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(Gizmodo)   Scientist invent Moses knife that can split water in half   (gizmodo.com) divider line 51
    More: Cool, split water, Teflon, knife, biomedicine, droplets, half  
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2012-10-02 08:39:44 PM
Finally! A cure for insomnia!
 
2012-10-02 09:27:48 PM
i253.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-02 10:05:14 PM
"After forging it, it was cleaned with acetone, ethanol, deionized water and then air-dried with nitrogen."
Do these luddites know that 3D printing is the future? What is all this futzing about with obsolete processes? Forging? Are they Bronze Age cavemen? Rinsing? They should just 3D print the thing clean to start with!

Any 3D printing fanboys care to explain to me exactly why this isn't 3D printed????
 
2012-10-02 10:06:03 PM
I have a Jesus bucket at home which can turn water into wine.
 
2012-10-02 10:06:41 PM
The drop was suspended on teflon, and pulled apart by two wire loops... you could have "cut" it like that with a piece of wax paper.
 
2012-10-02 10:10:09 PM

LoneVVolf: The drop was suspended on teflon, and pulled apart by two wire loops... you could have "cut" it like that with a piece of wax paper.


With no microdroplets splattering all over the place? Go ahead then, try it. Don't forget to link to your video in this thread.
I'll be watching.
 
2012-10-02 10:21:30 PM
Still no cure for cancer but now then can cut the biatch
 
2012-10-02 10:22:12 PM
but now they can cut the biatch

Unlike me who can't grammer worth a damn tonight
 
2012-10-02 10:23:42 PM
Impressed:

images.wikia.com
 
2012-10-02 10:28:50 PM
Very Subtle.
 
2012-10-02 10:37:52 PM
This must be impressive because I don't get it.

Admittedly, I realize it's a failure on my end. Maybe if they had some video to compare it to I'd get it..
 
2012-10-02 10:38:17 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: "After forging it, it was cleaned with acetone, ethanol, deionized water and then air-dried with nitrogen."
Do these luddites know that 3D printing is the future? What is all this futzing about with obsolete processes? Forging? Are they Bronze Age cavemen? Rinsing? They should just 3D print the thing clean to start with!

Any 3D printing fanboys care to explain to me exactly why this isn't 3D printed????


Apparently we can get more out of the primitive materials that you repeatedly tell us have limits that haven't advanced in decades, no 3D printing needed.
 
2012-10-02 10:46:42 PM
What a moose splitting water might look like:

i.ytimg.com 

/moses, moose... tater, potato. whatever.
 
2012-10-02 10:47:17 PM
You can pry my Moses Knife out of my cold, dead hands.
 
2012-10-02 10:52:24 PM
Dmitri Ravinoff laughs at these shenanigans.
 
2012-10-02 10:53:24 PM
Came here expecting a video of an atomic scale knife slicing a h2o molecule apart, leaving somewhat disappointed.
 
2012-10-02 10:55:57 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: LoneVVolf: The drop was suspended on teflon, and pulled apart by two wire loops... you could have "cut" it like that with a piece of wax paper.

With no microdroplets splattering all over the place? Go ahead then, try it. Don't forget to link to your video in this thread.
I'll be watching.


It would be nice if they explained what that was, or what it meant, or why that was important... As far as I could tell they were snowing us. :/
 
2012-10-02 11:02:50 PM
Young Einstein split a beer atom with a chisel and blew the old man's shed apart.
 
2012-10-02 11:05:08 PM

StopLurkListen: Quantum Apostrophe: LoneVVolf: The drop was suspended on teflon, and pulled apart by two wire loops... you could have "cut" it like that with a piece of wax paper.

With no microdroplets splattering all over the place? Go ahead then, try it. Don't forget to link to your video in this thread.
I'll be watching.

It would be nice if they explained what that was, or what it meant, or why that was important... As far as I could tell they were snowing us. :/


since QA likes it, it's probably going to lead to us living to a hundred bazillionty years old or something.
 
2012-10-02 11:09:53 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Any 3D printing fanboys care to explain to me exactly why this isn't 3D printed????


You're too eager, you needed to let the thread mature before dipping your hook. And nobody here was talking about 3D printing, so it comes off as a complete non-sequitur rather than subtle flame bait. 

