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  1. I don't remember enough about Rudy Rucker's The Hacker and the Ants to say if it qualifies, but it was really good. It or something I read around the same time introduced me to the whole swarm/colony optimization concept.

  2. To clarify, you want to know at what temperature moisture content in flower is equal to moisture content in the room?

  3. So you want to know at what temperature moisture content and water activity are the same?

  4. I'm most interested in what the moisture content (and water activity) is for several points on the curve vs. %RH: freshly harvested, say 97%, 62% and 54%. I appreciate there will be variation, for the reasons you mention, and probably speed of drying as well. But I'm looking for a reasonable placeholder/figure of merit to use when test data aren't available. Now I'm wondering if the ratio of mass of flower to volume of container has a big effect.

  5. I have not. I'm sure it's a simple thing but I wouldn't know where to start with that. Making it alternate between the two would be cool

  6. It's a good bet that the drum isn't optimized for the job. I think my appliance shop in-laws called the thing that makes a top-loading washer agitator reverse a wig-wag.

  7. After reading some character 'shot the bolt home with a satisfying snick' for the 8th or 9th time, I gave up on this series.

  8. I thought I saw it in a list of 8 or so plants to avoid growing with cannabis, to avoid bud rot.

  9. I recall reading that malted milk powder was originally developed as infant formula. Its processing stabilizes butter fat against rancidity. I wonder what additional supplements it'd need to hit the requirements for formula. It may still be readily available.

  10. If you're washing impurities from a product in another phase, you don't want to reintroduce them.

  11. Washing is always better counter courrent. Sometimes is unfeasible though.

  12. I'd check Little O's first. Seems like there was a shop on the east side of the street in Old Town that carried the Italian soda syrups, along with hot sauces. I don't know if they served anything using them. Picasso's Coffee might have the syrups on hand for coffee drinks, and have fizzy water on tap. Sucrose bakery also does coffee drinks, I think.

  13. I had a business location in St. Peters, and got info on joining the Rec-Plex when registering with City Hall. I think it was at resident rates. So, work location is a possible angle to look at.

  14. Seems like EPA published model equations for emissions for typical pharma operations. I just found some promising looking docs by using the previous sentence as a search target.

  15. I don't think there is anywhere for it to slip down to. I have seen the teeth of the socket worn to the point they don't engage. The socket is the wear part, made of softer metal than the drive gear on the blender jar.

  16. Looks like a Cutco knife. Their serrations are too small.

  17. The Cutco bread knife I have has really small serrations, but cuts better than any knife I have tried. I saw the ATK segment that calls for fewer, larger serrations, but the Cutco 1724 cuts like magic, despite the fine serrations. If it is a Cutco, they'll sharpen it for free.

  18. Othmer's chapter on Engineering Data in Kirk Othmer references a number of papers dealing with VLE for electrolyte systems.

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