@jst1ofknd@Trinityscrew Not not funny because it’s Stargate. Hell, I’d say it’s even funnier, especially to the extent that he might be playing the same character (not literally, but as an expression of his range as an actor).
Don’t be too offended (or be more offended?): I don’t really care enough about old whatshisface to say that he’s a bad actor. He might be okay. I just know that I didn’t think much of either show.
I bought one from MorningSave. The device has 2 power buttons. One is for the bug zapper and the other is for the lantern. If you press then lantern button, the bottom turns on bright white. Press it again and it is a flashing red. So the lantern has two separate modes plus the 1 bug zapper mode is 3 modes.
@latamaram yes, it kills bugs. Hard to clean so I took mine apart to remove the safety plastic around the zapper. — dangerous. Know that it still holds a charge even when it’s off. I found that out the hard way. Now I discharge it with a screw driver before cleaning.
Uses an 18650 battery which is fantastic. One Zapping wire had to be moved slightly because it was too close to another one causing sparking when no bug was touching.
@hchasen So they don’t kill Mosquitoes. And then there is this from your wikipedia link: “Research has shown that when insects are electrocuted, bug zappers can spread a mist containing insect parts up to about 2 metres (6 feet 7 inches) from the device. The air around the bug zapper can become contaminated by bacteria and viruses that can be inhaled by, or settle on the food of people in the immediate vicinity. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises that the bug zapper should not be installed above a food preparation area, and that insects should be retained within the device. Scatter-proof designs are produced for this purpose.” YIKES!!!
I’m a little confused how this gives off a square bug-free zone: “Provides a 16 x 16-foot mosquito-free zone”, or 256 square feet of killing. Assuming that’s true, then:
Shouldn’t the light pattern be in a circle? Then area given by A=Pi*r^2, or r^2=A/Pi = 256/3.14 = 81.52866, whence r=sqrt(81.52866), slightly bigger than 9 (feet) – all numbers approximate – for the kill radius. [Not even heeding the above discussion about whether this even kills the dreaded mosquito.] Barely good “social distancing”.
Now, OTOH, if this could kill the corona virus within 9 feet, this would be worth its weight in gold! Surprised MEH didn’t make that claim.
@MrMark Obviously, instance of shoddy (or even, no) proofreading.
I’ve volunteered in the past to do the proofreading, but have not been taken up on it.
Only pay I would want is to have the “I am not a robot” button already checked when I try to buy an IRK.
@jsh139 I found a round white circle of paper/plastic sitting on the battery and inside the battery lid. That has to be removed so both sides of the battery touch the spring and metal circle in the cap to work. Good luck!
I understand we are getting odd lots at these prices, but how could these bug lanterns ship without any clear directions on how to use them? If not for these thread, I would have thrown mine out already.