We have been labeling plants in a public garden with 1 inch bamboo and black text printed on clear all weather label tape. These labels don't last as long as we'd like them to and we're looking for ideas on how to fix this so we don't have to replace 40% of them each year. [more inside]
Laser rifles in the game Helldivers have a distinctive 'wop-wop-wop-wop' sound that's very familiar, but I can't place it. I thought it might be from Dune or Terminator, but no luck. Anybody recognise it?
I'd like to have a very small beam from my laser pointer. It doesn't have to be particularly bright so what I've done so far is to prick a thin piece of paper with the tip of a pin and fasten it over the end. I'd prefer something a little more robust so I've been trying to think of something that would already have a .01 inch hole in it that I could buy and trim to fit. Any ideas?
I need a wired USB computer mouse that is reliable, doesn't use a ball (so optical / laser) and has a scroll wheel. Bonus points if the mouse is also stylish. I'm willing to spend up to $50—(probably) not any higher.
I vaguely recall a sci-fi short story about an astronaut crawling through air vents and accidentally shooting his own ship. This was in an anthology of sci-fi (and maybe fantasy or horror) short stories published sometime before 2000. [more inside]
Need advice on selecting a place for laser hair removal. [more inside]
Hi there, this is something that's been on my mind a lot lately and I was wondering about the opinions of others. Has anyone out there actually tried medical treatments that are supposed to make you look younger? Specifically, laser skin resurfacing, laser skin rejuvenation, or the 'dreaded' facelift?? (I say dreaded because it has a bad reputation.) It's hard to know what the results are without actually asking someone who has undergone it- not to mention that it would be incredibly rude to inquire. I don't trust any of the online review sites, so I'd appreciate everyone's personal anecdotes about these options. [more inside]
Convince me to replace my inkjet printer with a laser printer! [more inside]
My veterinarian has recently started using "healing lasers" as part of dental treatments, among other things. The information they provided said that the laser is used outside the animal's mouth, and it... somehow penetrates and reduces pain and inflammation? I'm not real clear on how it's supposed to work, and it kind of sounds like a more science-y version of crystals and chanting to me. Is this a real thing? [more inside]
How long does it take to get a small, black-ink tattoo removed? [more inside]
I have a board game that uses line of site. I could use string, or a rubber band to measure line of site. But I want to go over the top and use a laser that would put a line on the board--for perfect accuracy. But I need a small cheap one. The keychain lasers or pointer lasers don't seem to do this, I think I need a laser level. Any suggestions for small cheap-o laser level?
I have a question about men's neck hair and shaving; looking for input and suggestions. [more inside]
I work for a company that has many sub-companies (an LLC for each project, that sort of thing). We are re-designing our logo and need to reprint all of our letterhead. We have some that we use frequently, which I will be ordering from a commercial printer. We have others however that are used very infrequently (think 5-10 sheets a year or less). How can I best print our own letterhead for those very short runs? [more inside]
Things I would like to reproduce: 1) A very simple place setting that's been discontinued at IKEA (2 spoon sizes, 2 fork sizes & a knife) 2) A simple ceramic bowl my other half made that I broke. :( (Replica doesn't have to be ceramic, just has to be that shape.) Are there any services available that will scan a simple object in 3d and then print a copy of it? Is ZEUS the only way to do it?
Recommendations for laser printers that are affordable and work good? [more inside]
I am looking for a laser printer for our studio / office. A second hand one seems sensible and I understand the page count is important, but it's hard to find decent information on the internet about which companies are reliable and which machine produce good copies and have cheaper spares and toner. A3 is important and so is a high quality print. I was looking at a Ricoh Aficio CL7000, but I don't really have any idea! Any help would be fantastic as would suggestions of where I should be buying this thing.
-PC action-adventure game, mostly action, but I do remember simple adventure things like moving blocks or unlocking doors -first person view -can't remember how health stats and weaponry were viewed -Had to rescue a woman (go figure), but not sure if she was royalty or anything, just motivation to do the journey -Started in kobold (or kobolt) caverns, there was a spider cavern section where it was tunnels burrowed by the spiders themselves, a lava cavern/mining level where you had to break down a rock borer (might have been a laser) -mid to late 90's probably because it's graphics were close to Quake 2, just not as smooth [more inside]
I'm a member of a maker space that recently acquired a really awesome laser cutter. I want to learn how to make awesome laser-cut 3D objects. Problem: materials for it seem unreasonably hard to find in local stores, and are super expensive online. [more inside]
Has anyone gotten lasered in the mouth to fill a cavity (e.g., waterlase)? Roughly how much did it cost you? Relative to the drill and metal method? Would you opt for lasers in your mouth again? [more inside]
I have a laser thermometer I use to shine onto objects to see what temperature they are. I let someone else use it and I think they shined it in my eye. How strong is the laser in it it? Its a called a fluke 62 mini. It has a laser warning sticker on it.
