I've always wondered about an invisibility cloak
Surely if the light bends around the "cloak", then no light is going inside the cloak, therefore if you were under the cloak, you wouldn't be able to see anything?
Life is often disappointing for the technology enthusiast, unless you're the pathetically easily-pleased kind who's impressed by the ability to update your web page while having a dump. Proper new technology - robot or brainchip-monkey butlers, flying cars, headmounted energy weapons for one's swimming-pool menagerie - these …
Invisible in infra-red would be a blessing for anyone trying to grow certain herbs and spices in the shed - I'm led to believe the police often use infra-red cameras to spot these miscreants?
Ok, the size is a little low at the moment, but it's a start, and you could still grow enough in your nano-shed to provoke another tirade from the Daily Fail...
Mine's the one with a shed in each pocket.
A noano-shed is awesome, everyone knows that the cubic size of a shed is soon dwarfed by the volume of its contents. And it would be so easy to creosote it too.
Furthermore, if each invisible nano-shed is bupplied with a pair of binoculars, you can give them to nosey neighbours who wonder what you're putting up in the garden now.
So, this is an invisible shed that is not invisible in visible light, but is not visible in invisible light?
This means it cannot be seen by that active nightvision equipment used by BBC Bristol to spy on nocturnal animals. At last! From now on, Attenborough can brew his own fucking moonshine and leave me in peace! Mwahahahaha!
There used to be a truly wonderful site called 'worldofsheds.com' which, sadly, seems to have demised. I wonder if it's in the waybackwhen machine?
But there is this site which is having a very good go at replacing this important British cultural heritage reference.
Another (non) related site proselytises about electrical pylons.
Sorry, but it's very quiet here today....
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Why feel the need to hide the shed? The shed has long been the retreat of the henpecked. Females know it is not safe to cross the boundary of the shed unless they wish the contents of the shed to cross the boundary of the kitchen (motorcycle engine on the kitchen table anyone?). Some learn this slowly, but they all eventually learn.
Also it is not safe to approach anyone who has recently exited from said shed, until they have had a chance to wash their hands.
Don't tell the misses but my shed has mains electric, a TV, a kettle, a fridge, a nice comfy seat and cat 5 to the house... :-)
A microwave might be my next addition.
"...unless you're the pathetically easily-pleased kind who's impressed by the ability to update your web page while having a dump."
High-velocity coffee -> monitor + keyboard.
Damn you! I know not to drink hot coffee while reading BOFH (or anything in the Bootnotes section, for added safety!) but physics articles aren't supposed to lead off with something like that!
We have the 'NSFW' tag (which we know really means "safe for work if you control the web proxy as long as nobody's looking over your shoulder"). How about adding a 'NSFRWDHCIYHASOH' ("Not Safe For Reading While Drinking Hot Coffee If You Have A Sense Of Humour") tag? Ok, sure, it's a bit lengthy, but I offer it with the proper spelling for the Register side of the pond!)