Really, I expect better than this.
 
2012-10-02 11:26:02 PM
A kitchen knife treated with Rain-X (acetone) will do this too.
 
2012-10-02 11:29:57 PM

TommyDeuce: Impressed:

[images.wikia.com image 480x326]


Snicker snack.
 
2012-10-02 11:32:07 PM

Tom-Servo: What a moose splitting water might look like:

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360] 

/moses, moose... tater, potato. whatever.


That doesn't look like water. It looks like, oh, I don't know...
 
2012-10-02 11:36:03 PM
...but can it turn one glass of water into six glasses of water?
 
2012-10-02 11:38:49 PM
Moses knife? More like Hanzo steel.
 
2012-10-02 11:40:06 PM

IlGreven: ...but can it turn one glass of water into six glasses of water?


I can do that.

Wait.

Do they have to be six FULL glasses of water? I might need a pitcher or a sink for that.
 
2012-10-02 11:44:24 PM
I bet i could do the same thing with an Exacto dipped in dishwasher suds.
 
2012-10-02 11:44:57 PM

IlGreven: ...but can it turn one glass of water into six glasses of water?


Better than the Jesus knife. Every time I try to slice a fish it turns into several more.

/also, tried to carve my initials into a fig tree and it died.
 
2012-10-02 11:51:33 PM
Already been done.   

I guess the article is about something slightly more complex, though.
 
2012-10-02 11:55:13 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: "After forging it, it was cleaned with acetone, ethanol, deionized water and then air-dried with nitrogen."
Do these luddites know that 3D printing is the future? What is all this futzing about with obsolete processes? Forging? Are they Bronze Age cavemen? Rinsing? They should just 3D print the thing clean to start with!

Any 3D printing fanboys care to explain to me exactly why this isn't 3D printed????


Hrmmmm...You seem to have a particularly bizarre bug up your ass about 3d printers. :-/ I mean it's such a bizarre thing to get worked up about and a really odd time/situation to get worked up about it. I mean really, 3d printers can do some neat shiat and show some awesome potential but they have limits. There's only so much you can do with resins and epoxies.

Your mother wasn't raped by a 3d printer was she?

//wouldn't mind having a 3d printer. Once the cost goes down.
///but would want to have a mini lathe to complement it's abilities. 'Cause sometimes it's got to be metal.
////really it's a strange thing to get worked up about. Really, I'm not getting it.
petstoreonwheels.ca
////it's not a bite without emotional tie in right?
 
2012-10-03 12:20:00 AM
Nice, I suppose, but it's no Shonen Knife.
 
2012-10-03 12:30:12 AM

Fun Dumpster: Nice, I suppose, but it's no Shonen Knife.


Better than a pretty little Baka guy
 
2012-10-03 12:35:22 AM

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Very Subtle.


What you did there, I can just feel the edges of it with my maimed hand.

i43.tower.com

Best young adult fiction in decades. At least when I read it back as a teenager.
 
2012-10-03 12:42:16 AM

fst_creeper: Hrmmmm...You seem to have a particularly bizarre bug up your ass about 3d printers. :-/ I mean it's such a bizarre thing to get worked up about and a really odd time/situation to get worked up about it.


Your first time seeing QA? He really, really, really hates any kind of technological advancement. He'll fill a thread about trains with rants about how much he hates the concept of space travel. Dude has some sort of mental illness.
 
2012-10-03 01:03:30 AM
"QA" is an acronym for "Quality Assurance."

In software, their job is to break everything, so everyone ends up ... Not hating them, exactly, but more like never voluntarily engaging them in any social manner, just in case a friendly "hello" as you walk by end up snowballing into several weeks of trying to stamp out one of those heinous heisenbugs, and you end up printing ten thousand lines of code and tape them all up on your wall so you can walk through the code line by line, hour after hour, day by day, week by week, just so you can close out that ONE bug that the QA guy asked you about when you walked by his workstation.

I'm sure our QA has never had that sort of psychological damage that he'd bitterly vent on an anonymous forum...
 
