Talk:2753: Air Handler

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I called the device an Air Handler in the transcript, but should we change that? E'); DROP TABLE users;-- (talk) 5:11, 23 March 2023 (UTC)

"It is not particularly usual to directly monitor the number of bees in an air-stream" - understatement of the week :o) 05:46, 23 March 2023 (UTC)

And statements like these are the reason why explainxkcd is so great :D Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 11:06, 23 March 2023 (UTC)

I think the transcript is complete, will be deleting unless someone proves otherwise in four hours. E'); DROP TABLE users;-- (talk) 11:50, 23 March 2023 (UTC)

Some of these parameters have an ideal range (temperature, humidity, pressure), but others should be minimized (dust, smoke, odors, number of bees). Well, not into the negative range, but I think you'll understand me! ~ Megan she/her talk/contribs 23:44, 23 March 2023 (UTC)

Well, if there are config files, you can just set the range to be from 0 to 0. Then again, this is Black Hat... 03:15, 24 March 2023 (UTC)
connect it to a computer with a (maybe USB-C or some other) cable and go and add "minBees = 0;

maxBees = 0;" to /scripts/ControlAir/config.conf 13:27, 28 March 2023 (UTC)

I think it'll need a USB-EE connector, actually... 02:07, 29 March 2023 (UTC)
I think that he made it so that "number of bees" had to be nonzero. Also, I think that the negative range could be available, and would be... weird. --Purah126 (talk) 12:38, 24 March 2023 (UTC)
I personally would like to see a device that generates negative bees... I'm deathly phobic. RandalSchwartz (talk) 18:24, 26 March 2023 (UTC)
I hope doesn't generate anti-bees. That would be slightly problematic since anti-bees react exothermically with most common materials, including air, water, and (to scare off some chemists) glass. ~ Megan she/her talk/contribs 18:47, 26 March 2023 (UTC)
MinBees = 0.5;
MaxBees = 1.5; 08:03, 27 March 2023 (UTC)

This immediately got me wondering how it would deal with excess bees. It's not like you can filter them out as they pass through the device. It'd have to launch some kind of tiny flying robot to attack them or something. And then if there's too few bees, well… Let's just say I was pretty confident that the title text would use the word "drones" at least twice. -- Angel (talk) 09:15, 24 March 2023 (UTC)

1) Filtration through mosquito-net would be possible, and since these nets are frequently metallic, durability is a moot point.

2) Bee storage unit (perhaps those captured excess bees could be stored themselves to reduce bee wastage) could be a component. 1844161 (talk) 15:36, 14 April 2023 (UTC)

I could see a VR rig adding a (controlled) pulse of H2S when you enter a sewer. With hardware limits to prevent any dangerous concentrations of course. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

"Amount of bees" doesn't seem to make sense unless the air handler can view the contents of the entire room. "Concentation of bees" makes more sense. ~ Megan she/her talk/contribs 18:52, 26 March 2023 (UTC)

A standard air-conditioner can only work with the air in its own air-channel (and maybe detect the state of the air that touches it, if it has external sensors) so I'd say that it's perfectly valid to do a count of bees that get spotted moving through/by it.
But then this is a Black Hat, doing this. Who knows quite what he's implmented... ;) 19:22, 26 March 2023 (UTC)
Is a "normal amount of bees" a floating point? imagine – darkness bright 07:35, 1 April 2023 (UTC)

My first thought on reading the panel is that the device might not actually do anything. For example if the lower limit for temperature is set to absolute zero and the upper limit as the temperature of the universe at the time of the big bang. 04:39, 12 April 2023 (UTC)