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(Wired)   Happy 50th birthday, visible light LED. Here's to all the people who said you'd never work and would be of no use   (wired.com) divider line 22
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2012-10-09 01:19:05 PM
14 votes:
You heathens celebrating Satan's light should burn in hell. I go to sleep by the burning carbon monofilament of Thomas Alvin Edison's light bulb the way God intended like any good American who had the sense to stock up on them before Obammy's Commie EPA banned them.
2012-10-09 01:27:16 PM
7 votes:

ginandbacon: Could not possibly be a bigger fan of any single technology.


Not even the Fleshlight?
2012-10-09 03:38:22 PM
4 votes:
The libs want us to put all of these LED bulbs in our houses, but did you know that there's more Gallium Arsenide in a single LED than there was on the entire Hindenburg!?

It's true. Look it up.

o.onionstatic.com
2012-10-09 04:41:18 PM
3 votes:

The Incredible Sexual Egg: LED Christmas lights are awful


So, they're just like regular christmas lights, and Obama supporters.

/Not too bright, and half of them don't work./
2012-10-09 03:36:28 PM
3 votes:

dittybopper: Meh. You know what's more impressive? A light emitting resistor.


An LER? They've been around for ever. They only work for a fraction of a second before the magic smoke leaks out.
2012-10-09 02:51:23 PM
3 votes:
Meh. You know what's more impressive? A light emitting resistor.
2012-10-09 06:02:23 PM
2 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
/hot!
2012-10-09 03:40:44 PM
2 votes:

AugieDoggyDaddy: dittybopper: Meh. You know what's more impressive? A light emitting resistor.

An LER? They've been around for ever. They only work for a fraction of a second before the magic smoke leaks out.


What an "LER" might look like:
upload.wikimedia.org
2012-10-09 03:32:57 PM
2 votes:

ShawnDoc: ginandbacon: Could not possibly be a bigger fan of any single technology.

Not even the Fleshlight?


Mad_Radhu: choo: A visible light LED is just like an ATM machine, amiright?


Depends on what kind of ATM machine you are talking about:

[www.popsci.com image 525x400]

[megarobotnews.com image 476x326]


Well this thread got weird in a hurry.
2012-10-09 06:01:38 PM
1 votes:

Kumana Wanalaia: If man were meant to have LEDs, there would be LED bushes.

crackpot.


Oh they exist. Make up a technology, instantly will the Chinese market something to us all:

i00.i.aliimg.com
2012-10-09 05:10:21 PM
1 votes:

HAMMERTOE: /Not too bright, and half of them don't work./


Ahem ... not half: 47% of them don't work.
2012-10-09 04:48:45 PM
1 votes:

The All-Powerful Atheismo: theorellior: The All-Powerful Atheismo: To claim that "solar is total bullshiat" remains just as retarded as it ever was no matter what companies you cite that have gone out of business.

But sochalest death panels libtard islamofascism!

"Merrill Lynch, Wachovia, Bear Stearns, AIG. MONEY IS TOTAL BULLSHIAT"


This could be fun.

Cars are total bullshiat! Tucker, Packard, Geo, Plymouth, AMC, Overland, Hummer, Nash, Oldsmobile, Studebaker.

Airlines are total bullshiat! Aloha Airlines, Arrow Air, Big Sky Airlines, PanAm, TWA,
2012-10-09 04:33:27 PM
1 votes:
Wouldn't have been possible without L.E.D.s:

www.gadgetreview.com

A miracle of science!
2012-10-09 04:14:09 PM
1 votes:
I had some invisible light emitting diodes, but now I can't find them.
2012-10-09 04:06:17 PM
1 votes:
Gawd, I remember getting a Bulova digital watch in the early 70's for Christmas and thinking it was the coolest thing EVAR!
2012-10-09 03:53:17 PM
1 votes:
and yet nobody weeps for the unemployed candle stick maker. You people make me sick.
2012-10-09 03:48:53 PM
1 votes:
farm7.static.flickr.com

Ah, LED porn
2012-10-09 03:46:32 PM
1 votes:

IrateShadow: Ivo Shandor: They'll go away eventually, once the novelty wears off. Blue LEDs used to be one of those mythical* items that you would tell the new kid to find, like a left-handed screwdriver or a 1-farad capacitor. Engineers are still getting over the fact that they actually exist now.

That was like 10 years ago. Tech moves fast enough that they should be old hat by now. What bothers me is that everything these days is ultrabright and packaged in clear resin. I miss the old low-medium intensity packaged in colored & frosted resin. They were much more useful as indicators.


Hah -- you'll know your equipment is powered on when your retina has a hole burned into it from the indicator lamp.
2012-10-09 03:30:42 PM
1 votes:

choo: A visible light LED is just like an ATM machine, amiright?



Depends on what kind of ATM machine you are talking about:

www.popsci.com

megarobotnews.com
2012-10-09 03:30:33 PM
1 votes:

choo: A visible light LED is just like an ATM machine, amiright?


ATM machine? That's where you punch in your personal PIN number, right?
2012-10-09 02:33:47 PM
1 votes:
A visible light LED is just like an ATM machine, amiright?
2012-10-09 01:26:41 PM
1 votes:
Full-spectrum led lights = happy plants, happy people...
 
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