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(TechSpot)   Protect yourself from the sun while you are on fire   ( divider line
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581 clicks; posted to Business » and Main » on 27 Jun 2022 at 6:38 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-06-27 3:11:12 PM  
This is fine
2022-06-27 6:51:52 PM  
Wait, if you need light from the LEDs, why do you have a sun umbrella open in the first place?
2022-06-27 8:48:47 PM  
Yeah. It is the batteries.

I will not stump for this solar application. It seems... so ill-conceived.

Aw heck. I can riff.

I am one of those idiots who tries to repair umbrellas. Try it some time. Point is that UV degrades anything you might try to make an umbrella out of. Eventually the umbrella degrades to dust, and you have this umbrella frame that, one would think, could be covered over easily enough. Nope. The guy who invented an umbrella should get a prize. The guy who invented cheap umbrellas gets a bigger prize.

So a genius who deserves no prize decided to put solar panels on that extremely delicate apparatus we know as a bumbershoot. And just to make it more unwieldy and unlikely, they attached a battery that explodes into flames when it gets hot.

The people who bought them are the same people who will buy EVs. I mean statistically speaking. Is everyone ok with that? Is there reason to suspect that people know what they are doing?
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