I keep encountering idiots who claim some particular dew point temperature is always comfortable. This is so absurd that anyone who says it has absolutely no understanding of the word comfortable or what dew point is.
Dew point is literally the temperature at which dew will form if the current air mass is cooled to that temperature. It also corresponds to 100% RH. This of course means that if the dew point is 10°C (50°F) and the temperature is 10°C (50°F) then the %RH is 100% and water is condensing out of the air and dripping down everything that’s at or below the air temperature.
So if you ever encounter somebody who claims that some dew point temperature is always comfortable ask them, Do you really think that dripping wet 100%RH is comfortable.
If you want to judge comfort go for relative humidity where above 80% feels yucky damp and below 30% feels horribly dry (cracked skin and static electricity problems)
“For I2C, you’ve got 100KHz and 400Khz versions, and often there will be conflicting addresses on the bus that need to be dealt with, requiring the engineer to actually read the data sheets.”
Source: The Trouble with Sensor Interfaces | FierceElectronics
<sarcasm>This is terrible engineers actually having to read a data sheet.</sarcasm>
I get it, management, like the guy quoted above, would like to be able to use closer to minimum wage illiterate bumpkins rather than well paid literate engineers to help the bottom line. Gee I wonder if this kind of thinking is a source of why the quality of engineered products just keeps getting worse.
Go read the details, it’s been the reality all my 60 years of life and yet most US citizens seem fine with paying way more to get less.
Source: The Disaster of America’s Healthcare System | Ed Brayton
Source: Pence Absurdly Links Suleimani to 9/11 Attack | Ed Brayton
We can presume that Pence, then, is deliberately lying to gin up public outrage and support for his killing. Or he’s as ignorant as Trump is. Either prospect is frightening.
Go read the whole article for the evidence and details.
During the 2012 election, Trump repeatedly claimed that Obama was going to start a war with Iran in order to fire up patriotic sentiment to help him get reelected.
Source: Remember When Trump Accused Obama of Starting a War with Iran to Get Reelected? | Ed Brayton
Source: Lawrence Van Dyke is Now A Federal Judge | Ed Brayton
A few of you have been reading Dispatches long enough to remember Lawrence Van Dyke. As a Harvard Law student he wrote a pro-creationist article and I […]
Go read Ed’s article for the details.
I have said many times that anyone who thinks we have a good health care system has never experienced it from the inside the way I have. The bureaucratic […]
Source: Our Broken Health Care System | Ed Brayton
Source: Trump’s FBI Director Supports Horowitz Report and May Be Fired | Ed Brayton
This may well lead to Wray being fired, just like Comey. one of the parallels in the two situations is that Trump is meeting today with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, just as he did when he fired Comey. Why he would be meeting with the Russian foreign minister in a meeting closed to the media, now of all times, is beyond me.
I believe Trump is getting instructions from his boss Putin on what to do next to help the Russian dictator keep his puppet in power for four more years.