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Old 03 March 2009, 11:30   #1
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retr0brite on slashdot

http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.../03/02/2036235

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Old 03 March 2009, 13:06   #2
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Heard about it on IRC this morning. I really like the name : retr0brite
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Old 03 March 2009, 13:14   #3
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OMG!

The number of reads of the Wiki went from about 800 to 31,000 overnight!!

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Old 03 March 2009, 13:40   #4
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your all famous at last but unable to reap the financial rewards for your efforts
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Old 03 March 2009, 14:12   #5
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I will just settle for being L33t........mind you, if anyone wants to offer me a job for s, I probably wouldn't say no right now...
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Old 03 March 2009, 15:15   #6
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Very nice job

This makes me want to construct a UV box, it would be a similar shape to an oven with a door on the front, mirrored/reflective insides with some UV bulbs.
It will probably of course need a couple of large fans fitted as it could get quite warm from all the bulbs and will need some sort of clear shelf such as perspex or glass to place the yellowed plastic items on.

Could maybe even fit a timer and light dimmer switch (incase your away for a while you can turn down the UV intensity).

This would make a nice little project for anyone, or you might even be able to buy something like this but im not sure

UV box + retr0brite = whiteness whatever the weather
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Old 03 March 2009, 16:32   #7
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we can call it...

Retr0Brite - Day and Night

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Old 03 March 2009, 16:45   #8
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I used tin foil as a reflector, and an energy saver style bulb which produces less heat but just as much ultra-violet. (These don't work with dimmer switches). As for timer, a simple mechanical timer switch will do the job if it's of the right type: one with pegs or similar for on and off...
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Old 03 March 2009, 16:49   #9
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Just to let you all know, It's been picked up referenced on the Acorn Forum's as well

Nice one Merlin

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Old 03 March 2009, 18:14   #10
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Just to let you all know, It's been picked up referenced on the Acorn Forum's as well

Nice one Merlin

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Can you post a link to that please?

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Old 03 March 2009, 18:55   #12
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The WIKI has over 42 THOUSAND hits!!!!!!!!

OMG, its gonna break the page counter!!!!!
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Old 03 March 2009, 19:08   #13
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Can you post a link to that please?

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You are welcome mate, & a lot of these guys will be at Byte Back too.

http://www.stairwaytohell.com/index2.html

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Old 03 March 2009, 19:54   #14
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Old 03 March 2009, 20:25   #15
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lol, imma just here to look pretty



its a hard job chaps.... but one i take seriously



hey, i even brushed my beard
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Here's a link to story about this in a finnish computing news site..

http://plaza.fi/edome/uutiset/kellas...den-nakoisiksi
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Old 03 March 2009, 21:06   #17
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@ Chiark

As you can see, the fanboys and trolls have started to diss the science on Slashdot; I know I dumbed it down a hell of a lot, so that non-science folk could get an idea of the concept, but I didn't expect them to take it literally.....even so, I just had to feed the trolls a little bit, so that they get an idea that I do know what I am talking about; I just don't happen to have a GC or an HPLC sitting at home to prove what's going on.

Sheesh...
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Awesome, thanks Phiber!
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Old 03 March 2009, 21:21   #19
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its time to patent and bottle it........and let amigakit and vesalia do the selling, its going to be a hit 'Retrobrite' , let old computer get back to the future
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is`t that the usual thing Merlin, just let them get on with it
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