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(PSFK)   A billboard produces water from the moisture in the air. This is not a scene out of 'Pitch Black'   (psfk.com) divider line 29
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2013-02-24 04:13:43 PM
so...they made vaporators?  hmm...not sure if i should go with a star wars reference or break out the Dune photoshops....
 
2013-02-24 05:13:11 PM

Weaver95: so...they made vaporators?  hmm...not sure if i should go with a star wars reference or break out the Dune photoshops....


Be sure to stop in at Toshe Station to pick up some power convertors
 
2013-02-24 05:51:21 PM
A billboard produces water from the moisture of the air.  This is not a scene out of Larry Niven's Ringworld.

As much as I love Pitch Black, because it's a badass movie, Ringworld came out like 30 years before Pitch Black.  And the idea of water condensers is even older than that.
 
2013-02-24 05:54:46 PM
Who is paying the electric bill?
 
2013-02-24 05:55:18 PM
My windows do that. What's the big deal?
 
2013-02-24 05:58:48 PM

WhippingBoy: My windows do that. What's the big deal


Same here. It drives me crazy when my South American neighbors start licking the water off of them.
 
2013-02-24 06:33:07 PM
It won't do any good without a protocol DROID that speaks the binary language
 
2013-02-24 06:33:44 PM

HotWingAgenda: A billboard produces water from the moisture of the air.  This is not a scene out of Larry Niven's Ringworld.

As much as I love Pitch Black, because it's a badass movie,


media.comicvine.com
 
2013-02-24 06:41:23 PM
Science biatches. More effective than your average rain dance.
 
2013-02-24 06:41:35 PM
I kinda did this here at home... I have AC air handling unit in my attic, and the condensation pan drains to the out side yard.

So i took a 55gal plastic drum, made a standing frame for it, fabricated a faucet out of PVC parts that screwed into the drums ports, flipped it all upside down in the stand, and attached a flexible line from the condensation drip pan to the barrel.

I certainly don't consider it potable water, but its fine for watering the garden.

during the summer when its really hot, humid, and nasty, that thing can suck about 25 gallons out of the air a day.
 
2013-02-24 07:02:25 PM
So how to they plan on controlling legionnella?  It thrives in condensers.
 
2013-02-24 07:06:39 PM
Humbug! If no one is making money off it, its of no benefit to society.

All I see lost is opportunity for some wondrous Job Creators to gouge some lazy poor people.
 
2013-02-24 07:13:15 PM

Girion47: So how to they plan on controlling legionnella?  It thrives in condensers.


The water goes through a reverse osmosis system after condensing.
 
2013-02-24 07:15:11 PM
 

nmemkha: Humbug! If no one is making money off it, its of no benefit to society.

All I see lost is opportunity for some wondrous Job Creators to gouge some lazy poor people.


you could always spike the water with mind control drugs.
 
2013-02-24 07:22:48 PM

Weaver95: nmemkha: Humbug! If no one is making money off it, its of no benefit to society.

All I see lost is opportunity for some wondrous Job Creators to gouge some lazy poor people.

you could always spike the water with mind control drugs.


I like the way you think, lets hang out.  We are going clubbling later want to come?

You have to bring your own club though.
 
2013-02-24 07:24:58 PM

dryknife: Who is paying the electric bill?


My guess is the university pays, since they're the ones leasing the billboard and using the entire contraption to advertise their school.

I assume it shuts off when the tank is full, so it wouldn't be running constantly. Still, that's probably a lot of power consumption. I don't know how much electricity costs in Lima, but it makes me wonder if they'd get enough wind to install a few generators up there.
 
2013-02-24 08:54:56 PM

cyberspacedout: dryknife: Who is paying the electric bill?

My guess is the university pays, since they're the ones leasing the billboard and using the entire contraption to advertise their school.

I assume it shuts off when the tank is full, so it wouldn't be running constantly. Still, that's probably a lot of power consumption. I don't know how much electricity costs in Lima, but it makes me wonder if they'd get enough wind to install a few generators up there.

Solar?
 
2013-02-24 10:39:44 PM
Sweet, this could be a great job opportunity for me. One of my first jobs was programming binary load lifters, very similar to your billboards in most respects.
 
2013-02-24 10:42:29 PM

Ghastly: Sweet, this could be a great job opportunity for me. One of my first jobs was programming binary load lifters, very similar to your billboards in most respects.


Can you speak Bocce?
 
2013-02-24 11:28:25 PM
www.technomaly.com
 
2013-02-24 11:29:10 PM
What happens if the billboard has a bad motivator?
 
2013-02-24 11:50:57 PM

Teufelaffe: Ghastly: Sweet, this could be a great job opportunity for me. One of my first jobs was programming binary load lifters, very similar to your billboards in most respects.

Can you speak Bocce?


Of course I can, sir. It's like a second language for me...I'm as fluent in Bocce...
 
2013-02-25 12:29:02 AM

StoPPeRmobile: [www.technomaly.com image 640x430]


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2013-02-25 12:54:06 AM
I think this is the way of the future as photovoltaic power becomes cheaper.
 
2013-02-25 04:23:54 AM
I don't see why it specifically has to be a bill board. I was envisioning a specialized surface material that somehow trapped water in nucleation sights and sort of sweated when conditions were favorable.

I at least hope they're dumping the heat into the ground or seawater. Pick up some efficiency points there...

Hmm, I don't know what the water temps are like in the ocean around there, but I bet you could make this work without an expanding refrigerant. I'm going to end the comment there because either I just realized what they're really doing or I've stumbled on a way to water coastal cities.
 
2013-02-25 04:54:00 AM

ArkAngel: Weaver95: so...they made vaporators?  hmm...not sure if i should go with a star wars reference or break out the Dune photoshops....
Be sure to stop in at Toshe Station to pick up some power convertors


The Toshe Station Power Converters would be a great band name.
 
2013-02-25 08:36:20 AM

Ed Grubermann: HotWingAgenda: A billboard produces water from the moisture of the air.  This is not a scene out of Larry Niven's Ringworld.

As much as I love Pitch Black, because it's a badass movie,

[media.comicvine.com image 479x356]


Pitch Black is a very good movie.  The monsters were unique, and Riddick as the anti-hero is effective.  Then they farked it all up with the second movie.
 
2013-02-25 11:21:31 AM

dittybopper: Ed Grubermann: HotWingAgenda: A billboard produces water from the moisture of the air.  This is not a scene out of Larry Niven's Ringworld.

As much as I love Pitch Black, because it's a badass movie,

[media.comicvine.com image 479x356]

Pitch Black is a very good movie.  The monsters were unique, and Riddick as the anti-hero is effective.  Then they farked it all up by

not making Claudia Black the female lead.
 
2013-02-25 11:48:18 AM

Felix_T_Cat: dittybopper: Ed Grubermann: HotWingAgenda: A billboard produces water from the moisture of the air.  This is not a scene out of Larry Niven's Ringworld.

As much as I love Pitch Black, because it's a badass movie,

[media.comicvine.com image 479x356]

Pitch Black is a very good movie.  The monsters were unique, and Riddick as the anti-hero is effective.  Then they farked it all up by not making Claudia Black the female lead.


OK, there is an argument to be made there, *BUT* the idea of the Carolyn character is that she was ready to dump everyone, so she's weak in that sense, willing to give up the lives of others to save her own ass, but later in the film (perhaps because of that), she is willing to die for others.

Shazza, on the other hand, starts out pretty tough.  Nowhere to really go with her.  I wouldn't mind feeling her woomera, either.
 
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