wakka55 t1_je3vro4 wrote

(Stupid) Question: For something like car insurance, are they mailing cash? Or is the cash just symbolically in the envelope and gets deposited back into the bank in time for a normal check to clear? Or what? (I have been autopay everything for decades so I have no idea how this works)


wakka55 t1_j7dav8a wrote

couldnt they like chisel a rock with their initials? digging up lead ore from a mine and refining it just to bury it for centuries sounds expensive still.


wakka55 t1_j7daljs wrote


wakka55 t1_j7daa1f wrote

They carried lead along the oregon trail? The heaviest known substance of the time? To...mark corners of peoples home plots????

Please elaborate so this stops sounding crazy


wakka55 t1_j4hivxi wrote

Just to add clarity to "analog resolution" - film, optics, and analog signal resolution is generally measured similar to pixel pitch.

You take a card with two black squares with a white square between, and a card with just a grey rectangle, then see how far away you can tell the cards apart, on your photograph, thru the optics eyepiece, or on the oscilloscope. In other words, what angle does 2 dots look like 1 dot. Then how many of said angles fit on a rectangle - there's your megapixels equivilent.

The cards look something like this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EIA_1956_resolution_chart

It's kind of funny that some people don't realize that a lot of 1960s photos and movies are higher resolution than 4k movies are today. Good IMAX and 35mm film was very high res.


wakka55 t1_j2o8a45 wrote

For a great example of Android on e-ink, look at the mobiscribe. I've used it daily for years. It's a companion to my smartphone, not a replacement. I got excited as the prospect of a pocket-sized version, but was very disappointed to discover they didn't include stylus support here. So, I'm still waiting on that pocket sized version. For a big version, consider boox. There's also Remarkable and Amazon Scribe but I believe those run Linux without Android.


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wakka55 t1_iwvm151 wrote

I am talking about charging at 5V 3A using a 65W in-spec USB-C PD charger, which definitely supports that. I only named Apple because they are a core member of the USB-C coalition and designed the spec in the first place, but no in-spec charger of any brand charges these flashlights for some reason. The flashlights can't activate the 5V 3A handshake message.


wakka55 t1_iwvfkfw wrote

These laws, as written, are just going to make the situation worse.

What they should have done instead is outlaw devices that only support out-of-spec USB-C cable that comes with the device. Half the flashlights on r/flashlight are like this. If you plug an in-spec cable/charger into them they refuse to charge. They lack of the most basic of handshake resistors to request 5V >250mA so you have to use the 5V infinityA cable they pack with the flashlight.