9.15.2019

Flux Capacitor 2: What is known

So I tried the basic design of my last flux capacitor post and it didn't really work.  I did one relatively positive electrode and one relatively negative electrode and put a capacitor between them.  Turns out mabye they weren't all that dissimilar as some triboelectric series show polyurethane and plastic wrap right next to eachother but other series show them at opposite ends of the spectrum (polyurethane and LDPE).  Anyway I tried with polyurethane and aluminum as well and those also didn't really work.  Sometimes they would gain charge up to mabye 50mv but then discharge themselves.  I sort of noticed this as well with my ungrounded tribogon trials as well so no real progress from that.  However with my dad I found out that having one electrode connected to a capacitor and the other end of the capacitor attached to ground it works consistently (the diagram with a star shown below).  That starred diagram is the only one I know for sure works.  So with that knowlege I sketched up more likely workable multielectrode flux capacitors.  Well it is pretty darn hard to get any + materials to stick to a current collector like aluminum foil so perhaps a series of negative only electrodes would be something, see last pic.  Anyway here are some plausible diagrams for possible flux capacitor designs.







Grounded triboelectric nanogenerator this design was inspired by http://www.nanoscience.gatech.edu/paper/2014/14_AFM_06.pdf

I'm trying to think how to ground something without it being attached to ground and the perspiration effect may work but perhaps it only works if the electrodes are positive as the broken hydrogen bonds will release negative charges.

Negative options are PFA and FEP and Teflon and Positive options are Polyimide film (actually polyimide appears negative too)



9.10.2019

Borderlands 3 is looking like the next Anthem, Crash and Burn

I predict that Borderlands 3 (BL3) will be the next Anthem.  What does it mean to be the next anthem?  It means it releases in an unplayable state.  Already with the early reviewers we have seen a high percentage (about 20%) notice game breaking bugs such as glitches that cause the game to crash regularly to even loosing over a half dozen hours of progression and having to start from scratch!  This was even as reviewers were given special debug versions of the game.  We know that Master Bullshitter (can't even call him a Master Debater, but the combo-word he definitely is) Himself; Randy Pitchford didn't intentionally sabotage certain reviewer builds because he denied to give review copies to critical people like Kotaku (which I think foreshadows the Anthem like fallout (unintentional pun) that BL3 is destined to face).  So we can be sure that what the reviewers got was the absolute best custom curated build they could give the reviewers.  And the fact that 20% noticed game breaking bugs is probably on par with what Anthem players experienced at launch.  Perhaps the reason only around 5 or so reviewers were given copies is because Pitchford knew precisely that chances are that only 1 would experience issues and therefore diehard fans would dismiss the complaints.  But when the game is in millions of hands in a couple days (supposedly preloaded tonight!) having hundreds of thousands with game breaking issues; then you are at Anthem level of early release, Beta type launch.

Also what doesn't look good is Gearbox preemptively telling reviewers that they were given "incomplete builds" of the game.  This means they knew there were big issues with the game.  And as we know from Fallout 76 and Anthem, these bugs are not easy nor quick to fix.

And they are Exclusive to the Epic game store (EGS).  This launcher is completely noob, it uses technology from the early 2000s.  Just a few weeks ago Tim Sweeney apologized that preloading BL3 (a feature from 2004) was too much for the EGS to handle.  Well magically Randy Pitchford apparently pulled another rabbit out of his hat and got it to work.  Well it looks like his team just didn't want to face the game bugs glaring them in the face and would rather work on the EGS instead.  IMO; there will probably be big issues with preloading and other issues and bugs related to the EGS.

In conclusion it makes sense that Randy Pitchford and Tim Sweeney are best buds.  They both are not above launching sub-par products way before they are ready for launch.  Grab the popcorn because I forsee a very rocky launch for BL3.  Because who cares about the players 'cause the fans are all dicks and they will buy it anyway -  ammi right Randy?




9.08.2019

Audio Based Media: (ABM) Alternative for social media, podcast, search engine

Beme could be a new media based on audio.  Everything from auditory aspects of video's, podcasts, audiobooks, voice posts from your friends, etc it is all here in Beme App.  Beme uses AI to predict and recommend what you may want to listen to, time listened, regularity of listening to a creator, liking audio's, etc.  Say "next" to go to the next audio content on your feed.  You can also say things like "podcasts" or "audiobooks" or "feed" or "posts" to hear what you want or even search for topics like "9/11 was a false flag".

This is not only an audio based social media, but also have longer form and more professionally produced media like audio books, etc.  It is all in one place with Beme.  You can even send voice messages to friends and share content with them you think they may like.