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  • benwade commented on awall99's instructable Arduino Data Glasses For My Multimeter 11 months ago
    Arduino Data Glasses For My Multimeter

    One word. Kickstarter!

    There are articles around on casting acrylic lenses with just about any focal lengyh you want.

    You'll have to look around on the web, here's a link to copy and paste into your browser.https://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22how+to%22+(cast+OR+casting)+%22acrylic+lenses%22

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  • Save Money When Buying New Spectacle Frames

    I really recommend you buy your eyeglasses over the internet. There are several sites selling glasses, and despite the fear mongering that you'll see, they are great. Search words include: prescription AND glasses OR gogglesYou have to remember that eyeglass prices and ESPECIALLY frame prices are artificially inflated. There is only one significant company that makes ALL the frames.Beware of sites that DO NOT ASK for your prescription strength - they're in business just to give the real places a bad name.You will need the following information from your prescriber. DO NOT let them bamboozle you. You paid for the exam, the results of that exam are YOURS.Prescription strength for each eye (assuming you have two eyes). For bifocals you'll need two strengths for each eye. Sphere (SPH) for e...

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    I really recommend you buy your eyeglasses over the internet. There are several sites selling glasses, and despite the fear mongering that you'll see, they are great. Search words include: prescription AND glasses OR gogglesYou have to remember that eyeglass prices and ESPECIALLY frame prices are artificially inflated. There is only one significant company that makes ALL the frames.Beware of sites that DO NOT ASK for your prescription strength - they're in business just to give the real places a bad name.You will need the following information from your prescriber. DO NOT let them bamboozle you. You paid for the exam, the results of that exam are YOURS.Prescription strength for each eye (assuming you have two eyes). For bifocals you'll need two strengths for each eye. Sphere (SPH) for each eyeCylinder (CYL) for each eyeAxis (AXI) Add for each eye. Note, they sometimes give you a negative number. Just ask them for the positive version.And something called interpupillary distance (PD) which is nothing more than the distance between your pupils. It's usually around 65 mm. if its much lower, then they probably measured it from your pupil to your nose on each side, so just double that number. Now, if you look at something close up, your eyes cross slightly, which brings your pupils slightly closer together, so galsses for close work, like reading glasses should have a slightly reduced PD

    Exactly

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  • benwade commented on Mjtrinihobby's instructable Making a beefy Peltier cooler! 1 year ago
    Making a beefy Peltier cooler!

    I just thought I'd respond to your comment about rainwater collection being a felony in some states. Just to clarify, this was never true, it is an internet meme based on one man who was arrested and jailed for 30 days after having been denied a permit to build a rainwater collection system. He requested a permit, was denied, and went ahead and built three (3) giant rainwater collection systems. He was arrested, not for collecting rainwater, but for doing construction without a permit. Of course, this was "spun" as evil governments trampling on the "little guy." P.S. The guy was quite well-to-do if not rich.

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  • benwade commented on 007dna's instructable Make Your Own: Black Hole Fabricator!!1 year ago
    Make Your Own: Black Hole Fabricator!!

    Thank you for making this instructable. I've been having problems with some of the steps, especially after the FBI and DHS showed up. They seemed to think I was going to use the laser for nefarious purposes, but once I showed them my ROCKING holograms they left, pretty much appeased.Anyway, back to my problems, I think the glass bead is too thick, because 'm failing to get initial detonation. Also, I've been having problem with the laser array - getting it synchronized. Any help you can give me would be appreciated because I'm looking forward to creating a naked singularity.ThanksP.S. Do you have any good ideas on how to give the black hole a strong electric charge?Thanks againP.P.S.Please send me a list of your ancestors so I can be sure that I don't accidentally kill any - no one want...

