@stinks The Eveready batteries were standard carbon-zinc batteries, not alkaline, so the shorter life is to be expected. They are not powerful enough for anything that requires a high drain demand battery.
They are for low power devices, like a wall clock as you stated. That being said, they should still have lasted at minimum 6-months each in a typical wall clock.
@unksol I am picking up what you’re putting down. I would say that a big bone of contention with many customers was their decision to revise the design of their solo model so that it would only discharge after sensing that other batteries in close proximity had done so first.
@ajdillon I’ve been having a good time with my son’s 77 Spitfire electronics. Who the heck grounds the tail lights through the bulb base? Why does the alternator require a lightbulb in the speedometer in order to charge? Who decided that all the wiring should go through the hazard switch and that relays are silly inventions?
@ajdillon temperature on beer depends on flavor and style of what you’re drinking. Something like a Bud light would be drank cold in UK too because it’s something you’re not supposed to taste. Something like a porter which the flavor is part of the reason you’re drinking it you drink at cellar temperature… Which is warmer than your average cheap lager, but still not exactly “warm”. Beers are cooled in the UK too, but nicer flavored ales aren’t cooled as much as the cheap lagers because you don’t WANT to kill the taste.
@ajdillon@OnionSoup My wife disliked beer until she tasted cellar-temperature, hand-pumped, low-carbonation Bitter at an old-school British pub in Thirsk (North Yorkshire). She loved it! Tasteless ice-cold Bud Light makes no sense. In the US, you can buy London Pride ESB- pour into a pint glass and let it stand for 30 minutes (if refrigerated)- just super.
These are really crappy batteries, even at under $.15 each. Period. Spend the $ for premium alkaline, at a minimum, if not long-life lithium or NiMH. Keep an eye out for sales at Amazon (or a big-box store,) or maybe even here at some point.
I still have some Fujitsu batteries that should of stopped being good for now that I bought from meh. Since I am still trying to kill those, I do not need more yet. And given how these Fujitsu batteries lasted and are still good, I think I would only be open for another bajillion pack of that specific brand.
Ok so you said, “You get 144 batteries. 72 will be AA.There is no telling how many AAA batteries there will be.”. I believe that question can be answered by a 2nd or 3rd grader. Or a 99 cent calculator.
Actually perhaps the math looks like this:
72 AA’s + 108 AAA’s = 144 batteries
Proof: 72+72=144. If A=36 (eg 72/2 since that has 2 A’s) thus each A adds 36, so that since AAA thus 36*3 (there are 3A’s) = 108. BUT since AAA is small than AA you need 108 of these small ones to = 72 of the big ones. Thus 72AA=108AAA. Thus you can get, if you want 72AA +72AA = 144AA’s = 144 batteries or 108AAA’a +108AAA’s= 216 AAA’s or 72AA’s + 108AAA"s = 144 batteries.
Do I get an A in math? (I am not buying batteries but meh is welcome to send me batteries for free for this elaborate proof that 180 total AA’s and AAA"s = 144 batteries).
@decoratedwarvet@givemehdeal Well if he forgets about taking trig, may I recommend taking calculus without taking trig? That is how I did it. OMG no one ever told me that was a bad idea. I had to teach myself trig at as a college freshman to survive calc.
@decoratedwarvet@givemehdeal Oh THAT code… the kindergartener is still working on counting to 100 and does things like call written 92 nine two, which he knows follows nine one and nine zero and eight nine… Does he need to go back that far?
@givemehdeal@Kidsandliz-Yeah, I took Calculus I & II while majoring in Biomedical Egn. & it was much easier than people say. You sure don’t need a calculator like Alg & Trig I, II, and III, which was also required, but Thank God, I loved Math, but now, too old, lazy, retired & too disabled to give a damn!!
@decoratedwarvet It would have been easier if I had had at least some trig. I viewed it just as math tricks and a way for traffic cops to figure out if you had been speeding between toll gates on the turnpike (which thank goodness they don’t do that). I never did get why you’d care about the area under the curve. At the time I had no interest. It was just something to get through. Of course in physics lab I’d, um, do interesting things too. For example I nearly got caught rigging one experiment to come out right. Shooting the metal balls off the table they were landing all over the place. So I sat down with the formula and figured out where they were supposed to land, put carbon paper just under the paper there. Ha! Shot off twice as many to get the requisite number and bingo. Right answer.
When the dean of the graduate school (I was president of the graduate student body so he knew me and dealing with a very abusive department chair who eventually had to be removed from my dissertation defense by security), told me he’d be honored to have me as a grad student (he did laser research - I asked him “as a weapon?”. He asked me why did I ask and I told him I wanted to shoot holes in that asshat’s hard drive.) and I told him this story and told him he’d not want me anywhere near his research because of that.
@decoratedwarvet the part I hated was that we had to program a computer to solve calculus equations too. Nope nope nope. Having enough trouble learning this crap (the no trig problem) without having to figure out how to tell a computer how to do it. I did appreciate computers though as when I had to learn 3rd term stats in matrix algebra which I had never heard of, I discovered both the 1975 dusty old book the guy was teaching out of in the old stacks and that one of the stat programs had a screen view where after you solved the problem using a menu driven way, you could choose to look at the calculations in matrix algebra. Thank you obscure computer programs. Saved my butt until I figured out what the heck was going on with that crap. The stats I understood. The matrix algebra was a real PITA.
… I’m taking a chance… Although I still have many two type past Meh batteries left, with a shut-off of 2027 I’m sure all will be useful up till then so… But what if they’re not? who’s gonna guarantee 2027? Besides Betty White will any of us be alive by then? Guess it really won’t matter in that case, huh…
@Kidsandliz I have a small travel steamer and a larger unit about the size of a small canister vacuum cleaner. Dryer wins out most of the time.
I have one of those superduper vac sealers I once got in a fuko. It’s still underneath my dining room table in the several brown packing boxes it was shipped in. The basic model in my cupboard is easier to drag out and use than unpacking the new one and reading the NATOPS to figure out what all the fancy parts are supposed to do.
Since it is not listed I have to assume that these are heavy duty batteries not alkaline which would make this actually a very poor deal I can buy 200 heavy duty batteries at Dollar Tree for the same $25 or I can buy 100 alkaline batteries for the same $25 if these are alkaline very good deal if they are heavy duty batteries they are a bad deal since they don’t specify their alkaline is safe to assume they’re heavy duty which case this is a bad deal
@bigtom67 oh my that example is something else. If you don’t like the giphy that comes up, choose edit and then without doing anything else, hit say it. Rinse and repeat until either they start recycling, you find one you like, or you run out of edit time.
Highlights: sippin is a total baller who awoke the world to the Panama Papers and asked why trump fired the attorney general after he announced intentions to prosecute.
Thanks Meh it’s nice to feel the Luv.