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E-Waste Bill Aims to Ban Dumping
News 
6/30/2011  15 comments
Two Democrat legislators have introduced an e-waste bill in the House that is designed to ban the dumping of electronic waste in developing countries.
The Case of the Seismographic Readouts
Sherlock Ohms 
6/29/2011  4 comments
A top-of-the-line air bearing, linear motor, fully mechanically decoupled video cmm had an intermittent issue where the X and Y readouts started jumping around. Call in Sherlock Ohms.
Monkeys Designed My Cub Cadet
Made by Monkeys 
6/29/2011  8 comments
The 1998 Cub Cadet comes with a couple surprises. The seat assembly is bolted to fracture-prone sheet metal, and the design monkeys also got to the clutch.
Dr. Watts, There’s a Ringing in My Head
Sherlock Ohms 
6/28/2011  3 comments
A company that manufactures magnetic memory products found a lot of its disk heads were ringing at about 6MHz upon shutoff of write current. Time to call in Sherlock.
A Blast Through the Recent Gadget Freak Past
Gadget Freak 
6/28/2011  4 comments
Gadget Freak e-book is an attractive display that is full of fun.
My Daughter’s Saturn SL2 Was Made by Monkeys
Made by Monkeys 
6/27/2011  12 comments
A recommendation to a new driver that she buy a Saturn backfired when the car repeatedly broke down.
The Case of the Dying AA Battery Cells
Sherlock Ohms 
6/27/2011  8 comments
A 30 percent rejection rate at a AA battery assembly line created a case for Sherlock Ohms. He discovered the problem had been occurring sporadically for two years.
The Case of the Shocking-Hot TV Cables
Sherlock Ohms 
6/24/2011  9 comments
The cables running to your TV are not supposed to give you a startling shock. When you get zapped by one, it's time to call Sherlock.
Monkeys Made the Rain Trough on My Van
Made by Monkeys 
6/24/2011  5 comments
Monkeys made the rain trough on the '96 Chrysler Town and Country. When the drain gets plugged with debris, the water spills into the vehicle – after passing over something that makes it boiling hot.
The Case of the Slow Cable
Sherlock Ohms 
6/23/2011  3 comments
Jake Brodsky ran into twinaxial cable trouble while installing a new sewer treatment plant. Time to turn to Sherlock.
Monkeys Designed the Bosch Counter-Top Fridge
Made by Monkeys 
6/23/2011  8 comments
Bradley P. Miller purchased a new counter-top depth Bosch Refrigerator. It was a full-featured model with ice maker, through-the-door dispenser, and touch-panel controls. About two years after the purchase, he found a small piece of plastic in the bottom of the glass I had been drinking from. Monkeys!


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