Butlerian_Jihadi t1_j91rlmx wrote

"The unborn" are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don't resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don't ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don't need money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don't bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage that you dislike, they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships; and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn. It's almost as if, by being born, they have died to you. You can love the unborn and advocate for them without substantially challenging your own wealth, power, or privilege, without re-imagining social structures, apologizing, or making reparations to anyone. They are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to claim you love Jesus but actually dislike people who breathe. Prisoners? Immigrants? The sick? The poor? Widows? Orphans? All the groups that are specifically mentioned in the Bible? They all get thrown under the bus for the unborn.

Pastor Dave Barnhart


Butlerian_Jihadi t1_ixwee1o wrote

Not sure about that, kind of doubt it. Blackbody radiation is when something gives off energy as photons due to its heat. Things have to get worse pretty hot for us to be able to see it (think a glowing fire poker or the ember of a cigarette), but that radiation is still being emitted even if it's below our ability to perceive it.


Butlerian_Jihadi t1_ixwb2ty wrote

There's a company that makes a sort of heat sink... A oval made from high thermal index alloys, plated with gold. Soaks up a good bit of heat without diluting anything. Not enough heat for my boiling tea, but it gets my coffee exactly where I want it. I think Coffee Joulies is the brand.


Butlerian_Jihadi t1_ixwajzo wrote

Denture tablets are the way.

Thermos funk tends to be from volatile oils and a layer of casein from dairy. The dairy layers up, provides a home for oils which get rancid and gross. Denture tabs were literally designed to combat biofilms exactly like these.

I do one tablet in the mug and one in a cup with the lid gaskets, soak a few hours and a quick hit with a bottle brush. Keeps the mouthpiece sparkling, hasn't damaged any of the gaskets.


Butlerian_Jihadi t1_ixwa6qx wrote

I've also used mine for five years now and adore it.

They use a layer of gold foil in their vacuum void, which reflects something called blackbody radiation. It's near-infrared light that anything much above absolute zero emits, and is the main way to lose heat once you take conduction out of the equation.

You definitely have to make sure your beverage is at drinking temperature when you put it in - I just brew my tea to allow for three ice cubes and it's at the perfect temp for the next eight hours.

It's also important to clean the lid properly, which seems a chore but takes about one minute. I like to use unscented denture cleaner with mine, just disassemble and drop it all in, wait two hours or so and rinse.

They also make excellent food jars and amazing high-end rice cookers.