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Aaron Coakley
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Forget rivers with plastic.  Do this to the Mississippi river and the recovered future topsoil or what you happen to get from the river bottom is gold, although you might lose buoyancy for the barges.
 
James Dyson, the famous designer of the Vacuum Cleaners, came up with his concept to clean the Earth's rivers using the same.

#vacuumcleaners   #rivers   #earth  
Thanks to his vacuum cleaners, famed designer James Dyson is already helping to keep homes clean all over the world — now he wants to do the same for the Earth's water. Dyson has detailed a...
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Silt remover that had what looked like paddlewheels, like an old riverboat.  Except each "paddle" hoisted silt, scooping it up on the down/up stroke and then dumping it in the barge at the apex.  We did the engineering and animation, made the front page of the paper (before print was dead).  Neat stuff.
  
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A .22LR makes a nice 30A also.
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Makeshift guide to fuse replacement 0.o 
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slow-blow cracks me up. that wrench is a hellava big fuse.
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In April we'll share 30 Top Designers, Innovators & Engineers. (In no particular order) First up: #Tesla #MouserTop30
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It's funnier without those motherfucking asterisks. lol
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This could be interesting.  I missed the original notification about the first one in the area but it looks like they're doing it again.
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Just some ideas I have been tossing around in my head.
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Ion Thruster Tesla Coil.
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An ion thruster is a form of electric propulsion used for spacecraft propulsion that creates thrust by accelerating ions. The term is strictly used to refer to gridded ion thrusters, but may often more loosely be applied to all electric propulsion systems that accelerate plasma, since plasma consists of ions. Ion thrusters are categorized by how they accelerate the ions, using either electrostatic or electromagnetic force
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I'm sure if we flooded the air with the right gas, we could Darrin!
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+Tim S says on #beardfriday  we need to give an update on #stateofthestache  +Google+ Facial Hair Club 
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You look just like your dad, very handsome Aaron!!
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I never realized +David Hasselhoff liked the snow so much.
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Too damn funny 
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I'm still trying to figure out where he's going from there.  I know I always have a final destination in mind before I make that dangerous leap.
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YES!!!
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PSA:  If it happened in East Moline, it could happen anywhere.
We're generating more information about the razor blades that were found in an East Moline park. About a dozen razors were found on the monkey bars, a slide and on the ground, all connected with a puddy-like substance.
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Even in the worst of prisons, people that hurt Children are treated the worst...  I'll never understand what has gone wrong with these people.
Faith in humanity -1
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  • Electronics Engineer
  • Many types of geek:  Electronics, Computers, Woodworking, Metalwork, Outdoors, Automobiles, Mechanical, Boating
  • Jack of many trades, Master of a few.
  • In a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.  At-least enough to be dangerous in most things
  • Willing to tackle any challenge, but humble and smart enough to know when it's time to call in the experts or buy/borrow/rent the heavy equipment
  • If the task can be accomplished by someone who's not a 10 year veteran with millions of dollars worth of tools, I will usually attempt to learn the skill, buy the tools, and do the job myself
A few specifics
  • Build my own computers and networks
  • Do all my own home repairs
  • My Chevy truck has 302,000 miles, mostly self-maintained.

Preferences
  • Operating Systems: Ubuntu Linux, Android, Windows
  • Electronics CAD: Altium P-CAD 2006 (Heavy dislike for the new designer platform)
  • Automobile: Chevrolet Trucks, Dodge Cars
  • Tools: DeWalt, Craftsman, Stanley, Fluke, Agilent
  • Sports: Those I'm actually participating at-least peripherally in
Work Duties
  • Design schematic and pcb for new electronic products
  • Lead product teams for new product designs
  • PCB design and layout
  • Software specification and testing
  • Mechanical specification and testing
  • Life cycle testing
  • Component selection and sourcing
  • Equipment maintenance, training and support, Robotic and Non-Robotic
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Product safety & FMEA
  • Standards based design: UL, CSA, CE
  • Support production of current and legacy electronic products
  • Industrial machinery consulting for Plastics assembly
  • IT and phone infrastructure and support for my remote location
  • Data retention
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Great atmosphere inside, on the patio or the enclosed beer garden. True Irish pub with a good selection of drinks and food. Smithwicks and Guinness to a common domestic beer as well as mixed drinks. Good selection of pub food beyond the typical frozen pizza. Pub Burgers are thick and juicy real beef burgers, as an example. One of a kind on the Farmington road bar scene.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Make sure you go in hungry. The meat cuts are HUGE, even the hungriest take home leftovers. Salad bar is better than most and could be a full meal by itself. Unlimited baked potatoes on the grill and full-sized Texas toast are included. A side order of mushrooms completes any meal. There are a number of seasonings available at the grill, as well as pre-marinated steaks. The premise is cook your own over one of many large open charcoal grills, and the experience is heightened when you go as a group where the social aspect of standing around the grill with your beer/wine/etc really makes the experience. My only warning is to make sure you have a good fire going in the pit, otherwise it could take 4 hours to cook the steak. To combat this, if you ever see it, there is a unlimited supply of butter available on the grills, use it liberally to _encourage_ the fire. It takes some experience to get the timing down on making garlic toast not too early or too late to be done with the steak. If you have a large party, you can rent a private room and have the grill-party experience without the preparation and clean-up of a home setting. Business meetings go well in this situation. You can discuss your next business deal at the grill with a couple of drinks. Wedding and Bachelor/Bachelorette (and combined) parties go well in the same situation. Easy access by car or boat. Right next to the harbor.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
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