in worldnews

    You are parroting -

    Example:

    From https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/7417kk/til_the_german_parliament_building_has_a_glass/dnw94j1/

    So what did the AfD do? Get democratically elected? Unfortunately, Merkel, our dictator in an ugly woman's disguise, is still leading the country although 70% of the people voted against her.

    Gauland declared Merkel a dictator in 2016: https://www.politico.eu/article/alexander-gauland-afd-deputy-leader-says-angela-merkel-is-a-dictator-migrants-far-right/

    In your case it's especially sad, since you acknowledge that the AfD was democratically elected, yet at the same time you deny the same to Merkel (in the same election). That's some serious mental gymnastics right there.

    You can complain about the electoral process for the Chancellor or advocate for a term-limit, but calling her a dictator is the same as calling the AfD Nazis - which you really seem to dislike (and also is totally wrong, they are not socialistic).

    [–] There Was So Much Wind Power In Germany This Weekend, Consumers Got Free Energy - Power prices turned negative as wind output reached 39,409 megawatts on Saturday, equivalent to the output of about 40 nuclear reactors. 503AccessDenied 1 points ago * (lasted edited 17 days ago) in worldnews

    I'm far from desperate - just wanted to see who I'm discussing, and you parroting the alt-right propagada without any discernible original thought is just sad.

    (1/2) At this point man-made climate change is undeniable - especially if you actually are a person of science instead of just pretending to be. https://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-scientific-consensus-intermediate.htm

    (3) AfD: Brown people bad; Russia good; Bible Thumping; Government bad; Private Companies good; Taxes bad.

    Did I get it all? The AfD is a neo-conservative, nationalistic party with no actual solutions; they'll scream loudly, but that's it. It's always the other peoples/europes/whatevers fault. It gets old - every single AfD position just isn't supported by any science/studies behind them. In addition many members are extremely racist - just look at the leaked chat-protocols (Poggenburg etc.).

    And I get why people are sick of the existing parties (I'm too), but the AfD isn't a solution, they are con-men with false promises, but no actual solutions to problems that plague our society.

    [–] There Was So Much Wind Power In Germany This Weekend, Consumers Got Free Energy - Power prices turned negative as wind output reached 39,409 megawatts on Saturday, equivalent to the output of about 40 nuclear reactors. 503AccessDenied 2 points ago in worldnews

    Good question - I'd guess that the nuclear material inside could be used for attacks, so you'd need to protect those places indefinitely.

    In your scenario someone would have to do some containment measures every 50-60 years (besides the protection) - and as the plants are operated by private companies (which can go under), the financing of those operations aren't secured.

    In my opinion it's far more promising to look into fusion-power and renewables instead (and therefore direct funding/research in that direction). Mostly because the waste-problem is unsolved and likely never to be solved - even if the total amount of waste is relatively minor, there's no way it can be stored safely for the amount of time necessary; and in a densely populated country like Germany this will most definitely fuck future generations.

    [–] There Was So Much Wind Power In Germany This Weekend, Consumers Got Free Energy - Power prices turned negative as wind output reached 39,409 megawatts on Saturday, equivalent to the output of about 40 nuclear reactors. 503AccessDenied 0 points ago * (lasted edited 17 days ago) in worldnews

    I said that science is not a question of belief (like religion) - it's a fact.

    That's really funny when it comes from a person that defends the AfD, which is the only party in Germany that denies Climate Change, while mindlessly parroting their mantras ("CDU is leftist", "Merkel = our dictator").

    [–] There Was So Much Wind Power In Germany This Weekend, Consumers Got Free Energy - Power prices turned negative as wind output reached 39,409 megawatts on Saturday, equivalent to the output of about 40 nuclear reactors. 503AccessDenied 3 points ago * (lasted edited 18 days ago) in worldnews

    If you consider that risks to public health and waste management for nuclear are basically paid for by subsidies, nuclear energy isn't cheaper than renewables.

    You should also consider that there isn't a place yet where the nuclear waste can be finally stored. All experiments for permanent storage so far have failed catastrophically (Asse), with costs in the billions (paid for by taxes).

    Also the dismantling of nuclear power stations after decomission will probably be paid for by taxes (and only a small part by the companies that profited from them for decades).

    [–] Germany is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation: When Martin Luther planted his famous 95 things wrong theses with the Catholic church outside a church. 503AccessDenied 1 points ago * (lasted edited 19 days ago) in worldnews

    Not if there are public holidays celebrating both of those people. I'm saying that celebrating them (as persons) is wrong. Both don't deserve that.

    Technically the Reformationstag in Germany is about celebrating the reform of the church instead of Luther, but a lot of it has turned to celebrating the person without any question or background. Same with columbus day technically celebrating the arrival of columbus in america.

    It seems you're trying to argue who of them both is less evil, for which there is no practical way to measure it (e.g. is a person whose groundwork may have killed millions of persons better than one that directly killed hundreds?).

    [–] Junior Trump jumps into an education discussion, promptly confuses median with mean. 503AccessDenied 2 points ago in facepalm

    I wonder if he would like to speculate how Betsy DeVos plans to address the issue of high poverty schools having the lowest scores.

    Let me rub my magic 8-ball:

    • Lower funding for public schools even further
    • Declare them (and the whole public school system) failed - private can do that sooo much better; keep government out of education
    • Private schools all the way - parents will get tax credits for the school cost, maybe loans, maybe even a few programs for low-income

    [–] "On Call" compensation 503AccessDenied 10 points ago in germany

    It depends.

    Rufbereitschaft is if you have to be available on telephone, but not be close to work.

    If you need to be close to work (e.g. quickly drive there to start work) it's Bereitschaftsdienst.

    In our company the IT-guys for the data-center get a fixed rate per day of Bereitschaftsdienst (iirc around 250 eur), and something additional if they have to go in for a issue.

    [–] $500 MILLION DOLLARS - Smarter Every Day 179 503AccessDenied 1 points ago in videos

    As a job, it's really not a thing for everyone. I'd say only very few can really excel at it.

    But having everyone know a bit about automation/programming is a pretty good thing - this way people should be able to easily identify a problem in which computers/programming can help (even if they can't solve/automate that problem themself).

    [–] Buddy dropped the ratchet and it landed in the worst spot it possibly could have 503AccessDenied 2 points ago in Justrolledintotheshop

    The paper measures resistance for AC current. Everything in the second paragraph basically says that it's non-conducting for DC besides plasma & electrolytes which can vary.

    I kind'of believe this whole story to be a urban legend (or, well, military legend).

    [–] Buddy dropped the ratchet and it landed in the worst spot it possibly could have 503AccessDenied 1 points ago in Justrolledintotheshop

    Is there any actual proof of that happening? I can only find a darwin award with sources that claim a "navy journal" and various forum posts. I dont really think those are trustworthy sources.