2012-10-03 01:06:37 AM

Gunther: fst_creeper: Hrmmmm...You seem to have a particularly bizarre bug up your ass about 3d printers. :-/ I mean it's such a bizarre thing to get worked up about and a really odd time/situation to get worked up about it.

Your first time seeing QA? He really, really, really hates any kind of technological advancement. He'll fill a thread about trains with rants about how much he hates the concept of space travel. Dude has some sort of mental illness.


That and he's a pro troll from way back, of the grammar nazi variety, hence the fark handle.
 
2012-10-03 01:11:03 AM

omeganuepsilon: Gunther: fst_creeper: Hrmmmm...You seem to have a particularly bizarre bug up your ass about 3d printers. :-/ I mean it's such a bizarre thing to get worked up about and a really odd time/situation to get worked up about it.

Your first time seeing QA? He really, really, really hates any kind of technological advancement. He'll fill a thread about trains with rants about how much he hates the concept of space travel. Dude has some sort of mental illness.

That and he's a pro troll from way back, of the grammar nazi variety, hence the fark handle.


I wouldn't quite give him that much credit... he's like Sauron to the Morgoth level trolls we used to have. A terrible shadow, but a Shadow, nonetheless.
 
2012-10-03 01:24:07 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: A kitchen knife treated with Rain-X (acetone) will do this too.


Rain-X includes a silicon polymer that creates a hydrophobic surface. It also ruins windshield wipers so only apply it to your door windows.
 
2012-10-03 01:26:17 AM

Gunther: fst_creeper: Hrmmmm...You seem to have a particularly bizarre bug up your ass about 3d printers. :-/ I mean it's such a bizarre thing to get worked up about and a really odd time/situation to get worked up about it.

Your first time seeing QA? He really, really, really hates any kind of technological advancement. He'll fill a thread about trains with rants about how much he hates the concept of space travel. Dude has some sort of mental illness.


No, I've seen him before but I guess I never it a thread where he was flanging about in such a manner as to get my attention. But now having read his profile I think he's joined the exclusive club peopled by Bivets, Unix_Yes, Tatsoma, and Rugby_Jack (missing spellings as not to summon). Not saying he's the same league but still in the club. And I'm pretty sure if you locked him in a room with _Yes, the result would be a sort of matter/anti-matter explosion that could possibly be the solution to the fuel problems facing space exploration and colonization.

I now have him flagged as a favorite, color purple, with the note "Captain Non Sequitur reporting for Duty!"
 
2012-10-03 01:29:54 AM

StopLurkListen: I'm sure our QA has never had that sort of psychological damage that he'd bitterly vent on an anonymous forum...


Actually I'm a developer and I generally love the QA people I work with. They are usually a easy source of task to complete for performance reviews and occasionally they find the sort of surprise bug that would have been really really embarrassing had it made it to production.

This QA appears to bring nothing productive to the table.
 
2012-10-03 01:30:50 AM

wildcardjack: Rain-X includes a silicon polymer that creates a hydrophobic surface. It also ruins windshield wipers so only apply it to your door windows.


It is freaking awesome on motorcycle windshields and helmet visors too.
 
2012-10-03 01:44:37 AM

fst_creeper: StopLurkListen: I'm sure our QA has never had that sort of psychological damage that he'd bitterly vent on an anonymous forum...

Actually I'm a developer and I generally love the QA people I work with. They are usually a easy source of task to complete for performance reviews and occasionally they find the sort of surprise bug that would have been really really embarrassing had it made it to production.

This QA appears to bring nothing productive to the table.


Yeah, to be honest, real-life QA rocks. My story was bollocks and for entertainment purposed only...
 
2012-10-03 02:03:28 AM

Emposter: IlGreven: ...but can it turn one glass of water into six glasses of water?

I can do that.

Wait.

Do they have to be six FULL glasses of water? I might need a pitcher or a sink for that.


...as a certain assistant to a guy in a green labcoat said to a guy in a rat suit..."Not that way!" 

/Other Farkers would use this slashie to say, "Obscure?"
 
2012-10-03 02:37:51 AM
Cutters would be baffled by this knife. "I need to bleed to know I'm alive! Where is the blood?! Am I dead, AM I DEAD, AMMIIIDEEAADDD?!"
 