Sci-Fi movie identification halp. Watched a movie when I was a kid that I thought was Futureworld, viewed Futureworld recently, beginning and ending are totally different. And yet certain things/scenes meshed. Am I imagining things? Maybe meshing two different films? [more inside]
I have all the details set, but I'm looking for personal stories about laser eye correction, particularly LASIK and PRK. [more inside]
Does any science support alternative medical treatments for dogs? [more inside]
Best place to buy replacement toner cartridges for home HP Laser printer? Buying the HP toner costs arm and/or leg at your typical big box stores. Would like to find a cheaper, reputable place to buy toner. Can't find one among all the sketchy places that look like cheaptoner.biz and buy-toner-from-us.com. Please help
I recently purchased a living social coupon for 3 sessions of laser hair removal but am unsure of tipping etiquette for the procedure? Is it customary to tip for laser hair removal – and if so, how much? [more inside]
How is a laser beam controlled so that it only penetrates a fixed distance into a soft material that it could normally pierce right through? [more inside]
What does a man need to know about laser hair removal? [more inside]
In the office I work, we've got a Lexmark C935 colour laser printer. It gets loads of use, so we're constantly ordering toner and photoconducters for it. [more inside]
Should I get fillings of tooth cavities that have been diagnosed with a Diagnodent laser? If so, what number should I make my cut-off? [more inside]
Suggest me a very good, affordable color laser printer that will print crisp images of newspaper clippings and website pages? [more inside]
Need a recommendation for a wireless monochrome laser printer that absolutely, positively will print when it receives a print job without any human attention. It also needs to be happy living in a garage. [more inside]
Have you ever removed arm (not armpit) hair? How and would you recommend it? [more inside]
What can I do to keep my mind off of the pain after my lasek surgery? [more inside]
Best color laser printer for 4x6 photo printing? [more inside]
Please help me choose a new printer for my Mac-based home office. My current printer is a Brother DCP 7020 black and white laser printer I got in, I think, 2005, and it finally seems to be about to go. I need good and fast duplex printing, a decent flatbed scanner, and good/fast photocopying. Should I move to inkjet?? Should I get something with wireless networking?? More specifics within! [more inside]
I plan to mail 4,500 postcards to a different group of customers every day. And I want to do the majority of the work myself. Can you help me to master bulk-mailing? [more inside]
Will 3 sessions of IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal be enough to be satisfactory on my underarms? [more inside]
I had a package misclassified by Australian Customs and seized on that basis. I can apply for its release but apparently they are forced to sue me if I do so. Wtf? [more inside]
Looking for a low cost multifunction laser printer compatible with a Mac [more inside]
I'd like to find some reasonably current information on the technical and quality challenges in industrial applications of fibre and OPSL lasers. [more inside]
I'm looking for a home office solution for B&W laser printing, scanning, copying (in approximately that order of importance, with the ability to fax coming in a very distant fourth). I'd like to spend less than $350. Network connectivity nice but not critical. Pony optional. Suggestions? Am I doomed to a choice between an endless string of near-disposable crappy all-in-one desktop models and far-out-of-budget business class maintenance contract solutions?
Years ago, I had a computer called a "Laser XTSL Model 1", I thought it ran DOS, but from my Google searches, I must be incorrect. But I do remember a program for it called "Go!". It was an environment, that, if I recall, looked like an office. It had a calculator and maybe a recipe holder? Could anyone provide more information about 1) The computer and 2) "Go!" (maybe without the exclamation point). Thanks!
It's time to (massively) upgrade our home printing capabilities. We are looking for a color laser all in-one-device. Wireless printing capability would be nice, too... Recommendations?
Looking for NYC metro area Lasik surgeon recommendations! [more inside]
Laser buffs: what is a good laser show unit for spicing up a party on the cheap? Does anyone own any laser show units? I've looked at some models but I have some questions (and I'm in the US, so some laws apply here). [more inside]
What causes laser source speckle patterns, and why do they remain constant even if the observer moves?
Why doesn't the speckle pattern that you see around the source of a laser change when you move your head, and what causes the pattern? [more inside]
I have a 5mW laser module. What do I need to attach it to to power it? [more inside]
Any recommendations for a prosumer monochrome laser printer? [more inside]