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Damn, my FL craze lasted for about a year and I managed to get well into weird, check a couple of items from creepy and make one attempt (albeit unsuccessful) into irredeemable

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DavidEF wrote:
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Last week, I chopped up a Chocolate Ghost Pepper and put the whole thing in my bowl of Chili. It added a nice heat. Evil
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Are you serious?? Shocked . ShockedI am amazed….. Facepalm .. Smile
You could do it too. Surprisingly, pepper heat is something you could easily build up a tolerance for. Start with something that only has a little heat, like Cholula. Add some to your food, and assuming you like the flavor of it, you’ll find yourself adding more of it each time after a while. Then, move up to something hotter until you get used to that, then hotter again, and so on. I couldn’t have eaten a whole Ghost Pepper, even with a whole plate of food, just a year ago. There’s also some variation in heat depending on the growing environment. I don’t think these peppers I have are nearly as hot as Ghost Peppers can get. But, they’re close enough for me. Shocked

Trivia fact: A lot of people don’t know that the “hotness” of peppers isn’t really hotness, or even a chemical “burn”. It is simply a hack of nature. It’s basically just telling your hot/burn/pain nerves to activate as if there really was some heat applied. However, it is possible to be allergic, and have some very bad reactions. But that is a different matter.

Hmmmm, really?? I might give it a try & test your theory that I could do it too. Wink

Good info on peppers also… thank you. Thumbs Up

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Okay, on the flashlight tier scale, Dollar Store, etc. should actually be negatives. Points should be deducted. Not one added to your score, but points subtracted.
On the hot pepper topic, it’s not always the heat going in that makes the difference. That’s all I have to say about that. Oops

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Does anyone else hope there is some FW3A news soon?

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cabfrank wrote:
Does anyone else hope there is some FW3A news soon?

Only this:

Earlier today, fritz15 wrote:
I’ll create a new pcb at latest on Saturday.

So I think that will help things move forward.

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chinooker wrote:
and I caught crap for saying the project was in stasis

 I’ve heard that stasis mom has got it goin on

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Boaz wrote:

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and I caught crap for saying the project was in stasis

 I’ve heard that stasis mom has got it goin on

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DavidEF wrote:

I didn’t know Wasabi would do that. How bad was it?

Last week, I chopped up a Chocolate Ghost Pepper and put the whole thing in my bowl of Chili. It added a nice heat. Evil

I washed off my hands after chopping up the pepper, scrubbing and using dish detergent to try to dissolve it off my skin. Later, I was eating some thing (fruit, or peanuts or something) with my hands, and burned my mouth again from the heat that was still there. Shocked


Dude, always wear gloves. Eye protection as well.

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Hi, I'm new here and was steered toward this thread. I would like to be added to the list please. Could you put me down for 1

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ActiveAl wrote:

It be the same as in TK’s original version. That is to say, a milestone can only be reached once – unless a demigod (like TK)  decides to make the second occurrence etc another milestone.

10+9+8+7+6+5+5+4+4+3+3+2+1 = 67, making it impossible to be more than creepy.

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zak.wilson wrote:
ActiveAl wrote:

It be the same as in TK's original version. That is to say, a milestone can only be reached once - unless a demigod (like TK)  decides to make the second occurrence etc another milestone.

10+9+8+7+6+5+5+4+4+3+3+2+1 = 67, making it impossible to be more than creepy.

I don't know...

I've had several people tell me I'm more than creepy.  ;)

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Fritz replied will finished the update files soon
so we will start to produce FW3A late of this month

and anyone have the source of the LH351D LED in 4000K 90CRI?

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Neal wrote:
Fritz replied will finished the update files soon
so we will start to produce FW3A late of this month

and anyone have the source of the LH351D LED in 4000K 90CRI?

Thanks for the update. I recall the Q8 being reasonably speedy to produce once we got the word it was a go. Hopefully this one will be even speedier!

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OK, Pepinfaxera, please put me back on the list for one, with the Samsung LED.

I’ll take a chance on this, if you will have me back of course Facepalm

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Neal wrote:
Fritz replied will finished the update files soon
so we will start to produce FW3A late of this month

and anyone have the source of the LH351D LED in 4000K 90CRI?

Great News Thumbs Up
No information about that in TLF so far Sad

Does your Question means that there will be two LED options?

Poll (2018-06-08): Voting is open for emitter details: (results: the top choices were XP-L HI 3D and LH351D 4000K)

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Tom Tom wrote:
OK, Pepinfaxera, please put me back on the list for one, with the Samsung LED.

I’ll take a chance on this, if you will have me back of course Facepalm

You will be put back on the list only if you apologize. Silly

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grizzley wrote:

Hi, I’m new here and was steered toward this thread. I would like to be added to the list please. Could you put me down for 1


What exactly do you need ?, a ship ,pepper, clematis or a keyboard ?also please state colour.
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Nev wrote:
grizzley wrote:

Hi, I’m new here and was steered toward this thread. I would like to be added to the list please. Could you put me down for 1


What exactly do you need ?, a ship ,pepper, clematis or a keyboard ?also please state colour.

