Geezer. I should have mentioned adding the drain in my boot. No need to grow taller continuously.
Ricky D and Ron
You guys are right on. I assumed the rate of 450 ml for 24 hours. I figure it goes in spurts, so to speak, so if I have a sufficiently large capacitor I can just assume my flow rate is 450ml / 24 hours. My leak rate is actually about
420ml per day but I made it 450ml so anyone using the English system could call it one pound. With rounding errors, the answer is 32 Inches.
As for the antenna calcs, I should have specified a full wave antenna. c = f * d So multiply Ron's answer by 2 and you (sadly) get 3 cm. Still "kinda small" is a correct answer. Those really are the frequencies for Disney on eurobird and Astra by the way
Bimix and/or Trimix hopefully will allow tuning to lower frequencies. Space operations service is 2.1 GHz Rounding to 2.0 GHz yields c = f * d yields 15cm.
Ricky, I like your calculation for the kinetic energy. It is negligible. The heat content of the pee is much larger than potential energy.
Let's use English system and convert. 1 lb of pee per day body temp 98.6F, Ambient 65F
BTU definition: 1 pound of water one degree f.
Therefore, if I let my pads cool down to room temp I am extracting 33.6 BTU of energy per day that I would normally flush down the toilet.
Converting to metric (1 BTU/hr = 0.293 Watt) yields 0.41 W. I can either simply heat my house with it or use a Peltier thermoelectric generator at 5% efficiency to light a string of 2-3 LEDs.
Since it is winter, I have elected to heat my home with those BTUs. My wife just does not understand the need for a string of LEDs around the pee pad bucket. Women.
You guys made my morning.
DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2
. Biopsy 6/10/09
: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative. RP DaVinci -7/21/2009
@ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared. Catheter removed - 7/31/2009
Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm,
location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX Post Surgery Status: Potency -
12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next? Incontinence -
8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (I'm going to try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
. 9/27 2 months: Still 3 pads per day.
11/14 4 months: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak.
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day Experimenting with Nyquil for 10 days: Can sleep through the night but withdrawal is bad. Stopped 12/20. Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04 undetectable.
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