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2013-04-27 01:37:54 PM
+1 subby.  Go grab a relatively cold one.
 
2013-04-27 02:56:47 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-27 04:36:38 PM
contemporarycritique.files.wordpress.com

New album?
 
2013-04-27 06:19:00 PM
Long as it's not Ice-9. That stuff is scary.
 
2013-04-27 06:22:17 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-04-27 07:07:06 PM
Welcome to March, subby
 
2013-04-27 07:13:43 PM
I'm guessing the sound-cooled refrigerators aren't panning out?
 
2013-04-27 07:32:45 PM
Ammonia and butane for working fluids.

What could go wrong?
 
2013-04-27 07:47:11 PM

Surool: Welcome to March, subby


The invention is from 1926 and you're only complaining about the last month?

Some RV fridges use a similar absorption cycle. It's good for some niche applications, but don't expect it to be in everyone's kitchen any time soon.
 
2013-04-27 08:04:11 PM
Oblig:

cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2013-04-27 09:33:00 PM
"the idea of a fridge that can function without electricity or greenhouse gases"

Well, that does sound like it would be rather useful.


www.reelfilm.com
Approves.
 
2013-04-27 09:38:27 PM
www.cinemateket-usf.no

See, Ice Cold, I'm the man. But we got Ice Tray, lce Coffee, lce Water... Ice Berg, lce Cup, lce Box. I mean, it gets real ridiculous when people try to bite your style. You know what I'm saying? That's the way it is. This is the rap world. What can I tell you?
 
2013-04-27 10:18:29 PM

Ivo Shandor: Surool: Welcome to March, subby

The invention is from 1926 and you're only complaining about the last month?

Some RV fridges use a similar absorption cycle. It's good for some niche applications, but don't expect it to be in everyone's kitchen any time soon.


Since it would use several times more energy to keep cold than the compression cycle fridge, nope, it's not going into houses where electric is basically free. Plus, the era of rapid technological evolution is not the era when anything that lasts will be designed, so the fact that the Einstein fridge has no moving parts and will fail only when the case is physically destroyed isn't a plus (yet).

Old Bell telephones were so durable that they could've literally lasted 100 years, too. Except that would've implied them outlasting the style of the 1950s, the company that designed them, and the end not only of the POTS system but the very idea of a phone with a wire. Or consider the original Tandem NonStop computers - so reliable that some of them ran for over 20 years without a single second of downtime, and would've been going on year 35 now except that they were thoroughly obsolete by year 10.

Wait until mid-century. At that point, assuming we're not on the brink of Transcendence, technology will have plateaued and lacking much else, long-term durability will be a selling point again.
 
2013-04-27 10:23:46 PM

Surool: Welcome to March, subby


Did anyone over 14 years old not know about this? Isn't this basic high school material for talking about who Eeinstein is? It is only in every biography book about the dude.
 
2013-04-27 10:31:55 PM

Ivo Shandor: Surool: Welcome to March, subby

The invention is from 1926 and you're only complaining about the last month?

Some RV fridges use a similar absorption cycle. It's good for some niche applications, but don't expect it to be in everyone's kitchen any time soon.


Dumbass... the article was posted in March. Not only was it posted in March, it was linked on every other site on the internet (maybe even Fark, but I'm too lazy to look).
 
2013-04-27 10:39:30 PM

Bennie Crabtree: Surool: Welcome to March, subby

Did anyone over 14 years old not know about this? Isn't this basic high school material for talking about who Eeinstein is? It is only in every biography book about the dude.


No you're thinking of Eeeinstein.  Eeinsten is the one that invented the beer helmet.
 
2013-04-28 12:57:53 AM
A product that would last 100 years?
Exactly why they will never sell it.
The same reason Microsoft forces a new version of Windows on us every few years.
 
2013-04-28 12:58:23 AM
weinterrupt.com
Conventional refrigerators are everyone's problem.  That's because every time they break the seal, they're unsafe.  I don't like them because they're dangerous.
 
2013-04-28 02:57:04 AM
erik-k:

Wait until mid-century. At that point, assuming we're not on the brink of Transcendence, technology will have plateaued and lacking much else, long-term durability will be a selling point again.

How the hell is Walmart supposed to sell you a new toaster every 18 months?  Engineered obsolescence.

My grandmother has a freaking waffle iron that was given to her as a wedding gift, and it still works great and makes some tasty waffles.  Buy a modern waffle iron at Walmart and you'll be lucky to get 2 years out of it.
 
2013-04-28 03:37:15 AM

TyrantII: erik-k:

Wait until mid-century. At that point, assuming we're not on the brink of Transcendence, technology will have plateaued and lacking much else, long-term durability will be a selling point again.

How the hell is Walmart supposed to sell you a new toaster every 18 months?  Engineered obsolescence.

My grandmother has a freaking waffle iron that was given to her as a wedding gift, and it still works great and makes some tasty waffles.  Buy a modern waffle iron at Walmart and you'll be lucky to get 2 years out of it.


How are you supposed to keep selling waffle irons if the damn thing never needs replacin?
 
2013-04-28 04:14:13 AM

HighOnCraic: [www.cinemateket-usf.no image 400x271]

See, Ice Cold, I'm the man. But we got Ice Tray, lce Coffee, lce Water... Ice Berg, lce Cup, lce Box. I mean, it gets real ridiculous when people try to bite your style. You know what I'm saying? That's the way it is. This is the rap world. What can I tell you?


I love that movie
 
2013-04-28 11:18:21 AM

HighOnCraic: See, Ice Cold, I'm the man. But we got Ice Tray, lce Coffee, lce Water... Ice Berg, lce Cup, lce Box.


I think my favorite name in that scene is Yo Highness.
 
2013-04-28 01:56:42 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
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