2012-10-03 05:32:36 AM

Fano: Apparently we can get more out of the primitive materials that you repeatedly tell us have limits that haven't advanced in decades, no 3D printing needed.


Yes, cutting water in two is a critical step in building space elevators and the dozen other impossibilities that I'm repeatedly told will, no, MUST exist within a few years. Is my point of view really so difficult to understand? We're not going anywhere. Materials and energy sources have limits. We have been toying inside those limits for decades. I fail to see how this article contradicts this. Is the knife made of some element not on the Periodic Table? Was it made in space?

Where is the rebuttal to my 3D printer parody? (3D printing, another popular delusion among geeks.)
 
2012-10-03 06:38:14 AM
I would like to remind the article's author that dwarven smithing has been and always will be superior to elven.

\damn n00b
 
2012-10-03 08:31:10 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Fano: Apparently we can get more out of the primitive materials that you repeatedly tell us have limits that haven't advanced in decades, no 3D printing needed.

Yes, cutting water in two is a critical step in building space elevators and the dozen other impossibilities that I'm repeatedly told will, no, MUST exist within a few years. Is my point of view really so difficult to understand? We're not going anywhere. Materials and energy sources have limits. We have been toying inside those limits for decades. I fail to see how this article contradicts this. Is the knife made of some element not on the Periodic Table? Was it made in space?

Where is the rebuttal to my 3D printer parody? (3D printing, another popular delusion among geeks.)


Where's my flying car?
 
2012-10-03 09:09:06 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Where is the rebuttal to my 3D printer parody?


Sorry, you seriously expect us to treat this crap:

Quantum Apostrophe: Any 3D printing fanboys care to explain to me exactly why this isn't 3D printed????


As an actual argument? Let's break it down:

1) 3d printing advocates claim that in the future you'll be able to print many common consumer goods at home. This is an incredibly advanced, specialized piece of tech. Nobody is claiming that this sort of thing will be 3d printed, so your argument is what we call a "strawman".

2) 3d printing advocates claim that in the future you'll be able to print many common consumer goods at home. Is it the future right now? No, it isn't. It's the present. You're criticizing people who are making a prediction about the future by saying "Haha, that isn't happening right this second so you're wrong!".

You repeatedly make these sorts of basic errors about... well, about pretty much everything. You are ignorant and you broadcast your ignorance repeatedly and obnoxiously loudly. Your inability to recognise this is why you're a fixture on so many ignore lists - even in this thread, people are adding you to ignore lists after only seeing one of your posts, for god's sake. If it were me, that sort of thing would worry me, perhaps force me to reconsider whether I was really as informed on these topics as I thought I was. But you won't undergo even a moment's introspection. You'll pop up in another thread in a few day's time and post more stupid shiat.
 
2012-10-03 09:18:46 AM

Gunther: Quantum Apostrophe: Where is the rebuttal to my 3D printer parody?

Sorry, you seriously expect us to treat this crap:

Quantum Apostrophe: Any 3D printing fanboys care to explain to me exactly why this isn't 3D printed????

As an actual argument? Let's break it down:

1) 3d printing advocates claim that in the future you'll be able to print many common consumer goods at home. This is an incredibly advanced, specialized piece of tech. Nobody is claiming that this sort of thing will be 3d printed, so your argument is what we call a "strawman".

2) 3d printing advocates claim that in the future you'll be able to print many common consumer goods at home. Is it the future right now? No, it isn't. It's the present. You're criticizing people who are making a prediction about the future by saying "Haha, that isn't happening right this second so you're wrong!".

You repeatedly make these sorts of basic errors about... well, about pretty much everything. You are ignorant and you broadcast your ignorance repeatedly and obnoxiously loudly. Your inability to recognise this is why you're a fixture on so many ignore lists - even in this thread, people are adding you to ignore lists after only seeing one of your posts, for god's sake. If it were me, that sort of thing would worry me, perhaps force me to reconsider whether I was really as informed on these topics as I thought I was. But you won't undergo even a moment's introspection. You'll pop up in another thread in a few day's time and post more stupid shiat.


You sound angry.
 
2012-10-03 11:34:48 AM
 
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