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    Thank you for making this instructable. I've been having problems with some of the steps, especially after the FBI and DHS showed up. They seemed to think I was going to use the laser for nefarious purposes, but once I showed them my ROCKING holograms they left, pretty much appeased.Anyway, back to my problems, I think the glass bead is too thick, because 'm failing to get initial detonation. Also, I've been having problem with the laser array - getting it synchronized. Any help you can give me would be appreciated because I'm looking forward to creating a naked singularity.ThanksP.S. Do you have any good ideas on how to give the black hole a strong electric charge?Thanks againP.P.S.Please send me a list of your ancestors so I can be sure that I don't accidentally kill any - no one wants to create a time loop.

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  • benwade commented on Meglymoo87's instructable Multi-Use Sore Throat Remedy1 year ago
    Multi-Use Sore Throat Remedy

    Hi Meglymoo87,Thank you for replying. First let me be clear. I ENJOYED your concoction, and I DO believe it will make people feel better. What I am saying about the charity is no reflection on you. BUT, it does matter how much money the charities spend on themselves versus how much goes to the people they're supposed to be helping. So it's not a dead issue. It's something we all need to consider whenever we give to charity.

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  • benwade commented on drtonis's instructable Arduino MobilePhone1 year ago
    Arduino MobilePhone

    You may think this phone is not useful. Let me tell you this phone could be a LIFESAVER. A relative of mine has dementia. NO PHONE on the market has the combination of 1) as few "features" as possible. 2) LOUD volume 3) BIG keys 4) BIG letters. and 5) Programmable keys.You would not believe what happens when someone with dementia picks up a cellphone. Besides the soft ringers, poor volume, small keys, and tiny lettering, they will ALWAYS get an SMS from someone - suddenly (to them) the phone doesn't work! Next, they'll hit the wrong button by accident and bring up a menu - guess what? The phone (to them) doesn't work. Then, they'll accidentally press the power off button, and - You got it, the phone doesn't work! Finally, sometimes they press the volume button, and again the p...

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    You may think this phone is not useful. Let me tell you this phone could be a LIFESAVER. A relative of mine has dementia. NO PHONE on the market has the combination of 1) as few "features" as possible. 2) LOUD volume 3) BIG keys 4) BIG letters. and 5) Programmable keys.You would not believe what happens when someone with dementia picks up a cellphone. Besides the soft ringers, poor volume, small keys, and tiny lettering, they will ALWAYS get an SMS from someone - suddenly (to them) the phone doesn't work! Next, they'll hit the wrong button by accident and bring up a menu - guess what? The phone (to them) doesn't work. Then, they'll accidentally press the power off button, and - You got it, the phone doesn't work! Finally, sometimes they press the volume button, and again the phone doesn't work. If you could customize this phone so that it had a larger screen, louder ringer and speaker, programmable buttons, and a way to disable the volume and power buttons it would be WONDERFUL!

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  • benwade commented on wes_van's instructable Floor Jack Hack1 year ago
    Floor Jack Hack

    Very nice instructable.

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  • benwade commented on Meglymoo87's instructable Multi-Use Sore Throat Remedy1 year ago
    Multi-Use Sore Throat Remedy

    Hi,The list I sent you was for the bottom 50 charities AT THE TIME. The website constantly updates, so The American Association of Cancer Research may have move "up" to number 51 and therfore off the list. The principle is that all these organizations are illegitimate to some degree, and nothing they say should be accepted as true.

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  • benwade commented on Meglymoo87's instructable Multi-Use Sore Throat Remedy1 year ago
    Multi-Use Sore Throat Remedy

    You are obviously a nice caring person and you are trying to help. I'm sure this rememdy will make people feel better.HOWEVER the American Association of Cancer Research is a SCAM organizationsee: https://smartasset.com/insights/the-50-worst-charities-in-america-how-to-keep-from-being-scammed

    I followed her link, and there is such an article.HOWEVER the American Association of Cancer Research is a SCAM organizationsee: https://smartasset.com/insights/the-50-worst-charities-in-america-how-to-keep-from-being-scammed

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