HandsOnGeek t1_jedky4f wrote

Why would you assume that the rest of the world is just like England?

America tends to speak English the way that it was invented. Instead of fucking it up without even the excuse of moving across the Atlantic Ocean.

Seriously. American English tends to use Georgian or even pre-Georgian vocabulary instead of adopting the latest fashionable Victorian or Edwardian terminology.


HandsOnGeek t1_je8rvmm wrote

Those of us who grew up on a farm that raised corn definitely do not conform to that convention.

Unless you're talking about eating it, just 'corn' is definitely 'field corn'. Raising it, hauling it, driving by it in the field, grinding it into animal feed; it's just 'corn'.

Picking or buying it to boil or roast and eat? That's definitely 'sweet corn', because you aren't eating 'corn'.


HandsOnGeek t1_j3j5dpt wrote

Did you check the making surface of the connector to the toilet before you coupled the line to it?

I once paid extra for a toilet flapper rebuild kit with the new seat because it was still leaking after I replaced the old one. It turns out there was just a hard water deposit stuck there that caused the new flapper to not be able to seal. I picked it off with a fingernail and cleaned it with white vinegar and it worked perfectly.

A quick scrub with a descaling cleaner like lime-away or CLR on a soft cloth could remove a nearly invisible deposit that is preventing a watertight seal.


HandsOnGeek t1_j3ittda wrote

I'm noticing you aren't mentioning a shut-off valve.
That's a problem. There should definitely be a shut-off valve between a supply line and a toilet. If you haven't got one, then you need to put one there. There will be a purpose-specific connector line between the shut-off valve and the toilet that will seal perfectly on both ends.


HandsOnGeek t1_j05yoy3 wrote

It sounds like you may have already broken your bed.
It also sounds like you aren't the type of person who is competent enough to fix it, as it probably involves finding a crack that closes when you get off of the bed. And even a half assed repair of that involves drilling holes and putting screws in to hold the crack closed.
A proper repair might require disassembly of the bed to glue and clamp where you broke it.


HandsOnGeek t1_ixwpjff wrote

Well, considering that articles like this are based largely on press releases from the responsible technology developers, the purpose of said article is to seek financial investors to develop said technology for mass production.

So it reads like an article for people who care about investment opportunities with the project because that's who it's for.


HandsOnGeek t1_ix08zvz wrote

A flak jacket is not just a jacket. Flak is in fact the explosive shrapnel-generating anti-aircraft cannon fire that was used to defend cities from flights of bombers in World War II. A flak jacket is what you wear to protect yourself from that shrapnel.

So the flak jacket is the modernish to antique equivalent of a middle ages suit of armor.