Please don’t tease the new people. Save that for older members.

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Tom Tom wrote:
OK, Pepinfaxera, please put me back on the list for one, with the Samsung LED.

I’ll take a chance on this, if you will have me back of course Facepalm


No discount for you. You must pay FULL PRICE! Evil
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grizzley wrote:

Hi, I’m new here and was steered toward this thread. I would like to be added to the list please. Could you put me down for 1


Yes, you should be added to the list in the next week or sooner. Welcome to BLF.

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Will someone please send TK a new prototype? Or at least tell us what has changed in the approved-for-production design?

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cabfrank wrote:
Will someone please send TK a new prototype? Or at least tell us what has changed in the approved-for-production design?

Fritz15 has not yet sent the new files

Fritz15 said: he’ll send them soon.

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JasonWW wrote:
Nev wrote:
grizzley wrote:

Hi, I’m new here and was steered toward this thread. I would like to be added to the list please. Could you put me down for 1

What exactly do you need ?, a ship ,pepper, clematis or a keyboard ?also please state colour.
Please don’t tease the new people. Save that for older members.

Hum, I guess Nev was just remembering his words a while back Big Smile

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I’m not sure if I put my name down for one ,so if I did ,ignore this , if I didn’t then I’m in for one ,thank you.
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cabfrank wrote:
Will someone please send TK a new prototype? Or at least tell us what has changed in the approved-for-production design?
Thumbs Up .. Thumbs UpThumbs Up … Great idea, but we can only hope & dream this will happen. Wink

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teacher wrote:
cabfrank wrote:
Will someone please send TK a new prototype? Or at least tell us what has changed in the approved-for-production design?
Thumbs Up .. Thumbs UpThumbs Up … Great idea, but we can only hope & dream this will happen. Wink

Surely TK should have one of each LED choice, to fine-tune the ramping and thermal control for production firmware for each variant? If this is going to be done properly.

Reading between the lines, the metalwork has not yet been cut and finished, the driver PCB is undergoing a minor re-layout (so not yet made), at least one of the potential LED options has not yet been sourced, etc. So, personally, I’m not holding my breath.

That said, if it is a solid design, well production-engineered, and the operators trained up to put it together, test it, correct any faults, package it, etc. it should only take a day or so to build the first batch, once the pieces have been delivered from the subcontractors. And a production slot booked. PS: there are only 365 1/4 days in a year, of which 200 or so are usable in the West.

Unless it is all being done in-house, which would surprise me.

This is where the Q8 slipped up, but Thorfire/Sofirn quickly nipped that in the bud for batch 2, and beyond.

Then there are the logistics. From whom are we going to buy this ? That didn’t go too well with the GT, presumably there is a different plan for this one ?

This should all be standard stuff for a GB co-ordinator to manage. Do we have one here ?

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Tom Tom, how is it that sometimes you want nothing to do with the group buy and then other times you act like you’re running it?

Can you please stop trying to help out? Let the people in charge do their thing. Please. Please. Thank you.

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Neal wrote:
Fritz replied will finished the update files soon
so we will start to produce FW3A late of this month

and anyone have the source of the LH351D LED in 4000K 90CRI?

Hm, asked he for reels or single ones for a prototype?

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DavidEF wrote:
teacher wrote:
DavidEF wrote:

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Last week, I chopped up a Chocolate Ghost Pepper and put the whole thing in my bowl of Chili. It added a nice heat. Evil
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Are you serious?? Shocked . ShockedI am amazed….. Facepalm .. Smile

You could do it too. Surprisingly, pepper heat is something you could easily build up a tolerance for. Start with something that only has a little heat, like Cholula. Add some to your food, and assuming you like the flavor of it, you’ll find yourself adding more of it each time after a while. Then, move up to something hotter until you get used to that, then hotter again, and so on. I couldn’t have eaten a whole Ghost Pepper, even with a whole plate of food, just a year ago. There’s also some variation in heat depending on the growing environment. I don’t think these peppers I have are nearly as hot as Ghost Peppers can get. But, they’re close enough for me. Shocked

Trivia fact: A lot of people don’t know that the “hotness” of peppers isn’t really hotness, or even a chemical “burn”. It is simply a hack of nature. It’s basically just telling your hot/burn/pain nerves to activate as if there really was some heat applied. However, it is possible to be allergic, and have some very bad reactions. But that is a different matter.

I seem to have leveled out at the I can eat a raw habanero in 10 minutes and not die level. A guy I work with conditions himself by eating a whole raw scorpion or reaper a day, sliver by sliver. I just dont get it. I tried a sliver of reaper the size of my pinky nail and was hurting for a good 7-10 minutes.

On another note, glad to see the FW3A project gaining traction again. Just curious though, whats the risk of an electrical short with this battery tube/eswitch design? Might not be any, but im having a hard time visualizing it from the drawings.

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