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Last week... the swamp cooler.

This week... active cooling.

Next week... cyborg cooling.

Yeah... "Know How"... we're cool like that.
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+Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ  Did you read my post about the liquid geothermal sump?  I designed the configuration and helped installed many geothermal sumps largest was 400 gal water storage tank and using a   variable speed squirrel cage fan with top speed 1500 cfm threw in 150 degree f air and got 73 degree f in return from sump the fan runs 1200 cfm in summer cooling AC return air from in home ducts and cools AC compressor unit itself and had option to a drip radiator with a dc 3' diameter fan cooling off a 30' by 40' patio capable of a 15 degree f drop at 98 degree f weather and can raise temp in that patio config to 50 degrees f at 30 degree f weather with the ability to us a firepit heatsink vent going from 50  to 78 degree f in 30 degree weather it's worth talking about . that install cut AC & heat bill in that home by 60% less electricity and even stabilizes the water temp on the koi pond we installed using another inline squirrel cage fan to push another 1000 cfm when cooling both home and patio by 20 degree drop outside in 98 with 2600 cfm total airflow sump pass through and running 2 squirrel fans and 1 dc belt flywheel fan with 3' diameter blades still less electricity for home owner just cooling house before the install +Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ  even you would be impressed with how much it would cost vs efficiency and all the simple variations a liquid geothermal sump or a geothermal liquid radiator that cycles water from sump through copper radiator with heat sink in front of a dc belt flywheel fan can do using 600 to 800 watts for indoor/outdoor cooling check out my earlier post explain how it could be used and paraphrase why it works and how for Know How draw a better picture than I did on my post for people to get a better understanding than I could with my picture I wasn't always Nohands 
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Hey Know-It-Alls,

+Bryan Burnett & I absolutely love doing the show for you. It's not just the projects (which we REALLY enjoy), but we think you're the best audience in the TWiT Army. You make the show fun, exciting, and just weird enough to keep the two of us sane!

We think we've got a great show, and we want to grow it. We're proud of our content and would put it up against any DIY/Maker channel on the Internet, but we need your help to get the word out... and to shape the future of "Know How".

We've been listening to feedback on the KH and have been able to identify a few things that we believe you would like to see. They include:

1. Better "visibility" into the projects. -- There is a concern that since we do three main segments and two minor segments in each episode, the projects are getting hopelessly lost in each episode "bundle". You want better SEO so that you can find the projects you want to do.

2. Shorter shows/More Content! -- Yeah, it sounds contradictory, but I get what you're going for. You want shorter, more focused episodes (between 15-25 minutes) so that they're easier to digest than an hour-long show. You also want MORE, shorter, more focused episodes.

3. More Guests! -- This was a big one. Many of you have expressed the desire to see us collaborate with makers and DIYers from around the net. 

4. More diverse content. -- This is another big one. Many of you are tired of quadcopters and hobby builds, while others want MORE quadcopters and hobby builds. There's also a cry for "more stuff that I can actually use in my daily life." -- All in all, it just means that you want a format that guarantees that you can find something you like, and avoid the things that you don't.

5. More Cranky Hippo in a doge mask. -- This one was just strange. Stop it.

-- We've heard you -

In the coming weeks, +Bryan Burnett and I will be playing with the format of the show in an attempt to give you the "Know How" you want. I can't promise that we'll get it right immediately, nor that the changes won't upset a few of you, but we're going to keep trying until we can deliver you all the Maker/DIY goodness that you deserve.

For your part, I'd ask that you help us spread the word about "Know How" - We've got a great audience that's growing every week, but I think we can have a HUGE audience that will let us take KH to the next level. 

In short... you all rock.... now let's see what else we can do. :)

Peace,
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Reverse engineering.
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Isn't this the engine that grounded the RR-powered portion of the A380 fleet because RR hushed up a design problem they discovered a year before release?
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Some of the videos of the destructive testing of these (and GE) engines are "interesting".
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This is more than just a little bit of the incredible.

Professional opera singer Ambrož Bajec-Lapajne is asked to perform during his own brain surgery so that the surgeons can avoid the parts of his brain responsible for his singing.

If you're impatient, skip to 2:40 and watch something that will make your heart drop.
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+610bob That's the job of the nurse who is comforting the patient... and she's REALLY good at her job.

-- Also, you can hear the doctors telling the patient, "this is what we do"... it's all about making the patient know that he/she is in good hands.
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Question to the Know-It-Alls:

We're planning "Disaster Prep" segments for "Know How" in which we'll be showing you some of the things you can do to increase your chances of surviving disasters.

One of the potential topics is Firearm Safety and Awareness. -- We have firearm experts who are willing to demonstrate proper firearm maintenance and usage, as well as suggest models for a "bug-out bag".

I know that firearms can be polarizing... so my questions is, "would YOU like to include firearms as part of our disaster preparedness episodes"?
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It's too bad that the preppers are grabbing them up. I've bought a couple of bricks (500 rounds) in the last few months in the $60 range. I'm going to a gun show tomorrow, I'll let you know what I find. 
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"Hey Frank...

While I make these humans loose their stuff by rolling down this hill, you use the distraction to clean out their camp.

Ready?

Let's do this!"
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It's not frank.
It hey boo boo
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The super-pro way to deal with crowd disruption of a performance... make them part of it!
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What disruptive crowd? This whole think looks pre-planned like everyone already knew he does this.
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I smell a whole new Genre of interactive entertainment. :)
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Beautiful shots, but the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounding area is a definite no-fly zone... as is any flight path that takes a drone over a highway.

Let's fly safe and protect the hobby that we love. :)
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Nyce....
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I think it's become obvious that firearms are too touchy a subject...

So instead we're going to have the guys from NuScale Power show us how to build a nuclear reactor!

(No, seriously... met them at defcon, they're game to drop some nuclear knowledge into ya'llz knowledge holes.)

http://www.nuscalepower.com/
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Not sure that defcon and nuclear mix that comfortably!
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If you stopped by the Hardware Hacking Village at Defcon, you probably saw +Bryan Burnett and I working on a few things...

Yeah... #HackLife
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I'm almost sorry I asked.  Now it will be that much harder to say, "I had no idea what they were doing," when the FBI comes a knocking.  :-)
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I'm an over 9000 uberGeek, a TWiT network host, the director of National Vocation Promotion for the Jesuits, and a closet superhero sidekick.
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  • TWiT.tv
    Host, 2012 - present
    I host "This Week in Enterprise Tech" and co-host "Know How" with Iyaz Akhtar.
  • The Jesuit Conference
    National Director of Vocation Promotion, 2009 - 2013
  • TheTechStop.net
    Producer/Editor, 2007 - 2012
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PadreSJ "Digital Jesuit" "Friar Tech"